Thursday, October 27, 2011

Molon Labe

My advice prior to reading this post is to get yourself an adult beverage (maybe a Bombay Sapphire Martini, a glass of Altamura Cabernet Sauvignon (2007) or a Piraat Ale settle into an easy chair, and enjoy as JadeGold explains to you the meaning of "Molon Labe."

Were I a smoker--I'm not--a cigarette or fine cigar after reading wouldn't be out of the question.

It's gonna be that good.

Meet Darren Huff.

Darren's an NRA member, CCW holder, birther,  Oathkeeper, and a minister to the Georgia State Militia.  In short, Darren's your average, run-of-the-mill gunloon.

Well, Darren had himself a bit of a run-in with the law.

Seems Darren was upset his fellow gunloon, birther, NRA member and US Navy court-martialee, Walter Fitzpatrick III (I'll do a post on this guy later) had been arrested and decided he'd would take an AK-47, a Colt .45 and several hundred rounds of ammunition down to the Tennessee court to arrest himself some judges and lawyers. I forgetting something?  What could it be?  I know there's something else....hang on....just a sec'...oh yeah:

You can't really expect to take over a courthouse and overthrow President Obama  and free political prisoners without a DVD titled "Tranny Hunter."

And no self-respecting gunloon/patriot/militia minister would go anywhere without a "pink dildo with remote control." And gel.  And condoms.

Oh yeah.  Was it good for you?  But there's more.  Check out the Wonkette comments.  My faves:

In the Battle of Backdoor Sharia what better weapons than an AK-47 and a remote controlled dildo?
God, I remember my first tranny hunt, coming (and coming!) back to the truck with pa and the boys, our shirts smudged with mascara and our pink dildos slung over our shoulders. We drove home with the freshly-killed trannies strapped to the hood, their wigs flapping in the breeze and their falsies akimbo. We sang songs about automatic weaponry and the naturalization process for U.S. citizenry. Later that night, "Uncle" Rick sodomized me behind the porn shed. 
Those were the salad days, y'know?
When pink remote-controlled dildos are outlawed, only outlaws will have pink remote-controlled dildos. 
 "They can have my pink dildo when they pry it out of my cold lubed butt while I watch "Tranny Hunter" er something like that".


  1. Wottafuckin'maroon.

    What bothers me the most is not that this idiot is only going to jail for five years. His "courageous stand" is being praised by others and defended. The guy is at best a delusional wannabe and at worse a treasonous piece of shit. Take your pick.

  2. Tranny? Tranny?

    I thought it said Tyranny!

    And here I've been strugglin' against Trannies to be a good patriot!

    I am seriously worrying about the level of literacy in the US. They need better public schools, not guns.

  3. I know it's not the way it's pronounced but I see "Molon Labe" and I read, "Moron Rabid".

  4. The major problem is that the Persians ended up slaughtering the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae.

    All the Spartans did was forstall the inevitable for a few days (weeks?).

    Maybe there's a moral in this that these people are losers, fighting a losing battle against the inevitable.

  5. I should note that the Battle of Thermopolae was where King Leonidas of the Spartans said μολὼν λαβέ!

  6. Show off, LOL!

    It's all Greek to me.

    Greece is the only country I have ever visited where I did not pick up much of the language; just enough for a bit of haggling while shopping.

    Or as my father was fond of saying about it "she picked up a little Greek; his name was Spiros, and he was about 5'6"". A friend of the hotel owner, old enough to BE my father 'took an interest' in me which was not reciprocated...

  7. Maybe, like the UK, they had turned in their remote controlled knives for.....oh, never mind, I'm laughing too hard to finish this.

    Tranny hunter???????????????

  8. Molon labe:


    for those who don't wish to attend Jadegold getting around to an explanation.

    Although I'm sure he has more he could add...

  9. So....does this mean that this group of right wing nut religious freak DOESN'T believe in abstinence only sex and sex ed?

    They've been out in the woods a bit too long.

  10. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Georgia militia member testified Friday at his trial in a bizarre courthouse takeover case, fighting back tears and saying "my government has called me a potential domestic terrorist."

    "This is the most humiliating thing I have ever been through," Darren Wesley Huff of Dallas, Ga., said on the fourth day of the trial on weapons charges.

    I dunno. If I were Huff, I'd think having to retrieve my copy of "Tranny Hunter" and remote-controlled pink dildo from police property would be pretty high on the humiliation scale.

  11. Mr. Huff is from Georgia where, IIRC, sex toys are illegal.

    "Give us your tired, your poor, your sexually repressed masses..."

