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From Cassy Fiano Chesser of Victory Girls:

Feminists Throw Hissy Fit Over Victoria’s Secret Rape Panties

by CASSY on DECEMBER 14, 2012

Feminists love to describe our culture in completely random, nonsensical ways. From a culture of “oppression” to an imaginary war on women, they keep finding all kinds of ways to make sure that women know how gosh darn bad they’ve got it. Are you a woman who likes your life, is happy, and thinks men respect women? Well, too bad. You clearly are wrong!

The newest description is “rape culture”. Because, you know, in the United States there’s an overwhelming rape culture, or something. And this explains why I constantly have to hear rape jokes and about how it’s totally cool if men rape me, and how if they do, I’ll be the one punished. Oh, wait… that’s not the United States. That’s Saudi Arabia! My bad.

Anyway, a prime example of “rape culture” is Victoria’s Secret, whose panties apparently = rape. Or that rape is ok, anyway. They print slogans like “sure thing” and “unwrap me” on their thongs that women willingly buy! They’re feeding into the rape culture! Clearly, this calls for feminist intervention!

Enter FORCE, who decided to play a little prank. They snuck into Victoria’s Secret stores and planted anti-rape panties next to the oh-so-offensive pro-rape panties.

More at the link. An old friend from Mt Sterling, whom I haven’t seen in nearly forty years, and one of the bravest women I have ever known, posted a simple blurb on Facebook about a month ago:

feminism = the belief that females and males are equal human beings.
feminist = a person who believes that.

Now, she happens to be very liberal, and describes her political views as “Left of left.” I have absolutely no problem with the blurb, as she expressed it, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Mrs Chesser agreed. The problem is that some of the feminists on the left have laden down the concept of feminism with things which go far, far beyond the belief that men and women are equal human beings. To the feminist left, one cannot be a feminist unless he believes that abortion should be an unchallenged right — at the very least — and unless he is a loyal Democratic voter. And, to judge from the recent election, one has to also support the idea that the government will require insurance companies to pay for contraception as well.

What Mrs Chesser points out is that the “feminazis” are actually trivializing rape, trivializing a very serious problem. The woman who buys a Vicky’s Secret thong that says, “Unwrap me” is buying it to be seen by someone she wants to “unwrap” her. This is just one of the ways that some women choose to entice or please or seduce or whatever word you wish to use the men in whom they are sexually interested. FORCE’s “panty drop” won’t change that idea among women, but it will have the effect of pushing some further away from feminism.

Sister Toldjah wrote about the attempts by the gun-grabbers to politicize the Newtown, Connecticut massacre:

#CTshooting: MSM, Dems use tragedy to call for assault weapons ban tho handguns were used

December 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It never fails – the mainstream media and Democrats alike don’t let crises like yesterday’s horrific events in CT to call for more gun control:

Washington (CNN) — The White House said President Barack Obama supports reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons — a position he took in the 2008 campaign but failed to press during his first term.

“It does remain a commitment of his,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters as the nation reeled from a mass shooting in Connecticut that mainly killed school children.

An emotional Obama did not address that issue directly in a televised statement from the White House on the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown that killed 26 people but said something had to be done.

“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” said Obama, the father of two girls.

He wiped away tears when he spoke of the “beautiful little kids” killed in the massacre.

Police recovered three weapons from the scene: a semi-automatic .223 Bushmaster rifle, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both handguns, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

What has been confirmed: The weapons used yesterday to murder 26 innocents, including 20 children, were handguns. Not assault rifles. The handguns were legally registered to the murderers mother, who was also killed. The murderer also recently attempted to buy a rifle but was stopped due to, wait for it, the waiting period in CT – a state that is in the top 10 for strictest gun control laws in the country.

