CNN's Fareed Zakaria had a one hour special on the 2nd Amendment. OMG - for the first time in my life I actually considered asking my wife to hide my guns because I was about ready to off myself - it was that painful.
I always knew he was a tool. But listening to his ramblings, and the guests he pulled into his one-sided expose from Australia, the UK, Japan, ex Obama people, even some Republican senator who served during Nixon - was unbearable.
The one thing I did learn from the show was profound. If you remove all guns from society there will be fewer gun deaths. OMG - why didn't I think of that?
Curious if anyone else saw it. I imagine not. You are all far smarter and less masochistic than I am...
-Actually history does not bear that out. Quite the opposite, actually. Unless, of course, one includes the military and government in the definition of "society." I suppose then it is possible but, by the arguments I've heard, those 2 institutions get a pass on firearm bans.
The democrats just need to come out and say they want all guns banned. Period. Then it would be much much easier on them and everyone else. No more beating around the bush. Only the govt is allowed to have the guns. But they won't ever say that, not as a whole party. Its political suicide.
Now that is the same mode I'm in. I read old history books (new ones are full of revisionist drivel), and my home is much quieter.
We've got to get our news somewhere Kyle.
The "news" posted here on the CF has proven to be VERY unreliable.
Yet there are lots of places on the 'net to get news, then filter it to discern what's actually the truth.
And sometimes you just need to know what the morons are saying and thinking in order to rebut it in the future.
How do you get all sides of a story when the TV 'news' networks all spew the same leftist crap?
Get on twitter like me and Pat and follow the Trump family. Get it right from the source Kyle
Social media is pretty much exactly where I DON'T want to get 'news' or 'facts.'
"How do you get all sides of a story when the TV 'news' networks all spew the same leftist crap?"
Critical thinking of course.
None of it really pisses me off that much, although the comedic value is sometimes high and gives me great fodder when discussions arise!!
My schedule gives me about 15 minutes while getting ready for work in the morning and maybe another 15 in the evening each day. The rest of my small available TV time is spent with Netflix or Amazon series like "Constitution Alive!".
I have a plethora of computer and reading time at work each day.
Only if you lap it up and take it as gospel. Unfortunately that's what the majority of viewers do...and they know it. That's why they do what they do...on both sides of the political spectrum.
A little independent research ( or dare I say it..."critical thinking") is always in order. Unfortunately, most people are too lazy and are therefore lead around like sheep.
In my business, it is a well known (and accurate) adage that people spend more time planning a one week vacation than they spend planning a 30 year retirement.
In my opinion, the same is true for the "news" people consume.