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  •  Nor do they care what Australians think of them. (2+ / 0-)
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    Being xenophobic sociopaths, they (we) are unable to even comprehend anything outside of our self-obsessed little plot of land, I'm sad to say. Australia might as well be Mars.

    The sensible question, "What can we do to reduce gun violence in America?" is never allowed to enter the political dialogue. It is not a thinkable thought, because it enters the Forbidden Zone of government-sponsored gun control. The day after the Sandy Hook Massacre, the Houston Chronicle (my paper) ran a front page story in which the first state politician to be quoted spoke for the general mass: "If somebody in that school had been armed, this tragedy might not have happened." That is the only acceptable reaction to gun massacres among the right wing. Taking hard steps to reduce gun violence never, ever, crossed their delusional little minds.

    "I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. -- John Stuart Mill (March, 1866)

    by Blood on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 09:42:04 PM PDT

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    •  Lumping Everyone Into One Category? (0+ / 0-)

      One obvious problem is that right out of the gate you are outnumbered. No point in handicapping yourself that badly unless actually accomplishing stuff isn't very high on the list of objectives.

      Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness -Pascal

      by bernardpliers on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:17:03 PM PDT

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