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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 10:47:40am
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 10:49:34am

Colbert gets more specific than saying Congress. It’s GOP in Congress that blocks any action supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans. Something like 90% of Americans want responsible gun regulation and background checks, and the GOP blocks it.

The filibuster wouldn’t be invoked here if enough GOPers gave a damn to end cloture and bring things to a floor vote. They refuse to do so because they have made the tactical decision that maximizing the body count is preferable to shutting the flow of revenues to gun manufacturers who profit from the unfettered sales of all manner of guns and ammo and body armor gear to civilians.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 10:50:12am

re: #1 jaunte

Motherfuck. Losing both your parents in four days…

😢

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 10:50:33am
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Florida Panhandler  May 26, 2022 • 10:51:59am

re: #4 lawhawk

I’m sure local Fire Marshalls are going to have something to say about schools with only 1 door.

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 10:53:24am

re: #4 lawhawk

They, of course, aren’t really pushing it. Its just another talking point to avoid the issue of gun control. All they are trying to do is get through the news cycle; its their only objective.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 10:53:26am

fuck off, Allen

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 10:53:42am

re: #3 Eclectic Cyborg

Motherfuck. Losing both your parents in four days…

😢

Many years ago, I wrote a letter to a newspaper about violence in the media, suggesting that this is what they need to show. We need to see how the violence ripples out into the community destroying lives to understand the full horror of a violent event, rather than glorifying violence.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 10:53:52am

“The problem we all live with”

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 10:54:20am

re: #5 Florida Panhandler

I’m sure local Fire Marshalls are going to have something to say about schools with only 1 door.

The whole concept is asinine and we shouldn’t engage it much more imo

Let the Rs run with it and own it.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 10:54:41am

re: #4 lawhawk

Hell, most people have two to three doors that lead into their HOME, not to mention windows that could be possible access points.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 10:55:37am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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fuck off, Allen

Well you obviously dont care about the born ones

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 10:55:38am

re: #5 Florida Panhandler

I’m sure local Fire Marshalls are going to have something to say about schools with only 1 door.

A fucking rabbit knows better.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 10:56:53am

re: #7 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 10:58:07am

re: #5 Florida Panhandler

I’m sure local Fire Marshalls are going to have something to say about schools with only 1 door.

They say that the schools will have one entrance, but multiple exits where an accomplice can let a shooter into the building. They leave out the accomplice part.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 10:58:43am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 10:59:36am

something for our lizard blacksmiths:

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 11:00:05am

re: #15 Crush White Nationalism

They say that the schools will have one entrance, but multiple exits where an accomplice can let a shooter into the building. They leave out the accomplice part.

No accomplice needed. It’s Texas—the exits will be propped open with bricks to cool the place down.

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Florida Panhandler  May 26, 2022 • 11:01:23am

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

“The problem we all live with”

The only thing missing in this photo of white men in charge on stage pointing to the common man to go away and fuck himself is the Billionaire $$$ class at the back of the stage whispering orders into the ears of the henchmen.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:03:40am
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Acemarilllion  May 26, 2022 • 11:04:16am

I believe th people advocating for the “single entry” or door, are talking about a single unlocked door. Either way, it’s more telling that they will work themselves into pretzels to try to do anything other than what the majority of the people want.

I watched the presser yesterday with Gov Abbott and his clown show of obese old white men in cowboy hats and Abbott was talking about expanding the Texas rules about educators being able to carry arms in schools. He mentioned right now it’s limited to “volunteers”. Does that mean the next step is forcing teachers to carry guns? Is he trying to blame the this on the teachers? At what point will people stop sending kids to school? Or maybe that’s what they want.

At any rate, i think they will just stroke their greasy beards and shuffle papers until this passes over and get back to their “culture warz”.

Oh, and even if Beto wins, there will be a rush to limit his powers in office as Abbott is wheeled out of office.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:04:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:05:51am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:07:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:08:14am

wait, WHAT???

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 11:09:33am

The turnout for Alabama’s primary election this Tuesday was 23%, in a year when the Governor’s seat and a US Senator are in play. The June 21 run-offs will be even more impressive.

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:13:09am

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

You can’t buy a beer at 18.
You can’t rent a car unless your 20/21 in most of the US (and some car rental companies put serious restrictions up to age 25).
You can’t get a car license until you’re 16-18 in most of the country.

But you can get a weapon, the explicit purpose for which, is to murder people, with no questions asked.

It’s also nominally easier to buy a gun than it is to get sudafed. Or certain baby formula.

Could you imagine the outrage if there was a gun shortage?

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 11:14:24am
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 11:15:23am
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austin_blue  May 26, 2022 • 11:16:13am

re: #18 Decatur Deb

No accomplice needed. It’s Texas—the exits will be propped open with bricks to cool the place down.

