Monday, June 22, 2015

No - Sorry - There Are Just Some Things You Can't Take Back . . .

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Dunno' .. call The Gadfly a cynic if you must, but The Gadfly isn't wholly impressed by this:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will call for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol, multiple outlets reported Monday.
Haley is set to speak at a press conference at 4 p.m. ET Monday. According to CNNand AP, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will join the governor and call for the flag to be placed in a museum.
Graham previously said the flag "is part of who we are," but that he would be "fine" with taking the symbol down.
Debate over the flag was reignited after nine people were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina. When flags were lowered to half-staff in remembrance of those who were killed, the Confederate flag -- which has flown next to the Confederate Soldier's Monument since 2000, when it was removed from atop the South Carolina capitol dome -- didn't budge, because it's held in place by a padlock. By law, the flag couldn't be removed.

That's right - the politicians of South Carolina made it law that the confederate flag not only be flown high atop their capitol building alongside the Stars & Stripes, but they made it unlawful for the flag to be removed and just to enforce that idea, had the flag padlocked in place.  Yep -- no mistaking what is of more value to these people right -- the American flag or the flag of seditionists who tried to tear this country apart a century and a half ago because they wanted to continue practicing the dark art of human bondage.

Let's be clear here -- SC Governor Nikki Haley is a fucking phony hypocrite -- which by all fair assessments appears to be the modus operandi of  most of these low brow Tea Party politicians.  In documented fact, as recently as 2014 Haley was defending the flying of the confederate flag at the state capitol on the grounds that it didn't appear to be a problem with her paymasters, corporate CEO's:
OCTOBER 15, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said that voters should not be concerned that the statehouse flies a Confederate flag because she has gotten no complaints from the CEOs.

Anyone with an ounce of sense and a sane grasp on the history of that state as it relates to people of color knows full fucking well what the confederate flag stood for historically, as damn well what it stands for to the proponents who still worship that flag to this day.

The spent blood of 9 innocent black church goers at the hands of a confederate flag fetishist wingnut, unfortunately, is the price that had to be paid for the Nikki Haley's of the world to reassess their own appalling appeasement of a bunch of hateful fucking racist boors who have yet to get over their ancestor's ass kicking in the civil war of 150 years ago.

Fuck Teabagger Nikki Haley  -- and Lindsay Graham as well -- their sudden about face on this issue is a classic case of red-faced contrition that is too little and grievously too late.


Rand Paul Has a Problem . . .

This is not news for those like The Gadfly who kinda make a point of paying attention to this shit ... but Rand Paul really has some issues with people of color that he needs to come clean on.


If there’s one thing most political media can agree upon it’s that Senator Rand Paul is as authentic as it comes. He’s a man of principle who doesn’t bend with the wind just because it’s politically expedient to do so. Indeed, he’s bravely running for the nomination for president in the Republican Party despite his courageous willingness to confront both the establishment and the base on the hard issues.
Well, it is true that he has waffled somewhat on foreign policy, which is supposedly one of the libertarian bedrock principles, but hey, he’s running for president and he needs to assure Republican voters that he will defend America from the bad people. Surely, he’ll return to his isolationist principles just as soon as he is elected. He’s also done a little plagiarizing.
And now, a book he wrote called “The Tea Party Goes to Washington” has come under renewed scrutiny, owing to the fact that it includes one fake quote from Thomas Jefferson after another. This is so common on the right, however, that people hardly even mention it anymore. Aside from sending out chain emails every year with a bunch of bogus quotes that make the founders sound like they were early members of the John Birch Society, they have anointed a known hoaxter by the name of David Barton as their official Founders’ historian.
In a rare moment of right wing integrity, Barton’s publisher withdrew his book once it was discovered that he’d just made stuff up. No word on whether Paul’s publisher will feel compelled to do the same. But then, they weren’t bothered when it was revealed that Paul’s Tea Party book was co-written by a close associate by the name of Jack Hunter, also known as “The Southern Avenger”, so why would this little problem cause them to have second thoughts about distributing the book now?
You’ll remember that the Southern Avenger was a right-wing shock jock and member of the League of the South, a  racist group which is known for such statements by its leading members as, “somebody needs to say a good word for slavery — where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?” (Tea party hero and  Sovereign Citizen Cliven Bundy had similar thoughts about whether African Americans were better off as slaves picking cotton.) Hunter himself left quite a trail of racist sentiment behind including musing that he thought Abraham Lincoln was “one of the worst figures in American history.”
Yes, like his father before him, Rand Paul has consorted with a number of neo-Confederate white supremacists (is there any other kind). For instance, aside from his Southern Avenger buddy, back in 2010 his spokesman had to resign when it was discovered that his MySpace page was riddled with racist rantings from friends and acquaintances which he’d not bothered to remove.

