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  1. E. Garrett Perry
    E. Garrett Perry February 25, 2018 5:32 am

    Unfortunately, huge numbers of American gun owners interpret “stand together” to mean lining up behind the NRA, Police, POTUS and Republican party and licking the boots they’re given, no matter how egregious the betrayal or appalling the behavior.

  2. david
    david February 25, 2018 6:29 am

    Well what are the snowf**kes going to do now? Without a square root, I suppose we will be jailed for giving ‘trigger warnings’ now too, so no more of those threatening things. The children should have a right to FEEL safe – whether they are or not.

  3. david
    david February 25, 2018 7:09 am

    Ms. Petrucci performed an interesting bit of mental masturbation in her article – although since that term brings images of Masculine behavior I should probably call it ‘mental dildoing’. (Snarky, eh?)

    But I suspect rather that our issue is NOT so-called toxic masculinity, but rather too much ‘toxic wussy quivering’. Broward Cy. Sheriff and his staff are surely afflicted with it. Ms. Petrucci has it. I believe the first symptom is wanting the ‘right’ to feel safe. But I say that if you want to feel safe get and carry a gun and a shank, build some muscles, and hopefully grow a spine somewhere along the way.

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 25, 2018 7:37 am

    The medical kit list is pretty ridiculous, even for a doctor. Even if one wanted to carry all of those prescription drugs, it’s not going to be possible for most people. I don’t think anyone is likely to get a script for any narcotics in this era of “crisis” over everything imaginable.

    As they said, there is no “one size fits all” kit, and people need to be realistic about where they are going and what they might actually need – then pack a kit accordingly.

    I have several bags and kits packed, including a full field hospital. The only “drugs” included are common OTC things that everyone knows how to use. I also carry a “trauma” kit in my car, with supplies that would be needed for first aid to a serious injury of most any kind.

  5. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 25, 2018 8:32 am

    Since we all know cops will protect us why would anyone need a gun for personal protection?

  6. Desertrat 1
    Desertrat 1 February 25, 2018 12:55 pm

    Square root sign? Hey, don’t rotate a US map 90 degrees clockwise. It makes Idaho look like a pistol. With a jigsaw puzzle US map, be careful how you point Idaho.

    I once went to the doc for a prescription for Valium and Darvocet. He asked why. I said, “Because if I take you quail hunting in the back-country and you fall and break a leg, I don’t want to listen to you scream during the two-hour 4WD drive back to the pavement.” Fastest I ever saw a person write.

  7. larryarnold
    larryarnold February 25, 2018 1:12 pm

    Well, to be fair, the first hangy-down part of the square root symbol does make the gun look like it has a bump-stock. 😉

    Dear Sheriff Israel; You aren’t supposed to be a lion. You’re supposed to be a sheepdog.

    be careful how you point Idaho
    You don’t even have to rotate Florida.

  8. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 25, 2018 1:21 pm

    Don’t want any damned “sheepdogs.” I’d much prefer the guy was an auto mechanic or cowboy… you know, doing some actually productive job somewhere.

  9. Ken Hagler
    Ken Hagler February 25, 2018 8:21 pm

    Whatever cop or cop sucker came up with that “sheepdog” analogy almost certainly didn’t expect us peasants to realize that the purpose of a sheepdog is to keep the sheep from escaping before they can be fleeced and turned into mutton.

  10. Mike
    Mike February 25, 2018 9:57 pm

    I took a look at the med kit, where I live getting the prescription stuff ain’t going to happen. Doctors tend to get their wrists slapped for proscribing stuff that’s not needed. The non-prescription stuff isn’t that hard, just find a medical supply store that will sell to the public. As for the amount of items, there sure is a lot of stuff.

  11. larryarnold
    larryarnold February 25, 2018 10:24 pm

    Every time I’ve seen the “sheepdog” analogy, even from LEOs, it has included everyone who legally carries. That’s as recent as last Thursday. I’ve never seen it refer only to cops.


  12. Jim B.
    Jim B. February 25, 2018 11:10 pm

    Better drop the number 7 then, it looks like a gun. Oh, better drop the capital letter L, too. Better outlaw canes too, as they look like a long barreled rifle.

    As for the 4 deputies, well, I have heard them called “The Broward Cowards”. It fits.

  13. Ruth
    Ruth February 26, 2018 7:21 am

    First aid kit lists like that drive me nuts. I can see talking a sympathetic doctor into giving you a script for an antibiotic or two. But the whole list plus pain medication? In today’s society? Even a few years ago (and that was written in 2014) I’m not sure you could have gotten that full list.

  14. Claire
    Claire February 26, 2018 10:01 am

    “Every time I’ve seen the “sheepdog” analogy, even from LEOs, it has included everyone who legally carries. That’s as recent as last Thursday. I’ve never seen it refer only to cops.


    My mileage definitely varies. I’ve heard cops and cop fans use it many times to refer solely to armed agents of the state.

    Anyhow, ML is right: “sheepdog” is a terrible, elitist, offensive analogy. We all know that sheepdogs don’t work for the sheep. They work only for those who plan to fleece or kill the sheep. That they may keep the sheep alive in the meantime is for the benefit of the owners.

    Ugh. Yeah, no sheepdogs, please!

  15. Claire
    Claire February 26, 2018 10:04 am

    People seem to be missing the fact that the main point of that first-aid kit was for a long, rough cross-country trip (and as much as anything else it had to do with how to pack a kit for rough travel).

    True, doctors would be unwilling to prescribe so many meds and certain types of meds these days. In the U.S., anyhow. Elsewhere in the world, those medicines might be easier to get.

  16. david
    david February 26, 2018 10:07 am

    So, I read the medical kit thing, and it certainly is ‘doctor heavy’. E.g., all those painkillers – I carry a steel water bottle filled with 192 proof ‘Spiritus’. It sterilizes and kills pain – both topically and internally- and if I need something stronger I take another hit. (I admit that sterilizing larger scrapes and cuts will require a bit of painkiller be sampled first cuz it will sting!)

    Another thing – there are so many meds in there that I would be expecting to be detained at every border and every encounter with law enforcement. Not my idea of a fun trip.

  17. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty February 26, 2018 11:02 am

    Yes, David… for those and many more reasons, I’m just going to stay home and make damned sure I don’t need any “scripts”… as I have for the last ten years. 🙂 Anyone who wants to cart all that stuff through border checkpoints and airports… bon voyage. LOL

  18. Scott
    Scott February 26, 2018 3:38 pm

    I wouldn’t want to get pulled over with that “emergency” kit in my car, and good luck in getting the necessary prescriptions. You know, the ohm symbol looks like Odd Job’s flying razor hat. Maybe that should be banned, too…

  19. fred
    fred February 26, 2018 9:08 pm

    ML,thanks for the fermentation link,I make a killer kraut.
    Cops- just bum me out
    Dog stories-GREAT finds,agree,our GSD is just the best sweetheart ever.

  20. fred
    fred February 26, 2018 9:29 pm

    Oh my,that medical kit sounds silly to me.Thats closer to a nice low level medical stocking for the home.To carry that in US,better be end of world.

    For med storage I put in unopened bottles,or regular prescription bottles into a thick mylar bag,add an 02 absorber,then vacuum seal it.No light,no oxidation….keep em cool.

    Dont need to save drugs for end of world,drug shortages are quite the reality nowadays.Save em for that.

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