Watercooler 10/5 Open Thread: Debates, Dirtbag Dropping, Hoisting University By Own Petard

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


How ’bout Tiny Tim last night, huh? I can’t figure out if he was genuinely unhinged or trying to do what Rush called “demonstrating absurdity by being absurd,” but the yappy little Pomeranian definitely was “raising his voice when he should have reinforced his argument.” Too bad the RNC can’t force Captain Cheesypoofs to step down, given the Electoral Blowout Tsunami that appears to be coming…


“Assault Weapon” Saves Lives in Texas Robbery Attempt

THIS is Argument #1 against Gun Control, folks. A four-man crew got more than they bargained for robbing a jewelry store when several staff returned fire, including the owner with an AK47. Mikhail Kalashnikov always said he had meant his creation for “defense of the homeland,” so I’d argue that this incident falls exactly in line with what the weapon was designed for.


University Prof Uses “Taking Knees” First Amendment Argument to Advocate for Second

After East Carolina University’s band decided to stage a cutesy little protest during the National Anthem at a football game, marketing prof Dr. Tracy Tuten decided enough was enough.

But after discovering Staton had prior knowledge of the ECU band members’ plan and endorsed their exercise their right to free speech, Professor Tuten is questioning if his support of their 1st Amendment will extend to her 2nd […]

Her statement boils down to this: if the University allows students to take a knee under the 1st Amendment, they need to allow a professor to carry a gun under the 2nd.

I don’t have high hopes on how long her employment will last, but I do applaud her for having more balls than the so-called “men” of the GOP combined…


This Week In History

  • Sunday, Oct 2: Battle of Gonzales opens Texas Revolution, 1835; Peanuts debuts, 1950; Michael Myers first Congressman expelled since Civil War, 1980
  • Monday, Oct 3: Poe last seen alive, 1849; Bloomingdale’s opens, 1872; German reunification, 1990
  • Tuesday, Oct 4: Battle of Germantown, 1777; work begins on Mt. Rushmore, 1927; Sputnik launches Space Race, 1957
  • Wednesday, Oct 5: Tecumseh killed, 1813; Nez Perce surrender, 1877; Dr. No kicks off James Bond film franchise, 1962
  • Thursday, Oct 6: Battle of Fts. Clinton and Montgomery, 1777; Naval War College founded, 1884; The Jazz Singer, first “talkie” movie, premieres, 1927
  • Friday, Oct 7: Massachusetts charter granted, 1691; Quincy Granite Ry. first US commercial railroad, 1826; Marines take offensive along the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, 1942
  • Saturday, Oct 8: Shores of Lake Michigan burn includding Great Chicago Fire, 1871; Sgt. York’s singlehanded defeat of 160 Germans, 1918; Cats opens 18-year Broadway run, 1982

Today’s Birthdays: President Chester A. Arthur, 1826; rocketeer Robert Goddard, 1882; McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, 1902; submariner and Medal of Honor awardee Eugene B. Fluckey*, 1913; professional gold digger Teresa Heinz-Kerry, 1938

*Fluckey’s men on USS Barb fought the only land action of WWII on Japanese home soil, dynamiting a railroad bridge

Holidays Around the World: Portugal celebrates Republic Day, Bolivia has Engineer’s Day, Indonesia observes Armed Forces Day and in Vanuatu it’s Constitution Day. Also, World Space Week started yesterday.

I’d also like to sneak in a note that this Sunday, Oct. 9 is the 49th annual Dead Che Day, and Magpul is offering their own special version of the Che Guevara t-shirt for us who like to tweak the murdering Commie terrorist bastard’s groupies. Get yours here.

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 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 Ruger Hawkeye FTW bolt-action rifle and scope package, a Rock Island Armory .22TCM 1911 pistol package or EAA polymer 1911 .45 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/
  • 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.

Quote of the Day

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.–Napoleon Bonaparte

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that you’ve had a little to wet your whistle, the snack table is open to leave your own tasty morsels…

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