Courtney Caldwell of Skepchick.org received an Open Carry 12 gauge shotgun double-aught buckshit blog response to her recent piece titled; “Machine Gun Misogynists: How Open Carry Texas Tried To Silence Me .”
So far in my experience I’ve had no exchanges with Open Carry activists that haven’t ended with them exposing their lack of understanding of logic and poor reasoning ability. But hope springs eternal! So let’s take a look at this response by blogger Robert Farago.
“From a distance, they almost looked like Confederate flags. I live in Texas, so this was disappointing, but fairly unsurprising.” The lead for Machine Gun Misogynists: How Open Carry Texas Tried To Silence Me leaves the impression that Ms. Caldwell wishes the Open Carry flags she spied from a distance wereConfederate Flags. Ms. Caldwell’s misplaced disappointment indicates that she considers Texans racist. By extension, despite the fact of the matter, the Open Carry advocates are racists, too. So, basically, she’s off to a flying start, ad hominem wise . . .
The Open Carry groups adopted the following policies after causing months of angst, fear and disruption in many communities with their delusions that make them think that it’s okay to go into family restaurants armed to the teeth.
In keeping with the whole; “responsible gun owner” meme the NRA and their buddies keep pushing I’m taking this moment to point out that the fact that they DIDN’T have such a policy in place (for months their policies consisted of harassment, bullying, terrorizing and just being all around douche-bags to those who objected to their activities) means that during all their protests, by their own new definition THEY WERE NOT BEING RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERS.
Here’s their new policy.
For all further open carry walks with long guns, we are adopting the following unified protocol and general policy to best ensure meeting our respective legislative mission to legalize open carry:
1) Always notify local law enforcement prior to the walk, especially the day of
2) Carry Flags and signs during your walk to increase awareness
3) Carry the long gun on a sling, not held
4) Do not go into corporate businesses without prior permission, preferably not at all
5) If asked to leave, do so quietly and do not make it a problem
6) Do not post pics publicly if you do get permission and are able to OC in a cooperate business
7) Do not go into businesses with TABC signs posted with a long gun (Ever)
8) If at all possible, keep to local small businesses that are 2A friendly
So thank you Open Carry people for showing America that irresponsible gun owners aren’t just people who go on killing sprees, get their guns stolen by others or shoot their buddies and themselves by accident! Thank you for showing everyone that irresponsible gun owners exist in our society today and they’re some of the most vocal, active members of the NRA. Thank you for showing all of us that you are capable of lacking the common sense to act responsibly with a gun and desperately need the rest of society to regulate your activities since you’re too damned slow to know this shit on your own!
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Thank GOD W.F. Price gallantly offered to act as Cliven Bundy’s translator for those poor liberals out there who went all aflutter at good ol’ boy Cliven’s mention of the word NEGRO because clearly everyone’s problem is Cliven’s use of “archaic English” (1950s is archaic?) and it has nothing to actually do with the content and context of his words given his actions and political views! *Whew* I’m glad he cleared that up!
Alas, however, Price’s offer of an explanation and translation of Cliven’s language fails on three levels: Continue reading
Secularprolife has a webpage that it calls; “Abortion Safety.com”. Abortionsafety.com is designed to give the appearance that secularprolife is concerned about the well-being and safety of women who are seeking abortions.
The reality is the page was created to spread uncertainty and fear to women who use the site. The scenario plays out as follows; a woman sees the abortionsafetey.com site, looks through it and based on what she sees there she comes to the conclusion that an abortion is such an unsafe procedure that she’s better off avoiding the danger and should instead carry the pregnancy to term.
The site also doubles as an intimidation tool to be used against doctors. It doesn’t matter what type of doctor you are, if you’re a family health doctor and abortion consists of 1% of your medical activities, they’ll label you an ABORTION DOCTOR and list your name next to numerous other doctors who secularprolife have judged to be unsafe doctors ( judgment passed using their hard earned degrees in Looking Shit Up On-Line from Internet University). Continue reading
In the wake of an attack on Student Danielle D’Entremont on the Queens University college campus (link to story here), a number of bloggers from the Men’s Rights Movement” (no I won’t call you “Men’s Human Rights Movement”, that’s insulting to humanists like myself) have responded in true Bill O’Reilly/ Rush Limbaugh fashion. Writers from MRA website “A Voice for Men” immediately denounced the violent attack which was possibly a result of the angry, violent, hateful rhetoric against feminists and women that issues from their blogs on a regular basis, while simultaneously using insulting commentary and innuendo to suggest that she wanted the attack for its publicity value so much that she possibly did it herself.
I’m going to ignore all the writer’s snide, victim blaming bullshit, his attempts at avoiding applying Occam’s razor to the incident and go to the paragraph I found interesting.
I’d like Mr. Hembling to explain to me why in an era where on-line communication is key and people upload all the momentary passing occurrences of their life on-line (from the sandwich they had for lunch to their baby’s first steps); what exactly he finds so amazing about the fact that Ms. D’Entremont uploaded a picture of herself after her attack?
Keep in mind I’m saying this as someone who is from an earlier generation that finds the obsessiveness of sharing your entire life on-line to be bizarre and over the top. I’ve tried posting the everyday details of my life on-line and I just couldn’t get with it (call me “Grandpa Pook”).
But Mr. Hembling, you of all people complaining about this when you yourself immediately posted videos after being harassed and having posters you were posting torn down? You not only posted videos and spoke to journalists and bloggers immediately afterwards about the attack, you ACTUALLY TOOK OUT A CAMERA AND FILMED THE INCIDENT WHILE IT WAS HAPPENING.
I’m sorry Mr. Hembling, but in your race to cast hate and aspersions on a feminist, you have inadvertently inserted your hypocritical foot into your feminist-hating mouth.
All I can say to this now is;
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Secularprolife.com put up a blog post on their site that’s been very popular with the rest of the pro-life community. The title reads as follows; “Planned Parenthood Deceives Breast Health Donors”.
They’re referring to the big hullabaloo that was raised when the Komen cancer organization announced it was going to stop providing funding to planned parenthood (those unfamiliar with that incident can follow this link).
The summation of the blog piece attacking planned parenthood is that a drop in the number of breast cancer exams in 2012 means that planned parenthood lied to donors and the reader is supposed to infer that all that money was instead spent on abortions.
Pro-lifers, despite all evidence to the contrary, would like you to believe that almost all the money Planned Parenthood raises goes to abortions (the percentage that goes to abortions is actually quite low). Take a moment to read through the crucial paragraph I’m discussing here: Continue reading
Jay Smith, president of Horizons, INC announced today that his company would be applying for a religious exemption from participation in the ACA (known more commonly as “Obamacare”).
“Our company is deeply connected to Christian Science religious beliefs” Jay said; “So why should we be required to pay for a service that is fundamentally against our beliefs?”
Horizons, INC released a statement signaling their intent to seek a full exemption from Obamacare once the Supreme Court has reached its decision in Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius.
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