The Sweet Release Of An Astronomical Temporal Bilocation Event

Bring on the meteor.  Thanks.

ORLANDO, Fla. — An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.

Although Martin’s face does not appear on the paper targets, they feature a hoodie with crosshairs aimed at the chest.  A bag of Skittles is tucked in the pocket and a hand is holding a can resembling iced tea.

The wall of fire resulting from impact will be nifty.

“This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” said Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara.

O’Mara said he is worried about how Martin’s parents will react to the image of their son on a target intended to be used for shooting practice.

The attorney is also concerned the targets will further inflame the community.

“It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case,” said O’Mara.

Local 6 has been unable to determine the identity of the seller, who had also set up a website to sell the gun range targets.

In an email exchange with reporter Mike DeForest, the seller wrote, “My main motivation was to make money off the controversy.”

It can’t come soon enough, I figure.  Going to print this story off and place it in a bowl of delicious Purina Meteor Chow and see what comes ’round.

97 replies
  1. 1
    chopper says:

    i got nuthin’. that’s just…guh.

  2. 2
    Mark S. says:

    Once this idiot’s identity is determined, I hope he regrets the day he was ever born.

    And on a pedantic note:

    the teen who’s death

    I know the idea of editors who correct such mistakes is quaint, but geez.

  3. 3
    Martin says:

    Behold our job creators. Is there another tax cut we can get you, good sir?

  4. 4
    Linda Featheringill says:

    Zimmerman’s lawyer is doing the intelligent thing by railing against that atrocity.

  5. 5
    WereBear says:

    Not to mention the people who would buy the product.

  6. 6
    Betty Cracker says:

    Nothing racist about that, nosireebob. Nothing racist at all. Didn’t you hear about the line of Natalee Holloway anchors and Caylee Anthony garden mulch? Oh wait…

  7. 7
    jl says:

    Here is very calm and even handed analysis of an asteroid impact, so we can compare and contrast the options.

    The nutcases take over or asteroid impact, which is to be preferred?

    Looks like with the nutcases, the agony will last longer.

    What would happen if Asteroid 2005 YU55 Hit Earth?
    http://youtu.be/pXzyzyGzAN4

    I’m not sure which to hope for. Have to think it over.

  8. 8
    EconWatcher says:

    @Mark S.:

    I’m afraid grammar is one of the victims of the decline and fall of the print media. Say what you will about the old inky broadsheets–they used to have sticklers for grammar on staff.

  9. 9
    BGK says:

    Not to go all Friedman-cab-driver, but I have a non-political forum I frequent, the off-topic forum of which provides me with anthropological-grade insight into Real America’s mushy middle.

    There were multiple threads in the wake of the Martin killing. For the most part, people expressed genuine horror and sadness, but there were the unhinged. One of the more colorful used the fact that Martin’s parents sought copyright/trademark protection on their son’s image, et cetera, as lead-pipe-cinch evidence that they were low-grade grifters, and also too that Zimmerman was justified. I, as politely as I could, pointed out that it was just this type of disgusting profiteering that the Martin family was trying to preempt. As the late Brother Theodore once said, “I should know better than to try to sell roses in a fish market.”

  10. 10
    Thunderbird says:

    This story just hurts my soul. And people wonder why I’m not interested in having kids.

  11. 11
    JCT says:

    Look, given that Zimmerman’s web site was able to net him $200,000 , I’ll be this poor-excuse-for-slime-mold makes big bucks.

    Breathtaking.

  12. 12
    jl says:

    The part of the post where the seller describes his motivations:

    “My main motivation was to make money off the controversy.”

    Well then, it’s all good, then, right? Free enterprise teabaggers should approve.

  13. 13
    Amir Khalid says:

    Trayvon’s face isn’t on this vile object, Gott sei dank, but the skittles and the can of tea are an unmistakable reference to him. Can his parents sue to discover the seller’s identity and make him hand over any sales income?

    Also, I was intrigued by this unattributed quote from the story.

    “Even though I fully believe Zimmerman was justified in shooting, Trayvon was still a human being and does not deserve that kind of disrespect in death,” wrote one firearm owners association website member.

