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Bob Costas rants about gun control

by Rodan ( 110 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, NFL, Progressives, Sports at December 3rd, 2012 - 11:30 am

Over the weekend, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend. He then committed suicide by shooting himself at the Chief’s training facility.  On Sunday Night Football, Bob Costas discussed the incident and he then proceeded to use Belcher’s death to call for gun control.

Sports figures are part of the Media-Entertainment Industrial complex. NBC clearly approved of Costas spewing Progressive Propaganda, during a non political event. This is part of the media’s agenda of spreading their views without people realizing it. Costas should stick to sports since he is ignorant about politics.

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110 Responses to “Bob Costas rants about gun control”
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  1. RIX
    1 | December 3, 2012 11:43 am

    Costas has always injected politics into sports.
    He is very annoying.
    The perp Belcher had a neck thicker than most
    peoples waists.
    I wonder if Costas will attack the steroids culture of
    the NFL & MLB that overpays him


  2. huckfunn
    2 | December 3, 2012 11:47 am

    Bob needs to stick to football and the players like these guys. HILARIOUS!


  3. Speranza
    3 | December 3, 2012 11:48 am

    Most sporswriters/reporters are even more liberal then regular reporters.
    Selena Roberts, Mike Lupica, Michael Wilbon, Jim Rome, Harvey Aaraton et al.


  4. Speranza
    4 | December 3, 2012 11:49 am

    Hey Bob that rats nest on your head is not fooling anyone!


  5. huckfunn
    5 | December 3, 2012 11:49 am

    @ Speranza:
    And the nuttiest of them all… Keith Olberduche.


  6. 6 | December 3, 2012 11:50 am

    Costas has the reputation as a pretty level-headed guy but clearly, he’s been in the bubble far too long. I don’t look to political figures for sports commentary any more than I look to sports (or entertainment) figures for political commentary. Bob needs to STFU and stay in his element and he’s not even close to being the only one.

    Yeah, we all have the right to say what we like….we also have the right to take a crap in our pants, but just because we can, doesn’t mean that we should.


  7. 7 | December 3, 2012 11:51 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    And the nuttiest of them all… Keith Olberduche.

    Heh, I had almost forgotten that he got his start in sports!


  8. RIX
    8 | December 3, 2012 11:53 am

    @ huckfunn

    Hands down ,one of the funniest videos that I have ever seen!


  9. huckfunn
    9 | December 3, 2012 11:54 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    And the nuttiest of them all… Keith Olberduche.

    Heh, I had almost forgotten that he got his start in sports!

    I think it was ESPN.


  10. Speranza
    10 | December 3, 2012 11:54 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    And the nuttiest of them all… Keith Olberduche.

    The last I heard of him he was seen drooling in the Port Authority bus terminal.


  11. RIX
    11 | December 3, 2012 11:56 am

    Speranza wrote:

    Most sporswriters/reporters are even more liberal then regular reporters.
    Selena Roberts, Mike Lupica, Michael Wilbon, Jim Rome, Harvey Aaraton et al.

    They really are. I think that they over compensate for doing
    poorly in J school & Communictions.


  12. waldensianspirit
    12 | December 3, 2012 11:56 am

    Obama’s friends are in power everywhere:
    Few Places to Hide as Taxes Trend Higher Worldwide


  13. Speranza
    13 | December 3, 2012 11:56 am

    What can you say about a 60 year old man who keeps a Mickey Mantle baseball card in his wallet?


  14. huckfunn
    14 | December 3, 2012 11:56 am

    RIX wrote:

    @ huckfunn

    Hands down ,one of the funniest videos that I have ever seen!

    Nevada State… Penitentiary. :grin:


  15. huckfunn
    15 | December 3, 2012 12:02 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    And the nuttiest of them all… Keith Olberduche.

    The last I heard of him he was seen drooling in the Port Authority bus terminal.

    His gig with Current lasted just over a year. He was even more of a primadonna than Al Gore and Al didn’t like the competition.


