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Monday, February 18, 2013

Oscar Pistorius case shows that guns don't belong at home

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 World News  

There is a rule in screenwriting that if you introduce a gun into a scene, at some point you must use it. The rule applies to real life too. That's how Reeva Steenkamp lost her life. A gun appeared in her story, and she got shot dead. Regardless of the circumstances, when guns are near people, they kill people.

I know the gun fraternity will say that it was Oscar Pistorius who pulled the trigger, and not the rest of the gun community out there. But that's what Pistorius would have said a few days ago. He would have said, "I am a responsible gun owner and I will never use my firearm to hurt an innocent person". Well, whatever happened that night, we can be sure of one thing, he did exactly that. He went from "responsible" gun owner to a man on trial for premeditated murder. And his girlfriend went from a young person to a dead person.

Guns have no real place in our homes any more. The protection argument just doesn't wash. While home invasion, rape and murder are scary, very real crimes, the murder of a loved one is just as likely when you own a gun. The stats continuously show that the most likely person to die from your gun is you or someone you know. Your children, your wife, your husband, your boyfriend, your girlfriend. 

When I was at school, a kid in our year had his head blown off while he and a mate mucked about with a gun. It was a tragic accident everyone said. But really it wasn't. An accident is an unintentional event. When you pick up a gun, you have declared your intentions, you have made yourself clear, you intend to use the gun. There is no other reason to pick one up. You can't clean the oven with it, or write a letter, or find your way home with it. It does just one thing. It kills things. Gun deaths are no accident.

Some would like to believe that they still need them to hunt for fun or food or sexual satisfaction, but really all of that stuff can be done quite easily without guns. There are people who will whip you, let you whip them, there are supermarkets where you can get food, and video games that let you shoot up aliens and little furry animals if you like. No one needs to hunt, not any more. And if you really can't do without the thrill of killing animals, get a job in an abattoir, I hear they pay pretty well.

Where does that leave us? Nowhere really. Just with a dead girl, a fallen hero, and a fairly simple rule: Own a gun, shoot a gun. Shoot a gun, kill someone.

It should have said byline by Piers Morgan.

 What have we learned?

1. The best place for your wrist watch is in the safety deposit box at the bank.

2. Guns go off by themselves triggered by the mere presence of another human being.

3. "I am a responsible gun owner and I will never use my firearm to hurt an innocent person."
A quote attributed to Pistorius under the pretense he would have said it.

4. No one needs to hunt, not any more.
Neither should they go bowling after Joe Johnson was beaten to death with a bowling pin.

5. Gun deaths are no accident. 
And People love head on collisions because of the sheer rush it gives them.

6. He went from "responsible" gun owner to a man on trial for premeditated murder.
I guess "responsible" in quotes means there's no such thing.

7. You can't clean the oven with a gun, or write a letter with it. 
You can't use a lawnmower either... so your point is what?

Man is resourceful, not always in a good way. Take away guns and he'll find other tools to do his bidding. Open the bible starting at Genesis and read to the very end. Now I can't tell you how many thousands of people had blood on their hands but I can tell you no one used a Glock. 


Friday, February 15, 2013

The Weather Made Me Do It: Liberals Try To Link Gun Violence To Climate Change

On a tip from Ed Kilbane

A couple days ago a CNN anchor asked a meteorologist whether the asteroid that is going to "nearly miss' earth (by 17,000 miles) could have been caused by global warming.  Now comes this one!

You can add this to your list of, “I cannot believe someone actually said that.”

Former chairwoman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Christie Hefner—who is currently working with the George Soros organization Center for American Progress—was recently on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program. She was desperately trying to explain why Chicago has such a high murder rate from guns, outpacing even troop deaths in Afghanistan in all of 2012. This despite the fact that Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

Her answer: it’s hot. “Yes, last year we hit a record number of murders from guns [in Chicago],” Hefner, said. “And this year we are already outpacing last year’s numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that.”

Needless to say if I had a subscription to Playboy it would be cancelled.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chicago the movie...No this is more entertaining

Wow, is Illinois and Chicago great or what?

Perhaps the U.S.O. should pull out of Chicago?

Body count: In the last 12 months 500 killed (murdered) in Chicago.

221 killed in Iraq  AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

President: Barack Hussein Obama

Senator: Dick Durbin

House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.

Governor: Pat Quinn

House leader: Mike Madigan

Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)

Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.

Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago .
Of course, they're all blaming each other.
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.
And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us???

George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house.
Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house.

And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house. And the guy who preceeded Jackson, Mel guessed it.. also sent to the big house.

The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Is there a doctor in the house?

Why...yes there is.

A doctor's first responsibility:

To do no harm. 

Check the look on Barry's face!

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Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is a neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in 2008.

I knew this guy sounded familiar to me. About a month ago I watched a movie on Netflix entitled "Gifted Hands". It is the inspirational story of Ben Carson who came from an impoverished childhood to become a neurosurgeon and the momentous breakthroughs he's been able to achieve in neurosurgery. Cuba Gooding Jr played the part of Dr Ben Carson. Watch it. You won't be disappointed. 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

So God Made A Liberal...

On a tip from Ed Kilbane

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