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Michael Ian Black’s NRA rabies analogy flops; ‘Gun violence is a disease’

http://twitter.com/#!/michaelianblack/status/282878753489682432

The comedian and actor is at it again. As Twitchy reported, he recently took to Twitter to give a sanctimonious tweet-lecture on guns, while oh-so-civilly accusing those with whom he disagrees of “Founding Father fetishization.”  He didn’t care for Twitchy’s accurate and verbatim quoting of his tweets in that instance. In fact, he followed through on his claim that he would change his Twitter bio to include “celebri-ghoul.”

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Heh. Flattering!

Alas, he further exposed his own absurdity today.

@daveweigel @michaelianblack The analogy doesn’t work

— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) December 23, 2012

@michaelianblack Um, I guess no one ever pointed out to you that the rabies vaccine is made from rabies.

— Chuck (@chuckt808) December 23, 2012

Rabies vaccine contains rabies. RT @daveweigel: RT @michaelianblack: Best way to combat rabies is more rabies. – National Rabies Association

— Tommy (I) (@FirstTeamTommy) December 23, 2012

D’oh!

@michaelianblack I’m not a rabid NRA/gun guy, but this gun/disease analogy is really dumb and not at all persuasive.

— Jim Blatzheim (@jblatzheim) December 23, 2012

Undeterred, Michael Ian Black continued to ensure that confirmation of his foolishness was achieved. What a giver!

I never believed in Lizard People until I saw this Wayne LaPierre interview on “Meet the Press.”

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

We are sure he totally loved David Gregory’s ridiculously biased interview with Mr. LaPierre this morning. He did, of course, retweet this from Piers “Musket” Morgan. He’s quite the Morgan fan, evidently.

Watching @davidgregory expose Wayne Lapierre for what he is – a dangerous, dim-witted, deluded menace to American safety. @nra

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 23, 2012

Some gun concern trolls in the media prostrate themselves to Black.

@daveweigel @chrislhayes @michaelianblack The only way to stop a bad guy with rabies is a good guy with rabies.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) December 23, 2012

RT @michaelianblack: Best way to combat rabies is more rabies. – National Rabies Association

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) December 23, 2012

Black next went on to claim that gun violence is a disease. No, really.

@benshapiro @buzzfeedben @buzzfeedandrew Gun violence IS a disease.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro It is a disease the same way addiction is a disease. We regulate drugs & alcohol b/c misuse creates death and destruction.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro And, in fact, it does seem to be contagious: hence copycat crimes.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

And pesky amendments that are old and stuff are of no interest to him.

@themimicmoment I don’t care that much about the one that says I don’t have house and quarter soldiers.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Non-sycophants who are free thinkers explain reality to the wilfully ignorant.

@daveweigel @michaelianblack Because owning a gun is just like having a disease. LEFTARDS: “End rabies, ban dogs!”

— Illbay (@Illbay) December 23, 2012

[email protected]michaelianblack Question isn’t how many guns, but who owns them. Norway has 6x gun ownership rate of UK, 50% lower gun homicide rate.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

[email protected]michaelianblack Norway has twice the gun ownership rate of Mexico, 180x lower gun homicide rate.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

[email protected]michaelianblack Gun violence like alcoholism in that we treat the law abiding differently than law breakers. But you’re a Prohibitionist.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

Really? Is it contagious? Who are the carriers? RT @michaelianblack Gun violence IS a disease.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

[email protected]buzzfeedben @buzzfeedandrew @michaelianblack think guns are a disease, like rabies. Conservatives think they are a tool, like guns.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

@kurtschlichter @buzzfeedandrew @daveweigel @chrislhayes @michaelianblack We counter guns with guns all the time. Basis of armed police.

— Sunny (@sunnyright) December 23, 2012

[email protected]michaelianblack In 25 yrs in uniform & carrying. I’ve done a fair bit of protecting. And damned if it doesn’t seem to work pretty well.

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) December 23, 2012

[email protected]benshapiro And not just who has guns, but WHERE they have them. Gun-free zones are a murderer’s invitation. @michaelianblack

— Brady Cremeens (@brady_cremeens) December 23, 2012

Grievance aired to @michaelianblack You’re getting a little self-righteous.

— Jeremy Avery (@therealjavery) December 23, 2012

So vaccinate by protecting yourself w/ a gun MT “@benshapiro: Really? Is it contagious? RT @michaelianblack Gun violence IS a disease.”

