A Must-Read Rejoinder To Costas & Whitlock

If you only read one thing today, make it this post at Doubleplusundead by moronette extraordinaire Alexthechick:

Gentlemen: I see that you have chosen to use the horrific crime of the murder of Kasandra Perkins to express your belief that guns are the problem, not the men who wield them. I am utterly certain that you believe that you have the moral high ground on this matter. I am equally certain that such a belief is appallingly wrong, not to mention terribly misogynistic. Why do I say this? Because had your desires on gun control been in place, I would not be alive to be writing this now.

I couldn't agree more, Alex.

Posted by: Andy at 12:04 PM



Comments

1 Isnt Jason Whitelock a racist?

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 03, 2012 12:06 PM (++kZl)

2 Kudos to AtC; very well stated.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 03, 2012 12:06 PM (qGk7q)

3 atc, you made it onto Bad Blue (in red letters, no less):

http://badblue.bitnamiapp.com/trendr8.htm

Posted by: GnuBreed, barking up the wrong 54 trees at December 03, 2012 12:06 PM (ccXZP)

4 Yes.

Fuck Costas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (XkWWK)

5 kudos AtC. So glad you survived. And still kicking ass.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (Dnbau)

6 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (5DR1j)

7 hehe, Rush

I don't know if it was "football" that killed Belcher and his family...

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (LpQbZ)

8 I put mo-dakka on the previous thread. Here comes even mo-dakka.

http://bit.ly/Xiv5PU

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (5DR1j)

9 If you only read two things today, then go see if Oliver Willis is going through Twinkie withdrawal.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (+yYvY)

10 AtC, that was pretty epic.

If I had a blog, I would have linked your piece, too.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (5DR1j)

11 Way to go Alexthechick.

Its not the instruments that are inherently evil, its the purpose a person puts the instrument to that makes the instrument good or evil.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (osh8D)

12

Rush: after murdering his girlfriend, he still wanted to go over and thank people...

oh man

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (LpQbZ)

13 hmmm, atc's article link is still up on Bad Blue but no longer in red font.

Posted by: GnuBreed, barking up the wrong 54 trees at December 03, 2012 12:10 PM (ccXZP)

14
Nicely said, AtC.

Costas can suck my dick.
No wait...I don't have one.
Well if I did, he could suck it.

Posted by: wheatie at December 03, 2012 12:10 PM (CM59X)

15 atc, you made it onto Bad Blue

*dabs eyes with lace handkerchief* Our little AtC is alll grown up and.. and saving China. *sniffle*

Alextopia has begun to take root!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:10 PM (4df7R)

16 Now that Andy has posted, I expect this post to get stomped harder than AtC stomped Costas' insignificant ass.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 12:10 PM (+yYvY)

17 I want to know why women marry abusive men in the first place. Both genders have their innate defects. This is on the top of the list for females.

Posted by: polynikes at December 03, 2012 12:11 PM (m2CN7)

18 Now that Andy has posted, I expect this post to get stomped harder than AtC stomped Costas' insignificant ass.

That would be pretty epic.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:11 PM (5DR1j)

19 Could this take us one step closer to Alextopia? We can only hope.

Nice work, AtC.

Posted by: jakeman at December 03, 2012 12:11 PM (96M6e)

20 Not near enough people will do it to matter, but if the NFL and NBC felt actual commercial pain over Costas, braying, the lame editorializing would end. Altogether. For ever...

Posted by: M. Murcek at December 03, 2012 12:11 PM (GJUgF)

21 Jason Whitlock
‏@WhitlockJason





Seriously? RT @The_SoupMan: @WhitlockJason you're getting bad mouthed on The View.

My people are abandoning me!

Posted by: Jay's Son Whitlez at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (2iU3x)

22 Dear Bob,

What causes you to have that bad dye job on your hair? You must be able to afford a better dye job for pretending that your hair hasn't gone gray.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (1Jaio)

23 My dwarfism is none of your business. My opinions are your business. So shut up.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (wIgpo)

24 Alextopia will be in fine hands.

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (BASTz)

25 Holy shit. I can post, again.

Posted by: garrett at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (BASTz)

26 Congratulations AtC!!!!


Now, maybe you can give that AllenG character who claims to have a blog somewhere pointers on getting AoS attention.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:13 PM (UK9cE)

27 "Moronette extraodinaire Alexthechick."

I like it. Will she let us eat cake?

Posted by: eleven at December 03, 2012 12:13 PM (KXm42)

28 I will be an immigrant to Alextopia, no matter what

Posted by: Alex, Future alextopia illegal immigrant at December 03, 2012 12:13 PM (uFY4s)

29 4
Yes.



Fuck Costas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (XkWWK)

Well, OK then, give me his phone number.

Posted by: Barney at December 03, 2012 12:13 PM (wR+pz)

30 Holy shit. I can post, again.

Just wait until ace sees it. Then it's All Friends, All The Time.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (i2Lsf)

31 Dear Bob,

What causes you to have that bad dye job on your hair? You must be able to afford a better dye job for pretending that your hair hasn't gone gray.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (1Jaio)


I have it third hand that Mr. Costas is a charter member of the Hair Club for Men. Notice the similarity in his and some of Travolta's hair pieces.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (Dnbau)

32 17: I thought the lack of depth perception was the biggest one for females

Posted by: Alex, Future alextopia illegal immigrant at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (uFY4s)

33 Great piece. Great rebuttal. BZ to AtC

Why do we assume that sports reporters are any smarter than their counterparts in the news division?

Clearly they are not.

Before the game, every sports bobble head assured us that Baltimore would win and win big.

They don't know anymore than any of us. In fact, most know less. They just have researchers, producers, and interns feeding them stats in their earpieces.

Posted by: And tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers play again ... at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (3xuEM)

34
Not near enough people will do it to matter, but if the NFL and NBC felt
actual commercial pain over Costas, braying, the lame editorializing
would end. Altogether. For ever...

Posted by: M. Murcek at December 03, 2012 12:11 PM (GJUgF)


I'd settle for a hard kick to the nuts on Goodell, who was surely beaming in approval as his pet smurf went on his idiotic rant cribbed from a fat turd.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (qGk7q)

35 :::22 Dear Bob,

What causes you to have that bad dye job on your hair? You must be able to afford a better dye job for pretending that your hair hasn't gone gray.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:12 PM (1Jaio):::

Well, the box says "Just For Men."

The cashier at Rite-Aid wouldn't sell it to him.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (+yYvY)

36 All comes down to peace through strength. Wtg Alex.

Posted by: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (bj+Nc)

37 Can't ever be told enough to the younger generation: Don't trust anyone over on NBC!

Posted by: Jason Newton at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (z6KMg)

38
Costas is a piece of shit cocksucker.

Which isn't a surprise to anyone at the HQ, I just like typing the word "cocksucker".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (TIIx5)

39 Yes.

Fuck Costas.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 03, 2012 12:08 PM (XkWWK)
-----------------------------------------------------
Produce him.....

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (jucos)

40 Well said. I forwarded to wife and daughter. You are an inspiration.

Posted by: olddog at December 03, 2012 12:15 PM (Ijr/x)

41 I'm glad i have no interest in sports whatsoever, which means that i don't fund Obama as much as those who love football or baseball.

Posted by: Alex, Future alextopia illegal immigrant at December 03, 2012 12:16 PM (uFY4s)

42 Great post. Seems such a simple concept to grasp either they are willfully ignorant or just plain evil.

Girl unarmed = prey

Girl armed = equal

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 12:16 PM (fWAjv)

43 It was my right to go to this country as a citizen of the world

Posted by: Alex, Future prisoner in Alextopia at December 03, 2012 12:16 PM (uFY4s)

44 Outstanding

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 12:17 PM (79ueO)

45 Maybe Oleg Volk can persuade AtC to pose in stompy boots with her Glock.




I tried....

Posted by: RWC at December 03, 2012 12:17 PM (fWAjv)

46 TV contributes to obesity. Obesity kills, and kills with far greater frequency than guns do. Bob Costas wants you to watch TV. Therefore Bob Costas wants you dead.

Posted by: yobobbyb at December 03, 2012 12:17 PM (VzkNh)

47 AtC,

Wow. That was a pretty epic smackdown.

Well done. So glad you are still alive and well among the moron/moronette horde.

Posted by: RM at December 03, 2012 12:17 PM (TRsME)

48 Excellent Post AtC. They should give you the ability to post on this blog

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:17 PM (uFY4s)

49 46: Liberal logic in action

Posted by: Alex, the illogical liberal at December 03, 2012 12:18 PM (uFY4s)

50 15
Alextopia has begun to take root!


And not a minute too soon!

Congrats, AtC!

Posted by: rickl at December 03, 2012 12:18 PM (zoehZ)

51 They don't know anymore than any of us. In fact, most know less. They just have researchers, producers, and interns feeding them stats in their earpieces.


