Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Conan O'Brien breaks a longstanding rule to keep his opinions about guns in this country to himself, and he is not alone.

Now as gratifying as it is to see O'Brien breaking his silence and finally expressing the view shared by so many in this country, there is another who chimed in who came from a very surprising place.

Fox News.

Well she lost her job.

All kidding aside I think we are quite close to a breaking point where the NRA is going to lose their stranglehold on the Republican party and the conservative news outlets, and we will finally see common sense take hold which will hopefully translate into the passing of some very necessary gun laws.

I just cannot imagine how many more have to die before people say enough is enough, and finally force our politicians to do their damn jobs.

After all, they work for us not the fucking gun lobby.


  1. Anonymous6:39 AM

    "Conservative news outlets" and "republican party" should never be in the same sentence with the term "common sense."

  2. Thank you Gryphen for these posts. I wrote to Gretchen Carlson and watched Conan with tears running down my face. You are like a saving grace in my day when I should be working but can't stop thinking about all this senseless horror. All the people whose lives have just been shattered by one person.

  3. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Oh, how nice it would be if they did work for us. But, they don't. They can't see what we do to support them. All they see is who writes them big checks and that is the NRA and other gun crazy supporters. We are way down low in their list of people they "owe".

    And, how about those crazy numbers from Gretchen Carlson? The vast majority of US citizens want assault rifles banned. But, almost none of the Fox News viewers do. If there ever was proof that their viewers are way out of mainstream thinking, there you have it. The crazy minority has gotten so loud and so much coverage from this one network, that their repulsive POV is becoming "mainstream". At least in terms of how much airtime the crazies get.

    The crazies and their leader, Trump, should just be kept off the air by all the sane networks, if there are any left.

    1. Anonymous7:21 AM

      The NRA has this country in a Death Grip.Literally.

  4. I did not know that Carlson could think.
    Aside from that I echo Rachel at 7:04. Well said.

  5. Anonymous7:30 AM

    The real shocker is that Bill O'Reilly has come out in favor of limiting the types of firearms available to the public. He is in favor of the assault weapon ban.

    1. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Heck, Trump, himself, is meeting with the NRA about gun policy.

  6. Anonymous7:35 AM

    San Bernandino, Newtown, Aurora, and now Orlando. Senseless loss of lives because maniacs can easily get ahold of infantry style weapons. How much more death needs to happen before Congress does something to protect innocent people's lives?

  7. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Orlando, I Am Sorry Our Tragedy Wasn’t Enough to Save Your Loved Ones

    ...How do I tell my son that fifty people all died the way his sister did? And in one of our favorite places: Orlando, Florida.

    I am waiting for the church to be as outraged about gun violence as much as we seem to be about who pees where in a Target bathroom.

    I have one message for those families in Florida:

    I am sorry. I am so, so sorry. I am sorry that our tragedy here in Sandy Hook wasn’t enough to save your loved ones. I tried and I won’t stop trying. Don’t you dare even listen to even ONE person who may insinuate that somehow this is your loved ones’ fault because they were gay or any other reason. Nor is it God’s wrath.

  8. Anonymous8:23 AM

    I guarantee that if the press showed us the bloody, guts-filled, headless photos of the victims that most (not all) people would be so appalled that they would immediately demand an assault weapons ban.

    Show us the damn photos of the aftermath of these assaults, lamestream media, if you really want change. Yes, I know your ratings will drop. B F D. DO IT NOW.

    1. Anonymous1:38 PM

      We are here because of those like Trig Paxson Van Palin, he was used by the scum of the world grifter family and has no clue, yet Trig is front and central.

      None of the Palins could have done a thing without Senator John McCain and his teams that worked so hard on his mess and all the crap.

      Yes, the Orlando victim photos would make an impact. They would go along with the bloody fetus photos and the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency prison torture victims. Abu Ghraib. They will probably be published in another country one day.

      The Orlando victim's family don't need salt poured in their wounds. So I don't see how the photos could be used.

  9. Anonymous8:26 AM


  10. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Every home needs an AR-15. Let's talk about the benign AR-15 at home protecting the family....

    Donald's position vs Hillary's position?

    State Rep. Threatened After He Plans AR-15 Giveaway as ‘Celebration of Second Amendment’

    Dakota Meyer is now using a 'couples' photo for the social media where he sells guns and promotes everything to do with weapons. That's his business model. He has a relationship with Bristol the Pistol and is using that relationship to advertise his sales products. How weird is that?

    1. Anonymous3:31 PM

      Here's to hoping they use 2nd amendment remedies when they fight each other

  11. Anonymous8:30 AM

    Sarah says she uses her AR-15 to keep dinosaurs away from her house.

  12. Anonymous8:59 AM

    "After all, they work for us not the fucking gun lobby."
    Wanna Bet G.?

  13. Anonymous9:09 AM

    Just reported
    Democrats Launch Filibuster-Style Blockade On Guns
    Led by the senators who represent Newtown, Connecticut — where a gunman fatally shot 26 people, including 20 children, in 2012 — Democrats took control of the Senate floor Wednesday and vowed to keep talking until lawmakers start doing something about gun violence.

  14. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Track Palin has a date tomorrow morning in Palmer.

    Another delay is just as newsworthy as anything.

    Since delays are a tactic to protect a privileged angry immature violent kid of a quasi politician and well known gun nut.

    Even Republicans are saying people with violent tendencies, questionable contacts need to be watched after they are found to freak out with weapons.

    06/16/2016 10:30 AM Courtroom 2, Palmer Courthouse Trial Call: District Court Criminal Wolfe, John W

    Sarah Palin controls the media for Track and how this will play out for him, his victims and his community.

    How many ways can she avoid Track Palin being photographed regarding this incident?

    Has anyone seen Track's mugshot?

    Were they able to completely destroy it? What a shame if there was anything left in regard to this incident and Track. What if it got out one day?

    Track is not yet 30, he still has years of drinking and drugs ahead of him and possibly more brawls or deathly horror and angry rages. The police and Sarah can only cover up so much. What if the next time a mugshot gets released?

    Even if Sarah is done, the family dynasty must go on. That now includes Dakota Meyer. He can still do great things to promote their ideology and guns. He may still want to be a Congressman and go on to be President. He is back with the other half of the 'Power Couple'. It is not good to have his BIL in a mess over an assault weapon.

    Especially since the family shows no indication they do any authentic treatment for the alleged PTSD. Dakota is good at cover up and lack of treatment, he doesn't even need help with that from any Palin.

  15. Randall2:22 PM

    Grechen... the 89% that do not support reinstatement of the assault weapons ban

    Think about that.
    Just think about that.
    Grechen, you and your colleagues have created and reinforced that mind-set in your viewers.

  16. Anita Winecooler5:13 PM

    It's acts like this that drove me to be open and to educate my kids about the LGBT community. I want them to know they can come to me and talk about anything. We raised my nephew because his father kicked him to the curb when he came out.
    I got called names from neighbors, but education is love and only love conquers hate. Seeing the list of the dead, and the girl that felt guilty for surviving when her friend didn't drove me to tears.
    Yeah, Gretchen said some things, but if she had a backbone, she'd take stock of her life and change jobs. She's shortchanging herself working for Fox.


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