Month: August 2010

John Cusack overwhelmed by his percieved self-importance?

Hollywood actors seem to think they are at the command of the world and must impose their will and thoughts on people. The latest moron to spew what any rational person would consider Hate Speech is actor John Cusack who in his twitter account wrote:


John is a good actor and have enjoyed some of his movies but it is sad to see what their own overdeveloped sense of self importance can do tho his mind. Of course (and no doubt influenced by his publicist/media consultants) he said it was all a joke. Of course we knew it was, we know how spiritually advanced these Hollywood types are and how well they respect other points of views and everybody’s rights.<snicker>

More and more Hollywood reminds me of a Carnival’s Freak Show. And we are so advanced now that we don’t have to sneak inside a seedy tent after paying a dime to see the bearded lady or the fish man, they come out to play in the streets for free!

Facepalm News: Closed mouth gathers no foot.

I did not realize that Police Officers in Florida were subject to the same regulations as civilians regarding the purchase of guns, waiting periods and all. And the writer almost had me on his corner till he had to eagerly suction his colossal hoof.

A citizen with a Florida concealed weapon permit who has taken only basic firearm training and has not sworn an oath to protect the U.S. Constitution can purchase and take a firearm home the same day after passing a criminal background check. However, a formally trained police officer who qualifies for proficiency in firearms regularly as a professional is required to wait the Broward County mandatory five days.

Did you really have to piss on your fellow shooters and possible clients in order to make your case?

That was very stupid. I guess I’ll will not be visiting Dixie Guns and Ammo anytime soon or recommending fellow shooters to spend their bucks there.

Sometimes one wonders if they are worth saving.

Hissy fits across San Francisco because the last gun store is re-opening for business. Is this a source of illegal weapons? No. A dangerous place to have in a neighborhood? No. Some lone redneck opening a brand new stroe? Nope. The store has been at the same address for 50 years.

The problem is just plain hoplophobia with a good measure of fake intellectual superiority.

Still, the Northwest Bernal Alliance and three other local groups are urging authorities to deny a permit to High Bridge Arms gun store on Mission Street after a brief closure because its members don’t want such a place “near our homes and/or schools.”

Officially, the organizations are not opposed to people owning guns, Alliance member Jaime Ross told me. They’d just “rather have something the neighborhood could enjoy – a laundry or wine and cheese shop.”

Really, why do we even bother with fruitcake city? They do have a right to be highly stupid and they exercise it well.

Sad state of affairs.

Yesterday I am talking on the phone with an old family friend in Venezuela. I asked him about the status of the new Disarmament Law and if it was already on the books for good. It turns out it is not yet, but they are expecting its final approval soon. He also told me that he had to part with his collection of 12 assorted weapons in order to remain legal as the new law only allows one firearm per person per lifetime. He sold some and gave the others to friends and relatives that were looking for a gun and hoping (key word: hoping) they can register them before the new law takes effect.

In the meantime, murders keep climbing and the situation is so bad, Hugo’s Government has all but clamped down on news outlets so they do not report crime faithfully. The newspaper El Nacional was raided by the political police for publishing a graphic image of the bodies of murder victims stacked like abandoned furniture at the overwhelmed morgue in Caracas.

In the meantime, Venezuela’s murder rate is 54 per 100,000 and Caracas’ (Capital city) murder rate is 140 per 100,000.  The US’ rate is 5.4 per 100,000 with 10 times the population.

Tell me again that Gun Control works…