An earpiece is apart of an instrument (as a telephone or stethoscope or headphone) that is placed against or inserted into the outer opening of the ear.

You may now continue.

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien's Earpiece at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (NF2Bf)

52 See Costas if threatened is rich so he could and would hire private body guards. It's the usual liberal " Do as I say, Not as I do" bullshit. Just like the obama supporting Costco Execs who voted themselves dividends THIS year instead of next year to avoid the expected increase in obama taxes. Fucking hypocrites.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (79ueO)

53 They don't know anymore than any of us. In fact,
most know less. They just have researchers, producers, and interns
feeding them stats in their earpieces.

Posted by: And tonight, the Pittsburgh Steelers play again ... at December 03, 2012 12:14 PM (3xuEM)






So you're saying that sports reporting is Soledad O'Brien's Plan B.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (TIIx5)

54 December 3rd, The Stompening

Posted by: fluffy at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (z9HTb)

55 That post was racist. I don't know how, but anything that doesn't support gun control is racist because guns kill minorities at a higher rate than evil white people

Posted by: Alex, the illogical libtard at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (uFY4s)

56 Terrific post. As someone who doesn't own guns (but understands that the Second Amendment enshrines your and my right to do so), I appreciate the occasional first-hand stories of gun owners showing why they choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and how much better off they are in the bargain.

Glocks. What can't they do?

Posted by: Z as in Jersey at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (Fvc1x)

57 Sorry. Costas reads sports for a living. Badly.

We should take his opinion on anything seriously because...?

He has credibility because...?

We judge what he says to be newsworthy because...?

People like Costas are the reason I mute my TV when athletes are not actually playing the game.

His opinion has zero affect on what I think about anything. Zero.

Good for you ATC. That's one of the most logical arguments I've read in a long time.

Posted by: marcus at December 03, 2012 12:20 PM (GGCsk)

58 51: I see what you did there

Posted by: Alex, the guy who posts way to often at December 03, 2012 12:20 PM (uFY4s)

59 Glocks. What can't they do?

The laundry. Generally.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:20 PM (5DR1j)

60 Costas over estimates his intelligence

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:20 PM (Dnbau)

61


You know what killed Belcher and his family?


Racism.

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (LpQbZ)

62 Fuck Obama, Costas and every last one of these liberal fucks.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (HDgX3)

63 I had a situation once...

I produced a pistol, racked the slide on it, and the perps VERY suddenly lost interest. It was if a wave of spontaneous good will and bonhomie washed over them and they realized the error of their ways.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (skpzd)

64 Extraordinarily well put, Alex.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (P7hip)

65 Glocks. What can't they do?

Make a rifle?

SRSLY. What hasn't Gaston Glock thought about a rifle as an addition to his line-up of fine handguns? He's made pistols and shovels, and I think that's about it. Why not rifles?

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (GQ8sn)

66 59: I will find a way

Posted by: Alex, laundry man at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (uFY4s)

67

We need a ban on the liberal media.

I'm pretty sure they've killed millions.

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (LpQbZ)

68 Glocks. What can't they do?
Posted by: Z as in Jersey at December 03, 2012 12:19 PM (Fvc1x)


I knew a Glock once. Spoke fucking Punjab like a mofo.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:22 PM (4df7R)

69 Costas and Whitlock can go suck a bag of dicks.

Posted by: real joe at December 03, 2012 12:22 PM (ldwRd)

70 Cue the whiners: "But what about his right to free speech!!111! eleventy"

Disgusting.

Posted by: grognard at December 03, 2012 12:22 PM (NS2Mo)

71 Well said, ATC. They just don't get it.

Posted by: eastvalleyphx just loves him some LIB at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (GRvW4)

72 You know what killed Belcher and his family?





Racism.


Jason Whitlock, is that you?

I didn't even read Whitlock's column, but I'm guessing these were the contents:

All whites are racist, because they forced Belcher into sports to "escape the ghetto" (whether or not Belcher grew up in the ghetto is completely irrelevant, based on my readings of Whitlock's prior columns).

Guns were an invention of racist Whites in order to kill blacks.

If there weren't guns, people wouldn't kill each other.

More or less right?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (5DR1j)

73 Why are avowed despisers of the MSM (I assume most of you claim to be that) funding the MSM by watching the NFL on their propaganda outlets in the first place?

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (cVYiZ)

74 In Costa's world, everything from stones, to bats, bricks,
hammers, wire, hands and brains would be banned.

Posted by: ette at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (nqBYe)

75 68: Punjab is simply a dialect on a large dialect continuum that goes from bengal all the way to the land of the pashtuns. the further away you are on the continuum, the more difficult it becomes to understand eachother

Posted by: Alex, laundry man at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (uFY4s)

76 Costas has every right to say what he did. In doing so he has to accept the reactions and consequences as well.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (skpzd)

77 L'Chaim alex.

Posted by: ette at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (nqBYe)

78 70
Cue the whiners: "But what about his right to free speech!!111! eleventy"

Disgusting.


Posted by: grognard at December 03, 2012 12:22 PM (NS2Mo)

He's got a right to free speech. We've got a right to mock him ruthlessly. The Founders smile from above and all is right with the world.

Posted by: joncelli at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (RD7QR)

79 I want to know why women marry abusive men in the first place. Both genders have their innate defects. This is on the top of the list for females.

Because the majority of women have a deep seated desire to be the center of attention, even if the attention is bad.
Because women are attracted to "bad boys" in the hopes that they can "save" them, or because it's revenge on daddy for being absent.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (3x3F6)

80
Liberal reasoning on gun “control” is so distorted that it makes one
wonder about their sanity in general. It’s as if the shooter does not
have free will, but the inanimate gun (that requires several mechanical
steps to be able to fire at all) has free will and preordains that the
shooter take a life (or several lives) to placate the gun. What utter
rot!

The real moral issue is whether or not people are allowed to defend
themselves against both known and unknowable circumstances. If their
self defense is justified, it does not matter if they use a gun or a
club to kill an attacker. If there is no self defense involved, it does
not matter if they use a gun or a club, they have committed murder.and
should be prosecuted.

AtC is spot on here and I for one am glad she had the foresight to
understand how to use her Glock as a defensive weapon, rather than allow
herself to be disarmed and harmed to prove a liberal theoretical point.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (Cnqmv)

81 You know what killed Belcher and his family?





Racism.

Posted by: beach at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (LpQbZ)

Straight Up, no less!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (Cnqmv)

82 I would love to see the NRA start a fund called "Guns for Kassandra" and offer to provide liscenses, training and handguns to women who are victims of spousal abuse, with a letter notifying her abuser of her participation in the program. Not practical I know, but the howling from the MFM. Hilarious!

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:24 PM (Dnbau)

83 The saying is that God did not make all men equal, Col. Colt did....

I wouldadd tothat...that God did make women Safe... but Col. Colt CAN!

(which is why I taught my daughter to shoot...)

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (lZBBB)

84 One should consider banning sports players?

Posted by: ette at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (nqBYe)

85 80: well said Hrothgar

Posted by: Alexioso at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (uFY4s)

86 We need a ban on the liberal media.
I'm pretty sure they've killed millions.


Tell me about it.

Posted by: DDT at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (NF2Bf)

87 If I had a blog, I would have linked your piece, too.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:09 PM (5DR1j)

Keep hope alive, Allen.


WTG, Alex. I emailed your epic post to Rush on teh subscriber email.

Posted by: RushBabe at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (tQHzJ)

88 Punjab is simply a dialect on a large dialect continuum that goes from bengal all the way to the land of the pashtuns. the further away you are on the continuum, the more difficult it becomes to understand eachother
Posted by: Alex, laundry man at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (uFY4s)


All the more reason why finding a handgun that can speak it is EPIC.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:25 PM (4df7R)

89 Alex , that was wonderful .
I miss the profanity , though .

Posted by: awkward davies at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (USjX1)

90 82: Gun ownership is seeing its sharpest rise among single women. We don't need to do anything to continue the trend

Posted by: Alexioso at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (uFY4s)

91 Assuming NFL Linbacker is in a murderous rage, I see the follow complex equations:
NFL Linebacker armed with gun +unarmed girlfriend = dead girlfriend
NFL Linebacker unarmed + unarmed girlfriend = dead girlfriend
NFL Linebacker w/gun + girlfriend w/gun = chance of a living girlfriend
NFL Linebacker unarmed + girlfriend w/gun = living girlfriend
I just wish the jagoffs who think they know everything were willing to put in just a little bit of effort to justify their opinion of themselves.

Posted by: Joe at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (7pOq5)

92 Ask most people why they keep cable... "so I can watch professional and college sports"

Without the money makers like the NFL, and other sporting events, the MSM networks would wither away.

Stop supporting your own demise. Today.

