News Blackout


I can’t watch the news right now. Every mass killing is handled the same way. Hand-wringing, mutterings of “thoughts and prayers” and a shrug of regret that there’s nothing we can do about it. This pattern will continue until the end of the news cycle until trump does or says something stupid, or Noko blows up an H-Bomb next to Hawaii or some other life-or-death bullshit crisis, whichever comes first.

These senseless killings will continue as long as we have that cursed Second Amendment in the Constitution. Repeal the Second Amendment. Without it, people would still be able to own guns, but We The Unarmed People would be able to pass stricter laws about gun ownership, when, where and how guns could be sold and manufactured, limits on the number of guns, whatever we want. Then, the NRA would go back to being what it once was, a gun safety organization instead of what it is now, the most powerful Republican campaign donor and lobbying group in America.

Therefore We, the Unarmed People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, do ordain and establish the repeal of the Second Fucking Amendment.

I got this from Fox: Hi Bob- Dana with Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News here. Hope all is well. I'm reaching out to see if you'd be available to join Tucker on the show this evening to discuss the 2nd Amendment. We saw that you've been calling for the 2nd Amendment to be repealed, and it would be great to hear more of your thoughts on this. This would be live in the 8 PM ET hour and one-on-one with Tucker. We can accommodate locally from a studio near you. Thanks, Dana.

My answer: I told them no thanks. Frankly, I don't want to be part of the nonsense that passes for Fox TV debate. If a serious request (Congress, Colbert, Lawrence O'Donnell, Rachel Maddow) comes through, I'll do it as my civic duty. But Fox? I watch Fox as an anthropological excursion. I love to watch people struggle with their prejudices

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Editorial and political cartoons by Bob Englehart