  16. RIX
    16 | December 3, 2012 12:03 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    Nothing like student athlete yoots.


  17. 17 | December 3, 2012 12:05 pm

    ANd again, Mr. Costes, what was the caliber of the weapon OJ Simpson used to kill his ex-wife? This is typical of th egun control crowd, though. They like to point to a specific instance, and say “If it could save one life” ignoring that it really can’t save one life, and instead will cost thousands. Maybe if sports teams didn’t hire animals for millions of dollars a year, things like this wouldn’t happen, either.


  18. huckfunn
    18 | December 3, 2012 12:13 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    Last year there was an incident where a female park ranger was shot and killed, in a federal park, by some lunatic who had just shot and killed 3 or 4 people. First thing, the director of the Retired Park Rangers Association said something to the effect of “if they hadn’t passed that law allowing concealed carry in federal parks, this wouldn’t have happened”. As if the lunatic would have checked his gun at the park entrance. That asshole got an email from me.


  19. 19 | December 3, 2012 12:20 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    They always, always ignore the lives saved by firearms. You can look at Chicago, and see how safe a society with strict gun control is. The gang-bangers don’t pay attention to the laws, and if Fast and Furious is any indicator, the government will smuggle them the guns to comitt their depredations on the populace. Gun control is abou thaving a disarmed and subservient population. The elites like this football player will always have access to firearms, legal or illegal (as though he couldn’t have comitted his crime with his bare hands had he chosen to; which brings up the question: was the girlfriend shot? I haven’t heard). The gangsters likewise will always have access to firearms, just as easily as they have access to illegal drugs. The people who won’t have access to firearms are the vast middle, who will obey the law and lack th efinances to obtain a means of self-defense within the bounds of the law. Gun control is part and parcel to the Left’s War on the Middle Class.


  20. Speranza
    20 | December 3, 2012 12:27 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    His gig with Current lasted just over a year. He was even more of a primadonna than Al Gore and Al didn’t like the competition.

    He has burned all his bridges at any place he has ever worked.
    Fox Sports, ESPN, MSNBC, Current.


  21. 21 | December 3, 2012 12:27 pm

    I suppose it has escaped Mr. Costas that this animal could just as easily have strangled or knifed his girlfriend to death. The only thing facilitated by the gun was his suicide, which I’ll lose no sleep over.

    By the way, Mr. Costas — had the girlfriend had a gun, she could have shot this animal first.


  22. Speranza
    22 | December 3, 2012 12:29 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    His gig with Current lasted just over a year. He was even more of a primadonna than Al Gore and Al didn’t like the competition.

    He (Olbermann) was pissed when his limo drivers actually tried to make conversation with him.


  23. 23 | December 3, 2012 12:29 pm

    I have contacted NBC and advised them that I will no longer be watching “Football Night in America” since they apparently learned nothing from the antics of Keith Olberdork. It might be worth their while to remember that most of the people watching Sunday Night Football do not need lectures in politics and constitutional rights from overpaid assholes like Mr. Costas.


  24. Speranza
    24 | December 3, 2012 12:32 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    I suppose it has escaped Mr. Costas that this animal could just as easily have strangled or knifed his girlfriend to death. The only thing facilitated by the gun was his suicide, which I’ll lose no sleep over.

    A big hulking guy like that could easily have throttled her to death.

    Gloria -- “Thousands of people every year are killed by guns”
    Archie Bunker -- “Would it make you feel any better little girl if they were all pushed out of Windows?”


  25. RIX
    25 | December 3, 2012 12:33 pm

    The thing that the gooey Left always overlooks is that the job
    description of a criminal is committing crimes.
    Why in the world would a criminal obey a gun law?
    As for this murder / suicide. This looks like crime of passion.
    This muscular , big man could have simply beat her to death.
    She on the other hand could have protected herself with a gun.


  26. 26 | December 3, 2012 12:34 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I remember those two lines -- right down to the tone of voice and the delivery…..


