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Dan Casey..the guy I can’t believe lives here and gets paid real money to put out drivel like this. A recent statement i heard about obama lately reminds me of Casey. “A pen in the hands of the current president is far more dangerous than guns in the hands of 200 million Americans.”
I totally agree…. Its a wonder you got that post through. It’s quite clear that Dan and his “Superfriends” believe that their agenda is the only way and dont have any openminds at all as the are always wanting others to have.
We will never win against the NRA until more of its members, like Adolphus Busch IV and George Bush, Sr,… people with influence…. denounce their ridiculous and dangerous policies. NRA members are like lemmings…. and I,for one, hope they follow each other into the sea.
#2 Another really funny thing I keep seeing is right wingers complaining about Dan not letting things that he doesn’t agree with or that might make him look bad “through.” Of course, they’re complaining in posts that Dan let through, and usually right after several posts that either insult Dan or express a viewpoint that he doesn’t agree with.
Yes, it is clear it is Dan and his “Superfriends” that have the closed minds. And yet, we are not the ones who refuse any new information, refute facts with lies, distort the truth, make stuff up, parrot right wing talking points and carry right wing memes, while we disrespect the President at every opportunity. Go figure.
You know why you think the media is liberal and biased? Because they don’t agree with you. It literally never occurs to you that you are wrong. The whole world is just out to get you because you are so right. Sure, makes sense.
“Yes, it is clear it is Dan and his “Superfriends” that have the closed minds”
glad you finally recognized a truth dearie..liberals are the most closed minded when it comes to tolerance…you just cannot stand another’s opinion or facts or truth can you….so sad
more proof of a no info voter.
Well if the president would quit lying, flip floping, and generally quit screwing up he might get something accomplished…. He admitted yesterday that he should spend moe time with congress, made a joke that he was a minorty islamist and maybe he should be a standup comedian when he serves out his term. I bet you libs havnt even paid attention to how many vacations we pay for as tax payers. If you ask me i wish he would take a permanent vacation…. along with all you liberal infestations.
Blog material idea????
Would you look into the conflict now with the cia and their training and the fact that almost 60 Islamist radical groups wrote a letter to have the word terrorist and Islam Jihadist taken out of the training books for the cia and this administration obliged and did it…. It truly happened .. and i would like evryones opinion on here about it. Lets see how informed about this eveyone is and if they are comfortable with it.
Check this out this is scarry
Gee Lynda K, I love your left leaning tolerance of everyone by insulting NRA members as calling us lemmings. Oh that’s right you lefties only tolerate what you agree with. Since you are so knowledgeable of the NRA please explain what “policies” are ridiculous and “dangerous”. The NRA did more for gun safety last weekend that any of these anti gun groups did all year.
Maloof, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre’s practice of going around the country and giving screaming speeches that the president’s going to try to seize all guns is ridiculous and potentially dangerous.
Robbie | April 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm
Robbie twisted what the President said at the WH Correspondence dinner: “He admitted yesterday that he should spend moe time with congress, made a joke that he was a minorty islamist and maybe he should be a standup comedian when he serves out his term.”
I get that RWers rarely understand irony or tongue in cheek humor, but Robbie takes the prize…Here is what President Obama actually said:
“Obama joked about how re-election would allow him to unleash a radical agenda. But then he showed a picture of himself golfing on a mock magazine cover of “Senior Leisure.”
“I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be,” the president remarked, and then recounted his recent 2-for-22 basketball shooting performance at the White House Easter Egg hunt.”
Robbie, there is no measurement for how far apart you are from “informed”.
It is not right to give the terrorists the imprimatur of “jihad” which is a “struggle” towards a “religious duty”. Nothing about terrorism and killing innocent people is religious. The same is true for “radical Islam”, it is like calling someone a “fundy” here. It is disrespectful of the billion Muslims who live with us in peace and Islam has no edict to do the things these fundamentalist terrorists claim. They are lying to claim it does. Why are you on their side of this argument?
