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 . . .
I’d like to take this moment while we’re all thinking about “Nice Guy” Eliott Rodger and his revenge-killing spree against women (for the crime of not being his fuck-toys) to flashback to this once popular video that tapped into the; “Nice Guy myth”. A video that catapulted a Youtube content provider to stardom (or what passes for stardom in the online activism community).
Take special note of the underbar where the video maker wistfully asks;
Perhaps “feminists” find “nice” guys “unfuckable” because their brains are letting them know they aren’t really nice guys at all but sociopaths with anger and resentment issues.
Considering the video has hundreds of thousands of views and was well received by the MRM community?
I’m thinking it may be time to apply some critical thinking to the concept of “The Nice Guy” and put an end to this socially damaging concept once and for all.
After all, it’s all in the brain, dotcha know?
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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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Courtney Caldwell has joined the ranks of the skepchicks!
By way of support I’m linking all to her first blog post here along with my response to a person in her comment section where the discussion on recent anti-PUA (a spin-off of the MRM) supporter “Alpha Male” Elliot Rodgers has gotten rather heated. For those not in the know, Elliot Rodgers is a self proclaimed “nice guy” who did a video where he wistfully asks women why they can’t see he’s a nice guy… right before he goes out on a killing spree to kill women as retribution for refusing to have sex with him (I kid you not). Tenny said; Tenny, Paul Elam said; Continue reading
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
I came across this choice comment made by responsible gun owners on this Daily Caller piece about the Tom Ridge resignation from Bloomberg’s new gun-control group.
238 responsible gun owners and counting that eagerly wish violent, torturous death on others who simply want to have a reasonable dialogue about gun control in America.
And they wonder why we don’t trust them.
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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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