The Lucien Experiment

With yet-another school shooting under our belt, and all the conservative retards saying that we need to arm the teachers, I have devised an experiment that I am no-joke wanting to do.  See, it’s not like we ACTUALLY care if innocent people die anymore.  We have become so desensitized to carnage in this country that so long as it isn’t us, we don’t care.  All you people who are going to come into the Comments and disagree, shut the fuck up.  What did you try and do to change things?  You running for office on a platform of trying to advocate gun control?  Or if you are a conservative retard, are you running for office on a platform of arming teachers?  If you aren’t doing anything and eventually tune out as everyone does, then shut the fuck up.

A friend of mine who is an educator and I got to talking about this.  She said “what am I supposed to do?  While the students are panicking and terrified, I’m supposed to go into a lockbox, get out a handgun against someone who has an automatic rifle, and then take precise aim at them without hitting any students?”  Very good point.  She said a friend of hers had someone breaking into her house, and she got her gun, but said her hands were shaking so hard that she knew she wouldn’t have been able to aim accurately.  I can’t imagine what that situation would be like.  Hence why I keep knives on my person.  That way, either I get shot and die, or I stab my attacker or would-be assailant and don’t get anyone else killed.

But since America has decided that we aren’t EVER going to do anything to solve the problem, and I get to have all these Dirty Harry wannabes on my social media telling me how if they were there they’d have shot this guy, or that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, I devised a little experiment.  I want to put this theory that all these faux Rambo mother-fuckers can’t actually handle an actual situation like that.  And I want to put their lives, their captors lives, the lives of cops, and the lives of innocent people on the line to prove my point.  I hear you saying “innocent people?!  How can you be that heartless, Lucien?!”  Well, it’s patently clear that nobody really cares about the deaths of innocent people.  All these mass shootings and the public is so quick to forget.  They move on to the next retarded-ass thing.  You know, until we get another mass shooting and they wring their hands about how awful it is, only to do NOTHING to change anything.

In any case, here is my experiment.  Let’s get a building, like a shopping center or a school or a hospital.  Let’s get all the Dirty Harry wannabes in there with actual guns and live ammunition.  Let’s also have a ton of innocent people in there.  The Dirty Harry types will know something will happen, but will not know what, where, or how many people it involves.  The innocent people won’t have a fucking clue.  That’s part of the experiment.  They’re the control factor.  Any scientist will tell you that you need a control factor.  Now, from several entrances will come several violent individuals also armed with actual guns that have live ammunition, with the goal of shooting up the place.  They will proceed to start shooting it up.  The Dirty Harry wannabes have to put their bravado to use and kill them.  Next, the innocent people will be able to call the police, who will show up.  It will be there job to try and aid the innocent people and disable the attackers.

I know what you’re thinking – Lucien, what on Earth are you testing with that insane idea?  It’s quite simple.  I want to find out if these Dirty Harry mother-fuckers can put their money where their mouth is and actually deal with this situation by being the good guy with the gun taking out the bad guy with the gun.  I want to see if they can measure up in a situation where we have innocent people in a panic and multiple shooters and how many of them will stand tall to that, without killing any of the aforementioned innocent people.  I also want to test how many of them will be unsure who the attackers are and confuse them with their fellow “patriots” just lookin’ to stop the bad guy!  Then I want to test how this whole situation would affect the cops looking to help.  You know, the people actually trained.  Oh, and maybe we could make this more interesting by having the building have a security guard or two.  You know, to see if they can handle it.

All of this experiment is really to prove a point that I and anyone who has any experience with violent situations or having a gun being fired around them already knows.  But I want to get real people really killed to prove this point.  Maybe, if we can show the actual body count and who the psychological trauma that would ensue from it, people can learn to shut the fuck up about what a Billy Badass they are.  It’s a thought.

Until next time, a quote,

“How do you figure out how two chemicals interact?  Easy – put them together in a beaker and apply heat.” – Dr Gregory House, House M.D.

Peace out,



Shooting in Las Vegas, Let the Political Bickering Begin!

