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Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock double down on blaming gun culture!

by Rodan ( 165 Comments › )
Filed under NFL, Progressives, Sports at December 4th, 2012 - 8:00 pm

(Picture Hat Tip: Speranza)

Bob Costas’ rant on Sunday Night Football irritated many Americans. In my case I had stayed away from political stories for two days. Then while I was enjoying my beer and eating some Cajun style wings, I saw Costas pushing for gun control. I don’t recall him pushing to ban knives, when his buddy O.J. Simpson was involved ( I don’t think he did it alone) in the murder of his wife Nicole Simpson.

Bob Costas was reading an article by Fox Sports analyst Jason Whitlock that calls for banning handguns. Whitlock also has called the NRA, the modern day KKK. Bob Costas appeared on this clown’s podcast and justified his rant by blaming “gun culture” for the death of Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend .

NBC’s Bob Costas on Monday appeared on Foxsports.com columnist Jason Whitlock‘s podcast, “Real Talk,” to explain why he advocated for gun control during the halftime show of the nationally televised Sunday night NFL game.

During the game, Costas quoted Whitlock’s editorial, which stated that former Kansas City chiefs player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend would still be alive if Jovan did not own a handgun.

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The NBC analyst said his remarks have been unfairly and hypocritically attacked by gun-rights advocates.

“And I’ve always found this to be true: If someone disagrees with what you write, then they’ll say what you wrote was a ‘screed,’” Costas continued. “But someone who agrees with it say it was a ‘thoughtful commentary.’ If they disagree with what you say on television, they’ll term it a ‘rant.’

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“There are too many people in this country leaving home carrying a gun as if it’s the same thing as ‘don’t forget my wallet,’ ‘don’t forget my watch,’ ‘don’t forget my gun,’” Costas said. “And more often than not, this leads to bad things far more often than it leads to good things.”

What Bob Costas doesn’t understand is that people watch him not for his political views, but for sports analysis. But Costas having a big ego, doesn’t get it. Just like Keith Olbermann and Mike Lupica, Costas doesn’t understand that once you make a political statement, your audience never views you the same. As for Jason Whitlock, he is an ignorant fool not worthy of even a sentence.

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165 Responses to “Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock double down on blaming gun culture!”
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  1. livefreeor die
    1 | December 4, 2012 8:11 pm

    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.


  2. Prebanned
    2 | December 4, 2012 8:12 pm

    ‘don’t forget my wallet,’ ‘don’t forget my watch,’ ‘don’t forget my gun,’”

    Left out, dont forget both spare mags and the other gun with spare mag.


  3. coldwarrior
    3 | December 4, 2012 8:15 pm

    lets not address the real problems. the destruction of the black family.

    look at chicago, detroit and dc. murder capitals for the hood rats. yeah, whitey has gangs too, they are called the mafia and they dont kill innocent people nor are they as violent,they arent driven by the twisted outcomes of the war on poverty.


  4. Prebanned
    4 | December 4, 2012 8:16 pm

    I hope Bob don’t own any firearms.


  5. Bumr50
    5 | December 4, 2012 8:16 pm

    Whitlock’s initial column basically said that black people aren’t responsible enough to own guns and therefore guns should be illegal, and the only people defending the right to own guns are doing so simply because black people disproportionately kill each other with said guns.

    Costas actually thinks that most Americans feel the same way he does.

    They’re both disgusting.


  6. Prebanned
    6 | December 4, 2012 8:18 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    If the NRA would stop flooding the ghettos with drugs and firearms, there would be hardly any murders in Chicago.


  7. 7 | December 4, 2012 8:18 pm

    It’s a shame Kassandra Perkins did not have a handgun of her own, she may have had a chance to defend herself.

    Costas is an idiot. There is a reason why the vapid banal turds end up delivering the sports news, and that is because they can talk about sports for at least a minute or two without calling attention to their stupidity.


  8. 8 | December 4, 2012 8:19 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    @ coldwarrior:
    @ Prebanned:
    @ livefreeor die:

    Costas to be on O’Reilly tomorrow.


  9. coldwarrior
    9 | December 4, 2012 8:19 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    Costas is an idiot. There is a reason why the vapid banal turds end up delivering the sports news, and that is because they can talk about sports for at least a minute or two without calling attention to their stupidity.

    meat sticks with nice hair.


  10. 10 | December 4, 2012 8:20 pm

    @ Flyovercountry:

    They really are delusional.


  11. coldwarrior
    11 | December 4, 2012 8:20 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    If the NRA would stop flooding the ghettos with drugs and firearms, there would be hardly any murders in Chicago.

    i know!

    those damned nra gun runners just abuse those poor innocent gang bangers urban youth. if the nra would just stop there would be peace and love.


  12. 12 | December 4, 2012 8:22 pm

    livefreeor die wrote:

    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.

    exactly. your average NFL player could kill the average woman with his bare hands. so, great going costas and the other idiot, in advocating for a situaiton in which the victim would still be dead but the murderer would have likely survived.


  13. 13 | December 4, 2012 8:22 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    yeah, whitey has gangs too, they are called the mafia and they dont kill innocent people nor are they as violent,they arent driven by the twisted outcomes of the war on poverty.

    That has changed as well. Many Whites are now hooked on the welfare culture. They have some nasty gangs, usually involved with Meth. Blacks were the Guinea pigs, now the welfare culture has expanded.

    But your larger point stands.


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | December 4, 2012 8:23 pm

    ya know what else just drives me nutz? this urban excuse for violence and other indignant actions/words:

    ‘he dont respeck me’ and ‘he disrespected me’

    respect is earned, not given. a lesson lost on these thugs because the family has been utterly destroyed.


  15. Prebanned
    15 | December 4, 2012 8:23 pm

    Kirly wrote:

    livefreeor die wrote:
    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.
    exactly. your average NFL player could kill the average woman with his bare hands. so, great going costas and the other idiot, in advocating for a situaiton in which the victim would still be dead but the murderer would have likely survived.

    And would not have faced as much jail time if He survived.


  16. 16 | December 4, 2012 8:25 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    ‘he dont respeck me’ and ‘he disrespected me’

    I had to deal with that in HS. If you bumped some people wrong, get ready to fight.


  17. livefreeor die
    17 | December 4, 2012 8:25 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    Kirly wrote:
    livefreeor die wrote:
    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.
    exactly. your average NFL player could kill the average woman with his bare hands. so, great going costas and the other idiot, in advocating for a situaiton in which the victim would still be dead but the murderer would have likely survived.
    And would not have faced as much jail time if He survived.

    You’re right. His defense team would have painted him as a victim.


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | December 4, 2012 8:26 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    yeah, whitey has gangs too, they are called the mafia and they dont kill innocent people nor are they as violent,they arent driven by the twisted outcomes of the war on poverty.

    That has changed as well. Many Whites are now hooked on the welfare culture. They have some nasty gangs, usually involved with Meth. Blacks were the Guinea pigs, now the welfare culture has expanded.
    But your larger point stands.

    those gangs are white trash. i dont claim them as part of my culture. and yes, they are indistinguishable from the hood thugs. they are also a very tiny number in the gang membership in total.


  19. livefreeor die
    19 | December 4, 2012 8:26 pm

    I wonder if Costas remembers that Sean Taylor would still be alive if he’d been allowed to own a gun.


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | December 4, 2012 8:28 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    ‘he dont respeck me’ and ‘he disrespected me’
    I had to deal with that in HS. If you bumped some people wrong, get ready to fight.

    the removal of the male as a strong and positive guiding force in the black culture caused all of this. its almost like the destruction of the black family was planned out.


  21. 21 | December 4, 2012 8:28 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I’m sure Bob Costas could solve the gang problem!
    ////


  22. coldwarrior
    22 | December 4, 2012 8:29 pm

    ooops…

    Colombian forces have killed at least 20 Marxist Farc guerrillas in an air and ground raid near the border with Ecuador, an army general said, the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started.


  23. lobo91
    23 | December 4, 2012 8:29 pm

    @ livefreeor die:

    You’re right. His defense team would have painted him as a victim.

    It’s obviously the result of poverty.
    //


  24. coldwarrior
    24 | December 4, 2012 8:29 pm

    Kirly wrote:

    livefreeor die wrote:

    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.

    exactly. your average NFL player could kill the average woman with his bare hands. so, great going costas and the other idiot, in advocating for a situaiton in which the victim would still be dead but the murderer would have likely survived.

    WE MUST BAN HANDS!!!!


  25. 25 | December 4, 2012 8:30 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    its almost like the destruction of the black family was planned out.

    Yes it was. The KKK decided on a new tack. LBJ was a Klansman as were the leaders of the Democrats. They didn’t just start liking blacks in 1965. They decided on a better way to make them slaves.


  26. Prebanned
    26 | December 4, 2012 8:30 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Half of all African American babies are murdered before they can draw thier first breath.


  27. 27 | December 4, 2012 8:30 pm

    The latest from Costas now is that his diatribe was a mistake, not because half time at a sporting event might not be the appropriate place for his left of center political views, but because 90 seconds were not enough to correctly make his point.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/04/nbcs_bob_costas_says_anti-gun_commentary_was_a_mistake.html

    So you see, we just aren’t smart enough to understand the genius that is Bob Costas, pro sports commentator.


  28. 28 | December 4, 2012 8:31 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Like that picture I have up there?


  29. coldwarrior
    29 | December 4, 2012 8:31 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    its almost like the destruction of the black family was planned out.
    Yes it was. The KKK decided on a new tack. LBJ was a Klansman as were the leaders of the Democrats. They didn’t just start liking blacks in 1965. They decided on a better way to make them slaves.

    their plan is going rather well.


  30. lobo91
    30 | December 4, 2012 8:32 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started

    Killing all the bad guys is the best “peace process” I can think of…


  31. coldwarrior
    31 | December 4, 2012 8:32 pm

    Prebanned wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Half of all African American babies are murdered before they can draw thier first breath.

    hey, ya cant overpopulate the plantation, sanger’s plan is going quite well also!


  32. 32 | December 4, 2012 8:32 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Blacks were the Guinea Pigs. Now it is time for the rest of the country. That is where Obama comes in.


  33. coldwarrior
    33 | December 4, 2012 8:33 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started
    Killing all the bad guys is the best “peace process” I can think of…

    killing the enemy in great big batches makes them very motivated to surrender


  34. lobo91
    34 | December 4, 2012 8:34 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    Like that picture I have up there?

    Yeah.

    I just finished a KKK indoctrination class for an Air Force couple. The wife was born in Iran.


  35. livefreeor die
    35 | December 4, 2012 8:35 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    The latest from Costas now is that his diatribe was a mistake, not because half time at a sporting event might not be the appropriate place for his left of center political views, but because 90 seconds were not enough to correctly make his point.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/04/nbcs_bob_costas_says_anti-gun_commentary_was_a_mistake.html
    So you see, we just aren’t smart enough to understand the genius that is Bob Costas, pro sports commentator.

    Snort! That’s right, Bob, you’re a genius. That’s why they won’t let you near the microphone during the actual games.


  36. lobo91
    36 | December 4, 2012 8:36 pm

    Well, at least the new laptop seems to be working well.

    The hard drive crashed on my old one on Friday. I didn’t really plan to buy a new computer at the moment, but it’s pretty hard to teach my classes without a working laptop.


  37. 37 | December 4, 2012 8:37 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Kirly wrote:

    livefreeor die wrote:

    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.

    exactly. your average NFL player could kill the average woman with his bare hands. so, great going costas and the other idiot, in advocating for a situaiton in which the victim would still be dead but the murderer would have likely survived.

    WE MUST BAN HANDS!!!!

    let’s just go straight to banning murderous thoughts.


