Friday, October 24, 2008

Well, I'd say it's perfect...

I don't mean to generalize, but more than once I've gotten the idea that the folks writing at the Houston Press are a bunch of idiots, and this blog post is the perfect encapsulation of why:

Amundsen admits the event, however popular in Manvel, might be less well thought of out of Brazoria County. “No question there are some people that raise an eyebrow,” he says. “We’re a charitable organization doing good in the community and then we’re sending guns out into the community. All I can say is hunting is a foundation in our country. These are hunting rifles that we’re raffling off. Of course, for people who anti-hunters, this won’t sit well with them, but nothing to do with hunting would, not just our gun raffle.
And does Amundsen see any irony in raffling guns to help battered women?

Damn, but where to start? What the hell's so wrong with citizens having guns? Why does this Tom Amudsen character try to cast that as a problem? And why in the bloody fuck should anyone in Manvel or Brazoria County (or Texas, for that matter) give a flying fuck what outsiders might think? Irony? What the hell? I guess those hotshots think the writers of Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder & Lead" just pulled that song out of their asses as opposed to basing it on real-life situations and advice women get on how to deal with them...dumbasses.