No shit. A lot of schools aren’t air conditioned in the rural parts of the State.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:17:10am

re: #27 lawhawk

You can’t buy a beer at 18.
You can’t rent a car unless your 20/21 in most of the US (and some car rental companies put serious restrictions up to age 25).
You can’t get a car license until you’re 16-18 in most of the country.

But you can get a weapon, the explicit purpose for which, is to murder people, with no questions asked.

It’s also nominally easier to buy a gun than it is to get sudafed. Or certain baby formula.

Could you imagine the outrage if there was a gun shortage?

Remember with these lists of age related cans and cants, that at the same time, right now, they are starting to force very young girls to carry “babies” they didn’t ask for, to term

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 11:18:22am
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Ace Rothstein  May 26, 2022 • 11:18:41am

Arming teachers so you can blame them when the next school mass murder happens instead of the terrorist.

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Ace Rothstein  May 26, 2022 • 11:20:03am

re: #32 jaunte

Doesn’t matter. The Vegas terrorist shot 471 people, killing 60. The story was dead in 72 hours.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 11:21:25am

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

Arming teachers so you can blame them when the next school mass murder happens instead of the terrorist.

And what happens when some angry kid gets the gun from the teacher and starts shooting?

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 11:21:42am

re: #33 Ace Rothstein

Arming teachers so you can blame them when the next school mass murder happens instead of the terrorist.

So are guns and ammo going to be one more thing teachers are required to buy out-of-pocket, since Republicans sure as shit won’t authorize big tax hikes to pay for it.

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Ace Rothstein  May 26, 2022 • 11:21:44am

re: #35 Eclectic Cyborg

And what happens when some angry kid gets the gun from the teacher and starts shooting?

The teacher gets sued and fired.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 11:23:31am

New member of the photographic family. Better than described. I remain surprised by how cheap the classic Canon glass goes for.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 11:24:31am

re: #36 No Malarkey!

So are guns and ammo going to be one more thing teachers are required to buy out-of-pocket, since Republicans sure as shit won’t authorize big tax hikes to pay for it.

No, it’s going to be a hiring criterion, you must already possess a firearm and ammunition for it. Bonus points if you’ve killed somebody with it.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 11:25:15am

re: #37 Ace Rothstein

The teacher gets sued and fired.

If I didn’t already know that Republicans are a theocratic cult that wants to destroy education in America, I’d suspect them of trying to destroy education in America.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:25:34am

re: #37 Ace Rothstein

The teacher gets sued and fired.

and goes to prison for not controlling her weapon

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:26:47am
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:28:47am

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s also disquieting to see Olbermann roast Dan Patrick.

Wait, wrong Dan Patrick.

Carry on Olbermann.

/spent way too many years watching sportscenter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:29:04am
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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 11:29:04am

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

and goes to prison for not controlling her weapon

Which of course doesn’t bring the dead back to life.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:29:28am

re: #39 Dopamine Fish

No, it’s going to be a hiring criterion, you must already possess a firearm and ammunition for it. Bonus points if you’ve killed somebody with it.

Wow
a teacher on duty shoots anyone with their own gun
the lawsuits are already warming up…

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:29:45am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:30:38am
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:30:54am

Gods damnit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 11:30:56am

re: #46 Dangerman

Wow
a teacher on duty shoots anyone with their own gun
the lawsuits are already warming up…

Or accidentally kills a student while trying to take out a bad guy.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 11:33:23am

re: #49 lawhawk

Gods damnit.

This has been a very rough week.

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:33:52am

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Or a student somehow manages to find and fire the gun that was mishandled by said teacher. Because no one ever left their gun unattended ever.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:34:01am

re: #50 Eclectic Cyborg

Or accidentally kills a student while trying to take out a bad guy.

That were even discussing these things is all kinds of insanity

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:35:21am

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 11:35:23am

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

The amount of money Texas will spend to retrofit all schools: $0.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 11:35:44am

re: #53 Dangerman

That were even discussing these things is all kinds of insanity

When you can’t address the actual problem for political reasons, the alternatives you come up with are not going to make any sense to anyone who isn’t corrupt.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 11:36:14am

re: #47 lawhawk

Christians could learn much from the faith Jesus lived.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:37:10am
Then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers in his office after meeting with a House Republican who was working to challenge the 2020 election, according to testimony the Jan. 6 select committee has heard from one of his former aides,” Politico reports.

Remember Nixon’s “shredding parties “?

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:38:22am

re: #55 Belafon

The amount of money Texas will spend to retrofit all schools: $0.

Hey that’s more than they’re spending on the grid. //

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:39:05am

re: #57 William Lewis

Christians could learn much from the faith Jesus lived.

That would be like a whole new religion almost

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:40:15am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: twitter.com ]

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 11:41:07am

re: #60 Dangerman

That would be like a whole new religion almost

Well, if we take Matthew and the epistle of James seriously, it would help a lot.

