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Uncommonly Sensible

Keeping the "anal" in analytical... (While trying to remain civilized)

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Well, shoot...

Tomorrow (September 27th) is National Hunting and Fishing Day.

The picture above is of my first gun. I've had it since I turned old enough to go hunting, which makes that nearly 40 years. I just got it back a week ago from the gunsmith where I dropped a couple of "C notes" to have it reconditioned.

Anyway, regarding National Hunting and Fishing Day; in June 1971, Sen. Thomas McIntyre, N.H., introduced Joint Resolution 117 authorizing National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday of every September. Rep. Bob Sikes, Fla., introduced an identical measure in the House. In early 1972, Congress unanimously passed both bills. On May 2, 1972, President Nixon signed the first proclamation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, writing, "I urge all citizens to join with outdoor sportsmen in the wise use of our natural resources and in insuring their proper management for the benefit of future generations."

There is an organization devoted to the day.
(You can find their website HERE)

Ted Nugent, well known musician and outdoorsman, wrote about it:

Kill 'Em & Grill 'Em

The "Motor City Madman" certainly has a way with words...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Declaration of Independence

(John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence")

"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." -Thomas Jefferson
(Preamble to the Declaration of Independence)

Based upon recent developments, it would seem that it's time for a new declaration of independence...independence from the biased, Leftist "mainstream" media, that is.

A majority of Americans are now convinced of that bias, and they are not happy about it. Some of us have been onto this for quite some time, but now we are in the majority, unlike in previous years.

I happened to pick up a copy of the local "fish wrap" the other day, which someone had left in the break area at my place of employment in the military-industrial complex; as usual, it was chock full of the usual partisan tripe, masquerading as objective journalism.

To be fair, there are still a lot of excellent journalists out there, and much of their work is chronicled at the following websites:

Human Events
Jewish World Review
Patriot Post
Town Hall

Of course, what with the advent of the "blogosphere", we are no longer limited to getting our news pre-digested for us by a "mainstream" media with an agenda of its own.

A few years ago a former co-worker (who died recently) introduced me to ScrappleFace, which opened up a whole new world for me, that being the aforementioned "blogosphere".

From there, I eventually started this little blog of mine, wherein I am free to write about whatever strikes my fancy.

I am not by any means the first or only person to start blogging after being exposed to the "blogosphere".

Another most excellent blog is Villainous Company; it was an early spin-off from the comments section at ScrappleFace.

I've had the pleasure of meeting the authors of both blogs. Besides the fact that they are both wonderful human beings, they are also good enough at what they write that they should be being paid (handsomely!) for so doing.

I have also met a number of other bloggers, and their respective blogs are all in my "blogroll", in the left hand column.
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At any rate, it's great to be able to dialogue amongst ourselves about the events of the day, rather than being dependent upon the "mainstream" media.

Also, it is terrific to have so many options...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Don't forget...

It seems that many have forgotten.

I remember finding out about the events of that fateful day.

Since I'm on third shift and was fast asleep at the time that they were occurring, it was only after the fact that I found out.

During that time frame, I had been transcribing a trail journal for a friend who was attempting to hike the Long Trail in Vermont; he too found out about the events of the day after the fact...because that was the day he blew out his knee and left the trail. Since he is also a patriot and a veteran, I know that he won't forget what happened anytime soon either, or ever.

Oh, how we Americans came together in the days that followed!

Oh, how many have already forgotten and learned nothing.

Don't be one of those who have forgotten...

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."
-John Philpot Curran

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