Quote of the day—neo

These lies have a function that is similar to what was going on with the Soviets – the lie as mockery and insult and sadistic tease. In that regard, obvious lying is a feature, not a bug, and it helps that the lie is absurd. It’s a show of power meant for the opposition to view, a way to say, “we can state any stupidity we want as truth, things both you and I know are ridiculous, and will we say it with a straight face to illustrate the extent of our power over you. We don’t have to pretend to make sense. We’re in control and you’re not. We are laughing at you.”

That’s the point we have reached.

September 21, 2021
The Biden administration: lying with impunity
[I want to say, “Maybe, but I think there is a better chance that they really believe their own untruths.”

I’m not nearly confident enough of that claim to say it with any certainty. I fear she is 100% right.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Cantankerous Socialist (@Cante12175815)

you are a loud mouth pussy that would piss their pants if you had to get in a real fire fight and can’t get a hard-on without his AR15 penis extension so stop dreaming Cletus!

Cantankerous Socialist (@Cante12175815)
Tweeted on September 15, 2021
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! H/T to In Chains @InChainsInJail.

I find it interesting that there are some people delusional enough they believe they know the sexual functionality details of someone they have never met. And yet, their friends and relatives have not insisted they spend time attempting to recover while in a comfortable facility wearing a straitjacket.

Perhaps Obama Care doesn’t fund mental health care as well as is required to help such people. But, what can you expect from socialized medicine?—Joe]

Quote of the day—Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter

When we Black Americans see this flag we know the person flying it is not safe to be around,” the post reads. “When we see this flag we know the person flying it is a racist. When we see this flag we know that the person flying it lives in a different America than we do. When we see this flag, we question your intelligence. We know to avoid you. It is a symbol of hatred.

Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter
July 4, 2021
Black Lives Matter Utah chapter calls American flag ‘symbol of hatred’
[This is what they think of you.

Respond appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Aaron P. Tutt @aaronptutt

Every gun owner wants to kill. That is the only reason to own a gun. Going to the range is just killing practice. There are other ways to keep yourself safe. The only purpose of a gun is murder.

Aaron P. Tutt @aaronptutt
Tweeted on Jun 29, 2021
[So… what do you suppose one should do with people that want to kill, practice killing, and have tools which have murder as their only purpose? I think Mr. Tutt has a pretty clear idea of what he thinks should be done with us.

The belief that one can read the mind of others is frequently the sign of a personality disorder. This typically is restricted to someone well known to them.

That Tutt claims to know want 100’s of millions of people think is an indication he is completely bonkers or is deliberately trolling.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Ian Janssen @ianfjanssen

Lots of boys with toys in this thread. Someday maybe they’ll grow up, probably not. Clutch your microdicks harder in apocalyptic fantasy.

Ian Janssen @ianfjanssen
Tweeted on June 15, 2021
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via a tweet from In Chains @InChainsInJail.

Or political opponents are so boring. All they have is childish insults when we have SCOTUS decisions. You would think they could come up with a different insult, but apparently they just don’t have the mental capacity for that.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Toni Wellen

I have friends who own AR-15 rifles; they enjoy shooting them at target practice for sport and fervently defend their right to own them. But I cannot accept that their right to enjoy their hobby supersedes my right to send my own children to school, a movie theater, or a concert and to know that they are safe. Can the answer really be to subject our school children to active-shooter drills — to learn to hide under desks, turn off the lights, lock the door, and be silent — instead of addressing the root cause of the problem and passing legislation to take AR-15-style weapons out of the hands of civilians?


Toni Wellen
June 18, 2021
Why AR-15 Assault Weapons Must Be Banned
[So many errors in so few words:

  • It’s not a “right to enjoy a hobby”.
  • No one has a right to “know they are safe”.
  • The “root cause of the problem” is not the existence of firearms. It is evil people with a desire and willingness to commit evil acts.
  • “Passing legislation” does not take guns out of the hands of civilians. Men with guns take guns out of the hands of civilians.

Lessons to be learned, at least in regards to the useful idiots, does not apply to all:

  • Anti-gun people are not fully connected with reality.
  • They think of gun ownership, at best, as a hobby.
  • They think gun owners value their “hobby” more than the lives of children.
  • They do not understand rights.
  • Rather than people, they believe inanimate objects are an agent of cause and crime.
  • They believe “passing legislation” can fix human problems when it is actually human action (or acts of nature/god) which fix human problems.
  • Never let anyone get away with telling you, “No one wants to take your guns.”

There are none so blind as those who will not see.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Keith Olbermann @KeithOlbermann

That’s Judge Roger Benitez, a death-worshiping fascist who has never noticed that the word “own” – or anything like it – is absent from the 2nd Amendment. We can no longer tolerate gun nuts in the judiciary.

