Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oh, where to begin...

Occasionally, when I have nothing to write about and am starting to feel a bit desperate, I visit Google news. I search for various terms, hoping for something that either makes me laugh or something that makes me a bit peeved. Last night, I found a whiny piece of tripe a blog that managed to do both.

I'm not quite sure what exactly is bothering Cincinnati lawyer* Don Mooney.** Is it Ken Blackwell? Is it guns? Mooney's panties are in such a twist that he resorts to using the all important caps-lock key when he speaks of Blackwell's SEVEN GUNS! (SEVEN!!! zOMG!!)

Poor Don Mooney. He tried so hard to work everything in - a little hoplophobia, a little racism, a little old fashioned Democrat paranoia, even a little humor*** - but still failed miserably. So if you leave a comment on his blog, please be gentle...No, I'm kidding. Have at it.

Oh, and Don? Let me answer your question. Ken Blackwell needs seven guns because that's the number he has to have before he buys his eighth.

I just hope that the next time Ken Blackwell**** strolls through your posh, idyllic neighborhood, he open carries.
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* and, according to HuffPo, an Obama donor. Oh, look, addresses. Huh, one here and one in Florida - must be nice.
** I suspect he might have hired that darling rosy cheeked little cherub to make himself appear less smarmy in his profile photo. You never know with lawyers.
*** even though those Letterman-esque Top Ten lists stopped being funny, oh...years ago, if they ever were at all.
**** who is black and who I voted for in 2006. I even put his sign (which I got at a gun show, by the way) in my front yard. Kind of blows the whole Democrat "You're a racist if you didn't vote for Obama" theory, now, doesn't it?

28 comments:

Crucis said...

Only seven?! I have a least that many pistols and I'm still looking for a lightweight commander. Then, add my long guns and double that number and my arsne..., uh, collection is small.

WV: mistr

Yes, I am.

James E. Griffin said...

Perhaps Mr. Blackwell is restocking after a tragedy/Act of God.

If Donny-boy's upset by a mere seven guns, he could come to my home and have a seizure. Be kinda amusing, watching that Bozo back-flipping until he blew a gasket!

I could web cam the event, and advise folks watching to bring popcorn and beer. Fun for the whole family.

pdb said...

Sounds like Don Mooney is afraid of black people with guns.

I guess they should just stay disarmed and helpless on the DNC plantation, huh?

John B said...

And here I am trying for seven guns in each caliber. My 9mm and .45 together are seven in and of themselves. Tam might be trying for seven of each model, not necessarily consecutively numbered.

Every time I am asked about guns and need, I NEED to go buy a couple more. A ruger for practice. I still have 5000 of that 70,000 .22lr I bought during the Clinton administration.

and to reply to your last footnote.
Most Democrats theories do blow.

And what are HuffPo fans called anyway? HUFFERS? Huffy People?

Assrot said...

At last count my C&R gun collection was at 300+. My modern gun collection is near the 50 mark.

I don't see anything wrong with that. How many guns can one person shoot? What part of the 2nd Amendment does Don not understand?

I think Don is a dumbass. I'm just saying...

Joe

John B said...

I read more of his blog, someones inner child got out, needs to be rounded up, spanked, and sent to bed without supper.

I hope he hired that rosy-cheeked cherub for the photo, the thought of that attitude in the vicinity of small children.... gah!

Mike W. said...

Hell I'm at 6.5 guns and I've only been a gun owner for ~15 months.

I'd bet every single person with a C&R license has 7+ guns.

And yeah, I hate the whole "you didn't vote for Obama you must be Racist" BS. I voted for a black guy for Congress this year instead of the usual old white guy who always wins.

alan said...

Heh. I have seven just here in my office. What a bozo.

As if need mattered.

Weer'd Beard said...

"I'd bet every single person with a C&R license has 7+ guns." in the first WEEK! : ]

To quote my lovely wife: "You bought ANOTHER gun!!??"

the pistolero said...

Wow, for someone who fancies himself a liberal, Don Mooney certainly isn't very tolerant or open-minded.

GreyBeard said...

I kinda liked the "Don is a Dumbass" comment. :-)

Earl said...

If they hadn't wanted to know who I am, which I am tired of typing in every day somewhere to get emails I delete, I might have left a comment. So, since Blogger already has my stuff, I would like to say the good many with seven has a lucky number of them, and is also lucky that he lives in a free country where he can have them and NOT HIDE IT. What Don doesn't understand is that I can carry seven pistols, five knives and he wouldn't know it I look so fat...
extra ammunition is where it gets to be a problem... rattles in the pockets. What's in the pocket, precious?

Mike W. said...

"Wow, for someone who fancies himself a liberal, Don Mooney certainly isn't very tolerant or open-minded."

That tolerance and open-mindedness they constantly speak of must exist in some parallel universe. I know I haven't seen much resembling tolerance and open-mindedness from liberals.

And Breda, I would LOVE it if Blackwell saw his article and responded by peacefully OC'ing around town, as is his right.

Riposte3 said...

