The Right to Keep and Bear

Why is it necessary for a free people to excercise the right to keep AND bear arms?  This photo from U.S history explains it much better than I can.  (ht/native outlawz)

RKBA

My New Theme Song

Heh. But I confess I don’t practice trumpet at ALL.

I Always Hated This Song…Until This Cover

Now, that’s the way it should be done.

Now you know the rest of the story

Our friend Arch posted the following over at gcp.  Now, I have no way of knowing if any of these quips, quotes, and conversations are real or imgined.  But, since I read it on the internet …  Bon Jour!

A Washington DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why the US is in so much trouble:

1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman (Carol Shea-Porter) ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!)

2. I got a call from a Kansas Congressman’s (Moore) staffer (Howard Bauleke), who wanted to go to Cape Town.  I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, and then he interrupted me with, ”I’m not trying to make you look stupid, but Cape Town is in Massachusetts.”  Without trying to make him look stupid, I calmly explained, ”Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Cape Town is in South Africa.”   His response — click.

3. A senior Vermont Congressman (Bernie Sanders) called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that’s not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state.  He replied, ‘Don’t lie to me! I looked on the map, and Florida is a very THIN state!!” (OMG)

4. I got a call from a lawmaker’s wife (Landra Reid) who asked, ”Is it possible to see England from Canada?” I said, ”No.”
She said, ”But they look so close on the map” (OMG, again!)

5. An aide for a cabinet member (Janet Napolitano) once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. I pulled up the reservation and noticed he had only a 1-hour layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, ”I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time.”  (Aghhhh)

6. An Illinois Congresswoman (Jan Schakowsky) called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 a.m., and got to Chicago at 8:33 a.m.  I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but she couldn’t understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

7. A New York lawmaker, (Jerrold Nadler) called and asked, ”Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?” I said, ‘No, why do you ask?’  He replied, ”Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I’m overweight. I think that’s very rude!”  After putting him on hold for a minute, while I looked into it. (I was dying laughing). I came back and explained the city code for Fresno, Ca. is (FAT – Fresno Air Terminal), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on his luggage.

8. A Senator John Kerry aide (Lindsay Ross) called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, ”Would it be cheaper to fly to California and then take the train to Hawaii ?”

9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman, Bobby Bright from Ala. who asked, ”How do I know which plane to get on?” I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, ”I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them.”

10. Senator Dianne Feinstein called and said, ”I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?” I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola and fly on a commuter plane. She said, ”Yeah, whatever, smarty!”

11. Mary Landrieu, La. Senator, called and had a question about the documents she needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded her that she needed a visa. “Oh, no I don’t. I’ve been to China many times and never had to have one of those.” I double checked and sure enough, her stay required a visa. When I told her this she said, ”Look, I’ve been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!”

12. A New Jersey Congressman (John Adler) called to make reservations, ”I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York .” I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, ”Are you sure that’s the name of the town?” “Yes, what flights do you have?” replied the man. After some searching, I came back with, ”I’m sorry, sir, I’ve looked up every airport code in the country and can’t find a rhino anywhere.”  ”The man retorted, ”Oh, don’t be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!” So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, ”You don’t mean Buffalo, do you?” The reply? ”Whatever! I knew it was a big animal.”

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The is the World Famous Friday Open Thread, back by popular demand!

 

WFFOT:  The Final Frontier.

Texas Buries A Hero~R.I.P Chris Kyle

The shock we all felt a little over a week ago when the news of his murder was announced still is with many Texans.

An American Hero, a legendary SEAL from Texas, loving husband and father, has left his loved one’s hurting and an entire state circling around them to show his life was with meaning and well spent, short though it was.

Chris’ memorial service was held on Monday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  Approximately 7,000 attended, as his coffin rested on the big blue star on the fifty yard line.

Mrs. Kyle gave an emotional eulogy, which breaks my heart to watch.

His young son and daughter wrote a farewell message to their father, which was printed on the back of the memorial service program.

Farewell note to Dad

Today, a funeral procession I have never heard of or seen departed Midlothian, Texas, about 25 miles SWest of Dallas, on a 220 mile journey for Chris’ final resting place in the Texas State Cemetery, reserved by state law for Texans that have made a significant contribution.

The procession departed at around 8a.m. The temperature was in the mid 40’s, it was raining and the wind was out of the North. The cold matched the feeling so many were left with after hearing of his death, the rain was like tears from Heaven.
On the 220 mile journey, people stood out in the weather to show their respect to a fallen hero that few ever knew. It was an inspiring tribute and a reflection on how genuinely good hearted and grateful Texans are for those who serve with honor.
Every city and small town on the long journey down the heavily traveled, but now shut down, I-35 turned out on the road side and overpasses.

R.I.P. warrior!
God Bless the Kyle family and God Bless Texas!

Navy SEAL Tridents hand punched into Kyle’s coffin

Reg Presley, RIP

The Troggs frontman Reg Presley has died a year after retiring from music to concentrate on battling lung cancer. The “Wild Thing” rocker, 71, died at his home in Andover, England on Monday.

Presley’s daughter Karen tells WENN, “He passed away peacefully at home, and myself, my brother and our mother were with him. We’re absolutely heartbroken.”  source

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