Deadly Nightshade

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 27 Feb 2005 13:00:00 GMT
I received my Cold Steel Nightshade Knives from Botach Tactical. The serated edge on the FGX Skean Dhu (shorter knife in the photos) cut through cardboard like butter. I would not want to be stabbed with either of them, but the FGX Tai Pan could make a guy bleed from two holes. The textured rubber handles are easy to hold on to, and don't get slippery when wet.
Geek holding Nightshade Knives
Nightshade knives and ruler

# Charley Reese at - The Real Lincoln - was a tyrant. But you knew that. [lew]

Abraham Lincoln's birthday was also merged into this generic holiday, and his life, too, is important for Americans to study. Washington and Jefferson created the republic; Lincoln destroyed it. Scholars are at last beginning to dig out the real Lincoln from the layers of deification that were created by cynical men who, while he lived, had habitually referred to him as a "baboon" or an "idiot." The real Lincoln is a much more interesting man than the saintly figure created for partisan purposes. He had his flaws as well as his virtues. He was a racist. He was an intensely ambitious man who would say and do anything to win public office. He was belligerently anti-Christian, though once elected he hid his true beliefs from the public. He freed no slaves. And there is some evidence, though circumstantial, that he was homosexual. He was also an inveterate vulgarian. Right after delivering the magnificent Gettysburg Address, he ordered the band to play bawdyhouse songs. Nor, according to his contemporaries, was he tenderhearted. He is described as indifferent to the enormous suffering his war was causing.


As for the Gettysburg Address, H.L. Mencken put it quite truly when he said it was one of the most beautiful prose poems in the English language, but added that the trouble was it was the South, not the North, that was fighting for a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Lincoln practically imposed a dictatorship on the Northern states, closed down nearly 300 newspapers and had thousands of people arrested. Any critic of his administration or the war was dubbed a traitor. Virtually everything he did was unconstitutional. And his administration was corrupt.

# Google - a search for jew, yields the page below with a link to An explanation of our search results at the top labelled "Offensive Search Results". Apparently, some folks don't like the fact that an anti-semitic site, Jew Watch, gets top billing. Yet there's no similar explanation for kike, wop, spic, nigger, injun, red skin, mick, coon, beaner, or turban head. I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease, eh? [whatreallyhappened]

Google search for 'jew'

# Hunter S. Thompson at - Kingdom of Fear: Jesus Hated Bald Pussy - includes the quote I used a few days back. [whatreallyhappened]

When Muhammad Ali declined to be drafted and forced to kill "gooks" in Vietnam he said, "I ain't got nothin' against them Viet Cong. No Cong ever called me Nigger."

I agreed with him, according to my own personal ethics and values. He was right.

If we all had a dash of Muhammad Ali's eloquent courage, this country and the world would be a better place today because of it...

# Garrett Birkel - The Command Line in 2004 - Neal Stephenson's 1999 book interspersed with Garrett Birkel's comments. Long. [cafe]

Add comment Edit post Add post