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pailin-gun-toterGuns – Guns – Guns

The mainstream press is alive with the subject of guns.  Guns and their owners are at the forefront of most of the news media in this country and I suppose in Europe too.

In a way I think it is kind of ironic, you see I would be willing to lay you eight to five, that hammers, pick-axes, and other hand held blunt instruments, injure, maim and kill more people in this country on a yearly basis than do guns.

I know some of you own guns, but this is something to think about … rational thinking seldom applies on a hot button subject like this.  Recently in Mississippi they took a bus load of kids to the police station for throwing smores at each other, and then charged them with assault.

Handcuffed a kid to a railing for not wearing a belt to school and believe it or not, suspended a kindergartner for “just talking about a TOY gun.”

Overkill, pure and simple. When will the “sane people” come onboard and register in with some pure rational thinking on this matter?  Public opinion seems at best a little bit off and media attention is at the point of just give them up, the world will be a better place.

And “if frogs had wings … well you know the rest.”

Even my wife, has breached the subject and was wanting a gun (not a good idea) and now is dead set on a stun gun or a taser.  Which I find lacking, first it allows the predator in close and I don’t like that at all.  Then there is the somewhat remote outside chance I could really irritate her … but we won’t go there, as I am determined that this is going to be a “serious piece.”

If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you. Wasp Spray, available just about anywhere, added bonus, no permit required, open carry if you wish.  Did you know this? I didn’t.  I never really thought of it before. I guess I can get rid of the Louisville Slugger (baseball bat).

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Give some serious consideration to … Wasp Spray

We heard of a lady who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self defense experts have a tip that could save your life.  Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School. For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.

Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”

Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray. “That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.  Please share this with all the people who are precious to your life.

Did you also know that wasp spray will kill a snake? And a mouse! It will!  Good to know, huh?  If someone comes at you and you fear for your safety let them have it right in the face.  They can work it out with the cops at the hospital later.

Now here is the other shoe hitting the floor.  If you own a gun, put two or three rounds in ‘em, stick a hammer in their hand, and then call 911.  Like Dr. Phil sez … That works for me.

Have a good weekend, you worked hard for it, enjoy.

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Don’t You Touch That

“And I always thought it was strange when our kids, wanting a glass of water before going to sleep, would ask for “Kitchen water Dad, I don’t want any bathroom water, okay?” 

Need a loan:  I am watching CMT (Country Music Television) and a group of Indians are offering loans to the public.  They are saying they will put $10,000 in your account by tomorrow.  Freezing the screen and reading the “fine print” the interest on this loan is 80.68% … Man, what a deal.

Then I went over to the WallStreet Journal read some of that, the bus boards, checked my lottery tickets, my email … Not a winner in the entire lot.  80.68% wonder how they get away with that?  Looks like the sins of the white man are catching up with him good now.

Trash of man:  In 1938 a young man accidentally dropped his highs school ring into a toilet at a local butcher shop in Dunsmuir, Calif.  Seventy-three years later, a sewer maintenance worker and fellow alumnus of Dunsmuir High found the ring in a bucket of sewer debris.

He had the ring cleaned, saw the initials engraved on it and tracked down the owner with the help of an old high school yearbook.  The owner said that finding the ring after all these years was a real booster for him, it made him feel like he was a lot younger.

I lost mine in the soap tray in the head of my ship in 1968 when some bozo copped it, doubt if I will ever see it again.

Hands Off In SC:  The ALCU is suing a south Carolina jail because they will not allow access to pornography to inmates.  The attorney figures that they (the inmates) were already given access to Bibles and other religious themed reading materials, so it is only natural they should be allowed books replete with female who-has and other illustrated goodies to read.  Of course the jailers are against it, it leads to other things … the old … Y’know, if you do that you are going to go blind thing.

You are what you eat:  They say that during your lifetime you will eat at least six spiders in your sleep.  They crawl into your mouth while you are asleep, and the natural reflex is to chew.  (Now you can go Ewwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeew)

Well Doctors in Taiwan have removed ants from the ears of a teenager.  It seems she was fond of eating cookies in bed.  While she was doing this, she would pick at her ears while eating the snacks and later go to sleep without brushing away the crumbs.

While she slept, hungry ants would then follow the smell of food into her ear canals where they would stay, “because there was plenty of food there” and it was warm and I suppose the rent was cheap.  (Again …. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeew)

And I always thought it was strange when our kids, wanting a glass of water before going to sleep, would ask for “Kitchen water Dad, I don’t want any bathroom water, okay?”

Stick ‘em up:  Violent crime in this country is now on the downswing.  Crime in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in nearly 40 years.  This of course, defies several long-held theories on the underlying factors for crime.  Despite high unemployment rates and fewer people held in jails, robberies fell by 9.5% last year, and violent crimes dropped by 5.5 percent.

