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snowywolfowl
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Jimmy Fallon does do really good music impersonations...and yeah, the invisible chair thing was pretty wierd.
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I was on vacation, so I missed most of the RNC convention. I only saw the news, muted, with Twitter comments about Clint Eastwood's speech. Not one of his better moments. ;-P
snowywolfowl
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
I honestly haven't been paying any attention to the US election. The Quebec election and the shooting that happened at the new premier elect's victory speech were disturbing enough political news for me. Parti Quebecois governments in Quebec are always bad news for Canada.
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 9th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
One of my Canadian friends asked who we thought was going to win. She clearly preferred Obama. I said it really depends on who shows up to vote.

That got us on voter apathy and how hard women worked to get us the right to vote in the first place. How disappointed they would be now!
snowywolfowl
Sep. 9th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Well it appears that apathy for some idiots in Quebec won't be a problem. One anglophone was so upset he went to where the premier elect was speaking and shot a lighting technician dead, and seriously wounded another. :(

All I can think is "Way to go, you f***ing idiot. All the poor lighting tech did was work the type of event he went to school for. Sounds like a perfectly logical reason to kill him."

I confess the stupidity that politics breeds is really getting me down, frankly.
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
Well you know we've had plenty of "my life sucks, I think I'll shoot people I don't know" lately.
snowywolfowl
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:52 am (UTC)
I've actually decided to never ever comment on US shootings again because after reading that the Colorado theatre shooter had 6,000 rounds of ammo, a house set up to explode, improvised napalm, and 100 round drum magazines for his assault weapon, I've come to the conclusion you cannot kill enough people in a mass shooting to cause people to rethink the whole right to bear arms.

You just can't, so I can't stand to discuss it anymore. I'm done.
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, the first two Amendments are defended pretty strongly.

And the politicians are too afraid of the NRA.

There've been a couple of letters in my local paper from gun owners who refuse to join the NRA because they are too radical. It's nice to see a little common sense and somebody bucking the trend once in awhile.
snowywolfowl
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
Yeah don't get me wrong. I have no issue with hunters wanting a rifle to go hunting, or a farmer wanting a shotgun to shoot ravens going after chickens. And if someone wants to keep a 12 gauge in their house to protect themselves from an intruder in their home, I get that. But no hunter, farmer, or private citizen needs AK-47s, .50 calibre sniper rifles, or handguns. Those aren't used for hunting, farming, or self protection in the home, those are designed to make killing people easier.

The only argument I've heard for keeping those is the "we must be armed to protect ourselves from the tyranny of our government". I can't say yay or nay to that, but if that is the argument one needs to take then maybe one should just remove all gun laws and consider any firearms accidents or crimes as friendly fire.
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
Yep.
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