I am not Republican or Democrat. I will vote for which ever side keeps its nose out of my business. Obama said the right thing in response to the aurora incident and the notion that we need to take away the guns. I’m paraphrasing from an article on politico when he said, “We need to think of the second amendment.”
Caleb Medley was shot in the eye in the Aurora movie theater shooting and remains in the intensive care unit in an induced coma. Medley sustained the terrible injuries only days before his wife Katie was due to give birth to a baby boy they plan to name Hugo. She now joins him in the same hospital — just one floor away — where she was set to be induced.
But even if Caleb makes a full recovery and meets his son, what happened late Friday evening at the movie theater could ruin the young family’s finances. Caleb doesn’t have health insurance, and his medical bills could amount to $2 million, according to his family.
Longtime friend Michael West has created a websiteto raise money for Caleb, who has been an aspiring stand-up comedian since the eighth grade. “He needs to get better because he needs to be a dad,” West said.
This man went to a movie, and now he is facing medical bills that will likely bankrupt him and his family. He did nothing wrong, yet the goddamn Tea Party and goddamn Mitt Romney and goddamn Ron Paul will tell him, his wife, and their unborn child that they are on their own because of reasons.
We need single-payer healthcare in America, and we have to do something as a nation about all the goddamn guns.
WIL WHEATON PARA EL PRESIDENTE
Something needs to be done about goddamn guns??? Excuse me, Answer me this. If the people that commit these crimes are not law abiding in the first place and they seek guns they will get them legitimately or not, so how is adjusting gun control laws going to solve the problem? If one person walks in waving a gun, everyone is armed with a gun, and they could all turn around and take out the assailant, the situation could be nullified. On the other hand you can play the, let him shoot up 50-70 people without being stopped till the damage is done game. I would donate money to the victim for sure in fact I will find out how now, but using emotionally charged situations to justify your political agenda is irresponsible and illogical. Think the patriot act. Think about it and how it could rob us of our privacy if used improperly. It was made when we felt very emotional about 9-11, but that does not make it necessarily a smart decision.
“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself.”—Ralph Ellison (Battle Royal)