And the winner of today's coveted "least secured firearm" award is… pic.twitter.com/iPevhc22Qz
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) January 20, 2020
Earlier I saw a man with six handguns packed on his vest in tidy little rows. The thing that is most amazing to me today is the impracticality on display everywhere
— Eve Ettinger (@eve_ettinger) January 20, 2020
Warning: The image below the fold, once seen, cannot be unseen. I hope it’s a self-aware parody…
The man in this photo, was holding the stick pic.twitter.com/C9ZP60XXWe
— Brandon Jarvis (@Jaaavis) January 20, 2020
Pity this dude and the guy with the $10K fantasy accessory in Adam’s post can’t get together and… implement the original Spartan solution, shall we say. They’d be so much happier, and so would the people with whom they interact.
Fell asleep too early after the drive from Tulsa to Tucumcari and dinner. Now wide awake. Damn.
From what I’ve read here, heedlessness toward normal gun-safety practices is a part of ammosexual culture — along with the natural consequences thereof. I’m a little surprised that there was no report* of an accidental discharge at the rally.
*See what I did there?
ETA: Also too, whoever made up that sign is seriously mistaken about what a sexy man looks like.
Well, it was a peaceful rally so it’s all good. /s
@Patricia Kayden: Peacefully humping their guns. Fucking gun humpers.
Hello Richmond! It’s great to be here. Where’s my well-regulated militia?
Oh, definitely not here. Just a bunch of gun-humping, ammosexual Trump trash.
As for the “least secure dick substitute”, shouldn’t that be carried in a gunny sack? Sorry, Chuck! I’ll see myself out.
@Amir Khalid: Looks like Rick Wilson from the brief glimpse I got.
These doofuses are playing a game. Someone said it’s cosplay and effectively it is. They want to be Bruce Willis’s character in every one of his Die Hard movies. Except they don’t actually know that and no one would ever mistake them for Bruce or one of his characters. They are using real guns, which Bruce of course didn’t and body armor because that’s what they’ve seen for the last 17 yrs on TV, military in the middle east. And it has almost been a normal career in the military since we started this mess. 60 yrs ago it was cowboys for the younger boys, now it’s special forces. Conservatives got us into the mess in the middle east and screwed it up so badly, leaving is not really an option. But now trump has made everything exponentially worse. And republicans being who they are have screwed up and continued war as their signature issue, to hide the tax and economic bullshit that has endangered the country once again and trump is playing the racist card because he’s a massive racist. And every race that isn’t lily white is the enemy. Which brings us back to the cosplaying dipshits who want to show how patriotic they are by pretending to be tough guys, even though they couldn’t actually be tough guys. They could join the military, but then they’d have to take orders and couldn’t live with mom and play dress up with the other losers. Also the military might not take most of them.
Welp, it appears there was one arrest at the gun-nut jamboree, but not of one of the gun-humpers, natch:
Good for “A man with her”! Also, it doesn’t appear she was protesting anything, and that she was just there to watch.
@JWR: “It wasn’t immediately clear why Beschler was charged with a felony for allegedly violating the law. Several police officers working the rally were wearing face coverings to keep warm.”
Apparently having the slightest sympathy towards reducing either the risk of accidental boom-boom or the ease of hair-trigger instakill is an unwarranted infringement on the rights and freedoms of the ‘True Citizens’ for whom the Constitution was written. Or something like that.
As an aside, why is that heavy-set fetish model in the photograph holding his nipple hostage? Is it a common kink among that scene?
Also – 16 points clear, 16 games to go…. it’s not looking too bad, is it?
Yep. Funny how stuff like this just somehow keeps happening. :-(
No, not bad at all. That Alisson/Mo goal at the death was a thing of beauty. Did you enjoy The Lamentations of The Evertonians post-FA Cup?
That stupid gun cost $10k?
Do these people have any idea how silly they look?
@Tony Jay: Good morning and good night. Good to see you around.
Heard one of these guys on my local TV news saying something like, “it’s right there”, (in the Constitution, apparently), “shall not be infringed!”. I’d bet dollars to donuts he thinks the first clause of the 2A is just some constitutional gobbledegook thrown in for laughs. That is, if he’s even aware of the “well-regulated militia” clause.
ETA. Also pisses me off that the media continues to refer to these groups as “militia”.
Yea, and verily. I’m not one of those Reds who lives for the misery of Bluenoses. On the contrary, as a Liverpudlian and a quite exemplary human being (and modest, too) who remembers that great Everton team of the 1980s with some fondness, I’d be happy to see them finish second in the League and runner-up in all the Cups every season, bless ’em. But sometimes it’s just so very pleasing to see them reminded in no uncertain terms that they are only the fourth best team in the city, behind Liverpool FC, Liverpool FC Reserves, and now the Liverpool FC Youth Team.
