A terrorist attacked Colorado Springs

And no, it wasn’t a Syrian refugee or a member of an ISIS cell who snuck through the Mexican border. It was a usual suspect:

The day after a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, investigators were working to determine what prompted the shooting that resulted in the death of three people, including a police officer.

Police identified the shooting suspect as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear but released no other information about him. He is accused of killing two civilians in addition to University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey, as well as injuring at least four other officers and five more civilians.

While the scumbag politicians and bedwetters on the right blather on about the danger of refugees and Islamic terror, they say nothing about the true terrorist threat that they not only created, but also inspire with their rhetoric of doom and their refusal to do anything about this country’s insane gun policies. The religion-inspired psychopaths on our own shores are more likely to kill you than any orphan or woman in a hijab are trying to escape from the religious nuts who are running amok in their countries.

So let’s take a look at the face of the latest practitioner of Tea Party terrorism:


And what is this terrorist responding to? (via the Washington Post):

The shooting arrives during a period of heightened scrutiny for Planned Parenthood. In July, an antiabortion group released a series of secretly filmed videos from a clinic in Denver that showed staffers discussing the extraction of fecal tissue from aborted fetuses before that tissue is sent to research facilities. The videos, which Planned Parenthood officials have claimed were heavily edited to bolster critics’ false claims, provoked a series of nationwide protests in August aimed at cutting off federal funding for the healthcare organization. Planned Parenthood officials said the protests were designed to intimidate and harass patients.

Health centers associated with Planned Parenthood have been the target of threats and violence because of the organization’s role in providing abortions and lobbying for reproductive rights. Abortion rights groups say threats against abortion providers rose sharply this summer in the wake of the undercover “sting” operation that produced the controversial videos.

At least four Planned Parenthood clinics have been targeted with arson since the videos were released. The increase in threats has led abortion rights groups to increase cooperation with local police and the FBI.

So, the instigators on the right doctor videos to inspire a terrorist act. And, surprise, a terrorist acts.

Policing vs. murder

This is how British police deal with a man threatening them with a machete:

This is how American cops deal with a kid avoiding them with a knife:

One of these methods is called taking control of a dangerous situation. The other is called cold-blooded murder.

As of today, 884 people have been shot dead by police in America. Many of those incidents have been ruled as justified. But 82 of the incidents involved people who weren’t armed, Including this one:

Jeremy Mardis, an unarmed 6-year-old white male, was shot on Nov. 3, 2015, in Marksville, La. Marksville marshals were pursuing the boy’s father, Chris Few. Few fled and marshals opened fire on his car, killing Jeremy, who was a passenger in the front seat.

Law enforcement in America has a world-wide reputation for excessive force. If you don’t believe that, listen to the Brits who are filming the guy with the machete.

If the guy with the machete was in America, he would have been dead before the guy taking the video would have had his camera out. The kid in Chicago in the second video was shot less than 30 seconds after the cop with the gun arrived. Only one cop did the shooting. Fired 16 times. Unloaded his clip. And he was reloading his weapon when the other officers must have yelled, “what the hell are you doing?”

Republicans and Thanksgiving turkeys


This involves the great turkey pardon of 2014. At this point, I can only shake my head in disgust:

The examples of the GOP’s reflexive opposition to President Obama’s agenda are many but this may be the best one yet: By a 27 point margin, Republicans say they disapprove of the President’s executive order last year pardoning two Thanksgiving turkeys (Macaroni and Cheese) instead of the customary one. Only 11% of Republicans support the President’s executive order last year to 38% who are opposed — that’s a pretty clear sign that if you put Obama’s name on something GOP voters are going to oppose it pretty much no matter what. Overall there’s 35/22 support for the pardon of Macaroni and Cheese thanks to 59/11 support from Democrats and 28/21 from independents.

Yeah, I know you don’t believe this. But check out the data at Public Policy Polling. Here’s the link.

And here’s a photo of one of the lucky turkeys, Cheese:


According to the Allentown Morning Call last year:

Mac is a “feather shaker” who weighs in at 47 pounds and boasts a melodious gobble that has a hint of bluegrass, #TeamMac supporters within the White House confirmed.

Cheese is a “grand champion” who weights in at 49 pounds and has a gobble that manages to be both romantic and has a country ring, #TeamCheese White House aides said.

The 2015 White House turkey pardon is tomorrow. One turkey, named Tom One, from California has already been chosen to be spared the roaster. If I were Obama, I’d pardon three this year, just to piss the turkeys (the GOP, not the fowl) off even more.

Our Thanksgiving paradox

An interesting opening sentence involving Thanksgiving that my son referred me to on the website Five Thirty Eight:

Thanksgiving — when we give thanks and celebrate a tale about the welcoming of foreign refugees to American shores — is once again upon us.

Very appropriate, but my problem is that I thought too much about it. Because the reality is, it would have been better for the natives if they had kept the refugees out.


An overstatement? Not really. Here’s a video on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian involving what the first European immigrants did to the people who had lived here for centuries.

Just to clarify, this is not an anti-immigrant post.

It’s just an observation that there is absolutely nothing today’s immigrants can do that’s worse than what the original immigrants to this country have already done.


Rubio, Cruz and their effort to ban refugees

So Ted Cruz, the son of Cuban refugees, says the risk of Islamic militants infiltrating the refugee population is too high for America to accept them with open arms.

And Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants says that the U.S. shouldn’t take in more refugees from Syria because there’s no way to run a background check on them.

Let’s take a little side trip through history, 1976 to be exact, from the New York Times (via the Rude Pundit):

“Nine Cuban refugees are to go on trial here Monday in the murder of Luciano Nieves, an exile leader who had advocated a United States dialogue with Cuba. The case, in which four other suspects are still at large, will focus new attention on Miami’s Cuban terrorists, who are a major force in the city’s Latin-American community, according to the authorities. …

“Their political goal has been to prevent what they view as an impending rapprochement between the United States and Cuba…Despite their limited numbers, the terrorists have had a major impact on south Florida. In the last three years, more than 100 bombs have exploded in Miami. At the height of the campaign, there were 10 blasts in a 24-hour period, including one outside the local office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one in Miami police headquarters, and a third in the office of the State Attorney.”

So according to Cruz and Rubio, Ted and Marco shouldn’t be in the United States because the risk of Cuban militants infiltrating the refugee population was too high for America to accept them, and the U.S. shouldn’t have taken refugees from Cuba because there was no way to run a background check on them.

So long, guys.  Here’s some travel information. Don’t let the door at customs hit you on the butt on your way out.

Some very strange views on discrimination

Anything new in the world of delusion?

In a new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday, a whopping 43 percent of Americans told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups. And an even bigger share of Americans — 53 percent — told pollsters American culture and “way of life” have mostly changed for the worse since 1950.

Do they even have a clue of what life was like in the 1950s and earlier?


Are they offended because they can’t do this openly anymore?


Are they saying this is not as bad as what they are experiencing today?


Who exactly is saying that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups?


So, it’s the usual suspects.