  27. Speranza
    27 | December 3, 2012 12:35 pm

    RIX wrote:

    She on the other hand could have protected herself with a gun.

    Although I doubt she would be walking around with a gun.


  28. 28 | December 3, 2012 12:35 pm

    @ RIX:

    The best analogy to this was on one of the other sites that was that most gun control laws are like trying to stop drunk driving by making it harder and harder for sober people to have cars.


  29. Speranza
    29 | December 3, 2012 12:36 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I remember those two lines — right down to the tone of voice and the delivery…..

    It was classic.


  30. MikeA
    30 | December 3, 2012 12:38 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Which is why we should pass a law that requires everyone to walk around armed… All the time!!!! ;)


  31. Speranza
    31 | December 3, 2012 12:39 pm

    MikeA wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Which is why we should pass a law that requires everyone to walk around armed… All the time!!!!

    Not. Gonna. Happen.

    This is not TVLands version of Gunsmoke.


  32. 32 | December 3, 2012 12:46 pm

    This from our friends at Ace of Spades:

    http://doubleplusundead.com/2012/12/03/an-open-letter-to-bob-costas-and-jason-whitlock/


  33. MikeA
    33 | December 3, 2012 12:47 pm

    @ Speranza:

    I know. It was a joke….


  34. song_and_dance_man
    34 | December 3, 2012 12:51 pm

    Hey Bob….bite me. Oh wait….


  35. song_and_dance_man
    35 | December 3, 2012 12:54 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    The best analogy to this was on one of the other sites that was that most gun control laws are like trying to stop drunk driving by making it harder and harder for sober people to have cars.

    Now that is a stealer.


  36. 36 | December 3, 2012 12:54 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    Hey sugar -- where’s my 3rd favorite Raider fan been?


  37. 37 | December 3, 2012 12:55 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    Yep -- wish I’d thought of that. It’s quite apt.


  38. song_and_dance_man
    38 | December 3, 2012 12:58 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    Pining for the fjords. /

    next year.

    I’ve been working a lot of OT and don’t come on line until my days off. Like today.


  39. 39 | December 3, 2012 12:59 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    If they ever get gun control in place, they are going to notice that cars kill more people than guns. When that happens, they’ll come after cars. It’ll be a twofer: cars are also teh ebil in GoreBull Warming.


  40. 40 | December 3, 2012 1:07 pm

    There are so many levels of stupid in what Costas has said, it is difficult in deciding on where to begin. Let’s start here though. The idea that Javon Belcher only happened upon his self destructive course because he happened to have purchased a hand gun earlier in his life is prepostrous. Belcher was a man of means, and a handgun would have been easy for him to obtain with or without gun control laws. This man had obvious issues well beyond whether or not he owned a fire arm. The sad fact is, that if his girlfriend had been armed, she may have had a chance to defend herself.

    The other side of this coin is the fact that Belcher was a figure in our vast entertainment empire, who was producing Millions in value for the Chiefs, the NFL, NBC, and who ever his sponsors happened to be. During the years leading up to this tragedy, there were probably hundreds of people close to Belcher who were able to see that he was Bat Shit crazy, and said nothing. Belcher’s talents were far to valuable to risk a slowing down of the gravy train, and those fine people are able to hide their culpability by blaming guns, as if Belcher’s craziness would have been cured had a gun not been legal for him to purchase.


  41. Buffalobob
    41 | December 3, 2012 1:09 pm

    Bob Costa you must have heard that the fine understanding football thug who brutally murdered the mother of his child (9 slugs into her body) and then blew off his head as his coaches talked to him, had a few problems. Bob ask the tough questions, drugs, roids, messed up head, plain evil?


  42. 42 | December 3, 2012 1:11 pm

    “We must ensure that this never happens again” is one of the most dangerous sentences in the English language, I cringe every time I hear it.


  43. 43 | December 3, 2012 1:16 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    “We must ensure that this never happens again” is one of the most dangerous sentences in the English language, I cringe every time I hear it.

