It’s Thursday, That Means Motes

Not like Nessie: Video footage of the last known thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, has been released by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA).In the 21-second clip the animal, named Benjamin, is prowling around his cage at Beaumaris Zoo in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1935. In the past few years there have been numerous sighting’s of the T.Tiger. There is a really really good movie with Willam DeFoe, “The Hunter”, from 2011. It is a wonderful vehicle to show DeFoe’s incredible talent, and it is centered around the search for the “last” Tasmanian Tiger. Highly recommend it.

Sad Good-bye: Chuck Taylor, one of the original Gunsite Instructors, has past. He was an outspoken advocate of the “modern” use of the pistol as well as journalist, teacher, and author. I have his books on my shelf right next the Cooper and Farnham. His skill will be missed.

It isn’t the same: Most states Governors have declared a “Pandemic State of Emergency” or some such. They have used this to deprive us, the citizens that elected them, of the rights granted under the Constitution of the United States. This is the law that supersedes all state law. One person protesting becomes a target. Many persons protesting become the force of law. Just remember what the government attacked first; the freedom to assemble, the freedom to pray, the freedom to run your business, the right to travel as you wish, and the freedom to own or purchase a firearm. Every single own of these is a “RIGHT” guaranteed and “protected” under the Constitution of the United States.

On the same topic: People are all upset when they are asked, by the store management, to wear a face mask, refuse to do so claiming it is their “right” because this is a “free country”. Yes, this is a free country, and you don’t have to wear a mask if you don’t want to, on “your ground.” But that store is not “your ground”, and they can make any stipulation they want, before they allow you in. See the “free” thing means you don’t have to shop there if you don’t want to follow their rules. Freedom of choice means you can walk away. It doesn’t mean you enforce your will on anyone else. You don’t want a mask fine. They don’t want to let you in, also fine. So when they turn you away, don’t post on FarceBook, or start claiming you’re a paratrooper, you have a medical condition that prohibits wearing a mask, and believe the earth is flat. Freedom goes BOTH ways.

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