Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


SPF: Protection

The lovely and neurotic Kristine at Random and Odd gave us an assignment of "Protection" for Stuff Portrait Friday this week. I thought of SPF (more than Stuff Portrait Friday) this week, because of soccer camp and all the sunscreen and mosquito repellant I've been putting on the children and myself.

But, I had to choose something that says a little about me and Army of Dad and that is our firearms. I feel strong knowing that I can protect myself, my family and my things with my handgun.

And, then a two'fer. I feel very protected by Army of Dad and knowing that he is armed, that, too, is a safe feeling.

So, did you play?


  • At 1:26 PM, July 13, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I have a feeling that Texans frighten some people.

    And AoD is an honorary Texan, cuz he's a hardcore hard ass :o)

    PS: *tapping meme wand* Be thou tagged.

  • At 1:48 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    nice! may the force be with you all!
    btw, i could have used that on my alarm last week... : )

    i played too.

  • At 2:13 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great want ya'll in front of me!


    I played.

  • At 3:08 PM, July 13, 2007, Blogger Suzanne R said…

    I have an old .22 that I thought of using, but I have no shells for it -- some protection!

    I played.

  • At 8:15 PM, July 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You do know that those guns are FAR more likely to hurt or kill one of your children than protect them? If not, educate yourself. I'm sure Texans are smarter than the media portrays them but you'd never know it from this blog

  • At 3:04 PM, July 14, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Nice, anon.

    You know, I consider really hateful anonymous comments comparable to being invited into someone's home and then insulting them. If you don't like what you see/read, then just move on and don't come back. You don't have to be rude.

    Perhaps us Texans were taught better manners along with gun safety when anonymous was taught neither.

    I'm also curious what I've written on the blog that would lead someone to believe I'm not intelligent. *shrug* Whatever. I guess it makes anon happy to just stop in and insult someone and move on.

    And, just an afterthought, we have taught our children how to be safe around firearms, they aren't where they can play with them and there are many examples I could show you of when a gun has come in handy as a form of protection. If you care to be educated, let me know.

  • At 12:34 AM, July 15, 2007, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    Sigh....this is one of those times in which good responsible people get tagged unfairly by statistics.

    Yes, there are a lot of stupid people in the world who leave guns laying around and end up with children getting shot.

    But there are MORE people like AoM and AoD who a) respect guns, b) take meaningful and strict measures to protect their guns, and c) ACTUALLY PARENT THEIR CHILDREN.

    I and my siblings grew up on an enormous ranch where guns helped put food on the table, protect our livelihoods, and keep us safe -- and thus, we had enough of them and of ammunition to start a small guerilla war. Despite that, I do not EVER recall even THINKING about picking up or touching a gun without an adult being present -- and even later, when I was allowed to carry one, I distinctly remember being told to be damn sure I knew where and at what it was pointed at all times.

    It's an overused statement, but guns do not kill people. People misuse guns to kill people.

  • At 1:14 PM, July 15, 2007, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Dear anonymous douche:

    When one of us stupid Texans use the word "firearm", the terms "training" "responsibility" and "discipline" are unspoken yet understood.

    In your hands, yeah, a firearm would be dangerous to children. NOT in ours.

  • At 8:41 PM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You know, I'm seriously disappointed there wasn't a picture of a condom under this week's entry. :)

    'Course then you'd get trolls crying about how condoms lead to people enjoying sex and, DEAR JESUS, where would we be then!

    And, Dear Anon: Come back when you actually KNOW some Texans and how they conduct themselves.

  • At 10:03 PM, July 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And, on behalf of all clear-thinking liberals everywhere, WE can't stand trolls like YOU, anon. Now, go home and suck on a pacifier. And, for the love of god, turn off the caps button.

  • At 3:24 AM, July 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don’t understand people who hold such strong opinions (oh my caps even) yet are too cowardly to sign their name. The practice tends to negate the message, at least in my eyes.

    The importance of going to the trouble of setting up and using one of those id thingys is becoming quite clear. I see crap like this and think, oh God; I hope they don’t think I did that.

    Don’t let the jerk get to you AoM.


  • At 8:02 AM, July 16, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I have to laugh:


    Ok, let's see where to start ... yes, the troll did get the blog name right. There are some bonus points for him there. I did vote for Bush, so he's two for two. War loving? I don't know that I'd say war loving. I thought the idea was a good one. Stuff sucks now, so I wouldn't necessarily agree with that description of me. Soccer mom bullcrap? I suppose if you think being a soccer mom is bullcrap, then that applies. I think there are lots of folks who may disagree with you that it is bullcrap. I'm only guessing that you didn't have a loving mom who helped shuttle you to activities allowing you a positive outlet for all that apparent anger. It is a shame, too, because perhaps had you done some sports or been involved in something, you might be a kinder person. As LabKat can clearly demonstrate here, you can disagree with someone without being rude.

    And, finally, you can't stand people like me? Well, that's ok. Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. My life is still rich without the king of texting liking me.

  • At 2:36 PM, July 20, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Mr. Drive-by Troll, you really aren't hurting my feelings. I hate to disappoint you. I'm not exactly sure why you are verbally attacking me because we believe in the second amendment and the ability for US citizens to be armed. How does that have anything to do with the war? Because some troll called me war-loving? Did I say I love the war anywhere along here? I don't believe I did. And, just to give you some information the best man from our wedding - my husband's best friend - is in Iraq right now on his second tour of duty, which just got lengthened by 90 days. So, I would really caution you against calling me war loving. I think the goal of the war was an honorable one, but I believe that leaders underestimated what would happen and I think it is tragic what is going on. However, I do believe that an immediate pull out of the troops would have a long lasting and far-reaching impact beyond the borders of Iraq. I feel awful for the soldiers there and the families here. I didn't send you to war and I don't see how you can honestly accuse me of doing that. And, I'm really doubting that you are a deployed soldier because I would believe that my blog probably is not accessible by the government computers over there. I could be wrong, but I have my doubts that you're be truthful about your identity. Regardless, I had nothing to do with you volunteering to be in the military where you could be deployed. You knew when you signed up that going to war was a possibility, so don't blame me. My husband served his time in the Army and he knew - hell, he expected - that he would be deployed to some hell hole of the earth to defend the American way. Congratulations for your service to your country. I'm sorry if you are in harm's way, but unfortunately that is part of the job description - I know it is for my friend who is there now. I will add you to my prayers for all the soldiers to have safe and speedy returns home.

  • At 2:27 PM, July 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  • At 11:45 AM, July 28, 2007, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    anon - you're terribly clever, sorry to delete that very well thought out response. *rolling my eyes*


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