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2022-05-25 9:43:14 AM  
"We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.
 
2022-05-25 9:48:22 AM  

FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.


I'll get the lights...
 
2022-05-25 9:49:37 AM  
Well, the dead kids will indeed remain the same age.

Not sure "we must do better" actually means anything, though.  It's the generic of "if only people were kinder".
 
2022-05-25 9:49:56 AM  
All of those words and he said not a goddamn thing.

Just shut up unless you have an actual point to make.

"We all have to look within ourselves..."

Oh go f*ck yourself.
 
2022-05-25 9:54:01 AM  
I'm gonna have to go watch Steve Kerr's rant again.  That was so much better.
 
2022-05-25 9:54:17 AM  
In a sick way it IS alright.  Texas leads the nation in the argument that gun ownership is more important than child safety.  So what happened in Uvalde is a natural result of such an environment.  It's incredibly sick and wrong, but it is natural.
 
2022-05-25 10:06:37 AM  

Cache: In a sick way it IS alright.  Texas leads the nation in the argument that gun ownership is more important than child safety.  So what happened in Uvalde is a natural result of such an environment.  It's incredibly sick and wrong, but it is natural.


I remember landing in Houston, turning off airplane mode on my phone, and immediately getting six different spam messages about buying guns.   But, you may say, it's just based on your browsing history.  To which I respond, "I never browsed or shopped for firearms from my phone."
 
2022-05-25 10:10:24 AM  

FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.


And the story will cool as fast as the dead kids' blood when the next inevitable shooting happens.

Ain't nothing gonna change as long as the NRA and gun companies keep paying off lawmakers to block gun control. Not even a GOP or Dem issue, they are both complicent by not screaming about this and pushing legislation.

This country doesn't give a fark.
 
2022-05-25 10:10:25 AM  

FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.


What solutions are there that are acceptable to the American people? To be clear there are solutions, like those implemented in every other civilized nation on earth, but those solutions aren't acceptable to enough Americans. If such a solution existed you'd have implemented it 20+ years ago.

For now you're just going to have to be content with burying victims of mass shootings. Perhaps if the bodies are someday piled high enough you'll figure it out but until then the best I can offer are thoughts and prayers.
 
2022-05-25 10:11:05 AM  
Put the bong down.
 
2022-05-25 10:13:54 AM  
I wish the people that fought this hard for gun rights fought the same way for voting rights. They seem to just want to give those up the second someone they don't like votes.
 
2022-05-25 10:15:25 AM  

Tyrosine: What solutions are there that are acceptable to the American people?


72% of NRA members support expanded background checks. That's a start.
 
2022-05-25 10:25:12 AM  

FnkyTwn: Tyrosine: What solutions are there that are acceptable to the American people?

72% of NRA members support expanded background checks. That's a start.


Yes, truly some epic progress. At this rate you should be able to sort things out sometime around the 400th anniversary of the Columbine shootings.
 
2022-05-25 10:25:34 AM  
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2022-05-25 10:32:51 AM  
F*ck you, texan sack of shiat. Stick your no action concerns up your cowardly ass.
 
2022-05-25 10:46:25 AM  
All we need to do is out-bribe the gun companies for our lawmakers attention.  Money is the only thing our politicians respond to or care about.  They stopped caring about "we the people" a long time ago.
 
2022-05-25 10:47:36 AM  
I always dislike that copout of a phrase. By that measure, only 18 dead kids would be "better."
 
2022-05-25 10:48:16 AM  

FnkyTwn: Tyrosine: What solutions are there that are acceptable to the American people?

72% of NRA members support expanded background checks. That's a start.


This isn't a good thread to be cracking bad jokes in.
 
2022-05-25 11:05:25 AM  
We have to do better. But we're not gonna.
 
2022-05-25 11:47:39 AM  
We have to do better, but we won't.
 
2022-05-25 12:45:06 PM  
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of children and teachers. -- NRA
 
2022-05-25 1:01:57 PM  

FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.


Ok then, what is it thats within his power that you want him to do?

Also, what are you doing to fix the problem as well?
 
2022-05-25 1:05:37 PM  

houstondragon: FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.

And the story will cool as fast as the dead kids' blood when the next inevitable shooting happens.

