We Interrupt This Slaughter for a Gun-Safety Video

We can’t think of a damn thing to say about the same damn thing happening again, so let’s watch Sam Bee say something instead.


One can only pray that Anonymous decides to go after GOP (duh!) Texas Lite Guv. Dan Patrick:

Dan Patrick Tweets “Reap What You Sow” After Orlando Massacre

I am, to be perfectly frank, at one extreme of the spectrum in terms of which restrictions on personal gun ownership I support, but can we just keep assault rifles that were explicitly developed for military use out of the hands of civilians, please? That should not be too much to ask. And yet, sadly, it is.

Can’t stop crying. So far, my favorite response to this horror is that of Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress, who is doing god’s work on Twitter by retweeting the empty “thoughts and prayers” from lawmakers along with the amount of contributions they’ve received from the NRA:

If one of these deranged lunatics ever harms any of my loved ones, it’s the gun dealers, the gun manufacturers, and the politicians that shoved machine guns into their hands that are gonna need the twits and prayers.

I was wondering how many hours this would take: answer, 9 hours since waking up to the news.

Yep, I have just defriended the first of what may be several childhood acquaintances who never got out of Texas; this one was simultaneously calling for the deportation of all Muslims in ‘Merika [to where, asshat? a majority were born here] and saying that if only the gheys weren’t so flashy [and out??] they wouldn’t have been a target.

Needless to say it’s a miracle that I’m not currently en route to the Apple store to buy a new MacBook to replace the one that I almost threw against the wall….

@SanFranLefty: You might well ask what offenses the kids and churchgoers committed, but blocking cuts to the chase.

@nojo: They went to kindergarten and Bible class without packing heat, obvs.

I don’t understand any of this.

@JNOV: When I try to understand it all, I keep coming back to it being an act of faith. A demented act of faith, just like the lt governor’s comments, the Georgia minister’s comments and others, but an act of faith none the less.

It isn’t religion that killed all those people, the formula is: untreated mental illness + easy access to guns + US culture that glorifies hatred and violence.

And a serious case of being not as deep in the closet as he believed self loathing.

@ManchuCandidate: I recently read interviews with US expats, and the gal who escaped to Canada after Caligubush’s 2004 reelection summed it up best: “I’m so lucky I got out of that crazy fucking country!”

@DElurker: Yes. And what ¡Andrew! wrote.

Meanwhile in the Senate…FILIBUSTER.

I like that word.

Speaking of missing someone, has anyone else seen where W is out on the train for some incumbent senators with poor prospects for re-election? This cycle may be less depressing than I thought.

@DElurker: If by “less depressing” you mean “more entertaining” then yes.

@nojo: Are you behind this Ory-gun based anti-short-fingered vulgarian PAC? Because I will give you cash money if the answer is yes.

Between the Orlando massacre, wall-to-wall evil RepubliKKKans, and the now seeming inevitability of Marie Clintonette’s coronation, it was a week from hell. “Let them eat credit default swaps!”

I was never a huge Sanders supporter, though I voted for him in the caucus and he at least offered some genuine hope that things could get better. That hope has now been foreclosed and despair has filled the vacuum.

So in the spirit of positivity, I’ve been channelling that frustration into some serious results at the gym. I’m gonna look like freakin’ Frank Zane by November.

@SanFranLefty: Nope. Too busy supporting a Colorado measure to sell real beer in grocery stores. It’s easier to buy retail pot around here…

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