“Don’t politicize this” people can shove it up their collective chambers, I got desensitized to this stuff after Virginia Tech, everything after Pulse has just been me saying “So are we actually going to do something NOW?” because honestly I’m sick and tired of this.
The second amendment is broken.
The Founding Fathers didn’t think that we’d be stupid enough to A. Make weapons powerful enough for one man to murder twenty people and injure a hundred others and B. Not pass laws limiting these things. They wanted every man to have his own musket, his own pistol, his own weapons of self-defense that he can brandish at an oncoming mob and say “Which one of you wants it?” while being fully aware that he’s only going to take down one of them, and hope that the mob thinks the same and says “Well I don’t want it to be me or my buddy, so let’s just go home”. That’s what they wanted. Not this. Never this.
The Bill of Rights was established so that people didn’t have to be afraid of assembly. It was established so that they could trust their fellow man. People needed to be sure that what they read in the paper was correct and honest, and that they should not be afraid of soldiers or policemen intimidating them. That’s what the Bill of Rights is supposed to do.
And constantly, time and time again, people have used it to justify the terror and horror that is perpetuated by American citizens.
I’m sick of it. And don’t come at me for “politicizing” this, because this is already a political issue. It’s been a political issue. Every massacre that follows these debates is simply another reminder that we still haven’t fixed the problem.
The sad thing is that the next failure, statistically speaking, will probably be within the next two weeks. Someone else is going to die…and we know our leaders aren’t going to do anything about it.
i hate how desensitized i’ve become to violence…. like, news of a mass shooting in a church that killed nearly 30 people should make me feel loads of emotions but, because america has long fostered this culture of violence where things like this happen so regularly, it just feels like another day and i fucking hate that i feel this way
Julia: I don’t think that you have ownership of horror of this crime.
Owen: Can I just say, I find this, I find this astonishing.
Julia: I’m not Jewish and I’m not gay, I’m not French, but I still am equally horrified by these crimes.
Owen: This was a – I’m being yelled at, which is incredible.
Julia: Stop talking so [we hadn’t do].
Mark: That’s the headline: ‘Isil wages war on gays in west’. Now you share that view, that basically this was deliberately targeted on one part of the community rather than the freedom to enjoy yourself no matter what your sexual orientation is.
Owen: What are you talking about?!?
Mark: I’m talking about the coverage in the newspapers.
Owen: It’s not some abstract, kind of, he just picked a random club out of nowhere. He picked a club because it was full of people he regarded as deviants. That’s why he attacked the club.
Julia: It’s a hate crime, this is an act of terrorism, it was an attack on gay people, absolutely, it was horrific. However, my mind guesses this man probably would be as horrified by me as a gobby woman as he would – genuinely, genuinely – this is the thing. We don’t know right now. We can speculate, but we don’t know how much of this is motivated by just his homophobia.
Owen: We heard from his own father about his revulsion – why are we trying to deflect? Why are you both pick-
Mark: We are not trying to deflect. We are trying to reflect what is being said by the authorities here and –
Owen: Can I ask, what argument are you trying to pick here?
Mark: I’m now going to quote from what The Telegraph is saying…’his father said…[he] may have targeted the gay community after becoming angry when he saw two men–’
Owen: ‘May have’? He did! Why are you saying this?
Julia: ‘After seeing two men kissing in Miami some months ago’ – he may have been angered by many other things since then!
Owen: I’m sorry. I just find this the most astonishing thing I’ve ever been involved with on television. If he’d walked into a synagogue, and massacred dozens of Jewish people, you wouldn’t be saying what you’re saying now.
Owen: This bizarre attempt to deflect from this –
Mark: We are trying to draw parallels in terrorist attacks on people who are being attacked whether they are enjoying rock music in Paris, whether they are gay people in Florida enjoying a night out.
Julia: I completely accept it, as [Mark] does, that it was a homophobic attack, but for me the issue is there are going to be homophobic people, there’ll be people who hate black people, or who hate gay people, or hate Jewish people. There are going to be people, who are lunatics, who are fanatics –
Owen: Who are “lunatics”! Stop using these words, Julia!
Julia: Is it possible for me to finish one sentence?
Owen: If you stop using words like “lunatic” to talk about homophobic terrorist attacks!
Julia: Well thank you. Whoever these people are, and whatever their motivations are, the key thing is we’re always going to have mad and bad people in the world.
Owen: Mad and bad people. Okay.
Julia: And the key issue is, that they can’t do too much or any harm. When you have free access to assault weapons in a country like America, then they’re able to put their hatred of other people –
Owen: Yes! Obviously!
Julia: – into effect, and do damage. That’s the issue for me.
(discussion between Mark and Julia on gun control and the U.S. …Julia: It is absolutely absurd, if America were not going to do something about gun control after Sandy Hook in 2012, if you’re going to watch six- and seven-year-olds being massacred and you don’t think you need to act, they are never going to act.)
