Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Cancer of Greed

Whoa, whoa, whoa, ho, ho, ho hold up, hey, hey, hey, hey, list, list, listen, listen, listen up, yo, yo, yo, yo, stop, stop, stop, stop, wai, wai, wait, wait, wait, no, no, no, no, hey, hey, whoa, whoa, ho, ho, ho, hold up, stop, stop, stop, no, no, whoa, whoa, hey, hey, ho, ho, ho, yo, yo, yo, hold up now. That is an example of the “Tracey and Friends” talk radio show from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday on WSOM-AM 600 radio in Salem, Ohio.  That is what you hear Tracey and the Friends doing to callers that disagree with them. It is not a talk show as much as a shout over callers show. If they agree with you they will let you go on and on. The problem is that if you agree with them you are a candidate for a lobotomy.

It’s hard to believe a woman this combative was on a school board. Who would want to work or be around someone who has zero respect for someone else’s views? The answer to that question is the area GOP. So now the party of no can expand into the party of, whoa, whoa, whoa, ho, ho, ho hold up, hey, hey, hey, hey, list, list, listen, listen, listen up, yo, yo, yo, yo, stop, stop, stop, stop, wai, wai, wait, wait, wait, no, no, no, no, hey, hey, whoa, whoa

Tracey Winbush was recommended unanimously by the county’s 36-member Republican Party executive committee to serve on the Mahoning County Board of Elections. She must be appointed by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, after successful completion of a background check.  She doesn’t fit the GOP mold as a conservative corporate worshipping angry white man. She is instead a conservative corporate worshiping angry black woman who is willing to be used as a token by angry white men. She hates facts, hates President Obama, hates Moslems, hates environmentalists, and rudely interrupts and shouts down callers with opposing views. Those qualities and the fact she thinks some factions don’t deserve to vote will make her an ideal Mahoning County Board of Elections member in Jon Husted’s view. You remember Jon who wanted to cut the days and hours  Ohioans  could vote in the last election.

Maybe Tracey’s “Friends” could help with her job. Sticks who is an angry white man with an angry white woman’s voice could dispense his wisdom. He could talk about how climate change and tobacco’s link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools. Ben would say, “That, um, the president is a Kenyan born anti-Christ, Lenin, Hitler, socialist, Marxist, communist, fascist, Moslem who hates America.” Ben is a God-loving conservative American who believes a woman can’t be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulations. Friend Jeff would add, “Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.” He’d add “We need to stop the teaching of liberal ideas like science and geometry in schools and put the Bible and Ten Commandments back in schools.” Their favorite caller Home School Dad could add, “The Earth is only 5,000 years old and Jesus rode a Triceratops not a donkey.” I am glad that Home School Dad stays on the phone for hours as that is time he isn’t teaching his kids his insane ideas. Since the area GOP would even consider a lout who has no regard for others opinions be put on an election board it is this week’s winner of area buffoon of the week.

If you want more area hate, lies, spin and insanity tune in to Dan Rivers morning talk radio show at WKBN. On any given morning you can hear Teabagger Dan trashing illegal immigrants. If only we could go back in time and keep the Rivers family and the Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, Coulter, Reagan, Bush, Rove, families out what a better country we would now have. Dan is a big fan of Russian immigrant author Ayn Rand. Mr. Rivers recently had on the producer that turned her book, “Atlas Shrugged” into a movie. Dan like her followers believes that greed is not only a virtue but patriotic. Her idea of a Utopia was a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and have no regard for anyone else. The heroes of her novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “Fountainhead” were modeled after one of her real life heroes. That was sadistic serial killer, William Edward Hickman, who in 1927 dismembered a 12-year-old girl named Marion Parker. Rand filled notebooks with worshipping praise of Hickman. She admired his sociopathic qualities. “Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should,” she wrote, gushing that Hickman had “no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. He has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He can never realize and feel ‘other people.'” She used a similar description of Howard Roark, the hero of her novel “The Fountainhead.” That book is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ favorite book — he even requires his clerks to read it.