There was a horrific shooting in Las Vegas today, where a 64 year old man opened fire on a crowd at a concert from his 32nd story window.  At least 50 confirmed dead and over 200 wounded at the time of writing this post.  Another horrible tragedy that shouldn’t have happened, but did.  Got to see a video where a guy stayed standing while everyone was ducking for cover, shouting at the shooter to aim for him.  That takes balls of absolute steel.  No idea if that guy was one of the victims, but if so, you did a service to try and save people by having the gunman go after you.

The moment the story broke, I got to see the left and the right immediately lining up to get their political views heard.  From the social justice retards who say that this was a problem of white privilege, and male privilege, and it was a racial crime.  To the right who refuse to call this guy a terrorist even though he most likely is.  I get the feeling a crime like this was motivate by political ideology.  If he killed for political ideals, he’s a terrorist.  If he just felt like opening fire on a crowd, he’s a fucking psychopath who decided to kill and injure a ton of people because he could.

Then we got other right-wing posts deciding to go after the left for some of the violent rhetoric they said about wanting to kill Trump.  I suppose I could go after the likes of Riley E Dennis, if I wanted to get on that bandwagon, but I don’t.  Even though she has her own beliefs about attacking people.  The left wants to use this opportunity to come out and defend Islam.  Because Groj forbid anyone say that Muslim has even committed terrorism before.  Nope, not once *cough*bullshit!*cough*

Christians in America had to make their voices heard and talk about how Gawd would have fixed all this.  I’m sure all the people who are dead right now didn’t have Jeebus at all in their hearts.  Nope, not one.  In a nation that is 80% Christian, I’m sure not one of those people wasn’t a practicing Christian.  Maybe Jim Bakker can come out and say that this shooting was Gawd’s response to men doing each other in the ass.

So what about me?  What is my stance on all this?  What political viewpoint am I going to espouse right now?  Here is what I have done – donate to a GoFundMe account someone set up to help the victims.  Here’s the link, go donate.  That’s something to do. Something more valuable than any of the arguing idiots on Twitter.  What else am I going to do?  Be saddened by this.  Be saddened by the fact that this kind of wanton killing is becoming so commonplace.  Feel so ashamed of the fact that I share a species with a fucking animal who got out on balcony or an open window and opened fire with a fucking automatic weapon at a crowd of people just listening to music.

It’s beyond clear something needs to happen.  With stricter gun laws help.  Not this kind of situation.  I still believe that gun control does need to be tightened, but I am still aware enough of the way things work to realize that even if all the guns were strictly controlled, the crazed lone gunman will still be a threat.  Help America’s failing mental health system.  Maybe that would help some of the problem, but as we have seen with people like Timothy McVeigh, not all of the people who do this sort of shit are outright insane.  For as evil as what McVeigh did, he had very firm and rationalized (not rational, rationalized) reasons for what he did.  This shooter may have as well.  We may never know.

I don’t know what the right thing is to do.  I donated to a fund set up to help victims.  After all the hurricane destruction down in the Florida and Texas I donated to the Red Cross.  It’s as much as I can think to do in this situation.  Because here’s the thing which has blown my fucking mind – as soon as the story broke, the fighting started.  The political bickering began before we even knew how many are dead and injured.  Remember when national tragedies brought people together?  Remember when we would set aside personal differences to try and help those in need when the situation called for it?  Where the fuck has that mentality gone?!  Are we just so eager to hate each other than we’ll use any excuse we can?  Fuck the victims, I have to make my point known!  Yeah, fuck white people!  Fuck gun control!  Fuck calling him a terrorist!  Let’s all just bicker over whatever stupid bullshit while the blood flows in the streets.

Sister-diddler Lena Dunham said that this has to be political, and supposedly-recovering SJW Laci Green agreed.  Yeah, let’s talk about white privilege!  Why the fuck not?!  Instead of deciding to set all that bullshit aside and actually coming together as a community and as a species, we look for any reason to drive the wedges of division further in.  I am so fucking ashamed of my species when I see us all do everything we can to hate each other and not even try and care, while people literally die. The left and the right stand on mountains of bodies in order to scream at each other over who is correct.

Fuck all of us.  We clearly are beyond redemption as a species.  Can Trump and Un just start dropping the nukes so World War III can start and another species can have a fucking shot?  Please?!  But hey, let’s at least be glad of one thing – there was at least one person in all of this who didn’t take a side and choose to be picky.

