We Need More Nut Control, Not More Gun Control: Show Notes, 12/16/12

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Jurassic Media enjoys the Sandy Hill tragedy WAY too much, probably because, as noted here, it is tailor-made to advance several liberal agenda items; specifically, gun control, public school supremacy and more big government programs. While the facts of this case are not known, we do know that our society started down the toilet the day we decided that the biggest sin we could commit was being “judgmental.” Remember that movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” from the 1970′s? That film represents the beginning of the mentality that has brought us where we are today; that is, there is no insanity or pathological behavior, just alternative lifestyles. It was actually desirable when socially undesirable behavior, like illegitimacy, was stigmatized.

What role does the coarsening of the culture, including the “music” by Obama’s pals Common and Jay-Z, play in incidents like Sandy Hook?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg makes a fool of himself AGAIN, this time by suggesting on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” that horrible mass murders like the one that happened last Friday in Newton, CT occur “only in America.” Not exactly, Your Honor. Can you say “Dunblane, Scotland” or  ”Utoya, Norway?” Fool.

How convenient-Hillary Clinton falls on her head, and even though no hospitalization was required, somehow she can’t testify about Benghazi.

EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING: John Boehner does the El Foldo, retreats on raising tax rates on those with incomes over $1 million.

Marathon Pundit reminds us that Ronald Reagan, despite being shot, didn’t change his position on gun control.

Marathon Pundit: Sign the White House petition to save the Chicago Reagan apartment

Actor uses unique defense to accusation of raping a 15 year-old. “I swear I was asleep!”

I am Adam Lanza’s Mother – The Blue Review | The Blue Review (the mother of a 13 year-old mental patient describes her desperate need for help)

Report: Connecticut Shooting Was Revenge Killing (was the shooter angry because of a confrontation the day before at the school in which he was “dissed?”)

Holder: We Must Answer ‘Hard Questions’ About Gun Rights (Mr. Holder, are you really the one to lecture us about the dangers of firearms in the wrong hands, given that your “Justice” Department was responsible for the murder of not only U.S. Border agent, Brian Terry, and another federal agent Jaime Zapata, but hundreds of Mexicans?)

Dem: Obama Must Exploit Shooting to Get Gun Control (natch)

Hickenlooper shifts position on more gun control measures – The Denver Post (he made this statement before the Sandy Hill shootings, a post-election conversion, no doubt)

Blog: Sanitizing Adam Lanza (Shades of the Trayvon Martin case, in which the Lame Stream Media insists on showing us an old photo of the shooter, making him look like a goofy kid. This post contains a more current photo, one that would make Charlie Manson shudder.)

Connecticut school shooting: troubled life of Adam Lanza, a fiercely intelligent killer – Telegraph (story that reports that shooter’s mother received $240,000 a year from her ex-husband, which makes this case a poor example of why we need more big government mental health programs, not that this fact will interfere with the Left’s attempts to exploit it to advance their agenda)

Teachers sacrificed themselves to save their pupils – Telegraph (if only principal Dawn Hochsprung, school psychologist Mary Sherlach, or the brave teachers Victoria Soto and Lauren Rousseau had not been rendered defenseless by laws making schools “gun-free” zones, perhaps lives could have been saved. Didn’t we learn anything after the VA Tech murders? We should call these “helpless victim” zones.)

Portman Urges President Obama To Release Long-Overdue Regulatory Plans – Press Releases – Newsroom – Rob Portman (the continuing lawlessness of the Obama administration greeted by the vigilant media with crickets)

Show Notes, 7/22/12: Tragedy in Aurora, CO gives idiots an opportunity to display their bias and shining stupidity

How Many of Me (website that tells you how many people have the same name as you. Perhaps we should send the link to ABC’s Brian Ross and George Stephanopoulos) Teri opens the show by asking why George and Brian still have their jobs.

‘Good Morning America’ Tries To Tie Suspect To Tea Party

ABC News Admits ‘Incorrectly’ Linking Tea Party to Mass Murder in Colorado | NewsBusters.org

Did Obama stop by the jail when he was in Aurora to drop off a fruit basket for the shooter? He should have because this mass murder changed the subject from his “you didn’t build that” comment, dissing small business and free enterprise. Have you noticed the sound of the audience during that infamous appearance on July 13 in Roanoke, VA sounds like the audience at Bozo’s Circus? Once again, B. Hussein needs to find a low-information audience of backward children to listen to his claptrap.

Even though this Colorado murderer’s actions present a textbook case AGAINST the effectiveness of gun laws (since he was building bombs in his apartment), that doesn’t stop the usual suspects from trying to piggyback their anti-2nd amendment agendas on this horrible event:

New York Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Tougher Gun Policy – Metropolis – WSJ

Salman Rushdie: Second Amendment ‘Bane to America’

CNN’s Piers Morgan Exploits ‘Dark Knight’ Tragedy To Push Leftist Agenda

Do you remember back in the heady days when the One first ascended his throne? Another Obamise (as in broken promise, albeit one we’re happy he had to break)  Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban – ABC News

Clueless liberal scribbler Joe Klein expresses displeasure over Obama’s being AWOL on the issue of gun control, but also tries to blame the coarsening of the culture for this mass shooting.Coarsening culture… you mean like the lyrics in the rap songs by all the “artists” the Obamas like to party with at the White House? Or a lot of the garbage that their Hollywood benefactors produce?

More evidence of what Fast and Furious was really all about:

Former US Attorney Behind Assault Weapons Ban Ran Fast & Furious

Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower | The Daily Caller

Gun control calls follow Colorado theater shootings, but few expect major changes – TheHill.com

Teri’s review of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Does it have a political subtext?

