Not Just Another “Knock-Knock” Joke

If you were around in the ’60s, you probably remember the lyrics from the old Buffalo Springfield song, For What It’s Worth:

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

Not many similarities exist between that anxious era and this–for one thing, most of the music these days stinks–but they do have one suspicious denominator in common–a Democratic Administration.

From Merriam-Webster:


  1. A psychosis characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations.
  2. A tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others.

Well, yeah.  But sometimes they really are out to get you.  Case in point:

FBI Probes Southwest Missouri Blogger Critical Of Congressman

Following the tragic events in Tucson last week which killed six people, and injuring more than a dozen, including a congresswoman, law enforcement leaders in Washington have advised members of Congress to report security concerns to appropriate authorities for investigation.

And with that, seventh district Congressman Billy Long reported his own.

Long reported Clay Bowler, a middle aged writer better known as “Bungalow Bill” in the blogosphere to local authorities. Bowler was one of “several people” who Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott said were reported as “worrisome to Long,” reported KSPR. […]

I don’t necessarily fault the Feds.  They’re as afraid of us as we are of them.  And with good reason.  In a country of 300 million, if only .001% of the populace present a clear and present danger, that’s still 300,000 nuts–and the working percentage is probably much higher than that.  So prudence dictates that officialdom take reasonable precautions to ensure that it may continue to spend each bright and shiny day working to raise our taxes.  But no politician’s  peace of mind is worth the exsanguination  of any of the first ten amendments to the Constitution–the Bill of Rights–even if that mind belongs to a so-called “conservative”:

Congressman Peter King of New York plans to introduce legislation making it illegal to carry a firearm within 1,000 feet of certain government officials, in the aftermath of the tragic shooting last Saturday which claimed the lives of six, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, and injured 14, including critically injured Representative Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat. King, who is not only a Republican, but also a member of the NYS Buckleyite “Conservative” and Independence Parties (as fusion electioneering on multiple party lines is allowed under NYS election laws), made the announcement at New York City Hall along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a well-known anti-Second Amendment advocate, at a conference organized by Bloomberg’s group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.” […] (In Wake Of Shooting, Some “Conservatives” Call For Gun Control)

1,000 feet.  Almost a fifth of a mile.  That’s not prudence.  That’s panic.  Perhaps the good Congressman should pursue a career in which proximity with the public is not required.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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20 Responses to Not Just Another “Knock-Knock” Joke

  1. Bob Mack says:

    I didn’t want to save this one until I had a post to go with it:

  2. Ike Jakson says:


    I just need a while to stay clear of the stuff that makes me sick from the “other” media; so, in jest, regarding the cartoon in your comment I suggest that the big 0 pays a visit to Joe Klein; maybe the magic will work on Joe too.

    What I don’t understand about the anti-gun people [BTW, I don’t have one] is that if a few other bystanders at the incident had guns on them someone might have been able to plug the shooter after his first shot. I am giving up.

  3. fleeceme says:

    No guns within 1000 feet of certain politicians? Yeah, that would have stopped this from happening. If they are going to make new laws to try and prevent psychos from killing people, there is only one law that will do it. They need to make it illegal to murder people. I mean seriously, if we had a law that said, “You can’t kill people!” then this never would have happened. Its not like Jared just happened to be there with a gun and then decided to go shooting. He wanted to kill people before hand – if there was a law that said he couldn’t just kill people, then he would have thought long and hard about his actions…and then made another stupid YouTube video. We all need to come together and demand our politicians immediately pass a law outlawing murder.

  4. Normally, I like what King says.

    Not this time.

    Indeed, this statement on his part makes him like a fool.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Other items requiring prohibition within 1,000 feet of practicing political poltroons:

      scissors, razor blades, ice axes, box cutters, nail clippers, and cavalry sabers; baseball bats, bows and arrows, golf clubs, ski poles and spear guns; axes, hatchets, cattle prods, chain saws, hammers, screwdrivers, and drills; night sticks, dynamite, hand grenades, firecrackers, gasoline, and strike-anywhere matches; any electronic devices which may emit prohibited speech; dogs, cats, and other domestic or wild animals; conservative columnists, talk show hosts, and internet bloggers.

      The above list will always be incomplete and subject to revision by Congress.

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  6. TexasFred says:

    Off topic: Bob, thank you for placing the March of Dimes badge in the sidebar.

    My grandson is the Ambassador Baby for the Iberia Parish Sheriffs Office in Louisiana, his Dad, my son-in-law, is a Deputy Sheriff and the Department is doing a lot to help too!

    To your readers: It doesn’t take a HUGE donation, it takes a lot of small ones. A dollar or 2 can go a long ways, I hope you can find it in your hearts to help!

  7. AFVET says:

    As per the cartoon, yeah, saw that comin’.
    Nobody on the left is stating the truth.
    Giffords opened her eyes on the Sunday prior, according to the doctor.
    Obama is consistent in his rhetoric, she opened her eyes for the first time ‘after he left’.
    The event was witnessed by left wing liberals in the room that were flabbergasted that the one could have influenced the miraculous recovery of the Congresswoman.
    However, all of the specifics and facts will be obstructed and denied by the regime, and all of the flying monkeys they employ using our tax dollars will tell us that WE are the problem with our country.
    2 years folks, 2 years.
    We better make it happen.
    Otherwise, we’re screwed.

  8. AFVET says:

    Buffalo Springfield, now there’s a blast from the past.
    Hey Bob, Grace Slick rocked !
    ‘Go tell Alice, when your ten feet tall’.

  9. AFVET says:

    I was in from ’69 to ’73.
    CCR was playing ‘Bad Moon Rising’ on the system in the induction center.
    Those were the days.
    I have the old time rock and roll on those old things they call records.

    Thanks for the pic of Gracie,….damn !

  10. Bob Mack says:

    A little more about the Tucson t-shirts (From Big Journalism):

    But worst of all is that according to Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press, at the bottom of the t-shirts is the DNC slogan “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote.”

    Here’s what McLeod reports:

    University of Arizona brass did not originate the “Together We Thrive” T-shirt. They merely recycled it for Obama—and recycled it in time for what should have been a dignified Memorial for the dead.

    If you were a mourner who took home a “Together We Thrive” T-shirt have a look at the bottom of your shirt. “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote” is a common theme of the DNC, and it’s right there on your Memorial T-shirt memento.

    Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead.

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