Posts Tagged ‘NRA’

Birds Gotta Fly; Fish Gotta Swim

UPDATE: (somewhat unnecessarily) Sure enough… http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/twitter-impeach-obama-gun-control.html   And Republicans have to impeach Democratic Presidents with the temerity to beat them.  In some ways I’m surprised it’s taken this long; Clinton was denounced as illegitimate before the drapes went up in the oval office, and within months the media was announcing his Presidency was “over,” a [...]

Just Another Day in America

I hesitated to write about the latest mass shooting, since I hadn’t even gotten around to writing about the one here just last week,  about which I felt more qualified to comment.  I guess the rule ought to be not to wait, because before you ever hit “publish” there will probably be a new one, [...]

Are We Safer Now?

I’ve been studiously avoiding writing about the Aurora Massacre, because it’s unfolded so predictably I can’t find a remotely funny angle to it.  Joking about such a tired subject is both tasteless and about as original as Henny Youngman.  Of course the NRA-addled right is going to say that the only answer is more guns, [...]

Stupid White People

It was obvious that Mitt Romney would face something of a hostile audience at the NAACP convention today,  given that Nixon’s comparatively subtle Southern Strategy has blossomed in the Obama era from coded dog whistles to 76 trombones blasting “Dixie,” but I’m a tad disappointed he only got booed the once.  His undoubtedly carefully crafted [...]

New and Improved?

In what can guardedly be called a victory for Color of Change and allied progressive groups, ALEC has, like a cat covering its poop, announced that it will no longer focus on crazy wingnut ideas that cannot be plausibly linked to the “economic” issues they supposedly are dedicated to championing.  Therefore, making sure darkies and [...]

Make My Day

Where’s Condi Rice when you need her?  As usual, pretty much everywhere; if you’re the NRA or the increasingly infamous ALEC and being exposed as the two organizations whose “charitable” activities led to the death of Trayvon Martin, you’d better be launching into a Busby Berkeley production of “No One Could Have Predicted,” maybe even [...]

The Commies Won

When I was growing up, we always laughed at the relentlessly upbeat statements that came from the old Soviet Union, where even disasters were turned into triumphs, and leaders, statues, and the names of places themselves switched magically as fashion and leadership  required, which usually worked out better for the places renamed than the people [...]