Bag of Randomness


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  1. anon says:

    A tea towel was a fancy name for a cuptowel that was still really nice or too fancy to dry dishes with!

  2. Paul says:

    My problem is that people are conflating "semi-automatic" with "fully automatic."

    Semi-automatic means you pull the trigger once and it fires one bullet. Fully automatic means you pull the trigger once and it continues to fire until you release the trigger or you run out of ammo.

    Why should a rifle that fires one bullet at a time be illegal? I don't get that.

    BTW, I don't own a gun and the only one I've ever owned was a non-functioning shotgun. So, I'm not a "gun enthusiast" and I'm not a member of the NRA. I just hate when there's a mistake that people bite off on (like the President who is in every other way very intelligent, even if I mostly disagree with him).

    I hope this hasn't come across as angry. I don't mean it to. I'm more bugged than anything else.


    • Geeding says:

      Hey Paul –

      No worries, you aren't coming across as angry in my opinion. I have the same understanding as you that a semi-automatic weapon fires only one bullet at a time per trigger pull, but I think those concerned about semi-automatics are concerned how quickly and easy it is to fire the next bullet, that you don't have to reload, since semi-automatics for the most part use cartridges as opposed to a 'traditional' rifle where you have to take the time to load each and every bullet. I'm not saying that's a concern I have with them, but that's my understanding why others may have a concern.

  3. anonymous says:

    Love your honesty about thoughts on gays in the 90's and how that's changed. I can echo that and agree wholeheartedly.

  4. AndreaJN says:

    I grew up calling it a dish towel, but my mother-in-law grew up calling it a cup towel…

  5. The Donald says:

    Love the pic of the alarm clock.

    I grew up using dish towel and tea towel interchangeably.

    Am not sure if the NRA "secrety prefers a liberal president because it makes guns and ammo sales go through the roof." NRA is not a trade organization, per se – there are a couple of specific gun dealer trade groups that I'm aware of. Many years ago, a gun dealer did confide to me that Clinton's presidency had been good for sales. While it's true that NRA does lobby, the current hysteria overlooks, inadvertently or intentionally, that the NRA is the pre-eminent gun safety education organization extant.

    Gun enthusiasts will, and should, remain skeptical of anything that the current President says, inasmuch as there is no integrity or consistency in this administration. Taking the converse view of the opinion that the "NRA secretly…", I might posit that the President secretly appreciated the Brady Campaign's "F" rating, in several key states that ultimately proved pivotal in his re-election, and that he had a tacit understanding with the BC, à la Medvedev comments, that he would be unfettered to pursue his real agenda post-election.

    I know a few people who own AR-15 type rifles, and they are, to a person, the most upstanding citizens you would ever hope to meet – the type of people who would do whatever they could to defend others. Gov. Cuomo's rhetorical "Who needs an AR-15 to hunt deer?" is a non sequitur, to the extent that the Second Amendment is not about deer hunting. I do know one or two who use that firearm for deer – I don't own one, and it wouldn't be my choice in that role.

    • Geeding says:

      With more gun sales the NRA has a chance to further educate the public and increase awareness and their message, and by doing so, have a chance to increase membership and contributions, which was my reasoning why they secretly prefer a liberal president.

      I respectfully disagree with your view about the current president and his administration about integrity and consistency, especially since he's expanded gun rights, but that what makes this country so great, that we have the ability to criticize say such things in public about our government. Thankfully there are term limits and the public always gets a chance to "upgrade".

      As for Cuomo, I haven't really followed him but I think his view is that most gun owners justify having guns so they can hunt and that some weapons are excessive for that purpose. I'm not saying I agree with the guy, I just think that is his reasoning. Truth is, people own various guns for all sorts of reasons, not just hunting, and the 2nd Amendment will always be part of the law of the land.

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