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (cVYiZ)

93 89: then listen to ghetto rap

Posted by: Alexiososo at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (uFY4s)

94 Costas, what about knives?? For God's sake, talk about knives!!!

Posted by: mare at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (A98Xu)

95 Guns don't kill people. Overpaid, drug-addled prima donnas from the NFL kill people.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (iAUf+)

96 The gun acted stupidly.

Posted by: Ban Handgun Owners at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (2iU3x)

97 And speaking of gun control, did you Morons know that the Dept of Veterans Affairs can put vets on a list that revokes their right to keep and bear arms? Tom Coburn is trying for an amendment that stops that but of course Chucky Cheesdick is opposed.


In the past you had to be adjudicated in a court before losing that right.

http://is.gd/B4sETn


Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (YdQQY)

98 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:23 PM (5DR1j)

Wait.... I thought it was the Chinese who invented guns? (I know, don't let historical fact get in the way of a good RAAAAACIST rant!)

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (lZBBB)

99 92: I don't like any organization that supports leftism. I even hate the Huskers because of the University's leftist slant

Posted by: Alex, the Nebraskan at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (uFY4s)

100 Bob, I have a toolbag on my motorcycle that contains at least 6 items I could kill someone with.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (8sCoq)

101 Oh sure, now that AtC has made the big time, she's shed us like a pair of stompy boots with hobo stink all over them.

Posted by: GnuBreed, barking up the wrong 54 trees at December 03, 2012 12:28 PM (ccXZP)

102
You know what killed Belcher and his family?


Bush?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 03, 2012 12:28 PM (4u2LN)

103 Has Capt. Hate given us his gentle and understated take on this yet ?

Posted by: awkward davies at December 03, 2012 12:28 PM (USjX1)

104 The Chinese invented gun powder and rockets. I think the Europeans invented guns.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 12:28 PM (YdQQY)

105 Bob Costas HATES wimmens!

Posted by: dogfish at December 03, 2012 12:28 PM (N2yhW)

106
People get hurt playing football. We need to outlaw footballs.
People get hurt living in big cities. We need to outlaw big cities.
People get hurt working for government. We need to outlaw government.
People get hurt by drinking large soda pop. We need to outlaw soda pop.
People get hurt in gay relationships. We need to outlaw gay relationships.
People get hurt in divorces. We need to make sure someone in the failed marriage pays the consequences. (Child support, alimony, 'equal' division of property)
Most arguments presented by ideologues, whatever their politics, are usually founded upon a logic fallacy of some sort.
That's how we got into this mess in the first place. If you've ever said (or endorsed), "Government oughta do something!" "There oughta be a law!" ...you're a part of the problem.
Yeah, the topic is 'anti-gun'...but the argument is always the same, no matter the issue, no matter which party comes up wth it.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at December 03, 2012 12:29 PM (WwR1j)

107 Gun ownership is seeing its sharpest rise among single women. We don't need to do anything to continue the trend

Heard on the radio this am that CO CBI had 4000 requests for background checks for guns on Black Friday.

Posted by: Infidel at December 03, 2012 12:29 PM (O/fK8)

108 98: the Chinese invented gunpowder and the cannon but sucked at putting them to use. The relatively wimpy Portuguese conquered the ports of the Indian ocean simply by putting cannons on there ships, which no one had thought to do before

Posted by: Alex, the Nebraskan at December 03, 2012 12:29 PM (uFY4s)

109 The Chinese invented gun powder and rockets. I think the Europeans invented guns.

Pretty sure the Chinese had "guns" (as in: canon) before the Europeans, but I do think it was a European who looked at a canon and said, "man, wouldn't it be cool if I could carry one of those in my own hands?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (5DR1j)

110 Since most pro football fans seem to be the type of men (i.e. Alpha males ) who like their guns, Costas is a fool, not only for his superficial view of violence, but also for alienating most of his audience.

Posted by: LASue at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (gjIQF)

111 Costa might want to re-evaluate his belief system, wasn't the gun, but the bullets?


Ban guns
bullets
Sports Players
hands.

Posted by: ette at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (nqBYe)

112 Wait.... I thought it was the Chinese who invented guns? (I know, don't let historical fact get in the way of a good RAAAAACIST rant!)
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (lZBBB)


The Chinese are East Asian, so they're basically white people.

Posted by: Jason Whitlock, Almighty Luminary of Racial Affairs and Interaction at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (4df7R)

113 Costas, what about knives?? For God's sake, talk about knives!!!

Posted by: mare at December 03, 2012 12:26 PM (A98Xu)


I read something earlier today where during the OJ thing, Costas was pissed, not about the murder of two people, but the fact that there was a whole lot of highlight reels that he wouldn't be able to use anymore.

Not sure if that's true or not, but I wouldn't put it past him.


But Ray Lewis is an exemplary human being that all children should look up to and emulate.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (UK9cE)

114 Looks like we need bow and arrow control, too.

"Police in Casper, Wyo., say Krumm shot an arrow into the head of his father, James Krumm, with a high-powered bow Friday while his father was teaching a computer science class at Casper College."

In fact, we need an entire Nerf world.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 03, 2012 12:31 PM (Hx5uv)

115 Bob Costas, you ignorant slut.

Posted by: Alternate Chevy Chase at December 03, 2012 12:31 PM (N2yhW)

116 108: one of the Chinese inventions, the Trebuchet, ended up biting them in the ass when it was improved upon in the west and then used by the Mongols to destroy the walls of the Chinese cities

Posted by: Alex, the Nebraskan at December 03, 2012 12:31 PM (uFY4s)

117 Let's see... Without the MSM, Obama would have never been elected Prez the first time... much less twice..

But is that any reason to stop supporting them by unplugging my Cable TV and missing the NFL on NBC, CBS, ABC?

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at December 03, 2012 12:31 PM (cVYiZ)

118 Free Speech has killed more people thruout history than anything.

Lets ban that shit too.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 03, 2012 12:31 PM (++kZl)

119 with a high-powered bow

A "high-powered bow?" Seriously? Yes, I know they're talking about a compound bow or some such, but "high-powered bow" as though it's the M-2 of the Archery world?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (5DR1j)

120 Althouse had a good rejoinder to Costas also.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - cloudy day... at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (hLRSq)

121 But Ray Lewis is an exemplary human being that all children should look up to and emulate.
Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (UK9cE)


Do not.

Get me.

Started.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (4df7R)

122 You know what killed Belcher and his family?

---

Global warming?

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (Hx5uv)

123 You know what kills women? NFL players kill people. Ban the NFL!!

Posted by: Unintended Consequences at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (N2yhW)

124 114: I Could easily kill someone with a nerf gun, i bash them over the head with it

Posted by: Alex, the Nebraskan at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (uFY4s)

125 All life ends up dead. All of it. Ban life.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (jucos)

126 Dear Bob,

You are divorced from your first wife and mother of your children. What caused you to cheat on her?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (1Jaio)

127 Seeing that AoSHQ Stylebook requires certain infamous names be modified to reflect their owner's personalities, shouldn't Bob Costas henceforth be known as - The Misogynist Costas ?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (JEpGb)

128 122: GLOBAL WARMING, AHHHHH WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE

Posted by: Al GORE at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (uFY4s)

129 Isnt Jason Whitelock a racist?

Yes, by more than one measure, but all gun banners are racist. They're urban dwellers who fear minorities with guns.

I remember some ESPN Sportscenter piece on guns and athletes. The motivation was some high profile club shootings (I think Plexico's was one of them).

What was the focus of the piece?

Some rural-dwelling athlete who had a range set up in his backyard and used yellow safety goggles.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (T0NGe)

130 The thing about the Costas gun rant is: he's a liberal. And liberals believe there is only One True Way of thinking, and all else is evil and stupid. And as a liberal, Bob 'naturally' assumed his audience was in complete agreement with his remarks.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (8sCoq)

131
I would love to see the NRA start a fund called "Guns for Kassandra"
and offer to provide liscenses, training and handguns to women who are
victims of spousal abuse, with a letter notifying her abuser of her
participation in the program. Not practical I know, but the howling
from the MFM. Hilarious!

============

Maybe when the NFL is done wearing pink to raise breast cancer awareness they could step up and do the above in partnership with the NRA. It would be a hell of a thing to survive breast cancer only to die as Kassandra did.


Posted by: Retread at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (zxitI)

132 Bob, I have a toolbag on my motorcycle that contains at least 6 items I could kill someone with.
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:27 PM (8sCoq)


And if all else fails, run over them.

With the motorcycle.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (4df7R)

133 Alex, I would treat you like a Queen.

A Queen with a Glock.

Well said.

Posted by: Killah Beeb's Chaperone at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (mWijP)

134 You are divorced from your first wife and mother of your children. What caused you to cheat on her?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (1Jaio)


his dick. We should get rid of that. Right? Isn't that the logic?

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (Dnbau)

135
You know what kills women? NFL players kill people. Ban the NFL!!


Cue the feminists and their bullshit claim - now throughly debunked - that Super Bowl Sunday sees the most domestic violence of the entire year.

