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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-12 12:55 AM
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Jon Stewart's prescience
As you recall, Bob Costas had spoken out about guns after that football player shot his wife and then himself.

And, as happens whenever anyone speaks out about the easy availablity of guns, Costas was excoriated. Among other things, it was supposedly too soon after the incident to discuss our gun culture.

And so, Jon Stewart did a bit on the Daily Show about how gun violence is a daily event in this country so, by that standard, there never is or ever will be the right time to speak out about gun violence. It will always be "too soon" after one event or another.

This clip is from the Daily Show of 12/10, a clip entitled "Any Given Gun Day."

And the left praised Stewart for the bit.

For example,

Four days later, the White House press secretary said it was too soon after an event for the President to comment on the subject of the availablity of guns.

Will the right praise the WH for that? Will the left condemn the WH for that? Or will tribal politics prevail, as usual?

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-12 03:14 AM
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1. There will be an uptick in guns and high capacity magazines sales.
You know, now that the President is going to try to take our guns away. :eyes:
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-15-12 04:31 AM
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2. Whatchoo mean "our?" I don't have any guns, though taking shooting lessons has
crossed my mind a couple of times in the last year.
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