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Evangelicals feeling left out of the Tucson massacre #5 (Roe v. Wade edition)

It had to sink to this point eventually. Arizona State Senator Linda Gray, on how to prevent another spree shooting:

Training of people to respect human life. It is ironic that today today is the day 38 years ago that the Supreme Court said we do not have to respect the life of an unborn and we have gone through now more then a generation of people, a large number of people who believe that it is fine to take an infant prior to it being born and to kill it. What type of respect is that for human life? So now we have this generation of people who have that idea and it continues on, that why respect life if we can kill an infant who can’t defend themselves. It goes back to the value in the creation of life and the respect for that life and if your not trained and have that type of character in realizing that all human life deserves respect this is what our country has come to.

So — have you been properly trained? How can you tell? Well, have you killed anything? Okay.

Linda is not unnecessarily political, or petty:

Congratulations to my opponent on the announcement they are expecting a baby. God’s blessing for your growing family. While their recent mailers of piercing words of untruthfulness hurt, it is nothing compared to what was endured by Christians in the latest book I read called Tortured for Christ by Wurmbrand. Please read the book and realize the great freedoms in our Constitution . .


KRAZY Evangelicals feeling left out of the Tucson massacre #3

Whack might be jam and butter, because it is on a roll:

Don’t look at me. You get the same internet I do.

90 seconds in, ‘Christian’ makes his point:

Many atheists to this day exploit this [Asia McGowan] tragedy to rage against religion. These individuals are quick to not only point out Powell’s Christianity but also fallaciously assert that this proves religion, if it does not cause mental illness, certainly nurtures it by, among other things, encouraging people to stay clear from professional, medical treatment of such illness.

Me, I think about girls. A lot.


Unknown domestic terrorist attempts to bomb Spokane MLK Day parade

The media are very curiously silent about this, don’t you think? I shudder to think how many people could have died on one of our national holidays, the one where we honor the great American of non-violent political action:

FBI: Bomb found on MLK march route
Device reportedly had remote control detonator; incident described as ‘domestic terrorism’

SPOKANE, Wash. — A backpack found along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane contained a bomb “capable of inflicting multiple casualties,” the FBI said Tuesday, describing the case as “domestic terrorism.”

The FBI said the Swiss Army-brand backpack was found about 9:25 a.m. PST on Monday on a bench at the northeast corner of North Washington Street and West Main Avenue in downtown Spokane.

Aiming to blow up people marching in an MLK Day parade. Now there’s the sort of soul I’d be very tempted to do violence to. Wow.

Workers initially reported the suspicious package to Spokane police. The march was slightly re-routed and delayed.

Television video on “The Rachel Maddow Show” showed the backpack sitting upright on a metal bench backed by a waist-high brick wall. In the interview with Maddow, Spokesman-Review reporter Clouse said sources told him the device was placed to direct the blast outward toward the marchers.

“The three contract workers in the area who were there are unsung heroes,” the FBI spokesman said.

Have we become jaded? Or has the Loughner shooting overwhelmed us all? This is terrible, troubling news.


Unreleased video of Tucson shooting reveals details

Pima County Sheriff’s office chief investigator Richard Kastigar has commented upon secured videotape of Saturday’s shooting in Tucson.

Details — Loughner wore earplugs to his shooting:

Minutes earlier, a surveillance photo also shows Mr. Loughner inside the Safeway talking to a clerk and “pointing to his ears because he’s telling the individual that he can’t hear what she’s saying because he’s got earplugs in,” Mr. Kastigar said.

He approached the “Congress on Your Corner” event rapidly, holding the gun at his side, then raised it to shoot Gabrielle Giffords first, at point blank range:

Mr. Kastigar said Tuesday that the video shows Ms. Giffords standing with her back a few inches from a wall when she was shot by the gunman, who approached in “a hurried fashion” with the gun at his side and then raised it and fired a single bullet above her eye at a range of no more than two or three feet.

Jared L. Loughner, 22, has been arrested in the shootings. In the video, the pistol “is down near his right side, but it is visibly out from where he was keeping it, presumably under his clothing, and then he raises it and fires,” Mr. Kastigar said. “It happens in a matter of seconds.”

Federal court Judge John Roll acted heroically, trying to shield another man:

The video, according to Richard Kastigar, the investigative and operational bureau chief of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, also reveals that Judge John M. Roll appears to have died while helping to save the life of Ronald Barber, a Giffords employees [sic].

. . the judge was “intentionally trying to help Mr. Barber,” adding, “It’s very clear to me the judge was thinking of his fellow human more than himself.”

The judge guides Mr. Barber to the ground, shields him with his body, and then tries to push himself and Mr. Barber away from the gunman, who was no more than three to four feet away as he fired, Mr. Kastigar said.

“He pushes Mr. Barber with his right hand and guides him with his left hand. The judge was on top of him and is covering up Mr. Barber, literally lying on top of him, and his back was exposed,” Mr. Kastigar said.

The judge was shot in the back . .

He died. Barber survived. More.


A gay Conservative shouldn’t challenge anyone to a battle of wits

“Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate”
B. Daniel Blatt | GayPatriot.com | January 17, 2011.

So writes the Charleston Daily Mail’s Don Surber about the sudden calls on the left for “civil discourse.”