Of course, if you step in front of the TV set on a critical play ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (4u2LN)

136 119: all bows are low powered compared to modern firearms

Posted by: Al GORE at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (uFY4s)

137 Hmmmm.... Every Murderer was BORN at one point...

Ergo, we must outlaw Live Birth!

And we've already made a good start!

Posted by: Margeret Sanger at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (lZBBB)

138 I keep getting malware alerts at Ace all day today. Anybody else?

Posted by: arminius at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (cDnhR)

139 Meanwhile man beaten with his own rifle
http://tinyurl.com/ccw8q6t

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (osh8D)

140 *Cough* I think we all know who really killed Belcher and his wife.......

Posted by: Mitt Romney's Cancerous Magic Underwear at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (/YJYi)

141 Gambling causes people to kill eachother over money, kill themselves over gambling debts, and ruin their lives.

Let's ban that.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (++kZl)

142

I'm pretty sure I've killed quite a few folks, too.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Michael Jordan $1,000 Sneakers at December 03, 2012 12:34 PM (LpQbZ)

143
Do not.



Get me.



Started.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:32 PM (4df7R)


Nothing like hiding your blood riddled suit in a trash can up the road from your hotel that gets you out of just about anything.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (UK9cE)

144 oops sock off

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (uFY4s)

145 >A "high-powered bow?" Seriously?



to quote Col Jessup, "Is there another kind?"

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (8sCoq)

146 Seeing that AoSHQ Stylebook requires certain infamous names be modified to reflect their owner's personalities, shouldn't Bob Costas henceforth be known as - The Misogynist Costas ?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 03, 2012 12:33 PM (JEpGb)


Or turn him into the pansy he is: Bobbysoxer Costas.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (4df7R)

147 Pretty sure the Chinese had "guns" (as in: canon)
before the Europeans, but I do think it was a European Moron who looked at a
canon and said, "man, wouldn't it be cool if I could carry one of those
in my own hands?"


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:30 PM (5DR1j)


FIFY

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (da5Wo)

148 all bows are low powered compared to modern firearms

Yeah. Kind of my point.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (5DR1j)

149 141: My state already bans casinos

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (uFY4s)

150 "Police in Casper, Wyo., say Krumm shot an arrow into the head of his
father, James Krumm, with a high-powered bow Friday while his father was
teaching a computer science class at Casper College."


My God! Will nobody ban the pulley?

Posted by: AmishDude at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (T0NGe)

151 Maybe Plexico should teach Bob how to shoot.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (osh8D)

152
They're urban dwellers who fear minorities with guns.


And to extend Col. Jessup, is there someone who doesn't? (Including other minorities with guns?)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 03, 2012 12:36 PM (4u2LN)

153 http://tinyurl.com/cxtvxto

Ted Nugent Rips 5 Foot Nothing Costas

Posted by: Evilpens at December 03, 2012 12:36 PM (ck76k)

154 Col Jessup should be just about finishing up his time now at Leavenworth

Posted by: occam at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (71sq+)

155 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:35 PM (5DR1j)

But.... but.... in Viet Nam.... when I went back......

Posted by: Rambo at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (lZBBB)

156 Five feet isn't a dwarf, he is just just fucking short (dwarfism is a disease, shortness just means you suck)

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (uFY4s)

157 the end of his rant spoke of the newest St Trayvon, so, raaacciiisstt

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (Dnbau)

158 Everyone who has ever committed an act of violence has first had the impulse transmitted from their brain to the hand brandishing the weapon. Without that transmission, there would be no violence.

We must outlaw brains.

And thus, the purpose of the National Education Association becomes shockingly clear.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (4df7R)

159 27 "Moronette extraodinaire Alexthechick."

I like it. Will she let us eat cake?
Posted by: eleven at December 03, 2012 12:13 PM (KXm42)

The cake is a lie.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (qFpRI)

160 Obviously, that NBA player that shot his butler in his mansion and covered it up was the fault of the damn gun.

We really need to re-evaluate our gun laws here. They're OBVIOUSLY Alien technology that takes over the human mind and makes it go all crazy n shit.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:38 PM (UK9cE)

161 Get Axelrod to dig up some support info on this NFL bitter clinger.

Posted by: Ban Handgun Owners at December 03, 2012 12:38 PM (2iU3x)

162

Ban Chicago.

Posted by: City w/Highest Murder Rate at December 03, 2012 12:38 PM (LpQbZ)

163 159: No it isn't

Posted by: Alex, who bakes a cake once every two days at December 03, 2012 12:38 PM (uFY4s)

164 Honest question, although I'm really just curious:

Has anyone called for changing the name of the team and stadium? Chiefs/Arrowhead... not just the "violent" image, but now it's forever associated with this event.

So the anti-gun crowd may have an ally in the PC/get-rid-of-Indian-names crowd.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 12:38 PM (TOk1P)

165 162: Ban gary indiana

Posted by: Alex who has been to gary indiana at December 03, 2012 12:39 PM (uFY4s)

166 I've always been a bit fascinated by this idea of the gun control nuts that since guns (in their minds) make it easier to kill that if we only eliminated them, people would kill less.
Forget the fact that I'm not even sure the premise is right in the first place, the second one is even stranger.
Who kills out of mere convenience and would stop if it suddenly got harder. Especially crazy people who are doing this almost on a whim.

Let's look at gang violence. There's this idea that Drivebys would suddenly stop. Even if we grant the (insane) idea that some law would prevent the lawless from having guns (again, insane, but for this thought experiment let's go ahead and grant the impossible!) do we think the mass violence would end? Heck, drivebys would just become Molotov throwing events (or other improvised explosives.)

Logic, how does it work again?

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 12:39 PM (i177X)

167 Also, on that "High Powered Bow" piece (also to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock), it seems like someone needs to re-read their Heinlien.

"There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men." - Career Ship's Sergeant Zimm, Starship Troopers

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:39 PM (5DR1j)

168 Seeing that AoSHQ Stylebook requires certain infamous names be modified to reflect their owner's personalities, shouldn't Bob Costas henceforth be known as - The Misogynist Costas ?

"Misogynist Garden Gnome Bob Costas"

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 03, 2012 12:39 PM (QGyiB)

169 So that is how Costas became rich, he followed the Gnome Business Plan.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:40 PM (osh8D)

170 when he cheated on his wife, was he the "Roaming Gnome"?

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:41 PM (Dnbau)

171 *blushes* Thank you, everyone. Your words are not hurtful.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:41 PM (VtjlW)

172

You know, while we are ranting about the midget with the glassy eyes, shit like this is happening while we are all distracted:


Gitmo North returns: Obama’s shady prison deal


If you thought President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had given up on closing Guantanamo Bay and bringing jihadists to American soil, think again. Two troubling developments on the Gitmo front should have every American on edge.

The first White House maneuver took place in October, while much of the public and the media were preoccupied with election news. On Oct. 2, Obama’s cash-strapped Illinois pals announced that the federal government bought out the Thomson Correctional Center in western Illinois for $165 million. According to Watchdog.Org, a recent appraisal put the value of the facility at $220 million.


http://michellemalkin.com/2012/11/30/gitmo-north-returns-obamas-shady-prison-deal/

Posted by: beach & a kindle at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (LpQbZ)

173 Costas lives in an extremely small world where everyone is alike. Why would you expect him to know how to act? "That Amish guy called a Mexican 'English!' OUTRAGE!"

...

How's that boycott going?

Posted by: oblig. at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (cePv8)

174 I started my daughter (and boys) shooting before they were old enough for Kindergarten. *

When she came of age she got here own LadySmith with DAD engraved on the sideplate.

So Dad would always be with her.

* The little ones really liked black powder.

Posted by: Comrade Trainer at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (QbdUW)

175 Logic, how does it work again?

Ban crime!

There, now we're safe.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (GQ8sn)

176 "Misogynist Garden Gnome Bob Costas"
Posted by: Waterhouse at December 03, 2012 12:39 PM (QGyiB)
----------------------------------------------------
Ding ding ding ding. Winner winner chicken dinner.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (jucos)

177 So that is how Costas became rich, he followed the Gnome Business Plan.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:40 PM (osh8D)


1: Get a job as a sportscaster despite my crippling inability to see what's in my own freezer.

2. ???

3. PROFIT!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (4df7R)

178 Anyone ever see Bob Costas and the Underpants Gnomes at the same time? I'm just sayin.

Posted by: Butters at December 03, 2012 12:43 PM (NIZHJ)

179 AtC, if you haven't read the AGirlandHerGun blog, get thee over there. You'd get along famously.

Probably her most famous blog post.

http://scoamf.us/openletter

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 03, 2012 12:43 PM (TIIx5)

180 Seems like we should ban the NFL instead as it's got a much higher correlation to murder than gun ownership.

Millions of American gun owners but only thousands of current and former NFL players and we've already got OJ Simpson, Rae Carruth, Ray Lewis, Anthony Wayne Smith and Jovan Belcher... not to mention suicides like Junior Seau.