So tell me again why the demands again for a renewal of the assault weapons ban, and for “more gun control” – when an assault weapon wasn’t used yesterday and the guns that WERE used were legally registered but didn’t belong to the killer? How would a renewal of the assault weapons ban stopped yesterday’s massacre?? I mean, just hours into learning of what happened, I was hearing questions about renewing the assault weapons ban from CBS’ Norah O’Donnell and others, before we even knew what weapons were used.

More at the link.

There will be more stories coming out about the murderer, but at least from the initial information, the weapons were legally owned not by him, but by his mother, who was one of the people he killed. The murderer was 20 years old, legally an adult. His mother, the owner of the weapons used, lived in “a hilly, affluent neighborhood in the east end of town,” and ” a children- and family-friendly place.” Under any gun-control regime imaginable, other than one which simply banned private ownership of weapons, the murder’s mother would have been one of the people who would have been allowed to own firearms. Pandora of the Delaware Liberal made a brief post on the subject, and the commenters are blaming the National Rifle Association.

On a similar subject, William Teach noted that a Gallup Poll taken in 2011 found that 40% of Democrats owned firearms, and that 47% of all Americans have a firearm either in the home or elsewhere on the property. Another Gallup poll found that banning private ownership of handguns was opposed by a 73% to 26% margin.

Mr Teach concluded:

So, I reiterate: if Democrats want gun control, they need to give up their own guns. They need to disarm themselves….what’s that? You Dems say you often have guns for home protection, particularly in cities in which your own policies have made you less safe? And you’re a law abiding citizen? Not a threat to go batshit insane? Nope, sorry, doesn’t matter. Give them up.

Kind of like owning a Chevy Volt, gun control is really meant for other people, not for themselves.

William Jacobson of Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion noted that, despite what the media might have you believe, mass shootings are not on the increase.

Robert Stacey Stacy1 McCain has more on Adam Lanza, the murderer, as does Karen, the Lonely Conservative.

On a different topic, but also from Professor Jacobson, comes this photo, of a commercial van in the parking lot of a Goshen, Ohio, polling place on election day:

But, but, but June of 2009 was still the evil Booosh economy, while by November of 2012, President Obama was taking credit for how great things were.

Also on the economy, Donald Douglas noted an Investor’s Business Daily story, ”Obama’s Attacks On GOP Tax Policy Blunted By Own Data.”  Dr Douglas concluded:

They all knew this. Obama, David Axelrod, Stepanie Cutter — they all knew all of this.

Which is why they lied 24/7 about the problems facing the country and launched the most unprincipled demagogic smears against private property and wealth accumulation in modern history. And it worked! I doubt four more years of economic stagnation will help the party maintain its general election majority, but then again, I was wrong about 2012, so who knows? Maybe another paradigm of lies will lift these criminal authoritarians to yet another presidential win in 2016. Democracy doesn’t just collapse in one big instant, it withers away in the slow death of a thousand cuts. It’s withering now under the Democrats, but all is not lost. The republic will survive when enough people who’ve been butt-reamed and had the wool pulled over their eyes wake up and scream, “I’m not going to take it anymore!”

Well, who knows? By 2016, maybe 7+% unemployment will be the new normal, and, once again, the Democrats can bamboozle 51% of the electorate with screams about birth control and pushing Grandma off the cliff. But, eventually, Republican proposals for serious spending cuts will be put into place. It may be due to conservative electoral victories, or it might happen due to the country just going flat broke, but eventually, they’ll have to happen.

From Jazz Shaw at Hot Air:

Helpful union surrogate vows to chase Gov. Rick Snyder’s daughter to soccer game

POSTED AT 11:31 AM ON DECEMBER 15, 2012 BY JAZZ SHAW

The great thing about Democracy – as I’m sure you’ll all agree – is that once the campaigns, debates and battles are over and the people have spoken, everyone can pick up the pieces and get on with productive work to advance the principles each side believes in. Clearly, such is the case in Michigan, where defeated but undaunted union advocates have already begun dusting themselves off and …

Nope.

