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The racism and the three black teens that weren’t

What a terrible thing.

Christopher Lane, 22, was reportedly shot in the back as he jogged down a road in Duncan, Okla., in the middle of the afternoon last Friday. He was a victim of random violence, police say, after three teens — ages 15, 16 and 17 — saw him pass a house they were in. They allegedly got in a car, followed Lane and shot him.

The 17-year-old suspect, who police say confessed to the crime Sunday, said the boys were bored and “they just wanted to see [someone] die, or kill someone,” Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said . .

That’s 16 year-old Chancey Luna on the left, 15 year-old alleged shooter James Edwards, center, and 17 year-old Michael Jones on the right. Luna is black, Edwards is probably too, but Jones is not. I need to point that out because conservatives are sure of one thing: This isn’t random violence. This is racism.

The National Review has got the goods:

Three Black Teens Kill White College Student; Racial Grievance Industry Silent

Somebody is unclear on which qualities – skin color for instance – belong to what race. But they’re somehow sure the victim was white. And really, what else matters? “Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson: call your office.” That’s so the two can thank the victim’s parents for being Caucasian, on behalf of the Review. Bill Buckley’s pimps were not the only race geniuses, Jammie Wearing Fools:

Three Teens Who Could Look Like Obama’s Son Murder Australian Man, NRA Gets Blamed

Maybe the President had an affair back in 1995 with a million-candlepower lighthouse. Maybe Johnny Winter has a niece in Chicago who can keep a secret. There has to be an explanation. As with everything else ‘Obama’ it’s all mysterious and entirely likely. But first a complaint:

Update: Some asshole from The Atlantic figured this would be a good time to take potshots at Oklahoma’s Republican senators while not even mentioning the names of the suspects or the racial aspect to the story. Of course!

Jammie was incensed The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons pointed out how Oklahoma favors giving guns rather than jobs to teenagers. I don’t want to be called an asshole too, so I’ll do whatever Jammie wants. Here come the “racial aspects” you were dying to hear about: The kids were black and brown and white. The lack of melanin on the part of some participants shouldn’t spoil a hate crime, right?

Oklahoma: Three Black Teens Murder White Australian Baseball Player Because They Were “Bored”

Weasel Zippers, and dead wrong. Can we get a witness? Somebody who knows something about what actually happened?

Chief Ford said yesterday the attack was not racially motivated.

“It was just three clowns who got together and decided to kill,” he said.

Everybody got that? Three teens of various colors “got together and decided to kill.” Which is not remotely like “Three Mau-Maus adjourned a tribal council and decided to eat a jogger.” Still, The Daily Caller:

Black teens in Oklahoma murder white Australian jogger for sport

The Examiner.com:

Black teens in Oklahoma shoot white man to death ‘for kicks’

World Net Daily:


It’s an Historic Race Crime, I tells ya. I understand Myrlie Evers lives in Oregon, so organizing a proper civil rights march could take at least a week, maybe more. Remember:

…Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of Jones who had summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed they were bored “so they decided to kill somebody”.

Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ”make a name for themselves”.

Which is not had no motive other than to “drive the white man from Duncan, Oklahoma.” Though that is the sort of thing that used to happen in all sorts of places in America. Except that it happened to black people. Judging by the smoldering resentments across the entire right-wing spectrum, we may have mistaken the real victims of the Trayvon Martin shooting – or of at least the controversy.

And now this last bit, a special bonus. After an angry Aussie politician spoke out . .

Australians could help force the United States’ hand on gun control laws by not taking holidays there in response to the tragic death of Australian baseball player Chris Lane, says former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

Lane, 22, was shot dead while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, on Friday. Fischer, who was a leading force behind John Howard’s renowned gun reforms in 1996, said he was “deeply angry” about the loss of Lane.

“Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,” Fischer said. “This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.”

. . what did conservatives make of his comments? This:

Australians told to boycott US after black teens kill white man ‘for fun’
Biz Pac Review | August 20, 2013 | Janeen Capizola

After three Oklahoma teens senselessly shot and killed rising college baseball star Chris Lane last week simply “just for fun,” Australia’s former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has called for tourists to boycott the U.S.

