FRIEND: Blaming violence on guns is like blaming obesity on forks.
ME: No, people don’t bring forks into schools, or theaters, or banks, to kill innocent people. They bring guns. No war was ever started or ended with a fork, no President ever assassinated with a fork. Obesity is a slow form of suicide, guns are an instant form of murder.
FRIEND: Why blame the guns? The problem is the failure of the mental health care system.
ME: Really? Would the people who support gun rights also vote for increased funding of public mental health care?
ME: Get the fuck out of here.
Today would have been scientist Carl Sagan’s 78th birthday. Republicans will celebrate by saying the word God a bunch of times.
Happy Birthday, Carl!
met·a·phor noun \ˈme-tə-for also -fər\
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money); broadly : figurative language — compare simile