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Video- Jennifer Granholm: Coal Is Back And It's Dirtier Than Ever


Last night was the Governor's last night with Current, so I thought I'd highlight an outstanding piece.


VIDEO-- Jennifer Granholm to Rick Santorum: "Deer don’t wear armor. Why do you need an armor piercing bullet?"


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Regulations? We don't need no stinkin' regulations! Public safety? Pffft! At least that what failed GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks. Did I say thinks? My bad. It's not clear he's capable of any kind of mental activity, let alone the kind that takes real effort, intelligence, or skill.

When I saw this "This Week" segment this morning, I mistakenly thought he said, "avenge" instead of "defend." Thing is, sadly, it wouldn't be surprising if he had said "avenge." But he did say he prioritizes restricting violent Hollywood movies and video games over regulating actual instruments of death, the ones that are sold with the sole intent of killing people.

Despite being on a panel that, like others on Sunday talkers that feature far right extremists without balancing them with those on the far left, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm took care of business:

Via Think Progress:

Police departments and prosecutors across the country supporting restricting access to such ammunition. As Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asked troops at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza in Italy this week, “I mean who the hell needs armor-piercing bullets except you guys in battle?”

Apparently Rick Santorum does:

GRANHOLM: Why do you need armor-piercing bullets, why do you need that?

SANTORUM: Because we’re talking about a particular type of bullet that is and can be available –

GRANHOLM: Deer don’t wear armor. Why do you need an armor piercing bullet?

SANTORUM: Criminals could and having, having…

GRANHOLM: And police officers certainly do…

SANTORUM: And having the ability to defend yourself is a right in our country.


Video- Current TV: Jennifer Granholm- The shadowy figures behind Michigan's new 'right-to-work' law


Who better to know. GottaLaff wrote about the Kochs and ALEC here. I could tell you what I think of Dick DeVos and the entire slimy sAMWAY family, but I'd have a fit with anger.