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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

National Review Writer Blames Newtown Massacre on Feminine Passivity

Posted by on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Wow, Charlotte Allen:

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.

And, of course: "The first two sentences in this Charlotte Allen piece contain five factual errors."

 

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Someone please tell me: Is there anything that defines and embodies "male aggression" more than a male rather aggressively brandishing a muderous weapon?

Male aggression is what has been behind 61 out of the last 62 mass shootings in the country, ie only ONE female has been the shooter out of the last 62 times we have gone thru this. (This despite the fact that a whopping 35% of gun owners are women.) Imagine if it was the reverse -imagine the conversation we'd be having in this country if 61 out of the last 62 mass shootings were perpetrated by women, and not men. Of COURSE everyone would be saying - you'd be nuts not to - "My god, what in the hell is up with our women? Why are they like this? We have to examine this - we have to do something about the way we are raising and socializing our girls." And yet ... is anyone asking these same questions about modern day males? Is this the focus at all? Nope. The conversation has been almost entirely about gun control and mental illness.

Our refusal to acknowledge or somehow even recognize this, and the resulting complete lack of discussion about what is up with today's boys and men - what we are doing so very wrong as a culture when it comes to them - is only going to serve to guarantee more mass shootings.

Posted by Velvetbabe on December 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 77
This pisses me off no end. Both the principal and the school psychologist acted heroically, and their selfless acts are dismissed because they were female. A custodian also saved lives by warning teachers and students that there was a shooter, when anyone's impulse would have been to run - and his selfless act is erased because he is male.
Posted by Aurora Erratic http://www.finemesspottery.com on December 22, 2012 at 4:09 AM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 76
That'r right: Two hundred and twenty-one years ago, some guys wrote twenty-seven words on a piece of paper, so now there is nothing anyone can do to change things.

You do realize how fucking ridiculous that sounds, right?
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on December 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 75
Ted, you can't ban "all semi-automatics." That's almost every gun made today. That wouldn't pass constitutional muster.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on December 21, 2012 at 7:54 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 74
Gun bans which rely on the minutae of what the last ten or so comments have been about can not be successful, which is why the 90's AWB was essentially useless.

There will always be a manufacturer or a person that will find out how to skirt the law on a technicality.

A ban can only have a real effect if it addresses the real problem: high capacity semi-automatics, and the prevalence of cheap handguns. Ban semi-automatics entirely (especially in cities), and the problem will slowly go away.

But good luck with this congress!
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 21, 2012 at 7:35 AM · Report this
sissoucat 73
Charlotte Allen has penis envy, obviously.
Posted by sissoucat on December 21, 2012 at 1:01 AM · Report this
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I'm with @70.
Use the terms that have already been defined and use them correctly.
Otherwise, you end up with something like the last "ban" which did nothing to change the functionality of firing bullets.

Strangely enough, there seem to be a lot of SLOG readers who are actively opposed to learning anything on the subject.
Remember, the knowledge itself cannot hurt you.
It might even help.

Example: make the new ban require magazines with smaller dimensions so that the existing 30 round magazines cannot fit in the magazine well of the new "ban friendly" guns. Or larger so that they don't lock correctly. Or with other flanges.
But that suggestion could only come from someone who understands the differences between guns and how guns work.
Fear will not help you write good legislation.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on December 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
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Both fully automatic Thompsons and M-16s are submachine guns. Meaning you can carry them around and shoot from a standing position. As opposed, say, an M2, a machine gun which is mounted.

"there aren't that many full-auto rifles in circulation."

Which was precisely the point of the person you were originally replying too. Anyone who refers to the guns that Lanza was carrying as automatics, and there are plenty, journalists included, are either lying or don't know what they're talking about.

Posted by GermanSausage on December 20, 2012 at 1:49 PM · Report this
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@65 Holy crap. Not only are you a usage troll, you have reading comprehension deficiencies. Whatever prompted you to start expounding on why a submachine gun has "sub" in it? A fully-auto M-16 is a submachine gun, as is a Thompson. Are we failing to communicate?

Once again, the Colt 1911A1 pistol is called "an automatic," an auto-loading shotgun is correctly referred to as "an automatic shotgun," even thought they're both semi-auto. There aren't that many full-auto rifles in circulation, as you correctly noted, so unless someone is described with a "submachine gun," or some specific reference is made to "full-auto" or "burst mode," please feel free to assume that we're all talking about auto-loaders/semi-automatics, okay?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 68
@52- Mass shootings (and violent crimes in general) are committed much more often by men. There are valid questions concerning gender and violence.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on December 20, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Backyard Bombardier 67
@65: Many of us who care about gun regulation do know what we are talking about. And we recognize when the discussion is being derailed by some usage troll who goes off on a tangent about what an automatic versus semi-automatic weapon is.

