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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Random Shots for Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:01 AM (01:01)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I’ll buy books at Hastings when possible from now on.

    http://facebook.com/groups/202828969806738/permalink/417022388387394/

    “At Hastings, across from DD, yesterday I had a very, ummmm….interesting – for lack of a better word- conversation. Actually, it was less of a conversation, and more of an attack. This lady approached me, and the first words out of her mouth were, “You should be arrested, and put in jail for the rest of your life for carrying that thing.” I proceeded to explain that her opinion was as much of a right as my OC’ing of a firearm. She called over the nearest associate, and requested her to call the police. The associate refused to make the call, and informed the lady that Hastings “appreciates” their customers who choose to exercise their 2A rights. At this point the customer had raised her voice to the point a crowd was gathering. Needless to say, she called the police herself. Three officers promptly arrived, due to her over-exaggerated claims, and after assessing the situation, explained to the lady the same thing everyone else had: “he is doing nothing wrong by carrying a holstered, loaded firearm in a respectful manner.” By the time she started in on the cops for carrying, I was done with the whole thing, and removed myself from the situation before I got belligerent with her. All-in-all, this was THE best OC experience I have had yet! The police escorted the crazy lady out the door at the request of the associate. God bless Hastings, and all of its employees.”

  2. Posted to Facebook

    How about Susana vetoes the expansion of Medicare (really part of implementing Obamacare), HB 77 and HB 402 should they land on her desk? Isn’t Susana supposed to be pro-gun and pro-free-market?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Neil, I wouldn’t put it past him to do a song like that.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    “I like big guns and I cannot lie … “

    Idea from L Neil Smith

  5. Posted to Facebook

    http://facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=469969006403904&id=205289079538566

  6. Posted to Facebook

    I’m at the point where if I find out someone is supports victim disarmament, then I really couldn’t care less what else they have to say.

  7. Shared a picture on Facebook –

    The hoplophobes keep saying “no one wants to take away your guns.” Here’s another bit that proves them to be outright liars.

  8. Posted to Facebook

    I wish – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Reno#Post-political_life – apparently some think she’s still worth keeping around.

  9. Posted to Facebook

    I favor making the Nevada Test Site into something like Heinlein’s Coventry – enclose it with razorwire, then drop ’em off and leave them to their own devices.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Test_Site

  10. Shared a picture on Facebook –

  11. Posted to Facebook

    About the snitch programs, such have already been in place for a while now. What kind of results do they get?

    http://atf.gov/contact/hotlines/
    http://ny1.com/content/top_stories/10109/nypd-sets-up-illegal-gun-hotline-with-rewards

  12. Re: Dear Senator Cruz

    @tendollar4ways – And the Democrats aren’t “bought and owned by the large corporate interests” ?

  13. Re: Now, What Kinda Sense Does That Make?

    I think that the people running the Democrat and Republican party machines would prefer to have something similar to medieval feudalism than the current system, with themselves as the overlords and the rest of us as the serfs and peasants. Their problem is that if they go too far, too fast, we’ll resist. Hence the ongoing push for victim disarmament AKA “gun control.”

    For these people, rules about drinking ages, lotteries, etc., are simply tools to advance their larger agenda.

    The way I see it, their mission has three steps:

    1. Milk the donors and party faithful for as much as they can get
    2. Get their people into positions of power, whether it’s public office, in the party, or wherever else.
    3. Milk everyone else using the spoils system.

    Assisting in this is are the voters who have the “WWE” mentality towards politics – when the “other party” does something bad, plays dirty, they get pissed. But when “their people” do the same sort of thing, well, that’s OK, because it’s “our people” doing it.

  14. Re: Repeal the Second Amendment to Resolve Gun Issues

    @vexations  – Yes, this is Libertarian “moral code.”

    You asked, I provided an answer. The fact that my answer doesn’t line up with what you wanted by reinforcing your prejudices and pre-conceived notions isn’t my problem.

    The same moral code (Non-agression Principle) that now has legislation before our state legislature to ban bike helmets.

    The article that you linked to above states: Older motorcyclists would have the option of riding without a helmet under a bill Tennessee lawmakers plan to take up this week. So the Tennessee General Assembly isn’t proposing to “ban bike helmets” at all as you keep calling for in relation to firearms. Last time I checked, the passage “Older motorcyclists would have the option of riding without a helmet” means that the choice of whether or not to wear a helmet is up to the individual rider. That much is clear from the very title of the article – Motorcycle helmet could become optional for adult riders in TN. I didn’t even have to look at the article itself to know that, as I could tell just from the URL you posted: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/feb/26/motorcycle-helmet-could-become-optional-adult-ride/?partner=popular [emphasis added]

    Repealing the second amendment does not mean people would have to give up arms.

