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Jim Borgman is very insightful

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  1. cr500man

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    Thought I would share this with everyone. This is part of the daily dose of garbage that the local newspaper brings into my home every morning:mad:
     
  2. Thefabulousfink

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    Forgot one?

    <===This Bullet killed a man with a knife in the hall at 3:00am standing next to your 6 year old daughter's room.
     
  3. hso

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    Welcome to THR cr500man.

    Obviously the cartoonist doesn't look at real crime statistics or deal with reality on a regular basis. I doubt if he cares if 1,500,000 violent crimes are stopped with firearms compared to the 34,000 firearms related deaths each year.
     
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    None of those bullets look like they have been fired to me. :scrutiny:
     
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    :D
     
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    Not even 50% witty.
     
  7. Geronimo45

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    On the other hand...
     

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    Very nice Geronimo45:D
    BTW: Build a man a fire, you'll warm him for a night. Set a man on fire and you'll warm him for the rest of his life.
     
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    Welcome to The High Road

    Welcome to THR, cr500man. That is a very good first post! I only wish you could have given us a url to the newspaper - or at least named the paper - so we could drop a few thousand of our thoughts on them similar to what Geronimo45 posted. We can do that.

    Never mind. Borgman cartoons for The Cincinnati Enquirer. This is the page you posted. This is the page for "feedback."

    By the way, newbies buy the ammo. I'll take a case of .357 JHPs, thank you.
     
  10. DoubleTapDrew

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    LOL send Geronimo's corrected version to the cartoonist and the editor.
    +1 on the unfired. Someone must have been reloading a nasty bunch of undeformed, once used bullets!
    They could all easily begin with "This bullet could have saved..." instead of "this bullet killed".
    *sarcasm mode on* I do hate it when bullets kill innocent people. They are just sitting there out in the open like that, not being loaded in a gun, nobody pulling a trigger, and BAM, they kill your best friend! It's a shame what inanimate objects have become! :barf:
     
  11. cr500man

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    Thanks qlajlu. I found this cartoon in the metro of the Sacramento Bee. Borgmans filth is syndicated all over. The best part was that this was not normal political cartoon size in the paper, it was 7"x7" centered with anti-gun letters from city dwelling citizens of Norcal surrounding it. Shows the mentality around here.

    - California still trying to ban handgun ammo. HP .357's Might soon be scarce:neener:
     
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    Garbage like that caused me to stop buying newspapers over 25 years ago. Don't regret the decision.
     
  14. cr500man

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    Amen to that!!! It adds insult to injury that I pay for liberal media to enter my home.:banghead: However, Thursdays paper always has good cupons on ammo for the local gun shops / big box stores. qlajlu just might get his .357's after all. :)

    BTW - Love Geronimo45 version :D
     
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    I'll check with you on Friday to see how "we" did with the coupons. :D

    BTW, if you haven't read the thread, "Welcome back, Mr. Nightcrawler," you need to. It is very good! ;)
     
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    Haven't bought a Zits book since I saw stuff like that. Used to really enjoy the strip, too.


    Don't even have a paper delivered, the only newspaper I have here is the town's free weekly paper; I use that to wrap items to be sent out. :D
     
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    Take a deep breath guys; The Cincinnati Enquirer is considered to be the conservative newspaper in this town, which is one reason I take it.

    Jim Borgman, it is true, leans left, but many times his insights are right on (pun intended). He didn't get this one right, but that is to be expected. He is the resident liberal on this paper.

    I have met Jim, and I think he is a decent guy, just a little misguided on some issues. As Zund pointed out, most replys were negative to Jim's position.
     
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    Yes, Jim is our local (Cincinnati) controversy-stirrer. Success has gone to his head and his arrogance often shows through.

    Locally, we have a lot of criminal-on-criminal (usually black-on-black) violence. There are occasionally some innocent bystanders who get hurt or killed. Unfortunately, more guns in the hands of good people will not have a direct effect on this crime. Indirectly, it might. Our biggest problems with violence locally are: 1) lack of jail space, and 2) people being unwilling to come forward and testify against their out of control neighbors (often because of genuine threats of retaliation and the fact that, due to lack of jail space, these creeps are back on the street after serving little or no time.

    But it's easier to just blame the guns and bullets. :rolleyes:
     
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    Borgman's email address

    Borgman's email address @ his syndicator, King Features

    [email protected]
     
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    this reminds me i'm low on ammo. :D
     
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    I lived in Cincinnati for four years (1992-96) and got a regular dose of Borgman's Commie-leaning cartoons. He was and is consistently anti-Second Amendment and I don't give a damn how "nice" he is, he's hurting me and my country with his political activism.

    The Enquirer raised my blood pressure on a daily basis with it's Commie rhetoric. I was very happy when I moved. I was amazed at how many anti-gun Republicans were in office in and from Ohio (both U.S. Senators from Ohio are anti-gun Republicans). Sad situation.
     
  22. cr500man

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    The only thing that worries me about this cartoon is the fact that it made it into the cali newspapers. 90% of the people that read those will agree with him, 5% will use it to further form an anti-gun position, and only the final 5% will immediately dismiss it as BS. Most Cali conservatives ( yes, they do exist) will get there news either online or from out-of-state sources.
     
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    As someone participating in journalism, he has a responsibility to be well-educated before throwing this sort of stuff out to the people to be absorbed as reality.

    He did not. He failed at that.

    As a result, people are being MISLED as to reality, and think that this cartoon expresses the truth..when nothing could be further.

    As a participant in a responsible, free press, he has failed.

    I hope you can convey that to him.

    And I like some of the sentiments on that blog, like this one:

     
  24. Correia

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    Since the bullets are still in the case, can we assume that people were poked really hard with them or something? Perhaps choking?

    I like Geronimo's version better.
     
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