The Grand Old Party is being destroyed by religious fanatics who are not true conservatives or lovers of freedom. They are people who hate "the grand experiment" of our founding fathers and seek to force all Americans to conform to their narrow minded views of right and wrong.
There does seem to be an unsatiated sense of entitlement attached to many of these mass murderers. That society or some part of society has failed to recognized their superiority and must now pay for that slight.
Unfortunately in this case the mass murder's mother was a gun nut. She apparently had numerous guns easily accessible to her son in the home they shared. Neighbors had noted years prior to this event that this fellow seemed emotionally unstable, in a seemingly permanent state of pissed off. His mother, a nurse, must have been oblivious to the potential disaster of mixing crazy son with lethal weapons.
Lesson yet to be learned by many Americans: We should do everything we can to solve our problems with other countries before resorting to yet another costly war. Note: Afghanistan's Taliban leadership was willing to turn over the Al Qaeda leadership if the US could link them to 9/11. Instead we decided to start an illegal war of aggression that has lasted more than 14 years and counting resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and permanently injured people, civilian and American military alike. Americans would not tolerate this poo in our nation, nor should we. Why do we think we have the inherent right to reign this terror on people of other nations? Are they somehow less human, with lives less worthwhile? Our meddling in the ME continues to increase the pain, death, carnage and chaos with each passing day. I'm all for defending our nation from external threats, but these imperialistic neocon conflicts need to stop. The United States is supposed to be a beacon of hope for the world. It is well past time for us to stop acting like a 19th century war mongering empire.
While this is more often than not the case, in this instance the killer was mixed race. Disclaimer: Really don't believe in race as it is not based on modern science, it comes from a time when people believed they could determine a person's intelligence by the shape of their skulls. The common thread seems to be socially awkward, gun loving, loaners experiencing a personal emotional crises.
For Starters: Maybe Americans should look to the rest of the civilized world to learn how to implement a more comprehensive/successful/economical healthcare system? Having the world's most expensive and 36th best healthcare system no longer seems to be cutting the mustard. Does it?
If more people were paying attention to the GOP primaries around this country they would recognize virtually all the traditional moderates have been purged by right wing religious fanatics. People who rely more on their gut instincts than their brains, more on ancient texts than modern science, and more on baseless superstition than reality. It is a big problem as these religious extremists have gerrymandered their way to taking control of the United States House of Representatives.
Pictures or it never happened! Congratulations and best wishes. Hope you are packing heat cause those Tennessee hill folks will swarm around your sweetie like bears to honey and you won't be able to fight them off with just a stick. Have fun and practice safe sex (no hanky panky on Grandfather Mountain!) Look forward to your return! Nanuq PS If she is a Bernie Sanders supporter you've struck gold. She's smart and a humanitarian too! Hold on and don't let go!
Congrats you found some opinion pieces by people most Americans have never heard of touting their... personal opinions. Your feeble attempt completely fails to address PhillyB's original point that addresses those with actual political power.
Due to the Panthers depth at LB the team now has the luxury of being able to win without Luke in the lineup. This is a good thing, and I'm glad the new protocol allows player to fully recover before returning to the field. I'd much rather have Luke around for years to come than for a TB game the team should be able to win without him.
This false equivalency narrative exemplifies the lazy approach many reporters employ in the fourth estate these days. Automatically blame both sides as equally guilty instead of taking the time to do some serious investigative journalism. The stark reality is the crazies disproportionately favor the NRA/GOA/GOP. Spinning their tales of government conspiracies (Obama) and his "jack booted thugs" coming to bust down doors and take Americans firearms and armor piercing ammo in the middle of the night. The reality is virtually no one on the left is talking about banning all firearms. The ones doing that are fear mongers on the right trying to rally easily influenced sheeple to the cause. Many gun control advocates do endorse 100% background checks prior to transfer of gun ownership and/or training w/periodic range certification to ensure gun owners are not a danger to themselves or innocent bystanders. Unfortunately, even these very basic concepts, used successfully in virtually every other civilized western nation, are a bridge too far for right wing firearm fanatics led around by their noses by organizations sponsored by for-profit weapons manufacturers. Still despite the right wing rhetoric, the majority of NRA members support these basic types of reforms. Why? Because most gun owners are responsible members of society that's why. Most gun owners are already doing these things on their own. Keeping those they love safe by practicing on the range periodically and educating family members on the proper handling of firearms. Not selling their weapons to shady characters and immediately reporting lost or stolen weapons to local authorities. The rabid opposition are led by NRA/GOA lobbyists sponsored by for-profit weapons manufactures. The pattern of behavior is now tried and true. These organizations alert their ever dependable sheeple of impending doom (usually after another tragic mass shooting) and the useful idiots rally by adding to their ever increasing stockpile of ammo and weapons. Cocksure that Johnny Fed will be bursting into their homes at any moment to confiscate their weapons and by god, they're determined, come hell or high water, to be prepared for that final showdown. If they should die, let it be in defense of their second amendment rights, and in a hail of righteous lead! Inevitably the sheeple will calm down from their temporary tizzy, mostly from sheer emotional exhaustion. That is, until the next mass shooting, and then the cycle of fear and stockpiling repeats itself yet again. It is a pattern about as useful as squirrels who live in a Planter's Peanuts factory storing nuts for winter. Don't even try and rationalize with these modern day Hatfields and McCoys. They are too busy ordering more armor piercing ammo they'll require for the coming Armageddon.