My husband and I took to calling our local paper, The Seattle Times, 'The Liberal Rag' a long time ago. We still get it delivered every Sunday morning because we feel it is important to be aware of what is going on in our local area, even if we do not agree with most of it.
This past Sunday's edition was a doozy, with a headline on the front page of the 'Northwest Sunday' section that read: "Slip Up May Slam Doors On Gun Law". However, If you read the article online here you will notice that they have toned down that original headline to: "Mistake In Gun Bill Could Defeat The Effort".
I guess a mistake is more palatable than a slip up. Phony Baloney, I say. I don't believe any of this stuff is happening without plenty of pre-planning on the part of our local government.
In fact, I would say that this Sunday's article concerning having the sheriff come by to take a look at law abiding citizens guns 'no more than once a year' (-never mind that the whole idea of limiting my 2nd amendment rights in any way shape or form doesn't work for me at all) is the perfect pairing to this story that came out just yesterday about how upset the locals are that the police have plans to use cameras in just about every public place around town.
And it has been said that people who fear an Orwellian future are nut jobs who just don't get it?!
I say, if this stuff doesn't scare you, even a little bit, then you and I must live on completely different planes of existence...
“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” – Golden Rule
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ” – Mother Teresa