Dangerous Civil War Relic In Kalispell, Montana

Dangerous Civil War Relic In Kalispell, Montana

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    Dangerous Civil War Relic In Kalispell, Montana

    There is a letter to the editor in today's edition of the Kalispell Daily Interlake from a soccer mom complaining about an old Civil War cannon that is on display at the entrance to a city park. This is an old 12-pounder naval cannon, just a hunk of iron and brass, on a wooden carriage, that's been there longer than anyone can remember. It has received hundreds of coats of paint over the years, and the bore is plugged.

    This lady writes, in true hoplophobe fashion (and I'm not making this up) that she was driving with her 4 year old son last fall when he said "Mommy, look at that BIG gun"!

    Her words now: "Disturbed, I looked over to see the cannon in ******** Park was pointed towards our vehicle! My heart sank and a sick feeling came over my entire body".

    She goes on to say that in January, she enrolled her son at ********Montessori and was "shocked to find that this same cannon is pointed directly at the school playground"!

    She babbles on for several more paragraphs, saying things like "I do not want a cannon pointed at children", "why are we pointing a gun at our children"?, "why is the cannon there"?, "shouldn't we do everything to ensure our children feel safe"? and "we should not have this cannon positioned within view of the children or the road".

    She goes on to propose that the cannon be repositioned or relocated as soon as possible, because it is a "historical monument". She finishes by asking "What is your choice? My hope is that it is for the children".

    For the children. Where have we heard that before?

    I just can't understand how anyone can go through life with such an irrational fear of an inanimate object. I'll bet there are no guns in this ladie's house!

    I briefly toyed with the thought of writing my own letter to the editor in rebuttal, but I decided it's not worth the effort. Nothing will change this 's mind.


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    My heart sank and a sick feeling came over my entire body
    Oh my - I weep for the suffered trauma this poor lady has suffered ..... let her be thankful she was not around during the civil war to see the thing actually in use.

    How much more ''for the children'' can we get I wonder - this certainly is about the lamest I have heard yet
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    Baahhhhhdddd cannon.

    Reminds me of the South Park episode showing the oral bowl movemnets....

    The things that come out of some peoples mouths is astounding.

    It's how many years old? With the bore plugged, like it's just going to go off one day and launch a ball through the school.

    That's like saying the satue of Rocky Balboa is going to come alive and mug a tourist in Philly.

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    She sounds like a transplant from Kalifornia. She's either ignorant or stupid. Also, a less than stellar history student. With enough parents like this, the next generation is doomed.

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    God save her, she sure would not ever save her self. I wonder if her hart sinks when she sees a police officer as he has a gun even if it is not pointed at her. What a spineless nation we are becoming.
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    I wish I was her neighbor, I would purchase and aim a cannon right at her house.
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    LMAO, I really dig the new avatar...

    Haw about a Howitzer?

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    Got to be a transplanted Kalifornian. They messed things so bad at home they had to leave. Now they want to re-make the place they moved to in Kalifornias' image.

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    "Disturbed, I looked over to see the soccer mom in ******** Park was pointed towards our vehicle! My heart sank and a sick feeling came over my entire body".

    "shocked to find that this same soccer mom is pointed directly at the school playground"!

    "I do not want a soccer mom pointed at children", "why are we pointing a soccer mom at our children"?, "why is the soccer mom there"? and "we should not have this soccer mom positioned within view of the children or the road".
    Fixed.

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    How about a really authentic looking medieval era catapult, loaded and pointed at her house?

    Better yet, a model of a fort, complete with firing ports (toy guns included).

    Makes me ALMOST wish I was her neighbor...

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    Is this woman for real??? What would she do if she found what went on in the real world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    Is this woman for real??? What would she do if she found what went on in the real world?
    She would demand legislation to regulate it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G View Post
    Is this woman for real??? What would she do if she found what went on in the real world?
    That much clarity in an anti would only result in one thing.

    She'd buy a gun and become a member of this forum.

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    My question is:

    Why do we allow women like this to reproduce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post

    "Disturbed, I looked over to see the soccer mom in ******** Park was pointed towards our vehicle! My heart sank and a sick feeling came over my entire body".

    "shocked to find that this same soccer mom is pointed directly at the school playground"!

    "I do not want a soccer mom pointed at children", "why are we pointing a soccer mom at our children"?, "why is the soccer mom there"? and "we should not have this soccer mom positioned within view of the children or the road".


    Fixed.
    And she's probably loaded, OMG!


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