    Do you mind if I write something on that very theme?


  44. 44 | December 3, 2012 1:19 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    MacDuff wrote:

    “We must ensure that this never happens again” is one of the most dangerous sentences in the English language, I cringe every time I hear it.

    Do you mind if I write something on that very theme?

    No, please feel free. It would make for a very good discussion!


  45. Buffalobob
    45 | December 3, 2012 1:21 pm

    @ Carolina Girl: Great response.


  46. lobo91
    46 | December 3, 2012 1:27 pm

    My favorite stupid line from the left is when someone decries the “easy access” to guns today, as if you can buy one out of a vending machine.

    50 years ago, you could literally buy guns out of magazine ads (which is where Oswald bought his rifle).

    Today, the cities with the highest rates of shootings are those where the process of legally buying a gun is reminiscent of what it took to buy a car in the Soviet Union.

    The problem isn’t “access to guns,” it’s the people accessing them.


  47. 47 | December 3, 2012 1:37 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    The problem isn’t “access to guns,” it’s the people accessing them.

    That’s always been the case. When the NFA was passed, it was supposedly to address a “gangster” problem. After 70 years of the NFA, the “gangsters” have so metastacized that every major city has a gang problem. Legal access to guns, includng machineguns, wasn’t and isn’t the problem, as the shootings in Chicago prove.


  48. MikeA
    48 | December 3, 2012 1:41 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Agreed. The instant background check takes care of that. Of course, thats if you try to get the gun legally. If you chose to ignore the law (and a criminal would NEVER do that), then its real easy to get one.

    by the way, love the new Leah photo but isn’t that considered abuse by the ASPCA? ;)


  49. huckfunn
    49 | December 3, 2012 1:47 pm

    The voters in Massa2shits are probably dumb enough to fall for this. Mass. city: Free flu shots, gift certificates in exchange for your guns


  50. lobo91
    50 | December 3, 2012 1:54 pm

    @ MikeA:

    Agreed. The instant background check takes care of that. Of course, thats if you try to get the gun legally. If you chose to ignore the law (and a criminal would NEVER do that), then its real easy to get one.

    Look at California. They have a 10 day waiting period to buy a gun, you can only buy 1 handgun a month, all sales (even between private parties) have to go through an FFL, and they’ve banned all sorts of long guns.

    How’s that working out for them?

    by the way, love the new Leah photo but isn’t that considered abuse by the ASPCA?

    Probably.


  51. lobo91
    51 | December 3, 2012 2:00 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    The voters in Massa2shits are probably dumb enough to fall for this. Mass. city: Free flu shots, gift certificates in exchange for your guns

    I like the way they illustrate the story using a picture of a brand new gun.

    What actually gets turned in at these things are rusted-up broken guns that have been in a closet since some old lady’s husband died 20 years ago.

    And the amnesty provision is nice. It’s a lot more convenient to trade in the gun you used in a crime for a gift card than to have to go toss it into the river.


  52. 52 | December 3, 2012 2:03 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    They kept re-electing Kennedy and just sent Fauxcohantas to the Senate. There’s a large segment that totally would. Of course none of them will have gang tats.


  53. 53 | December 3, 2012 2:05 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:

    They should try a buy-back for a bag of weed. That might interest some of the gang element…


  54. 54 | December 3, 2012 2:08 pm

    @ lobo91:

    by the way, love the new Leah photo but isn’t that considered abuse by the ASPCA?

    Of course not. Leah would tell them straight away that she knows how to accessorize!


  55. huckfunn
    55 | December 3, 2012 2:08 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    What actually gets turned in at these things are rusted-up broken guns that have been in a closet since some old lady’s husband died 20 years ago.

    Actually, some pretty nice iron gets turned in and I specifically know of one such case. About 20 years ago my sis-in-law saw and in the Columbus newspaper where the Columbus PD was offering $50 for unwanted guns. She promptly turned in her late father’s war trophy -- a Walther PPK (complete with holster) that he brought back from France. You can bet that pistol didn’t go into the melting pot. I’ve told the story several times here.


