4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Ted Nugent

  1. What you do about the coyote/cat situation is of course entirely based on whether you like cats or coyotes best. Or whether you care at all about either cats or coyotes.

    It would be “foolish” to declaw the cats in that scenario IF AND ONLY IF you had an interest in the well-being of cats. If said “fool” hates cats, and furthermore has an affinity for the coyotes, and you’re calling him a fool for declawing cats, then you’re the fool for misreading the situation.

    When the people begin citing the cats’ claws as the reason why coyotes attack cats, then you know, right there, that those people are pulling for the coyotes.

    So long as we’re distracted with the idiotic assertions of the cat hater/coyote-lovers, we CANNOT have a conversation about the rights and well being of cats, or about ways to keep the coyotes at bay.

    The opposition in that argument has no interest in the cats’ whatsoever, other than to see cats eliminated. When that opposition sees us appealing to what we believe is their concern for cats, they laugh up their sleeves at their good fortune in having so thoroughly bamboozled us. We may as well invite the coyotes into a serious discussion on how to best protect the interests of cats.

    Way, way, way too often we believe, or pretend to believe, or are fooled into believing, or are afraid to let it be known that we don’t believe, that our opposition has any interest in the general well being of Humanity. The issue of the well being of cats verses the interests of coyotes here is a good analogy.

  2. Ban insanity? That would require eliminating the first amendment. Insanity is a tool in political rhetoric. The Progressives talked about and promoted this tool generations ago.

    To them we are insane though, just as much as they appear insane to us. Be careful what you wish for.

    I’d accept “Socialism in an assault weapon–ban it”. In that case insanity would have no political power.

  3. Well, to use a phrase from the intelligence community, if the “Key Judgment” is that there are too many fangs and claws in the neighborhood, it is entirely reasonable to conclude that defanging and declawing the cats is the best approach to reducing “cat-icide.” If those with that first principle ally with those who think that dead cats aren’t a problem, there won’t be a cat in the neighborhood with claws.
    Or alive, either.

    • Neil Smith said it when when he put this headline on a piece about victim disarmament politicians: “They want you DEAD”.

      Harsh, but it’s hard to prove him wrong.

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