One doesn't associate with hate mongers like the "Southern Avenger" unless one shares similar views with such people.

It's too bad because The Gadfly actually is on the same page with a few of Paul's political positions such as his anti-war stance and his pro drug decriminalization views, but when The Gadfly hears that Paul is chummy with white supremacist dirt bags like Jack Hunter and that ilk, it is a game changer and is cause enough for The Gadfly to cross Rand Paul off of his list as a possible GOP candidate that The Gadfly could conceivably cast a vote for.

As such, The Gadfly is still waiting for the Republican party to put forth a candidate who is not batshit insane, believes that sending young men and women in to war is always a last option, understands the human condition and cares enough about it to want to better it, and who isn't a fucking bought and paid for tool of wealthy industrialists and plutocrats.  The Gadfly is pretty much of the belief he has a long wait ahead of him in this regard . . . .


Lying Liars and the Lies they Tell .... Ver. 6222015 . . . . .

Charlie Pierce shines a sad light on the economic situations of a couple of states whose voters not so wisely voted against their own best interests.

You dear readers may recall that starry-eyed voters in a handful of states installed Tea Party governors in to power a few years ago, and in some cases actually re-elected them.

And now the voters of those states are reaping the punishing rewards of giving governmental power to such gutless, uncaring, and incompetent assholes who listen more to the pleas of people like the Koch brothers than they do of the suffering constituents whom they are supposedly to be serving.

Charlie Pierce highlights a couple of those states:

I have been terribly remiss in not highlighting the ongoing hijinx in Louisiana, where once again we discover that, put into practice, modern conservative economics differ from an e.coli outbreak only in their most fundamental symptoms.
Governor "Bobby" Jindal presented his budget recently. It came to the attention even of some of the Republicans in his legislature that Jindal's eye was not on the etouffee.
State Rep. Joel Robideaux, R-Lafayette, and 10 other Louisiana House members sent Norquist a letter (PDF) Sunday night, asking Norquist to rethink his approach to Louisiana's budget and the "no tax" pledge. Lawmakers are struggling with Norquist's restrictions as they enter the final four days of 2015 budget negotiations. They have to send the spending plan to Jindal's desk by Thursday evening. The governor has threatened to veto any budget plan or tax bills that don't meet Norquist's "no tax" requirements.
Whiskey? Tango? Foxtrot? Republican legislators want to know if a Republican governor is sufficiently loyal to a "pledge" he gave to a nuisance lobbyist who doesn't even live there? When did this start to make sense to Republicans? Some of these legislators are willing to swallow damage to their constituents so that Governor "Bobby" can keep faith with Grover Fcking Norquist? And people say the Democrats are in disarray. This is the prion disease in full flower.

The Gadfly loves the way Pierce describes the insanity that has infected the brains of the modern day conservative movement -- "prion disease" -- omg that is just so spot on.

Pierce notes in another post the same deleterious effects of this disease on the people of another state who put a Tea Party governor in power:

OK, it's plain that the strain of managing an economic death-cult has become too much for Sam Brownback, the curiously re-elected governor of Kansas, because he's plainly flipping his shit now.
The governor in 2012 championed massive tax cuts that many economists have blamed for the state's budget problems this year. On its 113th day last week, the Legislature passed a plan to raise the sales tax from 6.15 percent to 6.5 percent starting in July. National experts have panned the plan and say Kansas could face more budget problems in the future. Democrats have called the $384 million tax plan the largest tax increase in state history. Brownback pushed back against that, saying it was not a tax increase because it comes after tax cuts.
Excuse me. I'll just have a little Whiskey, and then we can Tango, or, perhaps, Foxtrot?
I'm used to the Magic Asterisk as employed by the likes of Paul Ryan to sidestep all that nasty math. But Brownback's taking it to an entirely new level. "I can't be raising your taxes because I lowered somebody else's once, and that wrecked the state and its economy, so I have to raise your taxes, which I'm really not doing." Welcome, Kansans, to the era of the five-dollar banana. Y'all asked for it.

