by John Boch
My lovely bride and I were out yesterday with a couple thousand of our nearest and dearest friends at the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day. When we checked our email on the way home, it was chock full of messages about a Coalition to Stop Gun Ownership Facebook post starring yours truly.
In a nutshell, some Coalition to Stop Gun Violence intern (perhaps a pajama boy working in his mom’s basement?) took time to visit The Truth About Guns “I am a gun owner” photo album. They found a photo my then-fiance Wendy took for TTAG’s long-ago promotion that pal Dan Zimmerman posted. That’s Nipsey the ferret starring with me – or “Nippers” for short. You can call him Nippers too if you’ve got a raisin, peanut butter or an adult beverage you’re willing to share with him (in moderation, of course).
All the lonely people?
Reading is fundamental. Notice the third line: “I am engaged”.
In fact, as a couple, we aren’t lonely either. We are surrounded with the love and friendships of countless wonderful people. If wealth is measured in good friends, I’m richer than Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and all their billionaire gun-grabbing buddies put together. How wealthy am I? We had about forty friends turn out to help us move. That’s wealthy.
While I strive to keep my personal life somewhat private, I thought I’d share some photos from our wedding day to illustrate that point.
(And CSGV, these are copyrighted works and you do not have permission to reproduce them.)
And back to the CSGV post.
Here are some special snowflakes expressing their full-fledged bigotry for the world to see on Facebook. I’ve sent each of them a message through Facebook, sharing with them their new-found fame. Expecting to hear much caterwauling in the coming hours.
Christopher Buttner: “Pedophile”
First up, Christopher Buttner from a photo from his Facebook page.
And a photo of Dr. Christopher A. Buttner, DDS from Albuquerque, New Mexico from his practice’s website:
One in the same?
Really now? Taking a photo of a man standing with his pet and extrapolating that to “pedophile”? Project much, Christopher? From Wiki:
Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude.
According to some research, the projection of one’s negative qualities onto others is a common process in everyday life.
What’s on your hard drive, sir?
Irene Beck: All hat, no cattle
From her Facebook page.
Irene: You talk a good game, but talk is cheap. Email me a cancelled check and I’ll match you dollar for dollar in donations to Guns Save Life. The difference? My donation will actually get results.
Jan Terri Machinsky: “Insane”
I’m insane? By what metric are you making that diagnosis, Jan? Does your work as a vocalist on Mercer Island, Washington give you special insight into mental health care? Or is it just your bigotry against people who don’t think just like you?
Lisa Sanford Hopper: “Turnip IQ”
Lisa Sanford Hopper, a member of the Facebook group, “Terminate The Republican Party“, and “LET’S REACH 1 MILLION PEOPLE CAMPAIGN…It’s a start! LGBT EQUALITY” offers her brilliant insight into my IQ.
Paul Simons: “Public masturbation”
Paul Simons works in Philadephia and seemingly has a thing for accusing those he disagrees with of symbolic public masturbation. Whoa. Where did that come from? Is that your Id showing, Paul? (Projection?)
And we must admit, the CSGV’s peeps have fallen down on the job culling comments that deviate from their deviant party line. We must say, I think their latest social media splash left them all wet:
I posted this at CSGV’s Facebook page with their graphic starring me.
It lasted about an hour.
You know, CSGV, I was going to send you a DMCA takedown notice as you’ve used my creative work without permission. But then my wife (ahem) reminded me that when your enemy is making a blunder, stay out of their way. Some of the comments in this thread are golden and I intend to use them to gain additional traffic at Guns Save Life’s website, http://www.gunssavelife.com which, I might add, already has *lots* more traffic that csgv.org. Sorry ’bout that.