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I ran across this today and was stunned. There are some pretty stupid people out there but this for all of the obvious reasons is one of the more stupid ideas I have yet to run across.
The mainstream media wants us to believe that your Right-to-Carry license should be public information, printed and published online for all the world to see. The latest paper to do this is the Commercial-Appeal in Memphis, but they’re not the first and I doubt they’ll be the last. Why on earth reporters and editors want to do something so shameful, so irresponsible and so hateful is beyond me.
You know, normal people don’t get up in the morning and say, “I wonder if my doctor has a Right-to-Carry license?” They don’t wonder, “Is my accountant a Right-to-Carry holder?” They don’t ask because they don’t think about it. The point of legally carrying a concealed firearm is to conceal that. Not because we’re ashamed or afraid, but because it’s nobody’s business.
More and more states are cutting off the media’s access to this information. Virginia sent a bill to Governor Kaine that would bar the media from getting access to the information from the State Police. Arkansas is doing the same thing. And I’m happy to report that Tennessee’s legislature is also considering a bill that would prevent the Commercial-Appeal or any other paper from gaining access to the names of Right-to-Carry holders.
The newspaper standard used to be “all the news that’s fit to print.” Being a Right-to-Carry holder is no more newsworthy than having a driver’s license. If the newspapers really wanted to perform a public service, they’d worry less about the law-abiding and start printing the full criminal record of every person arrested for a violent crime.
Consider joining the NRA.
Comment to Commercial-Appeal:
Your idea of posting the names, addresses etc. of people who are licensed to carry firearms is not only despicable it is downright stupid.
Perhaps we bloggers need to get the personal information for all executives at your firm and post it on the internet for the world to see along with your policy on this matter.
On 18 January 2009, golfer Tiger Woods gave the speech quoted below at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the HBO-televised “We Are One” event held as part of the lead-up to Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration two days later. The PGA Tour web site displays the full text of Tiger Woods’ speech, as does Woods’ own web site (look for the 18 January item in the News Archive).
Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the inauguration. His inviters were stunned, when he did not deliver the message they expected. You will see why the media swept it under the rug with no further ado. Below is the text of his speech, entitled:
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as posted on his Web site:
“I grew up in a military family – and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of the service, and every rank.
“In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.
“Each day — and particularly on this historic day — we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely.
“I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional one as well. The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes.
“I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.
“In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: ‘I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.’
“Just as they have stood tall for our country – we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.
“Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club.”
I have never been more proud of Tiger Woods than when I heard his 2-minute tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington DC . You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals have been mad at him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You know he didn’t want to be there. So instead of paying homage to Obama, he
paid tribute to our soldiers. Not one time did Tiger mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration. He knew beforehand that his love for America, and appreciation for our military men & women would anger them further. But Tiger is his own man; his father taught him to be his own man.
Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, old Earl Woods was smiling down on his beloved son. And there will be one more crying hug waiting for Tiger when he passes through the Pearly Gates into God’s arms.
veritas odium parit
Lex facit Regem
Jim Campbell, N0LBI
PO Box 84
Hot Sulphur Springs. CO 80451
For those who were wondering, “veritas odium parit” is Latin for “truth begets hatred,” and “lex facit regem” translates as “the law makes the king.”
It seems with the advent of online information at our fingertips and the great browsers being offered knowledge abounds. It use to be if you wanted information you went to school, the library or Encyclopedia. Those of us who have lived long enough have wondered JUST HOW is our history being rewritten. Are there even history books used for grade and high school any longer? And if so written by who and with what personal spin. More than that have any of these writers even been around long enough to know the truth and what are they using as reference to write?
On the internet scene springs Wikipedia. For those of you not familiar it is a collective of subject matter. ANYONE can become a member and write about anyone or anything. So how accurate and reliable is the information? Not very. Who gets to post what? I wanted to add information to Wiki so I signed up as a member. What I wrote apparently was not acceptable even though it was my own information and was in the format they requested.
Of late Wiki is deleting ANY information entered about the true history of Barack Obama. Apparently the powers that be at Wiki are not really interested in the whole truth nothing but the truth.
You can get more information about the Obama matter HERE
I have known for a while there were problems with Wiki and it was reinforced the other day when I bumped into a young radical who pointed the forum toward Wiki to support his “libertarian socialist” agenda. During this debate between the 2 of us it was clear these young students are being indoctrinated by the hard left liberals promoting anarchy.
It is fortunate that most “young whites” really do not have the true stomach to pick up a weapon and fight for much of anything. They prefer to leap on a soapbox and snivel and whine about the unjust circumstances of the world. Unjust circumstance that is CAUSED BY CAPITALISM according to those who lead them astray.
