Yesterday, on social media:
[September 4, 2023]
It’s not “Gun Violence”. It’s “Shootings”
Quit blaming the gun!!!
What a dumbass.
May 7, 2023
HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN ALLEN, TEXAS
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 11, 2023. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
Today in west central Missouri:
Also, in west central Missouri, continuous thoughts and prayers:
Is it working? Just asking.
* America is a Gun – Brian Bilston
Late on Tuesday, from former newsreader Mark Alford (r):
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
Jesus Christ is the answer.
10:32 PM · Mar 28, 2023
Some of the responses:
You’re kidding, right?
Unfortunately, No. This has been another edition of Short Answers to Simple Questions.
Jesus Christ helped me save 15% on my car insurance by telling me to switch to Geico.
He ain’t walking through that door.
The problem is, you don’t even care to understand the question.. so, when the going gets rough, you throw the name of Jesus around to cover your sins, bc you believe it can’t possibly be the guns? [….] IT’S THE GUNS MARK! [….]
Then why didn’t he protect the elementy school? Were they not praying hard enough?
He wasn’t the answer for people in a . Christian school. Kind of left his people high and dry there didn’t he
From the way you turned out, he doesn’t have much to be proud of. [….]
Responsible gun laws are the answer.
This is the all time laziest excuse for doing nothing.
[….] this is such a lame response
I hate when republicans invoke Christ and behave nothing like Him. Jesus would not recognize the Republican Party as Christians. Like the Bible says, “you’ll know them by their fruit.”
“What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?” James 2:14
Obviously Jesus wasn’t the answer. Self serving politicians aren’t the answer either. None of you have shown that you actually care for the safety of children.
Electing lawmakers with the guts to do what’s necessary to save lives in this country is the answer. You’re not one of them. Vote him out Missouri 4th.
Jesus Christ – or any other “God” – has no place in our government.
We need change and policies not thoughts and prayers .
Why didn’t he just stop the shooter then? Letting those children die seems kind of cruel, doesn’t it?
The question is: “Who is someone currently very disappointed in Mark Alford?”
Jesus isn’t bringing back those 9 year olds
JFC you’re an awful person!!!!
Jesus Christ is the answer.
“Can you name a fictional character?” is the question.
If your response to another incident of children being murdered en masse is a make believe man in the clouds, please, do this country a favor and get out of politics because you clearly have no intention of creating positive change.
How many prayers before he actually answers you Mark?
So if there’s a fire, you just pray that Jesus puts it out? If a kid is choking, you just pray about it?
If that’s the case, why have guns at all? Just use prayer.
Okay, that’s a reference to smiting…
I can’t believe people voted for you.
Jesus likes guns and shooting kids?
Mark, we did not elected to Congress to preach the word of God. We asked you to change policy. If that means sponsoring legislation that takes guns out of hands, that’s what it means. It’s not about who loves Jesus Christ.
I am still trying to understand how you got elected.
You misspelled cheese and rice.
Would you wake up already? Ever wonder if God is trying to send our country a message or is that reserved for thinking God wants Trump to be President?
Oh. My. God.
Shut up you overgrown street reporter. You were terrible as a newscaster and now you are terrible as a Congressperson. I pray Jesus sends you a sign to mend the error of your ways.
I stopped believing in fairytales and fictional characters after the tooth fairy fucked me over at 8 years old.
How’d that work out for the poor families who lost their children at a Christian school?
I’m pretty sure our Jewish and Muslim friends would disagree MAGA Mark.
He’s not doing a thing to help his people. So I think we need another answer.
Helluva ratio ya got here buddy.
Your Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu constituents may need to be informed.
People like you are the reason thousands of Americans are leaving the church.
The degree of delusion that you and your ilk possess is nauseating. I hope Jesus can forgive you Mark, but it’s not likely.
Republicans not being NRA whores is the answer.
