The NRA is Making "Nice"
"The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."
There you have it: the NRA's newest, revolting and stupid cliche. I guess the "Guns Don't Kill People" line had gotten a tad moldy.
Wayne LaPierre has got his work cut out for him, I'll tell you that! It must be difficult trying to peddle chickenshit as a dessert topping. The press conference we've been waiting all week for ended about a half an hour ago. Actually, it wasn't a "press conference" at all. At the outset one of his stooges announced that Wayne wouldn't be taking any questions. It was a speech; a very bad speech.
Or maybe "sermon" would be a better description. Whatever you want to call this fiasco it was chock full of enough unintentional comedy that it made for some riveting television. That's the beautiful thing about these nitwits. They never fail to amuse and delight.
They announced this event a couple of days ago, saying that out of respect for the families of those poor children they would remain silent until then. They told us that they were going to propose some "meaningful changes". After being introduced by the stooge, LaPierre started to point the finger of shame and blame for what happened one-week-ago today at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
He blamed Hollywood.
He blamed the news media.
He blamed video games.
He blamed music videos.
He blamed gun-free school zones.
He blamed hurricanes.
He blamed celebrities.
He blamed President Obama....
As you might well imagine, the NRA was blameless. It really was oodles of fun to watch. The fact that America has the stupidest gun laws on this side of the Milky Way apparently has yet to enter his mind. He said that we protect the president with armed Secret Service agents; we protect banks and sports stadiums with armed guards. SHAME ON US FOR NOT PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN!!! That's right, Wayne LaPierre wants every school in the United States of America to be patrolled by armed security forces. I kid you not. This half-witted little Nazi wants to bring more guns into our schools. You could not concoct this stuff in fiction if you tried!
Wayne LaPierre is not a good actor. The funniest thing about this "event" was watching him attempting to look heartbroken and sincere. It really was a laugh riot to behold. The website of Business Insider, hardly a hotbed of Liberal radicalism, called the whole affair, "rather stunning". Indeed.
Twice during this staged event, LaPierre was interrupted by protesters who were forcibly ejected by the NRA's goons. When it was over he seemed quite pleased with himself. Don't know why. He only hammered yet another nail into the gun lobby's coffin. This act of desperation on the part of the National Rifle Association backfired badly - as I knew it would. Not two minutes ago I heard my friend, Carolyn, yell out from down the hall, "ARE THEY KIDDING ME???" She had just seen a rerun of this morning's hideous publicity stunt.
Everywhere you turn, people are stunned by the sheer arrogance of Wayne LaPierre. During a panel discussion immediately following this spectacle on MSNBC, former RNC chairman Michael Steele could barely get the words out. Maybe I was wrong when I said last week that nothing is going to change. Take a deep breath. Change is in the air. It's a sweet smell, is it not?
The headcases out there love to whine that easy access to firepower - the more lethal the better - is the last, best defense against a tyrannical government. Let's consider - just for the sake of a really stupid argument - that Barack HUSSEIN Obama did indeed plan one day on imposing whatever imagined type of dictatorship on Weeda Peepole. And let's just say that every lunatic militia in the entire nation met that tyrannical government on a field somewhere in Montana to do battle....
Imagine it - they with their trusty little semi-automatics - and the government with their tanks, predator drones and nuclear weapons. Can't you see what an insanely idiotic justification these jackasses are making?
Strange days indeed. Wayne LaPierre will be appearing on NBC's Meet The Press on Sunday morning. That ought to be a howl.
It's Now or Never
by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Spirit Choir
This beautiful little tune says it so much better than I can ever hope to. It's now or never, folks. There's no time to lose. A dream we dream alone is only a dream. A dream we dream together is reality. Cha! Cha! Cha!