  38. heysoos
    38 | December 4, 2012 8:40 pm

    you want abortion?…fine
    we’ll abort every poverty level baby, no choice…
    we’ll abort our way out of entitlements, we’ll abort urban gangs, we will abort ourselves into security and prosperity…you wanna act like beeves, you’ll be treated accordingly…ignorance I can tolerate, willful stupidity not so much


  39. Da_Beerfreak
    39 | December 4, 2012 8:41 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    LBJ wanted to call it The War on N****s but had to rename it to The War on Poverty to get it through congress… :wink:


  40. Da_Beerfreak
    40 | December 4, 2012 8:43 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started
    Killing all the bad guys is the best “peace process” I can think of…

    killing the enemy in great big batches makes them very motivated to surrender

    Or at least find another line of work…


  41. 41 | December 4, 2012 8:44 pm

    @ Kirly:

    Thoughtcrime.


  42. coldwarrior
    42 | December 4, 2012 8:46 pm

    Kirly wrote:

    WE MUST BAN HANDS!!!!

    let’s just go straight to banning murderous thoughts.

    i love it!


  43. huckfunn
    43 | December 4, 2012 8:47 pm

    AWR Hawkins of Breitbart points out the hypocrisy of the media, entertainment and political elites who live behind walls of armed security (public and private) yet feel entitled to rail against the very weapons that protect them.
    BOB COSTAS, NFL SURROUNDED BY ARMED SECURITY


  44. heysoos
    44 | December 4, 2012 8:47 pm

    Costas in another pseudo-idealist, not a practical thinker….iow, an idiot


  45. 45 | December 4, 2012 8:50 pm

    And more often than not, this leads to bad things far more often than it leads to good things.

    Well that’s true enough because most of those who embrace this “gun culture” are gang banging criminals. Those of us who want to protect ourselves and our loved ones and therefore have guns are outnumbered. Problem is gun control makes that disparity even worse. Hence concealed carry states are much better off than Detroit and D.C. The criminals hate concealed carry and love the leftists who seem to be their allies in getting rid of that right.


  46. heysoos
    46 | December 4, 2012 8:55 pm

    if pistol totin’ bangers were considered good eating, they would vanish, coast to coast, in two weeks….food for thought


  47. 48 | December 4, 2012 9:02 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    if pistol totin’ bangers were considered good eating, they would vanish, coast to coast, in two weeks….food for thought

    You can’t shoot someone for looking like a gang banger, even if he’s smashing your head into the pavement.


  48. heysoos
    49 | December 4, 2012 9:04 pm

    @ huckfunn:
    if I had a hitchin to get shot, I’d go up to Chicago…the most American of American cities


  49. lobo91
    50 | December 4, 2012 9:04 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    Wouldn’t it be easier to tell people where there weren’t crimes?


  50. heysoos
    51 | December 4, 2012 9:06 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    if pistol totin’ bangers were considered good eating, they would vanish, coast to coast, in two weeks….food for thought

    You can’t shoot someone for looking like a gang banger, even if he’s smashing your head into the pavement.

    I’d claim he had antlers and bounced around on four legs before he got Webbered


  51. brookly red
    52 | December 4, 2012 9:07 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Wouldn’t it be easier to tell people where there weren’t crimes?

    theres an app for that


  52. 53 | December 4, 2012 9:07 pm

    @ lobo91:

    The wife was born in Iran.

    She gets it then!


  53. huckfunn
    54 | December 4, 2012 9:07 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Wouldn’t it be easier to tell people where there weren’t crimes?

    Yes it would, but I don’t want everyone to know where I live. I’m selfish that way.


  54. jelo
    55 | December 4, 2012 9:08 pm

    lefty/costas logic as i understand….if one throws their girlfriend off of the bridge into the abyss and killing her, and then one jumps off of the bridge into the abyss killing oneself, we should therefor ban all bridges.


  55. 56 | December 4, 2012 9:09 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    Costas is going o be on O’Reilly tomorrow to explain what he meant by his rant. He realized he stepped on shit!


  56. heysoos
    57 | December 4, 2012 9:09 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    Wouldn’t it be easier to tell people where there weren’t crimes?

    the cops here in ABQ shoot so many bad guys, the city is under federal investigation…result?…don’t draw down on the APD…duh


  57. brookly red
    58 | December 4, 2012 9:09 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.


  58. Prebanned
    59 | December 4, 2012 9:11 pm

    @ heysoos:
    it is not fair, the bad guys need to win more.


  59. huckfunn
    60 | December 4, 2012 9:11 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    Costas is going o be on O’Reilly tomorrow to explain what he meant by his rant. He realized he stepped on shit!

    O’Reilly’s gonna whup Bob’s ass, and rightfully so.


  60. brookly red
    61 | December 4, 2012 9:11 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    lobo91 wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    Wouldn’t it be easier to tell people where there weren’t crimes?

    the cops here in ABQ shoot so many bad guys, the city is under federal investigation…result?…don’t draw down on the APD…duh

    sheesh the cops here almost never shoot anyone… but when they do they shoot them 40 or 50 times.


  61. 62 | December 4, 2012 9:12 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    I was enjoying some beer, wings and game and had to see this rant. It really pissed me off.


  62. song_and_dance_man
    63 | December 4, 2012 9:13 pm

    Bob should be for teeth control.


  63. lobo91
    64 | December 4, 2012 9:14 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    I’m for pro sports thug control.


  64. darkwords
    65 | December 4, 2012 9:14 pm

    Which gun culture is he talking about? There is more than one.


  65. darkwords
    66 | December 4, 2012 9:16 pm

    @ 43 huckfunn: Very good point. If pacifism work costas should go all gandhi on pro football.


  66. lobo91
    67 | December 4, 2012 9:16 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    Which gun culture is he talking about? There is more than one.

    When the left uses that term, they usually aren’t talking about gangbangers. They’re usually talking about NRA members and other legal gun owners.


  67. Speranza
    68 | December 4, 2012 9:19 pm

    Costas is a fool and a typical condescending liberal who does not know what the hell he is talking about.


  68. lobo91
    69 | December 4, 2012 9:19 pm

    Check out this bit of propaganda put out by the California Federation of Teachers, with narration by Ed Asner:


  69. huckfunn
    70 | December 4, 2012 9:20 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Bob should be for teeth control.

    Bob needs to get his rug under control. Lookin kinda shabby.


  70. Speranza
    71 | December 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Bob should be for teeth control.

    He should be for hair piece control.


