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Wendy Parker

When spelling really counts

| July 19, 2014

There are times in my life when I’m pretty sure that people who have a lot of money have given their common sense and most of their soul to have it. Apparently, when you have forty godzillion dollars in the bank, you don’t have to be real smart any more. Mike Bloomberg has reiterated this to me recently, with his completely ridiculous comments in recent articles about gun owners and people who support the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.

Mr. Bloomberg feels that gun owners are all uneducated rednecks who live places where there are no roads. He’s also never taken $465 out of his fortune to fly into Denver, because he’s convinced that Colorado is an undeveloped third-world country that just happens to be right smack inside the United States of America. For some reason, this man feels perfectly entitled to hire people with guns to protect himself and his family, and I’m fairly certain he has no problems with the people who tote his untold millions around in armored trucks being armed. But anyone else who has a gun is a morally depraved idiot in his eyes. Hypocritical much, Mr. Bloomberg? I tell you what, when your bodyguards start carrying sling shots and rocks in their pockets instead of guns, you can open your fat, stupid mouth about how dumb everyone else is, mmmmkay?

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It’s “bear,” people. Sheesh…

I found a tee shirt in the Pilot along the way somewhere (Texas, I think) that I absolutely loved and had to have. It said, “Don’t fear guns. Fear a government that fears your guns” Below that, in smaller letters it said, “I support and defend the 2nd Amendment right to bare arms.”

Wait a minute. What?

Bare arms?

This is one of those instances in which spelling really counts. The right to bear arms is distinctly ordered in the Constitution, however, the right to bare arms is only discussed at length in the Cosmopolitan magazine Spring/Summer issues.

I was mortified. How many people are out there wearing a tee shirt that defends their right to wear a tank top instead of carry a gun? I alerted the management, who told me the tee shirts were vendor specific and I’d have to get in touch with the vendor. They didn’t remove the shirts. Mike Bloomberg might actually look like he has some valid points (if his money hasn’t sucked the ability to read completely from his brain) when people start wearing shirts that advocate sleeveless blouses instead of gun rights.

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So heads up, supporters. If you happen to find the perfect tee shirt that sums up your feelings about your rights, make sure the spelling is correct. There’s a huge difference between the words “bear” and “bare” and the entire meaning of a statement can be changed with such a seemingly small snafu. And if you already own the shirt, check the graphic. I am hoping against hope the one I saw was a small batch misprint, and there really aren’t thousands of people potentially wearing this ridiculous thing.

  • James

    I’m glad you caught that,Wendy. I’d probably have scooped one of those up if I’d seen it,and noticed the mistake months later. You’re absolutely right-you can’t demonstrate your political credibility if you can’t spell the words you’re using to make your point. I strongly,STRONGLY urge my fellow Patriots to use “Spell-check”,double check their spelling,and if in doubt,have a friend or two proof-read before you hit “Send”. Though the thoughts may be 100% sincere,if the spelling is sub-par,the reader will be less likely to read the writing and think,”Hey-THIS person really knows what she’s/he’s talking about!”.

  • Loose Cannon

    Here’s a suggestion: join the NRA (c’mon, folks, it’s $35 a year, well worth the price just to piss off ‘Nanny’ Bloomberg!), and get all of your pro-2nd Amendment shirts and hats straight from the source. Plus, it all supports the cause! (Not like the vendor who can’t spell.) In fact, I’m wearing a t-shirt now that says ‘The 2nd Amendment, America’s Original Homeland Security’, a favorite when I run through NY, like now! I have another t-shirt for Illinois with a picture of an AK-47 (Bloomy’s favorite weapon!), that says ‘What part of Semi don’t you understand’? Seriously, every trucker should have one! At the very least, I wear an NRA ball cap every day. Either one is a great conversation-starter, and I only get positive comments. (Imagine…)

  • Anti-Gun Mom

    The vendor probably figured the dumb redneck gun owners wouldn’t notice. And they probably haven’t and won’t.

  • Wendy

    I find it interesting that you reach immediately for the word “dumb”. This seems to be the path people of your ilk like to take. You question the education of someone because they don’t have the same beliefs as you, and I find it ridiculous. Let me witness to you now that the only time I have ever had to open my gun case in self defense, the man who was intent upon getting his hands on me didn’t ask me to spell a damn thing. He also recognized the immediate danger he was in of having at least 10 unwanted holes in his face and chest without any verbal communication whatsoever. So no, this isn’t a question of who is “dumb” and who is “smart”. It’s a survival issue, and those with the will to survive, will survive.

  • juicebox

    You must feel like one tough badass

  • Loose Cannon

    Obviously, you completely missed the point, but isn’t it great the 2nd Amendment also protects your right to prove it.

  • juicebox

    No I completely understand your point, you love guns, and my point is that you sound like a tool and nobody gives a shit about how much you love guns.

  • Wendy

    Conversely, no one gives a shit about how much you hate them or think people who own them are “tools”. As a matter of fact, those “tools” are the reason you have the right to flagrantly debase another persons character in a public forum. Those “tools” built a nation in which you have the right to cower in your home all you want, or choose to defend yourself and your family in a manner that is deadly. God bless the “tools” and peace be with those who rely on them to protect their right to freedom of speech.

  • JJMcClure

    If someone comments then you know they read it. The anti gun people most likely would run away before they could read it. BTW….if you run into a liberal that has a nice looking spouse you can play sexually with them because the significant other is a pussy and won’t confront you.

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