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Weird Scenes #085: Sinking The Ship Of Fools

Weird Scenes #085: Sinking The Ship Of Fools

I’m the world’s Madonna, donna, donna / I’m needed from Belfast to Bangladesh / So many grievous wrongs / For me to right with tedious songs / But I know you’ll always be there to fall back on – Tony Hendra, Pull The Tremors, from National Lampoon’s Radio Dinner, 1972

It’s been a long time since I’ve been accused of being a bleeding heart liberal. Given that my political views are all over the map with a noticeable preponderance for the ridiculously far left, it’s likely that in my heart-of-hearts I am just too damn aggressive to be any sort of liberal per se.

Therefore, as I look at these idiots marching in front of their sundry state capitol buildings I gleefully acknowledge they have the same right (and/or lack thereof) to protest as I do. Gathering in close order with few if any signs of protection from our current plague actually promotes a sense of calm within my very bosom. To these individuals who are willing to risk horrible death and to pass along that risk to their friends, family and co-workers, I say “Right on! Keep up the great work! Thin your herd to the bone, you soulless nincompoops! Don’t stop!!!”

See? I’m not a bleeding heart liberal. Clearly, I’m in favor of some hearts bleeding, which actually is contrary to commonly-held liberal beliefs. But not everybody’s, of course. When it comes to the hearts of these particular walking malignancies, hey, fine. Bleed away, motherfuckers! To quote Tony Hendra, “We’re with you all the way / Just across the bay.” Continue reading “Weird Scenes #085: Sinking The Ship Of Fools”

Don’t Let’s Start #004: Overdue Introductions

Don’t Let’s Start #004: Overdue Introductions

Hi there! Welcome to Pop Culture Squad!

It has occurred to me that I might not leave enough of a personal footprint here on PCS. It also occurred to me that I’ve never sat down with you, Dear Reader, and told you what I and this site are all about.

So in a bit,  I’m going to rattle off a bunch of hashtags, slogans and sayings that summarize the core operating beliefs here at PCS. Continue reading “Don’t Let’s Start #004: Overdue Introductions”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #053: Mass Murders? It’s the Damn Monkeys!

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #053: Mass Murders? It’s the Damn Monkeys!

God, am I dumb. And when I say “god,” I mean that literally. It turns out there’s a viable, meaningful, and always successful way to end our onslaught of mass murders.

Our old pal Tony Perkins – the one who runs the ultra-right-wing Family Research Council, and possibly not the one who wore his mother’s skin in the movies – told Fox News (of course) “It’s time we talk about the result of the left’s systematic march through our institutions, driving religious expression from the public square… It’s tragic and at some point we have to realize we have a problem as a nation, and the problem is not the absence of laws, it’s an absence of morality – really, the result of a decades-long march through the institutions of America, driving religion and God from the public square.”

So, evidently Tony Perkins’ god is a mean bastard who is so pissed that society is not obsessed with his every fart that he enlightens his true believers to shoot up a bunch of heathens and those who happen to be near them. No more pillars of salt, no more floods – well, maybe floods – nope, Tony’s god has gone high-tech. How many people can you slay in 30 seconds, when god is on your side? Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #053: Mass Murders? It’s the Damn Monkeys!”

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #051: The Orange President and his Judenrätes

Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #051: The Orange President and his Judenrätes

At long last, the Orange Skull said something with which I agree. Last week he said, “It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger — it’s the person holding the gun

Damn straight, President Pond Scum! I’ve been saying this for decades: It’s not guns that kill, it’s gun owners who kill. Sometimes they kill for good reason. Sometimes they just kill themselves. Sometimes they shoot their dicks off. The Bigot-in-Chief says these people are suffering from mental health issues.

This raises a question. How many people do you have to murder for your work is regarded as that of a madman? Nine? Four? Two?? Continue reading “Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mind #051: The Orange President and his Judenrätes”