Evil, is the GOP being bought by the NRA. Evil is no red flag laws that would prevent the majority of mass shootings. Evil is the refusal to ban AR-15’s in our country because your hobby is more important than our safety. Evil is pretending guns aren’t the problem.
Red flag laws and banning AR-15’s is the answer. Stop the bs rhetoric. This trope is so freaking old. The facts are the facts. The US is a gun sick country, the ONLY gun sick country full of greedy, soulless politicians who have sold their souls to the NRA devil for power and $.
Apparently not considering where the shooting happened. Put down your Bible and do your God damn job
If Jesus Christ is the answer, then why do we need politicians? You were elected to do a job, not to use religion as a justification for inaction to suit your (GQP) agenda. [….]
Man if this imaginary guy is capable of stopping school shootings he sure seems like a pretty big asshole to let someone shoot up a building meant for children to worship him.
You are deluded. Utterly lost.
Your “thoughts and prayers” do sweet FA.
Open your eyes, look around. Look at countries with proper gun control, and look at the lack of school shootings.
You utter idiot.
No you dumbfuck forcing your fucking religion on us isn’t the answer. Legislating fucking gun laws is. Every other civilized country in the world does it to great effect. Just. Like. Healthcare.
Where the fuck has he been, Mark? If he is the answer, why do we need your incompetent self in Washington?
You are a Stupid Person.
Quit speaking out loud.
It annoys everyone else…
Mitch McConnell (r) unilaterally reduced the U.S. Supreme Court to eight for almost a year. Fancy that.
Today from the White House:
I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license. More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens. This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.
In the wake of the horrific attacks in Buffalo and Uvalde, as well as the daily acts of gun violence that do not make national headlines, we must do more as a society — not less — to protect our fellow Americans. I remain committed to doing everything in my power to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer. I have already taken more executive actions to reduce gun violence than any other President during their first year in office, and I will continue to do all that I can to protect Americans from gun violence.
I urge states to continue to enact and enforce commonsense laws to make their citizens and communities safer from gun violence. As the late Justice Scalia recognized, the Second Amendment is not absolute. For centuries, states have regulated who may purchase or possess weapons, the types of weapons they may use, and the places they may carry those weapons. And the courts have upheld these regulations.
I call on Americans across the country to make their voices heard on gun safety. Lives are on the line.
It’s time to expand the court.
Eric Greitens for U.S. Senate @greitens_eric
Look out @Rep_TRichardson @jaybarnes5 @mikeparson @calebrowden @elijahhaahr, we’ve got our permits and we’re coming for you!
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11:43 AM · Jun 20, 2022
A response from the Missouri Senate Majority Floor Leader (r):
Caleb Rowden @calebrowden
We have been in contact with the Missouri Highway Patrol and hope that former Gov Greitens finds the help he needs.
Anyone with multiple accusations of abuse toward women and children should probably steer clear of this rhetoric. #MOSen #MOLeg
1:24 PM · Jun 20, 2022
It’s an inevitable result.
Michael Bersin @MBersin
First they came for the RINOs and I didn’t speak up because – there is no such thing as a “moderate” republican, they built this, and we should all appreciate the irony…
11:50 AM · Jun 20, 2022
You think a possible red flag law is looking pretty good right now?
Who could have known?
