Shocking No One, Initial Reports Of Body Armor In Newtown Were Incorrect

Just like in Aurora, the press heard that the shooter was wearing a vest and prepended "bulletproof" to it. I blame the demise of the three-piece suit.

[He] went into the Sandy Hook Elementary School wearing a utility vest, not a bullet proof vest, state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said Thursday.

“It was a fishing type vest, a jacket with a lot of pockets; it was not a bullet-proof vest,” Vance said.

Here's an example from Orvis, the well-known purveyor of Semiautomatic Assault Vests:

So. Scary.

Dwayne Harrison, a Bridgeport police officer and president of the National Association of Government Employees, R1-200, International Brotherhood of Police Officers in Bridgeport, noted the utility style vest that Lanza wore is readily available, and not something that would have aroused suspicion.

Ummm. Yeah.

But that doesn't keep super-geniuses like this guy in The Atlantic from thinking that all we need is some serious monitoring of every item everyone purchases to find a pattern that will lead us to the brave new world of pre-crime interdiction of the next mass killer.

Big data might have stopped the massacres in Newtown, Aurora, and Oak Creek. But it didn't, because there is no national database of gun owners, and no national record-keeping of firearm and ammunition purchases. Most states don't even require a license to buy or keep a gun.

That's a tragedy, because combining simple math and the power of crowds could give us the tools we need to red flag potential killers even without new restrictions on the guns anyone can buy. Privacy advocates may hate the idea, but an open national database of ammunition and gun purchases may be what America needs if we're ever going to get our mass shooting problem under control.

As Ben Domenech said in the Transom, which is where I got that link, marketing guy should learn the term "false positives". Hell, every time I go anywhere that sells ammo, I pick up a few boxes. Couple this with that dangerous accumulation of school backpacks for the kids from L.L. Bean, and data guy would have the cops camped out on my doorstep.

But, hey, what's a little invasion of privacy for such a laudable goal. And by little, I mean massive.

And all in an effort to solve a problem that appears to be a completely random event (again, from the Transom).

What does this mean? It suggests that there is no evidence of clustering beyond what you would expect from a random process. In other words, the occurrences of mass shootings from 1982-2012 are consistent with the assumption that shootings are independent events, occurring at an average rate of 2 per year.

Gee, maybe if people were also randomly allowed to be armed in the "gun free zones" where all these events seem to occur, they might have a fighting chance. Crazy talk, I know.

Posted by: Andy at 09:58 AM



Comments

1 first!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:01 AM (IvVLN)

2 It's time we had a long talk about vest control.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 10:02 AM (NIZHJ)

3 binders full of magazines

Posted by: rstone at December 28, 2012 10:02 AM (NcSi2)

4 How can people in a civilized society let others roam around freely in vests such as this?

Posted by: jwest at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (ZDsRL)

5 fisherman freak me out......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (GVxQo)

6 4 jwest

obviously we need more fashion police

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (GVxQo)

7 Some of these pattern-finding geniuses need to read some Nassim Taleb. Fooled by Randomness is the title that comes immediately to mind in this case.

As big a tragedy as it was, in a country of 315 million--tragedies will happen. For that matter, incredible acts of bravery will also happen.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:03 AM (B+qrE)

8 That's a tragedy, because combining simple math and the power of crowds could give us the tools we need to red flag potential killers
___
There were red flags all over Jared Loughner and the Aurora killer. Both of them were already on some insitutional radar. Loughner even had police contact, the Aurora shooter had been flagged by the university psychologist.

A simple intervention could have stopped both the AZ, Aurora and Newtown shootings. The power of crowds wasn't even necessary, all it would have taken was the action of a RESPONSIBLE family member, school official, or law enforcement.

Posted by: kallisto at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (jm/9g)

9 3 day waiting period for waistcoats.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (NIZHJ)

10 >>Gee, maybe if people were also randomly allowed to be armed in the "gun free zones" where all these events seem to occur, they might have a fighting chance.

Like in Gloucester Township today?

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (SUKHu)

11 You could fit an awful lot of 10 round magazines in those pockets.

Posted by: Peej at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (ctaN6)

12 fisherman freak me out......

A bunch of mass murderers indeed.

Posted by: Charlie the Tuna at December 28, 2012 10:04 AM (QupBk)

13 Peej, the proper MSM terminology is 10 round clips.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (O7Q1u)

14 Only right wing nut cases would ever need more than three pockets.

Posted by: jwest at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (ZDsRL)

15 I read one article that said everything that has been reported about the CT shooting has turned out to be wrong.


What we need is MFM control.

Posted by: Vic at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (53z96)

16 It has pockets, and and it is a vest.


Ergo, it is body armor, because that is what body armor is, don'cha know.


A vest with pockets. It's really that simple! The pockets work to deflect bullets, you see.


Really, it's all quite simple. A vest ban is obviously the action du jour.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (pcaFm)

17 If he had higher capacity mags he wouldn't have needed a utility vest.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 10:05 AM (NIZHJ)

18 did this vest have PATCHES? (imagine that "patches" is italicized)

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:06 AM (GVxQo)

19 "Power of crowds"

What the hell does that even mean? He wants people snitching on each other? Really?

Posted by: KG at December 28, 2012 10:06 AM (p7BzH)

20 You could fit an awful lot of 10 round magazines in those pockets.

No one tell Feinstein that 3x10=30. Or that I can put another magazine in in jsut slightly over the blink of an eye.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:06 AM (B+qrE)

21 I propose a limit of 2 pockets on fly-fishing vests. (for the children, of course)

Posted by: DebinIowa at December 28, 2012 10:06 AM (e2Ypa)

22 This is annoying. The shooter in the recent disaster stole his weapons.

How is a national database going to help with that?

The real objective seems to be to shame as many lawful gun owners out of purchasing guns and ammo. A list of everyone buying ammunition could have wide impacts. I can even imagine hiring decisions being affected.

And regardless, this is a ridiculous privacy violation that wouldn't have prevented the tragedy that supposedly inspires the idea.

What would the left say if we demanded abortion registration and an abortion database? Why is a penumbra right the founders never heard of given much more deference than a basic civil right explicitly enshrined for centuries?

Posted by: Dustin at December 28, 2012 10:07 AM (D9999)

23 dustin

we should have a data base of people who steal weapons!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:07 AM (GVxQo)

24 That's a full auto assault vest. Get your facts straight.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at December 28, 2012 10:07 AM (AWmfW)

25 It's time for a serious conversation about banning high capacity liberals.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:08 AM (RIg+t)

26 I concur with the above-referenced pocket limit, and further propose a national database detailing the locations, occupations, and political affiliations of everyone in the country who have vests with pockets.


Or coats with pockets. Or pants with pockets. Hell, anyone who doesn't wear a leotard 24-7 should be entered into the database, so.... everyone in the country.



Yeah! FORWARD!

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:08 AM (pcaFm)

27 "...Big data..."

There will be a bright future in the new regime for this prole.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (2+bRt)

28 Amazingly, the BIG DATA devotees seem to have missed that Muzzie Major and his 18 email conversations with Al Awlaki about afterlife virgins and slaughtering infidels.
BIG DATA, what is it good for? Harassment of bitter gunclingers, that's about it.

Posted by: Palm Beach Pooter Hound at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (ufLRj)

29 I propose a 3 day waiting period for the theft of firearms.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (NIZHJ)

30 ban hi capacity vests

Posted by: derit at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (I88Jc)

31 Anyone who tried to monitor my purchases would think I was suffering from the Superflu with the amount of tissues I buy. It's almost a compulsion that I must buy tissues when i go to the grocery store. If I don't have a sizeable stock of unopened tissue boxes in my house at all times, I immediately start sneezing.

Naturally the CDC would lock me away as a result.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (4df7R)

32 25 It's time for a serious conversation about banning high capacity liberals.
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:08 AM (RIg+t)

[Looks up from turkey leg on plate with 10 other turkey legs] Hey now...

Posted by: Michael "the Earthquake" Moore at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (CWlPF)

33 But that doesn't keep super-geniuses like this guy in The Atlantic from thinking that all we need is some serious monitoring of every item everyone purchases to find a pattern that will lead us to the brave new world of pre-crime interdiction of the next mass killer.


I think thats a TV show, do these guys mistake shitty primetime shows for reality?

Good Morning rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (l86i3)

34 OMG, he could fit every subscribers' copy of Newsweek in that thing!

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 10:10 AM (SUKHu)

35 The Left milking that tragedy has gone past its due date and its still December.

Posted by: TexasJew at December 28, 2012 10:11 AM (V0jvX)

36 Also, Gun-Free Chicago just past 500 murders for 2012.

By my count that's 17-ish Newtowns.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:11 AM (B+qrE)

37 If that's the type of vest, then every single flyfisher in the world is screwed.

Posted by: mer at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (0SzBw)

38 25 It's time for a serious conversation about banning high capacity liberals.
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:08 AM (RIg+t)

*****

No such thing.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (1OZSU)

39 The Left milking that tragedy has gone past its due date and its still December.
Posted by: TexasJew at December 28, 2012 10:11 AM (V0jvX)

Hell they still trot out giffords like one of Jerry's kids every chance they get.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (l86i3)

40 35 The Left milking that tragedy has gone past its due date and its still December.
Posted by: TexasJew at December 28, 2012 10:11 AM (V0jvX)

Yeah, well, get ready for the legislation to come in January 2013. Oh, and the Zimmerman trial.

Posted by: joncelli at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (CWlPF)

41 Let's not forget the danger of combat boots. Gotta ban those.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (UOM48)

42 We ought to start profiling the non-threat types (Birkenstock, Subaru, "Visualize World Peace" sticker, Unitarianism) and assume that all others represent The Threat Group.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (2+bRt)

43 If that's the type of vest, then every single flyfisher in the world is screwed.

We're working on it.

Posted by: The EPA aka "Cecil Jones" on Gmail at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (B+qrE)

44 I wouldn't be caught dead wearing th.... Oh. Never mind.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (WozDi)

45 Let's not forget the danger of combat boots. Gotta ban those.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (UOM4

Oh, why not throw Camo in there. They should be made with orange stripes.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (l86i3)

46 "we should have a data base of people who steal weapons!!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas a"

LOL

I guess the ATF could run around allowing gun thefts so they could put together a nice list.

And that's another thing. I think I should be allowed to have anything the ATF saw fit to give to drug lords in Mexico. Why would I be given less civil rights than criminals?

Posted by: Dustin at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (D9999)

47 That thing would make a good bulletproof vest if you put a bible in the left breast pocket and a tin star on the front.

(Saw it in a Hollywood movie dontcha know?)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (1OZSU)

48 A bunch of mass bass murderers, indeed.

FIFY

Posted by: Fox2! at December 28, 2012 10:13 AM (1Qpmy)

49 orvis.....it just sounds sinister

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (GVxQo)

50 I think thats a TV show, do these guys mistake shitty primetime shows for reality?

The subscribe to the "Boondock Saints" school of thought. Namely, Hollywood is like Real Life.

Of course the Saints actually made it work. Because they're a Hollywood creation.

That is so meta.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (4df7R)

51 Unitarians are those guys who always drop a deuce in the pool during their annual conference.

Posted by: Butters at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (NIZHJ)

52 Lookout for the loons with the Coexist stickers. They're the most likely to get stabby if their latte is late.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (UOM48)

53 Vested Interests. Shhhh.

Posted by: Joe Mama at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (v9Cj5)

54 He hates these cans!

Posted by: Navin Johnson at December 28, 2012 10:15 AM (WozDi)

55 so this is what they mean by bare arms.....vests.....my God...we should have seen this

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2012 10:15 AM (GVxQo)

56 Let's not forget the danger of combat boots. Gotta ban those. Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:12 AM (UOM4

It's just a hop, skip and a jump from combat boots to stompy boots. If they want to try to pry our stompy boots from the hands of the Moronettes, I invite them to try.

These boots are made for stomping,
And that's just what they'll do,
And one of these days these boots are gonna stomp all over you...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (4df7R)

57 It's not the vest. It's the friggin' pockets. Time to control the number and size (width and depth) of pockets.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (jPVBi)

58 We need laws that criminals and psychopaths will respect.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (OjQYm)

59 Take 5 minutes this morning and email your congresscrooks

Posted by: wizardpc at December 28, 2012 10:16 AM (HDCAA)

60 Let's see. I seem to recall that it's horribly, terribly wrong to presume that I'm a pedophile because I'm queer. It's equally wrong to assume that I'm a spree killer because I buy a gun, ammo and a fishing vest. It works both ways, you see.




Posted by: alexthechick - Yay! Tennis! at December 28, 2012 10:17 AM (VtjlW)

61 The subscribe to the "Boondock Saints" school of thought. Namely, Hollywood is like Real Life.

Of course the Saints actually made it work.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:14 AM (4df7R)



Obligatory


http://tinyurl.com/3kbomjn

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:17 AM (IvVLN)

62 "Simple Math"
DOUCHE

Posted by: gigg423 at December 28, 2012 10:17 AM (41VCE)

63 It's time for a serious conversation about banning high capacity mendacity liberals.

FIFM

Posted by: Fox2! at December 28, 2012 10:17 AM (1Qpmy)

64 Drudge with a pic up from the meeting on the cliff.

Boehner, Obama, and the Sleestak.

A veritable constitutional convention worth of intellect there.

I'll be in the bunker.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:17 AM (B+qrE)

65 >> I think thats a TV show, do these guys mistake shitty primetime shows for reality?

I almost remarked that he'd apparently seen one too many episodes of CSI. By which I mean one episode.

Posted by: Andy at December 28, 2012 10:18 AM (OZPoa)

66 How about we get a database of liberal asshats?

The revolution will not be televised.

MSM anchors will be the first to be burnt after tarring and feathering.

That tar burns real good!

What, I'm awake now? OK that be a dream!

Posted by: Judge_Roy_bean at December 28, 2012 10:18 AM (sGe62)

67 Jesus Christ, our fucking betters are stupid. I must be getting old as my tolerance for stupidity and horseshit has hit an all time low. I'm in a shitty mood 24/7 these days.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 10:19 AM (OlN4e)

68
Please remove the picture of that hi-capacity assault vest and put it in a link under the fold. I saw it and immediately lost my mud.

Do it for the children.

Posted by: This "Guy" from The Atlantic at December 28, 2012 10:19 AM (4I3Uo)

69 How about we get a database of liberal asshats?

Well, we've got the names from the Journo-List, so that's a start.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:19 AM (4df7R)

70 It seems that the news media has been working so so so hard to get something politically out of this tragedy that they have done an amazingly shitty job of reporting the actual news.

While David Gregory is waving illegal stuff in people's faces, his outfit and many like it aren't really even trying to verify any information they tell us.

This is likely unintentional, but the chaotic nature of sloppy journalism may be keeping the tragedy more 'current' and fresh. We learn something basic about this event every day (mostly stuff that isn't true, though).

Posted by: Dustin at December 28, 2012 10:19 AM (D9999)

71 I almost remarked that he'd apparently seen one too many episodes of CSI. By which I mean one episode.

Satellites can read your hashtag, you know. In infrared. Reflected off your coffee mug.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:19 AM (B+qrE)

72 What, I'm awake now? OK that be a dream!


And what a beautiful dream it is!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2012 10:20 AM (xKC/c)

73 From the Daily Gator

Texas boy goes on shooting spree with assault rifle, two home invaders hardest hit

A 15-year-old boy, protecting his 12-year-old sister from two home invaders with an, wait for it, assault rifle? Gee, I wonder what smart-assed comments David Frum would make about this

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:20 AM (l86i3)

74 Ha. I have that exact vest, 20 year old version.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 28, 2012 10:20 AM (69Mdf)

75 So, instead of a "bulletproof" vest or body armor, they will just start calling it a tactical vest.

Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 10:21 AM (GXvSO)

76 OMG! The life-long loser couldn't even get the tac vest correct! A fishing vest? Bwahahahahahaha!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 10:21 AM (GFM2b)

77 I want to punch Chris Van Hollen in the face right now. Time to ban fists.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (UOM48)

78 So, instead of a "bulletproof" vest or body armor, they will just start calling it a tactical vest.

"Compartmented, military-style tactical vest"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (B+qrE)

79 I continue to be amazed at how much error always manages to slip past the "layers and layers of fact checkers" that the media employs.


