#NeverTrumpNeverHillary #NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…
HuffPo Inciting Felonies
Seems the whackjobs at Huffington Post really want to encourage firearms theft: (“Betsy” being an alleged activist firearms thief)
Unlocked cars are a great place to find any kind of gun a Betsy might want, from handguns to AR-15s. Betsy helpfully reminded this
gun ownerformer gun owner of the cold statistical truth:
Garages can also offer a wealth of weapons to literally anyone who happens to stroll by. Irresponsible gunlicking [XXXX]wits, take note: if you can’t keep your [XXXX]ing guns out of the wrong [XXXX]ing hands, they will end up in Betsy’s.
Wow. Such class, such respect for safety and property. But we’ve long known what kind of cesspool Team Blue has devolved into…
- OOPS. The Ann Arbor, MI Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse got more than they bargained for when they offered to celebrate UMich wins with a tab discount equal to the difference in scores.
- Iowa Hawkeyes fan couple wants to build their house like the team’s stadium. City planning board says OK. Sore-loser neighbors still fighting.
- Latest casualty in the Creepy Clown crap? Ronald McDonald. Let’s hope this stuff gets settled soon so our favorite Red ‘Fro can come out of Witness Protection.
- Britain’s new plastic currency is multirole: it plays old-school vinyl, too.
This Week In History
- Sunday, Oct 9: Yale chartered, 1701; capture of HMS’s Detroit and Caledonia on Lake Erie, 1812; Hoover Dam generators come on-line, 1936; Dead Che Day, 1967 (did you get your T-shirts?)
- Monday, Oct 10: US Naval Academy opens, 1845; Panama Canal completed, 1913; Navy F-14s intercept plane carrying Achille Lauro terrorists, 1985
- Tuesday, Oct 11: Battle of Valcour Island, 1776; T. Roosevelt (post-office) first US president to fly, 1910; Battle of Cape Esperance, 1942; SNL debuts, 1975
- Wednesday, Oct 12: Columbus reaches New World, 1492; first US insane asylum opens in VA, 1773; White House officially named, 1901; USS Cole bombing, 2000
- Thursday, Oct 13: USN forerunner Continental Navy established, 1775; Texas votes to join USA, 1845; first American cell-phone network launched, 1983
- Friday, Oct 14: Eastman patents paper photo-film, 1884; Cubs score their last World Series win to date, 1908; Cuban Missile Crisis begins, 1962
- Saturday, Oct 15: CSS Hunley sub lost for first time, 1863; Graf Zeppelin first lands in NJ, 1928; FORTRAN, first modern computer language, released to coders, 1956
Today’s Birthdays: Soldier and diplomat William H. Sullivan, 1922; airman Scott O’Grady, 1965; actor and evangelical activist Kirk Cameron, 1970
Holidays Around the World: Children’s Day in Brazil, Armed Forces Day in Spain, Independence Day in Equatorial Guinea, and many Columbus-related observances in the Bahamas, Mexico, and Central and South America.
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.
Gratuitous Gun Giveaways
- *American Handgunner magazine, for for a Sig-Sauer P320RX pistol or SIG716 DMR G2 precision rifle package, or a Heritage Rough Rider revolver: http://americanhandgunner.com/giveaway/
- *Guns Magazine, for a Mossberg Patriot .375 rifle package, Ruger Hawkeye FTW bolt-action rifle and scope package, or Rock Island Armory .22TCM 1911 pistol package: http://gunsmagazine.com/giveaway/
- Davidson’s Gallery of Guns, for a CZ 455 American .22LR bolt-action rile or P-09 Duty 9mm pistol: https://ggg.galleryofguns.com/
- Aero Precision, for a custom AR15: http://gvwy.io/9nhs4x9
- GrabAGun, for a Vickers Tactical Glock 17 RTF2 pistol autographed by retired Delta Force operator and gunsmith Larry Vickers: http://grabagun.com/giveaway
*Note: FMG Publishing giveaways require you to provide an FFL dealer’s info at entry. Come on, guys, I want to hear about one of you winning one of these! 🙂
Quote of the Day
Sad reality of so many Baby Boomers and younger, which explains the rise of so many statists unfit for any higher public service than organ donation:
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born.–Fyodor Dostoyevsky
As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. That’s it for today’s offerings, so now that you’ve had a sip or two feel free to bring your own offerings for the potluck table.
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