Our banner once again this Wednesday is in honor of an upcoming Friday event observance. This Friday is the day usually chosen to celebrate Imbolc, also called La Fheile Bride (Breed) in Gaelic, or Brighid’s Day- one of the four major holidays of the Celtic Wheel of the Year.
In Christianity it also marks the observance of Candlemas Hence it’s inclusion on the wheel above.
The fourth aspect of the wheel probably should bear a legend as well…Groundhog Day
We’ll be discussing these event in further detail in a few minutes but for now if everyone is seated and comfy…
Lethal Leprechaun was riding a bus, minding his own business, when the gorgeous woman next to him started
to breast feed her baby.
The baby wouldn’t take it, so she said, “Come on, eat it all up or … I’ll have to give it to this nice man here.”
Five minutes later, the baby was still not feeding, so she said, “Come on, honey. Take it or I’ll give it to this nice
A few minutes later, the Lethal blurted out, “Begorrah boy-o. Make up your bloody mind!
’Tis four stops ago I was ta get off now!”
Imbolc, Imbolg [ˈɪmbəlk ˈɪmbəʊlk ˈɪmməlk] n. [from Old Irish oimelc ewe’s milk]
Is an ancient Celtic festival associated with the goddess Brigit, held on the first cross-quarter day following Midwinter, (Feb. 1st or 2nd) this traditionally marks winter’s end and spring’s start. It is time for purification and spring cleaning in anticipation of the year’s new life. It was historically a shepherd’s holiday and among Celts associated with the onset of ewes’ lactation, prior to birthing the spring lambs
The festival was observed in Gaelic Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Man during the Middle Ages. Reference to Imbolc is made in Irish mythology, in the Tochmarc Emire of the Ulster Cycle. Imbolc was one of the four cross-quarter days referred to in Irish mythology, the others being Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. It has been suggested that it was originally a pagan festival associated with the goddess Brighid and that it was Christianized as a festival of Saint Brighid, with whom she is said to share many traits
Of course, as usual, the Catholic Church had to come in, stomp all over the holiday, claim the date as significant to them and re-invent the whole reason for the celebration by stealing and twisting the name of the goddess as well as the idea and meaning in the process to insure they ruthlessly rooted out the old ways. You might now know this holiday by its ‘Christian name’…Candlemass or more commonly ‘The Blessing of the Candles’.
Candlemass or Candelaria on February 2nd
The date of February 2nd places the Candelaria celebration forty days after Christmas and continues the religious cycle that leads up to Easter Sunday. Additionally, it is also the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, which is the basis for various ancient European celebrations that commemorate the annual beginnings of the agricultural season.
History of Candlemass
The celebration of Candlemass originated in the late fifth century as a tribute to the light of God’s glory that was manifested in Christ Jesus. The earliest known observance within the Church was in the year AD 496, during the time of Pope Gelasius. In AD 542 the Emperor Justinian ordained that the Eastern Church celebrate the festival, which he called Hypapante, or “Meeting”. The name was derived from the Gospel of Luke 2:22-40, wherein Simeon the priest and Anna the prophetess met the infant Jesus in the temple at the time of his consecration. Simeon’s prophecy declared Jesus to be the Lord’s salvation and “a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” This passage continues to be the focus of the celebration.
During Candelaria, candles are blessed, lit, and borne in a procession in celebration to Jesus being the light of the world. In AD 638, Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, proclaimed the importance of the celebration in his sermon to the church, stating: “Our bright shining candles are a sign of divine splendor of the one who comes to expel the dark shadows of evil and to make the whole universe radiant with the brilliance of his eternal light. Our candles also show how bright our souls should be when we go to meet Christ.” The candles are generally considered to represent the inner light of Christ, which he brought to share with the world.
Those of you who are not lucky enough to be Irish and do not practice Catholicism or observe a version of it which does not place as much religious significance on the date will know this day by a third name…Groundhog Day.
Groundhog Day (Pennsylvania German: Grundsaudaag, Murmeltiertag) is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
1887: The first Groundhog Day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where crowds as large as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday ever since. The tradition can actually be traced back to Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers, who brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, “For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May.”
Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby is a groundhog resident of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On February 2 (Groundhog Day) of each year, the town of Punxsutawney celebrates the beloved groundhog with a festive atmosphere of music and food. During the ceremony, which begins well before the winter sunrise, Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob, located in a rural area about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of town. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather. If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an “early spring.” The date of Phil’s prognostication is known as Groundhog Day in the United States and Canada. He is considered to be the world’s most famous prognosticating rodent. During the rest of the year, Phil lives in the town library with his “wife” Phyllis.
A select group, called the Inner Circle, takes care of Phil year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the Inner Circle are recognizable by their top hats and tuxedos.
Zoological data suggest that groundhogs have an average lifespan of ten years in captivity and six years in the wild, with a maximum lifespan of 14 years in captivity documented. Punxsutawney Phil fans say that there is only one Phil (all the other groundhog weathermen are imposters), and that he has made weather prognostications for over 123 years as of 2013. They say that every summer, Phil is given a sip of the mysterious Groundhog Elixir, which magically lengthens his life for seven years. This is done by Inner Circle members. According to the Groundhog Club, Phil, after making the prediction, speaks to the Club President in “Groundhogese,” which only the current president can understand, and then his prediction is translated for the entire world.
The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a Celtic tradition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Pagan holiday of Imbolc, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow was seen, legend says spring would come early.
Did you notice? Yet again with the ‘rooted in a Celtic tradition’ attribution! We should start charging all of you for swiping our heritage and holidays! What do you have to say about that Phil?
SIMPLE TRUTH 1
Partners help each other undress before sex.
However after sex, they always dress on their own.
Moral of the story: In life, no one helps you once you’re screwed.
SIMPLE TRUTH 2
When a lady is pregnant, all her friends touch the stomach and saying “congrats”.
But, none of them come and touch the man’s penis and say “Good job”.
Moral of the story: “Hard work is never appreciated.
This year WordPress has given us a “Year in Review” type report of the blog for 2012. Since Impish keeps forgetting to include this (who wouldn’t with how much he has on how little mind) I decided to do his heavy lifting/grunt work yet again and give you a few of the highlights from that report.
Much to our chagrin that 5600+ day was a fluke where a comment I made in the course of the blog happen to match a much searched for news article headline regarding Obama that day. Would that we had that many hits on a regular basis, we could really start thinking about taking this blog to the next level.
OK color me embarrassed for shutting Impish out of the top 5 here on his own blog! Then again since I respond so many times to Commenters right in the comments myself I don’t think this stat is honestly reflective of the true numbers. I also have to wonder if this section of the report doesn’t appear different to Impish than it does to me (tailored for who’s viewing the data)
I hope all you non Continental US visitors have the proper travel documents to be visiting us!
That’s sadly not a whole lot of active Commenters though we do have a few more that e-mail us their comments despite our encouraging them to post them in the comment sections. On behalf of Impish and I I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our Commenters for participating in our discussions, as well as those who continually send us stuff which may or may not wind up in our issues. With out all of you this would be a much harder job.
FIVE RULES TO REMEMBER IN LIFE
1. Money can not buy happiness, but it’s more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than on a bicycle.
2. Forgive your enemy, but remember the ass-hole’s name.
3. If you help someone when they’re in trouble, they will remember you when they’re in trouble again.
4. Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them.
5. Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then neither does milk.
THERE YOU HAVE IT…and remember, life is good.
A man came to visit his grandparents, and he noticed his grandfather sitting on the porch in the rocking chair wearing only a shirt, with nothing on from the waist down.
‘Grandpa, what are you doing? Your weenie is out in the wind for everyone to see!’ he exclaimed.
The old man looked off in the distance without answering.
‘Grandpa, what are you doing sitting out here with nothing on below the waist?’ he asked again.
The old man slowly looked at him and said, ‘Well….last week I sat out here with no shirt on and I got a stiff neck. This is your grandma’s idea.’
I just had to pass this stuff along.
Einstein was born March 14, 1879.
He would be nearly 134 if he were alive today.