— Amy(@CAAmyO) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Do you have to register to conceal the fact that you’re carrying the disease? #liblogic @michaelianblack

— RepRepublic (@RepRepublic) December 23, 2012

Yep “@nhedmondson: @caamyo @benshapiro @michaelianblack a disease just like patriotism and self-sufficiency.”

— Amy(@CAAmyO) December 23, 2012

Bingo!

@sunnyright @kurtschlichter @buzzfeedandrew @daveweigel @chrislhayes The argument is holding up absurdity to illustrate absurdity.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Absurdity? Look in the mirror, toots. On the plus side, he isn’t hurling as many insults around today. But the Better Than You ™ sanctimony? It scorches.

………..

Update: Despite the fact that Mr. Black’s entire feed, with replies, was linked in “it scorches” above, he really wants you to read all his tweets. Individually and one by one. Ah, special snowflakes!

@snarkandboobs In your article, you failed to show almost all of my responses. Oversight? Thanks for looking into this matter.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

No, really.

@snarkandboobs HI Lori, I wrote to you last night but did not receive a response. Wondering if your lack of including my responses…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@snarkandboobs in your article was an oversight? Thanks.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@michaelianblack Your ENTIRE Twitter feed was linked at the end. But if you would like a pat on the head for each individual tweet, I’ll be

— Lori Ziganto (@snarkandboobs) December 24, 2012

@snarkandboobs Thanks, I appreciate it. Happy holidays.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@snarkandboobs Thanks. I’ll be sure to give everybody in my family pats on the head from you.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@snarkandboobs Hi Lori, will the update being going up today? Want to link to it.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@snarkandboobs Also, b/c you pulled a quote from him, I’d be interested for you to get @benshapiro ‘s impression of our discussion. Thanks!

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

Sigh. Pats on the head, indeed.

See, Mr. Black was thanked for a civilized discussion at one point (after snide remarks and the like). We suppose that is what he means by pulling a quote: Featuring a tweet.

People should be following the convo between @benshapiro and @michaelianblack. Pretty good, not hostile. No grievance here.

— Jeremy Avery (@therealjavery) December 23, 2012

Enjoying this conversation with @michaelianblack because it is actually a conversation.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 23, 2012

Special snowflakes must be praised for deigning to have a “dialogue” with the masses, especially those bitter clingers. So, he called you fetishists … whatever! The act of  discussing, no matter how, must be praised. He really, really wants you to understand that. If you can even read and all.

@brandonlmoreno Please show me specifically where I belittled people.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

@brandonlmoreno Yes, that one was condescending in response to an insulting tweet I’d just received.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

That’s okay to do; Unlike after one is called a fetishist or anything. Suck that up; he’s having a dialogue!

As requested, here are all the tweets. We are givers here at Twitchy, and will do the work for Mr. Black and aggregate all his tweets for him. Saving everyone the trouble of, you know, clicking on a link and reading his public timeline themselves. That’s not good enough. For future reference, there is something called Storify; Twitchy curates tweets, we don’t exhaustively aggregate every single one.

@hardacker I don’t think people are arguing against that specific idea: more the general principle of solving gun violence w/more guns.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@hardacker And because past evidence suggests it doesn’t work.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@herrplacke @eljd1 Nobody is arguing against an army defending our nation.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@pdmacguire @benshapiro I submit there are many conservatives who take drugs, also.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@reprepublic @benshapiro I don’t understand this question. If you’re asking if we should register guns, yes.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@herrplacke @eljd1 This is a radical understanding of the 2A, so yes, to the extent that I disagree, I don’t get it.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@ranarchist @benshapiro If you believe proponents of gun control do not sincerely aim to protect people, I would you’re the cynical one.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@herrplacke @eljd1 nydailynews.com/opinion/amendm…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@bigbullets @benshapiro Again, nobody calling for dissolution of army, National Guard, or police.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@themimicmoment I don’t care that much about the one that says I don’t have house and quarter soldiers.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro @michaelianblack No, I have never expressed a desire to ban all guns. Gun control is not an either/or proposition.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Do you have a solution to gun violence? If so, does it include any form of gun regulation?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@deadlykittenz Exactly, but our first response to a rabies outbreak isn’t to encourage everybody to get it so they can get the vaccine.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@mrsamuelwhitley @benshapiro We have 300,000,000 guns in this country. What is the correct number to reduce violence?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro @michaelianblack I asked first, but I will answer: I think gun control has to be a component of a larger effort.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro @michaelianblack This would include mental health treatment, and getting good science as to what works.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro @michaelianblack I have yet to hear anybody – ANYBODY – excuse the shooter. My interest is protecting people as we go forward.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Great, so let’s talk about who owns guns. Do you support tighter regulations for gun ownership?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro For all weapons purchases? Closing gun show loophole? Gun registry? What about training?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Yes, although I think we need to do a better job of defining “arms.” Clearly 2A isn’t absolute, so where do we draw the line?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@aimeemann Nobody could hear what he was saying because of the spittle lodged in the corner of his mouth.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Civilized discourse! Shh, don’t look at anything else. It’s the deigning of the dialogue that matters.