LANSING — A speaker at a union protest against right-to-work legislation said if Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill he would get “no rest” and that protesters would be at his “daughter’s soccer game.” …

The Rev. Charles Williams II made the comments Tuesday to loud cheers before a group of thousands of union workers. After his promises to harass Gov. Snyder, he introduced Rep. Richard Hammel, D-Mt. Morris Township, and House Minority Leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills. Williams is a Detroit-area pastor and left-wing activist.

Gov. Snyder later that day signed a bill into law making Michigan a right-to-work state. One of his daughters is a 16-year-old high school student.

Well, that’s just lovely. The truly ironic part of all of this is that Governor Snyder wasn’t even working on the whole Right to Work thing as the initial part of his term. He was pushing for some fiscal sanity and spurring job creation. It was the people of the state who elected representatives in the legislative branch who brought the issue forward. At that point the governor had to weigh the merits of the legislation and act upon it. And yet those who came out on the short end of the stick feel that democracy is best served by chasing his 16 year old daughter around to school events.

Should the governor be worried? Well, given the calm, reasoned welcome that Steven Crowder received from these guys, it should certainly give him pause. The governor, of course, should have access to some form of personal security which will hopefully keep him and his family safe from violence, but the same can not be said for everyone else in the state who may be hoping to find a job. But in the meantime, Reverend Williams and his flock will be hanging around the soccer field.

More at the link. Union thugs are union thugs. Most union members aren’t thugs, but there are enough of them who are to get reactions like this.

Our too-infrequent visitor L D Jackson has a post concerning Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) statements that the Republicans will have to accept higher taxes, but that the GOP needs to “extract spending cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security” in return.

Bridging the Gap has now exceeded four months without an original post.

Finally, my older daughter bought her first car today, and I am proud to say that she bought an American car, a Mercury Milan, which is a Ford Motor Company product! All of our vehicles are Fords.
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  1. Sorry, but my sister’s name is Stacey, and that’s how I spell it!

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  1. And on the same day in which Adam Lanza killed 20 children in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, roughly 5,000 children were killed in the abortuaries across the country.

  2. I and mine worship guns not God because Pho says so! Dosen’t matter what or whom I say I worship, Pho knows!

    Again, the fruits of your actions expose you. There are 26 coffins today that proclaim what you and yours worship – I am merely the messenger pointing out this truth.

    Wagonwheel, I don’t believe it was “us righties” who started talking gun control before the bodies cooled.

    This is a typical wingnut talking point. It is not the right time to talk about gun control following a tragedy like this because BLAHpolitenessBLAHrespectBLAHpolitics. And then it is not the right time to talk about gun control otherwise because BLAHnoneedBLAHnoonecaresBLAHmoreimportantthings.

    What he is saying, WW, is that he preemptively wants to take away your right to talk about the effects guns have on America by somehow shaming you into silence.

    And until you understand the difference between an automatic assault rifle and a civilian model which looks the same but does not operate the same we will never trust you to decide our RTKABA

    I assume you wingnuts are going to shut the fuck up about climate change, Keynesian economics and politics then?

    What you are trying to do here is state that everyone who doesn’t buy into the peculiar nit-picking jargon of the gun-obsessed has no right to talk about the effects of guns.

    Well, there are 26 corpses that say that ordinary Americans have a perfect right to tell wingnut gun-worshippers to fuck off.

  3. Oh, and speaking about ordinary Americans wanting to tell wingnut gun-worshippers to fuck off.

    —-
    Poll: Support for stricter gun control at 10-year high

    Fifty-seven percent of Americans now say gun control laws should be made more strict, according to the poll, conducted Dec. 14 – 16.

    The poll followed the news of the Dec. 14 shooting, in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The public’s renewed interest in stricter gun laws is evident on the White House website, where more than 150,000 people have signed a petition asking for immediate action on the issue. The horrific event has prompted some pro-gun Democrats to call for stricter gun laws, though the Republican party has remained largely silent on the issue. President Obama has said that in the coming weeks he will use whatever power is at his disposal in efforts to prevent anymore such tragedies.

