The NRA, Gun Control and Manhood

Sorry!  I just couldn’t resist.

Cartoon by EJ - Guns and Manhood

After listening to arguments against reasonable gun control from the NRA’s LaPierre, Keene and the like, I have a simple hypothesis that makes complete sense of this reasoning. (Of course, it’s just a hypothesis so it could be wrong.)

For the extreme advocates, the number of rounds, the size of the magazines and the kind of assault rifles they own defines their manhood.  Take away their guns and just neutered things are left.  So the debate is not about gun control, it’s about manhood control.  They will do and say anything to protect what they perceive as their manhood


Petraeus – The Tarnished Warrior

General Petraeus Tarnished

When the general resigned back in November, I thought of drawing him as a polished brass figure with a big tarnished forehead, but never got around to it. Now, following his public apology (link), here it is. I have no opinion on his proper place in history although there obviously are at lot of positives. I do have strong negative opinions about those black-or-white people who shout out what we should think. Like pre-affair shouts anointing him as the next Grant, Patton and Eisenhower all rolled into one. Now, there are the post-affair howls from the “General BetrayUs” folks telling us they knew all along that he was a two-faced blankity-blank-blank.