"Racist Deflection"...BINGO! Check out my "Gun Nut Bingo" sheet! "Mental Health" is a free space. Got "Chicago," "Good guy with a gun" and "Nothing will stop criminals from getting guns" on the diagonal! Check it!
Well, since we've established there's literally nothing we can do to prevent gun violence (because the other first world countries who have significantly fewer shootings won't give up their secret formula to anti-gun-violence juice) clearly the only solution is to treat these kind of events as part of the entertainment industry. I mean, if we won't make any effort to fix the problem, (short of banning bricks, rope and knives) it's foolish and insincere to regard these incidents as tragedies. It's just click bait.
And as far as entertainment value, meh. C+ I mean, it's a rural logging community; not a major market. I mean, heck it's not even a state school. Body count is average, and consisting of adults. No school aged children, which is really going to hurt the staying power of this story. Once we find out the race and religion of the shooter and the victims, we might be able to bump this up to a B- if it turns out it's racially motivated or was perpetrated by a Muslim. A- if the shooter has ties to ISIS. But, come on! A college shooting? That's so Two thousand and LATE! Didn't this loser know that the murder selfie is the gun violence blockbuster now? I mean, where's the Go Pro footage? Where's his Twitter handle and Instagram manifesto? He did a really poor job marketing this one. Overall analysis? Mediocre at best. Will be forgotten in a couple weeks or so. Just chalked up as yet another, "Well there's nothing we could have done, and no way we could have stopped it. Mental Health, blah blah blah. See you at the next slaughter!"
And if you think this is offensive, and disrespectful to the victims and their families; Good. You have at least some soul left. No stop pretending there is any solution aside from outlawing guns that will stop tragedies like this happening. If you in any way do not support the wholesale removal of guns form our society, then don't dare act like you care about these victims.
Because it's fugging disingenuous to act shocked and saddened by this, then do NOTHING, and then act shocked and saddened again and again. You want their legacy to not be tarnished? Then how about you actually do something to prevent senseless murder and exploitation from happening again? Just whining that people are making this a gun issue while the blood is still wet is only enabling gun violence. It's saying, "Oh, let's just chill out with the politics until people's emotions are worn off, then we can placate the masses with statistics about automobile crash statistics, alcohol and rope." You think you're somehow morally superior? No, it's exactly this attitude of , "well let's talk about it later," that ensures that nothing ever changes.
You know, it's really quite clever on the part of the NRA to say, "don't politicize the gun issue in the wake of this tragedy." I mean, they happen so frequently, there's really no right time to address the gun issue.
This is a whole new degree of fugged up. I never would have believed that we got to the point where someone would film themselves committing a murder and sharing it online. But here we are. The day has come. We legitimately have reached the low point. It's just the perfect storm: Guns everywhere with no accountabilityMental illness everywhere and no infrastructure to handle itA generation who believes in immediate gratification. Give me it now! I deserve it.A culture of victimization, self-pity, and entitlement that leads people to immediately quit and blame others the moment they experience any adversity.The era of the selfie. It's all about me, me, me. Look at me! "Reaction videos" so people can see what you looked like while you watched the new Force Awakens trailer. Then the Ice Bucket challenge, "I'll do something that feeds my ego while pretending I'm doing it because I care about ALS." Well , that's brought us here. This present day American society is incredibly fugged. And I'm truly starting to think it's beyond help. I don't get like this from these stories often, because as I said, they happen so often, and to date, I've lived through the mass murder of elementary school children, universities, movie theaters, and at this point I thought I'd be numbed. But I'm literally shaking with anger and frustration and grief. But mainly disappointment. It's all futile anyway. You know, people worry so much about this horrible nightmare scenario of an oppressive Orwellian government. But this situation is much worse. Knowing that I can just be out on the street, or in the theater, or in the store, or anywhere really, and some nut can just blow my brains out before I can even think it react. And unless I lock myself in my house, it's a very real possibility that I'll get gunned down by someone who was mad at me from a previous job, or angry about traffic, or for no real reason at all. Yet in some inconceivable act of cognitive dissonance, I just have to shrug my shoulders and say, "Oh well. There's no way you could have prevented that shooting, or this shooting. I mean, guns really aren't the issue." You want to talk about the thought police? I'm trapped in a real life time and place that's a hundred times scarier than 1984.
Oh, I do the streaming service through the PS3. I can't get DirecTV in my apartment building because that zone doesn't permit dishes. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to shell out the money just so I have the chance to get Sunday Ticket in the comfort off my home without having to subscribe to cable or satellite.
Forget the black cat superstition, I knew we were in trouble when we dubbed them the Twin Towers or the Two Towers. In either case, it's not a comparison you want to invite. I'm not giving up yet (not least of all because I just DROPPED $260 FRIGGIN BUCKS ON SUNDAY TICKET THIS MORNING!!!) but because I truly believe one of your young guys will step up and make the most of this opportunity. I got faith!
Yeah. You make a pretty compelling case. Why stop there? Abortions until age 3, amiright? Again, how about you leave it up to the mother? Case by case basis. If she can live with terminating a pregnancy when the kid's basically fully formed, that's on her. Not me. Not you. Her. Stop trying to come up with all these bizarre, arbitrary caveats when it is or isn't okay. Personal freedom versus government mandate. That's what Republicans stand for isn't it?
It's a fertilized ovum. Not a person. It's a potential for life. I don't consider it a life until it can survive outside the womb, independent of relying on physical attachment to the mother's body for survival. So yeah, it's pretty much a part of her body. Her body keeps it alive, and her body goes through a whole battery of changes to support the fetus. And comes at a tremendous physical, psychological, and financial cost to her. So yeah, it's demonstrably her body. You personally think that it's a life, and equal to any other. Good for you. Don't have an abortion then. That's your right. But stop trying to force your beliefs on others.
Maybe instead of trying to make it illegal and then arguing over semantics and exceptions, abortion should just be legal and every case should be determined on a case-by-case basis so each individual can make a choice based on their individual beliefs and circumstances. That way you don't have to justify, "an 11-year-old rape victim just gave birth because she was refused an abortion" by saying idiotic things like, "Well how often does that happen, really?" It doesn't matter that it doesn't happen often, what matters is it fuggin happened. That outcome, which should be a nightmarish hypothetical, is in fact within the scope of reality because of backwards, outdated laws. People are gonna fug. They're frequently gonna do it without protection. And they're gonna get pregnant. It's just a fact of life. We've got 7 billion people clamoring for space on this rock and eating up its resources. Maybe we can stop pretending like if enough people believe in the sky man, we can curb the same biological urges that enabled us to get to a 7 billion world population and live in the real world. And give women the unilateral option to decide whether or not they wanna whelp a child when they inevitably get pregnant, rather than letting a bunch of old men who believe in the sky man mandate what she can or can't do with her body.