Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 13, 2013 @ 12:44 pm
I know there’s no election pending, but Obobo never stops campaigning, and that means photo-ops.
So what would happen if Teh Won showed up at some factory or other, media in tow, and the owner informed the SS that they had to check their guns at the door? (Said owner having his own video rolling, of course, ‘cuz the nooz networks won’t report it.)
Could be entertaining.
Comment by Lord of the Fleas — January 13, 2013 @ 2:07 pm
Tank you veddy, veddy much. Amen.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — January 13, 2013 @ 2:09 pm
That would make a great sign:
No armed Federal or State employees permitted on this premises while on duty.
Free coffee or soft beverage for uniformed local LEOs, military, and armed CCH permit holders.
People who look like they’re up to no good will be refused service and escorted out.
Our staff qualify at the range quarterly.
Children left unattended will be given coffee and a kitten
Comment by DougM (Progophobe) — January 13, 2013 @ 3:10 pm
I don’t know the rules around here yet so I will try to refrain from using my normal filthy language about the sonsabitches. ;) Anyways I am damn sick and tired of these elitist assholes thinking they deserve so much more and better treatment than the Common Man & Woman. :mad: And besides that if anyone is going to harm the Emperor Obama and his cronies or toadies it will most likely be one of their own progressive/socialist/commie brethren. :o
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 13, 2013 @ 8:57 pm
When it does you just find a younger one, huh?
Comment by Steve Skubinna — January 13, 2013 @ 9:25 pm
^ I hear you can breathe new life into an old penis.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — January 13, 2013 @ 10:01 pm
1MadJack, the women that post here are ladies to their fingertips.
Even when their language is turning the air blue around them. Some of us old Sailors, Marines, muleskinners, etc. have been known to stop what we’re doing and start madly scribbling notes at times like that…
Bocopro’s (16) comment linky to Fox’s vid about the power of the
‘word’ to provide ‘safety’, i.e. ‘Gun Free zones’ is both humorous &
illuminating about societal insanity or ‘disconnect’ from reality!
I’m re-studying the subject of ‘General Semantics’ because of it’s
ability to identify mental disorders or various types of ‘unsanity’.
One of the basic premises of General Semantics is, “The word is
not the thing”. The sign, “Gun Free Zone” is only a sign with 3
words on it! The interpretation of those words are up to the
person reading it! The mass murderers derived a different meaning
from those words than the schools administrators! To me, the
administrators individual & group ‘beliefs’ in the magical power
of ‘their’ words & signs, belies serious difficulties in dealing
with reality that may have created the opposite results!
Well, Lance, much as the word No in a “No Smoking” sign would mean something entirely different to a Cambodian guy named No than was intended, the concept of “gun free zone” to Holmes (Dark Knight shooter) meant “numerous unarmed targets.”
It’s the same mindset that attack submarines’ crews have about surface warships.
Goddamit, Hog . . . there can no longer be ANY doubt that you are my old friend FatJack’s long-lost twin.
And I’d love to read your note to V-8 concerning Jackie Chan. Mine was devoid of snark; it was straightforward and mature, a non-threatening statement of my principle of being unable to continue providing profit to a company which employs anti-American spokespersons.
Thanx, bocopro (22)! IMHO, we seem to be in agreement about
the definite possibility of different interpretation or meanings
associated with the same word(s) or sentences, in spite of our
describing this use of language differently. And from
my experience, these different responses to those word(s) can
lead to very different & sometimes oppositional actions & results.
I think a multi-talented professor named S.I. Hayakawa, wrote
about these different ways of using language, plus other
aspects of language & the whole context of human dynamics,
in his book, “Language in Action” first published in 1945.
HogW (23), in my experience, submarines don’t ‘blow things up’!
It’s been the torpedoes that blow things up, usually launched from
a sub, although destroyers can also launch torpedoes, too!
There was a story or movie about a sub in WWII that launched
a torpedo that went ashore over the beach, into the bushes &
blew up a train. I think it was in the islands north of Japan.
As I recall (could be wrong), Hayakawa had a chapter titled “Eschew Obfuscation” in one of his books. The only words in the chapter were the title.
Of course that is the epitome of self-effacing contradiction in pursuit of making a point, ain’t it?
In other words, make an unusually brief, even terse, statement with the power of dedicating an entire chapter to it, which in se admonishes the reader to avoid using words or language which would make readers stop to go look ‘em up, which is precisely what most readers would have to do to get the message inherent IN that title.
Kinda like tellin a kid not to eat somethin ’cause it’ll make him sick, then turn your back, knowing he’s gonna eat it anyway, and let nature take its course. Irony, psychology, trickery, subtlety, effrontery, and mastery of language, all in 5 syllables.
The thing that I liked about Hayakawa was how he could seamlessly glide from being the Dean of a prestigious university (San Francisco State) into the film role of a cruel, but somehow still sensitive Japanese Prison Camp Commander who had this thing about building this one bridge, one time.
# 14 If breathing new life in them doesn’t work you can do like Awnold says and Pump them UP!!
Comment by geezerette — January 14, 2013 @ 3:12 pm
G-zette (31), Thanx for subtly illustrating the increasing dichotomy
in the evolved subjects of discussion for this post’s comments.
Plus the enlightening display of knowledge & esoteric facts of history,
language, authors, actors, ancient films, etc. Then in the other
discussion thread there are Important & expansive comments about
P E N I S E S !! The original post subject was about petitions to the
WH to disarm POTUS, VICE-POTUS & fambly’s bodyguards & set up
‘gun-free’ zones around them! We and I amaze me! We even
‘blew up a truck’ with a torpedo & pumped up a penis! WOW!
The Porch is alive & well, but that is only my obfuscated opinion!
bocopro (27), about a year ago, I found a 1st edition copy
of S.I. Hayakawa’s book, “Language in action”. It was in a
pile of donated books to the library of the local YMCA! As
a member & also resident, these books were available for
the taking! I was going to keep it in a zip-lok bag, & buy
a later edition, which he edited considerably, but now I’ve
got to dig it out & experience that chapter you mentioned!
Well, keep in mind that I read whatever I read many years ago, and it may have been someone other than Hayakawa. Ed Neuman wrote some similar stuff back then . . . one of which was Strictly Speaking (I think is the title).
Remember, I like to THINK my memory is clear, but I’m 72 years old and . , , ,what were we talking about?