And then there is the matter of True Colors Showing in Honduras commentary. (H/T to a new favorite...) Perhaps best coverage here. Do I see it as a sort of preview of the future? Somewhat, yes.
A fine quote below found here...it was what I thought life was for quite some time because I was keeping to my own knitting and just assumed that is what everyone else was doing. I was rather surprised to find out just how wrong I was. I believe I was 16 at the time.
"One reason for this situation is that "We the People," who are supposed to
monitor our government, are 300 million individuals, each evolved to be able to
digest only a tiny fraction of the knowledge necessary to keep such a huge
society working. In the free market, when each of us sticks to our own knitting,
prices and competition weave our efforts together into a remarkably productive
whole that is no part of anyone's intention.
But when We the People try to plan large swathes of society consciously, we
succumb to what Hayek called "the fatal conceit." We simply are not mentally
equipped to govern society with the same effectiveness, subtlety, and prudence
that each of us is evolved to bring to the governance of our own personal
affairs. So it's no surprise that governments with vast powers routinely behave
stupidly: they are attempting to do the impossible while being overseen by the
ill-informed." Sincerely,Donald J.
In other news...we've met some interesting people lately, not on the net, and it has proven quite beneficial. On deck is a lovely S&W the hubby wants to buy for me to replace my knockoff 9mm. It is a M&P version so no safety, has interchangable grips so there is a small one for my stubby mitts. I am 95% sold on it - we'll see if we can hit the range with it in the next few days to make a final decision. And then we can start looking at holster styles. With my gimpy shoulders, I am thinking about a cross-draw type but...that leg drop thing is so damn sexy. And I BET it would work under some floaty skirts, too. Hmmm...
At any rate, it's gear time and I like it. I like it a lot.