Rand was an atheist who worshipped only free market capitalism. She wanted corporations to have little or no government regulations. She hated government and had no use for it. She defended tobacco companies claiming that scientific research on the dangers of tobacco was a hoax. She had the cancer of greed her whole life but in 1974 she got lung cancer from smoking two-packs a day. In the end a tobacco company was killing her and she needed help so she turned to the government programs of Social Security and Medicare. Teabaggers like Rivers, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul ignore the hypocrisy of Ayn Rand turning to the government and celebrate her philosophies of greed and self-interest.

Speaking of Senator Rand Paul this week he got nasty interrogating Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Senate was questioning Hillary about Benghazi where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others were killed.  Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration saying our embassy in Benghazi should have had more security. I find that hypocrisy since the House Republicans consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010. Rand Paul said Hillary should have been fired and that this is the worst tragedy since 9/11. I’m not dismissing four lost lives but I guess Rand forgot about all the lives lost going to war with Iraq over the lie of weapons of mass destruction.  I guess he doesn’t know that under George W. Bush 11 U.S. Embassies were attacked resulting in 55 deaths and 90 injuries. Maybe Rand Paul’s toupee was on so tight it blocked circulation to his brain. For his memory loss I give Rand Paul the national buffoon of the week award.

I had someone ask me why I keep picking on local people like: Dan Rivers, Tracey Winbush and Warren Tribune Chronicle Editor, Frank Robinson. It is because the best place to start to battle ignorance, spin and lies is in your own backyard. I often talk about wanting to make a better world for our kids but here are five kids working to make a better world for all of us.

Ellis Paul: “The Day After Everything Changed”

Area Youngstown band Hoss and the Juggernauts: “No Time to Waste”

Also here is the band at the Lemon Grove.  The Facebook page for the band.

“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” ~ Brian Tracy

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National and Local Award Winners

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  “We still need to dialogue about violence, our countries brutal history and ask questions about our past and present foreign policy.” That is something I said two posts ago. I think before we can even think about that dialogue we have to study our nation’s history. The best way we could do that is to read, “A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present” by Howard Zinn. When my children were learning about American history in school I gave them my copy of this book. I wanted them to know the real history of this nation that certainly wasn’t going to be included in school textbooks. You know this is a great book on U.S. history because it makes conservatives uncomfortable.

  Just last week conservative syndicated columnist, Thomas Sowell was attacking the book. He said, “As someone who used to read translations of official Communist newspapers in the days of the Soviet Union, I know that those papers’ attempts to degrade the United States did not sink quite as low as Howard Zinn’s book.” Zinn revised his history book (first published in 1980) in 2003 in a teaching edition aimed at students. Zinn said he wrote a teaching version as he wanted schools to help students examine our history to identify and celebrate when we have lived up to our principles, and to identify and analyze when we have not. He stated, “I want young people to understand that ours is a beautiful country, but it has been taken over by men who have no respect for human rights or constitutional liberties.” Being a historian who wants children to know the truth about their country makes him a traitor in the eyes of Sowell. Some of those men who are trying to take over our country are Sowell’s employers at the right-wing corporate owned Hoover Institute. They had control of our economy as they had a major role in developing President GW Bush’s economic policy. Unless you have no memory GW Bush’s economic plans were a disaster. The same can be said of Herbert Hoover (the man the Hoover Institute is named for) who led us into the Great Depression. I imagine Thomas Sowell had a hand in GW’s failed economy as Sowell is an economist and writer for the Hoover Institute. Among the corporations that fund Hoover are Archer Daniels, ARCO, Exxon, Boeing, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Proctor & Gamble, Dean Witter, J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch. Since so many corporations fund the Hoover Institute the Institute of course is a leading denier of Climate Change.

  Sowell thinks Howard Zinn is a traitor but the truth is Sowell’s has made statements that show he is a traitor because he would accept a military dictator in the U.S. as long as it represented his right-wing views. He has written, “When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.”  The main tool of a military coup is force by the barrel of a gun. Is a military force taking over our government something that our Founding Fathers thought would be good for democracy? I guess Sowell and I have read different history books on the Founding Fathers as I consider Sowell’s military coup idea dangerous and treasonous. Sowell writes for the Hoover Institute backing such Hoover principals as states’ rights. History shows that states’ rights over federal rights would have protected such institutions as slavery. That is no matter to Mr. Sowell who is African American as long as Hoover keeps those fat checks coming. I therefore nominate Sowell for national corporate toadie of the week.

