Quote of the Day–Richard Henry Lee and John Adams(07/04/2011)

It is not choice then, but necessity that calls for Independence as the only means by which foreign Alliances can be obtained ; and a proper confederation by which internal peace and Union may be secured.  Contrary to our earnest, early, and repeated petitions for peace, liberty and safety, our enemies press us with war, threaten us with danger and Slavery.

Richard Henry Lee: June 2, 1776

[One month later the thirteen colonies would vote unanimously on his resolution for independence.  John Adams had this to say regarding the passage of the Lee Resolution.]

Yesterday the greatest question was decided which was ever debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided upon men.  A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, that those United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.

John Adams: July 3, 1776

[Frankly I couldn’t put it better myself.  Enjoy your Independence Day, and remember at the end what it really means.  -B]

On Independence Day

For those who think that Independence Day is only celebrated by the “right wing” get off your high horses and wake the hell up.  The role of the Declaration of Independence in our country is rooted to the core.  If we didn’t have that, you’d be drinking tea, eating crumpets and saying, “’Ello, guv’na".  I personally hate British tea, it tastes like shit and it only belongs in Boston Harbor.  Crumpets are nothing to write home about, and as for the speech do I really need to explain that?

These ass hats don’t even know how to run a proper survey, twist statistics, and then say celebrating the birth of America is supposedly the bastion of “right wing quacks”.  This coming from a bunch of pricks who roll out on May 5th and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, yet they abhor American Independence.  They are nothing but a bunch of shit-hooks who belittle those who understand American culture and ideals.

Who the hell do these people think they are?  They are slandering one of the greatest achievements of one of their own alumni by playing the partisan game.  For what?  American Independence has absolutely nothing to do with partisan politics.  Those who attempt to taint it as such do nothing by expose their anti-American sentiments.

Then again some may dismiss my statements because of the following facts about me:

  • I’m a red blooded American who’s direct lineage has been here since the 1600’s.  Fought those dough-assed British and told them to get the hell out. 
  • I’ve actually read the Declaration of Independence, know the history of why it happened.
  • I hate social programs, social policies, and redistribution of wealth.
  • I’m a rabid capitalist.

I guess that makes me brainwashed by the “right wing”.  Interesting that since I hate the republican party and I am staunch libertarian in every way.   How much so?

  • I hate the war on nouns, drugs, guns, sex, all of it
  • I hate any and all forms of discrimination, gays, minorities, gun owners
  • I hate laws which create victimless crimes, owning something isn’t a crime, hurting someone or damaging someone else’s property is.
  • I think there should be flat taxes, why should anyone pay more in taxes than anyone else?
  • I don’t believe in using the force of government to take from others to give it to me.  This is what’s happening with low income people electing others who will raise taxes on those who make more to get more government support.

Neither party supports any of my overall stances on things.  Some would call me a right-wing nut because I do not like socialism, communism, or public welfare.  Ultimately I want personal Independence, which was something that the Declaration helped start.

Again, if you haven’t read it, please do.  Most only really remember the beginning of the second paragraph and that document as a whole speaks volumes as to why this day is so damn important.  After reading it, you realize we must be so thankful we had someone so obnoxious and disliked on our side, who saw the writing on the wall, and fought to give us something better.

Many forget how hard our founding fathers tried to prevent moving to independence.  It was a decision that wasn’t taken lightly, and when all the facts were viewed together not much choice was left.  It was at that point it was obvious that something needed to change.

So 235 Years ago, July 4th, 1776, we formalized a letter, signed by our elected representatives that told that fat fuck King George to go piss up a rope.  Mr. Hancock made sure to sign with such conviction so that Fat George could read it without his glasses.  I celebrate July 4th to remember the document that was written to explain to the world why we declared ourselves to be independent from Britain.  To remember what those men risked in doing that and their conviction behind that statement. 

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

And lastly to celebrate the freedoms and liberties that came with it, that no other place in the world has.

Frankly, if you live here and don’t want to celebrate Independence day, pack up your shit and get the fuck out.  Doubly so if you attempt to turn it in to a partisan cesspool for your own political gain, I’ll help you pack and buy you the freaking one way ticket.

