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Gun nuts … always wanting more

April 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

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Someone tell the NRA that nothing is worse than a whiny winner. They get everything — EVERYTHING — they want and still they maintain a persecution complex. Victory in November would mean a “pro-Second Amendment” Congress, [...]

Newt going out w/ a bang

April 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

Presidential Candidates Address NRA Annual Meeting In St. Louis
We have a new winner for stupidest thing said by a GOP candidate for president: The NRA, [Gingrich] told the group’s annual convention, has been much too timid and moderate in its defense of gun rights. If elected president, he said, he will [...]

Have an NRA Christmas

December 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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FBI personal background checks, which are required before an individual can buy guns, hit an all-time high of 129,166 on Black Friday. That figure shattered the previous record of 97,848, set on Black Friday of 2008, by 32 percent. In Georgia, FBI [...]

‘Assholishness’ infects Arizona GOP

September 4, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Apparently the Pima County, AZ GOP considers tact a violation of the Second Amendment/Commandment, which, as you know, is the most sacred of God’s 10 edicts. Eight months after a mad gunman killed six and injured 13, including Pima [...]

Gun nuts drunk with power

August 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

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There’s no stopping the National Rifle Association, the most powerful lobbying bloc in the nation. No one has exploited the cult of conservative victimhood quite like the NRA, which starts every fundraising letter with “the Second [...]

The neo-Confederate candidate

July 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Rick Perry, with his well-coiffed early 90’s ‘do and shiny expensive suits, presents like a televangelist. He appears to be my least favorite kind of redneck — one with money, power and, apparently, a small penis (when jogging he [...]

The most irrational lobby in America

May 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

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The NRA should be satisfied. Democrats abandoned sensible gun control three elections ago, standing on the sidelines as the firearms lobby advanced legislation allowing paranoid rednecks the right to carry in churches and bars. But the gun nuts are [...]

White Hunter No Brain

February 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

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Alleged outdoorswoman Sarah Palin had them discharging in the aisles Saturday night with her speech to a convention of big game hunters. “Imagine, though—imagine making life even more miserable for the liberals who want that gun [...]

Random thoughts on the Arizona massacre

January 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

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*I understand his passion, but Pima County (Az.) Sheriff Clarence Dupnik’s indictment of fringe fanatics like Palin, Limbaugh and Beck in the Arizona shooting massacre was ill-timed. Law enforcement’s duty in such a crisis is to stick [...]

Rhetoric is not irrelevant

January 8, 2011 // 7 Comments

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I haven’t vetted this, and I’m reluctant to comment until all the facts are in. Still … UPDATE: Jesse Kelly was Giffords’ opponent in the Nov. election. Can we at least agree this kind of posturing is, at best, absurd? I [...]
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