I am reluctant to pick on Pete. I'm still smarting after the shit kicking I got at Unca Bob's!
There's a lot of negativity out there these days, with a lot of monsters lurking just below the surface of calm waters and a fella can't trust his own eyes these days. It doesn't help when our women and the lefties are losing their shit and can't tell the difference between Donald Trump or Adolph Hitler. Or the difference (and similarities) between fascism and socialism.
It's especially depressing when I have to crack the heads of my elders rather than the other way around - which is the natural order of things, I guess. A fella's born stupid, goes into the School Of Hard Knocks, gets edjyamacated and then it becomes his responsibility to try and beat common sense into the next generation. By the time he does that, his own elders that beat the smarts into him - are getting old and stupid so he has to beat them too! And of course, futility and despair ensues! HAR HAR HAR!!!!
Look, Pete - Twitter is a campfire sing-along for faggots, feminists, socialists, and other shit birds. So is Fecesbook. Deal with it already! You can go on there and talk about your family and life events in a politically correct way or pass. (I choose to pass - there are too many internet morons in my life as it is). It's a free country - and if you don't want to waste time with politically correct sexual freak shows and leftists - walk away! You won't regret it! Gab has been set up as a fork for Twitter and it will be interesting to see how that goes. If they don't succeed, some other venture will because despite commies and fascists - the market always wins. Right now that market is wide open for conservative and alt-right venues. Wikipedia is going to get a shiv up the arse from Infogalactic - and they will deserve it too.
Even without them we have free speech amongst ourselves. Over at Bob's Treehouse, I expressed viewpoints that he and his simian cohorts vehemently disagree with. He hates Dubya and thinks all wars are pointless bloodbaths. I see them in the historical context of the times and that drives the boys up the wall because they can only look at them in hindsight. Mine is a repulsive (but in my opinion, realistic) opinion. But by God Almighty ... They let me have my say. Ya gotta respect that.
One thing I've always noticed: People will ALWAYS say what's on their mind, and they will ALWAYS do business. Consider: Hillary's election platform with regards to conservatives was "Shut up, you're racist/homophobic/sexist and you are deplorable and don't deserve to speak." The mainstream media agreed and made sure EVERYONE knew it. Result? Hillary is out on her ass, Trump is driving lefties up the wall and neither the mainstream or social media can shut him up!!! HAR HAR HAR!!! Not only that, they have to confront Trump on a level playing field where everyone can see everyone else's agenda - and if you cheat everyone will see it! Idiots will never succeed in supressing free speech, and smart players won't even try.
As for the market? How's that war on drugs going for ya? Believe me, I have no love of dealers or addicts and won't touch that shit myself. Drug users are degenerates in my opinion and worthy only of contempt. (And I admit to my chagrin that that opinion gets rammed squarely up my arse when one considers guys like Wirecutter and Bob. They are/were recreational users and outside of that they're good men - but I digress). The point is they are gonna get their drugs over the table or under it. So it goes for gun control. All the gov't can do is make gun ownership harder for law abiding citizens. Like Bob and WC with their drugs - if my idiot gov't bans guns I'll buy them under the table and they can go piss up a rope if they don't like it. A thriving industry has set up around building guns from the ground up. It isn't hard, any two bit machinist can acquire the skills and even some layman can with the advent of mass produced CNC tools.
Just as folks are having hissy fits about Twatter and Fecesbook - the American Constitution is just a dream too. The only rights you have are the ones you can hold and defend by brute force. With the liberals flooding the country with vibrant moslem animals and diverse Mexican human trash and other low IQ/low skill immigrants - your rights and freedoms ARE probably going to be challenged at some point.
When somebody asks "Hey Filthie, how's it hangin'?" I often jokingly respond - "Living the dream, man!". And so I do - on my own turf, sometimes as an unwelcome guest at the better blogs. Regardless, good men will never let themselves be permently silenced by bad ones. Your voice IS important and needs to be heard too.
Happy Friday everyone - and keep up the chatter!