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SWM, No Fatties, No Guns

Posted on | February 16, 2013 | 15 Comments

Do I know why Harvard Law student Robert M. Cross (right) posted that as a profile picture on Facebook? No, I do not. And his Facebook page doesn’t list a “relationship” status, so it would be wrong to jump to any conclusions as to what the photo signifies. Two friends posing after a healthy hike in the woods? Perfectly innocent. Maybe.

What we do know about Harvard Law student Robert M. Cross — I mean, besides his impressive six-pack abs — is that he hates guns. Hates, hates, hates guns. He interned at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and took part Friday in a panel discussion chaired by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, “Gun Violence After the Newtown Tragedy: What Can Legal, Public Health and Other Efforts Do?”


Thanks to Badger Pundit, who never jumps to conclusions, and also provides the full 18-minute segment featuring Robert M. Cross:

5:03: “It is so easy to save lives, and the NRA doesn’t want us to do it.”

6:28: “There’s a big problem: Brady background checks apply only to federally licensed firearms dealers. They do not apply to private sellers. . . . It is estimated that over 40 percent of gun acquistions occur in the secondary market.”

10:17: “People like Wayne LaPierre, that you see on TV, are not representing Americans. They’re not representing the NRA. They’re not representing gun owners. They’re representing the gun industry, an industry that makes money off of the blood of children.”

 Wow. So that’s something else we know about Robert M. Cross: He really hates the NRA. Hates, hates, hates ’em. Uh . . . NTTAWWT.



15 Responses to “SWM, No Fatties, No Guns”

  1. John Difool
    February 16th, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    No man that I know hugs another man around the waste like that *nttawwt*. Alpha, testosterone laden hetero-sexual males usually hug their male friends up high around the shoulders…

  2. gwheelockvan
    February 16th, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    10:21: “And then I looked up and said to him, ‘Daddy, are you sure this is the right thing to do?’ “

  3. Christy Waters
    February 16th, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    If Mr. Pasty were faced with a thug in his house, he’d curl up in the fetal position and beg to be spared. He might have six-pack abs, but balls?… Not so much.

  4. K-Bob
    February 16th, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    He’s totally sporting the Gorby mark, wraparound style.

    And did you ever so so much fidgeting by panel members? It’s like a rash of eczema broke out suddenly. The whole thing has a kinda Gahan Wilson feel to it.

  5. Sorge L. Diaz
    February 16th, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    I’m not jumping to conclusions either–might get an ankle sprain that way. I’m walking carefully to conclusions instead….

  6. Adjoran
    February 16th, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Since Smitty ain’t around, I suppose it falls to me to supply the appropriate Zappa lyric:

    “Bend over and spread ’em, Baby, ’cause here comes my bullet!”

  7. Bob Belvedere
    February 16th, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Back, say, twenty years ago you would have been correct, but the young men we have around these days have been so feminized [just listen to them talk and you will detect a feminine component in their voices] that such displays no longer mean the man-child is homosexual.

  8. somefeller
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Here’s something else we know about Robert M. Cross. As a Harvard Law student, he has already accomplished more in life than Robert Stacy McCain, anyone affiliated with this blog and 99% of the people who comment here. And if history is any guide, he will continue to do so over the course of his life. So there’s that also.

  9. Adriane
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    Well, yes … except, no ….

  10. Imperisable
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    Let me take a wild guess here-“Somefella” just happens to be Robert Cross or a pal of his. LOL. Pull up the big boy pants. I don’t give a rat’s rear what Cross has done or what he may do that impresses the left . I’m supposed to be impressed by the fact he goes or went to Haaaaaavard? So what? So did Obama; He doesn’t impress me either.

  11. Imperishable
    February 16th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    Why do people on the left just assume that what THEY think impresses their ilk ought to impress other people who don’t agree with their political views? It’s sophomoric.

  12. SDN
    February 16th, 2013 @ 6:09 pm

    For certain definitions of accomplished…… “He’s an accomplished cocksucker” seems an appropriate use.

  13. johnl
    February 16th, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

    Manufacturers would be better off if private sales had high transaction costs, and purchasers were pushed to buy new equipment. Cross makes no sense.

  14. Adjoran
    February 17th, 2013 @ 12:59 am

    And yet, here you are.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    February 17th, 2013 @ 5:48 pm