This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument.

Unless you're dodging a taxicab or sidestepping a falling gargoyle, it's usually wise to take what time is available to evaluate and apply actual common sense. Good, old wisdom. It is, of course, my opinion, but I'll try to show why I think it's factual.
Thomas Paine said, "To argue with someone who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." ... but I argue with drunks, egomaniacs, anti-gun Statists, Socialist/Keynesians and climate-fraud peddlers, too.

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Though Americans are fully able to end a fight, that is a last-resort, defense-only option.
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brief notes on assasination(s) in Tucson

Prayers for the victims, bystanders and families of the shooting in Tucson: Judge Roll (killed), Rep Giffords, (critical), a nine year old child (killed), three others reported killed [as of 1320 hrs, Pacific time] and 13 other wounded.

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As I wrote in my blog's introduction months ago, violence is a last-resort, self-defense answer.  No matter what this idiot "Jared Loughner" (I will not put his name in the same section as the victims) thinks his politics are, he is NOT a conservative.  A conservative does not mindlessly attack others. That is reckless, not conservative.
A conservative does not turn defense into a wild spray of bullets that injures others, especially children.  That is soulless disregard for others, not conservative.
A rambling, psychotic sounding message left behind by the apparent shooter only shows a scrambled thinking process obsessed with "dreaming", "currency", "grammar" and "government mind control" as well as the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf as favorite books; not measured and reasoned conservatism.

One note of optimism in this tragedy:  apparently one armed citizen returned fire, allowing other patriots (presumably a mix of R's, D's and I's) to take him down physically.  A second person is in some sort of custody.  Americans need to be able and ready to stand up for each other. 

I urge everyone to be aware and under control.  Some will try to exploit this "crisis" to ban arms (clearly counterproductive and against Gifford's own position), to otherwise attack the Right (or left), or goad others into rash actions.  Don't give the idiot a payoff.

More on this topic shortly.
Sophos Archaeus

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