    I’ll take this with a fraction of a grain of salt, considering that most of those calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment are also insisting for exactly that sort of involuntary surrender or seizure. I dare you to prove me wrong.

    References to “rights” and a moral code based on the non-agression principle keeps us from dealing with the real issues.

    What exactly are “the real issues” ? Besides your insistence that I should be willing to surrender liberty and property upon demand just so you can have your warm fuzzy on the issue that you “made a difference” and “got something done,” that is?

    @saturnnights – Except that Mr. Bill here seems to think that we’re just going to happily hand in all of our guns and ammo upon demand, and then be content to depend on 9-1-1 for self-defense. Sure – right after the gangbangers turn theirs in. Seriously, sooner or later he’ll have to confront the fact that the gun laws he’s proposing will be enforced at gunpoint.

    So how about it, Mr. Bill – when will you put that “THIS HOUSE IS A GUN-FREE ZONE” sign on your front lawn? How about a matching sticker on your car’s back bumper? If you truly believe that guns are really so bad, you should do this proudly, and post pictures after the fact here on your blog.

  15. Re: Repeal the Second Amendment to Resolve Gun Issues

    @saturnnights – I forgot the T-shirt, jacket and baseball cap that say “PROUD SUPPORTER OF GUN CONTROL – I AM NOT ARMED”

  16. Re: [trolls]

    Aesthetics are arbitrary. One person’s troll is another’s source of sage wisdom. Often for the same comments.

  17. Posted to Facebook

    Biden and his side-by-side might need to team up with Obama and his over-under.

  18. Posted to Facebook

    I’ve lost pets before – my condolences on your losses.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Military Channel: Black Ops
  2. Knoxville News: Motorcycle helmet could become optional for adult riders in TN
  3. The Tennessean: Motorcycle helmet could become optional for adult riders in TN

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Random Shots for Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:21 AM (00:21)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    That’s a big part of why I could never be a Bahai

    http://bahai-library.com/uhj_guidance_self_defense

  2. Posted to Facebook

    What about “What am I being charged with?”

  3. Posted to Facebook

    And to think that back in 1993, 1994, I thought about signing up with APD. What comes to me these days through Facebook, email, etc., makes me glad I didn’t.

  4. Re: {Questioning the Means to the End}

    He’s got his finger inside the trigger guard when it’s obvious he’s not aiming at a specific target – that’s a bad habit in terms of gun safety. Best thing to do is to extend the finger along the flat surface above the trigger guard until you’re actually aimed at a target.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. History Channel: Ultimate Soldier Challenge, Top Gear (U.S. series)
  2. National Geographic Channel: Doomsday Preppers
  3. Adult Swim: Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies
  4. Massad Ayoob at Backwoods Home Magazine: Ya Can’t Make These Feces Up . . ., Time Grows Short

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Random Shots for Monday, 25 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:37 AM (01:37)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I ♥ my Glocks, my M4 clone, my HK-91 clone . . . ! #bearingarms #gunrights #glock #m4 #hk91

  2. Posted to Facebook

    The real question is why isn’t Billingsley (or McCleskey or Martinez . . . .) putting out any kind of statement supporting the right to own and carry weapons as an individual right. And if they do, they’ll vacillate about how they’re “not absolutists,” “we don’t want to get rid of all the gun laws,” that sort of stuff.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    How was he “baiting” anyone? What exactly was the crime that he was stopped for, besides making Cordova “uncomfortable” for a few seconds? If the “baiter” was indeed committing a crime by open-carrying while walking up to Cordova at the traffic-stop scene, why did Cordova let him leave, then stop him later?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Is open carry a right, not requiring any State-granted permission slip, or a government-granted privilege?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    With an AR-15 or M4, the front of the magazine well can serve as a foregrip.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    If it was indeed “baiting” the cop, who says the cop is required to go for the bait?

  7. Posted to Facebook

    Who forced Cordova to follow the “baiter” and initiate the second stop?

  8. Posted to Facebook

    If they aren’t trained, each of them is supposed to have a book of the current state laws in their cruiser. It’s not at all hard to look up the relevant statute. Cordova was just being lazy. Cordova could have looked it up in between letting the “baiter” go and initiating the second encounter, but apparently didn’t bother. The next question that Cordova should be asking anyone is “You want fries with that?”