Liberals Never Let a Tragedy Go to Waste: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Whenever a lunatic goes on a shooting spree and murders innocent people, we look for explanations, as if there could be an explanation for what happened early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado. This impulse to understand is part of human nature. Sadly, so is the existence of insanity and evil, neither of which will ever be eradicated. Nevertheless, the mass shooting in Colorado has given secular liberals the opportunity to demonstrate their silly and arrogant belief that, given sufficient control over their fellow citizens, they, with their perfect laws and regulations, could prevent tragic violence, and otherwise create heaven on earth. On cue, here they go again, exploiting these killings to promote their anti-freedom, anti-Second Amendment agenda. As if, given the depravity and premeditation of this maniac, anything could have stopped him from committing murder and mayhem. We’ll hear some of the idiotic statements by the many stupid smart people talking at each other about this horrific event, and try to answer some of our own questions. Is it just me, or does it seem that our Lame Stream Media friends enjoy these tragedies a bit too much?

Apparently the people in Aurora haven’t suffered enough because today they must endure a visit from Barack Obama, who will no doubt get some lovely photo ops with the victims and their families. Perhaps he should stop by the jail and drop off a fruit basket for the shooter, since this story changed the subject from his channeling of would-be Native American U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s anti-capitalism rant. Was the decision to suspend the campaign correct, or was it simply a way for the Obama campaign to implement one of the key strategies in their playbook, avoiding any substantive debate with anyone who dares to oppose him?

I saw “The Dark Knight Rises” yesterday. Is it a metaphor for the upcoming presidential election? Hear my review and share yours.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.


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Beware “Hotness Delusion Syndrome”

You probably thought all that could be said about the Anthony Weiner sexting disaster has been said. There was the predictable treasure trove of juvenile jokes, involving calls that the congressman “stand firm,” and that we “get everything straight” before jumping to conclusions. There were the delicious headlines, including my own “Battle of the Bulge,” second only to my personal favorite: “Erections Have Consequences.” Even those attempting to avoid pre-pubescent humor find it difficult to talk about this mess without unintentionally swerving into double entendre, saying, as one of Mr. Weiner’s constituents did on CNN, that “we shouldn’t make it larger than it is.” Having seen the cringe-inducing shabby grey pup tent created by the stub that is Little Anthony, I can say with confidence that there is no danger of that.

Then there was the of the equally predictable, albeit accurate, repetition about the double standard applied to this sort of sleazy conduct when a Republican does it versus when the perp is a Democrat. As many have noted, just last February, by the time the photo of former Rep. Christopher Lee of New York(R-No Shirt) surfaced, he was gone. The GOP leadership didn’t engage in the charade of some ridiculous faux “ethics investigation.” Others cite the example of former Florida congressman Mark Foley. In 2006, after democrats, both those in Congress and those at ABC News, orchestrated a beautiful October surprise, assuring that the scandal broke too late for the GOP to replace Mr. Foley on the ballot, he resigned and disappeared. On July 31, 2007, Nancy Pelosi promised to “drain the swamp.”  Now, with Rangel and Weiner still in the House, not only is the swamp still as mucky as ever. We’ve got the makings of a new TV series, “Swamp People, Congress Edition.”

Even disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer had the decency to resign, although, of course, “disgrace” is a relative term when a democrat is involved, which is why Eliot found the transition from the role “Client Number 9” to CNN host so smooth. By refusing to go, Anthony “I Accept Full Responsibility” Weiner makes Spitzer look like a stand-up guy. Here we go again. Sorry, but I couldn’t resist. Please don’t stop reading. I’ll try to control my inner sixth grader, and get to the point.

All of the above, while true, is incomplete. What’s missing is worth our attention going forward, not because of the specifics of this social networking snafu, but because of the implications for public policy in America. Here are two important takeaways from this “teachable moment”:

First, as previously noted, Anthony Weiner is not the first pencil-necked, hideous looking dweeb to go two or three decades without a date only to achieve some career success and discover that he is suddenly attractive to certain women, especially the young, the gullible and the emotionally-driven. Some Australian guy has even assigned a name to this phenomenon: “Hotness Delusion Syndrome,” the inaccurate perception that results when the physically unattractive receive undue attention and adoration and start to see themselves through the eyes of their admirers, in complete defiance of what they have to see in their mirrors. Takeaway: Guys, just because certain lonely or dimwitted females consider you God’s gift to women, that doesn’t make it true, nor should it encourage you to act like a teenager hopped up on raging hormones.

Second, consider that, as difficult as this may to believe to those of us who found Cong. Weiner’s screeching as appealing as the sound of a million chickens being slaughtered in unison, at least one of the women who contacted Cong. Weiner was initially attracted to him because she was enthralled by his passionate ranting. You ladies thought he was demonstrating his concern for the little guy, which of course, he was. It just wasn’t the little guy you thought. Takeaway: Ladies, when a liberal starts raving about the horrible and unacceptable disparity in income between rich and poor, or evil corporations, or whatever talking point from their threadbare Marxist playbook they choose that day, he has the same thing in his head as every fourteen-year-old boy who ever picked up a guitar and started a band. By “his head,” I don’t mean the thing with hair on it, at least I hope not.

It turns out that at least some of the time, the liberals’ incessant feigned moral outrage act is all about their concerns about the less fortunate, by which I mean dateless dorks and their loveless admirers. Remember that the next time you see one in full desk-pounding mode.


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