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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:13 AM

Someone, and it ain't Bob Costas, is a m#&0n. He hijacked DU to use for his own NRA ends, while

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simultaneously insulting hundreds of DUers and denying the culture of violence that encapsulates one of America's Most Violent weapons. Guns lets people blow each other's brains out and then leaves them to rot in the ruins of their destroyed psyches.

Ever see the suicide rates in the states with the highest numbers of household gun owners? It's twice the rate of the states with the lowest numbers of household gun owners

I would have had far more respect for rDigital if he advocated against gun violence or the culture of gun fetishism in America. Instead he took a cheap shot.

I still don't believe he should have used DU for complaining against entertainment industry figures speaking on politics, but if he absolutely had to, then here's who he should have addressed:
1. Ted Nugent
2. Charlton Heston
3. Charlie Daniels
4. Craig T. Nelson

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Reply Someone, and it ain't Bob Costas, is a m#&0n. He hijacked DU to use for his own NRA ends, while (Original post)
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 OP
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #1
JI7 Dec 2012 #4
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #11
The Magistrate Dec 2012 #2
Ikonoklast Dec 2012 #8
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #12
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #9
Moses2SandyKoufax Dec 2012 #3
JI7 Dec 2012 #5
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #10
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #13
Hoyt Dec 2012 #7
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #14
BainsBane Dec 2012 #15
Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2012 #16
BainsBane Dec 2012 #17
JoeyT Dec 2012 #18
aikoaiko Dec 2012 #19

Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:17 AM

1. This Craig T. Nelson clip is always good for an LOL

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:31 AM

4. even Beck's face seems to be saying "did he really just say that"?

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:01 AM

11. I have shared that clip many times, though I do fear the cluelessness will cause double-takes so

severe as to cause whiplash. Craig T. Nelson should have been so embarrassed by this that he never left his house again. But the Rs never have the conscience to be ashamed of their poutrage, hypocrisy, stupidity, or criminality.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:29 AM

2. His Transparency Page Is Quite An Eye-Opener, Sir

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=269047&sub=trans

Some headlines....

Anti-Gunners are Holocaust Enablers

http://www.democraticunderground.com/117284156



Another empty thread emitting a stench of uneducated wholesale cowardice

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1172&pid=69910



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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:52 AM

8. So many are in despair after their guy lost, so they figure it's a good time for the Banzai run.

Blaze of glory and all that crapola.

I wish that more would do the same and spare us the charade.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:02 AM

12. Yep, clear the decks of the good ship DU!

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:53 AM

9. I'm a madam, but thank you, Sir. When that transparency page was pointed out, perhaps by you,

on another thread, he said he liked to call that his top ten hits (or similar).

Ugh. (Sorry, but sometimes that particular emoticon is needed.)

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:29 AM

3. Or Al Michaels,

who, back in the late 90's/2000's would turn almost every "Monday Night Football" broadcast into soapbox to air his political beliefs.

To my knowledge Bob Costas has never used an Olympic, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA or horse racing broadcast as a forum for his personal politics.

Gun enthusiasts are freaking out because a respected, award winning journalist (who's never been overtly political, isn't easily marginalized, and has a lot of "middle-american" gravitas/appeal) used his alloted face time to speak out against something they have an unhealthy obsession with.

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Response to Moses2SandyKoufax (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:33 AM

5. during the olympics this year either him or Lauer said romney saved the olympics

when they showed romney and his wife at the olympics during the march of the nations.

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Response to Moses2SandyKoufax (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:55 AM

10. Bingo!

Gun enthusiasts are freaking out because a respected, award winning journalist (who's never been overtly political, isn't easily marginalized, and has a lot of "middle-american" gravitas/appeal) used his alloted face time to speak out against something they have an unhealthy obsession with.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:34 AM

6. Costas showed a lot of courage. He must have known he was going to....

...stir up a real hornet's nest.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:06 AM

13. I thought he stepped up in his interview with Jerry Sandusky, as well, A lot of people were not

ready to believe Sandusky was guilty, and they were were protecting Paterno, too.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:39 AM

7. Agree completely. Costas was talking to those who promote more and more guns more places.


He was also talking directly to legislators who are so gutless they pander to guns culture.

Props for Costas. You gotta give it to him for standing up, even though it might cost him financially.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:12 AM

14. Yep. I always thought he was good. He could even make me interested in sports.



And I think he took a chance with his very professionally-handled interview with Jerry Sandusky. He put himself out there on that one, too. Penn State peeps and many others did not want their heroes to be exposed for what they really were.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 02:50 AM

15. This is petty

To be gossiping about other DUers. If you have an issue, tell him directly. I am no fan of the gungeon, but he's been quite civil on the gun issue with me. And like it or not, his views on guns are closer to the Democratic Party's actions than ours.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:34 AM

16. Gossiping??!! Haha. Well, if that's so then whatshisname shouldn't be gossiping about Bob Costas.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:53 AM

17. There isn't a TOS about public figures

But there is about fellow DUers. Why not just tell him what you think?

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:26 AM

18. The states that have the highest rates of

gun ownership also tend to be red states. Ever lived in a red state? It's depressing.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:56 AM

19. Locking.

Commentary about DU members is reserved for Meta and prohibited in GD.

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