Few people remember that he married his cousin, Elsa Lowenthal, after his first marriage failed in 1919.
At the time he stated that he was attracted to Elsa “because she was so well endowed”.
He postulated that if you are attracted to women with large breasts, the attraction is even stronger if there is a DNA connection.
This came to be known as…
Oh, stop moaning! I don’t write this shit, I receive it from warped readers and then send it on to you.
Anyway, it beats the hell out of all that political crap.
Petroleum Jelly Uses
PETROLEUM JELLY IS REALLY SLICK STUFF!!
By Al Carrell and Kelly Carrell http://www.thesuperhandyman.com/?page_id=123
* Rub it over your hands to act as an invisible glove to keep paint or dirt off of your hands while you work.
* Coat the hinge of a squeaky door, no dripping or running oil.
* Coat the threads of glue tubes to keep the caps from getting stuck in place.
* Rub on your table to remove white water rings or blush marks caused by a too-hot serving dish.
* Coat threads of an outdoor light bulb to keep it from rusting and becoming hard to remove.
* Apply it to the panes of your windows before painting the trim, better than masking tape in many ways.
* Coat battery terminals to keep them from corroding.
* Coat water pipes that are screwed together to get a better seal.
* Nuts and bolts come apart easier when the threads have been coated.
* Keep a trailer hitch from rusting, coat and then cover with a slit tennis ball
* Put a dab in a plastic bag and fill with small hardware items. Shake it to coat parts and help prevent rust.
* Coat vacuum cleaner hose parts before connecting them so they will come layer.
* Keep hands from chapping in cold, wet weather outdoors.
* Put some on your dog’s feet to keep them in good condition.
* Protect chrome in storage.
* One tiny birthday candle will stay lit for hours when stuck into a jar of petroleum jelly. Keep this set-up on hand for emergencies.
* Put a layer around the inside rim of a paint can before closing the lid. It will come right off when your open the next time and it will still be fresh.
Here’s a few more ideas I culled from a bunch of different sources
Fond of patent-leather shoes, but hate the boot-camp-like effort it takes to make them shine their best? A dab of petroleum jelly and a soft rag will have them gleaming.
Are you painting an intricate design on woodwork? Want to keep paint off of some sections? Coat them with petroleum jelly before picking up a paint brush. You can clean up with a paper towel afterward.
Have trouble keeping your hair dye in place while the magic happens? Coat the hair and skin you want to protect from runoff with some petroleum jelly.
Picked up the groom’s 25 pounds, thanks to those regular, delicious meals? If your wedding band is so tight you can’t get it off, fear not; just slather that finger with petroleum jelly and the ring will slide off like a greased pig through the arms of a farm child.
When stored for a long time, chrome can lose its luster. A thin coat of petroleum jelly on it, or any other ferrous metal surface, can keep that gleam intact for a long time.
Ants love nothing better than to carry off those enormous nuggets of dog or cat food from your pet’s bowl. Stymie their invasion with a band of petroleum jelly around the bottom of the bowl.
Your toilet plunger only works well when it can seal off the inner workings of the toilet. A thick bead of petroleum jelly around the widest part will help created a tight seal so the plunger can do its thing.
Most perfumes go through a transition as they dry on the skin; if you favor the initial scent, prolong it by applying a thin coat of petroleum jelly over-top.
The traditional softening agent for a baseball mitt is neatsfoot oil, a product made from the bones of cattle. If you don’t have any around, however, some petroleum jelly will do the job just fine. Don’t overdo it, though, or the ball might come squirting out of your glove.
Has your bird feeder turned into a squirrel feeder? Try coating the pole with petroleum jelly.
Petroleum jelly works fine in forming a neat goatee or mustache, and reins in the occasional wild eyebrow hair. (Somebody tell Andy Rooney that eyebrows are not meant to resemble tail feathers.)
Perhaps some moisture has made its way into a lock in your house. Lube up those workings by applying some petroleum jelly to the key and work it in the lock a few times.
If you’re one of the many men who have chosen a shaved-head look, buff that beauty to a healthy gleam with a little petroleum jelly.