Posted by: Mark E at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (3+35n)

80
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:20 AM (l86i3)





You would have to be satisfied with a dumb-assed comment. Frum isn't capable of anything related to smart.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (OlN4e)

81 What's amazing about all this, but of course not in the slightest bit surprising, is that liberals are so airheaded, so effete, so ignorant, so emotional, so irrational, so lost in space, they could not even grasp the irony of how dumb they're acting even if you sat down and explained it to them using a flow chart and a puppet show.

Scroll around the Internet and you can find liberals actually saying things like "if we had laws that required guns to be registered this could have been prevented." Seriously. They actually don't know that guns already are required to be registered. They actually don't know that Lanza's mother's guns of course were registered. They seriously don't know that Connecticut has one of the strictest "gun control" statutory schemes in the nation. They can't connect the dots. It's total cognitive dissonance.

The other day a couple of left-wing sites came up with the brilliant idea that the "solution" to this problem is to impose a large tax on ammunition. They actually don't know that people simply would avoid any such tax by reloading their own cartridges. They can't fathom that a black market instantly would develop to avoid any such tax. It's beyond their comprehension that punitive taxes are invalid. They can't connect the obvious dots that any such tax, even if it were valid, would have no impact whatsoever on the hundreds of millions of rounds of ammo already in circulation.

Moral of the story: Leftism is a mental disorder, not a legitimate political ideology.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (r2PLg)

82 There should be a three day waiting period on the media reporting of these incidents.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (ZOf1l)

83 Perhaps if the vest came in a lovely pale pink it wouldn't be so alarming to journolists.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (nqBYe)

84 75 So, instead of a "bulletproof" vest or body armor, they will just start calling it a tactical vest.
Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 10:21 AM (GXvSO)

*****

Ha! Mrs. Muldoon has one like thatto wear at work. We call it a TNV- Tactical Nursing Vest!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (1OZSU)

85 A 15-year-old boy, protecting his 12-year-old sister from two home invaders with an, wait for it, assault rifle?

According to our betters, this never happens.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (B+qrE)

86 I want to punch Chris Van Hollen in the face right now. Time to ban fists.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:22 AM (UOM4


Yep, between , him and Chucky Schumer they peg my rage Gauge.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (l86i3)

87 Perhaps "water-resistant" would have been more accurate.

However, I do support federal legislation outlawing excessive khaki. It's a fashion crime.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:24 AM (RIg+t)

88 New Gallup poll...

"Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion."

Btw, 54% is higher than the JEF's approval rankings.

Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 10:24 AM (9ScGj)

89 Saw a toddler in a little camo outfit yesterday. It's a gateway to mass murder.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:25 AM (UOM48)

90 The other day a couple of left-wing sites came up with the brilliant idea that the "solution" to this problem is to impose a large tax on ammunition.

Taxes on ammunition and gaosline reduce usage.

Taxes on business and commerce has no effect.

No, selling gasoline is not commerce.

This is the world these idiots live in.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (B+qrE)

91 They seriously don't know that Connecticut has one of the strictest "gun control" statutory schemes in the nation. They can't connect the dots. It's total cognitive dissonance.

*****

Actually, cognitive dissonance is when someone can connect the dots and it makes their head hurt. You are referring to a cognitive disconnect or willful disregard for facts. But I get your point.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (1OZSU)

92 57
It's not the vest. It's the friggin' pockets. Time to control the number and size (width and depth) of pockets.


Don't even get me started on Velcro. I mean, that stuff is open in a flash, perfect for accessing additional magazines. All pockets must be closed with buttons at least, but preferably safety pins.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (6TB1Z)

93
Black. Plastic. Scary. Evil.

Pouches? Pouches are fucking horrifying. You could cut a strip from that vest and use those pouches like slings and chuck rocks at people. Ban vests.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (TULs6)

94 85 A 15-year-old boy, protecting his 12-year-old sister from two home invaders with an, wait for it, assault rifle?

According to our betters, this never happens.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:23 AM (B+qrE)

Except it did. In Houston. Two kids of L.E. who grew up knowing how to respect and use fire arms. And knew about right/wrong and good guys/bad guys.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (RIg+t)

95 However, I do support federal legislation outlawing excessive khaki. It's a fashion crime.


I really {i}love the pockets though. Plenty of places for lubes, poppers, and cock-rings.

Posted by: Bwarny Fwrank at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (ZOf1l)

96 And from what I have read recently, his mother did NOT take him to the range to shoot.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (79ueO)

97 Don't even get me started on Velcro. I mean, that stuff is open in a flash, perfect for accessing additional magazines. All pockets must be closed with buttons at least, but preferably safety pins.
Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 10:26 AM (6TB1Z) Snaps are better. After a few washings it takes an act of God to get them open.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (OlN4e)

98 High capacity cod pieces. Just sayin'

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (BAS5M)

99 This case reminds me of Zimmerman reporting.
Using great liberty with the truth.
I'm sure it was 'mostly' honest reporting. with only a little gentle twisting here and there. ,
Tough you know having stories to tell to fit into a framework for a desired result for the endgame.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (nqBYe)

100 All pockets must be closed with buttons at least, but preferably safety pins.

Better yet, sew them all shut.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 10:28 AM (6TB1Z)

101 I'm traumatized by the picture of that vest. I may be suffering from PPTSD. I'll never be able to walk into Academy or Outdoor World again.

Posted by: no good deed at December 28, 2012 10:28 AM (mjR67)

102 Tsar,

The oft repeated tax on ammo idea is particularly frustrating. Any psycho would happily pay an extra $20 for the couple of boxes of ammo they want. These aren't enthusiasts who take their family to the range to practice shooting.

The people really buying the ammo are law abiding. The tax on ammo would simply make their hobby far more difficult while preventing approximately zero crimes.

Not to mention it is a clear violation of 'shall not be infringed'.

If republicans suggest a large tax on contraception, that would be seen as incredibly horrible, but a tax on a right protected by American law for hundreds of years?

Posted by: Dustin at December 28, 2012 10:28 AM (D9999)

103 Get your gear here before the new taxes take effect!

Posted by: SOCOM Zombie Hunter Waders Inc at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (epxV4)

104 89 Saw a toddler in a little camo outfit yesterday. It's a gateway to mass murder.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:25 AM (UOM4

*****

http://tinyurl.com/3k85qnz

You're welcome!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (1OZSU)

105 Sweater vests don't kill people. People with sweater vests cause other people to kill people.

Posted by: N.C. Whynot at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (x9s9/)

106 There is some hard-core stupidity on display at that Atlantic link.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (GsoHv)

107
"Compartmented, military-style tactical vest"

Assault vests!

Those vests were made for killing people, there's no other legitimate use!

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (TULs6)

108 The tax on ammo would simply make their hobby far more difficult while preventing approximately zero crimes.

In the gun control mind, this is a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (i2Lsf)

109 "Power of crowds"
What the hell does that even mean? He wants people snitching on each other? Really?

>>>>>

Yes, just like in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Point and scream.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (BAS5M)

110 "Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion."


Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 10:24 AM (9ScGj)

Don't worry we are on that and expect results just as with consitutional rights.

Posted by: mfm at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (nqBYe)

111 Ban Bass Pro Shops!!!!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (UOM48)

112 The people really buying the ammo are law abiding. The tax on ammo would simply make their hobby far more difficult while preventing approximately zero crimes.

Of course that's money that could have been used on Bobbles and trinkets, employing americans so they can feed their Babies.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (l86i3)

113 In the glorious land of North Korea, such jackets would never be allowed!

Posted by: Aaron at December 28, 2012 10:31 AM (Tlix5)

114
http://tinyurl.com/3k85qnz



You're welcome!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (1OZSU)



Those things are terrifying!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:31 AM (UOM48)

115
There is some hard-core stupidity on display at that Atlantic link.


Yes. How was he stopped? Was it the police? I honestly haven't heard. From what I've heard, he went in, shot up his mom's classroom, and shot himself.

All the extra ammo didn't matter, because he didn't move on. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but that's the narrative I've gotten from stories.

Posted by: Jay in Ames at December 28, 2012 10:32 AM (i2Lsf)

116 Before Christmas there was a sale on some hand gun at Bass Pro Shop, and a friend told my husband there was a line through the gun dept.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (UOM48)

117 Dammit, does this mean there will be a two-week waiting period on fishing vests and cargo pants?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (e0xKF)

118 When fishing vests are outlawed, only outlaws will have fishing vests!

Posted by: DALE THE WITLESS PEASANT at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (FxBCF)

119
Time to organize the 1st Annual CCW Vest Pride March on Washington.

Innauguration Day works for me.

Posted by: Jaws at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (4I3Uo)

120
We need to ban vests. Or at least put people buying spooky multi-pocket vests under surveillance. Buying that kind of vest shows that you are up to some nefarious purpose.

Posted by: AdamPM at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (x61Z7)

121 We will no longer be selling these type fishing vests in our stores.

Posted by: We're a Bunch of Knee-Jerk Dicks Sporting Goods at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (7/k0h)

122 Ban fly rods! Those things can put an eye out!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (UOM48)

123 Ermahgerd! Fershing versts!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (DrWcr)

124 >>spooky multi-pocket

Racist.

Posted by: General Zod at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (2+bRt)

125 Power of crowds" What the hell does that even mean?

It means that he has some things backasswards. You can draw some pretty powerful trend analysis from big databases. I will kiss this guy's ass and give him 30 minutes to draw a crowd if he can predict what specific individuals will do with the same data.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (B+qrE)

126 Weren't these the same guys screaming about Echelon and the Bush administration talking about using data collection and pattern matching to stop terrorism?



Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (RrD4h)

127 Let's see. I seem to recall that it's horribly, terribly wrong to presume that I'm a pedophile because I'm queer. It's equally wrong to assume that I'm a spree killer because I buy a gun, ammo and a fishing vest.
It works both ways, you see.

Not according to the left.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (GFM2b)

128 --
105
Sweater vests don't kill people. People with sweater vests cause other people to kill people.

Posted by: N.C. Whynot at December 28, 2012 10:29 AM (x9s9/)
.Ahh, cahhnot be held responsible for the deaths at Desert One. Ahh, was preparhin to build some houses

Posted by: Jimmah -- Proudly known as 2nd Worst President of All Time at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (3+35n)

129 Minority Report could be real if we try hard enough! That missile defense shield is total bullshit though.

Posted by: some liberal at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (mjR67)

130 Anybody else notice that when they reported on OWS where 10-20% of the protestors were violent it was "mostly peaceful". Odd that when 1 out of 100 million gun owners (and that 'one' wasn't even a gun owner) goes on a spree it "reflects our violent gun culture"...??? There's some balanced reportage!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (1OZSU)

131 So I have read over the last few weeks , parents , families with teens , or adults with horrible mental issues, It seems as if there is little help to e found ?

no idea what the solution to this is. because as with anything letting the govt step in to 'help' isn't a great idea.
i guess the psychiatric community isn't as wise a they otherwise think, when treating severe cases and meds seem to not be effective with many, but do help some.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:35 AM (nqBYe)

132 If kevlar is outlawed, only outlaws will have kevlar.

I have kevlar.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:35 AM (ccXZP)

133
Yes. How was he stopped? Was it the police? I honestly haven't heard. From what I've heard, he went in, shot up his mom's classroom, and shot himself.


What I have heard (who knows?) is that he off'd himself the minute the cops showed up.

That is consistent with a lot of these goobers, they stop the minute they meet resistance, either surrendering or killing themselves depending on their warped minds. They certainly are cowards. Most of the research I have seen on this in fact suggests the best thing to do is confront them as early as possible, not wait for backup. Probably 3/4 of the time or more, theythrow in the towelthe moment they meet any significant resistance.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 10:35 AM (TULs6)

134 When fishing vests are outlawed, only outlaws will have fishing vests!
Posted by: DALE THE WITLESS PEASANT at December 28, 2012 10:33 AM (FxBCF)

I'm sure they will be available on the black market, Sweat shops of illegals sewing up vests and shady characters selling them out of the trunks of old cars in dirty allys.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (l86i3)

135 I find it very, very interesting that after all this time there is still NO official statement released from the cops about exactly what happened that day. We're still finding out bits and pieces of how half-assed the reporting was but there's still nothing that puts the whole thing out there including EXACTLY what guns were used. Very curious that. The press is screaming Bushmaster AR15 but then in the next breath there's the bit about him coming into the office and arguing with the principal and staff first. It's kinda hard to stroll in all casual like with an AR15 and not attract attention.

BTW, you'd be hard pressed to find any fishing vest that would hold even one AR-15 30 round mag. Just putting thaty out there since the libtards seem to think the killer walked the halls like Arnold in Commando.

Posted by: B at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (5OEha)

136 Nobody needs a vest with that many pockets!

Let's limit vests to no more than 2 pockets!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (RrD4h)

137 that tie jut jumped up and took over, i had nothing at all to do with john doe hanging out up there.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (nqBYe)

138 Minority Report could be real if we try hard enough! That missile defense shield is total bullshit though.

Thread. Winner.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (B+qrE)

139 Mark Steyn said Sidwell Friends School, the one the Obama girls and David Gregory's kids attend, has eleven armed guards at all times, with or without a president's kids enrolled.

Our Betters' children must be protected. The rest of us, not so much.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (UOM48)

140 Hey I wore one of those on vacation! The kids were embarassed, thought I walked off the red green show but hey makes the TSA gymnastics a piece of cake. Everything in the pockets, off for the scanners and waltz on through!

Posted by: concealedkerry or SubMitt at December 28, 2012 10:37 AM (vXqv3)

141 BTW, you'd be hard pressed to find any fishing vest that would hold even one AR-15 30 round mag. Just putting thaty out there since the libtards seem to think the killer walked the halls like Arnold in Commando.

---

I'd have said "Arnold in the police station in Terminator 1", but whatever floats your boat.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:37 AM (e0xKF)

142 Great, now I'm hungry for trout.

Posted by: huerfano at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (bAGA/)

143 This is not just stupidity, this is organized propaganda.
They don't care about the stupid, just the noise level that sounds like a "National consensus".

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (n5uqx)

144 So we're now calling fishing vests "tactical vests?" Does that mean fishing lures will become "incentivizing tactical assault components?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (4df7R)

145 110 "Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion." Posted by: Icedog at December 28, 2012 10:24 AM (9ScGj) Don't worry we are on that and expect results just as with consitutional rights.
Posted by: mfm at December 28, 2012 10:30 AM (nqBYe)

*****

Just about the same percentage they used to ram through Obamacare.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (1OZSU)

146 people that fish might also be a danger to others.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM (nqBYe)

147 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:34 AM (B+qrE)

You just don't understand, because you have yet to embrace non-Western modes of thought. You are so....linear and logical. You can't appreciate nuance.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (GsoHv)

148 139 Mark Steyn said Sidwell Friends School, the one the Obama girls and David Gregory's kids attend, has eleven armed guards at all times, with or without a president's kids enrolled.

Our Betters' children must be protected. The rest of us, not so much.

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Know what makes it funnier? Sidwell Friends is a *QUAKER* school.

You know, the guys who believe in pacifism and non-violence.

I guess they can skirt their religion's teachings by hiring people willing to be violent for them.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (e0xKF)

149 142
Great, now I'm hungry for trout.




You'll eat this slice of stale bread and be grateful, peasant!

Posted by: Moochelle at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (UOM48)

150
Majority of polled folks support NRA / gun rights. Majority of polled folks support repealing Obamacare. Majority of polled folks before election thought country was heading in wrong direction.
Either polls are complete B.S. or a whole lotta polled folks are completely, and permanently,confused.