Seriously; it's like if in a discussion on drunk-driving laws someone started saying, "Well, you clearly don't really understand the issues if you don't know the difference between the 1975 Chevy Impala and the 1976 model, which incorporated several key changes in the transmission and carburator."
Posted by Backyard Bombardier on December 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 66
The reason you don't hear about Thompson is because they're expensive, and they weigh a ton more than better modern subbies or assault rifles. You can buy a semi-auto version if you like. My gun-nuttiest gun nut friend has one.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/915865694/KAH…
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on December 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM · Report this
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@61 Automatic Colt Pistols are semi-automatic, and got that name well before the modern distinction between semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons, laws, and usage.

The sub in sub-machine guns has nothing to do with semi in semi-automatics. It refers to their size, not their rate of fire. And the reason you don't hear about Thompson submachine guns being used by criminals any more is because they were fully automatic, and have thus been illegal for many, many decades now.

Maybe gun control legislation would be a lot more further advanced by now if the people who claimed to care about it actually took a modest effort to actually learn what it is they're talking about.
Posted by GermanSausage on December 20, 2012 at 10:34 AM · Report this
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The questions you should be addressing here, had you half a brain, Sanders, are:

Who owns the bulk of the munitions (rifles and firearms) industry)?

Who profits most from the sale of rifles and pistols?

And why don't people address these questions?
Posted by sgt_doom on December 20, 2012 at 10:33 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 63
Sounds like Ken Mehlman reasoning to me.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore http://www.wishbookweb.com/ on December 20, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 62
Sez here the shooting are caused by white boys being feminized and cracking under the strain. Or something. Glad they've cleared that up.

http://wonkette.com/493495/plucky-girl-c…
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on December 20, 2012 at 6:48 AM · Report this
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@59 Thanks for the pedantry. Now, go look up ACP, and tell us which ammo it refers to and what the "A" stands for.

In common American English usage, semi-automatic/auto-loading pistols and shotguns are also correctly referred to as "automatics" even though they only fire one shot at a time. Considering the rarity of machine pistols, and the history of civilian guns, only military-style rifles ever really need to be clarified. Fully-auto rifles are also called "submachine guns," a term that has become less common in the newspapers since "The Mob" stopped gunning each other down with "Tommy Guns" in public, but is still the correct term to unambiguously describe them.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 20, 2012 at 6:43 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 60
@58: Only when it is hard, and I have not been taking my prescribed erection softners.

As you can tell, I am quite a manly man. I don't need some pansy-ass automatic weapon though.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 20, 2012 at 5:30 AM · Report this
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People; can everyone stop using the term automatic for the Bushmaster he was using? Got news for you... On full auto an automatic weapon with a 30 round clip is totally empty in 4 seconds. So unless he modified that Bushmaster after killing his mother and carried a shitload of clips for it he was definitely NOT using an automatic weapon. He was using a semi-automatic weapon. Most weapons these days are semi-automatic right down to clip using military weapons (belt fed weapons are still fully auto). Full auto weapons are expensive and mostly illegal to own, therefore since they say that his mother legally owned her weapons we can deduce that they were semi-auto not fully auto. If he had wanted a fully automatic weapon he would have had to make his own. For some reason I have doubts that it was within his abilities to make even a Gatling Gun. And while the cyclic rate of fire on that bushmaster is in the 450 - 500 rounds per minute range it would take one heck of a clip to do so. Also the barrel would be glowing and distorting before that minute was up. Obviously that didn't happen since there is no report of his weapon blowing itself apart.
If he had carried a bunch of speed loaders everything he did could have been done with a revolver. Of course using a 6 shot pistol to do all the murders would have taken more work due to the fact of having to do more reloads but it still could have been done and not taken much (if any) more time to do. Possibly less time since the human body (even a small child) can take more hits from a high speed round that simply passes thru if it doesn't hit anything on the instant critical list than from a much slower pistol round that takes its time and does more actual damage.

Oh and @5... Since the Bushmaster he used was not a Gatling type multi-barreled machine gun then it didn't even have anywhere close to the cyclic rate required to fire 200 rounds in 10 seconds. And I don't see anything on the Bushmaster website about them even making Gatling type weapons. 600 rounds per minute is pretty much the limit on single barrel cyclic rates and most are somewhat below that as a safety precaution.
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Posted by Romial on December 20, 2012 at 1:13 AM · Report this
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She thinks we guys can deflect bullets with our cocks?
Posted by mubhappy on December 19, 2012 at 10:43 PM · Report this
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@52, the article concerned (fake) gender issues. The commenters didn't bring up the "whole gender thing"; the article did.
Posted by sarah70 on December 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM · Report this
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@52 I wonder if your premise is valid regarding the gender of the shooter. I think we can extrapolate from the existing data that a severely emotionally-disturbed woman is probably more likely to just kill herself. For some reason, it seems to take a man to want to slaughter a bunch of people before killing himself. I suspect there's an important cultural factor at play in that, that might be worth studying.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM · Report this
Fnarf 55
My grandmothers -- both of them teachers -- and numerous great-aunts and great-great-aunts, going back to the 1880s, would like to talk to you about your "helpless passivity" theory. I recommend stuffing your back pockets with comic books.

Fucking "conservatives" my ass.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on December 19, 2012 at 9:14 PM · Report this
stirwise 54
Ooh, just noticed that it's a lady. Still, fantasizing about a beatdown.
Posted by stirwise on December 19, 2012 at 9:11 PM · Report this
stirwise 53
Is it denying my feminine passivity to want to kick this guy in the nuts as hard as I can? And then maybe beat him about the face a bit? Am I not a woman for wanting to do this?
Posted by stirwise on December 19, 2012 at 9:10 PM · Report this
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The fact that the shooter was male has very little to do with why he did what he did. Just as the fact that the principle was female has very little to do with why her attempt to defend her school failed. Let's get off the whole gender thing, okay?

Let's focus on the fact that a mentally unstable person was able to get their hands on powerful weapons.
Posted by Rocky Mountain Ben on December 19, 2012 at 9:06 PM · Report this
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Eugenics would have taken care of the shooter. Of course, it would have taken care of most of the hacks at the Stranger as well.
Posted by Stranger'sWorstNightmare on December 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM · Report this
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At 11 or 12 years old, aren't the girls bigger than the boys?
Posted by N in Seattle http://peacetreefarm.org on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM · Report this
seatackled 49
@17, 31, 39:

I would guess that reading specialist is considered a fake job because to her mind, if a kid has problems with reading, it's just because he or she is lazy or something along those lines; disabilities don't exist, one simply isn't putting forth the right effort.

It's the same mindset that that Gun Owners CEO that Piers Morgan called stupid has. If you were foolish enough, like me, to watch the whole clip, you may recall that he dismissed mental illness as having any role in driving Adam Lanza; the shooter was simply evil.
Posted by seatackled on December 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM · Report this
Posted by Skye Blu on December 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM · Report this
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"National Review and National Review Online are America’s most widely read and influential magazine and website for Republican/conservative news, commentary and opinion. Both the magazine and website provide insightful and incomparable coverage of today’s — and tomorrow’s — most important political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.

National Review and National Review Online are the benchmark vehicles for reaching those Republicans/conservatives who lead and shape opinion on all the important issues. " -NRO

This explains sooooooo much...
Posted by SeekingIntelligentLife on December 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this
NotSean 46
@10 In this thread, as in the earlier one concerning gun adverts, we have the running theme of labeling a person, or group, as insufficiently masculine, in order to manipulate them into anti-social behavior.

The posts are consistent, not contrary.

Posted by NotSean on December 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM · Report this
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"National Review and National Review Online are America’s most widely read and influential magazine and website for Republican/conservative news, commentary and opinion. Both the magazine and website provide insightful and incomparable coverage of today’s — and tomorrow’s — most important political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.

National Review and National Review Online are the benchmark vehicles for reaching those Republicans/conservatives who lead and shape opinion on all the important issues."

This explains sooooooooo much.
Posted by SeekingIntelligentLife on December 19, 2012 at 7:21 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 44
@35,

She apparently has a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies which is just perfect for her. Too bad she won't stick strictly to that subject.
Posted by keshmeshi on December 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM · Report this
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@25: Length of time for the total attack (from his entry to suicide) was about 10 minutes. Time spent firing was about 4 minutes from what I heard on a couple of reports.
Posted by gnossos on December 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM · Report this
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Man, can you imagine? At the first shots those real men would rush the fray and be heroes like in the movies. I'm sure those kids would have been perfectly fine left alone in an uncertain and frightening situation.

