So full of shit

Gun owners won’t be forgotten in debate, Obama says

“I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations,” he said. “And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake.”

The 2nd Amendment, which Sen Feinstein’s AWB (S. 150) will directly infringe upon, has absolutely nothing to do with the hunting and everything to do with the following quote.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Make no mistake about it the end goal here is the total destruction of the 2nd Amendment which is the last line of defense against total domination of the people by the federal government.  Registration (such as the SAFE act in New York) is one of the big things the anti crowd has consistently pushed for and is without a shadow of a doubt a doorway to confiscation.  And to think people actually believed the bullshit he claimed about not being out to take away people’s guns prior to his first term, just goes to show you that no matter what people claim they almost always toe  the party line.

Inauguration Waste

I may harp on a lot of shit the government does but nothing quite tops the senseless waste that is the Inauguration.  Some absurd levels of spending go on every 4 years even when its a 2nd term for the sitting POTUS, its not like we need to be introduced to him for the first time; even sister-fucking rednecks deep in the hollers of god-knows-where know who the hell he is.  Yet we still insist on throwing a weekend long fucking party like he just cinched an upset win in November.  Its no wonder we have such a fucked up economy when we are out throwing parties that, after a coupe hundred years one would hope we as a nation quit behaving like drunken college kids who cant set priorities but I guess such is not the case.

Obama Likes Mudkipz!

Yep, that title is the best I can come up with at 1142 at night.  I’m pretty much at a loss for words based on this story.  So since Congress isn’t rushing to strip Americans of rights now the President thinks an end-run around them using one of the most flagrantly fucked up tools in his arsenal is a good idea?  Actually from where he sits it probably is a great idea, his political career is pretty much over with at this point since he can’t serve another term however many of the fence sitters in congress face losing their jobs if they try to ram some sad-sack legislation down our collective throats that guts the 2nd Amendment.

While our (s)elected representatives in Congress and the White House dance around the table salivating over which bullshit law to pass the clock is ticking down on time left to stave off a clusterfuck of epic proportions that is sure to occur when we start defaulting on our obligations sometime in either late February or early March since we yet again kicked the can without having anything even resembling a solution ready.  So far the only solution I’ve heard of in the news is the absurd idea of minting a 1 Trillion Dollar coin, but I hate to break it to them that it simply wont work.  But thats OK because fucking an entire industry in the ass overnight will surely make it all bette!  Somebody please wake me up when the looting season has passed.

Socially Lazy

So I find myself sitting here on the couch at 1030 PM New Years Eve, no drink in my hand, no laughter in my ears or friends surrounding me; only thing going on right now would be the gears in my head.  Shortly after the election I decided to delete my social media accounts, now that its been roughly 2 months since then I figured it was time to revisit this decision and think about it.

One of the first things that comes to mind regarding my departure from social media (not like I was some paragon or other such nonsense) is that I just dont care anymore, I’m lazy.  I don’t care enough to even bother contacting people that I used to regularly interact with via Facebook even though they are only a few clicks away in my cell phone’s contacts  Where as it used to be effortless to initiate contact with others because I could see things they were doing via their activity feeds now I have to come up with something to say and I find that its becoming harder and harder to come up with anything that I think even matters to myself let alone others.  Instead of texting that friend from X place I just say to myself “they don’t care that I just did Y or Z”  This makes me wonder how much the people I interacted with on facebook cared before I left; its easy to click like and make it appear as if you give a shit when its just a few pixels on the screen.

Going out used to be a thing that was common, but ever since then I’ve started looking at the associations I keep and noticing things that somehow I never noticed before; probably because I was nose deep in my phone keeping up with the latest facebook posts or tweeting nonsense.  Some would say this is a good thing, however I have noticed that now I am far more critical of those who I surround myself with to the point that flaws which formerly were minor now are glaring and deal breaking.  This drives me to avoid outings with friends and generally shy away from them; now I will go out to the stores or to eat by myself and exclude people when I can’t muster up the fortitude to deal with them.  This coupled with the fact that as of September 19th I quit smoking means I have a shorter fuse than previously, so much so that now I take St Johns’ Wort daily in an effort to help curb the urge to scream profanities at people when they push the wrong buttons with passive-agressive bullshit or childish tantrums.

Expanding on the mental aspect I have noticed that I generally have a far more drastic reaction to outside stimulus; news stories will make my pulse quicken, I break out in a sweat when something stressful happens, etc.  This also is another thing that can be partially attributed to quitting smoking but the fact remains that now I am more exposed to information that has some kind of value since I don’t waste time on facebook and twitter.  There is nowhere to hide like before, I can’t just mindlessly scroll through peoples’ wall posts to distract myself from some current event, I have to either avoid the news completely (hard to do when CNN is on the tv 24×7 at work) or face the fact that things are happening in the world that will piss me off and there is little I can do to change it, I must instead learn to cope with it where as before I had convenient distractions aplenty.

Fortunately its a new year in a couple of hours depending on your time zone, everyone likes to make these resolutions that they wont keep to (kinda like the UN) but I can say that I’m being the change I want to see without such bullshit.  Over 100 days without a single cigarette, two months without any social media what so ever and I’ve managed to get a promotion at work; this is the change!