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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:35 PM

Swear to the gods our Bircher of a local newspaper columnist actually wrote the following:

In regards to Newtown and how we should not "jump to gun control"

http://www.peshtigotimes.net/?id=20795

"Ever hear of a crazed gunman terrorizing a police station or an Army base?"


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Reply Swear to the gods our Bircher of a local newspaper columnist actually wrote the following: (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 OP
exboyfil Dec 2012 #1
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 #2
RC Dec 2012 #3
Moonwalk Dec 2012 #7
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #4
Dirty Socialist Dec 2012 #5
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #8
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 #11
Robyn66 Dec 2012 #14
SCantiGOP Dec 2012 #15
ohheckyeah Dec 2012 #17
lunasun Dec 2012 #6
Jenoch Dec 2012 #10
lunasun Dec 2012 #13
Jenoch Dec 2012 #16
cecilfirefox Dec 2012 #9
progressoid Dec 2012 #12
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #18

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:41 PM

1. He has nearly the equally stupid comment

about the reason being God not in the school (as opposed to the fact that establishment is not in the school) being the reason for the shootings.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:00 AM

2. This isn't her first trip to the buffet of stupid.

I will never forget the time she once speculated that the reason mercury in fish is dangerous to humans was due to the fact that mercury contained a lot of lead. O was in college at the time, and had some friends who were majoring in fisheries. I believe one person was quoted as saying that she lost five IQ points just from having read the clipping I handed her.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:17 AM

3. Well, so much for the Christian Omniscient and all powerful God.

 

If mere mortals can keep Him out of schools by passing a law. Tell me again why some worship Him?

God sadly replied that He was not allowed inside. He has been banned from schools.

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Response to RC (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:36 AM

7. Trying to make sense of it never works....

...if god allows us free will, then god isn't going to punish anyone for keeping prayer out of school or anywhere else. That's their free choice and they'll presumably suffer for that choice by not being in god's grace.

On the other hand, if god does act when we do such things, punishing us for doing them, then isn't killing a bunch of kids a foolish way to get the message across? (wouldn't it be better for a gunman to walk into a church, shoot it up, and no one gets hit? thus proving if god is there one is defended?). god isn't there so kids die? By that logic, no church should have ever gone up in flames, been destroyed by storm or earthquake, and certainly no gunman should have ever been able to walk into one, let alone kill those in it.....

And most certainly no child who ever went to church and wore his/her cross to school ought to have been shot by anyone. They're carrying god with them, aren't they?

And I've never understood why anyone worships any god whose followers use such horrific and obscene scare tactics to get people to believe in him.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:21 AM

4. "Ever hear of a crazed gunman terrorizing a police station or an Army base?"

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:32 AM

5. Slam Dunk

Winner post.

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Response to Dirty Socialist (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:40 AM

8. Shirley Prudhomme writes a regular column

and she obviously doesn't keep up with current events. It was, what, 3 years ago?

One would think a columnist would actually have to have some original thoughts and knowledge of what's happening in the country.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:09 AM

11. See my previous posts:

She's said some not to bright stuff in the past.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:42 PM

14. That one was amazing! nt

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:51 PM

15. posted here a few days ago

Notice to the NRA:
- Columbine had an armed guard on duty at the school
- Virginia Tech has their own police department
- The Fort Hood "massacre" took place on an army base.

I used that twice to successfully back down people who wanted to argue the banning of automatic weapons and that all we needed at Sandy Hook was one armed person.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #15)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:52 PM

17. I don't have a problem with the banning of automatic weapons

myself; I do have a problem with a newspaper columnist saying stupid shit.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:32 AM

6. sure a lot of God talking for a public newspaper

so to country cousin- glad I am in the big city and do not visit here

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:43 AM

10. What the hell is a 'public' newspaper?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:58 PM

13. not a private publication for members only

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Response to lunasun (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:13 PM

16. My point was where did

you get the idea that a general circulation newspaper does not or should not have any religious content? I know of dailies with religion columns and entire sections, not to mention news coverage that includes references to religion.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:54 AM

9. I'd suggest a raving nasty letter to the editor. nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:13 AM

12. The stupid...

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:53 PM

18. Dear Editor,

Why yes. Yes I have heard of those things.

What an effing maroon!

ETA: An editor writes sentences like this? "Deaths of the 20 children is especially hard." Yes, deaths is hard. Deaths is always hard.

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