    This seems to be the opinion of the target seller. Do a lot of people share this belief?

  14. 14
    Some Loser says:

    Post-Racial America everybody. I’m pretty sure Clime Acts would will approve.

  15. 15
    RossInDetroit says:

    Man, the moral bar for making a buck is WAY lower than I thought.

  16. 16
    lacp says:

    Hey, the guy wants a paycheck, not a welfare check! USA, FUCK YEAH!

  17. 17
    jl says:

    @Mark S.:

    ” the teen who’s death ”

    Maybe the writer meant what he said. I heard a news radio report driving to work where some slimeballs are portraying Martin as a dangerous gangster.

    The incident itself is disturbing, but I withhold judgment on exactly what kind of mess Zimmerman is until more facts come out. I think he was at least an excitable bigot with very poor judgment and worse impulse control, whose history should have made him obviously unqualified from participating in any kind of neighborhood watch program, or whatever that arrangement was.

    But the reaction to the case among certain segments of the population, and the media (Edit, hi there Faux News), is worse. Truly frightening.

    Edit: meaning, whatever Zimmerman turns out to be, we are seeing far worse in the reaction to the case among many segments of the population, and the media (hi again, Faux).

  18. 18
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    “This is the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility,” said Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara.

    Hey Mark, think any of these folks also contributed to the defense fund that’s going to be paying your bills?

  19. 19
    quannlace says:

    Trayvon was still a human being and does not deserve that kind of disrespect in death,” wrote one firearm owners association website member.

    Wow, I’m surprised there being that generous.

  20. 20
    SatanicPanic says:

    It’s all about commerce in the USA, it’s just funny that someone who’s not a rapper would come out and admit it so unashamedly.

  21. 21
    Lavocat says:

    Shorter version:

    “I’m a fucking douchebag, SO PAY ME!”

    At least, he is a self-aware fucking douchbag, ya hafta give him that.

  22. 22
    jl says:

    @SatanicPanic: I am sure there will be a big official public fuss, with hearings and talking heads on TV, about the social problems created by a callous reactionary gun nut culture, backed by the big money industry front groups like ALEC and the NRA.

    But, maybe not. If not, I wonder what difference could explain a different reaction, other than corrupt influence of big money and racism?

  23. 23
    Egg Berry says:

    He could have put out a unabomber target and the stupids would have probably bought it instead.

  24. 24
    Lavocat says:

    @Betty Cracker: THAT is spot on, sir, spot on.

    And you made me spit iced tea all over myself.

    Damn you.

  25. 25
    Some Loser says:

    @quannlace: Don’t be. They are trying to fool themselves. Try to grab at some sense of humanity every time they indulge their evil, bigoted feelings. It happens a lot.

  26. 26
    Bob2 says:

    See, this is the thing about getting scalps. People get away with it because of the both sides do it nonsense as if it makes sketchy behavior okay.

    It needs to be public shaming and they have to be hurt monetarily if you want to change unethical behavior.

    The right wing changed this so neither was happening with wingnut welfare or just outright ignoring it.

    More scalps please. National Review got rid of Derbyshire finally.
    NSR is gone from The Chronicle.
    And Clarence Thomas needs to recuse himself out of some cases.

    The more often this happens, the more often it signals to people that the behavior is wrong instead of a half-assed non-apology.

    I hope Rush is next to lose his shit from lack of advertisers.

    Also, if Sully ever reads this, stop telling people that Democrats are pansies and can’t persuade anyone…and when they do fight back, you then tell them they’re being uncivil. Good fucking god.

  27. 27
    Brachiator says:

    An unidentified entrepreneur admits he is trying to profit off Trayvon Martin’s death by selling gun range targets featuring the teen who’s death has sparked a nationwide controversy.

    I wonder whether Martin’s parents can file an injunction blocking this?

    Otherwise, it will be a test to see who might be willing to buy, and wear, something so pointlessly insulting and incendiary.

    BTW, I had mentioned this in another thread, but it is amazing how wearing a hoodie can make some people totally lose their shit.

