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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:03 PM

Walter Rhett: What Do Newtown Conspiracies Really Cover Up?



On the day before one of the biggest mea culpas in sports, the awaited Oprah interview with Lance Armstrong, the efforts to delegitimize President Obama in his second term have increased their velocity and are becoming more extreme and desperate. The efforts are also bigger and more ridiculous. And sad and tragic.

As the empty chair staged at the Republican convention quickly became a set piece to symbolize lynching as empty chairs were roped and swung from trees, so from the tragedy of Newtown, a legion of “truthers” have taken snippets of video and blasted the internet with lies. But look beyond the unfounded proofs that are asserted as facts. What the errors of facts and leaps of judgement and flights of make-believe reveal is a distress that is emotionally frayed. Its deep anger and helplessness has nothing to do with Newtown or the government—or the falsehoods strenuously pushed as facts.

It takes several deep breaths to get past the conclusions that are passing for facts about Newtown. It takes deep reflection to understand the attraction of this insanity in the comment streams. It leaves a country wondering whether it can survive as a civil society when hate and ideology seem to grow without constraint, grabbing our sorrow into its arcade.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a computer app for ages four and up that simulates an indoor practice range, and allows players to shoot a digital rifle (M9) at targets that are human coffins that are painted with bulls-eyes one by one. When targeted and hit, the casket falls to the ground, flat. For ninety-nine cents, the app upgrades the firing weapon. Does this promote responsible gun ownership and safety? Is it encouraging the use of safe firearm technologies, including owner recognition? The NRA says yes; their free “one touch” app provides safety information and other updates...


More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/01/16/what-do-newtown-conspiracies-really-cover-up/

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:17 PM

1. Things are really getting out of hand

Today I had to unfriend my grandson on FB. Raised in Ga and now lives in Co. He became a Newtown truther the other day and rants on and on about guns, taxes, etc. You've seen it all. Today it was taxes. Tried to remind him he gets two checks from the Govt. and govt. school loans and he ranted about "my" president is taking his rights away and I'm glad!

Funny he didn't hesitate to cash the substantial wedding check last month from his silly old liberal grandma.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:28 PM

2. For me it is my sister and it would be my son in law were it not for our daughter forbidding him to

mentioning anything having to do with politics when he is around us. She jumps on him like flies go to s**t if he even breathes one political syllable. The sad thing is he has her brainwashed into believing the tripe and they preach it at their church.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:32 PM

3. so many things you could remind him of

but kids never listen. My aunt used to call me to talk politics because she could not talk to her own children without tearing her hair out.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:48 PM

4. He obviously needs to have more to do, too much time on his hands. nt

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