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Satan Sides With Michigan RNC Vice Chairman



When you're running for any kind of office, it's always best to tell the truth, speak your mind and let people know where you stand. And when you're elected to office, it's helpful to know what you're doing and how you're serving us.
From HuffPo:

A new candidate for a Michigan seat on the Republican National Committee wants gays "purged" from the GOP and claims homosexuality is a "perversion" created by Satan himself.  Mary Helen Sears of Houghton County in the state's Upper Peninsula, elected vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party's 1st District last year, posted a rant in April on the Schoolcraft County GOP website -- preceded by a warning asking readers to "please use your discretion before taking any decisions based on the information in this blog."

Gee, how considerate of Ms. Sears to offer such a warning. We wouldn't want anyone to get the wrong impression of how she feels in this or any other issue. Face issues head on, I'm sure she always says.

"How do you handle a hungry man? The Manhandlers." That's the old ad slogan for Campbell's Soup. But that was way back in the mid '70s. We're in the 2024 generation. What does the vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party have to say now?

In the post, Sears claimed that homosexuals prey on children, argued that "Satan uses homosexuality to attack the living space of the Holy Spirit" and advocated that Republicans "as a party should be purging this perversion and send them to a party with a much bigger tent."

Where are the looney bin keepers and white-suited men when you need them? Can you believe this woman is a GOP member? On top of that she's a gay basher? And an ignorant hater?

Sadly she's not alone. Take Dave Agema, a former Michigan state lawmaker who has regularly made anti-gay comments and has been condemned by fellow Republicans, including Gov. Rick Snyder. He's also serving on the Michigan Republican National Committee.

Here I thought it was just West Virginia that's suffering the ill effects of tainted water. Surely there much be some leakage of some kind of crazy juice or insane sauce up in Michigan.

Ms. Sears is up in arms over the seeming tolerance of gays in our society. And the same with communism. She's attacking the higher education leaders as well:

...wrote that Communist college professors were indoctrinating young people and claimed that Charles Darwin's evolutionary theory "gave rise to Hitler’s Third Reich, Mussolini’s Italy and Stalin’s Russia."

She's lumped communism into the ills and dangers following any of us who dare allow gays to roam freely, preying on our young along with college professors who are out to corrupt our older children's minds. Paranoid, much?

"If the GOP continues down this trend and stand for perversions and the daily social fad ... The GOP will be truly dead and Satan will have had his day," Sears wrote.

It's at times like this when you can't help wonder who left the door open to the insane asylum.


Indoctrinated or Educated?


Steve LoneganThe front-runner for the Republican nomination for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat, former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, told a tea party audience Monday that young voters were "indoctrinated" against the United States of 40 years ago.  From an article by John Celock:

When Lonegan was asked how he'd reach young voters he shared, "Don't be so disturbed that it's more older people who remember what America was 40 years ago and want to keep it that way, rather than the younger people who have been indoctrinated."

Gee, Steve, did it ever occur to you that if you remember America of 40 years ago that you aren't a young voter.  So to say they've been indoctrinated, I think you're mixing up your verbs -- you mean educated.

He gave the conservatives and constitutionalists in the crowd plenty to applaud. He said American freedoms are "under assault like never before."

He's right.  His ultra-conservative cohorts have been waging a war on women's rights, health care, education, clean air, Social Security, Medicare, voter's rights, immigration reform, student loans, et al.

He criticized what he called the "commie ... I mean common core curriculum," a federal effort to standardize educational requirements.

He's right again.  Liberals and progressives are fighting a common core curriculum -- the one that teaches creationism instead of evolution, denies science, and insists on bible based studies in public school.  They rail against laws that mandate that LIES about the risks of future fertility in women if they have an abortion (See North Carolina's mandated health education bill for 7th grade).

He said Obama's reluctance to approve the Keystone Pipeline System, to bring oil from Canada to the United States, is "destroying our access to real, affordable energy."

