Thursday, January 24, 2013
Comments on Random Pictures from the Web
The first, and, I suppose the most likely, was Captain of the militia at Lexington Green when the first shots of the Revolution were fired -- in Massachusetts, be it noted and not New Hampshire as Michele Bachmann believes. He is recorded as saying to his men, "Stand your ground. Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." The British killed a cousin of his in the skirmish. Later that day he rallied his men to attack the regulars returning to Boston in an ambush known as "Parker's Revenge".
The other John Parker was the armed guard assigned to stand at the door to the box in Ford's Theater the night Abraham Lincoln was shot. Mr. Parker was absent from his post, allowing John Wilkes Booth to enter the box and shoot Lincoln. As one of the arguments of the NRA is that mass shootings can be prevented if there is someone with a gun to stop the shooter, this John Parker might have been chosen to demonstrate why their argument is valid. I don't really think he's what they had in mind but his place in history is interesting in this regard.
Glenn Beck is proposing something similar in Texas with an estimated price tag of $2 billion. I'm not a gun nut so I'm probably not qualified to comment, but I wonder what the quality of life in these hermetically sealed armed camps will be like. I imagine that at least some of the population will have to go out to work because I doubt the Citadel can support the entire population with just the gun factory and museum.
1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
3. He, who laughs last, thinks slowest.
The left hand part of the pose is great, but the head and arms lack a sense of placement to me. If the left arm had been posed in some way it would have been better.
Love law #3! LOL
#10 isn't a Murphy's situation at all. For anyone who ever has trouble finding shoes its a necessity!
As to #8 of 'Murphy's Other Laws', plugging an electrical cord into a socket with the wide/narrow blade orientation correct. Wrong every time. Seems statistically impossible, but I manage it.