“Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love? Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted?
Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free– if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!
My Blushing Bride was showing me these shoes on her tablet – I’m thinking to myself – 175 Bucks for a pair of Flip Flops – Are you out of your fucking mind ??? – I told her – Those are cute dear – if you want a pair – sure why not ??? – I may be relatively brave but I am NOT stupid !!
So shortly after that the little shoes came in the mail . . . I have to admit that I am impressed – they are incredibly well made, neat looking, and Guys – if you want to score some Brownie points – and Girls just go ahead and get a pair, Y’all deserve them . . .
Comes in a neat little box with a “Flower/Bow” . . .
A hand written thank you card . . .
The Flower thingy is just cool as can be . . .
And a little brochure on top . . .
Sure enough – there IS a pair of shoes in there . . .
Plus a little bag with . . .
A tote in it . . .
And inside the tote is a little pouch for the bag the tote came in!
Ready to be unfolded . . .
There they be . . .
A couple of close ups of the stitching – real nice work . . .
Looked them over real close – NO flaws in the leather or stitching that I can find – Damn Fine Shoes!!
And they almost match the purse – but more importantly – they compliment not clash . . .
And the most important thing is my Blushing Bride likes them – but no she won’t give me my CZ2075 RAMI back . . .
And from the Blushing Bride herself : I like them very much and they are very comfortable and they come in a wide array of colors and patterns : can’t wait to get another pair . . .
Folks – I appreciate leather work – love a well made holster – that’s why I encourage her to buy Coach, Fossil, Sak and so on – the leather and stitching is flawless – Well let me tell you – these shoes are right there with them – real fine work . . .
If you are interested < Go here to go there – Tieks.com > it doesn’t cost anything to “window shop” and Christmas IS coming . . . And Y’all invite everybody over for Christmas Dinner – You have MY permission . . .
.Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!
If you have EVER wondered – “Compressor stall is what???” – and you really don’t want to ( or can’t ) plug all the numbers, graphs, charts, and equations into your Mark 1 organic computer and chew through it all while still maintaining autonomic functions – Then this is the video for YOU!! – the next time I try to explain anything related to airflow vs strange happenings involved – ( projectiles are designed the way they are for a reason ) I am going to send them here first – one neat and simple starting point . . . and yes airflow and air dynamics affects ballistics more than the average person ever realizes – you end up trying to explain something to someone who doesn’t understand all of what they don’t know about it – and that makes explanations difficult to say the least . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!
Enjoy! (?) – A look at where today’s satanists and their minions are hoping to go with you and me – the only functional difference between communists and nazi’s ( the national socialist party ) – the nazi’s believed that they were gods and the communists believe the state to be God -welcome to the deep states wet dream for YOUR future . . .
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!