And I feel fine!
The new season of SHOOTING GALLERY and COWBOYS started yesterday, and my electronic in-box is overflowing with comments. This is absolutely the best season ever for both shows...these are the shows I always hoped to be able to present! Yeah, some of them are 'way controversial...
And changing gears quickly, here's a quick whiff of bullshit from the Denver Post:
editorialWhat the hell are those clowns talking about? You bet there's a "culture" problem in Denver...but it's a "gang" culture, not a "gun" culture. Denver's been a gang town for a long time, and the gang culture florishes pretty much unhindered. The now-recovered SUV used in the drive-by belongs to a jailed big-gun Crips warlord; the club Darrett Williams visited before his death is reportedly frequented by gang members. And the 'bangers sent a big message in their cowardly act...come dark, the gangs rule the streets.
Williams' murder a cowardly gun crime
In memory of Darrent Williams, the Broncos player killed Monday, Denver should close ranks against the gun culture that endangers the city's streets.
Denver spends a lot of time and effort pretending this isn't so. The city has a big-dollar initiative to "eliminate homelessness." They periodically crack down on expensive call girls and massage parlors and are absolute death on "crusing" — god forbid you should go around a block twice, and if you have a low rider, you are in deep dookey. Oh, and Denver's legal department are trying to find a way to emasculate the state's "Shall Issue" law, because why would you need a concealed weapon in Denver?
When the sun goes down, the 'bangers rule the streets. But the Denver Post lacks the cojones to call a spade a spade because many, if not most, of those gangbangers are black, Hispanic or Asian — god forbid the newspaper be construed as "racially insensitive." So much easier to attack "the gun culture." Hey bubbah, I'm the gun culture, and I don't 'jack anybody!