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  1. J. Eric Andreasen
    J. Eric Andreasen August 22, 2014 8:02 pm

    Claire, I had a daydream. I saw a big stack papers in a filing cabinet. There was a curley worm munching away on them. In a little while they were almost gone, when an odd little guy with a Charley Chaplin mustache and a look of constipation ran into the room, all in a panic. He was accompanied by several no-neck lackeys all dressed in brown. But it was too late. The little worm burped and slowly crawled off. The papers were gone. Wierd, huh.

  2. Claire
    Claire August 22, 2014 8:54 pm

    Eric — Definitely weird! Hm. now who’s the worm and who’s Charlie Chaplin and … oh, probably have to guess about that, don’t we? Sure would like to be the little worm that eats up the agreement with SAF before it gets finalized!

  3. Keith
    Keith August 23, 2014 6:08 am

    I trust that there were safe, offsite, backup copies of the membership and donor names and addresses?

    Sometimes important things can go missing in the chaos of resignations and redundancies during take-overs and sell-outs.

    Just sayin

  4. Keith
    Keith August 23, 2014 6:18 am

    A silly question, which in any other context (apart from possibly the question of whether you’d like bacon) would be totally irrelevant.

    Are you yourself Jewish?

    obviously all efforts at the moment go to saving JPFO,

    but, if the worst comes to the worst, a small number of zealots sharing the aims of educating gun control and the genocides which it facilitates, into oblivion, could form the nucleus of a new group.

    Having some Jews, Armenians, native Americans and probably a few people with black skin ammongst that group would likely help, although it wouldn’t necessarily be fatal to the plans if there weren’t.

    just a thought.

  5. Claire
    Claire August 23, 2014 7:16 am

    Keith — Not at all a silly question! On the contrary, your thinking is running in a great direction and a direction that some people (including some Commentariat members) are starting to swing towards.

    For the record, I’m not Jewish. The little group I’m currently working with on the JPFO rescue consists of one Jew, one person born Jewish but no longer observant, one Gentile with a longtime special passion for Judiasm (even speaks some Hebrew, I believe), one mongrel of no particular religion and Arab heritage, and non-believing born-Protestant Irish-hyphen-American me.

    “If the worst comes to the worst, a small number of zealots sharing the aims of educating gun control and the genocides which it facilitates, into oblivion, could form the nucleus of a new group.”

    And if worst does come to worst, I do believe that’s exactly the direction the uncompromising gun-rights position needs to go in.

  6. Keith
    Keith August 23, 2014 10:02 am

    Thanks Claire, I didn’t know, and wasn’t sure if your name was perhaps of Germanic origin.

    Interestingly, when I was living and working in Ireland (I’ve no Irish ancestry – that I’m aware of) I was discussing the question of “who are the Irish” with a bunch of archaeologists, and one who said his family had always prided themselves on their Irish catholic roots, said that a distant relative had traced the family tree back to “palatines”,

    these were refugees who came to Ireland from the religious wars of the reformation in the area of principalities and cities which later became “Germany” and his particular family weren’t Catholics at all, they were Jewish.

    You never know!

    Full disclosure, I think my paternal grandmother may have been the last of the female line.

    She never did admit to it, and in her last years would even deny having any family connections to continental Europe,

    but, having been born during WWi and having grown up in the England of the nineteen twenties and thirties, that is probably understandable.

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