Bingo.  He's hit the trifecta... only he's missing a few key points on the Keystone Pipeline.  One: the risk factor.  And two: No oil that flows through the pipeline is guaranteed to the US.  It's to be sold overseas by Canada.  So the pipeline, like a certain bridge in Alaska, is a pipeline to nowhere as far as America is concerned. We take the risks and we reap no benefits once it's up and running.

This whackjob really has his facts down.  No wonder he's going to lose big to Cory Booker.  It's not that Booker's so great, it's that Lonegan's so inept with facts and the facility to understand the world around him.  Or even more locally, in his own state. The former Bogota mayor has taken a series of positions to the right of most Garden State Republicans, including opposing federal aid for Hurricane Sandy relief last year unless other funding projects were taken out of the package.  I wonder if Governor Christie is going to give him a hug like he gave Obama.

Oh, just so you'll know, Booker is the prohibitive favorite against Lonegan in recent polls.  And that's something I think you can take to the bank.


Man shoots and kills himself during gun-safety class at a gun range


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Another "responsible gun owner" causes human death, this time his own, from a self-inflicted gun shot to the head. And how ironically sad is it that it happened at a gun "safety" class.

Brian J. Parry is believed to have shot himself in the head with a pistol Sunday during a class at West Coat Armory, a gun range and dealer with outlets in Bellevue and Issaquah.

It gets worse. According to the report, this happened in front of more than a dozen people, and several children also witnessed the shooting. That won't scar them for life at all.

Participants paid $75 for three hours of instruction meant to teach students how to load and use pistols and revolvers.

Someone tell me again how more guns are a good thing? And why children should ever be around them?

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H/t: @supersinga


VIDEO: Little League team raises funds by raffling off AR-15 rifle


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Nothing says family values better than an Illinois Little League raffling off AR-15 military-style rifles like the one Adam Lanza used to massacre six-year-olds at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and by the Aurora, Colorado shooter.


The Atwood-Hammond group partnered with the local armory for the raffle, which launched on Tuesday. "It has been going gangbusters," Charidy Butcher, co-owner of the Atwood Armory, told “My phone has been ringing nonstop since 4:30 this morning. It’s just been crazy."

Butcher said she's received calls from people as far away as Washington state wanting to enter the June 29 drawing. A ticket costs $20.

"Considered a deadly weapon by some"? Did I hear that correctly? So it's not "considered" a deadly weapon by others, just by some? What else could it be used for, a paper weight?

Think Progress:

[G]un manufacturers have worked hard to associate assault weapons with children. The industry has released ads and articles encouraging children to ask for an AR-15 for Christmas. In internal studies, manufacturers were advised to “start them young” and “target programs toward youth 12 years old and younger.”

Here is the ad that TP is referring to: Ad: Hey kids! “Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a Bushmaster AR-15 under your tree some frosty Christmas morning!”

Family values my ass.




Video- Right-Wing Money Putting Fox's John Stossel In School Classrooms


If I got a whiff of this as a parent, there would be hell to pay. The whole sordid story here.


Sheriff's pro-gun radio ads to be paid by taxpayers. "This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with self-promotion."


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In my post Ad: Hey kids! “Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a Bushmaster AR-15 under your tree some frosty Christmas morning!” I included this story:

Before Calling 911, Sheriff Tells Residents To Get ‘In The Game’ With A Gun. Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke:

It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? [...]

You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?

As you can see, Clarke is the same sheriff who made a fool of himself in the video above. Which he did over and over again whenever Piers Morgan gave him the opportunity. Which was often.

He's also the same sheriff whose scary, fear-mongery pro-gun radio ads (referred to as "safety messages" in his video) will be paid by taxpayers.


Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has been showered with free media time, including four appearances on two national cable TV outlets, to espouse his support for citizens arming themselves for self-protection.

But the local radio ads that launched the whirlwind of attention for Clarke were paid spots that will be billed to taxpayers through the sheriff's county budget, Clarke said Friday.

Clarke calls that "crime prevention." Or as I like to call it, negligence waiting to happen.

