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posted at 10:40 pm on November 10, 2008 by Allahpundit

“In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders – and all of us – ought to seek ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, or even radical, ideas. Lacking that simple and yet essential capacity to question authority, we might still be burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings today.”

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it’ll go through a 1″ yellow pine board

I believe you, but folds of cloth and fatty tissue just have a ‘way’ with small bullets; they seem to get absorbed.

The long legal answer is: Yes.

Gawd. Barf. I guess I’m after a Rock Chucker and some brass tomorrow too.

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. I guess I’ll soon be an outlaw as well as a racist.

Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 12:32 AM

Glynn on November 11, 2008 at 12:30 AM

Shucks! Thank you. Truly.

Happy Veteran’s Day folks. Fly that banner.

Limerick on November 11, 2008 at 12:32 AM

katy-

Best of luck.

First rule of firearms: the weapon is ALWAYS loaded.

Safety is the smart aim.

profitsbeard on November 11, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Here is a link to a great website about Ayers and his radical thinking and criminal past. I think it is intersting that now that the election is over Obama’s friends are coming out of the woodwork. We are hearing from Ayers, Farakhan, Wright, and Osama. It will be interesting and scary to see what developes over the next four years.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2169

mcplumbercuda on November 11, 2008 at 12:35 AM

katy-

Best of luck.

First rule of firearms: the weapon is ALWAYS loaded.

Safety is the smart aim.

profitsbeard on November 11, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Thanks!!!!

katy on November 11, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Second Rule: Only aim at something you mean to shoot.

Third Rule: It’s your word against his and dead men don’t talk.

Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 12:38 AM

profitsbeard on November 11, 2008 at 12:34 AM

Amen to rule #1.

Even if it is 100 pieces on your dinner table getting cleaned.

Folks, it doesn’t matter if you have a .22 short or a .56 cal Sharps. It doesn’t give you power. It doesn’t give you anything. Just the fact that you have it and DEMAND it keeps the wolves away.

Limerick on November 11, 2008 at 12:38 AM

God Bless all the veterans! That’s a kiss! nite!

katy on November 11, 2008 at 12:38 AM

This is the guy who ploted to put 25 million capitalists in concentration camps right?

ninjapirate on November 10, 2008 at 10:47 PM

If I understand the Larry Grathwohl interview correctly they were not planning to put 25 Million capitalists in concentration camps……

The were planning to MURDER 25 million.

Again, if Grathwohl is to be believed, it wasn’t one or two people saying this but about 25 of the leadership.

Ayers has not changed his thinking since then. I pray to GOD that someone in the FBI has the balls to do a thorough investigation of Ayers including wiretapping him so thoroughly he can’t fart without a transcript being made of the number and rythym of that fart.

bullseye on November 11, 2008 at 12:39 AM

For the traitor appears not traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.

A murderer is less to be feared.”

- Cicero, 42 B.C.

Dorvillian on November 10, 2008 at 11:17 PM

Treason can never prosper, for if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

Tav on November 11, 2008 at 12:42 AM

Second Rule: Only aim at something you mean to shoot.
Third Rule: It’s your word against his and dead men don’t talk.
Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 12:38 AM

Exactly! Less than a week and Im already sick of these condescending communists saying “see, we can all get along”…as long as it’s their idealogy everything’s ok…we all know what we would be hearing if McCain had won…the fight is just beginning…being the hunter is more fun anyway…

DCJeff on November 11, 2008 at 12:48 AM

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President“. Theodore Roosevelt

canditaylor68 on November 10, 2008 at 11:21 PM

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
- Mark Twain

MB4 on November 11, 2008 at 12:49 AM

If an ankle gun is needed, you are probably already dead (IMHO) and a .25 will barely make it through a thick leather jacket.

Bishop on November 11, 2008 at 12:02 AM

Bishop is dead on here. I still remember an piece by Col. Jeff Cooper about a woman who had mistaken her .25 for her inhaler in the middle of an athsma attack and shot herself in the nose. She survived….

BTW – if you have time see if Any of the Colonel’s essays are still floating around the net. You have to sift through but there is a heck of a lot of great info about mental conditioning for survival.

bullseye on November 11, 2008 at 12:52 AM

This is the guy who ploted to put 25 million capitalists in concentration camps right?

ninjapirate on November 10, 2008 at 10:47 PM

What I read was that he planned to kill 25 Million capitalists and felt that was a necessary and small price to achieve his goals.

