Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Idiots On Parade

h/t Old NFO

(FUCKTARDIA) We are nurses who have a vested interested in the health of the public. Each of us has many years of experience working in practice, and in teaching public health, mental health, and women’s health. Gun violence touches on all these areas.
We agree that there’s a need for gun violence research but we also think about the root cause. By definition, there would be no gun violence if there were no guns.
Gee, no shit, fucktard, and if there were no hearts, there'd be no heart attacks, and we could eliminate breast cancer by cutting everyone's tits off.

I wish people who are functional retards and statistically illiterate wouldn’t wave their credentials around before shooting themselves in the feet, while both of them are in their mouth. It just makes them look doubly stupid, because they should have known better.

And you don't get a pass on your libtard agenda by trying to slap your state license on top of it. It just makes you a fuckwit with a professional license. Like there aren't enough of those already.

Or at least, if they’re bound and determined to do something that jackassical, I wish they’d film the trainwreck and put it on YouTube, like the guy that shot himself in the leg while explaining what an expert he was on firearms.

“If there were no people, there’d be no people murdered. So let’s kill everyone and solve the murder problem.”

That is the exact level of infantile magical-thinking horsecrap that suffices for intelligent discussion from those nitwits, which coincidentally explains why so many people die while under medical care: because 50% of these retards graduated at the bottom half of their classes, and couldn’t critically think their way out of a wet paper bag.

Which is why I covered this some years ago:
(my apologies for having to dredge this one up from the depths)
Read This Until You Get It
I know, with the 24 hour newscycle, and the endless rotation of stories that suit the agenda of Damning The Things The Liberal Media Hates intersects so nicely with Ratings, Ratings, Ratings Until Our Heads Explode, that lately certain stories pound you on the head until you think you have to opine.

Rule One of Having An Opinion: Make sure it's an informed opinion. Take it to the library and read to it, maybe get it a cable subscription and learn a thing or two, before you turn it loose in the city unaccompanied. Sort of precisely like you'd do with those other supergeniuses of Western civilization, your teenaged offspring. Until that point, resist the urge to prematurely launch.

And I know that some people mistake having earned certain letters after their name with The Right To Think For All Those Great Unwashed Stoopid People Over There.

So whether you're a doctor, nurse, professor, butcher, baker, or candlestickmaker, I would counsel that before you let your mouth, or your fingers, run away with you, you steadfastly avoid plopping out opinions that, much like your smelly socks, ought to be kept to yourself on Some Weighty Topic. Because usually, they just stink, and you embarrass yourself.

My case in point:
 "I'm a really bitchin trauma nurse who's seen too many shooting victims, and if only people had to see what I saw, they'd set the Constitution on fire and melt all the guns down for scrap, just like I want to do. But they haven't, so they're not as smart as me. You don't need any gun I don't like for anything that isn't absolutely criminal."*

When you spew that much non-sequitr magical thinking childish psychotic nonsense out in one breath, you aren't speaking as a nurse (or a doctor, professor, etc., etc.). You're speaking purely as as a fucktard jackhole, and you've just wasted the few brain cells that your body hoarded all those years to maintain a pulse and respirations, and shot them right out of your ass. In front of the entire Internet, forever.

Unless you think that once someone had seen enough diabetic patients, they should be allowed to discuss banning Twinkies and Ding dongs.
And that once someone had seen enough rape patients they should be able to demand all men surrender their penises.
Or that after seeing enough drunks, we should re-enact Prohibition, or that enough MVA patients would justify banning all cars. Because, really, who NEEDS anything faster than a skateboard, unless you're a criminal, you frightened stupid babykilling kitten-stomping loser??

That's the level of retarded jackassical thinking we train 3 year olds out of, and which we document as proof of psychosis in crazy people.

If guns bug you, there's a far simpler solution: don't buy any. By no strange coincidence, that approach is also entirely legal under the Constitution. You can even tell your friends that in the realm of being a victim, you've elected to surrender, rather than risk being able to defend yourself against someone younger, bigger, stronger, and meaner. And to make sure all your family members are equally helpless, including children and infants. So if you don't have the moral resolve to announce what a cowardly jackass you are, don't try to ascend the mountain of your own imaginary moral superiority, and tell everyone else to follow your example, or worse, declare fiat ex cathedra that you'll just do all their thinking for them, based on your superior global omniscience.

"Medical misadventure" and pharmaceutical mistakes by doctors and nurses kill 10 times more people annually than all 300,000,000 guns in this country, going back to probably Jamestown Colony. Shouldn't we ban doctors and nurses then, because really, who needs a doctor more than once a year? And why should doctors be allowed to see more than 15 patients a week? Only a criminal would want to give them access to more victims.
I'm sorry you were sick the day they covered logic in school every year from about 10th grade to your Ph.D., but it doesn't work like that.

And such monumental jackassery is exactly the reason the Founding Fathers of this republic made sure that the closest you came to directly voting for anyone was to elect a bare 1 congressperson, thus ensuring that at any one given time, almost 49% of the brilliant "people" would be soundly ignored in each district, and up to 49% of the congress would be ignored in the capitol, on every issue, on every vote, forever. And they saw this limit on your would-be dictatorship as a feature, not a bug.

So next time you get a great idea, and you want to hear it echo because of its pure brilliance, go to the local big box hardware store, buy a galvanized bucket, put it over your head, then launch into your tirade, and drown out the sound of the rest of us with the cacophony of your own awesomeness.

Both you and we will be properly ecstatic at the results that step will guarantee on future results.

*Lovingly edited and paraphrased so that you'll never find out the actual identity of the intarwebxz Soopergeneyus who plopped that nugget out, while carefully paraphrasing every thought so that you, gentle reader, got the full impact of the author's self-evident rhetorical brilliance.


June J said...

All that common sense or ability to listen to reason if it conflicts with their agenda.

Anonymous said...

Righteous Brother!

Oh, and wonderfully understated.

Boat Guy

neal said...

To be fair, old school violence would be just to cook and eat the doctors, and rape and enslave the good looking nurses, whilst burning everything else to the ground. Peaceful. No guns. Everything stays dead.

Cederq said...

You said it wonderfully. I am an old retired nurse from Portland Oregon, saw my share of GS's, Knife, baseball bat wounds. I still carry all three in my home and vehicles. My wish is for more people to be armed so they can protect themselves. The cops are not near or quick enough and don't have a duty to protect you.

Deana said...

I agree. Most RNs I know are quite pro-2A, particularly those who work in the ED, surgery, trauma - the areas that see the GSWs shortly after the event. No one is under any illusion that a ban would fix these problems.

Reltney McFee said...

Speaking as an RN of 38 years standing, should Nurse Snowflake (s)'s fantasies become reality, I can guarantee two things. (1) no more gun violence (as if that is always a good thing)a
and (2) arthritic, geezerly heart patient folks, such as myself, and women, and smaller men, and those not inclined to run in packs, will be at the complete (and nonexistent) mercy of the fit, younger, stronger, faster, more numerous, and consciousless. Having seen the results of the unarmed confronting the aforementioned predators, uh, no. Hell no. BFYTW.

Reltney McFee said...


Angantyr said...

@Reltney McFee
I would not even count on there being no gun violence, alas. Even today's latest and greatest firearms are, by and large, nothing more than refinements of Victorian Era technology, which can be duplicated in any reasonably equipped home workshop. Queen Victoria's troops could in theory have had AK-47's, since every advancement needed to produce that weapon (metallic cartridges, smokeless powder, high grade steels, gas operated recoil systems, box magazines, etc.) had been invented before 1900. I can absolutely guarantee the bad guys will always have guns, if they really want to have them.

streamfortyseven said...

Tell the gun banners to go out and disarm the Crips, the Bloods, and MS-13 - there's probably active groups in the cities they're in - and report back. As if. And they'd better make sure the National Guard units they'll have to employ aren't infiltrated by one or more of these gangs. Good luck with that, too. Actually, come to think of it, certain metro PDs - Washington DC for one - have significant gang infiltration problems, so there's that, too, and both NG and PDs have access to select-fire weapons as well as crew-served weapons, so there's going to be a problem. Disarming suburban types is easy in comparison - but that's why gun banners go after *them* - they're a soft target, in comparison.

A Texan said...

"Medical misadventure" and pharmaceutical mistakes by doctors and nurses kill 10 times more people annually than all 300,000,000 guns in this country, going back to probably Jamestown Colony.

Sorry, you're wrong, it is likely between 412 million and 660 million (as of October 2016):

Which, of course, only makes your point even more solid. But please don't buy into the low numbers of the antis - they are constantly trying to denigrate and minimize gun owners and their tools, and we shouldn't fall into their trap.

Otherwise, thanks for all that you post - most especially in the Snark dialect that you have mastered so well. :>)

Aesop said...

Dear Texan,

Sorry, you're wrong...or just new here. :)

The 300K number was the current wisdom when I penned the included piece in 2013, three years before WeaponsMan's essay, and long before he'd broached the subject, AFAIK.

I'm well aware of Hognose's notes on the subject (you might note my banter with him in comments at his exact post in question, about 20ish down from the top), I have blogged the higher numbers some years back and multiple times since, and if anything, I think Kevin was very conservative even at the 600M mark, and numbers have gone up (probably another 30+M, minimum) in the subsequent two years since he wrote that.

Annually, the US arms its civilians with something on the order of 7X as many guns as the total current size of the US military, combined, or about the entire number of weapons in the entire US military at its all-time peak at the end of WWII.Each year. And that's just the new guns.

So I suspect the actual number is probably somewhere closer to 1billion weapons in private hands in this country, this minute.
So I thank you for reading, but I hope you'll understand why I'm not going to go back and edit everything I've written over, geez, nearly 10 years I've been at this, just to bring numbers up to date.