In the wake of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., record-setting numbers have signed online petitions urging that the federal government take action to halt gun violence.
Shortly after the deadly shooting of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a man identified as “David G” posted an online petition calling on the White House to “immediately address the issue of gun control through the introduction of legislation in Congress.”
Within hours, the petition, which was created on the White House “We the People” site, had surpassed the 25,000 electronic signatures required for the Obama administration to review the request. On Monday, it broke the record, becoming the petition with the most signatures ever submitted to the site.
As of midday today, the petition had 176,828 signatures and counting.
Okay, notice…no link to the actual petition they are talking about. I went to the We the People site, and found plenty of petitions for gun control. But I had to look hard for the petition this article is referring to.
With so many petitions, many requesting the same thing…will the politicians finally get the message? I just hope these petitions haven’t become another social media crap trap, just as all the “like” pages on Facebook…where you are only a number on the screen, and nothing more than an opportunity for ad agencies to target their products to your personal sensibilities.
I honestly don’t have much for you tonight. My head hurts, and the Relpax ain’t doing the trick this time. The only things I have for you tonight is this weird story out of Belize…and the news that “We the People” are petitioning the White House to succeed from the nation.
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say. According to Marco Vidal, head of the national police force’s Gang Suppression Unit, McAfee is a prime suspect in the murder of American expatriate Gregory Faull, who was gunned down Saturday night at his home in San Pedro Town on the island of Ambergris Caye.
Details remain sketchy so far, but residents say that Faull was a well-liked builder who hailed originally from California Florida. The two men had been at odds for some time. Last Wednesday, Faull filed a formal complaint against McAfee with the mayor’s office, asserting that McAfee had fired off guns and exhibited “roguish behavior.” Their final disagreement apparently involved dogs.
Read the rest of that story, far out! I would imagine that the dude who brought us McAfee antivirus has paranoid tendencies already, but John McAfee seems to be getting high on bath salts…and other “stuff.” Ooof!
In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election, residents in at least nineteen states have put up petitions on the government’s “We the People” petitioning website seeking the right to secede from the rest of the country.
While the petitions themselves may not be significant, the reaction could be.
Similar petitions from Alabama, Tennessee, and, interestingly, Oregon, are also gaining traction, with each receiving thousands of supporters over the weekend alone.
Other states in which residents have expressed an interest in going their own way include Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Missouri.
As unilateral secession was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it remains to be seen if this movement is more than a toothless temper tantrum thrown by armchair revolutionaries.
Armchair revolutionaries? Rich assholes with rodent pelts for hair? Neo-cons looking for the south to rise again? Sugar and flour hording Preppers saving themselves from Obamageddon?
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