Politics … such a dirty word


Brian Golden

I tell you what, I’m just about fed up with the whole gun control debate (and being lambasted for voicing my own opinion). Guess what? You gun lovers are absolutely right, you have the right to bear arms. However, guess what else? I have the right to live in a society where I don’t have to worry about suicidal maniacs shooting up a movie theater with an automatic weapon. Regardless, our illustrious president was 100 percent correct when he said automatic weapons belong on the battlefield and not in our cities and towns. Your average American simply has … no … need … to … own … an … automatic … weapon. There are plenty of other guns out there you can get your kicks shooting until your heart’s content. Get over it.

And please, read the second amendment … I have.

With that said, this morning felt like fall, which means autumn’s evil step-brother, snow, is right around the corner. I know it’s only August, but this summer literally flew by and I’m sure the fluffy white stuff can’t be that far off. This is – without a doubt – something I could do without. Not a fan of winter; don’t like to drive in it; don’t like to shovel it; don’t like it … period.

And now, my Most Ridiculous Online ‘30 Seconds’ Post of the Day, brought to you by … Woman from Sherburne. Oh, and by the way, thanks for the shout-out, Man from Greene. Sorry I didn’t get to this – apparently your favorite part of my weekly (and sometimes bi-weekly) blog – but here it is.
“Somebody stole my sign that said, ‘Vote for Obama. Save my welfare and food stamps.’”

Well, Woman from Sherburne, I’m fairly certain welfare and food stamps were around long before Obama took office, so – if I were you – I’d lay off the Fox News for a couple of days. Believe it or not (and I believe it), an independent study recently concluded that those who watch Fox News are actually less informed than a person who watches no news at all. Seriously, folks, try to be a little more objective. As for you “don’t believe the liberal media” fanatics, really?

Get a grip. Or better yet, just go away.