Oh, it is toooo rich:
GOP Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas, bff of gun-nut and NRA board member Ted Nugent, is holding a very special meeting in the US Capitol building next week to blast President Obama and the entire notion of "gun free zones."
So where is Stockman holding his meeting blasting the dangers of gun free zones? In the US Capitol building, a gun free zone.
No guns will be allowed at Stockman's meeting in order to guarantee Rep. Stockman's safety.
What a damned shame that the irony will be completely lost on the attendees.
Guns! Guns! Guns! - Mississippi (Motto: We're Number 50!) state House Speaker Philip Gunn (R-Trigger Happy) is urging gun manufacturers to relocate to that state (TPM):
"We need more businesses to establish home base in Mississippi. We can provide these companies with an educated workforce, a superior quality of life, an evolving education system for their children, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing we support their industry."
That's the only time those Mississippi kids will ever hear the word evolve.
Meanwhile, Texas favorite loose screw Louie Gohmert tells us to be vewy, vewy quiet because he's hunting drones, and advises that you will need "at least 50 rounds in your magazines" to shoot one down. In your backyard. Sent by the gubmint to spy on you. (Raw Story)
Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt appeared Tuesday on the Talk to Solomon Show alongside conservative blogger Greg W. Howard, of Twittergate fame, for another chance to spew anti-Obama conspiracy theories.
Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people.
Pratt once again insisted that Obama is acting like King George III, a sentiment with which Solomon concurred, saying, "That will happen quickly and they will wipe those people out to set an example."
But Solomon wasn't finished: "I believe they will put together a racial force to go against an opposite race resistance, basically a black force to go against a white resistance, and then they will claim anyone resisting the black force are doing it because they are racist."
Howard agreed: "You may be right because he has been sowing the seeds of racial hatred; we were healing quite well as a nation on racial issues until Obama came along and now we have a lot of racial discord."
There's video at RWW, but I won't inflict it on you here. Suffice it to say that these three feel secure enough to broadcast this crazy-assed stuff to the world. I love the way that Solomon makes up an insane, racist conspiracy theory that eventually winds up with him being the victim of reverse racism; "Obama's black army's gonnasteal my guns and if I complain, they'll call me racist! Typicallibtards…" And all the rest are all "Yup, yup, yup!"
You couldn't be more clownish if you actually tried. And you can't possibly satirize these people. They're a joke in their pure, uncut form. It'd just be trying to add a punchline to a punchline.
But hey, 'baggers! Want to know why we keep thinking you're racist? Because you wag your heads up and down whenever dipwads like these open their mouths. If you think these guys have a good point, you are racist.
Lesson learned. Never store ammo in the oven.
This is very troubling:
After enduring last summer's destructive drought, farmers, ranchers and officials across the country's parched heartland had hoped that plentiful winter snows would replenish the ground and refill their rivers, breaking the grip of one of the worst dry spells in American history. No such luck.
Across the West, lakes are half full and mountain snows are thin, omens of another summer of drought and wildfire. Complicating matters, many of the worst-hit states now have even less water on hand than a year ago, raising the specter of shortages and rationing that could inflict another year of losses on struggling farms.
Reservoir levels have fallen sharply in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. The soil is drier than normal. And while a few recent snowstorms have cheered skiers, the snowpack is so thin in parts of Colorado that the government has declared an "extreme drought" around the ski havens of Vail and Aspen.
"We're worse off than we were a year ago," said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center.
There really isn't much they can do if there is no snow, is there? Other than start rationing earlier in the year, I guess. Food prices are going to go through the roof.
David Brooks is a fraud.David Brooks should never, ever, consent to be questioned by Ezra Klein again. Holy mother of Jesus did he make a jackass out of himself. And Ezra is so polite and well-mannered; it could have gone much worse if he'd wanted to take a tone with Bobo.
I mean, Ezra invited Brooks to respond on the record to the observation that he had just published the most deceitful horseshit in the paper of record, and Brooks (after agreeing to post a correction) proceeded to peddle more confused and misleading horseshit.
The best part? It's hard to choose. Was it when Brooks said Obama should be more like Robert Rubin and Ezra pointed out that Obama was asking for less revenue than Rubin? Was it when Ezra mentioned that the Simpson-Bowles plan had more defense cuts and higher taxes than what Obama is asking for, and Brooks said that he's no longer a fan of Simpson-Bowles? Was it the part where Brooks tried to explain what a good deal would look like, gave up, and referred us all to a column written by Yuval Levin?
What a bunch of gobbledygook Brooks spewed in that brief interview!
What a clown he is.
The Root: Make no mistake about it, the NRA's plan to keep the U.S. from regulating guns involves a heaping dose of racism.
Fecal tooth brushing in the naked city
It's a sad story—two sad stories. You see, the people were having trouble brushing their teeth. And if that's not enough, there was that soggy dead dame. She was 21-year-old Elisa Lam from Canada. She was supposedly going to Santa Cruz, which is over 300 miles closer to Canada than where her body was found. There are 60,000 stories in Surf City, and this was not one of them.
The authorities are trying to figure out if her death was the result of an accident or foul play. I wonder—I really do! According to the Associated Press, "The opening at the top of the cistern is too small to accommodate firefighters and equipment, so they had to cut a hole in the storage tank to recover Lam's body."
I'm thinking "accident": she takes the elevator to the top floor; she climbs the stairs up to the roof; she deactivates the alarm and picks the lock on the door; she climbs the later up to the tank and then climbs up the straight sides of it; And then she squeezes into the small hole at the top, because, you know: who hasn't wanted to go swimming inside cistern; but she forgot she couldn't swim and drowned. It's the most likely thing to have happened!
As for the more important story: that poor British couple brushed her teeth with that water. Even more shocking: they brewed coffee with it. Personally, I'd rather be murdered and have my body disposed of in the bottom of some hotel cistern. But the police say not to worry! The only thing to worry about is from fecal material. Apparently, when people die they often defecate. That's right: defecation.
There are eight million stories in the naked city, and two of them have to do with murder and brushing your teeth with the victims feces.
Before anyone gets on me: my point is that as creepy as the couple's story is, what most matters is that this young woman was murdered. But the murder alone would not have made the AP.