The big subject of conversation all over the place today was (not surprisingly) the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tuscon AZ. It really is sad.
Part of the conversation, not just around me but all over the country, has been just what was the reason for this nutjob gunning down all those people outside a Safeway. And right or wrong, the conversation always came back to the same subject…the violence that is constantly being spewed by the Far Right. There has been no evidence of any kind linking this crazy bastard to the Far Right, I will admit that. But I don’t think anyone can deny just how bad it has become.
We have Glenn Beck joking about poisoning Nancy Pelosi.
We have that scarecrow Ann Coulter saying that a baseball bat is “the most effective way” to talk to liberal.
We have that pill popping, fat ass Rush Limbaugh saying, “I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus—living fossils—so we will never forget what these people stood for”
And don’t even get me started on Bill O’Reilly.
Oh and the woman of the hour…the incredibly dumb but very media savvy Sarah Palin with that famous image from her website around the elections last year:
There are even websites out there like The Patriot Shop that up until about 30 minutes ago was selling this sticker:
And the website proclaims that it’s gifts are “Great Gifts for American Patriots.” Guess I hate America. Interesting that this was taken down today. Guilty?
All of these characters and their violent rhetoric are doing nothing more than driving a wedge right down the center of our country. I just don’t understand those people that have those right leaning political views and find it hard to believe that most of our country jumps to the far fetched conclusion that this fruitcake was a mental patient that watched a ton of FOXnews.
This unhinged piece of work might not have been a devout follower of those hate-mongers at FOXnews but can you blame us for thinking he was? And it still hasn’t been said whether or not we are right in our assumptions. But if this batty bastard wasn’t the one that decided to take the words of one of those “entertainers” on FOXnews and act on them…there will be another one. As long as these demented douchebags have easy access to basic cable and a gun shop we should just be counting the hours until the next round of gunshots rings out at a Meet-n-Greet.
I have heard from numerous sources today that this is not a failure of our gun control laws but a failure of the mental health system in our country. And I could not disagree more. This screwball shithead would have done a hell of a lot less damage with a stick, knife or rock. It was the easily concealed gun that was the reason he could cause do much carnage.
I am also of the mind that the media should treat these would be assassins like they treat the dipshits that run on the field during a sporting event. Completely ignore the jagoff in the media. Don’t show his picture. Don’t mention his name. Don’t interview his neighbors. Just don’t do anything. Do all the investigating you want but by reporting on this guy for the last 3 days and digging into any and every aspect of his life we all just gave him exactly what he wanted. So don’t do it.
Anyway, I am sick today. So not sure how much of this actually made any sense..most of it was probably just rambling.
Thank you cold medicine.