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Teukka  May 26, 2022 • 11:41:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:41:15am
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EPR-radar  May 26, 2022 • 11:41:46am

re: #34 Ace Rothstein

Doesn’t matter. The Vegas terrorist shot 471 people, killing 60. The story was dead in 72 hours.

Yeah, it was amazing how quickly that story disappeared. Naturally it was because that story was “gun nut gone bad”.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 11:43:25am
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 11:44:16am

re: #65 EPR-radar

Yeah, it was amazing how quickly that story disappeared. Naturally it was because that story was “gun nut gone bad”.

The system worked as designed.

Guy was able to stockpile all those guns, weapons, and accessories.
Guy was able to bring said stockpile into a hotel room.
Guy was able to set up a sniper nest in hotel room.
Guy was able to fire on crowd of unsuspecting concert goers mercilessly.

GOP: we don’t know what to do to stop next mass shooting, but we can’t stop flow of guns. That would be the true horror here. /half

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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 11:45:43am

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 11:45:52am

re: #66 Charles Johnson

Manchin doesn’t have to dirty his own hands on this. Senate Republicans are perfectly happy to do all the heavy lifting here. They absolutely cannot be seen as soft on gun ownership under any circumstances, so even in the face of a horrific school shooting, they will stand loud and tall and filibuster the ever-loving shit out of any gun control legislation that somehow manages to make it that far.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:46:42am

re: #65 EPR-radar

Yeah, it was amazing how quickly that story disappeared. Naturally it was because that story was “gun nut gone bad”.

Coupled with unclear motive

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 11:48:18am
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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 11:48:58am
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:49:02am

re: #68 retired cynic

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I have always been “sinister”
No one tried to convert me
They just red “F”d me in penmanship all through school

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 26, 2022 • 11:49:17am

re: #5 Florida Panhandler

I’m sure local Fire Marshalls are going to have something to say about schools with only 1 door.

Especially as we have had cases of people setting off the fire alarm and then targeting the students as they exit…

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:50:01am

re: #69 Dopamine Fish

Manchin doesn’t have to dirty his own hands on this. Senate Republicans are perfectly happy to do all the heavy lifting here. They absolutely cannot be seen as soft on gun ownership under any circumstances, so even in the face of a horrific school shooting, they will stand loud and tall and filibuster the ever-loving shit out of any gun control legislation that somehow manages to make it that far.

He’ll just shrug and say “I tried, nothing more I can do”

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 11:50:43am

re: #75 Dangerman

He’ll just shrug and say “I tried, nothing more I can do”

And in the meantime, the media will fawn all over him, and he’ll be seen as wildly popular because he sat by and did absolutely nothing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:51:14am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 11:53:48am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:54:10am

Savannah just refuses to go away…

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 11:54:27am

re: #64 Backwoods_Sleuth

Thee he goes with his bullshit again.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 11:54:56am

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

The airport one is probably thinking specifically of the TSA checkpoints, in which case…

…They’re STILL WRONG, because at literally every airport I’ve ever entered, the TSA has multiple individual checkpoints so that people can enter the airport from different parking areas and reduce bottlenecks. Last time I traveled through MSP, the TSA had not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR checkpoints off of various parking garages.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:54:57am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:55:20am
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John Hughes  May 26, 2022 • 11:56:01am

re: #23 Backwoods_Sleuth

Gonzales:

: “We have to be unified … This country is not unified … There’s so much rhetoric and hate.”

Reporter:

“You appear to be having a stroke, I’d better call the paramedics”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:56:51am
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 11:57:47am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 11:58:01am

re: #68 retired cynic

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Directed at Bill Maher.

I realized watching Maher’s rant about the sudden steep rise in trans and gay kids that he must have a “You shall not respond to me when I end the show” clause for all of his guests.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 11:58:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 11:59:34am
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 11:59:43am

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Here we go again
What’s Ted Cruz’s name?
Do I gotta go on?

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 11:59:45am

re: #78 Crush White Nationalism

Conservatives will pretzel themselves into new dimensions in their panic to defend the status quo/guns every time.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 12:00:01pm

re: #63 Teukka

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They want us dead.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:00:04pm

re: #88 Charles Johnson

Each one is different in that we get angrier and angrier at the deranged people who enable the gun violence. Maybe they sense that we’re done tolerating this.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:00:17pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

From downstairs:

re: #295 Dopamine Fish

So, uhhh, about that. Apparently they weren’t too afraid, as long as it was their own kids on the line: mediaite.com

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 12:00:51pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

And people don’t frequent Congress, SCOTUS, or the White House. And, from what I understand, they have more than one entrance, some underground.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:00:57pm

re: #86 Crush White Nationalism

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Jeb!

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 12:03:02pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have known Amys whose name is actually Amelia.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:04:15pm
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 12:06:03pm

re: #78 Crush White Nationalism

Mind you, not a single one of the places he claims has a single ingress/egress point has just one single door.