  56. huckfunn
    56 | December 3, 2012 2:09 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    They kept re-electing Kennedy and just sent Fauxcohantas to the Senate. There’s a large segment that totally would. Of course none of them will have gang tats.

    Let’s not forget about 40 years of John Fraud Kerry. :wink:


  57. lobo91
    57 | December 3, 2012 2:10 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Oh, I’m sure things like that happen, generally by people who don’t have a clue what they have, but they’re the exception. Most of what gets turned in is junk.


  58. lobo91
    58 | December 3, 2012 2:11 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Let’s not forget about 40 years of John Fraud Kerry.

    And Bawney Fwank.


  59. huckfunn
    59 | December 3, 2012 2:12 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Oh, I’m sure things like that happen, generally by people who don’t have a clue what they have, but they’re the exception. Most of what gets turned in is junk.

    I still get a little melancholy when I think of that Walther. I brought back several other guns when their dad died. I still don’t know why I didn’t bring back the Walther. Nobody would have minded. :sad:


  60. huckfunn
    60 | December 3, 2012 2:15 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Let’s not forget about 40 years of John Fraud Kerry.

    And Bawney Fwank.

    Actually, I’ve been making a specific effort to forget about him.


  61. huckfunn
    61 | December 3, 2012 2:17 pm

    Gotta run. Possible new gig in Dallas.

    Later.


  62. waldensianspirit
    62 | December 3, 2012 2:17 pm

    For the next 4 years they’ll be pushing the Mooch for President mime.


  63. bluliner10
    63 | December 3, 2012 2:20 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:
    Damn you and your keyboard


  64. heysoos
    64 | December 3, 2012 2:34 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    my great uncle returned from France after WW1 with a Colt 1911 and a Luger in 9mm…the Luger had a holster with an Iron Cross in it…the Colt had a cleaning kit with it….one extra mag for both…no ammo…
    my uncle passed away and the pistols went to my paternal grandfather, who gave them to me….time passed and eventually my sister stole both guns and sold them for drugs…two of the most famous pistols ever made, both in perfect condition….gone like a cool breeze and I didn’t even know it for a few years later


  65. SciFiGuy
    65 | December 3, 2012 2:44 pm

    @ heysoos:
    If your sister is clean, make her replace them. Play the guilt card…….


  66. heysoos
    66 | December 3, 2012 2:49 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    If your sister is clean, make her replace them. Play the guilt card…….

    she’s dead


  67. SciFiGuy
    67 | December 3, 2012 2:56 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Sorry….


  68. 68 | December 3, 2012 2:58 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    @ heysoos:

    Damned shame how that stuff gets away.


  69. 69 | December 3, 2012 3:02 pm

    ALANIS MORISSETTE TO PLAY ISRAELI CONCERT DESPITE PROTESTS

    Even moonbats it get it right sometimes, good for her.


  70. Prebanned
    70 | December 3, 2012 3:05 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    MikeA wrote:
    @ Speranza:
    Which is why we should pass a law that requires everyone to walk around armed… All the time!!!!
    Not. Gonna. Happen.
    This is not TVLands version of Gunsmoke.

    I am armed, a lot of my friends carry, too.
    Most people that carry 24/7 don’t make it well known.


  71. heysoos
    71 | December 3, 2012 3:07 pm

    SciFiGuy wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Sorry….

    no big deal in the greater scheme of things…I’ve been ripped off, burglarized, robbed at gunpoint (and they stole my car too)…shit happens


  72. heysoos
    72 | December 3, 2012 3:11 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    Speranza wrote:
    MikeA wrote:
    @ Speranza:
    Which is why we should pass a law that requires everyone to walk around armed… All the time!!!!
    Not. Gonna. Happen.
    This is not TVLands version of Gunsmoke.
    I am armed, a lot of my friends carry, too.
    Most people that carry 24/7 don’t make it well known.