Scott Walker, another Tea Party darling and twice elected governor of Wisconsin has seen his conservative Teabagger governing style get completely fucking embarrassed by his next door neighbor Minnesota's governing Mark Dayton - a liberal.  Oh yeah.  But does Fox fucking "News" talk about it?  No.  Why?  Because it destroys their meme.  The reality shows them for the charlatans and phonies that they are.

So the obvious question .. why are you asshole continuing to elect these clowns?  What is it?  Pure spite?  To cut off your own fucking noses?


The Gadfly has reached his limit of patience with dumb fucking people constantly voting against their own best interests.  Time to stop feeling sorry for self-destructive assholes.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ebola Can't Hold a Candle to The Destructiveness of This Disease . . .

Honestly folks - The Gadfly is not a man prone to wanton violence by any measure.  But when The Gadfly reads shit like this, particularly so coming on the heels of the Charleston church massacre, The Gadfly is overcome by a passionate desire to seek this cocksucker out, grab him by the nape of his stupid, skinny red neck and toss him into oncoming traffic of the nearest interstate freeway at rush hour:

National Rifle Association board member Charles L. Cotton wrote that the victims of a mass shooting in a Charleston, South Carolina church died because of Reverend Clementa Pinckney's advocacy for gun safety laws.
Pinckney, along with eight others, was killed by a gunman during a June 17 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 2013, Pinckney, who was also a South Carolina State Senator, introduced legislation to require more comprehensive background checks on gun sales and supported several other gun safety measures during his career as a legislator.
In a post on an online forum for Texas supporters of the concealed carry of handguns, Cotton wrote, "he [Rev. Pinckney] voted against concealed-carry. Eight of his church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue."

Only a terminally diseased mind and soul borne of a terminally diseased culture could postulate that the six women and three men slaughtered while seeking solace and comfort in their place of worship at the Emmanuel AME Church would be alive if only their slain pastor, as well as his slain parishioners, had been packing heat and had whipped out their pistolas and returned fire after being ambushed by white supremacist Dylann Roof.

Charles Cotton and his iteration of the NRA, conjoined at the hip with the modern-day conservative movement, are a cancerous disease slowly and deliberately gnawing away at America's soul and human spirit.  They are a merciless plague ravaging the last vestiges of rightness and gracious humanity that remain in this country.

But this is the vision that these right wing conservatives have for America dear readers, and when the Charles Cottons of their ranks say shit like that above, they aren't joking.  What's that?  You want to go to church and commune in benevolent dignity with your maker?  Fuck that ... better strap on your Glock motherfucker.  Feel like heading out on Saturday to the park with your kids to spend some quality time with them?  Not if you ain't got your fully loaded AR-15 slung over your shoulder bitch.  Thinking about spending the day with your elderly parents at the local shopping mall and taking them out for lunch?  Better have that .57 Magnum tucked away in your waistband asshole.

It is a very --- no extremely --- sick culture.  And the cure is obvious to anyone who gives a shit to think seriously for 5 seconds about it.  Problem is - this country does not have the will or the moral courage to implement the cure.  Hell -- if the classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary and it's walls and floors splattered with the brains and guts of a couple of dozen toddlers didn't move this country to take action, then what makes anyone think that a handful of innocent, black churchgoers slaughtered in their house of worship will make a difference?

It gets harder and harder every day for The Gadfly to feel much of anything resembling pride in his nation of birth.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Hatred 9, Understanding 0 . . . .