  9. Posted to Facebook

    Is this a hypothetical question or a real-world opportunity?

  10. Posted to Facebook

    I’m thinking of going for Spanish.

  11. Re: Repeal the Second Amendment to Resolve Gun Issues

    @PPhilip – If you’re happy with just a video camera, suit yourself. I’m happy with my M4, my HK-91 and my Glocks.

    At least Bill here is an honest hoplophobe, although repealing the Second Amendment won’t take away my individual right to own and carry weapons, as I have that as a result of being born as a sapient human. Nor will it make any proposed victim disarmament rules the slightest bit more effective. Do you people truly believe that if you outlaw civilian possession of firearms, that we’ll simply turn them all in “just because” ? Do you truly believe that the gangbangers and professional criminals will hand in theirs “just because” ?

    What sort of guarantee can you give me that such laws will actually work as advertised when they haven’t before? What sort of penalty are you willing to pay should your proposed laws and regulations fail, as I maintain they will?

  12. Re: Repeal the Second Amendment to Resolve Gun Issues

    @trunthepaige – While it may be easier to find a true assault rifle (a select-fire rifle) in Switzerland than the United States, on the whole, there are almost twice as many guns per capita in the United States than in Switzerland.

    For the hoplophobes reading this, YES, I DO view this as a desirable state of affairs.

  13. Re: Repeal the Second Amendment to Resolve Gun Issues

    I challenge someone to present a religious or philosophical moral code that endorses our gun culture as it exists in the USA today.

    That code would be the Non-Aggression Principle:

    No one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force or fraud against another human being for any reason whatever, nor to threaten or delegate its initiation.

    Our nation’s relationship with guns is, in my opinion, morally wrong.

    Only in that the self-appointed Ruling Classes don’t respect and acknowledge the individual right to own and carry weapons as they should, and as the ones in public office, they swore an oath to do so.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Santa Fe Police Confront Man for Open Carring Legally
  2. Travel Channel: Man v. Food
  3. Science Channel: Deep Space Marvels
  4. Discovery Channel: The Devils Ride
  5. Syfy: Continuum
  6. BBC America: Top Gear (UK series)
  7. The Libertarian Enterprise: Number 709 #8211; 24 February 2013

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Monday, 25 February 2013

LPNM Press Release — HB402 “Assault Weapon” Ban Tabled

 

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEW MEXICO APPLAUDS TABLING OF ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ BAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (2/23/13)

Contact: Mike Blessing, State Chair – 505-249-1248

[ALBUQUERQUE] – The Libertarian Party of New Mexico (LPNM) applauds the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee decision to table House Bill 402, which would have made it illegal for most New Mexicans to own an “assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition feeding device.”

“This was a surprisingly sensible decision by committee members, given there’s no clear definition of what an ‘assault weapon’ actually is and because gun bans only serve to disarm the law-abiding public,” said LPNM State Chair Mike Blessing. “Furthermore, the ridiculous wording of the proposed law made it virtually unenforceable.”

The ban would have exempted several groups of individuals, including law enforcement officers and military personnel. More problematic, the bill would have exempted “a person [who] possesses an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition-feeding device for use exclusively at a firing range owned and operated by a gun dealer licensed in New Mexico and the assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition-feeding device is located on the premises of the firing range.”

“You have to ask what the point of banning ‘assault weapons’ is if a person is still allowed to own one as long as they claim they’re only going to use it at a firing range,” Blessing added. “It’s idiotic to think this clause could possibly be enforced. If a police officer stopped you while you were initially transporting your so-called assault weapon to the firing range, would you be fined or jailed? And who would be tasked with ensuring people who own ‘assault weapons’ were keeping them at a firing range at all times? It’s ridiculous.”

The term “assault weapon” currently enjoys no singular legal definition. It’s normally used to refer to the cosmetic features of semi-automatic firearms and can refer to firearms of any caliber. For example, a “military style” semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle may be designated an “assault weapon,” whereas a common semi-automatic .22 caliber “hunting style” rifle would not be considered an “assault weapon.”

“The LPNM opposes gun control laws at any level and considers them unconstitutional,” Blessing added. “The LPNM will continue to vigorously fight to protect the Second Amendment rights of New Mexico citizens.”

-30-

ABOUT THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEW MEXICO

Established in 1972 by Margaret Mathers in Farmington, LPNM is the third-largest political party in the state. LPNM seeks to preserve personal liberty and freedom by opposing new or more restrictive laws, new or more expensive spending programs, and new or higher taxes. Guided by the Non-Aggression Principle, which opposes the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals, Libertarians promote peace, personal freedom, and unfettered capitalism.