  Zinn’s book takes an honest look at the United States violent past. In light of Martin Luther King Day we should also learn that our nation has a remarkable history of nonviolence. The best way to do that is by tempering reading Zinn’s work with Staughton & Alice Lynd’s book, “Nonviolence in America A Documented History.” Howard Zinn said of this book “One of the greatest classics of documented history. I wish every young person in this country would read it for its wisdom and inspiration…”

  Local corporate toadie of the week is Brookfield, Ohio resident Cathy Lukasko. Cathy wrote a letter to the Youngstown Vindicator supporting fracking and calling environmentalist that want to protect the Earth “green goons.” Ms. Lukasko wrote, “Fracking has actually contributed in recent years to a drastic decline in energy-related carbon emissions in the U.S.” All that clean air fracking is supposedly creating would be a major surprise to a new Colorado study. The study says people living within a half-mile of oil- and gas-well fracking operations were exposed to air pollutants five times above a federal hazard standard. Comments at Vindy.com against what Lukasko wrote have posted links from quite a few different sources saying that fracking chemicals are linked to bone, liver and breast cancers, gastrointestinal, circulatory, respiratory, as well as brain and nervous system disorders. Fracking chemicals have polluted drinking water and air in Colorado and other states. Lukasko tries to counter these comments by posting links to the Heritage Foundation. Corporate sponsors of the right-wing Heritage Foundation include: Coors, General Motors, Ford Motors, Proctor and Gamble, Chase Manhattan Bank, Dow Chemical, the Mobil Oil, and Koch Industries, an oil, gas, and chemical conglomerate.  Mobil, Dow and the Koch brothers all profit from fracking and yet Lukasko doesn’t think for a second that Heritage’s info on fracking might be biased. For her naivety she easily earns local corporate toadie of the week. Heritage takes credit for much of President GW Bush’s policy, both domestic and foreign, referring to Bush’s policies as “straight out of the Heritage play book.” It looks like both the Hoover Institute and Heritage are proud of their policies that were failures for the American people and the world.

  National buffoons of the week are a conservative talk radio show host and another conservative women I saw on Pierce Morgan’s show. They were a couple of pistol packin’ mommas who were defending the Second Amendment. They both felt the amendment gave them the right to own tanks if they wanted. When asked if they thought the amendment gave them the right to own a nuclear weapon one said yes and the other was evasive but wouldn’t say no. I’m sorry but both of these women are too damn crazy to be allowed to own any weapon sharper than a butter knife. I heard a loud noise when I was watching the show and I believe it was the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves.

  I started out by mentioning that Howard Zinn’s history book shows that the United States is not perfect. Few things in life are perfect but I’ve found one person who is. That would be Warren Tribune Chronicle’s conservative community columnist Martha Yoder. This past week she wrote a column calling local politicians inept and criminals. She also stated that area voters are stupid. She called Rep. Tim Ryan “Teflon Tim” as nothing sticks to him. She says while a student at Bowling Green State University he was found guilty of having a fake ID. She says that in August he was arrested for public intoxication at a wedding reception. The charges were dismissed as Yoder stated. She says Ryan should have taken a breathalyzer test to prove his innocence. You need to remember that in perfect conservative Yoderland you are guilty until proven innocent. Yoder didn’t mention that the U.S. House Committee on Ethics says no action is needed on a dismissed public-intoxication charge against Rep. Tim Ryan and that the matter is considered closed. I say I am shocked, I say shocked to hear that a college student had a fake ID or that someone might have drunk too much alcohol at a wedding reception. Yoder says our counties citizens deserve better which really ignores the things Tim Ryan has done for our valley. I’d remind Ms. Yoder that even her boss far right-wing Editor Robinson at the Warren Tribune endorsed Rep. Tim Ryan in 2012 with a long list of his accomplishments. Ms. Yoder ends by saying this about our public officials. “We need to realize that we deserve better and do something about it.” Well, Martha Yoder you are perfect so maybe you should run for office. She won’t be a candidate I would vote for but she is my nominee for local buffoon of the week.

