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Conservative Claims That Husky 12-Year-Olds Could Have Saved Many in Connecticut Shootings

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You read stuff like this and you just know it had to come from some idiotic conservative with their head firmly placed up his or her ass where the last vestiges of male superiority syndrome reside. Via ThinkProgress:

There was not a single adult male on the school premises when the shooting occurred. In this school of 450 students, a sizeable number of whom were undoubtedly 11- and 12-year-old boys (it was a K–6 school), all the personnel — the teachers, the principal, the assistant principal, the school psychologist, the “reading specialist” — were female. There didn’t even seem to be a male janitor to heave his bucket at Adam Lanza’s knees. Women and small children are sitting ducks for mass-murderers. The principal, Dawn Hochsprung, seemed to have performed bravely. According to reports, she activated the school’s public-address system and also lunged at Lanza, before he shot her to death. Some of the teachers managed to save all or some of their charges by rushing them into closets or bathrooms. But in general, a feminized setting is a setting in which helpless passivity is the norm. Male aggression can be a good thing, as in protecting the weak — but it has been forced out of the culture of elementary schools and the education schools that train their personnel. Think of what Sandy Hook might have been like if a couple of male teachers who had played high-school football, or even some of the huskier 12-year-old boys, had converged on Lanza.

Wonderful. Apparently, in this person’s mind, the laws of physics cease to exist when it comes to bullets and males who played high-school football. Same goes with husky 12-year-old boys. Bullets just bounce off these two groups of superior beings. Also note that the writer insinuates that a female janitor would have lacked the courage and/or strength to “heave” a bucket at the shooter.

Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people? How warped can their minds be that they’re willing to look at every possible reason for Adam Lanza’s shooting spree other than the one that says that maybe, just maybe, semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition clips should not be in the hands of anyone except people in the military?

They blame the lack of God and prayer in schools, mental illness, too few first grade teachers carrying concealed weapons, bad parenting, video games, Hollywood, President Obama and an absence of males in elementary schools guarding weak and helpless women and children as valid reasons as to why mass shootings occur. What about the actual weapons that can fire off numerous rounds at a single click of the trigger? What part do these people think they play in this sordid tale of carnage?

None. Absolutely none…except their belief that if there were even more guns available life would be better.

These ignorant jackasses sicken me.


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Face of the Day

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When my daughter Cristina heard of the 20 young children shot and killed in Connecticut, she did what I’m sure millions of parents throughout the world did. She ran over to her baby, picked her up into her arms, held her tight…and cried.

I can only begin to imagine the grief of parents who lost a young one in Friday’s tragedy. Whatever it is this world is, don’t ever try to sell me on the idea that it is a just one. It is not. In a just world, in a sane world, 6-year old children quietly sitting in their classrooms do not get killed by crazed young men brandishing semi-automatic assault weapons.


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Connecticut, Grief and Guns

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John Liming reflects on the Connecticut school shootings.


I have thought and thought about the horrible tragedy that transpired in Connecticut today!

I have thought and I have felt a cold sensation in the pit of my stomach and I have shed some fairly hot tears thinking of the absolute senselessness of what happened there today.

I have felt a sense of helplessness and I wish there was something I could say or do that might be of some comfort to someone who suffered loss in this awful tragedy today – but like a lot of other people – I am at a loss because there are no words that can possibly be of any help or comfort in a situation like the one I am talking about.

The Connecticut school shooting that took the lives of 20 innocent young children and a number of adults today – what the hell can anyone say except “Oh God! Oh God! Why?”

The question now becomes (in my mind anyway), “So what is going to happen now?  Will someone get serious about taking some kind of action to insure that this kind of evil never happens again?”

I fear I already know the answer even before I ask the question.

I fear that the answer is “Nothing will happen.”

I think there will be a lot of discussion but in the end I think that until Big Money and the Gun Lobbies can be stopped from controlling the national conversation, Americans will probably be subjected to the possibility of having to endure more and more of this kind of unspeakable horror as time goes on.

I believe it will take a populist movement of quite some intensity to begin to address these kind of issues but I have never been much heartened about that kind of possibility because this is not the first such event of this kind that we have witnessed and – nothing much of any consequence has ever happened yet.

One can pray and one can hope that America will see this horror for what it is and start to awaken to the possibility that it can at least be controlled to some degree with appropriate controls.

But I think that will be a long, expensive and protracted battle and it will be an emotional battle. It will no doubt be a hotly contested issue with a lot of contention and screaming and accusing, a lot of foot-shuffling, stonewalling and attacking back and forth across the political aisles.

But I think that for the sake of our future generations it is probably a battle worth taking on through the hope of some kind of legislative action that favors human life over profits from the sale of firearms.

I must leave the resolution of this question to the experts and to the politicians.

In the meantime, my heart goes out to those who suffered terrible loss in the tragic events of this day and I pray that God somehow is able to comfort their souls in their unspeakably anguished moments of loss and grief.


John Liming publishes Blue Heart Chronicles.

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