The Capitol building has a bunch - not just via the visitor’s center, but they’ve got the Capitol Subway to the office buildings (which each have multiple entrances). SCOTUS has multiple entrances too, including for the Justices themselves. Most every building and business has a front/back door.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:06:04pm

re: #98 Dangerman

If all the kids who weren’t raised to be Conservative potted plants refused to go to school until we have reasonable gun control, it would force the issue.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:06:46pm

‘Member this? Just a week ago(the issue was all the rage)…

A new The 19th/Momentive poll finds 65% of Americans say they don’t want the Supreme Court to reverse its decision that legalized abortion federally, and even larger majorities say they do not want opinions on personal liberties involving marriage and contraception overturned.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:07:11pm

re: #99 lawhawk

Mind you, not a single one of the places he claims has a single ingress/egress point has just one single door.

The Capitol building has a bunch - not just via the visitor’s center, but they’ve got the Capitol Subway to the office buildings (which each have multiple entrances). SCOTUS has multiple entrances too, including for the Justices themselves. Most every building and business has a front/back door.

Yep, just a string of lies as an alternative to gun control. If we didn’t have one of our two major parties addicted to being lied to, it would be less of a problem.

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Captain Ron  May 26, 2022 • 12:07:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:07:47pm
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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 12:08:23pm

re: #100 Crush White Nationalism

If all the kids who weren’t raised to be Conservative potted plants refused to go to school until we have reasonable gun control, it would force the issue.

School’s over in Texas today, but it would force the Republicans to pass legislation making protests punishable by denying cities and towns school funding.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 12:10:12pm
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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 12:10:47pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

Shumer said one of the D senators was trying to convince 10 Rs to join him in allowing the bill to be debated, and he was giving him time. The senator from CN, I think?

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 12:11:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:11:23pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:13:17pm

He’s a loon

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 12:13:27pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

They’re hoping the outrage over this dies down next week.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:15:22pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

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No way they could have known who was dead or alive. Ie it can’t get worse so we can wait.

Or whether the nut was barricaded, or moving around killing more

They had no idea.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 26, 2022 • 12:16:12pm

If I remember correctly, at the Parkland shooting cops were afraid to go into the school school because the shooter has heavily armed. This good guy with a guns seems like BS to me.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:16:23pm

re: #108 jaunte

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Nothing “unthinkable” about it

You make us think about it every damn week

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 12:16:25pm

Barricaded=he locked the door and they were stymied for an HOUR.

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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 12:17:37pm

re: #86 Crush White Nationalism

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In Spanish-speaking places, Beto is a pretty common nickname for Robert.

Y’know, Roberto

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 12:17:40pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:18:24pm

re: #116 sagehen

In Spanish-speaking places, Beto is a pretty common nickname for Robert.

Y’know, Roberto

Just another in a long line of asininity

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:18:28pm

re: #106 Charles Johnson

I’m starting to move toward abolishing the police, which I once considered unacceptable.

Parents should have forced the cops into the building, but people are afraid of the police. When cops are murdering someone in front of witnesses, no one takes out the murderer, because we’re afraid of police.

If they’re just a useless gang that instills fear in Americans and writes reports after a tragedy, why keep them around?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:19:42pm

re: #110 Dangerman

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Barefoot Grin  May 26, 2022 • 12:20:05pm

Back the blew (it).

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:23:29pm

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Renaissance_Man  May 26, 2022 • 12:23:30pm

re: #119 Crush White Nationalism

I’m starting to move toward abolishing the police, which I once considered unacceptable.

Parents should have forced the cops into the building, but people are afraid of the police. When cops are murdering someone in front of witnesses, no one takes out the murderer, because we’re afraid of police.

If they’re just a useless gang that instills fear in Americans and writes reports after a tragedy, so why keep them around?

A police force is a good thing to have. America doesn’t actually have police though. American police are, culturally and philosophically, a gang that exists to enforce the interests of America’s privileged class by doing violence to those without privilege. They are for all intents and purposes an occupying military force whose purpose is to keep a conquered people in line.

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Wile E. Wonka  May 26, 2022 • 12:24:00pm

Friend of mine from Austin (now living in Indiana) sent me this yesterday. Sums it up pretty well, I feel.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 26, 2022 • 12:24:06pm

re: #118 Dangerman

Just another in a long line of asininity

Like Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz?

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n 😷 Trips  May 26, 2022 • 12:24:45pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:26:13pm

re: #52 lawhawk

Or a student somehow manages to find and fire the gun that was mishandled by said teacher. Because no one ever left their gun unattended ever.

Or the gun gets used in a domestic.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 12:27:10pm

re: #63 Teukka

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They want us dead.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:27:49pm

re: #126 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n 😷 Trips

They also said he had armor, then said that he didn’t and was just an idiot wearing a plate carrier without the plate, so not being stopped didn’t make any sense. Maybe the school cop wasn’t there, and they tried to cover that up. The FBI does need to look into this.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:27:59pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:28:50pm

re: #65 EPR-radar

Yeah, it was amazing how quickly that story disappeared. Naturally it was because that story was “gun nut gone bad”.

