Could There Be An Answer To The Gun Problem?

Do you enjoy humor?  How about a little whimsy?

I am an insomniac……..I start my research at 0100 hrs every day…..and during that time I run across some interesting stuff…….and some of that stuff just gets my attention and usually a snicker or two……..

First we had a fly swatter….then came the “bug zapper” and now we the ultimate in bug eradication…….

We all are well aware of how people feel about guns…….the very mention of some sort of control sends the Right wing morons into a heated, frothing at the mouth rant…….but could there possibly be an answer to the problem of gun ownership?

For those that like to “target” practice getting themselves honed for the next great uprising that some are predicting every time there is a minor altercation………we must be ready for those zombies or race roits or ISIS or immigrants with heads of lettuce….there is danger at every turn these days…….

So what is the answer?

From Wikipedia……….

Bug-a-Salt is a plastic gun that sprays table salt like a shotgun, in a conical spread pattern. Lorenzo Maggiore invented it to kill houseflies at a distance, without creating a mess.[1] Maggiore sold 21,400 guns for over $577,000 on Indiegogo by September 2012.[1] Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology says flies can’t dodge the tiny salt particles but they will be protected by their arthropod exoskeleton and only be stunned.[1] However, the inventor clearly demonstrates in his YouTube videos that flies are indeed penetrated by the salt which causes them to dehydrate and eventually die (leaving them whole for easy cleanup).

Buy one…..you can practice your ass off and being doing the world a favor by eliminating those pesky little varmints……step up and be the first on your street to become a crusader for a bug free world…….your destiny awaits!
Sorry, I could not resist after seeing an infomercial on this thing……..I laughed my ass off and that is a feat for I have NO ass when I saw this thing……

Mainstream Media–A Chuq Observation

Weekend arrives and I need to take a few days to myself…..that is away from the lunacy known as the news…….

I know I give my readers my opinions everyday rain or shine……and a guess we could call them observations……but this time I am talking about my observation on society and the people that attempt to function within its constraints……

Today it is the Mainstream Media that will take the hit.

I am a news junkie….have been so since early days of my life…….I was an avid reader (still am) and that was where the news and views came from back in the day…..then CNN came about and in the beginning was an adequate source for news.  Now with the 24 hour news cycle the news has become a mish mash of crap packaged as news.

Then massive corporations started buying up the news organizations……..eventually ratings became more important than truth and facts.  The quality of the news that Americans got every day began to decline.  And the decline is not finished ……….it gets worse every day.

Then came Reality TV…..pathetic entertainment for mindless fools.  These are packaged as some sort of real life story when actually it is scripted entertainment…….the only difference is they are paid less then the SAG members and that is what it is all about……profits.

For instance just last week Turkey entered into the fight against ISIS and the lead story on MSNBC was Tom Brady and Deflate-gate…….that one incident made me think of something we talked about in a political philosophy course I had years ago……

………in the mass media there is a tendency to avoid the unpopular and unconventional and to draw on ‘values and assumptions which are most valuable and most widely legitimated’

……..the issue of media portrayals of violence in terms of whether such portrayals have served ‘to legitimize the forces of law and order, build consent for the extension of coercive state regulation and de-legitimate outsiders and dissidents’. ‘They have thus examined the impact of the mass media in situations where mediated communications are powerfully supported by other institutions such as the police, judiciary and schools… The power of the media is thus portrayed as that of renewing, amplifying and extending the existing predispositions that constitute the dominant culture, not in creating them

Those were observations of Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci………his observations were made while he was in prison in the 1920’s………appears some Marxists were not as whacked out as has been claimed……huh?

The whole “fair and balanced” lie is nothing more than a marketing tool with no foot in reality.

The news is NO longer the news but rather a source of entertainment and that does NO service to the people that depend on this service for accuracy and truth……

“It’s Heritage Not Hate” (Wink Wink)

How many times have you heard this pile of steaming fecal matter?  Me?  I live in the South, South Mississippi to be exact, and I have heard it a lot in the last 50 years.

Some find it interesting that I rail against this type of lies not because I live in the South but rather because according to family legend I am related to Jefferson Davis through my maternal grandmother (not officially verified)……..people think because I maybe so related that I should be somehow on the side of the heritage thing……..WRONG!  Hatred is hatred no matter how you try to sugar coat it.

I have debated these deniers many times in the past…..not so much these days for being old I have no tolerance for bullshit……..when the heritage thing was pulled out I would say good and take out an old photo of 7 Southern generals and ask the person to identify 3 of them……..so far none have been able to do it…..closest they have come is 2.  For most it is hate not heritage……….

I offer this mini diatribe because of an incident recently……..

Two white men who placed Confederate flags at landmarks linked to Martin Luther King in Atlanta might face serious jail time if caught. Police have surveillance video taken from Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the police chief isn’t ruling out hate-crime charges, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The flags were placed at the church, once led by King, and at the nearby MLK National Historic Site. As it stands, the men could face charges including criminal trespassing and terroristic threats, reports 11 Alive.

“To place Confederate flags on the campus of Ebenezer Baptist Church—after this horrific act in Charleston [and] in the wake of all that’s happening in our country—whatever the message was it clearly was not about heritage,” says the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer . “It was about hate.” A maintenance worker found the flags early this morning and alerted the National Park Service, which operates the King historical facility. “We do have images of two white males placing those flags on the campus,” says police chief George Turner. “We’re trying to identify those folk right now.”

I would wager that the person or persons that did this also use the heritage lie as a cover for their hatred and bigotry.  Whatcha think?

Now tell me again about this “heritage” thing.

The Great Purge

Opinion from the aging fingers of Chuq

My regular readers (I love you guys) know that from time to time I like to connect today’s news with something historic…….I admit it I love my history….there is so much cool stuff in history that if you do not know it then you are missing so much…….

