Monday, January 10, 2011

More than just crosshairs

The crosshairs used on Sara Palin's targeted opposition graphic have always seemed, well, odd, looking like no crosshairs I've ever seen. You see, as a good ol' boy from Texas I've owned many a gun and have spent lots of time peering through rifle scopes and was stumped as to why stylized crosshairs were used instead of something more conventional, and there are many options to chose from. After hours of thinking and researching I've got it all worked out.

The crosshairs actually have multiple levels of meaning. The crosshairs are obviously crosshairs: a call for a "second amendment solution" to the problem represented by those opposing the Tea Party agenda. Thus was Jared Loughner incited to attempt the assassination of Congresswoman Giffords.

The crosshairs also invite the military to act in the national interest by taking out the un-patriotic opposition. Proof of this is readily seen in the crosshairs' uncanny resemblance to the U.S. Army's symbol for the point of impact of laser guided weapons. Giffords is lucky to have been hit in the head by only a bullet and not by a laser-targeted missile.

The U.S. Air Force was also invited to get involved, the crosshairs representing ground zero for a precision, low-collateral-damage air strike.

And finally, the conclusive proof: the crosshairs' vertical and horizontal bars represent the letters R and D in semaphore, R standing for "remove" and D for "Democrats". Had Loughner's military co-conspirators not developed cold feet, Sarah Palin might now be running the country following the forced removal of Obama.

Now you're probably wondering why it is that a conservative is spilling the beans on Palin's conspiracy to overthrow, or at least seriously damage, the U.S. government. Truth be known, I've never cared for Palin and would be much more comfortable with her limiting herself to the God, biology and genetics-ordained roles of wife and mother.


Seldom-wrong Melbourne barrister Jeremy Sear supports my conspiracy theory by uncovering a heretofore unknown Palin demand that Giffords be “put in the crosshairs”. Before we know it, the U.S. of A. will be North America's Pakistan.


Blogger Boy on a bike said...

I thought modern sights used a red dot - as in a laser pointer. Cross hairs are so 20th century.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

No, but they don't look like symbols used to layout a page in a publishing program.



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