From some gun store owner:
“I’ve never seen it like this… this is self-preservation. This is panic. This is ‘I won’t be able to protect my family from the hordes and the walking dead.’ ”
Nothing like a little dose of reality to make people change their attitudes and behavior, huh?
Courtesy of the Powerline folks comes this Ammo Grrrl story:
Long before the COVID-19 Panic, I had a dread fear of not being able to feed my loved ones. Once in San Francisco when our son was a baby, there was some sort of long-forgotten dairy panic and all the milk disappeared from the shelves of the grocery stores. Or at least the one I could walk to since we didn’t own a car.
One barefooted dirty hippie girl had just finished loading all twelve remaining gallons into her cart. I said, “Look, I have a six-month old. I breast-feed him, but I need the milk for me to make the milk. May I please have just one? You will still have eleven.” She refused. She said she didn’t even have kids and just planned to scalp it to other desperate people. I said, “Well, you haven’t paid for that yet, so if you are going to be a [several bad words], I will just take one then.”
And so I did. She screamed in outrage and, frankly, shock, but there were no cameras in stores yet, so what could she do? She briefly considered fighting for it, but thought better of it. I mean, what kind of scary lunatic takes stuff out of another woman’s cart? Without so much as a Swiss Army Knife? Better to cut your losses and move on.
Coffee, meet nostrils. Best part is that because Hippie Chick hadn’t paid for the stuff yet, it wasn’t technically hers — cameras or not — so anyone could have done that to her.
It’s funny how the hippies never seem to realize that without a power equalizer (e.g. a 1911), you’ll always be at the mercy of someone stronger than you are.
“Caring for the environment and animal welfare are laudable ends, but when pursuit of those ends jeopardizes the health, and in some cases the lives of human beings, then those objectives must be subordinated to the larger and more important goal of the improvement in the human condition.”
And if you disagree with that statement and are prepared to sacrifice the lives of your fellow human beings for your cause, then as far as I’m concerned you’ve lost the right for me to care about your survival. It’s as simple as that.
12 Monkeys was a fucking movie, not a how-to guide.
From !SCIENCE! comes this rather un-PC statement:
“To characterize this line of reasoning as having no basis in reality would be an egregious understatement. It is false at every conceivable scale of resolution.”
No, it’s not Marxist economics (although that might run a close second); it’s this “gender spectrum” bullshit, which (like Marxist economics) only exists at all because people wish it to be true.
From Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán:
“Populism is when you make promises you can’t keep—if you can keep them, it’s democracy.”
Now, about that wall on the U.S.-Mex border…
“The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.”
— From a tablet found in Assyria, circa 2800 BC
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”
— Socrates, circa 380 BC