  I do find it funny that conservatives like Yoder trash a politician for using a fake ID or drinking too much and yet they want another Reagan. The Reagan administration had, 138 officials who were either convicted, indicted, or had been the subject of official investigations for official misconduct and/or criminal violations and that was just in Reagan’s first term. Then we had Reagan supporting brutal dictators throughout the Third World. Reagan trained and armed these dictator’s death squads and should be held responsible for possibly up to 300,000 deaths. To conservatives like Yoder’s mass murderer’s like “Teflon Reagan” are heroes to be worshiped and politicians who drink too much at weddings are to be voted out. I guess you get that hypocritical attitude when you are perfect and sit up so high on your pedestal that you are breathing thin air.

The Gary Markaky Project: “He Can’t Love You”

“Before You Accuse Me”

Gary is a local musician and you can check out where he will be playing here.

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ~ Rev. Dr. martin Luther King Jr.

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Blog On

“Whatever you’ve been thinking about go ahead and do it! You don’t have to have all of the information and resources you need to get started. A singular intention is enough.” That was the horoscope for me from Friday’s newspaper. I’m not a big believer in horoscopes but I glance at them like a lot of people in their newspaper. I found this horoscope odd because it was like one I had when I was thinking about starting this blog back in 2008.  I had more than a singular intention when I started writing this blog. I wanted to promoted the Mahoning Valley community, talk about issues (local, national and world), and convince others to write a blog. I still lack more computer and writing skills then I know. I was very up front about that and encourage others that if I could do a blog so could they. I’m better looking and funnier than you but I’m no smarter than you are. I think everyone has something to say and I wanted to help make people’s voices heard.

  If you had a couple of years of language in school how much of it do you remember? If you are like me you can probably count to ten in German and not much more. In German when using “the” you need to know that there are three different words for the. If used to address something that is masculine you use der, something feminine is die, and neuter is das. You need to know that a table is masculine and a chair is feminine etc. to know whether to use der or die. Which the to use is stupid as who cares what gender an object is and it all seems sexist anyway. So as we have forgotten our foreign language I have also forgotten grammar, sentence structure, spelling etc. Truth is nothing bored me in school more than diagramming sentences. I did not take typing in school and really regret that as I hunt and peck. I did not take speech in school and regret that as I’d probably be better at poetry readings. I tend to write as if I’m talking which ignores commas and lots of writing rules. Rules are meant to be broken.

  I had a site tell me they liked my post from last week and were putting it on their site. I noticed a commenter that said, “Excellent but no proofread.” I kind of felt hurt as over the last four years everyone has been very forgiving about my lack of computer and grammar skills. The WordPress check that I use on my blog only picks up spelling mistakes. They are also obsessed about hyphenating words. I cut and paste my post on Microsoft Office Word and they only find spelling errors and spacing problems. So I Googled to see what free proofreading services are available. I cut and pasted my last post on one to see what problems they found. They were only good at telling me about passive and active sentence mistakes. As I said I write like I talk and I really don’t give a crap about active and passive within a sentence. The next site I tried only pointed out that I used a couple of clichés. When I use a cliché it’s because I still feel it has meaning and effect. I can’t seem to find a good proofreading site that will do the job. Since I can’t find such a site I’m going to say that if someone has a problem with my proofreading then it’s their problem and not mine. I did see an article saying that a reader can pick up three times more grammar errors in an article than the writer.

  If you feel like it make a drinking game out of how many errors you can find in each of my posts. I’m betting you end up with a bad hangover as I’m done caring about mistakes. It takes me many hours to write each weekly post. I am never satisfied with my finished content let alone worry about grammar mistakes. If I spend more time looking for those errors Mrs. E. will feel like more of a widow then she already does when she sees me sit down to write a weekly post. Once again I urge you to consider blogging. It’s time for you to be heard so write on. ~ The Elecpencil

Buffoon of the week is Utah teacher Carolyn Cain who is going to carry a gun to school and thinks her students parents don’t need to know that. Here she is on The Ed Show.

