Saturday Linkaround/ Open Thread


Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

An Act Of Horror In The Season Of Joy

Thoughts on the Newtown Shootings –Roger Kimball

The Facts about Mass Shootings –John Fund

The Massacre of the Innocents -Mark Steyn

Curiously, during the period before deinstitutionalization, the mentally ill seem to have been less likely to be arrested for serious crimes than the general population.

Guns Don’t Kill People … RS MCCain

The Newtown Massacre and Mike Huckabee’s Offense

Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

From just last June: 14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots armed intruder while babysitting siblings

Obamacare: “If our daughter was born just two years later we would pay more for insurance, have inferior treatment options, and be triaged (meaning delayed) for treatment.”

Pro-Gun Control Dem Faces Felony Charges After Attempting To Bring Gun On Airplane

In ’08, New ‘Gun Control’ Czar Biden Loved His Beretta Guns (VIDEO)

Golden Oldie: Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone –NYT

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  • LastBestHope

    The newest “art” film from Hollywood is “D’ranged Unchained” (or something). The beautiful peeps have already nominated it as Best Picture. I was reading a review by Rex Reed (yes, the old queen still lives and loved the movie) and had to pass on this 5 Star comment from blogger Twoiron • 10 hours ago

    Movies like this are a cancer. The Lib-dominated, secular culture is awash in rot. Lib-run America is the 21st Century Sodom & Gomorrah. A culture that lacks — no, despises and mocks — traditional values is the same culture that gives us abortions on demand, free birth control for 12-year olds, runaway STDs among our teenage girls, BJs in the Oval Office, gay marriage, unwed mothers, prisons full of children of unwed mothers, destruction of the family, low information voters, entitlement mentality, lack of personal responsibility, and four more years. On top of all that, what’s the big deal about another few hundred uses of the N-word?

    For those thinking of checking out this hate filck, vote with your $ and don’t. These “artists” curse capitalism and America and yet measure their success by box office numbers. Hypocrisy = Hollywood. Don’t feed the foul.

    • Proof

      The reviews I’ve read say that on top of its “message” and slasher gore, it’s just not a very good movie.

      • two_amber_lamps

        So where’s the hue and cry on the part of one and all leftists given the timing of the release and recent current events?

        • Proof

          The studios showed a little concern. The only thing I heard was that the movie Jack Reacher had postponed or cancelled their grand opening because of violence in the movie. Didn’t stop it from opening, though.

          “Unchained” had already garnered some bad press from Jamie Foxx’s remarks about “shooting a room full of white people”.

  • Neiman

    Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

    Read more:

    There are simply different rules for liberals, made by liberals of course. They cry and wail and sit about in sackcloth and ashes, crying crocodile tears over the 20 children killed in Sandy Hook by a mentally disturbed dirt bag; they scream get rid of those damn nasty guns, well except for special people like police officers and the military, which leave the people undefended against government tyranny. Yet, when it is liberals that made abortion on demand possible, a fact that has resulted in the cold blooded murder of over 50 million helpless, innocent babies in and partially outside the womb, they attack people defending those lives. They claim the babies are not humans, only mass of tissues like tumors and that shoving scissors into their brains is not murder at all. Plus, I hear no cry to ban abortionists like Planned Parenthood to stop this national slaughter of children,.

    Yes, there are different standards for liberals versus conservatives. Any accusation against any conservative is absolute proof of guilt, no trial necessary, go straight to the lynching. Even a conviction and prison time for a liberal is not sufficient proof of guilt. Yes, there are different standards and most people agree to them.

    • Proof

      Neiman: What better way to protest murder than to advocate it for someone else? Besides, it gives employment opportunities to those poor Code Pink ladies who have been in a coma* during every kinetic military action Obama has taken and the shipment of arms to Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the lives of both American and Mexican citizens being lost.

      *Why else would they not have protested?

    • two_amber_lamps

      Amazing/ironic the ones who claim to be the most “egalitarian” among us (leftists) are in fact the most prone to paradoxical, neurotic, diametrically opposed beliefs?

      Liberalism, it’s a mental disorder.

      • $8194357

        on the liberal mindset 2 lamps…

      • banjo kid

        I think you may have something there.

    • borborygmi

      And Social Conservatives cry and lament the murder of babies and the children at Sandy Hook but when God does the same thing…….Its Gods will, Its Gods plan. Don’t Question the reasons just believe it is for our good.They are being punished for the sins of their fathers … You are correct double standards do apply. Hmmmmph Dead Kids either way.

