I got the following bit of pseudo information this morning, having left the transom slightly ajar, and it brought to mind the adage:  It takes a really ill wind to blow the facts away.  Or something like that.  You know the one.

Logic 101

 

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine

, which I quote:

“If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in
the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of
2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

 The firearm death rate in  Washington , DC  is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period.

That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and
killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control
laws in the US , than you are in  Iraq  .

 Conclusion: The US should pull out of  Washington  .

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Now, this got me to thinking about moving the capitol away from Boston and New York and putting it in the more or less center of the country.  That is if you count only the lower mainland 48, and it’s about time we did that more.

My choice for capitol is Salina, Kansas. Here is a blurb from their official web site –

“Striving to be Kansas’ finest community! 

Welcome to the City of Salina?s municipal webpage! Your local government believes it is both a duty and an honor to provide our citizens with the best possible public services.

Salina is a city of nearly 50,000 people at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 135, right in the heart of Kansas. As a retail, manufacturing and cultural center, this is a community that is truly making a positive difference in the lives of people.”

Besides, my father worked there as a telegraph operator on the Union Pacific Rail Road back in the beginning years of the 20th century and told me some great stories about the trains and women there.  

I can just see the headlines: President Obama returned to Salina today on his jet aerolina.  Don’t you just love it?  It rhymes.

President Obama had lunch to day with President Abedinejad  at the Salina Dinah.  They dined on raw goat meat, grits and toasted cow chips, chased with Chicago’s own Goose Island Matilda beer.

The first lady Michelle Obama assumes the spotlight today while planting tornado resistant tomatoes in the White House ( as yet to be repainted after the last sand storm ) eco rock garden.  She dubbed the new variety the Salina Vina, noted for tough skin and sweet meat and good traveling qualities for the trip to California and Florida where, no doubt they will be in great demand.

With the capitol in Kansas we can be sure that there will be a house cleaning each spring as some big motha tornado will surely come through and suck all that garbage, ie. congress down the great funnel vortex in the center of the country and we can start over with a fresh batch of swoop daddy haircuts and big mouth blowhards.  Forget the headache of term limit legislation.  

Seriously now folks, wouldn’t it be great to be able to tap into American heartland resources without first filtering everything through a bunch of Atlantic Seaboard talking heads?

If no one else will, I will run for president in 2016 on the platform -ONWARD TO THE FUTURE – IN SALINA! Now that’s change that I could vote for.  Actually I would rather see Al Franken do it. How about you?

1 Comment

  1. Rick Henderson

    The author of the article in The Australian Shooter must have problems doing math with one of his fingers on the trigger. Using his numbers, the actual death rate would be 1320 per 100,000. Besides, it gives me the heebie-jeebies to picture Michelle Obama in one of those checkered square dance dresses.

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