Archive for the ‘Guns & Violence’ Category

Let’s Face Facts: Spike in violence against Blacks tied to Right Wing hostility toward Obama

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After news broke of the mass murder of nine African-American members of the AME Church of Charleston, SC last Thursday, the “discovery” that the shooter was a Confederate Flag waving racist gun nut, surprised no one. What WAS surprising was the lengths to which Fox “news” went to to suggest that this might have been an attack on […]

 
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June 22, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Rants, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

OKC Bombing 20 years later. Remembering Right Wing Inspired Domestic Terrorism

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Remember when terrorists were lily-white Conservative Americans? Religious fanatics and neo-Nazi’s alike, the people we had to fear most in this world weren’t the ones in the Middle East providing us with all that lovely oil, it was anti-government militia groups, bombing abortion clinics, the Olympic Park in Atlanta and a federal building in Oklahoma City. Those same gun-toting […]

 
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April 20, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Ferguson Police Chief vs Prosecutor: Who’s Lying (video)

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A week ago Monday, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced (with a disturbing grin on his face) that the Grand Jury had decided NOT to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown. After a lengthy (and strikingly rare & questionable) ridiculing of the veracity of witnesses for the […]

 
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December 1, 2014
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism, rewriting history, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

Where Are the Anti-Police State Cliven Bundy Supporters on Behalf of Michael Brown?

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Last April, Federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLS) arrived at the home of Cliven Bundy, a cattle rancher that has been grazing his cattle on public land for the last 20 years without reimbursing the government for upkeep of that land, to evict his cattle from said public land and demand he pay the $1 […]

 
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August 18, 2014
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

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I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]

 
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December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

Ted Cruz, The Debt Ceiling, Guns and Mental Health

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(Note: Theme has been changed temporarily upon finding a bug in the theme we normally use. My apologies for any inconvenience. – Mugsy)   “There’s something WRONG with these people.” I’ve said it. I know YOU’VE said it. Our country is being held hostage by people with a tenuous grip on reality. Paranoid delusionals that believe […]

 
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September 23, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Economy, Guns & Violence, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Florida Codifies that Your Stalker Can Legally Murder You If Threatened

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Last Saturday night, the Florida jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial declared that if you defend yourself against an armed stalker to the point where your stalker fears bodily injury, he can kill you “in self defense”. It doesn’t even matter if that fear is justified or not. All they have to do is […]

 
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July 15, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, Racism, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

BREAKING NEWS: Zimmerman found Not Guilty. Nation Mourns.

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“Insane” is the only word that comes to mind. Last night the 6-member jury in the George Zimmerman trial, all women, one black (correction: Hispanic), three five of them mothers themselves, actually decided that George Zimmerman, a man with a gun, could legally stalk an unarmed kid, pursue that kid even after being told not […]

 
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July 14, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, Racism, Right-Wing Insanity

A Market Plunge/Rally, Trayvon, DOMA, Voting Rights and Paula Deen. The Heat is On.

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So much has happened these past couple of weeks, I could have spent hours discussing each one: We saw a series of triple-digit plunges in the DOW in just a few days caused by what? GOOD news on the economy. (WTF?) The “Zimmerman Trial” finally got underway… with a Knock-Knock Joke. The Supreme Court declared Same-Sex Marriage legal […]

 
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July 1, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Economy, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Politics, Racism, Rants, Unconstitutional

Five Year Old Boy Shoots, Kills Toddler Sister. So which one was the “bad guy with a gun”?

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Last December, with the echos of gunfire from “Sandy Hook” still ringing in our ears, NRA Spokesman Wayne LaPierre proudly declared, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun!” Last Friday in Jerkwater, Tennessee (not its real name), the parents of two young children (Caroline, aged 2 & her brother, turning 5 that same day) decided to […]

 
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May 6, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Right-Wing Insanity

Defenders of 2nd Amendment Quick To Throw 1st to the Wolves

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Who could have seen last week coming? Certainly not my Sunday Night post, which was quickly upstaged by a deadly bombing in Boston and a fertilizer manufacturing plant explosion here in my home state. Also last week, even the pathetic watered-down gun-control bill with over 90-percent support couldn’t get past a Wingnut minority in the U.S. Senate… well, correction, […]

 
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April 22, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Partisanship, Politics, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity

Attention GOP: You can’t dismantle gun reform then go around calling the bill “ineffective”

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This Thursday will be the 20th Anniversary of the end of the raid on the “Branch Davidian” compound in Waco, Texas where religious gun nuts holed up with a messianic cult-leader decided that a BATF raid (following the murder of a BATF Agent that tried to investigate them for illegally transporting and selling guns across state lines) was a fulfillment of End-Times prophecy […]

 
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April 15, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional