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Via Claire Wolfe – Aaron Zelman was the guiding force behind JPFO. I admired the man, and I regret not having been able to work for him on one of his documentaries.
Please watch the JPFO website, and, if they have special instructions for memorials, follow those as well. I will.
For those who haven’t heard, here’s the Wikipedia entry…
Having saved the lives of millions due to his research, memorials should be built to honor him. And if there is a God, this man now walks in Heaven.
I’m working on why my beautiful scans/files are not openable in a new window to see them full-size. Stay Tuned, anonymous reader…
A good weekend…went to the range and did some practice (no pics due to me needing to rush out the door to beat the rain), did some home repair, and even found some cheap(er) 7.62 NATO in bandoleers!
Also: I’m removing the Jihad Watch lik on the blog – I’ve been reading the coverage given to the owner by Little Green Footballs, and I’m convinced. I’ll have nothing to do with racist idiots.
And while I’m at it – about a month back there was a discusion amongst some gun bloggers about the utility of an Appleseed for the absolute beginner – here’s one..
I have to say I agree with Byrne on this – I had believed that the problem was with me when I wasn’t hitting the target (hitting other people’s targets, actually) when my rifle hadn’t been zeroed, and I had shot maybe 200 rounds through it. Someone who isn’t as determined as I am might have been discouraged and given up with the intensity of the training there. I haven’t – I’m going to get that Rifleman patch someday! – and perhaps the “sink or swim” approach is the best way to cultivate Riflemen. I just think that more clarity in exactly what’s going to happen might behoove the RWVA.
I had mulled this over for a long time. I had almost given in to temptation, and gone over to the Statist side. Like NOMAD the logic seemed inescapable.
Pure libertarianism wasn’t working (via Paul and the Rally for the Republic), therefore I would have to run for office as Paul seemed to be urging freedom-loving Americans to do.
But it’s not that simple. People who end up running, no matter how they feel in the beginning, get tainted by the office they run for. They get attacked by their opponent, and (figuratively) rectally examined for hint of wrong thinking, improper action, or moral impropriety. And after all that, even if they as a a candidate win, how do you make someone else follow you, without either becoming the political creature most of us hate, or using the power of the State to coerce obedience?
No, Paul’s message is fine as far as it goes, but I won’t submit myself to the cheapening of political office. I can’t.
Hopefully, more new content in a couple of days.