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Battlestar Galactica Actress Tweets About Gun Safety, Loses Half Her Twitter Followers
Reason magazine ^ | June 10, 2013 | Katherine Mangu-Ward

Posted on 06/10/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer

Earlier today actress Katee Sackhoff—who played the gun-toting, tough-talking gender-bent Starbuck on Battlestar Galactica—tweeted about an incident in which a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot his father.

A couple of hours later, she was down about 100,000 Twitter followers

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: banglist; battlestargalactica; bsg; guncontrol; guns; hollywood; kateesackhoff; sackhoff; scifi; secondamendment; starbuck; twitter
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Sackhoff tweeted that gun safety is important. Someone responded calling for gun control. She said that's not going to happen in the U.S and repeated her call for people to practice gun safety and quickly started losing followers.

She didn't even say that she opposed gun control, just that it wasn't going to happen. And that was too much for her Twitter followers who support gun control.

1 posted on 06/10/2013 7:55:17 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer

Hope she’s ready for her IRS audit.


2 posted on 06/10/2013 7:57:34 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: GrootheWanderer

She is no Stacy Dash


3 posted on 06/10/2013 7:58:44 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: GrootheWanderer
i thought Starbuck was a guy...
4 posted on 06/10/2013 8:01:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GrootheWanderer
And finally a lesson learned (and tweeted to her 99,500 followers), but she sticks by her (literal and metaphorical) guns:

She has 101,828 followers as of about 3 seconds ago.

5 posted on 06/10/2013 8:01:36 PM PDT by South40
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To: GrootheWanderer

If I tweeted, I would follow...but I’m not a tweeter.


6 posted on 06/10/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Chode

I think that was the original Battlestar Galactica.


7 posted on 06/10/2013 8:03:42 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: GrootheWanderer

Heard a caller on the (not) Mark Levin show today. Caller is military and said he was asked point blank that if he were ordered to go to his hometown and seize guns from his neighbors would he follow these orders?

So it’s not like we don’t know what they plan to do...turn the US military on the US citizens who are following the Constitution.

This is a coup.


8 posted on 06/10/2013 8:04:14 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: South40

This article was posted about five hours ago, so she’s picked up some. But she had around 200,000 when this all started.


9 posted on 06/10/2013 8:05:13 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: jughandle
original, there's another one??? damn...
10 posted on 06/10/2013 8:05:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I wonder how many people thought her retweet was anti-gun, vs. pro-gun?


11 posted on 06/10/2013 8:06:15 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: GrootheWanderer; NFHale

Nothin like Hollywood actresses making their pointless careers shooting guns on camera while they call for the big government to take our guns away from us.

Can you imagine if these lib actors were the ones to get invaded by the Cylons?

They (Cylons) would pass out free birth control and bags of coke to round them (lib actors) up in one place.


12 posted on 06/10/2013 8:06:35 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Aria

and what was his answer?


13 posted on 06/10/2013 8:08:15 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Chode

Apparently, the only one’s I’ve seen we’re from the early 80’s- when Starbuck was a guy!


14 posted on 06/10/2013 8:10:28 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Chode
"i thought Starbuck was a guy..."

In the original TV series, he was. Back then, Starbuck was played by Dirk Benedict; he's one of us, and IIRC, was friends with Breitbart.

When the new Battlestar Galactica came out, they changed Starbuck to a female. Benedict penned an article about it and the feminization of Hollywood that was originally up on Breitbart's Big Hollywood site:

Dirk Benedict - Starbuck: Lost in Castration

15 posted on 06/10/2013 8:11:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: max americana

He didn’t say and the host didn’t ask. The host today was Brian Sussman I think.

But the caller was clearly a conservative patriotic American.


16 posted on 06/10/2013 8:14:02 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: justlurking

Judging from discussion threads, including this one, it seems that even after it has been explained that one of her Twitter followers called for gun control and she dismissed it, some people think she’s the one who called for gun control.

So yeah, I guess some of those she lost could well have been confused pro-gun types.


17 posted on 06/10/2013 8:14:41 PM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: Chode

Starbuck and Boomer became women in the “gritty” “realistic” PC version. And Boomer was a Cylon. And the Cylons looked like humans because they didn’t have the budget for a robot suit.


18 posted on 06/10/2013 8:14:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: GrootheWanderer
She's on Longmire now and does a nice job.
19 posted on 06/10/2013 8:15:35 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: al baby

Roger that!!!!!


20 posted on 06/10/2013 8:16:25 PM PDT by rktman
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To: GrootheWanderer

Katee Sackhoff.

21 posted on 06/10/2013 8:22:59 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Tanniker Smith

Ill have to follow her now. The galactic show she was in is one of the best sci fi tv shows ever. Her character was quite good. If anyone digs sci fi and hasn’t watched this show you need too. It’s on Netflix.


22 posted on 06/10/2013 8:24:34 PM PDT by eak3
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To: eak3

So success is determined by the amount of tweeters you have?
Krazie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think I have 3, haven’t even checked it in 6 mos lol!


23 posted on 06/10/2013 8:26:51 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Aria

Mark off again?


24 posted on 06/10/2013 8:29:52 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: dirtboy

She played Jack Bauer’s daughter on 24


25 posted on 06/10/2013 8:31:24 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: UB355

I don’t know what you mean.


