I don’t think so.

Pat Robertson, you have a message…it’s from Timbuktu. Some Islamic rebel says you’d love it there. Hold on…okay, he says you would love it there but only for a moment, because they’d have to kill you as an infidel. Th— wait a sec, Pat…okay, but you can kill them as infidels in your own country….
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Creeping insincerity.

Have you noticed the creeping insincerity in President Obama’s speech patterns? When he said, during his inauguration speech, “These things don’t weaken us, they strengthen us!” I could hear the falseness in his voice. The way he emphasized strengthen. It just didn’t come off as real, no matter how much he meant it. I hear this in…
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Wayne LaPierre, Asshole

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s vice president and most visible spokesperson. Gee, Wayne, thanks for the sound byte, but fuck you. There are many things that stop a bad guy with a gun. The bad guy might have a…
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Stop making sense!

Ah, the NRA.  The Gun Culture.  What a whole bunch of strange, strange motivations lead people to own guns.  But I won’t get into that here.  My intent in this essay is to follow an NRA argument to its logical conclusion, which will become, in effect, a reductio ad absurdam.  I will construct this argument in classic Socratic form….
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The truth.

Children get mowed down like clay pigeons just so adults with sexual inadequacy issues can play with guns and make themselves feel virile enough to face life.

Thanksgiving thoughts.

Well, my brother posted something on Facebook recently saying, roughly, “Don’t shop on Thanksgiving because you’re depriving those store workers of a day spent at home with their families.” My initial thought was, Wow, I completely agree with you, brother. But then, as I do so often, I thought again. First thing I did this morning was…
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