A note: Pardon the language above, I’m sure my mom will read the above and I’ll get a phone call.  Frankly this whole thing has me extremely pissed off and I could have always delivered something like this instead.  I do swear from time to time, usually when I’m frustrated, annoyed, or just down right pissed off.  This article was written with a combination of the last two. H/T to Kevin on the other response.

Did some maintenance

I did some maintenance last night on the blog.  If you see anything that’s out of whack please let me know.  I must say that collapsing all those sites into one Drupal install overall was easier, but it was a bit more difficult to do it safely.  All the sites had to come down simultaneously and then get upgraded for each.

The updates were simple and really the most annoying part was having to disable all the plugins and re-enable them.  It lost my layout and some other stuff in the process, but I have some new features now and some security problems are solved.

Today was a long day outside as well.  But the boat is finally ready for summer and it’s finally warming up enough to be able to use it.

And Nothing Happened

Went and picked up my boat today and stopped by the store on our way back from Pullman.  I was open carrying cause it was freaking hot.  As I walked through the checkout line the clerk asked me if I was an off off duty cop.  I chuckled and said, “No, I just believe in being prepared to defend myself and in the process exercise my rights.”  It is especially nice to carry it today considering what it is.

Overall he was actually quite happy with it and was interested in what I was carrying.  He was even further surprised to hear the wife normally carries as well. Sadly there were people behind us in line so the conversation ended up getting rushed.  Ultimately though yet again I have carried my firearm, as so many times before, and it hasn’t just magically jumped out of it’s holster and shot someone.  CSGV and the Brady Bunch keep saying that it will result in blood in the streets or that it will alarm citizens.  The only real behavior I’ve personally seen is curiosity like the above.

Something even more curious is trying wearing a HT ham radio with a hand microphone.  While wearing a paddle holstered 1911.  All the questions you will have will be about the radio, absolutely no one notices the firearm, or if they do they dismiss it as “normal” since the radio is more abnormal.  If my thoughts regarding that are correct, it means that slowly we’re winning the normalization fight.

July 2nd, This Day in History 235 Years Ago

On this day in history 235 years ago the greatest thing in the history of this country happened.

The Lee Resolution for independence was adopted by 12 of the 13 colonies, New York abstained, courteously.

The Declaration of Independence was considered immediately afterward.

The Lee Resolution was what allowed the birth of the Declaration of Independence.  The Declaration was created to provide the world the justification behind the Lee Resolution to the world.  It was the resolution itself which declared the following for those thirteen colonies.

Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.

That it is expedient forthwith to take the most effectual measures for forming foreign Alliances.

That a plan of confederation be prepared and transmitted to the respective Colonies for their consideration and approbation

John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail the following regarding July 2nd and it’s role in history.

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfire and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.

It is a sad thing that now our government is scaling back the pomp and circumstance surrounding the most glorious day that gave birth to a new nation.  Men are arrested and charged with felonies because their firecrackers are too big.  Others, such as Massachusetts have banned fireworks all together.  Our nanny state government is destroying the exact methods one of the greatest individuals responsible for this experiment felt was the perfect way to celebrate it.

Tomorrow if I can get a chance, I am going to celebrate by taking Adams advice and go shooting in the afternoon. Celebrating what freedoms we still have remaining, most importantly that we still have the tools necessary to repeat the process should it ever be required.

Obama, The Hypocrite

So fearless leader President Obama wasted absolutely no time to prove how much of a hypocrite he is with his speech he gave to congress on Wednesday.

President Barack Obama will be taking a break for the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Normally it’s been on a week time schedule as of late. Evidently this time around he thought we would have forgotten in two days. It’s either that or he’s exempt from his own statements and thoughts on leadership. You know,”do as I say, not as I do.” It’s depressing more people don’t see this behavior as something to be disappointed with. Instead people yell and scream at us we’re racist for not just giving him a free pass.

Friday Gun Porn–(07/01/2011)

Now for something completely different.  In the words of  Crocodile Dundee, “That ain’t a knife, now this is a knife.”


I don’t know why, I really want one of these, maybe it’s because lobbing a 10lbs bowling ball 600 yards without trying is just freaking awesome.

Not to mention the sound is eerie (skip to 1:49).