Mark: There’s something else here in The Telegraph coverage, which I think we need to bring up, Owen, in relation to your point. And that is, I think that we’ve got at least a call from a spokesman for Stonewall saying that people would be feeling vulnerable, and basically indicating –
Owen: Oh, you’re going to have an LGBT voice talking about it. Interesting.
Owen: Nothing, carry on. Go on.
Julia: Owen, seriously.
Owen: I’ve had enough of this. I’m going home. Sorry. No way.
Julia: Owen, genuinely, we’re trying to have a civilized conversation.
Owen: I know you’re having it, I don’t want it!
Julia: I know you’re upset, you’re very upset –
Owen: Yeah, I am, I’m very upset. I’m very upset.
Julia: Everyone’s upset and angry about this, but storming off a TV set –
Owen Jones, Mark Longhurst, and Julia Hartley-Brewer discuss the Pulse nightclub shootings, 12 June 2016
I dare one of you to look me in the eye and tell me Eric Harris would not have been a Trump supporter. If he was alive right now he would have 4 make america great again shirts and hats and everything. He would be so far up trumps asshole he could see out of his mouth. Don’t lie you know its true.
I live for the concept of McCree wearing those Southern Girl shirts as a joke. You know the ones, with fifty different fonts in five different colors that say things like “Texas Princess” or “American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God” or “Relax, Cowboy, I was looking at your gun”. He wears them all as a joke cuz way back in the Blackwatch days, Gabe saw one and commented on how it fit McCree’s ugly ass cowboy aesthetic, and he bought them out of spite. And then it just carried on over the years so now people always try to find the ugliest ones they can to give him for his birthday or at Christmas. Hanzo hates them at first but gets used to it, because it’s funny as fuck and stupid and he’ll be damned if Jesse doesn’t actually fit them in a terrible way. Eventually Jesse buys him one (its a tank top that says “I don’t wear bows, I shoot them” and Hanzo hates it but loves it at the same time and wears it to bed each night.
I hate [photo shoots]. I have my insecurities, and some days you don’t want to be photographed. You notice all of your flaws even if others don’t notice them. Photo shoots also feel very vain because it’s all about you and your looks and your face. I feel I work better on camera. Even when fans come up to me on the street for a photo, I’d almost rather go for coffee with them instead. It’s the God’s honest truth! There’s an expectation that people have of you to look a certain way because you’re on TV, and I don’t look like that every day. So it can be very daunting.
the very beginning with a very soft voiced phil having a chihuahua boop the camera i’m deceased
dan Literally Basically Actually sitting in phil’s lap. wyd
“we were inspired by awkward familyphotos”
thew fuckign tiny dog outfit “obviously this is phil’s and he’s really looking forward to getting into it” “what pokes out of that hole?”
i am SOBBING dan looks half ready for death half “really??? i hate u so much (love u)”
“””accidental”””” dad balloon? false. factoid statistical error. u got that on purpose and we know u got it on purpose smh
the boys getting softly brushed w make up its so cute ssdfhasf
the corgi!!!!! phil is so happy!!!
one of my f a v o u r i t e things is when phil says something funny and dan is about to say something but then he just can’t and laughs cause he can’t help it, he does that a lot and it kill me every time. he had to laugh when phil referenced a movie they’d seen together ofc hhhh
dan’s constant “hello there!” in a high soft voice and phil’s sweet gentle voice too h e l p me
i’m not even gonna SPEAK about valentines ok just. leave me alone
ok i lied i’m gonna speak about it: dan looks really fuckin good in those suspenders i know he hates them but he looks SO good. i hate that phil did a shit pick up line on dan end me
“i feel like they’ve fallen in love” “they have! they’ve fallen in love on the shoot!” and the ‘canoodling’ thing again i hate dan so much
phil constantly zooming in and focusing on dan and dan tries to say “babe ur supposed to be focusing on the dog… I MEAN THE DOOR” smh
fucking DAN recording and zooming in on phil’s ass AGAIN for literally seven seconds yes we know dan ur bf has a sweet ass WE KNOW ALREADY
“let me put some mustard between your buns” dan fuck off??? also ~demon time~ but i swear phil would’ve usually laughed way harder than he did so i think he was a bit 2 turned on to laugh properly ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
dan posing like the pretty bitch he is and going “how do i look phil?” “you look…” phil says as he pans the camera up and down, checking dan out. “be honest… amazing” “you look amazing i won’t lie” god can y’all stop showing off how hot u think each other are??? smh
phil with a fucking quiff and glasses jesus he’s so fucking hot @dan once again i hate u so much but the meme game ridiculous
dan being sad about saying good bye to the dogs then saying “well i guess we’ll just have to…. relive it every day!!! …when we get the calendar??” fuck you dan i’m so angry i literally thought he was gonna say they were getting a dog i hate this
we end with the boys literally super glued to each other