Monday, December 17, 2012

Mass Murder Becoming The New Normal In USA -Time To Stop The Carnage

"You Are Not Alone' President Obama Interfaith Message update

Bryan Fischer: God Did Not Protect Connecticut Shooting Victims Because Prayer Banned In Schools (VIDEO)via Huffington Post

FOX NEWS and Mike Huckabee use tragedy to push their Christian Taliban Agenda.
The agenda is to undermine one of America's guiding principles the Separation of Church and State . Huckabee and these Fox News characters are only in favor of defending religion within their own theology of their version of Christian fundamentalism and a literal belief in the Bible.

Will they also defend other religions which believe in a God or a multiple of Gods ie Judaism, Islam , Hinduism, Sikhs, Buddhists and so forth.

If anything these same pious people tend to spend a good deal of time denying the faith of Muslims claiming that Muslims are not praying to the same God as Christians and Jews. Muslims insist all three monotheistic religions come out of the same traditions and beliefs and that all three faith can be traced back to Abraham, Moses and the Biblical prophets. Yet there are many Christians who believe that Islam is an evil religion which in fact is anti-God and is out to destroy all Christians.

Gretchen Carlson Moved To Tears As Huckabee Urges: 'Quit Being Ashamed That we believe in God

Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO) at Huffington Post , Dec. 17, 2012

Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the massacre in Newtown had forced him to rethink his "long-held" belief about gun rights.

In a lengthy monologue, Scarborough talked about how shaken up he had been by the killing of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. He noted that his children's ages averaged that of some of the murdered victims.

"From this day forward, nothing can ever be the same again," he said. "... Let this be our true landmark ... politicians can no longer be allowed to defend the status quo."

He said that he was a "conservative Republican" who had been solidly aligned with the NRA during his time in Congress, and had previously held libertarian views on the Second Amendment. But he added that Friday "changed everything":

"I knew that day that the ideologies of my past career were no longer relevant to the future that I want, that I demand for my children. Friday changed everything. It must change everything. We all must begin anew and demand that Washington's old way of doing business is no longer acceptable. Entertainment moguls don't have an absolute right to glorify murder while spreading mayhem in young minds across America. And our Bill of Rights does not guarantee gun manufacturers the absolute right to sell military-style, high-caliber, semi-automatic combat assault rifles with high-capacity magazines to whoever the hell they want.

It is time for Congress to put children before deadly dogmas. It's time for politicians to start focusing more on protecting our schoolyards than putting together their next fundraiser. It's time for Washington to stop trying to win endless wars overseas when we're losing the war at home ... For the sake of my four children and yours, I choose life and I choose change."

Student Plotted Mass Murder, Obama Assassination Published on 15 Nov 2012

"A 20-year-old Westminster man who authorities say plotted to kill President Barack Obama and shoot children at a Standley Lake High School Halloween event remained jailed Wednesday pending a Friday detention hearing in federal court. Mitchell Kusick told his therapist he stole a rifle from a relative's home that he was planning to use to kill children and hoped for a gun battle with police, according to federal court documents unsealed this week. He said he was fascinated by political assassinations and had been tracking Obama's Colorado visits, hoping to kill him.* Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss Kusick, his plot and the sick obsession with "celebrity" and wanting to be famous by any means.

Charles P. Pierce responds to mass murder at elementary school in Newtown Connecticut and responds to the heartless sermon delivered by Bryan Fisher who blames the whole incident on public schools not being permitted to start each school day with a Christian prayer so one can surmise America and those children somehow had it coming .

Pierce argues that America was not founded as a nation of pure-rugged individualism in which everyone was only to care for themselves and not the nation or the community at large. And that it is every citizens duty to contribute to creating a more just society in which all are treated as part of that community.

 America was also founded on the principles of the rule of law and that all are equal before the law whether they are rich or poor ;powerful or powerless that those in need are a societies collective responsibility. America was not built upon rough justice or each as a law unto himself or based upon vigilantism and the lynch mob . America though is turning back the clock to the old wild west and is becoming as unenlightened as the Middle ages.

 The Bell Tolls For All Of Us By Charles P. Pierce, Dec. 14, 2012
And the winner for most bloodthirsty schmuck of the year is... Christianist lunatic Bryan Fischer, who was first out of his restraints with this commentary on the horrors in Connecticut today.

...We are our brother's keeper. The bell tolls for all of us. These very old — and, yes, Bryan, very Christian — concepts really do undergird our experiment in self-government. We all have an investment in the institutions through which we apply these concepts to each other and to ourselves. We have to nurture those institutions and guard them, because they are so very much more easily destroyed than they are to build. And, yes, dammit, we have to pay for them, and we have to pay the salaries of the people who work for them, because we are their keepers, too, and because the bell tolls for them the same way it tolls for all of us.

Resist, then, the forces who tell you that the creation and maintenance of that commonwealth is too expensive or too complicated, or that it is an appeal to a time now lost to technology and modernity and the glories of free trade.

Resist the frauds and mountebanks who seek to prosper from fragmentation and isolation, and who tell you that your "freedom" exists in a place outside of that creative process of self-government, and that, in fact, the institutions produced by that process are the enemies of that "freedom."

Resist, as strongly as you can, the people who seek to profit by isolating you in your homes, and in your anger, and in your wounded sense of aggrieved entitlement, and with all your guns. We, The People. Those words are not an accident. They come before everything else in the document. Yes, even before the Second Amendment, they come, and there is a reason for that.

