Monday, March 25, 2013

Saving Me Time

I just discovered this TPM post by Josh Marshall. In it, he shares his view on guns and instead of taking the time to write my own views out, I'll just share his because I completely agree. This post is awesome. And, I don't like guns, read on. 

"Well, I want to be part of this debate too. I’m not a gun owner and, as I think as is the case for the more than half the people in the country who also aren’t gun owners, that means that for me guns are alien. And I have my own set of rights not to have gun culture run roughshod over me."


"More than this, I come from a culture where guns are not so much feared as alien, as I said. I don’t own one. I don’t think many people I know have one. It would scare me to have one in my home for a lot of reasons. Not least of which because I have two wonderful beyond belief little boys and accidents happen and I know that firearms in the home are most likely to kill their owners or their families. People have accidents. They get depressed. They get angry."
"In the current rhetorical climate people seem not to want to say: I think guns are kind of scary and don’t want to be around them. Yes, plenty of people have them and use them safely. And I have no problem with that. But remember, handguns especially are designed to kill people. You may want to use it to threaten or deter. You may use it to kill people who should be killed (i.e., in self-defense). But handguns are designed to kill people. They’re not designed to hunt. You may use it to shoot at the range. But they’re designed to kill people quickly and efficiently."

Friday, March 08, 2013

No. Freaking. Way.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher have key roles in Star Wars - Episode VII. Where do I buy advance tickets?

Just Because This Is Awesome

Sullivan referring to Dick Cheney:
But I guess when you’ve been caught red-handed torturing prisoners, you go big or you go home. He’s gone big, and as far as I am concerned, he can go to hell.