Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Maybe they are being blackmailed?

Don't you think that we should demand the resignations of Senators Grassley and Graham for lying to the American public to divert the attention away from Trump and Russia? They literally tried to subvert justice and protect Trump and his cohorts who had dealings with a foreign power. How much money did they get to sell their souls?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WestCoastFredCalifornia is right

From WestCoastFredCalifornia from the comments in the New York Times. 

The most corrosive thing about guns in something that is almost NEVER discussed. It is what possession of a gun does to the INSIDE OF THE HEAD of the person carrying it.

With a gun in one's pocket, one becomes a self-styled arbitor of right and wrong. In EVERY interaction with others -- no matter how trivial -- one becomes an "enforcer" who always has the option of forcing his own way - his own opinion on what is right or wrong - upon others. It creates a feeling of superiority. A feeling that "I am the one who is good, and if I decide you are bad, I can blow you away."

The more time one spends carrying a gun, the more pervasive and penetrating this feeling becomes. It corrodes the way judges other drivers, the way one interacts with the waitress or check-out person, the way one parents, and certainly, the way one filters political news and events. That attitude is what creates the swaggering, smug arrogance that is so pervasive among gun owners. And in an unhealthy person, it can, and does, lead to an obsession. An obsession that can grow and grow - like any addiction - until the person becomes crazy enough to go out and act on the very fantasy that prompted him to buy the weapon in the first place: commit mass murders.

If you buy a people-mower-downer AR-15 or the like, it's because you are fantasizing about mowing down people.

Nov. 12, 2017 at 1:18 p.m.

The history of mass shootings

America.  We're number one!