Greetings from Calico Blackie!
It’s been a few days since my last update. I’ve been out doing some field archaeology.
So, it seems as if some nutcase in Colorado has gone on a shooting spree and it’s being used by both sides of the gun issue to further their agendas.
The killer is probably just another psycho attention whore, but there has been a torrent of comments made about the shootings.
For instance, here is a remark by one of our elected representatives:
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.
Calico Blackie says:
And yet we keep electing these obviously deranged, bitter and spiteful people?
If you haven’t heard, here is the full story:
Gunman kills 12 in Colorado movie theater
“A heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“One of the injured was just 3 months old, hospital workers said.”
“The shooting unfolded inside a darkened theater packed with Batman fans, some in costume for the movie’s premiere. Screaming, panicked moviegoers scrambled to escape from the black-clad gunman, who wore a gas mask and randomly shot as he walked up the theater’s steps, witnesses said.”
“Police officers swarming to the theater encountered bloody, groaning victims streaming out of the theater. Others remained inside, many with gruesome injuries, according to recordings of emergency calls with dispatchers.”
“Police arrested the man shortly after the shooting ended in a rear parking lot of the theater, Frank Fania, a police spokesman, told CNN.”
“He did not resist. He did not put up a fight,” Fania said. Police seized a rifle and a handgun from the suspect, and another gun was found in the theater, he said. It was unclear where law enforcement found a second handgun.”
“You know, obviously you know, the person made a well-organized … and had an assault weapon that would probably overpower any security that we would’ve had,” he said. “I mean, this is obviously a very deranged gunman that had access to very high powerful weapons.”
Calico Blackie says:
This is just terrible and my condolences go out to the victims and their families.
No matter where you stand on the issue of gun control, all I can do is speak from personal experience.
I got out of bed, and sure enough 2 guys were trying to get in through the living room sliding glass door.
They were so intent on what they were doing that they didn’t even notice me when I walked up to the glass door, until I tapped on the glass with the barrel of my pistol and yelled GET OUT OF HERE.
They left in a hurry.
We called the cops and they came & told me to “next time, call us. We can be here in 2-3 minutes.”
OK now, Imagine this scenario: They’ve broken in, you’re dialing 911 and the cops are coming. The thugs have grabbed your wife and are coming at you with knives.
NOW COUNT TO 120 and see just how long that really is when every second counts.
Today, we live in a remote area where the police response time can be at least an hour at night. Keep your phone. I’ll trust Smith and Wesson.
Anyway, While I’m on the topic of murdered babes, crazy people, guns, drugs and attention whores….
This story seems appropriate:
From MSNBC Entertainment:
Rush Limbaugh: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ villain Bane is a dig at Mitt Romney
“Christopher Nolan is used to having his films over-analyzed, but we doubt he was expecting this one.”
“Rush Limbaugh has come under the impression that the villainous Bane, played by Tom Hardy in “The Dark Knight Rises” and Batman’s most destructive nemesis yet, is a dig at Bain Capital, the financial services company once headed by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that’s featuring prominently in President Barack Obama’s campaign ads.”
“Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?” Limbaugh lamented on his syndicated radio show today.”
Calico Blackie says:
He’s crazy. It’s just another display of his attention whoring in a desperate attempt to remain relevant and popular with an ever shrinking list of equally fanatical followers.
Maybe he should pop out one of his man-boobs and sing to it like Madonna did with her breast in concert the other day? Either way, attention whoring is pathetic whether you’re a washed-up singer, or a bloated lunatic radio show host.
What these lurid shootings and celebrity attention whore news stories serve to do is they get our attention away from what else is going on in the world today.
There was this little snippet which will now remain buried:
Many use payday loans to cover food, rent
“But nearly seven in 10 people who use the short-term, high-fee loans rely on them for recurring, everyday expenses such as rent, food, utilities or car payments.”
“And instead of using them for one quick fix, many are either seeking extensions or borrowing similar amounts again and again. That’s putting many people in debt to payday lenders for months at a time, at very high cost.”
“It’s not because of some unusual need that people are turning to payday loans. It’s because of some regular need,” said Nick Bourke of the Pew Center on the States, which published the report.”
“About 5.5 percent of American adults have used a payday loan in the past five years, and 12 million used them in 2010, the most recent data available. Demographic data compiled by Pew suggest that customers are typically parents, divorced people and others struggling to get by.”
“Cantu, of the lenders trade group, said the fees associated with payday loans are clear to those who use them.”
“We’re completely transparent on the terms of service and the costs associated with this product, and consumers choose it because it’s the least expensive option,” she said.
Calico Blackie says:
So: The fees associated with payday loans are clear to those who use them.” and: We’re completely transparent on the terms of service and the costs associated with this product, and consumers choose it because it’s the least expensive option” you say?
GANGSTER LOANSHARKS DO AND SAY THE SAME EXACT THING.
These payday loan people are parasites preying on the desperate working poor. Do you think a working person would resort to them if they weren’t driven into terrible economic corners?
Years ago, a huge credit card company was looking to build a call center, and cities throughout the United States were lining up to lick the company’s ass in an attempt to lure them into moving to their city.
Tax incentives, free land and more, all at the ultimate expense of the taxpayer. And all for a measly 200-400 low paying and soul crushing jobs.
The credit card company finally chose Las Vegas, Nevada, but there was a little problem. Nevada had a long history of fighting gangsters and enacted strict usury laws in the state to protect it’s citizens from loan sharking operations.
The interest rate charged by the credit card company was usurious and therefore, illegal in Nevada!
NEVADA CHANGED THEIR USURY LAWS AND THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY BUILT THEIR LOANSHARK CALL CENTER.
The consumers never stood a chance. Neither do we if we don’t STAND UP FOR OUR RIGHTS!
It says a lot about America when so many citizens are forced once again to turn to loan sharks just to make ends meet.
AND THIS TIME, IT’S LEGAL. THE GANGSTERS MAKE THE RULES.
That’s why we’ve got to fight.
That’s why we’ve got to…
OCCUPY WALL STREET
9-17-2012 BE THERE!
TAKE TO THE STREETS!
Calico Blackie @kidakita