The shooter.

Until next time, a quote,

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – H.L. Mencken

Peace out,


Video Games are EVIL! (A response to Pastor Hagee)

Another mass shooting, another person who chooses to blame video games.  I swear, it doesn’t even remotely shock me anymore.  Video games are pretty much society’s whipping boy at this point.  The right can use them anytime there are mass shooting as a quick cop-out.  Even though they seem to believe that if more guns are out in public, everyone is going to turn into John Wayne.  The stupidity behind that sentiment is mind-boggling.  If you listened to Wayne LaPierre after the Newtown shooting, he believes that people with guns can defeat “evil monsters.”  Weird that these people villainize games so much, considering their worldview is an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.  Then you have the left, who treats video games like they are cooking up misogyny everywhere you look.  Because all male gamers hate women, right, Anita?

Video games have become the thing to attack if you have a worldview that is really dumb.  They also make a for a convenient out if you don’t want to actually address the problems in society.  Like the fact that I can go to my uncle’s house and buy one of his massive gun arsenal from him without any paperwork or a background check.  I’m not for banning guns, but there is NO reason why we can’t tighten up restrictions to ANY degree.  Just any.  How about we start with background checks?  Having to have them anytime you sell a gun.  How about that?  Sorry, got off-track.  The point is, from the hipster left to the octogenarian right, video games are a real nice scapegoat anytime something like this happens.  Let’s look at Pastor Hagee, who has decided to put his two-cents out there for the rest of us to digest.

Okay, dumbass.  Let’s take this apart piece by piece.  I’m not for the banning of all guns.  Let me say that one more time before I get into how dumb this is.  But Hagee, when the 2nd Amendment was written, you know what kinds of weapons they had?  Flintlock muskets!  They were not a very good weapon.  The aim was terrible.  They took time to load.  You could only load one shot.  Not to mention, something that people constantly forget is that the 2nd Amendment was written for a militia.  It was the Supreme Court that ruled that that applies to the general public.  Not to mention, it was also written with the understanding that you’d need people to have guns in case slaved revolted.  A slave revolt was a very real issue back then.  A lot of the Founders owned slaves.  Thomas Jefferson allowed his illegitimate children he had with his slaves to go into slavery.  The founders wanted an active fighting force in case of a slave revolt.  This whole idea that it was written to help the people if they needed to overthrow the government is unfathomably naive.

But that’s not even the point.  These are not the weapons that we have today, you troglodyte!  If you were to tell the Founding Fathers what kinds of weapons we have today, I bet you that they would at least be taken aback enough to make sure that it was that well-trained militia that was getting the guns.  Do you honestly believe that they would be totally behind having no restrictions on the owning of weapons when you can have a weapon with enough rounds in the magazine to kill over 10 people before having to be reloaded?  I don’t.  These people weren’t the idiots that you are, Hagee.  They understand that guns needed to be in the hands of people who know how to use them.  Who are trained and ready.  No johnny fucktard in the woods with his boys having themselves a camping trip.  Drinkin’ beers and shootin’ guns.  Or that guy who nearly blew his fucking head off because he had the gun pointed right at him as he was messing with it.  The fact that only his hat got a giant hole in it is nothing short of a miracle.

Then there’s the stupidity with getting rid of gun-free zones.  Yeah, because if I work at a hospital, I want johnny fucktard to be packing a gun near me.  Or if I’m at a school, where little kids are being kids, I want johnny to have his gun there.  Maybe a kid can take it, like that 11 year old boy who blew the brains out of an 8 year old girl because of an argument about puppies.  He got his dad’s shotgun and killed her.  Or maybe it can be like that little girl who was given an uzi and taken to a gun range.  A gun that was clearly too powerful for her, and she lost control of it.  Blew her instructor’s brains out.  That girl has to live with his blood on her hands, forever.  Charges weren’t pressed against her, but do you honestly believe that she’s going to be able to come back from that?  That you can kill a person like that and it will just rub off you.  This isn’t an action movie, retards!  You can’t just charge in and save the day!

