Friday, October 24, 2008

Prescience.

I've been reading Jeff Cooper's Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip. Like reading Miss Florence King's collected old "Misanthrope's Corner" columns from National Review (Stet, Damnit!), it's a fascinating archaeological view of the not-too-distant past.

Courtesy of the good Colonel, I note that 'way back in '87, James Kilpatrick referred to one Sen. Biden as "The Lickspittle Lapdog of the Lunatic Left".

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose...

4 comments:

Cossack in a Kilt said...

I am not ENTIRELY a Cooperite, but I proudly call myself a Cooper Trooper. In a display of great bravado (and affection) I refer to John D. "Jeff" Cooper, Col., USMCR, as "Uncle Jeff."

I use the New Technique. I use a modified Weaver stance and believe in sighted fire, and have been heavily, heavily influenced by the idea of the Scout rifle.

There are places where I disagree with Uncle Jeff, or maybe just where I fall short of his magnificence. I don't disdain the 9mm, particularly with good expanding bullets, and my most (recently anyway) used .45 is a Glock 21/30.

In addition to his promulgation of firearms technique and doctrine, Uncle Jeff was a splendid writer and an adventurous spirit. Wonder what he'd think of this election?

Timmeehh said...

Coop's a good read.

Cossack in a Kilt said...

Expanding on Cooper's political characterizations, does anyone else remember his tag line for the right Rev. Jesse Jackson?

"The tan fuhrer."

Johnny said...

And you can read his "Commentaries" on-line or download PDF - http://www.theSconce.com and mirrors