    Zuckerberg’s Hoodie a ‘Mark of Immaturity,’ Analyst Says

    Wearing a hoodie to a meeting in New York on Monday with potential investors is a sign of Zuckerberg’s lack of seriousness, according to Michael Pachter, an analyst for Wedbush Securities.
    __
    “Mark and his signature hoodie: He’s actually showing investors he doesn’t care that much; he’s going to be him,” Pachter said in an interview on Bloomberg TV. “I think that’s a mark of immaturity. I think that he has to realize he’s bringing investors in as a new constituency right now, and I think he’s got to show them the respect that they deserve because he’s asking them for their money.”

    On the other hand, Zuckerberg doesn’t have to worry that wearing a hoodie will get him killed.

    Geraldo has yet to weigh in on whether white hipsters put themselves in danger by wearing hoodies.

  28. 28
    RossInDetroit says:

    I sincerely hope that this target business is a troll, a stunt or a prank. It would still be sickening but I could understand the motivation.

  29. 29
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    Another boulder on top of the mountain that Zimmerman’s attorney’s already having to deal with. Anything else aside, that man is going to have a hell of a time keeping this trial from becoming an utter disaster for him.

    Oh yeah, also, I shoot routinely. I can’t imagine any responsible/sane gun range – which is most of them – carrying such a target.

  30. 30
    SatanicPanic says:

    @jl: To quote Nelly Hey must be the monay

  31. 31
    psycholinguist says:

    REmember when people got panties wadded over Travon’s parents copywriting his name? Remember when those people said his parents were trying to make money on this tragedy, and his parents said, no we are trying to protect his name and reputation, and people said “from what?”
    Well, now they know.

  32. 32
    LanceThruster says:

    Just like the Jim Crow museum, I’d like to see an exhibit collection of this sort monumental indifference (the celebration of it actually) to suffering.

    You could put the “Hillary Clinton Hunting Permits” and the Sarah Palin campaign map cross hairs, and even (from the Jim Crow museum) the lynching photo postcards where happy families in a picnic atmosphere pose around the tortured, desecrated, mutilated, castrated, brutalized bodies of the lynched victims for amusement and entertainment.

    If concrete examples of such sociopathy are not recorded for posterity, some might not believe they existed.

  33. 33

    Liberal Gun Nuts LLC is planning to offer a new line of targets that include:

    “The Shock Jock”
    -A very fat, bald man with a cigar in his teeth and a bottle of Via***gr**a in his hand.

    “The Pedophile”
    -Target includes the outline of man with a priest’s collar. Target shooters will have to avoid hitting the adjacent boy being fondled by the intended target.

    “The Abortion”
    -A target of a fetus.

  34. 34
    Steve says:

    @BGK:

    One of the more colorful used the fact that Martin’s parents sought copyright/trademark protection on their son’s image, et cetera, as lead-pipe-cinch evidence that they were low-grade grifters

    We have a frequent commenter here who feels the same way. I agree, it’s creepy.

  35. 35
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    I wonder how much they can ramp up production just in time to sell them at the RNC convention in Tampa?

  36. 36
    Egg Berry says:

    I know this is off-topic, but it seems the Catholic Bishops are investigating the Girl Scouts.

    Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
    __
    At issue are concerns about program materials that some Catholics find offensive, as well as assertions that the Scouts associate with other groups espousing stances that conflict with church teaching. The Scouts, who have numerous parish-sponsored troops, deny many of the claims and defend their alliances.

    I suppose it’s good they’re not investigating the Boy Scouts.

  37. 37
    Bob2 says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    How about Jeffrey Dahmer brand frozen dinners?

  38. 38
    lacp says:

    @Egg Berry: I’m sure they’ve already probed quite deeply there. If you know what I mean, and I think that you do.

  39. 39
    trollhattan says:

    Wow, that puts a new perpective on vileness. I didn’t know I could become more disappointed in society than I already am. I suppose this means Rush has a new BFF.

