Monday, January 14, 2013

There is a time for courage.

Gird your loins, kittens.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul. ----W. E. Henley


  1. Also a time for boldness, I think. I sent the following to my state legislators, and the Speaker and Speaker Pro Tem, and the Senate leadership:

    Due to the Newtown, CN tragedy, the left, Sen Diane Feinstein, particularly are intent on introducing legislation at the federal level to ban, register, and confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens. This is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution and a violation of the oath of office all federal elected officials swear.
    In view of this, it would be a very good idea to introduce legislation that:

    Would make it a felony, punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment and a fine of not less than $100,000 for any federal, state, county, or local law enforcement officer to attempt to confiscate firearms in the State of Oklahoma in an attempt to enforce such a federal law. There will be no time off for good behavior allowed. Once the prison sentence has been finished, the convicted felon should be banished from the state.

    Would make it a felony, punishable by immediate removal from office, and not less than 5 years imprisonment with no time allowed for good behavior, and a fine of not less than $100,000, permanent loss of any pension from the state government, and banishment from the State of Oklahoma, for any member of the Oklahoma State Legislature to introduce legislation to ban and/or register and/or confiscate any firearms, including, but not limited to semi-automatic rifles of any caliber, semi-automatic shotguns of any gauge, semi-automatic pistols of any caliber, and/or revolvers of any caliber.

    Would make it a felony, punishable by immediate removal from office for any judge or justice of the State of Oklahoma to attempt to rule such a law unconstitutional.

    Would make it a felony, punishable by immediate removal from office and banishment from the State of Oklahoma for any federal judge assigned, either permanently or temporarily, to the State of Oklahoma to attempt to rule such legislation to be unconstitutional.

    It is past time for the State of Oklahoma to put the federal government on notice that we will no longer accept any violation of the Constitution by the federal government, particularly, but not limited to the 2nd, 9th, and 10th Amendments.

    You all might wish to copy or compose a similar letter to your state legislators as a proposal for new legislation.
    I think Montana and Kentucky are either considering such legislation, or already passed it. I don't think theirs goes as far as mine, but they should. :D

    1. Ogrrre, I live in California and Di-Fi is my beloved state Senator. If that wasn't good enough, I've got Babs backing her up, wearing a tiara, no doubt.

      Writing that letter would be a complete and total exercise in futility. She doesn't give a rat's ass what I think. She is never going to be challenged for her seat. Nothing I think or say means and goddamned thing to her or any Democrat in California. They just laugh!

    2. Not your US Senator or Representative, Buttercup, your state Senator and Representative.
      And, e-mail it to everyone on your mailing list, telling them to e-mail it to their state legislators.
      It might not come to anything, but it will put a shit-load of politician on notice.
      I am afraid that the entire left coast is a total loss without insurance. You're right in that. But, there are several states that, apparently are already introducing such legislation. There are also some county sheriffs who have flat out stated that they will not enforce any ban/registration/confiscation laws the feds pass.

    3. My state now has a super majority of Democrats. There ain't shit-all anyone can do about it.