Say there had been guns allowed on campus at Oregon.  And let’s say that 30% of the student body was armed.  Someone starts shooting.  The students draw their guns.  Now, they have their guns, but they don’t know who the shooter is.  They see someone else come around the corner with a gun, and they open fire.  So then someone else sees that person shoot and start shooting at them.  Then more people start shooting at the person who shot that person.  Do you not understand the bloodbath that would ensue?  Or another example – today there was a woman at Home Depot who had the great idea of going after a shoplifter and opening fire on him in the parking lot.  How many innocent people could have been hurt or killed because this broad wanted to be the next action hero?  According to people there, everyone was fleeing in terror, thinking that this person was going to kill them.  This is the society you want?  Holy fucking shit.

Next, can we PLEASE stop making it seem like video games are teaching people to become real-life killers?  Please?  It’s such bullshit!  Yeah, because playing shooters that are pretty much point-and-click like Call of Duty will TOTALLY prepare you for shooting people in real life, right?  Oh yeah.  Because handling weapons is just that easy in the real world, right?  You barely even notice the kick.  That game’s like real life!  He makes this stupid false-equivalence of how flight simulators teach people how to fly.  Dude, flight simulators are a starting point.  You learn the basic in a sim, then you go out and get real-world experience.  Then you learn that flying in real life is a hell of a lot different than flying in a sim.  Do you honestly believe that if I were to have a kid fire an AK-47 in a video game, then gave him an actual AK-47 (which I could do.  The aforementioned uncle has one) that he would know exactly how to work it?  That he could handle the weapon easily?  Maybe, and I know I’m going out on a limb here, handling a real gun is a little different than a video game one!  I would know.  I have used real guns, doing target shooting.  I’ve shot pellet guns, a .22 rifle, a .38 handgun, and lever and bolt-action rifles.  Firing a gun in a video game is NOTHING like doing it in real life.  If you had fired guns before, you’d know that.

Video games will probably always be society’s punching bag.  At this point, the left and the right do it.  But that’s become par for the course.  I said on Twitter after the shooting, “how long until someone blames video games for this latest mass shooting?”  The thing that bugs me is that these people are delusional.  They have this delusional idea that they are going to have their guns and they are going to save the day whenever something like this happens.  I guarantee you that if the situation I said above had been the case at the community college in Oregon, that bloodbath could easily have been so much worse.  The 2nd Amendment is a good law, but our Founders wrote it with the understanding that we don’t need every jackass to have a gun.  Just the ones who know what they’re doing.  Ones who have been trained on their usage, and get a license and register their guns.

But the thing that really pisses me off – the people who back this stuff, like Wayne LaPierre of the NRA, don’t give two shits the amount of bodies that are left in their wake.  These people just want the money.  And they are getting people like Pastor Shit-for-Brains to pimp their talking points.  Because if what I said above had happened.  If the shooting at Oregon had happened and it was an ungodly bloodbath, then I guarantee you that they would be saying, “there should have been even MORE guns on campus!  Then no one would have gotten hurt!”  My god…

Until next time, a quote,

“But if anything else, what this press conference shows is that the NRA hates on video games for infringing on its own violent hero fantasy and binary morality. What’s scary though that that’s their worldview. And their political platform. And they have lots and lots of guns. Who are we supposed to be afraid of, again?”  -George Weidman

Peace out,


Sex vs. Violence in the Media

Here’s something to know about me – I love sex.  I don’t have it anywhere near enough, but I do love it.  Who doesn’t?  No joke, who doesn’t like sex?  Actually, scratch that.  I have a friend who hates everything to do with sex.  She is like no one I have ever met before.  There was one other person who told me once that she liked nothing about sex.  However, that eventually changed.  Like many things about her, and I, and us.  A sad, miserable story.  One that I have no desire to tell all of you.  Trust me, you wouldn’t enjoy it, anyway.  Personal drama is never interesting.  Still, there is a part of me that will always have a great deal of affinity for sexuality, regardless of my lack of availability.  It is a wonderful thing, and should be loved by everyone.  Unless you are like my friend and hate it.  In which case, you are totally alien to me.

