Crap Cutting 101

An Open Letter to Gun Owners

Look, I know there are some “progressives” out there who want to take all your guns. However, as is the case with “free college” and “free healthcare” for everyone, they should not be listened to. They represent themselves and only themselves. They are most white and make up maybe 5-8 …

Crap Cutting 101

Repost AGAIN: Gun Control Has to Be Non-Negotiable

We don’t need “gun responsibility.” We don’t need “gun safety.” We need GUN CONTROL. If you’re wondering why, all I can say is, get your head out of the latest news about which Kardashian married which basketball player and which tiny little girl singer is dating which skinny white boy …

Donald Drumpf
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Take the Threat Seriously

I am not usually one of those who worries easily. Most of the time, when a Republican says something stupid or somewhat threatening, I find it hard to take them seriously. For example, when some GOP idiot gets on the floor of the House and suggests that President Obama not …

Civil Rights

Shove Your “Thoughts and Prayers”

This week has featured a lot of tragedy. And make no mistake, it’s all tragedy. The police who were gunned down in Dallas last night is a tragedy. The killing of unarmed black men is a tragedy. And all we seem to do about any of it is to react …

Election 2016
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Both Parties are NOT the Same: Gunloon Edition

It seems as if every day, some PUB (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) or a professional lefty (people who say what gullible progressives want to hear to get clicks) tries to convince me that the two major political parties are much the same. Mind you, they tell me this without any sort …

Crap Cutting 101

Dear Gunloons…

I have been advocating for stricter gun laws for more than 30 years. It’s personal to me, as someone I knew and loved was gunned down senselessly in a robbery by someone who had no business with a gun. This was in the 1980s and in the intervening years, guns …

Election 2016
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America the Bloody

So, I wake up this morning to word of the “worst mass shooting in U.S. history,” at a night club in Orlando, Florida, where someone opened fire, killing 50 people and injuring more than 50 others. As far as I know, I didn’t know anyone in that club, but my …

Gun Control

The Facts About Gun Violence

The NRA has been sending the following ad far and wide to get the gunloons excited about guns and overall gun looniness. It actually conceptualizes the average American good ole boy standing up to ISIS and blowing them all away with their freely purchased guns. It’s pure fantasy, and with …

Crap Cutting 101

Guns

One thing I have always tried to do with this blog is to stick to arguments that are certified or at least easily provable with a relatively easy Google search. The one thing you almost never see on this blog is an argument that is purely ad hominem. Even when …

Crap Cutting 101
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Why Bernie’s Defense of Gun Maker Liability Law is a Dealbreaker

It’s mea culpa time. I was planning to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary when the time came. My original support was for Martin O’Malley, but I was one of, shall we say, not a sea but a droplet of support for the man. Bernie was my second choice, …

Civil Rights

Gunloons Gone Wild

I’ve been talking about this for years on this blog and elsewhere, and it’s finally starting to take hold. President Obama has finally done what should have been done a while ago, precisely because Congress won’t do anything at all to reduce the number of gun deaths in this country, …

Civil Rights

The Second Amendment Says WHAT?

Has there ever been a time in history in which the complete and utter misinterpretation of one single sentence has led to such a swath of death and destruction? Here’s the sentence; see if you recognize it: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the …

Civil Rights
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The First Step to Solving Our Gun Problem…

Once more, a crazy person shot up yet another school, this time in Oregon. I know, I’m supposed to call people like this “mentally ill,” but we have to get real here. First of all, he was apparently a right wingnut, and if we call him “mentally ill,” then we …

Election 2014

SCOTUS: Gun Buyers Can’t Lie on Applications. Gunloons Furious

In another 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court gave the gun lobbyists at the NRA gun lobbyists a bit of a smackdown this morning, when they ruled that anyone purchasing firearms must state whether they’re buying them for other people. This marks the second time SCOTUS has opposed the gunloons this term. Back …

Gun Control
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The Kleck Study is a Running Joke: Gun Defenders Always Lie to Make Their Point

Okay, so I was set to appear on BBC World News today, on a show called “World Have Your Say,” for a debate about gun control in the United States. The debate was to be with right wing radio host Lars Larson, along with a couple of other people. Unfortunately, …

Gun Control

How Gunloons Unwittingly Make the Case for Gun Control

I know the gunloons with their “open carry” nonsense think they’re making a case against any sort of gun control with their obstinate attempt to force the rest of the country to accept their phony interpretation of the Second Amendment, but as is the case with pretty much everything they do, they’re …

Gun Control

“Joe the (Fake) Plumber” Shows Why He’s a Republican Darling – and a Jackass

This is another reason to get people to show up at the polls this coming November and get rid of Republicans is because we have to get rid of anyone who supports the “strict constitutionalist” mindset, in which their interpretation of rights is the only one that matters, and everyone …

Being Better Liberals

The End of Progressive Defeatism

I had to run an errand last night. I had Norman Goldman on the radio. I don’t listen to him often, because I don’t trust a lot of what he says. But while I was listening, he asked his audience what they wanted to talk about; gun control or the …

Gun Control
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Why So Many Gun Incidents? It’s Not Hard to Figure Out

I’m sick of this. Yesterday, shoppers at yet another shopping mall – one that I used to take my son to when he was younger – was victimized by yet another shooter. This one was in the town of Columbia, MD, perhaps 10 miles from where I raised my son. …

Gun Control
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It’s “Gun Control” – No More Euphemism, Tell the Truth

One of the biggest reasons progressives have been on the sidelines for about a generation is that, sometimes, the loudest of us really suck at politics.  One reason is because many of the loudest on our side don’t listen to anyone but ourselves. They make assumptions and accept them, then …

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