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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Morning News

Posted by on Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Sanctions!: Not on Iran, at least not this time. French officials have promised to slap sanctions on those responsible for selling horse meat infused beef products to the European Union.

Walking Into Capitol Building with Picket Signs Illegal, Guns Okay: Friday's anti-gun control protesters who walked into the Capitol building had their picket signs confiscated, yet walked in unmolested with their rifles in hand. Why? Because Washington State, along with Texas and Kentucky, is one of the few states with no restrictions on carrying firearms on Capitol campuses.

Leader of Amish Extremist Group Gets 15 Years in Prison for Cutting Beards: These alleged acts of forced depilation are considered a violation of religious freedom for the proud beard-wearing Amish.

Two Colville Fifth-Graders Arrested on Alleged Murder Plot: Who was the suspected target of these allegedly gun-carrying fifth graders? The ex-girlfriend of one of the elementary school children.

Northeast Blizzard Leaves a Slushy Mess: 300,000 customers are still without power. Many more New Englanders are laboriously digging out their cars, houses, driveways and airport runways from underneath record-breaking piles of snow.

A Good Day for Islamists: Hundreds of thousands march in Iran to commemorate the 34th anniversary of their 1979 Islamic Revolution. Thousands more are marching in Tunis after several secular members of Tunisia's Islamist government quit their jobs.

To Standardize or Not to Standardize: The Seattle MAP-exam boycotters gain traction on the national stage as the debate rages on how to dispose of "No Child Left Behind" without actually leaving any children behind.

Huge Crowd of People Run Through Fremont Virtually Naked, Don't get Arrested: In fact, they enjoyed high-fives from onlookers and support from local officials at Fremont's "Cupid's Undie Run," a charity event for the Children's Tumor Foundation.


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Dr_Awesome 1
Of course, a well-regulated militia obviously has no minimum age limit.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 10, 2013 at 9:09 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 2
Shouldn't that be "A Good Day for Misguided Islamists"?
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM · Report this
seatackled 3
Cool, let's get a group to walk into the Capitol Building carrying rifles and picket signs. Let the guards come up and say that signs are not allowed, comply with the order to discard them, and then walk around with the guns.
Posted by seatackled on February 10, 2013 at 9:37 AM · Report this
"Ex-girlfriends?" In grade school? Kids, get a grip.
Posted by westello on February 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 5
Phoebe: Yes, by all means. If, by the same token, whenever you and your stupid mouth-breathing kin celebrate the Fourth of July, we can call you "Misguided Patriots".

Because (please read this part slowly) the Iranians are celebrating the overthrowing of the U.S. puppet dictator, the Shaw of Iran.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 6

Back in the 1960's the Black Panthers took legally purchesed guns into the California Assembly. None other than then Governor Ronald Reagan pushed for stricter gun control laws as a result.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on February 10, 2013 at 9:51 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 7
@3: Even better, let's apply so much pressure that Governor Inslee has no choice but to mandate the unneeded expense and annoying hassle to have check points at all state office buildings!
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 10, 2013 at 9:52 AM · Report this
fletc3her 8
What if you make a picket sign out of guns?
Posted by fletc3her on February 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 9
@5: If you wish to reserve "... chanting 'Death to America'" (in the first paragraph) as an academic exercise in acknowledging historical context, it would be intellectually dishonest of me not to grant that. Therefore, I stand corrected and apologize for my remark.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 10, 2013 at 10:02 AM · Report this
seatackled 10

It's funny how the gun nuts never cite the Black Panthers, who are arguably a strong example of why you need guns to protect yourself from the state.
Posted by seatackled on February 10, 2013 at 10:10 AM · Report this
seatackled 11
Phoebe had us all at "intellectually dishonest of me."
Posted by seatackled on February 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 12
Fifteen years is absurd for such a trivial offense as cutting a beard. A year of probation would be more sensible. After all, it must cost fortune to incarcerate somebody that long. Even if he spends only half that time in prison.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 10, 2013 at 10:15 AM · Report this
seatackled 13
But the crime was less about cutting a beard than violating people, and it sounds like causing terror, even though no one died. These were basically hate crimes, regardless of what one thinks about religion.
Posted by seatackled on February 10, 2013 at 10:26 AM · Report this
@8 & 10. YES, Yes indeed... Four Dead in Ohio... Some of today's militias are CIA training ops, unlike Panthers and Posse Comitatus groups who were armed to fight the system.
Posted by pupuguru on February 10, 2013 at 10:34 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 15
Upside down you're turning me:

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on February 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 16
@6: It was probably residual influence from Jane Wyman.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM · Report this
seatackled 17
I think I'm comfortable with how this turned out:
A Bend woman was cited on assault and reckless endangering charges Thursday after a loaded .22-caliber Derringer pistol fell out of her pocket during a visit to McDonald’s and it fired, striking her husband in the abdomen police said.…
Posted by seatackled on February 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM · Report this
Did I miss some epidemic of shootings in the state capital? Why would you ban something for law abiding people based on the fear of something that has never happened in the history of our state?

