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2022-05-27 9:30:51 PM  
That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.
 
2022-05-27 10:05:17 PM  
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2022-05-27 10:23:49 PM  

lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.


It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.
 
2022-05-27 10:31:28 PM  
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2022-05-27 10:31:57 PM  

beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.


Between this, the freeze of last year, and Covid, democrats should be running ad after ad calling him dr. death.
 
2022-05-27 10:35:17 PM  

beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.


Leave religion out of it, but I damn sure hope there is a hell.
 
2022-05-27 10:51:31 PM  
And most rightfully so.
 
2022-05-27 11:22:14 PM  
True, but he'll still get re-elected.
 
2022-05-27 11:24:13 PM  
When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?
 
2022-05-27 11:25:24 PM  
I've No More F***s To Give!
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2022-05-27 11:26:25 PM  

hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


Are you talking about Ramos, Abbot, or the author of the article?
 
2022-05-27 11:28:31 PM  

lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.


Yep, though still a few words short:

"...and so is everyone who still votes for him."
 
2022-05-27 11:28:46 PM  

blastoh: [Fark user image 425x377]


I was going to share the image in the top of the article and ask why everyone in these press conferences are white, but I think you pretty much summed it up with that cartoon.
 
2022-05-27 11:29:01 PM  

beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.


I'm glad Beto is running against him. Too many Dems got into this "When they go low, we go high" mentality. Beto DGAF, which is why those Republicans got all pissy when he confronted them. They weren't used to that. Hell, the cops did more work getting Beto out of there than they did going after the shooter.

I have faith that Beto will be someone who keeps bringing these things up and won't let Texans forget them between now and November.
 
2022-05-27 11:29:04 PM  

skyotter: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vqbk9cDX0l0]


I was just about to post that. It's always a good thing to scan the thread first. Kudos
 
2022-05-27 11:29:33 PM  

hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?



No, let's keep it on guns.

Not incels, misogyny, mental health, or "cyber games". Sure, some of these are issues that matter (well, certainly not that last one), but this is first and foremost about guns. Period.
 
2022-05-27 11:36:03 PM  
I i choked on homemade gumbo upon opening the link. Can't stop coughing. Worth it.
 
2022-05-27 11:37:15 PM  

Megathuma: hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


No, let's keep it on guns.

Not incels, misogyny, mental health, or "cyber games". Sure, some of these are issues that matter (well, certainly not that last one), but this is first and foremost about guns. Period.


Yeah. It's all on guns.

That's why the majority of shootings in America have had warnings for at least 6 months before it that were ignored by peers and family, and why the majority of shootings all have in common themes of hatred of women, incel philosophy, and rote misogynistic violence.

But of course it's guns. That's why the people who radicalized him were so desperate to pretend it wasn't them.

/disarm cis men and arm everyone else
 
2022-05-27 11:37:42 PM  
That headline is awfully vague. There are so many things Hey Abbott is full of shiat about and culpable for.
 
2022-05-27 11:39:40 PM  

hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


Who, Abbot?

We know.  It's literally his farking campaign platform, man.  This is the guy whose primary high-profile political advocacy over the last two years was the mass-murder of all of Texas' children.  In favor of the mass-murder, if that wasn't clear from the structure of the previous sentence.  He recently took a small detour to also advocate in favor of the regular murder of Texas' women as well, and not subtly.

Being essentially pro-school-shooter is just Abbot being consistent in his policy positions at this point.
 
2022-05-27 11:40:15 PM  
Just on the Murdoch owned news.com.au is this article: https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/australian-gun-law-inside-john-howards-battle-to-rid-guns-from-australia/news-story/05ebf1ae0c2da41ea8ee553eef4cab79

It references an article in today's Australian newspaper (the most prestigious of Murdoch's Australian newspapers, it runs at a loss but he keeps it because he's such a fan) which PRAISES THE SHIAT out of John Howard (they love him, he's basically the Ronald Reagan of Australian conservatism) for the 1996 gun laws here.

Murchoch's US media hates Australian-style gun laws.

Two completely opposing editorial positions on opposite sides of the Pacific. Gun laws in Australla are frigging awesome, even the Murdoch press champions them, meanwhile they are massive government overreach and communism, the Murdoch media absolutely hates them.

