Spirit of '44
Random mass shootings are rare events, thankfully, but every single one of them makes the world news for days.
And stories like this one get buried in a fleeting appearance under "Oddly Enough":
Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder
WAYNESBURG, Ky. - Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder. Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.How's an 82-year-old woman with a walker supposed to run away or defend herself from even an unarmed man, if he chose to attack her? If not for having a gun?
She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.
"I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."
Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.
"They've been stealing from me for years. Those good-for-nothing slobs," she said.
Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said.
After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.
I often hear it derisively said that "guns are only for killing people" -- ok, but sometimes killing people, or threatening to do so, is necessary.
That may be unpleasant, but it's a fact.
Adorned a B-17 bomber with her picture!
Can you imagine celebrities of today lending their images in support of the war effort?
No, Harry Reid has declared the war is lost, and cannot be won militarily.
Lucky he wasn't in charge of D-Day, isn't it? Otherwise the Third Reich might still be with us today.
You know how they always say fighting back just makes more terrorists?
Why didn't killing Germans just keep making infinitely more Nazis?
Maybe because after killing 7.5 million of them, they were defeated and had to give up?
And maybe the Japanese empire also saw the wisdom of unconditional surrender after 2.5 million of them plus the prospect of losing a city every couple days?
And somehow we didn't "lose our soul" and "become just like them", did we? Or would an Axis victory really be indistinguishable from how things turned out?
But somehow islamists are different?
How many muslims have died in the war so far? 20,000? 50,000? And most of those are muslim-on-muslim! The most ridiculous inflated left-wing "estimate" is what, 600,000?
Guess what, 600,000 casualties was barely enough to knock France out of WW2.
Wake me when the enemy dead gets into the millions.
For all the moaning about this "war", clearly the war option hasn't even really been given a chance yet.