their retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. (Nice choice.)Although I do have one little issue to quibble with them about: Fellows, the next time you want to hold a breakout session on diversity and minority outreach in your party, you might want to reconsider having it in a room called the "Plantation Room". I didn't make that up. "The Plantation Room"!
The following is from the New York Daily News:
"House Republicans gathering to discuss minority outreach picked an odd venue for the retreat — a former slave plantation.
Weary GOPers left Washington Wednesday for the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., where they’re recuperating and focusing on unity after last year’s rough-and-tumble fiscal cliff fight with Democrats.
Panels will take place in the resort’s “Burwell Plantation” room, named after the family that once owned the plantation. The luxury resort is now owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, a conservative political donor." [Source]
Anywhoo, I want to talk about this "patriot" who found it necessary to do his shopping in J.C. Penny with his AR-15 strapped firmly to his back. Other shoppers were understandably a little unnerved. I guess in a "civilized" society we don't like to see our fellow citizens walking around like it was in the days before we became civilized. We are used to this kind of stuff in Third World countries , the Middle East, and in Texas, but not in America for crying out loud.
On Wednesday, Cindy Yorgason was shopping at the J.C. Penney in Riverdale when she saw a man with a rifle slung across his chest, extra ammunition and a sidearm in a holster on his right hip, according to KSL 5 TV. She took some photos and posted them to Facebook, where images quickly went viral.
"He was in the wrong place and shouldn't be doing this at this location," Yorgason told KSL, adding that she didn't feel threatened at the time.
The rifle-toting shopper was later identified as 22-year-old Joseph Kelley. He revealed that he was carrying an unloaded AR-15 and the handgun was a loaded Glock 19C, according to The Salt Lake Tribune, adding that he is a firm believer in the Second Amendment.
He said he brought the guns to J.C. Penney to show that firearms are not dangerous in the hands of law-abiding citizens.
"I felt no negative vibes from anyone," Kelley told the Tribune. "I think it went rather surprisingly well." [Source]
Of course it did Joseph, you live in Utah. Besides, you never know when that tyrannical government led by the Kenyan might come to get you. I mean one minute you are in J.C. Penny buying a cashmere sweater for the Mrs., and the next minute you are being handcuffed by Eric Holder's agents. It's enough to drive any law abiding citizen crazy.