“John Stewart and The Daily Show” do an excellent piece taking on those scapegoating the problems with guns.

Midge Ure: “Dear God”

“Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” -Claude M. Bristol

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PIGS (Paranoid or Irresponsible Gun Study)

I really don’t want to keep talking about guns every week. On the other hand I would like to address some e-mail I got and comments I’ve heard on the gun issue. I got an e-mail saying, “I was just one more anti-Constitutional liberal using dead children to push a ban guns political agenda.” I thought I had clearly said that I was not for banning guns. I said I was for banning semi-automatic assault weapons and gun magazines carrying over 10 bullets. I wrote to the e-mailer, “How dare we liberals exploit tragedy in order to prevent more tragedies from happening.” The e-mailer’s answer to mass shootings was that we needed more guns. I think the problem is not that there aren’t enough guns out there; the problem is that there are too many guns out there. If more guns equal more safety, then we would be the safest nation in the world….but when it comes to gun homicides we certainly aren’t. I’m sorry but a lot of gun owners just aren’t responsible enough to own a gun. Ever go to a shooting range and see the callous way some of these gun owners handle their weapons?  I had an NRA member tell me most assault gun owners only use their assault weapons for target practice. If that’s true then he shouldn’t have a problem with leaving his assault weapons locked up at the range. We need less NRA rhetoric about how everybody should own a gun, and more questioning about whether you are responsible enough to be a gun owner?

If you think gun support groups feel any blame in overturning the assault weapons ban or weakening gun laws that make it easier to kill large groups of children you’d be wrong. Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, said that, if there had been armed teachers in the school in Newtown, the tragedy might have been reduced. He added, “Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands.” He asked for gun laws to be loosened further. I would say pro-gun organizations and the NRA have the blood of little children on their hands. The problem is not that there are too many gun owners; the problem is that the NRA has fought to keep reasonable regulations from passing. Some of us worship the Prince of Peace and some worship the Lord of AK47’s. The only god NRA’s Wayne LaPierre worships is his $1,263,101 per year salary. He will stand on top of thousands of dead children’s bodies and try to sell whatever lies his gun manufacturers owned NRA tells him to. The children of Sandy Hook are just “collateral damage” so that gun owners can keep buying 30 round or more magazine clips. Which leads us to the spikes in gun sales that each shooting brings. Those mass murders and the constant lies about democrat politicians going to take away guns are the magic sales techniques to hit sales records for guns and NRA membership sign ups. A law-abiding teacher or anyone else with a concealed carry permit and firearm training doesn’t necessarily mean they will be able to react to a surprise mass shooter as was proven by ABC News in this video.

There are 51,438 licensed gun stores in America, while we only have 36,000 grocery stores. Of course not all guns are sold from gun stores as we have 129,000 federally licensed fire arm dealers in the U.S. I heard on the news where gun stores said they sold more guns and ammo in the two weeks after the children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School then they did all year-long. That is because the NRA sent out the message that President Obama and other politicians would be enacting gun controls because of too many mass murder shootings. The NRA knows gun control won’t be happening because they own the politicians that make the laws. The NRA loves to double down on paranoia and fear after each shooting as it raises sales for the gun manufacturers that own the NRA. It’s amazing conservative gun owners ever sleep at night with all the fears they have. The thing their guns can’t protect them from is reality. Reality such as the fact that a gun in the home is responsible for the vast majority of children killed by fire arms. An abused woman is 6 times more likely to be murdered if there is a gun in the home. A gun in the home is 22 times more likely to be used in a suicide, homicide or accident that be used in self-defense. More children and teens died from gunfire in 2008 and 2009 — 5,750 — than the number of U.S. military personnel killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among 23 high-income countries in the world scholars have studied, the United States is home to 80 percent of all gun deaths, and 87 percent of all gun deaths of children younger than 15.

