Toddy Cat: On many issues, the Left simply does not have any idea as to what they are talking about. Of course, that doesn’t stop them. I’ve seen 21 year old Liberal Arts majors who have not a scintilla of real world experience lecture Generals on military tactics, firearms experts on guns, seasoned diplomats on foreign relations, and people who have lived for decades in China on the proper role of the Party in Chinese politics. The hubris of these people is simply beyond belief.
Handle: It’s interesting to see how poorly this assessment turned out to be. The XM-1 of course became the Abrams, which we still use over 40 years later in a much-improved version but based mainly on the same fundamental design. There is certainly a lot more technology for your average tanker to master in the modern Abrams — radios, gps units, firing computers — and yet we have good experience with privates of average intelligence being able to handle those functions perfectly...
Bert E.: Oh, thank you Mr. Baum for telling us exactly what the left thinks of the decent citizen in this country. And the left not only will not say one bad word about a minority but will say a lot of bad things about the gun owner, and will endlessly chastise anyone who will say a single truth about the minority. Personally, I think the left has not only blown it on gun control but just about everything else the decent citizen in our country feels is right and just.
Cassander: I’m always amazed at how utterly ignorant pro-gun control people can be about guns. I expect most people to be ignorant about most politics most of the time, that’s a given, but when you see people that are employed as anti-gun activists get confused over the difference between semi-automatics and revolvers, or who can’t explain exactly what the assault guns they’re trying to ban are, well it’s baffling.
James James: It’s still not clear why drugs and violence haven’t been eliminated in prisons. I can think of reasons, but not good reasons. It shouldn’t be hard.
Mysterian: “Pin him down with direct fire and move around him by maneuver.” That was Patton’s practice from, at least, the Louisiana War Games. In fact you hear it in the the movie: “Hold them by the nose and kick them in the ass…’
Bill: As far as wizard gestures go, let’s not forget Douglas Adams’ sarcastic take on gesture-controlled devices in the Hitchhiker’s Guide: “A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha radio wave bands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years radios had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made...
Bert E.: That man kneeling behind the car needs to have the wheel and tire in front of him. Poor form.
Bert E.: Revolvers were seen as the form most often used by the police. Semi-auto pistols were seen as military and too heavy handed. Police carrying shotguns up front with them from that era of the 1960s’ was felt by certain “groups” to be deliberate and unfair intimidation.
Chris C.: “No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.” — Steven Brust