Tuesday, August 18, 2009


A shop-owner on his use of lethal force in resisting armed thugs: "I'd do it again if I had to."

The Pure Poison lefties are aghast, of course:
So the appropriate consequence of attempted armed robbery is execution? I don’t think you’ll find that flies in any Western justice system, matey.
The disadvantaged perpetrators simply needed some counseling.

By the way, a shop owner acting in self defense is not a "vigilante".


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the comment that "And yeah, i’d be willing to be money that most of em would put their hands up as being *pro life*."

So now, being against the killing of totally innocent babies is incompatible with defending oneself against armed and violent criminals?

If I didn't know better, I'd think that whole Poison site was actually a joke-site written tongue-in-cheek by right-wingers, making fun of the most cartoonish qualities of lefty "progressives." (are we sure it *isn't*?)

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...

The fact that Jeremy quotes comments and does not disclose that they are not Blair's own words is itself intellectual dishonesty. What a piece of work!

7:56 AM  
Anonymous ARIII said...

I also don't think he is actually familiar with the circumstances of the case. He suggests that the perps would have just walked away with the money if the shopkeeper didn't have a gun. Which I don't think was the case.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damian lattan...racist.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...


I think you'll find that the flow of traffic is still fairly one-way out of Cuba. I'll believe that the Cuban way of life is superior to that of America when we have people trying to cross from Florida to Cuba in improvised flotation devices and American athletes try to defect to Cuba.

Your authors that you mention, I must confess to not knowing. That may reflect that they are marginal to neo-conservatism or a paucity of reading on my part (or likely, both).

As to David Gelernter - he appears to genuinely belive that Americanism is a religion based on the bible. I can see that as a way of looking at the idea of "America", but he seems to go further and posit that it is a good thing and that America has strayed from it's religious roots. I'd put him more as a member of the relgious right, rather than an economic neo-conservative.

As to Seymour Martin Lipset, "a well known neocon social critic, even wrote a book entitled 'American Exceptionalism'." I note that the book is called "American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword", according to wikipedia. Going solely off the full title, I'm not sure if he is saying what you suggest he is saying (from Amazon he looks like he is exploring the idea rather than postulating what America should be).

In any case, as a matter of fact, America is exceptional in many ways (first nation to be comprised mostly of immigrants or descendents thereof, highest GDP/largest population in Developed world etc.).

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damian lattan, your name is whatever I decide to call you, you ignorant racist.

10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lattan is very easy to provoke into near hysterical rants.

4:02 AM  

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