A Retired Lady Cop Gives Congress A Lesson On Guns

If anyone can explain the pixelated sun glasses overlay (with “come and take it” in the background, that I do know about) I’d appreciate it. Pops up about 40 seconds for a few. Bongino uses the same sun glasses as a Schtick some times too. It’s clearly a reference to something common but a part of the culture I don’t connect with. Given the digital look, I’m thinking some kind of retro game character maybe?

Hopefully her pointing out “150 MILLION” gun owners AND saying she will not comply with an “assault weapons ban” (ALWAYS used in error. You MUST get a several hundred dollar license to have a machine gun to get a real assault weapon, which is a light machine gun. They really mean “semi-auto self loader single shot per trigger pull” ban. But only the ones with cosmetics they don’t like first.) will get their attention. When the cops are not going to comply, it ought to be clear it’s not a good law.

Here in Kalifornia, we are already “living the dream” (nightmare) and it has done nothing to improve things. Any removable magazine over 10 rounds makes you a criminal. Buying a box of ammo in another State and driving home afterwards without some (unknown mechanism) declaration of the purchase to the State (and some implied “background check”) makes you a criminal. Using ANY lead bullets or shot in hunting makes you a criminal. The result? Just as much or more real crimes than ever…

Oh, and there is some kind of fee attached to buying ammunition that goes into a slush fund that is used to fight any lawsuits brought against the law, so you get to fund your own opposition… I’ve not bought any ammo since that law passed. I can reload all the 9mm & .357 I want and that’s my preferred target round; then I’ve probably got a lifetime supply of the odd ducks and 12 gauge. I had the good sense to “lay in a big supply” about a decade back, including a lot of primers. IF I buy anything in Kalifornia, it will be a nice Black Powder “Six Shooter”. Still just as effective as they were in the 1800s….

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10 Responses to A Retired Lady Cop Gives Congress A Lesson On Guns

  1. jokward says:

    Thug life is when you have nothing yet still succeed (when you have overcome everything to reach your desire. The glasses are an icon of that state.

  2. Steven Fraser says:

    @EM: The ‘Thug Life’ glasses (also called ‘Deal With it’) is another way to locate it on the web.

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    “Thug Life” Eh? OK….

    (And off he goes to DuckDuck up some culture… ;-)

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, of course Amazon has them:


    In mid-late 2005, Matt Furie, creator of Feels Good Man, posted a webcomic (shown left) on MySpace using the phrase. On SomethingAwful, the catchphrase is often used in the web forums and is where the “smug dog” animated GIF (shown right) originated but the date it was added is currently unknown.

    In June of 2010, animated GIFs with dropping sunglasses were popularized on the media sharing website Dump.fm, which promoted a “deal with it” GIF contest one month prior. Ryder Ripps, dump.fm site producer, cited the Something Awful dog image as the inspiration for the GIF series in an interview with Know Your Meme:

    That Something Awful duck hunt dog had been around for a while and myself and jertronic and some others started making our down versions of it to be funny, and then it just sort of took off. I put the photoshop template I made online and people were making them with that I think.

    On Tumblr, the meme began spreading when Dump.fm admin jertronic posted a GIF to his personal blog on June 4th. It was amplified when Tumblr users Greg Rutter and Brad O’Farrell reblogged the post.

    The web culture blog Urlesque posted an article on the GIF trend, citing Dump.fm as a source of the GIFs, on July 25th. The same day, the single serving site DealWithIt.net was created, which features a variation of the “smug dog” animated GIF. On August 3rd, 2010, photographer Chris Clanton posted a photoset of real life Deal With It GIFs, complete with falling sunglasses.

    On October 6th, a definition was submitted to the SAClodpedia dictionary by user Dr Tran which referenced the image macros and animated GIFs.

    Trending Hashtag: #DealWithIt
    On March 7th, 2011, Twitter hashtag #DealWithIt became a trending topic, in reference to Ohio State University students who displayed their support for the basketball team with 1,400 red embroidered towels that read “DEAL WITH IT.”

    DEAL WITH IT RAHRAG A Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz How To Deal With Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life No Room: A Read-Aloud Story of Christmas red text font

    According to Cleveland Sports News, the drama behind the “Deal With It” towel originates from a basketball match between OSU and Wisconsin University in February 2011, during which Ohio State freshman star Jared Sullinger was spat on by a Wisconsin fan as he left the court. In responding to allegations of unruly Wisconsin fans in the crowd, Wisconsin team coach Bo Ryan dismissed them by saying “all I know is, we won the game. Deal with it.”

    As shown in the Trendistic graph for #DealWithIt, the hashtag began gaining momentum early in the morning circa 6 am on March 7th, 2011:

    So now I know… It’s all a Meme Culture creation thing…

    So, OK, now I know I need to get some of those glasses to wear as part of my Street Theatre Persona… Wide Brim “Indiana Jones” hat from Disney (sold in the Millions…), those glasses, and some kind of scarf or respirator mask to cover the nose / mouth.

    Add some ear muff cover things (as “ear prints” are a thing…) and “good to go”.

    The “deal with it meaning” adding a certain something for the person(s) monitoring all the CCTV cameras popping up every where…

    Oh, and it seems there is also a (short lived) Rap Group named Thug Life with songs et. al. that likely contributes to that side of the awareness.

    OK, now I’m no longer a cultural outcast ;-)

  5. Tom says:

    Combustion Light Gas Gun (CLGG): A technology supplanted by the Rail Gun for Naval heavy long range bombardment. The CLGG suffered from erratic ignition issues which affected targeting accuracy at 100 mile shots. Was initially produced in a 15 mm bore, then subsequently scaled to 45 mm, then 155 mm for evaluation.
    AFAIK this was not pursued for smaller projectiles other than NASA mimicking hypervelocity meteorite impacts on space equipment. At a range of several miles, the trajectory is flat, what with a muzzle velocity of up to 12,000 FPS. The next big thing in small firearms development might be under wrap in some enthusiast’s garage.

  6. E.M.Smith says:


    Those are just the ticket! Makes it look like someone has blacked out the eyes when it’s really your glasses. I like it!

  7. jim2 says:

    Here’s your hand held Combustion Light Gas Gun!

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    Watching a demonstration in Chicago from 6 mos. ago … seems the citizens are getting grumpy about gun grabbers. The motto they shouted seems to be catching on. They said they will not comply and “Come And Take It!”

    I think maybe we’ve reached a limit point…
    Rep. Darren Bailey (R) said “I will never give up my AR-15”

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