At his final presser, Fauci sang a familiar tune: get your shots, people! Win McNamee | Getty



Another day, another creepy comment from SeventiesRocked complicit with the current state of gun violence in America. Seems very hung up on definitions,


"Calling BS on that one.

The Stranger
and its commenters
have clearly stated that mass murder
would become rare to non-existent
if we banned AR type rifles"

but I seldom hear that Plus
it's a Start. or do you prefer

there's Nothing that can be Done?


@5 -- the Price we must pay
for Amusement these Daze
the question they Ask is
can you Afford it?


@2, you got my vote. ban handguns.


"how City Council conservatives blocked a move to fix our budget shortfall by taxing big business"

The term "conservatives" as used above describes every single member of the Seattle City Council except Sawant. This is why people don't take the Stranger seriously. Characterizing one of the most liberal city councils in the country as "conservative" is absurd.


in Europe
Bernie Sanders
the Commie! is a Centrist

the Goalposts're
being Repostiioned
by Billionaires as we speak


Life is absolutely worthless here. Everything this country does (and every fucking human bag of shit who doubles down on everything this country does - like mass shootings being acceptable, everyone and everything for sale, billionaires and psychopaths in charge of everything, and the lack of any concept of any regard for anything or anyone other money) is outrageously grotesque.


@7 The problem isn't when cops shoot someone for attacking them. The problem is when cops shoot someone for __ing while Black.


@2: It was, in fact, another day with another mass shooting. One of hundreds to follow for the remainder of our lives.

Your straw men on Slog can call for it all they want, but MSSAs will never be banned (or seized), and nothing will stop "This American Carnage."

And you know it.


@12: Your desperately needed emergency kit: Marx Brothers movie, music, wine.


@7 It's not fiction. Police shoot at unarmed protesters all the time. In the U.S. the ordnance is usually rubber bullets, tear gas and the like, but it's shooting nonetheless. ("Los Angeles police released body-worn camera footage Friday that shows a protester with his hands up as he is shot in the head with a less-than-lethal round when officers tried to contain demonstrations against police brutality in May.") ("As police in riot gear approached the demonstrators, Soren Stevenson raised his hands like scores of others and called out, 'Hands up, don’t shoot.' Suddenly, tear gas canisters and rubber bullets rained down.")

This is par for the course for Elon Musk, who has repeatedly proven himself to be as big a liar as Trump.


Elon so out of it he doesn't grok that the former CEO wore those shirts, not just the crew, and it was a PROFIT CENTER for Twitter.

Unlike all of his stuff, which just bleeds red red red GQP ink everywhere.


Your man probably used his Walmart employee discount to purchase the gun and ammo. And he was so ashamed of violating the company's "don't bring your piece to work" rule that he topped himself when it was all over.


Another thing that is never addressed with regard to guns and mass shootings and overall deaths (murders and suicides) with firearms is that this is a problem with MEN. Women outnumber men in this country. Women have just as much access to guns as men do. And yet it is nearly always (because there are exceptions to the rule) men who pick up guns and decide to murder people because they can't deal with whatever they can't deal with at any given time. And it's also almost always WHITE MEN (again there are exceptions to the rule). Why are white men so violent and only able to resolve their problems by gunning other people down? And why do so many people not give a fuck? Given the amount of bullshit that women in this country and all non-white people in this country have to put up with every single day, why aren't these groups engaging in mass murder on a daily basis like white men?


a Most Provocative query
xina why are White men Terrified
of the "Lesser" 'races'? long-overdue
Comeuppance fears? what make them
so Fuckinig Terrified? now they're Terrorists, too.

in their Proper Place

and the FOX's tuckster
a Multi-Millionaire btw
with His stochastic ter-
roarism Elitist crappola

goading the Malleable
to do their Bidding
Look, Ma -- NO
Blood on MY


@2 seventiesrockhead: AR-15s, AK-47s, Colt .45s, .38 snubnoses or otherwise, it doesn't matter. Thanks largely to the GOP and NRA, access to guns, whether they're legally registered or not, is out of control. Why then can a toddler so easily reach into his mother's handbag in a shopping cart at Wal*Mart, go "bang-bang!" and she's dead?
Oh listen---crickets!

@15: The truth hurts, doesn't it?

@19: xina for the WIN!! Keep on rocking the house and telling it like it is, xina. Spot on and so well said.
Too many men (thankfully not all of them, however) are insanely out of control while hellbent on being entirely IN control.
Agreed: however many amongst us women out there are violently batshit crazy gun nuts, they don't seem to make the news. I wonder why that is? Would it signify women having power? Awww, geez, the Trump & Musk controlled media couldn't handle that!


Thank you and bless you, Dr. Anthony Fauci. I got my third Pfizer booster against the Omicron variant and annual flu shot this September. After attending an international conference in Los Angeles earlier this month, I tested negative--again--for COVID after returning home, and with no illness or symptoms. My first experience flying to and from in a commercial jet in 19 years proved successful. I had a good time, and accommodations were very nice.
Get your boosters, folks--especially if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving and / or Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, etc. at grandma's or go to Disneyland (oh the holiday wonders of 50 years ago!).
Travel light, wear a mask when and where needed, and show up at least 2 hours ahead of your flight.
You're welcome, and happy holidays!


@19: "And why do so many people not give a f"?

It's only your assumption that they don't.


@24 seventiesrockhead: Read my comment @23 again. I didn't say kids were mass murderers. I said that access to guns, legal or not, is out of control. This refers to anyone who can pick up, point, and fire a gun. Unfortunately, this statistic includes some (did you notice I didn't say all?) toddlers---YES!--TODDLERS--just in the preschool level. Here is one of many examples only increasing in number: [Marysville cop charged with manslaughter in daughter's death, May 22, 2012, Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, staff reporter, The Seattle Times].
Derek Carlisle has to live with the senseless loss of his daughter, Jenna, who would be 17 now. How sad that people like Jenna Carlisle are part of an exponentially growing statistic.
Perhaps you need a remedial English course? Maybe a little Phonics, too, to help with pronunciations?


@15: I meant, that xina speaks the truth, raindrop. Did that hit you where it hurts?


@24 seventiesrockhead: You didn't say why guns in private hands increased by a factor of six. I get it. This is the usual superspreading of Trumpist misinformation, smoke-and-mirrors propaganda brought to you by the GOP and NRA. They want everybody out fahtin' fer their FREE DUMBS. Or didn't you read the memo? Oh, that's right----you can't. And by controlling the media they're out to make sure you don't.
What medical condition do you suffer from besides being functionally illiterate?


@28: Xina's pessimistic rage has its basis in fact; nevertheless, I'm obviously not the one that's hurting.


12 spouting long discreditied gun nut spin. Color me surprised.

Fact of the matter is that nations with responsible fireams regulation don't have endless mass shootings (or mass murders by other means).

Australia is the usual one usually cited because we have the best before and after data, but this observation applies to every other nation in the developed world.


@19 making vast generalizations based on sex and race. Hmmmmm I think there’s a word or two for that, something ism?


@30 raindrop: If you can't feel anything then you're more out of it than I suspected.

@34, @35, and @36 seventiesrockhead: Dude. Your IQ must equal your shoe size. You're all heated debate and no point! You're like John Kricfalusi's hyper Chihuahua, here only for the sake of making annoyingly senseless noise. Get a nap, already, Ren, before Stimpy pushes the Big, Shiny, Candy-like History Eraser Button.

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