Posted by: N.C. Whynot at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (x9s9/)

151 Didn't Richard Engel wear that vest in Syria?

Heh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (XkWWK)

152 They don't care about stupid, they just wany as many voices screaming at once as they can get.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (n5uqx)

153 We know absolutely nothing about what occurred other than the body count. A la Katrina, none of the reporting is accurate (cannibalism, anyone). While a complete analysis may be difficult, knowing what kind of gun was used is not. Either he had a rifle or he didn't. Even these simple facts are not released.

Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (GXvSO)

154 We are out of trout. How 'bout some nasty assed duck?

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (OlN4e)

155 : huerfano ,

mmm blackened almon

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (nqBYe)

156
We're also going to have to pass laws banning the sale of detatchable pouches.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (TULs6)

157 A 15-year-old boy, protecting his 12-year-old sister from two home invaders with an, wait for it, assault rifle? Gee, I wonder what smart-assed comments David Frum would make about this

He was saving her virginity for himself, of course! What do you think those cousin-fornicating, sky-god-worshiping peasants do with their women?

Posted by: David "pass that butter over here, mama" Frum at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (zF6Iw)

158 139... Sidwell Friends School... has eleven armed guards at all times, with or without a president's kids enrolled.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:36 AM (UOM4

SidWell is code for S&W.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (RIg+t)

159 Either polls are complete B.S. or a whole lotta polled folks are completely, and permanently,confused. didn't vote.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (O7Q1u)

160 people that fish might also be a danger to others.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:38 AM



I caught a dachsund once on a dried minnow. Fought like a tiger.

Posted by: huerfano at December 28, 2012 10:41 AM (bAGA/)

161 We certainly need a national conversation on the proliferation of fishing vests.

And increased wading periods.

Try the veal!

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 28, 2012 10:41 AM (BrQrN)

162 Put a hoody on dem vests and dey'll be ok.

Posted by: Free Trayvon or Something at December 28, 2012 10:41 AM (x9s9/)

163 158 SidWell is code for S&W.
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (RIg+t)

Baked beans???

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 28, 2012 10:42 AM (XkWWK)

164 people that fish might also be a danger to others.

My beloved grandfather was. Went fishing in a rowboat one time with him and my Dad. Me in the middle of the boat. Grandpa is whirling his rod of death above his head like a cowboy lassoing a steer, hooks and sinker whistling by. Seems he couldn't quite figure out how to ease his thumb off the reel's button to let the line out and make a cast.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (BAS5M)

165 i guess the psychiatric community isn't as wise a they otherwise think, when treating severe cases and meds seem to not be effective with many, but do help some.
Posted by: ette


Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met are very Left Wing.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (n5uqx)

166 You just don't understand, because you have yet to embrace non-Western modes of thought. You are so....linear and logical. You can't appreciate nuance.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:39 AM (GsoHv)



But you know what us Westerners can appreciate?


http://tinyurl.com/cn74pl7


Somewhat NSFW

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (IvVLN)

167 163 158 SidWell is code for S&W.
Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (RIg+t)

Baked beans???

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Roll that beautiful bean footage!

Posted by: Duke Bush at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (e0xKF)

168 I heard about one mass shooting killer who tried to kill himself but kept shooting himself in his bullet proof vest.

Posted by: polynikes at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (m2CN7)

169 Remember after Saint Trayvon was butchered by that EEEEEEVIL white hispanic how there was a national outcry about hoodies? It even got discussed in Congress, by... was it dickhead Jackson Jr? Well whoever. Someone. Anyway, there was a whole movement about how hoodies were NOT an indicator of criminal intent. There were whole protest marches and shit, complete with hoodies and skittles and iced tea (ignoring that "skittles" and "iced tea" are street names for illegal drugs, but whatever).

I think we should have a national movement to remove this bloody stigma from fishing vests. FOR THE CHILDREN.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (4df7R)

170 In the meantime, a dad goes into a school and sprays "Liquid Ass."

http://tinyurl.com/ckrppou

We need to have a national conversation about Liquid Ass-free schools.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (UOM48)

171 My friend in Chicagoland expressed amazement that here in MS, you can walk into the store and buy ammo. No ID? No paperwork? He was shocked.

That is the mindset, I suspect, of many in the Blue states. Amazement plus horror.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (ccXZP)

172 I have a warm, fuzzy fleece vest. Sadly, it is not bulletproof. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: bil at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (EhSF0)

173 "Probably 3/4 of the time or more, they throw in the towel the moment they meet any significant resistance."

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 10:35 AM (TULs6)

That's what you advocate? More violence?

We need to understand why these people immerse themselves in the violence inherent in our society, and work to break the cycle.

An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind!

You can't hug your child with nuclear arms!

No Nukes!

[what? Oh....double mocha latte with half soy half skim, and a squirt of hazelnut syrup. And I love that new piercing!]

Posted by: CharleneBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (GsoHv)

174 165 i guess the psychiatric community isn't as wise a they otherwise think, when treating severe cases and meds seem to not be effective with many, but do help some.
Posted by: ette

Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met are very Left Wing.

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They probably follow the same school of thought as the Russian shrinks who would put people away who didn't want to live in the Beautiful People's Republic of Krapistan.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (e0xKF)

175 My friend in Chicagoland expressed amazement that here in MS, you can walk into the store and buy ammo. No ID? No paperwork? He was shocked.That is the mindset, I suspect, of many in the Blue states. Amazement plus horror.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (ccXZP)


My amazement plus horror comes when you compare the murder rates from a place like Chicagoland with all its ridiculous restrictions to places without.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (v+QvA)

176 Know what makes it funnier? Sidwell Friends is a *QUAKER* school.

You know, the guys who believe in pacifism and non-violence.

I guess they can skirt their religion's teachings by hiring people willing to be violent for them.

Amish Mafia on Discovery Channel.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (GFM2b)

177 Fishing vests are evil. Don't even get me started on treble hooks. No one really needs that many barbs on a hook. It's just excessive.

Posted by: some liberal at December 28, 2012 10:46 AM (mjR67)

178 171 My friend in Chicagoland expressed amazement that here in MS, you can walk into the store and buy ammo. No ID? No paperwork? He was shocked.

That is the mindset, I suspect, of many in the Blue states. Amazement plus horror.

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Brits had the same shocked amazement about someone going into Wal-Mart and being able to purchase a gun after watching an early episode of King Of The Hill, where Bobby became a target shooter.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:46 AM (e0xKF)

179 Fishing vests are evil. Don't even get me started on treble hooks. No one really needs that many barbs on a hook. It's just excessive.
Posted by: some liberal at December 28, 2012 10:46 AM (mjR67)


Think of the fiiiiiiish! Will nobody think of The Fiiiiiish?!

Posted by: PETA wackjob at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (v+QvA)

180 I heard about one mass shooting killer who tried to kill himself but kept shooting himself in his bullet proof vest.
Posted by: polynikes at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (m2CN7)



We need to have a national conversation about Liquid Ass-free schools.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (UOM4



Okay, folks, you need to post WARNINGS before leaving comments that make a person laugh this loudly. Must... have... air!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (4df7R)

181 The reason that a majority of shrinks are left wing is that a majority of shrinks arementally ill. That's what drove them into psychiatry - fascination with themselves and their sickness.

Posted by: Gorgeous George Orwell at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (x9s9/)

182 Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (UOM4

How much do you want to bet that guy is part of the FSA and he bought the Liquid Ass with his EBT card?

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (O7Q1u)

183 10 times as many people's live have been saved by gun owners in the past two weeks than school shooting victims in the past 2 years. This is what we need to emphasize in the "national discussion".

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (HDgX3)

184 @170

What we really need is a national conversation on how this once great country has become debased.

Once we legalized the slaughter of millions of babies every year under the non-existent right to privacy that was hidden in a never before seen penumbra of the constitution, this nation damned itself!

Posted by: General Woundwort at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (RrD4h)

185 He was saving her virginity for himself, of course! What do you think those cousin-fornicating, sky-god-worshiping peasants do with their women?

Posted by: David "pass that butter over here, mama" Frum at December 28, 2012 10:40 AM (zF6Iw)

It's fantastically infurating how assertions like that have been made before, and will be made again, by our betters in D.C. and their minions scattered o'er the land.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (pcaFm)

186 Chicago can thank their strict gun laws for their low crime rate. Chicago is proof of the effectiveness of leftard reasoning.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (OlN4e)

187 We demand an immediate ban on fishing vests. And rods. Lures. And bait. WE MUST STOP THE MADNESS!!!!!!1!!!!!!!

Posted by: MSNBC at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (P9OJs)

188 High capacity cod pieces. Just sayin'
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:27 AM (BAS5M)






Been there, done that, they didn't sell.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4253100761_3a107288ae_z.jpg?zz=1

Posted by: Zombie Eldridge Cleaver at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (c2oll)

189
"Put a hoody on dem vests and dey'll be ok."

Comment 1: Can you imagine the volume of Robitussin, skittles, and Arizona Watermelon Tea you can get in those pockets.

Comment 2: Please don't give the hoodrats any ideas. Urban fashion is already a disaster.

Posted by: Jaws at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (4I3Uo)

190 Remember after Saint Trayvon was butchered by that EEEEEEVIL white
hispanic how there was a national outcry about hoodies? It even got
discussed in Congress, by... was it dickhead Jackson Jr?



Bobby Rush

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (lQdHX)

191 Know what makes it funnier? Sidwell Friends is a *QUAKER* school.

Way back in the day when I played High School Football, we took a road trip from NJ to play them. They were pretty tough. They won and I got knocked out.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (79ueO)

192 I reckon you could fit at least 48 rapid fire ammo clips and 3 maybe 4 things that go up on the back of the gun in that vest.

Posted by: Evil Libertarian now with 100% more assualt weapons! at December 28, 2012 10:49 AM (AJXqn)

193 It would have been even scarier had the Newtown shooter worn a floppy hat with fishing lures attached to it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:49 AM (jucos)

194 Bobby Rush
Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (lQdHX)


Ah yes, thank you. I knew it was some idiot.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:49 AM (4df7R)

195 That is the mindset, I suspect, of many in the Blue states. Amazement plus horror.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:44 AM (ccXZP)

For me, it's wistfulness.

Posted by: KG at December 28, 2012 10:49 AM (p7BzH)

196 How much do you want to bet that guy is part of the FSA and he bought the Liquid Ass with his EBT card?
Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:47 AM (O7Q1u)

I don't think that's an approved Item. However, he could have sold the card for 50 cents on the dollar at the local Arab convenience store. Then used the money to buy liquid ass, choom and a couple of 40s.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:50 AM (l86i3)

197 In a nation with an estimated 300 million firearms we all might die at any moment. The only sure cure for our society is for everyone to stay home and ask someone better than them permission to do things: drive the car, go to school, buy food, etc.



.....that sounds familiar...hmmmm...like something that happened to me many many years ago...I was younger then....

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:50 AM (n5uqx)

198 You are referring to a cognitive disconnect or willful disregard for facts. But I get your point.

Its time to stop attributing this to ignorance, and time to start attributing it to intentional malevolent propaganda -- and openly accuse them of that when citing actual law.

The learning curve for the liberals to get familiar with firearms law ended about 35 years ago.

Some may actually be ignorant, perhaps even a majority, BUT when you're the underdog, you gotta play by Alinsky's rules.

If they really are ignorant, and you accuse them of being a propagandist and provide the means to educate themselves, MAYBE they'll actually read the law before spouting off again.

This is not a discussion with people, its a propaganda war with an enemy staged for the benefit of the the silent lurkers.

Bring facts, not bullshit.

If someone is spouting crap and gets cut off at the knees by a direct cite of current law, the lurker community will note that.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 10:50 AM (TBTjX)

199 "22... A list of everyone buying ammunition could have wide impacts. I can even imagine hiring decisions being affected. "


To the liberals, that is a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Hatchet Five at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (mYb+9)

200 Count de monet--
My x and I are fishing with our small two sons ... my x casts his line and it gets stuck. he looks over and thinks it's in is stuck in the bush , he yanks it, and it didn't release, simultaneously the 4 year old lets out a screech I look behind me and the hook is in his little hand between the thumb and index finger!

conclusion- x's are a danger to childrens hands.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (nqBYe)

201 In a nation with an estimated 300 million firearms we all might die at any moment. The only sure cure for our society is for everyone to stay home and ask someone better than them permission to do things: drive the car, go to school, buy food, etc.

Good idea. Hey Barry, go get me some coffee, will ya?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (v+QvA)

202
NJ Police station shooting
A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Gloucester Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said, according to Philadelphia TV station NBC10. The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire.
The man is dead but he shot three cops, so ban guns for cops

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (R8hU8)

203 Cliff Clavin trivia.

Who is the most famous Quaker after the guy on the oatmeal box?

Richard Nixon of course.

Posted by: polynikes at December 28, 2012 10:52 AM (m2CN7)

204 Way back in the day when I played High School Football, we took a road trip from NJ to play them. They were pretty tough. They won and I got knocked out.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (79ueO)
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Like all the high buck private schools in my area, they go out and buy the best Football and Basketball talent. They are like mini-universtites.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:52 AM (jucos)

205 The man is dead but he shot three cops, so ban guns for cops
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (R8hU

If there were no cops, no cops would have been shot. Ban cops!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (v+QvA)

206 175 >> My amazement plus horror comes when you compare the murder rates from a
place like Chicagoland with all its ridiculous restrictions to places
without.

Insomniac, I might as well mention New Orleans then, before the great cleansing of Katrina..........NO was frequently in the top five for murders per capita before 2005.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (ccXZP)

207 A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Gloucester Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said, according to Philadelphia TV station NBC10. The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire.

Clearly we must make it illegal for accused criminals to shoot people. That'll fix it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (4df7R)

208 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met are very Left Wing.

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They probably follow the same school of thought as the Russian shrinks who would put people away who didn't want to live in the Beautiful People's Republic of Krapistan.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 10:45 AM (e0xKF)

my thought as well, look how they got rid of IG warin? (sp)?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (nqBYe)

209 Walpin?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (nqBYe)

210 I still don't like elves.

Posted by: Master Dwarf at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (x9s9/)

211 NJ Police station shooting
A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Gloucester Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said, according to Philadelphia TV station NBC10. The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire.
The man is dead but he shot three cops, so ban guns for cops
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (R8hU


Well that is Camden NJ. Pretty much the same as Afghanistan

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (79ueO)

212 Great comment at the Daily Caller a week or so ago. "Obama needs to man-up and make the White House a gun-free zone."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (UOM48)

213 This is one of the comments in the piece. This is what we're up against.

we don't need a high tech solution here, though a data base would be
helpful. We need fewer guns, lower capacity guns, and more difficult
availability in general.The relative handful of people who shoot just
for the sake of shooting should not dictate federal policy when 30,000
lives are lost every year to guns.

Posted by: Samuel Adams at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (ZOf1l)

214 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met are very Left Wing.
Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (n5uqx)


*****

Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met went into the field seeking a diagnosis for themselves.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (1OZSU)

215 Insomniac, I might as well mention New Orleans then, before the great cleansing of Katrina..........NO was frequently in the top five for murders per capita before 2005.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (ccXZP)


Ironically enough, in the case of Katrina, a real rain came and washed the scum off the streets.

Travis Bickle: Prophet.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:55 AM (4df7R)

216 Insomniac, I might as well mention New Orleans then, before the great cleansing of Katrina..........NO was frequently in the top five for murders per capita before 2005.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (ccXZP)

The solution is obvious. Ban New Orleans!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 10:55 AM (v+QvA)

217 About the strange reporting about the massacre...

The initial report about the mother taking her sons to the range for practice? The "report" is now considered "unsubstantiated".

As others have said (as others have said about the Benghazi debacle), just about everything that was reported in the first 72 hours after the shooting has been wrong.

