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Thoughts and Prayers

The following is a list of Congress Critters who took at least $3K (that we know of) from the NRA in the last election cycle and then tweeted ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ to Las Vegas victims.

  • Roy Blunt (R-MO)
  • Barbara Comstock (R-VA)
  • Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Will Hurd (R-TX)
  • John Katko (R-NY)
  • Rand Paul (R-KY)
  • Bruce Poliquin (R-ME)
  • Rob Portman (R-OH)
  • Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  • Lee Zeldin (R-NY)
  • John Hoeven (R-ND)
  • Rod Blum (R-IA)
  • Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
  • Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Don Young (R-AK)
  • Martha McSally (R-AZ)
  • John Boozeman (R-AR)
  • John Culberson (R-TX)
  • John Faso (R-NY)
  • Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  • Bill Shuster (R-PA)
  • Lloyd Smucker (R-PA)
  • Claudia Tenney (R-NY)
  • Tom Cole (R-OK)
  • James Lankford (R-OK)
  • John Thune (R-SD)
  • Don Bacon (R-NE)
  • Jack Bergman (R-MI)
  • Mike Crapo (R-ID)
  • Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
  • Richard Hudson (R-NC)
  • John Kennedy (R-LA)
  • Brian Mast (R-FL)
  • Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
  • Steve Scalise (R-LA)
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • Lamar Smith (R-TX)
  • David Young (R-IA)
  • Ken Calvert (R-CA)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Pete Olson (R-TX)
  • Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Charlie Dent (R-PA)
  • Barry Loudermilk (R-GA)
  • Patrick McHenry (R-NC)
  • Tim Walberg (R-MI)
  • Robert Aderholt (R-AL)
  • Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
  • Dave Joyce (R-OH)
  • Jason Lewis (R-MN)
  • Michael McCaul (R-TX)
  • Scott Taylor (R-VA)
  • Scott Tipton (R-CO)
  • David Valadao (R-CA)

Data via OpenSecrets.org.

Thoughts and Prayers

Après L’abattage

Après L'abattage

“‘This is not the time to be talking about guns.’ Sometimes I wish I had used this logic as a kid when I’d done something wrong. You know, my mom wanted to ground me. I should have just said, ‘Is this the time, Mom, that we politicize what is happening right now? This is not the time to talk about my lack of discipline. This is a time for us to unite as a family, to focus on the fact that I’m stuck in the kitchen window trying to sneak back in. Come on, Mom. This is not the time.’”

“Just to give you an idea of how far away America is from actual gun control, this week Congress is going to vote on deregulating gun silencers. Because I guess Congress is thinking, ‘Gun violence is out of control — how can we make it quieter?’”TREVOR NOAH

Après L'abattage

The below was published December 14th, 2012; waiting on the latest response…

Après L'abattage

re Las Vegas

If we’re down with killing kindergartner’s, double-fuck a buncha CW fans.

See here.

See here.

And here.

And here.

And here.

And here.

Or here or here or here or here or here or…you get the idea.

There’s no sense in writing anything new about America’s insane love affair with guns; we’re not Australia, we won’t do the right thing. 1 2 3

re Las Vegas

Show 3 footnotes

  1. Instead we’ll continue to ignore the situation, hoping it will just go away. Hey – it’s worked so far… Right?
  2. And now, just to add some “flavor” to what has so far been a monomaniacal theme, anti-gay!
  3. It’s a crying shame Steve Scalise and his ilk weren’t present at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino; maybe being shot multiple times at multiple venues would wake those fuckers up.

Fuck Steve Scalise

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot just a while ago; at this writing it is unclear how serious his injuries may be.

We extend our sincere sympathies toward his family.

Having said that, fuck Rep. Steve Scalise.

The Congressman, who is so dim as to have once “accidentally” attended a Klan rally, receives an A+ rating from the NRA. He most certainly will be [could have been] counted on to help pass the latest Congressional piece of shit, the Hearing Protection Act of 2017, which –despite your first and obvious thought– is NOT about hearing aids, but rather will relax restrictions on firearm silencers.

That’s right, Scalise has consistently enabled legislation making it easier for whatever asshole shot (and possibly killed 1) him today to go out and purchase whatever weapon tickled his fancy. We would say that Eiron is chortling even now, but the sad truth is that America has long ago moved past irony regarding its lunatic love affair with guns.

Again, we feel for Scalise’s family but can not help but wonder if his wife is having a Clytemnestra moment.

“By the sword you did your work, and by the sword you die.”