    OTOH, I support this message:

    OSLO, Norway — An Iraqi man whose brother was killed in Norway’s worst peacetime massacre hurled a shoe at the confessed killer and urged him to “go to hell” in a rare outburst Friday that briefly interrupted the terror trial of Anders Behring Breivik.
    __
    The incident was the first display of anger inside the normally subdued court room where the far-right fanatic is being tried for the bomb-and-shooting attacks that left 77 people dead on July 22.
    __
    Hayder Mustafa Qasim, 20, traveled to Norway from Baghdad this week to attend the proceedings against Breivik in Oslo’s district court, his lawyer, Kari Nessa Nordtun, told The Associated Press.
    __
    His brother Karar Mustafa Qasim, a 19-year-old who had moved to Norway as an asylum-seeker, was among the victims of Breivik’s shooting rampage at a youth camp, Nordtun said.
    __
    “I took off my shoe, got up, shouted at the killer, got eye contact with him and threw the shoe,” Qasim was quoted as saying by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

  40. 40
    MariedeGournay says:

    I was more hoping for a Gamma ray burst.

  41. 41
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Brachiator:

    wonder whether Martin’s parents can file an injunction blocking this?

    Probably not since they aren’t using his “face.” At the same time, were the makers of Skittles to review the target, they might decide that they don’t particularly want their product on the item.

  42. 42

    Liberal Gun Nuts LLC is planning to offer a new line of targets that include:

    “The Shock Jock”
    -A very fat, bald man with a cigar in his teeth and a bottle of blue pills* in his hand.

    “The Pedophile”
    -Target includes the outline of man with a priest’s collar. Target shooters will have to avoid hitting the adjacent boy being fondled by the intended target.

    “The Abortion”
    -A target of a fetus.

    *amended to get out of moderation.

  43. 43
    LanceThruster says:

    @The Other Bob:

    “The Pedophile” target now in “Ultra-Orthodox!”

    http://mondoweiss.net/2012/05/.....ening.html

  44. 44
    jl says:

    @Egg Berry: thanks, I guess. I read the link and it made me ill. The extract below was decisive for me, that this is a very aggressive witch hunt by reactionaries:

    ‘ One of the long-running concerns is the Girl Scouts’ membership in the 145-nation World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

    The association, known as WAGGGS, is on record as saying girls and young women “need an environment where they can freely and openly discuss issues of sex and sexuality.” It also has called for increased access to condoms to protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

    Some critics want the Girl Scouts of the USA to pull out of the world group; the scouts aren’t budging.

    …the Girl Scouts’ CEO, Anna Maria Chavez [said] “But simply being a member does not mean that we will always take the same positions or endorse the same programs as WAGGGS.”

    To the Girl Scouts, some of the attacks seem to be a form of guilt by association. Critics contend that Girl Scouts materials shouldn’t contain links to groups such as Doctors without Borders, the Sierra Club and Oxfam because they support family planning or emergency contraception.

    One repeated complaint, revived in February by the Catholic broadcasting network EWTN, involves an International Planned Parenthood brochure made available to girls attending a Girl Scout workshop at a 2010 United Nations event. The brochure — “Healthy, Happy and Hot” — advised young people with HIV on how to safely lead active sex lives.

    The Girl Scouts say they had had no advance knowledge of the brochure and played no role in distributing it. ‘

    The reactionary bigot patriarchy (Edit: and their deluded codependents) knows they are losing, and there is nothing they can do about it. So they are attempting to destroy anything good in our society that does not conform to their ignorant, and often hateful, prejudices.

    They will lose, only question is how much damage they will do until they lose, and if they take everything down with them in their loss.

    Anyway, note to self: make big donation to Girl Scouts.

    If the wingnuts win, that might get me on some kind of suspicious persons list, but I must start making a stand (/semi self snark tag here)

    Edit: unbelievable, old corrupt religious pooh bahs are going after a group because they are associated with an umbrella organization that thinks it is OK for groups of pubescent and teenage girls to maybe share thoughts about sex. How asinine can people be? Old corrupt farts can be very asinine indeed, only problem is that they have the power to wreck up things very badly.

  45. 45
    Tony J says:

    @MariedeGournay:

    I was more hoping for a Gamma ray burst.

    Sadly, that’s not quite enough to make us all mean and green and whatnot. Without the initial ingestion of vita-ray treated chemicals the average person just gets very dead, for which shoddy planning you can blame the Celestials and their prehistoric genetic meddling.

