Monthly Archives: December 2012

Michael Moore: People Own Guns Because of Racist Fears or Something

What Moore thinks is the reason black people own guns is anybody’s guess:

And I was fascinated in that subject when making ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ of how fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve got to have a gun in the house. Now, not every house has a gun but we’ve got over a quarter-billion guns in people’s homes. And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder. So why is that? What are they really afraid of? What do they think of — who’s going to break into the house? Do they think it’s little freckled-face Jimmy down the street? I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s who they’re afraid of. And it cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved. And I thought it would be interesting to take a look at that in the movie.

I’d venture to assume that most break-ins and thefts in rural and suburban America are perpetrated by white criminals. Also, rural crime is on the rise.

How can you still protect yourself without being a racist? Make your personal security carry the guns — charges of racism and paranoia averted:

Moore’s one of those “my life’s worth protecting and yours isn’t” lefties like Dianne Feinstein and select Hollywood gun hypocrites.

And by the way, I don’t believe for one second that Michael Moore doesn’t have a gun in his home(s) for personal protection — there would certainly be plenty of places to hide it.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

NASA Getting Flooded With ‘End of the World’ Calls and Emails

Everybody knows that the people at NASA are and have always been among the world’s foremost experts on the Mayans (as a matter of fact, some of Neil Armstrong’s ancestors on his mother’s side were from Calakmul). Whenever I have a question about the Mayans, I know that NASA is the first on my list of people to call for answers:

If there’s one government agency really looking forward to Dec. 22, it’s NASA.

The space agency said it has been flooded with calls and emails from people asking about the purported end of the world — which, as the doomsday myth goes, is apparently set to take place on Dec. 21, 2012.

The myth might have originated with the Mayan calendar, but in the age of the Internet and social media, it proliferated online, raising questions and concerns among hundreds of people around the world who have turned to NASA for answers.

Dwayne Brown, an agency spokesman, said NASA typically receives about 90 calls or emails per week containing questions from people. In recent weeks, he said, that number has skyrocketed — from 200 to 300 people are contacting NASA per day to ask about the end of the world.

“Who’s the first agency you would call?” he said. “You’re going to call NASA.”

The questions range from myth (Will a rogue planet crash into Earth? Is the sun going to explode? Will there be three days of darkness?) to the macabre (Brown said some people have “embraced it so much” they want to hurt themselves). So, he said, NASA decided to do “everything in our power” to set the facts straight.

That effort included interviews with scientists posted online and a web page Brown said has drawn more than 4.6 million views.

It also involved a video titled, “Why the World Didn’t End Yesterday.” Though the title of the video implies a Dec. 22 release date, Brown said NASA posted the four-minute clip last week to help spread its message.

The Mayan calendar may be about to end, but the Moron calendar is eternal.

To answer the question of NASA callers, tomorrow will go something like this: We’ll hear Pink Floyd’s The Great Gig in the Sky start playing through some Bose speakers blaring from the heavens, and then… blammo:

ABC’s Jake Tapper Tests Obama’s Patience: Mr. President, Where Have You Been on Gun Control?

Obama’s answer, said while shooting laser-darts from his eyes into Tapper’s head, was basically “I’ve been too busy being president to focus on the stuff I’m now focusing on… uh… as president.”

You’ll probably laugh at Obama’s “I haven’t been on vacation” remark. He’s probably just a little defensive — not to mention stressed — because the deadline is fast approaching for him to leave for vacation:

The question the Press Corpse should be asking is why the Obama administration hasn’t even been enforcing the gun laws on the books and yet they’re talking about making new gun laws. Consider me highly skeptical of the effectiveness of whatever “solutions” Sheriff Biden’s gun safety committee come up with.

Update: You know what the fiscal cliff debate needs? Some serious exploitation of the murders of over two dozen little kids and women:

Obama: They understand that they’re not going to get 100 percent of what they want. And for some reason, that message has not yet taken up on Capitol Hill. And when you think about what we’ve gone through over the last couple of months — a devastating hurricane, and now one of the worst tragedies in our memory, the country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good and not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don’t make much sense.

Time Magazine Announces Person of the Year

That is, if anybody still really cares what Time Magazine thinks. This is about as surprising as finding out Michael Moore’s doctor gives his cholesterol level a viscosity rating:

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The summary explaining their choice cracked me up:

We are in the midst of historic cultural and demographic changes, and Barack Obama is both the symbol and in some ways the architect of this new America. In 2012, he found and forged a new majority, turned weakness into opportunity and sought, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union.

If by “perfect union” they mean exploding welfare and disability rolls, health care mandates that are killing jobs as well as stomping on religious freedom, record deficits and ObamaPhones™, they’re totally correct.

