We once asked a series of profound questions: Is the bluegrass sub-culture a conservative or a liberal enterprise? Can you be so far right, you’re left? Is there such a thing as a patriot liberal? Are liberals always pacifists, or are they only pacifists when it suits political goals?
As we endeavored to answer these timeless questions, something magical happened: ToBeRIGHT! was born.
Since 2007 (or was it 2006?) we rode the tide of the conservative blogosphere to all kinds of cool places…
The first Tea Party rallies – my 3 year old son and my 78 year old Mom made signs and picketed our congressman’s local office along with a couple hundred friends. I was at the Mall for the first big one. And the second big one. And then Glenn Beck’s Love fest (I forget what he called it).
Then there was the first time I pissed off some liberal and I spent two days in written combat with hundreds of commie bastards who were commenting on some blog post. I think it was about Obamacare.
Susan Cloud, the (then) Producer for the Mark Davis show called me one day and asked me to go on the air with Mark. Since he had substituted for Rush Limbaugh so many times, I was thrilled. I think it went well, though I’d have rather talked politics than the subject we covered.
One day I wrote this piece that was obviously satire… I used names like Jimmy Madison and Gene Debs to write about how Obama was going to start fining parents for having fat kids. Some liberal moron thought it was real and I spent another day fighting back zombie comments.
I took my 16 year old nephew out to shoot some clays. I shoot every week. The kid beat me every round. Not by much, but by enough. Crap. Okay, well hat has nothing to do with TBR Outfitters and where we come from, but somehow it seemed noteworthy, nonetheless.
Made some awesome new friends covering CPAC with a press credential.
Dabbled in third party organizations…About once a year I’ll meet up with the folks from the American Conservative Party. Truth of it is, I think I’ve become too damn cynical to think we can make a third party work. Perhaps if it happens spontaneously. Remember Ross Perot?
I guess the point is that ToBeRIGHT! has been a fun ride. Most blog posts are by a few very talented contributors. So it’s not collecting dust just yet.
But we needed something more…
Back in 2012, a wonderful contributor named Carrie started writing for TBR about women’s second amendment issues. Some of her posts are still the most popular and most often visited pages on TBR. At that point, TBR became a distributor for Concealed Carrie (pun intended, but no relation). They produce a line of concealed carry purses and handbags for women.
But we needed more…
TBR Outfitters evolved from ToBeRIGHT. It is everything I wanted in a store. Gadgets, tactical stuff, outdoor gear, clothes that actually fit, and more. I was talking to Mrs. TBR about adding a line of shaving stuff…who knows.
Our motto is “From Tactical to Practical.”
It wouldn’t be right without a mention about who this site is for. Hopefully, the type of products we have will pre-sort the customers…
Patriots and members of the III community – please come on in. If you’re a fuckin’ pajama boy, don’t bother. Just please go away.
We’re always interested in adding new products. We have a few III’ers who have stores and make some great custom stuff. We’re working on getting them into the product pages.
If you have anything you’d like to put for sale on the site – please let us know! Just hit up firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alright…now go buy something.