Saturday, December 22, 2012


16 comments:

Fred said...

Unfortunately, so is the NRA. Have you seen their latest "solution" to the gun problem? Armed guards at every school in the nation.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

when fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag & carrying the cross.. Sinclair Lewis _

Miranda said...

Hi Fred,
The NRA itself is a problem because it insists on its own loud existence and its unfortunate propensity for parading nauseatingly loathsome talking-heads to affirm their "rights" at every highly inappropriate moment. Yelling one's insistence to the 'right to bear arms' is a questionable, to say the least, strategy with which to protect anyone, let alone small children.

And yet . . . remove the bellicose rhetoric and the patriotic breast-beating, and the premise that the best protection against a man with a gun who is bent on murder is a man with a gun who is determined to stop him makes a certain amount of sense. Disarming the citizens of the US simply is not going to happen, that tipping point has long-gone. Sp protect yourself and those who can't protect themselves? The problem really isn't the guns, it's the problem that's always been there and always will - some of the people who have them. Just how do you determine the fitness of an individual to own a lethal weapon?

You'll never stop armed angry/deranged/desperate people killing each other. Maybe you can minimise the slaughter of
children and those who choose not to join the gun-fest?

Fred said...

when fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag & carrying the cross.. Sinclair Lewis _

Scary thought, isn't it--especially after reading comments by politicos from one of the two major parties.

Fred said...

Miranda,

"You'll never stop armed angry/deranged/desperate people killing each other. Maybe you can minimise the slaughter of
children and those who choose not to join the gun-fest? "

I've been hearing the NRA preach this for decades. It's an excuse to do nothing.

One simply does NOT put guns in the hands of deranged people, but that's been the effect of NRA's efforts for decades now.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

there are 89 guns for every 100 Americans, while in England that number is 6..so in the year 2011 the USA has 8,583 murders, & England had 42..does this mean all the 'loony-tunes' live State-side..?? course not..the one's over here, can't get their grubby hands on guns that easy..do we live in fear..??
mah, we just have bigger balls_

stu said...

Merry Christmas chief.

Mr Kite said...

What stu said... and love to all from Canada

Maggie M'Gill said...

Me too. Hope you're having a good one, Mick.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

hahaHa Christmas is bunk, invented by Charles Dickens..u will have to do better than that m8!

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

oh excuse me..I forgot to wipe my shoes before I'd left..may all ya wishes come true, u fat fuckers _

Maggie M'Gill said...

Why, festive elves, and even a little troll. Enjoy your version of 2013, Johnny.

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

Oi Maggie..quote of the year..there's no way you could ever hate me half as much as I don't care..the rest is humbug, but thx anyway!

stu said...

i love you joHnny boy.always a pleasure.xx

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

G'day DoC..a parcel came thru' the letter-box yesterday, all the way from Blighty..a late Crimbo pressie I thought but with no name or postal addy..just two small books by Iceberg Slim..who have I got to thx for this random act of kindness..??

was it U..hahaHa


stu said...

happy new year,i feel quite good about things-not like me at all- wtf run amok.xx