    Geek Mode Off –

  46. 46

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  47. 47
    Sawgrass Stan says:

    Anybody want to start a pool for when this dog turd declares that he’s “not a racist?”

    Also, why doesn’t anybody ask these jerks who IS a racist, then. And not Jesse, Al, or anyone black– do they know of ANYONE who is a racist, and also white?
    (yeah, I know, they’ll just reel off their list of libberil boogypeople.)

  48. 48
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    Critics contend that Girl Scouts materials shouldn’t contain links to groups such as Doctors without Borders

    @jl: Treat a bunch of rednecks from Appalachia for free and you’re a saint.

    Treat one black person in Africa for free and you’re off the list, apparently.

  49. 49
    jl says:

    @Tony J: OK, then lets hope for the Mayan Apocalypse Nibiru (sp?) event. I saw a youtube clip on that. The north and south poles are collapsing in some kind of big cylander and the earth will turn inside out, releasing ultimate badness. Or something. I didn’t bother to click.

    But, sounds cool compared to senile old men destrying the girl scouts and being plinked off gradually by lunatic gun nuts for the profit of rich corporate ALEC and NRA funders.

  50. 50
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @jl:

    If the wingnuts win, that might get me on some kind of suspicious persons list

    __
    First they came for the Girl Scout Cookies, and I said nothing becaus…WTF?

  51. 51
    JCT says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease:

    Oh yeah, also, I shoot routinely. I can’t imagine any responsible/sane gun range – which is most of them – carrying such a target.

    And I’m in Arizona and wouldn’t expect to see something like this sold at a range either — but given some of the horrific conversations I have heard when the range is cold and the ear protection is off, I could easily imagine some of these hateful idiots buying them off the web,…..

  52. 52
    Legalize says:

    @Linda Featheringill:
    And the decent thing.

  53. 53

    @RossInDetroit: Good luck It can be hard to determine and distinguish.

  54. 54
    anonymous says:

    Alas, my keyboard won’t show the mathematical symbols, but anyway, the following theorum requires no proof:

    Handgun Owner = Asshole squared

  55. 55
    Tony J says:

    Slightly OT, but since it’s come up, I recall someone mentioning in an earlier thread that the (hockey?) team from an ultra-fundie Catholic college that refused to play a game because the opposition had a female in the team wasn’t actually ‘Catholic’, as it was run by the ultra-fundie Society of Saint Pius X, which has been in a sort of schism with the mainstream Catholic Church ever since Vatican II.

    Well, guess what?

    How long until Benny the Rat invites Mel Gibson for a theological meeting of minds? They could call it the Magic Wine Summit.

  56. 56
    kindness says:

    The reichtwingnutz laugh at death threats and actual deaths of others. They do this more and more. The meme has already been expanded and it will now happen again.

    If another Gabriella Giffords tragedy does happen….what is it going to take before revenge attacks follow? There are plenty of crazy libs out there who would do it. (just read the comments here).

    I pray it doesn’t happen. I don’t have a bunch of faith in the fulfillment of that prayer however.

  57. 57
    jl says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease:

    Doctors Without Borders has operations in Southern and Eastern Europe countries and Russia, so they help out white people too.

    I been giving to that group for a long time, and get their reports.

    Remote Area Medical does a lot of work in the US, as well as around the world. I wonder whether they provide reproductive health services? Their staff is pretty mainline health professionals, so hard to see how they would not.

    Will corrupt fundy preachermen and bishops put RAMS on a naughty organization list too? Immoral for Girl Scouts to help out with a RAMS event in Los Angeles or Kentucky?

    http://www.ramusa.org/

  58. 58
    FlipYrWhig says:

    Ya know, if people don’t like the Girl Scouts, they could always, like, not join. I think the Boy Scouts is a heinous, awful organization, and express that by not supporting it or joining it. Done and done.

  59. 59
    pragmatism says:

    it’s all race to the bottom these days. thanks epistemic closure! when your tribe will support you no matter what, there is no incentive to act like a farging decent human being. ever.

