The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Sunday, June 8, 2014


I have been busier than a long legged cat in a room full of rocking chairs, I have Cub Scout  day camp, coming up, My son is now in Boy Scouts and he will be on staff.  I am running a "BB" range.  I almost decided to quit last year because I was getting burned out by this and the few volunteers that step up.  We have many people that carp and criticize but when the chips are down, are "unavailable".  I know that is how it is but it does get old.
    I keep telling myself that I am helping out the next generation of shooters in the sport to keep it alive for the new generation to come and eventually be the next shooters for the Olympics, the service, or just people that have a love of the sport and it is something that is uniquely American.

This is circling the internet and I figured I would post it.

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.
  • Definition of conundrum (n)

    Bing Dictionary
     [ kə núndrəm ]   
    1. something confusing: something that is puzzling or confusing
    2. word puzzle: a riddle, especially one with an answer in the form of a play on words

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:

  1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
  2.   Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
  3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
  4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
  5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
  6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Here are some more:
  • We are advised to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
  •  but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
  • We constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money, but we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money. America will die when the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the ones who vote for a living. 
  • We are cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens (invaders). 


  1. I think the "new" definition of conundrum is liberal....They seem to go hand in hand. And I know exactly what you mean about volunteers not helping with Boy Scouts. I have spent more time and money helping the boys get their awards and having their fun days....I see so many people show up to enjoy the festivities, but so few when it is time to actually help. Very frustrating. But you're doing good...God is watching...and keeping tabs.

    1. Hey Angela,
      Thank you for the kind words. Yes it does old, but I do it for the boys and the program.. The idea is for B.S.A. to help instill traditional values and help them become productive American citizens. We teach boys to become "Good Men". It is a worthwhile goal.

  2. You're stepping up because that is what we 'do'... Good on ya for that!

    1. Hey Old NFO;

      Yep I will step up for as long as the program will have me. But if it really starts to stray, then I might reconsider that commitment. But we adult volunteers develop a social network also and it has become part of our social life....Funny how that works.