"Aesop's a big negative meanie! He won't let us shit all over his blog! He called us names! He said the emperor is naked!!!"
Boo frickin' hoo, cupcakes. It's a cruel, cruel world.
If you thought playground insults and tantrums were going to hurt my feelings, you haven't been here very long, nor listened very much. I deal with drunk and stoned a-holes for a living, and have for decades. Most of the whiners here aren't even up to single-A amateur league status.
And if your pwecious feeeeewings were hurt, clutch your pearls, grab your smelling salts, and take to your fainting couches.
But I'm willing to be fair.
Let's have it your way for ten seconds:
If yesterday's rally was such a blazing success, why not have one every month?
In fact, how about every week?
It's your idea, so why not double and triple down on it?
Again and again and again.
Because if it was the unmitigated victory some of you would like to think, why wouldn't you do that?
How many more rallies before you stop even one gun bill?
How many before you flip legislature votes?
How many before you get Northam to resign, or turn around?
If this is such a brilliant tactic, why aren't you willing to repeat it?
Isn't your freedom worth it?
(No, of course it clearly isn't.)
Because if you're not willing to do it again, you tacitly admit it wasn't all that and a bag of chips, but rather a one-off fluke. You just got lucky, once, and managed to not shoot yourselves in the feet. Which is pretty weak sauce for gauging "success".
And everyone knows it. Then, now, always.
And you're not being magically "brave" because you did something you knew was stupid.
You're just lucky you didn't pay for that error in judgment. (And you may, yet.)
Gov. Blackface inadvertently disarmed Antifa ahead of the rally (and they prudently are too cowardly to come to a fair fight, as I've noted since...ever) with his hysterical emergency order. Watch and see that the dot-gov doesn't make that blunder again.
And if the rally was to send a message, then what was the point of flipping 90% of the counties in VA to 2A sanctuaries?
If the one sent the message, why the rally?
If the rally was so good, why do the sanctuaries?
C'mon, cheerleaders, get your stories straight.
If, as this idiocy's boosters maintain, government was so cowed by the sight of a few thousand of you, why are they plowing ahead full-steam with the very bills and plans that got you all so upset in the first place?
Could it be that your outdoor gun love-in was every bit as futile, pointless, and stupid as was alleged?
You're stomping on the brakes, and you claim the wheels are smoking, but it's not slowing down a bit.
So I'm thinking your speedometer is broken.
Show me how I've got that wrong, when your big move accomplished Jack and Shit at the end of the day.
Maybe, outnumbered as you are in your own state, you should try voting at the problem.
Oh, and don't forget strongly-worded letters to the editors too.
That will show those statist meanies who's boss, right?
Or maybe, not so much.
So spare me your juvenile butthurt and impotent rage. You can't even come up with a good reason for yesterday beyond "But we didn't fuck it up royally, so it was a SUCCESS!"
No sale, Snowflakes.
One commenter nailed you to the wall earlier.
You should be doing pushups, not typing.
But a considerable number of folks would rather waste their time on shiny nothingburgers than do hard work.
No points for guessing what the payoff for that will be.
So put some cream on your butthurt, rub some dirt on your injured self-conceits, and walk it off.
The rally idea didn't get any smarter just because you didn't manage to kill yourselves. If that's news to anyone, I'm sorry for the IQ points they lack.
Nothing was accomplished yesterday in the grand scheme of things but a big, outdoor public circle jerk. And that isn't going to help you now, or ever.
Public protests didn't end the Vietnam War, Ban Nukes, or Save The Whales.
Stop acting like retarded '60s hippies, and quit drinking the bong water.
Stupid should hurt. Especially if you stepped on your own junk.