The Bob Cesca Podcast: Horrified and Heartbroken

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Horrified And Heartbroken — [Explicit Content] Support the David Needs Wheels Go Fund Me. Senate Republicans block the domestic terrorism bill. The tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Hero of the Day: Beto O’Rourke. The anti-gun campaign that doesn’t require Congress. The Truth Initiative’s anti-smoking campaign. The Republican lies about how to solve gun violence. There were security guards and police at Robb Elementary. Republicans routinely cut mental health funding. Ted Cruz vs SkyNews. The new “thoughts and prayers.” Trump loses appeal in the Letitia James lawsuit. Trump wanted Mike Pence to be hanged. With Spicy Jody Hamilton, David ‘TRex’ Fergsuson, music by David Newbould, Richard Turgeon, and more.

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210 comments
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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 2:52:32pm

Tornado warnings in parts of south central/eastern Kentucky.

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Barefoot Grin  May 26, 2022 • 2:52:52pm
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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 2:57:34pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:00:07pm

re: #1 No Malarkey!

Tornado warnings in parts of south central/eastern Kentucky.

I keep checking the sky. One of those warnings is about 10-15 miles south of me

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:04:26pm

re: #4 Backwoods_Sleuth

I keep checking the sky. One of those warnings is about 10-15 miles south of me

a second warning area same distance north of me in Ohio

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:05:20pm

Yay, me…

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2022 • 3:05:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:09:23pm
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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 3:09:41pm

The big story, other than the weather, is the arraignment of the man who shot and killed his wife and two adult daughters in Lexington. May has been the deadliest month in Lexington in ten years.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2022 • 3:10:26pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:12:03pm

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

and he has 13 more tweets that continue the list

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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 3:12:26pm

re: #10 Patricia Kayden

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does he have amnesia? Sandy Hook, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.


eta: ah. didn’t realize it was a long thread.

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Barefoot Grin  May 26, 2022 • 3:13:48pm

re: #12 sagehen

does he have amnesia? Sandy Hook, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.

It’s several tweets long.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:17:44pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:31:03pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 3:33:57pm

re: #255 No Malarkey!

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

Repugs have actually said that school shootings help make the case for home schooling and its inbred cousin, the school choice/voucher scam. This is one of their priorities as a party, transfer billions in public school funding into the hands of local hucksters and pulpit pimps.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 3:36:10pm
According to Insider’s reporting, which is behind a paywall, Alex Kipman, who invented Microsoft’s HoloLens mixed-realty headset and currently oversees the company’s metaverse efforts, bears the brunt of the criticism. One story involves Kipman in 2016 or 2017, wearing a VR headset that was also mirrored on a nearby monitor, where everyone in the room could see what he was viewing. The content was not very work-safe, and it made many of the women in the room “very uncomfortable.”

From the Insider report: “In the video that filled the screen, several young women in skimpy clothing frolicked on a bed; an overtly sexualized pillow fight ensued. An employee who was present, speaking with Insider later, described the scene as “VR porn.” The assembled staffers exchanged confused glances, and a couple of them walked out.”

Kipman is later accused of fostering “a culture that diminishes women’s contributions.”

In another instance, Kipman rubbed a woman employee’s shoulders despite her looking “deeply uncomfortable” and did not lay off even after the employee “shrugged her shoulders, apparently trying to make him stop.”

Perhaps even more damning, managers went to great lengths not to leave women around Kipman. There is even an accusation that Kipman had to have “chaperones” from human resources during meetings (Microsoft denied the practice). And last year, more than 25 employees contributed to a report about Kipman’s inappropriate behavior, although no actions were taken.

Indeed, a blessing in disguise was the pandemic, as it meant no one had to work with Kipman in person, according to one former executive who worked with him.

A new report calls out Alex Kipman and other Microsoft execs for ‘verbal abuse and sexual harassment’ (Windows Central)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:36:11pm

wait just one stinkin’ minute. I got LOTS of questions…

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:37:48pm

re: #16 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Repugs have actually said that school shootings help make the case for home schooling and its inbred cousin, the school choice/voucher scam. This is one of their priorities as a party, transfer billions in public school funding into the hands of local hucksters and pulpit pimps.

Only the GOP would think that the cause of too many school shootings is that there are too many schools.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:37:57pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 3:38:03pm

Holy shit.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 3:38:33pm

Rethuglicans can’t win without cheating.

Michigan GOP governor hopefuls off ballot, court fight next

Two of the leading candidates for the GOP nomination for Michigan governor say they will ask the courts to intervene after they were found ineligible Thursday for the August primary, reshaping the race to challenge Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the battleground state this fall.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:39:17pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait just one stinkin’ minute. I got LOTS of questions…

Every sperm is sacred.
Every sperm is great!
If a sperm is wasted,
God gets quite irate!

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 3:41:05pm

NBC just reported the killer targeted kids in 4 rooms, not just one, as the reports continue to change.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:41:28pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

wait just one stinkin’ minute. I got LOTS of questions…

The other thing is, this makes serial rape a valid reproductive strategy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:42:52pm

re: #25 No Malarkey!

NBC just reported the killer targeted kids in 4 rooms, not just one, as the reports continue to change.

Everything you know is wrong.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 3:45:09pm

I’m actually glad that we’re seeing more of these mutants admit the truth: Retaining their AR-15s is so important to them because they think those AR-15s are needed for a race war. To them, leaving the white race, especially white women, without a way to hold off the zombie hordes is much worse than a few hundred dead children a year.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 3:46:38pm

re: #26 Blind Frog Belly White

The other thing is, this makes serial rape a valid reproductive strategy.

Howdy stranger.

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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 3:47:13pm

re: #25 No Malarkey!

NBC just reported the killer targeted kids in 4 rooms, not just one, as the reports continue to change.

I thought they looked of different ages.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2022 • 3:47:27pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

Tbh, this isn’t even shocking anymore. What is shocking is how many (mostly White) women support the misogynistic ideology behind forced birtherism. We’re entering very dark times in this country. Blue states are going to have to codify reproductive rights in their constitutions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:47:32pm

re: #25 No Malarkey!