  71. song_and_dance_man
    72 | December 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    @ lobo91:

    I’m for stupid commentator control


  72. Speranza
    73 | December 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Bob needs to get his rug under control. Lookin kinda shabby.

    Ya’ beat me to it!


  73. heysoos
    74 | December 4, 2012 9:21 pm

    I bought a shotgun and took it out to the City Range to see how it worked, got my headphones, couple of boxes of mixed rounds, Saturday morning at one of the largest municipal, multi agency ranges in America…there were like a 100 APD cops there shooting pistols all the way up to 308 long stuff…I hung out for a while…sounded like D-Day…never did shoot my gun…when I left the cop brothers were talking about setting up the ‘town’ range so they could shoot thru walls and shit like that…APD cops like to shoot people


  74. huckfunn
    75 | December 4, 2012 9:22 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ 43 huckfunn: Very good point. If pacifism work costas should go all gandhi on pro football.

    Next up… “it was all of Belcher’s head injuries that turned him into a demented gun nut”.


  75. 76 | December 4, 2012 9:22 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    Costas is a fool and a typical condescending liberal who does not know what the hell he is talking about.

    He’s going on O’Reilly tomorrow for a mea culpa. He claims he was talking about gun culture, no banning guns. He realized he stepped on shit.


  76. huckfunn
    77 | December 4, 2012 9:23 pm

    @ Speranza:
    :wink:


  77. Speranza
    78 | December 4, 2012 9:24 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    He’s going on O’Reilly tomorrow for a mea culpa. He claims he was talking about gun culture, no banning guns. He realized he stepped on shit.

    Unlike the Left, I don’t want anyone to get fired for saying something stupid which I disagree with.


  78. Speranza
    79 | December 4, 2012 9:25 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Check out this bit of propaganda put out by the California Federation of Teachers, with narration by Ed Asner:

    Hannity just had it on his show. Ed Asner is definitely a communist and has been one for decades.


  79. lobo91
    80 | December 4, 2012 9:25 pm

    @ heysoos:

    APD cops like to shoot people

    They have for a long time. I know in the early ’90s, part of the problem was that they started waiving the education requirement for applicants with military experience. When they did that, they attracted a whole bunch of guys who had spent 3 or 4 years serving in the peacetime Army and were bored because they never got to kill anyone.

    That department has been out of control for decades.


  80. lobo91
    81 | December 4, 2012 9:27 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Hannity just had it on his show. Ed Asner is definitely a communist and has been one for decades.

    I guess they recognize one of their own…


  81. huckfunn
    82 | December 4, 2012 9:27 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ lobo91:

    I’m for stupid commentator control

    I’d vote for that and NBC would be a good place to start.


  82. huckfunn
    83 | December 4, 2012 9:28 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Check out this bit of propaganda put out by the California Federation of Teachers, with narration by Ed Asner:

    I saw that and couldn’t watch more than a minute. I wonder how many evil million$ Asner has.


  83. darkwords
    84 | December 4, 2012 9:31 pm

    @ Rodan: orelly will cave in to professorial courtesy and fail to ask any tough pro gun questions.


  84. huckfunn
    85 | December 4, 2012 9:31 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.

    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.


  85. brookly red
    86 | December 4, 2012 9:32 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Check out this bit of propaganda put out by the California Federation of Teachers, with narration by Ed Asner:

    if the teachers were doing such a good job why is he talking to people on a 3rd grade level?


  86. lobo91
    87 | December 4, 2012 9:32 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Rodan: orelly will cave in to professorial courtesy and fail to ask any tough pro gun questions.

    O’Reilly is in favor of new federal gun laws.


  87. lobo91
    88 | December 4, 2012 9:33 pm

    @ brookly red:

    if the teachers were doing such a good job why is he talking to people on a 3rd grade level?

    Any higher and the teachers wouldn’t understand it.


  88. brookly red
    89 | December 4, 2012 9:37 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.

    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.

    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.

    well yeah, one would be foolish to mess with a Brooklynite…


  89. 90 | December 4, 2012 9:45 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Yes he is.


  90. 91 | December 4, 2012 9:46 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ Rodan: orelly will cave in to professorial courtesy and fail to ask any tough pro gun questions.

    He probably agrees with Costas.


  91. heysoos
    92 | December 4, 2012 9:49 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.
    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.
    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.

    well yeah, one would be foolish to mess with a Brooklynite…

    I’m supposed to be scared of people that put vegatables on pizza?…I don’t think so


  92. Moe Katz
    93 | December 4, 2012 9:51 pm

    I wonder if anyone has explored the possibility of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Belcher’s case … seems to be a lot of that in players of professional contact sports these days, or it’s being detected and diagnosed more than before.


  93. 94 | December 4, 2012 9:51 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    APD cops like to shoot people

    Give me two examples of an unjustified APD shooting in the last twenty years. Why would you want to put yourself under the hell that a shooting brings down upon you? The one questionable shooting was the guy who had a gun pointed at his own head who was shot after repeated demands to put the gun down. That’s why I asked for two examples but even in that case it could be justified. Now the Justice Department, that cartel gun running organization filled with Al Qaeda lawyers, will come to Albuquerque to judge why APD officers are shooting mostly Hispanic men. Forget the fact that most men in New Mexico are Hispanic, as are most of the officers shooting them, I predict a bad outcome. Shit like you espouse don’t help our men in blue one bit.


  94. brookly red
    95 | December 4, 2012 9:55 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.
    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.
    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.

    well yeah, one would be foolish to mess with a Brooklynite…

    I’m supposed to be scared of people that put vegatables on pizza?…I don’t think so

    you personally should not be scared of anything… I mean what have you got to lose. ;)


  95. heysoos
    96 | December 4, 2012 9:57 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    APD cops like to shoot people
    Give me two examples of an unjustified APD shooting in the last twenty years. Why would you want to put yourself under the hell that a shooting brings down upon you? The one questionable shooting was the guy who had a gun pointed at his own head who was shot after repeated demands to put the gun down. That’s why I asked for two examples but even in that case it could be justified. Now the Justice Department, that cartel gun running organization filled with Al Qaeda lawyers, will come to Albuquerque to judge why APD officers are shooting mostly Hispanic men. Forget the fact that most men in New Mexico are Hispanic, as are most of the officers shooting them, I predict a bad outcome. Shit like you espouse don’t help our men in blue one bit.

