Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Dispatches: The NRA Boogie Man De Jour, Plebeians in Pennsylvania, and Cliven Bundy Says Martin Luther King Jr. Hasn't Done His Job

Time certainly does fly when you're having fun. It seemed like the last NRA annual convention was held only a week ago, but here they are again--just as ripe, righteous, angry, and blustery as ever.

The boogie man de jour this time around is former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He made the hit list because he is coughing up $50 million of his own money to combat the NRA's influence during the 2014 election cycle. Our old pal, Wayne LaPierre appeared on video and told the congregation, "He's (Bloomberg) a guy with millions and we're millions with our 25 bucks. Let's see who crushes who."

Equally as subtle was the NRA's chief lobbyist, Chris Cox, who called Bloomberg, "an arrogant hypocrite." Okay, arrogant maybe, but one has to wonder about the hypocrite part, because Bloomberg has been as consistent on the issue of gun control as Cox's employer has. He went on to tell Bloomberg to, "Stay the hell out of our gun cabinets because this freedom is not for sale."

Yes, but the guys who are speaking to the group later today sure are. FL Senator, Marco Rubio, LA Governor, Bobby Jindal, IN Governor, Mike Pence, and former PA Senator, Rick Santorum will all be auditioning for large amounts of moolah this afternoon. Each man is entertaining a run for the republican presidential nomination. At the moment they are long shots and no doubt in need of a steady influx of cash, no matter how unsavory the source might be.

Hey, when you're a pro you suck every penis, no matter who it is attached to.

Meanwhile, NBC is reporting new details have emerged in the deadly case of Alex Hribal. He is the kid who armed himself with two knives on April 9th, then raced down the crowded halls of his high school stabbing and slashing everyone within reach.

NBC says court records show that after he was taken to the ground by Assistant Principal Sam King he initially refused to let go of the knives because, "My work is not done. I have more people to kill."

Luckily he didn't kill anyone, but he did wound 21, a couple severely. Police found a note in his locker which was dated three days before the attack. It read, "I can't wait to see the priceless and helpless looks on the faces of the students of one of the best schools in Pennsylvania (when they) realize their precious lives are going to be taken by the only one among them that isn't a plebeian."

After the assault, Hribal's attorney, Patrick Thomassy told the press his client had no previous history of mental health problems.

Well, counselor, he certainly does now. Alex Hribal has been charged with 21 counts of attempted homicide and will be tried as adult.

Finally, it appears, Cliven Bundy is just too stupid to shut up. He is the Nevada rancher who has grazed his cattle for decades on federal land, all the while refusing to pay the government fees for the privilege. He had the complete support of some FOX celebrities, plus a couple of heavy duty politicians until the other day when he went off into a vile rant about, "the Negro" not knowing how to pick cotton any more. During this revelation of personal philosophy he also speculated that African Americans might be better off if they were still slaves.

Today he gave an interview to CNN and explained himself this way, "If I say negro, or black boy, or slave and those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offended then Martin Luther King hasn't done his job yet."

Someone from FOX might want to call this guy and let him in on the breaking news. You know,  that Martin Luther King Jr. "hasn't done his job yet," because he was assassinated 46 fucking years ago.

Bundy's racist nonsense has caused two United States Senators and a few FOX personalities to duck and cover. The most prominent of the FOX people, Sean Hannity. issued a statement in which he babbled that his support was never for Bundy per se, but the issue of government overreach. He even went so far as to hint the "liberal" media was trying use Bundy's personal views on race to distract the public from the real issue.

An outfit called Media Watch noted FOX devoted nearly five hours of air time to Bundy's confrontation with the feds before he went all Nathan Bedford Forrest. However, once the shit hit the fan, he hasn't been mentioned by name once and the network's focus has shifted entirely to a land dispute in Texas.

Fair and balanced indeed.

And people wonder why so many of us loathe these cretins..


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