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

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The IBMeraphim

The IBMeraphim*

In other good news this week, my order request for one of the 1,007 Italian-return M1 Carbines in "Service Grade" manufactured by International Business Machine Corp. made it to the offices of the Civilian Marksmanship Program at 10:00AM on Monday, July 7. Hopefully my order request will be one that is filled rather than rejected. Abby over at Bad Dogs and Such advises me that if the news is bad, I'll probably hear fairly quickly. If the news is good, it will take 5-10 working days before I receive notice. At least, she tells me, that's how it worked when she got her Saginaw S'G'.

* - "IBMeraphim" is a term from the five-book series by David Drake and S.M. Stirling, The General. If you've read them, you understand. If you haven't, I don't think I can explain it to you in less than 5,000 words, so I won't even try.

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