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Divorcing Liberals

Ok – so I normally don’t post things like this, but I felt this particular chain email pretty sums things up. Enjoy it, while I prepare several blog articles that I’ve been sitting on for a while.


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Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists, and Obama supporters, et. al.:

We have stuck together since the late 1950s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated eachother for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

1. Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by land mass, each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy. Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides had such distinct and disparate tastes.

2. We don’t like redistributive taxes, so you can keep them.

3. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.

4. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military.

5. We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar, and bio-diesel.

6. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O’Donnell. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.

7. We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies and Wall Street.

8. You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless homeboys, hippies, druggies, and illegal aliens.

9. We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.

10. We’ll keep the Bibles and give you Cnn,NBC and Hollywood ..

11. You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

12. You can have the peace-niks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

13. We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

14. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness, and Shirley McLain. You can also have the U.N., but we will no longer be paying the bill.

15. We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

16. You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

17. We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

18. We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

19. I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya,” or “We Are the World”.

20. We’ll practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

21. Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

22. Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

John J. Wall

Law Student and an American

P.S.: Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn,

Martin Sheen, Barbra Streisand, and Jane Fonda with you.

P.S.S.: And you won’t have to “Press 1 for English” when you

call our country.

A Sheriff and 3 dots

You know – it’s not often that I take issue with a fellow gun enthusiast. It’s even more rare that I take issue with someone who is into guns (and self defense) AND falls pretty close to my political views. I’m making an exception in this case.

Now, I’ve never met Sheriff Jim Wilson. Based on his youtube videos, tv episodes, and website and magazine articles, I bet he is a fine man. I also bet he served his fellow citizens well in his capacity as a sheriff in Texas. He also is a country musician, which is great. However, I think he may have let some of his “fame” go to his head a bit.

Now let me explain a bit first.

I can’t remember why, but I added Jim as a “friend” on Facebook. As best I can recall, it was probably a post about the Arizona illegal immigrant issue, but I can’t be sure. At any rate, I enjoyed his posts about guns and self defense and occasional politics. Then along came his post about 3-dot combat sights…so I clicked to read it.

Apparently, Jim doesn’t like the 3-dot system. He wants to be in opposition to the millions of guns sold with 3-dot combat sights and the thriving after-market in them, and the probably untold number of cases where guns with 3-dot sights were used in self-defense or combat. That’s his choice based on his experience, right? Ok. Fine.

We are busy making fun of people who play at personal defense. — Sheriff Jim Wilson

That’s where I started to take an issue with his comments. I’m sure that his reply was meant partly tongue-in-cheek, but I’m also sure that it contained an element of seriousness. Who is Jim Wilson to determine someone’s seriousness about self-defense?

I agree 100% that training is a vital element to good preparation. However, just because a person cannot afford to train or does not have the abundance of time to train, does not mean they are no less serious about self-defense. As a matter of fact, you know all the nice statistics we like to point out when making the case for self-defense awareness? I’m willing to bet that in a majority of those cases where a gun is used, the person had little or no formal training.

I also agree that utilizing the front sight is critically important. Don’t waste valuable (and life threatening ) time trying to get a perfect alignment on your sights. Get the front sight on target.

But Jim didn’t refer to target acquisition. He was referring to the 3-dot system.

Someone else (Tom Stef) apparently had an issue and asked Jim about the 3-dot systems he had used in his videos. Sheriff Jim Wilson promptly denied the fact, took offense, and felt he was being called a liar. Well, I suppose if you closely read Sheriff Jim’s replies (see screenshots), then technically he didn’t lie. That is – unless you count the revolver in this video – or the 2 embedded at the end of this article.

So I made a comment about making fun of people and trolling. And Jim de-friended me. Even after he was complaining about how “people say stuff on the internet forums” – but apparently that doesn’t apply to his ridicule of people who “play at self defense.”

Then Tom Stef promptly reminded and linked Jim to a couple of videos that show him clearly demonstrating 3-dot combat sights. I guess since it wasn’t on “American Guardian TV” then Jim’s weak response is correct.

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Then Jim de-friended Tom Stef and removed his posts (check the full wall post here – see screenshot at bottom of this article). All Tom did was link to the videos and ask for clarification.

Maybe Sheriff Jim didn’t own those particular guns. Or maybe he is just jumping on the “I know it best” bandwagon now? Maybe he should stick to writing articles and producing video episodes. Let everyone else stick to the self-defense and shooting that works best for each person.

After all, his self-defense information is good…his rhetoric is not.

Note: These videos (linked by Tom Stef) clearly show Sheriff Jim Wilson using 3-dot combat sights. Guess he was just “playing around with self defense” while demonstrating to others?

I’ve been reported – by a Republican!

The sheer stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me. Facebook certainly makes you realize how many people go through life truly clueless.

Of course, this is all the fault of Jim Wells. Somehow, he managed to post on the wall of Gail Hart from Lawton, Oklahoma. As you can see in the screenshots, she posted something about Bush and Perry’s new books. Then she followed up with a comment:

me don’t think it’s a good idea to keep moving everything we use in the US to other countries – where are our jobs for the unemployed that are losing homes and can’t feed their children? — Gail Hart via Facebook

That’s where Jim stepped into the yard and threw a few pebbles.

You’re blaming the wrong person. Obama has called for doing away with tax incentives for companies that outsource. I hope that the Republican House will go along with this. — Jim Wells via Facebook

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Apparently, Gail didn’t like Jim’s statement of fact – as much as it pains me to admit anything positive about Obama.

Then Calvin Lester jumped into the yard and started a rock fight.

FYI, isn’t this the same Governor who suggested that Texas seceed from the Union ? Plu-lezzze! — Calvin Lester

That apparently sent Gail over the edge. How dare someone talk about Rick Perry. So…she decided to claim her little spot on Facebook (with her privacy set to “everyone” nonetheless).

Oh and Calvin, I don’t know you or who you even are so get the heck off my wall!!!!! You are not welcome here and I will report you. This is a warning and I will not say it again. — Gail Hart

The conversation bounced back and forth, and finally I added my little tidbit to remind everyone of the ramifications of outsourcing, including sparking inflation especially when combined with quantitative easing. Plus, I decided to school Gail on how social networking works.

Now – about Facebook and posting on walls. If your privacy is set to “everyone” or “friends of friends”, then there is nothing to report. You know – it’s the whole idea of “social networking”. 😉 — Rex

Apparently she didn’t like that response. She also apparently didn’t comprehend my explanation about inflation, etc. For the first time, I was kicked out of a conversation by a Republican – and kicked out with Calvin Lester, a progressive.

Rex and Calvin – you have both just been reported — Gail Hart

Reported to the Facebook political police. What a day.