Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For lack of anything better to update with, mainly because I don't take the time to write anything down lately, here are a few things I've been puzzling over lately. The only very serious ones are the last two, and the least serious is the first.

1. Why do all the tribes visited through the stargate speak English, or else have the powers to learn it almost instantaneously? The obvious answer is that it would be dreadfully tedious to spend an entire episode establishing communications, but then it follows: Why bother having a linguist who speaks 26 languages around when even the Mongolians and the Norsemen speak English fluently?
(I told you it wasn't very serious)

2. Why do pregnant women fuss about not being able to see their feet? All one has to do is lean over a little bit, or else prop them up, and I'm sure one's feet really aren't all that attractive at this point, anyway.

3. Why do fanatical madmen insist on quoting Scripture and believe they're chosen of God to complete some completely anti-Biblical mission? Thinking here particularly of John Brown, although there are others, including the less fanatical, who seem to believe that they alone are the righteous of the earth, and the rules can bend for them.

4. And the one that isn't a question, but I've still been thinking about- what a blessing it is to grow up in a large family, around large families. For multiple practical reasons that keep bombarding me ever since I got married. Mostly related to being able to watch children grow up, knowing, more or less, how to take care of them, and being able to have an idea of how to train them. Having little brothers who like to help in the garden is nice, too, as well as being a reminder of how much patience little people sometimes take.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Firearms Refresher Course

I recieved this as a forwarded email and thought it was worth passing along- but I don't like forwarding email, so here we go.

"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not." -Thomas Jefferson

1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3.Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?

6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

17. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
21. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.