And no sooner had The Gadfly submitted his previous post about the right wing gun nut who gunned down the 20 year old Iowa girl, then news of this breaks across the wires:

Nine people were shot to death by a white man at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night -- rocking a nation already grappling with institutional racism and race-related violence.
The gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire around 9 p.m. Eight people were found dead at the scene, police said. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died.
Federal, state and city authorities are now all searching for the gunman. The FBI on Thursday morning named the shooter as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, according to the Post and Courier, a Charleston-area paper.
Carson Cowles, Roof's uncle, told Reuters he recognized his nephew in the photograph released by police, and that Roof had received a gun from his father as a 21st birthday gift in April.
Six women and three men were killed; none of the victims has yet been named by police, but State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press that the church's pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among the dead. 
According to Mullen, the suspect sat in the church with other attendees for about an hour before he began firing. In an interview with NBC, a cousin of Clementa Pickney, who was killed at the church, said she spoke with a survivor, who reported that the suspect had reloaded his gun five times. When the survivor's son tried to talk him out of shooting more, he replied, "'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go.'"

The gunman told one of the black parishioners whom he spared, "I have to do it.  You rape our women and you're taking over our country.  And you have to go."

Well -- so much for the search for a motive.

Hmm ... it appears to The Gadfly that this young fellow is of the belief that there is an epidemic of black folk running wild in the streets and raping his white brethren women and taking over "our" (his?) country.  Which begs the first question re: the rape - why were 6 of his 9 victims women?  Is there an underground problem in this country that The Gadfly is unaware of with black women raping white women?  Odd.  And what is this business with black people taking over the country .... oh wait .... he is right about that one ...

So once again ... a young white guy, hopped up on right-wing, conservative inspired hatred and xenophobia - and a culture of death where the gun is integral part of a given culture's life cycle - decides to exercise his 2nd amendment rights and honor his twisted vision of freedom by snuffing out the lives of those who his instigators and enablers (The Gadfly is looking at you Fox "News" and AM hate radio) have convinced him are his enemies.

South Carolina's Tea Party Governor Nikki Haley weighed in:

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) urged people to pray for the victims and their families. “While we do not yet know all of the details, we do know that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another,” she said. “Please join us in lifting up the victims and their families with our love and prayers.”

Fucking spare us please.  The Gadfly is not moved by Nikki Haley's crocodile tears.  The statement, "...we do know that we'll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another" is one of the biggest lines of unmitigated horseshit The Gadfly has ever heard.  The Tea Party rose out of the cauldron of hatred over the election of the country's first African American president in it's history.  They have incessantly portrayed Obama as foreign, and a Muslim, and an appeaser of Islamist terrorists.  They tell their followers that Obama is coming for their guns, and is going to round up conservatives, put them in FEMA re-education camps, and indoctrinate them in to Sharia law.

And if anyone believes that the visceral hatred of Obama from the right is not at all about racism -- well let's just say that you may want to seek professional psychiatric help, for you are obviously quite delusional.  The Gadfly pays a whole lot of attention to the Tea Party movement, and has been doing so since their genesis, which came about within mere weeks of Obama's first inauguration.  The Gadfly has reams of material archived about just how these right wingers view America's first African American president through the lens of race - and the evidence is nothing short of damning.

So for phonies like Nikki Haley, the Governor btw of a state which still proudly flies the seditionist and racism tainted Confederate flag on it's capitol's grounds, to run to the press, wringing their hands and wondering what in the world ever could have motivated this guy to do what he did --- is utterly laughable and embarrassing, not to mention hypocritical considering the role Haley's own political movement has played in the sordid event.  Lastly it goes without saying that the one thing that it most definitely is not - is exceptional.

Wake up America.  This violence and xenophobic hatred fueled culture is not the path to true freedom and liberty - in fact The Gadfly would suggest that it is the path to our nation's doom should we decide to continue following it.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Tree of Liberty Must be Refreshed from Time to Time With the Blood of 20 year old, Female Children's Museum Workers . . .

