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Daily Kos Blames America First for Aurora Shooting
NewsBusters,org ^ | July 20, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/20/2012 8:11:47 PM PDT by Kaslin

While the Daily Kos first reacted with horror like everyone else to the Aurora shooting, it didn’t take too long for the America-bashing to begin. The blogger known as “Killer of Sacred Cows” grew angry that Rep. Louie Gohmert would suggest the madness could have been stopped sooner if someone else in the theater was packing heat. That apparently put him in “Idiotsville.”

But KoSC really wanted to blame the American Culture of Violence for the shooting, that our screwed-up social system doesn’t tolerate diminished mental capacity, it creates it:

..we keep seeing the MSM talking heads endlessly speculating on why he did it. But notice - nobody is going to bring up "the American Culture Is Violent" as a reason, because that would mean it's not just about this one crazy lone gunman, but about US. And that means we might have to change.

The problem with that is getting past the mental and emotional resistance of those who continue to believe that we're the best country in the world, the best culture ever produced by human beings, and the best everything else...

It's the American culture of violence that allows a dips--t like Louis Gohmert, (R) Idiotsville, to claim that more violence will somehow solve the problem of violence and to know that the majority of his supporters will agree with him. It's the American culture of violence that moves people to support vigilantism instead of due process. It's very likely the American culture of violence that causes people like James E. Holmes to do what he did - one person on my Facebook page said "I find it interesting that the automatic reaction is that this is diminished mental capacity, instead of a reaction to a system." That's because we can't handle the fact that diminished mental capacity often comes about AS a reaction to a system.

While we mourn the loss of innocent Americans, it might be worth adding that another Kosmonaut, Paul Bibeau, after unloading his opinions on Bible verses and Chick-fil-A, thanks the restaurant chain for its effective killing of those disreputable Southerners:

“I love your chicken, by the way. I mean, it's so unhealthy it's probably killed more Southerners than crystal meth, General Sherman, and illegal fireworks combined... but it's undeniably tasty. If you stop shooting your mouth off about that book you haven't read, people like me might come back.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: blameamericafirst; jamesholmes; kos; occupywallstreet; ows

1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:11:48 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Press conference said he got the ammo on the Internet...so much for gun bans. ha.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 8:13:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

3 posted on 07/20/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin
The problem with that is getting past the mental and emotional resistance of those who continue to believe that we're the best country in the world, the best culture ever produced by human beings, and the best everything else...

I sincerely wish that those who feel the way the writer does can find the happiness he or she desires in a better country than this one. I hope they find it and go there quickly.
4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin

“Never let a crisis go to waste.”


5 posted on 07/20/2012 8:19:45 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: a fool in paradise
For the first time I have to agree it'all ...
6 posted on 07/20/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kaslin

I’m not sure a guy with a gun could have stopped him. Apparently he planned for that possibility. He was suited up for the job.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 8:27:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: Travis McGee

Since cops now dress like jack boot Nazis this guy was allowed to enter at the front of the theater dressed in assault gear. The people who saw him had been conditioned to automatically think he’s a cop.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 8:33:12 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: cripplecreek

“The problem with that is getting past the mental and emotional resistance of those who continue to believe that we’re the best country in the world, the best culture ever produced by human beings, and the best everything else...”

I’ve traveled quite a bit outside the USA and generally liked the people I’ve encountered. Cultures other than our own are interesting and well worth the exposure. I haven’t traveled insulated by the five star hotel, often in Southeast Asia and Mexico, I’ve stayed in people’s homes. I can say with confidence that even those placed I’ve liked are no where close to the United States of America. Of particular importance is our freedom to govern ourselves and earn our livings. It is this Liberty Kos and his fellows want to take and replace with some form of collective society.

The progressives see the world through ideaolgical lenses. Also, most of them think that, as Lenin’s “Professional Revolutionaries” they will be spared the pain the will inflict on the masses.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 8:42:25 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Kaslin

Daily Kos is right on with America’s Culture of Death.

