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2013-07-09 11:00:04 PM  
Good.  This confirms that school administrators are correct in suspending students who point gun fingers, draw guns on paper, point pencils like a gun, and chew pastries into the shape of guns.

"(Reynold's behavior) will not be tolerated in Bryan. It is an offensive gesture. It alarmed people and we took the appropriate actions," said Kelley McKethan, a Bryan police department spokesperson.
 
2013-07-09 11:00:41 PM  

bunner: Keep hiding under your beds!  Fear terr'ists!  Fear authority!  Make no sudden or easily misconstrued gestures!  Turn off your  mobile phones in the presence of police!  Submit to all demands of those who know best!  Get on your knees and suck our dicks and do as you're told or so help me Sally Sue Greasef*ck you will shiat your own guts out in a Cuban prison!

Are we through, yet?

Are we through pretending that the Fourth Reich isn't being installed here?  Are we done harrumphing and flag waving and pretending we're not on the ass end of a very old business plan?  Is it freedom yet?


Also, it's all theater, and getting more blatant as the years roll along. Yes, keep crusading against abortion rights, keep stirring up controversy and manufacturing situations like the gay rights blockade to keep people outraged in a different direction.

Carefully control the crime statistics and use every chance to enforce even more draconian laws on the people, be it terrorism, mass murder, or what have you.

And the worst part is, we all play along, pretending that the news and political drama aren't there merely as the distraction while the men with money get their way. And yet, it's called domestic terrorism and derp if you agitate against it. My what a docile and obedient republic we are. Perhaps it's Stockholm syndrome on a grand scale.
 
2013-07-09 11:01:36 PM  

Wireless Joe: Of course, had he been carrying a real gun, he'd just be exercising his God-granted second amendment rights and be given a free large popcorn.


1/10. You might get some bites.
 
2013-07-09 11:02:33 PM  
A little kid turned around in his seat going, "Pew! Pew! Pew!" and pointing with one hand, not scary.

A grown man in the shadows of a darkened theater assuming a stance

cdn01.dailycaller.com

silhouetted in front of a bright screen in this governor's state is a different matter.
 
2013-07-09 11:02:54 PM  
You can tell from his mugshot that he is unwell.  They should have taken him to a doctor, not to jail.
 
2013-07-09 11:03:59 PM  
"I'm gonna shoot you....
21stcenturywaves.com

...r budget request down!"
 
2013-07-09 11:04:17 PM  
Also, this was Texas! You're telling me nobody in the theater had an actual gun to neutralize the terrorist with? Guy's lucky he didn't get blown away.

wiw.org
 
2013-07-09 11:04:32 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: A little kid turned around in his seat going, "Pew! Pew! Pew!" and pointing with one hand, not scary.

A grown man in the shadows of a darkened theater assuming a stance

[cdn01.dailycaller.com image 353x196]

silhouetted in front of a bright screen in this governor's state is a different matter.


This governor's state:

thinkprogress.org
 
2013-07-09 11:07:26 PM  

kinkkerbelle: You can tell from his mugshot that he is unwell.  They should have taken him to a doctor, not to jail.


This...
 
2013-07-09 11:07:52 PM  

ransack.: Also, this was Texas! You're telling me nobody in the theater had an actual gun to neutralize the terrorist with? Guy's lucky he didn't get blown away.

[wiw.org image 186x200]


Texas I believe actually isnt anywhere near the top in % of pop who own a firearm...
 
2013-07-09 11:10:27 PM  
Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?

COMING UP NEXT: pretending to fly a single-engine plane into the new "Freedom" Tower over New York... but PULLING AWAY in the last few seconds.  I bet it'll be a LAFF!
 
2013-07-09 11:14:45 PM  
Texas: where pretending to have a gun causes panic, but having a real gun barely raises an eyebrow.
 
2013-07-09 11:18:01 PM  
Don't point finger pistols in Aggie-land.

Also, GIS'ing 'finger pistols' may be a bad idea.
 
2013-07-09 11:20:55 PM  

weltallica: Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?


With what, his deadly high-powered hollowpoint fingernails?
 
2013-07-09 11:21:26 PM  
www.sterow.com
 
2013-07-09 11:22:17 PM  
www.thehollywoodnews.com
 
2013-07-09 11:25:58 PM  

MichiganFTL: ransack.: Also, this was Texas! You're telling me nobody in the theater had an actual gun to neutralize the terrorist with? Guy's lucky he didn't get blown away.

[wiw.org image 186x200]

Texas I believe actually isnt anywhere near the top in % of pop who own a firearm...


Wow I didn't expect Indiana to come up ahead. You're right Texas is 30th src
 
2013-07-09 11:27:18 PM  

weltallica: Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?

COMING UP NEXT: pretending to fly a single-engine plane into the new "Freedom" Tower over New York... but PULLING AWAY in the last few seconds.  I bet it'll be a LAFF!


