Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Low-risk bet.

So what are the odds that the news that at least some of the tangos who shot up the mall in Nairobi were Americans is going to somehow lead to Piers Morgan calling for AR-15s to be banned?

I'm thinking that bet is better odds than putting all your cash on black at the roulette table, if not quite as sure a thing as betting on the Colts against a random Pop Warner team.

17 comments:

mikee said...

Depends on the race and political affiliation of the perpetrators, just like for the news coverage of the Navy Yard shooter.

The problem for Piers is not that they were maybe Americans but that the slaughter happened in a former British colony. Which do you go after first, the sins of being American or the sins of colonialism?

Decisions, decisions!

Chuck said...

Sort of like how I can relate pretty much any situation in life to an episode of Seinfeld, Morgan can find a way to argue for more gun control no matter how tangential the connection.

Call me crazy, but I'd say it's a better argument for upping your EDC basic load and working on your break contact drill.

Boat Guy said...

The real achievement would be finding someone who would a) take the bet and b) pay up. If they're dumb enough to take it they're probably too shifty to honor their committment.

Scott J said...

How about we ban shopping malls instead?

I was most definitely a mallrat in my teens in the 80's. Now I avoid the places if at all possible.

Trevor M said...

Thanks for the link. Well played.

NotClauswitz said...

The Colts without Johnny Unitas just aren't the same.

.45ACP+P said...

A story I heard on my radio last night is sure to be buried. Appearently, a former British soldier who was carrying concealed was able to fend off the terrorists with gunfire and allowed 100 shoppers to escape. Sounds too much like a good guy with a gun. Must be no truth to that rumor...... Nothing to see here....

rickn8or said...

Pretty safe bet Tam; I doubt very seriously if any of the Bad Guys at the mall were carrying M-4s or AR-15s.

And I think Morgan knows that, which is why he has such a fetish about banning them.

He's probably irked that the SAS guy with a pistol crimped the Bad Guys plans too.

BGMiller said...

The news that rain is in the forecast for Seattle is enough to get the Brit Twit yipping for a gun ban.



BGM

Anonymous said...

Chuck,

So...where's the Seinfeld connection in this one? Maybe the goldfish would have died of gunfire instead of suffocation? Nah, that's flat. So...?

Chuck said...

@ Anon 2:21 PM, September 25, 2013

One word: Uromysitisis.

Anonymous said...

Piers is just upset that a racist honkie with an eeeeeeevil gun upset a peaceful little Mohammedan revival.

Mike_C said...

@.45AVP+P
The photograph I saw (with the Brit soldier's face pixellated) showed him helping two white women to safety. White wimmin for goodness sake. Could he not find persons of color to escort to safety in bloody Kenya, for godssake? Clearly he is not merely a militaristic troglodyte, but a racist militaristic troglodyte.

staghounds said...

I think this gives Kenya the right to initiate regime change in the U. S., followed by nation building for twelve years or so.

Tam said...

If we don't turn over their compatriots they could definitely infiltrate Kenyan Special Forces teams to support our rebels.

Ed said...

Having read something recently that I thought may be relevant, I tried to refresh my memory by Google searching "bitch Piers Morgan", and was overwhelmed by the response. I was surprised that nothing warned me that "bitch Piers Morgan" was redundant.

Sendarius said...

@staghounds:

...but...but, the Kenyans are already in the White House - or at least, that's what I heard.