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Jon Stewart asks why we can’t have rational gun laws. Conclusion: “Their paranoid fear of a possible dystopic future prevents us from addressing our actual dystopic present.”

See also “Meet the Sandy Hook Truthers.”

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Jan 9, 2013 @5:08 pm

    ‘James Tracy, a tenured professor of communications at Florida Atlantic University, sparked controversy this week after he wrote a blog post suggesting the parents were “crisis actors.”’

    There are a lot of nuts and morons in this country.
    And obviously, some of them even have Doctorates.
    James Tracy, that noted and world-renowned professor from Florida’s Oxford on the Okeefanokee, is one of them.

    Yes, professor, and other “Sandy Hook Truthers,” that KenyanSocialistFascistCommunistAtheistMuslim usurper, and the evil Liberals, conspired evilly together, and convinced the parents in a small town in a Blue state to allow their children to be ‘fake-killed” in their Elementary School, and trumped-up this gun-shooting incident, where a man with Autism, was set-up by the government as the fall-guy, in a plot to discredit the NRA, and to take the guns away from Real Murkin’s, and then, that super-genius sneaky conspiring Kenyan, forgot, and had his photograph taken with, not one of the same-sex siblings, but the actual child he had “fake-killed,” while the parents were “fake-grieving” nearby.

    And here, all along, I thought that to have cognitive dissonance, you had to be at least somewhat barely “cognitive,” in the first feckin’ place!

    Just because you think there’s some evil plot behind events you don’t like, doesn’t mean that there’s actaully some evil plot behind those events.

    Jeezoos H. Keerist, standing behind the Legionnaires, eating a Super-sized Double-Bacon-and-Cheese Cheeseburger and curly fries, watching some other poor schmuck being crucified in his place, WHAT THE FECK ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING AND GOING ON ABOUT?!?!?!?!?!?!??!

    Yes, there are people out there who are “Crisis Actor’s!”
    And, if you believe that what happened in CT is some kind of a ploT, YOU ARE THE ACTOR IN THAT CRISIS!!!
    A BAD actor.

    OY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Doug  •  Jan 9, 2013 @10:49 pm

    I’m gonna go off-topic over an overlooked story from HuffPost – I heard last week that this was going to break and it’s not been covered since it broke.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/call-time-congressional-fundraising_n_2427291.html

    “A PowerPoint presentation to incoming freshmen by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, obtained by The Huffington Post, lays out the dreary existence awaiting these new back-benchers…. four hours are to be spent in “call time” and another hour is blocked off for “strategic outreach,” which includes fundraisers and press work. An hour is walled off to “recharge,” and three to four hours are designated for the actual work of being a member of Congress — hearings, votes, and meetings with constituents. If the constituents are donors, all the better. The presentation assured members that their fundraising would be closely monitored….”

    WTF???!! The democratic party expects of Congresscritters fully half of every work day to be devoted to sucking up to rich donors and listening to their ‘concerns’.. which they expect will be addressed when they send a check. And we wonder why even democrats are tone deaf to our concerns when party management chains our reps to the phones with a call list to well-heeled patrons who expect … patronage. Folks, this isn’t even the GOP – it’s the DEMOCRATS!

  3. Swami  •  Jan 10, 2013 @12:15 am

    Doug ….It’s boot camp for the newbees..I wonder if they have to do facing movements as they navigate the halls of Congress.. ” You will walk one step behind and to the right of all senior representatives, at all times, is that understood, Maggots”. Sir, yes ,Sir!

    On a serious note.. That article prompts me to ask the readers here a question that has no correct answer, but I’d be curious to know what observations and analysis other participants have regarding this question..Who is the one person that you would attribute having done the most damage to our political process since Ronald Reagan’s Presidency, the person most responsible for the divisions and acrimony that currently is destroying our country?..I realize it’s not attributable to just one person, but if you had to name who you see as the biggest culprit..who would that be?

  4. muldoon  •  Jan 10, 2013 @12:40 am

    Swami, there have been so many weasels in the woodwork it’s hard to pinpoint the one most deserving of being crowned with a lethal brick: Limbaugh . . . Norquist . . . Rove . . . CEOs of multinational corporations . . . Fundamentalist religious leaders . . .

    But seeing’s I can only pick one, I’d say Rupert Murdock.

  5. c u n d gulag  •  Jan 10, 2013 @6:38 am

    Swami,
    Muldoon has a pretty good list.
    But my vote goes to Newt, and his ‘Contract On America.’
    He was also the one who gave a list to the other Republicans, of how to use verbiage that would put the Democrats the worst light.
    He was also the one of the first to realize how important Rush was for propaganda purposes, and lauded him for his efforts, making the bloviating blathering blimp an honorary Congrssman, after the Republicans took back the House in ’94.
    And, then, of course, you had Newt the self-aggrandizing, self-serving, insurrgent Nihilist in the House, all while he was Speaker, the 2nd in line after Gore, if something had happened to Clinton.
    And then, of course, you have to leave room in that “Gallery of Grifter’s, Goniff’s, Ghoul’s, and Goof’s,” for W, and his puppetmaster, Cheney.
    They, actually, allowed the Conservatives to have their ultimate wet-dream while in power. And did a worse job for this country, and more damage to it, than probably all prior Presidential administrations – and let’s face it, we had a lot more failures, and non-descript’s, as President, than successes. Ok, maybe Buchanan was up there with them – but remember, he had only 4 years in office, and there were a lot of other Presidents who were also culpable in the run-up to the Civil War.

  6. c u n d gulag  •  Jan 10, 2013 @6:40 am

    Oh, and now, after all of the cultural warfare and wedge issues used by Conservatives to get or keep power, we’ve essentially got ourselves a “Cold Civil War.”

  7. erinyes  •  Jan 11, 2013 @8:12 am

    BTW, those “hammer” deaths Gomert was talking about were mostly involving 1st period apprentices in Pile Drivers local 2375 back in ’78, when they all carried 32 oz waffle head framing hammers; those hammers were way too sexy and lethal for any but a seasoned journeyman.
    When there is a school massacre involving framing hammers, we should all remember this fact.



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