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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#850696 Jan 30, 2013
The Newtown Heckling Controversy

....So, in retrospect, I'll concede this: the CTPost' s use of the word "heckling" was misjudged, and it was not the right word for me to have repeated.

I didn't see and wasn't influenced by the MSNBC video, but I'll agree: it was edited too tightly and in a way that made treatment of Neil Heslin look worse than it was.

Yet it remains most fundamentally true: people in that room interpreted their gun advocacy as license to shout at a grieving father. Whether you call it "heckling" or something else, it's just wrong. And the impulse to parse, excuse, condone that we saw in blogs and on Twitter afterward was very nearly equally wrong: a substitution of ideology for basic human sympathy.

When you write in the rapid media of the digital age, it's inevitable that you will make mistakes. "Heckling" was not the exact word to describe what happened in this case, and I made a mistake in repeating it.

However, that mistake is not the only - or most significant one - to occur in the public debate over this incident in Hartford.

There were gun advocates in that room who waited for their turn to be heard and who refrained from confronting a grieving man. A few did otherwise. They did wrong, and whether you call that wrong "heckling" or something else does not alter its wrongness.

And those in the wider public who use the new media of blogs and Twitter to condone and justify the people who shouted at Neil Heslin - those who'd represent the shouters as the true victims of the encounter - those who suggest that the most important part of the Newtown story is one more tedious replay of the debate over "media bias" - they do very nearly as wrong.

I don't block Twitter followers. I think part of the ethic of journalism in the digital age is to be accessible to those who want to reach you - and, yes, criticize you. Sometimes the criticism takes the form of crude personal insult. That's a cost of doing business. Other people take a lot more than I do without being discouraged, so I would have no excuse if I allowed myself to be discouraged either. But too much exposure to so much anger and ugliness does have its depressing effect. And I hope, I very much hope, that Neil Heslin does not have a Twitter account. This loving and bereft man deserves more and better from his fellow human creatures than he has received.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

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“Often imitated”

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#850697 Jan 30, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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You and emaam are so ignorant, it's truly amazing!!
If people are so affected by the payroll tax returning to what it had been for decades, they're as stupid as you and emaam.
Let me do it with math, just to show how stupid you are.
SS tax is 6.2%.
If you make 50,000 a year, it amounts to $3100 a year, or $51.62 a week.
SS tax rate was reduced by 2%, making it 4.2%.
If you make 50,000 a year, it amounts to $2100 a year, or $40.38 per week.
Now, if that $11.42 prevents you from making a car payment, you clearly shouldn't have taken out a loan you can't afford.
It's likely that you'd never get a loan if your finances were that tight.
Your friends must be very poor folks.
As for you, you're clearly an uneducated lout that knows nothing about finance.
You may want to recheck your post, it looks like you pulled that "$11.42" out of thin air.

The housing collapse proves that Americans will buy things they can't afford.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#850698 Jan 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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Do you really not see the word "another" in there? There are problems with this legislation, but it does not force the rape victim into carrying the pregnancy to term.
<fear mongering removed for clarity>
Oh my effing word, you're a MORAN! Did you not see the word "or"?

Yes, it does force the rape victim to carrying the pregnancy to term; according to the language, "procuring an abortion" would result in a felony and evidence tampering.

The author of this stupid bill has even acknowledged her mistake and will rewrite it. You're such an idiot.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#850699 Jan 30, 2013
A hypocrite whose IQ room temperature in celcius that can't take a dose of her own medicine:
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Lies, damned lies, and the damned liars that spread them. Does anyone with a room temperature IQ believe anything you and the loony right says? "There was a reason why Breitbart News had the exclusive on the breaking scoop that James Holmes, the shooter responsible for the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, might be a Democrat: he isn't, and they were wrong.
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Blogger Joel B. Pollack, writing for the right wing blog network, reported early Friday that he had obtained voter registration records that he believed belonged to Holmes and which placed the 25-year Holmes in the Democratic Party. Five hours later, Pollack updated his story to note that his discovery was incorrect; the 24-year old Holmes in question, he wrote, may not even be registered to vote."

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“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#850701 Jan 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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He probably meant "repeepeeient", these white trash crackas are all straight from the movie Deliverance.
lol. Venereal disease was their most modern sexual term until someone watched Grey's Anatomy and heard Va-jay-jay.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#850702 Jan 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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"the term "white cracker" is seldom used self-referentially and remains an offensive racial slur used to demean Caucasians"
The equivalent of the n-word, used mainly by the likes of lily.

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“Often imitated”

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never duplicated

#850703 Jan 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Funny thing is that you can't read, and yet you continue to argue.
At least I know what "another" means.