Recently I did a post about the firings of on-air personalities for MSNBC………I believe that this is a purge of on-air truly progressive voices by ComCast…….what started off as an experiment has turned into an ugly corporate purge…….

And now for that historic perspective……..

Throughout history there have been purges…..that is the elimination of people that are not on the prescribed page…….people that could bring down any given paradigm that is being groomed for the people…….

The first purge I want to use as an example is the Night of the Long Knives…….the year is 1934 and Hitler orders the arrest and deaths of Ernst Rohm the leader of the SA (Brown shirts)…….after he was killed the upper leadership was like arrest and executed…..after that was accomplished Hitler and the SS went after academics, writers, anyone that was in opposition to the Nazi Party……the official total was 85 deaths although the count was much higher…..the killing spree lasted from 30 June through 3 July 1934…….

The next purge was that of Stalin in the USSR……..this purge lasted from 1935 through 1938………

It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repression of peasants and the Red Army leadership, and widespread police surveillance, suspicion of “saboteurs”, imprisonment, and arbitrary executions……..It involved a large-scale purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repression of peasants and the Red Army leadership, and widespread police surveillance, suspicion of “saboteurs”, imprisonment, and arbitrary executions……..over a million were imprisoned and about 680,000 were executed…….

These are extremes to what is capable when power mad dicks “clean house”………there is a purge going on now in the MSM……..the leadership at MSNBC is purging all progressive voices from their show line-up……

Recently it was announced that MSNBC would be cancelling the Ed Show and Now with Alex Wagner…..also they have axed the Cycle, their roundtable discussion show that has seldom issued any progressive views, I think that it was just too boring even for the toads at corporate morons at ComCast…….

This is sad for Ed Show was a true voice of the working person and Alex Wagner was a true voice of feminism and progressive thought….sad to see them go…..but I do not think that ComCast is finished…..there is still Rev Al Sharpton whose voice for black America is needed and Chris Hayes who was a writer for the Nation a progressive voice then there is Lawrence O’Donnell, a Left leaning pundit and Melissa Harris-Perry another voice of progressive thought…….

On MSNBC no one with a progressive voice will be safe…..it may take awhile but ComCast will find a way to silence the progressives in favor of psuedo-intelligent thought like Morning Joe and that woman (trying to be nice here) Mika…..

Granted MSNBC’s purge will not be as messy or violent as those of Hitler and Stalin….but the result will be the same……silence dissident voices.

How long will it take MSNBC to make a clean sweep?

With A Broad Brush Of Patriotism

I tire of these mental midgets that paint their idiotic fear and bigotry with the brush of patriotism…….they turn their extreme hatred into something it is not…..Patriotism.

There are too many that use the term to mask their hatred and their ignorance…….these types of people are COWARDS!  You read that correctly…..COWARDS!

The most recent moron to play the patriotism card is some mindless douche in Florida (and that is putting it nicely)………..

The owner of a gun store in Florida who declared his shop to be a “Muslim-free zone” is now the target of a lawsuit. The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a federal lawsuit calling the policy at Florida Gun Supply discriminatory, reports Reuters. The move comes after owner Andrew Hallinan, 28, posted a video to Facebook announcing his new policy in the wake of the Chattanooga rampage. “I have a moral and legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all patriots in my community,” Hallinan says in the video, as quoted by NBC Miami. “So effective immediately, I’m declaring Florida Gun Supply as a Muslim-free zone. I will not arm and train those who wish to do harm to my fellow patriots.”

But the chief executive of CAIR calls it blatant “Islamophobia” that must be challenged. “Unfortunately, he caved in to a lot of the anti-Muslim pressure and anti-Muslim base that he’s pandering to,” Hassan Shibly tells USA Today. “When he refused to reconsider his position, when he refused to reconsider to be educated, refused to engage this community, refused to respect American law, we had no choice but to bring forward this lawsuit.” Meanwhile, Chris Martin, a US military veteran who converted to Islam, has traveled to Inverness, Florida, from California so he can try to enroll in a training course at the shop to challenge the ban, reports WFTS-TV. Federal agents are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation.

This a/holes is taking advantage of a situation to try and increase sells by using hatred and bigotry as a marketing tool……and for that reason he is a COWARD!

This dickhead is one of those that fights against gun control and believes that all Americans have the right to buy guns and yet he wants to stop Americans from doing so……..he is either an idiot or……..(thinking)………no that about covers it.

Most Americans Don’t Vote in Elections | Al Jazeera America

Surprise!  2016 election is quickly coming into focus…..the very first GOP debate is only about a week away and then we will be off with a bang…..and with all the interest in the election most Americans will not vote….well at least 40% of them…..why is that?

The biggest problem in American society is that the citizens do not vote.  I have seen many attempts to explain this phenom but so far few have made sense.

In a country that its people dearly love democracy but fail to exercise their duty and voting in the elections is a paradox with little explanation.

Each election the people vote with their feet and stay away from the polls…..and that is giving morons and thieves a free ride into Washington…..but will that ever change?

This is a good piece on the phenom of the lack of voting by Americans…….

 

Most Americans Don’t Vote in Elections | Al Jazeera America.

Local Governments Increasingly Poking Through Your Garbage

Do you have this feeling of creeping paranoia?  It could be because they ARE out to get you!

We are all concerned with the NSA listening to our phones or sneaking a peek at our e-mails….but garbage?

I am not sure if all this is kosher but this story just make me feel a bit ill at ease…..now I know why I shred every damn thing that enters or leaves my house……

How about you?

 

Local Governments Increasingly Poking Through Your Garbage.