Monday, October 14, 2013

Neale Osborn Rants, We Decide

As an intro, I should clear up the confusion before it starts.  Neale Osborn's rants always appear first at The Libertarian Enterprise, and I reprint them a few days later. So in this rant he refers to this very blog and links to it, so don't let that throw you off.  I'm looking forward to the gremes he calls for, some of which may turn out to be quibcags.* Today's illustration is another one from "Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3" (特例措置団体ステラ女学院高等科C3部

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 29
by Neale Osborn

Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Yes, we still do give a damn about it. Link. It's still on the agenda of the Victim Disarmament crowd, still a priority of the dictator-in-chief, and still a Constitutional, civil, and individual right to own, carry, and use weapons of any type for defense against criminals, and in extremis, the government (just as our forefathers did in 1776).

This has been a light week for gun stuff. With the government "shutdown" (13-17% isn't a shutdown, more like a slowdown), stealing firearms from legal owners, or violating the Constitution by passing new Victim Disarmament laws, has been low on the totem pole. Which, in a way, has been good for us. But there IS some good news out there.

Like this. Link. Colorado voters have finally awoken from their apathy, and remembered what Colorado has been—a bastion of individualists and freedom lovers. And Evie Hudack may learn, to her dismay, that once a sleeping giant IS awake, they don't fall asleep again easily. It seems little Evie has barely squeaked into office her last two elections. And her voting for the gun control travesty has slipped her over the line from barely tolerated to openly despised. And of the required 18,900 signatures are raised, she will face a recall election.

With not a lot out there to deal with, I think a little fun is in order. So I announce our biggest contest to date/ Okay, it's our only contest to date.... I want YOUR version of famous (or not so famous) quotes turned to the good side of the gun argument. The original quotes may be from individuals, historic documents, fictional characters, religious texts, or any other source. Here is an example of one based on the 2nd Amendment, with an addition to drive home the false interpretations of same deliberately foisted off on us by the lamestream media and Victim Disarmament scumbags.
"Quality orchestras being of value to the culture of the state, the right of the people to own musical instruments shall not be infringed. Clearly, I have just said that only orchestra members can own musical instruments."
—Neale Osborn (to view this as a greme, see the link below referencing the definition of a greme)
Use your imagination AND your sense of humor. Post them to the forum this appears in, or use the contact the author button, or e-mail me the quotes. Entries will be judged on how much milk I snort on the monitor (SMOM), creative use of another's quote, and the rate of "zinggggg!" the quote has. The prize will reflect the importance of the contest. You will win an all expense paid trip to your own kitchen for a frosty in-stock beverage. Please include the original quote, properly attributed, with your entry. make it a "Greme" and receive extra credit. What's a "greme"? Go to the link and see! Link. Rex, the creator of the Greme referenced, is the artist responsible for the "Baloo" cartoons that have appeared in magazines all over the place. Enter early, enter often. The contest will close in two weeks, (when Rant 31 is published) and the winners announced and printed in Rant 32. To all the anti-gunners out there—do your worst, you never know -- make me SMOM and even an anti-gun quote might win you something.

Since the slowdown, where much of the effects are discretionary, our beloved dictator in chief has chosen to make the slowdown hurt in places never before done in the previous 17 shutdowns over the last 55 years. Like trying to close private businesses located on government lands. Or closing the parking lots to the privately owned Mt Vernon museum, because the parking lot is run by the feds. Or kicking the owners of private homes located on federal lands out of their homes, allowing people to take clothes and perishables out, but forcing senior citizens to go to hotels for the time being. But this one takes the cake. Link.
Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America's greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest. When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.
"We've become a country of fear, guns and control," said Vaillancourt, who grew up in Lawrence. "It was like they brought out the armed forces. Nobody was saying, 'we're sorry,' it was all like— " as she clenched her fist and banged it against her forearm
The linked article. published on NewsVine, has links to a local news source detailing the events. Thanks to A. Leon for the heads-up. It is absolutely disgusting what is being done to American citizens and foreign visitors under the guise of the slowdown to make things look worse. And I love the accompanying photo.

A short-ish rant today. My return to work has left me less time to work on the rants. But it will get better. Aloha
*QUotes Illustrated By Cute Anime Girls


  1. Eager Young LiberalOctober 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    You know who you remind me of? The Prohibitionist, you have one cause you care about, and hope that if you are a loud enough minority you will still get your way. Congrats for being the modern equivalent to the biggest losers in American history. They created organized crime, I can only wait with anticipation what moral results your movement will have.