    In January 2011, following the shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, a CBS News poll found that 47 percent of Americans backed stricter gun laws. That figure dropped off, however, in polling conducted about a year after the incident. In April of this year, j

    While more than half want tighter gun laws, three in 10 think laws covering guns should be kept as they are. Only nine percent think gun laws should be less strict.
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  4. Of course, not all of our friends on the left have quite the same hypocricy as did gun control advocate Carl Rowan. No, indeed they don’t. Instead some of our wealthier liberal friends don’t own firearms at all, but instead live in gated communities or secured high-rises, hiring working-class people like George Zimmerman to keep out riff-raff like Trayvon Martin, and then becoming just aghast when he does his job, but it doesn’t all go neatly.

    When someone like Rachel Maddow goes off on a wild tirade against the right to keep and bear arms, my question is: where does she live? Does she live in Harlem, or maybe some of the not-so-nice sections of the Bronx or Brooklyn, or is she safely ensconced in a Manhattan high-rise, with an armed guard to keep her safe?

    I don’t know where to begin, Mr Editor, but question will suffice: Do you really believe what you just wrote, every word of it?

  5. “I assume you wingnuts are going to shut the fuck up about climate change, Keynesian economics and politics then?”

    That’s really precious coming from a buffoon whose record of spouting comically redounding historical errors is probably unmatched by any other wage collecting librarian anywhere.

    Lucky for him his pay is not contingent on his being right.

    “Well, there are 26 corpses that say that ordinary Americans have a perfect right to tell wingnut gun-worshippers to fuck off.”

    He is confusing the attitudes of normal Americans with those of bitter and powerless male librarians from little countries that exist at the sufferance of more powerful neighbors.

    I guess if his life is pointless, he can at least warm himself at the hearth of his gibbering rage. Till his lights go out once and for all.

  6. “I don’t know where to begin, Mr Editor, but question will suffice: Do you really believe what you just wrote, every word of it?”

    So what’s with you and this hyper-emotionalism? You have a glandular problem or something?

  7. And on the same day in which Adam Lanza killed 20 children in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, roughly 5,000 children were killed in the abortuaries across the country.

    And your point is exactly what, Mr Editor?

  8. You don’t speak for any Americans, Phoenician, since you do not live in this country. Indeed, I find it somewhat amusing that even you don’t live here you’ve appointed yourself an expert on how we should run things here.

  9. The statistics are that 40% of the guns which change hands in this country do so without background checks. That must be fixed.

    Cite for that, please.

    Here is one cite you requested, koolo:

    There are, of course, gun-control measures that make sense. For one, the so-called gun-show loophole should be closed. This is the rule that allows firearms to be sold at arena-sized shows, and even on the Internet, without federal background checks. About 40 percent of all guns sold legally in the U.S. pass through this loophole.

  10. You don’t speak for any Americans, Phoenician, since you do not live in this country. Indeed, I find it somewhat amusing that even you don’t live here you’ve appointed yourself an expert on how we should run things here.

    Instead of running your mouth at PiatoR, W.A. Norman, how about responding to the charges he has made. Oh, you don’t have a response! Exactly what I thought. Thus, only more diversions here from good old W.A. Noman!

  11. If Phoenician said something of substance for once (other than repeating “wingnuts” over and over again), Wagonwheel, maybe I’d respond to him. But not matter how many times you seem to prove him wrong, he keeps running his mouth off and keeps going and going and going. I’ve observed that you do the same thing. There’s no “diversion” here, dude, even though you’d like to think the worst of people you disagree with and dismiss what they have to say as “diversionary tactics.”

  12. And your point is exactly what, Mr Editor?

    Are you really that obtuse?