Oh, my. (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 2 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 3 (January 11, 2018)
אַ שאַנדע פֿאַר די גוים and *IOKIYAR (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 4 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 5 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 6 (January 12, 2018)
Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): not exactly a ringing endorsement (January 12, 2018)
Gov. Eric Greitens (r): piping (January 16, 2018)
Oh, my – part 7 (January 16, 2018)
Waiting… (January 19, 2018)
Oh, my – part 8 (January 29, 2018)
The unanswered question (February 8, 2018)
RSMo § 565.252 (February 22, 2018)
Well, you were the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 22, 2018)
Well, he was the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 23, 2018)
A few words of advice (February 26, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r) and the House – pass the popcorn (March 6, 2018)
Oh, my – part 9 (March 6, 2018)
“That’s not how you spell bare.” (March 7, 2018)
It’s their world, the rest of us only get to live in it (April 8, 2018)
The popcorn is ready (April 10, 2018)
The Report (April 11, 2018)
Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)
Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)
Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Getting ironical about Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Standing ovation (April 14, 2018)
Quid pro quo (April 16, 2018)
It’s a fine mess he’s gotten himself into… (April 17, 2018)
Really, just go away… (April 17, 2018)
HR 6783: Impeachment (April 18, 2018)
Unhinged (April 19, 2018)
Really unhinged (April 19, 2019)
Seriously, just go away already… (April 20, 2018)
He doth protest too much, methinks… (April 20, 2018)
Does somebody want to tell them? (April 25, 2018)
Our life on the “D List” (April 30, 2018)
The Report – supplement (May 1, 2018)
HR 7432: Impeachment (May 1, 2018)
The second report (May 2, 2018)
The process begins (May 4, 2018)
Campaign Finance: in the news (May 6, 2018)
Oxford coma (May 7, 2018)
A definition (May 13, 2018)
“So far, so good…” (May 14, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r) resigns as Governor of Missouri (May 29, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r): Were they stored in the basement? (March 31, 2020)
Eric Greitens (r): there’s always 2024 (June 10, 2020)
Eric Greitens (r) is having another one of those days (March 21, 2022)
Eric Greitens @EricGreitens
We are sick and tired of the Republicans in Name Only surrendering to Joe Biden & the radical Left.
Order your RINO Hunting Permit today!
8:30 AM · Jun 20, 2022
Some of the responses:
Oooh so tough!
Not a good ad.
Threatening others’ lives while cosplay the hero.
This is disgusting. I’m sure it will appeal to the knuckle scrapers who would vote for you.
You’re a seditionist promoting more violence against your political enemies, all so you can regain the personal power you pissed away.
Ambition over America is a shit cause, Eric.
What the hell is wrong with you?
You are one sick son of a bitch
Just openly threatening people now, aren’t ya?
Cool commercial, dingus. Kinda heavy on policy though. May wanna dumb it down a little for folks who aren’t interested in the wonky minutiae of federal legislation and the machinations of the law with respect to the historical interpretations and implications of the constitution
Are you guys training with the Uvalde police? They also liked to dress up like that
Do you tie them up before shooting them or is that just reserved for the women you’re having affairs with?
Oh my god what is wrong with you?
You think this is normal?
Really going for the 1930s Germany look there, aren’t you?
Irony, too, apparently?
In a world where we’ve lost so much as nation, you’re sick certifiably, sick
What, and I emphasize, the fuck?!
This is deeply embarrassing, like this is pandering to the dumbest voter imaginable. The people responding positively to this already live in hell, they just need to be entertained.
Big jump from duct taping women.
So you are encouraging murder because of a difference of political beliefs?
Demonizing and dehumanizing your political opponents is an old trick of totalitarian regimes
The only way I’m watching this is if you tie me up with duct tape and force me against my will
And on and on….
Cody Holyoke @CodyKMBC
[….] TEN districts have now cancelled summer school/district activities today because of a mass shooting threat in Blue Springs:
Lee’s Summit R7
KC Int’l Academy
Updates on @kmbc
8:18 AM · Jun 15, 2022
21st Century American exceptionalism, eh?
I can’t believe we still have to protest our nation doing absolutely nothing about gun violence.
Several hundred showed up at the Wisconsin capitol building yesterday afternoon to demonstrate against gun violence and our cultural inaction in addressing it – as one of several hundred such March for Our Lives events scheduled across the country.
The work is not done. Not even close.
Another sign for the times (March 23, 2018)
March for Our Lives – Warrensburg, Missouri – March 24, 2018 (March 24, 2017)
Are we tired of 2nd Amendment overkill (and I do mean kill) yet? (March 24, 2018)
Until this changes… (March 25, 2018)