Sunday, December 16, 2012

Overheard in Roomie's Bedroom:

Bloomberg's on Meet The Press.

Me: (yelling, with that vein doing that thing in my forehead) "Of course he thinks we can just ban guns! This guy lives on some fantasyland little Wizard of Oz urban island where all he has to do is snap his fingers to control what size soda cups people can buy! Nobody tells him 'No'! He's as crazy as Elvis!"

31 comments:

Carteach said...

Let me know when Bloomin Idiot dismisses his police escort and disarms his collection of private body guards.

Til then, he can go p@$$ up a rope.

Joseph said...

I think they had it about right in Escape from New York, let's just quietly start building a wall. Oh and install gun turrets & missile batteries so that asshole can't fly out in his helicopter.

Tam said...

We have a serious House Divided issue, here.

It's time to let the east coast urban megalopolis secede and petition for admittance to the EU. The euro could use the fiscal boost and the loss of union strongholds in NY/NJ might be the injection needed to jumpstart the revival of the American industrial base, given the Right-To-Work laws that just passed in IN and MI.

Firehand said...

Let's remember, this is the jerk who told the elderly to turn off their a/c during a bloody hot summer because 'the room will cool down quickly when you turn it back on', while he had city employees build a frame in which to mount a room a/c so it could be set up in his cars window, because 'Mayor Bloomberg doesn't like getting into a hot car.'

Not a chance he'll give up all his armed security, while he lectures everyone else to 'just leave it to the police'.

And then you get to his hypocrisy
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353789/Bloomberg-spends-245-000-employing-THREE-cooks-Gracie-Mansion.html
on food
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/301581/bloomberg-do-what-i-say-not-what-i-do-charles-c-w-cooke#

KM said...

The euro could use the fiscal boost

Or it could be the final nail in the coffin...
As a side benefit though, the UN would finally be out of our country (and Schumer & McCarthy - hip-hip hooray!)

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Yep. Let 'em secede. Too bad we didn't back in the 1850's. Upside: Wouldn't have had either Roosevelt (I love Teddy but he had his faults), or Wilson. Downside: Wouldn't have had Silent Cal.

Mark Alger said...

Did you see the 3d map Art posted on FB? (That was Art, wunnit?) Yeah. It was. Showed red-blue distribution in the country with vertical bars indicating population. Of course, the densest population centers are all shades of blue.

Awhile back, there was this theory that insanity increases the denser population gets. Not sure how valid that is, but it does make me wonder...

M

Kristophr said...

Somewhat off-topic:

That asshole Mike Huckabee is now yowling that this massacre happened because God was removed from the classroom.

I guess he thinks Jesus will send deranged assassins to schools that aren’t Christian enough. Or that a lack of Jesus causes adult onset Schizophrenia.

I do wish he would stop embarrassing my political party and declare for one of the far right third parties. He needs the boot for this.

Tango Juliet said...

I guess he thinks Jesus will send deranged assassins to schools that aren’t Christian enough. Or that a lack of Jesus causes adult onset Schizophrenia.

Is that REALLY his point? Maybe he's simply pointing out that maybe we have lost perspective? Maybe mankind should keep it somewhere in the back of their collective mind that they aren't the biggest game in town? Perhaps .gov is an improper and wholely inadequate substitute for a higher moral authority? (as so many would have us believe.)

Robert Fowler said...

Kristophr said...

That asshole Mike Huckabee is now yowling that this massacre happened because God was removed from the classroom.

I started Kindergarten in 1960. From the until the 6th grade (1966) we started the day with the pledge of allegiance and a short prayer. Of course we had parents back then that paid attention. What we didn't have is school shootings. We were taught right along with our lessons simple things like manners and respect. Our greatest fear was when we did something wrong, they would tell our parents. The youth of today have no manners and no moral compass. Thanks to Madeline Murray O'Hare. May you rot in hell.

As for Bloomy, as angry as he always seems to be, he could stroke out. Pray?

Anonymous said...

Hey, be nice and quit insulting Elvis. Elvis had to use drugs to get looney, Bloomberg came by it naturally.

You are right about the cultural divide. My friends and family in NYC would be happy to disarm the population in Kentucky so they can have a safer life in Manhattan.

Disarming me? Not happening Mayor.

Gerry

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Kristophr said...

TJ and Robert:

You don't need to have God in the classroom to teach children how to socialize properly as adults. Simply bringing proper discipline and teaching proper adult socialization will fix that.


Prayer in school will not prevent schizophrenics from shooting up classrooms.

Huckabee is doing exactly as much blood dancing as some libtard calling for gun control.

rickn8or said...

Give 'em Massachusetts while you're at it.

(What? No Senators Fauxcahontas or Cut-Off-Ears Kerry or Mayor Menino.)

rickn8or said...

Kristophr-- Exactly.

When someone says "We need to put God back in the classroom", my response is "Fine. Which one?"

The people that want to put prayer back in school assume that the prayer is going to be the one THEY say on Sunday.

My contention with putting any kind of religious content back in public schools is that on Day One, the Muslims will be there throwing elbows under the basket, demanding everything be their way, from the lunch menu to editing the history and geography books.

Anonymous said...

Kristophr, maybe he's saying the only thing he can think of to say, in the face of a fairly monstrous act. Myself, I think Huckabee's prescription is abstract, and doesn't satisfy the urge to take concrete action to improve the situation. No statement really can.

"Jesus will send deranged assassins"? I wonder if he really has that in mind?

"I do wish he would stop embarrassing my political party and declare for one of the far right third parties. He needs the boot for this." Because what we really need at this point is even more division and fragmentation of the opposition to the Left in this country. True, that statement was embarrassing, but most emotional statements are. This is a time and subject of intense emotion. I doubt I would do well with a national news organization poking a camera in my face at such a time, let alone sending me a nice check for it in the bargain. Many others would no doubt be able to pull it off.

