Serious Deficiencies

To quote a GOP Senator, Elena Kagan has “serious deficiencies,” so much so that he may have to spend days reading the New York City phone book to the Senate to block her approval.

Okay honey, let’s talk about serious deficiencies.

I had a moment of clarity this morning in which I realized that most right-wingnuts I know are (1) unrecovered alcoholics (usually they have found religion, at least on the surface, and claim they are “cured”); (2) active alcoholics (2a) or abusing other substances; (3) dependent on government aid in some way, shape or form; (4) people who flunked everything in sight while in school, even clock-watching and (4) people who have incredibly dysfunctional lives accompanied with a violent urge to tell other people how to live, even while they themselves bristle at anything that smacks of advice, let alone help.  Government intervention you see.  Never mind that right-wing radio blasting manure into their ears at least 8 hours every day.  (5) How could I forget?  Most of these people are television and/or talk radio addicts.

And now the Supreme Court wants to give these creatures more access to guns.  Not that their access was ever denied anyway; it was always all too easy to get a stack of AK-47s for “personal protection” and then shoot up a school or a highway, right?  Yes, it was.  Name me one cretin who was ever stopped from doing this by gun control.

Well the difference is that now you can buy one and you can’t even get arrested for it.  And if you manage to kill a whole bunch of people because you didn’t like the way they looked, or they were “mean” to you, you can stop worrying about extra years tacked onto your sentence (if you don’t kill yourself first, that is) for gun offenses.  It’s all very convenient.

So the conclusion I’ve arrived at is that (1) right-wingnuts now have one less thing to bitch about, but they will never stop bitching about it anyway because it’s too deeply embedded in what’s left of their brains, and (2) gun control was ineffective when you have so many cretins who think they need guns around.

Why do you need guns anyway?  This opens up another whole can of worms.

Do you need them to protect you from the government?  Nah.  You can win any battle like that if you have enough sticks and stones.  Look at George Bush…he’d back down from any public battle that would make it clear to him how unpopular he really was (and then secretly do whatever the hell he wanted to do anyway).  Look at Barack Obama…now being blamed for George Bush’s numerous mistakes.

So you need guns to protect you from corporations?  Nah.  They’ll just ignore you.  Look at BP.  (Or, come to think of it, maybe they’ll ask for an apology after they destroy the environment and you just happen to mention it in an unfavorable light.)  And if you’re a wingnut, you are all for corporate control anyway…after all, don’t they ship our jobs overseas, bring in millions of immigrants with false promises of jobs, make life as miserable as possible for small business, wreck the environment, increase U.S. unpopularity abroad exponentially and turn our lives into a regimented nightmare?  What heaven!  No government control…CORPORATE control.  Wingnuts are all for it. So you don’t need guns for that purpose, do you?

Do you need guns to protect you from banks?  Oh NO!!!  Fail!  You’re all for being overcharged for a house and then losing it because of a skyrocketing mortgage payment.  That’s FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY and CAPITALISM.  Right?

Ah, so you need a gun to protect you from liberal criminals?  Wrong.  Technically, there aren’t any.  Think about it.  Any notion that gun-toting liberals abound is nothing more than a hangover from the late 1960’s.

So you need guns to protect Rush Limbaugh?  Well, Sarah Palin was sniping the other day that Barack Obama is “cowering” before world leaders, yet she herself cowers before Limbaugh.  Maybe she needs to redirect that helicopter the next time she goes wolf-shooting if she’s that scared.  Aren’t we supposed to shoot things we’re scared of?  And aren’t we scared of everything, whether it is real or not?

You need guns to protect Israel?  Ah, now that’s a sticky one.  Ms. Palin and many of her right-wing cohorts are pro-Israel, but what they don’t realize is that most right-wingnuts hate the Jews.  (Of course, we do have to stop to consider why Weiner changed his last name, don’t we?  So some of them probably do realize this on some level.)  OOO that could get interesting…

What brought all this on?  Well the recent avalanche of stupid from the Supreme Court, and the usual continual blurbs of stupid from Congress and things like Sarah Palin, didn’t help.  But what really brought this on was a conversation with two otherwise intelligent people I know the other day, in which one of them stated with a straight face that Palin has more qualifications to be President than does Obama.  After I got over gasping for air, I reminded them of just one of her more wanton stupid moments in public — the Katie Couric interview — and her later claims that Katie was MEAN to her.  They had no answer for this and quickly changed the subject.  And yes, their only objection to Obama is that he is black.

So yes, we are talking about serious deficiencies here, but not necessarily Elena Kagan’s.  We’re talking about serious deficiencies with guns in their hands.

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