Besides, it costs money. That's what everyone says now. Can't fix the roads because it costs money. Can't have police and fire because it costs money. Can't educate kids because it costs money. Can't give people life saving medical support because it costs money.
Can still spend umpty billion gazillion dollars to chase a bunch of goat herders around the mountains of Afghanistan though.
Sometimes we think Americans couldn't pour water out of their boots if the directions were on the heel. Anyway, as usual, it takes a clown to look at the issue in a serious way. Jon Stewart:
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As for the main stream pundits, well, when they take time out from trying to blame the other guy, they make the same noises they always make after a tragedy like this about how this might be the catalyst to start a national conversation about how we've totally abandoned the democratic principles of deliberation, consensus and compromise, and replaced them with a politics based on name calling, character assassination and screeching.
Yeah. That'll happen.
A South Carolina gun and accessories company is selling semi-automatic rifle components inscribed with “You lie” – a tribute to the infamous words of 2nd District Republican Congressman Joe Wilson when he shouted at President Barack Obama during a congressional speech about national health care reform in the fall of 2009.Guns with a political slogan etched into them. What could possibly go wrong? We think Mark Twain said it best:
Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.