I’ve never once posted anything political on here. But after Donald Trump’s unbelievably imbecilic comments calling for the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” after the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, now I have to.

Apparently he thinks we should all be afraid and he’s the one to save us. Maybe he’ll change his mind, and just make them wear some kind of insignia on their arm to imply their separation.

Maybe he believes Jews should be rounded up and put in camps. Also Poles, Russians and homosexuals.

Or the Japanese. You never know. It is Pearl Harbor Day today… They could stage another bombing, y’all.

Ask the KKK. All they’re saying is that we should remain separate! Is that so wrong?

Or let’s just repeat the mass atrocities that have occurred in history as a result of this sort of thing. Ask the Armenians what they think. Or the Cambodians. Or all of Eastern Europe or parts of Africa. I’m sure the human rights guaranteed by our constitution mean nothing to them and the millions who met their death.

Do not ask anyone who has no idea what the difference is between being a Muslim and being a terrorist. Not only are you people shamelessly ignorant, but you can’t even see that The Don is playing right into your ignorant fear and your the-world-is-flat mentality.

Maybe he’s a Star-Bellied Sneetch who walks with his nose in the air, feeling superior because he has a green star on his belly while other Sneetches don’t have green stars. Because the ones without stars went and got stars by going through Sylvester McMonkey McBean’s machine. And the ones with stars got theirs removed. And then they all got mixed up and no one knew who was who.

You sleep well though dude, while people are getting raped and killed and will never know peace or religious freedom.


I wrote this three years ago, after a shooting at an elementary school. I called it “Bang.”

I believe guns are bad.

I believe guns are not sexy or cool whatsoever.

I believe a free society should come with responsibility and accountability, not maniacal sick fucks who kill children.

I believe people who shoot people are bad. And sometimes mentally ill. Reminder: a shooter killed John Lennon, the one most outspoken person for peace of our time. Mark David Chapman has been up for parole seven times and denied seven times. If he ever gets out, I predict someone will gun him down within a month.

I believe if you think shooting animals is sport, there’s a special place in hell for you. Enjoy.

I believe guns are bad because their sole purpose is to threaten, intimidate, harm and kill.

I actually believe in the 2nd Amendment, that we have the right to protect ourselves from the crazies. I just don’t want to hold a gun myself.

I had to go to the Los Angeles courthouse twice last week, and I do believe they try to keep us safe down there.

I believe an NRA sticker on my front window might be enough to scare away bad people.

James Bond is hot. He carries a gun, just like Charlie’s Angels, Dick Tracy, Agent Starling, Rambo and Al Pacino in every single movie he ever made. But they’re all fictional and if they’re killed as a result of a gun, it’s because a writer wrote it. These characters are never in physical pain and are never taken to the emergency room. Their mothers do not sit up worrying.

I believe a ridiculously large amount of people in jail are there because they’ve attempted to threaten, intimidate, harm or kill using a gun.

I believe mental health is more important for the people of this country than, well, pretty much anything. The city of Los Angeles pulls in more than enough dough from liquor licenses. Can’t we use that?

I believe Dexter is kind of sexy, even though he kills people. At least he doesn’t use a gun. And again, fictional.

I believe if you think guns are sexy or cool, then you probably haven’t ever been threatened, intimidated, harmed or even in a place where you could have been killed my a gun. Or have you?

I believe those kids who died in the shooting this morning at the elementary school and all the other souls who ever died at the wrong end of a bullet don’t think guns are sexy.

I believe it’s time to stop glorifying guns. This isn’t the old west, and as far as I know you are not a Crip or a Blood. Knock it off. You’re just not slick with that fucking gun in your hand. Put it away before you hurt someone. Sell it. Do something with it. Then maybe go to a meditation and do something to promote peace on earth instead of threatening it, intimidating it, hurting it and trying to kill it.

Written by Anne Clendening
Anne Clendening was born and raised in L.A. She's a yoga teacher, a writer and occasionally slings cocktails in a Hollywood bar. She could eat chocolate cake for every meal of the day. She has a huge fear of heights and flying. And fire. She wishes she could speak French, play her guitar better and make cannoli. She's probably listening to The Dark Side Of The Moon right now, kickin’ it with her boxer dog and her hot Australian husband ★