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11 Comments

  1. Neil

    RT mattyglesias : Lucky for us Christians never shoot anyone. Otherwise America might have the developed world’s highest murder rate.

  2. Brad Deltan

    Well obviously this is the voters expressing their public rejection of the Obama Presidency and its socialist health care reform. If only Obama wasn’t dithering so much on the war then this never would have happened. (yes, that’s sarcasm, son…and mark my words, the conservatalkers will paraphrase what I just said before 48 hours have passed)

  3. O-FISH-L

    It’s quite amusing to watch so many libs contorting themselves like pretzels to spin Tuesday’s election and yesterday’s awful massacre, committed by yes, a Muslim extremist who reportedly invoked, “Allahu Akbar” as he was gunning down the innocent.

    Why the spin? As Coach Belichick has so eloquently said, “Sometimes it is what it is.”

    Now, we can only sit and wait for Obama’s pastor to declare why we deserved this latest terrorist attack. Not that the pastor gets near Obama these days. After all, “them Jews” (his words) won’t allow it.

    • Dan Kennedy

      Fish: I agree with you completely. And now we’re dealing with Christian terrorism in Orlando. Clearly we need to deport everyone who’s not a Unitarian.

  4. mike_b1

    Right. Remind me which Islamic religion Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Eric Rudolph belong(ed) to?

    Ted Bundy was Methodist.

    Oh and guess what? Ted Kaczynski and Charles Manson were clearly arch-conservatives, too.

    Ergo, conservatives are nothing more than mass murderers who want to steal your babies and your bank accounts. Sometimes it is what it is.

  5. newshound

    Dan – that is hilarious – all but Unitarians. Are you overlooking the Amish and Quakers? I think keeping a few more will help hold up the housing market a little better.

    Mental illness can be a horrible tragedy when violent and produce too many heartbroken faces. Any of us who are not victims of the illness should count our blessings and we can stretch that all the way to include Roman Catholic and Jewish . . . and just about everybody else.

  6. O-FISH-L

    Dan, did I miss a Christian leader’s declaration of jihad on the United States? Did the Tampa murderer of one, or any of the others mentioned above, invoke Christ as they killed?

    Again, it’s breathtaking to witness the effort by libs to remove the obvious Islamic Jihad connection to this. What’s next, an ACLU fight to suppress the “Allahu Akbar” statement as obtained without benefit of Miranda?

    It’s a sad day when I have to rely on Osama bin Laden himself to make my point here.


    “My Muslim Brothers of The World:

    Your brothers in Palestine and in the land of the two Holy Places are calling upon your help and asking you to take part in fighting against the enemy -your enemy and their enemy- the Americans and the Israelis. They are asking you to do whatever you can, with ones own means and ability, to expel the enemy, humiliated and defeated, out of the sanctities of Islam. Exalted be to Allah said in His book: {and if they ask your support, because they are oppressed in their faith, then support them!} (Anfaal; 8:72)”

    “And our last supplication is: All praise is due to Allah.”

    Excerpted from a declaration of Jihad on the US by
    Osama bin Laden
    Friday, August 23, 1996
    Hindukush Mountains, Khurasan, Afghanistan

  7. mike_b1

    The better question, Fishy, is id you bother to read what bin Laden wrote? “… to expel the enemy, humiliated and defeated, out of the sanctities of Islam.”

    Since when is Ft. Hood one of the “sanctities of Islam?”

    Sheesh.

  8. O-FISH-L

    Mr b_1: Bin Laden must have known his first call to jihad would confuse some, including you, into thinking you had to actually go to an Islamic country to join the fight. He clarified it a year or two later.

    “T]he ruling to kill the Americans and their allies—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem] and the holy mosque [in Makka] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim. This is in accordance with the words of Almighty Allah, ‘and fight the pagans all together as they fight you all together,’ and ‘fight them until there is no more tumult or oppression, and there prevail justice and faith in Allah'”

    Keep spinning though. If the massacre weren’t so sad and infuriating, the response by libs would be comical.

    That includes Obama’s shocking insensitivity and “shout out” to a fictitious Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and other gibberish before finally acknowledging the massacre in his speech last night. Plus, after his immediate declaration that Cambridge PD acted “stupidly” over the summer, his call to avoid a rush to judgment of Hasan, the shooter in this case, is downright repulsive.

  9. mike_b1

    Wow, you certainly are good at Googling and parsing bin Laden’s phrases to build your case (or perhaps you spent time with him?). Try Googling this one: Psychopath. Then, after reading the literature, tell me your ideas for preventing a crazy person from acting … crazy. Especially when they have access to lots of guns.

  10. mike_b1

    And I will add — and it is galling to have to remind you, since you claim to have been a cop — far, far more Americans are killed every year by other Americans for reasons that have nothing to do with religious fanaticism.

    But I’m sure you have been working tirelessly within the GOP to address those problems. *eye roll*

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