Another thing I love is violence.  I play violent games.  Quite recently, I have been utterly-hook on Bloodborne.  A game that takes Lovecraftian horror and runs with it, in probably the greatest omage of all time.  It takes the elements and brings them up a notch.  Instead of the cultish behavior of a place being some backwoods village or something, it is an entire civilization who becomes enraptured on a religion based on ancient gods.  It’s amazing, and the story just keeps getting better and better.  Even having beat it, I am still so addicted to the chalice dungeons and all the mysteries.  The game is a vast web of story that is hard to piece together.  It is also violent as fuck!  After playing in an area and not dying, your character comes to be covered in blood.  My latest character gets so blood that her blonde hair becomes red with it, after a while.  You use a giant serrated saw blade to hack up enemies, with their blood going everywhere.  It’s amazing.  I love everything about it.  For real, this is an awesome story.  The violence, the horror, the darkness.  Call me in love.  Then there’s the shameless carnage of Dead Space.  In that game, you strategically dismember alien space-zombies and giant monsters.  It’s great.

Something I noticed as I grew up – violence has always been a part of my life.  For real, as a kid, I was hacking up monsters with the Master Sword in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.  There was my favorite superhero, Batman, beating the stuffing out of villains.  No joke, he REALLY worked people over sometimes.  It’s part of why I like him so much.  He’s more anti-hero than superhero.  An interesting guy.  But yeah, there are so many characters I grew up with who are so violent.  Yet, that is treated like it’s just par for the course.  There was rarely any blood in stuff, growing up, but it could be pretty gruesome.

Then there was sex.  Sex was treated like a disease, growing up.  Like seeing boobies was going to really fuck me up for life.  Another thing to know – my parents bought me a whole series of nature videos when I was young.  They were meant to be all educational and whatnot, but they failed to understand that they were also violent as fuck.  No joke, you watched animals ripping other animals apart!  I loved them.  Yet, when I first started looking at porn, my mother lost her shit.  That seemed so strange, to me.  Seeing a movie where a bunch of children are lightsabered apart is cool, yet a naked woman is wrong?  This was strange, to me.  Now, all these years later, it is still strange to me.

Here’s a fact – tits have never killed anyone.  Not intentionally, anyway.  You smother a guy in tits, he can die, but the reality is that tits have never killed a single person.  What about guns?  As a weapon, guns kill people all the time.  They are used by our military to kill brown people that we are occupying their countries for NO good reason.  They are used by criminals to continue the drug war that our country feels the need to continue for reasons that make NO fucking sense to me.  The reality is that guns are used to spread death almost as much as mosquitoes.  No joke, those little bugs have killed more people than all the wars in history combined.  The disease that they spread is the stuff of legends.  It’s kind of scary.  Something so tiny could easily lead to the downfall of the human race, if the wrong disease got wide-spread.  Think of the shit in the CDC, and imagine that getting spread all over the world.  It’s nightmare stuff.

Back to the point – sex has never been used as a means of killing a person.  Though, even if it was, it never has been on a wide scale.  Not the same way the proliferation of arms has.  So why is that that sex is so terrifying to people?  What is it about the acknowledgment of tits that makes parents wet their pants?  I genuinely don’t see the problem.  If I had a kid (Spirits forbid) and they started looking at porn, I would sit them down and tell them that porn is SO fake and that real sex is nothing like that, but I get that they are going to look this stuff up anyway, because they are learning about boobies.  I would then give them the name of some porn sites to visit, and make sure I have the latest virus protection on my computer.  Wait, never mind.  I’ll send them to Tumblr and have them look up porn tags.  God bless the Internet.

What is it about sex that just makes this country so uncomfortable.  That’s not a rhetorical question.  I really want to know.  If there are any parents in my audience, what is it about the idea of children learning about fucking that is so off-putting, to you.  Or maybe you are like me, and it isn’t.  If so, explain why you are able to come to terms with it.  Let’s have some discussion, because I find all of this rather fascinating.  We need more discussion, because the reality is that if we can stomach a hail of gunfire that decimates orphans, yet are totally going to lose our shit about Miley Cyrus exposing her titties, then what does that say about our society?  I want it on the record that I think Miley Cyrus is a terrible musician, but I don’t get why people find her showing her tits so offensive.  Let the deformed, former child-star show her titties.  That hurts no one.  Not one person.

Anyway, let me know you thoughts in the Comments.  If you want to call me a disgusting pervert, I’ll give you all the platform you like.  But let’s talk about this.  It needs to be.