  12. Dog Gone said:
    Maybe, like the UK, they had turned in their remote controlled knives for.....oh, never mind, I'm laughing too hard to finish this. in regard to this.

    But Democommie sez:
    sex toys are illegal, which Dog Gone has verified as correct.

    That proves that when sex toys are illegal, only criminals will have sex toys.

    JadeGold my fav comment was:

    Remote-controlled dildos? No wonder why Americans are obese. if you can't walk across your mom's basement to fetch your rubber dork then you are just a lazy wanker.

  13. Democommie, you recall correctly; and more than one dumb law is on the books on this topic in Georgia:

    Law Summary
    The term “sadomasochistic abuse” is defined so broadly, that it could possibly be applied to a person handcuffing another in a clown suit.

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    Full text of the Law
    (6) 'Sadomasochistic abuse' means flagellation or torture by or upon a person who is nude or clad in undergarments or in revealing or bizarre costume or the condition of being fettered, bound, or otherwise physically restrained on the part of one so clothed.


    February 22, 2006 News & Views » News Briefs


    It's obscene! (And now, it could be legal)
    Advertising sex toys just might be OK
    by Coley Ward
    click to enlarge Score one for this Smyrna head shop. - Jim Stawniak

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    Score one for this Smyrna head shop.


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    For years, it's been illegal in Georgia to sell, lend, rent or otherwise distribute obscene material such as violent pornographic movies, vibrators and penis pumps.

    But a recent federal appeals court ruling has lawyers wondering if that's about to change.

    On Feb. 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that a portion of Georgia's obscenity law is unconstitutional -- a decision that, according to the Georgia ACLU, should nullify the entire obscenity law.

    The court ruled in favor of This, That & the Other, a Smyrna head shop, finding that a state law making it illegal to advertise sex toys was too broad and unconstitutionally limited free speech.

    This, That & the Other originally brought its suit against Cobb County in 2000, after Cobb officials tried to shut down the shop by invoking the state's seldom-used ban on selling vibrators and dildos.

    Georgia's obscenity law bans "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs." There are two exceptions: people who have a prescription from their doctors, and teachers or students in "a course of study related to such material."

    So, is our tranny hunter a teacher or student? Or does he have a prescription from his urologist or proctologist? (neither of which I want to think about, least of all a mental image)

  14. Jade wrote:
    "I dunno. If I were Huff, I'd think having to retrieve my copy of "Tranny Hunter" and remote-controlled pink dildo from police property would be pretty high on the humiliation scale."

    I would wish for the police to line up, so he has to run a gauntlet of laughing law enforcement officers to get his property and again to leave with it.

  15. I can't wait to hear about Walter Fitzpatrick III. I doubt if he could beat out ole Huffy.

  16. Laci The Dog,

    Perhaps you should study some more history. Xerxes suggested that the Spartans surrender their weapons in exchange for being allowed to live. Leonidas shouted, molon labe--come and take. The Spartans also were told that the Persian arrows would block out the sun. The Spartans declared that they'd fight in the shade. (All of this comes from Plutarch, et al. It's good to have good writers write your history.)

    Countrary to your claim, however, while the Spartans were killed, they delayed the Persian invasion, allowing the Athenians and others to defeat the Persians. Perhaps you meant to say that people can lose a battle and still win the war?

  17. Greg, maybe you should study some more history.

    Laci reads Greek; you are repeating translations.

    Plutarch is a lovely writer, agreed; but he wrote hundreds of years later than the events, and his personal history in this is hardly an objective one.

    In other words - do you really believe for example, that George Washington did all the things that he is reported to have done, or do you understand the difference between history and legend or myth incorrectly reported as factual history?

    For example, do you believe every word of the Bible is objective fact? Or do you accept that archeology has demonstrated that there was no battle at Jericho as reported in the book of Joshua:

    "Kenyon reported that her work showed Garstang to have been wrong and the Germans right - Jericho had been deserted at the accepted Biblical date of the Conquest. Her result was confirmed in 1995 by radiocarbon tests which dated the destruction to 1562 BCE (plus/minus 38 years) with a certainty of 95%.[2]"

    There is history, and there is myth that is not historically accurate. Laci is far better educated than you appear to be. I believe from what I know of his background in the UK military that he has a very practical appreciation of the concept you mention.

    Are you aware of that other classical war, Pyrrhus of Epirus? Plutarch wrote about him too.

    Or is your reading of Plutarch limited to right wing nut cherry picked stuff? I'm guessing YOU never read Plutarch at all.

  18. A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
    There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
    And drinking largely sobers us again.
    Fir'd at first Sight with what the Muse imparts,
    In fearless Youth we tempt the Heights of Arts,
    While from the bounded Level of our Mind,
    Short Views we take, nor see the lengths behind,
    But more advanc'd, behold with strange Surprize
    New, distant Scenes of endless Science rise.

