Archive for May, 2016

Thoughts on a Dead Gorilla named Harambe

I’ve heard folks go on and on about how intelligent the great apes are. For the most part, all the experts (Jane Goodall et al) all confirm that a Great Ape (such as the lowland silverback gorilla) have the equivalent intelligence of around a four year old.

Not having personally observed a four year old gorilla, I have to take the word of an expert. I will now go officially on record to say that I agree and accept the premise of experts that a silverback gorilla’s intelligence and mental development is that of a four year old human child.

Got that? I agree with the experts on the intelligence and mental development of gorilla’s.

I have, on the other hand, witnessed firsthand, on four distinct occasions in my lifetime, the intelligence and mental development of a four-year-old human child. One girl and three boys worth (current ages being 35, 28, 18, 17, girl being oldest).

Let me tell ya, four-year-olds all behave the same, because INSTINCT has yet to be bred out of them and replaced with GOOD MANNERS and or socially-acceptable behaviors.

I can also say with utter surety, that if it weren’t for ADULTS trying to “train out” the instinctual behaviors of said offspring when they hit the four-year-old mark and simply let the four year olds BE four-year-olds, these same-said adults who are now all butt-hurt over the dead gorilla would be nodding sagely and saying “Yep….that kid was in danger, no doubt about it.”

You see…here’s the thing about four-year-olds…they are selfish, possessive, and obstinate as hell, and if you’ve ever observed four-year-olds in a sandbox, you can immediately see the actions of the gorilla for what they were….this was something new, he’s the Alpha, and the new-and-shiny thing that just dropped in from the sky immediately became “Its Mine! Its Mine!”

Sorry folks….that animal was not “protecting the boy”. That animal was, in fact, “protecting” what it deemed was his property, by right of his social stature as Alpha male. The kid fell in, the ape went to investigate. Immediately upon getting close to the kid, the crowd of hairless apes standing on the other side of the moat began INSTINCTUALLY yelling, screaming, waving their arms, and baring their teeth as their pie-holes widened in the attempt to turn up the volume of their instinctual screeching.

Do yourselves a favor and go watch YouTube videos of how apes behave with each other….when a group of them wants something that one of them has claimed, they all start screeching, waving their arms, and baring their teeth. The so-called human “adults” were behaving like apes with a four-year-old mentality when said apes want something that another ape has claimed.

Harambe, as Alpha, was protecting what he deemed was his in accordance with HIS social pecking-order status of HIS group that lives in HIS enclosure. And as the Alpha, he was free to do with said property as he felt. If he decided that he wanted a snack, that four-year-old boy was nothing more than a Twinkie or a Ho-Ho, or a can of Pringles.

The zoo acted properly, they acted as quickly as they could, and a HUMAN life was saved.

Thats right…I place the value of a human life higher on the pecking order than other life. Sue me…I’m a carnivore, and I’ve killed my food before. Just because we, as humans are evolved from the same tree as the great apes, doesn’t mean that I’m all squishy-feely about Harambe as some sort of a far-distant relative.

Quite to the contrary, I understand the danger of a four-year-old mind stuffed into a 400 pound package that could probably bench-press easily twice its weight. If that thought doesn’t scare the bejesus out of you, nothing will.

So yeah….while its unfortunate that a member of an endangered species had to be put down, it was the proper action. And for the Love of Christ, stop blaming the parents. Four-year-olds are sneaky and slippery things. This was not the fault of the parents.

Just knock it off already.

This is why we’re in the shitter…

So, this happened on the last day of the NRA Annual Convention.

I was up in Louisville KY, at the NRAAM. A friend (who happens to write for the NRA magazine, Shooting Illustrated) simply loved the holster I was wearing, so he decided to snap a picture of it and post it on FB.

Here’s the rig:

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Here is a link to the FB for Shooting Illustrated

If you go to the link, you’ll need to scroll down a few posts to see the entry for my rig.

Here are just a few samples of the hate and vitriol in the comments:

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And this guy:

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Then we have this person who hates Jews:

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And this fellow who is probably angry about something looking damned good and way out of his price range:

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These are good…a Trifecta! One is hating that I used Elephant Hide, another thinks that carrying a 1911 cocked-and-locked is crazy, and a third that has his tinfoil hat just a wee bit too tight on his head, and is all about the Illuminati = FreeMason thing:

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And just for good measure, a fellow named Brian Anderson, suggesting that there is enough ammo in private hands to murder and eradicate Masons. Gotta love some idiot calling for the murder of Freemasons simply because he doesn’t like them.

