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8 years ago @ Wonkette - Fox News Can't Believe... · 0 replies · +8 points
I would like to think our dear President is saying rational and thoughtful things like this to mess with the mouthbreathing folk. He is sitting back with his home brew beer watching FauxNews and saying, "...master class of stupid...bravo."
8 years ago @ Wonkette - Lindsey Graham Finding... · 0 replies · +26 points
Like I cannot tell the difference between a profoundly soulless and idiotic republican from a profoundly soulless and idiotic neo-puritan, bible-belted social conservative. Can you help me, Lindsey?
8 years ago @ Wonkette - Michigan RNC Guy Posti... · 0 replies · +2 points
They get into political bed with the racist knowing they are racist, and then are surprised when they are given "a gift" that keeps on giving. Having made their bed, sleep in it they must.
8 years ago @ Wonkette - Sundays With The Chris... · 1 reply · +4 points
I guess that is why right-wingnut protestors persist in butchering the English language. Godliness, I suppose.
8 years ago @ Wonkette - Sundays With The Chris... · 0 replies · +1 points
8 years ago @ Wonkette - Fox News Explains Amer... · 0 replies · +6 points
10 years ago @ Wonkette - Learn ABC's 11 Weird T... · 0 replies · +5 points
10 years ago @ Wonkette - Jimmy Carter Explains ... · 2 replies · +4 points
I stand by that recommendation. He was the most moral and honest president we ever had.
When Reagan became president I had an epiphany that for all their starry eyed wishes for an honest president, the American people want someone to lie to them. Big stinking whoppers about being a city on the hill. They do not want to hear the truth. So when there was much bellyaching about Clinton lying about screwing around with Monica and people whining, "If only he didn't lie to us. We do not like when presidents lie to us." I called B*llsh*t. I still call B*llsh*t. Americans re-elected a president that lied to get us into two wars we had no business being in. No. Wait. They did not just lie, they introduced the high art of B*llSh*t, simply not caring about the truth or whether what they said were lies -- malicious magical thinking.
Every president before and after can thank Bush Jr. for adding luster to their legacies, because no matter what they had done wrong, it wasn't as jaw-droppingly horrific as the maladies Bush laid before us. So why not stand next to this disaster of a president for a little legacy bump?
10 years ago @ Wonkette - Wonkette's Teen Korner... · 0 replies · +18 points
Even in the 80s we could have a movie like "Heathers" because back then what happened in that movie was safely in the realm of absolute fiction. Today, Heathers may not be able to be made as more and more atrocious things happen in schools that even screenwriters wouldn't dare to imagine.
Now as a mom and on the safety committee you have meetings about what to do with the kid who cannot make it to a classroom during a lockdown since we cannot let them in once the lockdown is started. It is as messed up as you can imagine.
10 years ago @ Wonkette - Gabby Giffords Bullies... · 0 replies · +9 points
Gun owners should have to visit the families of gun victims and visit emergency rooms to see what guns really do. It is not like the movies.
With great power and rights comes great responsibility. Part of that responsibility is the willingness to really examine why you need a gun and is it really necessary. Are you really willing to execute someone to protect your stuff? Is your hobby more important than pubic safety?
We need to teach people that 88% of gun violence happens between people who know each other and not that faceless criminal. If you own a weapon you are more likely to become a victim of violence. In other words, guns are not the protectors people think they are. They are better off getting dogs, an alarm system, and joining a neighborhood watch program. People with guns imagine themselves being the hero with a gun vs. bad guys, when they are more likely to become part of the problem. Want to be a hero? Learn first aid, search and rescue, fire suppression, and other emergency response skills. Heroism is helping people escape from the scene, opening airways, stopping the bleeding, give blood, and help people in shock stay warm.
Then there are those who "need" weapons to fight government tyranny. Even if they have a Bushmaster with 30 round cartridges they will be neutralized pretty quickly by the most advanced and well trained military and police force. The only potent way of standing against tyranny and oppression is non-violent action. There is threat of life and limb whether you choose violence or not, but none-violence keeps you on a moral high ground and away from becoming what you are protesting against.
The NRA is a lobbying group for corporate arms dealers. Period. All they care about is arms sales. They want nothing to get in the way of that sale whether it is online, at a gun show, or at a gun dealer. Background checks get in the way of the sale. They really do not care who gets their weapons as long as the money is good. It doesn't matter how much carnage happens, because they can always turn tragedy into a mad dash to buy MORE guns.