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 10:55 AM (HjPtV)

218 We need to also make meth labs illegal. That'll solve a lot of problems.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 10:55 AM (UOM48)

219 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met are very Left Wing.
Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 10:43 AM (n5uqx)


We have a Shrink in my Unit and she makes me look almost liberal.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:55 AM (79ueO)

220 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met went into the field seeking a diagnosis for themselves.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (1OZSU)

I thought they were also close to the top of the suicide list.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:56 AM (l86i3)

221 Texas boy goes on shooting spree with assault rifle, two home invaders hardest hit


Hopefully hit multiple times.

Posted by: Jean at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (u5ozF)

222 30,000 lives are lost every year to guns

Only a three times the actual figure error...fuck this guy. And gee, how many of those are committed by normal everyday people?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (B+qrE)

223 I thought they were also close to the top of the suicide list.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:56 AM (l86i3)



It's all that acquired PTSD. You know, like what Hassan had that drove him to kill all those people at Fort Hood. Because that was just WORKPLACE VIOLENCE, not an act of Islamic terrorism.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (4df7R)

224 Make pot illegal and the drug problem will go away!

Posted by: concealedkerry or SubMitt at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (vXqv3)

225 It is reported that Adam Lanzas mother breast fed him. The solution, therefore, is obvious. Ban breasts!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (jucos)

226 We ought to start profiling the non-threat types (Birkenstock, Subaru, "Visualize World Peace" sticker, Unitarianism) and assume that all others represent The Threat Group.

How about a database of registered "Coexist" bumper sticker drivers?

Posted by: Marie at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (P9OJs)

227 How about a database of registered "Coexist" bumper sticker drivers?
Posted by: Marie at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (P9OJs)


:-)

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 10:58 AM (l86i3)

228 >>>Ban breasts!

Whoa, now. That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 28, 2012 10:59 AM (O7Q1u)

229 White House Botches Schwarzkopf Statement
by KEITH KOFFLER on DECEMBER 28, 2012, 10:14 AM
The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.

Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa at the age of 78.

While the nation and the Schwarzkopf family were surely gratified to have Jay Carney honor General Schwarzkopf on their behalf, someone in the White House with a decent sense of history – or just a decent sense of propriety – must have belatedly realized that the man who cleared Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and gave the United States victory in war deserved a mention by the president.

Here’s how the initial statement looked, sent by the White House at 9:45 pm ET Thursday night:

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf

With the passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf, we’ve lost an American original. From his decorated service in Vietnam to the historic liberation of Kuwait and his leadership of United States Central Command, General Schwarzkopf stood tall for the country and Army he loved. Our prayers are with the Schwarzkopf family, who tonight can know that his legacy will endure in a nation that is more secure because of his patriotic service.

An hour later, a “corrected” version of the statement was dispatched, identical to the first except for this:

Statement from the President on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf


Putz in Chief

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:59 AM (79ueO)

230 My x and I are fishing with our small two sons ... my x casts his line and it gets stuck. he looks over and thinks it's in is stuck in the bush , he yanks it, and it didn't release, simultaneously the 4 year old lets out a screech I look behind me and the hook is in his little hand between the thumb and index finger!

conclusion- x's are a danger to childrens hands.



Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 10:51 AM (nqBYe)

Ow! Was there a scar? I'll bet he (like me) lost interest in further fishing adventures.

Everytime Grandpa reeled in his line to make another cast, I dived below the gunwale for protection, though my Dad, at the opposite end of the tiny boat, was most in danger of getting brained by the sinker or hooked.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:59 AM (BAS5M)

231 It is reported that Adam Lanzas mother breast fed him. The solution, therefore, is obvious. Ban breasts!
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (jucos)

Wasn't he in his twenties? I think at some point it stops being breast feeding and moves on to something else.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (l86i3)

232 >>I find it very, very interesting that after all this time there is still NO official statement released from the cops about exactly what happened that day.

I haven't seen them deny that it took 20 minutes to get there, which you'd think they would...if they could.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (SUKHu)

233 Ban breasts!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (jucos)




Understand that I'm perfectly willing to beat the hell outa you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (IvVLN)

234 If you look at the percentage of illegally obtainedguns and crimes committed with illegally obtained gunsand focused on restricting this segement of society from being able to have guns you would :

A: Be called a racist

B: Be called a red neck racist

C: Be called a person who wants to resurrect the KKK

D: All of the above.

Posted by: polynikes at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (m2CN7)

235 An hour later, a “corrected” version of the statement was dispatched, identical to the first except for this: Statement from the President on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf Putz in Chief
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 10:59 AM (79ueO)


The original statement probably had 22 "I"s and 18 "me"s in it.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (v+QvA)

236 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met went into the field seeking a diagnosis for themselves.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (1OZSU)


Speaking as a doctor speaking to a doctor most of them floundered around and forgot all about that diagnosis.

Maybe 70% of the RDs I've met are conservative.

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (n5uqx)

237 Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Thursday announced a $2.2 million grant that will be used to strengthen budding labor unions in Haiti and Peru.

The taxpayer money will fund projects organized by the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, which aims to build a global labor union movement.

“Supporting the ability to organize and protect their rights is important to leveling the playing field for all workers,” Solis said in a news release. “This grant will help organizations in Haiti and Peru engage in productive, effective negotiations with governments and employers on behalf of vulnerable workers.”


Yeah money well spent?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 11:01 AM (79ueO)

238 Ban breasts! Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (jucos) Understand that I'm perfectly willing to beat the hell outa you.

Let me get my Buford Pusser club....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 11:01 AM (B+qrE)

239 It is reported that Adam Lanzas mother breast fed him. The solution, therefore, is obvious. Ban breasts!
Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 10:57 AM (jucos)

When breasts are outlawed, only outlaws will have breasts...

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 11:01 AM (v+QvA)

240 The White House Thursday botched a written statement honoring the 1991 Gulf War hero General Norman Schwarzkopf, having to upgrade it from a “statement by the press secretary” to one by the president.


Yes, because the localized tragedy of dead children in a small CT town is worthy of not one, but TWO televised Presidential addresses, but the death of a conquering general who smoked the Iraqis back in the 90's is just a footnote. The former can be used for political gain, you see, whereas the latter is just filler.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:01 AM (4df7R)

241 It's the 'gun free zones', as Andy says that are a huge problem. I work in one, and have begun to feel like a sitting duck. Last summer I had to go to a seminar about campus shootings and what to do if one occurs. It consisted of 'here's what it sounds like from a distance---pop. pop. pop pop pop---' and here's what you do. ( correct answer: run like hell) if you are in the place where the shooting occurs, well, good luck to you.

Seriously, this is all they've got.

Wait! There's more! The prevailing feeling was by much of the staff was 'this is Wyoming, that won't happen here'. 6 weeks ago dude walks into a Casper College classroom and shoots an arrow into the head of the instructor, who happens to be his father, using a compound bow then finishes him off with a knife, then kills himself with a knife. Kids in classroom did it wrong they ran like hell but stopped and hid in bathroom. Killer had murdered his father's girlfriend just previosly with a knife, in their home. Killer had ausbergers, blamed his father for it and has told an acquaintance he didn't want his dad passing it on to anyone else. Then he drove from Vermont to Wyoming to commit this crime, which you probably did not hear anything about because it did not involve horrific guns.

Posted by: small town girl at December 28, 2012 11:02 AM (MBZW0)

242 we need to see more morons openly carrying weapons. Why don't we ever see any at moron meetings ? To hell with what the libs will think when Americans proudly carry Bushmasters at all times.

Posted by: occam at December 28, 2012 11:02 AM (bNPll)

243 Everytime Grandpa reeled in his line to make another cast, I dived below the gunwale for protection, though my Dad, at the opposite end of the tiny boat, was most in danger of getting brained by the sinker or hooked.
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2012 10:59 AM (BAS5M)
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I was fishing with my cousin when she went to cast she planted a three hook barb right into her own calf. we were unable to get it out and had to go to the hospital to remove the lure. I have never seen anything like it.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 28, 2012 11:02 AM (jucos)

244 Barry needs to head on back to Hawaii. I'm looking forward to going over the Cliff of Doom and watching the Obamabots wail and rend their clothes over the next four years, watching Barry, Mooch and the kiddies vacay, party, shop, and live large. The Republicans will be blamed for the cliff, but Barry and Mooch are two damned stupid to scale back their in-our-faces lifestyle.

Party on, jackasses.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (UOM48)

245 I love going to this site, as they do a good job of rounding up stories of firearms used in self defense.

http://gunssavelives.net/

There are new stories practically every day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (ccXZP)

246 When breasts are outlawed, only outlaws will have breasts...

You rang?

Posted by: Jane Russell at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (BAS5M)

247 Dammit. two = too

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (UOM48)

248 Insomniac, I might as well mention New Orleans then, before the great cleansing of Katrina..........NO was frequently in the top five for murders per capita before 2005.

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And those were probably just the ones committed by NOPD while moonlighting.

The city has been and will continue to be a cesspool as long as the general plan is "just keep the crime away from the tourist areas".

The requirement that NOPD live in the city proper (60% black and 33% white, as opposed the metropolitan area which is about 57% white and 27% black) and various affirmative action policies don't help either, as most people who want their families to be safe won't want to live within New Orleans proper.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (e0xKF)

249 Anybody remember the total freak out over Poindexter and Total Information Awareness?

Yeah, me neither.

Posted by: Golan Globus at December 28, 2012 11:04 AM (tqoq5)

250 Posted by: small town girl at December 28, 2012 11:02 AM (MBZW0)

Good lord, that is horrible.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 28, 2012 11:04 AM (B+qrE)

251 Statement from the President on the Passing of General Norman Schwarzkopf


Unpossible; there was nothing about the JEF in there.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 11:04 AM (lQdHX)

252 215 Insomniac, I might as well mention New Orleans then, before the great cleansing of Katrina..........NO was frequently in the top five for murders per capita before 2005.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 28, 2012 10:53 AM (ccXZP)

Ironically enough, in the case of Katrina, a real rain came and washed the scum off the streets.

Travis Bickle: Prophet.

---

The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll whisper "no."

Posted by: Brownie at December 28, 2012 11:05 AM (e0xKF)

253 Posted by: small town girl at December 28, 2012 11:02 AM (MBZW0)

WTF, that's commitment.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 11:06 AM (l86i3)

254 Count de Monet, I cannot say He was enthused with the rare fishing trips after hat, It as a lesson for all.
However He did take his 3 year old fishing with Him for the first time last summer, no incidnces thank g-d.!

The incident left on hands left no scars although we did have a doc get the hookout, he just cut off the hook barb part and slid it back through.
a couple of shots he was fine, But as parents we felt horrible and Scarred,of course.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:06 AM (nqBYe)

255 My sister's best friend was murdered earlier this year by her daughter's loser boyfriend.

He killed the daughter and beat the mother to death with a claw hammer, and slit the mom's throat with a kitchen knife.

Time to ban hammers and kitchen knives.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (UOM48)

256 And those were probably just the ones committed by NOPD while moonlighting.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge



Ding Ding Ding!

Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (n5uqx)

257 My sister's best friend was murdered earlier this year by her daughter's loser boyfriend.He killed the daughter and beat the mother to death with a claw hammer, and slit the mom's throat with a kitchen knife.Time to ban hammers and kitchen knives.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (UOM4

That's simply horrific.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 28, 2012 11:08 AM (v+QvA)

258 That vest positively radiates murderous intent.

I remember watching "Grumpy Old Men" and my surprise that Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau weren't gearing up for a killing spree, but were going fishing. Weird.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 28, 2012 11:08 AM (JDIKC)

259 My sister's best friend was murdered earlier this year by her daughter's loser boyfriend.He killed the daughter and beat the mother to death with a claw hammer, and slit the mom's throat with a kitchen knife.Time to ban hammers and kitchen knives.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (UOM4

That's what we are dealing with. Daddies arm up.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 11:09 AM (l86i3)

260 Time to ban hammers and kitchen knives.


But it was a good moral death. No firearms at all.

Posted by: The Daily Beast at December 28, 2012 11:11 AM (n5uqx)

261 Amazingly, the BIG DATA devotees seem to have missed that Muzzie Major and his 18 email conversations with Al Awlaki about afterlife virgins and slaughtering infidels.
BIG DATA, what is it good for? Harassment of bitter gunclingers, that's about it.
Posted by: Palm Beach Pooter Hound at December 28, 2012 10:09 AM (ufLRj)


This deserves to be repeated.

No shit. I had frequent arguments with a conservative (really--no scare quotes necessary) proponent of the big data fad. "Hasan" is the magic word I used to get him to STFU permanently about it.

To put big data into perspective, twenty years ago I took a job doing IT and programming support for a bunch of soft science PhDs doing research. The five years I spent with them contained (for them) the dawning of the glorious age of PCs that could be put to work on crunching regressions using brute-force numerical methods for days on end without running up multi-million dollar monthly bills using the big iron on the raised floor.

They believed they would soon have the tools needed to solve every public policy problem that ever plagued mankind.

What ever came of it? Nothing.

In the spring of 2010, I went to a memorial service for a coworker from those days. Back in the day, of the 70+ people I supported, all but two were dyed-in-the-wool liberals. The researchers still there have turned into full-blown leftist hacks.

I'm guessing that the tools proved that reality has a conservative bent. The honest ones found something better to do while the ones that stayed chose to rip their own lying eyes from their heads.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 28, 2012 11:11 AM (V3kRK)

262
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (UOM4


That's EVIL. What a foul, heathen act.

I hope the bastard is rotting in Hell, and that he was sent there by a bullet to the gut that allowed him to bleed out slowly, painfully, and in unbearable agony? Because he deserved no better.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:12 AM (4df7R)

263 Why don't we go Alinsky on this? Personalize it - who was the doctor his mother talked out reporting the domestic assault on the tutor and herself? He or she is the responsible, state-sanctioned actor with the statutory authority to prevent the death of those innocents. I hope there is a scum sucking, bottom feeding lawyer lining up those grieving parents for a massive tort.

Additionally, who are the police officers on duty who couldn't get their unionized asses on point for twenty minutes? Who is the police chief who understaffed the morning shift so they couldn't meet their response times? Who signed off on a security system that didn't include reinforced glass or a silent alarm to the local and state PD?

Don't let the discussion be on the liberal's terms, the discussion should be about those taxpayer funded fools who failed us, not our freedoms. How can we expect a regime forced on the ranks of millions with no direct responsibility to work, when those charged with, empowered by, and well funded by the people cannot or will not do their jobs.

Back to political reality, I am content to let the liberals tilt at the 2nd Amendment, they have no chance of doing anything and it will cost them some seats at mid-terms, and my gun stocks are solid.

Posted by: Jean at December 28, 2012 11:12 AM (u5ozF)

264 Orvis has long been known as an accessory for mass slaughterers.

These people are almost as nutty as the shooters.

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2012 11:12 AM (/ZZCn)

265 That's what we are dealing with. Daddies arm up.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 11:09 AM (l86i3)



Two daughters.

Currently have a S&W .40, shotgun coming as soon as end of year check clears, plus plenty of ammo. And starting to look around for a concealed.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:12 AM (IvVLN)

266 >> Privacy advocates
may hate the idea, but an open national database of ammunition and gun
purchases may be what America needs if we're ever going to get our mass
shooting problem under control.

But don't you dare look at our library check-out records!!

Posted by: Typical Democrat fascist shitstain at December 28, 2012 11:14 AM (T7gPe)

267 Orvis has long been known as an accessory for mass slaughterers.These people are almost as nutty as the shooters.

Everyone knows Vermont is the murder capital of the country.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 28, 2012 11:14 AM (3x3F6)

268 Jean, don't forget the father, the cold-blooded corporate executive.

(he works for GE and for some reason is rarely mentioned in the news)

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:15 AM (SUKHu)

269 262


Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:07 AM (UOM4



That's EVIL. What a foul, heathen act.



I hope the bastard is rotting in Hell, and that he was sent there by
a bullet to the gut that allowed him to bleed out slowly, painfully,
and in unbearable agony? Because he deserved no better.