NBC just reported the killer targeted kids in 4 rooms, not just one, as the reports continue to change.

the news just keeps evolving…

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 3:47:46pm

re: #143 gocart mozart

Going back to that guy who claimed every place had a single door, here’s the only one that matters:

Hotel California

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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 3:48:08pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

Everything you know is wrong.

That’s probably true!

Good to see you!!

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 3:49:43pm

Kevin Spacey charged with several sexual assaults in the U.K.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2022 • 3:49:43pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:49:46pm

re: #29 wrenchwench

Howdy stranger.

Hey there!
Lookie what I got/made.

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:50:14pm

re: #34 retired cynic

That’s probably true!

Good to see you!!

It’s good to be seen!

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 3:50:35pm

………

Replied to the wrong post.

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DodgerFan1988  May 26, 2022 • 3:51:00pm

Crawl back under the rock from which you came, you fucking scum!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 3:52:04pm

almost 1/2 inch rain in 10 minutes here in TheBackwoods and still raining hard.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 3:52:50pm

re: #33 lawhawk

Going back to that guy who claimed every place had a single door, here’s the only one that matters:

Hotel California

And it was only one way.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 3:53:38pm

re: #37 Blind Frog Belly White

Hey there!
Lookie what I got/made.

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Nice ti! Triple crank?

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 3:55:14pm

re: #43 wrenchwench

Nice ti! Triple crank?

Nah. I don’t like how triples shift. So instead, I put more gears in the back - 11-32 cassette!

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Grunthos the Flatulent  May 26, 2022 • 3:55:41pm

Tomorrow’s Wordle has had a mixed reception.

Wordle 342 3/6

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Today’s data points: 2,3,4,4,5

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 3:56:01pm

re: #27 Blind Frog Belly White

I know that early reports are often wrong, and often wrong in ways that boggle, but the way events are being reported here, it seems as though no one knows what happened and why cops didn’t act to stop the carnage. This particular town has about 15,000 living there, and they’ve got a SWAT that they’re so proud of? I find that particularly odd.

I live in a town in northern NJ with a population of about 15,000. No SWAT needed. If events warrant, there’s county sheriff’s office and mutual support for county-wide SWAT.

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Ace Rothstein  May 26, 2022 • 3:57:49pm

Henry will be buried next to Tommy’s shinebox.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 3:59:31pm

re: #44 Blind Frog Belly White

Nah. I don’t like how triples shift. So instead, I put more gears in the back - 11-32 cassette!

I got that with a triple, but it’s a mountain bike. Mechanics these days don’t know how to adjust a front derailleur to make a triple work. A little bending, some fancy cable routing… get off my lawn with those skinny tires!

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 4:01:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:02:16pm

re: #46 lawhawk

I know that early reports are often wrong, and often wrong in ways that boggle, but the way events are being reported here, it seems as though no one knows what happened and why cops didn’t act to stop the carnage. This particular town has about 15,000 living there, and they’ve got a SWAT that they’re so proud of? I find that particularly odd.

I live in a town in northern NJ with a population of about 15,000. No SWAT needed. If events warrant, there’s county sheriff’s office and mutual support for county-wide SWAT.

and the PD there accounts for 40% of the Uvalde city budget

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 4:02:36pm

re: #46 lawhawk

I know that early reports are often wrong, and often wrong in ways that boggle, but the way events are being reported here, it seems as though no one knows what happened and why cops didn’t act to stop the carnage. This particular town has about 15,000 living there, and they’ve got a SWAT that they’re so proud of? I find that particularly odd.

I live in a town in northern NJ with a population of about 15,000. No SWAT needed. If events warrant, there’s county sheriff’s office and mutual support for county-wide SWAT.

I saw that. Like a 10 person SWAT team. And they had to wait for Border Patrol?

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 4:04:47pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 4:06:01pm

Programmes of violence,
As entertainment,
Brings the disease into your room.
We know the germ,
Which is man-made in metal,
Is really a key to your own tomb.
Prevention is better than cure,
Bad apples affecting the pure,
You’ll gather your senses I’m sure
Then agree to,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more desire them.
Children will want them,
Mothers supply them,
As long as your killers are heroes.
And all the media
Will fiddle while Rome burns,
Acting like modern-time Neros.
Prevention is better than cure,
Bad apples affecting the pure,
You’ll gather your senses I’m sure
Then agree to,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more desire them.
I’m speaking to the Justice League of America.
The you S of A,
Hey you,
Yes you in particular!
When it comes to the judgement day and you’re standing at the gates with your weaponry,
You dead go down on one knee,
Clasp your hands in prayer and start quoting me,
‘cause we say…
Our father we’ve managed to contain the epidemic in one place, now,
Let’s hope they shoot themselves instead of others,
Help to civilize the race now.
We’ve trapped the cause of the plague,
In the land of the free and the home of the brave.
If we listen quietly we can hear them shooting from grave to grave.
You ought to,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.

Youtube Video

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 4:06:24pm

re: #48 wrenchwench

I got that with a triple, but it’s a mountain bike. Mechanics these days don’t know how to adjust a front derailleur to make a triple work. A little bending, some fancy cable routing… get off my lawn with those skinny tires!

Well, I’m my own mechanic, so….

I actually built it with a triple when I got the frame. Even adjusted it so it worked reasonably well. But then I got a hankering for a double, so I RE-built it with full 8-speed Dura Ace, about the same age as the frame (1995). Kept it that way for 4 months, but at 64 I’m too old to do much climbing in 39x25. So I RE-rebuilt it with R8000 Ultegra.

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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 4:07:15pm
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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 4:08:50pm

re: #53 gocart mozart

In the valley below that white horse a great and bloody slaughter was wrought—without guns.
king-alfred.com

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 4:09:30pm

10+. Delirious with joy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:10:33pm

re: #56 Decatur Deb

In the valley below that white horse a great and bloody slaughter was fought—without guns.

