Gee, Let’s Don’t Jump The Gun!

9 Jan

HT Marquil at

5 Responses to “Gee, Let’s Don’t Jump The Gun!”

  1. Hapklein January 10, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    I read this morining that in a previous rally another protestor had actually dropped a  pistol from his holster and scared some of the crowd who knew how easy it was for them to go off.I gather in Arizona not carrying a weapon marks you as a tourist. But it seems bizarre that a mentally unbalanced person can legally have access to a weapon that in some models can fire over a 1000 rounds a minute.It sounds like the perpetrator aimed at Gifford and pulled the trigger,  the collateral deaths were from not relaxing his finger.I know the gun industry wants to arm everyone but in a case like this can you imagine the deaths from a dozen Glocks all firing at the same time?

  2. Jesse January 10, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    Nothing like taking flying leaps to a conclusion that might or might not be true, in order to fill some political checkbox. Now it was an automatic assault rifle? Awesome.

  3. Marquil January 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Metaphor, Jesse, metaphor.

  4. Bbill January 10, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Oh, dear, sweet conservative Americans, how you must have shit yourself on Saturday when you heard that someone had shot up an event with a Democratic member of Congress in, of all goddamned places, Arizona. And, worse, a Representative who had voted in favor of health care reform, which you have demonized as nothing short of a resurrection of the Nazi Party. It must have been awful for so many conservatives, thinking, praying, “Please, please, please, don’t let it be some Tea Party dick who says he did it because Glenn Beck told him to. Don’t let it be someone who wants to fuck Sarah Palin and thinks that if he starts taking out her congressional crosshaired targets, he’ll get into her pants.”

    How you must have heaved in relief when you saw that it would be quite easy to portray Jared Lee Loughner as a raving psychopath, an effort that’s helped a great deal by the apparent truth, which is that Jared Lee Loughner is a raving psychopath. Yeah, he’s a psychopath who’s mad rantings are heavily peppered with an insouciant flavor of Beck or Ron Paul or loony conspiracy theory nutsiness, but a psychopath just the same.

    Now, ah, yes, now, lovely right-wingers, you could defend yourself. You could work yourselves into a huff about how unjustly you were accused of driving this obviously disturbed individual into an act of calculated, cold-blooded violence. But that’s because you’re sitting there in your shit-filled underpants, thinking, “I don’t believe in violence. I don’t approve this. I hope the government doesn’t try to crack down on us.”

    So, welcome, assholes, because you are Muslim now.

    How does it feel to stand in Muslim shoes today? Because, right now, yes, you are being treated like suspects. You are being treated like you are guilty of the crimes that are committed by the deranged in your number. Sure, you may think, you can spout all the blood-filled, gun-toting, war-flogging rhetoric you want against citizens of your own country. But those are just words, you know? You can’t, you know, be held accountable for the actions of a few. And, gosh, it’s just wrong to lump you all together, to stereotype you all as criminals in waiting. Like, you know, you have done with Muslims since September 11, 2001.

    Here’s the deal, though. The vast, vast, vast majority of Muslims decry not only acts of violence, but the rhetoric of it, too. The vast, vast, vast majority of right-wingers not only stay silent as conservatives shoot at targets with their opponents’ names or initials on them, talk about revolution and violence, and accuse Democrats of getting ready to put Americans in forced health care camps. No, you embrace your extremists assholes and anoint them your idiot queen.

  5. Hapklein January 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    I think when you venture beyond about three hundred words Bloggers lose what ever audience remained after the first tow sentences.
    It is far better to go out and bark at the moon than fill space with passionate unedited words.

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