THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE
The only way to stop a bad guy with a bomb is with a good guy with a bomb.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
If bombs are outlawed only outlaws will have bombs.
Thatcher for President? With her unbridled enthusiasm for single-payer government health care?
You guys must have been drinking all night.
RIGHT ON CUE
Sure, Clay has Obama batting right handed, but our pointy headed tea bagging friends will be yapping about him really being a lefty.
Which is false. Margaret Thatcher was more liberal than our President.
Like Casey always said, 'You could look it up.'
DREAMY FEARS INDEED
Andy muttered, "Liberals have nothing to fear but their own dreamy fears, eh?"
Pointy-headed tea baggers like Andy have the misbegotten notion than people are shot in America for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Laughing boy echoed that people are shot for being in the wrong part of town.
Were the students at Virginia Tech in the wrong place at the wrong time? No, they were in class. Were the people in Aurora, Colorado in the wrong place at the wrong time? No, they were at the movies. How about the first graders at Sandy Hook? Wrong place, wrong time? Well, some were slaughtered cowering in the back of their classroom, but no, they were in school.
Are you people kidding me?
Are you that criminally stupid that you have a psychotic need to find rationalizations for the 12,000 thousand Americans shot to death each and every year? Or, as Wall Street would put it, another 9/11 each and every quarter?
Sure, some bad people shoot other bad people, but the only requirement needed to get shot in this country is to live in this country.
One of the NRA mantras is this: guns don't kill people, people kill people.
Fine. Have it your way. People kill people. So we are all agreed that we must check the criminal and psychological backgrounds of people buying guns?
When you take just the Pentagon's cost overruns this year the sum is equal to the third largest military budget in the world.
And if we cut a ton of brass from the Pentagon we would not effect combat proficiency one ounce.
THE 'LOGIC' OF A FAITH-BASED 'POLITICAL SYSTEM'
Consumer spending drives the American economy. We need to get MORE money into the hands of the poor and middle class, not less.
The GOP economic plan? Higher taxes on the poor and middle class, tax cuts for the rich. Why? Republicans still believe in trickle down economics, all evidence to the contrary.
The republicans are also wrong on gay marriage, women’s rights, and immigration. (We are not going to build a 20-foot high-electrified fence topped with barbed wire from Texas to California. With an alligator infested moat. Ain’t gonna happen.
Take gun violence. The republican party, a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA, is dead set against any law that whiffs of sensibility. Even though 90% of us want background checks on anyone trying to buy a gun, the other 10% is doing its best to block that from happening. The GOP/NRA want to protect liberty and the gun rights of child molesters, wife beaters, psychopaths, convicted felons, al qaeda, domestic terrorists, and the criminally insane.
When I pointed out recently that, since the Newtown massacre, an average of eight children per day are gunned down in America, one of the pinhead brigade rushed to the defense of the indefensible. I forget who it was specifically because you all echo the same fear based myth, innuendo, lies, and crazy talk.
This particular tea-bagger tried to marginalize the “8 children per day” number by assuming most of ‘those children’ were actually inner city teenagers. (No decoder ring needed.)
Here is the body count of America of gun deaths since the Newtown massacre. It’s a few days old so adjust upward:
And the only GOP/NRA solution is to call for more armed security on school campuses. You know, like they had at Virginia Tech and Columbine. Republicans keep saying, “What part of ‘Shall Not be Infringed Upon’ do you not understand?”
Yeah, well, what part of “Well-Regulated” do YOU not understand?
WHY IS IT OUR PROBLEM?
China is getting annoyed. All this North Korean saber rattling is politically destabilizing which is bad for the region in general and business in particular.
Kim Jong Un is the divine leader because the military backed him, for a price. He's either capitulating to their agenda or letting the generals run the show outright. (Think Dick Cheney and George Bush.)
The danger right now is the sudden diplomatic disconnect with South Korea. North Korea has literally pulled the plug on the 'hot line' between the two countries. They've shut the only border crossing. What would you do if you shared a common border with Kim Jong Un? Wait for a nuke? Rest easy knowing America would respond AFTER mushroom clouds start appearing over your cities?
North Korea has always howled when the US and South Korea conducted military exercises. This time seems different, however, but no one knows to what extent. No one knows where this is going.
Like I said, China is getting annoyed.
ALL I HEAR IS CRICKETS
I thought today's cartoon would have brought forth righteous tea baggers proclaiming their gun rights have been preserved and WILL be preserved thanks to congressional republicans.
Even if some watered down background Bill is squeezed out by the Senate the House tea baggers are waiting to drag it into a quiet room and drown it in a bathtub.
You guys won. Why no parade? Why no chest thumping?
Yes, 20 bullet riddled bodies of 6 year olds was bad PR, but 8 more kids have been shot to death everyday since Newtown and the media couldn't contain their stifled yawn. 3,000 more Americans gunned down since Newtown? Who can keep up with it all?
What a country! It's easier to buy a gun than cast a vote.