Nope. He sat with the bodies and waited for the po-po to arrest him. Too cowardly to off himself. The surviving daughter wants to allow him to be tried on manslaughter because she doesn't want a long trial, or something. My sister is furious. The bastard could be out in 17 years.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:15 AM (UOM48)

270 236 Speaking as a doctor, the majority of shrinks I have met went into the field seeking a diagnosis for themselves. Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 10:54 AM (1OZSU) Speaking as a doctor speaking to a doctor most of them floundered around and forgot all about that diagnosis. Maybe 70% of the RDs I've met are conservative.
Posted by: Daybrother at December 28, 2012 11:00 AM (n5uqx)


*****

Or perhaps they came to find there was no effective treatment for what ailed them.

(RD's? Registered Dieticians? You lost me there)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 11:15 AM (1OZSU)

271 A little editing:
"Moral of the story: Leftism is a mental disorder which is practiced by leftists, as a form of religion, not a legitimate political ideology."

Posted by: RM at December 28, 2012 11:16 AM (TRsME)

272 Ace, do your thing. The vest is getting threadbare.

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 11:17 AM (RIg+t)

273 You rang?
Posted by: Jane Russell at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (BAS5M)


Step aside, little girl.

Posted by: Chesty Morgan at December 28, 2012 11:18 AM (zF6Iw)

274 OK, what Moron who lives in LA actually participated in the buy-back program?

Link in name.

Posted by: Brandon in Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:19 AM (e0xKF)

275 Everyone knows Vermont is the murder capital of the country.

That's because they all hear Mary Cloggenstein's voice in their heads.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2012 11:20 AM (zF6Iw)

276
I used to buy my plinking ammo from Kmart because it was cheap. Each time I did I had to show my drivers license and sign some kind of store log.
One time I took a good look at the log and sawthat the clerk had written down the wrong name, Donald E. Williams. I then noticed that every name on the log was Donald E. Williams. Who the heck was Donald E. Williams? I looked on my drivers license and there he was he was the head of the Va. DMV.

Posted by: Eric at December 28, 2012 11:20 AM (SET9m)

277 Hey, it may not have been a bulletproof vest. But it was definitely a bulletproof-type vest, along with his assault-type weapons and military-type rifle that weren't assault weapons and military rifle.

Posted by: d1 at December 28, 2012 11:21 AM (fIkHQ)

278 the whole thing, from the killer to the journolists shoving camera's into the parents and survivers faces.

we all went from horror and shock to defending ourselves from the left onslaught blaming us for tragedy.

No one was allowed to mourn normally.

those babies.

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:21 AM (nqBYe)

279 276
I used to buy my plinking ammo from Kmart because it was cheap. Each time I did I had to show my drivers license and sign some kind of store log.
One time I took a good look at the log and sawthat the clerk had written down the wrong name, Donald E. Williams. I then noticed that every name on the log was Donald E. Williams. Who the heck was Donald E. Williams? I looked on my drivers license and there he was he was the head of the Va. DMV.

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What are the chances the clerks and store did that as a silent protest against the tracking of ammo sales?

If asked, they could always say "Hey, that's the name on the license."

Posted by: Brandon in Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:22 AM (e0xKF)

280
My dear 85 year-old mother was carrying on about all this during my Christmas visit. She started lauding the heroicdeadteachers who tried to stop the CT shooter. I said some or all of them,including the children, would be alive today as well as heroes ifthey had been trained and armed.


She didn't like the sound of that. Itold her that given the choice, I'd put my child in an armed school as opposed to a defenseless one. She had no answer to that one. I then told her thatthese shootings have happened in churches, malls and schoolsbut oneplace she'll never hear of one happening is at a gun show.She was ready for a different subject after that.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 11:22 AM (jTKU5)

281 126
Weren't these the same guys screaming about Echelon and the Bush
administration talking about using data collection and pattern matching
to stop terrorism?
================
They were. But everyone knows that it's only Republicans and Nazis that we need to fear. No left-leaning government anywhere has ever, ever used it's power to kill innocent civilians.*


*Excluding the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba, Valenzuela, and all the other socialist, communist and left-wing governments I forgot to list.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 28, 2012 11:23 AM (imtbm)

282 RE: the Casper, WY, arrow murder. Some facts about the killer.

1) He was living in Vernon, CT, at the time he went to WY to kill his father and his father's girlfriend. Vernon is just 1 hour from Newtown.

2) Previously he'd lived in Fort Collins, Golden, and Lakewood, all in Colorado. Fort Collins is an hour from Aurora, site of the Dark Knight Rises shooting.Golden is even closer, only 30 mins away, and Lakewood is closest of all at 27mins.

Connection?

No, of course not. But if I were some leftist dipshit in the MFM, I'm sure I'd find one.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:24 AM (4df7R)

283
277-you are dead right. All it lacked was the bulletproofing part of bulletproof vest. How dangerous is it to have vests that, with a little bulletproofing, can become bulletproof vests available to the general public.

Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 11:24 AM (GXvSO)

284 Where was that guy who used to do the routine ."my boy threw himself weeping into my arms and cried, 'Why do conservatives have to be this way?!!"
A good parody of that type or the Mary of Barttleboro, VT would be really appreciated now

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 28, 2012 11:24 AM (VLe4D)

285 She didn't like the sound of that. Itold her that given the choice, I'd put my child in an armed school as opposed to a defenseless one. She had no answer to that one. I then told her thatthese shootings have happened in churches, malls and schoolsbut oneplace she'll never hear of one happening is at a gun show.She was ready for a different subject after that.

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I'm glad my in-laws are saner than that.

The discussion with my MIL and step-FIL on Newtown focused on mental health issues, in part because they used to work with troubled children and knew about all the problems involved with getting someone proper care or an involuntary committment.

Posted by: Brandon in Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:25 AM (e0xKF)

286 Hey Ace- time for a new pellet in the virtual koi pond. The electronic goldfish are getting restless here.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 11:25 AM (1OZSU)

287 We also need to blame Lucas, I'm sure that freak watched Anakin killing the younglings as he ascended to the Sith while whacking off a hundred times in the last few weeks.

Posted by: Jean at December 28, 2012 11:25 AM (g2ldK)

288 Fenelon,

che-che?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:25 AM (nqBYe)

289 255 -

I won't speculate because I don't know, but I've heard of similar incidents with people on the periphery of my world too.

There is so much wrong with our modern world, we almost cannot even begin to unravel it. We are untethered from the morals and customs of centuries of civilization, and yet we're at a loss as to explain why bad things happen all around us?

Oh, that's right. Let's blame guns. Or knives. Or subway trains or whatever, but let's not dare have a conversation about the breakdown of traditional families, and what it takes to live in a community of civilized human beings.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2012 11:26 AM (TOk1P)

290



CIA Drone Airstrike Kills Five Jihadis In Pakistan…


Ya know this is starting to remind me of that bullshit body count crap in Vietnam.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 11:26 AM (79ueO)

291 Is the program avis ,or is that just fingerpriniting data bases?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:27 AM (nqBYe)

292 78 "Compartmented, military-style tactical vest"
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Thus, an assault vest.

Under Senator Feinstein's plan, each pocket counts as a military feature (do you deny that the military uses pockets?) and any more than one military feature is banned. Also, the "vest pocket loophole" is closed: if the only military feature is a pocket, is cannot be a vest pocket.

Thus any similar vest is banned, thus they are all criminal, therefore the correct terminology is:

CRIMINAL ASSAULT VESTS!!

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 28, 2012 11:27 AM (9ZlGH)

293 Nope. He sat with the bodies and waited for the po-po to arrest him. Too cowardly to off himself. The surviving daughter wants to allow him to be tried on manslaughter because she doesn't want a long trial, or something. My sister is furious. The bastard could be out in 17 years.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 11:15 AM (UOM4


Oh, that sick fuck. Bullshit about the long trial. With respect to the surviving daughter's grief, this cold-blooded fuckhead needs to FRY.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:27 AM (4df7R)

294 I woke up drunk so why not keep drinking?!Barryis in DC to see his 'body man' Reggie Love. That's what John Kerry says anyway.

Posted by: Hillary of Chappaqua at December 28, 2012 11:27 AM (Cm5S0)

295 290, but this time we have video. The flying jihadi is one of my favorites.

Posted by: Jean at December 28, 2012 11:28 AM (g2ldK)

296 283 -

I blame Rick Santorum. He and his "innocent" sweater vests.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2012 11:28 AM (TOk1P)

297 I think thats a TV show, do these guys mistake shitty primetime shows for reality?

Numbers, but they spelled it some cutesy way like "NUM8ER5"

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at December 28, 2012 11:28 AM (7ObY1)

298 Nevergiveup, I know this might not be popular, because, trust, the govt and all.
but
do we have a list that is known at this point who is considered droneable?

do we even know who is being droned?
well besides 'terrorists'
i really don't know if there is actually any stop or transparency procedures?

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (nqBYe)

299 11 You could fit an awful lot of 10 round magazines in those pockets.
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Would that be ten rounds of high capacity ammunition?

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (9ZlGH)

300 The time has come to ban journalism while stupid. Far too many brain cells have died because of this menace.

Won't someone think of the children and ban journalism while stupid?

Plz. For dah childrenz™.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (KDq5l)

301 290-absolutely right. How the hell could we possibly know who gets killed in one of these strikes. Are we relying on Pakistani intelligence?

Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (GXvSO)

302 296 283 -

I blame Rick Santorum. He and his "innocent" sweater vests.

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JIM TRESSEL IS THE SPAWN OF SATAN!

Posted by: Michigan fan at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (e0xKF)

303 My grandfather used to wear a fishing vest openly in public, in spite of the ban, because he was...er...grandfathered!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 11:30 AM (1OZSU)

304 i really don't know if there is actually any stop or transparency procedures?
Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:29 AM (nqBYe)


Nope, there isn't. Bammy's "Kill List" is top secret, and nobody get's to see it. Except Reggie when they're engaging in some pillow talk.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:30 AM (4df7R)

305 Guy killed 87 in the Happy Land fire with $1 of gas.

Posted by: zsasz at December 28, 2012 11:30 AM (m9GfP)

306 22 This is annoying. The shooter in the recent disaster stole his weapons.

How is a national database going to help with that?


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Well, if you read the article (I know, I know), you find out that the entire reason the author thinks Big Data could have stopped Newtown is that Adam Lanza destroyed his hard disks. Therefore, Lanza was afraid of the data he left behind. Therefore, Big Data could have stopped him.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 28, 2012 11:31 AM (1c58W)

307 May I suggest a trip to Mexico for a 2 for one blood transfusion for the beleaguered colleagues...
IYKWIM

Posted by: Clemenza at December 28, 2012 11:31 AM (Q8Pu5)

308 305
Guy killed 87 in the Happy Land fire with $1 of gas.

Posted by: zsasz at December 28, 2012 11:30 AM (m9GfP)

______________
That's why we need wind and solar power, to avoid future tragedies like these.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 11:32 AM (HDgX3)

309 No L.L. Bean fishing vests without a permit, background check 30 day waiting period.

Posted by: Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B. at December 28, 2012 11:32 AM (Mwakv)

310
Posted by: Brandon in Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:25 AM (e0xKF)


Actually, to her credit she did agree that a multi-pronged approach of security and better treatment and institutionalization of dangerous mental cases would be a better way to stopcrazy killers, whatever the weapon of choice. She couldn't quite understand that people other than police can be trained to use a gun. I think I made a little progress though. She also admitted that since an incident at her home, dad keeps aloaded pistol in the nightstand and she feels safer!!


Oh, the conflicted minds of liberals!

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 11:32 AM (jTKU5)

311 The time has come to ban journalism while stupid. Far too many brain cells have died because of this menace.]


Let's start by banning journalism "schools." You do not need a degree to be a "journalist." You just need a writing utensil and the ability to write a comprehensible sentence. Doesn't even have to be spelled correctly or conform to proper grammar. It just has to get the point across without any bullshit.

Journalism is supposed to be the act of recording (or "journaling") local, national, and world events; it is NOT supposed to be the act of "making news."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:32 AM (4df7R)

312 "Guy killed 87 in the Happy Land fire with $1 of gas."

Good thing David Gregory wasn't around, then. He would have held up a gallon jug of gasoline and a lighted match on MTP.

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 11:33 AM (HjPtV)

313 MWR,
I Would think when peope are 'chosen" that in the spirit of at least Pretending we are a lawful; nation we would have some procedure to protect innocents? from a malicious idea?

this is way past Bush stuff that everyone used to scream about!

Posted by: ette at December 28, 2012 11:33 AM (nqBYe)

314 Journalism is supposed to be the act of recording (or "journaling")
local, national, and world events; it is NOT supposed to be the act of
"making news."

No way. They ARE the news now. My favorite is when they interview the interviewer.

Posted by: no good deed at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (mjR67)

315 But that doesn't keep super-geniuses like this guy in the Atlantic
from thinking that all we need is some serious monitoring of every item
everyone purchases to find a pattern that will lead us to the brave new
world of pre-crime interdiction of the next mass killer.

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Hey .... to be super predictive...you might also try:

1. Younger than thirty male.
2. from a single parent home
3. with a history of metal illness
4. with a history of prescription psychoactive drugs



.... assholes.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (nELVU)

316 Now for something completely relevant, a trip to the Fuckstein web site for our dear old dotty Senators latest gun grab appeal..truly a case for mental and drug testing requirement..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (Q8Pu5)

317 "Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion."
So what? The 38% are the bien pensants who matter. The 54% are the rest of us troglodyte neanderthals who value someone's right to plink empty beer cans more than a 6 year old's right to not be shot in school.

Posted by: RM at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (TRsME)

318 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 11:26 AM (79ueO)

Take a look at the top link in the sidebar: Fun in Fallujah.

If you can get the audio it's even better.

Posted by: CharleneBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:35 AM (GsoHv)

319 Journalism is supposed to be the act of recording (or "journaling") local, national, and world events; it is NOT supposed to be the act of "making news."

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This is what happens when a job goes from being a learned trade to one taught as a college program.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:35 AM (e0xKF)

320 Well, if you read the article (I know, I know), you find out that the entire reason the author thinks Big Data could have stopped Newtown is that Adam Lanza destroyed his hard disks. Therefore, Lanza was afraid of the data he left behind. Therefore, Big Data could have stopped him.

More likely he had some twisted pornography of something on the hard drive and didn't want anybody to know.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (3x3F6)

321 Posted by: RM at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (TRsME)

I think if we taught six-year-olds how to plink in schools, we would have fewer of them killed.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (GsoHv)

322 Well, if you read the article (I know, I know), you find out that the entire reason the author thinks Big Data could have stopped Newtown is that Adam Lanza destroyed his hard disks. Therefore, Lanza was afraid of the data he left behind. Therefore, Big Data could have stopped him.
Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 28, 2012 11:31 AM (1c58W)



yeah, sure. THAT'S it. He couldn't have destroyed his hard drive because he was a lunatic head case. Or because there was stuff on there he just didn't want anyone seeing -- like, say, hours and hours of Japanese tentacle porn --- because it was embarrassing. That's just inconceivable.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (4df7R)

323 As someone who in the Big Data business, this is simply laughable. Big Data is 50% junk data. Think of how many times you receive a credit card offer from the same credit card week after week after week. How many times do you call a customer service hotline and you have to enter your account number 5 times and then when you talk to someone they say, oh sorry Mr. Smith, my system is down right now I can't get your info.

And this is for an individual company with a a couple of million customers. Imagine how this would work out for a databse

a) run by the feds
b) gathering data from 50 states
c) gathering data from millions of doctors running a private practice with tens of millions of patients

Yeah that'll work out well.....

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 11:37 AM (HDgX3)

324 Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (3x3F6)

Or he just thought it was cool to do. Maybe he saw it on "24."

That's it! Ban TV!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:38 AM (GsoHv)

325 yeah, sure. THAT'S it. He couldn't have destroyed his hard drive because he was a lunatic head case. Or because there was stuff on there he just didn't want anyone seeing -- like, say, hours and hours of Japanese tentacle porn --- because it was embarrassing. That's just inconceivable.

