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(Salon)   New essay claims that gun violence is caused by... (spins blame wheel)...let's see... movie critics. Now that's a new one   (salon.com ) divider line 10
    More: Silly, Thomas Frank, violent media, Wayne LaPierre, cultural critic, Dodge City, Gangster Squad, moral equivalence, NRA  
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3019 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Feb 2013 at 6:24 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-16 06:38:08 PM  
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The only thing that can stop a bad critic is a good critic
2013-02-16 07:28:18 PM  
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jimk777: "Gun Violence" is such a retarded term.  Think about it.  It just sounds so stupid.  The guns aren't coming to life and becoming violent little bastards.


Oh, this thread is a gold mine of gun fanatic crazy!

Same thing with "snowball fight." Absolutely retarded. The snowballs aren't coming to life and hurling themselves at each other.

And I flip out whenever I hear the phrase "drug abuse." The drugs aren't abusing anyone! There's no such thing as "drug abuse." Only people who abuse drugs. The drugs are the real victims here!
2013-02-16 07:18:20 PM  
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dahmers love zombie: IlGreven: Propain_az: The only violence there is, is people violence.  A "gun" is just a tool, like a hammer or 3/8" drill bit.  Usually harmless, but in the wrong hands..deadly.

Used as directed, a hammer has nonlethal useful purposes.

Used as directed, a gun does nothing but kill.

All of my guns, which have been used as directed and have never killed anything but pieces of paper, would disagree with you.  What an extraordinarily vapid perspective.


But then you are using your gun for entertainment, not as a tool...
2013-02-16 07:16:41 PM  
1 vote:

IlGreven: Propain_az: The only violence there is, is people violence.  A "gun" is just a tool, like a hammer or 3/8" drill bit.  Usually harmless, but in the wrong hands..deadly.

Used as directed, a hammer has nonlethal useful purposes.

Used as directed, a gun does nothing but kill.


Oh there was a real post like this in the thread! My sarcastic post about the ideological blinders of the gun fanatics wasn't needed! Terrific! I can mock you personally instead!

dahmers love zombie: Gun fights aren't massively sexy when engaged in by scantily-clad teens young adults.


What are you talking about? They're both just forms of violence, with no real difference between them at all. I don't even understand what the phrase "gun fight" could possibly refer to.

A pillow is just a tool, like a firearm or a drill bit. Usually harmless, but in the wrong hands... deadly. Weirdly, you never hear maniacal gun grabbing liberal tyrants call for "pillow control." The only rational explanation is that they hate gun owners, and want to persecute them.
2013-02-16 07:07:21 PM  
1 vote:
What causes "gun violence?" The gun fanatics have assured me there is no such thing as "gun violence." It's all just violence, they say. Only maniacal gun grabbing liberal tyrants bother distinguishing between the instruments used to effect it. I was about to say there's no meaningful difference between a gun fight and a pillow fight. But then I remembered that "gun fight" and "pillow fight" are non-concepts just like "gun violence."
2013-02-16 07:06:39 PM  
1 vote:
That was one of the most unpleasant things I've ever tried to read.
2013-02-16 07:05:03 PM  
1 vote:

Voiceofreason01: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I don't want to shoot anyone but after reading that I kinda want to break someone's fingers.

There was a point in there somewhere but Jesus Christ, why did he think he needed 1000+ words to make it?

/not even a very good point.


Was the point: No, movie critics are not shills for the NRA? I'm not sure what his point was, exactly. I got lost about 2/3 of the way through his tangled multisyllabic film-junket jargon.
2013-02-16 06:30:52 PM  
1 vote:
The ghost of Gene Siskel appears to me occasionally and tells me to shoot that fat asshole who by all rights should have had the heart-attack.

But I have nothing against John Candy.....
2013-02-16 06:29:26 PM  
1 vote:
Armond White is the sole exception, of course.
2013-02-16 05:08:30 PM  
1 vote:
I don't want to shoot anyone but after reading that I kinda want to break someone's fingers.
 
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