John Cobaruvvias, the Texas Democratic Party leader who issued a tweet advocating violence against NRA members, told Houston ABC affiliate KTRK Monday that his call to shoot supporters of the pro-gun group was not a death threat.
"Can we now shoot the #NRA and everyone who defends them?" he tweeted after the Connecticut school shootings.
"I think my emotions got the best of me on this one. I don't think it was the right thing to do. And that's just my personal opinion, I don't think it was the right thing," he said.
Cobaruvvias deleted the offensive tweet and issued an apology of sorts, but his original message was captured and posted at Big Jolly Politics.
"My apologies to those I offended concerning the #nra. My emotions on the subject got the better of me. It didn't help," he said.
Two weeks ago, our 12-year-old female friend, Crystal, died in her sleep. (L)
Last night, two weeks to the night, Baron (R), our 140 lb, 31" at the shoulder, lap dog; -had to be put to sleep. He was 11-years-old. I held him as he drew his last breath. We owe it to our furry friends, to be with them at that time.
When I got home I had to tell my wife and two 8-year-old boys.
With TV shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "Duck Dynasty," "Bayou Billionaires" and others making their way into the hearts and homes of millions of Americans, it appears that the so-called Southern stereotype has found its place in the popular mainstream.
According to TMZ, America's "obsession" with backwoodsmen and women is so pervasive that it is no longer just limited to PG-rated shows.
The entertainment website reports that the new craze is now "spilling over into the adult industry in a big way" with sales of "hillbilly porn" nearly tripling in the last two years:
Every year is chock-full of words, and we have feelings about those words. We live with them, we love them, we let them roll around in our mouths, and we express them. We think about them and spit them out, vehemently, when we are angry. We grow tired of them, we dislike some on sight, and we drop them, eventually, and move on to hate others. Many times, we use the same words year after year, and sometimes, we rail on those words (see our continued excoriation of poor old moist. What did moist ever do to any of us?). There are words, phrases, and coinages that end up marking each year—some old, some new. There are the long-existing words that have shifted in meaning, or become popularized because of a public usage, like malarkey, as invoked by Joe Biden in his vice presidential debate with Paul Ryan in the fall. And there are the ones we create, like Romneyshambles, or mansplain. Or maybe the coinage enters our consciousness because of a news story, event, or person (fiscal cliff, Kony). However we meet them, we use them in all sorts of ways, and there are also all sorts of ways in which we can dislike them: their sound, what they remind us of, what they make us think, their actual meaning, their overuse, their descent into meaninglessness, and so on.
Artisanal. Adjective. I got rid of Artisanal this May, or at least I tried to, and I wrote him an obituary I thought he would appreciate—"Artisanal, a word that fought early in his career to ensure recognition of craftsmen for their important contributions to society before later being drafted into the creation of a worldwide gourmet branding glut, died Wednesday at his brownstone in Brooklyn overlooking a small gourmet mayonnaise store. At best estimates, he was approximately 474 years old." And yet ... he has the audacity to continue to pop up in cubicles. As related to NASA. On The Simpsons. In, yes, mayo. On pizza crusts, in another word form. Everywhere, including even in water. He is us and we are he. Like a
Friends, there is a gift that God has given me: I can smell something fishy a mile away. Like Benghazi. Almost on day one, I told my husband: “The facts don’t make sense. Something is wrong here.” Last night, after I saw a talking head interview (or, I should say, NOT interview) the father of the boy who saw his teacher get shot and ran for his life with a couple of friends, I told my husband, “Something is not right here. She didn’t ask a single relevant question. Continued...
FTA. "Eliminating guns is a separate goal from eliminating violence. The media supports the former but opposes the latter. It routinely props up the culture of death, guarding abortion with even more zeal than it condemns gun rights. “We need to have a conversation about the killing of unborn children,” is a line you will never hear from CNN’s Piers Morgan or Soledad O’Brien.
The lamentations of posturing pro-abortion journalists over a coarsened culture don’t count for much. Piers Morgan, when not hectoring the NRA, can usually be seen interviewing actors and directors who have profited off the corruption of children through demented depictions of violence. Will Piers hereby resolve to cancel all bookings of violence-and-gore actors and rappers? Will he ask the guard in front of the CNN building to disarm unilaterally? Will he show the ultrasounds of “precious little” (a favorite phrase of journalists in recent days) unborn children to stay the scalpels of Planned Parenthood doctors? "
The lamentations of posturing pro-abortion journalists over a coarsened culture don’t count for much. Piers Morgan, when not hectoring the NRA, can usually be seen interviewing actors and directors who have profited off the corruption of children through demented depictions of violence. Will Piers hereby resolve to cancel all bookings of violence-and-gore actors and rappers? Will he ask the guard in front of the CNN building to disarm unilaterally? Will he show the ultrasounds of “precious little” (a favorite phrase of journalists in recent days) unborn children to stay the scalpels of Planned Parenthood doctors? "">
Ask any suburban-dwelling parent about their child’s school and they’ll likely do one of two things: feign indifference or boast. Sure, they’ll admit, their school could offer a larger variety of programs or certain teachers could do better about keeping in touch with parents. But overall, they’re happy with their school. In fact, many have intentionally forgone urban life, believing suburban schools to be better.
The Bush Institute recently released an updated version of its Global Report Card, a one-of-a-kind tool that offers the ability to stack any school district against the rest of the world. The results, which show even some suburban schools rate poorly, should put a whole new spin on education reform.