Cognitive Dissonance in a Culture of Life

Yr. Obdt. Svt. on how it would sound if prolife leadership talked after a Gosnellian slaughterhouse is revealed the way the NRA talks after every gun massacre. Dedicated to the dead and wounded of Marysville-Pilchuck High, and to the other 30,000+ other Americans dead from gun violence each year. [Read more...]

Washington State Bishops Support I-594 and oppose I-591

Washington Catholics interested in thinking with Church and in working to prevent sort of slaughter we just witnessed at Marysville-Pilchuck High School would do well to ignore the threadbare lies and sophistries of the gun cult and listen to Holy Church instead. The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) represents the Catholic Bishops of Washington State: [Read More...]

The War on Okra

Heavily armed drug cops raid retiree’s garden, seize okra plants If we let the elderly fry their okra, we might as well just give Hezbollah our whole freaking Navy. – Reader Michael Lichens In other “Georgia police invading homes to kill and maim for nothing” news, this man was killed, in his drug-free home, by [Read More...]

Mass Slaughter? Whooptidoo.

A leader in gun culture offers rationales for maintaining the status quo so tortured that even he does not undertand them and finally winds up so pretzeled in his logic that he agrees with his interlocutor: Meanwhile, another day, another family slaughtered. The death toll is now eight, six of them children. To which gun [Read More...]

Gun instructor hands nine year old girl an Uzi

Now he’s dead. So horrible. This is a prolife issue. [Read more...]

Conflicting Gun Violence Narratives

So, a couple of years ago, the jiu jitsu on the Right about gun violence against blacks was the standard “We need more guns” panacaea that always comes from Gun Culture.  Here’s the inimitable Ann Coulter issuing the standard party line: All would be well if black people went around armed to the teeth, ready [Read More...]

The Gospel According to Murka

You have heard that it was said, “Love your enemies”. But I say to you “Blow your enemy’s head off“. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, Stand Your Ground and blow his head off. If someone compels you go one mile, that’s kidnapping. Blow his head off. If you refuse to let somebody [Read More...]

Knowledge is Firepower

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Missouri Church Raffled off Assault Rifles as Father’s Day Marketing Ploy

No. Really. The reading was from the Revised American Version: You have heard that it was said, “Love your enemies.” But I say to you, “Blow your enemy’s head off.” Again, you have heard that it was said, “If your enemy strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” But I [Read More...]

Paying People Not to Shoot Each Other

…is on the table in California. My first (and pretty much only) question is, “Does it work?” If not, then bag it. If so, seems like money well spent to me. I’m told (when the subject is not gun violence and poor people) that people are rational actors when it comes to money and that [Read More...]