Not a Tango, nothing to see here

December 14, 2012

Protect Your Children

Filed under: 2A, family, guns, self-defense — antitango @ 2:53 pm

In this world, you have but one purpose.  Your sole job is to protect your progeny.  What happened today in Connecticut was a disgusting, vile act.  Lives were WINKED out of existence by a monster.

Obviously, the world wants to prevent this.  I think that’s a wonderful idea.

Let’s look at what happened.  Someone who appears to have had no criminal background went nuts.  I haven’t seen tales of mental history, yet so I’m going with the assumption that he had a clean bill of health upstairs.  It should be illegal to take a gun onto school grounds.  Oh, it is in most cases.  It should be illegal to kill people.  Check.

So, it’s illegal to do what he did, but it didn’t stop him.  Already the cries for more gun control are deafening.  The idea is that if you make it more illegaler, it can’t possibly happen.  I think that’s wonderful.  Let’s make meth illegal, then nobody can smoke it.

No.  You protect your children.  It’s what you do.  Step up to the damned plate and take some responsibility for your charge(s).  You will not prevent a tragedy by telling him he’s not allowed to use a specific implement.  You prevent a tragedy of this magnitude by TRUSTING your teachers.

Teachers already go through background checks.  In fact, it’s the same FBI background check that firearms purchasers go through.  Train them.  Teach them viable tactics.  If they so desire, ARM THEM!  Teach them to be teachers and not just people that repeat a text book.  Give them the freedom to raise your child.  Your child already spends over 6 hours a day with this person.  You are trusting your child’s life with them.  That’s a HUGE responsibility!  If you are going to trust them, TRUST THEM.

It may not have stopped this tragedy, but it sure as hell would not have hurt to put the odds against the gun man.

September 21, 2012

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Filed under: family — antitango @ 7:09 am

I have a 3 year old son, but there are some things that as a parent you just don’t want to think about.  Sometimes, parents aren’t given a choice to think about it or not.  The below video contains 1 swear word, but I don’t think it detracts from the narrative.

May 13, 2012

Mother’s Day Drama

Filed under: family — antitango @ 8:39 pm

It was going to be a good Mother’s Day…  first thing this morning my wife and son got into an altercation that very quickly turned physical.  It calmed down before we had to get the police involved, though.  At one point, like the picture shows, he pulled out his every day carry (EDC) knife and had it pointed right at her.

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April 6, 2012

National “Take Your Daughter to the Range” Day

Filed under: 2A, family, rights, self-defense — antitango @ 8:56 am

http://nationaltakeyourdaughtertotherangeday.com/

Very awesome indeed!

Boys learn to shoot in Scouts, or with their Dads. Often the girls are left behind, because shooting isn’t ‘girly.’ Well, we can, and do, shoot, and well! Learning to shoot gives young women confidence, helps to build self-esteem, and introduces them to a sport they can participate in their whole lives.

This event will promote firearms safety and education, as well as family bonding through participation in an exciting and fun sport.

I can’t argue with that!  June 9th, 2012.  Marked on the Calendar.  I don’t have a daughter yet, but I’ll make it so perhaps a friend can take HIS to the range.

February 26, 2012

The Great Butt Paste Caper

Filed under: family — antitango @ 10:35 pm

I went to wake my son up today and discovered he was already awake.  He’s crying because when I asked my wife to come help me get it all cleaned up, she said “*sigh* Just go sit on the bed…” and the waterworks started flowing!  He gets eczema and gets itchy.  He knows that the lotion fixes it!

I wonder if there’s some OCD in there somewhere!  Check out the train table.  He lined up all of the bottles by charactaristics!  Another amusing tidbit….  the cream he used is the wide squeeze bottle in the lower row, slightly right of center.  It’s covered in its own cream and so are all of the bottles to the right of it.  He was lining them all up, got to that one, recognized it as cream that gets used on him (just not for the eczema!) and decided he was itchy!

Monkey will survive.  It’s his first night since he got Monkey that he’s sleeping without him.  Same with his blanket which is lying next to Monkey in that last picture.

hahahaha, he thought were were soooo mad at him.  We weren’t…  slightly annoyed that we had to clean up goo, but I’d rather have THIS kinda goo than the OTHER kind of goo.  Oh, and he’s not nekkid.  He’s in a diaper.  The huge fistful of Q-tips still cracks me up.