    I’m just passing on what I read and hear…I don’t have an opinion as to right or wrong…don’t take it out on me because you don’t agree with the feds…


  96. heysoos
    97 | December 4, 2012 10:00 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.
    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.
    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.
    well yeah, one would be foolish to mess with a Brooklynite…
    I’m supposed to be scared of people that put vegatables on pizza?…I don’t think so

    you personally should not be scared of anything… I mean what have you got to lose.

    what does that have to do with anything?…am I supposed to be more scared because I have ‘more’ to lose?…you’re dreaming…Brooklynites are just as whimpy as the next guy…you like gangster movies?


  97. brookly red
    98 | December 4, 2012 10:03 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    huckfunn wrote:
    Here is the best illustration of what gun control does for a city.
    LOL I clicked on that and got a popup ad for apartment rentals… uhhh no thanks.
    It works for me. I put in “Brookly, NY” and it looks kinda scary.
    well yeah, one would be foolish to mess with a Brooklynite…
    I’m supposed to be scared of people that put vegatables on pizza?…I don’t think so

    you personally should not be scared of anything… I mean what have you got to lose.

    what does that have to do with anything?…am I supposed to be more scared because I have ‘more’ to lose?…you’re dreaming…Brooklynites are just as whimpy as the next guy…you like gangster movies?

    no I am just funning with yah, do you like Gladiator movies?


  98. huckfunn
    99 | December 4, 2012 10:04 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I wonder if anyone has explored the possibility of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Belcher’s case … seems to be a lot of that in players of professional contact sports these days, or it’s being detected and diagnosed more than before.

    See my #75 above. The head injury thing is exactly where this story is going and it will be used to put an end to tackle football starting with Pop Warner and then all the way up. However, the whole picture of who Belcher was is becoming more clear every day. He was a vicious bully way back when he was in middle school and it had nothing to do with head injuries in the NFL.


  99. 100 | December 4, 2012 10:04 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    I’m just passing on what I read and hear…I don’t have an opinion as to right or wrong…don’t take it out on me because you don’t agree with the feds…

    Well consider the source, we live in a very blue state, at least north of T or C. Pay attention to each shooting, the facts are out there. Most every one shot by APD was putting an officer in danger or a civilian. You should know not to depend on the media, “what I read and hear”, to form an opinion, which you very much did have when you said “APD cops like to shoot people”.


  100. Prebanned
    101 | December 4, 2012 10:05 pm

    @ brookly red:
    I like football movies


  101. heysoos
    102 | December 4, 2012 10:06 pm

    @ brookly red:
    heh..I confess, I do


  102. 103 | December 4, 2012 10:07 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    do you like Gladiator movies?

    LOL!

    /But I actually do.


  103. heysoos
    104 | December 4, 2012 10:12 pm

    Rancher wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    I’m just passing on what I read and hear…I don’t have an opinion as to right or wrong…don’t take it out on me because you don’t agree with the feds…
    Well consider the source, we live in a very blue state, at least north of T or C. Pay attention to each shooting, the facts are out there. Most every one shot by APD was putting an officer in danger or a civilian. You should know not to depend on the media, “what I read and hear”, to form an opinion, which you very much did have when you said “APD cops like to shoot people”.

    my quote, such as it is is based on “Cops” and the ensuing legal fight to keep Hollywood out of ABQ because of the negative press…as soon as I moved here from MI I heard about about the APD and it’s image problems…and if my anecdotal observation bothers you, then so be it


  104. Moe Katz
    105 | December 4, 2012 10:13 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    He was a vicious bully way back when he was in middle school and it had nothing to do with head injuries in the NFL.

    Interesting. Still, brain trauma and personality could both be involved.


  105. The Osprey
    106 | December 4, 2012 10:16 pm

    This Whitlock guy is a piece of work.
    The NRA is a conspiracy to get black people to kill themselves off with guns?
    That’s about as logical as the “Whitey created AIDS” or the “CIA invented crack” BS.


  106. huckfunn
    107 | December 4, 2012 10:25 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    He was a vicious bully way back when he was in middle school and it had nothing to do with head injuries in the NFL.

    Interesting. Still, brain trauma and personality could both be involved.

    From what I have read, Belcher’s NFL records show no history of concussion or head injuries. However, people are starting to show up who knew him when he was a kid and describe him as a vicious bully. The head trauma thing is BS that will be used by the left to ban football as we know it.


  107. Moe Katz
    108 | December 4, 2012 10:28 pm

    @ Moe Katz:
    Also steroids, other drugs may be involved.


  108. Moe Katz
    109 | December 4, 2012 10:29 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    The head trauma thing is BS that will be used by the left to ban football as we know it.

    I don’t think they’ll succeed; football is too deeply rooted in the culture.


  109. brookly red
    110 | December 4, 2012 10:31 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I don’t think they’ll succeed; football is too deeply rooted in the culture.

    so was personal responsibility…


  110. huckfunn
    111 | December 4, 2012 10:32 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I don’t think they’ll succeed; football is too deeply rooted in the culture.

    So was religion, capitalism, honesty and hard work.


  111. coldwarrior
    112 | December 4, 2012 10:33 pm

    ban trains

    A 30-year-old man confessed today to being the subway psycho who “launched” an innocent straphanger into tracks, where he was killed by an oncoming Q train, law enforcement sources told The Post.


  112. huckfunn
    113 | December 4, 2012 10:34 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ban trains

    Yep. We should have listened to the indians.


  113. coldwarrior
    114 | December 4, 2012 10:34 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    However, people are starting to show up who knew him when he was a kid and describe him as a vicious bully.

    that is what i expected they would find. he was covered for because he had talent.


  114. coldwarrior
    115 | December 4, 2012 10:34 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I don’t think they’ll succeed; football is too deeply rooted in the culture.

    that and the billions it generates a year at all levels.


  115. brookly red
    116 | December 4, 2012 10:36 pm

    Moe Katz wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    Also steroids, other drugs may be involved.

