Skip to comments.Colorado Representative Apologizes for Remarks
Posted on 02/25/2013 9:16:14 AM PST by John Semmens
Democratic Colorado State Representative Joe Salazar issued an apology for suggesting that women fearful of being raped couldnt be trusted with guns.
It was not my intent to offend anyone, Salazar maintained. Its just that I dont believe more guns are the answer to any public safety problem. I think that if a woman has a gun a dangerous situation could easily be escalated from rape to homicide. Her having a gun just increases the risk of doubling the casualty count.
As an alternative to arming themselves Salazar suggested that women who feel threatened should carry whistles. Most of the time a toot or two will scare off a potential attacker, he insisted. If it doesnt it still increases the chances that the rapist will be interrupted or possibly apprehended. The big plus, though, is that the woman will be relieved of the risk of feeling guilty for shooting someone. In my mind, it is better for a woman to be an innocent victim with a clear conscience than to have to bear the blame for harming another person.
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What is wrong with these people? Dead bad guys is a very GOOD thing.
Please put SATIRE in the header of posts like this. Thanks.
Keep talking, moron. Every time you open your mouth you’re further proving what a drooling idiot you are....and your ilk.
If a whistle blows in the forest and no one hears it, did the rape ever occur? Just asking.
That will suck all the fun out of reading the responses.
Then you are an a-hole.
Great post! Thanks!
“It was not my intent to offend anyone,
Of course it wasn’t, because everyone but you is a moron.
That said, when I saw this in his work: "...As an alternative to arming themselves Salazar suggested that women who feel threatened should carry whistles..." I had a very difficult time distinguishing that from reality.
Hey...that’s a bit harsh there. You could make that point without putting that point on it, IMHO.
Having felt the sting of putting my foot into that trap a few times, I know what you mean.
You don’t think people are angry enough already? You think it’s funny to make stuff up to make them even angrier? For nothing?
I don’t get it myself.
I don't know what you have on your screen.... but on my screen right below the TITLE line it says SEMI_NEWS SEMI-SATIRE and it is in bright RED.
Well... his website is called SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE so that explains why some reality is thrown in.
It doesn't explain why it is so hard to distinguish satire from reality , other than that there is no longer anything we can make up that they aren't already doing.
Why are you suddenly making personal attacks ?
That's not true. It would mean 99.99999999999999% of the population are morons, and we know that only about 47% are currently morons.
Now. To my point. Why do you believe you are a moron?
and his ilk? Add me to the list. Dead bad guys is a good concept.
...and his ilk? Add me to the list. Dead bad guys is a good concept.
Ad hominem attacks generally caused by your wife looking much like your sister.
Maybe my post was satire. And you fell for it.
He he he isn’t that cute? Isn’t that funny?
I have a gut feeling some accounts have been hacked. Getting acid attacks from guys who have been members for years.
Believe me, I understand all too well. I had my blood pressure go through the roof a few times.
I cut John Semmens some slack on this for two reasons:
First, one of the requirements of those who fend for themselves when it comes to getting their news is to vet their source. FR is hardly safe in that respect (as you well know) so this serves two purposes, it makes people examine not just the content of the body of the message, but the source as well. In this sense, we should thank John for giving us cause to do that. It is vital.
Second, I think John is an originator of satire of some renown outside of FR (if what I have heard is any indication) so it is buyer beware.
But, yes. I do understand what you are saying. Hell, I am almost speechless with anger at what I see going on. Keep in mind John Semmens isn’t “making stuff up” to make us even angrier, he is doing the job of a satirist, to present something to us that is seemingly absurd, yet serves the purpose to sharpen and focus effectively the point of an issue.
Please don’t take it personally, I just thought you were unneccessarily harsh with the other poster there.
As I have occasionally mentioned to Mr. Semmens, it is becoming increasing difficult to distinguish satire from reality. I am not an expert on this, but I have always held the opinion there must be a nut of absurdity buried somewhere that a discerning mind can ferret out, and unless there is something about baby-eating liberals, it is nearly impossible.
And even then.
Sheesh! - only the mentally retarded need ‘Satire’ in the title.
>> “That will suck all the fun out of reading the responses.” <<
You have to have compassion on the less gifted here. :o)
Wait until you are elected before saying something stupid about rape. They can keep you out if you're not already in Congress, but it's harder to throw you out once you're there.
LOL...actually, it DOES say “Semi-News/Semi-Satire”
I think that just about describes it, and it is even highlighted in red.
"What? You're a funny guy."
I had the same feeling. Thanks for the comeback, it’s good to know it isn’t just me.
Maybe the ‘nut of absurdity’ is the idea that a Dem politician would actually apologize.
Haha, no, that’s what he thinks.
Ya know.... many have claimed to know what someone else is thinking, and rarely have I ever found it to be true.
It’s not just you. Many have not bowed the knee to Baal. A lot of posters recently are writing things that are, frankly, inflammatory. Seems like an orchestrated effort to incite violence is underway to give the government an excuse to react. The first casualty of war is truth.
But he’s a libtard, so the odds are very good!