Wednesday, May 28, 2014
You Can't Resolve Mental Illness Problems With Gun Control
Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday published an op-ed about Elliot Rodger, the retard who went on a female-targeted killing spree in Santa Barbara on Friday. Seriously? A (pseudo) film critic is also a practicing psychiatrist?
Hornaday attributed the source of the tragedy to Hollywood's domination by white men "whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny)."
In the piece, Hornaday specifically called out Judd Apatow as well as Seth Rogen's newest film "Neighbors" as guilty of breeding the misogynist attitude of sexual entitlement the killer possessed.
Although today's movies contain a lot of unsolicited and unnecessary violence, to blame this medium on the recent shootings is ridiculous, especially by such an uninformed source as a movie critic. After receiving scathing tweets and emails from Apatow, Rogen and countless others about her idiotic remarks, Hornaday walked back some of her comments.
Gun critics are already crawling out from under the rocks to link gun ownership to killers. Gun ownership is not the problem. Mentally deranged people are one of the problems along with illegal, unregistered gun owners (aka thieves and thugs).
America needs to realize that, unfortunately, some parents give birth to crazy morons. Not every child will be a Rhodes Scholar. Someone had to be the parents of the murderous Charles Manson, David Hinckley (President Reagan) and Mark David Chapman (John Lennon). Oops, I almost forgot O.J. Simpson (Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman).
Let's face the facts. Mental illness is often unnoticed, overlooked and/or misdiagnosed and these people have and will continue to walk amongst us. Gun control will not add or subtract in addressing this problem, no more than banning matches will stop forest fires.....
On Friday: We'll dig deeper into the VA Administration scandal and what is or is not being done to correct the problem.
The Red Cross knocked on my door today and asked if I would contribute towards the floods in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I said I'd love to, but my garden hose only reaches the driveway.
The News As I See It: Kim and Kanye got married. To them I'd like to say, "Congratulations on your wedding unless this is a rerun, in which case my condolences on your divorce." They got married in Florence. The name Florence holds special meaning for Kim because it's the name that Bruce Jenner goes by.
Congratulations to the remarkable Jessie White. She's a woman from Maine who just graduated college, and she's 99 years old. Jessie White was asked what she was going to wear to her first job interview. She said "Depends."
This Date In History: 1863; Robert Gould Shaw, leading the first northern all-black regiment, leaves Boston for the Civil War. 1929; The first all-color, full-length talking picture, "On With the Show!", debuted.
1934; The Dionne quintuplets were born in Ontario, Canada. 1957; Baseball owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. Many New Yorkers still haven’t recovered.
1987; Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old pilot from West Germany, landed his private plane in Moscow’s Red Square. He was arrested and sentenced to four years in a labor camp, but was released after just one.
1997; Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart's attempted around-the-world flight. 1998; Pakistan staged nuclear tests in response to India's nuclear tests two weeks earlier.
Picture Of The Day: "50 Cent", the (c)rap star was comically off target when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before the Pittsburgh Pirates played the New York Mets at Citi Field. His pitch sailed way wide of Mets catcher Anthony Recker, bounced to the backstop and nearly nicked a cameraman. Evidently, his pitching abilities are about as good as his music.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Sex Education should require people to listen to a crying baby for 5 hours and watch the same episode of a cartoon over and over again. 2) I never appreciated my son's teacher circling all the wine stains on his homework. 3) I think that you should substitute Miranda rights for wedding vows, verbatim. 4) Poetry would be a lot harder if violets were orange. 5) I've learned a lot about women over the years. For example, if you're going to the hospital for a gunshot wound and she asks for tampons, you'd better stop on the way.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Gemini - May 28th: Dogs can be a man's best friend or a woman's best friend. They could also be a child's best friend or a cat's best friend. Dogs are relatively flexible. You may wonder how this information is pertinent to you. Well, for one thing, you now know you have a pal who likes to chase cars as well.
Birthdays: My friends, Marvin, Maylen, Paul and Ray - Happy Birthday all 19XX, William Pitt, statesman 1759, Thomas Moore, poet 1779, P.G.T. Beauregard, Confederate general 1818, Carl Larsson, painter and illustrator 1853, Jim Thorpe, American athlete 1888, Ian Fleming, author 1908.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: There was a woman who was very beautiful, except she had a hare lip. The woman was so embarrassed by her hare lip that she went into the woods to live all alone in a cabin, where no one would ever see her hare lip.
At the same time, there lived in the city a man with a wooden eye. He only had one real eye, but he was too poor to buy a glass eye, so he had a fake wooden eye made. He figured no normal woman would go out with him, but he heard about the woman with the hare lip and he thought maybe she would go out with him.
So he wandered through the woods until he found her cabin and he knocked on the door. He was still worried about his wooden eye, but he figured she wouldn't say anything because she'd be so sensitive about her hare lip. So he knocked on the door, introduced himself and said, "Would you like to go out with me?"
She was thrilled, because no one had ever asked her out before. He said again, "Would you like to go out with me?" and she said, "Would I? Would I?" And he said, "Hare Lip! Hare Lip!" And neither of them were heard from again.
A man went to the doctor complaining of insomnia. The doctor gave him a thorough examination and found absolutely nothing physically wrong with him.
The doctor said, "Listen, if you ever expect to cure your insomnia, you just have to stop taking your trouble to bed with you." The man, "I know, but I can't. My wife refuses to sleep alone."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Michele Obama and Oprah Winfrey were having one of those girl-to-girl talks. Michele says to Oprah, "You're lucky that you don't have to put up with men having sex with you. I have to put up with Barack and there is no telling where he last had his pecker."
Oprah responded, "Just because I am aesthetically challenged (ugly) doesn't mean I don't have to fight off unwelcome sexual advances." Michele asks, "Well, how do you deal with the problem?" Oprah said, "Whenever I feel that a guy is getting ready to make a pass at me, I squeeze out the loudest fart I can."
That night, Barry was already in bed with the lights out when Michele headed to bed. She could hear him start to stir and knew that he would be wanting some action. She had been holding back gas all day and was ready for him. She tensed up and forced out one of the loudest disgusting fart you could imagine. Barack rolls over and says, "Oprah?"
Barack Obama walks into a Washington D.C. bar with a frog on his shoulder. The bartender says, "Hey, that's cool ! Where did you get it?" The frog answers, "In Chicago, there's thousands of them up there."
I met a girl at the bar last night and after an hour or two, I decided that we may have something in common. She asked me if we could go to Ikea. I am now more keenly aware of the difference between "one-night stand" and "one nightstand".
That's it for today, my little rosebuds. Remember, guns don't kill people. Cats don't sew mittens. Houses don't crap zebras. Lots of nouns don't verb other nouns. This isn't new information. AREA 51 seems like a good idea for happy hour.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !