Thursday, August 27, 2015

8.27.15 Bee-otches of the Day: The Republican Party

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Name: The Republican Party   
Age: 161
Occupation: right-winged jackasses
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: yet another shooting
Just a few days ago, I was reading about people who actually died on camera.

There was British comedian Tommy Cooper who died of a massive heart attack on stage during a comedy routine. Christine Chubbuck was a local TV show host in Sarasota, FL who shot herself on the air, committing suicide. Normally, when we see somebody die on TV, it's just acting.

Sadly, what happened on WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, VA was anything but fake.

A reporter for the CBS affiliate, Alison Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward were simply doing an interview with Vicki Gardner, who worked for a Chamber of Commerce in Moneta. During the interview on live television, gunshots started ranging out from the gun of Vester Flanigan, a former reporter at WDBJ who used the stage name Bryce Williams. Flanigan fled from the scene and during his escape from police, he shot himself and eventually died at a hospital.

Parker, who just turned 24 and Ward, 27 both died from their injuries while Gardner has been critically injured. Flanigan was apparently distraught over being fired from WDBJ two years ago and often spread hateful messages on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. He claimed to be infuriated that the station never accepted a gay black man on their staff and claimed that Parker and others used racial slurs against him.

The tragedy in Virginia is just another example as to why in the hell people with mental issues should never be close to a gun, period. The Republicans were given too many chances to give mandatory background checks to buy guns, but sadly, they all cry 2nd Amendment and claim that if we forced gun buyers to not freely buy them, our Founding Fathers would be spinning in their graves. The truth is, the Constitution was written when bearing arms meant owning a musket.

Look at this summer alone: Charleston, Lafayette, Nashville and now Roanoke. Why can't people just realize that if people are bugging you, just walk away? Blowing their brains out won't solve anything. Yesterday, people lost a son, a daughter, a soon-to-be wife and a soon-to-be husband.

I think this is America's fault for allowing this travesty to happen. They voted for the Repukes this past election and they've allowed stronger gun laws to not happen. Thanks to the Repukes, a man didn't get proper treatment for mental problems and the world lost Alison Parker and Adam Ward.

My thoughts are with the people of Roanoke. Together, #weareWDBJ

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