Wednesday, April 06, 2011

You Can't Make

9 comments:

Paul Rugg said...

Yes I can make!

John P. McCann said...

Who else can make?

Paul Rugg said...

Many people can make! People make all the time! It is ridiculous to believe that making is somehow 'special' and therefor worthy of an honorable mention! Nonsense! Rubbish! So this is how far we've come as a society? The next thing we know the politicians and the 'fat cats' in Washington and the SPECIAL INTERESTS (need I remind anyone about a certain old spill) will claim that making is somehow reserved for those with 'special making abilities' and opposed to those of us with general making abilities...which...if we look under the surface, is making plain and simple.

Careful everyone. Soon they'll be after our making. Let's make some noise on this! What's happened?!!!

John P. McCann said...

Making begins with planning and planning begins with people who are smart and drive cars loaded with bumper stickers. If they decide we can't make, then making is off the table and we must await instruction in order to be in compliance. Also "looking under the surface" is a prohibitive act unless approved by an official planner. Please keep your head in this matter, for we are being watched.

Paul Rugg said...

John,

Frankly, I'm more than a little surprised by your last comment. To wit, your written statement that 'making is off the table and we must await instruction in order to be in compliance' seems...to this casual observer...to play directly into the hands of the other side. Do I detect that you're backpedaling here? It certainly seems so. Making is a fundamental right. And yet, to read your words, one would think that, in certain cases, such a right could subject to regulations or even denied! If such was the intention of your not-so-camofuged support for needless regulations on making, then I'd say you are no supporter of making, sir. Quite the contrary. You have ravaged the very idea of making. One could further wonder who's providing you this information. The FAT CATS in Washington? The SPECIAL INTERESTS?

If I'm wrong I shall certainly retract my accusations. However, taking your words as a whole, making has been sullied. Sullied indeed.

John P. McCann said...

How DARE YOU link me to the VESTED INTERESTS!! No one has spoken out longer or louder than I for the need to stand up to those who would unmake the very makings of traditional makery. However, even a casual reading of the Commerce Clause indicates that regulated makings are not only called for but necessary to prevent plague and the elderly from being cooked in big hot pies. General making abilities are only made safer by regulation, script, rule, and prohbition. I, sir, am not ashamed of the safety and longevity brought about by wholesale regulation and fiat. You, sir, strike me as a man who eats veal. I do not say that lightly.

Plato said...

Gosh, I'm making the rounds to see how my old pals are making out, and what do I find? Really, making a carry-on like this, what must people think? I can't make up my mind which of you is the worse — making a mountain out of a molehill or trying to make a silk purse out of a calf's ear. Now the two of you make up. And make it snappy. Don't make me come down there to sort you out! Sometimes you guys make me crazy, you know that?

-David "maker of fine comment postings since 1993" Green

smitty1e said...

My name is Smith.
Smiths have been making stuff for centuries.
I say with the utmost technical precision: get bent.

John P. McCann said...

No, I won't.

That would require "making" something new.

Nice try.