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  • TX School Shooter’s Use of Low-Tech Weapons Frustrates Chris Cuomo

    05/21/2018 4:42:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Why couldn’t the Santa Fe, TX school shooter have used an AR-15? A large magazine? Or at least a bump stock? That would have made it easier to call for more gun control. That was the subtext of Chris Cuomo’s lament on CNN this morning. Cuomo said that the shooting, “doesn’t set up great for the gun debate.” Cuomo was presumably referring to the fact that the two weapons used by the shooter were a .38 revolver and a shotgun. Instead of being high-tech “assault weapons,” they are both based on 19th-century technology, dating back almost 200 years old in...
  • "Conservatives" losing it. Blaze cancelled.

    09/01/2016 8:09:19 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 109 replies
    self | 9/1/2016 | self
    I have been regular, listening to Glenn Beck and Mark Levin in the past and enjoyed their musings, analysis, postings. Then they got behind Cruz they made me wonder. After Trump fought for and won the nomination, they went nuts. Successful businessman, family man, one seeing the derailment of Regan's GOP into RATs ditch became the enemy of these "big mouths". They disregarded the support of majority of disenchanted population, they "know better" - he is not "good enough conservative". I gather he is supposed to be as conservative as establishment republicans, who shafted recent Tea Party elected reps into...
  • LISTEN: Glenn Beck flips out on Ted Cruz over Trump endorsement

    09/27/2016 11:48:05 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 28 replies
    Conservative Outfitters ^ | sep 26, 2016 | Conservative Outfitters
    Glenn Beck is officially done with Ted Cruz. After famously backing Cruz for President Glenn Beck is now disgusted with Cruz's recent flip flop endorsement of Donald Trump. Beck completely lost during the interview while grilling Cruz over his decision. Beck now says he should have backed Marco Rubio. Listen to the full interview below and let us know what you think.
  • VIDEO: Glenn Beck Unloads After Ted Cruz Tries To Justify Endorsing Trump (INSANE Rant Alert)

    09/26/2016 1:15:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 99 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 26, 2016 | RWW Blog
    VIDEO
  • Glenn Beck Sours on Cruz: I Should Have Backed Rubio

    09/26/2016 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 Sep 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    In a long and often rambling discussion following a contentious interview on Monday with Senator Ted Cruz, radio host Glenn Beck criticized the Texas Senator’s justifications for finally endorsing Republican nominee Donald Trump. The radio talker even declared at one point that he should have backed Senator Marco Rubio for president, instead of throwing his full support to Cruz in the GOP primary. Beck grilled Cruz over his decision to back Trump after declining to do so on principle when he suspended his campaign and when he addressed the RNC convention in Cleveland. “This weekend, you wouldn’t answer the question...
  • Glenn Beck Turns on Ted Cruz, Says He Should Have Backed Marco Rubio Instead

    09/26/2016 10:52:07 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 104 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 26, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After enthusiastically endorsing and campaigning for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, radio talk show host Glenn Beck admitted he made an error and said he should have supported Marco Rubio instead. Beck had just finished a contentious interview with Cruz, in which he quizzed the Texas Senator about supporting Donald Trump after making a public show of not endorsing him. “For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate,” he said after the commercial break. “And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me,” he continued. “And it’s my fault. It’s my fault for...
  • Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class

    05/20/2018 8:35:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 05-19-2018 | Matt Pearce
    When the shooter left the room briefly, Abel and others left the closet and tried to barricade the door. But the shooter pushed it open, spotted a student he knew, and with anger said, "Surprise!" before shooting the student in the chest. "I'm still trying to process everything," Abel said in an interview. One of Pagourtzis' classmates who died in the attack, Shana Fisher, "had 4 months of problems from this boy," her mother, Sadie Rodriguez, wrote in a private message to the Los Angeles Times on Facebook. "He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no."...
  • Viral post spurs internal investigation into Texas state trooper; DPS refutes accusations

    05/20/2018 7:59:40 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 14 replies
    Waxahachie Daily Light ^ | 5/20/2018 | Travis M. Smith and Andrew Branca
    A viral social media post by New York-based media personality Shaun King sparked an internal investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Ellis County on Sunday. The post claimed a DPS trooper sexually assaulted a female who was arrested at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday for allegedly driving while intoxicated. It also stated the officer told the female he would shoot her fiancé and claim he was armed. However, the Texas DPS refutes the allegations. “Upon learning of the allegations today, the department immediately took action to review the dash cam video,” stated Lonny Haschel, Texas DPS staff lieutenant,...
  • Texas Shooter Killed Girl First Because She Turned Down His Advances, Embarrassed Him In Class

    05/20/2018 11:10:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/17 | Scott Moreaeld
    Victim Shana Fisher’s mother, Sadie Rodriguez, told the Los Angeles Times in a Facebook private message that her daughter “had 4 months of problems from this boy.” “He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no,” she wrote. As Pagourtzis persisted and got more aggressive in his advances, Fisher’s mother said her daughter “finally stood up to him and embarrassed him in class,” according to the Times. SNIP Rodriguez didn’t tell the Times how she knew her daughter was shot first.
  • Incoming NRA President Oliver North blames school shootings on ‘culture of violence,’ Ritalin