Uffington White Horse

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:14:01pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

Uffington White Horse

Youtube Video

David Bedford’s 1978 score The Song of the White Horse was commissioned for a BBC television documentary. The work charts a journey along an ancient Berkshire footpath between a stone-age burial mound and the famous White Horse of Uffington, celebrating King Alfred’s victory over the Danes at the Battle of Englefield in the 9th century (using words by G.K. Chesterton). Set for small ensemble and a children’s choir, it famously climaxes with the choir reaching stratospherically high notes by inhaling Helium gas.

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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 4:14:07pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

I love it, it is so modern and flowing.

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No Malarkey!  May 26, 2022 • 4:16:09pm

Cheney isn’t good, but she won’t support Trump’s coup attempt in 2025, and that is about the most we can hope for out of Wyoming.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:17:28pm

re: #60 retired cynic

I love it, it is so modern and flowing.

I got to see it in person more than 30 years ago. Really impressive.

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Sherlock Hound  May 26, 2022 • 4:20:24pm

re: #46 lawhawk

In Massachusetts, the state troopers hold the SWAT role. The SWAT team has been called to Salem once, to capture a fugitive bank robber.

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 4:20:29pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:20:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:21:23pm

re: #64 darthstar

and factory worker looks equally excited both times

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Blind Frog Belly White  May 26, 2022 • 4:23:39pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

and factory worker looks equally excited both times

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BlueSpotinAL  May 26, 2022 • 4:24:12pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

and factory worker looks equally excited both times

Keeping an eye on how far away the window is.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:24:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:25:07pm

re: #68 BlueSpotinAL

Keeping an eye on how far away the window is.

and bathtubs, stairs, umbrellas, cups of tea…

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 4:27:34pm

re: #55 lawhawk

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That gets a WOL - wow out loud - out of me.

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 4:28:08pm

re: #57 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

10+. Delirious with joy.

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I’m not sure my heart could take it, but I will chance it.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 4:30:21pm
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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 4:30:40pm
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Barefoot Grin  May 26, 2022 • 4:30:57pm

I wonder how many white suburban mothers of infants started to think felonious thoughts when the formula shortage intensified.

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 4:34:18pm

Shit…Andy Fletcher and Ray Liotta on one day?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:35:13pm
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lawhawk  May 26, 2022 • 4:36:53pm

re: #76 darthstar

And Alan White of Yes.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 4:37:10pm

re: #8 Backwoods_Sleuth

Chris has words for the Meghan Markle Haters:

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darthstar  May 26, 2022 • 4:37:41pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

I posted that pic from their facebook page and then deleted it earlier…but yeah, they have a SWAT team. Not that they used it.

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Patricia Kayden  May 26, 2022 • 4:38:22pm

re: #40 DodgerFan1988

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:39:53pm

re: #80 darthstar

I posted that pic from their facebook page and then deleted it earlier…but yeah, they have a SWAT team. Not that they used it.

they bragged about the diversity of that SWAT team.
The only diversity I can see is one female, and four guys with facial hair and four without.

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Barefoot Grin  May 26, 2022 • 4:41:03pm

re: #82 Backwoods_Sleuth

they bragged about the diversity of that SWAT team.
The only diversity I can see is one female, and four guys with facial hair and four without.

The guy in the lower left is Joe Garcia, I think.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:42:02pm

Elon isn’t even trying anymore.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:42:22pm

re: #83 Barefoot Grin

The guy in the lower left is Joe Garcia, I think.

I was wondering if that was the same guy

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 4:44:29pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 4:48:10pm

Almost as good as jeffreyw’s birb-on-birb action.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  May 26, 2022 • 4:48:49pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:51:43pm
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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 4:51:48pm

I followed a tweet from here and found a vast swamp of bottomless Meghan Markle hate. Good heavens! I thought it was a lovely gesture, as it was obvious she went incognito. If she wanted to be recognized, she sure could have done it! And the hate just made me so sick, I even replied to a couple of the twits, which I almost never do.

GAAH!

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 4:53:44pm

re: #90 retired cynic

I followed a tweet from here and found a vast swamp of bottomless Meghan Markle hate. Good heavens! I thought it was a lovely gesture, as it was obvious she went incognito. If she wanted to be recognized, she sure could have done it! And the hate just made me so sick, I even replied to a couple of the twits, which I almost never do.

GAAH!

I taunted some of them. Racists are boring, but it’s nice when they’re upset.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2022 • 4:54:14pm

re: #90 retired cynic

The black woman stole a white prince and the bigots got really, really mad.

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mmmirele  May 26, 2022 • 4:55:03pm

Well, Beto O’Rourke’s going into the lion’s den. He’s holding a rally tomorrow from 12 to 3 pm CDT in Discovery Green, which is right across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center. Which happens to be where the NRA is holding their meeting. Good for him and I sure wish I could be there!

Trump is supposed to be speaking sometime tomorrow at the NRA convention. I can’t find the time, but am I wrong for hoping that it crosses over the Beto rally?

Note: the 1500 McKinney address is slightly misleading, look at a map first and find parking before you go out there, if you do.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 4:55:04pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:55:32pm

The fact that the gunman responsible for this week’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, was able to buy two AR-15s days after his 18th birthday highlights how much easier it is for Americans to purchase rifles than handguns.

Under federal law, Americans buying handguns from licensed dealers must be at least 21, which would have precluded Salvador Ramos from buying that type of weapon. That trumps Texas law, which only requires buyers of any type of firearm to be 18 or older.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 4:56:22pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 26, 2022 • 4:56:33pm

re: #93 mmmirele

I wish him all the best of luck. Go Beto.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 4:57:23pm

re: #93 mmmirele

I can’t find the time, but am I wrong for hoping that it crosses over the Beto rally?

Pretty certain Beto will make that so.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 4:59:48pm

re: #77 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Kind of reminds me of the expectations people had for the Russian army.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 5:01:08pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 5:01:44pm

re: #90 retired cynic

I followed a tweet from here and found a vast swamp of bottomless Meghan Markle hate. Good heavens! I thought it was a lovely gesture, as it was obvious she went incognito. If she wanted to be recognized, she sure could have done it! And the hate just made me so sick, I even replied to a couple of the twits, which I almost never do.