When we commit ourselves to the American experiment — and our military does this formally, but we all do so when we accept the freedoms and benefits of that experiment — we commit ourselves first to We, The People, and the public institutions that are the manifestations of our political commonwealth in our daily lives.
Some Crazy Talk About Guns From Politico By Charles P. Pierce at Esquire Dec. 17, 2012
In an indication that it is Be Nice To The Morally Insane Week at his publication, Dylan Myers, the ace media reporter for Tiger Beat On The Potomac, fresh off back-to-back TKO losses at the hands of Nate Silver and reality, calls "stunningly candid" the argument from the bright children at National Review that allowing Adam Lanza to arm himself like Judge Dredd and shoot a bunch of toddlers to ribbons is just part of the price we pay for living in the exceptional freedom provided here in exceptional America.

The practical consequence of living for nearly two-and-a-half centuries under the almost universally benevolent protection of the Second Amendment is a society in which there are hundreds of millions of guns, in which 47 percent of families and nearly as many Democrats as Republicans own guns, and in which the dissent over the sacrosanctity of gun rights is heard largely because of the overrepresentation in the media of the coastal, urban Left. Those upset with the order of things are welcome to try, and doomed to fail, to repeal the Second Amendment via the constitutional process.

But the guns of America aren't going anywhere any time soon, and generic calls to "do something" - even insofar as doing something is desirable - must reckon with this fact. I have to admit that the 82 gun deaths a day that occur in this country makes for an interesting definition of "almost universally benevolent protection." (Also, one might wonder, what are we being protected from, exactly? Is this where the folks at NR pretend to be hard-bitten militia men at war with the dead hand of government, instead of the laptop pistoleros they actually are? And the idea of these clowns using the phrase "coastal urban Left," as though they're writing in camo from upper Michigan is downright hysterical.)

It is easy to "reckon with" the number of guns presently in circulation in America and still close the gun show loophole, and require background checks, and ban assault weapons. Most of the membership in the NRA believes in some, if not all, of those ideas.

And, anyway, I'm sure that the citizens of Topeka, who are not members of the coastal urban Left, except geographically in respect to Colorado, are reassured that the two cops who got gunned down last night are simply a demonstration of the sturdiness of the American republic.

Topeka Police Chief Ronald Miller said a gunman opened fire on Cpl. David Gogian, 50, and Officer Jeff Atherly, 29, from inside the vehicle at around 6 p.m. Sunday. Miller said the man shot both officers in the head. Following a tip, authorities surrounded a nearby house where a 22-year-old suspect was holed up early Monday and, after negotiations failed, Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents fired tear gas inside.

The Shawnee County sheriff's office, which is leading the investigation, said the man emerged from the home with a gun and officers opened fire. The fact that this man was able to defend himself against the forces of government — and, unfortunately, that he and two police officers ended up dead — demonstrates nothing more than the ongoing effort to make sure, as the NR people put it, that the republic would still look like the America we value most. Meanwhile, back in the bubble, Myers pairs the NR's editorial up with the way Garry Wills summoned up the legend of Moloch, and then boldly concludes, Of course, some might argue that new laws can also be the subject of idol-worship. And round and round we go... And thus does Dylan Myers keep those holiday invitations rolling in.
A man in northern Indiana was arrested Saturday after threatening an elementary school near his home. Raw, Eric W Dolan dec.16,2012
Cedar Lake police officers found 47 guns and ammunition in the home of 60-year-old Von Meyer following his arrest, according to the Associated Press. Police were called after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire and “kill as many people as he could” at the Jane Ball Elementary School less than 1,000 feet from his home.

He was a “known member of the Invaders Motorcycle Gang,” according to police. Meyer is currently being held in the Lake County Jail without bond. He faces charges of intimidation, domestic battery and resisting law enforcement.
and in a related case in which this time a high school student was prevented from carrying out his own shooting spree and mass murder on the same day as the Newtown Massacre : Oklahoma HS student arrested for plotting massacre :The arrest reportedly took place before the Newtown Conn. shooting by Alex Halperin at Dec. 15, 2012
Police arrested a high school student in Bartlesville, Okla. Friday for allegedly plotting a school massacre involving guns and bombs, the Tulsa World writes. Bail was set at $1 million.

The paper reports: “Sammie [Eaglebear Chavez] tried to recruit other students to assist him with carrying out a plan to lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut,” Bartlesville Police Lt. Kevin Ickleberry wrote in the affidavit, which was filed in Washington County District Court. “He also told them that if the students assisting him did not do what they were supposed to do, he would not hesitate to kill them and/or himself.”

Police were notified of the plot Thursday afternoon by school administrators who had been told of the alleged plan by another student, the affidavit states. Chavez had told the students he would place bombs by the auditorium doors and that when police arrived, he would detonate them.
and in the same week on Dec. 15 another lone gunman was prevented by police from killing anyone : Gunman killed in Alabama hospital shooting He reportedly injured two hospital employees and a police officer By Alex Halperin, Dec. 15
There was another public shooting this morning, this time at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. According to WAFF: The incident happened around 4am. Police Sergeant Johnny Williams tells FOX6 News that a man with a gun, shot two employees as well as a police officer.

A second officer shot and killed the unidentified gunman. Sgt. Williams says that the injuries to the officer and the employees are not life-threatening. The victims were taken to UAB Hospital. Police have not released their names.

One hospital worker says a “Code Silver” was called across the intercom. He says “Code Silver” means there is harm or threat with a weapon. He says employees are instructed to call 911.

and so it goes,

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