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Hunter

San Diego, CA

#850704 Jan 30, 2013
Yeah, I had a beer with the Newtown shooter at the VFW the week before he did it. He was wearing an NRA ballcap. Not sure if that meant he was a member but he talked a good game.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#850705 Jan 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That guy who killed his doctor for making him incontinent was from Lake Elsinore!!
Yes he was, I read that. Funny he was treated by a doctor from Newport Beach the same as my Doctor for the very same thing. Small world, huh? I really liked my doctor and perfectly happy with the procedure.

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Jimmy

Newington, CT

#850706 Jan 30, 2013
Here's another one. It looks like the squirrels didn't do a good job gathering the nuts last fall.
OldRaider wrote:
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waxturd/jimmy/goober...are you taking inventory of your log-ins today or have you entered in a "Sybil multiple personality disorder contest"?

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#850707 Jan 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Mark Kelly Breaks News Of Phoenix Shooting At Senate Gun Hearing
A shooting broke out Wednesday in Phoenix during the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence. Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and a witness at the hearing, announced the news to the panel while responding to a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/m...
Midland City, Alabama (CNN)-- Neighbors of Jimmy Lee Dykes say he was supposed to have been in court on Wednesday, facing charges that he'd shot at them during a December argument over the dirt road that separated their properties.

Instead, he was holed up in an underground bunker dug into his yard, surrounded by sheriff's deputies, state troopers and police.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/30/us/alabama-bus-...

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#850708 Jan 30, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Yes he was, I read that. Funny he was treated by a doctor from Newport Beach the same as my Doctor for the very same thing. Small world, huh? I really liked my doctor and perfectly happy with the procedure.
Well, he'll be pissing his pants in the big house now forever.

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“Often imitated”

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#850709 Jan 30, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> So what exactly do we need more than 300 navel vessels for? Thats 1 of our biggest problems now. All these ships sitting at ports across the world to protect our gains from countries that we actually gained nothing from. Makes alot of sense in looney land! The president is doing the right thing by focusing his attention on our country. What do ya'll love about America? It is no longer America the great. A title in which was relinquished under gwb. The president is trying to get us back to status by focusing on home instead of spending unnecessary money on a bunch of hypotheticals. If we weren't playing the police of the world, we would'nt have to worry about tension with terrorist havens.
Our Military is a huge part of our country. But as your fellow left wingers have said many times, Obama is focused on destroying the republican party, even though he promised to focus on jobs.

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#850710 Jan 30, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Lies, damned lies, and the damned liars that spread them. Does anyone with a room temperature IQ believe anything you and the loony right says? "There was a reason why Breitbart News had the exclusive on the breaking scoop that James Holmes, the shooter responsible for the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, might be a Democrat: he isn't, and they were wrong.
our editor recommends
Michael Moore Releases Colorado 'Dark Knight Rises' Theater Shooting Statement
President Obama Speaks Out on Colorado 'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting (Video)
Blogger Joel B. Pollack, writing for the right wing blog network, reported early Friday that he had obtained voter registration records that he believed belonged to Holmes and which placed the 25-year Holmes in the Democratic Party. Five hours later, Pollack updated his story to note that his discovery was incorrect; the 24-year old Holmes in question, he wrote, may not even be registered to vote."
I understand you live in your own little world, now I wish you would stay there and never visit my free minded open world.

And don't assume my posts are about you. But if you're affected then that must mean you're guilty too.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#850712 Jan 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
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At least I know what "another" means.
Yeah, as in, "you're from another planet'

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#850713 Jan 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>I'll agree that his recent play blows__but you're dead wrong on the other, he will not pay CA state income tax although he may pay municipal income tax if applicable. You look at pro athletes and certain others basically as subcontractors. For now Howard is a resident of Seminole County Florida.
Don't push your luck on this issue pal__you'll look even more foolish than usual.
Professional athletes pay taxes on their per-game earnings in each state in which they perform. However, earnings from endorsements would be taxed only in their state of residence.

Howard just doesn't want to play, period.

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“fairtax.org”

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gauley bridge wv

#850714 Jan 30, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"fore closers"??? Is that something like four flushers? I've little doubt all your "friends" are screaming in laughter...you just have to be a White of West Virginia double first cousin.
The spell checker did that. I just didn't bother changing it stupid F++k!

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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#850715 Jan 30, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
A hypocrite whose IQ room temperature in celcius that can't take a dose of her own medicine:
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Ahh,,, does the bad old girl put little Jimmy of many names in his place. In nobility your name would be "Sir cries alot". HAHAHAHA

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#850716 Jan 30, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>"fore closers"??? Is that something like four flushers? I've little doubt all your "friends" are screaming in laughter...you just have to be a White of West Virginia double first cousin.
so, what kind of adventure are you on today, Beccy?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#850717 Jan 30, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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That guy who killed his doctor for making him incontinent was from Lake Elsinore!!
Lake Elsinore is the slum of the I-15 corridor between Corona and San Diego.

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