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It's not unique to Zorro. We have a blogger here in the U.S., in the state of Minnesota who affects the pseudonym of 'the Admiral' (although of course he is not an admiral, apparently never served in the military; he just like to be grandiose in promoting himself) advocated that someone should do a 'Sirhan Sirhan' on Obama's ass. For those who don't recognize who Sirhan Sirhan is, he is the man who assassinated Bobby Kennedy. (yeah, the admiral is also an old fart) And in response to the Giffords shooting in Arizona, the Admiral indicated he would have been celebrating if it had been Obama.That's because some of these people just have a purely ugly world view. It gratifies them in some way to be nasty, ugly, and to rejoice in violent rhetoric.They are their own worst enemy. That's why Sarah Palin in the U.S. is going down in the polls for a Republican /Tea Party candidate, including the betting pools on candidates for the 2012 election.What goes around comes around.
Just for those too dense to ascertain it on their own, this is the difference between an illegal threat of violence, and a First Amendment-protected expression of opposition to tyranny.Don't thank me--glad I could help.
Zorro, Your contention is that what you said is fundamentally different than the guy in AZ who said, "You're dead" to someone.I think you're back peddling really hard on this one. You said some stupid shit and now you're trying to defend it.I approved the comment because it did not meet my personal criteria for deletion, vile though it is.
I think you're back peddling really hard on this one.Not "back peddling" at all--simply pointing out that I said nothing illegal or threatening.
Zorro, you are wrong on both counts. Threatening anyone with violence is illegal. Threatening members of our elected government is a special category of illegal, that recently earned Charles Alan Wilson a prison term for doing it to Senator Patty Murray, if you care to try it and join him.I feel sorry for the man who was shot and then made the outburst, but in his case, after having been shot in that way, who knows what kind of post traumatic stress he may have been under, compared to someone like you who just likes to threaten violence without any justification.The anti-tyrrany crowd are a bunch of nut jobs and wackos. That would seem to include you?
Zorro uses a picture that appears to be Roy Rogers as his icon. I'm imagining him rather as the man in the photo posing with his guns on the bed in an earlier post, with the addition of a mask, and cape, and maybe a black hat edged with ball fringe.............in his mom's basement.
Cool, LEOs see Zerro's dim comment and lock his sorry arse up.And if they go reading his posts.Bye Bye "gun rights"!
dog gone, For someone so new around here, you really got Zorro peggedThanks for the laughs.
I believe that photo expands on the saying 'get the lead out'; perhaps the model for the photo neglected to notice that his own endowment did not compare as favorably as he hopes in close proximity to his weaponry.Presumbaly, he conisders his guitar another adjunct to his masculinity. I wouldn't be surprised if he could benefit from lessons in how to use all of the equipment he is displaying in the photo.And yes, I mean ALL of the equipment, regarldess of attached or detached from the rest of him.You might be interested in something I just posted on Robert Levy...over at penigma.blogspot.com relating to gun control. He came out in favor.
I am quite offended by Zorro's comment.The 9mm is a superb round that's great for beginners and experts alike. It's small size allows more rounds in less space and it's low power encourages you to shoot your assailant more than once (which you should do regardless of caliber).
It is my personal preferred round for target shooting; I acquired a Colt .45 Gold Cup for the combat pistol training I took for my permit, which I needed to support a criminal protection order when that party failed to respect the order's distance. My favorite fire arm of all time is the Browning High power, which of course uses the 9mm ammunition.Which should provide a context to my being offended at the gun fetishism demonstrated by commenters like Zorro. Or the tragicomic figure in the photo.
Dear, dear me. Poor Mr. Zero has, it seems an issue with rage. Just what a feller needs when he LUVS him some gunz. What a putz.
I didn't think Zorro was rageful when he said that, at other times maybe, but not then. He was just trying to be funny ans shocking and said some stupid shit. After that it was back peddling all the way.
Mikeb30200:You're certainly entitled to think that. I, otoh, see it as the mask slipping off to reveal the character of the wearer.One minor quibble. It should be "backpedal". as in, moving the pedals of a bicycle in reverse.
Thanks for the spelling tip. Can you imagine how bad I was before google?
AztecRed:I am quite offended by Zorro's comment.The 9mm is a superb round that's great for beginners and experts alike. It's small size allows more rounds in less space and it's low power encourages you to shoot your assailant more than once (which you should do regardless of caliber).My apologies, Aztec, for my tasteless joke about the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, which indeed is a fine self-defense round. That part of my comment was intended to be a humorous allusion to my being firmly within the .45 ACP camp, in the ".45 vs. 9mm" debate (to paraphrase Sir Mix-A-Lot, "I like big bullets and I cannot lie"), but was an ill-considered sally, at best.In these times of bitter divisiveness and harsh partisan rhetoric, it was foolish and irresponsible of me to make such a joke about a cartridge that has, and deserves, so many devotees as the 9mm.Actually, 9mm is what my kids generally shoot, when they're not plinking with .22s--it's a great kid's round.