Category Archives: Culture

Fort Hood II

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Fort Hood is a place where returning soldiers are reunited with their families. The military prefers not to turn it into an armed camp. It seems weird that a military base like Fort Hood would be a soft target full of unarmed potential victims for crazed gunmen.

Fort Hood II Shooter

The Fort Hood II shooter seemed nuts enough to me but Mona Charen makes an interesting case that this particular crazed gunman wasn’t all that crazy. Just angry:

Yet, unlike the gunmen in the other recent mass attacks, Lopez seems to have been sane. He was a married father of four and apparently close to his family of origin in Puerto Rico. He had been distraught by the recent death of his mother and apparently extremely angry with the military for delaying his leave to attend the funeral.

Ironically, Lopez had commented on his Facebook page about Adam Lanza, the Newtown murderer, writing: Lanza “pretends to be a victim of a mental illness followed by addiction to violent video games.” He continued, “It is stupid to me that anyone can have easy access to a powerful weapon without being mentally evaluated. This makes the government indirect accomplice … These bastards have perfected their way of attacking studying previous massacres to gain publicity and their minute of fame as a villain. But thanks to Hollywood and the sensational profiling by the media (they) give more power to those intelligent cowards.”

Dead Fred

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 The God hates fags guy is dead.

Fred Phelps was the Pastor of Westboro Baptist church in Kansas. His followers appeared at events protesting  homosexuality. I used to amuse myself watching them in the fenced off protest areas at political conventions. They held signs saying”God Hates Fags”. They were attention getting.

Phelps followers also liked to get attention by exercising their free speech rights to picket  the funerals of troops killed in combat. They held signs saying, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

Dead Fred

Dead Fred managed to shield his own mourners from any such an indignity. There were no services to honor him.

Missing Airplane

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 Why does the media give insane wall to wall coverage of a missing airplane when nobody knows what happened? I’ve been watching nonstop while doing this cartoon! Oh that’s why.

 

Supine Senate Spying

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Senators are no different from you and me, and Angela Merkel. They get spied on too.

Senate Spying

The supine Senate hasn’t done much to protect its turf from an overreaching executive. The president has taken one bone after another from the legislative watch dog while rewriting the Afordable Care Act.

The CIA  finally got Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Diane Feinstein into a lather when documents she was using to investigate the agency turned up missing – from a supposedly secure computer in the basement of CIA headquarters.

Dem Hopes Sink

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With the defeat of Alex Sink in a Florida special Congressional election, some Democrats’ hopes may be sunk.

Hopes Sink

Sink was a capable moderate Democrat running in a district that supported Obama twice for president. She couldn’t be blamed for ObamaCare because she wasn’t in Congress when it passed. But rather than run away from the ACA  she let it stick to her by promising to mend it, not end it. She ended up losing to David Jolly,  a former lobbyist who promised to repeal the thing.