I agree with Brennan.
For the millionth time, there is nothing in the mantra of “tolerance” that requires us to be tolerant of intolerance. That means that we are under no obligation to respect the gun manufacturer’s lobby (NRA), or right wing hate because you say we should.
Robbie, do you understand the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is a fundraiser, roast kind of thing? Obama was joking not making a speech for crying out loud!
Sandi you so dont understand jihad and confusing it with religious duty. They beleive that it is their religious duties to kill the infidels who intrude on the holy lands. They consider us infidels, all of us, not just the conservative ,but all americans. Moe was a typo but i forgot we are not aloud a typo are we. I understand that was a joke last night but their is a little truth in there also. also i am not on their side dont you dare put that on me I am on our side the american side. I have no problem with peaceful muslims just the ones hellbent on killing us. they are the lesser jihad if you know anything about what jihad means and dont go to wikipedia that is useless. wikipedia is mostly opinion
(I know I’m not supposed to post on Casey’s Blog anymore but I needed to ask this. Even if only Casey or a moderator sees it and trashes it. P.S. If you do allow me to post, I will stick with the name Walter Smith and the email actually works this time. Seriously, the other emails were picked out of thin air and I never saw any communications that were sent to them.)
To Sandi and others:
Tolerating intolerance is how the world works.
We have all likely bought various products from places like Saudi Arabia or China, to name only two, that have awful human rights records. I wonder what their working classes would do to the ruling classes if they had proper education, organization and military rifles? I’ll bet they would not be very tolerant at all.
Since they don’t have such knowledge or weapons they have to tolerate some very intolerant behaviors by their ruling classes.
How do you intend to enforce laws against the right wingers who you hate? Do you mean to use force on them? Would you have another group use force on them? Do you expect them to be invalids who act like they do on TV and in movies? Lol!
Those are very important questions. Things go bad fast when groups with vastly different belief systems get tired of tolerating each other.
Robbie | April 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm
“(the president) admitted yesterday that he should spend moe time with congress” (sic)
The problem with Obama spending moe time with congress is deciding whether to spend more time with the Larry’s in the Senate or the Curly’s in the House. But I agree the president should treat them like Moe would more often.
Robbie, the person exhibiting, quite well in fact, that they “dont understand jihad and confusing it with religious duty” is you.
The fundamentalists terrorists may believe or claim to believe any damned thing they please, it does not make it Islam or what jihad really means. It is like claiming the Westboro hate mongers are Christians and should be referred to as same. They are not.
The point of not giving them the respect of their terrorism being a religious anything is what the denial of it means. Like not using mass shooters names and giving them th publicity and infamy they seek. The billion Muslims not at war with us and the millions who righteously perform jihad do not deserve to be connected to terrorists. Why that distinction is hard for you says more about you than them.
Every time you grant them their “jihad” you are on their side. Every time you call them Muslims you are on their side. There is no other way to view that when you have been told it is not true. They are terrorists. They serve no religion, they serve no religious mission, they have no right to claim one.
If you are on “our side” then see that side as not granting the cowards what they want.
I did not get the meaning of Jihad or Islam from Wikipedia!
Learn something: http://myjihad.org/
Well said, Walter Smith. Welcome back.
Walter Smith or whoever you used to be, not being able to change something is not the same as tolerating it. And that was not what anyone was speaking of. Right wingers insist we are not tolerant if we do not allow or embrace their hate. No dice.
You have me gravely wrong i dont grant them, CRAP, I think they all need to go until we can come up with some way to safely track anyone that is not from this country, I dont give them any credit especially religious. God would not want them doing the stuff they do in any ones name. I dont respect them in any way, and anytime the media shows their atrocities the media is glorifying it and they are getting what they want. If we were smart we would be calling for the media to stop the coverage of the bombings and attrocities and they would soon stop ….
