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Living Freedom by Claire Wolfe. Musings about personal freedom and finding it within ourselves.

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Archive for the ‘Guns and Gun Rights’ Category

Claire Wolfe

Friday updates

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

And some cool custom knives (below)

My ankle was feeling good enough this morning that the boot was actually more of a nuisance than the break.

Got Ava back from Furrydoc’s kennels. ‘Bout the second thing she did was body-slam herself right into that leg.

How did I end up with such a lunatic dog? She was amusing when she was a year or two or five years old. But she turns 10 this fall. Why can’t she just sleep a lot like a good senior dog?

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MJR, who sent this article decrying the current trend in “loud manliness,” said he was sorry it wasn’t more inclusive of women.

Actually, I think it’s perhaps more inclusive of us than we need it to be. Enough — and often too much — has been said about the rights, privileges, strengths, and demands of women. We’re equal now, and frequently ahead, in vast fields of endeavor. What’s left to achieve is detail. Yet now we’re innundated with ignoble, attention-seeking whines about how women are all victims of a mythical, male-blighted “rape culture.” Faugh! I’m embarrassed for the decent people of my sex.

I’m much more concerned with what’s being done to boys in increasingly female-dominated institutions. And how men of the future will manage to remain strong, vital, useful, self-respecting men. I’m horrified that boys and young men are being subjected to such toxic views of who and what they are. This toxic reversal is worse for male well-being than the stupid “sugar-and-spice, behave like a lady, submit, and be sure to be lousy at math” line was for us girls who grew up in the not-so-distant dark ages.

I don’t agree with the author of the linked article that manhood was easy and automatic in the past. I recall how often men had to struggle or even fake some faux ideal of manhood. And hey, it was guys who got drafted, guys who got stuck with a ton of dirty work. Manhood has never been easy. But I surely do agree that real manhood — and real womanhood for that matter — essentially consists of girding the loins and getting on with life.

/rant

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Ahem. Now go check out the cool custom Kershaw knives just arrived in the TZP store. These are Ken Onion-designed spring-assist folders and sharp tools in every sense of the word.

Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
  • Another terrific one from Ken at Popehat. How to spot (and counter) covert advocacy of censorship.
  • I’ve never downloaded anything from a torrent site. I’m against any form of piracy that deprives creators of the rewards they’ve earned. Still … The Pirate Bay has panache.
  • The usual anti-gun and “hate group” suspects band together to promote ballots over bullets. Um, yeah. Good luck with those ballots when you’re being threatened by thug government.
  • The liberation of Dachau and the righteous rage of the liberators.
  • “Oh, my gold!” Yet another company tries to do what egold did. (The poster says BitGold isn’t available to U.S. residents; I poked around the BitGold site and didn’t see anything about that. But I don’t doubt that avoiding all U.S. entanglements is a good start on surviving in this kind of business. Never mind that it would take a huge chunk out of your market.) (H/T Y.B.)

If you’re not up on your Internet memes, this new Delta Airlines safety video will leave you going “HUH???” If you are a meme-ista, see how many you can spot. (Hint: They’re listed behind the “see more” link.)

Claire Wolfe

I know political bumper stickers aren’t really your thing …

Monday, May 18th, 2015

But Hillary really doesn’t want this one to be your thing.

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In response, David Codrea is offering his own Hillary graphic for download, with proceeds going to help Mike Vanderboegh on his pro-gun travels.

Claire Wolfe

Wednesday links

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I hung out in bed most of the day yesterday, with my foot elevated and bound in the pressure bandage MamaLiberty suggested. With Ava boarding for the duration, I had only Robbie and the cat — both championship sleepers — for company. Nobody, nobody, nobody tried to guilt-trip me into walking, playing, running, riding, throwing tennis balls, playing tug-o-war or otherwise doing exhausting things.

It was a cross between unthinkable luxury and excruciating boredom. I could have gotten some writing done or caught up on my email backlog, but my whole being seemed as stiff and useless as my injured ankle. Aiming for better things today.