After all Generations X & Y have seen their mothers, sisters, aunts, and girl friends wanton disregard for the lives of 50M innocent unborn babies.

We are reaping what we sowed.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:58 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

The Koss people are sick, stay away from them. They may bite and infect you with some horrible malady.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Kaslin
It's the American culture of violence that allows a dips--t like Louis Gohmert, (R) Idiotsville, to claim that more violence will somehow solve the problem of violence and to know that the majority of his supporters will agree with him. It's the American culture of violence that moves people to support vigilantism instead of due process.

Due process? When someone is firing away, unrestrained?

I suppose the dip-stalinist behind this angry rant wants our troops in combat to never fire a shot, instead begging the other shooters to lay down their weapons, surrender, and be read their rights before a return shot can be fired.

12 posted on 07/20/2012 8:59:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Travis McGee; Revolting cat!
Jane Fonda believed in gun control. That recoil can pack quite a kick.


13 posted on 07/20/2012 9:04:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Kaslin
the majority of his supporters will agree with him

Gee, ya think?

14 posted on 07/20/2012 9:13:57 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kaslin

More die each month in Chicago.

That doesn’t bother them in the least.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 9:28:11 PM PDT by ElPaseo
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To: Kaslin

It would make more sense to blame the Society for Neuroscience in North America.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 9:30:11 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Travis McGee

Oh yes.

America has a problem? How about Norway...and all the terrorist attacks on civillians in Israel??


17 posted on 07/20/2012 9:34:27 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: willibeaux

Jane Fonda Gives to the Daily KOS....

The Daily KOS is a Marxist Traitor Org.


18 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:38 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: Kaslin
The problem with that is getting past the mental and emotional resistance of those who continue to believe that we're the best country in the world, the best culture ever produced by human beings, and the best everything else...

The intellectual midget that wrote that needs to realize one simple fact. If he/she believes we are not the best Country in the world, one of the many great things about this Country is that he/she is free to leave it. So go to where-ever it is that you believe is a better place. Go, please, and take anyone of similar mind with you.

By staying you are tacitly admitting you're full of BS and just taking a position. If you really thought there was a better place, why wouldn't you go there to live. If living here is soooo trying on your soul, leave, find peace. We won't miss you.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 9:42:27 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Daily KOS is slipping....they didn’t try to nail Palin this time around.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT by ak267 (The Law Of the Sea Treaty...LOST...must be defeated...CALL YOUR SENATORS!!!)
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To: Kaslin

The “Killer of Sacred Cows” is complaining about violence?


21 posted on 07/20/2012 10:20:41 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: willibeaux; Kaslin; zot

We are reeping what the leftists that grew up in the 50s and 60s who were true belivers, dupes and fellow travellers of the communists planted to grow and destroy the American society and culture they hated. The amoralism and secularism is a result of the attacks on basic Judeo-Christian morality, which has rendered the mainline churches into secularist institutions that have abandoned their religous roots for popular platitudes and pursuit of the Marxist delusion of “social justiced.”


22 posted on 07/20/2012 10:34:59 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Kaslin
"A pistol against a guy toting a rifle or shotgun is not a "fair fight" but it beats nothing, which is what the victims had."

~Karl Denninger

23 posted on 07/20/2012 10:38:46 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Kaslin

It’s knee jeark with them. What do you expect? Maybe we’re all in Hell.


24 posted on 07/20/2012 10:40:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Terry Mross

A lot of truth in that.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 10:41:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Terry Mross
I’m not sure a guy with a gun could have stopped him. Apparently he planned for that possibility. He was suited up for the job.

Maybe not (though I am totally confident he could ), but three guys with guns would.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 10:47:15 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: PJ-Comix

FYI


27 posted on 07/20/2012 11:00:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: JimSEA

Also, most of them think that, as Lenin’s “Professional Revolutionaries” they will be spared the pain the will inflict on the masses.