26 posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:01 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: jughandle

Apparently, the only one’s I’ve seen we’re from the early 80’s- when Starbuck was a guy!

wow..a movie character who was a white male hero who was not gay.

now that takes you back, doesn’t it


27 posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:21 PM PDT by willywill
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To: GrootheWanderer

I started following her the moment I heard the gun grabbers were unfollowing her. The gun grabbers want to destroy the 2nd Amendment, just like Hitler did, after all, the only way to control people is to take away their guns


28 posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GrootheWanderer

If I were force to be any charter of any TV show, I would be Starbuck.

indiscriminate sex, drugs, flying, guns, fights, cussing, smoking, drinking, cards..........
my husband would be really unhappy about one of those.


29 posted on 06/10/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: UB355

Nah, she played a double-agent in the (currently final) episode. Jack’s daughter was played by Elisha Cuthbert .


30 posted on 06/10/2013 8:34:21 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: GrootheWanderer
Sackhoff tweeted that gun safety is important. Someone responded calling for gun control. She said that's not going to happen in the U.S and repeated her call for people to practice gun safety...

Oh no, reason! No wonder she started losing pro gun control followers. She started making sense. ;-) Think I'll go follow her, even though I get on twitter about 4 times a year...

31 posted on 06/10/2013 8:35:03 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: GrootheWanderer

I went over and signed on to follow her for the time being.

She’s probably very squishy, but what the heck. She lost followers due to her saying somewhat of the right thing.


32 posted on 06/10/2013 8:35:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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"Starbuck and Boomer became women in the “gritty” “realistic” PC version."

Watched the original series as a kid decades ago. Watched two or three episodes of the new series on Netflix, but couldn't go for it. I found her character particularly annoying.

33 posted on 06/10/2013 8:35:54 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Four times per year...

I think we’re tied. I followed her too for the time being.


34 posted on 06/10/2013 8:36:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama lied, four men died, and he went to hide...)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Half her followers bailed out over that benign comment? Sounds like the left-wing butthurt caused by Barry & Slow Joe’s defeat on this issue is not subsiding. I give Katee credit for not mocking the idiots mercilessly; she clearly is smarter than the average Tweeter.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 8:37:51 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: UB355

Nope, that was Elisha Cuthbert.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 8:38:04 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: UB355
She played Jack Bauer’s daughter on 24

Also the badass bionic woman in the reboot series

37 posted on 06/10/2013 8:38:55 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: DemforBush; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

A braless wonder.


38 posted on 06/10/2013 8:42:47 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The secret was that Starbuck had already been to Earth ~ and been resurrected with the Cylon resurrection ship, but as a female. She forgot that. Then, she went there again. Crashed. Got resurrected and forgot where she'd been. Nobody else knew either, nor did they remember having started off in 'that' Earth ~ but they'd all been there and gotten resurrected many times.

Like all good machines they drank huge quantities of alcohol ~ and never got drunk.

None of this is inconsistent with the original story line.

39 posted on 06/10/2013 8:43:59 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: GrootheWanderer

If you lose a bunch of immature, narcisstic Twitter followers, so what?


40 posted on 06/10/2013 8:47:06 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Aria
Heard a caller on the (not) Mark Levin show today. Caller is military and said he was asked point blank that if he were ordered to go to his hometown and seize guns from his neighbors would he follow these orders?

Depends on why the question was asked. Such an order would be an illegal order, so perhaps that is what they were looking for as an answer.

.... or perhaps that is just wishful thinking on my part.

41 posted on 06/10/2013 8:49:13 PM PDT by poindexters brother
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To: DemforBush

If she has a Brother, he must have had one rotten time in School with that last name.


42 posted on 06/10/2013 8:53:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The Democrat Party, making Treason mainstream for over fifty years...)
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To: Aria

Mark Levin was not hosting today.


43 posted on 06/10/2013 9:01:51 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Caller is military and said he was asked point blank that if he were ordered to go to his hometown and seize guns from his neighbors would he follow these orders?

The packers will, they'll even shoot the unarmed citizens. They make great Nazis.

44 posted on 06/10/2013 9:04:35 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: sickoflibs

Actually, she didn’t talk about gun control, she talked about gun SAFETY.


45 posted on 06/10/2013 9:05:03 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: eak3

The galactic show she was in is one of the best sci fi tv shows ever


Agreed. My favorite TV series of all time.


46 posted on 06/10/2013 9:08:58 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: eak3
The galactic show she was in is one of the best sci fi tv shows ever.

I watched every episode...on Netflix. Sorry that it was over...final episode was kinda weak. I also liked Stargate Universe.

47 posted on 06/10/2013 9:09:11 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

She's great in the new Longmire series.

Season 2 just started on A&E.

48 posted on 06/10/2013 9:12:06 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Did you rent the discs as well? There are two Galactica TV movies that are not available for streaming. They are ‘ Razor ‘ and ‘ The Plan ‘.

Both are very good.

49 posted on 06/10/2013 9:14:26 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: GrootheWanderer; All
UPDATE: Looks like Sackhoff was kidding when she said she lost half her followers. Twitter stats show she didn't take a net hit. She's actually up a few followers today. A Sackhoff fan emails to say "Katee jokes a lot."
50 posted on 06/10/2013 9:26:17 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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