It’s a good thing California has such strict gun control, right Bob? ….. er, Nevermind.
A letter to the editor in the Jakarta Times:
As a US citizen, I must accept responsibility for my own nation’s abject failure to take responsibility for its actions.
As the world’s largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases and as the enabler of a consumerist lifestyle which, if left unchecked, is absolutely certain to submerge the planet in giga tons of toxic trash, the United States has been the driving force behind the climate crisis.
Unfortunately, my country’s responsibilities are unlikely to be met any time soon, for we are in the grip of a political crisis brought about by a national exaltation of demagoguery and ignorance.
Thus our governing bodies are riddled with arrogant men and women who dismiss scientific expertise as irrelevant, preferring the comforts of ancient superstition.
Global warming’s realities are terrifying. But as citizens of ocean states can attest, ignoring those facts will surely lead to outcomes beside which our nightmares will pale into insignificance.
So we start off with a line that could be lifted from just about any Barack Oprompter speech outside the US apologizing for their country.
Breast beating about how we use lots of energy since we manufacture and consume so much that our economy is still 20% of global world output. In other words – we generate more economic activity and energy in 2 days than the entire country of Indonesia does in a year. Yeah, that’s something to be really sorry about.
Islamic foreigners think the US is Satan anyway – so knocking your own country as “a national exaltation of demagoguery and ignorance” and “riddled with arrogant men and women who dismiss scientific expertise as irrelevant” will make them feel so good about you. Of course you little knock about ancient superstition – does that include say Islamic beliefs about having 4 wives and marrying off your 9 year old girls?
And here’s the one sure thing Warren – when Islam takes over America you will be one of the first ones up against the wall. Regardless of how much you grovel from your centrally heated and air conditioned, 24 hour per day electrically provisioned, suburban house that any Indonesian would chew off their arm to live in.
Behold the voice of the progressive masses from the Democratic Communist People’s Republic of San Francisco:
After the laws banning all guns are passed, there should be an amnesty period that would allow gun owners to voluntarily turn in their guns. After that, a system of rewards for informants could be put in place, with upgraded rewards for turning in family members who still own guns.
We should not only get rid of the guns in circulation now, but melt down those in museums; they have no place in our world. When all guns are gone, everywhere, the world will return to the peaceful, nurturing society that existed before the scourge of firearms made us violent.
Of course, warrantless personal/vehicular/home searches would be necessary, but what a small price to pay for a safe, orderly, peaceful society!
JEFFREY L. SUITS Kensington
So somehow the whole history of the world before firearms has passed recognition by Mr. Suits. The piles of dead by the Egyptians and Hitties and Romans and Mongols and so many others were accomplished without guns. The utter tyranny and slavery that has been almost all of human history seems to have completely slipped by this utter moron. And to get it he wants a) family members to snitch on each other, b) absolute and utter government tyranny to take anything they wish and c) absolute government authority to search anything they want.
Don’t these people understand that the people with the guns are probably the ones most well positioned to resist this kind of idiocy – as the founding fathers foresaw and the reason why they put that whole second amendment thing in the Constitution – and that the power to destroy goes both ways. They won’t be in power forever and if we then decide that kicking down doors in San Francisco to find say drugs or illegals doesn’t need a warrant, do they think that will be a fine and wonderful use of government initiative?
Utopia apparently means Stupidity.
Today’s Darwin Award Winner is:
Police in a Dallas suburb say a man trying to rob a house accidentally shot himself after kicking down the door and died in the driveway.
Grand Prairie police say the body of 19-year-old Cameron Sands was found outside the house early Tuesday.
Police Lt. John Brimmer says the evidence indicates Sands shot himself while trying to pull the gun from his waistband. He then dropped the gun and ran until he collapsed.
Sands was wounded in the stomach. The medical examiner’s office has ruled his death accidental.
From the itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny spark that is the thought process inside the gigantic ego-filled head of Ted Turner comes our future as he imagines it:
TED TURNER: Not doing it will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hottest in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals. Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable. The droughts will be so bad there’ll be no more corn grown. Not doing it is suicide. Just like dropping bombs on each other, nuclear weapons is suicide. We’ve got to stop doing the suicidal two things, which are hanging on to our nuclear weapons and after that we’ve got to stabilize the population. When I was born-
CHARLIE ROSE: So what’s wrong with the population?
TURNER: We’re too many people. That’s why we have global warming. We have global warming because too many people are using too much stuff. If there were less people, they’d be using less stuff.
1. Too many people – Children Laura Lee, Robert Edward IV, Rhett, Beauregard, Jennie That’s a lot more children than the average 2 American families have. Aren’t you morally obligated to kill them all or something like that Ted?
2. Why the change from 10 to 30 or 40 years? Because you will be dead and we will still be laughing at your gas-bag predictions – only you won’t be alive to hear them?
There’s tons of other silliness in this interview, which like all Turner interviews is conducted mostly so that the interviewee can listen to himself expel noise. The link above has lots of good information, but just a reminder of what the Mouth of the South said in 2005:
Ted Turner: “I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. There’s really no reason for them to cheat [on nukes]….I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth. I mean, you know, just because somebody’s done something wrong in the past doesn’t mean they can’t do right in the future or the present. That happens all the, all the time.”
Of all the things that the Senate Republicans did wrong in 2006, giving their backing to a little weasel like Lincoln Chaffee (and opposing a good conservative candidate in the primary) stands as example number 1 of why they lost control of the Senate.
And how does this ingrate repay Senator McCain who campaigned for him?
Former Rhode Island Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee told reporters this morning that he is backing Sen. Barack Obama, despite the fact that Sen. John McCain campaigned for him in his failed 2006 re-election bid.
Asked whether McCain, the Republican nomination frontrunner, should take offense at the endorsement, Chafee said these things happen in politics. “I’m sure Sen. McCain will understand,” he said.
How does that little knife in the back feel Senator McCain? Now multiply that many times to get close to why conservatives hate you and your candidacy.
Darwin award winner! Choke to death trying to get through a cat door into your ex-girlfirend’s house.