Helloyawl on November 11, 2008 at 12:56 AM

As I recall, back in the 1960s when the Weather Undergroung was active, “questioning authority” meant armed revolution and “kill the pigs!”. Which I do believe Ayers tried, until Authority caught up with him and began seriously threatening to curtail his revolutionary activity by putting him in prison. So he dodged prison, dropped the “violent” part, and presto, became respectable.

Disgusted, I am, and even more so, when I read this tract with ideas straight out of the 60s and think on how they’ve become Conventional Wisdom.

Confutus on November 11, 2008 at 12:59 AM

“I have no intention of taking your gun”

Yes We Can – Ban Guns

Limerick on November 11, 2008 at 1:03 AM

If only Showtime’s Dexter was real, this is one fothermucker that would be on his list.

He deserves to die, but he’ll receive his reward someday. You can’t out run eternity and God doesn’t permit endless appeals based on technicalities.

yomomma on November 11, 2008 at 1:03 AM

the man should be exiled. In that days of the city state it was a common punishment. They just pointed at the city gates and gave you till sun down to be on the other side of them. The man is not an american in anything but the legal sense. He shares none of the founder’s core values. He is a dangerous narcissist who should at least be shunned. That he is not only tolerated in society but promoted to it’s places of respect and repute is in itself a damning condemnation of corruption that has taken root there.

Many conservatives have written off the universities. I believe these people only dominate places that we do write off. Anywhere they are challenged they seem to give at least equal ground. More of us should be teachers… professors… hell, union leaders. Anything to give people an alternative. Because what choice do they have when the only people that show up for the job are these fanatics?

Karmashock on November 11, 2008 at 1:35 AM

He shares none of the founder’s core values. He is a dangerous narcissist who should at least be shunned. That he is not only tolerated in society but promoted to it’s places of respect and repute is in itself a damning condemnation of corruption that has taken root there.

Karmashock on November 11, 2008 at 1:35 AM

Took me a minute or so to figure out if you were talking about DearLeader or Ayers…

bullseye on November 11, 2008 at 1:56 AM

Well I certainly have a question;

Hasn’t “the one” heard of this?

The Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act substantially limit the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement.

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) in the former Confederate states.

The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act.

Kind of blows up his “national police force” idea doesn’t it? Poor Marxist commie, can’t do a damn thing he wants to in this country can he….

Spiritk9 on November 11, 2008 at 3:04 AM

“The Raven .25 caliber is not particularly powerful, but, up close (within 15 feet), it’ll get the job done”

I was shot in the forehead with a .25 when I was 20 years old in college. It didn’t penetrate my skull. It startled me, but I walked away. The Dr. removed the bullet, I got a couple of stitches and bandaids. No concussion. My biggest worry was getting an infection. The scar hardly shows now.

I wouldn’t ever carry anything smaller than a .38. I normally carry a .45 1911 by Kimber. If I have to carry something really small, it’s usually a .40. A .25 is worse than nothing, it lets you act like you’re armed but really you’re not.

Bombast on November 11, 2008 at 3:15 AM

Reading this column I was reminded of Justice Potter Stewart’s famous line, paraphrased for this ignominious occasion:

I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the newspaper article involved in this case is most assuredly that.

This man’s views are pornographic.

And in trying to wipe his brow of the sweat of enduring the slings and arrows of those who find treason to be among the most heinous of crimes, he only reinforces my core belief that the barbarians are now at the gate.

turfmann on November 11, 2008 at 4:44 AM

“In a robust and sophisticated democracy, political leaders – and all of us – ought to seek ways to talk with many people who hold dissenting, or even radical, ideas. Lacking that simple and yet essential capacity to question authority, we might still be burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings today.”

Pssst……we are a REPUBLIC…..not a democracy!

grapeknutz on November 11, 2008 at 6:10 AM

Honestly Allah, the only thing I want to hear from Terrorist Bill Ayers is the sound of his sledge hammer making sand out of boulders, echoing outside his prison walls.

Zorro on November 11, 2008 at 6:44 AM

Leftism = HYPOCRISY

J.J. Sefton on November 11, 2008 at 6:51 AM

Springfield Armory XD series, fine handguns and won’t break the bank.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/xd.php

Bishop on November 10, 2008 at 11:39 PM

My son just got home from Iraq this past Wednesday. He was feeling naked, so he bought the XDM .40 S&W. I have never been very impressed with plastic guns, but I like the feel of the XDM. And right now they have a hell of a deal on them. I already spent my yearly budget on firearms, so I’ll have to wait.