    OK Moe your the kinda guy that can relate to this, on a purely libertarian level is it right that one professional performer can get a boob job but another can’t juice?


  116. Moe Katz
    117 | December 4, 2012 10:36 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Excellent point.


  117. huckfunn
    118 | December 4, 2012 10:37 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Moe Katz wrote:

    I don’t think they’ll succeed; football is too deeply rooted in the culture.

    that and the billions it generates a year at all levels.

    The oil and gas industry creates many more billions than football and the lefties are doing all they can to kill that industry.


  118. Moe Katz
    119 | December 4, 2012 10:38 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Moe Katz wrote:
    @ Moe Katz:
    Also steroids, other drugs may be involved.

    OK Moe your the kinda guy that can relate to this, on a purely libertarian level is it right that one professional performer can get a boob job but another can’t juice?

    That’s interesting. It’s not really consistent, is it?


  119. The Osprey
    120 | December 4, 2012 10:39 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    However, people are starting to show up who knew him when he was a kid and describe him as a vicious bully.

    that is what i expected they would find. he was covered for because he had talent.

    Pros and Cons


  120. brookly red
    121 | December 4, 2012 10:39 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    The oil and gas industry creates many more billions than football and the lefties are doing all they can to kill that industry.

    yes but we can import oil and gas from muslin countries… pig skin? not so much. :)


  121. buzzsawmonkey
    122 | December 4, 2012 10:39 pm

    Flyovercountry wrote:

    There is a reason why the vapid banal turds end up delivering the sports news, and that is because they can talk about sports for at least a minute or two without calling attention to their stupidity.

    Keith Olbermann is a former sportscaster.


  122. buzzsawmonkey
    123 | December 4, 2012 10:40 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    This Whitlock guy is a piece of work.

    I am fighting a losing battle with regard to my opinion of the Civil Rights Movement.


  123. brookly red
    124 | December 4, 2012 10:47 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ban trains

    Yep. We should have listened to the indians.

    A Brookly red public service announcement:…next time you are in NYC and get shoved in front of a subway train by an irate obama supporter, remember to lie down flat between the rails. (unless your butt is as big as Moochelle’s) You will not only save your life but as an added bonus inconvenience 100,000 NYC commuters. :)


  124. buzzsawmonkey
    125 | December 4, 2012 10:49 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    Check out this bit of propaganda put out by the California Federation of Teachers, with narration by Ed Asner:

    The Stupid Party, alas, does NOTHING to counter this kind of thing.


  125. Moe Katz
    126 | December 4, 2012 10:49 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ban trains
    A 30-year-old man confessed today to being the subway psycho who “launched” an innocent straphanger into tracks, where he was killed by an oncoming Q train, law enforcement sources told The Post.

    That one could be construed as a Black-on-Asian hate crime.


  126. huckfunn
    127 | December 4, 2012 10:58 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    next time you are in NYC

    That’s nowhere in my plans. But, an interesting note as to why the indians hated the trains. Not only did they bring more settlers, the buffalo herds would not cross a railroad track. The herds were forever split.


  127. 128 | December 4, 2012 11:00 pm

    On Friday, a young man shot & killed a store clerk & an elderly customer who’d gone to buy candy for his grandkids. The store is about 5 blocks from here, and we stop by once a week or so. I knew the clerk, not by name, but just from the store- nice kid, a bit odd, but who am I to talk?

    The young man arrested had a warrant on him for felony theft.

    Thank God we didn’t stop by that night.


  128. huckfunn
    129 | December 4, 2012 11:06 pm

    @ mfhorn:
    I’m sure you’ve told me before, but where do you live?


  129. livefreeor die
    130 | December 4, 2012 11:11 pm

    @ mfhorn:

    How horrible. Glad you’re okay.


  130. huckfunn
    131 | December 4, 2012 11:11 pm

    Chicago Shootings Spike 49% In November Despite Strict Gun Laws

    There were 192 shootings in Chicago throughout the month of November -- a 49 percent increase from a year earlier -- according to police records obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

    In November of 2011, Chicago recorded 129 shootings compared to the 192 shootings this November. Police records also reveal that shootings increased more than 11 percent in the first 11 months of 2012 compared with a year earlier.

    Total homicides in Chicago rose to 480 for the first eleven months of 2012; a 21 percent increase from last year. On November 30, 2012, there were four fatal shootings within the city. These murders brought the homicide total to 38 for the month, just above the 37 recorded in November of last year.


  131. Calo
    132 | December 4, 2012 11:13 pm

    @ Moe Katz:

    Anabolic steroid use and “roid rage” (just a guess) coupled with a night of drinking alcohol (reported) is the combo that came to mind when I first heard this story.


  132. brookly red
    133 | December 4, 2012 11:17 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    Chicago Shootings Spike 49% In November Despite Strict Gun Laws

    There were 192 shootings in Chicago throughout the month of November — a 49 percent increase from a year earlier — according to police records obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

    In November of 2011, Chicago recorded 129 shootings compared to the 192 shootings this November. Police records also reveal that shootings increased more than 11 percent in the first 11 months of 2012 compared with a year earlier.

    Total homicides in Chicago rose to 480 for the first eleven months of 2012; a 21 percent increase from last year. On November 30, 2012, there were four fatal shootings within the city. These murders brought the homicide total to 38 for the month, just above the 37 recorded in November of last year.

    It would not surprise me one bit if they were pulling a “fast and furious” in Chicago, that is supplying the guns to rack up a body count so they can use it as an excuse to ban guns. In fact if you look at the numbers as compared to say oh, Afghanistan something smells bad.


  133. Moe Katz
    134 | December 4, 2012 11:24 pm

    Calo wrote:

    @ Moe Katz:
    Anabolic steroid use and “roid rage” (just a guess) coupled with a night of drinking alcohol (reported) is the combo that came to mind when I first heard this story.

    Thanks, that would be par for the course in the NFL. And coupled with a nasty personality to begin with….


  134. huckfunn
    135 | December 4, 2012 11:27 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    It would not surprise me one bit if they were pulling a “fast and furious” in Chicago, that is supplying the guns to rack up a body count so they can use it as an excuse to ban guns. In fact if you look at the numbers as compared to say oh, Afghanistan something smells bad.

