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Make sure you're registered to vote & then vote. Or else? Don't bitch.

Posted by Mark Small on August 3, 2022 at 9:23pm 0 Comments

People died to secure the right to vote. If you (1) are eligible to vote (2) and fail to register or (3) register but fail to vote, you’ve repulsively raised your middle finger, as you sit on your butt, and demeaned their efforts. At this moment I don’t care for whom you vote. 1/4

If you lean Democratic Party: register & vote (R & V). Fair notice: I’m GOP precinct committee chair (PC), Marion County, Indiana, Washington Township, precinct 21-01. If you lean GOP: R & V. If…


Not about politics, but frozen custard...

Posted by Mark Small on August 2, 2022 at 8:44pm 0 Comments

After court in Laughalot this afternoon, a pit stop at The Frozen Custard clearly was mandated. Frozen custard is like ice cream, but with greater fat content plus magic dairy powder the formula for which has been a secret for generations, its disclosure punishable by death. 1/3

I pulled in the out lane. The driver of a rusted mini-van didn’t cut me slack & sneered at me over a rapidly disappearing cone. I backed up. She had right of way. I realized that in years (80-82 &…


Shoot-outs on movies advance gun culture

Posted by Mark Small on July 27, 2022 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

“The Grey Man,” a Netflix movie about a rogue CIA killer (Ryan Gosling). Screen time spent in shoot-outs was significant. With scores of actors “dead” and big chunks of Prague and Vienna depicted as lying in ruins, guns are used to shoot the main guy at the end. Why? 1/4

Movies are produced to meet demand, but then perpetuate the demand. Acting, scenery, special effects of “The Grey Man” were good. The vicious cycle to meet demand created by prior flicks is mundane and harmful.…


MAGA rioters on Jan 6 had their chance to bear arms to fight "tyranny"

Posted by Mark Small on July 21, 2022 at 9:24pm 1 Comment

Gun culture advocates say the Second Amendment was written to protect an individual’s to own a gun as a way to stop tyranny. These same people usually say The Constitution must be strictly construed, with nothing read into it. For a moment, consider how tyranny would be fought. 1/4

Actually, we saw how the 2A would play out, on January 6, 2021. The mob that day even had a leader. So weigh, in one hand, is preservation of gun “rights” to arm people like the January 6 mob that stormed…


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