Why are we afraid to have this national conversation about the elephant in the room, the NFL?

Posted by: W.C. Varones at December 03, 2012 12:43 PM (FL7kh)

181 How's that boycott going?

Posted by: oblig. at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (cePv


How's your job at the glory hole going?

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:44 PM (UK9cE)

182
More people are killed every year by Automobiles, than by guns.

But liberals like Costas don't mention this, lest they piss off the UAW.

Posted by: wheatie at December 03, 2012 12:44 PM (CM59X)

183 Five feet isn't a dwarf, he is just just fucking short (dwarfism is a disease, shortness just means you suck)
Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 12:37 PM (uFY4s)


HEY!

1: Get a job as a sportscaster despite my crippling inability to see what's in my own freezer.


HEY!


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:45 PM (VtjlW)

184 Hey, speaking of felonious NFL players, whatever happened with LT and that little charge of underage prostitution?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:45 PM (4df7R)

185 Denny's Vegas opens wedding chapel. Who says romance is dead?

Posted by: Butters at December 03, 2012 12:45 PM (NIZHJ)

186 ATC's post should be made to go viral.
we can do that...we have a horde.

Posted by: USMC8541 at December 03, 2012 12:45 PM (oY6Yp)

187 1: Get a job as a sportscaster despite my crippling inability to see what's in my own freezer.



I'm sorry, but I'm calling thread winner here.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:46 PM (UK9cE)

188 HEY!
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:45 PM (VtjlW)


Ah, but almighty queen! All you have to do is snap your fingers and dozens of your most loyal followers would throw themselves on the floor at your feet so that you may use their bodies as a human staircase!

Costas, on the other hand, needs to stand on a box.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (4df7R)

189 Those men were violent with poor impulse control long before they joined the NFL. They grew up in families and communities that tolerated that behavior. The NFL is not the cause.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (Dnbau)

190 AtC, your hotness has grown 10 fold, if that possible. Well said ette.

Posted by: Paladin at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (bxc5w)

191 Was at a party last night for the Raven/Steeler game. Told everyone there that Football will be unrecognizable as a game in 10 years. They are in the process of neutering a very violent game. I will turn into a flag football skills contest. Just my guess.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (jucos)

192 Brava, Alex. Well done.

Posted by: DocJ at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (A5uiv)

193 138
I keep getting malware alerts at Ace all day today. Anybody else?

Me too.

Posted by: Comrade Trainer at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (QbdUW)

194 I believe our most important right is having the ability to protect ourselves from either criminals or a tyrannical government and any one who would try to take away that right is the bad guy.

Posted by: darb at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (iIL8M)

195 I'm betting Bob Costas has been at plenty of events where he is protected by armed security.

Posted by: buzzion at December 03, 2012 12:48 PM (GULKT)

196 >Honest question, although I'm really just curious:



Has anyone called for changing the name of the team and stadium?





The Washington Wizards of the NBA used to be the Baltimore Bullets

when they moved from BAL to WAS theyhad to ditch the violent team name, because we all know how deadly NBA logos can be

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (8sCoq)

197 Ah, but almighty queen! All you have to do is snap your fingers and dozens of your most loyal followers would throw themselves on the floor at your feet so that you may use their bodies as a human staircase!


Hmmm, this is a good point.


I'm still peeved at the Good Ex BF and Guy Friend, both of whom are well over six foot, who stood there watching me hop up and down trying to reach glasses in a cupboard. Yes, I know why they were watching. Yes, they still suck.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (VtjlW)

198 1: Get a job as a sportscaster despite my crippling inability to see what's in my own freezer.






Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (4df7R)


That is sooooo not true!


I got a side-by-side years ago.

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (X6akg)

199
162: Ban gary indiana


And forget about Compton.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (4u2LN)

200 I'm betting Bob Costas has been at plenty of events where he is protected by armed security.

Like the one which let him pontificate last night. Even if he was in the NBC home studios- do you think they don't have at least a couple of armed guards?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (5DR1j)

201 Costas Whitlock are probably two of the turds who say we can never remove the 10 million illegals in this country.




But we can remove 300 million guns.

Posted by: Vic at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (YdQQY)

202 Alex, with the ever-changing subtitle, at (uFY4s)

Two things, if you've been accidently banned you need to e-mail a cob, although you probably saw the procedure on the last thread.

Also, please be aware that there is a long-time commenter already named Alex. It's not too co fusing as long ss you keep your subtitles but you can be banned for socking a regular so I wanted to give you "heads up" about that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (wbeNt)

203 I shop at Gap Kids. Got a problem with that? I'll punch your knee.

Posted by: Bob Costas : Life is Short at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (wIgpo)

204 Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 12:42 PM (GQ8sn)

I just don't get it. Even if you grant the absurd premises of their arguments (and I do mean absurd!) You still can't possibly reach the conclusions they do. Which is strange. I've argued with a lot of people who believe a lot of crazy shit (heck it's basically my chosen career path.)
Usually it's at least moderately internally consistent (that is I'm forced to attack their premises and assumptions rather than the conclusions itself.)
That's not even remotely the case here. I can grant them the most charitable reading ever (as I did) allow them all their premises as givens (the ability to actually ban guns and stop criminals from getting them, the idea that killing with a gun is easier than say...killing with draino.) EVERY LAST CRAZY ASSUMPTION. And still, the logic just doesn't follow.
It's an argument I can't even reconstruct (which is more rare than you'd think.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (i177X)

205 Also, on that "High Powered Bow" piece (also to Bob Costas and Jason Whitlock), it seems like someone needs to re-read their Heinlien.


--------------------------------------------------


I'm actually thinking about getting basic archery lessons.

A crossbow appeals to me. Silent and effective.

Posted by: Soona at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (9Zv89)

206 wasn't there a texas football team called the colt 45s, until they wanted to join the NFL and were told to change it. IRC the team can't even use the name or image on their uniforms when other teams wear their "throwback" uniforms

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:51 PM (Dnbau)

207 Jesus. Does everyone who comments here have their own blog except me and AllenG?

Posted by: jwest at December 03, 2012 12:51 PM (ZDsRL)

208 Those men were violent with poor impulse control
long before they joined the NFL. They grew up in families and
communities that tolerated that behavior. The NFL is not the cause.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (Dnbau)


It only exacerbates it.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:51 PM (UK9cE)

209 Dear Bob,

What's with the rug and plastic surgery? What is causing you to try to look younger? Do you really think that you are fooling anyone but yourself with it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 03, 2012 12:51 PM (1Jaio)

210 196 They we're also the Washington Bullets for a bijillion years before they decided to halt all that logo induced carnage.

Posted by: Butters at December 03, 2012 12:52 PM (NIZHJ)

211 I'm still peeved at the Good Ex BF and Guy Friend,
both of whom are well over six foot, who stood there watching me hop up
and down trying to reach glasses in a cupboard. Yes, I know why they
were watching. Yes, they still suck.







Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:49 PM (VtjlW)

I know, I mean watching? Geeze, why didn't they take video for the AoSHQ youtube channel.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 12:52 PM (i177X)

212 I shop at Gap Kids. Got a problem with that? I'll punch your knee.
Posted by: Bob Costas : Life is Short at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (wIgpo)


Oh gawd, I just laughed so loud at this, it's not even funny.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:52 PM (4df7R)

213 Those men were violent with poor impulse control long before they joined the NFL. They grew up in families and communities that tolerated that behavior. The NFL is not the cause.
Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 12:47 PM (Dnbau)
-----------------------------------------------------------
This..... X100. I coached youth football in suburban DC. Kids as young as 5 adopt their parents (both of them) bad attitudes and swagger and bring it to the field. There is absolutely NO impulse control in either the kids OR their parents. Every play they make they act like it is the single most remarkable thing that has ever happened and they act accordingly. The faux chest puffery in these little kids was a real turn off. You could see the direction that most of these kids were headed and it was not good.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (jucos)

214 I'm actually thinking about getting basic archery lessons.

A crossbow appeals to me. Silent and effective.


But a longbow has better range!


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (5DR1j)

215 Geez Alexthechick, they never even offered to bring you a little step stool?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (osh8D)

216 I didn't see the Costas rant last night but I was on Twitter at the time and the reaction was epic. I expect his career to take a major hit for this.

#189 Not only are they violent by nature, they are largely uneducated morons due to our massive affirmative-action system for good football players. They don't know how to balance a checkbook and all of a sudden they are making millions, they are surrounded by golddiggers trying to be their baby mamas, and they have the emotional maturity of 12-year-olds. What could go wrong??? It's a small miracle that this sort of murder-suicide is not more common in the NFL.

