The attempt at muzzling

-Another day, another violent action committed.

-Another day, and yet another person flailing about to find justification for their position on the soap box at the corner of 5th and Main.

The article begins with the response of the local sheriff of Pima County responding to the murdering of some of his local citizens with a pretty personal take on it:

“I think the vitriolic rhetoric that we hear day in and day out from people in the radio business and some people in the TV business and what (we) see on TV and how our youngsters are being raised, that this has not become the nice United States of America that most of us grew up in. And I think it’s time that we do the soul-searching,” the sheriff said.

Right, there IS some pretty violent and misogynistic stuff out there on the ol’ boob tube, and modern pop music is essentially a 12 year old child’s step-by-step guide on how to shag in a proper (or improper) manner… and as this fellah is an older cat I can sort of understand why he would have this view.  I personally don’t share it, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t understand it.

-Then Rep. Steny Hoyer (imagine that, a Dem!) drops this whopper and I get inflamed:

“Bob, when you and I grew up, we grew up listening to essentially three major news outlets: NBC, ABC, and of course, CBS. We listened to people like Walter Cronkite and Eric Sevareid, and Huntley-Brinkley, and they saw their job as to inform us of the facts and we would make a conclusion,” Hoyer said. “Far too many broadcasts now and so many outlets have the intent of inciting, and inciting people to opposition, to anger, to thinking the other side is less than moral. And I think that is a context in which somebody who is mentally unbalanced can somehow feel justified in taking this kind of action. And I think we need to all take cognizance of that and be aware that what we say can, in fact, have consequences.”

Dude… dude.

Are you SERIOUSLY trying to tie in your innate hatred of all things that do not fit into your microscopic world view to the murder of a clutch of people? I could give two shits running what political flavor they were, THESE WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE GUNNED DOWN FOR NO REASON other than the dude was a fucking MENTAL CASE. You can’t justify or explain crazy by saying that “this” social expression or process created this man, or that “that” technological influence caused insanity to bloom in this dude’s brain pan. Sometimes madness is just that: someone flipping their shit for the sheer reason that their noggins are wired like the ass end of my entertainment center and they loose the fucking plot. If you would, please pardon me if I wax a little Eddiebear in this diatribe, but why… Oh wait.

Now I fucking remember.

Now I know how this idiot justified his use of a horrible event to further his agenda.

“Don’t let a crisis go to waste.”

-I should have fucking known.

UPDATE:

I just got finished a’trollin’ around the interwebs and apparently this has been big news for some time, with all of the usual suspects weighing in already… and the entire process looking as pathetic as a Peta activist protesting cruelty to chickens outside of a KFC restaurant that I am consuming 2 “double-downs” at, but nowhere near as funny.  So a dude went off his meds, took a large dose of WACKO and decided to unload on people, but has created some unfounded dialogue about inflammatory rhetoric both on the radio and on the boob tube. Quick comparative reference: try to find some of the fatwas that have been recently issued against “kahfirs” in the Mid East. Wait, screw that, look up ANY of the translated speeches by the Ayatollah of Iran and tell me that our a/v is anywhere NEAR as “inflammatory”.

This is just the lowest of the low, and I don’t know how these people can even tolerate being in the same room with themselves.

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About Old Iron
I'm just a guy that works overseas alot and likes to play just as hard as I work. Been to a FEW countries, know a shitload of people all over, and generally have a good time wherever I go. -Oh, and I am currently in between girlfriends, and strangely enough and perfectly happy with that status. In the long run hookers are cheaper. Take my word on that.

8 Responses to The attempt at muzzling

  1. Buck says:

    Sarah Palin has a lot to answer for.

    /sarcasm

    • ~KC~ says:

      It never ceases to amaze me just how much power people have given her… to be so powerful that she can make people do all these things, affect all these people to make them do all these things (good or bad) is impressive. She has been given so much power!

  2. Old Iron says:

    Buck, KC… This has seriously gotten out of hand. There is other news going on right now, like the recent bombings in Jos here in Nigeria that killed over 30 friggin people, which is about to turn into an actual war between christians and muslims… and only crickets have been heard concerning it. I can’t believe I am about to use a saying that I use here on a constant basis, but this time about the States:

    “Just when you think this place has thrown you every type of curve ball that could be thrown, they come up with something new.”

    As I said in the post, this is pathetic.

  3. Police found evidence of Loughlin’s obsession with Giffords as early as 2007, way before Palin was on the scene. The way some folks on the left jump straight to: see! see! Tea Party! Palin! Fox! Talk radio! evil! silence them!

    Well, it’s very very low of them. These types will say anything, and stoop to anything, if it succeeds in demonizing their opposition.

    Can you imagine the “right” doing this back in the 80s when unhinged Hinckley tried to kill Reagan? It woulda been ridiculous then and it’s ridiculous now. The everyday folks who don’t pay close attention, I just hope they are not this easily fooled.

    cheers and great post

    Linda

  4. Old Iron says:

    Thanks Linda. The best thing that has come out of this is that the left-leaning media has BLATANTLY exposed it’s true colors for the world to see, and you can bet in the near future even the international media will comment on this. I’ll keep my eye on Skye news and the BBC and let you guys know when, not if, it happens.

  5. alison says:

    God, I love the way you tagged this post

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