As the DM for his platoon, my son carried the M14 on OP’s. I expect that I’ll hear some pretty gruesome stories one day about blowing those bastards away from 600 yards (open sights) and 1000 yards with a scope (a scope he had to buy…that’s some BS right there).

csdeven on November 11, 2008 at 7:04 AM

Bombast on November 11, 2008 at 3:15 AM

A .25 would be more effective if you pistol whip the person first and then shooting them in the ear once they are on the ground.

csdeven on November 11, 2008 at 7:06 AM

Yet hope – my hope, our hope – resides in a simple self-evident truth: the future is unknown, and it is also entirely unknowable.

No, Bill. The USofA’s hope resides in THIS simple self-evident truth:

“that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

I suggest you read that little ol’ document sometime…

jwehman on November 11, 2008 at 7:32 AM

burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings today.

As opposed to blowing them up.

drjohn on November 11, 2008 at 7:32 AM

(a scope he had to buy…that’s some BS right there).

csdeven on November 11, 2008 at 7:04 AM

Whats next? are they going to buy their weapons next? That sucks!!!!

grapeknutz on November 11, 2008 at 7:35 AM

I made a $200 donation to his campaign for the Illinois state senate.

This also proves he’s a cheap bastard.

drjohn on November 11, 2008 at 7:36 AM

The Fresh Prints of Bill Ayers.

carbon_footprint on November 10, 2008 at 10:52 PM

Another way to say it, when he makes a statement.

hoosiermama on November 11, 2008 at 7:38 AM

Whats next? are they going to buy their weapons next? That sucks!!!!

grapeknutz on November 11, 2008 at 7:35 AM

Yeah. The M14 is issued to platoons, but parts are not available. If yours breaks, tough crap. That’s OK, he spent $500 on his scope and I suspect he sent many a terrorist scumbag to be with his 72 virgins.

csdeven on November 11, 2008 at 7:58 AM

I no longer give a damn what William “Boom Boom” Ayers has to say. He’s an idiot!

And his 15 minutes of fame are now up!

Send him back to obscurity, where he belongs!

pilamaye on November 11, 2008 at 8:00 AM

The Europe so many of these people want to emulate, held more slaves and burned more witches than America ever came close to doing.

JellyToast on November 11, 2008 at 8:04 AM

Just say No! to the National Security Force!

JellyToast on November 11, 2008 at 8:09 AM

Ayers is a nobody, except that he organized a group that killed innocent Americans. If he had a problem with this country, he could have ran for office, or left. Instead, he murdered people and caused acts of terror. He sided with an enemy that was killing scores of American young men, and fought for their cause here on American soil. The justice system gave him and his just as evil wife a pass. He took that hatred and evil and became an icon of the retro hate America first crowd. He makes a good income teaching adolescents how to hate America, and wears the deaths and terror he generated like medals on his chest. He is a criminal of the worse kind. Ayers the traitor, the terrorist, the murderer, and now ally of the President elect of this country.

He will reap what he has sowed in this world and the next.

Hening on November 11, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Of course, he wanted to burn hundreds of young women alive at the Fort Dix Dance.

But… they weren’t witches so… or something.

fivefeetoffury on November 11, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Folks.. Underestimate Ayers at your own peril.

Go back and look at the timelines of Ayers and Obama from New York to Chicago. Obama launched his campaign in Ayer’s living room. They live within shouting distance in Chicago. They served on boards together and handed out money together.

There is speculation that Ayers ghostwrote Dreams from my daddyo.

Take a look at the 1975 weather underground logo that Zombie posted on his blog. See any similarities to the Big O logo?

The Fort Dix and Brinks jobs were chump change if Grathwohl is telling the truth. The weathermen wanted a complete communist takeover and were contemplating the mass murder of 25 million or so who ‘could not be re-educated’.

Ayers has never recanted.

When Kara Mustapha had designs on Vienna in the 1680′s he sent a letter to the Vieneese stating that even if they surrendered he would kill them and their families in a bloody way. The vienese took him seriously. He almost succeeded until the Polish King, Jan III Sobieski charged into 30,000 Turks and Tatars with 3000 of his Husaria. The Duke of Lorraine and the other allies then swept through the turks along with the Polish light horse and infantry.

Mustapha was pretty direct in his warnings. You didn’t need to be a rocket scientist to know he meant what he said.

As I’ve said in another post here. I pray to God that the FBI has ayers so wired they can count the farts when he is on the porcelain throne.

bullseye on November 11, 2008 at 8:44 AM

C’mon guys,
Don’t you realize you’re talking about our next Secretary of Education?