Ain't nothing gonna change as long as the NRA and gun companies keep paying off lawmakers to block gun control. Not even a GOP or Dem issue, they are both complicent by not screaming about this and pushing legislation.

This country doesn't give a fark.


I think we have to move past the whole "politicians are being paid off to do things" line of thought. Certainly that will always be a small part of it. But among other examples the DeSantis war on Disney should show without a shadow of a doubt that the GOP doesn't GAF about money or businesses anymore. It's all ideology. And their ideology says "Guns are good and more important than people", so until we get them out of Congress completely nothing will ever happen. So nothing will ever happen because that won't happen because Americans are political goldfish

As for Democrats, I can't say because I don't know, but I guarantee there's some legislation that's been filibustered out of existence that proves they are trying to do something but can't because certain idiot Democrats don't want to take tough votes and therefore like the filibuster.
 
2022-05-25 1:06:17 PM  

TDWCom29: houstondragon: FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.

And the story will cool as fast as the dead kids' blood when the next inevitable shooting happens.

Ain't nothing gonna change as long as the NRA and gun companies keep paying off lawmakers to block gun control. Not even a GOP or Dem issue, they are both complicent by not screaming about this and pushing legislation.

This country doesn't give a fark.

I think we have to move past the whole "politicians are being paid off to do things" line of thought. Certainly that will always be a small part of it. But among other examples the DeSantis war on Disney should show without a shadow of a doubt that the GOP doesn't GAF about money or businesses anymore. It's all ideology. And their ideology says "Guns are good and more important than people", so until we get them out of Congress completely nothing will ever happen. So nothing will ever happen because that won't happen because Americans are political goldfish

As for Democrats, I can't say because I don't know, but I almost guarantee there's some legislation that's been filibustered out of existence that proves they are trying to do something but can't because certain idiot Democrats don't want to take tough votes and therefore like the filibuster.


FTFM
 
2022-05-25 1:39:37 PM  

FnkyTwn: 72% of NRA members support expanded background checks. That's a start.


And yet 100% of elected Republicans DON'T.

So it's not really much of "a start" at all.
 
2022-05-25 1:42:56 PM  

TDWCom29: houstondragon: FnkyTwn: "We have to do better."

In an effort to not sink his future political chances, he offered no solutions other than prayer after the execution of 18 kids and a teacher from his hometown. He's a sack of shiat politician.

And the story will cool as fast as the dead kids' blood when the next inevitable shooting happens.

Ain't nothing gonna change as long as the NRA and gun companies keep paying off lawmakers to block gun control. Not even a GOP or Dem issue, they are both complicent by not screaming about this and pushing legislation.

This country doesn't give a fark.

I think we have to move past the whole "politicians are being paid off to do things" line of thought. Certainly that will always be a small part of it. But among other examples the DeSantis war on Disney should show without a shadow of a doubt that the GOP doesn't GAF about money or businesses anymore. It's all ideology. And their ideology says "Guns are good and more important than people", so until we get them out of Congress completely nothing will ever happen. So nothing will ever happen because that won't happen because Americans are political goldfish

As for Democrats, I can't say because I don't know, but I guarantee there's some legislation that's been filibustered out of existence that proves they are trying to do something but can't because certain idiot Democrats don't want to take tough votes and therefore like the filibuster.


It's not ideology so much that it's partisanship and contrariness.  The right gloms onto gun rights because the left wants to limit them.  Taking the opposite position creates the us vs. them dichotomy that the right craves.  More than anything else, the right needs a boogeyman, a "them", to rile up their base and distract them with pointless wedge issues while they grift and grab power.  Rightwing justifications for their positions are all weak.  At one time they had the unifying theory of being for "small government" or "pro business" but that's been blown to bits by their stances on abortion, LGBTQ issues and their attacks on the tech industry.  They have no central beliefs or overarching political philosophy.
 
2022-05-25 2:04:30 PM  
The "What do we value" statement is self answering, Matt.  You can tell what someone values by where they spend their money and where they spend their time.

America values violence and entertainment.

Glad I could help.
 
2022-05-25 2:06:10 PM  
You have to wonder if he knew anyone involved personally.

