Good Guy With A Swiss Army Knife?

swiss army knife400Where is Wayne La Pierre when the TSA needs him? The TSA wants to stop doing something stupid like looking for little tiny knives so it can focus on larger explosives. But the public seems to think terrorists are coming to slay them with a pen knife.

But Wayne, why can’t the good guys be armed too? Wayne La Pierre should be all over this story! It is an opportunity to expand the NRA into the NR&KA – National Rifles & Knives Association.

Come on Wayne, take the stage once more. Say it like you mean it, “A good guy with a Barlow knife IS the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a nail file.” What if some Muslim extremist tweezes someone to death? What will prevent those terrorists from picking hummus out of their toenails all the way to Cleveland?

I am astounded that the government has done such an effective job of cowing the public that people are actually protesting an action that gives back some of our rights.

The government needs to help the public find its balls.

UH oh, there’s a Muslim extremist with a Swiss Army Knife!

Made ya look.





Fat Cat

On my walk today I came across a fat cat sitting in the sun. The first shot is of him reclining against the stairway, then he sat up. I may have only wanted to hear him burp, but I’m pretty sure he did. I’m not sure the cat is male, but I can’t imagine a female cat assuming the second pose. I hope he’s called Bubba.



Smoke, Mirrors, and Cowardice

smokeIn an act of supreme cowardice, the Republicans and Democrats refused to show leadership to pass budget cuts. Instead they chose to allow the Sequester cuts to go into effect.

Budget cutting is a nasty business and no politician wants to be in the middle of it. No politician thinks they can cut programs without losing significant portions of their constituency.

You can see the perils of this situation for politicians every time that local schools must be closed within a school district. Board members and administration get roasted by the press, but only because they are the ones charged with decisions.

In budget cutting there is no “right” decision. That is, there is no decision that will make everyone happy. There are only bad choices among worse ones. Happily ever after only happens in fairy tales, never in the business of balancing deficit budgets.

So the politicians did the childish thing. They set up a scenario that allowed them all cover.  They knew they had to cut and they knew they did not have the stomach to compromise.

What a pathetic and cowardly way to run our government.

But as some wise person said once, “The people have the government they deserve.”

So shame on us all.