Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Heller Decision

You already know what they are saying about it I suppose, but if not, well they are saying that an individual's right to keep and bear arms was upheld by the Supreme Court as a Constitutional right. If that is correct, that is great. Yet, I have my suspicions that the states will continue to enact and enforce restrictive anti-firearms regulations and laws as allowed or provided for by the decision and beyond - especially states like NJ, CA, NY, MA and so on. The Heller decision, of course, is a move in the right direction though, or so it would seem. When I get the chance I will read the decision, probably bedtime reading over the weekend - it is kind of long.

If you would be interested in reading the decision, as government was kind enough to supply a copy of it, go here:

All the best,
Glenn B

WTF - Are They Out Of Their Minds...

...are they really going into a white frothed at the mouth frenzy, and are they truly about to replace up to 10,000 license plates for free in North Carolina all because some teen kids told their granny that the letters WTF can stand for something obscene in text messages. My guess would be they told her it means WHAT THE F--K, or WANT TO F--K (and I suppose it could mean other things in today's Internet lingo of which I am unaware). It does not matter what they could stand for though, what matters is what grandma did, and therein lies the shame as I see it. Granny reportedly, in essence, takes exception to those three letters, notifies the motor vehicles department, and they go berserk take action to eliminate that letter combination from up to 10,000 license plates, all apparently at the expense of the tax payers in NC. Do you even for a moment doubt that such panic stricken overreaction will spread to other states, and that it will cover other innocent letter combinations.

Let's see now what else should they ban using their line of irrational reasoning, here are some you probably have heard and seen if your ears and eyes have not been covered:





KMA - KISS MY A-- (heck the FBI in NY reportedly (source=personal communication) sells a hat with those letters on it, apparently meaning exactly what I just wrote to signify a fed is able to retire)


TAA - T--S AND A--

Here are some I just made up:



IHA - I HATE AMERICA (the worst of them all as far as I am concerned, but I would not ban those letters from license plates)


NYH - NEW YORK HOOKER (use any state abbreviation before the H)

Do you get it yet? Anyone can use just about any 3 letters in combination to signify a three word phrase that is going to be offensive to someone else, someone else that is who wants to take exception to something innocent and turn it into something it was never intended to be. The fact of the matter is that the letters WTF followed, or preceded, by numbers on a license plate do not signify the words WHAT THE F--K, or WANT TO F--K, anymore than they signify the words WHOLESOME TASTY FOOD, or WE THE FAITHFUL. Sure if the letters WTF were all that appeared on the plate, one might make something of it, but why do so when it means nothing.

If grandma had, in my opinion, any sense of what was right from wrong, she would have told her grandchildren in essence what I just told you. The letters were not meant to be offensive, and mean nothing when randomly chosen for a license plate dear, so get over the mere coincidence that they can also symbolize something that others choose to make them mean.

Now because of what I believe to have been an oversensitive granny, and because of what in my opinion are overly politically-correct hacks in the the state of NC, the chances are that the taxpayer is going to have to pay for the apparent quirks in the thinking process of that grandma. Why she could not instead just have educated her grandchildren to the fact that yes sometimes there are odd yet meaningless coincidences in life is beyond me unless of course:


Of course I do not know if she is stupid or not, but I consider it as a possibility based upon the article I just read.

All the best,
Glenn B