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Moral Compass

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Anyone that says this is a fool

Trump proves yet again that he is an idiot. This is just the latest in a long series of spouting idiocies. Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya! Build a wall between the U.S and Mexico! Deport the 11 million illegal aliens with a deportation force!
And now this. The death toll in Paris would have been much lower if all of the French were armed.
Let’s look at some recent history.

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre a gun rights organization staged a simulation of the attack to prove their contention that the attack could have been foiled if the writers and editors of Charlie Hebdo had been armed. The January 15th edition of Texas Monthly published a story (by Dan Hoffman) entitled: A Gun Rights Organization Staged a Re-Enactment of the “Charlie Hebdo” Shooting (link: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/a-gun-rights-organization-staged-a-re-enactment-of-the-charlie-hebdo-shooting/)

The organization is called The Truth About Guns. The article points out that the simulation was done a dozen times and a key variable was missing—the element of surprise. The participants were not only armed by knew the attack was coming.

The simulation proved one thing and one thing only.

That being armed had little impact on the ultimate outcome. In the absolute best result one attacker (out of two) was killed, but all of the “writers” and “editors” except one died (and that one ran).

This was a simulation put on by an organization that wanted to prove that being armed when attacked by armed attackers would prevent a massacre. They eliminated the element of surprise. Yet they still couldn’t prove the point they set out to prove.

Wrap your head around that one. It was a rigged test created by a group that had a dog in the hunt and they couldn’t make it work.

Trump and everyone that advances this argument every time there is a massacre is simply wrong. There is no objective evidence that turning the world into an armed camp will result in anything than more violence. More weapons mean only one thing--more gun deaths from accident, confrontations that escalate, deliberate shootings, and, yes, criminal acts.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sun Nov 15, 2015, 03:08 PM (1 replies)

Watched this horrible episode of SNL

The whole show was awful.

Start out with Miley Cyrus wearing? What was that? Repurposed flowered shower caps?

Then this bit which was awkward at best. What it wasn't was funny.

Then Hillary introducing Miley as the musical guest wearing a bikini and some sort of Rapunzel thing that mainly covered her and distracted from her utter vocal mediocrity.

Then Weekend Update which was boring, not funny, and indulged in some shots against Bernie Sanders. At one point, he was called a "Human Lorax" and the contention was made that Hillary had already won so all of these pesky candidates should just go home and stop bothering the heir apparent.

I seem to remember that Lorne Michaels is a major friend of the Clinton's. He should be ashamed.

While some of the political stuff SNL does is spot on this felt manufactured, forced, and was pretty cringe worthy.

I turned it off and went to bed after Weekend Update and went back to slogging through "The Martian" (which so far I'm finding to be amateurishly written and pretty boring).
Posted by Moral Compass | Sun Oct 4, 2015, 02:48 PM (3 replies)

Shock, revulsion, disgust

For jaywalking? For anything short of murder and imminent armed violence this was grotesquely disproportionate response.

These jack booted thugs will be told they did a great job because they refrained from shooting the kid.

What the fuck is wrong with our country?
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Sep 17, 2015, 05:22 PM (0 replies)

Hard to get in a fatal accident when you're only going 15 mph

The above is written with tongue firmly in cheek. However, it is really hard to drive all that fast when you're high.

There's something about marijuana that makes you very very cautious. I guess because it doesn't give you that feeling that you are better than you are. Alcohol on the other hand gives you the feeling that you can do anything and by God you can do probably do it better then you can when you're sober.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 06:01 PM (1 replies)

Biden won't run

Biden has already said he doesn't think he has the emotional stamina to run.

I've seen no compelling evidence that he intends to run.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Sep 7, 2015, 10:35 AM (1 replies)

A Democrat?

She gives new meaning to DINO...
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Sep 5, 2015, 11:29 AM (1 replies)

Then what is the point of their attendance?

If these supposed news organizations are going to allow something as crucial as the identities of the people at the conference to be held "off the record" then what kind of stories are they going to be filing?

Indeed, what's the point of going at all? Is it just to suck up to rich people?

It seems that these days most prominent news organizations exist only to be stenographers to the wealthy. They live forever in fear that they are going to lose access and so don't report the things that they should be reporting on.

Money has become the poison that flows through the veins of the body politic and is slowly choking the life out of it.

So many reporters have become slavish sycophants that do nothing but curry favor from their masters.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Aug 3, 2015, 06:31 PM (0 replies)

Have no problem with hunting

This was not hunting. This was a canned hunt where a lion which was used to the presence of people was lured into a spot where he could be ambushed.

I feel about this the way I feel about people who lease land and spread deer corn around and then kill the deer from a deer stand while they're feeding. That is not hunting.

The only saving grace of the deer killers is that at least they eat their kill.

This jack hole killed for a trophy. This is the latest in a series of kills that he is very proud of. He has killed a leopard, a bear (for which he was charged with bagging illegally but let off with a years probation), a rhino, and a beautiful elk... He also got a writeup in either the New York Times or the New Yorker as some sort of bow hunter extraordinaire. He had already bagged a lion, but I bet Cecil's head was going to make a better trophy. The other lion didn't look as good.

He's not right in the head.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Jul 29, 2015, 12:56 PM (0 replies)

Got my vote

WilliamPitt is a valuable voice.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jul 28, 2015, 12:17 PM (1 replies)

He just won the stupid contest

My former governor, Rick Perry, just won the stupid contest between the candidates.

I've given up expecting there to be any impetus for change (we are the only developed country where mass murder is routine)--so I was not surprised when Bobby Jindhal declared that now is not the time to talk about solutions to this mass murder problem we have in our country. I'm resigned to the fact that there is no good time to discuss gun control in our country.

But I thought that maybe, just maybe--no one would try and contend that this would have all been avoided if the other movie patrons had been able to return fire.

I won't go into how quickly these incidents happen and how, especially in this case, there was no time to return fire. Or how it is really, really dark in a movie theater and how that might make it really, really hard to figure out the appropriate person to shoot. Or how many, many more might have died if everyone was armed and started shooting.

But, hell, this thinking thing is just hard and takes up too much time when you can be shooting off your mouth.

So, Rickie wins the contest. He's dumber than all the rest. Yay, Rickie P.!
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Jul 27, 2015, 04:26 PM (0 replies)
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