Uh the ONLY reason Bostic is polling so high is because of his son Daniel - his son is apparently some type of "celebrity" and has like 47k followers on Twitter who he keeps spamming to vote for his Dad. I'm willing to bet that most of those votes aren't even from SC. - twitter.com/debostic
As usual, mat is so full of shit he can't smell or see his own bald faced lies. The editing of the Sandy Hook hearing absolutely did alter in very dramatic fashion the reality of that situation, which is why liberal hacks everywhere, except MSNBC and the CCP, back pedaled as fast as possible when the full video came out. The reality is the man was not heckled. People were silent to respect him and the proceedings, but he tried to spin that as "see, no one can answer my question" while looking back at the crowded room, which then prompted people to respond in a calm and rational manner.
Just like NBC didn't edit the 911 call regarding Trayvon Martin, right?
Just like Andrea Mitchell didn't alter the tape, right?
Just like Dan Rather winning his lawsuit and getting his credibility & job at CBS back, right?
mat is as stupid, full of shit, and in denial as Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I mean, seriously, how many times can you get cold busted lying on video and even after confronted with the video on live TV say "I never said that"? A few more times and she'll catch up to Obama. Even Anderson Cooper told her to her face she was lying.
" a clear example of out-of-touch, living-in-a-bubble windbaggery, the kind that smells of intellectual roadkill and ideological post-coital soiled sheets." ..... Typical liberal spin when the FACTS don't meet with liberal lies, aka talking points & agendas based on lies and deception.
I love how parents that want gun control get lots of media attention, while the testimony of these parents is conveniently ignored.
Liberals, progressives, Democrats, etc. don't want to hear from these men, these parents of dead children. Truth & reality are NOT part of the progressive/liberal agenda ...
The most inconvenient truth? Mass killings, massacres, have been happening world wide for over 100 years. Many of these terrible acts were at schools and often without guns. Some that did involve guns were in countries with very strict gun laws and very little gun violence. But hey, we can't let FACTS interrupt our destruction of the Constitution and Bill of Rights can we? Hell no!!!
Another "Haire Brained" column.
This bit will be alien to Haire:
"As a father, I consider it my duty to teach my son how to defend himself. To that end, I am teaching him how to be proficient in the use of firearms, so that he can defend himself and his property. I see no harm in letting kids play with marshmallow guns and potato cannons in order to learn respect for more potent ordnance and propellants. Obviously, the most important thing is to raise children who are both proficient in the use of weapons AND guided by a properly calibrated moral compass."
Yes, you can quote me on that.
Your outrage is misplaced, and laughable, to all but the most uninformed.
"Well, the same thing we have always done: Sift through the rubble, count the bodies, and cry. Gun violence will never go away because information wants to be free. The Second Amendment exists because of the First Amendment, and without the First Amendment, what would the point of America be?"
This is fucking stupid Chris. Plenty of other countries have MUCH lower violent crime and homicide rates than the US. We should find out why. Saying we have to shrug live with current levels of violence as the price of the internet and free speech isn't being a realist, it's denying reality.
Interesting article. I appreciate it.
While I will admit there are wackos out there of every political bent, I don't know of many who buy guns and then become paranoid as a result. I know of several people who were vicitimized and chose to carry, some without the ability to do so legally in their state, using the maxim "better tried by twelve than carried by six".
One of the reasons the implementation of concealed carry often helps in the reduction of violent crime is because the bad guys cannot tell who has a gun and who does not. Thus even the folks who choose not to carry benefit from the unknown quantity that is a lawfully armed citizen.
And just for the record, one doesn't need to be carrying a gun to pose a threat of death or great bodily harm to a potential victim.
@Cutler: "Everyone that reads this should really contemplate for more than 2 seconds about what it would be like to be surrounded by guns while you're trying to get an education."
I guess it would be a little like Israel. They don't seem to be churning out students that didn't learn because they saw an armed guard at school. Also, you're being a bit dramatic. Surrounded by guns? Is that how you'd feel if you passed one guard or cop with a gun on your way into school in the morning?
@Ron: Would you agree that the proper way of evolving the 2nd Amendment is the amendment process itself? That taking action through legislation that would weaken the 2nd (or any other part of the Constitution for that matter) seems like cheating by ignoring the rules?