Sigh . . . . another right wing ammosexual exercises his 2nd amendment rights --- three times in to the back of a 20 year old young woman who spurned his sexual advances:

An Iowa mall cop — with a Facebook account loaded with open-carry and right-wing memes and photos of multiple weapons — is under arrest for shooting and killing a fellow mall worker because she filed sexual harassment complaints against him.
According to The Gazette, Alex Kozak was taken into custody after shooting 20-year-old Andrea Farrington three times in the back while she was at work at the Iowa Children’s Museum in the Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa.
Police say that the 22-year-old Kozak left the mall and went to his home and retrieved a 9mm Glock handgun before retuning and shooting Farrington late Friday night..
KCJJ reports that a cousin of Farrington’s said that Kozak had been harassing the victim for at least six weeks and that she had complained to his superiors about unwanted advances he had made toward her. A later report stated that Kozak was fired from his job before the shooting took place.

Here's a couple of posts from this asshole's Alexander Kozak's Facebook page:

and . . .

Kozak's Facebook page is a virtual cornucopia of immigrant bashing, gun fetish posts, and Fox News videos.

A young woman in the prime of her life is laying on a cold metal tray in a coroner's freezer with three bullet holes in her back because this ignorant, knuckle-dragging motherfucker and the gun goon death cult who he identifies with assign more value to their sick culture, and the killing toys which permeate that culture, than they do to actual human life.

And no matter how vociferously and piously they protest, the hate peddlers in the NRA, on AM radio, and on Fox "News" have shared blood on their hands by being instigators and enablers of the Alexander Kozaks of this country.

The hope is that some day a collective majority of the citizenry of this nation will grow the fuck up and come to it's senses about this shit and finally do something to stem the tide of these right wing assholes and their slow motion ruination of our society.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Nuh Uh Pal! Keep Your Dirty Laundry In Your Own Back Yard! . . .

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The cult of personal responsibility never taking responsibility shtick of these right wing conservatives is really getting fucking old.

You may have heard about the Texas guy James Boulware who decided to single-handedly recreate the Iraq invasion's "shock and awe" attack by shooting up a Dallas PD Headquarter's building this past week, and who in turn, ended up on the receiving end of a police sniper's well-trained aim:

(CNN)A man unleashed a barrage of gunfire on Dallas' police headquarters and planted explosives outside the building early Saturday -- narrowly failing to wound anyone -- leading to a chase to a suburb that ended with SWAT officers killing him in his parked van at a restaurant parking lot.

Well, it seems that the late Mr. Boulware's daddy ain't none to happy about what happened, and like any dutiful Texas wingnut is blaming his son's untimely demise on the dirty fucking hippie liberals:

In the CNN interview, Jim Boulware says it was "liberal policies" that invited Child Protective Services into the mix, and caused his son to be broke because he couldn't get a job due to the domestic violence charges on his record.

Suffice to say, The Gadfly isn't buying the old man's load of horse shit, aggrieved as the poor bastard might be.  The unadulterated fact of the matter is that his son had quite the extensive background of violent behavior, run-ins with the law and with child protective authorities.  He was also virulently anti-government and an Obama hater -- all of this amid a documented history of aberrant behavior which James Boulware's own mother and other family members attributed to mental illness.

Pappy Boulware though says every unfortunate event, up to and including the failed attack on the Dallas PD, that ever affected his son's life was all due to "liberal policies."

Pappy Boulware is of the view apparently that his son's penchant for violent behavior - it is being reported that he once punched his own mother in the face, spent time in jail for choking another family member, and physically threatening others - all of which - as the elder Boulware sees it, played no role in the actions of Texas Child Protective Services removing Boulware's son from his custody and putting the kid under the stewardship of Boulware's mother.

Well -- dear readers, The Gadfly respectfully disagrees with pappy Boulware.  It wasn't "liberal policies" that have gutted the social services safety net in this country for mental health care in order to give more tax breaks to the plutocrats and big business.  It wasn't "liberal policies" that motivated pappy's "broke" son to purchase an $8 thousand dollar armored van and thousands of more dollars worth of guns, ammunition and explosives as a method of getting his point across to others.  It wasn't "liberal policies" that have incessantly propagandized James Boulware's mind to the point the he developed a visceral hatred of government and those who work in it.