    Greg, final results the Persians beat the Spartans. the Battle of Thermopylae allowed the Persians to overrun most of Greece.

    As I said, they lost.

    It was actually, the Naval Action at Salamis that cost the Persians the invasion. Still, the Persians had conquered Greece and held it for a year.

    Actually, it was Herodotus writings about this battle in his twenty-second logos and Ephorus who gave the most detailed accounts. Herodotus' opinion was that Athens had saved Greece, not the Spartans. Plutarch and a few others mentioned the battle, but not in the detail of Herodotus.

    I would also add that most ancient sources are fairly biased and can be considered propaganda by modern standards. They want to make their side look good.

    As a Westerner, you have accounts that are biased toward the Greeks rather than the Persians. In fact, I don't know of any versions from the Persian side.

  19. Not only do this lot of loonies learn their history apparently exclusively from inaccurate right wing sources,when they read wikipedia to brush up their ignorance, they don't apparently read all the way down to the end.

    "Xerxes withdrew with much of his army to Asia (losing most to starvation and disease), leaving Mardonius to complete the conquest of Greece. The following year, however, saw a Greek army decisively defeat the Persians at the Battle of Plataea, thereby ending the Persian invasion."

    I'm guessing they also haven't been there. Again I have, prepped with knowledge of what I was going to see before getting there - and then having that knowledge expanded upon by those who know their history the best: Greeks.

    Good answer, Laci, as always.

  20. from Wikipedia (because it is easier to cut and paste than to dig out books, find the right passage, and retype the cite here)

    The social contract is an intellectual device intended to explain the appropriate relationship between individuals and their governments. Social contract arguments assert that individuals unite into political societies by a process of mutual consent, agreeing to abide by common rules and accept corresponding duties to protect themselves and one another from violence and other kinds of harm.[citation needed]

    It is clearly indicated by phrases such as "We the people" IS the basis for my claim that the Constitution is a document of consent of the governed, a classic social contract, as in the opening lines:
    "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

    No mention of anything being god given in there. Every provision, clause and paragraph refers to man-made institutions and rights designated by human law and consensus, not divine providence and not by divine ordination.

    The very document itself is written and designed AS a human social contract between the people and their representative government. Representative government is by definition constructed to reflect the consent of the governed as distinct from other forms of government at the time.

    So...when you prove 1. God exists, and when you prove to me 2. that there is something in the Constitutoin which is not there - the god given right to a pesonal firearm, or any other right which is god-given, and not something we agree upon as 'we the people', and when you provide me with 3. the texts about personal weapons rather than military weapons or judicial practice to deal with crime and violence from pertinent religious texts, you will have a point. Oh, and DO follow that up with citations from legal decisions basing that right on a divine source rather than social contract.

    Until then you have your own personal religion, as guaranteed to you by the Constitution, but no 'god given right' to anything that is required to be respected by anyone else, least of all law enforcement, civil government, or the courts.

    Or the rest of us.

    And before you cite the Declaration of Independence - which does not give you any gun rights - read this.

    "Social contract theory played an important historical role in the emergence of the idea that political authority must be derived from the consent of the governed. The starting point for most social contract theories is a heuristic examination of the human condition absent from any political order, usually termed the “state of nature”. In this condition, individuals' actions are bound only by their personal power and conscience. From this shared starting point, social contract theorists seek to demonstrate, in different ways, why a rational individual would voluntarily give up his or her natural freedom to obtain the benefits of political order.

    Thomas Hobbes (1651), John Locke (1689), and Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1762) are the most famous social contract thinkers. Each drew quite different conclusions about the nature of political authority. Hobbes advocated absolute monarchy, Locke advocated natural rights, and Rousseau advocated collective sovereignty in the name of "the general will.".[citation needed] The Lockean concept of the social contract was invoked in the United States Declaration of Independence,"

  21. If we are getting into Greek History, Sparta was pretty much on the wane at the Time of the Persian Wars. It's defeat by Thebes in Battle of Leuctra (371 BC) finished the city State of Sparta.

    Let's put it this way, the Capital of Greece is?


    Athens ended up being the ultimate "winner" out of all the city states of Ancient Greece.

    Which gets to the propaganda aspect. History is written by the winners, of course, Athens was going to give honourable mention to its allies, but ultimately, it was Athens that proved "triumphant".

    So, yeah, the Spartans were the ultimate losers. Their warlike and unforgiving nature was a vice, not a virtue. They let themselves be slaughtered to ultimately lose prominence as a city state.