I had not heard the names Chomsky or Bookchin in a very long time so I ran a youtube search and found a debate between Buckley an Chomsky. It does give you an idea of why the young might be drawn to Utopia. It also gives a mature mind the reasons why Utopia simply does not work. Apparently the logic of “If you stand for nothing the result is NOTHING” does not compute for the young and those who wish to control them. Unfortunately the result of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of education results in a large percent of R2D2s floating around campuses.
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 2 of 2
We all saw the lavish inauguration to the tune of about 170 million dollars. That seemed to be fine with all of the liberals who bellyached for months over the pittance in comparison for the Bush bash.
Apparently the beat goes on.
Only now the government is on the verge of bankruptcy.
People are losing jobs in record numbers.
The stock market tanks daily.
Home foreclosures are skyrocketing faster than record keepers can track.
At the Whitehouse they certainly do not want to miss a party opportunity … is that something like we do not want to waste a good crisis? All of this on the back of the taxpayer under the guise of governmental business? Still Obama takes every opportunity to leap on his soapbox and castigate others for wasteful spending.
No wonder Obama is looking a little haggard.
Apparently it is not only the business of the day but the party, party of the nights as well.
White House nightlife under investigation
‘This party atmosphere sends the wrong message’
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
An organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.S. government for American taxpayers has launched a campaign to uncover exactly how much tax money is being spent on parties at the Obama White House.
The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party’s nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.
Now, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, told WND today he’s seeking information about the partying in the White House since the Obamas moved in.
“Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their ‘friends’ and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to ‘break’ White House property,” Klayman’s announcement said.
“This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly,” Klayman said.
“It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It’s like throwing a party at a funeral,” he said.
the rest of the story …
Has the Reigning Ruler lost his reins or better yet his mind?
You can tell the Washington powers that be are on the verge of havoc. When the latest tactic is to try and throw a monkey wrench into the middle of a growing conservative interest (Rush Limbaugh) in order to distract from the failing business at hand (the ECONOMY) it is a sure sign there is trouble in the magic kingdom.
How can this be … they scream, cuss and whine?
There are those in the public more than willing to foist the total blame on Reid and Pelosi but the truth is our brand new esteemed leader could have put a real stop to all of this early on. He CHOSE NOT!
Barack Obama has made a real place in history which is … he is the WORST PRESIDENT … in our written history to take office yet. He can boast like no other that so far EVERY TIME he takes to the media podium the stock market takes a further dive like a stone plunged into a deep dark well. If he continues to speak (eloquent as he might be) we will no doubt see the market struggling at 3300 shortly.
NOOOOOOOOO! You all yell?
What exactly do you expect?
Certainly I am not the sharpest pencil around but common sense tells me one thing. Any sane person is not willing to plunk their dwindling life savings into a market fraught with business that is turning out to be corrupt to the core along with the politicians on the take to cover it all up.
Who so far benefits from all of this bailout?
You, me … anyone you know that is middle class?
Are we fools to think someday SOMEONE is going to come through on a hollow promise?
A promise anyone with more than 2 brain cells moving in tandem would know was a blatant lie out of the chute.
I have noticed of late the arrogant narcissistic spring seems to have left the man who commands the Whitehouse today. Do you suppose it is beginning to dawn on him how quickly the tide can turn. It makes me laugh out loud to watch those who were screaming and yelling at GW Bush every nano second are now on the receiving end.
I find it more than ironic to reflect on those who said Sarah Palin had no creds to help run a Whitehouse. HO HO HO … well clearly neither did Barack Obama. In fact I would be willing to bet the deed on my PAID FOR house she WOULD NEVER have done this bad. Unfortunate she was not running against Obama head to head we just might have seen a far different outcome to all of this.
Confidence in our leaders is shot and the market shows it so fasten your seat belts people because it will be a long time for new business to crop up that makes investors confident enough to place their hard earned money into unknown hands. In the mean time … what does one do? BUY GOLD and SILVER comes to mind. If not that make sure you have an adequate pantry just in case.
Then this week we see the infamous Ward Churchill is visiting Colorado University on a speaking engagement.
I must admit I know little about him other than what I have heard on the MSM. I decided since the MSM has gone to pot in the last few months and shown themselves to be less than credible and more along the lines of lying through their teeth or to be kind ignorant of real fact. I wanted to see for myself what was up with the philosophical bent of this man.
Do keep in mind I am a 100% advocate of free speech.
No matter what this man has as a belief system I stand behind his right to leap on a soap box and spout it until the cows come home.
You too now have an opportunity to listen and make up your own mind.
Keep in mind we find ourselves in this situation today because we were swayed by someone else’s opinion. Were we simply to lazy to research for ourselves?
Pay attention to the question from the interviewer to Russell Means (AIM member and Lawyer) and his answer to her about Ward Churchill’s questioned claims of being American Indian.
Over the years I have found it astounding how quickly claimed tribe members have been culled from tribes when the divvy of Casino money becomes involved.
Apparently who is a member and who is not IS NOT determined by blood but more like the US Government’s tactic of who you like and for whatever reason.