Posted by: rockmom at December 03, 2012 12:54 PM (qE3AR)

217 Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 12:50 PM (i177X)

Libtards just do not like guns unless they are in the hands of police. Even then, when a cop shoots the wrong coloured person, they get enraged and want non-lethal products used instead of weapons. I never say non-lethal weapon because a weapon's true purpose is supposed to be "lethal", because if it is then it's not a weapon.

I know....

...ban liberals!

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 12:54 PM (GQ8sn)

218 Don't look now, Bob.

Staten Island husband beats wife of 20 years with baseball bat.

http://scoamf.us/nypost

Posted by: Dinah Lord at December 03, 2012 12:55 PM (46UXb)

219 As an aside,

The liberals who are protected by security are falling victim to that classic "Let the elites decide" shit they always do.
They'll argue it's not a contradiction to oppose gun control and still be protected by guns because our betters (i.e. them) choose and regulate whose holding the gun and protecting them. (Plus they're totally in control I mean these are their employees after all. Geeze!)

It's a remarkably stupid set of assumptions, but there, now you know them, go attack them!

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 12:55 PM (i177X)

220 Geez Alexthechick, they never even offered to bring you a little step stool?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (osh8D)


Seriously. Or a small platform made out of the mummified remains of AtC's many soulless victims.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:55 PM (4df7R)

221 I haven't heard a word from the "outraged" African-American community about this tragedy? "Rev" Al? "Rev" Jesse? Looie Farakahan? Toure?

Where's all of the anger about guns, booze and drugs from them?

As for Costas and Whitlock - STFU! Nobody wants to hear your "outrage" and "concern" about guns when you both work for the industry that glorifies gun violence.

Assholes that live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones....

Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hellm at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (Jls4P)

222 A crossbow appeals to me. Silent and effective.

But a longbow has better range!


I'm warnin' ya...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Trebuchet enthusiast at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (GBXon)

223 All this, and stompy boots, too!

Bravo, dear lady -

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (XjXIN)

224 AtC may you always have a nice tight ... group!

Posted by: Paladin at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (bxc5w)

225 Predictable, much? Jason Whitlock called the NRA "the new KKK" (interview posted at Newsbusters) today.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (5DR1j)

226 Geez Alexthechick, they never even offered to bring you a little step stool?
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (osh8D)



Of course not. That wasn't as funny.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (VtjlW)

227 206 -

Not sure about that. I know the Astros baseball team was orginally the Colt 45s, but I believe the change had more to do with the NASA craze at the time.

Someone mentioned the Bullets/Wizards above, I know about that one. Any other pro teams that changed from "violent" names? Lots of college/hs teams have, obviously.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (TOk1P)

228 >Jesus. Does everyone who comments here have their own blog except me and AllenG?



I have a blog

http://is.gd/FMxlud

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (8sCoq)

229 Speaking of idiots in the media, get a load of this: http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=33072

Posted by: Country Singer at December 03, 2012 12:57 PM (L8r/r)

230 Why not 57 Christmas Trees? One for each State.

Posted by: Butters at December 03, 2012 12:57 PM (NIZHJ)

231 Should NBC fire Costas over his little sermon?

No, because he felt perfectly comfortable that his bosses and peers felt the same way.

No, Costas should stay on the sinking ship after we torpedo it and drive NBC/Universal and Comcast into insolvency

Then a bankruptcy would eliminate another Twinkie

Posted by: kbdabear at December 03, 2012 12:58 PM (wwsoB)

232 Oh. My. God.

I know what to do. I know how to prevent another senseless murder. I know how to make everyone safer all the time! I know how to make the world BETTER.

You ready? Ready? Here it is.

MAKE CRIME ILLEGAL.

*pause for amazed gasping*

I know, right? Mind. BLOWN.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:58 PM (4df7R)

233 Longbows also have a faster fire rate.

Posted by: Butters at December 03, 2012 12:58 PM (NIZHJ)

234 Don't look now, Bob. Staten Island husband beats wife of 20 years with baseball bat.

BAN BASEBALL BATS!

Err... except for baseball players. Cuz then I'd be out of a job.

Posted by: Bob "The Gloating Gnome" Costas at December 03, 2012 12:59 PM (4df7R)

235 >I didn't see the Costas rant last night but I was on Twitter at the time
and the reaction was epic. I expect his career to take a major hit for
this.




No, he'll be fine. Hell, it's only a matter of time before someone calls him 'brave' for 'speaking out'.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:59 PM (8sCoq)

236 Thank goodness that Goodell made sure that Rush didn't become an owner in the NFL because that would have put the NFL in a bad light.

Posted by: MrCaniac at December 03, 2012 12:59 PM (Zd/NW)

237 CNN:

Eating Incects is Good For You.


"May even be a solution to world hunger."


I shit you not.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 03, 2012 12:59 PM (UK9cE)

238 You can use the same weapon to "off your spouse" that you use for seppuku.

Tantō isn't a friend of the Lone Ranger.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 03, 2012 01:00 PM (e8kgV)

239 Someone mentioned the Bullets/Wizards above, I know about that one. Any other pro teams that changed from "violent" names? Lots of college/hs teams have, obviously.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (TOk1P)
----------------------------------------------------------
St. Johns turned from the Red Men in to the Red Storm for fear of offending Red People (Bow and Arrow Indians I guess), and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux are still the Fighting Sioux but there is a move afoot to change that into something less stereotypical and offensive...... even though the Indian population of the Dakotas have no problem with the name. Then there is the Washington Redskins. Sensitive people all over the US are heart broken that this name hasn't been changed yet.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 01:00 PM (jucos)

240 Jesus. Does everyone who comments here have their own blog except me and AllenG?

I do not have a blog. *hanging head in shame* I've tried, but it just isn't a me thing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:01 PM (4df7R)

241
220 Geez Alexthechick, they never even offered to bring you a little step stool? Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 12:53 PM (osh8D) Seriously. Or a small platform made out of the mummified remains of AtC's many soulless victims.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:55 PM (4df7R)


Should have gotten her a little trampoline. That way she could reach, and it would enhance the bounce. Win-Win as far as I can tell.

Posted by: buzzion at December 03, 2012 01:01 PM (GULKT)

242 BTW - Didn't Costas work with a African-American athlete that was accused of murdering his ex-wife and her friend? Where the hell was his outrage when that shit went down?

Costas = ASSCLOWN!

Posted by: Mjölnir, the banhammer from the gates of Hellm at December 03, 2012 01:01 PM (Jls4P)

243 Wow, didn't know it was possible for Alex to get sexier. But she did it.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at December 03, 2012 01:01 PM (X/+QT)

244 Alexthechick, I think you need to subtitle this...
http://youtu.be/3nGV4Ejab4U

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 01:01 PM (osh8D)

245 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:59 PM (8sCoq)

Truth be told, NBC needs him for the Olympics. He could stand up there naked and saluting Hitler and they'd keep him around.
Why? Because when he's not on TV during the Olympics their ratings crash.
As for why that is, it's because the executives during the Olympics act like Dipshits. Like it or not, Costas knows what audience wants during those 2 weeks (and the execs don't) and that has given him a certain amount of...editorial latitude.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 03, 2012 01:02 PM (i177X)

246 Eating Incects is Good For You."May even be a solution to world hunger."

Clearly this idiot is unaware that, in much of the world, people already eat insects. Particularly in the third world, where other sources of protein are scarce. So this is neither aiding those people, who already eat bugs to survive, nor providing anything beneficial to the First World, because I don't care HOW nicely you package it, I am not eaten a fucking cockroach, and you can suck my nonexistent dick if you so much as try and make me.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:03 PM (4df7R)

247 Oh. My. God.



I know what to do. I know how to prevent another senseless murder. I
know how to make everyone safer all the time! I know how to make the
world BETTER.



You ready? Ready? Here it is.



MAKE CRIME ILLEGAL.



*pause for amazed gasping*



I know, right? Mind. BLOWN.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the
Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 12:58 PM (4df7R)


That's genius! Why didn't anyone else think of that?

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 01:03 PM (GQ8sn)

248 Geez Alexthechick, they never even offered to bring you a little step stool?
A step stool doesn't result in boobeh jiggle and butt wiggle that comes with watching a short girl try to reach a high shelf.

Posted by: Alex at December 03, 2012 01:04 PM (3x3F6)

249 Poor Bob. Waited his whole life to get a role in a "Hobbit" movie, and they never called. He must be devastated, understandably so.

Posted by: kartoffel at December 03, 2012 01:04 PM (OgNv0)

250 #213 For real. I think the average white suburban NFL fan has no idea what kindof system we have now that is pumping out these players. They would be shocked to see what goes on at peewee league games, and to understand howhard these parents are pushing their boys into football expecting the big payoff. They would not even believe what happens in DC high school football.Then when you find a supposedly prestige university like North Carolina running a diploma mill for athletes, you know this thing has run off the rails.

But hey, there are billions of dollars at stake and football is America's Game, so what if a couple of baby mamas get killed and a few players kill themselves or commit murders.

