And here we thought billionaires spending their money trying to influence public policy was “un-American”

April 22, 2014

From Planet Moron.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged millions of dollars to promote gun safety in an attempt to “outmuscle” the NRA, which in contrast spends millions of dollars to promote gun safety.

That ought to show them!

Of course, Mayor Bloomberg takes a slightly different approach. While the NRA seeks to educate the public in the proper use, care, and storage of firearms including practical safety tips and rules that promote responsibility and safe practices, Mr. Bloomberg believes it is more productive to scare the living hell out of you.

Of course we are being unfair. At the end of the video in which he scares the living hell out of you, he suggests you “start the conversation about responsible gun ownership in your home and community.”

Sure, the NRA conducts the Eddie Eagle gun safety program in elementary schools all across the country, and conducts hundreds of hands-on courses for adults every year but, yeah, sure, conversations are good too.

So, you click on the “ACT NOW” button at the very end of the video and are informed that,

Never Happen

“No, it shouldn’t!”

Accidental Shootings

“Well then, let’s do that!”

First Step

“Me? Great, let’s get going, then.”

Help Stop the Violence

“I want to help stop the violence! How?”

Join the Movement

“Yeah! I’ll join the movement! Wait, the movement for what?”

It doesn’t matter. Join the damn movement.

“That’s it?”

That’s it.

“Where’s the rest?”

Well, you can click “get the facts” here, which will provide more information.

“What kind of information?”

That we need to start a conversation. Or do you want to just wait around while fewer and fewer children every year are having their lives stolen from accidental shootings?

“Fine, fine, I’ll go to the video on YouTube and start a conversation.”

You can’t.

“Why not?”

Comments Closed

So, let’s contrast and compare. First, the NRA’s list of things you can do to promote responsible gun ownership:

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

And now let’s review Michael Bloomberg’s list:

1. Start a conversation.

2. Act now.

3. Join the movement.

It’s not even close. If the NRA wants to be taken seriously about gun safety, it’s going to have to spend more time starting conversations and joining movements and less time on instructing people in the safe handling of firearms.

It’s for the children, you know.

Copyright 2014 by Planet Moron. Reprinted with permission.


Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

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Cartoonist Gary Varvel: Easter means God's not dead


The Lord is risen indeed!

April 20, 2014

An Easter Day flash mob in Beirut, Lebanon.


Music for Good Friday

April 18, 2014

A stunning performance by The Sixteen of Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere Mei, Deus.” One of the loveliest and most haunting choral works ever composed. The words are from Psalm 51.


Obama: Dump costly men, hire cheap women

April 16, 2014

From ScrappleFace.com.

At a White House news conference today, President Obama encouraged employers to boost their profits by slashing expenses, or in his words: “Dump costly men, hire cheap women.”

“With women earning just 77 cents on the dollar compared with men,” Obama said, “they’re a real bargain, allowing you to move 23 percent of your HR budget straight to the bottom line.”

The president noted that, “Not only are women cheap and renewable, but they’re smart and they work hard, often doing jobs that no man would do. And some of them have even bigger biceps than their husbands.”

An unnamed economist at the American Woman Cooperative Marketing Board agreed.

“If women really earn so much less,” he said, “why would a business ever hire a man? All other things being equal, it makes no economic sense.”

However, a spokesman for Man Worker International noted that despite their proclivity to engage in risky after-hours behaviors and to die sooner, men are still a good deal.

“Sure, they cost a little more up front,” the spokesman acknowledged, “but men consistently put work before family, senselessly devote their lives to developing boring but useful expertise, and rarely get pregnant.”

President Obama signs an executive order, firing every male employee in the executive branch, to be replaced with “cheap, renewable women,” saving taxpayers millions of dollars this year alone.

By Scott Ott.


The last full measure of your tax dollars

April 15, 2014

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The Tax Auditmccoy

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Unsung hero

April 11, 2014

Another wonderful short film from Thailand, in the same spirit as last year’s “Giving.” If this doesn’t warm your heart, you’d better check your pulse to make sure you’re not dead.

 


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