Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Random Snippets

The sweet young thing at the Burger King cash register wasn't wearing a name tag, but "Cassie" was written in pen on the bill of her cap. I asked if it was short for Cassandra; she said it was. I said that "Cassandra" was a cool name, but came with a lot of baggage; she asked me what I meant, and I told her (in about 20 seconds)the story of the Girl Who Could See the Future, but No One Believed. She was fascinated...

The sweet young thing at the Borders cash register was wearing a Tinkerbell tee shirt. I commented that it was funny that Tink has become something of a symbol for girly-girls, when the original Tink was a gear head. She said that wasn't true, and I told her about J.M. Barrie, and what the word "tinker" meant. She didn't really believe me; her loss.

And then this turned up in an e-mail signature, and it pretty much sums up why firearm rights are important to me. The United States that I believe in, and love (but do not live in, unfortunately) trusts its citizens with deadly force.

"The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage, is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there." --GEORGE ORWELL

Uncle Hyena
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