Friday, November 27, 2015

Some say Colorado Springs gets what it deserves Use for free with credit & attribution

A city that has been haven for rightwing evangelicals, Focus on the Family, and gun lovers now has paid twice in four months for its Christian jihadist sympathies.
It also is one of the cities with the highest number of gun holders, including concealed carry.
According to the NRA it should be one of the safest places on the planet if all it takes to top one bad guy with a gun is one good guy with a gun.
The holier-than-thou military center has had at least one mega preacher fall from grace for shacking up with a gay guy.
On the last day of October, four people died in a shooting in the downtown area in broad daylight.
The killer strolled down a mainstream carrying a rifle.
He had some connection to the Christian religion.
Meanwhile, the rightwing, and talk-radio blowhards, aided by president candidate Carly Fiorina, launched a campaign to destroy Planned Parenthood. There have been several arson attacks.
On Friday, while the U.S. waited expectantly for an ISIS attack, a terrorist attacked the Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, which was full of patients. Unconfirmed Tweets said his partner had an abortion there. He reportedly was carrying an assault-style rifle.
The toll includes three dead, including a policeman,  and nine wounded. This time the killer didn’t even have the courage to kill himself, and was arrested after five hours of holding prisoners.
News coverage included where some hostages were hiding. Hopefully the killer didn’t have a smart phone.
For hours many in the media sought to distance the incident from the Planned Parenthood Center, citing journalism rules that award omissions more than reporter.
The Gazette identified the suspect as Robert Louise Dear, 57, from Hartsel, near South Park. Some reports said he orginally came from South or North Carolina, and had a history of animal cruelty.
Some jokingly Tweeted that Donald Trump and Republican governors would block any White Christian males from entering their states.
In breathtaking statements of denial of the obvious, media said there was no indication of a motive for the latest shootings.
Granted, terrorism by Christian jihadists is on a much smaller scale than ISIS, but like the Islamic group they often kill their own fellow Americans.
In a statement issued by the organization, which spends only 3 percent of its funding on abortions, said, “Extremists are creating a poisonous environment that feeds domestic terrorism.”
It will be int
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said: “Our deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who were killed, including UCCS Officer Garrett Swasey, and those who were injured. Our thoughts continue to be with law enforcement, the Colorado Springs community, and the staff and patients at Planned Parenthood.”
Interesting to see if Trump and company want these people called “Christian terrorists” or “radicals.”

Hillary Clinton merely had to Tweet that she supported Planned Parenthood to be trashed by the so-called Prolife groups.
Helena Tweeted: "A few relevant facts: Colorado Springs is an overwhelmingly white, right-wing Christian and Republican stronghold, and home to the powerful conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family. "There's also a widespread anti-government attitude and an obsession with guns.
Certainly this act of terrorism could happen anywhere here in Colorado. But those of use who live here shouldn't be surprised it happened first in Colorado Springs."

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