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diptych # 19 (civilized ku # 2429-30) ~ it's begining to look a not like Xmas (god bless America)

Rain / cat butts ~ Au Sable Forks, NY - in the Adirondack Park • click to embiggenDecember 21st and it's raining cats 'n dogs outside. Inside, the cats have parked their heads where the sun don't shine. For some reason, it all brings to mind the Republican led (?) US House of Representatives (god bless America).

If there is a more dedicated group of reality deniers other than those idiots - climate change, election losses, guns-don't-kill-people-people-kill-people, nobody dies because they can't get health care, not to mention the "legitimate rape" and the 47% things, to name just few parts of the real world they choose not to occupy - I've never heard of them (the idiots at Fox-icon News don't count because they're not idiots, they're just outright liars).

That written, as we enter the heart of the Xmas / holiday season, I don't want to dampen the festivities and good cheer by going all political on you. Instead I thought I would share part of Xmas wish list ....

.... I'm hoping for a bunch of hang gliders so, when the country goes over the "fiscal cliff" (god bless America), I and mine can glide off that cliff and soar merrily around like care free birds on the wing (above both the fray and the rabble). And, just to keep the gliding around more fun, a small arsenal of carry-on AK 15s would be nice*. You ever know when they might come in handy.

While the hang gliders remain a remote possibility, the AK 15s are most likely not. They have been selling like hotcakes since the Newtown Massacre (god bless America), so they are in short supply. Although, that's not because of diminishing inventory, there are plenty still around. No, that's not it ...

... it's an artificial shortage caused by gun dealers who have stopped selling those type of weapons of mass destruction - not out of any sense of public good, but rather, because they know as soon as a real threat of a ban on such weapons emerges, the price they can charge for those weapons will skyrocket out of sight (god bless America). In any event, it's certainly reassuring to know that the free market always "gets it right" (god bless America).

FYI, there's a great song, Swimmin' In The Big, aka: Bathing in the Waters of D'Nile (scroll down to # 7 and give a listen), which kinda sums it up rather nicely. A few lyrics from that song ...

My job is so secure and my government is stable
The weather’s getting better, a little warmer every year
And now we’ve got free trade, and everyone will prosper
The locals here are happy, I think I’ll have another beer

Ho, ho, ho. (god bless America)

*Legend has it that a Vietnam War helicopter gunship door gunner, when asked how he could kill women and children, answered: "Ya just don't lead 'em so much". (god bless America)

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:32AM by Registered Commentergravitas et nugalis in , | Comments4 Comments

Reader Comments (4)

You live in the wrong place, move to this absurd country where the elected government has managed to contrive the equivalent of going over the fiscal cliff without even having its hands tied... oh, hang on, I'm not selling it very well...

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Looks loke armedamerica.org.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

I take great offense to this post, being a Vietnam Veteran. Mark I think you are are clueless why people are buying AR15s.

Wikipedia:
Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever necessary.

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered eastern people to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject race to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so...Adolf Hitler...4/11/1942

Now, you can keep spewing this left radical propaganda but no one believe it anymore except for the useful idiots and those that agree with you and want to live under total control.

Don't worry about buying a AK 15. There is no such thing and even if you could buy one, you don't need one.

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRon

Of course, in a totalitarian state, there would be no Wikipedia to go look stuff up on. How ironic of you Ron.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpepeye

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