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It is with the heaviest heart that I write this post. I live in Connecticut and never imagined something so horrific happening so close to home, much less at all. But this is America, with her purple mountain majesties and easy access to insane weaponry, including those supposedly used in this latest massacre. Sources are reporting that "at least three guns were used — two pistols and, according to the BBC and AP, a .223-caliber assault rifle. If you have not seen what a .223-caliber assault rifle looks like, be my guest.

Normally I run a clean blog, but what the fuck? When is this going to stop? And what's to be done if someone did decide that enough was enough? Well, unluckily for us we will not have to worry about that anytime soon:

Q: The President made a campaign promise to work to renew the assault weapons ban. Why won’t you stand up here today and say that that remains a commitment of his?

CARNEY: It does remain a commitment of his. What I said is, today is not the day, I believe as a father, a day to engage in the usual Washington policy debates. I think that that they will come, but today of not that day, especially as we are awaiting more information about the situation in Connecticut.

I mean, Jesus Fucking Christ! Is he kidding? Today is not the day to engage in the usual policy debates? Since when is talking about banning access insane arsenals used to kill children in cold blood a usual policy debate? Answer? Never!

We never talk about guns in this country, unless of course you are screaming about your right to own one. If you are one of those people, excuse me for interrupting you and imposing on your rights. Well what about my rights, our rights, the rights of those 20 children who are now dead? What happened to their right to pursue life, liberty and all that other bullshit?

Seems guns take priority over life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...unless of course your idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is shooting up an elementary school full of defenseless, innocent, beautiful children whose families will forever be devastated. God forbid we impose on your right to do that!

Well, maybe one day we will. Just not today. Today, after all, is not that day.

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  •  Don't mean to side track your diary, but (9+ / 0-)

    I thought you might like to know so you can fix your title.   You can say fuck all you want in comments and the body of a diary, but Kos doesn't want us to swear in titles.   They get picked up by servers (?) and his site ends up blocked.   He would prefer that didn't happen, so he made the request.    This is the reason you see * or # or @ replacing some of the letters in swear words in titles.    You are new and probably aren't aware, so I thought I would share it with you.  

    User Id# 622301 blows my mind.  Who could have guessed.

    If money is speech, then speech must be money.

    by dkmich on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:50:51 AM PST

    •  I saw someone yesterday... (3+ / 0-)
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      ...post a link to a diary in which kos himself used a curse word in the title. I wonder if the disinclination for curse words in titles has been lifted.

      •  I don't think it's Kos disinclination (2+ / 0-)
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        It those of us reading behind firewalls that often block the site if such language is visible.

        "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

        by Catte Nappe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:16:15 AM PST

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      •  He's the boss. (0+ / 0-)

        He can break his own rules.  If I was any good with the search function, I would look for it.  It was a long, long time ago.   Firewalls block his site when they pick them up, and it cuts down on his traffic.  Less traffic equal less he can charge advertisers.  

        Up to you.  

        If money is speech, then speech must be money.

        by dkmich on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:18:01 PM PST

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  •  Get rid of the word (4+ / 0-)
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    Fuck in your title

  •  I think it will be talked about anyway (1+ / 0-)
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    In fact it already is.

    However, it was not the day for the President (any President) to be opening up politically hot button cans of worms on the backs of a still stunned community - one that hadn't even begun to grieve, or even to have enough information to really understand how and why this happened. Even less so an appropriate day for the President that many of our fellow citizens, unhinged as they are, believe has been planning for years to confiscate all guns from private hands.

    It is up to us, collectively, to start the conversation, and to keep it alive.

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:20:15 AM PST

  •  Please fix the Title nt (1+ / 0-)
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    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:54:57 AM PST

    •  Waste of time (1+ / 0-)
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      It's apparently a hit and run diarist. Only one comment that isn't a tip jar.

      "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:37:33 AM PST

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  •  Having the swear word in the title of your diary (1+ / 0-)
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    means many people who usually access this site from their workplaces and from libraries are unable to do so, because of firewalls. Please change it.

                        Thanks !
                        Heather
                        someone who sometimes uses a library
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    Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is inflicting it on whom.

    by Chacounne on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:58:01 AM PST

  •  Really? Most comments are about 'fuck'??? (0+ / 0-)

    draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

    by quinn on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 09:52:56 AM PST

    •  Yep (0+ / 0-)

      When on the front page such words often cause filtering software to block the entire site. Euphemisms seem to work fine, such as F**k, or Frack, etc.
      In the body of the diary, fuck to a fare-thee-well if you like.

      "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:06:18 AM PST

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