No More Guns, Please!

Captain’s Log   4,459

So the bee debacle wasn’t as bad as I had imagined.  The bee guy only removed (ONLY) about 75 pounds of honeycomb.  Unfortunately, they had to kill the bees.  Relocating them would have cost over $10,000 and the city wouldn’t pay.  We don’t have that kind of cash either.  The bee guy said they were hybrids  and VERY aggressive, so it’s probably okay that they were destroyed.  It still makes me sad.

We had dripped honey all over the sidewalk.  I am going to the roof today to take photos of the wall they had to break to do this.  News at 11:00.  At least our visitors will be safe.  And no more aggressive bees in the library either.  Also a good thing.  Someone could have been killed.

And I have heard quite enough about how the people in the Colorado theatre could have done something more if they had been carrying concealed weapons so there could have been a good old-fashioned shoot out.  SHUT THE FUCK UP!  Has it come to this?  Where people actually believe it’s okay to carry concealed weapons just because you are going out to a movie?    Will someone please stop the madness?  Will everyone please go watch Bowling For Columbine again and then tell me why gun control doesn’t work?

It’s Free Tuesday again at the Confederacy.   Record crowds are expected.  Hoping for a safe and bee-less day without yahoos running around with concealed weapons.  We all know how dangerous a museum full of Steampunk gadgets can be!  After all, we do have a display of pretend RAY GUNS!  So I guess that means everyone should be armed, yes?

Hmmmmmmmmmm.  Is there a difference?  Do I have a double standard at work?

People who play with pretend ray guns

The only ones who should be playing with weapons designed to kill people

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23 responses to “No More Guns, Please!

  1. Mmm… honey. MMMM… LOTS O HONEY! Yum, yum, yummmm.
    About the comment about guns in the movie theater… how many idiots does it take to make a bloodbath? One. Now how many to make a FUN blood bath? Seriously, it wouldn’t matter if even the kids were carrying guns… there’s a thing called “friendly fire” that happens in the military when they accidentally (or not) shoot a member of their own service. So, what do we call it if civilians are shooting each other because NO ONE knows who the bad guy is? Stupidity.

  2. Man has always excelled at destruction. It’s tougher to build and imagine, which is why the steampunk members have the edge.

  3. Even worse is if you have family that are aggressive gun users. We have nephews and nieces that are proud of their prowess with a rifle. Dear god….it makes me so sad.

  4. I, too, have been made absolutely enraged by the folks out there who try to spin every gun massacre into a reason why we’d all be safer if we had more guns. INSANE. Said folks also spin themselves into a paranoid frenzy about how the government is out to take their guns all of a sudden. INSANE! It’s not happening, people, so stop ranting about how you need your arsenals to protect yourselves from your own government! What the heck are you even talking about? Gah!

  5. Steph Rake

    FYI Michael Moore is going to be interviewed by Piers Morgan tonight…Piers is on at 6pm and I think 9pm. Steph

  6. Geezer

    Did you get any fresh honey out of this mess?

  7. Minus the ringtone part, of course.

  8. I’ll be singing this all day now.

    Send “Honeycomb” Ringtone to your Cell
    Well it’s a darn good life and it’s kinda funny
    How the bee was made, the bee made honey
    And the honey bee lookin’ for a home
    Made a honeycomb

    Then they combed the world and they gathered all
    Of the honeycomb into one sweet ball
    And the honeycomb from a million trips
    Made my baby’s lips

    Oh honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    Just a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
    made a walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb
    Well honeycomb won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    What a darn good life when you got a wife
    Like honeycomb

    Now have you heard tell how they made a bee
    Then they tried a hand at a green, green tree
    So the tree was made, I guess you heard
    Up in, well they made a little bird

    Now they waited around ’til the end o’ spring
    Savin’ every note the bird did sing
    And they rolled it up into one sweet tone
    For my honeycomb

    Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    Just a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
    made a walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb
    Well honeycomb won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    What a darn good life when you got a wife
    Like honeycomb

    In a little while when they made that bird
    They looked around for a little word
    Sounded sweet as turtle dove
    So they called it love

    Then they went around lookin’ everywhere
    Takin’ love from here, love from there
    And they stored it up in a little cart
    For my honey’s heart

    Oh honeycomb, won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    Just a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone
    made a walkin’, talkin’ honeycomb
    Well honeycomb won’t you be my baby
    Well honeycomb be my own
    What a darn good life when you got a wife
    Like honeycomb.

  9. I commented on your FB wall about this. I feel like l’empress….it just upsets me. And I don’t see any chance of things getting better. I can only try to be a good person and hope it plays forward…

  10. I am so anti-gun…and I used to work for a gun company! Some places (not all) do background checks before they sell a gun. This guy would have passed; his record was clean.

    No one says you have to have a personality check as well (Zimmerman might have been stopped), but I bet this guy would have passed that too. No one cares about the safety of a child unless it’s their child; laws are considered “nanny government.”

    It’s so depressing I can’t even get properly mad; I just want to weep.

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