Another fine tale of mischief and mayhem from the Capital of North Carolina courtesy of correspondent RALEIGH CONSTITUENT:
Players Retreat: When Liberals Collide!
Dear John Jacob;
You may have heard back in July a Purse Fight Royale’ broke out here in Raleigh at Player’s Retreat- a vintage local eatery some 60 years old- in regard to the topic of Concealed Carry.
The fuss began when newbie red diaper Liberal City Democrats faced off with the only implacable enemy they really have here in North Carolina- local yellow dog Country Democrats. Needless to say when these two paws of the same weasel engage in a philosophical shadow boxing match hijinks ensue.
At least one Dummiecrat always limps away with a black eye and bloody nose; similar to the throwdown that just unfolded in the Colorado Recall elections.
For six decades Players Retreat has been the Southern Redneck answer to the Irish Pub; the British Tavern; the German Beer Hall; or even the Super Max Prison Cafeteria with a touch of Biker Bar or Longshoreman Waterfront Dive thrown in for some additional zest.
This fine establishment was founded in 1951 when Raleigh was a true sleepy little College Town with few alternatives for after work entertainment, so the PR, as it is known, became the venue of choice for everyone including the Governor; the White Shoe attorney crowd; blue collar workers and even incoming freshman from the campus of what is now known as North Carolina State University. A true egalitarian mix of all social classes.
Nowadays under the current management of one Gus Gusler the interior ambiance has remained remarkably unchanged from earlier times – right down to the boxy wooden florescent light fixtures with trademark red bulbs and open unshielded egg crate decorative grates that trap and hold every last greasy dust bunny loose enough to float up into the half inch squares.
Why a gooey hairball never drifts back down from these ancient fixtures into the admittedly excellent food and drink served by Mr. Gusler is just part of the mysterious charm of the place.
Mr.Gusler’s big innovation has been to gentrify the menu with a fine contemporary selection of local craft beers, an exceptional assortment of upscale sipping liquors and he will even serve his clientele “Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho with Pickled Shrimp” at their request – a far cry from the hearty robust Bernie Burger with a side of fries and a cold bottle of Miller served as yesteryear’s daily special .
So that was the state of affairs in July when the situation got a little dicey because plucky 2nd Amendment Activists at Grass Roots North Carolina managed to push through a “restaurant carry” bill in the General Assembly to legalize possession of pistols in venues which serve alcohol provided the Pistol Permit Holder does not drink.
For some reason this legislation did not sit well with Mr. Gusler, and he immediately took to Facebook to issue a swift and draconian response. He threatened to install a metal detector at the entrance to his establishment!
And THAT is when the fur began to fly!
Come to find out some of his trusted Communist fellow travelers admitted IN WRITING to possession of concealed weapons in his establishment right under his nose for the past decade regardless of current law or statute!
The allegation of criminal behavior did not sit very well with said clientele and one clienteleee immediately and publicly reminded Mr. Gusler his establishment MIGHT be guilty of serving alcohol to underage drinkers and “overserving” patrons who may have already passed their limit of alcohol consumption.
The shouting match stopped just short of summoning a code compliance visit from the Health Department to check overall sanitation and hygiene on the premises.
After all, good liberals must stick together and paper over their differences to let the good times roll!
Now outside observers of an inquiring turn of mind might notice a number of curious perplexities in this little Snafu.
Are there really Democrat Concealed Carry Pistol Permittees in North Carolina dumb enough to confess IN WRITING to the crime of weapon possession while intoxicated?
And if Democrats carry pistols while intoxicated does that not bolster the argument that criminal behavior cannot be legislated?
And if this conduct has occurred for over a decade without incident, does that fact not bolster the argument that weapons are not automatically evil and the root source of all bad things in the world? Could the truth be a malignant mentality is more likely to produce a malignant outcome than any physical object?
These and many other perplexities remain currently unresolved. And Players Retreat seems to have resumed normal operations for now.
But stay tuned. Who knows what new excitement tomorrow will bring?
Seven year old Child Actor Bill Mumy put all the usual Hollywood ignorami to shame in this 1961 Mattel Commercial when he demonstrated excellent pistol handling and trigger discipline! Watch the Youtube video carefully. The little tyke fires the pistol and makes a conscious effort to keep his finger out of the trigger guard.
We discussed normal Hollyweird weapon proficiency in the Tom Selleck kerfuffle of 2011.
CLICK LINK HERE
With the elevation of Etch-a-Sketch Romney to challenge ObamaNation maybe it is time for We, The Exasperated, to just say NO!
It was originally Nancy Reagan’s idea after all. Can you just say NO? Will you just say NO?
Maybe it is my imagination, but I seem to see a number of examples in my daily life where people have just taken a tip from the lawlessness of ObamaNation and assumed the cause of Constitutional Restoration without consulting their neighbors, or without asking authorities for permission or without any real concern for consequences beyond the message of resistance and necessary disobedience.
To judge from radio commercials for Tax Resolution Services (CLICK LINK HERE)a number of people have wandered off the 1040 Income Tax reservation without regret or apology. Even at the low, low, settlement price of a 10 or 20 percent payout, people cannot be persuaded to come back to the mother ship and sign ZEE PAPER!
It is a somewhat mixed message. On one hand enough people have quit filing to the point where very expensive commercials try to persuade them to come clean and on the other hand all the commercials in the world hardly seem to dent the outcome.
So how about it? Will the person you see in the mirror every day find something, anything to just say NO?
Will you burn your 1040 form?
Will you remove the license plate from your car?
Will you refuse to renew your drivers license?
Will you leave the little checkbox for race on some obnoxious form empty?
Will you refuse to volunteer your Social Security number just because some file clerk demands it?
Will you light a cigarette in a NO Smoking zone even if you do not smoke?
For Heaven’s sake just drive around the parking lot without your seatbelt fastened!
Anything to break the hypnotic trance of tyranny which suffocates us all!
Surely you can find some element of resistance to let the world know you have cast off the cloak of sheeplehood.
Do not ask me what I think. Do not ask me what I intend to do. YOU decide. All by yourself.
Remember the repeal of 1,000,000 statutes begins with a single dissident act.
When will you begin your march?
Really, it’s for the children…….
Would that Chuck Norris be so lucky to be as tough as this guy.
Even if you are a minority within a minority of a minority, you can take lessons from a guy who is literally in a class by himself.
As the venerable Colonel Jeff Cooper observed: “Humans use their minds to fight, weapons are just accessories.”
Every day of his life Nick Vujicic has used his mind to fight.
Never say never again!
The way NC Gun Guy tells it, you are more likely to get maimed or injured by rampaging wheelchairs on the sidewalk than by the average garden variety mugger or thug! We report, you decide…..
In just a few short years Raleigh NC has been invaded by a population of nitwits on bicycles, skateboards, motorized wheelchairs and even roller skates!
With total disregard for law, safety or ordinary common sense these knuckleheads ply the roads and sidewalks of the city and leave a trail of chaos in their wake wherever they go.