    Here is one cite you requested, koolo:

    Thanks. I hadn’t imagined it would be that high since many states themselves have nixed that loophole; however, if you look above I already agreed w/you about closing said loophole.

  13. Instead of running your mouth at PiatoR, W.A. Norman, how about responding to the charges he has made. Oh, you don’t have a response!

    Looks like someone is berating others for something he doesn’t do himself. Yet again.

  14. If Phoenician said something of substance for once (other than repeating “wingnuts” over and over again), Wagonwheel, maybe I’d respond to him.

    Uh-huh.

    As WW said, you just ignore facts (such as the polls showing ordinary Americans are increasingly tired of wingnut gun-worshippers) and engage in ad hominem. You can’t deal with reality.

    Idiot.

  15. Oh please, you are the idiot. Come up with something other than “you can’t deal with reality” and “wingnuts.” It’s quite obvious that you don’t live there; you live in some alternate reality dominated by “wingnuts.” Also, you don’t live in this country, so why you’re obsessed with its politics is beyond me. Come up with something original, for cripe’s sake.

    That poll is not indicative of America as a whole. Most people I know don’t have a problem with ordinary people who own guns and don’t use them to kill people. I know plenty of people, as I’ve said before, who own guns and they wouldn’t harm a single person. I suppose in your mind they should have their weapons taken away even though they’ve never killed anyone in their lives.

  16. The Phoenician wrote:

    As WW said, you just ignore facts (such as the polls showing ordinary Americans are increasingly tired of wingnut gun-worshippers) and engage in ad hominem. You can’t deal with reality.

    If our friends on the left believe that to be the case, then they should offer the constitutional amendment I suggested, or something similar. After all, if liberals believe that a substantial majority of Americans would support this, well, that’s how constitutional amendments get passed.

  17. Robert Stacy McCain wrote about the oh-so-lofty discourse amongst some of our learned academics:

    Is It ‘Metaphor’ to Suggest Erik Loomis Should Be Sodomized by Orangutangs? UPDATE: Is Professor ‘Head on a Stick’ Now Under State Police Protection?

    Posted on | December 18, 2012 | 27 Comments and 26 Reactions

    Who knows? Maybe he’d enjoy it. At any rate, University of Rhode Island Assistant Professor of History Erik Loomis seems to consider colorful language acceptable in political discourse, so that it’s OK to say that the National Rifle Association is a “terrorist organization” and that he wants NRA chief Wayne LaPierre’s “head on a stick,” among other thought-provoking figures of speech:

    A professor of history turned to Twitter over the weekend to call for the death of National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre, branding the gun rights group he heads as a terrorist organization.

    A professor used twitter over the weekend to call for the death of the NRA’s CEO.

    “[I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick,” Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI), tweeted.

    It “looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children,” he added.”

    Can [we] define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?” he  asked in a separate tweet.

    Loomis’ comments come on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 young children and six faculty members dead.

    The professor contended Democratic lawmakers should exploit the tragedy to force more restrictive gun control measures into law.

    “You are goddamn right we should politicize this tragedy,” Loomistweeted. “[F]uck the NRA.”

    “Dear Republicans, do you know the definition of family values?” he continued“It’s not having our kids FUCKING SHOT AT SCHOOL! Fuck the NRA.” …

    See, the problem here is not that Erik Loomis is on Twitter. The problem is that you’re too stupid to understand academic literature:

    Dear right-wing morons, saying you “want someone’s head on a stick” is a metaphor. I know metaphor is hard for you to understand.

    Dear rightwingers, to be clear, I don’t want to see Wayne LaPierre dead. I want to see him in prison for the rest of his life.#nraterrorism

    Erik Loomis deleted that Tweet already, and also deleted a Tweet in which he claimed to be the victim of a “right-wing intimidation campaign.” He apparently deleted his entire Twitter account. Because he’s a Ph.D., and you’re too stupid understand what a “metaphor” is.

    More at the link.