What you call intolerance we call having morals just like the debate on abortion right now. I cant believe the dems would not believe that a infant that survives abotion and is born is not a living breathing person. I dont care if you like it or not I HATE ABORTION nor will I tolerate it.
Maybe the president should spend some Shemp time with Congress. Or Hemp. Or whatever. . .
#9 “Check this out this is scarry”
Yeah, Robbie that’ll “scar” you for life, no doubt.
It is such bull for people like Robbie to pretend they own morals that liberals don’t. That is a lie too. What is moral about forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy? You all never seem to credit there is more than one life involved. YOU may choose to subjugate yourself for a fetus but, from the same people who tell me I have no business in your gun holster, I think you have no leg to stand on inserting your “morals” into someone else’s womb!
And you still do not understand what you are talking about regarding terrorists, no matter what religion they claim, or motive they offer. When you call it jihad, you are giving them the very martyrdom they think they serve. When you call them Muslims you grant them religious cover they do not deserve. They are monsters, they are sadistic terrorists, they are extremist cults, but they are not Muslims, they are not religious and they are not doing jihad. They pervert everything about religion just like all terrorists do. That the right wing wants to grant them that has never made any sense. That you berate us for trying not to, only proves your lack of comprehension. Do you consider the Westboro freaks to be Christians?
I like the NRA, but I’m not a member. I believe in buying however many guns I choose, and a big clip. My use for a gun would be to protect myself or family from home intruders, or target practice at a licensed range as often as I choose. When I hunt, I usually go to Krogers or Sam’s Club.
Lets say Roanoke became Watertown at 10 am today. I’d want to stay in my home, Glock by my side, and plenty of ammo.
ps ~ I just peaked at the tail end of Sandi’s post. For the last time, WESTBORO is neither Baptist nor a church. There are ZERO Christians who go along with Fred or Marge Phelps and their gang of nut jobs.
“ps ~ I just peaked at the tail end of Sandi’s post. For the last time, WESTBORO is neither Baptist nor a church. There are ZERO Christians who go along with Fred or Marge Phelps and their gang of nut jobs.”
Why, thank you for making Sandi’s point for her, Bob!!!
Good thing you’re a guy (I assume), Robbie. That means you’ll be happy to learn you won’t EVER have to have an abortion. And you can try to force your wife or grilfriend or whatever to carry a pregnancy to term; I guess that’s your business. But you are not allowed to force your view on all the other women of the country.
@ Dan Casey
Of course you have proof Obama does not want to confiscate guns?, your an educated man Mr.Casey, you don’t really believe that do you?
The same could be said about your columns and blogs “ridiculous” and “potentially dangerous”.
“Of course you have proof Obama does not want to confiscate guns?, your an educated man Mr.Casey, you don’t really believe that do you?”
Mr. Maloof, have you ever heard the expression, “the proof is in the pudding?” If Obama was intent on seizing guns, he would have seized some. He hasn’t. Good grief, 6 months ago you lambasting him for DISTRIBUTING guns — to gangs in Mexico. Now it’s the other way around.
You need to get a better game!
Maloof, support the NRA, that’s cool. But say that the president wants to confiscate your guns when he has explicitly said nothing of the sort? That is called paranoia, and that is what the leaders of the NRA do and why they are called nuts. Fanning those flames does nothing to help your cause. Show us one incontrovertible spec of evidence, please.
Sooooo…. Saintbridgeyou think its ok to kill a fullterm baby?
“Sooooo…. Saintbridge you think its ok to kill a fullterm baby?”
For the record, I don’t think it’s OK to kill a full-term baby. But I’d note that most in the pro-life community draw the line at the instant an egg becomes a zygote.
Which leaves me wondering, why the hell do they even ask questions like Robbie’s? There’s no difference in their mind between a zygote and a full-term baby.
Some believe it’s a sin to even prevent an egg from becoming a zygote.