  60. 60
    gogol's wife says:

    @BGK:

    Love Brother Theodore. My favorite line of his was on the Merv Griffin show, when after his routine he came to the chair to talk to Merv and said, “I’m sweating like a chunk of rancid pork.” You have to hear it with his intonation and elegant Mitteleuropa accent, though.

    And to try to make this on topic, all these events make me feel the way Brother Theodore does in this clip. This is epic anger:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGt08GUUz1g

  61. 61
    Egg Berry says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Ya know, if people don’t like the Girl Scouts, they could always, like, not join.

    I may be wrong about this, but I don’t think the Bishops could join anyway.

    Seriously, however, since when has not being able to do something stopped the Bishops from sticking their noses in other peoples’ business?

  62. 62

    @jl: I’m surprised no one’s gone after RAM-USA. Their real sin isn’t whether they provide basic reproductive-health services, it’s that their mere existence exposes all the rah-rah about actually-existing health care delivery in the US.

  63. 63
    Steve in DC says:

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/p.....z1ua2Y78Ii

    Read this today, holy shit

  64. 64
    Egg Berry says:

    @Steve in DC:

    shortly after his effort augered in — the Republicans wound up losing two seats in the Massachusetts House and one in the state senate — Romney met with the newspaper’s editorial board and told the board that he was finished doing anything for any other Republicans ever again.
    __
    “From now on,” the newspaper reported, “it’s me-me-me.”

    So he’s a libertarian, now?

  65. 65
    Ben Cisco says:

    Totally OT, Washington Examiner muckety muck Timothy Carney apparently thought he could do his regular shoutdown shutdown in response to a question he didn’t like – din’t want to talk about the Mittster’s barbershop fetish. Well, Tamron don’t play that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....wfdJl-mBUU

  66. 66
    liberal says:

    @FlipYrWhig:
    IIRC the Boy Scouts are similar to the RCC: homophobic plus protective of child molestors.

  67. 67
    liberal says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease:

    I can’t imagine any responsible/sane gun range…

    Well, that’s yet another problem. Apparently anyone in FL can do target practice on their own property. Even if it’s inside a densely populated area.

  68. 68
    Steve in DC says:

    @liberal

    It’s pretty damn well established in most places what you do on your property is your own business. Take dog and cat owners, they inflict pain and suffering on asthmatic and allergic people when they bring their animals into apartments. But we don’t ban dogs and cats now do we?

    Guns are just ONE thing you don’t need that can suck for those around you. If you want to ban one, you must agree with banning them all.

  69. 69
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    Handgun Owner = Asshole squared

    @anonymous: I don’t have the math symbols either. I own three. I think this is how it’s done:

    ASSHOLE^8

    Somebody please check my work, I want to make sure I got my asshole quotient right.

  70. 70
    Culture of Truth says:

    If Skittles could sue every blog would go out of existence.

  71. 71
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Steve in DC:

    It’s pretty damn well established in most places what you do on your property is your own business. Take dog and cat owners, they inflict pain and suffering on asthmatic and allergic people when they bring their animals into apartments.

    The fuck are you talking about. People don’t *own* their apartments, they *rent* them. And in some apartments, pets are banned.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Critics contend that Girl Scouts materials shouldn’t contain links to groups such as Doctors without Borders, the Sierra Club and Oxfam because they support family planning or emergency contraception

    What do these critics want? Should I mail them unused sperm for safekeeping?

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    Tony J says:

    @jl:

    I can’t help but agree. When the – actual – slow-motion Apocalypse is comfortably chugging along down a track greased with tribal ideology and profit-driven reportage you do kind of get the feeling that a great big smack of WTF would be just the tonic for our ills.

    Personally, I’d go for a good old alien invasion. You know where you are when the opposition has scales or fur or six legs and the face of a penguin, in addition to big ass spaceships. It would be a ‘together moment’ that we, as a species, would never forget as long as we exist.

    So, very short, but sweet.

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    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    If you want to ban one, you must agree with banning them all.

    @Steve in DC: Hey, it’s my favorite Republican come here to bait us into saying shit that he can run back to his masters with…fresh fuel for the outrage machine, amirite? How’s work today, Stevie my boy?

    Please prove this assertion and show your work.

    Also, more stupid courtesy of you:

    It’s pretty damn well established in most places what you do on your property is your own business.

