Monday, April 13, 2009

Self-inflicted Eunuchry: The Pragmatist at Home

I present for your edification and amusement one of Sebastian's posts over at Snowballs, er, Snowflakes here. It is, I think, indicative of a certain mindset. Tell me what you think.

Mike
III



The Endowment Member Gift

Apr 12th, 2009 |

It’s a lovely knife. It would be nice to put it on display. But it’s also a weapon, and I don’t particularly relish the idea of performing a Tueller Drill half asleep at three O’Clock in the morning because a home invader has decided to arm himself with my commemorative NRA Endowment knife. I don’t like to leave functional weapons laying around the house.

I figure I have two choices. Epoxy the knife to the display rack, so that it can’t be easily removed, or mount it on the wall in the bedroom. I don’t know if I honestly want a knife mounted in my bedroom. I liked the civil war bullet set I got for the Life membership. Unless a burglar brings along an 1861 Sprinfield, there’s not much that can be done with that.

Not that I don’t like the knife, but can you imagine the headline? So I would suggest to NRA gifts that are a bit more, shall we say, inert. How about an NRA commemorative deactivated 5 inch naval shell? I could put that right by the fireplace!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

My take, for what it's worth, the man is a capon, he crows like a rooster, but parts are missing. I coined the phrase in PA, where he's from, my co-workers did not like it. They made noises like they would do something when management had a "WOW" meeting over the weekend, with no pay, and I said NO. They agreed until the final day, and all went. I did not. Capons.
Wayne B

jon said...

grasshopper, what is the sound of one palm touching a face?

Anonymous said...

I have knives just as deadly in my cutlery drawer.

I guess Sebastian keeps his under lock & key.

ParaPacem said...

Sounds a bit like hardwired victim mindset.
For heavens' sake, get that chairleg out of my living room - a night stalker could easily bludgeon me with it!
Empty those kitchen drawers - do you have any idea what a maniac with a fork in each hand can do to a sleeping family?
Electrical cords??? Are you KIDDING me??? Good God, man, even a dull witted dhimmicrat could garrote a fellow while he lay vulnerable, sleeping the sleep of the just!!
PENCILS??? Ahhh!!! Get Janet Reno in here! A sharpened number 3 Eagle pencil can EASILY pierce a lung, a heart or an eyeball, in fact, didn't the CIA teach that technique back in the 60s? Someone help me!! My home is full of totally lethal weapons, just waiting for someone to break in and...
hey...
wait a minute...
maybe I should get the government to protect me from those bad people out there. Yeah! That's it! Maybe more cops, and some military people too, patrolling the streets... and some civilian volunteers who know what's BEST for me!!! Quick - call AG Holder. Maybe he can work with me!

Weaver said...

What do I think? Seems pretty simple to me. Sebastian is a (another name for cat) or is just trying to come up with content for this blog.

Weaver

Bill said...

What a pussy!

Travis Lee said...

Getting a perfectly nice Bowie knife, and turning it into an unusable LUMP?!

That's obscene!

What a daisy.

Sean said...

I don't do pretty. My wife does that. I don't own, nor would I own, something like that. It smacks of rot, decay, and corruption. It's one of the reasons our Republic is on the wane. Too gilt-edged, too pretty and fancy. I'll take the woods and the mud and rain in my face anyday. I don't mind clean and neat. Just keep useless crap like that away from me.

Doc Enigma said...

It doesn't matter the tool laying around...a zombie needs to know how to actually USE the thing to be a threat, and besides, a .45 trumps a Bowie any day of the week.

I must concur with the previous commenter Bill: "What a PUSSY!"

Anonymous said...

Epoxy the knife to the display rack?
Why not mix up plenty and render all your guns inoperable too?
Don't take any chances of them being used against you!

Anonymous said...

OMG! When I first read that, I thought Sebastian made a joke post.

WHAT? I can't believe it. His words sounds EXACTLY like a Brady-drone saying how guns are dangerous and should be banned for the "children's sake."

"More inert?" ROFLMAO!
So, Sebastian, when are you going to start campaigning for more knife control? After the evil black rifles and "plastic pistols" are confiscated? LOL

Are you a member of AHSA as well?

Just curious.

Anonymous said...

QUOTE It’s a lovely knife. It would be nice to put it on display. But it’s also a weapon, and I don’t particularly relish the idea of performing a Tueller Drill half asleep at three O’Clock in the morning because a home invader has decided to arm himself with my commemorative NRA Endowment knife. I don’t like to leave functional weapons laying around the house. QUOTE

Un-friggin-believable. Just like how a Brady-drone would write something. And Sebastian is actually a GUN OWNER??? I mean, this doesn't make sense. He won't even allow knives in his house, because they are "functional weapons" (BARF!)

Oooooh...listen to this here:

QUOTE half asleep at three O’Clock in the morning because a home invader has decided to arm himself with my commemorative NRA Endowment knife. QUOTE

Doesn't that just remind you of a certain Brady Bunch gun banner who claimed that "a gun in your house is more likely to be used against a family member than an intruder"?

Re: ParaPacem: LOL!!!!!!!!!! You just got the vote for Best Post of the Month Award from me.

DP said...

Excuse me, I'm gonna be busy epoxying the kitchen knives into the knife block. But I also need advice, should I dump the butter knives or take the wheel out of my bench grinder? ...Ah hell. I'm trying to get a laugh out of this, but it's just damn sad. The only thing inert here is Sebastian's brain.

DP

straightarrow said...

what the hell do you expect from a man who banned a sweet soul like me, because he felt threatened by an invitation to have a conversation? a man who only advocates for using rights that he gets "permission" for?

don't call him names that bring to mind a woman's anatomy, he isn't even that masculine. please don't insult the ladies.

i only have one hand working at the moment so i will be unable to accurately describe/list his shortcomings as a man/human.

if i think about him later, heaven forbid, i will try to do his cowardice justice, just not possible with one hand and a keyboard. and of course, i am being as charitable to him as i can be.

Anonymous said...

Re: Straightarrow:

I didn't even bother to post on his site. I know I will get banned before I even clicked 'submit'.

Just look at how his post about the NRA knife sounded like. Hysterical anti-gun drivel, no different than words said by a Nanny State-loving British woman. I wouldn't be surprised if Sebastian's voice is the loudest in calling for an "assault" weapons ban.

Wolfwood said...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that Sebastian doesn't go leaving 1911s in Condition One around in his living room, either. I will say that if I'm wandering around my house and something falls on my foot I'd rather it be a Condition One 1911 than a bowie knife.