Archive for the ‘guns’ Category

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Christianist Values: Jesus on a Sniper Scope!

19 January, 2010

Trijicon  is, by most accounts, a reputable member of the national defense establishment and the NRA.  I know that they produce excellent scopes for rifles — for hunting trophies, for meat, and for hunting humans (real quick caveat:  I do not hunt but I have no real problem with most hunters;  I also understand the ethics and efficacy of military sniping — neither is the point of this post (not that that will stop some, but . . .)).  It would appear that they are, at some level, full-blown Christianists looking to ‘save’ the Middle East (after all, those ragheads are worshipping the wrong misogynistic psychopathic ‘god(s)’) for the greater glory of the eternal paradise of  . . .   Sorry. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Breaking the Back of America

22 November, 2009

Conservatives are the backbone of America.  Their respect for the Constitution of the United States, their respect for the laws of America, their respect for the President of the United States of America (whether they agree with his political views or not), their battles for equal rights for all humans, and their Christian ethics, including a sense of love and respect for all life are the epitome of exemplars of good old fashioned Americanism to which we should all aspire. Read the rest of this entry ?

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You Can’t Make This Shit Up: Gun at Church?

4 June, 2009

Some Americans, mostly of the severe right-wing Christianist godbot dominionist peruasion, seem to overlook some of the supposed teachings of the (probably fictional) Christ.  Things like pacifism, meekness, helping the poor, helping the weak — basically the left-wing progressive Jesus.  Courtesy of Teabagging for Jesus  (which, if you haven’t visited, is a great blog), we are reminded that not all Christians are into the meek and mild.  Some are into just plain firepower. Read the rest of this entry ?

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A Response From a Clued-In American to a Clueless Brit

16 April, 2009

Yunshui asked (on my post Happy Teabagging Day!) for an explanation of what the hell the right was trying to do with the whole teabagging thing:

Somebody fill me in here – as a Brit who, frankly, can’t be arsed hunting through an infinite pile of porn sites to find the current (political)definition of “teabagging”, I’m at a loss as to what all these teabaggers clogging up the intertubes are actually protesting about. Something to do with taxes? Can somebody please explain to me what “teabagging” is (I know enough slang to realise that it’s a very unfortunate choice of moniker, but I’m not entirely sure what the Republicans mean by it)?

Cheers in advance, clued-up Americans! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Damn, I Hate Being Right!

11 February, 2009

In late July, I posted about a gunman in Tennesse who killed two in a Unitarian Church.  In that blog, I wrote this:

Unfortunately, I have my suspicions (based, I will admit, on stereotypes) and I am disturbed by this attack.  A Unitarian Church in Kentucky Tennessee shot up by a gunman.  Hmmm.  What could be the motive?  Well, this is the last paragraph of the article:

The Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is a community that meets to worship and work together for social change, according to the church’s Web site. Since the 1950’s, the congregation has worked for desegregation, racial harmony, fair wages, women’s rights and gay rights, according to the Web site. The congregation also has provided sanctuary for political refugees, fed the homeless and founded a chapter of the ACLU.

I really hope that the socially progressive stance of this church is not a motive.  I hope it’s not, but, as I said, I have my (stereotyped) suspicions. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Republicans Set Up Obama

4 February, 2009

For the past quarter-century, by Presidential decree, it has been illegal to carry loaded concealed guns in America’s National Park sites (which include National Parks, Monuments, Historic Sites, Historical Sites, Rivers, Scenic Rivers, Seashores, Lakeshores, etc.).  This rule, revamped under the Reagan administration (ya’ll remember Reagan, right?  the darling of the neoconservative movement?  the patron saint of conservatism?) said that it was legal to have firearms in National Parks as long as they were stowed properly and unloaded.  However, under pressure from the NRA, the Bush administration pushed through, visitors to our National Parks can now carry loaded, concealed firearms (they are still not allowed to take them into federal buildings, such as visitor centers).  Read the rest of this entry ?