And it didn’t take place at a school, so all the talking points that we are hearing now, are nullified.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 26, 2022 • 12:29:26pm

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

As I asked earlier, when did asking police officers to take responsibility for their actions become the equivalent of “demonizing” them?

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Citizen K  May 26, 2022 • 12:30:13pm

re: #104 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Again, worth noting that the SC security thing only passed as quick as it did because the GOP sens were on board with unanimous consent. And that also included several progressive stalwarts on the Dem side as well. The cloture vote just now? Yeah. Again, Republicans are the stonewall monolith here, as always.

re: #107 retired cynic

Shumer said one of the D senators was trying to convince 10 Rs to join him in allowing the bill to be debated, and he was giving him time. The senator from CN, I think?

Chris Murphy I believe. He’s on the record as being desperate to try and get any little thing through, even if he knows getting the bipartisan agreement is pointless. He has to try, because its his job, and it’s been his pet project since Sandy Hook. And isn’t that what folks have been rabbling about toward Dems? To ‘try’?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:30:29pm

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:31:46pm

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

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George Floyd was not lionized for how he lived or what he did.

He is remembered for how the police executed him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:32:16pm

re: #130 Dopamine Fish

I did not realize that being a hero required a guarantee of rewards.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:32:25pm

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:32:27pm

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As I asked earlier, when did asking police officers to take responsibility for their actions become the equivalent of “demonizing” them?

When it became patriotic to fetishize the police. At that point, any criticism of the police was met by cries of, THEY HAVE HARD JOBS! THEY’RE HEROES! SUPPORT THE POLICE!

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:32:54pm

re: #132 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

As I asked earlier, when did asking police officers to take responsibility for their actions become the equivalent of “demonizing” them?

When did the 2a become consequence free?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:32:59pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

I did not realize that being a hero required a guarantee of rewards.

Everything is transactional to the depraved people who are attracted to the Republican party.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 12:33:01pm
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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:33:06pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

I did not realize that being a hero required a guarantee of rewards.

I believe those are called “mercenaries”.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 12:34:07pm
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bratwurst  May 26, 2022 • 12:34:13pm

I do my best to stay offline in the aftermath of mass shootings, as I am done forever with pedantic “well actually” nonsense about the definition of assault weapons or magazines vs. drums etc.

That was a significant part of the noise here after Sandy Hook.

A lot of shit in the world has become much MUCH worse in the last decade, glad this is a rare case of the contrary.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:36:16pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 12:36:20pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:37:23pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

I did not realize that being a hero required a guarantee of rewards.

See the short lenny bruce video, thank you mask man

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 12:37:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:37:52pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:38:47pm

re: #138 Dopamine Fish

When it became patriotic to fetishize the police. At that point, any criticism of the police was met by cries of, THEY HAVE HARD JOBS! THEY’RE HEROES! SUPPORT THE POLICE!

Ill support em when they actually do their jobs
Justly fairly equally

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:39:15pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:40:10pm

re: #143 gocart mozart

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Thunderdome

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 12:40:25pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 12:40:46pm

re: #149 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spanish speaking reporters asking for some translation, please.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:41:04pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:41:06pm

re: #145 Backwoods_Sleuth

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We are all Susan Collins //

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:42:08pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:43:06pm

re: #138 Dopamine Fish

When it became patriotic to fetishize the police. At that point, any criticism of the police was met by cries of, THEY HAVE HARD JOBS! THEY’RE HEROES! SUPPORT THE POLICE!

We haven’t yet heard cop wives whine and bleat about how scared they are for their hubbies (at least when their hubbies aren’t beating them.) I guess, in three, two…
//

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:43:09pm

re: #148 jaunte

[Embedded content]

“Active investigation” at the time my ass
They weren’t doing anything

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 12:43:55pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

They’re hoping the outrage over this dies down next week.

It will.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:44:00pm

re: #158 Sherlock Hound

We haven’t yet heard cop wives whine and bleat about how scared they are for their hubbies (at least when their hubbies aren’t beating them.) I guess, in three, two…
//

“I’m glad my husband didn’t charge into Robb Elementary School, except to save my own kids.”

-NYT Pitchbot, probably

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 12:44:37pm

The GOP candidate for the US Senate in Georgia. C’mon Georgia, be better than Alabama.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:46:17pm

re: #151 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Read the chyron
All victims in the same classroom

Next they’ll be suggesting smaller class sizes. (As if, cause that means $)

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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:46:20pm

re: #143 gocart mozart

The International Space Station has multiple entrances, even if you need a suit or a spacecraft.
//

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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:47:43pm

re: #144 bratwurst

I do my best to stay offline in the aftermath of mass shootings, as I am done forever with pedantic “well actually” nonsense about the definition of assault weapons or magazines vs. drums etc.

