Archive from February, 2008
Feb 29, 2008 - local, politics, rocket surgery    No Comments

MN politics in action takes my breath away

Yep, they’re at it again. That wacky, madcap band of senators and reps in St. Paul are out to extend our 2nd Amendment rights, and finally give the sellers of ammunition a break (by increasing sales).

I’ve only one question: I thought it was illegal to discharge a firearm in the city limits. Does this legislation trump that, or do I still get charged with a misdemeanor after killing the frightening clown who was trying to give me a balloon animal?

Feb 15, 2008 - current events, opinion    No Comments

It seems like we’re focusing on the wrong problem

In his book “When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?”, George Carlin explains that “suicide bombers” aren’t really committing suicide: suicide is the result of someone believing their life is worthless, while these bombers believe the act of ending their lives matters especially if they can take someone with them (preferably an infidel or two). In reality, they’re more “homicide bombers” that get caught up in their own act of mass murder. (If you have an Audible account, get the audiobook version, as it’s read by Carlin himself and his delivery, as always, is hilarious).

Maybe we’re all looking in the wrong place, or in the wrong direction. In the past week, we’ve have 5 different incidents of “suicide shootings” within our borders … in our own schools. Ohio, Louisiana, Tennessee, California, and just yesterday in Illinois. The latest trend in school shootings is to shoot a video, go kill a bunch of people, then kill yourself. If that isn’t “suicide terrorism” I don’t know what is.

We’re so preoccupied with keeping people outside the country from coming in … are we completely losing perspective on what’s happening at home?