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?”

Attacks in Paris

The news out of Paris is horrific. Religious fanatics with guns and bombs have killed at least 120 people. It’s an attack by Islamic State psychopaths.

The best television news coverage has been on France 24.

President Francois Holland gave this speech soon after the attack on the Stade de France, where he was one of the fans at a football match between France and Germany:

And President Obama had this to say from the White House:

But the French are in solidarity. Football fans sang the national anthem as they left the Stade de France after the attacks:

And, of course, someone stupid has something disgusting to say about it all.


A slice of life

Ever wonder what it would look like if a psychotic giant had a slicer and chopped up a human from head to toe in less than 15 seconds?

Me neither.

But someone out there has thought about it (a medical researcher, of course), and put together this video:

From KnowMore:

This video, which was recently shared by I F—ing Love Science on Facebook, shows a snapshot of the human body from top to bottom in just 14 seconds. The images come from The Visible Human project, in which a cadaver was frozen, and then cut into 1,800 plus slices for imaging. The methodology is a little gruesome, but the result is the most complete top-to-bottom view of a human body that scientists and the public have seen.

It’s over: Yogi Berra died at 90

But the AP didn’t get it right Tuesday night:


This is Yogi Bear:


He didn’t die, because he isn’t real.

This is who died:

Yogi Berra is one of the Yankee immortals. Plenty of people know the great Berra quotes:

But the top video shows he was probably the best catcher in this history of professional baseball. Look at the World Series records. Yogi holds a lot of them.

Yogi even made a game show appearance:

And yeah, word is that the Bear was named after the Berra.

Jimmy Olsen died

Jack Larson, the Jimmy Olsen of my youth in “Adventures of Superman” died in California Sunday at the age of 87.

87! I remember when he was just a kid!


The obituaries all point out how he was typecast as Jimmy forever after playing the cub reporter with the geeky bowtie at the Daily Planet from 1952-1958. But what I didn’t know what that he was also a playwright, and had done the libretto for an opera.

He was also a “confirmed bachelor,” having been a lover of Montgomery Cliff and sharing his later years with producer and director James Bridges.

I remember his first appearance as Jimmy:

But the second episode was all his:


This is from the 1952 episode “The Haunted Lighthouse.” Jimmy goes to visit his aunt at the shore, but strange things happen, including the plaintiff cry in the distance:

I’m drowning!

Yep, that episode of Superman, seen many times in reruns in the early 1960s, freaked my baby mind out. I don’t think I watched the full episode without hiding my eyes until decades later.

But anyone who remembers the days of George Reeves (Superman/Clark Kent), Phyllis Coates (Lois Lane season one), Noel Neill (Lois Lane the rest of the series and the preceding movie serial) and John Hamilton (Perry White) knows that the first season of “Superman” was really scary. (Remember the two-part Mole Men story, or the guy who trapped Superman in the chamber and tried to electrocute him, or the deserted village with the people in the gas masks? Freaky, right?) The show wasn’t really geared toward kids until the second season.

Jimmy was always getting into scary situations, but the first season it was out of curiosity. The later seasons, he was just goofy.

But that’s probably why he appealed to kids. He was just like one of us.

Here he is in a savings bond commercial with Lois and Clark:

He did appear in another Superman movie years later:

I guess this means Phyllis Coates and Noel Neill are the last survivors of the series?