Keith Olbermann @KeithOlbermann
Tweeted on June 5, 2021
[He was referring to the decision released last Friday declaring California’s ban on “assault weapons” was unconstitutional.

Via  a tweet from Sean D Sorrentino (@SorrentinoSean) who said:

This is what insanity looks like.

Insanity is one diagnosis but I’m inclined to believe “insanity” is going too light on Olbermann and would like to suggest alternatives.

If Benitez is a fascist then he is sure going about it wrong. What self respecting fascist would allow the average citizen to posses the weapons to resist their authority? Of course, the fascist labels Olbermann is throwing around in his tantrum is projection.

Another obvious point to be made is that one or more of the following things must be true:

  1. Olbermann hasn’t read the 2nd Amendment.
  2. Olbermann has a reading comprehension problem.
  3. Olbermann doesn’t know the meaning of the word “keep”.
  4. Olbermann is deliberately lying.
  5. Olbermann is insane/delusional.

In any case, I look forward to laughing at his continued tantrums and demonstrations of stupidity, insanity, and/or evil..—Joe]

Quote of the day—Charlotte Clymer @cmclymer

Let’s be real: they are not. Your small piss AR-15 doesn’t stack up against even an M249 mounted on a heel, let alone an actual fucking tank.

This isn’t about “government tyranny”. It’s about cis men who tragically suffer from erectile dysfunction. Sad.

Charlotte Clymer @cmclymer
Tweeted on June 5, 2021
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday! Via an email from Rolf.

I find it telling Clymer didn’t cite any papers to back up her claims. She doesn’t have any data. She only has childish insults. We have findings of fact and conclusions of law from a Federal Court.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Andrew Cuomo

The NRA’s (National Rifle Association) dream of a society where everyone is terrified of each other and armed to the teeth is abhorrent to our values.

Andrew Cuomo
Governor of New York
May 28, 2021
New Yorkers demand right to carry hidden guns as America reels from bloody week of mass shootings
[Anyone who believes an organization with five million members has a “dream of a society where everyone is terrified of each other” is delusional and/or pushing “the big lie”.—Joe]

Why are anti-gun people so violent?

Yesterday morning I got a phone call. It went something like this:

Caller (voice of a young woman): Is this Joe Huffman?
Joe: Yes.
Caller: I’m <full name>. I live in <state>. You have a tweet of mine on your blog. It says, “<two sentences giving insight into why the right to keep and bear arms is important>”. I still believe that. But even though I have deleted my twitter account people are still able to connect me with that tweet. I’m getting a lot of hate mail and death threats because of that. I’m only <age> years old. I can’t really deal with this. Can you remove that blog post?
Joe: I’m in meeting at work right now. If you will send me an email with a link to the blog post so I can find it easily I’ll take it down later today. Can you do that?
Caller: Yes. I can do that. Thank you sir.

This was the email thread:

Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:19 AM
To: blog@joehuffman.org

Link to the post  <deleted>

From: Joe Huffman
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:21 AM

The post is now gone.

It so terrible that something like this would generate so much hate.

If it would be of any use to you I can go through my log files and find the IP addresses of everyone (or during certain time frames) who viewed this blog post. Cyber security professionals (this is what I do) working with the police can use this information to (in most, but not all cases) find the person behind the IP address.


Joe Huffman
Cell: 208-301-4254
Blog: http://blog.joehuffman.org/

Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:22 AM
Joe Huffman

Thank you so much for your help sir.

I find it very telling that both the anti-gun people are sending out death threats and that they are targeting a woman so young she cannot legally purchase a handgun rather than me.

Why are they so violent? It’s part of their nature.

Why are they targeting a young woman with her right to keep and bear arms infringed by the government rather than me? That is a rhetorical question. We all know the answer. And this gives us all the information we need to know about what they will do if we are disarmed.

I wish I could reproduce that tweet without increasing her risk. Her experience demonstrates the accuracy of her tweet.

Prepare appropriately.

Quote of the day—Kirstie Alley

You can be cooking meth and sleeping with hookers, but as long as, apparently, you didn’t vote for Trump. I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone a bit with the whole concept of it.

Kirstie Alley
May 19, 2021
Kirstie Alley opens up about backlash she received for Trump support: ‘Blackballing situation’
[I’m not going to post it here because it is so incredibly horrible, but the picture of Alley they used tells us what the publisher thinks of people who voted for Trump. This is what they think of people of people who do not agree with their politics.

“Twilight Zone”? Yeah. It’s sort of like that. But if you have read a little about genocides you will quickly realize what we are seeing isn’t just something from a television series writer’s imagination. This could easily be history in the making.