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Or because he thought that the satellites reading his mind were backing up to the hard drive on his PC.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:38 AM (e0xKF)

326 Mary Cloggenstein just called to say that karate and other fighting-type instruction must be outlawed. People could kill others with no weapon other than their fists and feet after such instruction!!! 11!!

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 11:38 AM (jTKU5)

327 Hey .... to be super predictive...you might also try:1. Younger than thirty male.
2. from a single parent home
3. with a history of metal illness
4. with a history of prescription psychoactive drugs

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2012 11:34 AM (nELVU)



PROFILING!!!!! STIGMA!!!!! INEQUALITY!!!!!

Posted by: Idiot Leftwing Doucheturds at December 28, 2012 11:39 AM (4df7R)

328 276
I used to buy my plinking ammo from Kmart because it was cheap. Each time I did I had to show my drivers license and sign some kind of store log.
One time I took a good look at the log and sawthat the clerk had written down the wrong name, Donald E. Williams. I then noticed that every name on the log was Donald E. Williams. Who the heck was Donald E. Williams? I looked on my drivers license and there he was he was the head of the Va. DMV.
Posted by: Eric at December 28, 2012 11:20 AM (SET9m)




Oh vey, that's funny.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 11:39 AM (c2oll)

329 That's it! Ban TV!

Evil never sleeps, ban the box.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 28, 2012 11:39 AM (epxV4)

330 a) run by the fedsb) gathering data from 50 statesc) gathering data from millions of doctors running a private practice with tens of millions of patientsYeah that'll work out well.....
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 28, 2012 11:37 AM (HDgX3)



Oh, you mean like Obamacare?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:40 AM (4df7R)

331 That's it! Ban TV!




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:38 AM (GsoHv)

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Speaking of bans..... didnt New York city have its third "push my victim in from of the subway train" yesterday????
Im fully confident the the Honorable Mayor Bloomberg will be shutting down the rail system anyday now....... or at least the trains larger than 16 oz.......

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2012 11:40 AM (nELVU)

332 I think if we taught six-year-olds how to plink in schools, we would have fewer of them killed.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (GsoHv)



On Thanksgiving we were playing around with my dad's pellet/bb gun. We had some targets set up across the street at the edge of some uncleared land. My girls (5 and 2) wanted to join in. I couldn't have been happier.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:41 AM (IvVLN)

333 "Well, if you read the article (I know, I know), you find out that the
entire reason the author thinks Big Data could have stopped Newtown is
that Adam Lanza destroyed his hard disks. Therefore, Lanza was afraid of
the data he left behind."

Not to play Perry Mason here, but how do we know that a) It was "his" disk drive and b) how do we know that the killer smashed it?

Until the official police report is released, problem solving in regards to the Newtown massacre is, at best, highly speculative.

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 11:41 AM (HjPtV)

334 77 I want to punch Chris Van Hollen in the face right now. Time to ban fists round up the kulaks.

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fixt. (kulak is russian for fist)

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at December 28, 2012 11:42 AM (1c58W)

335 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:41 AM (IvVLN)

Hold off on the .338 Lapua magnum until they are teenagers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:43 AM (GsoHv)

336 I used to buy my plinking ammo from Kmart because it
was cheap. Each time I did I had to show my drivers license and sign
some kind of store log.
One time I took a good look at the log and
sawthat the clerk had written down the wrong name, Donald E. Williams. I
then noticed that every name on the log was Donald E. Williams. Who the
heck was Donald E. Williams? I looked on my drivers license and there
he was he was the head of the Va. DMV.

Posted by: Eric at December 28, 2012 11:20 AM



Civil disobedience, Kmart style.

Posted by: huerfano at December 28, 2012 11:44 AM (bAGA/)

337 Since invasion of privacy in search of gun nuts doesn't seem to bother liberals, why not cross check the whereabouts of anyone on welfare for longer than six months with anyone who has ever been arrested for anything more than a traffic ticket. Seems like that covers means, motive, and opportunity. Print and publish.Red pins if there was any hint of violence, blue pins for "softer" violations.

Posted by: RM at December 28, 2012 11:46 AM (TRsME)

338 Whew.

I have just finished picking up the smallest room in the house.

15 minutes of work and I didn't even take a break!

Where's my medal? And a cookie, I deserve a cookie.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:46 AM (SUKHu)

339 Civil disobedience, Kmart style.
Posted by: huerfano at December 28, 2012 11:44 AM (bAGA/)


Much as I'd like to believe that's true, I'm really more inclined to believe the clerk was just an idiot. I hope it was the former, though. I really, really do.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:46 AM (4df7R)

340
Dear Media,
"Bullet Proof Vests" are heavy, expensive, and merelyconverts a mortal wound into a nigh-incapacitating set of broken ribs and seriousbruising to the skin and muscle tissue below.

Why would anyone invest in that? The better way to avoid death by return fire is to stick to "Gun Free Zones"
Governmentsubsidized bullet proofing!

Posted by: WheelmanForHire at December 28, 2012 11:46 AM (Vjc4J)

341 *gives Mama AJ a cookie* Would you prefer chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:47 AM (4df7R)

342 I have just finished picking up the smallest room in the house.
*****

Hope you remembered to lift with your legs, back straight!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 11:47 AM (1OZSU)

343 The relative handful of people who shoot just

for the sake of shooting should not dictate federal policy when 30,000
lives are lost every year to guns.


Everyone knows about the 2M Kleck defensive use claim, but the "lowball" study using NCVS data from some Harvard gun grabber using NCVS data was still 100,000 defensive uses/yr.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:48 AM (TBTjX)

344 332 I think if we taught six-year-olds how to plink in schools, we would have fewer of them killed.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:36 AM (GsoHv)


On Thanksgiving we were playing around with my dad's pellet/bb gun. We had some targets set up across the street at the edge of some uncleared land. My girls (5 and 2) wanted to join in. I couldn't have been happier.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 11:41 AM (IvVLN)




I'm waiting on my nephew to get dressed right now so I can take him for his first range trip ever. At the INSISTENCE of his mother. Was supposed to go earlier in the week, but schedules got turned around. I'm giddy with anticipation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 11:49 AM (c2oll)

345 Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:48 AM (TBTjX)

And the "30,000" is total bullshit too.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2012 11:49 AM (GsoHv)

346 Where's CBD? Shouldn't he have thrown a new post up by now? What kind of blog is he running here?

Eh? Wassat? This isn't CBD's blog? When did that happen, and why wasn't I informed!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:49 AM (4df7R)

347 Chocolate chip, please. Thank you so much.

It is gluten free, right?

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:50 AM (SUKHu)

348 Much as I'd like to believe that's true, I'm really more inclined to believe the clerk was just an idiot. I hope it was the former, though. I really, really do.
Posted by: MWR


You really think the clerk thought every customer was named Donald Williams?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (KDq5l)

349 >>Hope you remembered to lift with your legs, back straight!

Oh, yes. How do you like my boob, er weight belt? Not sure I'm wearing it right...

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (SUKHu)

350 It is gluten free, right?
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:50 AM (SUKHu)


For you, Mama AJ, anything. :-D

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (4df7R)

351 Eh? Wassat? This isn't CBD's blog? When did that happen, and why wasn't I informed!




I shudder to think of what the Ace of Dildoes Lifestyle contains.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 11:52 AM (c2oll)

352 You really think the clerk thought every customer was named Donald Williams?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (KDq5l)


I really think the clerk was told, "Write down the name on the license," and did just that.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:52 AM (4df7R)

353 Style Guide said "Dildo of Spades" and then ran away in horror.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 11:53 AM (SUKHu)

354 The thread is threadbare.

Posted by: Joe Mama at December 28, 2012 11:54 AM (v9Cj5)

355 I shudder to think of what the Ace of Dildoes Lifestyle contains.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 28, 2012 11:52 AM (c2oll)

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Every normal man must be tempted at time to spit upon his hands, hoist the......
..... nevermind.....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2012 11:54 AM (nELVU)

356 And the "30,000" is total bullshit too.

The diehards want to count suicides, even though they're well aware a "weapons substitution" effect happens with suicide when a gun isn't available.

The people who off themselves with a gun are serious suicides, not really the "looking for help" swallow some pills and call a friend types. If you're serious, there's a million easy ways to get the job done.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 11:54 AM (TBTjX)

357 Banning guns by name means you change the name. Duh.

IF I owned a Bushmaster, I would rename it Dianne. I would think appropriate thoughts as I stuffed rounds up it, too….

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 28, 2012 11:55 AM (e8kgV)

358
OK, I don't get this. How does a 5' 5" woman whose weight is estimated at 190 pounds push a man onto the subway tracks, take off runningand no one can chase her down?



Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 11:56 AM (jTKU5)

359 I have that same vest. It is old

Posted by: Billy Bob, in Argentina at December 28, 2012 11:56 AM (DHnp/)

360 357 Banning guns by name means you change the name. Duh.

IF I owned a Bushmaster, I would rename it Dianne. I would think appropriate thoughts as I stuffed rounds up it, too….

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Shouldn't a Bushmaster have a guy's name? Or is it a very butch gal?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 11:56 AM (e0xKF)

361 David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog
America's gun control utopia marks 500th homicide since Jan 1

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 11:57 AM (RIg+t)

362 I’d rather see the money burned than go to fund the UN.

(CNSNews.com) – In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula that has U.S. taxpayers contributing more than one-fifth of the world body’s regular budget.

No member-state called for a recorded vote, and the resolution confirming the contributions that each country will make for the 2013-2015 period was summarily adopted. The assembly also approved a two-year U.N. budget of $5.4 billion.

The U.S. has accounted for 22 percent of the total regular budget every year since 2000, and will now continue to do so for the next three years.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 11:57 AM (79ueO)

363 PeeeeeeYooooo. This thread is getting mighty gamey..

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 11:58 AM (OlN4e)

364 I suppose I'm late to the party, but has anyone else noticed the difference in the behavior of the constant proponents of gun control over this Newton debacle and the Colorado movie shooting? Sure, shooting up grade-school kids is especially horrific, but the sheer volume of anti-gun rhetoric is vastly larger. Gee, maybe because the election was over had something to do with it? *ponders* Naw, that would mean these people are just shamelessly riding a tragedy for their own political gain now that it won't affect their political power! They couldn't be that cold-hearted! Lefties love everybody! And just want the best for all!

Except Wayne LaPierre, of course. And every gun owner in the USA. And everybody that doesn't believe in an all-knowing state. Next month there will be updates to the list, so stay tuned!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at December 28, 2012 11:58 AM (DLu2s)

365 IF I owned a Bushmaster, I would rename it Dianne. I would think appropriate thoughts as I stuffed rounds up it, too….

Vera's much hotter.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at December 28, 2012 11:58 AM (BrQrN)

366 Via Instapundit, Twitchy has the following story:

Rep. Steny Hoyer says House GOP are like child hostage-takers threatening to shoot

From colleague Kara Rowland. Hoyer says using debt ceiling as leverage is like "threatening to shoot your child." #fiscalcliff


Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) December 27, 2012



CLASS.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 11:59 AM (4df7R)

367 358 My thoughts exactly. Like there aren't any chubby chasers in NY.

Posted by: NCKate at December 28, 2012 11:59 AM (XwChs)

368 Journalism is supposed to be the act of recording (or "journaling")
local, national, and world events; it is NOT supposed to be the act of
"making news."


But, but, but we want to make a difference and change the world. We just don't want to do anything that involves math or physical facts. You know, hard stuff.

Posted by: Communications majors everywhere at December 28, 2012 11:59 AM (6TB1Z)

369 >>OK, I don't get this. How does a 5' 5" woman whose weight is estimated at 190 pounds push a man onto the subway tracks, take off runningand no one can chase her down?

I'm sure they were all calling 911 and waiting 20 minutes as fast as possible.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:00 PM (SUKHu)

370 You really think the clerk thought every customer was named Donald Williams?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (KDq5l)



51% voted for TFG. You really think people aren't this stupid?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 28, 2012 12:00 PM (IvVLN)

371
OK, OK. Doing my new-thread dance.

Pssht, tap, slide, pssht-slide- tap- whacka-whaka, pssht-tap.


Give it a minute...

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 28, 2012 12:00 PM (jTKU5)

372 >>This thread is getting mighty gamey..

But the cookies MWR made are really good!

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:01 PM (SUKHu)

373 OK, OK. Doing my new-thread dance.Pssht, tap, slide, pssht-slide- tap- whacka-whaka, pssht-tap.Give it a minute...

Great. On top of the snow now it's raining here.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at December 28, 2012 12:02 PM (BrQrN)

374 Yeah that dude who wrote the article is a class 1 douchetool. I think he spen t way too much time jerkimng off to the movie Minority Report, because thats what this asshole is trying to do.

Posted by: Berserker at December 28, 2012 12:02 PM (FMbng)

375 As a matter of fact, this thread reminds me of roast duck. Ugh. Nasty.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 12:03 PM (OlN4e)

376 But, but, but we want to make a difference and change the world. We just don't want to do anything that involves math or physical facts. You know, hard stuff.
Posted by: Communications majors everywhere at December 28, 2012 11:59 AM (6TB1Z)


You know, even though I myself WAS a Communication major, I absolutely agree that 75% of CMN graduates believe this bullshit. 5%, like me, think it's an interesting field that's more expansive than plain English. And 20% are slothful layabouts who need an "easy" major so they don't get kicked off their athletic team.

Oh, whoops! Did I say that?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:03 PM (4df7R)

377 There is a fixed amount of good things. Life is a pizza. If some people have too many slices, other people have to eat the pizza box. You had no answer to Mitt Romney's argument for more pizza parlors baking more pizzas. The solution to our problems, you said, is redistribution of the pizzas we've got—with low-cost, government-subsidized pepperoni somehow materializing as the result of higher taxes on pizza-parlor owners.

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 28, 2012 12:03 PM (e8kgV)

378 375 As a matter of fact, this thread reminds me of roast duck. Ugh. Nasty.

---

Keep fuckin' that TurDucKen...

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 12:04 PM (e0xKF)

379
Remember after Saint Trayvon was butchered by that EEEEEEVIL white
hispanic how there was a national outcry about hoodies? It even got
discussed in Congress, by... was it dickhead Jackson Jr?




Bobby Rush
Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at December 28, 2012 10:48 AM (lQdHX)

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

Bobby Rush.
That's the congressman from Chicago who wants to establish a 'National Registry' for firearms...controlled by the DoJ.

Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 12:04 PM (K4wCe)

380 But the cookies MWR made are really good!
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:01 PM (SUKHu)



I'm glad you like them, Mama AJ!

But I think I might need to make a trip to Cinnabon to get some cinnamon buns to freshen up the smell on this thread. It's definitely getting a bit stale and mighty whiffy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:04 PM (4df7R)

381 I'm sure they were all calling 911 and waiting 20 minutes as fast as possible.
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:00 PM (SUKHu)


*****

NICE!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (1OZSU)

382 And 20% are slothful layabouts who need an "easy" major so they don't get kicked off their athletic team.

Oh, whoops! Did I say that?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:03 PM (4df7R)

---

Is it wrong that I originally read your poster name as "Terelle Pryor" for some odd reason?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (e0xKF)

383 Is it wrong that I originally read your poster name as "Terelle Pryor" for some odd reason?
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (e0xKF)


LOL!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (4df7R)

384 Its da duck ah tells ya........

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 12:05 PM (OlN4e)

385
IF I owned a Bushmaster, I would rename it Dianne. I would think appropriate thoughts as I stuffed rounds up it, too….
>>

If I had a tube fed gun I'd name it Linda Lovelace.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 12:06 PM (Y6HTt)

386 You know, even though I myself WAS a Communication major, I absolutely
agree that 75% of CMN graduates believe this bullshit. 5%, like me,
think it's an interesting field that's more expansive than plain
English. And 20% are slothful layabouts who need an "easy" major so they
don't get kicked off their athletic team.



Oh, whoops! Did I say that?


