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I think one thing that

15 Nov

the Paris terror attacks have very plainly shown us is that we cannot just sit back with an Obamaesque nonchalance and pretend that we can keep doing what we are doing and it can never happen here or that our behavior is not really a problem. It certainly can happen here. It is a problem, and our “leaders” need to catch up to the program and realize it is not 1990 anymore. Wake up! It’s 2015! We simply can’t afford to be “soft” anymore. Yeah, it may not be what you would choose, but to quote a modern philosopher (Ursuala the Sea Witch), “Life’s full of tough choices, iddn’t it?”

We need to get a real counter-offensive going against ISIS going, and Obama is certainly not the man to do it. Just give him his footie pajamas, pat him on the head, and get a real leader in the White House! It’s getting serious and we just can’t afford any more stupidity.

I guarantee you that if just 10% of Parisians had been carrying a gun, this never could have happened. Never. Never, never, NEVER!

No more stupid gun control. No more pampered, whiney colleges students whinging about “safe spaces.” No more old wannabe hippies as college administrators. No more. As they say in football… well, I don’t want to say it here. But we need to grow up and toughen up! We indeed live in serious times, times that call for serious responses. Maybe our parents or grandparents could afford to be pampered whiners, but not us. No, history calls us in a different direction, and now the only question is whether WE will answer the bell. Our children and grandchildren are watching, and they will judge our behavior. We don’t want to go down as another “empty” generation.

Just like those who grew up in the Great Depression learned to be tough, so we had better learn that same lesson. Maybe it is too late for my generation, but I hope not. In any case, we need our kids and grandkids to be much tougher than our parents were and likely a good deal more than we are. And remember the mamby-pamby Left is embodied by the Obama “pajama boy.” It is a sickness. We just don’t need that right now. At his age I had a doctorate, a wife and 2 kids, and was a LT in the Navy!

I agree that George Patton was by all accounts a jerk. I would not want him for a fishing buddy. I might well not even like him as a person. But he might indeed have a skill set that I need, and that skill set may not be separable from his less attractive personality traits. If I really needed someone to win tank battles, he would be a very good choice.

 
  1. Oregonian

    November 16, 2015 at 10:28 am

    “Arm everyone!!” Yeah, like that will make the world a less violent place.

    Yes, guns for all will prevent some classes of tragedy. But it will absolutely increase the number of small-scale tragedies as arguments get out of hand and escalate into gunshots.

     
    • Gregor Mendel

      November 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      There is simply no evidence for your second assertion. There is a mountain of hard evidence for your first.

      But the EVIDENCE shows that arming a large proportion of people will indeed make the world a less violent place. It’s time to get a little hard-nosed about these things! I understand that the plain facts don’t support your position, but that is reason to re-evaluate your position rather than to complain that the facts don’t support your particular hobby-horse. It’s high time we got a little scientific about these things!

       
      • Oregonian

        November 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

        Would you really want to go to a bar or a football game where everyone open-carried?

        Sure, you might say everyone will behave because they know that someone’s going to get hurt if someone doesn’t behave. But would you want to take the chance that you might be caught in someone else’s crossfire.

        Reading this blog these many years makes me think you’re just itching to be able to defend yourself someday by shooting at someone. Like it would be the highlight of your life.

         
        • Gregor Mendel

          November 17, 2015 at 4:32 pm

          You are TOTALLY wrong. But yes, a football game (bars are usually prohibited) would be FAR safer. Learn the FACTS and don’t just be led by knee-jerk notions!

           
          • Oregonian

            November 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

            Please publish your list of places where open carry is (would be) good and a place where open carry is (would be) bad.

             
          • Gregor Mendel

            November 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm

            No thanks, I’m really not into worthless and unproductive effort. Thanks anyway. But I will answer any real questions you actually have.

             
  2. Oregonian

    November 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

    If Patton invited me to go fishing, I’d go.