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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:57 PM

Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - More than 48,000 people have signed a petition that they posted on the White House website demanding that British CNN talk show host Piers Morgan be deported over comments he made on air about gun control.

Morgan last week lambasted pro-gun guests on his show, after the December 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman shot dead 26 people, including 20 children.

"We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens," the petition said.

The petition, started on December 21 by a man identified as Kurt N. from Austin, Texas, accuses Morgan of subverting the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to bear arms

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-piersmorgan-petitionbre8bn0m9-20121224,0,4081572.story

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Reply Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan over gun comments (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 OP
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #1
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #13
renie408 Dec 2012 #2
SummerSnow Dec 2012 #3
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #4
Great Caesars Ghost Dec 2012 #8
JI7 Dec 2012 #11
gollygee Dec 2012 #18
indepat Dec 2012 #15
2on2u Dec 2012 #16
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #5
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #6
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #7
sasha031 Dec 2012 #9
T_i_B Dec 2012 #22
hollysmom Dec 2012 #10
JI7 Dec 2012 #12
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #14
rustydog Dec 2012 #17
niyad Dec 2012 #19
Remmah2 Dec 2012 #20
T_i_B Dec 2012 #21
idwiyo Dec 2012 #23

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. IIRC it is now above 60K

I think the online petitions are bright shiny diversions, regardless of topic, this one included

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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:32 PM

13. IIRC NRA says it has 4 million members

I'm just saying

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:00 PM

2. Right. Deny him his FIRST amendment right to complain about the SECOND amendment.

God, sometimes it is SO embarrassing to be an American.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:05 PM

3. It's not even laughable anymore :(

Youre right it's embarrassing.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:07 PM

4. It is funny how they forget about the little things.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

8. The right's excuse will be that he isn't an american citizen

 

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Response to Great Caesars Ghost (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:25 PM

11. so they only apply to citizens ?

isn't the reason those rights were given because they are seen as what is right, just. something people everywhere should have.

they aren't even saying he should be deported for contributing to our elections or anything like that.


they just don't like him criticizing them so he should be deported .

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:23 PM

18. It is a Ron Paul thing I know

The constitution uses the word "citizen" when it means citizen and "person" when it means person.

I'm sure Ron Paul isn't the only one who erroneously thinks that.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:07 PM

15. Complain about the ludicrously-skewed interpretation the NRA and right-wingers put on the

Second Amendment.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:12 PM

16. +1000.... embarrassing indeed. I know a fellow who did a couple of tours in Iraq, lived in

 

Europe for a time... I asked him the other day if he had the choice of places to live, he said, "If they offered me a job in Europe tomorrow I'd be there today".

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:11 PM

5. whatever happen to freedom of speech? Just wondering.

 

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:11 PM

6. These people signing are just telling the the world they are gun nuts

and also telling the FBI

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:14 PM

7. I'll sign it

if they take Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and these other wacko pricks off the air.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:45 PM

9. these people are despicable, look what they've done to his facebook page

Barbra Streisand is on with him tonight, (repeat, good interview)
just look at the comments, they have nothing to do with guests, it all guns & insults.
https://www.facebook.com/PiersTonight

his Twitter feed, is a constant barrage of constant hate & abuse 24/7.

In the past I've personally thought of Piers as a bit of a pompous ass, but have change my feelings when he started to speak about banning assault weapons. I'm relieved their are people in the media who are speaking out, and can't help feel sorry for them because of the constant attacks.



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Response to sasha031 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:34 AM

22. Let me put it this way

He's still a pompous arse. Just a pompous arse who happens to hold views about gun control that are considered common sense in the UK, even if such views are anathema to many Americans what with the 2nd Amendment and all that.

Also, a large part of the abuse he gets on Twitter comes whenever he's moaning about football. I think even Arsenal fans are embarassed by his pining over Robin Van Persie.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:20 PM

10. it is just a reflection on how little lives some people have. n/m

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 07:27 PM

12. you know those Islamic fundies who go crazy over things like Muhammed being criticized or pics made

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:02 PM

14. Hey, right-wingers,

whatever happened about the Constitution and everyone being guaranteed the right to free speech? I thought you guys followed the Constitution so much. Don't tell me the 1st amendment only applies to people who agree with you.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:18 PM

17. These moronic drones (who read rush limpballs lips only) think it is

ok to trample on his free speech rights....
Oh wait, he isn't an AMERICUN! He don't not have free speech rights! Right????

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:47 PM

19. umm, morans? I am pretty sure, having actually READ the constitution, that there is nothing in

there about speaking out against one of the amendments. perhaps you ought to try reading it, and become acquainted with, oh, let's say, the FIRST amendment? you know, the one guaranteeing freedom of speech? yes, morans, that even means people who do not agree with you.

on the other hand, I hereby propose a petition to deport all the morans signing that petition, because they are clearly too stupid to be allowed to remain in this countryl and I think it is very nice of them to provide us with such a handy, easily-accessible list. makes our jobs sooooo much easier.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:32 PM

20. The petition by pissed off former contestants was longer.

 

Can we send Simon too?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:29 AM

21. Petition to keep Piers Morgan in the USA

Please sign. We don't really want him back.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/keep-piers-morgan-usa/cbpHr9R2?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA.

There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment.

Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back.

Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:50 AM

23. Yes, please, DON'T. Keep him, please!

Seriously



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