Oh fark off. People who freak out and get offended by this shiat need to learn to get over it. No, I will not be PC just because you got your frilly pink pannies in a wad.
 
2013-07-09 11:29:28 PM  

ransack.: MichiganFTL: ransack.: Also, this was Texas! You're telling me nobody in the theater had an actual gun to neutralize the terrorist with? Guy's lucky he didn't get blown away.

[wiw.org image 186x200]

Texas I believe actually isnt anywhere near the top in % of pop who own a firearm...

Wow I didn't expect Indiana to come up ahead. You're right Texas is 30th src


Interesting, but a very derpy source.
 
2013-07-09 11:33:51 PM  

weltallica: Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?

COMING UP NEXT: pretending to fly a single-engine plane into the new "Freedom" Tower over New York... but PULLING AWAY in the last few seconds.  I bet it'll be a LAFF!


A closer equivalent would be extending your arms and making plane noises as you run around the front of the building.

/which would probably still get your ass kicked and/or arrested
 
2013-07-09 11:40:18 PM  
The only thing that can stop a bad guy making gun gestures with his fingers and going "choo, choo, choo"

Is a good guy making gun gestures with his fingers and going "choo, choo, choo"!
 
2013-07-09 11:44:41 PM  

OhioKnight: The only thing that can stop a bad guy making gun gestures with his fingers and going "choo, choo, choo"

Is a good guy making gun gestures with his fingers and going "choo, choo, choo"!




No one needs 10 fingers. Chop them off unless you get a permit.
 
HBK
2013-07-09 11:45:35 PM  

ransack.: FTA: Almost a year ago, a man named James Holmes opened fire on a crowd in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring 70.

Isn't it libel to say that, considering he hasn't been convicted? I guess they are in the UK, does that make a difference?


No. It's not libel because it's a true statement.
 
2013-07-09 11:46:30 PM  

Bravo Two: PsyLord: BTW, the only person that you should be afraid of making a gun hand gesture and pew-pew-pew noises is this guy:

[blog.zap2it.com image 497x286]

no, be worried about this guy:

[www.cinemasoldier.com image 500x226]


Just watched that movie last night on the recommendation of some Farkers in a recent thread. Pretty good. I liked "Red" better, though. Up next: the "A-Team" movie.
 
2013-07-09 11:47:41 PM  
At least he wasn't flipping the bird. Now that would have been offensive.
 
HBK
2013-07-09 11:48:25 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Don't point finger pistols in Aggie-land.

Also, GIS'ing 'finger pistols' may be a bad idea.


That's what I immediately thought. Those poor, stupid Aggies.
 
2013-07-09 11:48:58 PM  
So.  It has come to this.
 
2013-07-09 11:49:39 PM  

weltallica: Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?

COMING UP NEXT: pretending to fly a single-engine plane into the new "Freedom" Tower over New York... but PULLING AWAY in the last few seconds.  I bet it'll be a LAFF!


Um... for your analogy to work he would have had to walk into the theatre with a real gun and make pew pew pew noises. He only had fingers (unlike the real plane you apparently are not quite crashing into NYC).
 
2013-07-09 11:50:30 PM  
Well this is just great...soon enough only outlaws will have fingers!
 
2013-07-09 11:50:59 PM  

ransack.: MichiganFTL: ransack.: Also, this was Texas! You're telling me nobody in the theater had an actual gun to neutralize the terrorist with? Guy's lucky he didn't get blown away.

[wiw.org image 186x200]

Texas I believe actually isnt anywhere near the top in % of pop who own a firearm...

Wow I didn't expect Indiana to come up ahead. You're right Texas is 30th src


There's also percent ownership, guns per capita, raw numbers owned. . . all tell a different story.

I've lived in my share of states and overall, "meh, it's a gun" goes to pennsylvania, which surprised the hell out of me.
 
2013-07-09 11:51:37 PM  
Hand gestures I might never have noticed.

"pchew pchew pcheew" while I'm watching the $14 f*cking MOVIE?

His family's lucky there was anything left for the cops to mop up.
 
2013-07-09 11:57:19 PM  
People who make "finger guns" should be summarily executed.
images.starpulse.com
 
2013-07-09 11:57:38 PM  

Slappy McCynical: Perhaps the one going to jail should have been whatever idiot spread the rumour that he had a gun. That's the one that panicked people.


kudos for pointing this out.
 
2013-07-09 11:59:21 PM  
There could be something to this....
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2013-07-10 12:00:39 AM  

nburghmatt: Slappy McCynical: Perhaps the one going to jail should have been whatever idiot spread the rumour that he had a gun. That's the one that panicked people.

kudos for pointing this out.


Somebody pointed something?

Was it a gun? I bet it was a gun.

EVERYBODY RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
 
2013-07-10 12:01:35 AM  
i651.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-10 12:01:41 AM  

Jument: weltallica: Who would've guessed that pretending to shoot up a movie theater would end badly?