    This must be why I can’t build structures on property without permits. Also, as I don’t live in Florida, if I open fire on a stump in my backyard, I guarantee you I’ll be cuffed or shot dead inside of three minutes.

    Probably shot dead, knowing my local police.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    If there was an advertised Magic Wine summit I would be there

  76. 76
    Culture of Truth says:

    If you want to ban one, you must agree with banning them all.

    What people want to do on their own blog is their own business

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    Arclite says:

    Well, now that Osama Bin Laden is dead, I guess they needed someone.

    Seriously, this has got to be the worst display of poor judgement I’ve seen this year. And there has been a lot to choose from.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Culture of Truth: better get there before Althouse, or the Magic will be gone.

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    Some Loser says:

    Steve in DC: Is there a more loathsome creature?

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    MariedeGournay says:

    @Tony J: Thank you for making my day that much brighter.

  81. 81
    MariedeGournay says:

    @Tony J: Thank you for making my day that much brighter.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease:

    This must be why I can’t build structures on property without permits. Also, as I don’t live in Florida, if I open fire on a stump in my backyard, I guarantee you I’ll be cuffed or shot dead inside of three minutes.
    __
    Probably shot dead, knowing my local police.

    I’m making money hand over fist with my backyard lead smelter-livestock rendering plant. Coal-fired, of course, because I support ‘murkan, not foreign energy.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @Tony J:

    Personally, I’d go for a good old alien invasion. You know where you are when the opposition has scales or fur or six legs and the face of a penguin, in addition to big ass spaceships. It would be a ‘together moment’ that we, as a species

    __
    The right wingers would be tripping over themselves to make a sell-out deal with the aliens so they could get some help purging the world of us pesky liberals. See for example, Vichy France.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @trollhattan:

    my backyard lead smelter

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    Maoist!

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    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    I’m making money hand over fist with my backyard lead smelter-livestock rendering plant

    @trollhattan: You can make your own bullets and bore lube! That is some kind of smarts you’ve got there.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Steve in DC:

    Guns are just ONE thing you don’t need that can suck for those around you. If you want to ban one, you must agree with banning them all.

    I would get down on my knees and weep in gratitude if gun owners had to conform to even 1/3rd of the regulations that pet owners have to follow regarding licensing, maintenance, care, number allowed, etc.

    But apparently even a sensible licensing and registration system for guns like the one pet owners have to follow is infringing on your FREEEEEEDDUUUMMMMMM!!

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    trollhattan says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    It’s my Great Shamble Forward.

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    SpotWeld says:

    Well regulated militia, my @ss

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    VividBlueDotty says:

    @Steve in DC:

    If you want to ban one, you must agree with banning them all.

    The absurdity of this statement is ALMOST beyond mocking. A course in elementary logic would teach you the flaw in this “argument” but I think there is a prerequisite of HOW THINGS WORK IN THE REAL WORLD. Please look into it.

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    TenguPhule says:

    You know where you are when the opposition has scales or fur or six legs and the face of a penguin, in addition to big ass spaceships. It would be a ‘together moment’ that we, as a species, would never forget as long as we exist.

    Republicans would be gutting the war efforts with complaints about taxes and calls for privatizing the military even as the alien biomass harvasters pick them up for processing into soylent red.

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    TenguPhule says:

    What do these critics want?

    A National Organization that teaches girls their proper place in the Man’s World.

    On their back or on their knees.

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    TenguPhule says:

    If another Gabriella Giffords tragedy does happen….what is it going to take before revenge attacks follow?

    What, you thought that mass of severe food poisoning of Republican scum shortly after was coincidence?

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    TenguPhule says:

    It’s pretty damn well established in most places what you do on your property is your own business.

    So butchering you or any other rightwing idiot on my property is okay?

    Nice to know.

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    Where there is garbage you’re likely to find rats

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    russell says:

    you know, maybe some people should go to hell.

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    Fort Geek says:

    @Egg Berry: Apparently, the Mormons “investigate” Boy Scouts.

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    DPirate says:

    featuring the teen who’s

    Who’s? Who’s?!?!

    …………

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