Until next time, a quote,

“Dragons haven’t won a war in over 300 years.  Armies win them all the time!”  -Tywin Lannister, Game of Thrones

Peace out,


Giving Guns to Kids is Fun! (A Response to the NRA)

Before we get too far into this, let me say that I am not one of these people who believes that kids need to be protected from everything.  I tend to believe that we are treating children like they are made of glass and have to be protected from everything.  However, the NRA recently did something that pissed me off.  It pissed me off so much because they decided to take a tragedy and turn it into a chance for them to market for their hobby – ammosexuality.  The worst thing about it is – it spits in the face of the victims of this tragedy and it makes a mockery of what should be a serious talking point – giving high-powered, automatic weapons to kids.

I’m sure that all of you know about the tragic death in Arizona.  See, some ammosexual dumbfuck decided that they were going to teach their nine year old daughter how to hande a fucking Uzi!  An Uzi!  What on Earth does a kid that young need with a gun like that?!  I’m just dying to know what the answer is.  Naturally, this gun was far too powerful for her.  The instructor switches the weapon to full-auto and the girl loses control of it.  A video was made of the girl blowing the instructor’s head off.  For real, you get to see this poor kid as she is covered in blood and has the death of a human being on her conscious.  This kid is going to be scarred forever because of this, and the family who put her in that situation should be fucking ashamed.  I feel so bad for this kid, because she is nine years old, and she has the death of someone following her around.  I can’t imagine how hard that is.

Of course, an incident this crazy, along with another incident of a boy losing control of an Uzi and killing his father, got people to talking about gun regulation.  More specifically, whether or not children should be allowed to handle guns when they are that young.  Especially a gun that is powerful and can take a life.  It’s not like these kids had a BB gun and shot someone in the ass.  Hell, I was that kid.  No, these are guns that can kill and kick like mules.  But the moment that we want to talk about gun regulation, the NRA had to get involved.

Before we get too far down this path, I’m not for banning of all guns like some of my liberal compatriots.  I may be a left-wing douche, but I know that banning guns would be a useless waste of time, because it would just have people using guns illegally.  Banning things doesn’t work in this country.  However, I am NOT against there being some stricter regulations on gun ownership.  I see nothing wrong with people having to have a license to own a firearm.  We license people to drive and to vote, it’s only fair that we have them have a license to use a weapon that can easily kill people.

Despite all of the tragic elements in play, however, the NRA had to be a bunch of fucking pricks who use this opportunity to shill out something for themselves – how to have fun with the kids at the gun range!  Don’t believe me?  Here’s a link to an article talking about a Tweet that the NRA sent out two days after the shooting, with an article attached to it that talks about the seven ways that you can have fun with the kids at the gun range.  Are you fucking kidding me?!  You had to go and use a tragedy that is going to scar a little girl for life to hock your shit?!  What the fuck is wrong with you people?!

Naturally, they took the Tweet down, but The Huffington Post did a screen-cap and it is now making the rounds.  As always, the NRA is unapologetic.  Like they believed that taking the Tweet down would make how utterly insensitive it is go away.  The NRA is a bunch of cruel, cold-blooded ammosexuals who are so dedicated to their crowd that they will go from being against openly carrying guns in public, to being in support of it, when they felt the threat of losing their fanbase.  And, once-again, they are turning something that is tragic into a chance for them to look good.

But this isn’t like other times.  See, they can’t do like during the last big NRA fiasco after the Newtown shooting and blame violent video games.  Here, they might have to actually critically analyze this issue.  They might have to actually wonder – is it okay to have a policy that kids as young as 8 can shoot at a gun range?  Is that a good thing?  Should be we giving high-powered weapons to small children who can’t handle them?  Oh shit, that might involve doing something against our interests!  Oh no, back away!  Back away from it fast!  Quick, let’s totally get them off-topic with something else!

Like every great tragedy that I have ever seen the corporate media talk about, they decide to talk about the wrong stuff.  They decide to talk about gun ownership and gun safety.  Instead, we should be talking about not letting small children handle guns, because it is flat-out insane that we are putting the power of life and death in the hands of small children.  Hell, when I see these people who take assault rifles in public, I think that we shouldn’t be giving it to some adults.  Let’s not make this another ideological divide that we can argue about until we’re blue in the face.  Why are responsible gun owners not with us on this?  I’m sure that some are, and good on them.  But an issue this simple should be clear to everybody.