Prepare and respond appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Jonathan Evans @MrJonathanEvans

Every #2A fuck who won’t acknowledge that the guns are the problem is complicit in a culture that forces parents and kids and partners and friends to live in fear. So just to be clear: fuck those horrible fucks

Jonathan Evans @MrJonathanEvans
Tweeted on May 9, 2021
[He sounds nice.

Well, actually, he sounds ignorant and/or evil.

Thanks for being clear Mr. Evans. I expect someone will now put you on their “naughty” list.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Katbuns @katbuns

In my mind, I’ve been replacing any RWNJ reference to guns with “penises” – it makes for some fun and revelatory imagery, and it deflates their power in the same way that imagining ones opponents in the underwear does. Try it, it could be key in battling these cretins.

Katbuns @katbuns
Tweeted on April 24, 2021
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Ahh.. yes. The facts and the law mean nothing nothing to these people and we are the cretins. Funny!

Via a tweet from In Chains @InChainsInJail.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Dean Gullberry @DeanGullberry47

You forget the value of looking at it and getting warm fuzzies, while for just a brief moment, you forget you have a tiny dick

Dean Gullberry @DeanGullberry47
Tweeted on April 24, 2021
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

We have SCOTUS decisions. They have childish insults.

Via a tweet from In Chains @InChainsInJail.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Watson Coleman

Silencers are not tools of self-defense, they are tools of murder, They have no legal application.

Watson Coleman
Congresswoman D-N.J
April 16, 2021
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Colleagues Reintroduce Gun Safety Legislation to Outlaw Gun Silencers
[This is what they think of you. Protecting your hearing is not a legal application of this common safety equipment.

That I and my students have used suppressors for many thousands of shots without anyone being murdered means nothing to these people. They are just making stuff up to avoid the real issue.

The real issue is that suppressors are protected by the Second Amendment. They are considered arms and infringing upon right to keep and bear arms is a crime.

The same arguments these evil people are putting forward about muffling the sound of firearms could be just as well applied to vehicle mufflers.

Get them while you can and work toward prosecuting these criminals.—Joe]

He left out a profession

I am quite perplexed. The first thing I thought of when I thought of the “most durable professions” isn’t even on the list:

Durable Trades: Professions That Have Stood the Test of Time for Hundreds of Years:

The top 10 durable professions, according to Groves, are:

  1. Shepherd (rancher, livestock farmer, dairyman)
  2. Farmer
  3. Midwife
  4. Gardener (arborist, vinedresser, landscaper, flower farmer)
  5. Woodworker (cabinetmaker, finish carpenter)
  6. Carpenter (a builder of structures)
  7. Painter (siding contractor, wall covering specialist)
  8. Cook (chef, caterer, restauranteur)
  9. Brewer (winemaker, distiller)
  10. Innkeeper (hotelier)

Groves follows up the top 20 list with dozens of professions that received “honorable mentions.” The author cautions that his research focused on historical data rather than projecting which professions might be important in the future. Still, the longevity of professions that made the list are certain to give the readers pause before writing off trades in favor of more modern professions.

Even if he did purposefully (it had to be on purpose, right? Who could forget it?) ignore the world’s oldest profession, it’s still an interesting list.

Quote of the day—Dinesh D’Souza

If “woke” banks won’t do business with us, then people like me—political conservatives, mainstream Republicans—will have to have our own banks. If “woke” companies won’t sell to us, we’ll have to have our own merchandizing sector. If “woke” digital platforms won’t carry our views, we’ll have to make our own, and if—as in the case of Parler—there is a coordinated strike to take them down, we’ll have to restore our networks in a manner completely secure from such dangers.

This past weekend, my wife and I watched the movie “The Green Book.” In it, we saw a white and black man driving through the segregated South, where blacks basically lived in their own world—their own banks, restaurants, barbershops, and public lavatories and water fountains—and all because the whites flatly refused to do business with them.

It struck Debbie and me with the force of epiphany that this is where we seem to be heading. De facto segregation, not de jure segregation. And segregation not based on race but based on political viewpoint. It might seem overdramatic to say that Republicans and conservatives are the new blacks, but Republicans and conservatives are now treated in “woke” America with the same derision, contempt, and second-class citizenship that blacks were in the first part of the previous century.

Dinesh D’Souza
March 29, 2021
My Experience With ‘Woke’ Corporations
[Perhaps he was exaggerating some when he says they just now had the epiphany. If not, then he is a little slow on the uptake. It was obvious to me, and I posted about it, regarding the treatment of gun owners in 2006.

Still, better late than never and he has a much larger audience than I do.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani

Some schools in Oregon are being informed that asking students in math class to “show their work” is “white supremacy.” What exactly would happen if this faction got its way and all American classrooms are like this?


Zaid Jilani @ZaidJilani
Tweeted on February 14, 2021
[What if thousands of parents demanded the people who wrote, approved, or distributed this be fired and their names and pictures be published?—Joe]