No sense in letting anything spoil the reverse racism you’ve been rooting for. When the facts refuse to line up you can always just close your eyes.


Even when Richard Cohen’s a racist, he’s a joke

I can’t believe how much time I’ve spent parsing this “On the issue of racism I’m more or less a centrist” editorial of Richard Cohen’s currently dropping jaws across the internet. I’m not about to indulge him, or his dimwitted attempt to shake up what he believes is America’s too-polite racial politics [Mr. Cohen? Can I get you a seat near the window?], but I really do want to understand what he’s trying to get at. So here goes:

I don’t like what George Zimmerman did, and I hate that Trayvon Martin is dead. But I also can understand why Zimmerman was suspicious and why he thought Martin was wearing a uniform we all recognize.

If it’s something ‘we all recognize’, it must be true. So is Cohen saying we can tell a criminal by his clothes?

But I’m tired of politicians and others who have donned hoodies in solidarity with Martin and who essentially suggest that, for recognizing the reality of urban crime in the United States, I am a racist. The hoodie blinds them as much as it did Zimmerman.

Yes, he is. Criminals do like to wear hoodies. That’s how poor George Zimmerman recognized the ‘uniform’ yet knew nothing of Martin’s literal underlying innocence. On the other hand, it was politicians who remained willfully ‘blind’ to this:

. . the public knows young black males commit a disproportionate amount of crime. In New York City, blacks make up a quarter of the population, yet they represent 78 percent of all shooting suspects — almost all of them young men.

Black kids do like to commit crimes. So, to sum up:

The result was a quintessentially American tragedy — the death of a young man understandably suspected because he was black and tragically dead for the same reason.

. . that’s just how the dominoes fell. </cohen>

For many Americans, the tragedy came about because George Zimmerman made dangerous assumptions based on someone’s appearance. For Richard, it happened once Zimmerman made realistic assumptions for the same reasons. Or, in shorter fashion, it was Trayvon’s fault.


Indian Killing and the 19th Century Global War On Terror

Conservative historian David Barton reminds us of incredible facts we never knew. After likely blowing his disability check on a peyote enema.

. . you cannot reason with certain types of terrorists — and see that’s why we could not get the Indians to the table to negotiate with us on treaties until after we had thoroughly whipped so many tribes . .

The Indians! Were once Al Qaedas. Do tell.

It was really trying to be civilized on one side and end torture, and the Indians were threatened by the ending of torture. And so we had to go in and we had to destroy Indian tribes all over until they said, “Oh, got the point. You’re doing to us what we’re doing to them, okay, we’ll sign a treaty.”

And then the civilized people honored that treaty. Kidding! We weren’t that civilized. Did you also know? The slaughter of 50 million or so bison was part of the Global War On Terror, Victorian Edition:

People complain about the fact that the American military and buffalo hunters went out and wiped out all the buffalo in the western plains . .

If you don’t have the buffalos, those Indians cannot live on the open western plains without those buffalo, and so what happened was the military wiped out the supply line by wiping out the buffalo. That’s what brought those wars to an end, that’s what brought the Indians to their knees and ended all the western conflict.

And that’s why babies come from the cabbage patch. So comforting to know genocide is a Department of Homeland Security strategy, from way back.


You pawn the kids off on Mr. Death

I don’t envy you parents given the questions your kids might have about the Sandy Hook massacre. What would you do? I have no idea, run fast I guess. Why did he do it? He’s crazy I suppose. I know that doesn’t help. I’m not a survivalist, I just don’t think about these things. It hurts to think about it.

Michelle Malkin however thinks about these things. How else to explain all the clever suggestions? The National Review with the goods:

These seven simple commonsense steps are adapted from a post I published on my blog after the horrific Newtown massacre. Our hearts ache, but we are not completely helpless or hopeless in the face of evil and the unknown. And we are not alone. This Christmas, cherish life, keep faith, and practice self empowerment.

Fine by me. Put our heads together and come up with a plan. Michelle takes the lead:

7. Teach our kids about the acts of heroes in times of crisis . .

6. Train our kids. When they see something troublesome or wrong, they should say something . .

5. Limit our kids’ time online and control their exposure to desensitizing cultural influences. Turn off the TV. Get them off the bloody video games . .