And my heart goes out to both that poor girl and the poor boy who now have to live with seeing someone get killed right in front of them.  It must fuck a kid up when you watch someone’s brains go out and die.  I hope that they can get the help they need and go on to leave this horrible tragedy behind.

Until next time, a quote,

“And the problem isn’t just that they’re so legal in America.  It’s that they’re so beloved.  Guns aren’t just a tool of last resort, they’re awesome!  That’s why people stroke them, name them and take pictures with them.  You guys aren’t just firearm enthusiasts.  You’re ammosexuals.”  -Bill Maher

Peace out,


So, Murder is How it is? (A Response to Bill O’Reilly)

You’ll notice that I have never really gone after Fox News or any of the major networks in these responses that I do.  Not a lot of point, really.  Fox News is about as big a pandering machine as it gets.  A favorite YouTuber of mine, Mykeru, did a really great analogy for it where he described how modern cable news networks work.

It works like this – say you have a dirt road.  The road goes nowhere and nothing of significance has happened on that road since the time it took to lay down a half-foot of windblown dust.  Now, stick a box on the side of the road.  There’s nothing special about it, it’s just a box.  A casual observer, were there one, might wonder – what’s in the box?  Maybe there’s money or dope, puppies or kittens.  If it was owned by Gretta Christina, there could be some old prescription fluvox.  More likely, the box, like most discarded things, is simply empty.  A reasonable guess as to what’s in the box would range from nothing bad to nothing at all.
Now, bring in a cable news team and their army of professional douchebags and that otherwise-innocuous box will take on a decidedly-ominous cast.  A photogenic blonde hand-puppet can talk about what, if any, potential threat the shoebox represents to you and yours and what can be done about it, because dammit, something should be done about it!  Hours of non-important space between all-important advertisements can be filled with clucking and braying Hollywood squares of ‘reliable’ talking heads who, with the utter conviction of people who have no idea what they’re talking about, whose expertise is based entirely on having seen a shoebox once without knowing that they, occasionally contain shoes, can take a hardline against those godless, life-hating bastards who let people threaten us by leaving shoeboxes on the side of the road.  This can go on for hours of cheap, content-free television.  The point is to create an inclusive, safe-space where people who count, by virtue of being on television, can feel free to completely lose their shit over nothing without fear of contradiction.  And where they can all join together in worst-case scenario solidarity like a clenched asshole expecting the worst.
By the time someone figures out that there was nothing in the box and before anyone can actually learn something from it, they’ve all moved on to the next big important thing, such as the anal bleaching among silicon-based lifeforms.

Couldn’t have said it better myself.  This is why I don’t really watch MSNBC, CNN or Fox News anymore.  They are all whores who are sucking at the tit of tragedy for those all-important ratings.  I have no doubt that the people who pander the fear-messages to people who aren’t smart enough to think for themselves.  I’m a douchebag liberal, but I have no love for MSNBC because not ONE of those networks are innocent of this crime.  They are all guilty, fuck them and fuck the horse they rode in on.

However, in the wake of the shooting in California, the latest of the many mass-shootings in this country, Jon Stewart pointed out something rather terrifying – that we have moved on from being outraged and confused about these shootings.  Now, especially on Fox News, there seems to be a new trend.  He used a metaphor that works very well – the 5 stages of dying.  Anyone care to guess which stage were on?

For those who already know where this is going, the stage is acceptance.  That’s right, according to Fox News and Bill O’Reilly, we should just accept that these tragedies are always going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it.  Better to just go with it and try and do nothing.  Before anyone says that I am about to advocate banning guns, I’m not.  Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE it if we had stricter gun ownership legislation, such as gun registration and whatnot.  But outright banning guns would not work.  I’m against that because we would just be creating another black market.

