The Death Cult of Melanin, cont’d.

In attempting to find the profound truths in this case, the simple truths are shunted aside in favor of that deep profundity that sits so poorly on the American press, who are often “deep” but have the profundity and intellectual acumen, generally, of a turnip. Continue reading

President Obama Stays on Message With Gun Control

President Obama used his weekly address to the nation to stay on message with gun control today. In his address he said: “My administration is taking a series of actions right away — from strengthening our background check system, to helping schools hire more resource officers if they want them, … Continue reading

President Obama Re-Frames the Issue of Guns

In his press conference on gun control today, President Obama turned the gun rights/gun control argument in a very different direction, “away from the Second Amendment and toward rights and themes at the core of other foundational documents, as he unveiled his package of gun proposals.” By invoking The Declaration of Independence, the First Amendment, and … Continue reading

Parents React to Newtown: Sales of Bulletproof Backpacks Soar

This is such a sad statement on our society that parents now feel they must protect their children by sending them off to school with bulletproof backpacks: Shame, shame, shame on the NRA for pushing gun advocacy so far that non gun owners fear for their safety and the safety … Continue reading

Obama Launches Gun-Violence Task Force

At a press conference this morning President Obama said “he would make gun control a “central issue” as he opens a second term” and he announced the formation of a special task force on gun violence, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden. Obama’s announcement came as  “House Republicans restated their firm … Continue reading

A Brief Thought on the 2nd Amendment and the Framers

When the Framers wrote the 2nd amendment clearly they weren’t thinking forward to 2012. America was a vastly different place in those days. They could not possibly see forward far enough to anticipate the mass horror that the gun culture has wreaked upon our country today. I have no doubt the Framers … Continue reading

Talking To Your Children About Newtown

In the wake of today’s horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and the loss of so many little innocent children, I spent a lot of time today reflecting on the years I raised my daughter living in Los Angeles. There was not a day that went by that I dropped her … Continue reading

Bloomberg: ‘Calling for Meaningful Action Is Not Enough’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had some harsh words in response to President Obama’s statement earlier today on the unfathomably tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. Bloomberg said, “we need action, not rhetoric to deal with gun violence.” “President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families … Continue reading

How soon is too soon? And how late is too late?

It’s relatively easy to pick up these guns online or at gun shows, and they aren’t pricey. W0rse, here’s all the firepower brought out in response to one nut with one of these guns: Continue reading

Twitter Reaction to Newtown Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

I am monitoring the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School shooting via various sources right now. The NY Times reports: The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the … Continue reading