GAAH!

There are entire Twitter accounts that are dedicated to Hating Meghan Markle. White people have way too much time on their hands.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 5:02:38pm

re: #101 The Pie Overlord!

There are entire Twitter accounts that are dedicated to Hating Meghan Markle. White people have way too much time on their hands.

And money, in many cases.

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 5:03:07pm

re: #89 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The use-of-force database will be a huge step by itself.

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ckkatz  May 26, 2022 • 5:08:34pm

Interesting thought:

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 5:09:04pm
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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 5:10:45pm

This was often called the reason Beto lost to Cruz. It has aged well, sorry to say.

Youtube Video

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ckkatz  May 26, 2022 • 5:11:13pm

And one more. And using the small loss of using a side door is a verbal tool to bring the much greater losses to the mind of the reader.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 5:13:07pm
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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 5:13:37pm

re: #73 Crush White Nationalism

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:16:09pm

saw this tweet thread a while ago and my spidey sense tingled:

just saw this:

I believe in benefit of the doubt but fishy is fishy…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:19:15pm
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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 5:19:16pm

re: #108 The Pie Overlord!

A fully-prepared young teacher has her blood type tattooed in a spot readily found by EMTs.

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PhillyPretzel  May 26, 2022 • 5:19:31pm

re: #110 Backwoods_Sleuth

There is always someone who will try to claim some sort of connection to an event in order to gain some sort of fame.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  May 26, 2022 • 5:20:08pm

re: #100 Charles Johnson

I figure that if less than one-third of Americans own guns, then we can focus our mental health efforts on gun owners and not the others and save a ton of resources.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 5:20:34pm
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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 5:23:13pm

re: #112 Decatur Deb

A fully-prepared young teacher has her blood type tattooed in a spot readily found by EMTs.

When I was hit by a car, the first to give me CPR was a Head Start teacher. (The second had taken the class the day before.)

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Moe Avattar  May 26, 2022 • 5:26:48pm

re: #106 wrenchwench

This was often called the reason Beto lost to Cruz. It has aged well, sorry to say.

Video

I’ve heard that a lot, from someone on the “Little Green Footballs” website.

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Crush White Nationalism  May 26, 2022 • 5:27:34pm
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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 5:28:31pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 26, 2022 • 5:28:36pm

re: #115 gocart mozart

If only an AG said that…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:29:40pm
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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 5:30:15pm

re: #117 Moe Avattar

I’ve heard that a lot, from someone on the “Little Green Footballs” website.

Everybody has a theory when the race is close. Mine: If only he had visited all 234 counties FIVE times instead of four…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:31:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:32:50pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:33:38pm
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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2022 • 5:37:18pm

re: #64 darthstar

Good stooges are hard to find, gotta keep hold of the ones you locate.

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steve_davis  May 26, 2022 • 5:42:48pm

One of the things that makes chess both frustrating and intriguing is the wide range of capabilities, even in one player, in one game. Just played a short 10 minute game with someone who played really nicely out of the open with white. Maintained the initiative. Forced me into an unpleasant exchange sequence that did me no favors. could have picked up an exchange with a one-move tactic, but missed it. Could have simply won a pawn twice, on two successive moves. Missed it. Let me get into rook endgame a pawn up, which likely would have been a draw, and which I then proceeded to lose on time because I got intrigued by it and forgot the clock was running. So, we both suck. We both are fully capable of making idiotic moves, but also some decent ones as well. it’s just an irritating way to play a game. Makes it feel more like gambling than skill.

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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 5:43:03pm

jfc this fucking asshole

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PhillyPretzel  May 26, 2022 • 5:44:35pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

The rude awakening is inbound to him.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:45:01pm
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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 5:45:17pm

re: #127 steve_davis

One of the things that makes chess both frustrating and intriguing is the wide range of capabilities, even in one player, in one game. Just played a short 10 minute game with someone who played really nicely out of the open with white. Maintained the initiative. Forced me into an unpleasant exchange sequence that did me no favors. could have picked up an exchange with a one-move tactic, but missed it. Could have simply won a pawn twice, on two successive moves. Missed it. Let me get into rook endgame a pawn up, which likely would have been a draw, and which I then proceeded to lose on time because I got intrigued by it and forgot the clock was running. So, we both suck. We both are fully capable of making idiotic moves, but also some decent ones as well. it’s just an irritating way to play a game. Makes it feel more like gambling than skill.

Mr. w earned a lot of money playing chess in the Navy

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Eventual Carrion  May 26, 2022 • 5:46:19pm

re: #96 gocart mozart

So how was the killer concealing his weapon? Did the guard just think he was happy to see him?

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Romantic Heretic  May 26, 2022 • 5:48:04pm

re: #66 Backwoods_Sleuth

and factory worker looks equally excited both times

He was afraid his performance wouldn’t allow his family to keep living. /s mostly.

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Jay C  May 26, 2022 • 5:49:04pm

re: #129 PhillyPretzel

The rude awakening is inbound to him.

We can only/fervently hope.

But SRSLY; if you read this trite crap on Some Ordinary Guy’s Twitter feed or blog, you’d be likely to pass it right over as so much, well, trite crap.
It doesn’t get any better shine from having been sourced from Some Seriously Rich Dude.

And Elon actually wonders why “billionaire” is used as a pejorative… ?

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The GOP is a racist terrorist organization  May 26, 2022 • 5:51:41pm

This smacks of all that #ReleaseTheMemo stuff Devin Nunes whined about during the Mueller investigation.

Gym Jordan Demands Jan. 6 Panel Show Him Evidence It Has Collected About Him

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:51:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:52:33pm

*snerk*

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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 5:52:40pm

re: #124 Backwoods_Sleuth

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High-poweered rifles are prohibited for hunting because they’re so destructive you can’t get a roast, or a rack of ribs, or whatevs, from the thing you shot.