Mike James

Mattexian said...

My contention with putting any kind of religious content back in public schools is that on Day One, the Muslims will be there throwing elbows under the basket, demanding everything be their way, from the lunch menu to editing the history and geography books.

Isn't that already happening, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the usual suspects on the Religious Right, but without much in the way of apologies or removal of those programs from school administrators? I'm finding a little bit of irony, in that despite all their efforts to remove God from the public schools, sh#% like this happens and the kids manage to bring Him back in thru the front door, during tragedies like this.

The thing that's got our blood pounding about all this was the Gubmint Decree that we all *should* fly our flags at half-staff in memory of the victims. My wife's point is that they weren't doing anything worthy of that type of honor, usually reserved for memorializing police, fire, and military; while my point is that gubmint needs to STFU about what I (and the rest of the peasants in flyover country) *should* do, under *strong* official encouragement. If I wanna join in the collective donning of our All-American, Red-White-and-Blue, 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Limited Edition ashes-and-sackcloth to mourn this event, then it should be *my* decision to do so, not some decree from on high, like Barry and Boner are suddenly my Ministers of the One True Faith of Federal Government Supremacy, and my failure to follow along will merit some later act of penance before a bureaucrat.

Anonymous said...

I almost forgot: Why drag Elvis into this? Elvis was cool. Michael
Bloomberg couldn't be cool if he called a judge at three in the morning and got a warrant.

Mike James

Justthisguy said...

When I heard of this, I thought, "Oh shit, I hope he's not an Aspie!" Yup, turns out he was One Of Us. There's a huge multi-page discussion about it over on the News forum at Wrong Planet.

At least there are enough Aspie gun nerds there to point out that Mom's six guns weren't "an arsenal", but just a start at a nice collection.

Anonymous said...

Bloomie knows better than us peasants and serfs. If we only slavishly followed his excellent leadership the world would be a better place.

Great people like the mayor deserve their armed guards, gourmet dinners, and luxury limousine convoys. That is their due as our lords and masters. And don't you ever forget it!

rd

Justthisguy said...

Anonymous @6:45, the phrase "Insect Overlords" comes to mind.

Justthisguy said...

Encouraging News: Over at Wrong Planet, the gun-nerd Aspies are slapping down the New-Age Aspies with irrefutable logic.

Gerry N. said...

Irrefutable Logic (TM) is of no use on Progressives because they all have the WE CARE (TM) gene and they're better and smarter 'n cuter and smell nicer than everyone else. Just ask 'em. Better yet go upstairs and ask their Moms. Just don't start about the rent, and all the money she spend on their food, it makes their Moms cry.

Gerry

Anonymous said...

Neither prayer nor discipline are effective treatment for schizophrenia. Either or both are potentially helpful for a well-controlled, properly-treated schizophrenic, but neither is going to fix this problem by itself.

We have always had crazy people and we've had guns for many years. If you're looking for what's changed, a couple of good candidates are: 1) a media culture that celebrates these killers, compares their stats, makes them famous, splashes their faces and their writings and deranged poetry over every screen in the country for the next three months. In this system, if you're a nutjob who wants attention and wants everyone to read your manifesto, there's one sure-fire way to make that happen. 2) More gun-free zones, and more people who are trained to sit passively by and wait for the authorities to solve their problems for them.

Alath
Carmel IN

Anonymous said...

I missed Meet the Press. Did Bloomberg mention trying to close the "Kill Your Mom" loophole for avoiding back ground checks?

perlhaqr said...

I keep pushing this plan, but nobody else seems to like it.

http://izmm.com/images/New_Canadian_Border.png

Everything Northeast of the red line goes to Canada. We take British Columbia in exchange. Seems fair to me. ;) (Sorry, New Hampshire.)

rickn8or said...

Justthisguy, thank you for the Wrongplanet.net steer. I passed this link to my Knoxville d-i-l in case she runs into some "ZOMG! Killer Aspies!!1!" ignoranus. (Plural gnoranuses?, ignorani??)

Kristophr said...

Mike James:

I was making the point that Huckabee's position was ridiculous and an example of blood dancing.

God does not really send assassins to ungodly schools. Prayer in schools does not prevent nutters from targeting school.

Therefor prayer in schools ( or lack thereof ) has absolutely nothing to do with this crime.

Capisci?

Kristophr said...

Oh, and Mike ... the religious right's inability to STFU on their desire to shove their beliefs into laws has just cost us an election.

The preachers in the Republican Party should be considered on probation.

Pandering to your tiny minority is not worth another four years of socialism.

Justthisguy said...

Kristophr, it is possible to be a professing Christian without being an ignorant dickhead. As a Christian, I deplore abortions, but think that the Federal government really has no Constitutional say on the subject, one way or the other. The question should be left up to the Several States, who hold the Police Power.

Epsilon Given said...

With regard to God not being in schools, I would have to point out that this is a classic case of "correlation is not causation". The same people who drove God out of the schools, were also the ones who drove the mentally ill out of institutions, and then padlocked the institutions. Is it any wonder that we have so many school shootings now?

We need to seriously re-examine how we treat the mentally ill--not those who can be taken care of in their homes, but those who are homeless, or those who are specifically a threat to others, and who show a disconnect with reality--we need to re-examine how we could institutionalise them, even against their will.

And as an anarcho-capitalist, I'm open to suggestions on how we can do that without government intervention....

Having said all this, even though I'm a God-fearing person, I'm actually glad that God was driven out of public schools. He doesn't belong there. But then, no one else does, either, and we would all do well to follow His example, and leave the System to its own devices!

After all, how can we call ourselves a Free People, if we allow the Government to tell us how to think?