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Bless their "WE'RE ALWAYS FIRST AND IT'S RAW NEWS DAMMIT!" pointy little haids when it comes to headline writing, the well-intentioned Boobs at Raw Story have again put their fat flat clowny feet in the stinky squidge with the following headline: "Man fatally shot 10 times with assault rifle outside California Carl’s Jr."

Having seen that, the first question that came to my mind were, "Was each shot fatal?"

I give up.  I bloody give up. A while back, I threw a fit which elicited the vapors because of the profanity in it and which completely ignored discussion of the issue itself.  The fact that the rant was about gun-owning hypocrites throwing a shit-hissy fit about Sandy Hook was ignored by so many Kossacks in favor of a a faked "collective drive" to get me run off DKOS, I began to question the reading comprehension skills here and had mostly concluded it was all about white-glove writing style.  I know that was just personal picque, however, because a friend of mine digs up marvelous diaries almost every day.   Amusing to me that not a single damned one of those diaries has been written by the white-glub feebs who had the public vapors.

And by gummy, woncha lookit me, I'm here having the public vapors about Raw Story's writing style, or at least about the lackof skills of the editor who's writing the "headlines" for their online news flashes.  A handful of them are as monumentally as bad as any pastiche The Onion has ever produced. I split majored in English Literature the first time  around in college, and for 40 plus years, I've winced first at text and now at ALL television newsbabblers.   I think that like Afghan hounds, they're bred for looks, not for brains.

But again I digress.  Aren't digressions fun?

What's the common thread?   Why, dear readers, all five of you, it's National GunNuttery.

Three months after Sandy Hook, it seems to me that nothing thing has changed (or if there is change, it's more to the insane than  before.   The violence has, if anything, ESCALATED.  So, whither now?  Well, look below the squiggle, er fold....

Face it, folks the NRA has won.   Those bastards won't be happy until  assault weapons are placed in newborn infants's pwecious widdul paws while they're in the neonatal nursery, before Mumsie and Dadsie even get to take them home, baby dogtags and all.  Until all pregnancies are enlisted in the military the minute the rabbit dies, their job won't be done.  Until Charlton Heston is

I give up. In fact, like all newly crossed-over uberconservatives, I'm going to my local legislator, a dishearteningly silly twit with a red ribbon in her scraggy lapel.  To show her and my bucolic neighbors that I'm a TRUE conversion, I'm  hoping to get her to introduce a new bill which is ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE.  The new law will force all people to be REALLY conservation-minded; they must NEVER use two bullets, much less 10 bullets, where one will do.  The new law will impose EXTREMELY high fines for ammunition wastage.  I'm going to ask that it be named the Tarantino Act, and that it be commonly known as the "OverKill Bill."

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    Bisbonian, AoT, glorificus, viral, Oh Mary Oh

    I fart in your general direction. Now run away before I taunt you some more

    by Adelante on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 03:11:51 PM PDT

  •  Nice rant. I had hopes because the issue (1+ / 0-)
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    was still alive after the first week (and I think another Kardashian is pregnant).

    Maybe something small will happen. And we'll have to build on it after each new massacre.

    *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

    by glorificus on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 04:08:54 PM PDT

  •  10 shots, no telling which was the fatal one (0+ / 0-)

    that's why thugs and gangsters love high kill rate weapons, they don't have to aim, just spray and pray.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 06:45:39 AM PDT

    •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

      What statistical evidence do you have that thugs and gangsters prefe "high kill rate weapons?"

      When God gives you lemons, you find a new god.

      by Patrick Costighan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:23:26 AM PDT

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      •  That's a 1-G dodge. (0+ / 0-)

        Take a look at the driveby shootings in LA and Chicago.
        Take a look at the crack gang in your neighborhood. Look at the war raging in Northern Mexico.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:56:51 AM PDT

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        •  asdf (0+ / 0-)

          Lots of .38 revolvers.  You made a general claim--that thugs and gangsters prefer "high kill rate weapons."  I assumed you had data to establish that.

          When God gives you lemons, you find a new god.

          by Patrick Costighan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:36:39 AM PDT

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        •  A lot of (0+ / 0-)

          the bangers I've encountered were so broke that they collectively bought a gun and ammunition. The most common ammunition they can afford to purchase is .38 and .22 caliber.   They buy one gun and pass it around or they buy a pair of guns and pass them around.

          Getting one's hands on automatics requires a good fixed income, not only to purchase the gun but to purchase ammunition.

          The people most apt to buy automatics in this country are people who are members of unnecessary and IMO illegal "militias".  They're not so poor that they have to pass guns around or so broke they have to use a library or an internet cafe to access the internet.

          I lived among very poor people, not only in this country, but outside of it. Prior to my husband's and my windfall which allowed the purchase of this house, for 15 years we lived in a *dump, with people without much hope.  Few of those people had checking accounts.  Seriously.  We had books and computers and my late husband had a permanent job.  I did short-term work doing research, using my computer.  His employer paid for our internet connection and phone.  When our neighbors wanted to write a letter or create a resume, I did it for them or helped them and printed it out.  Internet cafes nearby cost money for a beverage or food and retnal time on the computer.  They didn't have the money for that.  When someone in a family was involved in a gang, or had confrontations with a gang member, the scrambled just to get their hands on cutting weapons, much less shooting weapons.  

          Apparently thugs and gangs aren't as well-armed as the NRA and its supporters would have you believe.

          I fart in your general direction. Now run away before I taunt you some more

          by Adelante on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 01:05:00 PM PDT

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    •  That isn't necessarily logical (0+ / 0-)

      Advertising, even disguised as "learned discussion" -- something the NRA has engaged in post WWII with its own magazine and with related magazines like "guns and Ammo" and with "think pieces" published in other loci since the 1950s with disgusting regularity -- creates a previously non-existent *need for something and plants illogical "reasons" for that fake "need".  

      The focus of the NRA and the companies which created the NRA - gun manufacturers -- was never to arm "thus and gangsters" -- they were already armed.  The focus was to create the illusion that people require arms proscribed from private use in order to "protect" themselves.

      Perhaps you bought that illusion, friend.

      I fart in your general direction. Now run away before I taunt you some more

      by Adelante on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 12:49:18 PM PDT

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