Already the usual “none of this would have happened if the victims had guns” arguments have come out
Mindblowing isn't it - when your honest argument is "we should have handguns IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS" you'd expect someone to think they might have something wrong somewhere...
I think it's also pretty clear that America needs to contemplate not only gun control, but the cultural role that gun violence plays in its society.
Absolutely, to the point that legislative responses are probably a small drop in the ocean compared to the wider cultural change needed (indeed you could argue the state legislative realities are just a reflection of underlying culture). Unfortunately that seems to manifest itself as "too hard so we won't even take the legislative step" thinking.
To your point re generation-spanning - recently my mother has been intently discussing when my 4 y/o son will watch Star Wars. She showed us the original trilogy growing up, and even came with my brother and I to be horrendously disappointed by Phantom Menace in the cinema. The introduction of her grandson to these films is very important to her :)
Even forgetting the rubbishness of Episode I, I could never get the "why?" - Episode II was much more of a mirror of IV so it really really should have started there. Then II could have been built around the Clone Wars and shown Anakin's development as a Jedi in the way V showed Luke's.
So THANKYOU for Machete Order - that is amazing. I'm not sure a 4 y/o will follow narrative/flashback arcs but this has given me the necessary angle on the prequels...
Which was mangled in the editorial thus:
So he never said to the Times that we were in the "bottom half of countries when it comes to green and clean" but he did say it to the Herald? Because, as you point out, he is a scientist and evidence is required. I haven't seen the evidence that puts us in the bottom half of countries on this stuff?
Note that I fully support his calling out of our deficiencies and think the responses from the Unsworths, Keys, and that editorial are pigheaded and missing the point. But Joy has made a quantitative claim that I can't see being supported?
What, and only get half the salary each? And have to flat with each other in Premier House?
I've often wondered how the Greens intend their structure to work if they actually managed to win leadership of Government... 2.5 days a week each and on-off international junkets?
CNN called it too. Pretty early calls so guessing my 300 vote call is going to be a little light!
The original: Fighting Bob Evans.
I like his Honours section: Won the Civil War Campaign Medal, Sampson Medal and Spanish Campaign Medal; had two destroyers named in his honour; Theodore Roosevelt named his guinea pig after him...
Fighting Bob Evans is a fantastic name for a guinea pig. I'd vote for him.
You can all turn off your computers/TVs now
But I called a 300 vote win for him so now have to obsessively check if I'm correct!
So, is there any hard data -- and please don't quote exit polls or cable news projections at me or I'll forget I'm a gentleman. :)
So you're looking for 100% counted and verified results in at-play states? Don't think so, no...