August 30, 2011

The Greatest Job on Earth

Filed under: family — antitango @ 7:15 am

Yes, I do indeed have the greatest job on Earth.  Don’t you agree?  Click below to play the audio (mp3 format).

My wife calls me very often to just say hello.  This of course is the greatest thing EVAR, but the rest are almost as awesome.

May 16, 2011

I’m not an abuser

Filed under: family, self-defense — antitango @ 6:42 pm

As was discussed before, I was accused of child abuse through lies.  Tonight I attempted to talk with Ladd Everitt over the phone, however he told me he didn’t want to talk to me.  I told him I would rather not go a legal route as long as he had two minutes to talk.  He refused to admit he lied when I brought it up to him and told me to send them a legal letter.  He told me that he had NO DESIRE to talk to me on the phone.

My intent is to leave the matter alone provided he admits that he lied, both to me personally and to his user base through the same means with which he lied in the first place.

At the end of the conversation, I fully admit that I got angry (he threatened my family, what man wouldn’t?) and said “You’re a f***.” before hanging up the phone.

Immediately following the phone call, this post went out over Facebook and Twitter.

CSGV’s Ladd Everitt just received a cell phone call at 9PM EST from Art Scheel, a gun rights activist who was featured in a Note on our FB page. Scheel claimed CSGV was trying to “harm his family” and threatened potential legal action. Everitt said he had no interest in having a conversation and told Scheel to send CSGV a letter regarding legal action. Scheel told Everitt “you’re a f***” and Everitt hung up.

With a reply by himself as well:

Needless to say, CSGV wishes no harm whatsoever to Scheel’s family. His anger stems over the fact that we hyperlinked to a blog he PUBLICLY posted on April 18. The content of that blog upset us and some of our supporters. That was indicated in discussion on the Note. As far as we’re concerned, the matter is over.

The matter is not over.  All I want is for him to admit he lied.  Removal of the evidence does not mean it didn’t happen.  You used a lie to grab the attention of your followers causing many of them to threaten and recommend CPS.  Without the lies, nothing would have happened since all but one of the comments were posted BEFORE the ‘crying’ bit was removed.

You know where to find me.

May 12, 2011

Coming out…

Filed under: 2A, family, rights, self-defense — antitango @ 9:46 am

So it’s disastrous…  we’ve been outed.  Now the entire interwebs knows our names.  To what end?  We’re really not sure.  I think it’s supposed to make us feel inferior or them superior or something.  It’s similar to when they discovered my blog after I started debunking the garbage they spew and passing it off as ‘facts’.  For instance, if you are largely funded by the Violence Policy Center (how apt since their policies create violence,) you cannot with a straight face cite VPC studies as your sole source of statistics in your claims.  Hit the ‘More’ link to read on…

Ladd Everitt file photo

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May 2, 2011

The greatest job on Earth!

Filed under: 2A, family, guns — antitango @ 7:55 pm

I got back from Boomershoot today at about 8:00 am.  Dave, Don, and I drove all night long starting at about 5-6pm yesterday.  Ok, Don didn’t…  he got off the roller coaster in Spokane while Dave and I drove the entire trip back.  However, this post is neither so much about Boomershoot or the trip as it is about being a dad.  Joe Huffman’s creation of Boomershoot is officially to thank for creating the circumstances in which this moment came to be!

I’ve been gone since early last Wednesday, so the last time my boy’s seen me was Tuesday night when I put him to bed.  (Speaking of which, he cried when I put him to bed so that’s obviously abuse.)  I drove to the city (town?) where my wife works and ate at “Ole Grist Mill” which serves sandwiches and soups.  Good, cheap stuff.  My mother-in-law brought my son since she’s watching him.  My wife walked out to grab him and bring him in and he scanned the room.  When he saw me, he stopped scanning and started wiggling and pushing in my wife’s arms.  She stood him on the floor and was almost crying and ran as fast as his 20 month old feet could carry him to me.  He biffed it and came a few inches from busting himself on the concrete floor, but I caught him like he knew I would.

Greatest. Job. On. Earth.

