Quickly becoming a good example of why stronger gun control laws are necessary.
I have seen a lot attributing this to mental illness; I still have no information on this, but I don’t think he was ill as he was extremely methodical about this to the point that I think he wants people to think he is insane.
The people pushing this on a political leaning need to quit. For real, quit. At this point all you are doing is spectating.
And for those whit the “Rush” theory, this incident took far too much time to plan for this to even be a rational realistic motive.
Lastly, the PMRC-styled arguments attributing this to TV/Movie/Video game violence are simply a failure to understand behaviorism and the abundance of environmental influances on behavior and personality formation. There is no formula to the creation of the “monster” and you cannot attribute the behavior of a person with out examining all potential influences.
The shooter in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as one James Holmes—but not this James Holmes.
Ugh, why would people do this anyway? The man is in custody; it is not like he is going to be looking at his Facebook.
And hello common name is COMMON.
This is Patrick Howley, an editor at the conservative magazine The American Spectator. Howley was among the protestors who shut down the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum this weekend. But he was there not to strengthen the protests, but to infiltrate the cause “in order to mock and undermine” it in the magazine.
Chart o’ the Day: Somewhere along the way (okay, 1997), Justice Clarence Thomas stopped filling out his disclosure forms properly. With the Supreme Court set to consider President Obama’s health care reform in the near future—a law Thomas’ wife was paid to lobby against—the liberal watchdog group Common Cause is calling for a formal inquiry.
It’s like they’re not even pretending anymore.
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Click the link, watch the video, read the transcript, find something inanimate to punch.
Cornel West, interview. Democracy Now!, 29 September 2011
A good response to people who keep demanding that the OWS protestors draw up some sort of platform of demands. That rarely happens in the early stages of liberation movements. At the moment, it’s about raising the consciousness of everyday Americans who have thus far accepted the notion that the U.S. is a democratic, fair, and equal society. It may be a strange notion to most Americans, but our country is one that—like the countries involved in the Arab Spring—is crying out for a democratic revolution.
Today’s Depressing Chart: Child poverty has skyrocketed during the Great Recession, particularly among Latinos.
The Onion tests satire limits with fake Congress hostage report - Matt Wells investigates.
I laughed, but only because I am imagining a reaction like the fake congress video that conservatives were freaking out about.
Which, by the way, PEOPLE STILL THINK IS REAL.
I need to stop tumbling from my phone…
OCCUPY THE PLANET!!!
My brothers and sisters! If there is any part of you that feels corruption and suffering is what runs the world then please watch this video and reblog! Then unite with us who seek freedom! Even if you can’t participate in the fight yet, at least let the people know what’s going on since the mainstream media and associated press will not. Look at the links below and join your city’s occupation movement and take back your freedom! And remember to keep it peaceful. Viva la rEVOLution!
This video is really powerful.
I am going to try to make it to Occupy LA, but it depends if I can afford transportation
This goes one step beyond simple fear mongering. With panic mongering, there is never a break from the fear. The idea is to terrify and terrorize the audience during every waking moment. From Muslims to swine flu to recession to homosexuals to immigrants to the…
Jesus H. Christ.
Just who does Michele Bachmann think she is!? It’s not a rhetorical question: The answer is…Deborah, from the Book of Judges.