Category Archives: Inspection

Inspection- No, Guns Did NOT “Tame the West”

by Ken Carman

 Yes, that’s right: guns did not tame the West. Guns made the West a more dangerous place. Guns made it so gunslingers could terrorize towns. Guns made it so many establishments had Inspectionpatrons check their guns at the door. Guns made it so sheriffs had to be replaced again and again, gangs could kill many people just to rob a bank, a train. Guns made it so such marauders had to be hunted down by other deputized gangs.
  Guns did not make the West safer. And during the days of Bonnie and Clyde a lack of regulations made bank guards and tellers lives short and not so sweet.
  What tamed the West, stopped the plentiful numbers of machine gun toting bank robbers from toting machine gons? Read more

Inspection- Absence Makes the Mind…

by Ken Carman

 The old cliché’ about absence making the heart grow fonder is, of course, nonsense. It can, or absence can make things far worse: depends on the relationship, depends on the Inspectionindividuals; depends on those who consider themselves ‘friends.’ “Friends” may not offer the best advice or the best examples. And I suspect absence sometimes makes the metaphorical heart, and not so metaphorical mind, shrink.
 There’s an absence these days of actual conversations, in depth discussion, complex thought, and an ability to even read communications, that helps all strive towards a mutual goal. I should have realized back in my old Communications classes when the profs said the ways we connect are becoming faster and shorter they were also becoming more simplistic… sometimes idiotically so. This is why politics and debate have often come down to the kind of framing that mimics cavemen’s “UGH”‘s and “GLOOG”‘S. They all translate into “You is stupid.” “No, YOU be stupid.” Read more

Inspection- Circumventing Lady Justice Out of Political Convenience

by Ken Carman

 This started with an E-mail discussion with Dean Obeidallah regarding Bill Clinton and perjury. Dean forwarded me the portion of the The Starr Report that recounted Inspectionseveral examples of perjury that were supposed to be in Monica Lewinsky’s testimony. It was pretty damning.
 The skeptic in me asked why the judge avoided citing Bill Clinton for perjury when she sanctioned him. Was the judge a skeptic too, and why? Did she have doubts, like I did? Did something about Starr’s tactics make her hesitant?
 As I reviewed the origins of the 1990s fiasco, how Starr’s office behaved and Monica’s testimony according to the Report, the skeptic in me rallied. But if, dear reader, you think I’m going to re-litigate the impeachment, no, I’m not. Instead it’s more about how I realized I was reacting a lot like supporters of Donald Trump will probably react to Mueller’s report… which may be at least as damning as Starr’s. Read more

Inspection- Satan’s Address?

by Ken Carman

 Trolling seems so obvious sometimes. Really? Donnie Junior had to have the address 666? What does Revelations say about Inspection“666?” Well, maybe not what we think, plus the writer may have been whacked out on ergot at the time, or some other natural substance.
 Recently TV evangelists; claiming there has been NOTHING like the blow back Mr. In Your Face on ALL Things Don inspires, have claimed this is all Satan’s doing.
 Disregard the address.
 Disregard the actual count of evil comments that may actually be weighted far, far more heavily on HIS side of the political/social equation… Read more

Inspection- Prayer and Guns?

by Ken Carman

 Tis the season of silly pushed by those I’m sure would claim to mean well. But no one is laughing at the silly: dead children remain dead, school shooting rates soar, the number of grieving parents, brothers and sisters increase geometrically, while memes, Facebook Inspectionposts, pundits, pols and appointees blame it on still not enough guns, Ritalin, too many exits, too many entrances, abortion, we need to “harden the target,” the schools are too old, everyone entering at the same time, or my fav: Barney. Damn that Barney, purple terrorist that he is since he was dragged off the stage because he kept singing I Love You to little kids. Perv.
 But the one that gets to me, because I have a very personal experience with it, is because prayer was taken out of schools. Read more

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