    05/20/2018 8:08:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North says school shootings are the product of a “culture of violence,” not the Second Amendment. “The problem that we’ve got is we’re trying like the dickens to treat the symptom without treating the disease,” Mr. North said on “Fox News Sunday.” “And the disease in this case isn’t the Second Amendment. The disease is youngsters who are steeped in a culture of violence.” He said everything from violence on television to Ritalin, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, may be contributing to the problem. “Nearly all of these perpetrators are...
  • Texas shooting suspect dimitrios Pagourtzis won't face death penalty

    05/20/2018 7:27:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NYPost ^ | May 19 , 2018
    Accused Santa Fe HS shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, won’t face the death penalty if he is convicted of capital murder, and could be paroled when he’s 57, thanks to two US Supreme Court rulings. A 2005 decision made it unconstitutional for anyone under 18 at the time of their crime to face execution, and a 2012 ruling outlawed life without parole.
  • Santa Fe High School shooting victims identified as exchange student, beloved teacher

    05/20/2018 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 20, 2018 | Caroline Linton, Justin Carissimo
    ... The Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed that exchange student Sabika Sheikh was killed in the shooting. Sabika was an exchange student with YES, which is funded by the U.S. State Department. It provides scholarships for secondary school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the U.S. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent his "deepest condolences" to her friends and family in a statement Saturday.
  • Santa Fe shooter killed girl who turned down his advances

    05/19/2018 6:53:58 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-19-2018 | John Bowden
    The 17-year-old suspect in Friday's shooting at a Texas high school killed a classmate who turned down his repeated advances, killing her first in his deadly rampage that also killed nine others, according to the girl's mother. Student Shana Fisher's mother told the LA Times that junior Dimitrios Pagourtzis gave her daughter "4 months of problems" before Fisher rejected him publicly in front of classmates. "A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like," she wrote to the newspaper. "Shana being the first one."
  • Houston police chief sounds off on gun control

    05/19/2018 4:44:18 PM PDT · by SecondAmendment · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 18-May-2018 | Brian Logan
    "I know some have strong feelings about gun rights," Acevedo said, "but I want you to know I've hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue."
  • Bartender arrested 2 years after customer killed teen in DUI crash

    05/19/2018 11:59:56 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 115 replies
    KHOU.com (Houston) ^ | 17 May 2018 | Lauren Talarico
    Natalia Ortiz was arrested at work Wednesday and appeared to have no idea that one of her customers two years ago killed a teenager after leaving her service.HOUSTON -- A bartender, who investigators say served the man convicted in the fatal DUI crash of Jocelyn Valero, was arrested Wednesday. On May 15, 2016, Valero was on her way home from prom when Edin Palacios-Rodas, who was driving drunk and fleeing from police, crashed into the car she was in and killed her. In April, Palacios-Rodas was convicted of murder and sentenced to 32 years in prison. Sean Teare, Chief of...
  • Border Patrol Agents Bust 8 More Bangladeshis at Texas Border

    05/19/2018 10:44:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2018 | B Price
    Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents arrested eight more Bangladeshi nationals after they illegally crossed the border in south Laredo. The arrests occurred in an area where agents arrested more than 230 Bangladeshis this fiscal year. “They are not trying to hide or escape,” Laredo Sector Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel Acosta told Breitbart Texas in a phone interview. “They walk right up to an agent and claim ‘credible fear.'”
  • Kimmel Condemns 'Cowardly' Trump, Congress In the Wake of Santa Fe School Shooting (tr)

    05/19/2018 7:42:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    TV Line ^ | May 19, 2018 | Ryan Schwartz
    Jimmy Kimmel on Friday opened his ABC show by addressing the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, which left 10 dead and 10 others wounded. But unlike his previous monologues that addressed the Las Vegas and Parkland massacres, the late-night host eschewed sadness for anger as he berated the “cowardly” politicans who continue to sit idly by and do nothing. “Before we get to our guests and jokes tonight, I want to take a moment because, as you know, we had another school shooting today,” Kimmel began. “And once again, most of our leaders are sending their thoughts and...
  • JJ Watt to pay for funerals of all Santa Fe High School victims

    05/18/2018 10:58:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    abc13.com ^ | May 19, 2018 | ABC13
    SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) -- As Santa Fe, Texas, mourns 10 lives lost in a school shooting, one prominent member of the Houston area community is reaching into his pockets to ease things for victims' families in the aftermath. The Houston Texans confirmed Friday night that star defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of all the victims in the tragedy.
  • Texas school shooting sparks reaction from Trump, other lawmakers: 'This has to stop'

    05/18/2018 11:22:34 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/18/18 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Reactions from Capitol Hill are pouring in after reports that at least eight people were killed in a shooting at a Texas high school early Friday — with President Trump adding "early reports not looking good." A suspected shooter was taken into custody after allegedly opening fire inside a first-period art class at Santa Fe High School, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston, KRIV-TV reports. Trump addressed the school shooting shortly after news broke that there were multiple casualties. "We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely...
  • Texas school shooting leaves 10 people dead, most of them students

    05/18/2018 9:07:35 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | May 19, 2018 | AP/Reuters
    A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol has opened fire in a Texas high school, killing nine fellow students and a teacher, authorities say, in an attack similar to the massacre at a Florida high school in February. Students said the gunman, identified by authorities as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, first opened fire in an art class at Santa Fe High School shortly before 8:00am on Friday. Students and staff fled after seeing classmates injured and a fire alarm triggered a full evacuation. Mr Pagourtzis, was denied bail after he was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a...