Comparing marsh mellows to very graphic video games is disingenuous. Graphic video games desensitize young people to violence just like graphic films. I don't believe this is the sole cause of the gun violence but it contributes to certain individuals doing what they do. Trying to simplify this to one item such as legal gun ownership without looking at the causes and the different types of violence is not genuine.
I think one of the problems is that a lot of folks purchase guns to feel safe and protected, but then they devolve into paranoid, easily frightened people. Look at the study that was released last year by Purdue and Notre Dame - it gained media attention after Trayvon Martin was murdered, and found that people who are carrying a weapon are more likely to perceive others as carrying one as well, and thus create false threats in their mind. These are not people who need to be armed in public.
People who want to restrict themselves to a rigid interpretation of the Constitution out of some twisted idealistic reverence are ironically disregarding one of the document's most basic intentions: to be a dynamic, malleable guide as the nation progresses. Hell, the goddamn things are called amendments, which implies additions and changes. If it were not for these changes throughout history, then an incredibly large segment of our nation would not be afforded basic freedoms. People want to talk about the Founders' intent when it comes to gun control. What about the Founders' intent when it came to civil liberties for all genders and races?
So yes, the Second Amendment needs to evolve. We no longer live on wild west frontier towns where we're at war with the indigenous population and our former oppressers keep kicking in our doors to help themselves to our food, beds and women. People evolve. Society evolves. And so must the laws which bind them.
First! Hey Chris, good article and way to speak your mind. That said, I hope we do more as a nation than point fingers and debate about whether or not we should place CPL's in every building across the nation. This kind of choice we have to make has been brewing for decades. But obviously, it reaches a head when it affects the most innocent of our kind. I've ran across all types on this issue. Hell, I just had to leave a comment on Yahoo for two enlisted men who want to be the first in line to protect kids at school full time. I bet they would get really good benefits too. The problem with this attitude and other statements surrounding it, is that it's inflammatory. Actually, it's not inflammatory, it's just a downright, awful thing to think about. Everyone that reads this should really contemplate for more than 2 seconds about what it would be like to be surrounded by guns while you're trying to get an education. Just do it for more than 2 seconds please. The jerking of knees has to stop.
I don't have kids yet, but my heart goes out to not only those who lost loved ones not only in CT but also in every other instance like this (VaTech, Wisconsin, Tuscon, Columbine, Chicago "numerous times") and now Alabama. If you really want some insight into the "gun culture" and attitude that follows many people that own more guns than they need, pay attention to the interview Jon Stewart had with Bob Costas the other night. Costas was on point about the "gun culture" surrounding athletes and others with the same priorities. Namely, if someone has a gun, that means everybody else needs to have eight so that will make them safer. F-ing ludicrous. It's 2013....not 1776, not 1812, not 1865, not 1917, not 1939, not 1945, not 1953, not 1972, and definitely not 2001. The gov't is not made up of the tyranny of evil men. Get out of your paranoid, pre-apocalyptic worlds and join this one to find common ground!! Seacrest....OUT!!!!
I love the un-biased reporting in City Paper, and how they don't quickly dismiss things simply because it's "conservative" in nature (please take note of the sarcasm here). But hey...lets leave that biased reporting to only MSNBC and CNN.
HUH? I sometime think the media is under the influence of inkahol. I wish there were some way to avoid becoming a totalitarian state, but odds are against it..Cheers!
Eh, get yourself a marshmallow gun anyway (or build one out of pvc pipe so you don't add to the coffers of the NRA) My daughter's boyfriend likes the one she made him for Christmas except that teh marshmallows really aren't edible after using them as ammo (ie they get on the ground/floor and get dirty)
$2M Settlement Reached in Marshmallow Death Case - http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,158440…
Yep, marshmellows kill.
"selective editing" - conservatives keep using that phrase. It does not mean what they think it means....
Or, more accurately, what you saw on MSNBC was not an edit that alters anything substantial about the hearing. Sorry.
All the kids I knew played 'Cops and Robbers' or 'Cowboys and Indians' or any number of games with toy guns. I never saw the one that did kill somebody play with guns.
I guess this is a convenient topic instead of hitting MSNBC for their selective editing to portray Sandy Hook father as being heckled. Keep up the slanted work!
I wish Ron Paul was president now !
I actually hate people. But I love humanity.
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