4. September, 2008 - The Right To Be Here

Yesterday was a good day for me. Woke up, and puttered around the house longer than usual. I took the morning off from work, and went up to meet Don (NSFW photo) near St. Cloud and made a bunch of noise. I got up to Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club before they had opened for the day and checked in. Was on the range by 11, which was their official opening time (and it’s a pretty darned nice outdoor range). Don was running a bit late, and got there about noon. We talked about guns, photography, life and politics, and punched holes in paper until about 2:30 when it was time to go get a little chow and something wet for our dry throats. I ended up getting in to work for the day about 4:30. Thankfully no crises had appeared on my plate, so I was outta there by 6. Yeah, it was a pretty short day, but I figure it makes up for one of those Saturdays I had to work last month.

Locally, things continue to be interesting. The protests moved into Minneapolis with the Rage Against the Machine concert last night. But to me, the important thing is that in spite of some “touching” displays from the Sheriff, the police have not been entirely respectful of people’s rights. Sometimes by mistake, but in too many cases, they’re just rounding up everyone and letting the jails sort them out. That just ain’t right.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:02:11.