AR-15

Anyone who has read my column, stories, blogs, and meanderings is well aware that I am an avowed liberal. I am so anti-gun in the hands of civilians—banning assault rifles would be the beginning for me. Despite the recent assassination of their former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, I am a...

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  • July 18, 2022

As much as I would like to take credit for the fitting title of this piece, I cannot. I heard it for the first time yesterday afternoon (April 8th) on the Randi Rhodes radio broadcast. A caller from Philadelphia used the two-word descriptor, and I found it apropos to the...

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  • April 9, 2021

Apparently John (no relation) Kennedy (R-LA) may endorse those sober drivers who run over demonstrators in Oklahoma, because a guy who “went to Oxford” should know something about logical fallacies. x Hours after America's second mass shooting in a week, Sen. John Kennedy downplays the gun problem by noting that...

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  • March 26, 2021

Concealability had nothing to do with Monday’s massacre in Boulder, Colorado, but the details tell us more about the marketability of semi-automatic firearms using high-capacity magazines. Discussing open-carry regulation may have been rendered irrelevant with the death of the police officer although some details will be important: was he carrying his “patrol rifle” and...

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  • March 25, 2021

In September of 2013, Republicans attempted to curtail full funding of the Affordable Care Act but their efforts came to an absurd end. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) spent just over 21-hours regaling the public with a tale penned by Dr. Seuss, the wisdom of Ashton Kutcher, and the World Wrestling...

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  • March 24, 2021

So remember that guy who used to be president, but he lost the election and so he tried to incite a mob to overturn the results of that election? No, I’m not talking about Martin Van Buren. You know who. Well, he also owns a bunch of hotels, and a global...

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  • March 24, 2021

Consistency really isn’t their thing, is it? In the last election cycle, Tom Norton, a once and future candidate for Congress, challenged “RINO” Peter Meijer in the GOP primary for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District. He lost. By a lot. Meijer captured 50.2% of the vote while Norton came in a distant...

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  • March 4, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

In April of 2009, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that a burgeoning crop of former American military right-wing extremists would be marching down the throats of democracy someday, and Republicans choked on the truth. Ms. Napolitano was so ostracized by right-wingers, who ironically labeled her actions traitorous, that...

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  • January 11, 2021

Is Rep. Anthony Sabatini the biggest asshole in America or the biggest asshole in the universe (not counting all those named “Trump,” of course)? Just a couple of weeks ago, Sabatini thought it would be a great idea to endorse a multiple (alleged) murderer for Congress. You know, as a...

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  • December 4, 2020

Republicans sure have some odd ideas about who should serve in Congress. They’ve backed alleged pedophiles, QAnon weirdos, and — because there’s simply no limit to the depths of indecency they’ll giddily plumb — an alleged multiple murderer: x KYLE RITTENHOUSE FOR CONGRESS— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) November 21, 2020 And...

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  • November 22, 2020

Did you have this one on your road to the apocalypse bingo card? A 17-year-old kid brings an AR-15 to a protest, kills two people and wounds another, and eventually gets sprung from jail with the help of the My Pillow guy and the kid from Silver Spoons. Of course...

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  • November 21, 2020

The Trump family is to irony as Lennie from Of Mice and Men is to puppies. They’ve killed it more often than Donald Trump’s masturbating-hyena voice has killed my will to live. And this morning, Ivanka Trump — the “smart” one — drove yet another stake into the heart of...

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  • November 15, 2020

Apparently the person who gave their gun to Kyle Rittenhouse has some explaining to do. x Blue Lives Matter Supporters Say Kyle Rittenhouse Not Reflective Of Most Peaceful Apologists For Police State https://t.co/JdlxmfEkix pic.twitter.com/CMlVBh6Teq— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 17, 2020 Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old gunman charged with killing two men with...

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  • October 23, 2020

Feral pigs are the crying-wolf excuse for some firearm owners, as though the average hunter needed a modern sporting rifle (semi-auto long gun with large capacity magazine) to defend their home and children against predator species. Then there’s Kenosha’s 17 year-old killer and his AR-15 pattern rifle with 30-round magazine. The...

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  • September 20, 2020

Karen Finney is not new at this. She knows exactly how to present the Democratic message & pushback. She perfectly contrasts Biden & Trump. Karen Finney knows how to get the message out. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Karen Finney appeared on This Week recently. She presented...

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  • September 1, 2020

I sat on this when it first broke because I wasn’t 100% sure it was the same kid in the video, even though they looked identical.  Snopes is calling it “unproven” because they can’t say “definitively” it is Kyle, which they would have to do unless Kyle Rittenhouse confesses. However, Snopes...

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  • September 1, 2020

President LAW & ORDER seems pretty reticent when it comes to, er … wait, this can’t be right … a white 17-year-old who killed two people and injured another with an AR-15? Why would anyone in their right mind not want to instantly and unequivocally condemn that? Never mind. We’re talking about...

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  • August 31, 2020

The strangest thing is the GOP attempt to con the nation into forgetting about a massive and avoidable death toll.   x If this makes you feel rage, then you’ve got to vote. pic.twitter.com/hnFgB4lbUX— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020 In polling, there’s still too much horse-racing as “gap-tightening” memes...

