Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Monday, December 13, 2004

I Love Living in Arizona

From a thread at
My son turned 11 last week, so Saturday afternoon we took him and a bunch of his friends to the local pizza joint / video arcade. A nice way to spend the afternoon....the adults sit around, eat pizza, drink beer and BS while the kids play video games.

Late in the afternoon I was wandering the arcade and found my son playing one of the shoot 'em up games with the tethered pistol that you "shoot" at the video screen. My son was really getting into the game and started holding the pistol sideways - gangsta style. My first reaction as I walked up was to say "Stop that. You know better."

The mother of one of his friends looked at me and asked "Is he not allowed to play violent games? I don't allow MY children to play them."

I replied, "Sure, he can play them, but he's not allowed to have bad form. Son, square up your stance, use both hands, and don't cross your thumbs."

She was still spluttering when I walked away.
From a Phoenix member.

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