Posted by: rockmom at December 03, 2012 01:04 PM (qE3AR)

251
246 Eating Incects is Good For You."May even be a solution to world hunger."

Clearly this idiot is unaware that, in much of the world, people already eat insects. Particularly in the third world, where other sources of protein are scarce. So this is neither aiding those people, who already eat bugs to survive, nor providing anything beneficial to the First World, because I don't care HOW nicely you package it, I am not eaten a fucking cockroach, and you can suck my nonexistent dick if you so much as try and make me.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:03 PM (4df7R)


This is the sort of article that pops up every once in a while. Its one of those lazy articles to push out when they need a story.

Posted by: buzzion at December 03, 2012 01:05 PM (GULKT)

252 Eating Incects is Good For You.


"May even be a solution to world hunger."



When insects start looking like a grass fed Black Angus cow, then maybe...

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 01:05 PM (GQ8sn)

253 I think the Washington Redskins should be thrown out of the NFL, its players banned from ever playing again, and the city of Washington DC incinerated for its 90-year of abusing a cruel nickname.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 03, 2012 01:05 PM (Tz0EL)

254 Isn't it ironic that prog butt-hole Ted Turner owns a team called "The Braves" and does a tomahawk chop? What about the hooknosed depiction of the Cleaveland Indians?

Yet ND fighting Sioux, using the profile of a native used on the nickel, and employing no tomahawk chop, matriculating actual Native Americans, and using the name with the tribe's permission, are offensive. Whatever, prog assholes

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:05 PM (Dnbau)

255
I have a blog

http://is.gd/FMxlud

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 12:56 PM (8sCoq) You know, if Ace ever cleaned out his ancient blog links, he could put links to commenters and other places that didn't stop working 5 years ago.

Posted by: jwest at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (ZDsRL)

256 221 I haven't heard a word from the "outraged" African-American community about this tragedy? "Rev" Al? "Rev" Jesse? Looie Farakahan? Toure?

Since we all know that the MSM is infiltrated, bought and paid for, it ought to occur to folks that these so-called leaders are bought and paid for as well. Black communities didn't have some sort of election deciding that these cretins would be their spokesholes. White Leftists *pay* them and put microphones under them.

It's a practice older than MLK Jr. (yes, he was paid too).

Posted by: baldilocks via iPad at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (Su0W2)

257 Bob Costas should go back to announcing roach-eating contests.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (Tz0EL)

258 What if we banned the thoughts about crime. You know, head 'em off at the pass sorta thing. We would need a special ESP unit to read peoples thoughts and dispatch a "pre-crime" patrol to stop the crime before it was committed.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (BAS5M)

259 MWR, you are rapidly joining AtC and EoJ as one of the main reasons for reading this blog. All the non-trolls are great, but you three really bring a whole new level of hilarious snark.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (wbeNt)

260 Alex's blog is drawing some opposing views. She is famous now.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 01:08 PM (osh8D)

261 The largest mass murder was 12 years ago, using 4 hijacked airplanes. Maybe we should get rid of them too.

Posted by: Teleprompter at December 03, 2012 01:08 PM (NbmYl)

262 Alex's blog is drawing some opposing views. She is famous now.

Really? I'm going to have to wait until I get home to see what the douchebags said.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 01:09 PM (GQ8sn)

263 >You know, if Ace ever cleaned out his ancient blog links, he could put
links to commenters and other places that didn't stop working 5 years
ago.


preach it brother- most of those blog links at right are dead

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 01:09 PM (8sCoq)

264 Bathtubs killed more people last year than murder/suicides. Ban bathtubs.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 01:09 PM (jucos)

265 From the blog some nimrod named IronSun

'Bonehead response in my opinion. You are as bad as costas with your ‘not to mention terribly misogynistic’ line. Kneejerk and unthinking to even say that. Always the fall back position of a feminist.'

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 01:10 PM (osh8D)

266 Hey Alex, is your post up anywhere else besides doubleplusundead? That site is blocked at my office for "provocative attire."

Posted by: rockmom at December 03, 2012 01:10 PM (NYnoe)

267 "Liberal reasoning on gun “control” is so distorted that it makes one wonder about their sanity in general."

Reasoning, sanity,and logic have nothing to do with anything where liberalism is concerned. Marxism and all of its derivatives and variants are faith-based, an essentially anti-life, anti-humanity,ultimately nihilisticreligion. Perception is reality. Reality is malleable, morality is relative,and truth is subjective. Ergo, gun control will work because the Left can envision a peaceful paradise without guns. Man-caused global warming is real because it validates self-loathing perceptions of humanity as a chancre sore on the face of Mother Gaia. President Obama is the greatest American president since FDR and his wife Michelle is breathtakingly beautiful. And so on. As G.K. Chesterton once observed (paraphrasing), "A man who believes in nothing will believe in anything."

Of course, at the heart of gun control efforts is the truth about guns: guns are not a symbol of power. Guns are power. Right now, guns in the hands of determined private citizens are also the only real-world obstacle to a complete authoritarian takeover of the United States.

Alexthechick rules.

Posted by: troyriser at December 03, 2012 01:11 PM (vtiE6)

268 For those that can't access ATC's rant via her site, she reposted it on the morning news dump @ 180.


http://tinyurl.com/c7gy26h

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 03, 2012 01:13 PM (X6akg)

269 Off wee bootie.....

Posted by: Tami at December 03, 2012 01:13 PM (X6akg)

270 My wife has a small amount of Penobscot. Reading here about bows reminded me of the Penobscot double bow. A simple twist of
the back string will raise or lower the draw weight of your bow.
http://woodlandarchery.com/prod12.htm


Posted by: sig at December 03, 2012 01:13 PM (zsu/A)

271 BOOM.

Ideology is no substitute for reason, Mr. Costas.

Posted by: MTF at December 03, 2012 01:14 PM (+GpbP)

272 Then when you find a supposedly prestige university like North Carolina running a diploma mill for athletes, you know this thing has run off the rails.

This is one of the things that drives me nuts about collegiate athletics, particularly basketball and football, which tend to be the two "high profile" college sports out there.

Tell me if you're familiar with this refrain: "Why don't we just let college athletes do their endorsements and make money for themselves? What's the big deal? All the money they bring into the university, why NOT let them cash in? It's THEIR talent."

Here's my response: "Because they're already CASHING IN by being in college in the fucking first place! It's called an "athletic scholarship." That's when someone who is a gifted athlete is given a college scholarship that allows them to leverage that athletic ability into a college education.In case you haven't noticed, a single year at a large, high profile university can run upwards of $40,000/year. That's $40,000/year that neither the athlete nor the athlete's family has to pay. That's more than a lot of non-athletes makeas a full year's salary. And they complain that they aren't being REIMBURSED for their SPORTSMANSHIP?

"By the way, the key term in the phrase "athletic scholarship" is not the "athletic," it's the "scholarship." You go to college to get an education, not a Heisman.

"So they get a free college education that most of them piss away like a bunch of retarded toddlers, believing that they'll all get to catch the brass ring and play in the NFL for sixteen seasons, and they have the GALL to COMPLAIN? Worse, the adults who surround them AGREE! They let them coast through classes, and when they exercise the slightest bit of academic strictness they get lambasted by their fans and the media. It's disgusting, and it creates a culture of entitlement among a group of semi-literate thugs. That any of them graduate with the ability to string a sentence together is a miracle."

FML. The future belongs to these asshats.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:16 PM (4df7R)

273 'Bonehead response in my opinion. You are as bad as costas with your ‘not to mention terribly misogynistic’ line. Kneejerk and unthinking to even say that. Always the fall back position of a feminist.'
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 01:10 PM (osh8D)


OHHHH, them's FIGHTING words. Clearly this asshat doesn't know that AtC is almost as anti-feminist as I am.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:18 PM (4df7R)

274 MWR, you are rapidly joining AtC and EoJ as one of the main reasons for reading this blog. All the non-trolls are great, but you three really bring a whole new level of hilarious snark.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 01:06 PM (wbeNt)


*BLUSH*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit, rooting for SMOD or the Mayans, whichever comes first at December 03, 2012 01:18 PM (4df7R)

275 Yeah, ban guns. That'll stop NFL players from murdering people.

Posted by: O.J. Simpson at December 03, 2012 01:20 PM (iAUf+)

276 Support the Texans. NBC hates them.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at December 03, 2012 01:20 PM (ZETiK)

277 The oblique OJ as murderer reference was a fitting touch.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 03, 2012 01:20 PM (BAS5M)

278 "misogynistic?" k

Posted by: JDP at December 03, 2012 01:20 PM (60GaT)

279 An mouthpiece is instrument (Rice, Carney, Petraeus, Reid, ...) that is inserted into the opening of the anus that is used to convey your beliefs by others that may be more believable than yourself.

Posted by: Rob in Katy at December 03, 2012 01:21 PM (gdGJ1)

280 >All the non-trolls are great, but you three really bring a whole new level of hilarious snark.


what am I- chopped liver?