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  • August 27, 2020

The Kenosha killer was apparently a Trumpist, and wasn’t immediately arrested, even as the police witnessed several people being shot. Jacob Blake’s assailant has also yet to be arrested. Tucker Carlson weighs in on the side of the 17-year old shooter, pitching for a pardon. x Fox News hosts are...

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  • August 27, 2020

More revelatory would be whoever created the “Kenosha Guard” page on FB, as Kyle Rittenhouse has been arrested on first-degree murder charges. x Police chief describes the seventeen year old that killed 2 people as “trying to resolve the conflict”. What could he possible mean by that?— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart)...

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  • August 26, 2020

Fortunately Twitter decided to rein in QAnon, one of many cults projecting both the main tenets of Trumpism but also serving as a channel for non-domestic malign actors to invest in GOP disinformation and disruption. Twitter’s crackdown comes too late to stop QAnon’s growth. While QAnon’s presence on Twitter will...

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  • July 24, 2020

Trump wants Confederate spectacles, why else try to attack NASCAR because of its flag ban. The ultimate Confederate spectacle is the resilience of the lost cause narrative perhaps reinforced by the Jim Crow erection of monuments. It was amusing that the press tried to goad the WH Press Secretary into an admission...

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  • July 7, 2020

There are reasons on the one hand for police brutality in terms of being paranoid about armed protesters but the reality is that there is no armed insurrection and more likely opportunists are doing conventional robberies of drug stores, pawn shops, and gun stores, mostly far away from demonstrations.  Three have died...

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  • June 7, 2020

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar...

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  • May 16, 2020

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, who is running for Georgia’s open 9th District House seat, has apparently confused the COVID-19 pandemic with the zombie apocalypse. Thankfully, this crisis has little actual resemblance to the zombie apocalypse unless you squint hard and only look at Kushner. Broun has released a campaign ad so absurd it...

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  • April 8, 2020

Is there anything more ironic than the “party of personal responsibility” nominating and electing Donald Trump? He accepts responsibility for nothing. To wit: REPORTER: “You just said there are a tremendous number of ventilators that we have, but for weeks hospitals have been warning about a critical shortage that they...

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  • March 18, 2020

Colorado’s 4th congressional district seems to be in good hands as Ken Buck (R) selfies a cosplay SYG in his DC office, practicing negligent gun safety by pointing it at his poor intern. x .@RepKenBuck, had I seen this yesterday when in DC I gladly would have. My daughter died...

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  • March 6, 2020

Apparently, Trumpist-bots are trying to be angry about an online message that resembles a stock line in comedian George Lopez’s stage routine about performing a task for less compensation because he’s Latinx. The backdrop for this is the 30-round AR-15 magazine emblazoned with an imprisoned Hillary flaunted by Donald Trump Junior....

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  • January 6, 2020

There’s something seriously wrong with this kid. At least he was at “the range” and not firing from an armored Humvee at narcoleptic mountain gorillas or something. In a provocative stupid-as-shit Instagram post on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. was shown posing with an AR-15 featuring a cartoon drawing of Hillary...

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  • January 6, 2020

Indicative of the current climate of coddled-hate gripping the country, it is not surprising that two houses, one literal, of worship were attacked over the weekend. Rockland County, New York, and White Settlement, Texas were the scenes of horrific violence this past weekend. Respectively, one at a Rabbi’s home and...

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  • December 30, 2019

A troubling element of the murder-suicide in Saugus is that the firearm used was a “homemade” or rather home-assembled gun, put together with a parts kit. This subset of the firearms industry has little regulation for such “kit guns”. Unlike home manufacture using 3-d printers, the individual components are available from a variety...

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  • November 21, 2019

We can’t allow this question to stand anymore. We just can’t. “How will you pay for Medicare for All/universal health care?” It’s fatuous. It’s fake. It’s a donation in-kind to the insurance industry. I don’t have a health care plan — and I’m certainly no expert on the minutiae of...

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  • September 15, 2019

Received this e-mail today from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in support of Bridget Kosierowski’s (D. PA) State Rep campaign for the upcoming Special Election in Pennsylvania: We've got 5 days left to keep one of the most extreme right-wing candidates we've ever seen from winning a critical special election in a key swing...

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  • March 8, 2019

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his fourteen year old daughter Jaime in the horrific Stoneman-Douglas shooting last year, was Nancy Pelosi’s guest at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and I think it is fair to say he was not impressed by drumpf’s stumbling tap-dance around the real problems that face...

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  • February 7, 2019

Well hell, if there’s one thing I hate, it’s coming off looking like an idjit, but as Britney Spears sings,:Ooops, I did it again.” For years now, I’ve been  ridiculing the end-of-days nuts, and survivalist goofballs who blow their entire credit limit on basically glorified MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat)....

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  • November 2, 2018

The other Republican Senator from Texas is trying desperately to bail out Ted Cruz, who is in deep electoral doo doo in the Lone Star Senate Race. Houston Chronicle “Just 24 hours after Sen. Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke agreed to a series of debates, Texas Sen. John Cornyn wanted...

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  • September 18, 2018
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