Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Friday, April 20, 2007

New college prerequisite: AMMO!

In the wake of a shooting tragedy, the need for new tools of higher education emerge.
In the wake of a shooting tragedy, you can always count on the media to show the correct reverence for the families of the victims. At a time of grief such as this, the friends and relatives of the victims have only one thing they want the media to talk about, and that is that the obvious solution to the Virginia Tech shootings would have been more guns, not less...

Virginia Tech doesn’t allow its students to carry guns on campus; EVEN WITH CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS. They busted a student last year for carrying a gun on campus, even though he was carrying a completely legal concealed-carry permit.

If someone had a weapon, this wackjob Cho could have been stopped a lot sooner. Cao's Blog

what happened yesterday on the Virginia Tech campus is an example of gun control at its best. Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Media Matters

Clearly the Virginia Tech shootings were the fault of a particular political party. See if you can guess which one...

If Hillary or Obama get elected and the Congress remains under Democratic Party control, do you think liberals in full power of our government -- do you think that they will attempt to disembowel the Second Amendment even more so than what we've seen today? The Gunny Bob Show, Media Matters

Limbaugh: If this Virginia Tech shooter had an ideology, what do you think it was? This guy had to be a liberal. You start railing against the rich and all this other -- this guy's a liberal. He was turned into a liberal somewhere along the line. So it's a liberal that committed this act. Now, the drive-bys will read on a website that I'm attacking liberalism by comparing this guy to them. That's exactly what they do every day, ladies and gentlemen. I'm just pointing out a fact. I am making no extrapolation; I'm just pointing it out. They try -- whenever -- I can tell you from the history of this program, starting way back in the early '90s, when there was any kind of an incident, crime or what-have-you that attracted national attention, in the early days of this program, the drive-by media went out and they tried to connect the perpetrator to this program. They did everything they could. In fact, it went so far as Bill Clinton blaming me for influencing Timothy McVeigh to blow up the bureau building [sic: Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City]. These are the people sponsoring lies and distortion for the purposes of dividing this country and creating hatred. These are the people that invented this kind of tactic, if you will. Media Matters

OK, that was good. Now, can you conflate the Virgina Tech shooting to help the president spread his message about the War on Terror, AND promote xenophobia?

Responding to the April 16 mass shooting at Virginia Tech, right-wing pundit Debbie Schlussel "speculat[ed]" in an April 16 weblog post that the shooter, who had been identified at that point only as a man of Asian descent, might be a "Paki" Muslim and part of "a coordinated terrorist attack." "Paki" is a disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent.

Schlussel wrote, "The murderer has been identified by law enforcement and media reports as a young Asian male," adding, "The Virginia Tech campus has a very large Muslim community, many of which are from Pakistan." Schlussel continued: "Pakis are considered 'Asian,' " and asked, "Were there two [shooters] and was this a coordinated terrorist attack?" Schlussel asserted that the reason she was "speculating that the 'Asian' gunman is a Pakistani Muslim" was "[b]ecause law enforcement and the media strangely won't tell us more specifically who the gunman is." Schlussel claimed that "[e]ven if it does not turn out that the shooter is Muslim, this is a demonstration to Muslim jihadists all over that it is extremely easy to shoot and kill multiple American college students." Media Matters

Gosh, that was fun! I think that we all learned an important lesson today, boys and girls! Homer Simpson has it all worked out, as pointed out by Evil Spock, via Blue Gal.

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At Fri Apr 20, 03:49:00 PM, Blogger Evil Spock said...

Dr. Zaius, thanks for the shout out! Evil Spock wants to know if you'd be interested in a mutual link exchange with The Needs of the Few . . .

At Fri Apr 20, 05:16:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Sure! Us movie and TV characters have to stick together! What did you have in mind?

At Sun Apr 22, 12:17:00 AM, Blogger spocko said...

Do you think that maybe Rush Limbaugh could stop referring to the media as the Drive-by Media for JUST ONE DAY.

I mean think about it. As he talks about the shooter as a liberal he once again ties the media to killers and shooters.

Knock it off Rush.

At Sun Apr 22, 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Tha's funny - As he himself is part of the media, by sayng "Drive-by Media" he is both shooting himself in foot and sticking it in his mouth at the same time! Wotta guy.

At Sun Apr 22, 01:24:00 PM, Blogger spocko said...

Dr. Z. Yep. He "is" the media to millions. The other thing about Rush calling them "the Drive by media"?
Which race(s) in our current society does most of the drive by shooting?

It's not white men and pseudo-Italian's like on the plant I visited.

With his phrase Rush tells his listeners that the media are criminals and that they are guilty of killing people. What do we do with people who are guilty of killing people? Well in his world we kill them right back. But we also arrest them and put them in jail. Which is what Rush wants to happen to the media. He stopped calling them the MSM media because that gave them credit for something. This is another attempt to marginalize them. Of course the media just take the abuse because they think that if they address Rush they will give him "credibility" but by ignoring the power that he has they give him more power. I mean heck, he talks to Chaney more than most of the MSM!

And of course after VTech I think of that great scene when the children learned that ape was not to kill ape.

At Tue Apr 24, 02:17:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Ahh, "Battle for the Planet of the Apes." At one point the chalkboard slate read, "Ape shall never kill Abe," indicating a fondness for the teacher. Those human spawnlings had respect for higher learning and education!

At Sat Jul 18, 02:02:00 AM, Blogger Posav said...

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