Executive Producer of The Professional Left Podcast. On staff at Crooks and Liars since 2007. Master's degree from Harvard. Happy wife of Driftglass. Mother of three geniuses. Obsessive knitter. Blogs at http://bgalrstate.blogspot.com. .
The NRA has successfully framed the gun legislation argument - every variation of it - into a slippery slope. Any attempt to legislate the kinds of weapons or the number of weapons or the kinds of armor an American can buy will only result in the government taking all of your weapons away. "And Obama CAIN'T take mah guns! Ah NEEDS 'em to shoot Obama the day he tries to take mah GUNS!"But you know what? I'd almost-happily give up the argument on gun legislation if the NRA focused a little more on promoting the concept of having some f***ing gravitas if you own guns. Because however the wingnuts like to define guns - "Symbols of my freedom," "the insurance to prevent tyranny," "my idea of a home security system," "think again before you think of invading America, Al Kayder!" - they are first and foremost a device designed to rip life-ending holes of flesh out of other living creatures. If you can't give them the respect they deserve, if you can't keep track of them, if you like to clean them while you're drinking, if you have a tendency to fall asleep while they're on the coffee table, and if you can't take the time to take shooting lessons so you're not only a good shot but you possess the sense to know when NOT to shoot...DON'T F***ING own them! By virtue of the fact that you own a gun, the odds of you being involved in a STUPID, PREVENTABLE gun-related incident is ridiculously higher than if you don't. And the people around you are just as much at risk as you are; your bullets won't discriminate who's a bystander and who's a Darwin Awards candidate. If people stop thinking of guns as a symbol of what it means to be a 'Murkan and start thinking of them as the threats to their own and others' safety that they are, you'll see more people getting rid of them voluntarily.
Which will make it much easier for Obama to round up the remaining gun owners and put them in FEMA camps.
Lest it need to be written, /snark
It really takes a moron to blame a news channel for things that have not happened... Not to mention your cute pet name for them.
A woman can't get pregnant if she is raped.Vaccinations aren't needed for pure white children.Choosing to have sex with a member of the same sex is a horrible, terrible thing. Because adults having consensual sex is pinko commie talk.
You can bet on it. I'd say I hope she cries her eyes out, but her kind are rarely capable of such displays of emotion.
My local TV news in Phoenix AZ covered this just now. The top of the story was that DoJ will not be pursuing any charges against Darren Wilson. They gave about ninety seconds to that.Then, at the end of the story, in a tone of voice that was nearly under his breath and in rushed words (a cadence that was so sped up that it is usually only used for the end of car dealership ads and other fine print on the radio) that the DoJ found widespread racial bias and police misconduct by the Ferguson PD.