Gum in hair is a common occurrence for kids. Petroleum jelly will help get it out. Put a dab on gum when it is in the hair before it hardens to help loosen it and get it out.
Use petroleum jelly to help relieve your baby’s eczema or even minor adult outbreaks of it. Many of my friends swear by it.
Mix a dab of petroleum jelly with loose eye shadow . It will create a blush or eye shadow color combination that moisturizes and lasts longer .
Babies and toddlers get small scrapes and scratches often. Before applying a thin bandage, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly if you don’t have an antibiotic ointment on hand to help heal a small scrape or scratch.
Petroleum jelly makes an excellent make up remover.
Impish report of his accident garnered a couple responses/exchanges. Unfortunately the majority of the exchange was between him and I as I write this but it was good quality fun none the less and encouraged me to get out my box of 120 Crayola Crayons and try my hand at nose art for his car!
Lloyd Davidson says:
How could you possibly have hit anything? Weren’t you driving a Dodge?
Woman driver trumps Dodge Lloyd!
Impish you need to paint a hydrant on the front driver’s side fender now like they do on fighter planes when they shoot something down.
Agreed. A black silhouette of a hydrant on the front quarter panel….but not for several weeks, I think. I DO value my skin, after all.
Suggest “Hydrant Killer” for her call sign painted on the door & an “I Love Demolition Derbies” bumper sticker. [After thought maybe it should read “My other car is a bulldozer”!]
I know there’s an anti-fireman joke in there somewhere. Okay, how about a bumper sticker that says: Interfering with Firemen since 2013.
Okay, so it’s not great. But, I’m not at my best right now. lol.
The Ginster says:
My hubby a retired NJ Firefighter…thought you should get her a charm of a fire hydrant or a Divining Rod. He also said if she did that in NJ and sheared it off the stem the car would have been an ice castle. I had two handles when I worked from accidents in snow and ice….
“Princess Black Ice” and a very endearing “Snowflake”
More like interfering with male dogs territorial bulletin boards & public restrooms since 2013!
And here is my attempt at nose art for Mrs. Dragon’s car:
If anyone is an artist with airbrush skills and interest in donating their time to paint this on the drivers fender of the car please contact Impish by leaving a comment. It’s my understanding he’s had to limp off into hiding (seriously? Hiding?! How hard can it be to follow limping footprints with the distinctive pattern of a walker in the snow?) after Mrs. Dragon caught him participating in this (humorous) exchange.
Watching A Movie With Girlfriend
Its winter time and time for some recipes that warm you up and make dealing with to cold and snow (seems to me I used to know what that stuff was) less of a chore and hassle.
Fiesta Breakfast Casserole
Prep 15 min. Total 3 hr. Serves 6 Servings: about 1 1/2 cups each
Bake: 45 min. Chill: 2 hr.
Need a simple and delicious breakfast dish to serve overnight guests? Try this easy to make casserole – you can put it together the night before and just pop it in the oven about 45 minutes before you’re ready to serve.
What You’ll Need
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
12 slices White Sandwich Bread, cut into cubes (about 6 cups)
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
1 cup Picante Sauce
3/4 cup milk
How to Make It
1 Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
2 Spoon the sausage into an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking dish. Top with the bread cubes and cheese. Beat the picante sauce, eggs and milk in a medium bowl with a fork or whisk. Pour the picante sauce mixture over the bread mixture. Stir and press the bread mixture into the picante sauce mixture to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
3 Set the oven to 350°F. Uncover the baking dish. Place it in the cold oven
4 Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Make-Ahead: Prepare this dish the night before and pop it into the oven in the morning. It’s great for when you have overnight guests. Add a simple side of sliced melon and breakfast is ready!
Easy Chicken-Vegetable Italiano
At a glance
Prep 10 min. Total 35 min. Serves 6
Servings: about 1 cup each Cook: 25 min.
Sautéed chicken is tossed with hearty pasta sauce, Parmesan and mixed vegetables, then served over hot linguine for a delicious one-dish supper.
What You’ll Need
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen vegetable combination (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 of a 1 pound package spaghetti or linguine, cooked and drained (about 6 cups)
How to Make It
1 Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it’s browned and the juices evaporate. Set the chicken aside.