Try making sense of that.
 
2022-05-27 11:42:35 PM  

Aussie_As: Just on the Murdoch owned news.com.au is this article: https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/australian-gun-law-inside-john-howards-battle-to-rid-guns-from-australia/news-story/05ebf1ae0c2da41ea8ee553eef4cab79

It references an article in today's Australian newspaper (the most prestigious of Murdoch's Australian newspapers, it runs at a loss but he keeps it because he's such a fan) which PRAISES THE SHIAT out of John Howard (they love him, he's basically the Ronald Reagan of Australian conservatism) for the 1996 gun laws here.

Murchoch's US media hates Australian-style gun laws.

Two completely opposing editorial positions on opposite sides of the Pacific. Gun laws in Australla are frigging awesome, even the Murdoch press champions them, meanwhile they are massive government overreach and communism, the Murdoch media absolutely hates them.

Try making sense of that.


licensing and stronger red flag laws with inclusions for threats of violence, misogyny and bigotry would fix a lot of this.

Which Australia has.

But in America, this is a verboten concept
 
2022-05-27 11:43:21 PM  
1. Complete failure of the electrical grid
2. Attack on bodily autonomy of women and reproductive rights
3. Inability to do anything about multiple mass murders on his watch

Beto has multiple, massive areas to attack Abbott on. He seems to be less of a Schumer-like, simpering Democratic goon. After that, it's up to the people of the state and how much the governor can cheat.
 
2022-05-27 11:44:55 PM  
Finally, the use of the word culpable. I hope that means they are, in fact, going to the FBI, DA, or a judge, and laying charges. As investigative jouranlists, they have the means.
 
2022-05-27 11:45:15 PM  

killershark: beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.

I'm glad Beto is running against him. Too many Dems got into this "When they go low, we go high" mentality. Beto DGAF, which is why those Republicans got all pissy when he confronted them. They weren't used to that. Hell, the cops did more work getting Beto out of there than they did going after the shooter.

I have faith that Beto will be someone who keeps bringing these things up and won't let Texans forget them between now and November.


Even if Beto doesn't make another go at public office, I kind of like this version of him where he's out of farks to give and just heckles the fark out of Abbott or Cruz or whatever other shiatbag Republican tries to perform damage control for the Republican Party. Maybe start wearing Groucho Marx glasses every now and again so he doesn't get immediately thrown out of the press conference.
 
2022-05-27 11:47:21 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: That headline is awfully vague. There are so many things Hey Abbott is full of shiat about and culpable for.


I agree this article is incredibly vague. It starts off saying he's full of sh*t, but then doesn't even say what kind of sh*t he's full of. Is it human sh*t? Cow sh*t? Bird sh*t? Horse sh*t? There's a lot of possibilities.
 
2022-05-27 11:47:29 PM  

hardinparamedic: That's why the majority of shootings in America have had warnings for at least 6 months before it that were ignored by peers and family, and why the majority of shootings all have in common themes of hatred of women, incel philosophy, and rote misogynistic violence.


You think that we should control people harder than we control guns?  That seems kind of Orwellian.  You'd think it would make a lot more sense to control inanimate objects, instead of humans, who are unpredictable and can lie.  We MADE the farking things, didn't we?  We can stop. We can outlaw open carrying.  We should be able to do whatever we want with them.  It's an object.

Unless guns have some weird religious power over you, the choice seems obvious.
But you know how religious nuts are. Totally irrational.
 
2022-05-27 11:47:48 PM  
I would have never guessed that the Texas Observer would be one of the last bastions of actual, real journalism that takes its role as the Fourth Estate seriously, but here we are.
 
2022-05-27 11:48:22 PM  

beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.


It's maybe the worst thing he's done but let's not forget he actively targets minority communities like Hispanics and transgender children in school. He gets off on ruining children's lives.
 
2022-05-27 11:48:49 PM  

hardinparamedic: That's why the majority of shootings in America have had warnings for at least 6 months before it that were ignored by peers and family, and why the majority of shootings all have in common themes of hatred of women, incel philosophy, and rote misogynistic violence.


So... literally identical in every possible way to the 100 million GOP voters who haven't and don't intend to at any point mass-murder children.

