Just … No

I’ve never heard of Celeb Boutique before but I promise you, I will never, ever shop there:

I’ve seen a lot of things about the Aurora shootings on Twitter today — perhaps the best was John Aravosis’ observation that,

When for political reasons we permit guns to be bought and sold at epidemic proportions in this country, this shooting is per se political.

That is exactly right. Cries not to politicize the tragedy are just another way of saying “shut up!” And yes, that means Rep. Louis Gohmert has as much a right to spout his latest idiocy as the gun control people have a right to spout theirs. The alternative, which we’ve seen play out a thousand times before, is everyone refusing to have the hard conversation — first out of resepect for the victims, then out of pure cowardice.

So yes, please politicize this. Because it is absolutely, 100% political. When the head of the NRA repeatedly gets up before the microphone and claims President Obama wants to take your guns so you better run out and stock up now, this issue is definitely political.

But one thing I simply cannot stand, and will not tolerate, is using a tragedy to sell cheap Kim Kardashian-inspired crap. That is beyond crass. It’s sickening.

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6 responses to “Just … No

  1. Randy

    I guess all the armed citizen soldiers carrying to prevent this kind of tragedy were in the bars.

    • deep

      with their .38s and 9mms. I’m sure those would have done a GREAT job penetrating body armor.

  2. W

    Not that any store selling a Kardashian inspired dress is a worthy cause or anything, but Celeb Boutique apparently is not as bad as you think. They pulled the tweet and apologized claiming their PR isn’t US based and didn’t check to see why Aurora was trending before they posted that tweet.

    • They pulled the tweet and apologized claiming their PR isn’t US based and didn’t check to see why Aurora was trending before they posted that tweet.

      Thanks for that update. That’s what they get for outsourcing their fucking PR.

  3. I was talking to a friend last night who actually cottoned to my being a bit upset about the notion that other armed theater goers would have made the situation in the theater better. He’s very pro-gun and quite conservative. He is also a decent human being and admitted that as much hunting as he’s done shooting a human, even one who is clearly a threat is not even close to same thing.

    Louie Golem is a piece of shit and as fucking batshit KKKrazzee as any of your loons or Missy Bachmann.

  4. As much as I oppose unrestricted access to guns I would have been supportive of a legally armed person stopping this shooters rampage. I work with combat veterans on a regular basis. Unless one has been trained to take fire and return fire one will do what the rest of us do…run like hell.