I haven't been much on the gun-grabber issue of later, as I figure if you're not already contacting Your Person in Washington -- and your state Capitol -- I'm unlikely to be able to nag you into so doing. I will point out the antis have taken once more to calling normal-capacity magazines "assault clips" and breathlessly claiming they're "only intended for killing." --Like the "ultra-deadly 15-round assault clips" in a soldier's Beretta? You know, the sidearm carried for last-ditch self-defense?
I certainly hope it's deadly, given the alternative, but the goal is stopping an aggressor. That's generally the job of handguns. It is possible to shoot a handgun very accurately indeed, but as a general rule, it's a replacement for a sword, a replacement that requires less strength and less skill to use, most often employed at swordfight distances. --Just like criminals, the antis don't want you to be able to defend yourself; it scares them. Criminals have plans for you and your property that self-defense thwarts -- so what plans have the antis got?
But that's not the only reason from my post. I think I've figured out one reason for Hostess's (former) dominance in snack foods! "Little Debbie" sells analogs of most of the ol' Hostess products along with some original treats. One major area of divergence is ease of opening the packaging; if you were hankering for a Nutty Bar or a Cloud Cake, you'd better have a knife handy to get it outta the cellophane. Sugar, eggs, flour and milk, that's established art. But plastic? I guess that's way harder to get just right.
YANKEE RADIO TOOL KIT, #106
4 weeks ago