Open Thread: Graphically Against Gunhumpers

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Weasel Word of the Day: “Misspeak”

CNN panelist, failed presidential candidate and aspiring Handmaid’s Tale villain Rick Santorum said something monumentally stupid about the March for Our Lives this weekend:

That was a dumb fucking thing to say, as thousands (if not millions) of people pointed out. If someone is bleeding out from gunshot wounds, CPR isn’t helpful. This morning, Ol’ Froth & Fecal walked it back — sorta:

No, he didn’t “misspeak.” “Misspeaking” would be accidentally ordering a burrito when you meant to say “taco” or asking for a wrench when you need a screwdriver.

What Santorum did was say something dumb and indefensible. Instead of lamely walking it back with a weasel word, he should resign from the CNN panel, take up knitting with a specialty in seat covers and then have all the fucking seats.

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March for Our Lives: Reader Photos (Open Thread)

Like a sunrise after a long night, yesterday’s march gave me renewed strength for the fight ahead. I’ll keep in it my heart even as Stormy Daniels blows the media away or whatever kookery Trump gets up to resets the news cycle.

Judging from the vitriol aimed at the high school shooting survivors on Twitter and other dank corners of social media, the gun-humpers are running scared. I hate that the kids are being harassed and disparaged by the type of scumbags who would threaten or mock traumatized children, but the desperation of the harassers is a good sign.

The sunrise photo above was taken by valued commenter Schlemazel in Minnesota prior to the local march. There are tons of photos below the fold — more from Schlemazel, plus photos from PaulW in Lakeland, FL; Humboldt in Humboldt Co., CA; Central Planning in Rochester, NY; Hellbastard in Moscow, ID; and Arrieve in NYC. Enjoy! Read more

Scenes from the #March(es)ForOurLives, Part I

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Open Thread: Gun-Humpers Find Their Natural Home?

Thanks, or something, to commentor Butthurt Jordan Trombone (fka XTPD). From Bloomberg:

YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate.

YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories, including bump stocks, which allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire faster. Additionally, YouTube said it will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms. The video site, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, has faced intense criticism for hosting videos about guns, bombs and other deadly weapons…

The new YouTube policies will be enforced starting in April, but at least two video bloggers have already been affected. Spike’s Tactical, a firearms company, said in a post on Facebook that it was suspended from YouTube due to “repeated or severe violations” of the video platform’s guidelines.

“Well, since we’ve melted some snowflakes on YouTube and got banned, might as well set IG and FB on fire!,” Spike’s wrote on Facebook, where it has over 111,000 followers, referring to the social network and its Instagram app. A YouTube spokeswoman said the channel has been reinstated after it was mistakenly removed.

InRange TV, another channel devoted to firearms, wrote on its Facebook page that it would begin uploading videos to PornHub, an adult content website…

The jokes, they write themselves!… But srsly, good for YouTube. To be honest, isn’t there an argument that gun-sale and gun-assembly videos should be treated as adult-only content?