      • $8194357

        But only a liberal believes the state is almighty, huh..

      • Neiman

        You seem to have a real problem with God and His Sovereign Will and Him daring to act as he does against your will. You conclusions are wrong, but I will never convince you, I can only tell you the truth.

        You will often find complaints that the God of the Bible arbitrarily ordered the destruction of entire cities, such as Jericho, just
        to allow the Jews to have a homeland in the Middle East. How could a loving God command the destruction of all those “innocent” people? The argument sounds good, but it is utterly false. The unstated assumption is that the people who God ordered destroyed were morally equivalent to the Jews, who replaced them. However, this is what the Bible says about the people who were destroyed:

        “It is not for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm the oath which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (Deuteronomy 9:5)

        Okay, how “wicked” could those people have been? How about killing their own sons and daughters by burning them in sacrifices to their gods:

        “You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. (Deuteronomy 12:31)

        The wickedness of these people is confirmed in other verses of the Bible.3
        So we see that these people are not quite as innocent as the atheists would like you to believe. The fact that these people practiced child sacrifice is also confirmed in the secular writings of the Greeks.4 Then again, maybe those atheists believe that killing your children is not all bad. After all, killing viable pre-born babies is legal in this country (it’s called a choice, a.k.a. abortion). For these reasons (and others), God ordered the destruction of the peoples whom the Israelites dispossessed.

        Did God kill any innocent people along with the evil ones? When God was about to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked God if He would destroy the cities if there were 50 righteous people in them. God said no. Then Abraham asked the same question if there were 45 righteous
        people. Every time he dropped the number and got the same answer. The
        fact is that God would not have destroyed those cities if there were any
        righteous people in them. The few righteous who were in those cities He warned ahead of time to get out. So, God does not destroy the righteous along with the evil.

        God’s judgment of people groups found in the Old Testament actually pales in comparison to the judgment He will render at the end of time. According to the New Testament Book of Revelation, God will judge and kill billions of people who reject Him when Jesus returns, including 200 million killed in a single battle. Such large armies have never existed in the history of mankind until the last 100 years, suggesting the this judgment could come at any time.

        What about children?
        In some instances, God ordered the killing of entire populations, presumably including the killing of babies and children. Isn’t God unrighteous in killing these innocent little ones? First of all, the Bible indicates that all people are sinners, including babies, and worthy of judgment. However, the Bible also indicates that children are incapable of making moral choices, so that they are automatically rewarded with heaven.So, in having babies killed, God is actually doing them a favor, since, if they had grown up opposed to God, they would have gone to hell. If God were to have spared some of the children, it would have been difficult to determine the cutoff age. A one-year old is probably still relatively uncorrupted by his parents, but what about a two-year old? I have personally seen a number of spoiled two-year olds who had already been corrupted by their parents. In a society where moral corruption abounds, the corruption of the children would be early and severe. God was very clear that he did not want the sons and daughters of the corrupted peoples to marry the sons and daughters of the Israelites to lead them astray through false worship. Even so, there are many examples of the Israelites being polluted in their worship by the surrounding peoples.

        In order to maintain His righteousness, God must judge sin – everything that
        goes against His character. If God let everyone into heaven, then He would have to allow in people such as Stalin and Hitler. Obviously, heaven would not be a good place to be with the likes of those people there. Therefore, God’s righteousness requires the judgment of all sin. Only those people who agree with God and are willing to allow themselves to be changed into
        sinless beings can enter into heaven.

        But, let’s face it, your judgment of these things is superior to God Who created all things, right? Or, is it that with the help of the Spirit, we can see that God’s Judgment is not as mans judgment and that you are wrong in your opinion on this matter?

        • banjo kid

          That was a great explanation , thank you for that .

  • $8194357

    It was reported that the Bushmaster was taken from Adam Lanzas mothers trunk.

    That story then went away and it was determinined that the Bushmaster was the primary weapon used…Video evidence is now available of the semi auto carbine (called an assault rife because of its syle and furniture) being removed from the cars trunk as perviously reported…

    Waggin the dog much or what?

    Video of Adam Lanzas Bushmaster being removed from the trunk of his mothers car.

    • Proof

      That’s just bizarre. Hopefully the Obama DOJ will rush in and clear things up like they did with Fast and Furious and Benghazi…

      • $8194357

        They will jump on it “Fast and Furious”
        just like the Bengazi MB weapons running..