    Actually, I think there was a law banning handguns in Chicago until it was overturned last year by SCOTUS. Now they’ve simply added regulations that make it impossible to buy and/or own a handgun.


  135. brookly red
    136 | December 4, 2012 11:32 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    It would not surprise me one bit if they were pulling a “fast and furious” in Chicago, that is supplying the guns to rack up a body count so they can use it as an excuse to ban guns. In fact if you look at the numbers as compared to say oh, Afghanistan something smells bad.

    Actually, I think there was a law banning handguns in Chicago until it was overturned last year by SCOTUS. Now they’ve simply added regulations that make it impossible to buy and/or own a handgun.

    Same as in many big cities, what makes Chicago even more violent that the next 5 combined? Coincidence?


  136. AZfederalist
    137 | December 4, 2012 11:58 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    sheesh the cops here almost never shoot anyone… but when they do they shoot them 40 or 50 times.

    … and actually hit the perp, what, two or three times? Innocent bystanders hardest hit.


  137. eaglesoars
    138 | December 5, 2012 12:06 am

    huckfunn wrote:

    the buffalo herds would not cross a railroad track. The herds were forever split.

    Wow. I did not know that. Can you tell me how you found out about that? (I’m not disputing you, I just think it’s interesting)


  138. eaglesoars
    139 | December 5, 2012 12:08 am

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Keith Olbermann is a former sportscaster.

    Evertything about Olberman is ‘former’


  139. eaglesoars
    140 | December 5, 2012 12:11 am

    The Osprey wrote:

    The NRA is a conspiracy to get black people to kill themselves off with guns?

    *snort*

    who needs guns when you’ve got Planned Parenthood?


  140. AZfederalist
    141 | December 5, 2012 12:25 am

    “There are too many people in this country leaving home carrying a gun as if it’s the same thing as ‘don’t forget my wallet,’ ‘don’t forget my watch,’ ‘don’t forget my gun,’” Costas said.

    Wow, he says that as if it’s a bad thing. My problem is remembering my phone. The rest of it, I’ve got down.

    “And more often than not, this leads to bad things far more often than it leads to good things.”

    You sure about that Bob? I know an awful lot of people who carry whenever they can. Not a single one of them has ever committed a crime nor had to draw their weapon. It’s a tool, it’s insurance. I’d much rather have it when needed than not have it and wish I did. Of course, I’ll bet Ol’ Bob doesn’t go out without his body guards.


  141. Calo
    142 | December 5, 2012 12:26 am

    The Ulstermann Report had an interesting post today
    an excerpt from an article titled Let It Burn


  142. eaglesoars
    143 | December 5, 2012 12:48 am

    Calo wrote:

    The Ulstermann Report had an interesting post today
    an excerpt from an article titled Let It Burn

    The difference is the Cloward-Piven-Ayers people think it will go in one direction and some of us are pretty sure it will go in another.

    Think about it. I remember what’s-her-name a few months ago -- during the Occupy ‘uprising’ -- asking in bewilderment “where are the riots?”

    EXACTLY.

    That philosophy is depending on PUNKS.


  143. eaglesoars
    144 | December 5, 2012 12:49 am

    ok gotta go g’nite


  144. eaglesoars
    145 | December 5, 2012 1:03 am

    well, as I was signing off everything look what I found.

    Karl Rove taken off the air as Fox News distances themselves from conservative pundit after his Election Night tantrum

    Also Dick Morris


  145. Mars
    146 | December 5, 2012 1:09 am

    Not sure what’s going on. Was doing my weekly job search and just noticed that my local Hostess factory is hiring several positions, posted on Dec 1st. Searched the web and papers, but there wasn’t any news anywhere of the company being saved. (Local Hostess discount stores are shut down.)


  146. yenta-fada
    147 | December 5, 2012 1:34 am

    Calo wrote:

    The Ulstermann Report had an interesting post today
    an excerpt from an article titled Let It Burn

    That link from Ulsterman goes to Dorian’s blog. I would not, as much as I like Dorian, call his thinking a popular Conservative point of view. It’s a misrepresentation on the part of Ulsterman, and makes me question his other posts.


  147. yenta-fada
    148 | December 5, 2012 1:44 am

    @ Calo:

    And my remark was not a criticism of you, Calo. Not at all.


  148. yenta-fada
    149 | December 5, 2012 2:06 am

    Mars wrote:

    Not sure what’s going on. Was doing my weekly job search and just noticed that my local Hostess factory is hiring several positions, posted on Dec 1st. Searched the web and papers, but there wasn’t any news anywhere of the company being saved. (Local Hostess discount stores are shut down.)

    Since I don’t know the answers, I’ll add a meager joke:

    Hostess Bakery plants shut down Friday the result of a union strike

    idling some 18,000 workers.

    The Obama administration will hire most all of these displaced
    employees.The State Department will hire the Twinkies, the Secret Service the
    Ho Hos, the generals will sleep with the Cupcakes and all the Ding
    Dongs are going to Congress.


  149. ThreeHundred
    150 | December 5, 2012 3:48 am

    Well, for what it is worth, I have complained about Costas to ESPN, and you can too:

    http://espn.go.com/espn/contact?lang=EN&country=united%20states


  150. 151 | December 5, 2012 5:06 am

    Like most people connected with professional “sports”, Costas is a moron. He should stick to the excrutiatingly narrow and totally trivial field of endevor he “knows.”


  151. 152 | December 5, 2012 7:31 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Like most people connected with professional “sports”, Costas is a moron. He should stick to the excrutiatingly narrow and totally trivial field of endevor he “knows.”

    I like sports as much as the next guy, but it’s assigned for too much importance. When sportscasters feel comfortable using their limited pulpit opining on complex social issues, they’ve overestimated their narrow field of expertise….and that goes for entertainers as well. Sports and entertainment were once a respite from more weighty issues, but no more -- the preaching is 24/7. DAMN THEM ALL!


