Posts Tagged ‘gun control’

The Blog Catches Up With Ten Tired Topics

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Gorilla’s not been blogging lately, mostly because he’s got nothing more to say about the following topics:

1) GOP intransigence: Now in Year 5.

2) Immigration reform: Never had a chance, will never have a chance until Republicans are booted back to a minority in all three branches of government.

3) ENDA: ditto.

4) Healthcare reform: a big botch, mainly because Medicare for all would have been much easier to implement, so long as your vested interest wasn’t insurance.

5) Chris Christie: he’ll never be the GOP nominee for President.

6) Ken Cuccinelli: Off to the land of grifterhood.

7) Euroland: finally decided to do some of the right thing with interest rates, but still not doing what’s needed: a much higher inflation target, the end of austerity, and a big increase in German consumption.

8) Fed: See Euroland.

9) Hillary Clinton: if she runs, she’ll win, if she doesn’t, Dems will win anyway.

10: Gun Control: see Immigration and ENDA.

Gorilla says: “More to come eventually, but at the moment there’s nothing much to say, except Happy Birthday, Anka!”


Fun Fact To Know and Tell

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Each year, more Americans are killed by guns than the combined Pentagonal effort to defeat fifth-rate terrorists in Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan (given American casualties, among the other three maybe a year of American violence will match it!).

And nobody but nobody among our elites think this is a problem.

Gorilla says: “Hypocrisy at least starts with belief, but this here is a whole ‘nother thing!”


Ten Issues Nobody Really Cares About

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

1) Torture: Manning gets 35 years for leaking documents, while torture continues in Guantanamo and around the world.

2) Syria: Chemical weapons or not, nobody’s going to war for Syria.

3) Egypt: a failed state and a successful military dictatorship.

4) Middle East peace: a sham and a fraud, as it’s been most of the last 65 years.

5) The deficit and/or the debt: Both are falling, while those who claim to be worried are only worried about their taxes being raised.

6) Gun Control: puhleeze…

7) Immigration Reform: has never been a realistic possibility in this Congress.

8) Afghanistan and Pakistan: two failed states in a race to the Islamist bottom.

9) North Korea: Maybe the Chinese are slightly worried about massive refugee flows when the regime implodes, but otherwise there’s nothing there.

10) The “rebranding” of the Know Nothing Party: see Middle East peace.

Gorilla says: “All of these things distract us from the economy, which no one in DC cares about!”


As Predicted

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Four months later, Gorilla can now mark his original belief to market: there will be no gun control legislation passed by the Congress.

There’s no real constituency for gun control in the House and Senate, other than liberal Democrats, and there simply aren’t enough of them.

Republicans have zero interest in the issue, and non-liberal Democrats aren’t interested in pissing off their mostly rural states or their gun toting constituents.

So, the entire political conversation about this issue has been a complete waste of time, as Gorilla said it would be last December.

Victims of gun violence and their families have been shafted, but that’s nothing new.

Gorilla says: “Next up in going nowhere: immigration reform!”


What We Do Know About America Today

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

1) The Bush Administration engaged in torture. There’s no doubt about it all, it was morally repugnant, and all involved should be put on trial for war crimes.

2) The gun control “compromise”, which is utter junk, will not pass the Congress of the United States. Nearly 90 Americans will die by gunshot today.

3) The immigration Gang Of Eight “compromise” will not pass the Congress of the United States. We need more immigration, especially high-skilled immigration. Building a fence is insane.

4) Whoever is found responsible for the Boston bombings, we can be sure that no one in law enforcement will be held accountable.

5) Tens of millions of Americans cannot find work, and no one in power is doing a thing about it.

Gorilla says: “It’s not a happy time and this is not a happy country!”


Another Reminder

Monday, April 8th, 2013

There will not be immigration reform or gun control legislation passed by the Congress and signed by the President.

Know Nothings gain nothing politically from these issues (their base is racist and loves guns).

Until Democrats again achieve a majority in the House, something highly unlikely to occur this decade, there will be nothing accomplished of any consequence whatever.

Gorilla says: “Another 5 years and more in the wilderness for this shithole country!”


News Flash For Harry Reid

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Harry, tell us something we don’t already know!!!

There aren’t enough votes in the Senate for an assault weapons ban, and there aren’t enough votes in the House for gun control of any kind.

The fig leaf will be some money for school safety, but the last four months of speechifying and hand wringing on this issue have been a colossal waste of time.

Gorilla says: “No surprises here, as easy for me to predict as the new Pope was!!!”


The Insanity Of Gun Control In America

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Senate says: If you purchase a gun for somebody who then uses it to commit a crime, you might well go to prison!!!

After the gun has been used, after the crime has been committed, after there’s a link established between you and the criminal, wow!, you could be in trouble.

And only one Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the noted idiot Charles Grassley, was persuaded to vote for even this nonsensical fig leaf.

Good luck with the House!!!

Gorilla says: “Another horse has left the barn of America’s insane gun obsession!”


Safely Doing Nothing

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

19 isn’t a possible cribbage hand, and 19 gun control proposals, none of them possible given the current insane House of Representatives, are what they are: an unsurprising and complete waste of time.

Our leaders also could be doing something about unemployment, but that’s yet another issue they don’t want to address. Much better to keep the bankers and gun dealers who own them happy.

Gorilla says: “The lowest common denominator in a hateful, violent country is the zero sum game!”

Update: It’s now up to 23 proposals from the White House, and no, none of these will do anything to reduce the vast number of guns available in this country, or the number of deranged and racist gun nuts who are members of the NRA.


A Safe Prediction For 2013

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Absolutely nothing will be done about gun control.

Gorilla says: “When the President says he expects something within a year, you know he’s already given up!”