Trump Times Entry 26 – A Well-Armed Victory Lap

logoA Well-Armed Victory Lap

December 4, 2016

It’s been twenty-six days since the angry-white-right seized control of the slightly left, but mostly apathetic America. Kellyanne Conway’s whiny voice is droning in the background and doing holiday rituals as if everything were normal has become a national pastime. Though, the holiday shopping ritual has taken an odd turn.

If you are like many liberals, this year your holiday shopping list may include firearms. And I understand – every time I heard Kellyanne’s voice I, too, want to buy a bigger gun. Second amendment solutions seem appropriately visceral given the recent failures of intellect. Guns, America, feels right…

Back in blog “Trump Times 20 – Lock and Load” I mentioned that we libtards seemed to be getting kind of interested in guns. Well, we now have some numbers and while overall gun sales are down, sales are way up among minority purchasers. Before the election gun sales were to the usual customer base, but after the election there was a demographic shift.

Hmm… So, in terms of armed population groups here in the good old USA we now have:

1. The typically well-armed paranoid conservatives
2. The newly armed frightened non-conservatives
3. The seemingly freaked-out police forces
4. The most powerful military force in history

To keep life interesting, the Donald is taking a pre-inauguration victory lap in a whirlwind tour of the states he won. As a thank you, Trump is holding campaign style rallies complete with “Lock her up!” chanting liberally spiced with racist innuendo. What fun! (Bullies are rarely good sports.)

So, the Donald is stirring up groups 1 and 2. Which further freaks out group 3. While Group 4 stands ready, awaiting his orders. Kobayashi Maru.

Shit, this blog sure went to a dark place fast; I’m freaking myself out. Think I need break right here and do something distracting – perhaps that holiday shopping. I hear Gander Mountain has a sale on Rugers and Glocks – oh, look they have used Bushmasters! What a country!

While armed with more guns and less tolerance, the republic stands.

That’s all I got today. Take care of yourselves and each other,
osv

Trump Times Entry 20 – Lock and Load

Lock and Load

November 28, 2016inthought2

It’s been twenty days since the fixed national popularity contest and remarkably both the scam and the republic continue.  We endeavor to peacefully coexist.

It was at a holiday gathering, during a conversation with friends and family, that I first realized we libtards were arming up.  Every adult in the room had fired a gun and more than half owned guns.  Judging from the tone of the conversation, that ownership percentage was about to go way up.  And that wasn’t the first time I’d heard libtard gun talk – or the last.

Here in the good old USA, guns (and cars) are embedded into the culture and it’s common for firearm sales to go up during times of national change.  But, usually, the groups acquiring weapons are politically right of center.  This would be a change.

Our national media claim gun sales are down in the post-election period.  Of course, they base their reporting on retail, which represent a fraction of actual sales.  So, who knows? Maybe the liberals are arming, maybe not.

If we are, we’re doing so quietly.logo

This is where I would typically launch into an anti-gun rant.  But, at the moment, I’m not so sure.  And I find the fact that “I’m not so sure” troubling.  Where to now?

At least we can take some solace in that retail gun retail sales went down, so the Trump appointment has actually hurt the gun industry.  Baby steps.

That’s all I got today. Take care of yourselves and each other,
osv