  152. Storagemanager
    153 | December 5, 2012 7:38 am

    Chicago Shootings Spike 49% In November Despite Country’s Strictest Gun Laws…. http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/04/chicago-shootings-spike-49-in-november-despite-countrys-strictest-gun-laws/


  153. 154 | December 5, 2012 7:42 am

    Storagemanager wrote:

    Chicago Shootings Spike 49% In November Despite Country’s Strictest Gun Laws…. http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/04/chicago-shootings-spike-49-in-november-despite-countrys-strictest-gun-laws/

    Heckuva job, Rham!


  154. 155 | December 5, 2012 7:43 am

    @ yenta-fada:

    :D :D


  155. Storagemanager
    156 | December 5, 2012 7:49 am

    The modern fixation on the firearm instead of the man really began in earnest with the JFK assassination in 1963 and with the twin murders of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy in the dreadful year of 1968, which resulted in the Gun Control Act of 1968. And a fat lot of good it and the laughably named Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act passed that same year have done.

    It’s interesting to note that between the years 1865 and 1901, three American presidents (Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, all Republicans) were murdered with guns within the space of 36 years — and yet there was no national outcry against “gun violence.” Instead the blame was laid were it belonged, at the feet of the gunmen, and each was swiftly executed: John Wilkes Booth was shot while on the run, Charles Guiteau was hanged, and Leon Czolgosz died in the electric chair less than two months after he shot McKinley
    http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2012/12/03/gun-crazy/2/


  156. Storagemanager
    157 | December 5, 2012 7:57 am

    The strategic importance of Syria is demonstrated by the surprising fact that supreme leader Ali Khamenei has given Assad a blank check. The Syrian tyrant has been promised all the money, all the weapons, and all the manpower he needs to survive. The Russians are acting with similar resolve.

    It isn’t very difficult to figure out why the Russians and the Iranians are going all in: Syria provides the Russians with their only reliable ally in the region, as well as that warm water port the czars always coveted, while for the Iranians Assad’s country has provided the operational base for Hezbollah, and a training center for terrorists who killed so many Americans in Iraq.

    So when you hear stories about the misery Western sanctions are inflicting on the Iranian people, remember that the regime is dispersing a lot of hard currency and a lot of bodies to the Syrian war. And that comes on top of all the money going to Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and various terrorists and supporters of the Islamic Republic all over Africa and the Middle East, most notably Jordan of late.

    Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/going-to-war?f=must_reads#ixzz2EBKmgOVR
    Under Creative Commons License: Attribution


  157. Storagemanager
    158 | December 5, 2012 7:59 am

    In March, the Dubai police chief warned that the Muslim Brotherhood had a plan for the Gulf monarchies. Instead of regime change, it would make them “figurehead bodies without actual ruling.” That’s exactly what the Muslim Brotherhood is trying to make happen in Jordan by demanding “democratic” reforms. And King Abdullah II appears to be wobbling under the stress.

    King Abdullah II, the second most influential non-Islamist in the Muslim world, is hinting that he may bow to the Muslim Brotherhood’s demand that he delay the parliamentary elections scheduled for January 23. He is even considering appointing Brotherhood members to the upper house of parliament and amending the electoral law to their liking.
    http://frontpagemag.com/2012/ryan-mauro/muslim-brotherhood-puts-jordan-in-the-crosshairs/


  158. 159 | December 5, 2012 8:11 am

    @ Storagemanager:

    This was the Left never letting a crisis go to waste. The Left has been pushing for strict gun control since FDR’s first term. They know that they can never fully implement teir People’s Marxist Utopia while the bulk of the population is armed. Things like Stalin’s Terror, when he arrested something like a quarter of the population of Leningrad in one fell swoop, simply can’t happen in a heavily armed civillian populace. The Blue Caps go out, and they don’t come home.


  159. Da_Beerfreak
    160 | December 5, 2012 8:17 am

    Bonher acting like Princess Pelosi?
    House GOP Not Consulted on Boehner’s Budget Proposal


  160. huckfunn
    161 | December 5, 2012 8:40 am

    eaglesoars wrote:

    huckfunn wrote:

    the buffalo herds would not cross a railroad track. The herds were forever split.

    Wow. I did not know that. Can you tell me how you found out about that? (I’m not disputing you, I just think it’s interesting)

    I think I read about it in Stephen Ambrose’s book “Nothing Like it in the World” about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. I did some further checking on buffalo crossing railroad tracks and it seems that the notion that they won’t cross is false. They will cross but very slowly and with great caution. There is something about their depth perception which makes them perceive that by stepping on, or over, a track, they think they are walking off a cliff. Also, it later came out that Ambrose’s book was rife with factual inaccuracies and errors.


  161. Storagemanager
    162 | December 5, 2012 8:59 am

    Via CAIR Press Release:

    MEDIA ADVISORY

    American Muslims to Ask GOP to Reassess Relationship
    Coalition to announce full-page ad inviting better GOP-Muslim relations

    (WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/12) — On Wednesday, December 5, a coalition of American Muslim organizations will hold a noon news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to call on the Republican Party to reassess and improve its relationship with U.S. Muslims.

    WHEN: Wednesday, December 5, Noon
    WHERE: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 13th Floor, National Press Building, 529 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
    CONTACT: CAIR National Legislative Director Corey Saylor, 202-384-8857, csaylor@cair.com

    The coalition will also announce the publication of a full-page advertisement in the conservative Washington Times newspaper outlining the need for that reassessment.
    http://shoebat.com/2012/12/04/cair-tired-of-infiltrating-democratic-party-now-going-after-republican-party/


  162. heysoos
    163 | December 5, 2012 10:03 am

    @ huckfunn:
    it’s generally believed that there was always a northern and a southern nerd and they migrated toward each other in the spring and summer, then back again…there was so much grass that the migration might have been more associated with water


  163. heysoos
    164 | December 5, 2012 10:05 am

    @ heysoos:
    it’s also been documented that earlier trains had to stop and wait for herds to cross their east/west path in enormous numbers


  164. 165 | December 5, 2012 11:45 am

    livefreeor die wrote:

    I doubt Belcher’s girlfriend would still be alive, even if he hadn’t owned a gun.

    She might be alive if SHE had a gun.

    She would certainly be alive if she had refrained from giving her body to an unworthy man in the first place.


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