That was a significant part of the noise here after Sandy Hook.

A lot of shit in the world has become much MUCH worse in the last decade, glad this is a rare case of the contrary.

Dark Falcon isn’t here.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 12:47:58pm

re: #163 Dangerman

Read the chyron
All victims in the same classroom

Next they’ll be suggesting smaller class sizes. (As if, cause that means $)

They’ve already said with a straight face that the solution is just to homeschool everybody. Plus, that’ll also solve their problem of woke public school agendas. Parents are now REQUIRED to indoctrinate their kids at home! Mothers are going to be FORCED to stay at home with the kids! It’s the ultimate victory in the culture wars! And all it took was some asshole killing 19 kids and some school staff!

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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2022 • 12:48:52pm
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bratwurst  May 26, 2022 • 12:49:49pm

re: #163 Dangerman

Next they’ll be suggesting smaller class sizes. (As if, cause that means $)

As someone who worked in education for decades, let me assure you that nobody in charge will be calling for smaller class sizes ever.

re: #165 Sherlock Hound

Dark Falcon isn’t here.

He was FAR from the only active user here 10 years ago who placed their gun fetish ahead of the safety of school children.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:50:03pm

re: #144 bratwurst

I do my best to stay offline in the aftermath of mass shootings, as I am done forever with pedantic “well actually” nonsense about the definition of assault weapons or magazines vs. drums etc.

That was a significant part of the noise here after Sandy Hook.

A lot of shit in the world has become much MUCH worse in the last decade, glad this is a rare case of the contrary.

The worst people on Fark were talking to each other about their gun hobbies while the rest of us were talking about dead kids. I haven’t seen that here since DF realized he was never going to be able to lie us around to the point of view his father installed in him.

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Wile E. Wonka  May 26, 2022 • 12:51:12pm

re: #111 Eclectic Cyborg

They’re hoping thinking and praying the outrage over this dies down next week.

FTFY

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Dr Lizardo  May 26, 2022 • 12:51:17pm

Ray Liotta isn’t the only celebrity death today:

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher has passed away at 60:

consequence.net

and

Alan White, the longtime drummer for Yes, has died at the age of 72:

apnews.com

RIP

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  May 26, 2022 • 12:52:00pm

re: #138 Dopamine Fish

When it became patriotic to fetishize the police. At that point, any criticism of the police was met by cries of, THEY HAVE HARD JOBS! THEY’RE HEROES! SUPPORT THE POLICE!

That is certainly true, and the fact that we send them out to maintain law and order in a weaponized society in which any encounter can quickly turn into a lethal one does not make their job any easier.

In 2019 German police shot and killed 14 persons (pop. 83 million)

In USA 634 persons were killed by police (population 330 million)

so per capita, some twelve times more in the USA

So why don’t we support our police by reducing the number of guns they have to face on a daily basis instead of “supporting” our police by absolving them of all responsibility for their actions?

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 12:54:12pm

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

Ray Liotta isn’t the only celebrity death today:

consequence.net

and

apnews.com

RIP

John Aylward

ER, west wing
(Ok I’m a bit odd)

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 12:56:45pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:57:14pm

re: #171 Dr Lizardo

Ray Liotta isn’t the only celebrity death today:

consequence.net

and

apnews.com

RIP

Lawhawk told us about Alan. This is the first I heard about Andy.

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Dr Lizardo  May 26, 2022 • 12:58:42pm

re: #175 Crush White Nationalism

Lawhawk told us about Alan. This is the first I heard about Andy.

Just saw it myself a few minutes ago.

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 12:59:21pm
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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 12:59:47pm

re: #163 Dangerman

Read the chyron
All victims in the same classroom

Next they’ll be suggesting smaller class sizes. (As if, cause that means $)

Their deaths will be more intimate and personal.
///

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 12:59:54pm

re: #176 Dr Lizardo

Just saw it myself a few minutes ago.

Time to call it a day. Have a good one, Lizards and stay healthy.

I’d like to as well. This day has been TERRIBLE. I’ve had enough, but it’s only 3pm here.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:02:25pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:03:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:03:14pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:03:42pm

re: #141 Charles Johnson

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Let em fight

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:07:45pm

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:07:47pm
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Wile E. Wonka  May 26, 2022 • 1:07:50pm

re: #172 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That’s a fair point. Reasonable gun control, social safety nets, living wages, civil and voting rights, and all the other Democratic bills currently rotting on the Senate filibuster table would sure draw down a bunch of the desperation that fuels so much rage, and could help send violent crime rates on their way back down toward the historic lows we used to enjoy, way back in (checks notes) 2013-2015.

And we know how much calmer the GOP and police departments used to be back then.
///////

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:08:13pm
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John Hughes  May 26, 2022 • 1:08:36pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

If the US has a mass gun murder problem because of “mental illness,” rather than guns the question then becomes, why are more Americans insane than other people?

Actually, an a non American, I do think the problem is mental illness.