4. If you see a parent struggling with an out-of-control child, don’t look the other way . .

Dear, these are not very helpful. I don’t imagine my walking up to a parent and offering to wrestle their kid will be either a welcome or practical act. Oh but wait here comes the top sensible thing:

1. Teach our kids to value and respect life by valuing and respecting them always.

How semi-literate. And hypocritical, remember this?

RIVERSIDE, California (AFP) — A former US Marine was acquitted of manslaughter here Thursday in the shooting deaths of four unarmed Iraqi prisoners during 2004 fighting in Fallujah.

Jose Luis Nazario, 28, was found not guilty of all charges after a landmark trial at the US District Court in Riverside, southeast of Los Angeles . .

Nazario was alleged to have shot dead two of the captives himself before ordering two subordinates to kill the others.

However the prosecution’s case was weakened after the two other Marines implicated in the killings — Jermaine Nelson and Ryan Weemer — refused to testify against Nazario last week and were declared in contempt of court.

Here was Michelle, triumphant:

This won’t be on the front page of the NYTimes.

Justice for former US Marine Jose Luis Nazario.

It was justice when Jose’s subordinates refused to testify how he shot and killed unarmed prisoners. Malkin-justice. Roughly translated: Wear a uniform, kill as you like. Michelle’s respect for life is no match for her sadism. Here’s the unabridged Malkin Number One brilliant suggestion:

1. Teach our kids to value and respect life by valuing and respecting them always. And in loving and valuing life, teach them also not to fear death.

In loving and valuing life teach children to welcome death. Huh?

The Catholic hymn “Be Not Afraid” offers time-tested solace and sage advice:

If you pass through raging waters, in the sea, you shall not drown.

If you walk amidst the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side…

You would do this to children? With all these little corpses laying around? Don’t be afraid honey oh yes you certainly will die. Raging floods and burning flames and hunters come with machine guns, fine! Why not! There’s got to be a better time for talk about death. The Sandusky trial no doubt turned the Malkin dinner table into a comedy club with routines on the weakness of the flesh, buttsex with Lot’s pals, etc.


Toure is right and the racists don’t like it

Touré Neblett is an MSNBC co-host of The Cycle. He caught Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained yesterday and he blogs it favorably.

Django Unchained is a heroic love story

. . Django is heroic not just for rescuing his wife but also for spreading justice by putting slavemasters in the grave. It’s honestly baffling to me that smart people could find Django’s slavemaster killings as anything other than heroic. The moral calculus between slave and master is clear and unambiguous . .

For the descendants of slaves, who live in a world still tangibly doused in slavery’s residue, watching Django kill his oppressors could possibly feel cathartic. If murder can ever be morally justified by the presence of clear, undiluted, sustained evil — and I believe it can — then it is justified when a slave kills a master.

Touré is smart. And his opinion is hardly crazy, I’m glad he said it. But I’m pretty sure he knows it will be controversial because America is still messed up, race-wise. See the Washington Times:

“Toure unhinged: Murder can be ‘justified'”

Weasel Zippers:

“MSNBC’s Race-Obsessed Toure: Blacks Killing White Slaveowners Morally Justified…”

And Lucianne Goldberg’s blog monkey:

Of course with morons like this guy it depends completely on your race. Those people at MessNBC have totally gone off the rails.


The actual slaves who actually lived in the USA were more decent than these idiots. They did not massacre their owners like the slaves of Haiti had done.

Remember when our slaves were law-abiding? That was nice. Unlike you, Touré. They knew right from wrong. If the War of Northern Aggression hasn’t thoroughly disgraced us, oh me. Look who feels similarly — the white supremacists at Stormfront:

“I think it’s okay for Black people to murder White people. Kill Whitey, y’all.”


You really had me going Mister Government Spree Killer

About Short Little Rebel:

Susan Shannon, author of Short Little Rebel, uses Bible Scripture and God’s inspiration to analyze both national & international news. Susan believes that the end times are upon us.

URGENT UPDATE on the Connecticut Shooting:

He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and we now know that he had many, many interventions by school officials in the past. I felt that the killing of little children would be the strongest argument yet that we should clamp down on gun ownership. I just couldn’t believe the TIMING and circumstances of this event- a GIFT to the Progressives to disarm us. Who can argue with this case?

