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Life is Hard. Wear a Helmet

Virginia State Constitution: Article 1; Section 13
That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defense of a free state, therefore, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Alabama State Constitution: Article 1: Section 26
That every Citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the State.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember, the fifth of November.
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
should ever be forgot.

Penny for the Guy?

It took me until noon yesterday to figure out what time it was.

Take a moment to plan your day tomorrow. Make sure you leave yourself some time to get to the polls and vote, if you haven't done so already.
We've all seen the articles with the twitter posts from painfully ignorant idiots about starting a riot if it looks like obama's going to lose the election.
(If you haven't, go HERE.)
Here's some Pro Tips on "civil disturbance":
1) LEAVE THE AREA  (I could pretty much just stop right there...)
2) If you are on foot, can you make it to your car and try to drive away?
3) If you cannot make it to your car, try to leave the area on foot only if you can get to a place of safety within 1/2 mile. Do not run. Walk quickly and purposefully, and keep your eyes (and ears) open.
4) If 2 or 3 is impossible, just get the hell off the street. Stay away from windows and doors. Try to pick a building with more than one exit.
5) If you are in your car, see #1. Obey driving laws. If you run a red light or stop sign and get in an accident...good luck finding EMT's that will go into a riot to pull you out of a mangled wreck.
5b) Avoid making eye contact with "protestors" outside your vehicle. Keep your head on a swivel, and check your mirrors and blind spots constantly.
6) Running toward the police is not always the best idea. During a "civil disturbance" the police are often a target. Do not run towards the place where someone may be planning to throw a molotov cocktail. In addition, those boys in blue are going to be just as scared as everyone else out there. If they see someone running or driving rapidly towards them, they may very well misunderstand your intentions.
7) I saved the best for last. Let's face it. The odds of a riot breaking out in Buttwad, Idaho are significantly lower than say, downtown L.A.. If you don't have a damn good reason to be someplace downtown tomorrow, don't be there.
As they say in the blog world, I'm pulling a "MostlyCajun".
On the road to West Virginia again.
Just one more.
Engineering Johnson gets the last word in before tomorrow's voting. The guy is too smart by half.
The caretaker serves a different purpose. He does not concern himself with what is just, but what is needed. This may seem innocuous enough, but then comes the question of who's need is to be served. Whats more, one must then decide what actually comprises a valid need. When elected officials are allowed to make these decisions, people who wish to be elected to an office are natually inclined to define need in a way that will secure the most votes.


agirlandhergun said...

Good tips. I am posting some too:)

Coffeypot said...

I believe that one of the intents of Daylight Saving Time was to give parents more daytime to spend with the family out doing family stuff...thus helping the economy and adding quality time to families. I'm not so sure it is working and worth it. I found it just gave me less of an excuse to not cut the grass.

Old NFO said...

Good points all, and carry a 'spare' mag just in case... It just 'might' save your life. As for me, I'm outta Dodge for a few days. :-)

Brigid said...

I'm off today but on call tomorrow. We'll see.

EJ is on the road again, and has been informed to avoid vending machine food AND downtown.

Loved the blanket reference!

Jon said...

Buttwad, Idaho?
I live in Boise, and doubt we'll be having any civil disturbances to speak of, but I will be carrying and careful.

russell.j.coller.jr said...

the blanket....

Q: did it have smallpox spores (or whatever) & is that why the "heap" big Chief was a little confused about the benevolent and always trustworthy government?

A: ha!

[ we should all be on Zulu time anyways - right NFO? ]

SENIOR said...

Eddie Rabbit, now thats a blast from the past. I will be prepared for tomorrow.

MSgt B said...

A Girl - Enjoy your election day, and be safe!

Coffey - Oh crap. Thanks for reminding me...

Old NFO - I'm with you. I'll be out of town.

Brigid - Hope you're not busy this week.

Jon - Ha Ha. My bad. Let me know if you have any riots. :)

Russell - Good one!

Senior - Last time I heard that on the radio, I think I was still in high school.