Claire Wolfe

Friday links

Friday, May 8th, 2015
  • You know those famous electronic billboards in Times Square? LOL, the feds apparently demanded NYC take them all down. “Highway beautification,” you know. Then just that quickly, they denied making the demand. But turns out the signs are in violation of fedlaw. Governing highways. To paraphrase Kipling, “… if once you have paid him the taken his Dane-geld, you never get rid of the Dane.”
  • Like Pamela Geller or loathe her, she has a point. One might wish the current crop of liberal authoritarians had as good a grasp on the meaning of free speech.
  • Sigh. Didja ever think you’d see the day when people would be moronic enough not only to v*te with their sex organs — but boast about it?
  • I saw a guy today in our little tienda Mexicana wearing this tee-shirt. Got a big laugh — though I suppose my Irish ancestors didn’t.
  • Cody Wilson is suing the State Department on First Amendment grounds for “preempting” him from posting Liberator pistol plans online. He’s got Alan Gura on his side. And SAF doing the only thing it’s actually good for.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand put a kitten in a blender. No, seriously, you need to read this.
Claire Wolfe

Wednesday links

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
  • I’m not sure why libraries are installing 3D printers. Implications could be intriguing. (H/T Pat)
  • Ancient DNA is telling us we’ve been all mixed up much more than previously supposed.
  • Garland, Paris, Charlie Hebdo and dangerous myths. Well done. Garry Trudeau should be ashamed.
  • The question Joss Whedon keeps asking. (I’m not sure that’s the question at all; interesting article anyhow.)
  • Overkill on medical testing and procedures. When I saw the headline I suspected another creepy Emanuelesque justification of diminishing medical care. This is the genuine good stuff, though.
  • She suffered through cancer. Then she designed the cards she would have liked to have gotten from friends and family.
Claire Wolfe

Tuesday links

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
  • Henceforth, I am going to charge $500,000 per blog post and I urge all of you to inform your employers or clients that that is also now your standard fee for doing any work or even making an appearance. If you’re an employer, tough luck to you. ‘Cause after all, we’ve “gotta pay our bills” don’t we?
  • Perhaps Bill and Hill both need a dose of this.
  • OMG, FEMA is holding a national Preparathon and I forgot to sign up with the government! I’ll bet you did, too. Oh no! This must mean we’re all dooooooomed!!!
  • Yeah, that’s what you get for going around jihading in Texas. Good comment one. Good comment two. (Maybe the would-be jihadists got the idea that Texans were an easy target from Major “Soldier for Allah” Nidal Hassan. Somebody shoulda told ’em that only works on disarmed military bases.)
  • Maya Plisetskaya has died. She was a ballerina of extraordinary power and grace who overcame Stalinist oppression for her art.
  • It seems scientists like The Lord of the Rings.
Claire Wolfe

Thursday links

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Claire Wolfe

A tale of assassination and revenge

Monday, April 27th, 2015

It followed the Armenian genocide of 1915. More at The Zelman Partisans.

(BTW, if any of you loyal blog readers want to buy one of the books linked at the bottom of that piece, you might come back over here and enter Amazon through my links. Amazon forbids using my links on any site but this one and TZP doesn’t have its own Amazon Associates account. So the links with the post are just plain-vanilla, nobody-gets-any-credit ones.)

Claire Wolfe

A gun for Mothers Day

Monday, April 27th, 2015

I don’t usually go in for holidays, especially not such egregiously manufactured ones as Mothers Day and Fathers Day. But this is a good idea.

And of course a few training sessions if Mom’s new to firearms and self defense.

Claire Wolfe

Aaaaaand … TZP is now “official”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

You can finally join the partisans and even get yourself a cool morale patch to show your colors.

It took us a while to get there. We’re all volunteers. With real lives, you know. (Damn reality; always getting in the way of everything.) But The Zelman Partisans has now made a true, solid beginning.

UPDATE: Well, that was a bit embarrassing. The store broke after our initial tests but before we went live. Seems to be working now, so thanks for your patience. Go ahead and try again.

Claire Wolfe

Good stuff at TZP

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Just a reminder that if you don’t regularly visit The Zelman Partisans, there’s good new material there at least several times a week. Among the latest:

Sheila Stokes-Begley on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising;

Nicki Kenyon on a new “advance” in anti-gun stupidity (and a travel guide for your summer vacation);

And me on an honest politician and women partisans.

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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