Mitch Berg (my old buddy from the Pleistocene Age of blogging) provides a little historical perspective which, like most of Mitch’s stuff, is superbly written and crafted. But there’s one part which got my attention, bigly:
But America is a restless, endlessly creative, impatient nation, overstocked with people who are not going to sit on their hands and wait for things to get better; it’s a nation full of people who are descended from people who came from all over the world, uprooting everything they knew,￼ to make things better.
I think that we forget this, sometimes, and I know that certain sections of our society — the Press, the academe, and all the Socialist-politicians — rather wish that we were not like that, because it interferes with their little plans to turn us all into vassals and serfs of the Almighty State.
But we are like that; and that national characteristic is going to make the recovery from this Chinese bio-invasion lightning-fast and stronger than anyone can imagine. And if anyone disagrees with this, the chances are that they are part of the problem: the Press, the academe, and all the Socialist-politicians.
We shall overcome — not “some day”, but soon, Bubba. Buckle yer seatbelts.
“If guns are banned, can we use fists?” should be the title of this video. Watch, and applaud.
Not a Righteous Shooting, but righteous all the same. Excellent stuff.
Give this man a 2A medal:
Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpeper County, Va. proposed a way to exempt citizens from newly proposed Virginia gun laws that might otherwise bar them from owning certain firearms.
In a Wednesday Facebook post, Jenkins warned that some of the gun laws proposed in the Virginia General Assembly would “disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense,” and in turn suggested he would confer the label of deputy on thousands of law-abiding citizens to include them in law enforcement carve-outs included in new gun legislation.
For those ignorant of Virginia’s counties, here’s where Culpeper County lies:
In other words, close enough to D.C. that would make a difference.
AT THIS HOUR,
ON THIS VETERANS DAY, 2019:
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
June 6, 1944 — We will remember them.
Charles Lindbergh was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air non-stop, in 1927.
Wrong: the first nonstop crossing of the Atlantic by air was by John Alcock and Arthur Brown, some eight years earlier.
Yet while we all remember Lindbergh, Alcock and Brown aren’t acknowledged often, not even by their own country on the centenary of their achievement:
Two WWI heroes made the first transatlantic flight fuelled only by sandwiches, a flask of coffee and raw courage to win £10,000 Daily Mail prize. So why 100 years on is Britain doing nothing to remember these magnificent men?
Oh, please. I can think of several reasons.
- White men
- Worse yet, heterosexual White men
- Didn’t even try to recruit female- or POC crew members
- Leaving from a country stolen from the native peoples by colonialist oppressors
- Using an aircraft once used as a weapon of war to bomb helpless civilians
- Burning countless gallons of fuel, i.e. a leaving a massive carbon footprint
- Showing up less brave, less able people by a pointless act of so-called “heroism”
- Their sandwiches contained meat, and their coffee wasn’t “Fair Trade”.
I could go on, but I think you get the point. I’m just surprised that their existing monuments haven’t been destroyed by now.