Official LPNM website: http://lpnm.us

Thanks to Maureen Johnson for putting together this press release.


NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
    1. Sent by email to 181 people by emai.
    2. Personal blogs – Xanga / Yahoo!
    3. The Weekly SeditionWordPress / Yahoo!
    4. Duke City Fix / nmpolitics.org / Tea Party Nation

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Random Shots for Sunday, 24 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:26 AM (01:26)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I ♥ my Glocks, my M4 clone, my HK-91 clone . . . ! #bearingarms #gunrights #glock #m4 #hk91

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Yep – he’s the Deputy County Manager in Bernalillo County AND the current Mayor of Rio Rancho:

    http://bernco.gov/swisstack-bio/
    http://ci.rio-rancho.nm.us/index.aspx?NID=28

    Apparently they don’t keep him busy enough in Rio Rancho, so he has to come down here and trash our liberties, too.

  3. Re: Responding to the BCSO “Buy-Back”

    To be honest, that’s what I was thinking, as well. How could I be anything but disgusted with the way that Bernalillo County employees conduct themselves?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Adult Swim: Robot Chicken, Frisky Dingo, Titan Maximum

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Random Shots for Saturday, 23 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:22 AM (01:22)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    My only problem with this list is that it shows Barrett as jumping on board three days ago, when in fact Ronnie Barrett was ten years ahead of the curve –

    http://gunowners.org/op0304.htm

  2. Posted to thepoliceloophole.com –

    “. . . especially toilet paper.”

    Eminently quotable! Let them use the Times, the Post, the Daily News or the Journal News instead.

  3. Re: I will blaspheme Islam

    @Ambrosius_Augustus_Rex – Even on that basis, the Al-Qaeda or Taliban insurgent would whup the WBC idiot because mostly the WBC limits its members to being obnoxious with a sign or bullhorn, whereas anyone who’s been working for AQ or the Taliban for a while has been in actual physical fights.

    Even if I’m wrong, it would still be fun to watch.

  4. Re: Fox News Foul-up

    @PlatotheSmurf – I never liked nor trusted Slick Willard AKA The Great White Obama.

    And if Fox wants to present itself as being above the sloppy standards of CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS, then it should do some due diligence in getting the story right.


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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Random Shots for Friday, 22 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:53 AM (01:53)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Shared a picture on Facebook –

    Jeremy had to give up the Bugatti Veyron in exchange for . . .

  2. Shared a picture on Facebook –

    With this one, I just could not pass up clicking on “Share.” On the right is the weapon that those crying for “reasonable gun control” would prefer us to rely on for self-defense.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Aesthetics are arbitrary. I like to date chicks who would be also happy having one of the left-side option, as well.

  4. Re: I will blaspheme Islam

    @SlickRick297 – Any Islamist(s) citing this blog post as the “reason” for attacking Americans have already made up their mind(s) to attack Americans before seeing it and are just using it as an excuse.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    Things like this monstrosity make me glad I switched to Glocks.

  6. Re: Jews, Non-Jews and Hagel

    If you’re looking for freedom-supporting atheists, I recommend L. Neil Smith. Check out his articles at JPFO.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. VH1 Classic: That Metal Show
  2. H2: Ancient Aliens, America Unearthed
  3. Adult Swim: Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Random Shots for Thursday, 21 February 2013

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:16 AM (01:16)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: War on Women – Piss and Scream if You’re Attacked

    @WaitingToShrug – As long as whatever jacket you’re wearing goes to the bottom of your pockets and the weapon doesn’t “print” (explanation follows), you should be OK as long as you don’t get caught.

    See here for the full article.

    Here’s the part about “printing” –

    “Printing” may occur if a person’s clothing is too tight or it is too sheer, or if the handgun they are carrying is too big. The prevention of “printing” is really just a matter of common sense. It is not prudent or comfortable to carry a full size Glock in your bicycle shorts. Fortunately, with the popularity of concealed carry, many clothing manufacturers are producing garments designed to accommodate concealed handguns with longer shirt tails and hidden pockets. Also, gun manufacturers are producing many more models designed to be carried discretely. With precaution “printing” is easy to avoid. Just check yourself in the mirror before leaving home. If you can see the outline of your pistol, others can too. As a practical matter, “printing” should be avoided because you would not want to alert the bad guys that you are carrying. It would eliminate the element of surprise, and some believe it would give an assailant the opportunity to attack you in a more strategic manner. Further, if your weapon is tightly constrained within your clothing it may compromise your ability to safely and quickly draw your pistol.

