After his tragic/comic, spittle-spewing rant on CNN’s Piers Morgan show, rightwing nutcase Alex Jones went back to his hotel room and made a video that makes his on-air diatribe seem calm and reasoned
. I would say that Alex Jones comes off in this video like someone who is clinically paranoid, but he doesn’t “come off” that way at all. He clearly really is that way.
Jones said that the CNN headquarters in New York had “torn up carpet, and feces all over the wall and the floor on the bathroom.” I have a feeling that any room that Alex Jones spends any time in ends up with feces on the wall and floor. And I’m sure the feces is smeared on the wall with messages like “Stop the voices!”
Here’s the scary part—Alex Jones is a spokesman for gun ownership. The fact that Alex Jones owns guns (over 50 guns according to him) is enough to make anyone paranoid—not nearly as paranoid as Alex Jones, but close. Bottom line, I don’t know exactly what we have to do to strengthen gun laws, but I do know that whatever law we come up with should prevent anyone as crazy as Alex Jones from ever having a gun.
This week, as part of the gun violence task force, Vice President Biden will meet with interest groups including the NRA
. The gun task force is considering universal background checks for gun buyers. The shocking part of that recommendation is that we don’t currently have background checks for gun buyers. Why can’t we track the purchases of guns? We track the purchase of everything else. If you don’t believe me, just buy anything on line. If you buy a shower curtain at Target online, for the next several months, every website you visit will mysteriously have banner ads for bathroom rugs and towels. If you buy an MP3 of a Kanye West song on Amazon, you are suddenly going to be linked online to Kanye West more than Kim Kardashian is linked online to Kanye West! If they can track my online purchases with as much detail as they do, then if we do get a new law to track gun sales, I suggest that we put Amazon in charge of administering it. That way, people who purchased automatic weapons would get harassed to buy other things that paranoid lunatics like to buy! “Hey there! Did you know that other people who purchased the Bushmaster .223 assault rifle also enjoy reading Glenn Beck’s new book, Agenda 21!”
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