Quote of the day—CSGV ‏@CSGV

Stop fondling your gun and grow up.

Tweeted on December 19, 2014
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a tweet from Minutemaniac (@Minutemaniac).

It’s very telling when we have SCOTUS decisions on our side and an anti-gun organization resorts to childish insults.—Joe]

Quote of the day—roastbeeftacohat

Bushmaster has been marketing the AR15 as a penis enhancer for years.

Comment to TIL there’s an equivalent to Godwin’s Law for gun ownership debates called Markley’s Law: As an online discussion of gun owners’ rights grows longer, the probability of an ad hominem attack involving penis size approaches 1
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

To be fair, in context it’s difficult to say if he was being sarcastic or serious. I searched through hundreds of his comments on reddit and couldn’t find anything that supported the sarcasm hypothesis. There were some hints that the serious hypothesis were valid but nothing definitive.—Joe]

Quote of the day—THE NYCEO

Listen you nuts….go get that surgery to enlarge your private parts so you can put the assault rifle down. Enough is enough.

December 15, 2014
Comment to Bride, groom bring out the big guns during Washington state rally opposing universal background checks
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!—Joe]

Quote of the day—Darth @DarthNihilus1

@EndNRA @jgrubb62190 @AWorldOutOfMind I see a man making up for his micropenis with a gun, in a bedroom that proves he doesn’t have a woman.

Tweeted on December 11, 2014
This was in reference to this picture:
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a Tweet from BFD ‏@BigFatDave.

My response was, “And what do you see here?”—Joe]

Their humor is very telling

While I have a desire and perhaps even fantasies of my political enemies being prosecuted for breaking existing law this (NSFW) is a really messed up way to think of your opponents. There are over 600 comments praising it. I almost always think of my opponents getting a fair trial, their sentences matching their crimes, and respecting their right to not be subject to cruel and unusual punishments.

What these people are doing is way beyond resorting to Markley’s Law when we inform anti-gun people about SCOTUS decisions. But it’s of the same mindset. They degrade, insult, and attempt to humiliate those who oppose them.

These people think sexual domination and degradation is a form of humor. Would they think it funny if one of their political commentators were subject to this sort of “humor”?

I find it difficult to imagine this is anything other than a form of “othering” in preparation for making their fantasies come true. This should give more than enough reason to fight for your Second Amendment rights. These people would torture and murder you if they got the chance.

Quote of the day—Charles___Darwin

Some of these hunters should get Viagra instead of bigger guns. Take away some of the “envy” if you know what I mean.

December 4, 2014
Comment to 3 challenge Florida decision to lift ban on gun silencers for hunting
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

What is most interesting to me about this particular example of Markley’s Law is that the article this guy commented on didn’t even mention “bigger guns”. It was all about suppressors.

These people have mental health issues. They literally “hear” things that were not said. I’ve dealt with people like this before. You can repeat your words and they still hear something completely different from what was said. You can literally have them read the words you wrote and they insist there are words there that do not exist. You can push them hard enough to read carefully and agree that those words do not exist then, literally, ten seconds later they insist those words are there again.

I’m reminded of a story where, after visiting a mental health ward, a person asked a health provider, “Why do so many of the patients insist they hear the voice of God?” The response was, “Because it’s one of the few socially acceptable delusions.”

It is my hypothesis there are so many mentally unfit people in the anti-gun movement because it’s one of the few socially acceptable areas where total government control is somewhat accepted. Their lives are chaotic, they feel out of control, and they seek stability even though they make the very decisions that created much of the chaos. Individuality, and gun ownership in particular, represents unpredictability and chaos to them. Government control of their lives and the lives of others represents, however delusional a belief this actually is, the ultimate stability and security.—Joe]

Quote of the day—BadExampleMan @BadExampleMan

Being called fetishist by someone preferring random slaughter of children to giving up a penis substitue: priceless.

BadExampleMan @BadExampleMan
Tweeted October 25, 2014
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a tweet from Linoge.—Joe]


Tonight I was telling Barb about a Twitter conversation I got involved in with a soon to be Markley’s Law example. At some point Barb asked how long I have been doing the Markley’s Law Monday theme.

I looked it up and found the first Markley’s Law Monday was almost exactly three years ago. I’m not in any danger of ever running out of material.

I am reminded of a quote falsely attributed to Albert Einstein:

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

No matter how often we point out that we have Supreme Court decision on our side and the best they have to offer are childish insults we probably will never run out of people demonstrating Markley’s Law. There is apparently an unlimited supply of those who insist that the right to keep and bear arms is not an inalienable, preexisting, human right guaranteed to be protected the Second Amendment but is instead a symbolic penis extension.