Not that you people who want to control a woman’s womb will ever concede the obvious much less the more nuanced of truths, but in point of fact, a baby can be carried to full term and be so profoundly disabled that “killing” that baby is merciful. I am not condoning such an activity and believe that restrictions are more than fair to stop cretins like Gosnell and women who are too mentally incapable, abused or addicted to know better, but the reality is that you cannot make your broad “full term baby” analogy fit every abortion scenario. When you get to women even seeking a late term abortion you are talking a small percentage of abortions and they are federally and by state statute, restricted. There is no law that allows what Gosnell is accused of doing. But, like gun control, you folks are not interested in the truth.
Try to stay on topic, Robbie.
No gun confiscation? Right.. The check is also in the mail. Dan Casey votes republican. Your car will be ready Friday. Chocolate doesn’t make you fat… If Obama supports the second amendment then why is this happening in the USA? What crime have these people committed? So the stroke of some politician’s pen makes something the constitution guarantees illegal? You might want to read the 4th amendment and that pesky thing called due process? I really like the story about the cops confiscating the wrong guys guns. Talk about a very winnable lawsuit. I could have listed another 100 plus links.
When did they confiscate your guns?
Maloof, I have scads of tinfoil I can spare.
@37 Unfortunately all mine were lost in a tragic boating accident… However you can not deny confiscation is happening in the US.
@38 You should fashion your foil into suppositories you are probably the type that would enjoy a foil enema.
If your guns were seized by a tragic boating accident, I don’t see why you’re blaming Obama for that. Sounds like somebody else’s fault to me.
Maloof, would you feel the same way about guns being confiscated from the Boston bombers? The Tuscon shooter? The Va Tech shooter? Is there no one who should have their guns taken, or just no one you think should not?
We can and we do deny that guns are “being confiscated” for no reason and without any cause. And in the event of that happening, the courts rectify the situation. But when warranted, hell yes, confiscate their guns! That is not the same as arguing the government is going to confiscate your guns…unless of course it is warranted.
@40 it’s more fun to blame Obama. Like when lefties used to blame Bush.
@41 Your argument is invalid. How about the FBI and Homeland Security do their damn job and prevent this crap!! It’s the Obama justice department and his appointees who have failed and should be fired. How would you feel if the cops and feds came by in Riot gear and ordered you and your family out at gunpoint to search for the remaining bomber in Boston? A clear violation of the 4th amendment, no warrants no due process. That happened I saw the video. Why is Homeland stockpiling 2 Billion rounds of AMMO and buying armored cars? Are they gonna invade Texas? Canada? Mexico? The FBI received warnings from Russian government about this Islamic terrorist and did what with the intel? After a year kaboom!! 3 dead and how many amputees in Boston? The other tragedies you speak of occurred in GUN FREE ZONES! Why is that? That law needs to go it does not work. What works better is armed security at schools and armed and Safely TRAINED citizens who choose to .protect themselves with firearms. I support repealing the patriot act.
Compare 3 days after 9-11 Bush gives speech on the WTC rubble assuring people the US would go after terrorists and these polices continued by Obama. TO 3 days after Boston Obama is having a tantrum about a flawed gun control bill that will not pass, because the American people contacted their Senators and pressed them to vote it down. All his gun control attempts has done is to sell more guns and more ammo, than I thought possible, meanwhile Chicago with the strictest gun control laws averages 20-30 gun homicides a month.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”.
The common sense proposals for reducing gun violence would take no essential liberties, only inessential indulgences, and would purchase enduring, not temporary, improvements in public safety. Even the most irrationally paranoid Americans like Maloof deserve that.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Well gee, Maloof ol’ buddy, where were you when the so-called PATRIOT Act was passed?
#39 “You should fashion your foil into suppositories you are probably the type that would enjoy a foil enema.”
What is this obsession that a number of right wingers on this blog seem to have with all things anal?
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:12:38 +0000
Metro Columnist Dan Casey knows a little bit about a lot of things but not a heck of a lot about most things. That doesn't keep him from writing about them, however. So keep him honest!
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