One Ragged Hole for Marlin Lever Guns

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:00:00 GMT
# The Onion - Kerry Unveils One-Point Plan for Better America - He's not George Bush. Satire, but so close to the truth that it's hard to tell. [rachel]
Delivering the central speech of his 10-day "Solution For America" bus campaign tour Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry outlined his one-point plan for a better America: the removal of George W. Bush from the White House.

"If I am elected in November, no inner-city child will have to live in an America where George Bush is president," Kerry said, addressing a packed Maize High School auditorium. "No senior citizen will lie awake at night, worrying about whether George Bush is still the chief executive of this country. And no American--regardless of gender, regardless of class, regardless of race--will be represented by George Bush in the world community."

# Jim Lesczynski at The Village Choice - Shameless Commercial Announcement - search for "shameless". Mr. Lesczynski is selling the perfect clothing for August 29 in Central Park, a T-shirt with the messages below. $10 hand-delivered for Manhattan residents. Others add $2 postage. Payment and shipping instructions via Paypal to lesczynski at mailvault dot com. Front:


RNC 2004
New York City


We don't need no
stinking permits!

# Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey at Pravda - Where did the Bush regime go wrong? - they were born? Commentary on the Busheviks' announcement that the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be denied lawyers. [grabbe]

The Bush regime has flouted the UN Charter, the Geneva Convention, diplomatic norms in use for decades and has left a legacy of the murder of thousands of civilians, the destruction of civilian infrastructures, the handing out of rebuilding contracts without tender, the arbitrary execution and imprisonment of innocent people, systematic rape, the murder of children, deployment of WMD in civilian areas and widespread use of torture.

It is difficult to think of a worse case of wholesale disrespect for the law, for legal principles, for the basic norms which dictate the line between what is right and what is wrong. The Bush regime has not only violated world public opinion, it has violated the diplomatic community and even worse, has violated the fundamental bond of trust held by the people of the United States of America in their government.

As it happened, at best, this regime, suspect from the beginning, turned out to be no more than a bunch of incompetent, arrogant, rich kids with no more respect for the fellow human citizen than it had an understanding of what it was doing. At worst, this regime is manipulated by the gang headed by Dick Cheney, the scar-mouthed, hard-faced, thin-lipped, short-snouted influence behind the throne, the face of corporate America, the face of the oil and arms industries behind US foreign policy.

The result is what we see, the same result as would be expected from putting an obese and spoilt six-year-old in charge of a hamburger restaurant with unlimited access to burgers and fries.

Time for regime change. George W. Bush stiffed the world.

# Carl Watner at The Voluntaryist - Birth Certificates and the Law - on the gross immorality of the gummint requirement to register births. [root]

In short, the birth certificate is the basis for the state's monopolization of identification. It is literally "a license to live," issued by the government. The birth certificate is an attack on every person's right to exist anywhere in the universe. Without a government birth certificate, one encounters difficulty in leaving and returning to one's country of origin. A person without a birth certificate will ultimately be seized by government authorities for violating their laws concerning personal identification. A parent by complying with State laws governing birth certificates is trying to play God with his infant's life, by putting the child on the altar of the State. The birth certificate labels the infant as a member of a national group whose members are subject to paying taxes and to the military draft.

# Butler Shaffer at - Bush or Kerry? - neither, of course. [lew]

For this year's election, the political establishment -- impresarios of this three-ring circus -- has provided the electorate with yet another meaningless "choice:" a Yale graduate, pro-war, pro-Patriot Act, pro-expansive state member of "Skull-and-Bones" George Bush, or a Yale graduate, pro-war, pro-Patriot Act, pro-expansive state member of "Skull-and-Bones" John Kerry.

It's like getting to choose between emphysema and lung cancer!


With politics representing the dregs of society, it is difficult to speak of any further collapse of this system. Still, George Bush has diminished the presidency far more than any other man during my lifetime. He even makes Nixon and Clinton look honorable and statesmanlike by comparison! The weeklong political and media wake over the death of Ronald Reagan was probably driven less by the qualities of the man himself, than by the effort to breathe some respectability back into an office that has been so demeaned by Clinton and Bush.


If I had a preference for the outcome of this election -- as meaningless as that result will be -- it would be for George Bush to be re-elected. Make no mistake about it: I have absolutely no respect for this moral leper, or for the slugs with whom he has surrounded himself in his administration. He is both a dishonest and dangerous man. He will tell and repeat any lie, distort facts, and engage in any conniving that will permit him to carry out whatever preconceived policies he wishes to foist upon the American people and the rest of the world. He is the personification of the proposition that "a lie is as good as the truth if you can get people to believe it."

But there is a growing awareness of this man's vicious and dishonest nature.


As I stated earlier, I shall stay home on election day, and I urge you to do the same. A remarkably low voter turnout may be a meaningful "protest" available to those of us who value peace and liberty. But on the assumption that one of these two unprincipled louts will win the election, I shall find some sliver of opportunity in keeping Bush in office. This election -- like most -- comes down to little more than a choice between emphysema and lung cancer. Because I prefer health to choosing between fatal diseases, I pursue other avenues for bettering the world in which I live. But if it comes down to emphysema or lung cancer, I will opt for the latter. As my doctor informs me, emphysema is incurable, while lung cancer can occasionally be overcome.

# Mad Ogre - Doom 3 - he likes it, but gives a warning. Scroll down to "Aug 13th". Yes, yesterday was Friday the thirteenth. Bwoohahahaaaaaa! [madogre]

I am always put off when a new video game for the PC comes out and it's 50 bucks and it's never actually worth the 50 bucks... Doom 3 is worth the 50 bucks, and then some. That spendy video card investment has just been validated. I'm blown away by this game. This is cutting edge stuff that meets the hype head on and rips it a new one.

Did I mention that this game is scary?

Indeed it is. This is the scariest game I've ever played. This is the scariest thing I've ever put on my computer -- next to the transcript of one of John Kerry's speeches. I thought I was going to be all cool and play it after midnight in the dark with headphones.

Yeah right...

I only played for an hour before I was in the bed huddled next to my wife with my head under the covers clutching my little LED flashlight and listening carefully to any sound within a mile radius... The Green Marlin rifle near by standing guard.

# One Ragged Hole, makers of the One Hole Sight, have an ad on page 113 of the October 2004 issue of Guns Magazine, saying that they now make a rear aperture for "all Marlin model leverguns with folding factory sights." Yay! I intend to call them later this morning to check the price and see if they've got them in stock. They're in Tallahassee, so Hurricane Charley may have affected operations, but the storm track was pretty far from the panhandle, so maybe not. Their web sight does not yet mention Marlin. Their phone number is 850-556-2186.

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