    I’m down to my Stoeger P350 and an old Cresent single shot…12ga…I was looking at pistols again a few weeks ago, had my eye on a vintage Springfield M1911…$1650….yowza


  73. 73 | December 3, 2012 3:11 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    I hope they do. Wonder what the 99% will think of her “no show” job that paid $400,000 and her practice of patient dumping? And yeah, this time we make sure a PAC gets that information out.


  74. Prebanned
  75. lobo91
    75 | December 3, 2012 3:14 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ waldensianspirit:

    I hope they do. Wonder what the 99% will think of her “no show” job that paid $400,000 and her practice of patient dumping? And yeah, this time we make sure a PAC gets that information out.

    They’ll just say that you’re a racist for bringing it up.


  76. 76 | December 3, 2012 3:15 pm

    From Weasel Zippers — photo of Zimmerman taken night of Trayvon Martin shooting.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/03/george-zimmermans-defense-team-releases-bloody-police-photo-taken-night-of-trayvon-martin-shooting/#disqus_thread

    It looks like he has a broken nose at the very least. I have no trouble believing that that little cretin Martin was going for his gun and that Zimmerman did in fact shoot in self-defense.


  77. 77 | December 3, 2012 3:16 pm

    @ lobo91:

    They’re pretty much going to call me a raaaaacist simply because I have a Gasden Flag, I’m White and I’m breathing.


  78. heysoos
    78 | December 3, 2012 3:19 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    http://www.leadslingerarmory.com/Springfield-Armory-XDM-45ACP-45_p_30.html
    Holds 13 rounds.

    drool


  79. lobo91
    79 | December 3, 2012 3:20 pm

    Black Sports Columnist After NFL Player’s Murder-Suicide: NRA Is Racist, The “New KKK”…

    WHITLOCK: Sports gets so much attention, and people tune out the real world, that I try to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about the real world when sports lends itself to that and try to open people’s eyes. You know, I did not go as far as I’d like to go because my thoughts on the NRA and America’s gun culture – I believe the NRA is the new KKK. And that the arming of so many black youths, uh, and loading up our community with drugs, and then just having an open shooting gallery, is the work of people who obviously don’t have our best interests [at heart].

    I think it’s obvious if you’ve traveled abroad, and traveled to countries where they have legitimate gun laws, that we don’t have to have what we have in America, where people somehow think a gun enhances their liberty, and that people somehow think a gun makes them safer. It just doesn’t. A gun turns some kids listening to music into a murder scene. And uh, you know, if you don’t have a gun, you drive home. You know, kids listening to some loud music, you don’t like it, you go home and complain to your wife. But when you have a gun, you open fire, potentially, and take the life of a child.

    As a Patron member of the NRA, I’d like to invite Mr Whitlock to kiss my ass…


  80. 80 | December 3, 2012 3:20 pm

    OBAMA AIDE: THE WAY POLITICS ARE TODAY, THERE WOULD STILL BE SLAVERY

    I’m so sick of this BS I want to vomit. This is the kind of thing that makes non-racists reexamine their positions……


  81. lobo91
    81 | December 3, 2012 3:21 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    They’re pretty much going to call me a raaaaacist simply because I have a Gasden Flag, I’m White and I’m breathing.

    I’m apparently a KKK member, according to this asshat above.


  82. 82 | December 3, 2012 3:22 pm

    This is a Happy-Happy Joy-Joy fact about our current Depression:

    According to the study, we are now back to 1969 levels with respect to median net worth in this country. A large part of this is the housing crisis we’ve yet to recover from, which cost the middle class 18% of its net worth. The news isn’t much better with respect to median incomes, which have dropped to $26,364, setting us all the way back to 1999.

    And as middle class incomes declined, the debt-load among the middle class has increased “significantly.”

    In a nutshell: those of us in the middle class earn less, are worth less, and owe more. Meanwhile, during this same period of time, the wealthy increased their wealth by an unbelievable 71%.

