Uncommon Sense

May 15, 2021

They’re Going to Take Away Your Guns . . . er . . . Burgers!

Filed under: Culture,Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:13 am
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When President Biden announced the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50% in this decade, Republicans responded by claiming that the president was going to restrict meat-eating to once a month. “Okay, got that? No burgers on the Fourth of July. No steaks on the barbecue,” claimed Larry Kudlow, a former Trump adviser now a host on Fox News.


Obviously, conservatives do not believe this. How do I know? If they did, there would be a run on hamburger and steaks at grocery stores and there is not. Conservatives should be falling all over themselves to load their freezers with beef, so that when it is banned, they will have their own personal honey holes of juicy goodness.

Conservatives have been driving sales with fear for decades. The past champion in that effort is the NRA. The NRA’s current legal and financial troubles seem to be valid as they did not accompany the election of a Democrat President with their usual “They’re going to take your guns away” campaign that results . . . every damned time . . . in a spike in sales of guns and ammo. Apparently “the boy who cried wolf” admonition doesn’t apply to these efforts as none of the claims has been born out.

It seems as if the conservative brain drain, fomented by the GOP’s driving out of all intellectuals from the party and replacing them with political hacks is finally bearing fruit. The GOP’s responses to various Democrat initiatives seems incoherent and even bizarre.

Time will tell whether anyone notices. Certainly Fox (sic) News can be counted on to not notice this.


  1. Regarding the NRA, a judge just threw out their attempt at filing bankruptcy in Texas, pointing out that A) they aren’t really bankrupt, and B) the filing is just an attempt to try to avoid the investigation of their activities in New York state, and C) LaPierre filed the bankruptcy petition without the approval of the board of directors in an alleged attempt to avoid being investigated for using NRA money to fund his lavish lifestyle. Think of how toxic the NRA must be if even Oliver North wouldn’t work for them.

    We need to stop using the term “conservative” when referring to the Grand Old Pissants. They aren’t, and haven’t been for a very long time. They are radical extremists of the worst sort.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — May 15, 2021 @ 8:33 am | Reply

    • True. Are there any old fashioned conservatives any more?

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 15, 2021 @ 9:55 am | Reply

      • I think there are but they’re in hiding. What you and I would consider to be old fashioned Republican conservatives are now RINOs or worse in the eyes of the trumpers. Basically they’ve literally turned the party into a religious cult, and anyone who doesn’t follow the scriptures to the letter will end up like Liz Cheney.

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        Comment by grouchyfarmer — May 15, 2021 @ 10:35 pm | Reply

  2. The Grand Old Pissants (that’s what GOP really means, by the way) discovered some time ago that there are absolutely no repercussions at all from being caught lying, no matter how outrageous the lie may be. And even worse, a significant number of people eagerly embrace the lies. Meanwhile we have a media which either embraces the lies with enthusiasm and helps to spread them, or at best does little or nothing to actually point out how bad the situation has become.

    Make a claim like, oh, evil shape changing pixies took the place of voters to throw the election, and not only will outfits like Fox and the others eagerly embrace and spread the garbage, but the legit media will say things like “Despite no evidence to support the claim, Sen. XXX claims pixies illegally voted”. And there will be no repercussions at all for the lies.

    No. Come right out and say that “Sen. XXX is either delusional and needs to be taken into care for his own protection or is a hypocritical bastard who should be impeached.”

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — May 17, 2021 @ 7:08 am | Reply

    • I remember in the old days that some “news commentators” would explore the idiotic statements and expose them as idiotic. For example, if the Democrats worked so hard to steal the election from Trump why did they lose so many other contests (governorships, congressional elections, state offices)? when Vladimir Putin gets 95% of the votes in an elections, do they think that all of his cronies lose their races, too?

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 17, 2021 @ 8:59 am | Reply

      • Well, exactly. If the dems really rigged the system they’d have won all of the elections, not just the presidential election. And they would have won the presidential by a hell of a lot more than a few million votes.

        Interestingly enough, a few cases of actual voter fraud have turned up in the last few months, and every one of those that I’ve seen has been a republican casting a vote illegally. In one case a man sent in an absentee ballot from his wife voting for Trump. Only the clerk remembered that the woman had been in the news recently. She was missing and presumed dead, murdered. And her husband is suspected of killing her. Another man voted for Trump under his dead mother’s name. I mean you can’t make this stuff up. It’s like I’m living in some kind of bizarre, mushroom induced hallucination some days when I read the news.

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        Comment by grouchyfarmer — May 17, 2021 @ 10:20 pm | Reply

        • Well, this is the usual psychological projection employed by Republicans. Since they are guilty of these things, they assume that the Dems are, too.

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — May 18, 2021 @ 8:18 am | Reply

          • And that’s why they’re so good at their accusations!


            Comment by Nan — May 18, 2021 @ 10:47 am | Reply

  3. Brought back memories of that old Lindisfarne song from the seventies: ”Meat me on the corner”


    Comment by Ark — May 17, 2021 @ 7:15 am | Reply

    • I missed the 70’s and much of the 80’s musically. Too immersed in my own dramas, apparently. (Lindisfarne? Sounds like a Scandahoovian polka band.)

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 17, 2021 @ 9:02 am | Reply

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