Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Goooood morniiiiiiiing, GN!
It seems to be a “WTF” kind of day.
And kind of a tail theme for the week if I’m not mistaken. Good morning, Fatwa.
Ah. I can see the direction that the Orlando shooting is going. Mateen was unable to come to grips with his own gayness because of society and that’s what motivated him to target a gay club. It’s society’s fault. And the NRA.
The focus will shift to bakers who won’t bake cakes for gay weddings and Christian homophobia. And the NRA.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
I’ve noticed that the portion of the LGBT community that regularly bashes the Church for LGBT-phobia, can’t seem to hold Islam to the same standards. Mateen was homophobic and transphobic, but it has nothing to do with his religion.
Hai, Sven and Paddy!
Looks like the Left has decided that murderous Mohammedans are more more “worthy” than the LGBTXYZ contingent, doesn’t it?
Hey…it’s not like there’s anything remotely condescending about accepting that Muslims are violent 7th Century head-and clitoris-chopping barbarians. It’s just their culture, and since all cultures are equally worthy, we should just change our culture so as not to offend ’em, amirite?
And the GOP leadership has abundantly proven they’re unprincipled shit-weasels whose only goal is to do whatever it takes to cling to some vestige of power.
Yep! I’ve been told by others that we can’t hold other countries to our standards, so it’s not hypocritical to blame all Christians because some disagree with gay marriage, while remaining silent about the execution of gays by Islamic nations. I’ve also been told “that’s not my country, so I don’t have a say in what they do”. These same people call for boycotts of states they aren’t citizens of with no sense of irony or hypocrisy.
Over the next two days I get to administer the Common Core tests to one, single student whose parents couldn’t be bothered to get him to the scheduled group testing site a month ago. Of course they also can’t be bothered to make sure their son attends school and does any of his work. The estimated time for each test -- English Language Arts and Math -- is four hours. And this kid is special ed.
Well, today has been a bust, so far. The student didn’t show up and the library where we were going to be testing doesn’t open until 2 pm. I called the kid’s mom and left yet another voice mail -- the phone is hardly ever answered and I don’t know that anyone has ever gotten a callback.
Jeebus, Paddy…it’s like the kid’s parents don’t give a rat’s ass.
Would I be correct that they’re not personally out-of-pocket one thin dime for all of this “schooling”?
While I’ve always had a pronounced misanthropic streak, the last several years have pretty well cranked it up to eleven. Especially about my fellow countrymen.
It’s a mite distressing.
Other than the same taxes we all pay to support public schools, you are correct that this family pays nothing.
Too many folks don’t value “free” stuff; cheers, sir.
As long as you get paid, Paddy, until you find a job that uses your best talents.
So much stupid it burns:
Since it’s Eugene Robinson, someone that appears on NBC/MSNBC all the time, I take it as a reliable example of leftist thinking.
Let’s ban all “military-style assault weapons” although exactly what he’s referring to, I don’t know. All semi-automatic rifles? Or just those that are painted black?
“If this ensconces me in an ideological corner, I’m fine with that. If it insults the Constitution, so be it — any other response would do far greater harm to our freedoms.” I’m not sure what “insulting the Constitution” means, but I’ll get back to that later. It’s clear though that it’s not the whole Constitution that he means to insult, but just that one little part often referred to as the Second Amendment.
“Had he been armed with the pistol alone, he still would have killed people — but not so many. ” Cho at Virginia Tech killed 32 and shot another 20. With two handguns. Short of the number of casualties at Pulse, but not by all that much.
Lefties love to pick and choose which part of the Constitution is relevant: “Why focus exclusively on the guns? Because other proposed solutions would violate the letter and spirit of the Constitution — and surely wouldn’t work anyway.” So gutting the Second Amendment is OK, but let’s leave those other parts alone because that’s not who we are. Things like not letting Muslims in the country, although how that violates the Constitution, I don’t know.
“By all means, Congress should immediately ban gun sales to anyone on such a watch list.” Which watch list? Any watch list, I guess. Because that’s who we are: we violate an American’s civil rights based on a government list that no one can see, that the govt won’t tell say you are on, or how you got on it, or how to get off of it. A fucking list, I mean what could go wrong with that? It does follow the asset forfeiture model though, so at least there’s precedent.
“If we do not act, the blood of future victims will be on all of our hands.” At least the NRA will have some company then.
But Mr. Robinson, I say go for it. Let’s see how America reacts when you try Australian style confiscation, and how red your hands get then.
On Facebook someone had a graphic saying the problem was not the one bad guy with a gun there, but the 103 without them.
Having assembled workable guns from materials at hand just to show it could be done (before I was a machinist) and having seen what has been made in San Quinton prison and in jungle huts, I know one can always get a gun. They can only take away the victim’s guns, making the bad guys safer and bolder. I don’t really trust the guys who armed Mexican drug cartels to protect my family in place of my weapons.
These people who want us helpless are exactly who that Constitution and that particular amendment where put there to protect us from.
In order to confiscate guns, they’re going to need a metric carp-tonne of people with guns.
Jeh Johnson says that guns have become a Department of Homeland Security matter.
Because my blood pressure isn’t high enough already, I watched the usual Dem jerkoffs on CSPAN bloviating about cowardly Republicans in thrall to the evil NRA. The terrorist watch list. If you can’t fly you shouldnt be able to buy. Etc.
OK, how many people are on this list? Maybe a million. Maybe a bit less.
So who is on the list? “The FBI’s Terrorist Screening Center, created in 2003 following the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., maintains the terrorist watch list, a database of people known or suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.”
What types of people are on the list? “But the FBI notes that only about 2 percent of them are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents allowed to buy guns. The rest are foreigners, many of whom are not permitted to purchase firearms here.”
So we have close to a million FOREIGNERS here that are “known or suspected of being involved in terrorist activities” and we let them stay? And go after the 2% of Americans so that they can’t buy guns?
If the Republicans had any balls left that were bigger than the green peas I had for dinner, they’d introduce a bill to deport every single foreigner on the terrorist watch list tomorrow.