All Further Articles for 2012-12-18

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bye Bye Ted
In the wake of Newtown, the so-called Discovery Channel has cancelled two gun-toting so-called reality shows, "American Guns" and “Ted Nugent’s Gun Country,” featuring right-wing creep Nugent. Don't slam the door. “Nobody has more absolute fun with guns than my family...Our American Dream is measured in ballistics." - Ted Nugent
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Infrared Dreams: I Wish My Eyes Would Rot
For over five years, Brandon Bryant worked in a locked, windowless, trailer-like container in New Mexico that hummed with computers. When he pressed a button, someone died on the other side of the world. One time, it was a child who suddenly appeared by a targeted mud house. Der Spiegel looks at drone operators, PTSD, and the effects when our invisible warfare becomes unexpectedly, necessarily real to those waging it. "Did we just kill a kid?" he asked the man sitting next to him.
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Joe, Finally, on "The Battle We Now Must Fight"
In a dramatic turnaround, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, a conservative Republican and longtime gun rights advocate, said the Newtown massacre "changed everything" and made his past beliefs "no longer relevant." In a powerful 10-minute monologue, he said politicians "can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo" - a stand supported by The Rude Pundit for awful, excellent reasons. "Our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers (the) right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want."
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All You Need Is Love
Here's anti-Islam moron Terry Jones vs. Times Square. Guess who wins? We (heart) New York. You can tell it's all downhill for him once the young woman in front calmly declares, "No, it's not."
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Dear Shirley, Bryan, Mike and All You Other Sick Losers: Oh Do F#&@ Off
Inconceivaby, even as grieving parents in Sandy Hook prepare to bury their children, wingnut idiots continue to spew venom about liberal godlessness causing the carnage. Worst was the demented Westboro clan announcing, via hashtag #GodSentTheShooter, they would picket funerals. Refreshingly, people have fought back: Westboro has been flooded with outraged, often witty protests, Anonymous hacked them and posted contact info, and a petition to label them a hate group has amassed almost 160,000 signatures. Online, no more Mr/Ms Nice Guy. "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal... And if I have prophetic powers (and) faith...but have not love, I am nothing."
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