Monday, February 29, 2016

Two from Herschel Smith

A Touching And Heartwarming Story Of Violence And Revolution
What Length AR-15 Barrel?


Anonymous said...

"But don’t look for me to chide my principled conservative friends like Rick Wilson and Erick Erickson when they sit out Election Day."

LOL. Kurt needs new friends. Wilson and Erickson are "principled conservatives?

Well, Wilson should be in jail along with the NYT guy who thinks assassinating TRump is the way to go.

Brandon Raub was hauled away by the feds and LEOs for innocuous FB postings while Wilson is called a "principled conservative?"

Here's Wilson's suggestion. Hey, you can hate on Trump but saying this on air about a presidential candidate and getting away with it?

"They're [donor class] still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump,” Wilson said. “And that’s a fact.”

And Erickson has done his part in creating the frustration and anger Trump has so skillfully tapped into by faking his conservative cred and being RINO all the way. You can't serve two masters but these guys keep on trying.

Anonymous said...

I like my 10,800 inch barreled AR my self ... v. accurate at 300 yds ...

Chiu ChunLing said...

While I'm fond of intellectualizing motivations, I ultimately have to wonder how much our consciously adopted beliefs about the natural and purpose of life really affects our choices. Time-preference, the choice of a lesser immediate satisfaction over a deferred greater satisfaction of desire, works great in theory but in practice it seems that the behavior of choosing deferred gratification is not based on learning the theoretical advantage but that a desire to learn the theory favoring deferred gratification is a result of an innate tendency towards deferred gratification.

This seems even more true when you look at the extreme case of preference for gratification which will be deferred until after death. There are people who, no matter how you prove to them logically that individual consciousness must survive physical death, still just don't really care what happens to them after they die. And there are people who, no matter how untaught they are in any definite idea of a hereafter, still obviously make their choices with a definite preference for a reward in heaven than on earth. And while the idea of "right" choices for either can vary with what they learn from experience and theory about the actual effects of their choices, the preference for lesser immediate gratifications or deferred greater satisfactions hardly ever seems to change...and then only in seeming, when you look closely.

What it comes down to is that some people believe there is a point in taking the long view and refining their long-term strategy and some who only focus on the short-term and maximizing their immediate gains. A person inclined towards the long-view can be deprived of the tools to effectively make good long-term choices, but they still desire those tools. A person inclined towards the near view can be given the tools to make informed long-term choices, but they won't use them if it costs them an immediate gain.

It seems like a preference for immediate gains over enduring gains is as basic an innate character as there is...or is it?