2 Stir the sauce, vegetables and cheese in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
3 Stir the chicken in the skillet and heat through. Serve over the pasta.
Seems Democrats and Liberals hate Video Games with a fervor reminiscent of the Clergy’s hatred of Rock & Roll in the 50’s. To hear the Dems & Libs tell it all video games are violent, most glorify gun and the most often played are FPS- First Person Shooter games which leads directly to urges for a real gun and to commit acts like the Newtown Massacre. Oh yeah I almost forgot those that play these games live in Mom & Dad’s basement and ply games all the time to the exclusion of all else. I think that the basics of the Dem/Lib alleged correlation between guns and video games, abet in a simplified
Well that sure seems like another Liberal Anti Gun “Fictional Fact” shot all the hell! What else you got you bunch of closet commies? Let’s get to shoveling all the manure you’ve been heaping on this issue over the entire course of my life cleared off the issue so we can have that frank honest factual exchange shall we?
While we’re on the subject of meaningful exchange, my guest Last Word in Impish’s Wednesday edition garnered some comments and caused me to amplify on my original thoughts in response to one of them. Since my usual Reader’s Mail & Response section was taken up with comments about Mr. & Mrs. Impish Dragon’s accident, I thought they should be included here for those who never read those comments.
Excellent food for thought in the Last Word today
Howard SbrBiker Zang says:
I see one major problem with the “Smart Gun” technology; the [sic] governement would eventually develop the technology to disable all civilian firearms, hence disabling the ability of We the people to resist them. The idea sounds good in theory, but the drawback is, IMHO, worse than the actual reversal of the Second Amendment.
I recognize that fact Howard, because as I said (quoting me)-
“Is this sort of approach sort of a slippery slope? Possibly. I can see other places wanting demanding disabling devices thereby effectively interfering with you right to carry in public. Then again I have to ask how that’s any different then ‘gun free zones’ now. To me the obvious difference is that ALL guns would be excluded from the area not just lawfully carried ones”
Seems to me though there is another aspect of this you’re not seeing. If ALL GUNS and I DO mean EVERY LAST ONE THAT CAN BE SO MODIFIED including Police and Military have to have the Smart Gun modification, then large scale/ long range disablers become a two edged sword, True our guns no longer work but then again neither do theirs! Personally one on one knives and hatchets in close quarters combat I like my chances better! (RELAX LIBERALS! I’m making a point by making a JOKE! SHEEESH!)
The bottom line problem with this problem is that there is no good single fits all solution. If there WAS then we’d not be having this current discussion the problem would have been solved LONG ago. Paraphrasing an adage from the advent of nuclear weapons, ‘once you let the genie out of the bottle, its impossible to get him back in there again’. The firearms gene started getting let out of the bottle all the way back in the 14th century. Samuel Colt removed more of the stopper when he invented the first dependable repeating firearms and a whole hoard of gun makers have been shipping away at not only the remaining stopper but the mouth of the bottle as well until now the ginormious genie has but one foot left in the bottle. We’re never going to get him back in so we have to do our best to find ways to control access to the genie and make sure that last foot doesn’t get totally out of the bottle. Our task is simply to find the combination of approaches that proves most effective while simultaneously being least odious with regards to our Second Amendment rights
No single solution or approach will accomplish that. This is going to require multiple avenues and approaches on multiple levels and even then I doubt that 0 gun deaths 0 murders with firearms and 0 incident such as Newtown will ever be truly achieved. JFK understood this fact perhaps most clearly of anyone when he said that it was impossibly to defend against a determined assassin if he is willing to give his life to end yours. I fear the same is true of those who would use firearms against other people in non war scenarios.
Now SOME of you might think that because of my background I’m just a Constitutional zealot, Gun nut and my persecutions have been colored by living in the heart of Rednecksilvania lo these last 13 years. I’d like to point out that as recently as yesterday there has been violence, gun based violence, close to me. THE LONE STAR COLLEGE SHOOTING took place less than 5 miles away from me.