/sarc…I hope

kingsjester on November 11, 2008 at 8:50 AM

kingsjester on November 11, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Actually he will be Chairman of the Obamitburo.

thomasaur on November 11, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Questioning Authority with the Holy Hand Grenade.

Somehow I can’t see Obama making this guy any part of the government.

I can, howerver, see him as a frequent guest at the White House. If Obama wants to offend a large number of American by rubbing our faces in his association with Ayers, he will make that association public.

When Ayer’s talks about illegal wars, three fingers certainly point back.

unclesmrgol on November 11, 2008 at 9:22 AM

These idiots can kill innocent people, then complain that someone doesn’t like them…arrogant little bastard.

right2bright on November 11, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Lacking that simple and yet essential capacity to question authority, we might still be burning witches and enslaving our fellow human beings today

Well that’s a cute little slippery slope argument.

Here’s some people that did not lack the “essential capacity to question authority”, but didn’t have to boisterously commit acts of terrorism to get their point across:

This fellow

This guy

And most importantly, Him. (it is of course appropriate for Jesus, being the ultimate Authority in conjunction with God and the Holy Spirit, to question the authority by which men like the Pharisees judge others.)

Here are some people that did have to use violence in order to get their point across:

this thing

this thing

and this thing

Here’s what this piece of terrorist trash is teaching our children:

As long as you’re a piece of hippie, radical Chicago trailer trash questioning authority, you can be as violent as you want!

leetpriest on November 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Bill Ayers is a distinguished professor of education and senior scholar at the University of Illinois

Distinguished? Is it me, or does this Ayers article seem to be very poorly written?

I’m no William F Buckley, but I can appreciate good writing. Ayers seems to write at about an 8th grade level.

UltimateBob on November 11, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Did he say “illegal war?” That lost me right there…he’s obviously a nut job. It was never a declared war, and it’s definitely not illegal. The last pres. to use the military “illegally” was BO’s other buddy Bill (Clinton).

Javiel20 on November 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM

profitsbeard on November 11, 2008 at 12:34 AM

From Black Hawk Down:

Steele: Sergeant, what’s the meaning of this?
[Thinking he's talking about the unauthorized pig picking]
“Hoot”: Just a little aerial target practice, sir. Didn’t want to leave ‘em behind.
Steele: I’m talking about your weapon, soldier. Now Delta or no-Delta, that’s still a hot weapon. Your safety should be on at all times.
“Hoot”: This is my safety, sir.
[He holds up his index finger and bends motions as if squeezing a trigger and then walks off]

bryan2369 on November 11, 2008 at 10:56 AM

BTW, I Live in the People’s Republic of Maryland. Anyone know how hard it is to purchase a firearm in MD or where the nearest shooting range is near Silver Spring? I need to get a firearm or two before Uncle Barry becomes president-for-life.

bryan2369 on November 11, 2008 at 10:58 AM

Never mind, forgot to just check nra.org.

bryan2369 on November 11, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Speaking as a Torontonian, my opinion of the Toronto Star was low as it is. But providing a podium for this douchebag to lie and spread his BS about how he plays with his kids and takes care of the elderly and fights for “social justice” is an example of how The Star keeps digging lower and lower. Where will they stop?

AlexB on November 11, 2008 at 12:21 PM

Since we are talking equivalence ..What about Gordon Liddy?

lexhamfox on November 11, 2008 at 1:21 PM

“Beware of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors – and miss.”
– R.A.H.

mojo on November 11, 2008 at 1:22 PM

why link to this bulls***? seriously

urbancenturion on November 11, 2008 at 4:24 PM

USMC Rules For Gun Fighting

Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring their friends who have guns.
If you can, make friends with those on the crew served weapons. Bring them as well. Borrow money from them, it gives them an added incentive to protect you.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
Only hits count. Close doesn’t count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived and who didn’t.
If you are not shooting, you should be communicating (calling for arty or air support), reloading, and running.
Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting is more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. “All skill is in vain when an Angel pisses in the flintlock of your musket.”
Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
In combat, there are no rules, always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
Have a plan.
Have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work.
Have a back-up, back-up plan in case CentCom or SecDef finds the first two plans “unacceptable”.
Use cover or concealment as much as possible. The only visible target should be in your gun sights.
Flank your adversary when possible. Protect your flank.
Don’t drop your guard.
Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
Your number one Option for Personal Security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a “4.”

Courtesy of the USMC of which my Uncle was a proud member.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on November 11, 2008 at 7:47 PM

A picture of what to bring to a gunfight.

Kevin in Southern Illinois on November 11, 2008 at 7:54 PM

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