Target-shooting is a sad excuse for filling society with semi-automatic large clip weapons. I’m for a study I’d label, PIGS (the “Paranoid or Irresponsible Gun Study)” to see if gun owners have problems of self-esteem, low self-image, or other personality issues. I’ve heard gun owners express how guns makes them feel whole, and in control. I’ve met gun owners who have an ego issue. They are the type who own lots of guns and call themselves, a “Gun-enthusiast.” The idea that someone is an “Enthusiastic” about such a deadly tool as a weapon might be a good place to start the “PIGS study. Gun culture and people’s fascination with guns is a big part of the problem.

I keep hearing the right-wing arguing that those who want gun control have no creditability because they use the wrong terminology. They are all over B.S. like that a clip should be called a magazine, etc. I don’t give a shit what the correct gun nut terminology is for a device that holds 10, 30 or even a 100 bullets. Let’s call them what they are “Mass little children killers.” If you are down to defending mere terminology you know you are an extremist who is defending the indefensible. We are past buying the spin and swift boating of everything but the guns.

Buffoons of the week are the talk radio pro-gun callers who use the car vs. gun analogy. These pinheads explain that lots of people get killed in cars and no one is talking about banning them. The purpose of a gun is to kill, while the purpose of a car is to transport people from place to place. While doing that sometimes accidents occur. To make us safer in these accidents the automobile manufacturers have developed many safety and security devises. Some cars were proven to be unsafe and companies were forced to stop making them. To get a gun you just need to go to a gun show with no background check and buy it. To operate a car you need to train for hours with responsible people and pass a driving and written test. Cars have to meet safety standards, be registered, licensed and insured. There are all kinds of highway laws – easily enforceable regarding the operation of cars. The NRA opposes all such things when it comes to guns. The buffoons that talk about how cars are murder weapons need to tell that to the Department of Motor Vehicles when they are getting a driver’s license or renewing plates. That way these buffoons will be identified as being psychopaths and too dangerous to operate a motor vehicle.

Australia suffered its most terrible mass shooting 15 years ago, killing over 40 people including over 30 tourists. Then 12 days later, the Australian government rewrote the country’s gun laws. Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a conservative led the bipartisan reforms on banning weapons. Surveys showed up to 85% of Australians supported gun control. Among those changes, was to outlaw all assault weapons. The government bought back almost all (hard to confirm 100%) assault weapons in the civilian population, paying owners their cost + 10%. Since then, Australia has had no mass shootings. Homicides involving firearms dropped by 59 percent in the decade following Australia’s gun-law reforms, Harvard University researchers reported last year in an analysis of the Australian statistics. Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer says he is not surprised the Australian example is being cited, saying time has shown that the strong national laws were justified. In Australia after a shooting spree there was an outcry and necessary laws prevailed.

In the U.S. after these shooting sprees the outcry is expressed by running to a gun store and buying more guns. Many times the buyers are buying the gun the shooter used in his mass killing. So much for any compassion for the victims. I suppose the thought is that the gun killed dozens of people and never jammed so it must be a well made gun. Will the manufacturers of these assault weapons used in mass murders soon advertise that this is the model that performed flawlessly at Sandy Hook Elementary School? If one of these mass murderers’ uses a gun that jams and he is captured will that model gun suffer a sales slump?

How do we open dialogue in this country with people who favor NRA talking points over data and facts? It’s as if guns take away your heart, soul and brains and don’t allow you to see past your gun barrel. All that considered we still need to dialogue about violence, our countries brutal history, questions about our past and present foreign policy and especially deal with the fear gun owners have. Without the fear the NRA stirs up in its members the NRA has no argument. How many more little children must die before we feel their right to live out weights the right to shoot as many bullets as possible per second?

NRA Blames Violent Films For Mass Shooting, But Their Museum Features “Hollywood Guns.” 

“Bad Driver Blues”

“Why Don’t You Signal?”

“The right to bear arms is a God-given right.” ~ Gun Nuts

I can’t find that quote in the Old or New Testament. My God is a god of love. He asked people to not be selfish and to make sacrifices for the good of others.

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