Yeah, perhaps more dead children and teachers but the families need not cry since they died as warriors and now reside in Valhalla.

Posted by ubermaus on December 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM · Report this
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Ahhh...when all else fails, blame the women!
Posted by Hobie on December 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM · Report this
lauramae 40
Never mind that women kept the massacre by a MALE from being worse than it otherwise would have been.

A male principal lunging at a crazy dickhead with a rifle is going to get shot too.

It seems that these killers believe in their hearts that they do not measure up to the mythical manly man image that this country insists all men should be. Their murder sprees are a big "I'll show you" statement, I suspect. In the past few years, the killers have all been the antithesis of the macho guy. They were defective in a variety of ways and not operating based on the same set of logic that motivates most people.

Nothing can prepare adults, let alone children, for reacting quickly enough when they are ambushed whether they are men or women.

Posted by lauramae on December 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 39
Oh "reading specialist" being in quotations is because EVERYONE on the right knows reading is for fags and women. Real mean only take shop classes and hunt..with automatic weapons.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on December 19, 2012 at 6:52 PM · Report this
seattlegrrrl 38
Womenz: stop stealin' all them crap-paying, low-end thankless public school jobs! Hire some white alpha males to be hall monitors pronto.
Posted by seattlegrrrl http:// on December 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM · Report this
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Women can't be aggressive? Have you ever met a mother? I could walk through fire for my children and at least three women stood up to the shooter. They literally stood between him and children.

Throwing a bucket wasn't going to help.
Posted by westello on December 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM · Report this
quix 36
I'm sure they're fiction. Whether that was her intent or not is the question.
Posted by quix on December 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM · Report this
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@33 She writes? Books? Judging from her research ability (i.e. complete inability to read the fucking newspapers, I sure hope they're fiction.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM · Report this
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If there's one lesson to be learned from the shooting it's that women just can't do anything right.
Posted by Amanda on December 19, 2012 at 6:23 PM · Report this
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I tried to start a little something by posting a one star review for her book on Amazon and directing people to this article. Feel free to join in.
Posted by travesty on December 19, 2012 at 6:20 PM · Report this
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It's understandable.
Everyone gets to peddle their own bias as a "solution".
Not enough God in the classroom.
Too many women/not enough men in the school.
Too much tolerance for the gay lifestyle.
Not enough God in government.
Too much Socialism in government.
Not enough nationalism in schools.
Too much A in B.
Not enough C in D.
If more people did what I would tell them to do then things like this would not happen.
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on December 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM · Report this
keshmeshi 31
@17,

I'm sure she thinks it's a fake job.
Posted by keshmeshi on December 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM · Report this
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I am outraged.
Posted by outraged on December 19, 2012 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 29
Well that does agree with the Bible, where as we know Eve is to blame for ALL the problems of the human family. Thanks Ladies. Letting down the human family one child at a time, or in this case 20. Ms Allen tells it like it is.

'Think of what......if a couple of male teachers who had played football and some husky 12 year old boys....' She likes the porn too.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on December 19, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
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You have got to give a little warning about your links. I shudder to think that my curiosity just inflated the clicks for that type of crap.
Posted by kmq1 on December 19, 2012 at 5:45 PM · Report this
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CA will make bank from the page views though. I hope she grows a conscience and donates it to a victim fund.
Posted by gnot on December 19, 2012 at 5:30 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 26
@10- The discussion about masculinity was started from the point of view that the expectation that men are encouraged to be armed and violent and this is bad (your Man Card is reissued when you buy a Bushmaster). It's hard to disagree.

This women's point of view is that women are inherently passive and incapable of self-defense. This is also a bad thing.

Frankly, I think you're missing the point.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on December 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM · Report this
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@5, ten minutes. The shooting took ten minutes, not ten seconds.
Posted by GermanSausage on December 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In 24
Interesting fact: Men die at the same rate at the hands of automatic weapons fire as women!