But there is a part of me that just doesn’t get this.  We should just accept that mass murder is a fact of life?  You know, if America had FAR more respect for the mental healthcare of the people in this country and actually tried to help the mentally unstable, I might be relatively on board.  After all, a lot like suicide, there are just some people who you can never see it coming from.  You do the best you can, but you can’t save everyone.  However, that is other countries.  America has among the worst mental health care of the entire world.  There was this graphic that I saw the other day that made a great point about if we treated physical illness like mental illness in this country.  We berate and belittle the people who are mentally unwell, choosing to treat them like they are stupid or lazy.  If we actually would make the effort to reach out and help the people who need it most, just imagine what a world it would be!

Bill, I get why you want to accept that mass murder is just going to happen.  After all, when has your rich and lazy ass ever been in harm’s way?  For real, when was the last time that you actually were in real danger?  When you got a papercut?  Maybe some food poisoning.  Naturally, you and the rest of the parasites who are leeching on the tit of tragedy are done, you could actually talk to your old, white and achingly-stupid audience about the real problems.  Oh, wait, can’t do that.  That would require them to think.  Thinking isn’t good.  If they learn to think for themselves, then they won’t watch your stupid shit anymore.

Can’t have that, can we?

Until next time, a quote,

“No, now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!”  -The Frenchman, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Peace out,


Gun Nuts are Insane

So, I just got to see something interesting – an interview with Ted Nugent, the resident Loony Tune here in America.  Of course, his arguments were vapid and stupid, but there was also a lovely mix of insane in there as well.  As a referendum to gun nuts overall, this interview was telling.

See, the atypical gun nut argument boils down to one of a couple of things.  The first is –

Constitution says that I can have my gun!  So I have a right to have it with me anywhere, anytime!

Yeah, do these people realize that the Constitution was written in the days of the musket?  For real, if you take this argument to its conclusion, then they should be able to wander around the streets with an RPG launcher or a flamethrower or an AK-47.  Hey, we can turn our streets into Sierra Leone!  The rich are already trying to do that to the entire country, why not help them along?

But back to the argument, if a person is allowed to have any weapon they want with them at any time, then they should be able to drive a tank down the street or own and H-bomb, if they can afford it.  I put this to the people who are rational – do you want Johnny Drunk-Ass driving down your city streets with a loaded tank?  Do you want him around your children?  I didn’t think so.

The other argument to this position is –

I got a right to protect my family, and Obama and his socialists are going to take my gun from my cold, dead fingers.

It kills me how many of these people think that they pose a legitimate threat to the government and its forces.  If the government really wanted to takes your guns, they could.  Easily.  Because your dumb ass with a shotgun and a bottle of whiskey isn’t going to stop a drone from blasting your house or a tank from breaking down your front door.  This idea that there is going to be some big revolution against the government amuses me.  Any modern revolution, given the advanced hardware that the military has, would be dead on arrival.  It would be bloody and the gun nuts would have their moment of glory before they get blasted with big-ass artillery.  Look at what happened in Waco and tell me I’m wrong.

Next, do these people actually believe that a person who breaks into their home or puts a gun on them to take their car is actually going to politely wait while they reach for their gun?  No, they’ll kill you and probably your family too, since you got them involved.  These people live in this delusional world where they are the star of their own action flick, killing people left and right.  Too bad that real life is WAY more complicated.  Entire books have been written on that very subject, and how people like Ted Nugent don’t get shit about the real world.  In real life, the idea that violence stop violence is ridiculous in every conceivable way.  We have to think bigger than that.  The alternative is that we have Ted Nugent doing crazy shit.  Let’s not go there.

Another interesting argument that Nugent was going on and on about was how people with guns can stop crimes.  So, he basically wants to turn America into the wild west, with vigilante justice left and right.  Again, too bad that real life is more complicated.  It makes one wonder if Ted Nugent is aware of how nuts he is.  After all, this is the same guy who said that if Obama got reelected, he would be either dead or in jail, implying that he would be attempting to kill him.

In the end, though, all of Nugent’s credibility boiled down to one statement and the reality behind it.

Instead of arresting people for molesting 24 times, I would rather the dad walked into the room, found the person molesting that child and blew his brains out.

This, coming from the same guy who was having sex with a 14 year old girl.  Unreal.

Until next time, a quote,

“Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?  Insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing over and over again expecting shit to change.  That is crazy.”  -Vaas Montenegro, Far Cry 3

Peace out,