COMING UP NEXT: pretending to fly a single-engine plane into the new "Freedom" Tower over New York... but PULLING AWAY in the last few seconds.  I bet it'll be a LAFF!

Um... for your analogy to work he would have had to walk into the theatre with a real gun and make pew pew pew noises. He only had fingers (unlike the real plane you apparently are not quite crashing into NYC).




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savingourfutur.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com

Yeah, you're right, it will never happen.
 
2013-07-10 12:03:44 AM  

Atomic Spunk: People who make "finger guns" should be summarily executed.
[images.starpulse.com image 550x365]


You convinced me.  I welcome this nanny state with a clean heart and splayed fingers.  Getting along is all about compromise, right?

/as long as that little prick gets it
 
2013-07-10 12:05:42 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Atomic Spunk: People who make "finger guns" should be summarily executed.
[images.starpulse.com image 550x365]

You convinced me.  I welcome this nanny state with a clean heart and splayed fingers.  Getting along is all about compromise, right?

/as long as that little prick gets it


He was TOTALLY not crying "FIRE" in a crowded theatre!
 
2013-07-10 12:07:56 AM  
People get offended over anything and everything.  Point a finger, eat a pastry, draw a picture.  It doesn't matter what you do.  Someone will get offended or scared and you must be punished.

Today I made a joke about British food.  My boss heard, and chastised me for it.  I expect to get hauled before HR tomorrow and written up.  Why?  Because I was "making jokes about someone's nationality".  That's his exact words.  No I wasn't.  I was joking about British food.  I was doing a comparison of this American phenomenon of deep frying everything under the sun and comparing it some of the horrible choices in British cuisine.

I should wear army fatigues to work tomorrow.

/but then I'd have to update my resume
 
2013-07-10 12:17:29 AM  

OgreMagi: People get offended over anything and everything


So you hope, anyway.
 
2013-07-10 12:18:34 AM  

BuckTurgidson: OgreMagi: People get offended over anything and everything

So you hope, anyway.


I try.
 
2013-07-10 12:45:49 AM  
I hate crap like this.  On the one hand this should be protected by the 1st Amendment and at worst the guy should have been asked by the theater to leave and possible get sued to cover the cost of the tickets for those who fled.  On the other hand, the guy is a serious asshole and deserves a serious beat down for has asshattery.  Part of me kind of wishes that some good samaritan had in the dim light mistaken his finger for a real gun and put bullet into him.

Just because you can exercise your 1st Amendment Right does not always mean that you should.  This was clearly one of those times.
 
2013-07-10 12:47:19 AM  
 
2013-07-10 01:00:38 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: notyomama: Although it is sad that this is what we have come to, his actions were the equivalent of yelling Fire! in a crowded theater, which is a crime.  He caused a needless panic.  He should have known better - the dumbass.

Its ok to yell fire in a crowded theater if there is a fire in a crowded theater.

Similarly, its ok to pretend you are making a valid point, as no one of consequence is ever going to take you seriously.


Similarly, it is ok to encapsulate everything into a worst case scenario and give up all our personal freedoms in exchange for a fairy tale that protects us from all the evil world.
We are all going to die some day, probably now from a guy shooting us with his finger or a "terrorist" shooting us for real, but from a some mundane reason that can only be traced back to our life choices.
Pew! Pew!
 
2013-07-10 01:02:25 AM  

fusillade762: Another responsible finger owner.


you just see a guy going 'choo choo choo'

Maybe he just wanted everyone in the theater to be his Valentine?


Awesome!  Thank you very much, I needed a chuckle tonight.
 
2013-07-10 01:03:37 AM  

JackalRabbit: At least he wasn't flipping the bird. Now that would have been offensive.


A Texan friend of mine prefers the phrase "shooting the bird." It means the same thing, but it sounds so much worse...
 
2013-07-10 01:06:15 AM  
Judging by the mugshot, my guess he was being a A-hole about it too.
 
2013-07-10 01:07:28 AM  

bunner: Keep hiding under your beds!  Fear terr'ists!  Fear authority!  Make no sudden or easily misconstrued gestures!  Turn off your  mobile phones in the presence of police!  Submit to all demands of those who know best!  Get on your knees and suck our dicks and do as you're told or so help me Sally Sue Greasef*ck you will shiat your own guts out in a Cuban prison!

[i.imgur.com image 746x72]

Are we through, yet?

Are we through pretending that the Fourth Reich isn't being installed here?  Are we done harrumphing and flag waving and pretending we're not on the ass end of a very old business plan?  Is it freedom yet?


I'm done...the post upthread with Mr. Rogers giving the double finger pretty much sums up my outlook on life at the moment.
 
2013-07-10 01:08:54 AM  
I kind of wonder if the charges would be more or less serious if he would have made the "gestures" with his Johnson. Just whip it out and start choo choo chooing. Probably would have been a different kind of story, but would make the mugshot even funnier.
 
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