There are massive cemeteries in France, Belgium, Germany, England & America which are a testament to this. Perhaps Ms. Allen is unaware of such historical events as WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Arab-Israeli wars.
Posted by Some Old Nobodaddy Logged In on December 19, 2012 at 5:22 PM · Report this
Brandon Arkell 23
@20 Exactly! We're always worshipping males for being so strong and aggressive, when it is male aggression that riddled these children full of bullets. And that's supposed to be "natural" or somehow pre-ordained? Ugh. Please.
Posted by Brandon Arkell http://www.brandonarkell.com on December 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM · Report this
Brandon Arkell 22
Wow. Somebody has been reading way too many John Gray "Venus & Mars" books. Maybe she could go out on a limb and crack open Cordelia Fine's "Delusions of Gender" or Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett's "Same Difference". But in this dangerous, rapidly changing world, trite, sentimental, Ultra-Darwinist notions of strong, aggressive males and weak, passive females are so much more romantic and attractive than the actual truth.
Posted by Brandon Arkell http://www.brandonarkell.com on December 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM · Report this
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Al Bundy and some chubby kids? That's the solution from these morons?
Posted by giffy on December 19, 2012 at 5:19 PM · Report this
douchus 20
MALE AGGRESSION WAS THE PERPETRATOR OF THE DAMN THING.
Posted by douchus on December 19, 2012 at 5:17 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 19
@18 - I do feel kind of awful for laughing at the mental image of Üter Zörker leading a mob of fat boys to tackle the gunman.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM · Report this
lizlemon 18
Wow. Yes, lets think how Sandy Hook would have ended had 12 year old chubby boys intervened. Let's blame the female staffed school for this problem instead of the mentally ill MALE with the automatic gun. What a fucking idiot.
Posted by lizlemon on December 19, 2012 at 5:10 PM · Report this
J-Haxx 17
why is Reading Specialist in quotation marks? does she think that is some honorary title or something?
Posted by J-Haxx http://defyaugury.livejournal.com on December 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 16
The best comment I found on that article (and she's getting precious little support, all of it borderline illiterate):

Ms Allen is just a Republican woman helping us to understand why Republican men believe women are stupid.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on December 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM · Report this
acamp 15
Yeah just like how no one was killed at Fort Hood because of all the manly highly trained soldiers with weapons around to stop it. Isn't logic the best?
Posted by acamp on December 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM · Report this
seatackled 14
In other words, if the female principal were a male principal, her reported lunge at the gunman would have resulted in him being subdued rather than her being murdered.
Posted by seatackled on December 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM · Report this
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But we don't have a problem with misogyny or gender essentialism in our culture, oh no. Why, the very idea is laughable!
Posted by Sphinx on December 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM · Report this
sirkowski 12
A less enlightened man might call Charlotte Allen a cunt.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on December 19, 2012 at 4:56 PM · Report this
thene 11
Men; those things we ought to keep around to protect us from men!
Posted by thene http://thene.dreamwidth.org on December 19, 2012 at 4:43 PM · Report this
TortoiseTurtle 10
The outrage over this falls flat considering that this blog suggested that we "Have Some National Conversations About Masculinity, Insecurity, Overcompensation, Dick Size... " just two days ago.

If you can blame it on masculinity, why are you outraged that someone else blames it on femininity?

Frankly, I think you're both assholes.
Posted by TortoiseTurtle http://slog.thestranger.com on December 19, 2012 at 4:40 PM · Report this
emma's bee 9
@7: thank you for the howlingly good laugh that post provided.
Posted by emma's bee on December 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM · Report this
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Charlotte Allen seems to be awfully stupid, for a woman.
Posted by Eric from Boulder on December 19, 2012 at 4:28 PM · Report this
Zebes 7
If only the men were not all off hunting mammoths while the cowering, simpering and useless women were left back in the camp with the children and elderly and the village shaman! We could have put this rampage to a quick end with a good throw of a stone spear!
Posted by Zebes http://www.badrap.org/rescue/index.html on December 19, 2012 at 4:26 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 6
These idiots prove over and over again how ignorant and out of touch they are with REALITY. On the one hand, I suppose it's good that they have an outlet like The National Review or FOXNews to spew their idiocy. On the other hand, sane people have to tolerate their ignorant, limited, one sided banter. I honestly think that to be Republican these days, you simply must have the inability to walk in the footsteps of others. It's a lack of imagination that keeps these people in the dark.
Posted by TreGibbs on December 19, 2012 at 4:25 PM · Report this
--MC 5
News flash: with a weapon that fires 200 rounds in ten seconds, ANYBODY is a sitting duck for a mass-murderer, male or female or child or what have you.
Posted by --MC on December 19, 2012 at 4:24 PM · Report this
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Maybe Charlotte Allen is better off staying in the kitchen.
Posted by GermanSausage on December 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
merry 3
WOW

Some part of my brain just exploded.... Probably the passive, feminized part....

o_O
Posted by merry on December 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
NotSean 2
Hello? Editors? Hellooooo?
Posted by NotSean on December 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 1
Factual error: That is three sentences for five factual errors.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on December 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM · Report this

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