Quote of the day—Travis Dodge‏ @MWTravesty

What about my right to not live in fear of my fellow citizens? Is that moot because you have a boner for guns?

Travis Dodge‏ @MWTravesty
Tweeted on October 16, 2014
[It’s (sort of) another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a tweet from Linoge.

Dodge obviously doesn’t understand rights when he says he has a “right to not live in fear”. There are people afraid of gays, blacks, and Jews as well as gun owners. But that fear doesn’t allow them to infringe upon our rights.—Joe]

Quote of the day—formerChild

Guns are just viagra for these guys. They’re incapable of sustaining an erection without one in their hand (a gun, I mean).

October 13, 2014
Comment to NRA Warns Men: If You Let Your Wife Do Gun Control, Your Peen May Fall Off
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

The article and most of the comments are Markley’s law material. It’s as if they are obsessed with genitalia. I never spent much time around hard-core racists, but didn’t/don’t they have some obsession with the size of black men’s penis’s too? I wonder if there is some sort of feeling of inadequacy in the mind of the bigot which they need to project onto their victims.—Joe]

Quote of the day—GOP @GroverOwnedPawn

@Brettsko ihave small testicles and a huge amount of paranoid delusion. Check out my GUN!

GOP @GroverOwnedPawn
Tweeted on October 10, 2014
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a Tweet from Cal A. Feit ‏@tazcat2011.

As I have been telling people of his ilk recently, “Actually, I have the Bill of Rights supported by SCOTUS and you have grade school insults.”—Joe]

Update: A short while after this post went live the following conversation occurred on Twitter:

 Joe Huffman @JoeHuffman

Quote of the day—GOP @GroverOwnedPawn wp.me/p2Yf1R-G3WN – 17 Nov

 GOP @GroverOwnedPawn

@JoeHuffman nobody reads your blog Joe.
02:37 PM – 17 Nov 14

 Joe Huffman @JoeHuffman

@GroverOwnedPawn You should do some research in that. Apparently you have problems distinguishing reality from your wistful thinking. – 17 Nov

 GOP @GroverOwnedPawn

@JoeHuffman ok Joe good luck with that wistful thinking!
02:51 PM – 17 Nov 14

Then sometime before noon he deleted all his Tweets associated with this topic.

My best guess is that the recreational drugs he was using wore off sufficiently such that he caught a glimpse of reality but it’s hard to know for sure. And as Barb and I frequently tell each other, “You are trying to make sense of crazy. You shouldn’t be attempting that. It’s not healthy.”

Quote of the day—Rick Baker

You need to add to your list of titles:
In desperate need of a life
life long member of the tiny dick club
Just plain stupid

Now that better describes you.

Rick Baker, owner
I’m usually there everyday so you should drop by and see me little man.

Rick Baker
Jun 30, 2014
Email to Ed Levine
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a message on Facebook from Nick G.—Joe]

Quote of the day—horrido

You’d think this would be just common sense. Maybe we should make it legal for them to openly carry their penis. It would be safer, but they probably wouldn’t be as proud about it.

July 2, 2014
Comment to Big Win For Gun Control Groups: Target Bans Guns In Its Stores
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!–Joe]

Quote of the day—Shane Smith

After several well publicized instances of the tiny penis brigade marching through Target stores with their artificial manhood in hand, Target announces that they want you to leave your insecurities and guns at home. Since the total number of people who really want to bring a gun to Target stores is about 11, and all of them are unemployed man-children in Texas, I suspect they won’t miss the business. Hell given the number of weekly gun-fails in the US of A they might save more customers lives in a single year than they lose to the Neanderthal crowd.

Shane Smith
July 3, 2014
Stores behaving well!
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via email from Bob S.

Plus we get bonus insults to our maturity and genealogy. Citation needed on the number of people that carry guns into Target stores (I’ve done it dozens of times) and potential for saved lives considering the increased risk from the suggestion that Target stores become victim disarmament zones.

I wonder if he noticed irony of the maturity comment while making references to “the tiny penis brigade”. I suspect not.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Justin Trudeau

In his Thursday morning address to the Canada 2020 conference, he declared himself ardently for “humanitarian” intervention — but scorned any air support for a military effort as just, you know, the Harper boys “trying to whip out [their] CF-18s and show how big they are.”

Justin Trudeau
October 2, 2014
Rex Murphy: Trudeau’s joke about Canadian jets bombing ISIS reveals an unserious mind
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

As Andrew Benghazi suggested in a Facebook message to me, “The ultimate Markley’s Law?”

Perhaps it is. But ultimate implies it cannot be exceeded for all time. We’ll have to wait for the end of time but Andrew just might be correct.—Joe]