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Mass Murders in the Age of Social Media and Internet Fame: ‘You will never hear me say his name,’

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Exactly right: “Let me be very clear: I will not name the shooter.” Sheriff John Hanlin said during a Thursday night briefing at a fire station near the Roseburg campus. “I will not give him credit for this horrific act of cowardice.” He encouraged the news media and community to “avoid using it, repeating it,… Read more »

Obama hates mass shootings but he's apparently down with one death at a time- UPDATED

Obama hates mass shootings but he’s apparently down with one death at a time- UPDATED

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  Following the tragic shooting in Oregon today Barack Obama promptly and predictably sought the microphone to make sure a crisis didn’t go to waste. President Obama made an impassioned case that the issue of gun violence is “something we should politicize” following a mass shooting on Thursday at a community college in Oregon. A… Read more »

Obama: "The future must not belong to those who would slander the prophet of Islam"

Obama: “The future must not belong to those who would slander the prophet of Islam”

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Remember those words? Barack Obama uttered them in September of 2012 while he was apologizing for the video that his administration claimed was the cause of the Benghazi attacks. Someone took those words to heart. At least twelve people have been killed in an attack on the building in which reside the offices of the… Read more »

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Myths, Lies and Video Games (Reader Post)

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Part of any politician’s DNA is to seek public favor. It’s just who they are. Of course, tragedies are triggers that always send politicians careening into hyper speed to protect themselves and get on the side of public favor, often to the point of absurdity. If recent history is any guide, it won’t be long… Read more »

Obama is really good at snaring the Tea Party, lousy at catching the bad guys

Obama is really good at snaring the Tea Party, lousy at catching the bad guys

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Image kgw.com It’s all about priorities. The alleged Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, had a history of arrest In early-July, a male roommate of Alexis’s called Fort Worth cops to report his suspicion that Alexis “put unknown substance in gas tank to damage vehicle,” according to a July 5 report. Alexis, who was killed today… Read more »

Breaking:  Shooting Near/Around Santa Monica College Campus

Breaking: Shooting Near/Around Santa Monica College Campus

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This might be unconnected to the President’s visit here; but this occurred an hour ago, with the President not too far away (and me living in this neighborhood): Three people were wounded Friday during a shooting in the Santa Monica College area, law enforcement sources told The Times. The suspect was found in the school’s… Read more »

Obama lulled America into false sense of security

Obama lulled America into false sense of security

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Obama declared the war on terrorism over and brought us a kinder, gentler approach: The US president has instead replaced it with a softer approach stressing “new partnerships” and multilateral diplomacy. “Our long-term security will not come from our ability to instill fear in other peoples but through our capacity to speak to their hopes,”… Read more »

The most dangerous place to be is between a liberal and a tragedy to exploit

The most dangerous place to be is between a liberal and a tragedy to exploit

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It’s downright dangerous. And oh yeah, never let a serious crisis go to waste. The victims of the Boston bombing hadn’t even been identified when democrats began exploiting the tragedy. The clown known as Barney Frank blamed tax cuts for the disaster: “I’m glad you raised that, because it gives me a chance to make… Read more »

Boston: Open Thread

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Prayers: BOSTON — A series of explosions was reported near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, leaving two people dead and at least two dozen injured, according to the Boston Police Department. A third explosion was heard just before 4 p.m., about an hour after the first two blasts. The police were… Read more »