The parents of the Uvalde kids are being DNA-swabbed, because their children’s bodies are so hideously damaged there’s no other way to identify them.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 5:54:06pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

That is literally part of your fucking job description

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:55:14pm

re: #138 sagehen

High-poweered rifles are prohibited for hunting because they’re so destructive you can’t get a roast, or a rack or ribs, or whatevs, from the thing you shot.

The parents of the Uvalde kids are being DNA-swabbed, because their children’s bodies are so hideously damaged there’s no other way to identify them.

the range aspect is also a huge consideration, especially when a bullet can travel miles.

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retired cynic  May 26, 2022 • 5:56:02pm

re: #132 Eventual Carrion

So how was the killer concealing his weapon? Did the guard just think he was happy to see him?

2 AK15s? Pretty stiff legged.

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EPR-radar  May 26, 2022 • 5:56:06pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

Dear Mr. Musk. The more you whine, the likelier it is that “filthy rich” etc. comes back into popular usage. So please proceed.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 5:56:55pm

re: #139 Dangerman

That is literally part of your fucking job description

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Border Patrol SWAT team was the first to go into the classroom and kill the shooter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:58:28pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

the range aspect is also a huge consideration, especially when a bullet can travel miles.

case in point:

Amish man accidentally killed girl in horse-drawn-buggy with stray gunshot, will serve 30 days in jail

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio Amish man will serve 30 days in jail for firing a bullet into the air that inadvertently killed a 15-year-old girl driving a horse-drawn buggy more than a mile away, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, 28-year-old Marion Yoder pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of negligent homicide, said Steve Knowling, the prosecutor for Holmes County in northern Ohio.

A judge sentenced Yoder to the maximum 180 days in the county jail, but suspended all but 30 days of the term. Yoder will be on probation for three years and will have to go back to jail for the full term if he violates it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 5:59:24pm
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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 5:59:34pm
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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 5:59:37pm

re: #132 Eventual Carrion

So how was the killer concealing his weapon? Did the guard just think he was happy to see him?

he didn’t have to conceal it; Texas is an open-carry state.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 6:00:30pm

re: #140 Backwoods_Sleuth

the range aspect is also a huge consideration, especially when a bullet can travel miles.

It’s _the_ consideration in Wisconsin. In farmland, every house is in range of a rifle in a deer field. Shotguns or muzzleloaders are much more appropriate, though even here areas that should still be limited are being opened up by the GOP. Interestingly, rural counties where rich GOPers live are not being opened up. Funny that, eh?

Still a .30 rifle can be used appropriately if you have a sane hunter. Side note: I do not consider anyone using the AR in 5.56 to hunt with to be a “sane hunter” and feral pigs are not appropriate game for an AR rifle.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 6:00:49pm

re: #137 Backwoods_Sleuth

*snerk*

Imo this is not a winning argument and never will be. Why people want a particular weapon is not relevant. As long as they’re allowed to have em.

Yes there are limits on machine guns etc. No one even wants to revisit there. But the AR-15 etc would be something new and never gonna happen in this environment.

So forget the iron.
Let em have what they want. Spend their $.

Focus on bad behavior and responsibility.
Consequences for when they misuse/ lose control of their precious.

It’s a much easier sell to understand.

Your gun. You’re responsible.
Who else could be but you?

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EPR-radar  May 26, 2022 • 6:01:34pm

re: #127 steve_davis

One of the things that makes chess both frustrating and intriguing is the wide range of capabilities, even in one player, in one game. Just played a short 10 minute game with someone who played really nicely out of the open with white. Maintained the initiative. Forced me into an unpleasant exchange sequence that did me no favors. could have picked up an exchange with a one-move tactic, but missed it. Could have simply won a pawn twice, on two successive moves. Missed it. Let me get into rook endgame a pawn up, which likely would have been a draw, and which I then proceeded to lose on time because I got intrigued by it and forgot the clock was running. So, we both suck. We both are fully capable of making idiotic moves, but also some decent ones as well. it’s just an irritating way to play a game. Makes it feel more like gambling than skill.

I eventually gave up on chess after reaching the melancholy conclusion that my love for the game vastly exceeded my talent for playing it.

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wrenchwench  May 26, 2022 • 6:04:20pm
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Charles Johnson  May 26, 2022 • 6:04:35pm
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EPR-radar  May 26, 2022 • 6:05:32pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

This is the sort of leniency that has to end. If a trigger of a gun is deliberately pulled, that is a premeditated act. If someone dies as a result of that trigger pull, the starting point should be murder 1, with self-defense (real, not Rittenhouse bullshit) being the only affirmative defense.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 6:05:56pm

re: #144 Backwoods_Sleuth

case in point:

Amish man accidentally killed girl in horse-drawn-buggy with stray gunshot, will serve 30 days in jail

Sorry.
Not enough.
The discharge was intentional.
He didn’t control where it went. He had no idea. He was careless and reckless.
He lost control.
The proof? The result.
Freedom, finances and future. Gone.
Demonstrably irresponsible.

Fuck second chances.
She don’t get a do over.
why does he?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 6:07:55pm

re: #117 Moe Avattar

I’ve heard that a lot, from someone on the “Little Green Footballs” website.

That was I, and I still think it was a bad idea at the time, unnecessary considering how far we were from being able to institute it even if Beto had won, and likely to alienate more people than it would win over. It was too deep, not too soon of course since there had already been many massacres, but premature in the sense that Texas voters were not ready for it. Cruz certainly exploited it. I also didn’t like the confrontational style, reinforcing the insane Repug fantasy that Democrats are hell bent on confiscating all guns. It would have been better to introduce the idea of restrictions on new sales combined with a buy back. Things change

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 6:08:48pm

re: #153 EPR-radar

This is the sort of leniency that has to end. If a trigger of a gun is deliberately pulled, that is a premeditated act. If someone dies as a result of that trigger pull, the starting point should be murder 1, with self-defense (real, not Rittenhouse bullshit) being the only affirmative defense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:12:58pm

re: #153 EPR-radar

This is the sort of leniency that has to end. If a trigger of a gun is deliberately pulled, that is a premeditated act. If someone dies as a result of that trigger pull, the starting point should be murder 1, with self-defense (real, not Rittenhouse bullshit) being the only affirmative defense.

re: #154 Dangerman

Sorry.
Not enough.
The discharge was intentional.
He didn’t control where it went. He had no idea. He was careless and reckless.
He lost control.
The proof? The result.
Freedom, finances and future. Gone.
Demonstrably irresponsible.

Fuck second chances.
She don’t get a do over.
why does he?

The girl is still dead.

My point was the fact that most bullets travel great distances…more than most people imagine possible.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 6:15:31pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

That was I, and I still think it was a bad idea at the time, unnecessary considering how far we were from being able to institute it even if Beto had won, and likely to alienate more people than it would win over. It was too deep, not too soon of course since there had already been many massacres, but premature in the sense that Texas voters were not ready for it. Cruz certainly exploited it. I also didn’t like the confrontational style, reinforcing the insane Repug fantasy that Democrats are hell bent on confiscating all guns. It would have been better to introduce the idea of restrictions on new sales combined with a buy back. Things change

This. Confiscation is a non-starter even with a huge number of Democrats.

Americans decided guns were more important than children when nothing happened after Sandy Hook and we collectively said, “So what”.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:16:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:19:18pm

Ohio today

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:21:52pm

thread

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 6:22:38pm

My gun control positions have not changed in several years.
1. Vetting and licensing of owners.
2. Mandatory insurance
3. Safe storage subject to ATF (not yokel police) inspection
4. Universal background checks.

These measures have worked very well in countries where they have been introduced. Contrary to much NRA/Repug propaganda, people in Canada, Australia and New Zealand own and regularly use millions of guns. There are 1.5 million guns in New Zealand, about 1 for every 3 people. This is far less than the US, with 1.2 guns per person, but still a long way from prohibition.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 6:26:42pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

My gun control positions have not changed in several years.
1. Vetting and licensing of owners.
2. Mandatory insurance
3. Safe storage subject to ATF (not yokel police) inspection
4. Universal background checks.

These measures have worked very well in countries where they have been introduced. Contrary to much NRA/Repug propaganda, people in Canada, Australia and New Zealand own and regularly use millions of guns. There are 1.5 million guns in New Zealand, about 1 for every 3 people. This is far less than the US, with 1.2 guns per person, but still a long way from prohibition.

The Czechs, the Finns, the Swedes and the Norwegians all have healthy gun cultures with sane regulations and controls. As I’ve said repeatedly, we could drop the Czech laws into the US and be far safer instantly.

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 6:27:20pm

re: #130 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Only of someone here will house me and my family. There are people here who would love to actually start shooting at government employees, and won’t mind taking out minorities and Democrats.

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gocart mozart  May 26, 2022 • 6:27:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:27:59pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:30:22pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 6:30:27pm

re: #166 Backwoods_Sleuth

I thought walls worked.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 6:31:13pm

re: #163 William Lewis

The Czechs, the Finns, the Swedes and the Norwegians all have healthy gun cultures with sane regulations and controls. As I’ve said repeatedly, we could drop the Czech laws into the US and be far safer instantly.

Switzerland: 25% gun ownership, shooting is a sacrament, near 0 yearly fatalities except suicide.
businessinsider.com

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 6:31:47pm

re: #167 Backwoods_Sleuth

We’re going to find out the cops killed some of them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:32:10pm

O_o

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 6:32:45pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

Moron.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 6:33:00pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

The girl is still dead.

My point was the fact that most bullets travel great distances…more than most people imagine possible.

I totally agree

A gun owner must know its capabilities.

How tf do we let people own a gun they can’t control it and/or don’t know what it could do?

It’s his gun. No one else’s.
He’s responsible.
For everything and anything.
Who but him?

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 6:33:53pm

re: #169 Decatur Deb

Switzerland: 25% gun ownership, shooting is a sacrament, near 0 yearly fatalities except suicide.
businessinsider.com

I understand they are regulated up the wazoo, with strict limits on ammo.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 6:35:21pm

re: #174 The Pie Overlord!

I understand they are regulated up the wazoo, with strict limits on ammo.

They have strict training and testing requirements.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 6:36:53pm

re: #171 Backwoods_Sleuth

The killer was a good guy with a gun until that moment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 26, 2022 • 6:37:35pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 6:38:48pm

I was thinking about buying another gun, but the appeal is gone for now and the idea is on hold.

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The Pie Overlord!  May 26, 2022 • 6:38:59pm

So now Mr. Fake Doctor is telling his audience that mental health TREATMENT causes mass shootings.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 6:39:47pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

Boebert: When 9/11 happened, we didn’t ban planes

She’s found an acorn. Gun deaths would plummet if we selected and regulated shooters to the same level the FAA regulates aviation.

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William Lewis  May 26, 2022 • 6:41:24pm

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

So now Mr. Fake Doctor is telling his audience that mental health TREATMENT causes mass shootings.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2022 • 6:42:50pm

re: #175 Decatur Deb

They have strict training and testing requirements.

I remember ammosexuals holding up Switzerland and Israel as examples of what America should be like after Newtown. But then you’d press them about if they really wanted to force all gun owners to be restricted to a license for a single handgun (or rifle if they’re a military vet), have to pass screenings for mental illness and background checks for past criminal behavior, be required (in the case of the Swiss) to belong to a shooting club in order to maintain your readiness, and be restricted to transporting your firearm (which must be in a state-approved case) either to the club or to an approved hunting ground if it should ever leave your house.

Usually the goobers would just then whine that they wanted a state-issued assault rifle like the Swiss or to be able to lug around an old WWII-era K98k like the female teacher in the picture they’d pass around as proof that all Israelis are packing because “THEY COULD BE ATTACKED AT ANY MOMENT!!!”

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 6:45:04pm

re: #176 GlutenFreeJesus

The killer was a good guy with a gun until that moment.

He might not have made it into the school if he was another color, open carrying and all

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2022 • 6:55:25pm

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

So now Mr. Fake Doctor is telling his audience that mental health TREATMENT causes mass shootings.

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Did I miss an announcement that they’d finally determined this latest shooter had been diagnosed with depression and put on SSRIs? Because the line I’ve been hearing since Tuesday is that he’s never been evaluated, committed, or in any way subjected to the sort of testing necessary to be prescribed anti-depressants, let alone the SSRIs that supposedly are the cause of all school shootings.

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Decatur Deb  May 26, 2022 • 6:58:32pm

A Starbucks cafe workforce in Birmingham has voted overwhelmingly to unionize. Look for the Union Venti.
al.com

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 7:05:29pm

re: #179 The Pie Overlord!

So now Mr. Fake Doctor is telling his audience that mental health TREATMENT causes mass shootings.

Yeah you’re gonna have to show actual, you know, citations of this finding for “almost every known school shooting!”

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 7:06:18pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Complete intellectual and political bankruptcy but the lame “good guy with a gun” is still all they have. I think they are starting to feel the heat. People are fed up. Get them on the run and keep them on the run.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2022 • 7:10:42pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well no, we didn’t ban planes. We instead put a stop on air travel for several days while we investigated what went wrong, put temporary restrictions in place to prevent a repeat, and then totally overhauled our airport security system to limit the possibility of future attacks. Every time an attempt was foiled, new restrictions were put in place, even if it meant the howling of wingnuts who hated being inconvenienced.

And guess what? We’ve never had a repeat of 9/11.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 7:19:51pm

re: #162 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

My gun control positions have not changed in several years.

Neither have mine

Control your weapons at all times
If you dont , lose your freedom, finances, and 2a future privileges.
That’s and, not or.

No gun safe? Some kid got ahold of it, didn’t even shoot it? Too bad. Jail it is.
you’re gonna get sued and/or fined for negligence, damages, etc. No insurance? Too bad. No assets? we’ll garnish your life.
You loaned it to someone not allowed to possess? you didn’t know, didn’t check? Too bad, now you lose your 2a privs.

yes, your life should be destroyed if you’re a fuck up.
Or don’t take on the responsibility and risks of gun ownership.

Control your weaponry at all times.
If you do, the rest of us will totally ignore you and your gun collection.

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sagehen  May 26, 2022 • 7:21:54pm
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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 7:25:44pm

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 7:26:47pm

re: #161 Backwoods_Sleuth

Insanity.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 26, 2022 • 7:26:51pm

re: #168 GlutenFreeJesus

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I thought walls worked.

Ummm, not an actually legit issue. LOL

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 26, 2022 • 7:29:11pm

re: #187 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

FFS.

It’s not like a considerable percentage of Americans owned multiple planes they could crash into other buildings.

Fucking stupid argument, even for Boebert.

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 7:29:59pm

More from The Yankees
They are pissed

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 7:31:30pm

Well organized and fearless, too. We need more of this.

Teachers unions plan to protest NRA convention

Leaders of the nation’s two largest teachers unions will travel to Houston to push gun safety on the same day as the National Rifle Association’s upcoming convention.

Driving the news: Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will speak on gun safety on May 27 as thousands of gun owners descend on Houston for the NRA’s annual convention. The announcement follows Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left at least 21 people dead, including 19 children and two adults.

State of play: Pringle and Weingarten “will highlight the NRA’s negligence” and discuss how to keep communities and schools safe, the American Federation of Teachers said in a press release sent to Axios.
Two teachers who survived school shootings in the Parkland and Sandy Hook shootings will be in attendance.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2022 • 7:33:00pm

re: #193 Rightwingconspirator

Ummm, not an actually legit issue. LOL

Online article claims there are 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. I don’t know how widespread the threat is but it does sound like a possible problem.

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Captain Ron  May 26, 2022 • 7:33:35pm

re: #194 Eclectic Cyborg

I’m sure she can be even more stupid with no effort.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 7:36:02pm

re: #193 Rightwingconspirator

Lol I know.

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Dr. Matt  May 26, 2022 • 7:36:20pm

WTF??!!

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mmmirele  May 26, 2022 • 7:36:48pm

re: #195 Dangerman

More from The Yankees
They are pissed

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Why are the Yankees doing this? I have no problem with it, I just want to understand why. I was looking to see if a game was rained out but it’s not clear at all…

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Dangerman  May 26, 2022 • 7:37:11pm

Dear Republicans: We tried it your way and it does not work

The bottom line is that we — as a nation, voluntarily or involuntarily — have now had the full Republican experience.

And now that we know what it is, we’re no longer listening to the Republican politicians who are continuing to try to sell us this bullshit.

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GlutenFreeJesus  May 26, 2022 • 7:37:49pm

re: #187 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

Nope. But we banned box cutters. Wouldn’t the only solution have been more box cutters?

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  May 26, 2022 • 7:39:43pm

re: #197 Hecuba’s daughter

Online article claims there are 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. I don’t know how widespread the threat is but it does sound like a possible problem.

I have a lot of experience with feral hogs. They are a very serious problem but the scenario, hogs swarming on even after dozens are shot, is ridiculous. If you really did have a pack charging you, they would veer off and hide after one or perhaps two were shot. They are very smart animals.

I was struck by how similar the purported hog behavior in this scenario is to another right wing fantasy: The zombie-like behavior of inner city populations “when the welfare checks stop.”

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mmmirele  May 26, 2022 • 7:41:06pm

re: #197 Hecuba’s daughter

Online article claims there are 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. I don’t know how widespread the threat is but it does sound like a possible problem.

I wonder if they’re including javelina (not a pig or hog, they’re peccaries) in the count of “feral hogs.” Javelina have been raised as a food animal, most notably by the Aztecs, but some people actually farm them.

As for Texas, it’s 268,597 square miles. That works out to 5.6 hogs per square mile. I do not know about feral hogs, but I do know that javelina wander around in packs. I could tell you stories about (usually nocturnal) encounters with javelina here in Arizona.

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Targetpractice  May 26, 2022 • 7:42:19pm

re: #203 GlutenFreeJesus

Nope. But we banned box cutters. Would the only solution have been more box cutters?