No- the simple truth of the matter is that - all of those factors which contributed to James Boulware's downward spiral, right up to the moment of his ignominious death, were facilitated by the modern day conservative mindset and their mean spirited, greedy sociopath governing policies which have seen America's middle class decimated by regressive tax policies, funding slashed for health care, mental health and job creation & welfare programs.  You also have the wholesale destruction of the American manufacturing base, which was the bulwark of the middle class for decades after WW2, and the shipping out of those decent paying jobs to overseas slave labor nations, all in order to fatten the bank accounts of the investor class, not to mention the cynical manipulation of class and racial tensions to distract guys like James Boulware from seeing the truth of who it is that is actually behind the destruction of their lives and spiritual well being, with the end result culminating in all hope being lost of ever achieving the socio-economic status emblematic of the sacred "American Dream."

But just try having that honest conversation with people like the elder Mr. Boulware.  It is an utter exercise in futility - their denial is deep and intractable and quite honestly, The Gadfly does not see much change for the better occurring in this country until that generation of his is in the throes of the eternal dirt nap.  Let's just hope that succeeding generations are paying well enough attention and will take the time to learn some fundamental lessons from seeing first hand the tragic outcome borne of ignorance and stupidity and selfishness on display from a great many citizens during this unfortunate period of our nation's history.

BTW -- equally depressing -- it should be noted that James Boulware is one of those kinds of guys whom the NRA and the rest of the gun fetishists are fighting to protect the unlimited rights of when it comes to the purchasing and owning of firearms.  Because it is quite clear that to the NRA and their ilk, the right of people like James Boulware to amass and own a small arsenal of killing toys always trumps the rights of communities and the people who live in them from being able to feel secure in their homes and in public places without fear of some disaffected nut job, hopped up on Fox "News"/Rush Limbaugh fueled paranoia and hatred, from deciding to exercise his cherished 2nd Amendment rights.


Friday, June 12, 2015

I Spy, You Spy, We All Spy . . . . The United States of Espionage . . .

It's not for the narcissistic necessity of seeing his own words in print that The Gadfly has spent the better part of the past decade warning you dear readers of the increasingly extremist and totalitarian behavior of the modern day conservative movement.

The Gadfly does not derive any discernible amount of pleasure monitoring and reporting on the actions of a bunch of budding fascists and theocratic imperialists - It is actually quite a depressing task, but somebody has to do it.

Anyhow -- speaking of budding Christofascists:
JUNE 10, 2015, 2:36 PM EDT
If he's elected president, Republican 2016 presidential Ben Carson said he might set up a "covert division" of government employees to monitor coworkers in order to make government more efficient.
In Iowa on Wednesday, according to MSNBC, Carson said he was "thinking very seriously" about creating "a covert division of people who look like the people in this room, who monitor what government people do."
Employees would work harder if they believed some of their coworkers were secretly spying on them, he added.
"And we make it possible to fire government people," the former neurosurgeon said, sparking cheers from the crowd of Iowa Republican voters.

Ahh yes -- imagine public service employees all spying and snitching on each other under the guise of making government "more efficient."  What could possibly go wrong there right?  And if anyone thinks that they would confine this kind of covert workplace voyeurism to government workers only, then you truly haven't been paying attention to what The Gadfly has been trying to educate you about these people dear readers.

Somebody really ought to sit ol' Doc Carson down and and bring him up to historical speed about post WWII East Germany's secret state "police" known as 'The Stasi'.  Truly - someone ought to.

The Gadfly has been saying for a very, very long time that these current crop of conservative right wingers and Teabaggers are low brow sociopaths who are just itching for the opportunity to let their inner totalitarian freak flags fly high up the extremist flagpole.  And what more evidence is needed when one of their top tier presidential candidates is proposing a style of government that is ripped straight out of the pages of the cold war era Soviet Union, 1930's Nazi Germany, and modern day North Korea?   And not only that, Carsons proclamation elicited lusty cheering from the conservative crowd he was presenting this wonderful "idea" to.

The Gadfly is just the messenger here dear readers.  What you decide to do with this information is entirely up to you.  Just know that the more that bullshit ideas like Ben Carson's are allowed to to proliferate in the arena of public discourse unchallenged, the more emboldened assholes like him and his psychopathic followers become.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

If Only They Could Experience What Real "Tyranny" Is Like....One Can Dream.....