But not in the perpetrators. In the republican party.

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Captain Ron  May 26, 2022 • 1:10:10pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:10:13pm

re: #188 John Hughes

If the US has a mass gun murder problem because of “mental illness,” rather than guns the question then becomes, why are more Americans insane than other people?

Actually, an a non American, I do think the problem is mental illness.

But not in the perpetrators. In the republican party.

But they won’t do anything about that either

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:10:31pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:10:56pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:11:03pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:12:39pm

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John Hughes  May 26, 2022 • 1:16:06pm

Ok, a mostly irrelevant comment:

When we obsess over the exegesis of the 2nd:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

“Why is there a comma there”, “what does well regulated mean”…

Why don’t we we talk about the simple fact that it’s bullshit.

“A well regulated militia” is not just unnecessary for “the security of a free state”, it’s also useless, often contra productive.

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Mattand  May 26, 2022 • 1:17:04pm

re: #2 lawhawk

Colbert gets more specific than saying Congress. It’s GOP in Congress that blocks any action supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans. Something like 90% of Americans want responsible gun regulation and background checks, and the GOP blocks it..

And how many of these fucking rocket scientists keep voting for Republicans?

Colbert’s right; this fucking national policy of protecting guns over children is entirely Republican-made. But if you can’t get people to punish the GOP by not voting for them, it’ll never get fixed.

Jesus, my sister is a teacher and she gets angry at me for being angry about this situation. If I blame Republicans, it’s all “Both sides are just as bad”. Her husband is on a “Biden is a moron” kick right now. He’s blaming Biden for the fact no one wants to work in his shitty warehouse because people are finding better jobs that are less strenuous and pay better.

Until people are ready to point the finger at the people responsible and keep them from the levers of power, we’re never going to get this under control.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:17:11pm
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Dave In Austin  May 26, 2022 • 1:18:31pm

re: #194 Dangerman

#AbbottUvaldeMassacre

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:19:45pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:20:17pm

re: #194 Dangerman

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:20:37pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:21:17pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s just too hard for him to say they failed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:21:39pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:22:01pm

“We have to avoid saying they failed by pretending to gather and assess all information.”

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Mattand  May 26, 2022 • 1:22:40pm

re: #197 Backwoods_Sleuth

Jesus Christ, no wonder Trump loves him. That’s just as incoherent anything he’s ever said.

Fuck, that whole exchange:

“How do you feel about gun control?”

“We gotta pray more.”

Just… wow.

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:22:58pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:23:56pm

re: #205 Mattand

Jesus Christ, no wonder Trump loves him. That’s just as incoherent anything he’s ever said.

Fuck, that whole exchange:

“How do you feel about gun control?”

“We gotta pray more.”

Just… wow.

He’s not just a dumbass. He’s a dumbass with DID and CTE. He has no business having authority over anyone. I wouldn’t trust him with a goldfish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:23:59pm
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Captain Ron  May 26, 2022 • 1:24:33pm
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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:26:28pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:28:38pm
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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 1:29:27pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:29:39pm
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John Hughes  May 26, 2022 • 1:30:50pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Defund the police. They’re useless

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 1:31:38pm

He deleted the tweet. There’s a ‘shopped image going around purporting to show Ted Cruz posting exactly the same tweet after every gun massacre.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 1:31:58pm

I was always taught prayer should be followed by action.

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:32:20pm

re: #215 Charles Johnson

Cruz is much too slippery for that.

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 1:33:43pm

re: #216 Eclectic Cyborg

I was always taught prayer should be followed by action.

You have not been indoctrinated in the ways of White American Jesus. All he asks is for you to wish really hard, and he’ll give you whatever you want without you having to lift a finger for it. (Oh, and pay the church a metric fuck-ton of money.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:33:53pm

re: #217 jaunte

Cruz is much too slippery for that.

he has a thesaurus handy so he can use different adjectives

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Dopamine Fish  May 26, 2022 • 1:34:17pm

re: #215 Charles Johnson

He deleted the tweet. There’s a ‘shopped image going around purporting to show Ted Cruz posting exactly the same tweet after every gun massacre.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 1:37:16pm

I made pizza for lunch and probably dinner as well.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:39:50pm

re: #221 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I made pizza for lunch and probably dinner as well.

[Embedded content]

Starts motorcycle…

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Captain Ron  May 26, 2022 • 1:40:49pm
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The Squire of Logos  May 26, 2022 • 1:41:17pm

re: #221 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I made pizza for lunch and probably dinner as well.

[Embedded content]

I shouldn’t really be eating pizza anymore, but I do live vicariously through yours.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 1:41:51pm
What I do know is that that Democrats are a normal U.S. political party, which means that they are mainly pragmatic problem-solvers. That is, what US political parties are usually good at is finding out what makes their constituents unhappy and attempting to do something about it. They listen to voters in their districts; to the party coalition that nominates them; to their strongest supporters. Some of their solutions may turn out to be highly ideological. Some are not. They’re generally willing to cut deals to pass something, figuring that something is better than nothing. If it doesn’t have the votes, or it’s implemented and it doesn’t work, they’ll try something else…”

“What’s gone horribly wrong is that one of the two major parties, the Republican Party, has mostly abandoned all of that.”