    Normally, I don’t care about the gap between the rich and the rest of us. I’m not rich, and at the age of 46, it’s probably safe to say I’ll never be rich; but I didn’t care because I begrudge no one their success. But that was before…

    Before we looted the Treasury and mortgaged the futures of generations to bail out the Too Big To Fails; before we started losing ground while the Bailed Out prospered.

    I generally agree with this. If the Republicans wanted to really throw a moneky-wrench into the Machine of Obama and Co., they’d make a tax law taxing the Bailed Out proportional to how much of a bail-out they got. If nothing else, they should make things like the Solyendra theft taxable as income. Take back some of what the theives stole.


  83. RIX
    83 | December 3, 2012 3:22 pm

    @ Carolina Girl:It looks like he has a broken nose at the very least. I have no trouble believing that that little cretin Martin was going for his gun and that Zimmerman did in fact shoot in self-defense.

    It appears that you resist the New Order and still expect facts.
    What counts here is that Trayvon is a symbol of a long oppressed
    class.
    Zimmerman on the other hand symbolizes the oppressor class.
    What actually happened is not the point, the point is social justice.


  84. citizen_q
    84 | December 3, 2012 3:26 pm

    @ MacDuff:
    I have thought similarly.

    One could also point out that the governmental dependency and upon those who dole out governmental largess of the kind the democrats are so fond of is slavery. Democrats the party of slavery then and now.


  85. 85 | December 3, 2012 3:26 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    From Weasel Zippers — photo of Zimmerman taken night of Trayvon Martin shooting.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/03/george-zimmermans-defense-team-releases-bloody-police-photo-taken-night-of-trayvon-martin-shooting/#disqus_thread

    It looks like he has a broken nose at the very least. I have no trouble believing that that little cretin Martin was going for his gun and that Zimmerman did in fact shoot in self-defense.

    It’s pretty clear why they didn’t indict him at the time this happened. This is a travesty of the first order.


  86. lobo91
    86 | December 3, 2012 3:28 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    OBAMA AIDE: THE WAY POLITICS ARE TODAY, THERE WOULD STILL BE SLAVERY

    I’m so sick of this BS I want to vomit. This is the kind of thing that makes non-racists reexamine their positions……

    Maybe they can bring up the whole “they would only count you as 2/3 of a person” meme again, too…


  87. darkwords
    87 | December 3, 2012 3:29 pm

    Javon Belcher had the correct idea just go it backwards. Should have shot himself first.

    Hollywood is more the cause of this problem than gun ownership. Entertainment dollars. People owning guns for their entertainment value and never ever coming across repeated gun safety courses.

    If Costas would just donate all of his entertainment income to gun safety classes then he might actually something useful.


  88. 88 | December 3, 2012 3:30 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I won’t really say what that makes me think of, but this clown would like to be very free with our individual rights, wouldn’t he?


  89. 89 | December 3, 2012 3:30 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Jason Whitlock is a complete and utter moron. He actually linked to Costas linking to his article.


  90. darkwords
    90 | December 3, 2012 3:31 pm

    @ 85 MacDuff:Just think of all the racially motivated media and political lies that must have done on to massage this data about the shooting.


  91. 91 | December 3, 2012 3:32 pm

    @ lobo91:

    NRA = KKK? Man these people are deranged.


  92. lobo91
    92 | December 3, 2012 3:32 pm

    @ darkwords:

    If Costas would just donate all of his entertainment income to gun safety classes then he might actually something useful.

    Since the vast majority of gun safety courses in the US are sponsored by the NRA, you know that’s not going to happen.


  93. darkwords
    93 | December 3, 2012 3:33 pm

    Maybe Costas’s career is petering out and he needed to kick start it as the expense of tragedy.


  94. lobo91
    94 | December 3, 2012 3:33 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    NRA = KKK? Man these people are deranged.

