Stupid Twitter Tricks, Gun Nut Edition

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It's time for today's Stupid Twitter Tricks, gun nut edition, brought to you by Think Progress.

Seriously, this is about as stupid and insensitive as you can get. I'd express my outrage, but the replies to these tweets saved me the time and risk of lapsing into an unprintable rant.

Presenting Arkansas State Rep. Nate Bell (R):

tweet boston liberalsLink.

Here are a few of the replies that came his way:

  1. @CopyCurmudgeon @saberback @NateBell4AR let's all agree to ignore "Ms" Bell and let "her" go polish her barrel while watching teebee.

  2. @janeroper I think @NateBell4AR is joking. Nobody is actually that stupid

  3. @NateBell4AR First things first: Bostonians don't cower. This isn't Arkansas.

  4. @NateBell4AR You're like the gestalt of an overflowing toilet and a bag of dicks.

  5. @NateBell4AR We don't need machine guns. We have police officers who are putting themselves in harm's way to keep us safe. You?

  6. Human garbage. MT @NateBell4AR I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15

  7. @danigrrl @NateBell4AR Bacon and beer. Is it too early for beer? Could really use a drink after the past 12 hours. #watertown

  8. @tomecurran Yeah and I still can..what do you know about "AR 15's". That they are scary?? Sorry about the spelling mistakes. No editor!

  9. @mama2fluffs @NateBell4AR Hell no. Reprehensible people should be held responsible for their actions, and being a woman is not an insult.

  10. @neocMatt @NateBell4AR Oh my goodness, how I'd love a beer right now. Have to settle with tea. #Watertown

  11. @NateBell4AR So they can shoot a guy loaded with a bomb? That seems like not the best move in the situation.

  12. @JeanTerranova I know, I know. We're staying strong, though.

  13. @maggieserota It warms my heart that my deeply sarcastic tweet about awful human @NateBell4AR is quickly approaching 400 retweets.

  14. That didn't take long. “@NateBell4AR:...how many BOS liberals spent the night cowering...wishing they had an AR-15 w/hi-capacity magazine?”

  15. @maggieserota maggie how many Arkansans you think are cowering in their homes wishing they had MA's schools and obesity rates? @NateBell4AR

  16. @NateBell4AR Boston liberal here. Seriously? You just tweeted this. I can tell you that we never felt this way.

  17. .@NateBell4AR Breathtaking douchebaggery.

  18. @NateBell4AR I'm saddened by pitting people against each other that this tweet generated rather than a rational, educated discussion.

  19. @NateBell4AR Dear Heartless Gun Nut: Please keep making Heartless Gun Nut statements. Thanks, the USA.

Follow the link for more replies. But, hey, he apologized. Not for what he said, but for when he said it. Via Facebook:

I would like to apologize to the people of Boston & Massachusetts for the poor timing of my tweet earlier this morning. As a staunch and unwavering supporter of the individual right to self defense, I expressed my point of view without thinking of its effect on those still in time of crisis. In hindsight, given the ongoing tragedy that is still unfolding, I regret the poor choice of timing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers were with the people of Boston overnight and will continue as they recover from this tragedy.

There now, all better.

And now for the sequel from none other than-- wait for it-- Herman Cain's Cain TV account!

tweet cain guns boston This reply will suffice:

Georgia Liberal@Georgia_Liberal:

@CainTV No.

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