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No kidding. I spent 30 minutes trying to order new ammo from Cabella's. Their server was overloaded, and when I got connected all the ammo was backordered. Makes one wonder what the idiot in the WH was really trying to do? Whatever it was, it backfired on him.
Halle and I were spending the evening together last night because Sheila was at a Women of Faith gathering. She's fascinated with all kinds of animals so I thought we'd go look at all the fish in the wall of water at Cabela's and all the wild animals on display there. The store was basically empty, until you rounded the corner for firearms and ammunition. That dept. was wall to wall people and they had a dozen computer stations set up, all full, where buyers could do whatever paperwork was required. The gun cases were full of empty spaces, as were the rifle racks. I heard the department manager say that gun sales have gone up 500% in the last 30 days and ammo, depending upon caliber, is made out of unobtanium. My guess is that this will all settle down when it becomes clear that it's all political posturing, but we'll have a zillion more guns out there and closets filled with high caliber rounds. Once again, government does what it does best, screw things up, all in the interest of "protecting" us.
Sheila and I took in a movie this evening, Matt Damon starred in it and it was about fracking for natural gas. I am so sick of this BS, you can't even go to a movie to chill without being bombarded with some agenda from one side or the other........uh mostly "the other". I told Sheila, never in any period in my life have I been more confused about the truth and the correct course on so many subjects. Everyone has an agenda, the other side lies, the other side from that lies, or is so stupid that they hear a lie in their favor and cause it to go viral. I came home and researched fracking for an hour.......uh, it will kill everything within 10,000 miles........or it is perfectly safe and harmless, pick your side and don't be dissuaded by anything to the contrary. Global warming/global cooling, last night I watched as an economist who writes for the NY Times (suspect already) spent an hour telling an interviewer that the debt ceiling and the looming debt crisis was all concocted by the extreme right and that we have no liquidity problems at all, in fact, we can fund all the entitlements, all the unemployment benefits, and all the senate's wish list for the next four years. His proposal was that we just print up more currency as needed. He extrapolated, somewhat tongue in cheek, that we could pay off China by minting a stack of trillion dollar coins and sending them over to pay the debt. He said, we're not in trouble at all, we have our own currency, we can just print/mint more as we need it and never default". This all went on with a straight face by both the idiot and the interviewer on PBS. I kept expecting to find out it was a Saturday Night Live skit, but it's the new reality.
Can anyone explain to me, the irony in the fact that the loss of life in CT, and I'm not minimizing the horror and excruciating losses there, can elicit such swift and decisive action from Washington, but we can quietly snuff out 50 million......FIFTY MILLION children's lives in this country with nary a wimper? Am I missing something? Man, do you have to be a Christian, or a conservative to be horrified by that? I would think that you'd just have to be a human. My brother tells me, "it's complicated", is it, is it really? Or is it just "inconvenient" to dig through the muck and self deception? Maybe it's all too "complicated" and the group that fights the hardest, screams the loudest, beats the opposition to a bloody pulp in the media gets their way.
We're certainly as polarized as we've ever been in my lifetime, but I keep thinking that just our common bond as humans and a minimum of common sense, should give us enough tools and motivation to find the middle ground. I don't see it and the longer it goes, the less I think it's possible.
The Reverend Billy Graham hit the nail on the head not long ago when he said, "If God doesn't judge America soon, He owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology".