Friday, July 20, 2012

20 July 2012 Which NRA lie about Obama is in use today

            “If Romney wins, will the world as we know it be over? Yes. And if Obama wins, we the world as we know it be over? Yes.
            “The election seems to be a contest to see whether we go back to the 1950’s vs the 1960’s. Being generous, it may be considered a contest between going back to the 1980’s, vs the 1990’s. But vote as hard as you want, we’re not going back anywhere. We’re going headlong into the freakish. Things have changed, are changing, and the changes are accelerating. Three things, globalization, technology, and climate are taking us to where no election has gone before….”
            “Obama doesn’t really have an answer and Romney has one that works for him and his friends.
This is as far as I got with today’s entry before I had to switch horses. 
            Just in case my position is unclear, I am fundamentally a democratic socialist, former combat medic, gun-owner, hunter, fisher, who distrusts any statement made by the NRA about gun control.  I don’t believe in secret plots to overturn the 2nd Amendment and/or to seize personal firearms.  Nor do I believe that a bunch of middle-aged men playing soldier on weekends can oppose the military might of the U.S. government or any other functional nation’s military.  I don’t believe that the “war on Christianity” exists other than in the minds of politicians and sky pilots who use it to bilk more gullible teavangelists out of their savings. 
Cassi Creek:  Woke up to another stark reminder that the insane walk among us.  As of 1300, the body count is 12 killed, 50 wounded.  The NRA has remained silent.
          President Obama spoke appropriately.  John Boehner and Mitt Romney spoke but it felt like every sentence had been previously cleared by the NRA.  To further poison the atmosphere, Congressman: Aurora Shootings Result Of 'Ongoing Attacks On Judeo-Christian Beliefs' »
“WASHINGTON -- Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs" 

          Gohmert cashed in on a letter written by Michelle Bachmann accusing Hillary Clinton’s long-time assistant of being a plant for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Today’s bit of craziness tops yesterday’s. 
          Gohmert, an obvious recipient of NRA campaign funding, unleashed the “war on Christianity” as a reason for the shootings in Aurora CO.  Gohmert has failed to read his holy comic books.  The mythical Jesus carried no weapons and submitted meekly to his execution.  Somewhere between then and now, the Christian dogma picked up a chapter or two that apparently only NRA members get to read in full. 
          And in the interest of his re-election fund, he then dragged out the claim that an auditorium full of people carrying handguns would have stopped the gunman with no loss of life among the innocent.  Utter bullshit, Gohmert!
          Most handgun owners practice too infrequently, many never practice.  The most likely result to an auditorium of gun owners who believe that they can shoot like military or police snipers is horrid to imagine.  Gohmert’s rendition of the NRA wet dream would have resulted in scared, confused, poorly trained people firing blindly at muzzle flashes in a dark and smoky room filled with screaming people running panic’d about the space, and a blaring sound system amplifying the inability to sort out the situation and find the actual gunman while doing no harm to the innocent or the merely stupid.
           Very few of us, me included, are capable of being dumped cold into such a situation and making the correct assessment, then acting upon it correctly.  I’ve been in night firefights.  They epitomize confusion and are inherently error-filled.  Gohmert’s version of the NRA’s greatest self-delusion would have brought on the ultimate cluster-fuck.  The carnage would have been elevated to full-scale slaughter wrought upon the innocent by the gun-owners. 

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