What I Did To Prep This Week: Mar 1st – Mar 7th 2020
Hello Pack. I hope you all have had a productive week of prepping. We hit a really cold patch this week, and had a lot of work and some doctor appointments, so not a whole lot of active prepping went on here.
This weekend, Bobby is taking a training at a local gun range that I may join in on as well. It is a CCW related class that teaches participants how to draw your gun from its open carry or concealed carry holster as quickly and safely as possible, and aiming.
Our friend Judi’s gun range has a plethora of interesting classes besides those commonly offered at similar businesses. There is a Krav Maga class coming up soon that I am particularly excited about.
I love all of the training they offer for children and women who have never held a gun before and want to learn in an environment that is not intimidating.
One of our tribe members was at an appointment at Children’s Hospital with one of her children. Medical providers are asking more and more not medical related and nosy questions.
Personally, I would just respond to each question with, “None of your damn business,” but maybe that’s just me. I haven’t been to a doctor in well over a decade, so maybe all of these intrusive and ridiculous questions are not incredibly new and I just did not know about them until now.
Anyway, the nurse asked my friend if she had firearms in their home. Instead of saying none of your damn business like I would have, she merely answered, “yes.” The nurse was more than a bit taken aback. Next she asked if the guns were loaded.
Again, my friend answered, “Yes.” Silly city person – liberal, an unloaded gun is absolutely useless. Neither the armed intruder or coyote chasing your goat pen is going to be willing to wait until you load your weapon to attack.
Next came the question that my friend thought would get the most shocking response. When asked if the guns were kept locked away so children could never reach them my friend laughed while shaking her head and said a firm, “No”.
When she followed up her brief response telling the city nurse that two of her teenage children had their own .22 rifles and had been hunting since age 10, the already distraught woman nearly fainted.
Of course the now teens were trained how to hunt and did so supervised until they hit 16, but such common sense and American country living traditions were already lost on her.
At Bobby’s appointment this week the nurse asked him if he, “liked people.” He said “What?
She responded that she knew that question followed by several similar ones was silly but that “had” to ask them.
When he asked who required them to be asked, she kept saying she did not know but they had to be asked.” She also was very cagey about where the information went and what was done with it – no matter, my Bobby would not give her any answers anyway.
When my daughter switched pediatricians a few months ago after the one she had been using retired, she too was bombarded with intrusive questions.
First, the nurse in a college town that is adjacent to our county was equally shocked and dismayed that my grandson was “exposed” to farm life on a daily basis – and gasp, that he even walked in livestock stalls and fed our livestock beasts.
Brea was given quite a lecture about germs … do these people have no clue where their food comes from or what goes into growing and raising it?
I really wish that I had been present for the next question that was asked instead of at home watching our two little granddaughters. The nurse asked what gender our then 4 year old grandson “identified as” Brea should her head and said he was a boy and when answering the follow up questions about what pronouns he preferred, noted that the appropriate masculine ones were just fine.
I would have taken her pen and written next to the line asking about gender that the patient had a penis – ‘nuff said.
I don’t care how anyone chooses to live their life as long as it causes no harm to others, I truly do not. I fully subscribe to Thomas Jefferson’s way of thinking, “If it does not break my leg or pick my pocket, what business is it of mine?!” But seriously, this over the top political correctness has to end.
Throughout the course of history the pendulum has swung far one way and then back the other. But this time, I fear that it has swung so far left the string holding the pendulum finally snapped. I used to worry about the kind of America that would be left for our grandchildren.
Now that I can fully see what the United States could end up looking like if the liberal lunacy continues at the current pace, the picture of that future keeps me up nights. God help us all if President Trump is not re-elected.
This Week’s Questions
- At what age did you first learn how to use firearms or teach your children – grandchildren to use them?
- How do you respond to all of the non-medical questions asked at doctor’s appointments?
- Who do you think will win the White House in 2020 and why?
- What do you think will happen if he or she does not win?
- What did you do to prep this week?