Bloomberg

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 1:42:28pm

re: #215 Charles Johnson

He deleted the tweet. There’s a ‘shopped image going around purporting to show Ted Cruz posting exactly the same tweet after every gun massacre.

Disinformation is bad, but your post did encourage me to take another shot at Ted and Texas.

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jaunte  May 26, 2022 • 1:43:35pm

re: #226 Crush White Nationalism

We are in close contact with local officials

He couldn’t name one without a reference.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:46:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:50:24pm

the GOP reactions are totally predictably useless

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 1:56:18pm

Deleted that tweet because I don’t want to malign police who may not have been on scene.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 1:58:47pm

re: #195 John Hughes

Ok, a mostly irrelevant comment:

When we obsess over the exegesis of the 2nd:

“Why is there a comma there”, “what does well regulated mean”…

Why don’t we we talk about the simple fact that it’s bullshit.

“A well regulated militia” is not just unnecessary for “the security of a free state”, it’s also useless, often contra productive.

History shows you’re right but in 1776, they were paranoid about standing armies after the Wars of the Three Kingdoms/English Civil Wars and its New Model Army. That led to the fantasy that a militia of white males with the property owners as officers could suffice.

The only thing the militia was ever good at was killing Native Americans and slaves who tried to revolt or run away.

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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2022 • 1:59:12pm

re: #83 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now do “Ted” Cruz

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 1:59:31pm
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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 2:01:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:03:20pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 2:07:23pm

Knew this was in the works but didn’t know construction has started until the other day when I needed to go down to Jackpot.

Massive solar investment project coming to Twin Falls County

“It’s a 120-megawatt facility, utility-scale solar and it’ll be operational, (its) planned operation is at the end of this year,” said Idaho Power COO Adam Richins

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 2:09:51pm

re: #236 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Jackpot is a beautiful place…to drive through.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:11:04pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 2:11:42pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:12:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:15:37pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 2:16:12pm

re: #240 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 2:19:02pm

re: #237 darthstar

Jackpot is a beautiful place…to drive through.

Less than 5 minutes if you catch the (only) stop light in town right. Remember to set your watch/clock back 1 hour when you cross the creek south of town.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 2:25:29pm

re: #242 Crush White Nationalism

They want to force guns onto teachers instead of being a developed nation with reasonable gun control.

Because you can’t trust ‘em to teach about math, history, race relations, or that LGBTQ folks exist. But carrying a gun in a classroom full of kids? Sure! What’s the worst that could happen?

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 2:26:11pm

re: #238 Backwoods_Sleuth

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EstebanTornado1963  May 26, 2022 • 2:29:42pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:36:24pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 2:37:00pm

The Right are all coalescing around the “solution” - turn schools into fortresses, with a single entry point guarded by one or more heavily armed police officer.

I looked it up - there are 190,000 schools in America. So, that’s hundreds of thousands of new police officers, whose job is to do nothing all day, at the gate. Who would volunteer for, or take that job? And are they really who you want to give a gun to, and charge them with keeping children safe?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:42:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:43:46pm
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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 2:44:37pm

re: #248 Blind Frog Belly White

The Right are all coalescing around the “solution” - turn schools into fortresses, with a single entry point guarded by one or more heavily armed police officer.

I looked it up - there are 190,000 schools in America. So, that’s hundreds of thousands of new police officers, whose job is to do nothing all day, at the gate. Who would volunteer for, or take that job? And are they really who you want to give a gun to, and charge them with keeping children safe?

They have no intention of appropriating the funds that would be necessary to pay for that. As soon as the news cycle moves on, they’ll drop it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 2:46:09pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 2:47:45pm

re: #251 No Malarkey!

They have no intention of appropriating the funds that would be necessary to pay for that. As soon as the news cycle moves on, they’ll drop it.

Right. It’s chaff.

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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 2:49:47pm

re: #231 William Lewis

History shows you’re right but in 1776, they were paranoid about standing armies after the Wars of the Three Kingdoms/English Civil Wars and its New Model Army. That led to the fantasy that a militia of white males with the property owners as officers could suffice.

The only thing the militia was ever good at was killing Native Americans and slaves who tried to revolt or run away.

at the time, Canadians, bears and mountain lions were also a realistic threat.

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 2:50:09pm

re: #253 Blind Frog Belly White

Right. It’s chaff.

If you look at what the GOP does, as opposed to what they say, they support more school massacres.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 2:54:10pm

re: #255 No Malarkey!

If you look at what the GOP does, as opposed to what they say, they support more school massacres.

Objectively pro-massacre.


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