Something to think about before making decisions based on emotions.


[EDIT: After this article was published, the Democratic party officially added support of the assault weapon ban renewal to their party platform and it was reintroduced in the following Senate session in the hopes that Newtown would help it push through. It died.]

Between Two Worlds

It’s not easy being a leftist who loves guns. It’s like being a Republican who listens to NPR or supports single payer health care. But being a leftist, I get exposed to all the liberal publications and media that invariably call for gun control every time someone does something stupid with one. Being a gun enthusiast, I also get exposed to the political Right’s oversimplification of those liberals as somehow lacking moral fiber or true appreciation of freedom. Rather than agreeing with both, I tend to end up arguing with both. It’s exhausting to always feel like I’m apologizing for the other “side”.


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Instrumental Music and Cavities

Looking back on when I was a child frequenting the dentist’s office has given me an appreciation for Instrumental/Elevator music. I have always enjoyed a wide range of music even Classical music as a young lad. I remember my sister saying “your weird” as I was enjoying the classics on the old stereo console my parents owned. So am I weird or was I a product of the 60’s? I think if you asked the kids today what king of music they listen to at the dentist’s office I can just about guarantee it’s not Instrumental. So, thanks to my dentist I enjoy to this day Instrumental music. I don’t even mind going to the dentist because my dentist isn’t this big old yelling machine that I had as a kid. That will be another blog about how my dentist scared the shit out of me with his crappy attitude.