Posted by: chopped liver at December 03, 2012 01:21 PM (8sCoq)

281 Atc: I already said this was a Best Post--I mean it is an epic rant, all the more effective because truth rings from every sentence..

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 03, 2012 01:22 PM (6H6FZ)

282
Why the hell does politics have to invade football? I absolutely hate it when the candidates go on Monday Night Football, I hate the political claptrap from sports columnists, Why can we not have 1 DAMN THING in our society that we can all go, put aside the differences, and celebrate our teams and their athletic prowess?
Why can't these pinheads shut the hell up beyond recognizing a tragedy took place?

Posted by: Gerry Owen at December 03, 2012 01:22 PM (4ABat)

283 Alex's blog is drawing some opposing views. She is famous now.


So far it's just a few people who are blaming me for getting involved with a psycho, which, hey fair enough. The one calling me a knee jerk feminist is hilarious.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:23 PM (VtjlW)

284 Jesus. Does everyone who comments here have their own blog except me and AllenG?
Posted by: jwest at December 03, 2012 12:51 PM (ZDsRL)

No. I have an online fine arts and commercial portfolio dealing with my professional interests, but come here to work out political and philosophical ideas. It's a fix for political junkies like me.

Posted by: troyriser at December 03, 2012 01:24 PM (vtiE6)

285 Costas logic: hammers build houses

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 01:24 PM (8sCoq)

286 Who is Bob Costas? Should I even care?

Posted by: MadisonConservative at December 03, 2012 01:24 PM (Y/HG5)

287 Well Alexthechick, then I hope you do not take umbrage at my polite rebuttal of the butt heads.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 03, 2012 01:25 PM (osh8D)

288 The one calling me a knee jerk feminist is hilarious.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Also on Teams Daryl and Glenn. at December 03, 2012 01:23 PM (VtjlW)
-----------------------------------------------------------
What is that? An Ugly Fat Girl with Epilepsy?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 03, 2012 01:25 PM (jucos)

289 >Why can't these pinheads shut the hell up beyond recognizing a tragedy took place?


Posted by: Gerry Owen at December 03, 2012 01:22 PM (4ABat)



everything is political with the Left. E. Ver. Y. Thing.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 03, 2012 01:25 PM (8sCoq)

290 Dear Chopped,

And what about me? What am I?

Posted by: Second Fiddle at December 03, 2012 01:29 PM (iAUf+)

291 You know, I used to work with Costas at NBC.

Posted by: O.J. Simpson at December 03, 2012 01:32 PM (iAUf+)

292 OT

Is anyone watching the online only webisodes of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome? There are 10 eps in total, two eps released every Friday, and only two eps remain until next year (January I think) when SyFy broadcasts all ten together in a row.

I think it's worlds better than the regular series. We're looking at the first human-Cylon war without the bullshit philosophical and religious asshattery contaminating the writing. It's just balls-out action. The young William Adama does a pretty good job and the SFX are decent enough. I'm not complaining. My only regret is that NBC won't carry this through with a full series unlike BSG and Caprica. Too bad, it's pretty good and a lot of other fans think so.

Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 01:35 PM (GQ8sn)

293 Great comeback AtC. Chris Brown and Rihanna relationships never turn out well.

Posted by: Buffalobob at December 03, 2012 01:35 PM (x+7qA)

294 It never occurs to Costas et al that blaming guns, football, steroids, concussions and mental illness removes the personal responsibility from such an act, and enables the tolerance of abusers.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 03, 2012 01:39 PM (Dnbau)

295 #272 Hey, I went to the University of Basketball (Kentucky) so you're preaching to the choir.

Posted by: rockmom at December 03, 2012 01:42 PM (aBlZ1)

296 278 It's misogynistic in that banning guns leaves the average woman at more risk than the average man (something most female gun grabbers clearly haven't thought through). The reason "great" warrior cultures hated guns is the very reason pioneer women loved them, the ability of a lone woman to defend herself and children from a horde of strong men.

I'm with AtC, I refuse to let myself or children be victims so that a sheltered (anyone really, but man in this case) can indulge in moral preening. I suspect that attitude is what makes me an 'Ette.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 01:44 PM (wbeNt)

297 #294 Thunderb wrote, "It never occurs to Costas et al that blaming guns, football, steroids, concussions and mental illness removes the personal responsibility from such an act, and enables the tolerance of abusers."

Costas statement, like most such awkward personal interjections, is designed to help save his paycheck. With the current distaste for the violence of football and the emphasis on brain damage from it, the anything and everything must be done to distract from an NFL player, suffering from brain injury, killing his baby-mama.

Everything.

Posted by: Looking Glass at December 03, 2012 01:46 PM (g3wOT)

298 Alex, is it ok to forward this to the NRA? I'm a member, & I think they should see/use this.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at December 03, 2012 02:02 PM (iLZeI)

299 Dammit, web filter is blocking AtC's beatdown.

Oh well, after work then...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at December 03, 2012 02:04 PM (wtvvX)

300 BBD! Are you holding up okay? A lot of commenters are sending you their prayers.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at December 03, 2012 02:14 PM (wbeNt)

301 Alexthechick
Great post on the small fact that even the smallest chance that you would use your firearm to defend yourself did more to keep you safe than any fear of a restraining order could ever do. Not to mention the fact that you were able to go on with your life rather than being forced to move or change your life in order to avoid his threats.

If Costas really believed in the twaddle flying out his.... uhhmm, mouth, then instead of hiding out in a broadcast booth with no one to challenge or rebut his opinion (outside of a remote control), he would have walked down to the 50 yard line of Texas Stadium and picked up one of their very nice house mics and given that statement with absolutely no security on the field whatsoever to the stadium full of attendees.

In the meantime, I refer you to this news item as to why women should never entrust someone else with their safety and that of our children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1-Kz3vU5DY

Posted by: 2nd Amendment Mother at December 03, 2012 02:20 PM (L4CWX)

302 So far it's just a few people who are blaming me for getting involved with a psycho, which, hey fair enough.
___
Back to blaming the victim are they? It's a tactic they employ when a member of a Protected Class expresses a view that is contrary toa Marxist Manifesto agenda item.



For those who wonder why women get involved with abusive men: It does occur that women have married men who were perfect angels all through courtship and engagement, and the day after they took vows they started channelling their inner house monster.

For women who marry abusive men, knowing their proclivities - likely they witnessed their mothers being abused by their dads or significant others. And the cycle of abuse continues.

Some women, after experiencing domestic violence, believe their partner can change. This does happen, but rarely, because it takes a lot of work on the part of the man. And they usually don't want to change because they have fun beating up on girls.

Usually the only way to permanently free oneself from an abuser is to show the strong hand, as did AlexTC.He needs to know you will cut his throat in his sleep.

Posted by: kallisto at December 03, 2012 02:24 PM (jm/9g)

303 Make a rifle?

SRSLY. What hasn't Gaston Glock
thought about a rifle as an addition to his line-up of fine handguns?
He's made pistols and shovels, and I think that's about it. Why not
rifles?


Posted by: EC at December 03, 2012 12:21 PM (GQ8sn)

Hey that's my territory...

Posted by: Eugene Stoner at December 03, 2012 02:31 PM (sbV1u)

304 Excellent. I used my gun to ward off a guy who was sexually assaulting me. I carry a gun because of violent men like this idiot NFL player.

I take Costas' rant personally. Because of our size and lack of upper body strength, women have more to lose than men from a gun ban.

Costas would rather I'd been raped. For that, he should go sit on a running immersion blender.

Posted by: stace, L.I.B. at December 03, 2012 02:34 PM (m+UHL)

305 293 Great comeback AtC. Chris Brown and Rihanna relationships never turn out well.

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Every time Brown gets into a twitter fight, it's people on the left who stick up for him. it's lefties who protect rapists like Polanski too. That is the real War on Women.

Posted by: stace, L.I.B. at December 03, 2012 02:38 PM (m+UHL)

306 Costas is anti-gun because most shotguns are taller than him.

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 03, 2012 02:51 PM (fwARV)

307 AllenG: left a comment @ your blog (if you had one, of course).

Posted by: speedster1 at December 03, 2012 02:55 PM (yeM7r)

308 But Ray Lewis is an exemplary human being that all children should look up to and emulate.


Posted by: © Sponge


Actually, he is. Does a lot of good work in the community. But I suppose you're one of the idiots that equates lying to the police with murder. Ray's mistake wasn't lying to the police, it was that he should have had a lawyer do it for him. Ray was never suspected by anyone, police or DA, of harming anyone at all, a point that is intentionally lost on idiots and Stiller fans (BIRM).

Posted by: Weirddave at December 03, 2012 03:28 PM (aH+zP)

309 Before reading that, I had no idea alexthechick was fat. Well done!

Posted by: logprof at December 03, 2012 06:10 PM (gBuIk)






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