Sunday, January 16, 2011

"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to manufacture, keep, and bear do-it-yourself potato launchers, shall not be infringed."

It's in the Constitution. Sort of.

(via: chickelit (the commenter))

UPDATE: While you have a Constitutional right to manufacture, keep, and bear do-it-yourself potato launchers, you also have an ethical responsibility to practice due diligence.

7 comments:

  1. If I had a potato launcher...I'd make somebody pay... for some potatoes, so I could safely bombard a paper target.

    Remember that Bruce Cockburn song (that liberals liked so much in the 1980s)? It wasn't very civil! But then "Cockburn" isn't a very civil name. But Bruce Cockburn is Canadian. Factor that into your analysis.

    Perhaps you could do a post on the subject of potatoes in Canada. I've been wondering about potatoes in Canada, and I would Google that for myself but then I couldn't post the link without fear of Blogger flagging this comment as spam.

    Also, perhaps you could post a recipe for Spam and potatoes. I think that might be good.

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  2. Hey, I see Bruce Cockburn sang that song for the Canadian troops in Afghanistan rather recently and when he finished singing it some one handed him an actual rocket launcher.

    You being a meat and potatoes kinda girl, I'm not surprised you'd like a post on Spam and potatoes. I'll see what I can find.

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  3. Meade:
    I mentioned that blistering Cockburn song just a few weeks ago on the Althouse blog with a video link for those unfamiliar: link. Thank you for the frontpaging.

    @Ann Althouse said: "[the song] that liberals liked so much in the 1980s."

    As I recall they actually used to stand in the aisles, swaying and chanting along.

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  4. So, we can't ban potato launchers or even potatoes, but what's to stop us from going after Ronsen lighter fluid?

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  5. Yeah. Or undocumented Canadians.

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  6. "As I recall they actually used to stand in the aisles, swaying and chanting along."

    Eh, peace and love hippie types did the same thing for that damnable "buy the world a Coke" song.

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