Thursday, January 31, 2013

Live Free or Die...Or, you know...whatever.

Dear Senator Shaheen:

I've been out of NH for a few years, but I sincerely doubt that since I was there, the state has turned into a mass of heaving indecision and paralyzing doubt.

When you go on Hardball, you better be ready to answer questions with substance and content, not try to symbolically grab Chris Matthews' hand and sing Kumbaya.  You repeated yourself on every question with some crap about "standards" and 'working together' -- admirable aspirations, to be sure, but not an answer to any of his questions, and evidently the only answer you knew how to give.

You may not have noticed (play back the tape), but by the time you gave that answer to him for the third time, he was fed up with you. Who could blame him? You displayed absolutely no courage, no conviction, and no opinion. Which, by the way, you presumably have, and presumably is why you were elected. If this is not the case, then why the hell does NH need you?

Grow up. You represented New Hampshire horribly and looked like an empty-headed buffoon. If you can't show up ready to offer useful discourse, then shut the f*ck up and stay in your office until election day.


A disgusted former constituent

Jeanne Shaheen's Official Website

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Everyone Can Have an "A" Bomb

Washington Post: President Obama's Gun Control Proposals (Click Here)
I find nothing in here that says, "Take them thar guns away!" In fact, I don't see one unreasonable item on this list at all. There are stricter criteria for buying Sudafed, for crying out loud.

My father killed himself with a gun. And while yes, had he not had access to a gun, he probably could have employed another method with which to end himself. However, it is equally possible that had there been a criteria for gun ownership based on psychological profile, my father's guns might have been removed from the home for his own safety, and maybe--MAYBE--he might have had enough time for someone to get to him and talk to him, or for something to change. Maybe. Maybe not. My point is, the outcomes could very well have been different. And my father had no business being around a gun at that point in his life.

I come from a hunting family; there were guns around all the time. I LIKE guns; I enjoy shooting them and I am a firm supporter of the Second Amendment. But that doesn't mean I support any Tom, Dick, and Harry owning an AR/AK, Howitzer, tank, or F-16. I certainly don't think that everyone should own a gun; some people are just not responsible or reliable enough to guarantee the general safety and well-being of the rest of the planet.

That's what this is about. It's not about disarming you, you idiots. It's about making sure that those of us who want to own a gun are fit to do so, and that we have a tracking system that records gun owners. Why not? We do it with drivers.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New blog entries and discussions coming soon, y'all! I'm so sorry for the radio silence of nine months, but real life kinda got in the way.  I'll try to beat it back more often...:)