    1. You're the prohibitionist. You want to ban any opinion that offends your sensibilities. Congrats for shrieks and hysterics thinking that it is rational commentary.

      Hey somebody, sedate this liberal.

    2. Eager Young LiberalOctober 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

      When did I ever say any opinion should be banned? You can have opinions, but when you manipulate people into thinking there is a national crisis...over guns than yea theres a problem there. You lot are the super minority, but take control of the government process from the majority. The NRA is able to break politicians that do not support the lack of restrictions that keep gun manufacturers wealthy. There are portions among you that threaten violence every time there is talk of any restrictions. Whenever the majority of people look upon tragedy and think we must do something about this, you are always able to be the radical minority that keeps anything from happening, ever. Even though you claim to believe in the american system and say you are defending the constitution, you are the minority that always gets its way. For people who claim to believe in democracy, you are not democratic, that is what the prohibition was.


    4. Eager Young LiberalOctober 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

      I did look at that link, and the first thing I noticed was the author. And after quickly looking him up, I was able to discover who would ordain such a man. Of course, it was not only, not a seminary but it also lacked accredidation, so the masters and honorary doctorates they gave him were not worth the paper they were printed on. The man is a fraud, telling people his political beliefs are actual doctrine, which is just not true. There is a reason that Catholics wanted all biblical studies done under the eyes of a priest, because people often don't know what they are talking about, but feel free to come up with wacky interpretations, and somehow feel they are valid. He has literally no training, and is walking around calling himself a pastor, he is a liar.

      Since he likes to title himself as a pastor, I can therefore judge all of his actions through that. To begin with, he holds up the constitution, seemingly as a perfect doctrine. He is appealing to the work of man, as an authority, which is a theological mistake, that has no bearing on the Christian life. If you claim to serve a higher authority (God), than you can never hold up something else (the constitution) as the highest authority. If he wants to argue from the standpoint of a politician that is one thing, but to put the Christian label on it, makes it heresy. He is in essence, claiming to be serving the constitution with his statements, which means he is serving two master, in doing so he cannot serve God. I would never make such a claim, because I do not serve the government, I serve God, and in doing so I serve the people which means I may have to use the government to create the equality that Paul demands. But I would never call the constitution the authority in any sense, it is flawed, it is dated, it was written by imperfect human beings who had an agenda, so no you cannot call upon the constitution as an authority and claim to be a pastor. He then calls the right to self defense a natural right (which in this context would mean from God), but Scripture makes it clear that it most certainly is not. Christ, whom we are to emulate, gave up His life in service to humanity, so too must all Christians if we are called to it. Violence is never an action we have available. Throughout this entire thing he is not pointing to the glory of God, to grace, forgiveness, the incarnation, atonment, or any Christian principle that the Christian life is based on, he is pointing to the second amendment. As a pastor you just cannot do that, you must always begin from God and work outwards, you cannot begin from how you think the world should operate and impose that on God. He is not qualified to be a pastor, and in my ministry, I will have to defend the Church from this wolf in sheeps clothing, and his ilk.

    5. Then you probably don't like what he says about foreign policy or our recent debacles in the Middle East?

      Did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John go to seminary?

      Look up Will D. Campbell, nothing to do with the post but you might find him interesting.

    6. Eager Young LiberalOctober 19, 2013 at 6:24 PM

      If he begins by using the constitution as an authority for the pulpit, and is not true to the Christian Scriptures or traditions, then I probably wouldnt.

      They did not but their authority was given to them by the Christ. Also modern biblical scholarship holds that they were probably written by communities that had those traditional stories. The original believers believed that Jesus would return within their life time, and when they began to die off, they had to write it down to preserve the stories. But as far as needing to go to seminary goes, I think it is essential. For any job you do you need the proper training, including pastors. The pastoral role of today requires that we be capable at a number of things, historians, theologians, counselors (for any number of problems), teachers, and many more depending on the chuch's need. I wholeheartedly believe that proper training is important, not because I am a snob, but because I think the stakes are so high. And by ignoring that, he is slapping all pastors who learn all the needed skills in the face.

      He does seem interesting, Ill have to look into him a bit more.