Rites of the Accused

I’m going to get a little political now. If you don’t get offended HEY WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

People who have read my stuff know that I like word games, crosswords, puns and the like. And I have strong views on just about everything. I consider myself to be a bleeding heart Liberal. Some of the people I talk politics to wouldn’t really agree with that. People on the left or right generally consider me to to be on the wrong.

On the issue of guns, I own some. I grew up hunting and fishing a lot. That was called wanting to eat something other than vegetables. It IS after Lent, so I can ask “What do you mean fish isn’t meat?” And please don’t talk to me about killing to eat. We also grew lots and lots of plants. They were alive. I suspect they knew they were alive. Some of them can have an attitude, just ask any Kudzu farmer. For hunting I did use a 410 or 20 gauge. They were lightweight, if you’re walking a cornfield it makes a difference. I usually had 6 shells with me. Most of the time if I did fire a shot I was attempting to hit what I was shooting at. That leads to an extremely good point. Gun control is shooting what you want to shoot. That doesn’t happen a surprising amount of time. My dad was really REALLY strict when it came to gun safety. He cautioned me about hunting with others. He hit the bullseye with that one. A lot of people are not careful. I have learned that even when I go to a shooting range, I watch before I get out of my vehicle. Dick Chaney was the second sitting vice president to shoot somebody. Aaron Burr was the first. He was using a 28 gauge to hunt quail. And Quayle wasn’t even VP then.

As a word enthusiast I take issue with people that say stupid shit. It might seem trivial, but that was one the most grating aspects of W. Biden says a lot of stupid shit, but liberals don’t go into linguistic pretzels defending him. Sarah Palin recently made a comment about waterboarding being the way we baptize terrorists. Steve King {unfortunately from Iowa} compared the treatment of prisoners at abu Ghraib to fraternity hazing. Yes, their intent was to insult bleeding heart liberals. They insult others through sheer ignorance and arrogance. Baptism is a sacred rite of Christianity. Different Christians have their own ideas of the importance of it, but I consider her statement as denigrating the importance of it. Steve King’s comment should really piss off anybody that has lost a loved one to fraternity or sorority hazing. If he intended to equate the guards actions with illegal and sometimes fatal activities I wouldn’t have a problem with the statement. I don’t think it was intended that way. The real problem I have with both of those statements is that they are rites of INITIATION. People experience Baptism and hazing initiations because THEY ARE JOINING THE GROUP DOING IT. That is not an insignificant point.

A candidate from Iowa is running an ad boasting about castrating pigs. I’m not going to link to it. If you want to see it, search for it. I will link to this.

I guess I won’t link to anything. I could’ve sworn that Weird Al had a parody called “The Way You Make Me Squeal.” I know I heard it on Dr Demento, but I haven’t been having much luck with music lately.



4 thoughts on “Rites of the Accused

  1. Mrs Fever

    I liked Weird Al’s video for “Eat It”, poking fun at the anorexic standards of the modeling industry. The runway walkers were covered in toast. I’ll drink a toast to that.



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