And yet the Left continue their smear campaign, their futile attempt to blame the Tuscon shooting on anything, anyone, apart from the mentally unstable individual who did it.
The Fox News blondes weren’t yelling as they usually do and the excruciation on their faces as they tried not to mention their acclaimed Fox colleague Sarah Palin (though Gaby Giffords was shown in her cross-hairs before she was shot in the head on Saturday in Tucson) was riveting to behold.
Hey Bob, Obama said to bring a gun to a knife fight. A Republican judge, Bush (Sr) appointed, is dead. Ergo?
No, because anyone with half an atom of logic in their thick skulls knows the Arizona shooting was the work of an unstable individual incited by, if anything, Mein Kapf and the Commie Manifesto.
But even that’s a stretch. Loughner was well known to local police as being a person of interest and his dealings with Gifford date back to 2007.
If anything, the police didn’t do their job but even that’s an unfair call. Sometimes, Bob, shit happens and, shock horror, it’s the fault of the person who did it.
George F. Will
The craving is for banishing randomness and the inexplicable from human experience. Time was, the gods were useful. What is thunder? The gods are angry. Polytheism was explanatory. People postulated causations.
And still do. Hence: The Tucson shooter was (pick your verb) provoked, triggered, unhinged by today’s (pick your noun) rhetoric, vitriol, extremism, “climate of hate.”
Demystification of the world opened the way for real science, including the social sciences. And for a modern characteristic. And for charlatans.
A characteristic of many contemporary minds is susceptibility to the superstition that all behavior can be traced to some diagnosable frame of mind that is a product of promptings from the social environment. From which flows a political doctrine: Given clever social engineering, society and people can be perfected. This supposedly is the path to progress. It actually is the crux of progressivism. And it is why there is a reflex to blame conservatives first.
But isn’t that the mantra of the modern-day Leftist. Everything is always somebody else’s fault. Personal responsibility? Never!
Get a grip, Bob, you old has-been dinosaur.
I’d normally finish there, but let’s have a bit of fun with Bob’s rant.
Talk about the moose in the room. Palin, who may be guilty of ‘encouraging a terrorist act’ is politically finished I would think now, and Donald Trump the automatic Republican front-runner, closely followed by his hair.
Actually, Bob, yours and others’ frenzied responses further highlight something we’ve known for a while; for whatever reason – is it because she’s positive, speaks for the backbone of America? – you guys are super-worried about Palin. The Left has had this weird, creepy, almost pseudo–sexual fetish with Palin ever since McCain picked her out.
That who she represents – humble, decent, hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding Americans with a healthy respect for the US constitution – somehow ties the Left in knots that is most unbecoming (or is that defining?) of so-called tolerant liberals.
Awww, but why stop there? Ellis, known for his flowery prose, waffles on a bit, then coughs up this chuck o’ Gaia-raping coal.
And Glen Beck may be arrested, or body-searched, or psychiatrically counselled for advocating armed treason so avidly and Mormonism, gadzooks, while he was up.
It’s OK, Bob. Sometimes that gulp of booze when you’re “on fire” (Wait! Did I just incite arson?!?!) can (how do they say it?) increase the desire but diminish the performance. You Ok there, Bob?
Bob’s fine. Just more Leftist mental projections of rounding anyone up who doesn’t agree with them – the classic liberal wet dream.
Hold on! There’s more! Why not round up Rupert Murdoch, too? Who cares if he’s a US citizen?
If Obama wanted to also, he could rescind Rupert Murdoch’s US passport for using his media clout and world-wide microphone to advocate violent solutions to small political differences. Or see him called before a Senate Committee to confess if he is now or ever was a member of the Communist Party (he leaned that way at Oxford in 1948) and why he so wants to kill, torture or sack all humans who disagree with him, and why he sells cigarettes and who are his friends in Red China.
Don’t the Left just love the idea of rounding people up? Not people who need to be, mind you. Ellis himself is vehemently against the war on terror, but when it comes to discussion of ideas in a free society, Bob’s your head cowboy. By the way, 1948? 1948??
But here come the steak knives…
A nation that confuses itself with a religion resembles, we pretty soon realise, that brand of schizophrenic who howls ‘I am the Christ!’ then drapes himself in hotel bed-sheets and disrupts the traffic of downtown Jerusalem on Good Friday.
Treating something that isn’t as a religion? Global warming anyone? Keep going, Bob. This is hilarious.
America is not well in its mind.
Speak for yourself, Bob.
On the other hand, he may well be right. It’s full of Leftists after all!
Wait! Is that evil Yankee imperialist Coke you're drinking there, Bob?!?!
Via Tim Blair, it turns out Loughner most likely didn’t even pay attention to the media, Left or Right. So surely we can expect a retraction from Bob and the rest of them any day now.
Any day now…
Like a feather on Jupiter, CNN weighs in on the story. You know the drill; laud Obama (actually, it was a pretty good speech), slam Palin for what was also a very well-measured response to the utterly ludicrous claims against her.