These are the types of mind-numbingly ignorant and dangerous lunatics who form the nucleus of your modern day conservative movement:
JUNE 5, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
The executive director of a powerful pro-gun group said in an interview earlier this year that "the Second Amendment was designed for" people like President Obama, who he described as "tyrannical."
The comments by Larry Pratt of the prominent Gun Owners of America were surfaced on Thursday by the organization Right Wing Watch. The gun rights advocate reportedly made the comments in April during an interview on the conservative radio show “The News with Views,” where he addressed Congress’ attempts to restrict armor-piercing bullets.
“The Second Amendment was designed for people just like the President and his administration,” Pratt told radio host Roger Fredinburg. “And yes, if the New York Times and the Rolling Stone, and whoever else wants to have a hissy fit, yes, our guns are in our hands for people like those in our government right now that think they wanna go tyrannical on us, we’ve got something for ‘em. That’s what it’s all about.”

First off, let's clear the air of something right fucking now.  If The Gadfly had the opportunity to interview this weasel-faced, shit-stain of a little man, The Gadfly would need just one single question to prove that Larry Pratt and his followers are either the stupidest mother fuckers on the planet, or they are deliberately using the tried and true propaganda tactics that made a fellow by the last name of Goebbels (Pratt even looks like him - a remarkable resemblance) more than just a footnote in history.

Anyhow, the question The Gadfly would ask Larry Pratt is:

The Gadfly:  Mr Pratt - you are accusing the current President of the United States of America of being a tyrant and a gun confiscating freedom oppressor.  Please provide one documented case where this President has directed his government agents to confiscate so much as one single firearm of one single American who was in possession of such firearm completely within the boundaries of established legal jurisprudence.  Just one case.  One.  Oh - and here's the deal - if you are unable to produce one clearly documented case of such an act occurring, The Gadfly gets to plant the steel toe of his size 10 motorcycle boot as swiftly and as forcefully as he is able to, upside the underside of your shriveled little scrotum sac.  Mkay??

The Gadfly does not doubt for a nanosecond that Larry Pratt's answer would be something akin to this:

Larry Pratt:  Errr, harrumph .... mumble ... mumble, tyrant, mumble ... mumble ... communist.... errr, harrumph .........

..... and duly followed by this sound:

The propaganda and lies by Pratt and his dickhead friends isn't what really gets The Gadfly's blood boiling though.  If you read the article, what Pratt is throwing a tantrum over is the efforts by Congress to restrict the sale to the general public of armor piercing bullets!  That's right -- this fucking lunatic wants all of his gun stroking ammosexual buddies to have carte blanche purchasing access to armor fucking piercing bullets!

It isn't enough that these fuckers have created a society where an OK Corral style shootout between gun toting biker goons at a family restaurant on a lazy Sunday results in 9 cadavers and another dozen and a half bullet wounded victims.  Or a society where some anonymous asshat, who's penis is so small that he has to take a fully loaded assault rifle in to a major airport just to prove that the idiotic laws of his state say he can.

Shit .. they're now even openly taunting police officers because just because they can (and good thing they are white too - imagine a black or latino doing this shit - instant "tragedy").

And don't even get The Gadfly started on the subject of an escalating number of mass shootings that have been taking place ever since many of these conservative governed states have been fondling the undersized genitals of the ammosexuals in the NRA and other gun-goon groups like those of Larry Pratt, by loosening gun possession and open-carry laws.

Lastly -- here is a prediction -- when President Obama hands off governing power to his successor on January 20, 2017, Larry Pratt will still be mumbling about tyranny and 2nd amendment solutions and other juvenile drivel, yet he will still be one documented gun confiscation case short of his nuts avoiding an encounter with The Gadfly's steel toe boot.

One has to have faith that at some point, saner minds will prevail in this ongoing cultural conflict -- a conflict by the way, which The Gadfly sincerely believes will make all the difference in the world as to whether this country survives as a functional, thriving and enlightened democracy or not.