Perhaps, I’ll take these making such cries seriously if they making them can point to statements they made between December 12, 2000 and January 20, 2009 calling for civil discourse and chiding Bush-haters for their calumny against the then-Republican chief executive (or, for the first 40 days of that time-frame chief executive-elect).

Almost 3000 days? Sizable target. Okay, fine, I’ll take a stab at it.


Will B. Daniel Blatt ever wise up after being made fun of? Happily, No.


No post-shooting kudos for you, Mr. President, while Byron York is on the job

Here, let’s let Byron set the slippery scene:

Pundits and politicians alike praised President Obama’s speech at the Tucson memorial service last Wednesday. “A wonderful speech,” wrote the New York Times’ David Brooks. “A magnificent performance,” wrote National Review’s Rich Lowry. “A terrific speech,” wrote Sen. John McCain.

And those were just the voices on the right.

Oh no! ‘Mr. Hitler is a strong and energetic leader whose resurgent nation appreciates his firm hand’ — AND THOSE WERE JUST THE BRITISH! I’m inventing all this, so I’m no better than York. But I think you get my drift: ‘Black Flag is my favorite soft rock band‘ — THOSE WERE JUST THE APHIDS!

Byron obviously has taken it upon himself to prevent this cynical President from cackling while he spikes the tragedy football in America’s end zone. Someone with a modicum of genius and a teh-TINY-yum backbone might envision Obama doing backflips through victims memorials, or taking the podium to freestyle about that faggot, Boehner:

Rethinking Obama’s political performance in Tucson
Byron York | Washington Examiner | 1/15/11

. . By the time Obama spoke, there was irrefutable evidence that shooting suspect Jared Loughner was deeply mentally ill and acted out of no recognizable political agenda. Obama simply could not have made the case that Loughner’s acts were in any way the product of political rhetoric from right or left.

. . So even as he conceded that rhetoric did not cause the violence, Obama argued that it should be muted anyway. And he cloaked his appeal in so much emotionalism, in so many tear-jerking references to the recently departed, that some in his audience might not have noticed he was making the political point he wanted to make all along.

Sonuvabitch! BASTARD! Backed into a corner, Barack gave the only speech he could have ever given! There were no other speeches to give! But he used it to wangle political points! Wangle is a word!

In Tucson, Obama played good cop to their bad cop by assuring everyone that rhetoric had not motivated the violence. But he still brought up the topic because, he said, it had “been discussed in recent days.” Of course, it would not have been discussed in recent days had his supporters not made so many unfair accusations.

They fell right in his trap!

Some Democratic strategists hope Obama can capitalize on Tucson the way Bill Clinton capitalized on Oklahoma City. Perhaps he’ll be able to, and perhaps he won’t. But he’s already trying.

By pretending not to! The nuclear option!


Don Surber makes stupid stoopid

I do not want civil discourse
Don Surber | Charleston Daily Mail | Jan 16 2010

For a decade, from the election of Bush 43 forward, the Left has lied and cheated as it tried to return to power. Al Gore made a mockery out of the American electoral system by being a spoilsport over Florida, which Bush indeed won by 537 votes. Dan Rather forged a document to try to derail Bush’s re-election. Twice Democrats stole U.S. senators from the Republicans.

What a beautiful game it could be. If only we could go on without all the spoilsports. I wonder if Don recalls Bush being President for eight years, the constitutional maximum.

Last week, the left quickly blamed the right for the national tragedy of a shooting spree by a madman who never watched Fox News, never listened to Rush Limbaugh and likely did not know who Sarah Palin is.

Fortunately, the American public rejected out of hand that idiotic notion that the right was responsible.

Rather than apologize, the left wants to change the tone of the political debate.

The left suddenly wants civil discourse.

Bite me.

The left wants to play games of semantics.

Bite me.

The left wants us to be civil — after being so uncivil for a decade.

Bite me.

There is grown-up work to do now.

…?? Obstructionism? Is that adult now?


Meet the conveniently bullet-ridden liberal, Eric Fuller

Meet Eric Fuller
The Left finds a new icon.
by John Hayward | Jan 14 2010 | Human Events

You might be seeing a lot of Eric Fuller over the weekend. He’s one of the people injured in Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage, taking rounds in the knee and back. He’s also a vicious bigot, and because he’s elderly and a military veteran, the Left is going to fall in love with him.

Fuck that. I don’t care who shoots you, you loser.

Fuller gave an interview with the Democracy NOW radio show, in which he said of the Tucson shootings: “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle, and the rest got their first target.” Presumably he’s not talking about Judge John Roll.

Correct! C’mon, Giffords was the target, and she took a bullet, through the head.

But Eric, the ambitious ass, took two. So now it’s “FULLER BLAH BLAH ANTI-GOVERNMENT LUNATIC HOLE IN MY LEG.” How convenient.


Greta Van Susteren calls for government lockdown of internet

Changes! Great idea:

I guarantee this would tone down the viciousness on the internet (and not step on the First Amendment)
Greta Van Susteren | Fox News | January 13, 2011

Here is an idea – just an idea to debate as I am uncertain about it myself and want to consider it more – to tone down the viciousness on the internet without stepping on anyone’s First Amendment:

* create a system where people can freely and completely post comments BUT must simply identify themselves (name or email address) *

. . no one is stopping you from making a statement. Your speech is not inhibited – you would merely have to stand by what you say/post.

So, Greta wants a *government* solution?

This genius has her own TV show. How about you? Yeah, I thought not.