Darn. But then an e-mail came.

. . a friend sent me the following links which tell a different story. Having reported the event LIVE and experienced the changing information, I am not surprised. In fact, it makes sense now.


Friends. I believe there is evidence of more than one shooter. I believe this was a PLANNED event- specifically to get the UN Small Arms Treaty signed. The father of the shooter is Peter Lanza, rumored to be scheduled to testify on the international LIBOR scandal. Guess who else is rumored to be scheduled to testify on the LIBOR scandal? Father of the BATMAN theater shooter.

That’s why . .

. . I believe our GOVERNMENT shot those kids and teachers and used Adam Lanza and his family to pull it off. They might have killed two birds with one stone. One: If these men are involved in the LIBOR scandal, they can manipulate their testimony. Two: they get gun control. How very, very clever and efficient of them, right?

h/t Jesus General


The Princess Cruise liner came in without a scratch

In the dismal aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings (and while death hangs in the air isn’t it fun to read what wingnuts think?), look who has put their heads together and come up with “Newtown Answers.” Nobody. But some folks less than sane and more than arrogant updated their website, so we’re left with the National Review.

By way of an “NRO Symposium” — traditionally a shipboard shrimp eating contest suspended mid-way to pry Pantload’s half-eaten hand from his gob — the Review staff claims it has solved American spree-killing. So this will be all wrong. I’ve gotten as far as the first ‘Answer,’ and here it is from Charlotte Allen:

There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school), all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers . . in general, a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm.

There go two problems. Women and children. You can’t count on them to offer better than kindness, caring and love when faced with a mass murderer. Let’s remember that Adam Lanza is on his way because killers are always on their way as this is America [someone might wanna take a look at this place –ed.]. You can get some chimpanzee chaperones, or you can fight back:

There are things you can do. Run is one of them, because most shooters can’t hit a moving target. The other, if you are in a confined space, is throw things at the killer, or try a tackle.

Throw a crayon at Adam. Or a kite if it’s handy. Then after taking 49 headshots, tell yourself “Oooh Mr. Adam. What a tackle I’ll give you.” And then you give him everything you’ve got.


Dagny Taggart crack suicide squad

In the wake of the Connecticut mass killing of children, Megan McArdle has some advice for parents. No you shouldn’t call your congressman and demand something like an assault weapons ban. This would be better:

I’d also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.

Mom, Dad, you’d be wise to begin teaching your kids that tactic before they’ve watched too much TV. Seeing those old Westerns where the tomahawk-swinging Indians charge right at the cavalry, bristling with rifles, will sap them of the courage they need to save, well, somebody else.


I just happen to have a Get Out Of Reason card

For all the questions we have about the Sandy Hook shootings, it’s depressing that we have so few answers. ‘Why?’ and ‘WHY?’ being the pressing formers and ‘Who knows?’ being the latter. Unless you’re a pro-life scold of course. Then the confusion and pain swap places with humble wisdom and the willingness to impart Truth. For any and all questions within sniffing distance of evil or ethics or the over-browning of morning toast, the one answer is ‘Abortion.’

In this sort of moral vacuum, where even the most precious and basic freedom, that of life itself, is no longer respected, a society that is increasingly violent and barbaric is bound to arise. We see the effects of that culture daily, and that is the real problem we face. Even if all the guns in the world suddenly disappeared, the carnage would not cease.

But it would sink like a stone. It’s hard to run through a school and kill children at the rate of oh 50 per hour without a gun. Bullets are well-suited to the purpose. They’re easy to dispatch, accurate and difficult to dodge. Otherwise you might try grenading your targets, which could certainly work except for one thing: Grenades are hard to come by. Isn’t that weird?

The Chinese assailants [the lone slasher — I the oblivious . .] had no guns, the Aztecs had no guns, and Planned Parenthood uses no guns. Perhaps the boy in Connecticut who killed his mother thought that if the law permitted his mother to kill him in, or on the way out of, her womb, he should have the same right.

So the mystery of “What the hell was he thinking?” is solved. Adam Lanza was obsessed with his legal rights in the wake of Roe v. Wade. Thank you Columbo.


