Saturday, November 1, 2008

Safety in the wake of the election

I'm reasonably certain that Senator Barack Hussein Obama will be elected the next President of the United States of America on Tuesday. As for whom I will personally vote for, I am still undecided, unlike the vast majority of my fellow medical students, who took advantage of the disgraceful early voting apparatus they so passionately support and have already cast their votes for Our Savior Barack Hussein Obama. I had been planning to vote for either a write-in candidate or Chuck Baldwin, but I've started to find some of the "existential threat" argument from commenters at View from the Right convincing. A Barack Hussein Obama administration, coupled with the cooperation of a Democratically-controlled Congress, may cement leftist rule in America for all eternity. I live in a swing state, so I can't distance myself from the mainstream candidates and cast a third-party vote on pure principle. One thing's for sure: if I do decide to vote for McCain, I will be holding my nose harder than it's ever been held before.

What I already do know I will do, is stock up on at least a week's supply of food before Tuesday, since there's no telling how some of the residents of my, uh, diverse neighborhood will comport themselves in the event of a McCain victory, not to mention what kind of service I'll be able to expect at the grocery store across the street, which is staffed primarily by those same individuals. Of course, conditions may not be much better in the event of a Barack Hussein Obama victory, since it will be, to paraphrase Thurgood Marshall, their turn now.

As for self-defense, I've heard that some people are arming themselves to protect themselves from black rioters, but I won't be purchasing a gun between now and Tuesday. Though it's a weakness in my conservative credentials, I've never fired a gun in my life, and this being exam week, I'm certainly not going to learn enough to make an informed decision about a handgun purchase in the next two days. So, I will have to hunker down with my week's supply of food and hope for the best.


Laurel Loflund said...

If you play baseball, a baseball bat can be an effective self-defense weapon. Just keep it close by your bed and remember how to hit a home run.

The food supply is a good idea. We are fine here, always have extra that isn't dependent on refrigeration or electricity, boring as it may get after a week or so.

That and sharp, pointy plants in the landscaping by vulnerable windows help us out.

May God's providence protect us all,

Rick Darby said...

I insisted that my wife fill the gas tank of her car over the weekend. She thought I was over-torqued but said, to my relief, "I need to fill it anyway." I topped off my car's gas tank this morning.

The odds of serious disturbances are pretty slim where we live, even if The Divine Incarnation should snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. There are a few blocks of dodgy street bordered by housing projects I must drive through on my commute, though.

Laurel, I love your art nouveau avatar.

Laurel Loflund said...


I am glad you like my avatar. I had to tweak it a bit to make it work for the web, but I think it was worth it. I love art nouveau in general.

Can't say as I have my gas tank full, now that you mention that, it might not be a bad idea to get some gas on the way in to work in the a.m.

Around here the only real threat is mestizo upheaval; however, you never know...

God bless,