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."