Wednesday, March 11, 2009


We got Matt Chancey elected as Man of the Year...shall we go *ahem* further?



Ipwergis-Pudding said...


If you HAVE to blame something, blame the media. Or blame the politicians who have too much control over the schools. If you have any questions, I could give a pretty good lecture on the subject--a lecture that is actually backed up by facts and actual patterns in the media and in education, not just in uninformed judgments. Hey, I work a lot in different schools, and I study about how schools work, and how they should work... I have a lot of good information available to me that most people don't.

You didn't make Mariah very happy. :P

Expect a post on this soon...

Ipwergis-Pudding said...

Oh, and just to make it clear--I'm not mad at you. I still like you.

But you probably know I don't usually react to that--so this is something that really bothers me. That's all.


duva said...

Not to repeat myself but I'm still surprised no one ever draws the conclusion: Stop shootings wherever they might take place by banning guns ;)

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Mariah: First, I must apologize for having offended you, but to be honest I cannot apologize for my post.

One of my firmest beliefs is that the current public school system (or government-run schools period, really) are a bane on society and have been a driving force in severely damaging America and have a history of turning young, influental kids away from the one true God.

I think it was Robert Louis Dabney who said something akin to, "To educate the mind without first purifying the heart, us but to put a sharp sword in the hands of a madman." Public schools attempt to do nothing less than this.


Was there ever a question?! :-D I hope that this will not cause a rift, okay? Also there was a fair dosage of humor in Mr. Chancey's original post, btw. :-)

(I'll read your post hopefully soon though, ok?)


Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

duva: I'm gonna talk about the issue you raise instead of "at you", so that will explain my strong language.

If you lived in America, you too would see that the question you raise is raised constantly, over and over again by the leftist elite and the confused masses. It is a simple fact that, when you have a responsible, armed populace, the irresponsible of society will hesitate to commit their atrocities.

Banning guns will not solve the problem. No sir, it will only make it a whole lot worse. The straight fact is that criminals can get guns illegally. So, you ban all the guns, the loyal, good citizens will have the ability to defend their families removed from them entirely. The criminals? They will have free reign. The police cannot be everywhere at once (I've called them before and been very, very dissatisfied--one time the promised unit was never even sent!), nor should this be necessary. The only thing that will help curb this kind of crime is more people with more guns. Think about it...if I was going to go shoot up a mall or someplace like that, I'd feel pretty confidant that I would be able to kill many before any harm coming to me. Change the equation and add men (and even ladies!) with guns, and I would very likely chicken out. Wouldn't you?

And if we ban guns, and even the criminals don't have guns, they'll use knives, clubs, whatever. A weapons sometimes used by gang members is a sock (yes, a literal sock) with a hard, heavy object inside such as a rock or pool ball that is swung and beaten into the skull of their victims. People can fight without weapons as well. There is no end to violence amongst the violent. Guns do not cause violence; they merely are the tool. You take that tool away, and they will instantly find another. Plain and simple. The resilient criminal class should not be so underestimated!

The second issue, one that is even more important here in America is the 2nd Amendment. Our 1st Amendment protects our rights to free speech, and it is one of the most cherished of all of our rights. But the founding fathers were smart guys; the very 2nd Amendment was our right to "keep and bear arms." (Anyone who assumes that they picked the order of the amendments out of a hat is being ridiculous.) Keep: that means we can own any gun we want, as many as we want. Bear: that means we can carry them around with us where we want. May I also mention that the Bill of Rights (first 10 amendments) were NOT rights granted by the government! No sir, they were rights that were deemed so fundamental that they could only be recognized by the government and could never be infringed upon.

Our 2nd Amendment rights are one of the most attacked and abused, and I am perpetually disgusted enough to spit. It is insane, immoral, and unpatriotic to deny us our right to keep and bear arms.

I remember when Charlton Heston died last year. I saw a clip from one of his NRA rallies. I was never fond of his movies too much really and I also disagree with the NRA one some issues (though we are fellow Americans and "marksmen"), but this was his best "performance" ever.

He was in his later years, and was speaking from a podium. He raised a rifle above his head, and in one of the most gloriously epic tones I've ever heard a man speak in, he cried the creed every man like me lives by:

"You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!"

The crowd erupted with cheering.

So do I.


duva said...

Actually I was mostly acting tongue in cheek I guess. I know your stand and you know mine. Peace, love and understanding to ya ;)

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Oh well...well anyways it was a good oppurtunity to state my opinion. :-) As if y'all didn't know....

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...


Peace, love and understanding to ya ;)

Right back at ya, buddy. ;-D