    To get an idea of what this looks like, take a look at a plainsclothes or off-duty cop on a summer day.

  2. Re: massive car wreck

    Ouch! I’ve been in a few car accidents, but wasn’t hurt in any of them. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  3. Re: guns, kids, and freedom

    for all those who gripe about how you can’t hunt with a so calle assualt rifle

    Hunting is irrelevant to the Second Amendment. What the Founders wanted was for the general population to have the same sorts of military weaponry as the armed forces. Back then it was the flintlock musket or rifle. Now the military-pattern “arms of the day” are the M-4, AK-47, Steyr AUG, MP-5, MP7A1, etc.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    The problem with Democrats and Republicans is that they have zero qualms about being both robber barons and busybodies. One or the other can be dealt with by various means. When they combine, the problems multiply, metastasize, and synergize.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    Find the friendly neighborhood hacker so you can get your chip reset to read as “Barack Obama” or “Susana Martinez.”

  6. I will blaspheme Islam

    @Midnight_Masochist / @Ambrosius_Augustus_Rex – I’d bet on Al-Qaeda (is that how it’s spelled this week?) and the Taliban.

    I can already hear you asking, “Why is that?”

    Simple – the Islamists have had eleven years’ worth of experience in fighting with and dodging the U.S., British, etc., military forces, while WBC limited their activities to picketing with “GOD HATES FAGS” signs.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    You tell me – here’s what he had to say on 20 December 2012 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre:

    “I have no problem in principle with gun control. Congress enacted (and I supported) an assault weapons ban in 1994.”

    “If we’re serious about curtailing future Columbines and Newtowns, everything – guns, commitment, culture – must be on the table.”

    “But there’s no free lunch. Increasing public safety almost always means restricting liberties.”

    Washington Post: The roots of mass murder

  8. Posted to Facebook

    I think he’s a fan of Australia, which similarly idiotic victim disarmament laws and regulations.

  9. Posted to Facebook

    Beck appears to be where I was in 1992-1995. The difference between him and me is that I made the transition in relative obscurity, where he’s making it in the media.

  10. Re: Fox News Foul-up

    They used the right picture, but the article’s title says Guam was buzzed by “jets,” when the Russian planes were propeller-driven.

Notes from Life, Etc.

  1. Today I turned 42 – some 45-50 Facebook friends left “Happy birthday” messages for me. Cool!

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Adult Swim: Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies
  2. Otherworld (1985 TV series)
  3. New York Times: Don’t Blink, or You’ll Miss Another Bailout
  4. Travel Channel: Man v. Food
  5. Fox Business: Cavuto, Stossel
  6. FX: Archer, Legit
  7. The Hub: Sliders
  8. National Geographic Channel: Doomsday Preppers

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Fox News Foul-up

Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:06 AM (01:06)

So much for Fox News being the infallible news source that GOP Coggies portray it as being.

Here we’ve got them reporting that “Russian jets circled US territory of Guam” –


Original article here

The article says that:

The Air Force confirms that two Russian bombers on Tuesday circled the U.S. island territory of Guam, prompting U.S. jets to scramble and respond.

Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bomber aircraft, which left in a northbound direction, said military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender.

Except there’s one mistake – one that Fox News’ proofreaders and editors should have caught:

The article title says Guam was buzzed by “Russian jets,” yet the Tu-95 Bear uses turboprop engines – the spinning props are plainly visible in the picture above.

Thanks to “Laughing_Wolf” at Blackfive.net for the tip-off!


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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Washington’s (and My Own?) Birthd . . . Week

Filed under: Humor, Life, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:03 PM (21:03)

Got this recently from The Daily Reckoning:

The Daily Reckoning – Monday, February 18, 2013

Greg Kadajski checking in today from Baltimore, Maryland . . .

Dear Reader,

Today is “Washington’s Birthday.” Well . . . not really. George Washington was actually born on February 22nd. But thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act – the purpose of which you can only guess at – we now celebrate it on the third Monday of February.

And so, in a sense, the US government now mandates that “February 22nd” actually fall somewhere between February 15th and February 21st of each calendar year.

Yup . . . That seems in keeping with a governmental view of the facts.

Considering that my own birthday falls into this same time frame (21 February), does this apply to me as well?

Can I get a guaranteed day off with pay, as the Posties do every year for “President’s Day” ?


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs – Xanga
    2. The Weekly Sedition / Darth Mike

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