I, too have known the pain of being slandered for membership in an unpopular group. I am a Fed, but a hard-working one. There, I've said it.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 12:07 PM (6TB1Z)

387 I GOT MY FIRST REVIEW, I GOT MY FIRST REVIEW, Did you know I wrote a book?



I have to start by saying this is not a typical book buy for me. I tend to be more thriller/suspense or horror, with that said, this was a "I can't put it down" book. With the variety of characters and Mr. July's way of writing, each chapter made you want to find out what happened to that person as soon as possible, so you kept reading to get to it. The emotions really hit you and you feel them along with the character. I was also especially pleased to read a book that I had not guessed the ending to. I am patiently waiting for the next book!!!


I think this may have been my mom.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:07 PM (l86i3)

388 I wonder whats wrong wit me. My whole family is crazy for AR-15's. I own a ton of guns but I just don't give a damn about those noisy little peashooters.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 12:08 PM (OlN4e)

389 I, too have known the pain of being slandered for membership in an unpopular group. I am a Fed, but a hard-working one. There, I've said it.
Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 12:07 PM (6TB1Z)


Does that make you a squint, or a suit?

And alas, I, too, work for the gubmint. State gubmint, but still gubmint. I find it's refreshing to be the only person in the office who has a frigging clue how things work.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:09 PM (4df7R)

390 Hey, this correlatin' stuff gives me an idea. How about correlating the names of gun owners that newspaper published, with the list of registered Democrats?


You could print out that map with the legend "Here thar be hypocrites and knaves".

Posted by: sherlock at December 28, 2012 12:09 PM (f29LO)

391 I wonder whats wrong wit me. My whole family is crazy for AR-15's. I own a ton of guns but I just don't give a damn about those noisy little peashooters.
Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 12:08 PM (OlN4e)


Hey, least they got sometin. We live in a cool to have society, you have it, it's cool.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:09 PM (l86i3)

392 I GOT MY FIRST REVIEW, I GOT MY FIRST REVIEW, Did you know I wrote a book?

Hee! Congrats, OSP! Or should I say, Jack July?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:09 PM (4df7R)

393 Ah, OSP, I missed the chance to start my review with "FIRST"??!!

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:10 PM (SUKHu)

394 My 32 year old Tappan microwave just quit. Dang.

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:10 PM (HjPtV)

395 Congrats OP!

Posted by: USA at December 28, 2012 12:10 PM (RIg+t)

396 Ah, OSP, I missed the chance to start my review with "FIRST"??!!
Posted by: Mama AJ at December 28, 2012 12:10 PM (SUKHu)


LOL

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:11 PM (l86i3)

397
Saw this on twitter: Am recreating the finale of Dirty Dancing with my red setter - no one puts doggy in the corner

It's in reference to a new brit tv show called That Dog Can Dance!

Posted by: red at December 28, 2012 12:11 PM (ymJbM)

398 I, too have known the pain of being slandered for membership in an unpopular group. I am a Fed, but a hard-working one. There, I've said it.

Posted by: pep


Burn the witch!

Posted by: State Bureaucrats at December 28, 2012 12:11 PM (BrQrN)

399 My 32 year old Tappan microwave just quit. Dang.>>

Shouldn't Dang be Ding?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 12:11 PM (Y6HTt)

400 Hey, this correlatin' stuff gives me an idea. How about correlating the names of gun owners that newspaper published, with the list of registered Democrats?

I was actually thinking about this. I'd love to get a crosswalked interactive map that matches the registered gun owners from that one map against everyone who had an Obama sign in their front yard this election cycle, an Obama sticker on their Prius, or gave money to a Democratic campaign. In such a blue state, I'm going to guess the answer would be close to 100%. That would crack me the hell up.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:11 PM (4df7R)

401 I think this may have been my mom.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:07 PM (l86i3)
++++++++++++++++++

Nah, she hated it!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (1OZSU)

402 Does that make you a squint, or a suit?

I'm not sure what those categories are. I'm a scientist for DoD.

Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (6TB1Z)

403 My 32 year old Tappan microwave just quit. Dang.
Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:10 PM (HjPtV)

My mom used a vacuum cleaner from the 1930's till I left for the Navy, that was 1982.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (l86i3)

404 You really think the clerk thought every customer was named Donald Williams?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2012 11:51 AM (KDq5l)

I really think the clerk was told, "Write down the name on the license," and did just that.

I once told a Lt. and Sgt. (state prison) that if they wanted me to "follow the rules" and to not think and use common sense, I'd bury them. Sure enough, a situation arose that wasn't covered by their precious rule book. I followed the rules as written. Their asses got burned, not
mine. Seems you can't write a rulebook to cover every eventuality.
Sounds like the clerk did as instructed. Not his fault the instructions were in error.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (GFM2b)

405 It takes 20 or more minutes for state and local cops to respond to crimes in progress, but aswarm of federal agentswill pop up out of nowhere, kill your dog, put your face in the dirt,and seize your property for destorying wetlands if you cut your grass too soon after it rains.

Back in the U.S., back in the U.S., back in the U.S.S.A!!!

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (0Tt2x)

406 OK, I don't get this. How does a 5' 5" woman whose weight is estimated
at 190 pounds push a man onto the subway tracks, take off runningand no
one can chase her down?


I'm sure they could've, but what then? How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (SY2Kh)

407
I'm sure they could've, but what then? How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (SY2Kh)

Yep, I'm thinkin maybe he chose the tracks.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:14 PM (l86i3)

408 I'm not sure what those categories are. I'm a scientist for DoD.
Posted by: pep at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (6TB1Z)


That makes you a squint. *nod* But a nice, socially adjusted squint, because you're a Moron (the good kind).

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:14 PM (4df7R)

409 How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (SY2Kh)


Well if the commuter were armed, then they could have knee capped the POS. Problem solved

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2012 12:15 PM (79ueO)

410 *sniff*

What's that smell? Oh, it's this thread.

Someone shake the Ewok cage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 12:15 PM (UOM48)

411 Or coats with pockets. Or pants with pockets. Hell, anyone who doesn't wear a leotard 24-7 should be entered into the database, so.... everyone in the country.

Mandatory transparent pants in public.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 28, 2012 12:15 PM (uV+No)

412 How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (SY2Kh)

...You know, in some circles you've just described their ideal first date.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:16 PM (4df7R)

413 Hell, New Yorkers just wait around and wait for their hero Bloomberg to take care of it. Less trouble, and won't make them late for work.

Posted by: maddogg at December 28, 2012 12:16 PM (OlN4e)

414 You know, even though I myself WAS a Communication major, I absolutely
agree that 75% of CMN graduates believe this bullshit. 5%, like me,
think it's an interesting field that's more expansive than plain
English. And 20% are slothful layabouts who need an "easy" major so they
don't get kicked off their athletic team.


I had some rhetoric classes for fun in undergrad. it was mostly populated by communications majors. one or two were really sharp fellows, especially the ones that had an interest in going into politics in some way. Majority of the rest were devoid of any critical thinking and nothing in the communications major curriculum was going to give it to them either. even in the rhetoric classes the majority of your grade was based upon memorizing definitions.

for one exercise we had to read For The Record - Regan's book - one of the communications majors in the class was complaining it was hard for her to keep everything straight since they spelled Reagan as "Reagan" sometimes and "Regan" sometimes. she suggested someone should have proofread better. when someone pointed out why there were "two spellings" all she said is "oh, okay." yes she was blonde.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:16 PM (Z9EHQ)

415 412
How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?




Speaking of which, where has our resident cat lady gone?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 28, 2012 12:17 PM (UOM48)

416 Mandatory transparent pants in public.>>

Not a bad thought but I think there should be waivers. Lots and lots of waivers.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 12:17 PM (Y6HTt)

417 Nah, she hated it!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (1OZSU)

SHHHH, Dude, your harshin my happy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:17 PM (l86i3)

418 I had one of the toploading Panasonic microwaves with a door interlock that wouldn't sterilize you. It quit a couple of years ago when the magnetron blew up and caught fire quite spectacularly.

It was used when I got in early 80's for $10 and a box of 360k floppy disks.


Posted by: @PurpAv at December 28, 2012 12:18 PM (TBTjX)

419 Posted by: Jane Russell at December 28, 2012 11:03 AM (BAS5M)

Step aside, little girl.
Posted by: Chesty Morgan at December 28, 2012 11:18 AM

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'Went to an exhibit on Leonardo Da Vinci last week that focussed mostly on his engineering and science accomplishments. He invented the Mae West.* I'm sure all those nudes he painted provided inspiration.



*OK, actually, he invented the life ring, but go with it.

Posted by: Y-not at December 28, 2012 12:18 PM (5H6zj)

420 I'm sure they could've, but what then? How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:13 PM (SY2Kh)

being a New Yorker, I can understand how the weeble knocked the guy over, however, I am a little mystified about how she escaped. frankly, I am amazed our local press even mentioned her race. it has become local media sop to not mention race even if showing a picture.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:19 PM (Z9EHQ)

421
I wonder whats wrong wit me. My whole family is crazy for AR-15's. I own a ton of guns but I just don't give a damn about those noisy little peashooters.

It is a very small caliber bullet, and they are very expensive and slightly finicky guns.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 12:19 PM (TULs6)

422
It was used when I got in early 80's for $10 and a box of 360k floppy disks.


Floppy disks my ass. Those are potential ninja throwing stars and should be banned.

Posted by: George Orwell what knows Hillary fainted from tight Spanx at December 28, 2012 12:20 PM (uV+No)

423 Looks like one o' them High Capacity Fishin' Vests I heared about. BAN 'EM!1!

My observation after many years of this nonsense is that liberals don't want to put people on trial and put them in prison. They don't want obviously crazy people in institutions. That would be "judgmental" and other icky things. Instead, what they want is a society where doing bad things are impossible, where violence is preemptively prohibited, where every possible avenue of destructive behavior is blocked off. In other words, they want to turn the entire society into a combination maximum-security prison and mental ward for the criminally insane. (Except for the privileged enclaves for the liberal elites who oversee it all, of course!) That way there's no messy job of deciding who's good and who's bad and holding the bad people responsible for their acts.

Posted by: Socratease at December 28, 2012 12:20 PM (OJaQT)

424 I wonder whats wrong wit me. My whole family is crazy for AR-15's. I own a ton of guns but I just don't give a damn about those noisy little peashooters.

I just turned 50 in November. Tired of the shoulder-stomping that 250 - 300 rounds of .30-.30 would do after an afternoon at the range. Let the rifle absorb most of the felt recoil. Not counting the cost factor of the ammo.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 12:20 PM (GFM2b)

425 Well, there are ARs made in .308.


I keep thinking about buying an FNAR heavy. *~* It's killing me. I do not even think they are available at this point, though...

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at December 28, 2012 12:21 PM (pcaFm)

426 My observation after many years of this nonsense is that liberals don't want to put people on trial and put them in prison. They don't want obviously crazy people in institutions. That would be "judgmental" and other icky things. Instead, what they want is a society where doing bad things are impossible, where violence is preemptively prohibited, where every possible avenue of destructive behavior is blocked off. In other words, they want to turn the entire society into a combination maximum-security prison and mental ward for the criminally insane. (Except for the privileged enclaves for the liberal elites who oversee it all, of course!) That way there's no messy job of deciding who's good and who's bad and holding the bad people responsible for their acts.
Posted by: Socratease

bad news for them, I am making judgements all day every day. Yes I can judge you even if I do not know you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:21 PM (Z9EHQ)

427 The single most slippery and difficult to find commodity that there is these days is not oil, it's the Truth.

You'd think some enterprising capitalist would figure out some way to monetize it.

Thank God for this place and other like minded sites.

Hopefully it's not too late to make a difference or at least help with the clean up after TheBurn.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 28, 2012 12:21 PM (aZ6ew)

428 >>I wonder whats wrong wit me. My whole family is crazy for AR-15's. I own
a ton of guns but I just don't give a damn about those noisy little
peashooters.

Get a 50 Beowulf upper.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 28, 2012 12:22 PM (epxV4)

429 I had some rhetoric classes for fun in undergrad. it was mostly populated by communications majors. one or two were really sharp fellows, especially the ones that had an interest in going into politics in some way. Majority of the rest were devoid of any critical thinking and nothing in the communications major curriculum was going to give it to them either. even in the rhetoric classes the majority of your grade was based upon memorizing definitions.

Oh, my favorites were the "interpersonal communication" classes. The stupid in those classes... *pinching bridge of nose* Let's just say it would ahve made your average Education major undergrad look like a genius.

Case in point: correlation does not equal causation. Pretty straightforward, yeah? Just because one thing is correlated with another does not mean that one CAUSES the other. This is so mind-numbingly basic that it would make a great protest chant.

Anyway, in one of my senior-level interpersonal classes, the professor started the first day of class pressing the "correlation does not equal causation" idea. This particular professor would give weekly quizzes on the material covered in class that week. Any time a significant portion of the class (ie, 50% or more) did poorly on a particular area of the material covered by the quiz, that material would end up added to the quiz the NEXT week.

"Correlation vs. Causation" was on EVERY SINGLE QUIZ that year. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
Because my classmates were idiots.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:24 PM (4df7R)

430 Well.... Abortion Doctors have killed many more children, than my Guns have...

So we need to Register and Outlaw Abortion Doctors, and Nurses...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 28, 2012 12:25 PM (lZBBB)

431 @404: "Seems you can't write a rulebook to cover every eventuality."

That doesn't stop them from trying. Don't forget, "policy" and "laws" aren't for protecting individuals. They're for protecting the state (e.g. "the government")or organization from liability by setting up a framework that transfers blame onto the indiviudal, as in "You didn't follow the rules!!" It then gives that extra "oomph" to disciline the individual, as in "You weren't fired because you made a mistake. You were fired because you didn't follow the rules!" Ironically, this is a primary element of Marxisim.

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:25 PM (0Tt2x)

432 "Correlation vs. Causation" was on EVERY SINGLE QUIZ that year. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
Because my classmates were idiots.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:24 PM (4df7R)

I feel your pain

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:26 PM (Z9EHQ)

433 @430 "So we need to Register and Outlaw Abortion Doctors, and Nurses..."


I'd qualify that as "nurses who work for abortion doctors."

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:26 PM (0Tt2x)

434 Has there been any further word on the NBC story about which guns were used?

Was the AR15 in the trunk of the car, as some reports had it on the day of the shooting? or was that Not very Lucid Coroner correct that ALL the bullets came from a Rifle? (even when he had not done many of the autopsys himself?)

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 28, 2012 12:26 PM (lZBBB)

435 Three words: Assault Underpants!

Posted by: Joey Biden at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (FcR7P)

436 Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:26 PM (0Tt2x)


Ah... but just as the Subset of Legal Guns MAY be used to kill children...

the Entire Subset of Doctors and Nurses COULD perform Abortions...

We have to be careful.... for the Children...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (lZBBB)

437
427The single most slippery and difficult to find commodity that there is these days is not oil, it's the Truth.

Yep.
The Truth has become an endangered species.

And we have such a surplus of Weapons Grade Stupid,that the Truth is becoming even more elusive bythe day.

Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (K4wCe)

438 417 Nah, she hated it! Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 12:12 PM (1OZSU) SHHHH, Dude, your harshin my happy.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at December 28, 2012 12:17 PM (l86i3)

*****

Hey, I'm just messin' with ya!


She hasn't even bothered to read it.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (1OZSU)

439 I just turned 50 in November. Tired of the shoulder-stomping that
250 - 300 rounds of .30-.30 would do after an afternoon at the range.
Let the rifle absorb most of the felt recoil. Not counting the cost
factor of the ammo.


Here. You can borrow my .45-70. It doesn't have any recoil at all. I promise.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 28, 2012 12:29 PM (SY2Kh)

440 Talk about super data...how 'bout when Sebilius or her minions stick their tongue up my ass to find out what I've been shitting out of it....then they will slap a consumption tax on my purchases of tequila and peanut M&Ms....