    Apparently, a man exercising his First Amendment rights to advocate protection of our Second Amendment rights is a criminal who should be thrown in jail for the rest of his life.

  18. WW wrote:

    But worse, why do we have weapons like this Bushmaster Combat Assault Rifle available to the public? They should be banned. If banned, then Lanza’s mom would not have owned one, and perhaps there would have been fewer fatalities.

    As noted here, the Bushmaster M-4 used by Adam Lanza would not have been banned under the now-expired (and completely unconstitutional anyway) 1994 “assault” rifle ban.

  19. If our friends on the left believe that to be the case, then they should offer the constitutional amendment I suggested, or something similar

    Perhaps, Dana, no-one sane is interested in taking advice on “what liberals should do” from a wingnut who is not only often wrong, but an outright weasel.

    That poll is not indicative of America as a whole.

    So how did dismissing polls based on “everyone I know” work out for you wingnuts in the Presidential election?…

  20. The Phoenician opined:

    If our friends on the left believe that to be the case, then they should offer the constitutional amendment I suggested, or something similar

    Perhaps, Dana, no-one sane is interested in taking advice on “what liberals should do” from a wingnut who is not only often wrong, but an outright weasel.

    Perhaps in your next comment, you might add something actually substantive about what course of action you believe should be taken to achieve the liberals’ aims concerning gun control without tackling the fact that our Constitution clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    I await your learned response.

  21. But worse, why do we have weapons like this Bushmaster Combat Assault Rifle available to the public? They should be banned. If banned, then Lanza’s mom would not have owned one, and perhaps there would have been fewer fatalities.

    As noted here, the Bushmaster M-4 used by Adam Lanza would not have been banned under the now-expired (and completely unconstitutional anyway) 1994 “assault” rifle ban.

    I understand that, Mr Editor. But Adam Lanza has just demonstrated, dramatically, how easy it is to use this weapon, which was designed for military combat, to easily kill multiple American people. The First Amendment, when written, did not contemplate such a deadly weapon, nor could fathom the power of such a weapon in the hands of an apparently deranged individual.

    So you say we need to wait to amend the Constitution to solve this problem? How many more murders must we now tolerate in order to live up to your stupid absolutism, and to wait for the restoration of health care funding in order to deal with the mentally ill, I ask?

    You are damn right that I am impatient, not unduly! Were it one of your daughters a victim, I claim you would be equally impatient. True? If not true, then you have another problem needing attention!

  22. So you say we need to wait to amend the Constitution to solve this problem? How many more murders must we now tolerate in order to live up to your stupid absolutism, and to wait for the restoration of health care funding in order to deal with the mentally ill, I ask?

    Indeed! We must grant Dictator Obama immediate dictatorial powers because our emotions are paramount!

    (Oh, and “stupid absolutism” is a personal attack. But Perry knew that already. Par for the course.)

  23. Dana, responding to the New Zealand Neurotic:

    Perhaps, Dana, no-one sane is interested in taking advice on “what liberals should do” from a wingnut who is not only often wrong, but an outright weasel.

    Perhaps in your next comment, you might add something actually substantive about what course of action you believe should be taken to achieve the liberals’ aims concerning gun control without tackling the fact that our Constitution clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    I await your learned response.

    Say Dana, while you are awaiting more “learned” commentary on Alaric, or on the authors, text, and meaning of the U.S. Constitution, you might try constructing that time-line comparing the incomparable Ms Marcotte’s steady withdrawal into a more exclusive and less welcoming form of madness, and Phoenician in a time of Romans’ attention seeking re-appearance on your blog.

    Or maybe it’s all just an approximate coincidence.

    By the way, while looking for the exact date of the Pandagon mutation, I came across that Phoenician-in-a-time-of-Romans related rape controversy material to which you and Eric were referring.

    The brouhaha apparently took place a while ago. But even reflected through Internet commentary, his apparent defense of sodomitic bondage looks to be pretty disgusting stuff.

