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Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:15 PM

Morons --- "If you arm one, you have to arm them all. Otherwise, it isn't good sport."

BLOWN OUT OF THE SKY
By Charles P. Pierce on July 18, 2014

Just shut up, please.

Mr. McCain said that Mr. Obama is running a "cowardly administration that failed to give the Ukrainians weapons with which to defend themselves."

More guns. More war. That's what we need.

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I often refer to the scene featuring the great character actor Philip Bosco, as a judge in the small upstate New York town that is the setting for the vastly underrated Paul Newman movie Nobody's Fool. Newman is before the judge because he has punched a local cop -- played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman -- and, in response, the cop had fired off a warning shot that frightened an old woman a few blocks over. Bosco listens to the story and then addresses the police chief. "You know my views on arming morons," Bosco says. "If you arm one, you have to arm them all. Otherwise, it isn't good sport."

It is becoming plain that the atrocity visited on the Malaysian jetliner is a direct result of arming morons.
The New York Times obtained audiotape, allegedly from the people who shot down the plane, and these guys sound like they shouldn't be trusted with a lemon zester, let alone a surface-to-air missile. And it is quite plain that the one thing this situation doesn't need is to arm more morons, or to have another superpower come bungling in. Either by accident or by design -- and Josh Marshall is right to point out that, if it's the former, that's infinitely worse -- Vladimir Putin is responsible for a horrendous crime, and one that weakens his international standing. The only thing that would bail him out would be a flood of American arms to our own set of morons. The only thing that would bail him out would be if we all started listening to John McCain again.


the rest:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Ukraine_Atrocity_Day_Two

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Reply Morons --- "If you arm one, you have to arm them all. Otherwise, it isn't good sport." (Original post)
kpete Jul 2014 OP
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #1
conservaphobe Jul 2014 #2
Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #4
notadmblnd Jul 2014 #3
wandy Jul 2014 #5

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:23 PM

1. More guns, more war, more dehumanizations and demonization, all things are black and white,

choose a tribe, bring out the spears, put on the war paint and destroy all not in your tribe, the media
Encourages simplicity for the sake of the masses of simpleton spear chuckers, lots of volunteers.

Sentence first, verdict later, the internet demands answers within 24 hours, tops, all errors in the past are forgotten in the pursuit of fresh new errors.

iSIS stole hundreds of millions of dollars from a bank in Mosul,...that was a good one.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:26 PM

2. Yeah! Let's hand out missile systems like candy...

 

So we, like Putin, will have to one day answer for a passenger plane getting shot down.

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Response to conservaphobe (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:28 PM

4. America is the preferred arms supplier of most of the world, so you do make some sense.

America has still not taken full responsibility for the Iran Air shootdown, the captain got a medal.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:26 PM

3. I wonder if anyone has done any research on these Moron Warriors

and their playing video games?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:15 PM

5. From the title I thought the OP would be about the Great State or Georgia.........

and the sad state their guns everywhere laws will bring about.
Turns out, well, same difference.

Hand out enough high powered weapons, choose up sides, give 'em uniforms and sooner or later a whole bunch of innocents are gonna get shot out of the sky.

A heard of well armed freedumb loving idiots in a darkened theater telling "the good guy with a gun" from "the bad guy with a gun" by the muzzle flash.

I would say, the title still applys.......

Morons --- "If you arm one, you have to arm them all. Otherwise, it isn't good sport."

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