Yep – fuck Steve Scalise.

Fuck Steve Scalise

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  1. Even should the representative survive, his life –not to mention his family’s– will be forever altered in ways he can not yet imagine.

re Mukilteo, Washington

If we’re down with killing kindergartner’s, fuck a buncha 19-year olds.

See here.

See here.

And here.

And here.

And here.

And here.

Or here or here or here or here or here or…you get the idea.

There’s no sense in writing anther damned word about America’s insane love affair with guns; we’re not Australia, we won’t do the right thing. 1 2

Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting

Show 2 footnotes

  1. Instead we’ll continue to ignore the situation, hoping it will just go away. Hey – it’s worked so far… Right?
  2. And now, just to add some “flavor” to what has so far been a monomaniacal theme, anti-gay!

ReThug Insanity

Yesterday the ReThugs left little doubt in whose pay they are – the fuckin’ NRA’s.

Similarly Paul Ryan revealed his grand plan for the ReThugs in Congress: Do Nothing. That’s right, Ryan feels yet another 8 years of Congressional inaction is exactly what the country wants and needs. After all, how can you argue with proven failure? And if you’re not going to do the People’s business, there’s no need to have CSPAN recording every little inaction, n’est-ce pas?

Better yet, Ryan had the ReThugs pass an appropriations bill at 3:00 AM this morning 1 –allowing no discussion before hand– then adjourned the session two days early for the July 4th holiday, all to stop the 15-hour House Democratic sit-in to force a vote on gun control legislation.

The contrasts between the two parties could not be clearer: the ReThug majority not only does nothing (Thoughts and Prayers, doncha know?), they do so in such a way the Dems are prevented from effective action, until all they have left is symbolic protests.

Yesterday once and for all put paid to the lie of “both sides do it.”

One hopes the public at large not only was watching but remembers come November.

ReThug Insanity

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  1. Only Thor knows what’s in the damned thing; suppose we’ll find out the bad news down the line…

Guns don’t kill people. Toddlers kill people.

Last year in the United States, toddlers shot themselves or someone else at a rate of about once a week. Through the first four months of 2016, toddler-involved shootings are up nearly 28 percent; since April 20, American toddlers have shot seven people, including a Milwaukee woman who died after sustaining a gunshot wound from her 2-year-old son.

In all, 23 people have been shot by children under 4 years old in 2016, up from 18 at this time last year, the Washington Post reports. In the vast majority of these cases, children accidentally shot themselves: A toddler has fired a bullet into his or her own body 18 times this year. In nine of those cases, the wounds were fatal. Small children have fatally shot other people twice in 2016 — the mother in Milwaukee last week and a 9-year-old boy shot by his younger brother in Alabama in February. These shootings have been concentrated in a handful of states, with Georgia suffering eight since January 2015, while Texas and Mississippi have each seen seven.

Fortunately, there are now more guns in America than human beings. So it shouldn’t be long before the gun-free zones that enable these horrors are finally eliminated.

Guns don't kill people. Toddlers kill people

Bang Bang, Mommy

Great Thor, I haven’t laughed out loud for this long since forever. Well, that’s not true – it was probably just the last time some other fucking moran allowed their small child to shoot them. 1

I’m sure the mother will survive and return to her idiotic ways, probably saying it was lucky her tot hadn’t instead shot some a stranger. Except if she continues with teh stoopid the poor kid will inevitably shoot someone else. And that will also be labeled an “accident” or a “tragedy”.

Bang Bang, Mommy

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  1. There’s a rough sort of justice involved in these events – there’s a strong correlation between H. Monastic and gun huggers.

Good Guys With Guns

A father and son were killed in a shootout with another man and his son at a gun store Saturday in Pearl River County’s Henleyfield community.

Pearl River County deputies responding to the shooting on Mississippi 43 about 3:15 p.m. found the store owner and his son dead in the store, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.

The owner’s wife was working at the store when two customers, a man and his son, entered to pick up a firearm that had been repaired.

“There was some contention about a $25 fee,” Tucker said.

In an attempt to clear up the dispute, the woman called her husband, who later arrived with his son. An argument ensued between the owners and the customers.

“During this argument, we believe there might have been some pushing and shoving,” Tucker said. “One of the customers and one of the owners produced firearms. We don’t know who shot first.”

All four men were shot. The two customers were airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Tucker said.

Even taking into consideration that this happened in Mississippi…Jebus H. Fucking Ke-rist! We are well past irony and even dark satire here.

Good Guys With Guns