Also, when we come back … some people were shot and died and we have also have video of Dancing With The Stars hostess Brooke Burke Charvet sporting a teeny bikini. But first this message …
And this is the #1 reason why I hate our crappy media. It’s too easy for right wing hacks to portray every act of incompetence as part of a vast liberal conspiracy.
Why can’t they just say “ABC sucks at their job” and move on?
Claresholm AB is looking soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good right now.
Has anyone heard mention of how many fewer deaths/injuries there would’ve been if everyone was armed in that theater?
Tucker Carlson is a self-parody of an upper class twit; kind of a media version of Mittens the vicious upper class vulture capitalist. I don’t understand why he has any audience since he is totally no-talent but maybe that’s what the right likes about him.
Tuckie is just so one-of-them that they all feel comfortably able to pretend that they are one rung above him. Tucker is easy to look down on. The rich eat their own…..with Grey Poupon. (made by Kraft; Kosher; mustard seed grown in Canada; Special!!!)
Tucker gets to the real heart of the matter. Did he tweet the headline while trolling public men’s rooms?
nightscopes. that’s what the ordinary citizen needs. never leave home without it.
The tea partier was so distraught he popped the spigot on the shunt in his giant encephalitic head.
Yeah I read somewhere that Rep Gomert ( or fart face or something) figured this whole thing was just an attack on Chritianity or something. PLus he wondered about guns too. More guns, fuck more fun.
Shit yes, a grenade in the back pocket is also a necessity.
And body armor, apparently.
A number of folks I know had quite less than six degrees of separation from our local tragedy. Surprisingly, they’re not real hip on arms-for-all…
You kiddin’? Best thing that ever happened to that guy. Now he can play Professional Victim of the Liberal Thugs for the rest of his life. 20 years from now: “The debate as to whether to allow the robot invaders to suck out our brains is an intense one. It reminds me of when I, Jim Holmes, was unjustly smeared by communist sleeper agents and my life changed forever…” Hell, I’m surprised Tucker didn’t get the guy a job right there.
OK, maybe I’m being a little hard on the guy. But what I do know is that he’s not the only James Holmes who’s been dealing with a lotta shit today (not even the only James Holmes in greater Denver, even) but none of the others got a big ol’ kiss from Tucker Carlson.
Tear gas, bullets, and blood. What would Tucker do?
Whine, whimper, and blubber.
And there is more surreality for TeaBaggers such as Tucker the RatFucker, to ignore. There are reports the TeaBagger assassin booby trapped his apartment with explosives. This endangers innocent people and first reaponders. Did Tucker the RatFucker mention that? It certainly is as outrageous, as calling a Teabagger, a TeaBagger.
And was there not another TeaBagger murderer who shot Gabby Giffords?
Expect a run on guns. Obama will take them away for sure now you know.
Happy for you TBogg that you have enough time in your day for Tucker Carlson.
Way too soon, of course, but one of these years, I’d sure love to see SNL do a skit where everyone is armed and a firecracker goes off. I suppose, though, that we are, as a country, so far gone that there will never be a time when we can step back and realize how insane our gun laws are.
TBogg is our scout out there looking for the breaking stories only he can find.
Yeah, all of these people got shredded with bullets, but the real fucking victim was somebody with a similar name who got asked some embarrassing questions by the press. What a fucking tragedy.
TheDC is offering a Socialist Reader? On FB? That is surreal.
I read an article that interviewed a military expert on the subject.
He said that between the movie, the initial presumption that it was a staged stunt related to the movie, the smoke bombs, the mass confusion, and the ballistic helmet & body armor, patrons having guns would not likely have made much difference. The shooter had planned too well and had too many advantages.
Ever see the mousetrap and pingpong ball model of nuclear fission? I couldn’t find Mr. Wizard’s version.
patrons having guns would not likely have made much difference
I could very well be wrong, but I’d wager if there were a bunch of armed citizens wannabe heroes in the audience there would’ve been a lot more casualties/injuries from those fuckers opening fire…
And so it begins:
Luke O’Dell of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado group on the other side of the debate over gun control, took a nearly opposite view. “Potentially, if there had been a law-abiding citizen who had been able to carry in the theater, it’s possible the death toll would have been less.”
I don’t think that particular argument will get settled any time soon, or at least until there are a couple/three incidents where armed bystanders up the death toll with a re-enactment of the OK corral.
After the first time, they’ll call it an aberration and fap for awhile writing about how THEY would have handled it differently and been heros and everyone would finally agree they were right about everything. After second and third and fourth etc. it will get increasingly loud with the sound of crickets, unless one incident actually occurs where some Johnny Concealed Carry actually helps more than hurts and it will reset the argument all over again.
I believe that there was an armed bystander at the Gabby Giffords shooting, but he was wise enough not to even draw his weaapon before some brave unarmed bystanders were able to intervene and subdue the assailant. If he had, he might have been shot by police responding to the incident, creating more harm than good.
In the Colorado theater shootings, with a well-prepared shooter wearing body armor, it’s very unlikely anyone with a pistol would have accomplished anything except making themselves one of the first targets. And if they survived and got out of the theater, they might get shot by the police or another gun owner. The good guys don’t wear name tags, which makes it hard for even professionals to know who to shoot at, and amateurs are even worse at that game.
There you go: Mitt as president and Tucker as press secretary.
After the past 31 years, I need a good laugh.
There is no such thing as “upping the death toll” in the mind of a teafucker, the gun nuts will just claim that the death toll would have been even higher if the armed bystanders hadn’t opened fire. They will claim this even if ballistics demonstrates that one or more people were shot with the bystander’s weapon(s). This is standard self-referential teatard logic at work.
More people shooting in a darkened movie theater after a couple of smoke bombs had gone off? What could possibly go wrong?
It isn’t as if this guy came in with a camo jacket sporting a hunting rifle and a florescent orange hat. He had a assault rifle with hundreds of rounds of ammo and was dressed in armor. (The kind the troops in Afganistan couldn’t get.)
This wasn’t hunting trip to Montana. This was mass murder. Someone sporting a hunting rifle won’t injure or kill 70-80 people in a span of a few seconds, but an assault rifle does mass damage in a little time as possible.
I know I’m pretty much speaking to the choir, but if the GOP and Tea Baggers are too stupid to see the plain facts in front of their faces, it’s up to us to kick them out of positions of responsibility.