You guys and fearful scared psychopaths. You are scared of gun nuts cause inside, you know that if the positions were flipped, you might start taking people out. You people are who are scarey.
Posted by Ted bundy supported gun control on February 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 19
Yes, Phoebe, nationalism is a powerful force. It's the same force compelling all the jingoistic right-wing bed-wetters to screech for killing all the muslims.

Your apology is accepted nevertheless.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 10, 2013 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Crucifixion, Corporate State Style

Crucifixion takes many forms; in times past, it was practiced not only by the Roman Empire, but by the Huns, and various other kingdoms, tribes and groups. It was state-sponsored murder.

Today in America, crucifixion takes the form of unethically, amorally and illegitimately incarcerating those who correctly rebel against the state (yes, I realize many uneducated and militantly ignorant Americans religiously believe they live in a "democracy").

Many respond to the vengeance extracted by Chris Dorner as amoral, because only the state is allowed to murder --- in their minds, that is!

It is permissible for pharmaceutical corporations to knowingly kill hundreds or thousands, to profit from wrongfully marketed drugs, and no one goes to jail for such horrendous murders.

It is permissible for major banks, such as that "venerable" British bank, HSBC, to launder illegal monies for drug cartels in the range of from one-quarter of a trillion dollars to one-half trillion dollars per year, for a period of around ten years or more.

Now imagine how many deaths, tortures, human trafficking, etc., along with untold other crimes, were aided and abetted by such actions on the part of the banks?

Again, Corporate State sanctioned murders, yet no one goes to jail, when many should be executed for such monstrous crimes!

We are repeatedly admonished by those cretins in the US Congress that humanism is obsolete, that they must act as faux crats and forever give in to the most ultra-rightwingers in congress!

And people wish to castigate any thoughtful critique of Chris Dorner, whistleblower now exacting revenge for the destruction if both his reputation, and his life!

They who do so are truly the mentally ill, the mentally deficient, the ultime sheeple!

When something terrible happens, people wake up!

Perhaps that is Dorner's true goal?

Yes, murder is murder, and a horrible crime --- but corporate state-sanctioned mass murder is routinely condoned in America and throughout the Western Hemisphere today.

Explanatory links:

(Police surveillance against police turns up routine abuse, leading to the termination of an entire Miami PD unit)

(FBI to police: use social media to convict others, not yourselves)…

(Lies The FBI Told Me)……
Posted by sgt_doom on February 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM · Report this
And some of those illegally incarcerated:

Bradley Manning

Gov. Don Siegelman

Sue Schimtz

Shakir Hamoodi

John Kiriakou

Many, many activists/organizers preemptively arrested

Those four brave young people recently cited by Dom Holden, Brendan Kiley and others, at The Stranger.

Aaron Swartz, had he not committed suicide

and the list goes on and on . . . .

Posted by sgt_doom on February 10, 2013 at 12:55 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 22
that's the Shah of Iran, not Shaw. unless, of course, he was the persian equivalent of that brilliant anglo-irish playwright, G.B. Shaw.
Posted by scary tyler moore on February 10, 2013 at 1:21 PM · Report this
What? No mention of today's Grammy Awards?
I look forward to next year when Macklemore will garner a whole
armful of those babies!
Posted by Fire Chief on February 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 24
@23 kind of strange that - Fashion Police is doing the red carpet in just a few minutes.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 10, 2013 at 1:54 PM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 25
Seems fair to have the kooks waving guns in the faces of the Leg instead of my face. Hope they enjoy it.

Did you get a load of the photos of those guys? I couldn't have picked better poster boys. Oh, and, and my god, the best part: Senator Pam Roach is their big star. And what is she saying? Do something about people with mental health issues!. Pam "No Contact Order" Roach, making a speech about mental health. I guess she ought to know.

Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on February 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 26
As to the Cupid's run, my block always has the most fun. We make Capitol Hill look boring.
Posted by Will in Seattle on February 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM · Report this
Surprised sgt_doom hasn't said anything about DHS wanting a peek at every electronic device's data within 100 miles of a US border (see, without warrant, without suspicion. Real good freedom 'n' liberty in the real good USA! Can't really see how totin' a gun is going to protect a citizen from this gummint tyranny.
Posted by OMG U guyz I'm totes luvin mah US fraydumb on February 10, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 28
Scary Tyler Moore- Aack! Damnit, I knew that, and I am going to blame spell-check for that error.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 29
Or perhaps all the medications and sedatives I am on. I mistakenly let Medical Science get ahold of me last week, and they are pumping me full of things with long, scary-sounding names. The wild dreams are an entertaining side-effect, though.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM · Report this

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