The wingnut “solution” was what you would expect: Arm the other passengers, because terrorists would be scared off if they feared that everybody else on the plane was packing a gun.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 26, 2022 • 7:43:34pm

re: #197 Hecuba’s daughter

Online article claims there are 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. I don’t know how widespread the threat is but it does sound like a possible problem.

30 to 50 invading a yard while the kids play? I’m calling bullshit. Video or it never.

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Belafon  May 26, 2022 • 7:47:51pm

My facebook.com post:

19 kids and two teachers killed (and a husband who died of a heart attack yesterday, leaving four kids without either parent), and somewhere around 20 shot. And the mad rush from those claiming to be Christian is to defend their guns and find another excuse to do nothing.

You know the story of the shootout at the OK Corral, right? The one immortalized in every story about Wyatt Earp? You know how the reason for the shootout was that Earp had imposed a no gun policy on the Dodge, and some decided to test it? Imagine him being here today and wondering what the hell people are thinking believing that people walking around with guns is a good thing.

19 children dead. And two teachers.

You know what I hear when I hear “It’s not the guns it’s the people”? I hear people who are too irresponsible to own guns. I hear people who don’t understand that it’s purpose is to kill, and don’t treat it properly. We keep knives from children because they don’t understand how dangerous they are and cannot properly handle them. And that’s why I hear when I hear adults who won’t acknowledge that guns are dangers, that they are actually children, and are irresponsible.

19 children dead.

I see the Republican solution is to decide that schools should only have one entrance. It’s not a solution, it’s a farce. First, they would never actually spend the money on it. Second, their designs would lead to more deaths. One door in means one door out. One headline reads “Hundreds of kids died in a fire as they were unable to get out of the building as it burned.” Another one reads “Shooters, after pulling the smoke alarm, killed dozens of kids as they streamed out the only exit.” Oh, wait, that already happened, at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, AR, Sherry’s home town, back in 1998. It would happen again.

Two teachers.

Did you hear about the way the police acted? How it started is blurry at the moment, but we do know this because of witnesses and some video: The cops ran in and got their children out, and then stood around and fought with parents who wanted them to do their damn job. The sheriff confirmed today that the police didn’t go in because they were afraid of getting shot. SAY WHAT?!! Turn in your f-in’ uniform. They actually arrested a mom, and when the freed her, she got her own kids out. They should have been in there, and if they were the brave cops I keep hearing about, they would have considered it their job to protect the lives of all of those kids.

And multiple kids injured.

You ever played with one of those Chinese finger puzzles, the one where you stick a finger in each end and try to get out by pulling on it? For me, it’s a great analogy for a lot of things, like my job as a software developer, and now. Too many people think that if we just pull harder, just add more guns, we will get out of this. But it’s ridiculously obvious that it’s just making it worse. There is no defensive solution that will make this better, no amount of guns, no amount of walls, no amount of cops standing guard will keeps schools, churches, grocery stores, concert venues, clubs, and parades safe. To get out of the puzzle, you have to push your fingers together; you have to do the opposite of what you kept wanting to do. It is time for us to stop trying to fix this with more guns because it won’t work.

“Oh, but…” How many active shooter drills did you go through as a kid? For me, it was none. And every classroom door at Anson Jones elementary opened to the outside. Why is that? Why did we not have to train to try hide so that a shooter wouldn’t see us? Why did none of us have to decide if we were going to take a bullet for our classmates if the shooter got in? Was it because people were less evil? Nope. Hell, crime is half of what it was when I was a kid. The only crime statistic that is higher than when we were kids is gun violence. Let me state that again:

The. Only. Crime. Statistic. That. Is. Higher. Than. When. We. Were. Kids. Is. Gun. Violence.

Guns are dangerous. Period. And guns, by definition, when used, violate the space around other people. You know, that space where your freedom ends and mine begins? The space that says I can’t just walk up and slap you? Guns do that, and there’s no choice in the matter. There’s no “Sorry, you can’t do that.”

Did you hear that parents are having to give DNA swabs to help identify their kids, because the guns he used tore them to pieces? Did you hear about the dad who found out his daughter was dead because he was cleaning a friend of hers and she mentioned her name? Can you feel anything for the parents other than thinking that you would have somehow stopped the shooter? Did you hear about the dad in Arlington today who took a gun to his kid’s school to pick them up and shot himself in the foot?

Did you hear that he waited until his 18th birthday, the day he was legally allowed to buy then, before he spent his money? Did you know he couldn’t buy a handgun until he’s 21 but was somehow able to buy an AR-15 at 18? Imagine if we’d had real laws, like background checks, training requirements, and insurance.

It’s time for all of us to be adults. And part of being adults is recognizing when you’re playing in a fantasy world that isn’t real. And part of it is giving up something you might like because it might be hurting others. Sometimes, that is small, like choosing not to go out to dinner or to buy that thing you want because the kid has school expenses. And sometimes, it’s giving up something that seems awesome - and btw, I would love to go to a range to shoot one, in the same way that sometime, I’m going to that place over off of George Bush where I can operate a front loader - because it is definitely hurting others, it’s hurting kids.

And no, this isn’t a call to ban all guns. This is the fact that regular citizens do not need semi-automatic weapons that were originally designed for the military, and that people do not need to be walking around with the weapons, and everyone needs to be trained and insured. We once decided that Tommy guns had no place in our country, a moved backed by the NRA by the way, and no one’s 2nd amendment rights disappeared.

It’s time we get back to school being a place where kids worried about homework, grades, who likes who, and what color the cat should be in the picture. And that’s on us adults. Requiring kids to live in a war zone is our failure.

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DodgerFan1988  May 26, 2022 • 7:49:04pm

Too late.

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Hecuba's daughter  May 26, 2022 • 7:59:37pm

re: #207 Rightwingconspirator

30 to 50 invading a yard while the kids play? I’m calling bullshit. Video or it never.

Here’s an official Texas video which describes them as a menace to the environment; shows the hogs but not their invasion of backyards:

Youtube Video

Here’s a brief video showing them in a neighborhood in Missouri City, Texas:

Youtube Video


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