Today in VA

(H/T: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the toxic stew of ammosexuals and gundamentalists with a soupçon of white supremacists converging in Virginia does not turn into another deadly Unite the White, er, Right tiki torch rally, but we have our doubts.

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9 Responses to Today in VA

  1. Infidel753 says:

    Apparently there was no violence. The event seems to be winding down now (though Alex Jones just showed up). I’ve seen a few videos posted on Twitter and it looked cold and windy. Some guys had a folding table with stuff for sale and it didn’t look like they’d had many takers. The crowd was estimated at five thousand. Organizers had called for fifty thousand.

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    • tengrain says:

      That’s good news, all-around! Thanks Infidel.

      Q: do you think that this means that the Gov. was right to go on high alert and to ban guns from the capitol? What I mean is, did it work or was it overkill?

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Bruce388 says:

        When you’re expecting a bunch of armed loons, you can’t be too careful.

        The dude in the photo is proof of Napoleon’s statement that an army travels on its stomach. Its large, distended stomach.

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      • Infidel753 says:

        That’s hard to judge, and I imagine the governor was better placed to evaluate the situation than we are.

        Certainly if there had been violence (a very reasonable possibility after Charlottesville), and if the governor hadn’t taken every reasonable precaution, he’d have been crucified in public opinion.

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      • Infidel753 says:

        Bruce388: I doubt Napoléon envisaged an army rolling around on its stomach.

        This army seems more likely to travel on its socialist Medicare scooters — those who manage to drag themselves up the stairs out of the basement.

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  2. The Neo Nazi arrests last week, no doubt, helped make decisions for state of emergency a wise move!

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  3. Well this one was a big win for team Armed Intimidation. All the news was “No violence and the 20,000 protesters were overwhemingly for gun rights”

    Rule by Armed Mob. This is surely what the Founding Fuckups envisioned.

    (As time goes on I find I have less and less ‘reverence’ for them. They may have been the greatest thinkers of their time, but they abjectly underestimated the venality and corruption greedy men will stoop to, and thier craven surrender to the Human Livestock crowd still warps our democracy to this day. They could have written a document that was much clearer about just wahat they meant at least for the 2nd amendment.)

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    • Pyed says:

      In that many of those Founding Fathers expected the Constitution to be rewritten every half dozen or so decades, possibly even with a light splatter of blood now and again, no doubt, were those Founding Fathers alive today to see were their experiment in governance has come to, they would agree with you.

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    • Pyed says:

      Oh, yeah, and you are expecting rather a lot of foresight when you consider that the best gun in the hands of the best army (British at the time) could fire only four bullets per minute. Even less, if you want to get persnickety about accuracy.

      This is a far cry from the AR-15, a favorite of today’s shooter, the manual of which states the firearm has a maximum effective rate of 45 rounds per minute. That means that today we have the equivalent of a late eighteenth century militia of one person, and if you have been paying attention, few are well regulated.

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