Repeating firearms did not make the sword obsolete, the Miniball did. Once the rifled muskets of the Civil War era had a bullet that was easy to ram down a fouled bore the sword was passe’* as a weapon.
During the post civil war ere Indian Wars the boys of the US Cavalry mostly left their sabers at the fort and stuffed an extra dozen revolver rounds into a pocket.
Weren’t there libs like this after the 2010 mid-term election also frustrated and so full of stress with nowhere left to unload- a kind of built up toxicity from all the venom and anticipation?
Comment by accipiter NW — November 27, 2012 @ 10:48 pm
Nice bit of rational argument, there, *looks again* Mikey.
Boy’s as sharp as a marble…
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — November 27, 2012 @ 11:08 pm
The 2012 election shows that the Tea Party is all over. We were the most motivated voters in history. We couldn’t wait to vote the most corrupt, America-hating, constitution-hating regime in our lifetimes out of office. All we could muster was a 49/51 loss for what a mere 20 years ago would have been a landslide of biblical proportions for Romney.
The takers outnumber the makers, and America’s death spiral has begun. We have lost critical mass. Occupy Wall Street brats: one, Tea Party: zero.
i don’t blame the Tea Party. The fact that this “progressive” whacko rails on is a sign that they still are in deep fear of those who would demand the Constitution be followed.
The blame lies with Republican leaders who couldn’t find their nuts with either hand, and let the Communist media go unanswered, even in the debates
The left has spent years and millions stupifying the masses.
They cheated blatantly and still there is shamefully little if any response from conservatives on this.
If ANYONE is to blame, is is US. We let the bastards get away with this even though we could all see it coming. For YEARS!
Even with all this finger pointing, that even I am guilty of, we must recognize that there are elements of Biblical prophecy at work around the globe, and we are at least partially reaping the fruits of turning away from God in our society.
Satan himself is in control of the progressive left. Don’t believe me? Just look at what they have done, are doing, and plan to do.
Pray for America.
Comment by JoeBandMember™ — November 28, 2012 @ 6:37 am
Karl, liberals are never happy. That’s why.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 28, 2012 @ 9:13 am
From my point, inside the Tea Party Patriots here in Nevada County, CA., the overriding point was echoed, that we had worked our asses off(…and we did…) but the most common thing I have heard from Tea Partiers of all stripes here, is that, The Republican Party let us down! I agree. That Party, unlike us, demonstrated that they have NO long term strategy! They were all over us after November, 2010, forming a Tea Party caucaus in the House and from Boner on down making all kinds of promises to us.
OUR mission has remained unchanged since forming in Feb, 2009. Nor is it complicated: 1)limited govt, 2) fiscal responsibility and 3) Abide by The Constitution! By the time 6 months had elapsed after Nov 2010, The Republicans rarely, if ever, mentioned The Tea Party OR tied their political arguments to our three missions!!!!
Romney and all the (R) senators ran their campaigns as if we did not exist, and that *their* campaign themes came strictly out of their own heads. Not ONE fucking (R) asked at their convention or afterwards for us to mass at even ONE campaign stop—-which we would have gladly spent our limited funds and time to do; if they would just give us a hint of their sincerity.
What we got, instead, was watching the *Tea Party Caucaus* becoming an empty room and Boner “forgetting” all those promises he made (…instead playing fucking golf with OBoBo….)
The last thing we did was flood the Halls of Congress with factual data to REBUT the lies coming from the RATz.. No one used our input, nor did they have the courtesy to return our calls!!!!!
The Republicans GAFFED off the most significant popular movement in America since the Civil War and lost the election to the worst fucking president that America has ever endured…………………………..
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 28, 2012 @ 12:23 pm
The Republicans GAFFED off the most significant popular movement in America since the Civil War and lost the election to the worst fucking president that America has ever endured.
You are correct. Malloy was being snide. He’s a bigot.
Even as an atheist, I try not to tempt Providence, as they say.
Not only is it an ineffective ploy, it’s a bridge-burner.
Hey, would you be mean to a sidewalk Santa?
Don’t wanna get on the wrong side of any “lists,” if they exist, if I can help it, ifyaknowhatimean.
(What? No, just kiddin’. A moral man does the ethical thing ’cause it’s right, not out of fear of punishment.)
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 29, 2012 @ 9:40 am