Thursday, February 26, 2009

That Guy.

Jovian Thunderbolt has a post up discussing the quandary of what to do about That Guy.

Until we come up with a solution, please don't be That Guy.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is one huge issue. On one hand we need HIS vote and every bit of support we can get to defend the Second Amendment. On the other hand how do we rein in the 'Mall Ninja" and their relatives without alienating them?

I don't need a permit for any of my other Rights.

Timmeehh said...

I hope to change him.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I mind a permit and safety cert more than just flat out being forbidden, but yeah... I don't need a permit and cert for a jury trial...

alath said...

If a permit law would really put a stop to idiot shennigans, then I would be willing to enter into a discussion and give my reasons why I think the free exercise of liberties is more important than idiocy prevention.

However, all history and experience have manifestly demonstrated that idiocy is completely impervious to bureaucratic processes. In fact, it often seems that idiocy thrives in a bureaucracy-rich environment.

Therefore, I don't think the debate of liberty vs. idiocy prevention is worth having in the first place.

Anonymous said...

You could say that 3% of gun owners make it bad for everyone else.

DirtCrashr said...

I'd rather be Sumdood than ThatGuy, unfortunately ThatGuy often ends up on Jury Duty too...

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Tamalanche == 5 times normal hits on the site counter

Billy Beck said...

alath +1, big-time.

Tam said...

Billy Beck & Alath,

So there's not a free-market or societal pressure solution to Idiot Mitigation?

I hope you're both wrong...