Thanks for your amazing insight, I'm sure the police will be around to give you a medal any day now for the helpful idea of "just" engaging in unprompted investigations of literally half of the farking population without any probable cause instead of engaging in something silly like, y'know, cutting off the thing that makes these people different from the average Republican by suppressing their ability to easily indulge their homicidal impulses by arming up.
 
2022-05-27 11:49:10 PM  

blastoh: beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.

Between this, the freeze of last year, and Covid, democrats should be running ad after ad calling him dr. death.


Angel of Death Abbot
 
2022-05-27 11:49:33 PM  

blastoh: beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.

Between this, the freeze of last year, and Covid, democrats should be running ad after ad calling him dr. death.


Assault Rifle Abbot
 
2022-05-27 11:49:55 PM  

cryinoutloud: You think that we should control people harder than we control guns?


Oh you sweet summer child. We already do control people WAY harder than we control guns.
 
2022-05-27 11:51:05 PM  

blastoh: beerrun: lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.

It needs to be said.
Over and over.
His inaction on these tragedies under his watch should be hung around his neck like an albatross from now until elections and even after that. He should go to his grave pilloried as a puppet of the gun lobby and one of the biggest hacks to hold elected office.

Between this, the freeze of last year, and Covid, democrats should be running ad after ad calling him dr. death.


Grossly-incompetent Gun-Shill Greg Abbot
 
2022-05-27 11:51:25 PM  
The cops don't like it when you call them or Republicans out. I hope the guy that wrote that and the owner of the newspaper have good lawyers because the cops are likely going to harass them with tickets and false arrests.
 
2022-05-27 11:51:25 PM  

hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


When there's evidence of that.

His home life sounds absolutely tragic and he should be held up as an example of what happens when people slip through the cracks of society so they don't become tragic monsters who take as many innocent people as they can on their way to commit suicide.
 
2022-05-27 11:51:41 PM  

hardinparamedic: Megathuma: hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


No, let's keep it on guns.

Not incels, misogyny, mental health, or "cyber games". Sure, some of these are issues that matter (well, certainly not that last one), but this is first and foremost about guns. Period.

Yeah. It's all on guns.

That's why the majority of shootings in America have had warnings for at least 6 months before it that were ignored by peers and family, and why the majority of shootings all have in common themes of hatred of women, incel philosophy, and rote misogynistic violence.

But of course it's guns. That's why the people who radicalized him were so desperate to pretend it wasn't them.

/disarm cis men and arm everyone else


Uh, those aren't themes of the shootings. Those are themes of every day life for the overwhelming majority of Americans. They're certainly noteworthy and deserve attention, but the epidemic of gun violence is-and-has-always-been about the availability and accessibility of instruments of murder.

You're essentially and unironically replicating the, "milk is the real gateway drug" canard.
 
2022-05-27 11:53:54 PM  

hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?


Because that's probably not what happened?

Relentless bullying, broken home life. Those are facts.

What radicalized him? Rap music?
 
2022-05-27 11:56:21 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?

When there's evidence of that.

His home life sounds absolutely tragic and he should be held up as an example of what happens when people slip through the cracks of society so they don't become tragic monsters who take as many innocent people as they can on their way to commit suicide.


People who slip through the cracks of society don't become mass-murderers just because they slipped. You're still focusing on the wrong issue.

How about we don't let anyone and everyone have unfettered access to mass-murder weapons?
 
2022-05-28 12:01:55 AM  

emtwo: I would have never guessed that the Texas Observer would be one of the last bastions of actual, real journalism that takes its role as the Fourth Estate seriously, but here we are.


Are you triggered by the dirty words?
 
2022-05-28 12:02:21 AM  

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2022-05-28 12:03:14 AM  

scanman61: emtwo: I would have never guessed that the Texas Observer would be one of the last bastions of actual, real journalism that takes its role as the Fourth Estate seriously, but here we are.

Are you triggered by the dirty words?


Au contraire, not at all. I'm holding this article up as an example of actual journalism. This is the precise role the Fourth Estate needs to fulfill in any democracy.
 