It reminds me of this exchange:

Mal - "Jayne, how many weapons you plannin' on takin'? You only got the two arms."

Jayne - "Well, I just get excitable as to choice, I like to have my options open."

Mal - "I don't plan on any shooting taking place during this job."

Jayne - "Yeah, well what you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar."

Mal - "...No grenades."

Jayne - "Huh? Awww."


From "Serenity"

the pistolero said...

That tolerance and open-mindedness they constantly speak of must exist in some parallel universe. I know I haven't seen much resembling tolerance and open-mindedness from liberals.

You're not kidding. I guess they only tolerate choices they approve of; to be fair, the same could be said for many who call themselves conservative, but it's still quite telling to hear what lefties say whenever the subjects of guns and armed self-defense come up.
WV: flaks -- what Don Mooney and his cohorts are, perhaps?

reflectoscope said...

I don't mind people that don't have guns; be a sheep, see if I care. The people that think no-one should have guns because they're afraid of them, those are the ones that worry me.

Also, this dude better go give Jay Leno flak for having (a lot more than) seven cars. Or Burt Rutan for having more than seven airplanes. Or... yeah.

Jim

Lydia said...

I must warn you, this response is coming from the left.

Own as many guns as you want, I couldn't care less. It's your money, spend it how you want to. However, please be patient when I go a bit overboard about kids carrying guns in schools.

I'm on the left, for reasons that have nothing to do with money or guns.

Breda, if I see Sarah while in in Alaska in March, I promise to take pictures.

Deep Universal said...

Weapons are not beautiful, and this is not merely a matter of taste...The wisdom of all ages and peoples confirms it.

alan said...

Deep Universal couldn't be more wrong.

Weapons have beauty in both form and function. They've been prized throughout the ages as objects of art.

Go troll somewhere else.

B Smith said...

Deep Universal: Send all the ugly weapons to me. I never claimed to be very wise, or tasteful...but I'm not a criminal, and I sure like guns.

Brent Greer said...

Nicely written Breda. I could not agree more. i, too, proudly had a Blackwell sign in my yard -- which I, too, obtained at a gun show.

Mike W. said...

However, please be patient when I go a bit overboard about kids carrying guns in schools.

To be fair Lydia, 21+ year old college students are not "kids" they're adults and should be treated as such. If they have gone through the CCW process and are trusted to carry everywhere else why not schools as well?

I understand what you're saying of course, it just seems silly to me that we could trust someone to carry without incident as part of their daily life, then not trust them once they cross that magical barrier into a school, library etc. I just don't see the logic of it.

Breda said...

Lydia - I understand your point. We gun owners go a bit overboard when kids carry guns to schools too... BUT usually kids carry guns into school because of the lack of good parenting. It has nothing to do with the gun, nothing at all. Responsible gun owners teach their children gun safety as soon as possible. Many in the gunblogger commmunity are also parents and they take the responsibility of their parenting and their gun ownership VERY seriously.

Lydia said...

When the 21+ carry guns to schools and commit crimes, prosecute the hell out of them. It's the 13 year that carried a loaded revolved into a friends classroom that scares me. I agree that parenting (or lack thereof) is to blame..but there has to be a way to get illegal guns off the streets. I don't know what it it, but I do know that trading a kid a game system or cash isn't going to solve the problem.

I don't pretend to have all the answers, I just wanted to post a reasonably minded lefty (even if Breda does think I'm a closet righty)

Ken said...

What is an illegal gun, pray tell?

BTW--I voted for Blackwell too. He picked a fine time to run a lousy campaign.

Breda said...

"Illegal gun" is the same as "assault rifle" - just a scary turn of phrase used by liberals to further their anti-gun agenda. Manipulate language and you can manipulate the people.

Mike W. said...

It's the 13 year that carried a loaded revolved into a friends classroom that scares me. I agree that parenting (or lack thereof) is to blame..but there has to be a way to get illegal guns off the streets.

How do we stop 13 year olds from carrying guns to school? It's already illegal for that minor to own, possess or carry it, and it's illegal to have a gun in a school zone. In many states (like my home state of DE) it's illegal for an adult to allow minors access to their firearms.

You're right about the parenting. That 13 year old apparently thought it'd be OK to carry a gun to school. Not a single law on the books stopped him, and the only reason the law stops breda or I from carrying illegally is because we choose to respect it.

The only way to keep things like what happened at your friends school from happening is to instill the correct values in kids so that they'll respect the law and not bring loaded guns to school. Then of course you lock up the social deviants who do it anyway.

Instead we do neither of those and blame the gun. There's no such thing as an "illegal gun" only a person illegally possessing one. As Breda said, it's a term meant to shift the focus from the person and his actions onto an inanimate object.

"He picked a fine time to run a lousy campaign."

Ken - The same certainly goes for McCain.

Joat said...

I'm pretty sure that I've been in a bar with someone carrying 7 guns, I could see 4 carried openly and it is likely that he had a few more concealed on his person, there were about 30 people there for the breakfast and I'd guess over 100 hand guns. I was feeling under armed I only had 2 guns and about 50 rounds of ammunition on me.