    God Almighty. If this is the kind of stuff the miscreant Phoenician in a time or Romans has been occupying himself with over the last years, it is no wonder he’s so awfully and hopelessly twisted and empty.

    It’s worse than any casual or even attentive reader here could have known.

    Dump him, Dana. He’s a sick nihilist; twisted, and poisonous. You’ll get other lefties to comment. Perhaps even sane ones.

  24. “So you say we need to wait to amend the Constitution to solve this problem? How many more murders must we now tolerate in order to live up to your stupid absolutism, and to wait for the restoration of health care funding in order to deal with the mentally ill, I ask? “

    No money left for the diagnosable mentally ill; it’s all being spent on entitlements and transfer payments, and finally, on welfare for the morally ill.

    But the question of principle, as to why the limits of my political and moral rights should be defined by a mental incompetent such as Adam Lanza, or a moral incompetent like you say your grandfather was, is a bit of a logical puzzle you lefties never do forthrightly address.

    You just get strident, emotional, and start pimping your “solidarity” meme in the hopes of justifying your draining the life out of others through a rhetorical sleight of hand.

    That was famously Christopher Hitchen’s tactic … before he drank himself into a hospital bed: to proclaim that life was meaningless, about no more than distractions, but that we were evolved for solidarity, and so … something or other about something or other …

    The real question, is why any self-respecting (much less God fearing) person, any person truly concerned with protecting the innocent, any person not fundamentally a values nihilist, veiled or otherwise, would consent to socially and legally bind their fate, to the fate of such a futile organism?

    It makes no sense.

  25. Headline on today’s HuffPost:

    THE VIOLENCE NEVER STOPS: 4 Dead In Horrific Murder-Suicide… Man Shot To Death In New Orleans… 2 Killed In Penn. City… Man Shot Dead In Truck… Another Gunned Down In Street… Nightclub Shooting Kills Man

    How long is it that we will have to put up with this, before we study and mental illnesses and look into our gun laws which make available the weapons involved as well?

  26. How long is it that we will have to put up with this, before we study and mental illnesses and look into our gun laws which make available the weapons involved as well?

    YEAH! PRESIDENT OBAMA — REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT UNILATERALLY!! NOW!!!

  27. Perhaps in your next comment, you might add something actually substantive about what course of action you believe should be taken to achieve the liberals’ aims concerning gun control without tackling the fact that our Constitution clearly states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Perhaps, Dana, you might refrain from trying to put words about “what liberals want” as if they came from the mouths of real people rather than strawmen you have constructed.

    Given your past history where you completely failed to deal with criticisms of your economic understanding when pointed at resources that can help you, you appear to have no interest in learning what those who disagree with you are saying, preferring to rail against the imaginary voices in your head instead.

  28. ” How long is it that we will have to put up with this, before we study and mental illnesses and look into …”

    Does anyone know what that is supposed to mean?

  29. WW is outraged!

    So you say we need to wait to amend the Constitution to solve this problem? How many more murders must we now tolerate in order to live up to your stupid absolutism, and to wait for the restoration of health care funding in order to deal with the mentally ill, I ask?

    If your “solution” to problems is to simply ignore the law and the Constitution, because they are not fast enough, I assure you, I could solve many, many problems under such conditions. No evidence against the gang-bangers? Doesn’t matter, we can just lock ‘em up — or kill them; simpler, quicker and easier that way — because we know who they are, and we don’t need no stinkin’ due process of law getting in the way! Oh, wait, that Hispanic looking guy, I’ll bet he’s an illegal immigrant. We can just nab him and ship him off to Mexico, no questions asked, right?

    And here’s one you might like. That wicked FIRST STREET JOURNAL, it keeps trashing good-hearted, innocent people like Susan Rice and our great and noble President; no sense letting that First Amendment get in the way, we’ll just have Eric Holder shut the place down.

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