The Afternoon Quote

Just arm ’em all up to their teeth:

One Lump of Stupid or Two, NRA?

From Their Cold, Dead Hands


“Since this particular church was pastored by a state senator who was Mr. Anti-Gun, then it became pretty obvious that yep, that was a gun-free zone, a bunch of liberal Democrats in there, and the dirtbag that struck, I think knew exactly what he was doing. There’d be plenty of black churches that he could have gone into, and he probably could have met effective resistance, but he went to one where it would be known to be populated by liberals, and then he had open season.”

–Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America, trying to find a way to blame liberals for their own deaths in the Charleston massacre, and to push for even more lax gun controls.

(Right Wing Watch)

The 3-Martini Stupid Is Served, Gov. Walker

"Where are the rabbits, George?"

“Where are the rabbits, George?”

Scott Walker, the wall-eyed git hired by the Koch Brothers to enrich their fortune in the Midwest, has signed some sensible gun control legislation… oh, wait. He WHAT?

“Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed into law a bill repealing the state’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, a measure supporters said will make buying a gun more convenient and opponents said will lead to increased violence.

“Walker, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, also signed a bill that allows off-duty and retired law-enforcement officers to carry concealed guns on school grounds.

“The signing of the repeal comes a week after a gunman killed nine worshippers in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, in the latest mass shooting in the United States.”

OK, even if you look at this outside of the context of the 2016 Goat Rodeo and Walker’s need to kiss the collective ass of the NRA, this has to be the most tone-deaf move I can imagine a serious candidate to make less than a week after a mass shooting by a racist white separatist who fetishized guns and The Confederacy. Walker is going to have a difficult time moving to the middle after the primaries if he is indeed the Modern Confederacy’s Candidate.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Slaughter

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Slaughter

Writing at World Nut Daily, hairy-backed b-movie action star Chuck Norris gives us the solution to all the gun violence in churches:

“If Obama really wants to reduce firearm power, he should consider stepping out of office, because his presidency has increased gun sales more than any other. As the management of gun maker Smith & Wesson just explained Friday, “We experienced strong consumer demand for our firearm products following a new administration taking office in Washington, D.C., in 2009.”

The Morning Quote

"Where are the rabbits, George?"

“Where are the rabbits, George?”

“I just think before I or anyone else weighs in on anything to do with policy, whether it’s this or any other policy decisions, we should honor the dead and the families by allowing them to bury their loved ones. And then you could perfectly ask me that question at some point in the next week or two when that’s done.”

Scott Walker, the wall-eyed git hired by the Koch Brothers to further enrich their fortune in the midwest stakes out a courageous position on the Charleston Shooter, the Confederate Flag, and Gun Laws.

He cannot even comdemn racism until the evidence, er, victims are buried? Then again, he is counting on The Confederacy to make his 2016 Goat Rodeo dreams come true.

The 3-Martini Stupid is Served

A Patriot At The White House

A Patriot At The White House

What is it with these crackers that they don’t understand that the Confederate Flag is divisive, offensive, and un-American?

“Well, at the end of the day it’s time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision. [That] would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are,” Graham said on CNN when asked if the flag should stop flying at the Statehouse…

“… Graham, who canceled campaign events to return to South Carolina following the shooting, suggested that racial issues in his state and other areas are not the result of symbolic items “but what’s in people’s heart.”

To misquote Scissorhead Oregon Beer Snob, what’s in the hearts of nine people in Charleston are bullets.

“In the interview on CNN, Graham called for a “balanced” approach to the issue of the flag, noting that near the Civil War memorial honoring fallen Confederate soldiers is another one honoring African-Americans.

“It works here, that’s what the Statehouse agreed to do. You could probably visit other places in the country near some symbol that doesn’t quite strike you right.”

All kidding aside, Lindsey Graham is running for President of the United States of America and he says that the flag of rebels and traitors works here? I think he’s unfit for office on that remark alone.

Your Bottomless Mimosa of Stupid

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Slaughter

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound of Slaughter

House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.

“We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns,” Maloney said in a statement. “The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities continue to rise.”

Maloney said auto insurance carriers incentivize drivers to take precautions to reduce accidents, but no such incentives exist for firearm owners.

“An insurance requirement would allow the free market to encourage cautious behavior and help save lives,” she said. “Adequate liability coverage would also ensure that the victims of gun violence are fairly compensated when crimes or accidents occur.”

And I’m sure the NRA-owned Congress will get right on another individual mandate. This has as much chance as the $1000-per-Bullet proposal I saw being discussed on Twitter last week.

Your Saturday Bottomless Mug of Stupid, Texas-Style

texas-logo big.jpgEarlier in the week I posited that several other states were vying to take away Texas’ singular status as the National Lab For Bad Public Policy, but lo! no more:

Open carry will soon be the law in Texas
AUSTIN – Texas will soon be an open carry state.

“The state House and Senate on Friday gave final approval to the legislation, which starting on Jan. 1 will allow those with a concealed carry license to openly tote their handguns in a shoulder or hip holster.

“In a tweet immediately after the bill’s passage, Gov. Greg Abbott promised to sign it into law as soon as possible: “Next destination. My pen.”

“The House gave final approval to the bill by a vote of 102-43; in the Senate it passed 20-11 along party lines.

“…Under the new law, those with non-Texas concealed handgun licenses recognized by the state will also be allowed to open carry. Texas recognizes the licenses and permits from 41 other states. In Texas, licensees must be at least 21 and must pass a background check and written and range test.

“Texas law already allows the open carrying of long arms like rifles without any licensing requirements.”

I’m sure Texas will be sad to learn that I won’t visit it again for pleasure or bidness.

News That Will Drive You To Drink

Uncle Sugar says buy the damn gun and learn how to use it, not the other way around. BUT BUY THE DAMN GUN:

I Guess We Can Pull Their Guns Out Of Their Cold, Dead Hands, Cont.

Remember The Ammo

texas-logo big.jpgSunday Biker Gang Shooting Leaves Nine Dead, 16 Injured

“… the fight quickly escalated from fists and feet to chains, clubs and knives, then to gunfire.

“Gang members were shooting at each other and officers at the scene fired their weapons, as well, Swanton said.

“Other patrons in Twin Peaks and some employees locked themselves in a freezer to escape the fight.”

The article says that no officers and no civilians were injured (and who then were the bikers, hmmm?), so I suppose that is good news.

Texas. Jeebus.