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  1. about 4 hours ago on Eric Allie

    Valid points. Those with serious mental illnesses have a higher probability than the regular population to be victims of violent crimes, not perpetrators.

    But coming to a reasoned understand as to how to manage access to guns requires the ability to even have the discussion in the first place, or to research the issue. The Republicans won’t even let people get funding to research the situation. To identify where the risks are.

  2. about 15 hours ago on Steve Kelley

    The SWAT team doesn’t have assault weapons “for protection”, they have them to do their job. Why is that difference confusing?

  3. about 15 hours ago on Eric Allie

    Well it is the person in the drawing that made it easy for the shooter to access a gun… and refuses to do anything to control this issue.

    I don’t know why it is a problem to think that a “mentally unstable” person shouldn’t have access to a tool that will allow them to quickly kill multiple people.

  4. 1 day ago on Matt Wuerker

    Not much of a “big picture” person are you?

    Lets say there is an unruly child… your solution? Punish and expel. That pretty much guarantees that the child will grow up to be an angry uneducated adult… and that adult might end up committing crimes in your neighborhood.

    By the time they are adults, it is pretty much too late to “fix” them… but with a child you at least have some hope.

    Allowing the unruly child to disrupt the education of all the other children isn’t a solution either… but maybe some better publicly funded “alternative schools” to relocate these individuals into would be a better long-term solution.

  5. 1 day ago on Michael Ramirez

    “Blame Guns”No . Blame easy access to guns. The gun itself is just a thing. The problem is people who want to kill other people. The solution is to make it difficult for those people to have access to a tool that makes it very easy for them to kill multiple people in a short period of time.

    “Defund Police”Sort of . More a matter of reducing the funding for police, not defunding them entirely. Maybe demilitarize police would have been a better slogan… but the left have a bad habit of adopting stupid misleading slogans. And this only works if the funding is re-assigned to preventative measures.

    “Hate haters” — Again, not a problem if you actually unpackage the statement. It isn’t the expression of hate that is the problem, it is why someone feels hate. The term “haters” isn’t referring to anyone who feels hate, it is referring to people who hate others for no justified reason. Hating someone who has wronged you, or who is a threat to you and those you care about… there is nothing morally wrong with that. It might not be the most productive way of addressing things, but there is nothing wrong with it. Hating people who are different than you, simply because you think they are icky, or weird or whatever… that’s not ok, that makes you a “hater”.

  6. 1 day ago on Steve Kelley

    Absolutely crazy concept… but by putting forward preventative measures, you can stop horrible things like this from happening in the first place… in which case, SWAT teams won’t even need much funding.

  7. 3 days ago on Henry Payne

    It is quite possible that the two events are not related.

    It is not uncommon for the IRS to make a house-call for investigations into criminal activity, such as identity theft.

    The thing is… they normally send several “notices” (letters) in the mail first.

    So… did Taibbi get multiple letters, and this knock on the door was something he was already expecting… and he just “forgot” to mention that when claiming “intimidation” Or did Taibbbi not receive any letters at all, and this was a completely unannounced house-call, which does sound very suspicious.

    I guess that depends on who is misleading the public by failing to tell the full story. Taibbi or the IRS.

  8. 8 days ago on Henry Payne

    Doesn’t take an expert to be informed about publicly accessible information

  9. 9 days ago on Mike Luckovich

    Words don’t have meaning for them… when you are dealing with scary people, they use magical words as if they were performing an exorcism against leftists.

    When doing an exorcism, or casting a spell… you don’t need to understand the word, you just have to use the words in the incantation, and then you ward away the evil.

    Woke, Bengasi, email server, Venezuela… they are about as meaningful as avoiding evil by “knocking on wood”, or avoiding the 13th floor.

  10. 9 days ago on Calvin and Hobbes

    Iceland – 75% = B

    Ireland – 75% = B

    England – 75% used to be a B, but they use a completely different grading scale now (not letter grades)

    Canada – 75% = B

    Australia – 75% = “Band 4” or “Distinction” (equivalent of a B)