        • Proof

          Heard Juan Williams on FNS today saying that Benghazi never was a scandal, just something ‘ginned up during the campaign. Yeah. Right.

          • $8194357

            Without an honest media DC can do as they please it seems..
            As William Jefferson was fond of saying:
            So who is the legal controling authority?
            When men rule above the rule of law there isn’t any, huh.

          • Proof

            According to Gore, his Chinese fund raising violated “no legal controlling authority” either.

          • $8194357

            When DC incorperated itself….
            Constitutional Rule of law left
            DC above it…
            “no legal controling authority”
            Olagarchy of the elites usurpt
            Constituitional Common Law.

    • banjo kid

      If it was in the trunk how could he have been killed inside and none of the other weapons were used ? did he kill them and then go put the weapon in the trunk? someone said there was military dressed personnel on site. If the low life gun control freaks did this to further gun control may the fires of hell forever burn on their souls and it will .

      • $8194357

        I don’t know banjo..
        The media is just aan anti American propaganda machine…
        Who knows what theses monsters have really been up tp.
        Fast and Furious and Bengazi may just be the tip of the
        gun running/anti 2nd ammendment agendas?
        Its hard to tell with this bunch.

  • $8194357

    Marxist cultural terrorism better known today as “political correctness”..
    Watch and learn what the “democratic platform has accomplished”..

  • banjo kid

    sorry for the double post

  • banjo kid

    The left fail to remember history and what happens when the people can not protect them selves from an repressive government. They ignore the printed word and fail to see what it really says . The second amendment is about as easy to read as any thing .

  • $8194357

    DC just doesn’t understand math….

    Lesson # 1:

    * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
    * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
    * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
    * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
    * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

    Let’s now remove 8 zeros and pretend it’s a household budget:

    * Annual family income: $21,700
    * Money the family spent: $38,200
    * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
    * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
    * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50

    Got It ??…….OK now,

    Lesson # 2:

    Here’s another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

    Let’s say, You come home from work and find

    there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood….

    and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

    What do you think you should do ……

    Raise the ceilings, or remove the shit?

  • $8194357

    Bengazi has ties to a larger middle east agenda.
    Pickering has ties to Soros OSI.

    Noted the report:
    “Another key driver behind the weak security platform in Benghazi was the decision to treat Benghazi as a temporary, residential facility, not officially notified to the host government, even though it was also a full-time office facility.”

    “This resulted in the Special Mission compound being excepted from office facility standards and accountability under the Secure Embassy Construction and Counterterrorism Act of 1999 (SECCA) and the Overseas Security Policy Board (OSPB).

    The report related how U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens first arrived in Libya secretly in a cargo ship to serve as a liaison to the rebels fighting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

    It also confirmed that Stevens’ last official meeting was with “a Turkish diplomat.”
    Turkey is the main force behind Arab support for the opposition currently targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    WND has published a series of investigations showing the Benghazi mission was highly involved in the rebel-led Mideast revolutions to which Pickering is tied.
    WND was first to report the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

    In September, WND also broke the story that the slain ambassador, Christopher Stevens, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime, according to Egyptian security officials.

    Last month, Middle Eastern security sources further described both the U.S. mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi as the main intelligence and planning center for U.S. aid to the rebels that was being coordinated with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

    Many rebel fighters are openly members of terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida.
    Most news media outlets covering the results of Pickering’s investigation did not note the possible non-diplomatic nature and status of the Benghazi mission.
    The group reportedly concluded that systematic management and leadership failures at the State Department led to “grossly” inadequate security at the mission in Benghazi.

    “Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” the panel said.

    The report pointed a finger at State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Near East Affairs, charging a lack of coordination and confusion over protecting the Benghazi mission.

    WND’s reporting showed how the distinction of the special status of the mission may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a “consulate.” Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for sensitive purposes such as coordinating aid to the opposition.
    The security officials divulged the building was routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.

    Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.
    Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.

    The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

    Read more at http:
    What global tangled webs they weave……

  • banjo kid

    Just a reminder of the amount of scientists against the global warming stuff, 1,000 scientists to 52 and growing and many are still at the UN IPCC panel . so we have a consensus? Ha ! 1,000 to 52 I think the 1,000 should win but they are being ignored . 20 times the amount say it ain’t so. ha ha ha ha .carbon credits equal much revenue and it will if ever enacted creep upward ever upward . Another way to pick your pocket .