***

“Democrats never see themselves as serfs in the ‘workers paradise’ they aim to inflict on the rest of us.”


28 posted on 07/20/2012 11:03:39 PM PDT by ROTB (Live holy, forgive all & pray in Jesus' name. Trust He is willing & able & eager to ANSWER BIG!)
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To: Kaslin
In real America, someone would have returned fire. This crap is happening because govt. wants to lord over sheep, not men. Real men don't need a SWAT team nearby, just a gun that works and the will to use it.

Wolves(the shooter), sheepdogs(armed citizens+cops) and sheep. There you have it: a society of sheep waiting to be sheared. PS, acts like this deserve a rapid and public execution. The execution doesn't need to be rapid, just videoed. I think a drill with a 3/8 bit would do nicely. Start where there are bunches of nerve endings. Finish between the eyes. Let Bob-the-Builder do it so kids can enjoy it too.

29 posted on 07/20/2012 11:32:51 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: Terry Mross
The people who saw him had been conditioned to automatically think he’s a cop.

A couple of them said they took him for a) a PR stuntman, or b) an enthusiastic fan (admirer no doubt of Rocky Horror and Star Wars).

30 posted on 07/21/2012 12:53:00 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: ElPaseo
More die each month in Chicago.

ABC News tonight blamed that on the "gun culture", too.

Chicago has the strictest and most unconstitutional gun laws in America -- but hey, if we don't do it the Chicago way all over America, how can we expect Rahm Emanuel to be able to police up Chicago the "right way"?

Gotta get 'em all!! </s>

31 posted on 07/21/2012 1:00:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: LtKerst

Occasionally, I check out dailkos mostly for the “morbid curiosity” factor, but I can honestly say many folks over there from the ignorance of their posts look to me to be living in a perpendicular universe. It’s unbelievable how their view is dyametrically opposed to the reality around them.


32 posted on 07/21/2012 4:20:51 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: Kaslin

Wasn’t two of their reporters, Kristen or Kirsten Powers, I can’t remember, she’s on fox now, I laugh every time I see her, well, weren’t they partying and sleeping around with politicians, it was as if they were selectively pursuing Republicans to bring them down, there were all kinds of photos of these two dressed to the hilt hob knobbing, partying with the political elite, one guy, a Republican, I’m pretty sure, was taken down by them, what was his name?


33 posted on 07/21/2012 5:40:12 AM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: IslamE

Kirsten Powers used to be a columnist for the New York Post. She writes now for The daily Beast. She is one of the many political analysts who appear on Fox News


34 posted on 07/21/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
"But KoSC really wanted to blame the American Culture of Violence for the shooting...."

OK, take all of the BATFE manpower/firepower/metalpower and focus it on Hollywood and TV precluding any use of ATFE in ANY of their presentations.

This will kill two birds with one stone. The BATFE will stop harassing normal Americans and Hollywood and TV will be bankrupted.

A bonus will be that copycat idiots will have to find something else to copy.

35 posted on 07/21/2012 9:55:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MachIV
"....their posts look to me to be living in a perpendicular universe."

Their Mom's basement is perpendicular to her house?

36 posted on 07/21/2012 10:01:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

When the President’s own BATF, FBI, and Department of Justice are clearly responsible for putting ASSAULT WEAPONS in the hands of illegals, criminals, and foreign nationals, why is it NOT logical to assume that law-abiding citizens who are concerned for their own safety and the safety of others around them are the potential violent problem? Why?

Nothing in their arguments holds any kind of water, even the frozen kind. These are nothing but soundbite canards and specious reasoning hell-bent on justifying the liberal dogma of the “state is all”. Curse them all.


37 posted on 07/21/2012 10:05:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: GreyFriar

The violence on TV and movies sets the example and teaches whackos how to kill people.


38 posted on 07/21/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by zot
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