Here's one of his "safety messages":

Yes, families should consider getting gun training "so you can defend yourself until we get there."

What could possibly go wrong?

Say it with me, kiddies, the family that aims together, maims together.

Critics have said the ads discourage people from using 911 and instead promote gun proliferation. [...]

In an email, Clarke said his paid radio spots were not gun ads, but public safety announcements.

Supervisor John Weishan Jr. said the sheriff's ads did not qualify as something that promotes general welfare and safety and were an inappropriate use of public money.

"There is a way to do public service announcements to promote public safety," Weishan said. "This has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with self-promotion."

Gee, ya think? And all at the taxpayers' expense. A twofer!


Ad: Hey kids! “Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a Bushmaster AR-15 under your tree some frosty Christmas morning!”

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Kiddies? Meet Mr. Gun! Mr. Gun, this is Everychild USA! Now you two go play and have yourselves a great time! And remember! Safety first!

Oh my.

The firearms industry is wringing its profit-filled hands because shooting sports are declining in popularity. So what's a poor gun manufacturer to do? Why, what else? Team up with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NBC Sports is one of their very special gun show sponsors) and the National Rifle Association to spend millions on "junior shooter" "recruitment and retention"!

Then those new mini-recruits will be all locked and loaded and can set out to recruit other youngsters! Hey boys and girls! Start shooting early on, and we've got you for life!


Those sweet, innocent, vulnerable kiddies are the ripest target (no pun) ever! Indoctrinate them into a lifestyle chock full o' guns while they're young and impressionable and before you know it there will be a whole new market for one of the most talked-about products in stock: The good ol' Bushmaster AR-15, the very semi-automatic assault weapon that was used in Newtown to slaughter 20 children.

What could possibly go wrong?

That's right, moms 'n' dads, the folks at the NRA and in the weapons biz are trying their darnedest to convince you that guns can "provide a safe and healthy pastime" for your little ones.

Kinda reminds me of when the tobacco industry blasted out these handy dandy little messages:

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Via the New York Times:

The pages of Junior Shooters, an industry-supported magazine that seeks to get children involved in the recreational use of firearms, once featured a smiling 15-year-old girl clutching a semiautomatic rifle. At the end of an accompanying article that extolled target shooting with a Bushmaster AR-15 — an advertisement elsewhere in the magazine directed readers to a coupon for buying onethe author encouraged youngsters to share the article with a parent.

“Who knows?” it said. “Maybe you’ll find a Bushmaster AR-15 under your tree some frosty Christmas morning!”

The industry’s youth-marketing effort is backed by extensive social research and is carried out by an array of nonprofit groups financed by the gun industry, an examination by The New York Times found. The campaign picked up steam about five years ago with the completion of a major study that urged a stronger emphasis on the “recruitment and retention” of new hunters and target shooters. [...]

Military-style firearms are prevalent in a target-shooting video game and mobile app called Point of Impact, which was sponsored by the shooting sports foundation and Guns & Ammo magazine. The game — rated for ages 9 and up in the iTunes store — allows players to shoot brand-name AR-15 rifles and semiautomatic handguns at inanimate targets, and it provides links to gun makers’ Web sites as well as to the foundation’s “First Shots” program, intended to recruit new shooters.

Think Progress adds this:

Federal law prohibits the sale of rifles to those under age 18. But through programs at Boy Scout camps and 4-H clubs, the NRA trains children on how to safely shoot single-shot rifles. And, according to the report: “Newer initiatives by other organizations go further, seeking to introduce children to high-powered rifles and handguns while invoking the same rationale of those older, more traditional programs: that firearms can teach ‘life skills’ like responsibility, ethics and citizenship.”

And by "life skills" they mean "death skills."

but wait there's moreBefore Calling 911, Sheriff Tells Residents To Get ‘In The Game’ With A Gun. Wisconsin County Sheriff David Clarke:

It’s no longer a spectator sport; I need you in the game, but are you ready? [...]

You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared? Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?

Go read that one. Then down a strong alcoholic beverage.