GunTV! Coming to a TV near you!

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by Magical Realist, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Hot dang! I'm gonna buy me a machine gun so I can go out and shoot Muslims before they shoot me. America! Land of the free and home of the brave---as long as you have a gun to hide behind.

    "Blood on the tracks in America, and still more evidence it leads right to grisly profits. To wit: The NRA and other gun whores outspend gun control advocates 6 to 1, paying, for example, just nine lawmakers over $22 million to leave them alone, and spending an additional 14 million to take down legislative candidates who oppose them. Astonishingly and unspeakably dishearteningly, their propaganda is working better than ever: Gun company stocks surged after the latest massacre, and gun manufacturers admit behind closed doors that Sandy Hook and other atrocities have proved good for business - after, of course, adding their obligatory statements on the small bloody bodies at Newtown that "obviously we are all shocked” but hey they're obliged to “respond to market pressures.” And, clearly, a berserk national climate. The Christmas card from one gun-crazed wingnut Nevada legislator says it's so.

    The same goes for the Shopping Channel's new, surreal, about-to-be-24-hour - "People are super busy" - Gun TV, wherein your drunken 3 a.m. binge shopping can get you not just that cool Purifry Fryer but the latest in assault rifles with just a click from the comfort of your Lazy Boy. "Make your product a best seller!" the promoters urge gun peddlers, again carefully arguing they're just giving the paranoid masses what they want: “We saw an opportunity in filling a need, not creating one.” Evidently anticipating a tad of PR blowback, the show has improbably branded itself as one focused on firearm safety: Its parent company is called the “Social Responsibility Network”; its media kit describes the network as similar to iTunes, but for guns; it clarifies it won't deliver your weaponry right to your door but through a gun wholesaler, who will then dutifully apply our grossly inadequate screening standards; and it proudly notes that for every godless hour of hawking guns, it will include three minutes of safety training. Yes. Our country is insane. There a few things you can do, other than rant. They may or may not change anything. Sorry, but at this point all bets are off."=====http://www.commondreams.org/further/2015...fitability

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  3. Bells Staff Member

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    I don't know what's worse..

    The fact that they had to photoshop in the couch, background, Christmas tree and floor and each other, because these people did not all pose for the same photo at the same time, or the fact that the only thing not photoshopped in that image are the guns.
     
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  5. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    It ain't nice to make fun of the mentally challenged.
     
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  7. Bells Staff Member

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    Those poor children.
     
  8. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I didn't even notice that. They probably change the background to suit the occasion. Easter. 4th of July. Lent. lol!
     
  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    How can you tell what is and/or isn't photoshopped?
     
  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I laughed at the first sentence in the OP.


     
  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    "They ain't making Jews like Jesus anymore".

     
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