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And THAT, my friends, is why this country is in the fucking toilet. Generations of morons and low-intelligence Liberal mouth-breathers who don’t understand the concept of Freedom, Liberty, and leaving your neighbor alone when he hasn’t done anything to you directly to affect or deny YOUR freedom/liberty.

Those aren’t Americans…they are Facist bastards. The country I was born is is fucking doomed.

Oh…and if anyone would feel the urge to go and verbally abuse those idiots on that thread, be my guest. And drop me an email so I can go and read your comments.

Day 3 at NRAAM (day 2 to me)

Traffic sucked.

Parking sucked more.

But there are guns and fun stuff, which makes it worthwhile.

Today’s goals:

Photos with Oleg.

Meeting with a gunmaker.

Hawking the wares to safari hunting clubs.

Day Two of NRAAM (day one for me…)

Arrived later than I wanted to, so the time on the floor was limited.

Got the scoop on why the Walther PPK and PPK/S are so scarce…

Walther and their US production partner (Smith & Wesson) parted ways almost two years ago. Walther now has a production facility in the USA, and those iconic pistols will be hitting the shelves again very soon!

Chickens and henhouses and roosting….oh my!

OK…I’ve been beating the “If Goobermint can regulate the 2A, they can regulate all the other A’s” drum for a looooong time now.
 
I have progressive folk in my life, who are on my FB friends list, either because they are family, they are folks I’ve known for a very long time, etc.
 
So for them, I want to shine the light on what I call the Chickens Coming Home to Roost.
 
For a long time now, Obama and his ilk have floated the trial balloons to try to control gun ownership by saying that if someone has a fiduciary agent doing their checkbooks and bill paying, that those same folk should be in the NICS database as not having the Constitutional Right to keep and bear arms.
 
The biggest push though, to date, in the effort to deny We the People our 2A Right is to have the No-Fly list be blended into the NICS database. An arbitrary list that anyone can be put onto at the whim of faceless/nameless bureaucrat in Washington, a list that once you are on it you haven’t the ability to discover why you are on it, you have very little recourse for getting off it, and the list itself is shrouded in secrecy. There is no transparency, there are no hard-and-fast guideline that We the People can read, debate, nor investigate so that we can bring suit for Constitutional Violations of our Enumerated Rights.
 
Yeah….I just LOVE hearing the wailing, teeth-gnashing, and the taste of those bitter tears when the tables get turned on the same folk who want to try to deny MY rights…
 
 
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“The United States Secret Service—the agency that protects the president, foreign dignitaries, and various government officials, among other critical duties—has assumed an expanded new power that has Washington journalists up in arms.|
 
The law enforcement agency—whose once-pristine reputation has been tarnished in recent years by scandal, congressional investigations and, more to the point, aggressive investigative reporting—is for the first time ever running background checks on thousands of journalists who want to attend this summer’s Republican and Democratic Party nominating conventions.
 
Journalists who don’t pass muster—in what several complain is an inscrutable security screening process for which there are no plainly established criteria, and from which there is no appeal—will be denied credentials to cover the GOP’s July 18-21 conclave in Cleveland, at which reality show billionaire Donald Trump is expected to be nominated, and the Democrats’ July 25-28 meeting in Philadelphia, at which former New York senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton will likely be named the standard-bearer.”
 
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To these Libs and Progs who cheered as Gun Owners were getting pummeled by our “elected representatives” with law after law trying to neuter the Second Amendment, all I can say is “too bad, so sad”…you started this mess, you made this bed, now you get to sleep in it.
 
And for the rest of the Lib/Prog movement that has recently been banging the *radical muslims are people too* drum and wanting open borders, trying to tell me that sharia law could NEVER come to pass in the USA, blahblahblah….screw you too. Because when it comes to pass, the first of the American Peoples that will be taken out to the coastlines, buried up to their necks in the sand, and stoned to death will be the openly flaunting LGBT peoples. Then after what the new muslim overlords will deem a successful cleansing of the most egregious and fully visible affront to their sensibilities, they will turn to Christians and Jews…lather-rinse-repeat.
 
And no….I do not think that the Libs/Progs have the intestinal fortitude to fight a physical, bloody, messy, and wholly savage war to protect their own way of life, nor their turf. And I damn sure don’t think that the gun-lovers they’ve screwed over will be inclined to acquiesce to their request.
 
Which means no.
 
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