Posted by: MoeRon at December 28, 2012 12:29 PM (yWDpP)

441 Three words: Assault Underpants!
Posted by: Joey Biden at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (FcR7P)

Posted by: Harry Reid, Pederastin' in the Hizzy at December 28, 2012 12:29 PM (4df7R)

442 Shocking no one, we now have a three hour post up that is getting kinda stale.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 28, 2012 12:29 PM (f9c2L)

443
I keep thinking about buying an FNAR heavy. *~* It's killing me. I do not even think they are available at this point, though...

I want an AK but they're all sold out. Maybe in 6 months, assuming Bambi and Feinstein don't manage to ban them.

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 12:29 PM (TULs6)

444 okay, so off topic but important. anyone know where you can find a video of blondie singing "call me' which does not have one picture of richard gere and was made when she was in her 20s/30s pre-blondieberg days?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:30 PM (Z9EHQ)

445
Well, I just went and bought myself a TacVest. Not because I "need" one, but rather because I want to give my liberal acquaintances the vapors.

What a crazy world in which we live, where buying a vest has become a political statement.

Posted by: JohnTant at December 28, 2012 12:30 PM (tVWQB)

446 What I MEANT to say to the Vice President is, "Do go on..."

Posted by: Harry Reid, Pederastin' in the Hizzy at December 28, 2012 12:30 PM (4df7R)

447 Ironically, this is a primary element of Marxisim.>>

Part of my job is to teach our Chinese partners how to do my job. They want written procedures for everything and are upset when I just send them to locations to learn the job like I had to. It always struck me this was a CYA exercise so they could blame me if the SHTF. (I am a Metallurgical tech so the flow chart yes/no function is huge)

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2012 12:31 PM (Y6HTt)

448 so, in 2008 there were about 16,000 abortions in Connecticut. Assume the abortion mills work 365 days per year, and that's about 45 dead babies per day. Dear liberals: please explain why you support the deaths of 45 babies per day while fretting endlessly about the deaths of 20-some in an isolated, tragic incident?

Posted by: luke duke at December 28, 2012 12:31 PM (s1fAd)

449 What a crazy world in which we live, where buying a vest has become a political statement.
Posted by: JohnTant at December 28, 2012 12:30 PM (tVWQB)


And yet wearing a Che Guevara beret and t-shirt is considered trendy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (4df7R)

450
Three words: Assault Underpants!

Magic Mormon Assault Pants!

Posted by: Entropy at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (TULs6)

451 If automatic rifles and 30-round magazines are so dangerous then why are Israeli public beaches so safe?

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (HjPtV)

452 NOOD!! Oh thank God.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:33 PM (4df7R)

453 What a crazy world in which we live, where buying a vest has become a political statement.
Posted by: JohnTant at December 28, 2012 12:30 PM (tVWQB)

And yet wearing a Che Guevara beret and t-shirt is considered trendy.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (4df7R)

I never get the vest. I never wear them, they feel a little bulky, keep me too warm. It is a nice look and keeps my tie out of food but I do feel like some pretentious english fop in one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:33 PM (Z9EHQ)

454 If automatic rifles and 30-round magazines are so dangerous then why are Israeli public beaches so safe?
Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (HjPtV)

palestinians cannot swim?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:34 PM (Z9EHQ)

455 Part of my job is to teach our Chinese partners how to do my job. They want written procedures for everything and are upset when I just send them to locations to learn the job like I had to.
---
My experience with graduate students from Asia, especially China, Korea, India, and Pakistan, is that they learn by rote. Independent thinking is not valued over there. Probably why they do well on standardized tests. Well, that and the cheating.

Posted by: Y-not at December 28, 2012 12:34 PM (5H6zj)

456 I want an AK but they're all sold out. Maybe in 6 months, assuming Bambi and Feinstein don't manage to ban them.

Just go across the river at Laredo. You should be able to get on cheap.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2012 12:34 PM (GFM2b)

457 >>And we have such a surplus of Weapons Grade Stupid,that the Truth is becoming even more elusive bythe day.
Posted by: wheatie at December 28, 2012 12:28 PM (K4wCe)


I don't know that the Truth is elusive it has just been intentionally made more difficult to recognize without your flying bullshit goggles on.
Take Benghazi as a prime example. The basic truths are fairly obvious, if unverified.

And anyone reading between the lines, er, lies is said to be a conspiracy theorist, which is of course more leftist projection.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 28, 2012 12:35 PM (aZ6ew)

458 >>>Three words: Assault Underpants!

Depends™.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 28, 2012 12:36 PM (j5VOl)

459
Must ban all 5'5" 190lb homeless women. That would pretty much cover all of 'em.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at December 28, 2012 12:37 PM (EGPJQ)

460 456 "I want an AK but they're all sold out. Maybe in 6 months, assuming Bambi and Feinstein don't manage to ban them. Just go across the river at Laredo. You should be able to get on cheap."

Just dial up Eric Holder and tell him you'rea drug cartel member. He'll have a black SUV deliver a trunkload to your doorstep.

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:37 PM (0Tt2x)

461 My experience with graduate students from Asia, especially China, Korea, India, and Pakistan, is that they learn by rote. Independent thinking is not valued over there. Probably why they do well on standardized tests. Well, that and the cheating.
Posted by: Y-not at December 28, 2012 12:34 PM (5H6zj)

I have some friends who are asians in asia. any and every one that is able to afford it sends their children to school in America for that very reason. One friend refused to pay for his son to attend school in Japan even though the japanese school was ranked higher than the American school he was able to attend for the very reason you noted.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:37 PM (Z9EHQ)

462 Hell, New Yorkers just wait around and wait for their hero Bloomberg to take care of it.


Funny how over on the Bloomberg news site the entire incident is downplayed as in: really, it happens so infrequently; there is no way to avoid it; we are doing the best we can; people should just stay away from the ledges, etc.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 28, 2012 12:39 PM (53riN)

463 Dear liberals: please explain why you support the deaths of 45 babies
per day while fretting endlessly about the deaths of 20-some in an
isolated, tragic incident?


Because the mothers of those 45 babies wanted them dead.

Couldn't help but notice the ages of the parents of the dead first graders in Newtown....a lot of late-life babies. I doubt any of them were "unplanned."

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 28, 2012 12:40 PM (hO8IJ)

464 regarding the truth, it is interesting how some "reporters" have gone from reporting to pure propaganda. I am sure they have always been communists but there was a time where liberals could be and were brought low by scandals reported in the mfm. It probably complicates things if reporters who were at one point somewhat objective / reported the news become propagandists and or commentators without a title change.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2012 12:41 PM (Z9EHQ)

465 How many NYC commuters are going to wrestle around with a crazy, smelly homeless blob?

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Hoboeroticism

Posted by: toby928© beating memes to death since 2006 at December 28, 2012 12:41 PM (QupBk)

466 And yet wearing a Che Guevara beret and t-shirt is considered trendy.

Trendy? It's been like a uniform for 40 years.

Maybe that's how we finally shame the wearers...make fun of them for dressing like their grandparents.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 28, 2012 12:42 PM (hO8IJ)

467
454If automatic rifles and 30-round magazines are so dangerous then why are Israeli public beaches so safe?
Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:32 PM (HjPtV)

palestinians cannot swim?

Tough to swim with a C4 Life vest on.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at December 28, 2012 12:42 PM (EGPJQ)

468 White people calm down. No one is going to take your vests away. We just want reasonable vest control. No one needs an assault vest. Or assault underwear.

Posted by: M. Moore at December 28, 2012 12:42 PM (OloK2)

469 455 Part of my job is to teach our Chinese partners how to do my job. They want written procedures for everything and are upset when I just send them to locations to learn the job like I had to.

That's weird. I often have lunch with a project manager who regularly flies to China to oversee a joint project to build a large underground scientific experiment. He says that they spend endless amounts of time hammering out procedures for construction and installation to satisfy the policies of both governments and the contractors, only to have all these written procedures bypassed by those actually doing the work, often resulting in injuries or expensive damage.

Posted by: Socratease at December 28, 2012 12:46 PM (OJaQT)

470
447 Ironically, this is a primary element of Marxisim.>>Part of my job is to teach our Chinese partners how to do my job. They want written procedures for everything and are upset when I just send them to locations to learn the job like I had to. It always struck me this was a CYA exercise so they could blame me if the SHTF. (I am a Metallurgical tech so the flow chart yes/no function is huge)


Definitely. The ChiComs want to point to the round eye when it's time to throw someone under the rickshaw.

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:47 PM (0Tt2x)

471
Hamas leaders are looking at the picture of that vest and thinking: "Can I get that in a women's small?"

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at December 28, 2012 12:47 PM (EGPJQ)

472 That vest could have been blessed by Ghost Dancers toBE bulletproof. sheesh

Posted by: torabora at December 28, 2012 12:48 PM (fajWp)

473 469 455 Part of my job is to teach our Chinese partners how to do my job. They want written procedures for everything and are upset when I just send them to locations to learn the job like I had to. That's weird. I often have lunch with a project manager who regularly flies to China to oversee a joint project to build a large underground scientific experiment. He says that they spend endless amounts of time hammering out procedures for construction and installation to satisfy the policies of both governments and the contractors, only to have all these written procedures bypassed by those actually doing the work, often resulting in injuries or expensive damage.


That goes back to my original point: Under Marxism, the rules/laws are written to put the blame on the individual; to set them up for punishment and to absolve the state/bureaucracy of blame. Another element of Marxism is that the people are not free individuals; they exist only to serve the state (e.g. government). Therefore, individuals have not human rights and no value.

Posted by: Manolo at December 28, 2012 12:51 PM (0Tt2x)

474 Why are Israeli beaches so safe?

LINK: http://preview.tinyurl.com/bwx4dzl (ynetnews.com)

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2012 12:52 PM (HjPtV)

475 439 Here. You can borrow my .45-70. It doesn't have any recoil at all. I promise.

I took someone up on that one time with a .45-70 Contender. Hit myself square in the forehead with the scope cap.

Then he asked me if I wanted to try again.

Posted by: Socratease at December 28, 2012 12:52 PM (OJaQT)

476 Liberal logic as usual. The same people who oppose the death penalty because it's better thatten guilty go free thanone innocent be punished in error have no problem condemning anyone wearing a fishing vest. Yup. Conservatives want these people as friends why?

Posted by: Jaynie59 at December 28, 2012 12:54 PM (4zKCA)

477 Time for an assault jacket ban. An assault jacket would have more than 2 pockets or pockets that were reloadable. A ban on jackets such as this would have required the shooter to carry an assault murse in which to store his accessories. The shame of carrying a murse would prevent numerous attacks like the one in Newton. There would then be a need for legislation banning assault murses for shooters that would not have the fashion sense to avoid murses.

Posted by: MrTea at December 28, 2012 12:55 PM (jy/cR)

478 I see The Canuck noted above, intelligently, the need for pocket control
This is a historical reality. When pockets were first invented (!) they were expensive, and a way to show off wealth, like those deep-slash particolour pantaloons and such. And so they were covered by "sumptuary laws," the late middle ages' dress codes. If you didn't belong to the right group, no pockets for you. People kept things in their sleeves. Things like misericordes.

Kids Nowadays Dept: Before digital photography, vagrant world-events lensmen were great heroes of the Left, and kept so many of their now-incomprehensible film accessories in those pocketed vests that among hipsters they were known as "photographer's vests." It was as much a part of The Uniform as the Cheberet.

Posted by: comatus at December 28, 2012 12:58 PM (qaVK+)

479 Don't mess with me, morons.

I'm wearing my compartmented tactical fully automatic military-style combat bulletproof assault vest (with 'the shoulder thing that goes up', for extra killin' power).

It holds my high-capacity ammo clip magazines (which are also of the fully automatic military-style combat type) full of military-style armor piercing bullet cartridges.

I should probably get a gun, too...

Posted by: Parker at December 28, 2012 12:58 PM (YkW3i)

480 How many innocent fish have been ritually slaughtered by oppressive white males wearing vests just like that?

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at December 28, 2012 12:59 PM (KvKOu)

481 404 "Sounds like the clerk did as instructed. Not his fault the instructions were in error."

Nope. She was stupid. I left out her comment to me that I sure do buy a lot of ammunition. I pointed out to her what she was doing wrong. I can tell you, It was not intentional, it was not some act of civil disobedience. It was a stupid mistake made over and over.

Posted by: Eric at December 28, 2012 01:00 PM (1eUK3)

482 Possession of real bullet-proof vests is illegal in half of Australia and half of Canada.

I'm planning to visit the other halves, someday.

Posted by: comatus at December 28, 2012 01:09 PM (qaVK+)

483 > So. Scary.

I bet the Bushmaster was scary...you know, the thing that put several large gaping holes in each child. You're dick andy.

Posted by: cvb at December 28, 2012 01:09 PM (tCvBb)

484 That Orvis vest is in fact made for killing.

Those pockets are way to big to be holding just lures.


Posted by: nip at December 28, 2012 01:28 PM (11Tdq)

485 Hey, cvb. Get stuffed. Then come back when you've grown a brain capable of rational thought instead of inarticulate brain queefs.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 28, 2012 01:34 PM (4df7R)

486 Again..

Media..

Sudden and gratuitous existence FAILURE

Posted by: Melodicmetal at December 28, 2012 01:54 PM (QY9FJ)

487 commenter: “This logic was performed by a professional journalist on a closed mind and should not be tried at home.”

Posted by: Dewey, Cheatem & Howe at December 28, 2012 02:16 PM (e8kgV)

488 I've been known to use 3 flies at once.....Ban multiple flies...Ban high performance leader......

Posted by: owlpellets at December 28, 2012 02:40 PM (dmEoV)

489 Reports were that he shot his mother with a .22 and that he shot the school up with a .223. Are we absolutely sure what he used where? There are a lot ofAR .22out there. Considering the MSM ignorance on arms I doubt anything thet report.

Posted by: Javems at December 28, 2012 02:42 PM (nTgAI)

490
the holes were likely small. they don't have to be big to kill unprotected children. you know, the ones you want to remain unprotected

Posted by: ejo at December 28, 2012 02:53 PM (GXvSO)

491
the holes were likely small. they don't have to be big to kill unprotected children. you know, the ones you want to remain unprotected

On average, do you think the holes are bigger or smaller than the holes the scissors make before your people like Gosnell vacuum babies' brains from their skulls?

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 28, 2012 03:12 PM (V3kRK)

492 >>>all we need is some serious monitoring of every item
everyone purchases to find a pattern that will lead us to the brave new
world of pre-crime interdiction of the next mass killer.

This can be used as a force for good, I tell you! Look here, I have a scientific study in my sweaty little hands that shows definitively that every mass killer in the last 60 years had three things in common:

In all cases, their diets included exposure to:

1. Brussel Sprouts
2. That nasty fruitcake that keeps being passed around
3. That green Jello salad concotion with the carrot shavings in it.

The legislative agenda nearly writes itself. Let's do it.... for the children.

Posted by: VekTor at December 28, 2012 04:13 PM (N7DZ0)

493 "Big data" aficionados can suck my computer's dick .. er, disk.

Posted by: Anon at December 28, 2012 08:44 PM (f+fIu)

494 So, our liberty and privacy have already been abrogated when buying cold
medicine in yet another futile attempt to avoid admitting that the War
on (Some) Drugs is unwinnable. And no-one Mr. Parrish talks to at
parties is upset about this. Therefore it's okay to abrogate our liberty
and privacy some more to track people exercising enumerated
Constitutional rights.

Because, of course, sending law
enforcement agents to investigate every person his data-mining scheme
flags won't have any effect on actual law enforcement. It's a freebie;
those cops don't have other things to do or anything. And so what if
thousands of people a year get "interviewed" by armed policemen based on
such a flag? They aren't really innocent, even if they're not
potential mass murderers. They own guns, after all, and (at least to the
people Mr. Parrish talks to at parties) are therefore inherently
suspect. Such pre-crime law enforcement interventions into the lives of
citizens certain don't implicate any liberty or privacy rights (at
least, not ones that people at the parties Mr. Parrish attends think
matter).

Posted by: Dodd at December 29, 2012 03:05 PM (KmoFg)






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