@philipfaulkner @benshapiro Please show me where I have not listened to/ responded to his arguments

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@brady_cremeens @benshapiro As is Ft. Hood?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro I don’t think we can pick and choose from the Bill of Rights. I personally do not believe guns makes me safer…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro But I believe in the rights of hunters and sport shooters. I believe if you feel the need to have a gun in the home for safety..

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Then you should have the right to own one. BUT I do think obtaining guns should be much more difficult.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro No.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Are you amenable to making obtaining a gun more difficult? Licensing the same way to drive a car? If not, why not?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiroI do not support her right to own an AR-15.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Chatter with Piers about that.

@nessmith911 @benshapiro No it’s not. The 2nd amendment is there to provide for a militia instead of a standing army to combat ext. threats

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro I don’t know what CCW is.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@philipfaulkner @benshapiro That doesn’t support your argument that I’m only interested in my own answers. Where are specific examples?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@tebuckey @benshapiro And…?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro But training as a component of licensing might.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro I think concealed carry should be, at best, rare.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@arizonaluke Never read the Federalist Papers. Read the Bill of Rights yesterday.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@philipfaulkner @benshapiro I responded. Go back through my feed.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Or exhaustively aggregate it!

@benshapiro Not true. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_viole…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@philipfaulkner @benshapiro No, any more than beer ownership is a medical issue. Or heroin.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro I agree. 3x more likely to be murdered in homes with guns.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro Are you willing to say gun control CAN be part of a larger focus?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@brady_cremeens @benshapiro This is unproven.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@natebell4ar @lilmissrightie But we don’t purposely expose people to rabies so that they can get the vaccine. We prevent exposure.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@benshapiro And so many of the top states don’t either. I have to go. Good discussion.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@philipfaulkner @benshapiro Our rush to stereotype: “just let this guy hashtag his way to lefty street cred.”

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@netizenkane @benshapiro Please show me specifically where I have been unreasonable.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Then he retweeted this:

@anthonycumia @michaelianblack You’re shining achievement in life is being on “I love the 80s” your opinion on gun control doesn’t mean shit

— Cullen Bohannon (@ramshark67) December 21, 2012

Funny, but that was in response to a snide slam from Mr. Black. But, he listens and stuff.

@theaco731 exactly but we attempt to prevent getting rabies. Vaccine is last resort.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

The awesome actor Adam Baldwin then joins in … and the tweets continue. And continue.

@adamsbaldwin @thepantau I have not and do not advocate overturning 2A

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin This is more in line with my interpretation of 2A: nydailynews.com/opinion/amendm…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin Nobody would ever disregard his conclusion, but he is one person. I have a different conclusion.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin SCOTUS (Scalia!) agrees: nationaljournal.com/scalia-guns-ma…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@iammrsarrington Let me help.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin is this a serious question? Could anybody disagree? It’s about best way to protect.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin @nra I don’t necessarily. Not sure what the purpose of Gun Free Zone is.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin @nra But agreeing that we should protect children is hardly an endorsement of LaPierre.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@masanf01 please show me where I called anybody a mass murderer.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@masanf01 Why don’t you ever respond to when I ask you questions?

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Just made latkes for our Christmas party: another victory in the War on Christmas.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin Armed security where? Everywhere? Yes to mental health measures. Would argue for tougher gun laws…

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@adamsbaldwin Close gun show loophole, limit purchases, ban ARs and large capacity magazines, tougher licensing requirements to buy guns

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@masanf01 It’s very hard to nod in agreement over Twitter.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@masanf01 Thank you. And the reason I joke is because I am a comedian.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@tripp1tripp Thanks for the support. Glad you agree.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@tripp1tripp This doesn’t make sense – we SHOULD be able to trace the firearm. Think about it.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@tripp1tripp I really disagree with the idea of banning free speech!!! Think about it.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

@tripp1tripp NO!!!

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 23, 2012

Can you get drunk on spinach dip? Because I think that’s what just happened to me.

— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 24, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/23/michael-ian-blacks-nra-rabies-analogy-falls-flat-the-noted-expert-also-claims-gun-violence-is-a-disease/

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