They’re not called The Bitters for nothing. Their tears were so salty half of Walton-on-the-Hill spent two weeks walking around in full-on crusty facemasks. On the plus side their normally blotchy complexions are now fabulous.
Roll on Wolves this Thursday.
Good Morning to you, too. I still lurk, but I’m steering well clear of Teh Politix until the urge to burn the whole stupid fucking thing down around the crucified bodies of half the voting British population eases to a mild disdain for stupidity, greed and institutionalised ratfuckery.
So, could be a while then. 8-)
@Tony Jay: That’s funny. I feel the same towards (just less than half) of the U.S. population. :-(
PS. As others have said, good to “see” you!
Bunch of pretty boys and girls in love with the lump of Orange Poo .
@gVOR08: Since when is dressing up and having all the proper accoutrements in only the most fashionable greens, grays, and browns, just like the manly men they see in the movies silly looking?
So no, they don’t.
Anne Laurie, some things, once seen, cannot be unseen.
I had no idea you hated us this much, to the point of subjecting us to the hideous image on that poster. Whatever we did to make you mad, to make you think we deserved this, we are sorry and promise never to do it again. :-)
@Quinerly: Tucumcari: never been anywhere near there but know the name, of course, and associated it with Lee Van Cleef and spaghetti westerns. I searched it and my memory was playing up a bit. It was not The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as I thought, but For a Few Dollars More. And I learnt from Wikipedia that
A shout out to Robert Evans who spent the day photo documenting the wide variety of monochromatic nut job cosplay on display in Richmond so that we didn’t have to subject ourselves to it in person.
Having a nice conversation about gun laws with this fellow. He tells me “This is the book I show to black people.” (the book is Gun Control is Racist.)
If you haven’t heard this phrase, it is essentially a religious axiom among the gun nut community. People believe this hard. (the sign says, “Registration Leads To Confiscation”, which is why nobody in America owns vehicles)
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@Amir Khalid: It’s not entirely impossible many of these guys don’t know how to load their own firearms.
The other tell is these guys aren’t serious shooters – the rest of them aren’t going berserk on the clown with the about ready to fall to the ground and possible go off shotgun boi there. Someone who is serious about firearms knows they are dangerous.
@montanareddog: I’m “Willin'”*? to believe you have never been here.? The town existed before 1901, but it was called Ragtown and/or Douglas. Renamed Tucumcari for the mountain.. Tucumcari Mountain… Which had been named that long before 1901. Comanche.
Now it’s a sad little Route 66 town trying to stay relevant. Beautiful neon signage. Great home cooking at Del’s.
(Obligatory Little Feat reference, the WiFi password for my Motel is “tusconto” ?)
Like the common urban rat it’s always wise to assume I’m there, even if you can’t see me.
So I tend to be too optimistic, but still….these people look like fools and lunatics and scared little boys playing dress up. I think there’s at least a small chance these kinds of display will actually increase support for some kind of gun control if these folks are what support for the Second Amendment looks like.
@Tony Jay: Heh. Me too.
given how much these guys love their guns, i’m sure the sight of thousands of assault rifles caused a whole bunch of deliberate discharge, if you know what i mean…
@Butch: That’s what I think, too. They look like immature bullies and poseurs. The Virginia legislature — with a record number of women — can legislate around them.
Seeing that bullying and pushiness makes me more resolved, not askeered (like they think).
“Billy Bob, why do you have the barrel of your rifle stuffed up the crack of your ass?”
“Well, truthfully, I receive sexual gratification from sliding that oiled steel between my butt cheeks Phil.”
“OK, back to you in the studio….”
@Elizabelle: Since the crackpots didn’t shoot or kill anyone, they’re just normal, patriotic Americans exercising their freedumbs!
@Elizabelle: And Ben Shapiro is now “reporting” that there were GAYS among the protesters, too, which proves…..something, I guess.
Boris Rasputin (the evil twin)
@WaterGirl: I second your apology. That photo was off the scale horrible even by my standards.
@Boris Rasputin (the evil twin): We may need a support group!
Well, that’s what militia were in most of history. Armed groups convened by a wealthy person, to be called to active duty by the government in an emergency. Look at the “volunteer” companies and regiments called into active service at the beginning of the Civil War. I guess some of them were donating their time for free, but a lot of them were getting paid small amounts to gather together and practice military drills and have a keg party. What I’d like to know is how many of these turkeys were ejected from the military before completing their enlistment, and how many never served in the military at all.
@Butch: A bit late, I guess, but I have a couple of gay friends of the “bear” persuasion. Not only do they look pretty much like that, they would find that guy “sexy”.