April 22, 2011

So I hear I’m a child abuser

Filed under: 2A, family, guns, rights, self-defense — antitango @ 3:07 pm
Word on the CSGV street is that I’m a child abuser and I want to murder people.
So, I made a blog post right over here.  It’s pretty innocuous.  Right?  Apparently not.  It seems some people have no problem saying that I’m abusive and murderous.  Let’s break it down.
First, I’m apparently murderous.  In case the twitter link is removed, here’s a paste.
#UT gun rights activist tells us “I want them dead,” shares disturbing thoughts on parenting. #p2#Highered#politics http://fb.me/GUdYmmqw
Yep, sounds murderous to me!  What in the world was I thinking?  Let’s recap…  contextual information is WONDERFUL!
@AntiTango Guns make attempted crime more lethal, which is why their overall homicide rate is more than 3 times lower than U.S. #Highered
Immediately followed by me with:
@CSGV They sure do make things potentially more lethal! That’s exactly what I want if someone is battering down my door. I want them dead.
I stand by that, too.  Do I think it will happen?  No.  I do not.  I think I live in a pretty safe place.  Even safer, once we’re out of the apartment and into the house in a slightly different area.  However, just because I do not believe it will happen doesn’t mean there isn’t a once in a billion chance of it happening.  To quote someone long before me: “It’s better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it.”  I do not believe that my home will burn down, but I have smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
Now let’s look at their other retweet:
Bizarre rants from #UT gun rights activist: “I do NOT care how many goblins die in robberies.” #p2 #Highered #politics http://fb.me/UzyZIXFb
Not sure they understand what goblin means or they’re hoping the public does not.  For those not in the know, a goblin is NOT the good guy.  Goblins are those that wish to bring harm, up to and including death, to those that want to be left alone. Burglars, Rapists, and Home Invaders are all careers choices that goblins pursue.  Want to see the full post?
@CSGV I do NOT care how many goblins die in robberies. I do NOT care how many resort to suicide. I do care about innocent victims.
See that?  I still stand by that, too.  Notice I differentiate between Innocent Victims and Goblins.  Johnny Gangbanger that wants in my home at 2am is a goblin.  Suzie Homemaker that is minding her own business walking home from work is an “Innocent Victim.”  I truly understand that it is difficult for some to differentiate between the two terms, but there IS a difference.
Now that that business is out of the way, what’s this child abuse stuff?  I refer you to here.
ThirdPower has been following this as well because he’s a stand up guy and seems to me he looks out for people.  Unintentional sheepdog?  Maybe.  Now, here’s what I said in my post which is unmodified and still intact right here.
My kid’s learning discipline.  He’s an incredibly smart little punk!  He’s being a very finicky eater, lately.  Doesn’t want to eat squat.  We force him to at least taste (not necessarily eat) one of each item on his plate.  Tonight was different.  My wife worked pretty hard making some chicken and rice with mixed veggies mixed in.  I cut a small piece of chicken and shoved it into his mouth.  Spit it back out so I pushed it back in.  After a dozen times, he got a super sad, big pouty lip on his face, and started chewing.  I will admit it, I was doggone mad.  He swallowed it a few seconds later.  Starting with that, our new rule with him eating is that he WILL eat at least one single bite of each item on his plate.  He won’t have to eat the entire thing, but he WILL take a bite, chew, and swallow one of each.
What did THEY post?
Now, that sounds a little different.  Not sure where I said he cried.  “forcing him to eat it as he cried.” So a parent that puts a piece of food the size of 2 peas into his kid’s mouth until he stops spitting it out is abusive.  Repetitive and incredibly annoying, but abusive?  Got me there, better call CPS before I make him eat some olives.  Of course within an hour after posting the original (I think it was that fast, could have been longer), they swapped it out with this replacement.
Now the lies are gone, but apparently this is ‘better’?  Yep, I was mad.  So mad that I made a blog post about it.  Remember, folks.  Don’t let your kids give you pouty lips or it’s child abuse!
Oh, and to rub a little salt in…  I’m getting a lot more referrals from Days of our Trailers than I am from CSGV’s Facebook page which I am not going to link to.
Edited to add links to those that have shown a lot of support on this!
Days of our Trailers – Libelous Ladd Everitt CSGV Strikes Again
Snowflakes In Hell – On Eating Peas and Taking Guns
Gun Free Zone – CSVG: Because We Will Lie and Take Your Kid Away
Walls of the City – Keep It Classy, @CSGV
Where Angels Fear to Tread – If they can’t get your firearms through laws…
The Minuteman – Quote of the Day–Patrick (04/23/2011)
Pithy Title Goes here – That’s a nice family you’ve got there…
Weer’d World – Trolls All The Way Up
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