This is the college that both Molly and I go to to take proctored exams for the on line courses we take. We spend time there for certain labs and to avail ourselves of their Resource Center. This college has one of the largest Campus Police Forces I have seen in many years, especially in light of the fact it is a non residential college. Despite this a shooting occurred. True it was NOT a mad man runs amuck scenario like Newtown, the incident was a personal disagreement largely confined between two individuals. Still a bystander got hut and not all the rounds fired hit their intended targets. Lastly and most importantly it COULD have just as easily been another Newtown style incident.
Last Monday the Wal-Mart 2 miles up the road from me had it’s bank inside robbed, at gun point. Shots were fired outside. Last Wednesday there were a string of armed home invasions/burglaries in the next subdivision over from us. Friday here in the complex where Molly and I live there was a team of 3 pairs looking to commit break ins. I know this because I blew the whistle on them after a pair came to my door under false pretenses and acting strangely. Thankfully when I questioned the one at my door about his real motives for being in the complex he hurriedly left and I was able to alert the Property Managers who in turn found that there were more than just the 2 at my door and the Sheriff’s Deputies were able to grab them all before they successfully broke in anyplace.
Does any of this make me want to ban gun ownership? Quite the opposite, it makes me want to be able to protect myself my beloved Molly and my property even that much more. That protection requires that I be able to purchase own and carry a firearm. The fact that my government wants to deny me the right and ability to provide myself with such a basic human right while yet being obviously unable to provide it for me means that such protection clearly should extend to the class of weapons they have deemed/termed Assault Weapons so that I can be armed to the same level as the biggest threat to my person and rights which sadly seems to be my own government.
Thanks for commenting Howard and for contributing to a meaningful and important exchange of views and opinions on the issue (even if mine does seem longer than yours).
Please feel free to respond again on this or any other topic we post that moves you. Impish and I love a good honest intelligent & fact based debate on topics of great import to our society/country which is sadly something we don’t get to do with any great frequency. Also thanks for helping me with my next issue I think since so few people actually come to the blog and read the comments and discussion here I’ll make your response and my follow up my next Parting Shot.
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rprice @hidden to protect commenter says:
lets think about this, in reference to the “smart trigger” [sic] im sure that some crafty little bugger somewhere can disrupt this feature as to be [sic] opperated in a “safe zone.” this would then be an even more [sic] grousom slaying field because no one [sic] elses gun would function in this “zone” who tries to stop the attack. because [sic] im sure that it would be mandated, by big brother, that this is the only firearm allowed. imagine having a gun that [sic] doesnt work and seeing the [sic] carrnage,unable to stop it.
There will always and forever be someone someplace attempting to finding away around any and every safety device ever invented if for no other reason than to prove its NOT fail safe. In some cases this is how improvements to a device or system are made as we see for example with so much of the computer software.
I have already stated MULTIPLE times on this subject in multiple places above that Smart Triggers are in NO WAY being put forward and a single source solution to the problem only as PART of an imperfect solution a multifaceted nearly impossible to solve Gordian knot of a problem. I cannot say it any clearer than that.
In truth what you describe will be no worse than what has already occurred with law abiding people not carrying weapons in current gun free zones being unable to stop determined gunmen. What I get from you is that since someone somewhere is likely to get around the system we should not ever try it even if it will decrease accidental death and injuries and make it harder for 90% of those looking to pick up a gun and go on a killing spree to do so.
Your comment shows me just how little you grasp of the current issue and it’s complexity. Being unwilling to make ANY attempt to try ANYTHING that might improve the situation even slightly from where I sit makes you part of the problem NOT someone looking for a workable combination of things meant to be a multifaceted compromise/solution. I suspect you have this in common with the majority of Americans and more than a few politicians on both sides of the aisle too sadly.
Thanks for taking the time to comment however. Any and all feedback is always appreciated and nobody learns unless they ask.
A Traditional Candlemas Poem
Candle Candle burning bright
Winter’s halfway done this night
With a-glowing we are knowing
Spring will come again.
And since we’re keeping so many of the old ways this issue I’ll be closing with one swiped from us too.