Watercooler 6/22 Open Thread--Turning Tables; Weird; Weekly History Double-Dose

#NeverTrumpNeverKasich #NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

What If Gun Owners Talked Down To Everybody Like Gun-Grabbers?

Inspired by the viral skewering of holier-than-thou vegans, Beth Alcazar at USCCA offers an interesting take on what the same thing toward anti-Second Amendment bigots and Disarm-Thee-But-Not-Me Douches would be like:

“I…I never knew. I honestly didn’t think that you would be the type of person who had a pool. It’s just so irresponsible. And it’s so dangerous. Do you even know how dangerous pools are? Do you realize how many people die every year by pool? Think of all the children who die. Think of YOUR children. Are you willing to sacrifice their safety just so you can take a dip now and then? Is that worth it? To know that someone could die at any moment?”

Check her work out here. Go, now–you know you want to… It might be a fun and productive exercise for us to build on Ms. Alcatar’s start, and further turn the Left’s own phrases like “microaggression,” “trigger phrase,” “safe space” and “insensitivity” against them.

Quick Hits


This Week (And Last!) In History

  • Sunday, Jun 12: Martial law in Mass., 1775; Mt. St. Helens’s second eruption dumps ash on Portland, 1980 (some “Welcome to the World” for me! lol); “Mr. Gorbachev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!,” 1987
  • Monday, Jun 13: Lafayette reaches America, 1777; Lewis sights Great Falls in Montana, 1805; Pentagon Papers published, 1970; Pioneer 10 first spacecraft to pass Neptune, 1983
  • Tuesday, Jun 14: Stars & Stripes adopted, 1777; Rev. Craig distills first bourbon, 1789; Bear Flag Revolt, 1846; Albert II first monkey in space, 1949
  • Wednesday, Jun 15: Washington named CINC of Continental Army, 1775; Pig War in Oregon, 1859; Arlington Nat’l. Cemetery established, 1864
  • Thursday, Jun 16: Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, 1858; Coney Island opens first rollercoaster, 1884; Oracle incorporated, 1977
  • Friday, Jun 17: Statue of Liberty arrives in N.Y. Harbor, 1885; Civil War battles of Vienna, Va., 1861, and Aldie, ’63; Bonus Army masses on Capitol, 1932
  • Saturday, Jun 18: Redcoats abandon Philadelphia, 1778; war declared on Britain again, 1812; first B-52 strikes in Vietnam, 1965
  • Sunday, Jun 19: First “official” baseball game, 1846; Marianas Turkey Shoot, 1944; Rosenbergs fried, 1953; Garfield debuts, 1978 (Happy Birthday, old furball!)
  • Monday, Jun 20: Telegraph patent awarded, 1840; W.Va. becomes 35th state, 1863; Jaws premieres, 1975
  • Tuesday, Jun 21: Constitution ratified, 1788; Guam captured from Spain, 1898; Penn Central bankruptcy, 1970
  • Wednesday, Jun 22: Chesapeake-Leopard Affair, 1807; Dept. of Justice created, 1870; Hammond Circus Train Wreck, 1918; Cuyahoga River burns, 1969
  • Thursday, Jun 23: Stand Watie surrenders last major Confederate force, 1865; typewriter patented, 1868; first SAT, 1926; IBM creates software industry, 1969
  • Friday, Jun 24: US Army defeated in Battle of Beaver Dams (Canada), 1813; first UFO sighting near Mt. Rainier, 1947; Hopalong Cassidy premieres, 1949
  • Saturday, Jun 25: Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876; first mid-air refueling, 1923; Berlin Airlift starts, 1948;  Korean War begins, 1950

Last Wednesday’s Birthdays: First Lady Rachel Jackson, 1767; politician Mario Cuomo, 1932; paleontologist Jack Horner, 1946; actresses Helen Hunt, 1963 and Courteney Cox, ’64

Today’s Birthdays: Sailor/inventor Charles Momsen, 1896; actress Jane Russell, 1921; composer Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible), 1932; cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, 1957

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

Quote of the Day

Double-shot this time, between the outage last week and what the new mobile-UNfriendly Pretty Picture Porn layout does to my phone data usage.

“Aim BEFORE you fire, because the ‘Fire, Aim, Ready’ method is bull****.”–Richard Marcinko

“A picture is worth a thousand words, but it takes up the bandwidth of TEN thousand.”–Finrod’s First Law of Bandwidth


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