He did say one thing slightly different from the average politician: we are not being responsible with the rights that have been afforded us. Implied in that is those rights (along with many others that are in danger as we speak) will go away as a result. The 2A fanatics would do well to understand that.
 
2022-05-25 2:18:58 PM  
To those saying he didnt really say anything. I think he was smart in the way he phrased it. "...and ask ourselves, 'What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?' We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo,"
He knows if he comes right out and says, "we need stricter gun laws" the gun nuts will immediatly go on the defensive and shut down. Hes asking them to really think about what is important to them.  "What small sacrifices can we individually take..."  it wont work but it's a smarter approach than many.
 
2022-05-25 2:38:24 PM  

BuckyFudge: To those saying he didnt really say anything. I think he was smart in the way he phrased it. "...and ask ourselves, 'What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?' We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo,"
He knows if he comes right out and says, "we need stricter gun laws" the gun nuts will immediatly go on the defensive and shut down. Hes asking them to really think about what is important to them.  "What small sacrifices can we individually take..."  it wont work but it's a smarter approach than many.


If it makes even one person stop, think and reconsider their views, then it has achieved something - which is more than can be said for the effectiveness of what most people accomplish.  There's a school of thought that we should stop trying to engage with individuals on the other side, and to a large degree I agree that it will not work on most people.  But I contend that it will work on some.  The other side is united but they are not a monolith.  If there's any sane path forward at all, it involves persuasion are argumentation, not the screaming and yelling kind - that only hardens the other side's resolve.  Similarly, we're not going to solve our problems with force and violence.  You can beat a man into submission but you're only creating a scenario for explosive retaliation and irrational hatred.  Like I said, I don't expect much in the way of success but someone, somewhere will one day get it.  It might not be enough, but then again, it might.  It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
 
2022-05-25 2:50:59 PM  
BuckyFudge: Hes asking them to really think about what is important to them.  "What small sacrifices can we individually take..."  it wont work but it's a smarter approach than many.

We already know what small sacrifices the gun humpers will make;  Your children.

Piles of dead kids is just the sacrifice we have to make for freedom.
 
2022-05-25 3:16:22 PM  
My mother's home town. Throughout 70's 80's spent time there visiting extended family. Brother and a cousin are going down there this weekend to reconnect and and check in and such. I'm too pissed off to express myself articulately.
 
2022-05-25 4:08:58 PM  
We have to do better? It'd be hard as hell to do any worse.
 
2022-05-25 4:32:49 PM  
If you are a wealthy liberal, here's how to really help...
Start a fund where we contribute millions to a fund.  Every POC who applies to the fund gets a FREE assault weapon.  No background checks, no questions asked. If you are not white, you get an assault rifle!
Watch how fast the GOP starts restricting gun rights after that takes off.
 
2022-05-25 6:51:05 PM  
That's what I hate about these school shootings, man. We get older, they stay the same age

/forever
 
2022-05-25 11:09:34 PM  

OkieDookie: Cache: In a sick way it IS alright.  Texas leads the nation in the argument that gun ownership is more important than child safety.  So what happened in Uvalde is a natural result of such an environment.  It's incredibly sick and wrong, but it is natural.

I remember landing in Houston, turning off airplane mode on my phone, and immediately getting six different spam messages about buying guns.   But, you may say, it's just based on your browsing history.  To which I respond, "I never browsed or shopped for firearms from my phone."


I've lived in Texas almost my entire life and have shopped for gun accessories online and have never gotten spam messages trying to sell me guns. I have a feeling you're making shiat up.
 
2022-05-26 12:55:53 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: OkieDookie: Cache: In a sick way it IS alright.  Texas leads the nation in the argument that gun ownership is more important than child safety.  So what happened in Uvalde is a natural result of such an environment.  It's incredibly sick and wrong, but it is natural.

I remember landing in Houston, turning off airplane mode on my phone, and immediately getting six different spam messages about buying guns.   But, you may say, it's just based on your browsing history.  To which I respond, "I never browsed or shopped for firearms from my phone."

I've lived in Texas almost my entire life and have shopped for gun accessories online and have never gotten spam messages trying to sell me guns. I have a feeling you're making shiat up.


Nope. Wife was there with me and thought it was hilarious.
 
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