    Never mind the fact that the motivation behind most of the early gun control laws was disarming blacks.


  95. 95 | December 3, 2012 3:33 pm

    Carolina Girl wrote:

    @ lobo91:
    Jason Whitlock is a complete and utter moron. He actually linked to Costas linking to his article.

    These sportswriters really are so ignorant.


  96. 96 | December 3, 2012 3:34 pm

    @ heysoos:

    That is awfully high for a Springfield Armory pistol. You can get a new Kimber for less than that.


  97. 97 | December 3, 2012 3:34 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Yeah, that’s the irony of it all. In fact Gun Control laws are hurting blacks since its Urban areas that the tightest laws.


  98. darkwords
    98 | December 3, 2012 3:37 pm

    IMO a person that thinks about Gun Safety from a young age is programmed to think before shooting. Programmed to understand what is being shot. It’s a type of training where the last thing a person will shoot is another person. Even when there is alcohol around.


  99. buzzsawmonkey
    99 | December 3, 2012 3:37 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Maybe they can bring up the whole “they would only count you as 2/3 of a person” meme again, too…

    That one’s a particular pet peeve of mine, since it ignores the fact that counting slaves as less than a full person for apportionment purposes was intended to limit the power of the slaveholding states.


  100. lobo91
    100 | December 3, 2012 3:39 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    That one’s a particular pet peeve of mine, since it ignores the fact that counting slaves as less than a full person for apportionment purposes was intended to limit the power of the slaveholding states.

    There’s a reason the public schools don’t teach history anymore…


  101. buzzsawmonkey
    101 | December 3, 2012 3:39 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    I believe the NRA is the new KKK.

    And I believe the children are our future…


  102. buzzsawmonkey
    102 | December 3, 2012 3:40 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    There’s a reason the public schools don’t teach history anymore…

    For one thing, the teachers don’t know it.


  103. lobo91
    103 | December 3, 2012 3:42 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    I believe the NRA is the new KKK.

    And I believe the children are our future…

    I’m not sure why we’d need a “new KKK,” anyway.

    The old one is still around, after all.


  104. 104 | December 3, 2012 3:43 pm

    Has anyone noticed that the only examples of legitimate racism that you hear of are directed at whites and are coming either from blacks or hallucinating white liberals?


  105. 105 | December 3, 2012 3:46 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Haven’t you learned by now that they way you judge a law isn’t by its effects, it is by the way people feel about it? If people feel bad about the Three-Fifths Compromise, then it was bad, even if the result of not having it would have been a more powerful Slaveholding States. Hell, if it hadn’t been for the Three-Fifths Compromise, Lincoln would have probably never been elected. We could have avoided the whole nasty mess of Emancipation entirely, and modern blacks would have felt better about it.


  106. heysoos
    106 | December 3, 2012 3:55 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    That is awfully high for a Springfield Armory pistol. You can get a new Kimber for less than that.

    everything they have in .45 is over a thousand dollars…but they are all vintage pieces, four of them…all the newer stuff was far cheaper…they don’t sell new Kimbers….4 years ago the Colt I told you about was $800…you told me to trace the numbers on the net and I did…made by Colt, issued to the Marine Corp in early 1943…I wanted that gun bad, but I got sick and that was that….I’m getting real close to buying again, and I’ll need some advice, so stay handy…I’ll probably go with 9mm


  107. 107 | December 3, 2012 4:18 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I have a Colt 1911 MKIV 80 Government Model, but this is pretty cool.


  108. huckfunn
    108 | December 3, 2012 5:06 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    I have a Colt 1911 MKIV 80 Government Model, but this is pretty cool.

    I’ve got the MKIV 80 also but I would dearly love to have that new Marine model.


  109. 109 | December 3, 2012 5:12 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    I don’t like a light rail on a 1911. It just doesn’t look right…


  110. huckfunn
    110 | December 3, 2012 5:18 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    I guess it’s built more for utility than aesthetics. The light rail makes sense on a pistol designed for the military.


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