Sorry Sandra Fluke… maybe next year.

List of the past recipients here.

Rep. Kucinich Renews Call for Federal ‘Department of Peace’

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Do you think horrific crimes are the result of there not being enough departments in our undersized federal government? If so, an Ohio Representative and kookmuffin escapee from an Orwell novel named Dennis Kucinich has a proposal for you:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Monday afternoon resumed his call for a federal “Department of Peace,” which he said is needed to counteract a “cultural matrix” in the United States that produces violence.

“On a global level, this type of thinking justified war and brings the slaughter of innocents. Nationally, it sows seeds for murder,” he said on the House floor.

“Yet war abroad and violence at home are not inevitable. We have it within our power to recreate America today.”

“Let us create an organized, structured approach to become architects of a new culture of peace in our homes and our schools and our workplaces,” he added. “This is what the Department of Peace is about. Let us establish in America, where national security and peace at home includes jobs, housing, physical and mental healthcare, education, retirement security for all.”

Here’s Kucinich’s “Department of Peace” idea from a few years back — he calls his proposal the “Department of Peace” because “super gigantic welfare state” is already taken:

Nanny Bloomberg Just Keeps on Making No Sense

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It’s… Clueless-Man!

Over the weekend, Rep. Louie Gohmert said that he wished the principal of Sandy Hook elementary — who was one of the first to encounter Adam Lanza at the start of his rampage and was one of the first people he shot and killed — had herself been carrying a gun.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked about Gohmert’s comment:

Bloomberg responded by saying, “There are dumb statements and then there are stupid statements… I don’t know what the gun would have done.

Aside from the principal saving her own life and stopping that freak dead in his tracks before he was able to kill many, many more kids and teachers, I have no idea what the gun would have done.

Because he has no idea what guns accomplish, somebody should propose that Bloomberg’s security detail be disarmed. Suddenly I’m sure he’d have an idea of what guns accomplish.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Nanny Bloomberg’s Latest Ridiculous Claim

Tragedy pimps need two things in order to succeed: A tragedy to exploit for their own political ends, and a good number of people who will believe absolutely ridiculous lies:

“It’s so unbelievable, and it only happens in America, and it happens again and again. There was another shooting yesterday, three people killed, I think, in a hospital. We kill people in schools, we kill them in hospitals, we kill them in religious organizations, we kill them when they’re young, we kill them when they’re old, and we’ve just got to stop this.”

It only happens in America… if you don’t count all these incidents.

We’ll never come close to figuring out how to cut down on the numbers of these horrible crimes as long as there are people like Michael Bloomberg being taken seriously in the debate.

But I guess this means Bloomberg will lead by example and have his security detail turn in their deadly guns, eh?

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(h/t Twitchy)

Meanwhile, in the City With Some of the Most Restrictive Gun Laws in the Country…

Yesterday, as the country mourned the horrific murders at an elementary school in Connecticut and shameless opportunists asked the president to exploit the tragedy while calling for stricter national gun laws, in a city with tight gun laws that is in a state with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, ten people were shot:

Shootings across the city Friday afternoon and night wounded at least ten people, according to Chicago police, including four teens in three separate South and West side attacks.

Someone shot two boys, both 16, about 5:11 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. Both were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to their legs.

Two other teens were wounded Friday afternoon — a 15-year-old near North Avenue and Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood and a 16-year-old near Western Avenue and Taylor Street in the Lawndale neighborhood.

A man in his 20s was in a car when someone shot him about 6:30 p.m in the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot in the bicep and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

Read about all the recent shootings in the city that, according to the logic employed by gun control advocates, should be one of the safer cities in the country.

Chicago had 436 murders in the first ten months of 2012.

It’s almost as if criminals don’t care about laws. Maybe more laws for them to ignore will help!

(h/t Doug Ross)

Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

Pure evil, plain and simple.

Current reports are 28 dead, including 20 children.

Those already using this horrific crime to advance agendas or point fingers are ghouls.

I’ll be hugging my kids extra tight tonight while offering prayers for Newtown and those affected by this barbaric act.

Update: CBS News reports a second possible suspect has been taken into custody. I haven’t heard anybody else confirm that, however. According to CBS the shooter (one of them anyway) was the father of one of the students.

Age of the shooter is actually 24 and his name has been released.

The other person that was reported to be in custody is the shooter’s brother and so far they don’t think he was involved in the shootings… at least not directly.

Update II: I’m hearing lots of talk on TV about guns (Bob Schieffer among many others), and absolutely nobody’s talking about moral decay. Maybe part of the problem is staring us right in the face today.