Here's the full quote from Charles P. Pierce.
If your "way of life" involves handing deadly weapons to five-year olds, your way of life is completely screwed up and you should change it immediately because it is stupid and wrong. (And, again, also, too: goddammit, "learning to use and respect a gun" means at least knowing that the fking thing is loaded when it's sitting in the corner of the parlor like it's a damn umbrella stand or something, and we should talk about that part, too.) It is not in any way "normal" to hand a kindergartner a firearm. If a mother from the inner-city of, say, Philadelphia did that, and the kid subsequently shot his sister to death, Fox News never would stop yelling about the crisis in African American communities and the Culture Of Death, and rap music, too. If your culture is telling you that children who have only recently emerged from toddlerhood should have their own guns, then your culture is deadly and dangerous and that should concern you, too. If your culture demands that, in the face of a general national outrage over the killing of other children, your politics work to loosen the gun laws you have, as they apparently did in Kentucky, then your culture is making your politics stupid and wrong and you should change them, too. I do not have to understand these people any more, and it is way too early in the day to be drinking this much.
And while we're on the topic of guns, the criminally insane NRA have taken on a redneck from Alabama to be their new president. The clown's name is Jim Porter and he takes pride in referring to the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression". He also believes that Obama is a "fake president" whose "entire administration is anti-gun, anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment."
Another sack of shit joins Wayne LaPierre on the NRA's board of sociopaths.
Hey, which state hates Poors the most? If you guessed Florida, we'd understand your instincts, but you'd be wrong (today anyway) because Wisconsin is going to prohibit Poors from buying several types of cheese. Yes, cheese. Not "cheez" or "cheez füd" but "cheese," as in Swiss, Cheddar, and low sodium. (No word yet on cedar cheese or those cakes we like.) From NBC15:
MADISON-Members of the state affairs committee are approving a bill that limits the amount of junk food that can be purchased with food stamp benefits…Under the bill, participants in the program must spend two-thirds of their monthly benefits on certain approved foods, including proteins and produce. The remaining one-third can be used for any authorized food.
The bill's author says he's trying to encourage healthier eating, but at least one opponent says it could hurt a major piece of the state's economy: the dairy industry. "This bill does not allow for Wisconsinites who are utilizing the FoodShare program to purchase sharp cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, shredded cheese or reduced sodium cheeses," said State Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee.
Republican Rep. Dean Kaufert, of Neenah, has amended his original bill to require people [on] food stamps, to spend at least two-thirds of their monthly benefits on items such as milk, bread and vegetables. Kaufert says he wants people to eat healthier…
Oh yes, we are well aware of how much the GOP values healthy eating and government initiatives that encourage people to make healthy choices. We are also well aware of Scott Walker's interest in being a dick for no real reason, so we imagine that this bill will be signed into law any day now.