In the world of computer programming we must use very specific words, or syntax, in order to communicate with the computer so it will understand how to execute a task within its processor. My fellow geeks in this audience might get a chuckle out of this dumbed down explanation but I've always been a K.I.S.S. kind of guy. (Keep It Simple, Silly) My primitive brain simply cannot compute multi-layered definitions so forgive me for breaking this down in very basic language.
As I stated, computer programmers must use very specific language to communicate with computers. For example, in the Cold Fusion programming language, CFIF...CFELSEIF... tells the computer that it is being asked to test some kind of condition and then act on it depending on how the programmer structures the block of code. It's basically saying to the computer, "If this happens then do this, otherwise, do this other thing."
I sent my Second Amendment opinion to the La Crosse Tribune opinion editor and have been going back and forth with Scott Rada about getting it published. Initially, he was concerned that my word count exceeded their limits. So I condensed my opinion down to 245 words. Then he replied that I wasn't giving enough information about the legislation that was submitted in Congress... Following is one of the last emails I received from Scott and then my reply to him:
I’m certainly not suggesting you change your opinion. It’s my job, however, to make sure readers have a clear indication of the issue being discussed, something your letter fails to do.
This is a serious question meant for serious times such as these. When I ask my conservative friends this question they often respond with something like, 'Sure. I've made several mistakes in life and in business and I learned something valuable from every one of them.'
DEMOCRATS BE NOT DECIEVED!! Jesse Jackson says the Travon Martin/Zimmerman case is a "perfect storm" for gun control. While I was not there and can not testify to the facts, IF Zimmerman's story is true, he will hopefully be exonerated. But think about the proclamation of Jackson for a minute. Many blacks live in high crime neighborhoods and Jackson and other black "leaders" want to keep the most vulnerable disarmed, and therefore less able to defend themselves in an environment that puts them disproportionately at risk. Does Jackson even care about his own, or does his political ideology trump the right of self defense, indeed, the rights of individuals? So do Jackson and othes who would limit our rights to self defense REALLY have the best interests of the black community or any of the working class folks they claim to represent in mind?
Methinks that to ask the question is to answer it.