It’s raining guns, hallelujah it’s raining guns

After some angry nut grabs one of America’s 200 million guns and blasts a couple dozen children, it’s probably time we did something. Let’s ask a family-oriented to-the-baby-Jesus praying country firster. You sir! Now that some percentage of our six year-olds are dead, what should we do?

Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America . . tossed out this old bullshit today:

“Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to insure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones. The only thing accomplished by gun free zones is to insure that mass murderers can slay more before they are finally confronted by someone with a gun.”

We should get some guns.

Steve Dulan, a board member for the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners . . said Friday that having armed teachers inside Sandy Hook Elementary School would have, “if not prevented, then perhaps minimized,” the tragedy.

“We do know that armed citizens defend themselves all the time, in all kinds of different contexts,” Dulan told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski.

That’s right, teachers need a lot more guns. The principals too and the classroom aides and the janitors don’t forget the nurse and maybe the fat guy with the yellow vest in the parking lot who can’t even spit sunflower seeds at his feet without pelting the kids. We also need thirty-round magazines, lots of tiny earplugs and would it really kill you to go to the military supply warehouse and scare up a Kevlar vest?

Of course not. But you ask: How many more guns do we need? When will we have enough? Isn’t a couple hundred million plenty? Well, when you compare America to the rest of the world . .


Then she’d be like ‘Bring it on.’

What if the principal had an AK-47?

Louie Gohmert Says More Guns Are Answer To Preventing Mass Killings
Dave Jamieson | Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the mass killing that claimed 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) made the case Sunday that the answer to preventing massacres in the U.S. is for more Americans to carry guns . .

“Chris, I wish to god she had had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out … and takes him out and takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids,” Gohmert said.

She’d be all “Adam? I’m Madame.” Or “You thought I wouldn’t have a machine gun? Bad boy. You didn’t do your homework.” Or “You forgot your hall pass. I got one here, signed ‘From Remington with love.'” Or “My name is Inigo Montoya. You shot my second grade. Prepare to die.” Or “See Adam. See Adam shoot. See me. See Adam die.” Or “Cowards take hostages. Klingons do not. Ghuy daq hu’teheghhh.” Maybe perhaps “This lesson was brought to you by the letter ‘M.’ And the number ‘4.’”


Wingnut dodge on gun control: It’s time to suspend the first amendment

Assrocket wonders about the Sandy Hook mass shooting. He probably shouldn’t do that but, you know, dogs and their balls. So John thinks and he posts a post about how exactly He’s Been Thinking.

A logical starting point is to ask why mass murderers like Adam Lanza do it. Most of them don’t intend to survive; their murders are a form of suicide culminating in their own deaths. The impulse to suicide is understandable, but what is the point of murdering ten or twenty school children or mall shoppers first?

I don’t know. Your turn.

I think the answer, for most such murderers anyway, is that they want to go out in a blaze of notoriety. Typically people who have made little impression on the world in life, they want to become famous in death.

Not sure about that, but I’ll play along. So . .

. . one practical response to the school/theater/mall murderers presents itself: we could ban all news coverage of mass shooting incidents. If newspapers, magazines, web sites and above all television and radio stations were prohibited from making any reference to mass shooting crimes, then the goal that these criminals seek–fame; in effect, immortality–would not be achieved. It is reasonable to expect that mass shootings would decline as a result.

Here you have the conservative mind laid bare. We should eviscerate the First Amendment to protect the Second. A perfect gem of insane. It’s wonderful that anybody at all can wield a .50 caliber cannon, but everybody must shut up after it’s used to aerate an Arby’s. Under penalty of law mind you. This is so patriotic it’s practically an Apple Pi. You loose the Smith and Wesson butthurts anywhere near the Constitution, this is what you get.

Hark! Is that Charlton Heston?

I say the Second Amendment is, in order of importance, the first amendment. It is America’s First Freedom, the one right that protects all of the others. Among freedom of speech, of the press, of religion, of assembly, of redress of grievances, it is the first among equals. It alone offers the absolute capacity to live without fear. The right to keep and bear arms is the one right that allows “rights” to exist at all.

Now we have to blow John’s brains out. Try to take away my First Amendment, huh?