It is no small wonder.  “No one has any spare money anymore to begin with.  No percentage in robbing the unemployed in this country.  And they (the robbers) are all staying at home because of the price of high priced gasoline.  The only people robbing us now are the politicians and the oil companies.”

PSA:  Stop with the negative political emails, it makes absolutely no difference and all you are doing is buggin’ people.  I am asking you nicely.  Continued refusal to behave in a manner that pleases me will result in my unhappiness. This warning applies to people I love, people I have worked with, friends, relatives, strangers who wander through my personal narrative, and folks in faraway lands whose thoughtless actions cause me to become upset when I read the newspaper in the morning.

As of this notice, all behavior will now be required to pass a in-house evaluation of an undocumented nature (“How will this affect Don test?”). Failure to do so will result in me having a bad day. And nobody wants that, right? Thank you for your consideration. You may now return to your regular activities.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot … “Pass this on to everyone in your address book.”  (Don’t you just love Election Years … The Silly Season In America)

It’s A Dogs Life

OOO

Whadya Think About Thet ..

The Colorado thong bandits got caught; well actually, they turned themselves in.  I like British News, I was over there tonight and checking around and they kind of “share their news” with everyone.  Everything or most everything in the USA is copyrighted and all that, makes it difficult to just lift it and put it on the page, because of “legal issues.” 

Contrary to popular opinion, some of these folks take it personally when you steal their stuff for your page.  Pays to be careful.  The Brit’s on the other hand are not all that particular:  Here is the linkif you wish to read the article.

O’bammer got the nod from the Dem’s and now we might have a shot of having a president that is fluent in at least one language.  The Republicans are considering a Bush replacement.  I hear they have found a guy in a tree outside of Austin, Texas, making guttural sounds, and they are trying to coach him down with an apple, will run him in November with Connie …. The Alternative Ticket thing I suppose.

Received some interesting stuff in the mail this past week, and the old “Watch Your Lic. Tag Spammer” is making the rounds again.  This time it has morphed into something a little bit different, it is a “State Trooper” that is advising everyone about it instead of a “State Agency” (un-named of course).  Why are people so stupid (and eager) as to pass this bogus garbage onto their friends and families, is beyond me.

Well at least I did not receive any of those moronic “Top Five Lists” this week that was a god-send.  Emails are such a wonderful source of information.  For instance, did you know that, given unlimited access to a source of mice, a cat will kill fifteen of the little suckers before it finally stops.  Sort of like the U.S. Government, given unlimited access to a country, it will kill millions of its citizens in order to obtain the natural resources.

Watching this television program and it is about prison, really interesting.  We have it seems, reached a new pinnacle in this country, we now have the proud distinction of having more people locked up than any other country in the world.  And that doesn’t count all those poor suckers down in Gitmo, Cuba, or our secret prisons that do not exist, in Europe. (The Rumsfield Ramada’s) 

So this interviewer is talking to this inmate, who killed five people in one home and received life in prison.  And he says to the guy, “Why did you do it?” and the convict takes a moment to think about it and then replies …  “They’s all home.”

 All I could think of after that was, “Thank God for prisons!”

A man in Sidney, Nebraska, accused of hitting his girlfriend on the head with a metal bucket will not be tried on a charge of using a deadly weapon.  A judge threw out the charge after concluding the bucket could not have killed or seriously injured the woman.  A charge of second-degree domestic assault against the defendant now stands.

Now I don’t know about you, but having someone slam me in the head with a METAL BUCKET would be a tad bit uncomfortable, and I would venture to say in my limited experience on the subject, it certainly could be lethal?  Having been on the receiving end of a fryin’ pan moving at breakneck speed, I can testify that “steel on numbskull” just isn’t conducive to middle age wellness. 

It also produces what is known in Oklahoma as a “pretty good goose-egg” on your head.  When you turn and see her approaching at warp speed, hit the deck, fall down, and play dead.

Taking all of this one step further, what do you suppose the ruling would be if the attorney was to take the female judge out into the parking lot, have her bend over, and then give her one or two shots with this metal bucket?  Smart money would say the ruling would be a lot different.  I ought to start a file on “Stupid Pixilated Judges” it wouldn’t take long to fill it up and it would increase my total word count immensely in the future.

You see the picture this week, where some guy outside of Denver says an “alien peeked into his bedroom window?”  It has been the talk of the town all week long.  Kind of hard to believe, journey across eons of time and space to peek into some window? 

Once in the late sixties, I was out in the desert in Southern Arizona and a UFO landed right next to my picnic table in the rest area.  Four of these little dudes, about three inches tall, got out of the spaceship.  Freaked me out, I said to them, “Wow!  Are you guys really three inches tall?” and the first one said, “Nah man, we is just far away.”

Had me going there for a little while.  But of course in those days I was “inhaling a lot.”

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