2022-05-28 12:04:54 AM  

hardinparamedic: Aussie_As: Just on the Murdoch owned news.com.au is this article: https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/australian-gun-law-inside-john-howards-battle-to-rid-guns-from-australia/news-story/05ebf1ae0c2da41ea8ee553eef4cab79

It references an article in today's Australian newspaper (the most prestigious of Murdoch's Australian newspapers, it runs at a loss but he keeps it because he's such a fan) which PRAISES THE SHIAT out of John Howard (they love him, he's basically the Ronald Reagan of Australian conservatism) for the 1996 gun laws here.

Murchoch's US media hates Australian-style gun laws.

Two completely opposing editorial positions on opposite sides of the Pacific. Gun laws in Australla are frigging awesome, even the Murdoch press champions them, meanwhile they are massive government overreach and communism, the Murdoch media absolutely hates them.

Try making sense of that.

licensing and stronger red flag laws with inclusions for threats of violence, misogyny and bigotry would fix a lot of this.

Which Australia has.

But in America, this is a verboten concept


I'll accede to your conditions if and only if semiautomatic firearms and large capacity magazines are flat out banned. Otherwise, the hard core nutters will find work arounds.
 
2022-05-28 12:06:05 AM  

Jim_Callahan: hardinparamedic: That's why the majority of shootings in America have had warnings for at least 6 months before it that were ignored by peers and family, and why the majority of shootings all have in common themes of hatred of women, incel philosophy, and rote misogynistic violence.

So... literally identical in every possible way to the 100 million GOP voters who haven't and don't intend to at any point mass-murder children.

Thanks for your amazing insight, I'm sure the police will be around to give you a medal any day now for the helpful idea of "just" engaging in unprompted investigations of literally half of the farking population without any probable cause instead of engaging in something silly like, y'know, cutting off the thing that makes these people different from the average Republican by suppressing their ability to easily indulge their homicidal impulses by arming up.


You sound cis and/or white.
 
2022-05-28 12:10:56 AM  

emtwo: Night Train to Wakanda: hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?

When there's evidence of that.

His home life sounds absolutely tragic and he should be held up as an example of what happens when people slip through the cracks of society so they don't become tragic monsters who take as many innocent people as they can on their way to commit suicide.

People who slip through the cracks of society don't become mass-murderers just because they slipped. You're still focusing on the wrong issue.

How about we don't let anyone and everyone have unfettered access to mass-murder weapons?


Yes, obviously. But...He didn't wake up a full functioning member of society for many, many, years. He was out of hope, he was out of help, and couldn't escape his surroundings. So he used the legal means provided to him to commit mass murder on his way to commit suicide. And that needs to be addressed, now. Not later, not in six months, now.
 
2022-05-28 12:12:24 AM  
Holy cow. When I opened that, it filled the entire page on my monitor and was glorious.
 
2022-05-28 12:13:39 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: emtwo: Night Train to Wakanda: hardinparamedic: When are we gonna start talking about how this is another misogynistic incel shiatbag who was radicalized?

When there's evidence of that.

His home life sounds absolutely tragic and he should be held up as an example of what happens when people slip through the cracks of society so they don't become tragic monsters who take as many innocent people as they can on their way to commit suicide.

People who slip through the cracks of society don't become mass-murderers just because they slipped. You're still focusing on the wrong issue.

How about we don't let anyone and everyone have unfettered access to mass-murder weapons?

Yes, obviously. But...He didn't wake up a full functioning member of society for many, many, years. He was out of hope, he was out of help, and couldn't escape his surroundings. So he used the legal means provided to him to commit mass murder on his way to commit suicide. And that needs to be addressed, now. Not later, not in six months, now.


The part that really sticks in my gall is that we can do both these things as a society if we weren't chickenshiats.
 
2022-05-28 12:16:30 AM  

lindalouwho: That article has the greatest headline I've seen in a long time.


i even rtfa to read it
 
2022-05-28 12:17:09 AM  
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2022-05-28 12:17:17 AM  
It's odd to me that the same people who continuously tell me our democracy is being threatened are the biggest gun control advocates.

I mean if the fascists do take over, how are you going to fight them?  With kindness?

If you truly believe Republicans are fascists, the last thing you'd want to do is disarm yourself and make subjugation that much easier.
 
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