The Only Answer?

Graphic lifted from CA’s Western Rifle Shooters Association:

Violence is never the only answer. It just seems that way when push comes to shove and frustration turns to anger. Even when you’ve thought ahead about the amount of shit up with which you will not put, a violent answer marches in lockstep with anger, and anger cannot co-exist with reason.

Ender’s Game is a novel by Orson Scott Card. Card deals with the subject of aggression and violent reaction to aggression. I won’t ruin the story for you, but thinking about the proper response to aggression always brings me back to this story.

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Saving The Country

Like watching a bad comedian. Or two.

“We’ve got to save the country.”

 “Higher unemployment, declining incomes and crushing debt is not a new normal. It is a result of misguided policies”

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan

 

First off, does anyone know what the fuck “policies” are? If policies are laws, why not say so and call them laws? And if they are laws, regime change doesn’t seem to have any affect on them. The new whipholder embraces all the old laws and hollers for even more new ones. Remember “Hope and Change” and how little of either we got?

 

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Mars For Martians

From the Department of Just-Because-We-Can:

Not bad for $2.5 billion.

First picture after landing.

The subsequent demonstration by natives.

 

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