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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:48 PM

Tea Party Group Blames Connecticut Shooting On Teachers, Unions, And Sex


By Jeff Spross on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

A piece posted to the Tea Party Nation website yesterday, and sent to the group’s members in an email from TPN head Judson Phillips, blamed the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on teachers, unions, bureaucracy, and the presence of sex in popular culture. In a lengthy screed that’s essentially a round-up of every major cultural and policy grievance the American right holds with the rest of the country, author Timothy Birdnow cited concerns about the mental health of shooter Adam Lanza, the lack of spanking in schools, and the new movie “Django Unchained” — among other things — as evidence that American popular culture “has made murder, rape, mayhem, hatred, and violence ‘cool.’”

He then went on to recommend a number of interesting solutions, including a lamentation that George Zimmerman was not guarding Sandy Hook Elementary School:

Homeschool. Take away the power of the radicals in the classrooms. Makes your kids safer, too.

Back Right to Work legislation for the public sector. Teacher’s unions have helped cement much of this in place. As long as we have group think in the classrooms we will never see the end of this. ...

Work to devolve power back to the parents, the local officials, and the communities. A society that is top-down will inevitably lead to alienation of the sort we have seen here. This young man was twenty years old, and his actions were neither spurious nor random. As an FBI profiler said on television last night, he undoubtedly felt powerless and sought to remedy that. Why does a twenty year old feel powerless? He could leave his mother’s home at any time at his age. He feels powerless because he has lived in an over-bureaucratized society, one run ultimately from a far-away central location. ...

Restrict the sex in movies, television, on the internet. There is a reason why young people commit these sorts of crimes, and sex plays no small part. Their passions are eternally inflamed, and they wander the Earth with no outlet for their overstimulated glands. ....

Support the creation of local organizations to act as “neighborhood watch” for schools. Had George Zimmerman been at the front door instead of some mechanical card reader those children would still be alive. Perhaps it’s time we start asking for volunteers to protect our children. It will require security checks, but isn’t that worth it? This dovetails with the union problem; the unions will fight this measure tooth-and-nail.


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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/17/1346491/tea-party-group-attributes-connecticut-shooting-to-teachers-unions-and-sex/

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Reply Tea Party Group Blames Connecticut Shooting On Teachers, Unions, And Sex (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
freshwest Dec 2012 #1
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #2
shenmue Dec 2012 #8
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #3
orwell Dec 2012 #4
Aristus Dec 2012 #5
cliffordu Dec 2012 #6
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #15
shenmue Dec 2012 #7
yellowcanine Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #11
lunatica Dec 2012 #12
Arkana Dec 2012 #13
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #14
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:57 PM

1. Typical Koch brothers libertarian mad dog filth, but I agree with one thing:

American popular culture “has made murder, rape, mayhem, hatred, and violence ‘cool.’”

And that is mainly coming from the Tea Party's friends, dehumanizing everyone. This is just the same plan they've been promoting to balkanize America further than they already have. That's why the re-election of Obama is not enough. This is by no means over with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. Warping

 

Perhaps the worm hole that brought us the tea party is closing and will transport them back to their alternate universe where being out of touch with reality is some sort of evolutionary advantage.

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:59 PM

8. I knew they were from space.

It's like Ghidorah or something.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:21 PM

3. Two "radicals in the classroom" saved the lives of helpless innocent children.

Judson Philips and Timothy Birdnow, go fuck yourselves. Repeatedly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:28 PM

4. Hey asshat...

...this deranged killer got his guns from his gun-loving mom, who now lies dead from the 4 rounds this mentally disturbed young man pumped into her head.

Sounds like the power was already "devolved".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:29 PM

5. What horseshit.

George Zimmerman only shoots unarmed people!...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:30 PM

6. The little fucker WAS home schooled for at least some of his life....

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

15. and, he also attended a private religious school

if I'm not mistaken.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 05:57 PM

7. What the hell?

Sex makes people want to shoot people?

What is wrong with this moron?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:08 PM

9. George Zimmerman wouldn't have stopped the shooter - he was white after all.

He probably would have opened the door for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:25 PM

10. WTF.. MF are completely Ignoring Reality to suit their

F***** Agenda.

This says everything about how they are a Big Part of the Problem and absolutely Nothing about what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.

Keep Digging Tea Koch party Assholes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 08:30 PM

11. "George F****** Zimmerman at the door"?!

He killed an innocent kid.. Wtf would anyone want his ass at any door that was the gateway to Children or People?

The Stupid Is Ugly

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:15 AM

12. They just can't stand to shut up for too long can they

I'm noticing the teabaggeratti and Obama haters are coming out of the woodwork now.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:03 PM

13. This from the looney bin that brings guns to the National Mall.

They can all fuck right off.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:15 PM

14. There blaming teachers but yet they want them ARMED in schools HOW STUPID!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:57 PM

16. Keep talking tea-baggers...

You make it SO much easier for us to win elections!

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