Monday, April 25, 2011

I have an attitude problem

And every so often it shows.

A "Facebook friend" (who is a very smart and passionate woman, BTW, who I would be happy to befriend more traditionally if she lived closer than 200 miles to Portland) posted a link to something called "Free Love Day".

This hootchie is described in the link as
"...a day to promote awareness of suicide and depression, as well as to advocate a LIFESTYLE of unconditional love. On April 25th, put a heart on your wrist to signify that you will wear your heart on your sleeve and observe a LIFESTYLE of love. ASK SOMEONE HOW THEY'RE DOING. TELL PEOPLE YOU LOVE THEM AND DO IT. Nobody should have to feel so bad about themselves that they take their own life, so let's give them a reason not to! Let's change the world on April 25th!"
Well, okay then.

Anyway, the conversation from there went like this:ME: I'd prefer to draw crosshairs over the foreheads of the Koch brothers. 7.62mm national match corrected-for-drop-and-windage attitude adjustment, gentlemen. I'm here for your tax breaks.

I like to think I change the world in my own special way...
7 hours ago · LikeHER: You do John.
7 hours ago · LikeME: THEN I'd draw a heart on my wrist.
7 hours ago · Like · 1 person

I can't believe that some people think I'm not a sensitive guy just because when someone asks me what I would feel taking the life of another human being and I reply "Recoil".


rangeragainstwar said...

I used to get questions like- how many kids did you kill???
Standard answer-never more than we could eat.
Another question- how could you shoot a kid??
Answer-you have to lead 'em a little.
Note that the female sniper is an AF pogue. If she fired a 7.62 with that spot weld she'd get a nasty scope cut in her plucked eye brows.
It's all rather humorous.

FDChief said...

That's why I posted it. Let's face it; sniping is the stand-up comedy of war.

That, and it says something pretty scathing about our culture that we're off fighting, what, THREE secret sacred wars now? And a bunch of poor saps thinks that they're gonna make fuzzy happy wuffy bunnies by scrawling little hearts on their forearms? How fucking stupid are we?