Advice corner: Pat Robertson on ugly wives killing marriage, Allen West on guns and index fingers

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 1:03 pm

Man, scanning headlines on the weekend can result in pulling up some cray-cray stuff. It’s hard to believe that the fossilized Religious Right televangelist Pat Robertson is still alive and kicking. It was even more interesting that he was scanning Maxim mag, saw a query from a teen about the distant relationship of his parents, [...]

Gun Nut Defined: Murdered Children Are Acceptable Collateral Damage

By: Friday January 11, 2013 10:37 am

How delusional must a person be to apparently believe that the periodic massacre of schoolchildren is acceptable collateral damage in the imaginary war to keep American tyrants at bay? Scott Brumback, an attorney and a former Republican precinct committee officer who ran (and lost) as a Democrat against a Republican incumbent in the 2010 Washington [...]

Another shooting near school during VP Biden’s gun violence event; while another gun rights advocate threatens violence

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 2:02 pm

Is it any wonder that the NRA is working overtime to stop any kind of sane conversation about the issue of violence, guns and culture? As if on cue, CNN was reporting on the Vice President’s commission to discuss gun violence in the United States, and the network had to break in with news of [...]

Armed Teacher Training Program launches in 15 states; ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws = increase in homicides

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 6:00 am

These two stories are real signs of the screwed-up times. Boy, this is a bad idea on so many levels – teachers are already in high-stress positions — imagine dealing with middle-school-age, hormone-racing kids all day for one thing. Add on the responsibility of being in charge of your firearm, to keep it safeguarded yet [...]

Bullies and a pile-up of victims — can we finally address our culture of aggression and violence?

By: Friday December 28, 2012 11:15 am

I saw an exchange on CNN this AM with a Utah gun advocate who is training teachers on use of firearms so they can pack heat in class. The hosts seemed stunned when the guy said that parents didn’t have a right to know whether the person teaching their kid is armed in school. BTW, [...]

High-crime Oakland chooses to lay off 200 police officers — but gives $17M to pro sports teams

By: Thursday December 27, 2012 3:09 pm

Wow. In these tough times, I can’t imagine what I’d think if I lived in a crime-ridden area and my elected officials opted for this decision. Oakland has the fifth highest crime rate in the nation. (Bloomberg News): Oakland, California, the fifth-most crime ridden city in America, faced a $32 million budget deficit last year. [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Young white men in crisis

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 7:00 am

The most recent massacre, the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, took the lives of 6 and 7 year-olds. It has shaken our nation to its core. The enormity of this devastation is incalculable. There are the small coffins of the victims killed during a holiday season at a tender age. It [...]

Florida: man demanding faster service at Little Caesars shot by fellow customer, ‘Stand Your Ground’ cited

By: Wednesday December 19, 2012 11:51 am

Hmmm. And I just wrote a post about guns and the American rage culture. Here we go again, a case where two people would have a public argument over something as trivial as being annoying, hell, maybe even end up in a fistfight, end up with a gun drawn and fired as a problem-solving measure. Randall [...]

Batsh*t crazy with guns – stockpiling for Mayan doomsday, deep-fried attempted robbery

By: Sunday December 2, 2012 11:35 am

Two stories this week caught my eye. I have no problem with our Second Amendment. I do have a problem with the mental functioning of some of my fellow Americans bearing and selling arms. Case #1: The Conspiracy Theorist – stock up because Obama is coming for your weapons. This mindset is as old as [...]

The Family Research Council shooting and the impact of words and heads in the sand about violence

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 1:30 pm

Thank goodness that I’ve been offline all night and most of today. I needed time to reflect upon the tragic shooting at the Family Research Council, where 28-year-old gunman Floyd Corkins of Virginia shot a security guard Wednesday at organization’s Washington, D.C. offices. Yesterday — when there weren’t a lot of details available at that [...]

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