Saturday, September 08, 2007

Just for the Sake of Posterity

The Culturologist who loves his daughter -- but apparently not enough to teach her that guns are things to be respected and enjoyed instead of hated and feared -- had this to say regarding the fate of Jeffery Albrecht, who was shot and killed as he was breaking down the door of a Dallas home:

What the hell is wrong with Texans? And how do we make sure it doesn't spread elsewhere in the country?

My comment:

For some strange reason, I was reminded of a classic exchange in the talk.politics.guns newsgroup that occurred some years ago, via Kevin Baker at The Smallest Minority.
"Why don't all of you gun-nuts go off and start your own country?"
"We did. Who let you in?"

And then, I really couldn't have said it better than Texas troubadour Brian Burns did some years ago:
We don't need your politics, we don't need your prayers,
and we don't need your moral compass leadin' us anywhere.
We don't need your business, we don't need your art,
And we don't really give a damn how you did things up north.

So you can save your self-righteous indignation. Or keep on spewing it. As a proud gun-owning Texan I don't give a damn either way.

I doubt it'll show up. We'll see. Should be quite fun to see how he responds.