Tuesday, December 15, 2009

QOTD: LOL Edition

We're all aware of the classic claim by Hoplophobes that the Second Amendment is obsolete because the Founding Fathers only knew about muskets and could in no way imagine any improvements in technology. Here's one PSH'ers explanation why they couldn't:
Considering that would require the imagination granted by the rise of science fiction compliments of the Industrial Revolution, which would happen roughly half a century after their deaths? What's next: demanding to know why Alexander Graham Bell didn't invent video teleconferencing?
Yep. Nobody could imagine what the world might be like in the future until SciFi became a popular genre.

This is the kind of intellect we're facing. No wonder we're winning.


Stephen said...

I think s/he's got a point! How could they know about machine guns, even though people at that time were constantly looking for means of increasing firepower, before the A-Team was on television?!

LOL indeed!

Weer'd Beard said...

Meanwhile the 1st Amendment still applies to Telephone and Email et al, as well as artistic expression on mediums not yet invented like Photography, Film, and Computers.

The 3rd Amendment can't POSSIBLY apply to the Marine Corps and Coast Guard, as well as the branches of the National Guard, as all of those things also didn't exist.

Ect Ect Ect.

Thinking, they just don't do it!

kaveman said...

The comment I replied with...

"The concept of "zero" in mathematics was not ever considered before the "great nothingness" swallowed the entire universe."

Cemetery's Gun Blob said...

I have to give you credit. I don't know how you have the patience to deal with such moronicy.

After reading comments on Huff Po, for any article, I just hope that the asteroid that the crazy scientists says is heading for Earth, gets here sooner, rather than later.