THIS WEEK’S FINAL FRIDAY THOUGHTS: Here’s what’s left as I head off to Manchester to watch the Fisher Cats play tonight (insert leaving early joke here):
CUE THE ANTI-GUN RHETORIC: That’s right, Robin. Here come the caped crusaders screaming that, with the proper gun laws in this country, the lunatic who shot up the theatre in Colorado last night wouldn’t have been able to do it. Check out this tweet from a man who can’t get anyone to watch his CNN show, never mind rally the populace for legislative change, Piers Morgan:
Yes, Piers, you’re from England. We know the Bobbies don’t carry guns. Well, unless they see a real criminal, then they seem to have M-16’s at the ready. This psycho would have shot a theatre up, gun laws or not. There are crazy people in the world and they do crazy shit. It sucks but it’s reality.
CUE THE ANTI-VIOLENT CONTENT RHETORIC: Like Alfred delivering a drink to Bruce Wayne, here come the guesses at what drove this idiot to shoot up a theatre full of moviegoers. It must be the violence in the film, right? What about the 1986 Batman cartoon plot which is eerily similar? Or, as several nut job commentators and bloggers are now doing, let’s blame it on this trailer for the upcoming film “Gangster Squad”, which ran before “The Dark Knight Rises”:
Oh, I get it. Gangster shoots up movie theatre in trailer, must mean that psychotic moron in Colorado gets idea to shoot up theatre from trailer, right? Unfortunately, if you watch the trailer, Gangster also shoots up cop car, people on the street etc. I guess we can now blame every shooting on Sean Penn. Which is actually not a bad idea.
IF YOU CAN’T WEAR YOUR FEEDING TUBE, THE TERRORISTS WIN: I’m all for proper searches at the airport. It never bothers me if I am asked to remove my shoes, or my boxer briefs, and submit to a TSA rubdown. It actually makes me feel safer. However, I agree with John Deaton of Texas who is pissed that the airport shampoo patrol strip searched his wife, and touched her feeding tube while she was travelling to the Mayo Clinic for treatment this week. Is there intelligence that we’re not privy to that Al Queda has placed a sleeper cell of airplane bombers with inserted feeding tubes in Texas so they can bring our planes down? If not, I think they should skip the feeding tube inspections.
ODD COUPLE, episode two is up. Little Wayne (Omar) and I go golf at the International in Bolton. Thanks to everyone out there for letting us film. And, because you read this blog, email me the reason why you want to play there, and I will hook one of you lucky stiffs up with a foursome at The Oaks course. Mantown@WAAF.com. Have a great weekend!
If only EVERYONE in that theater were armed! This would have been entirely prevented!!! ARM EVERYONE! WILD WEST BABY!!! PEW! PEW! PEW!
Suspect had An "AK-47 style" assault rifle normally equipped with a magazine capable of firing up to 30 rounds of .223-caliber ammunition. PEEL MY AK-47 STYLE ASSAULT RIFLE FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS! THE 2ND AMENDMENT PROTECTS OWNERSHIP OF ASSUALT RIFLES AND GRENADE LAUNCHERS AND FLAME THROWERS TOO!!!
NBC's Pete Williams reports: all of Holmes' guns were legally purchased within the last few months, with first one bought in May.
ABC News DOJ team: firearms legally purchased at Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mountain Guns within the last several months., 1st one in May.
Greg you are truly the odd one in that couple!! Have to agree with supermike.
ONLY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MINDLESS HILLMAN CULT FOLLOWERS
THE QUESTION THAT SHOULD B ASKED, IS HOW THIS MANIAC WAS ABLE TO GET HIS HANDS ON A WEAPON IN THE FIRST PLACE, IN ORDER TO COMMIT THIS ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM. THIS DOMESTIC TERRORIST SHOULD BE THROWN IN JAIL FOR LIFE, WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE, AND IF HE SHOULD SOMEHOW ESCAPE JAIL TIME, HE SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO SO MUCH AS BREATH ON A WEAPON. OF COURSE THE MEMBERS OF THE CHARLTON HESTON/NRA CULT, WILL TRY TO BLAME EVERYTHING ELSE, EXCEPT THE OBVIOUS FACT THAT THIS MANIAC USED A WEAPON TO KILL IN A CROWDED THEATER. OF COURSE, I'M SURE THE INCOHERENT HILLMAN FOLLOWERS ABOVE, WOULD BE DEFENDING THE RIGHT TO OWN WEAPONS, IF THE GUNMAN HAD A LONG, ISLAMIC NAME THAT WAS DIFFICULT TO PRONOUNCE.
other countries have very loose gun laws (fully automatic weapons are the norm)....they also have lower crime rates. Think about it, wouldnt you think twice about shooting up a place when the people you plan to shoot at can shoot back and there happens to be more than one person shooting back? what many people are saying is to take away one of the rights that a soldier is protecting by giving his life overseas right now. If you believe that making it so i can't protect my family from things that intend to do us harm than YOU are the problem.
on a related note;
You were asking about american food and what it is. well here you go, american food in a nutshell.....er uh bacon shell
WILL YOU PLEASE STOP WITH YOUR FANTASY SCENARIOS, REGARDING SOMEHW STOPPING SHOOTINGS, SUCH AS THE ONE THAT OCCURRED IN COLORADO A FEW WEEKS BACK? FIRST OF ALL, IT REARELY HAPPENS THE WAY IT DOES IN THE MOVIES, WHERE SOMEONE MIRACULOUSLY SWOOPS IN ANS SAVES THE DAY, WHILE MAGICALLY NOONE GETS HURT. SECONDLY, IN THE CASE OF THE AURORA SHOOTING, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE ARMED WITH A HIGH POWERED ASSAULT WEAPON. IF PRESENTED WITH SUCH A SITUATION, ARE YOU TELLING ME YOU ARE GOING TO TRY AND GET IN FRONT OF SOMEONE, WHO IS ARMED WITH SUCH A WEAPON? DON'T INSULT MY INTELLIGENCE!! STRICTER GUN LAWS, HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SOLDIERS SERVING OVERSEAS. ALSO, THAT VAGUE SECTION OF THE CONSTITUTION, WHICH GUARANTEES THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE. THE SUPREME COURT RULED IN ITS FAVOR IN 2006, AND IN SO DOING SIDED WITH THE LONG HELD BELIEF OF THE NRA THAT GUN OWNERS RIGHTS, TRUMP MY RIGHT, AND THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS TO FEEL SAFE.
Blow Me Miserable Matt
You heard me. Turd.
OH NO...I'M A "TURD", HUH?...SOMEHOW I CAN STILL SLEEP AT NIGHT
Where the hell is that calendar???Too racy for the station??C'MON, I Bought extra "VIRGIN" olive oil for that excellent calendar!!!