REPLY to adolphochs:
Oh please! I don't normally agree with this particular individual (handle Rickaroo)but in this case, he is pointing out a simple truth without couching it in Politically Correct terms. War does make monsters out of all of us. If we have a disagreement here at ALL it would simply be that Rickaroo may think that we should not stoop to the level of our enemies. That is his opinion, and I don't have to agree with it to respect it. Napalm is indeed barbaric, but it's one hell of a weapon and IMHO when you are in a war with people who are bent on your destruction, you must use EVERY weapon you have, regardless of what other people think of it. As to Mr. Cook's column, manipulating language is what he does for a living. All I can say about that is this week's effort was definitely not up to par for him. It's sad to see any writer sinking into the pit of Political Correctness, but it seems that it's happening to everyone and not just him. Political Correctness MAY destroy us long before these 7th century fanatics do. I wish that Political Correctness did not force me to leave out or censor words that fit the situation because Dewey's definition i.e. "Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a T-*-r-d by the clean end." fits this situation very well. I can't help wondering what people would think if they knew that the term "Politically Correct" originated with a genuinely evil person named Leon Trotsky.
How can anyone miss who the barbarians in Gaza are, and who the civilized people trying to defend themselves are? Just ask yourself who the ones are who are using people to defend their missiles, and who the ones are that are using missiles to defend people? If you can't see who's who from THAT then there is NO HOPE
Small country, the size of New Jersey, surrounded by Hostile, Jew hating Muslim countries. Israel is David, the perpetually angry Muslim world is Goliath.
I have to agree. This is a stupid cartoon. And Clay Bennett is a stupid cartoonist. Also, he's bigoted and crude. I don't believe that being an Army brat accounts for as many schools as he's been in, or as many publications as he's worked for. As bad as he was,
Bruce Plante was better than Bennett.
Alprova: let me ask you a question. Actually a couple of questions.
1. Do you believe in the justice system in this country at all?
2. This man "Jack the Dennis" is supposedly a convicted sex offender. Is the reason you keep reminding everyone of that
because you don't think we get it, or do you just want to
3. If you DO believe in the justice system and what you say about
him is true, then I can only assume that he's done some time in
prison. If so, then why can't everyone just let the man pay his
debt and stop punishing him and leave him the hell alone?
Pure individual freedom is what makes a society civilized. If you feel that you cannot trust your neighbors to behave in a civilized manner and that you must have a "government" which is nothing more than a hired dictatorship which promulgates millions of "laws" intended to make people behave as you wish them to, then you have already failed at your attempt to organize a "civilized" society.
Our forefathers realized from the start what you are just now learning, and they planned for it with the 2nd amendment. It's too bad that it gets in the way of your efforts to make a mindless slave out of everyone else isn't it?
By George I think I have it now! R W N J means….Right Wing
Nut Job. OK! Well I’d be insulted if I didn’t rate at least THAT
THANK YOU 258! Maj. Caudill's statement can never be quoted too many times. Mr. Cook's columns are usually pretty good and he's really one of the nicest guys and best columnists this rag employs. But I cannot honestly say that I care very much for his views on guns or gun rights. And I'm afraid that in this case he picked one of the worst people possible to get either information or viewpoint for his column. I expected something about like what he wrote from Rickaroo except I have no idea what an RWNJ is, so perhaps he could enlighten us at some later date. I have heard of this drooling hydrocephalic, GaussianInteger and all I can say for him is at least he is less wordy than most liberals. Perhaps someday some of these people who like to compare anachronisms with modern concepts and congratulate themselves for being so "Clever" will realize that those who live by the sword...get shot by those who don't and that everyone has the right to defend him/herself with whatever weapon they are most proficient with without interference from those who want the government to be out mother and father and control us from cradle to grave.
Rickaroo said: "Jesus is a fairy tale figure." While I agree that many of the prophesies seen in the Old and New Testaments have failed of fulfillment, the one fact is that almost every peer reviewed scholar today that studies religion, religious literature, and history agrees that historically there is more than enough evidence to prove that Jesus of Nazereth existed. Whether you agree with His teachings notwithstanding, He did indeed exist.
This law is not dangerous and I, for one, am tickled absolutely pink by it. For me, it's one more step on the road to constitutional carry which is what Tennessee SHOULD have had all along! And to Mr. Cook I say: Please take ANYTHING a COP, retired or on active duty, tells you with a large grain of salt. Anyone can pick up the knowledge necessary to learn when you can or can't shoot somebody by simply reading Tennessee Code annotated Title 39, Chapter 11, Part 611 entitled "Self Defense" very carefully and memorizing the pertinent parts. So much for THAT argument.
As for cops being worried about people having loaded guns in their cars, whose fault is THAT? They've only killed a bit over 5000 civilians since 911 and they're whining about people defending themselves. What a hoot! Well, sorry Sherlock but you know what? God created men but Sam Colt made them equal, and now the people of Tennessee are a little more equal to the trigger happy Neanderthals who love to act like slave owners and strut around telling people "take your hands out of your pockets" or "get your A$$ back in that car! I didn't tell you could get out!" I know it's going to just be galling in the extreme to have to treat us politely isn't it? And as to your other whine, oh excuse me, I mean argument. Nobody who's got convictions or arrests is going to be stupid enough to leave a gun where you can see it. It's going to hidden as well as they can hide it. Nobody who leaves a gun where you can see it is going to do it unless they KNOW they can pass the NICS background check or a records check. I know you think this is going to be a hardship for the Chattanooga gendarme' but what can I say? "Power fades and glory tumbles. Atsa da way da Pizza crumbles."
Rickaroo said: "it is a fact of life that being a member of society entails various sacrifices of individual freedoms in the name of the common good"
He ALSO said that I have a: "selfish, narrow, twisted notion of "individual freedom"" Guilty. And it's sacred to a HELL of a lot of ordinary people, and you just convinced at least 10 or 15 more of them that you're bat sh*t crazy just like I said you were.
You have nothing but contempt for ALL individual freedom.