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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860124 Feb 16, 2013
NRA chief LaPierre claims 'looters ran wild in south Brooklyn' after Sandy, but Coney Island residents say he is full of it

To bolster his argument against gun control, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre fabricated a ‘hellish’ post-Sandy aftermath for south Brooklyn that never happened. He seems to forget that some New Yorkers were actually there.

NEW YORKERS took aim at NRA chief Wayne LaPierre’s bizarre claim that looters “ran wild in south Brooklyn” after Hurricane Sandy — and some even used the Kings English.

“He’s a f---ing idiot,” said Steven Feinstein, 66, owner of Wilensky Hardware in Coney Island — one of the neighborhoods that LaPierre claimed Wednesday became a “hellish world” of apocalyptic violence.“He makes it sound like it was the 1970s around here. That’s nonsense.”

In a column in the Daily Caller, a conservative website, LaPierre reiterated his call for more gun ownership — and cited the storm’s aftermath as a prime reason.

“There was no food, water or electricity,” LaPierre wrote.“And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.”

It sounded good. Too bad it’s not true, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

“(In) the 60th Precinct in Coney Island, it was hardly hell week — there were no murders, no rapes and no shootings,” he said.

The same was true in the neighboring 61st Precinct, where there were no murders, rapes or shootings.

There was a big spike in burglaries, as criminals picked through abandoned homes, Browne said. But all other crime categories were down.

Shootings were down 17%. Rape was down 47%. Robberies were down 22%. Assaults were down 18%. Grand larceny was down 45%. And car thefts were down 22%.

Overall, crime fell by 25%.

And Browne delivered another inconvenient truth for the NRA man — the city actually went a record eight straight days without a single murder.

LaPierre also made the preposterous claim that Mayor Bloomberg “refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!”

City officials dismissed that claim as more NRA nonsense and said there were plenty of armed National Guardsmen in the city in the aftermath of Sandy.

“Wayne’s world is a loopy place,” said Bloomberg spokesman John McCarthy.“New York is the safest big city in the country — thanks in part to our strong gun laws — and in the aftermath of Sandy, crime stayed at record lows. He should touch base with reality.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nra-boss-...
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#860125 Feb 16, 2013
Anti- American Socialist Democratic are trying to vote themselves a raise. Typical of the, communist minded people in Washington. They see themselves as rulers and us as property for them to use as they see fit.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860126 Feb 16, 2013
The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer

WHEN a Vesuvius like John McCain tells you that you belch too much smoke and spew too much fire, you know you’ve got a problem.

And Ted Cruz, a Republican freshman in the Senate who has been front and center in his party’s effort to squash Chuck Hagel’s nomination as secretary of defense, has a problem. He’s an ornery, swaggering piece of work. Just six weeks since his arrival on Capitol Hill, he’s already known for his naysaying, his nit-picking and his itch to upbraid lawmakers who are vastly senior to him, who have sacrificed more than he has and who deserve a measure of respect, or at least an iota of courtesy. Courtesy isn’t Cruz’s métier. Grandstanding and browbeating are.

He sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and during its final meeting on Tuesday about Hagel’s nomination, he made such nefarious and hectoring insinuations about Hagel’s possible corruption by foreign influences that McCain, who’d gleefully raked Hagel over the coals himself, more or less told Cruz to cool it. It was an unforgettable moment, and one that Republicans shouldn’t soon forget, because Cruz, 42, isn’t simply the latest overeager beaver to start gnawing his way through the halls of Congress. He’s a prime illustration of what plagues the Republican Party and holds it back.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sun...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860127 Feb 16, 2013
Note in particular a Republican pollster’s recent interviews with Ohio voters. When the pollster asks them to play word association with “Republican,” the answers indeed include a few descriptions that the profiles of Rubio and Cruz push back against:“rich,”“white.” But the adjectives “rigid” and “polarizing” also come up, along with a lament about an “all-or-nothing” approach.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sun...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860128 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody should have "job security", least of all federal government parasites.
Cut as necessary to balance the budget.
Republicans said it, dumbass. Not me.

Republicans said that federal employees did not deserve the upcoming raise because they had job security.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860129 Feb 16, 2013
i see the masturbatory habits of our judge-it freak have reappeared.

get a life dude. it's just an internet forum. you're not changing the world.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#860130 Feb 16, 2013
One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Republican Party is whether they really believe all this gibberish that oozes out of their mouths. I suppose it will vary from issue to issue. On guns, I’d guess that many do genuinely believe that liberals basically want a gun-free America, so at least they’re more or less sincere on that one. On climate change, I think Jim Inhofe fervently believes it’s all bunk, and most of the rest of them don’t care but just figure they’ll follow his lead. But what about the broad economic questions? Here, I’ve come to conclude that somewhere way down there, they mostly know their theories haven’t worked, but they’re not anywhere near being able to acknowledge this to the rest of us. And tragically, this fact, combined with the fact of their unfortunate political power on Capitol Hill, means—in general, and with respect to this sequester battle in particular—that we’re going to have to live through more economic anguish waiting for these puerile people to join the real world.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02...

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#860131 Feb 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Republican Party is whether they really believe all this gibberish that oozes out of their mouths. I suppose it will vary from issue to issue. On guns, I’d guess that many do genuinely believe that liberals basically want a gun-free America, so at least they’re more or less sincere on that one. On climate change, I think Jim Inhofe fervently believes it’s all bunk, and most of the rest of them don’t care but just figure they’ll follow his lead. But what about the broad economic questions? Here, I’ve come to conclude that somewhere way down there, they mostly know their theories haven’t worked, but they’re not anywhere near being able to acknowledge this to the rest of us. And tragically, this fact, combined with the fact of their unfortunate political power on Capitol Hill, means—in general, and with respect to this sequester battle in particular—that we’re going to have to live through more economic anguish waiting for these puerile people to join the real world.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/02...
The sane, but unethical, Republicans make decisions based on how they will affect cash flow from donors. The insane Republicans, as evidenced here on Topix, make decisions based on what they are told to think by FOX, Limbaugh or the voices in their heads.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860132 Feb 16, 2013
Republicans will not put up with other Republicans bucking their party.

Chuck Hagel spoke out against the Bsh administration & against the Iraq war & now they punish him for doing so.

They take a veteran & question is patriotism.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#860134 Feb 16, 2013
We all knew Republicans were afraid of the ridiculous hate speaking, lying Rush Limbaugh & Glenn Beck. No matter what these two say, Republicans refuse to say anything about it.

Now add Wayne LaPierre to that list. The man has gone wacko since Newtown & yet how many Repubicans in Congress say anything against him & still beg the NRA for money & support.

Perhaps you freakin dumbass Republicans should listen to Bobby Jindal.

As long as you permit these flame throwing hate talkers to define your party, the more ridiculous you appear to be. The party of stupid.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#860135 Feb 16, 2013
carol wrote:
This is Irene, carol's sister. She wanted everyone to know that she's fine and asks for your prayers. She had a minor stoke last week and it's affected her right side but the doctors expect her to make a full recovery. She asked me to thank her friends here for their love and support and she asks that you not worry unduly and that she'll be fine.
Tell Miss Carol we definitely will pray for her. Get well and God speed, we need her on here to give the liberals grief..
carol

Orlando, FL

#860136 Feb 16, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Good question!!
I haven't seen anyone who behaves like Carol the past few days, under any name.
Did she give up, or is she ill??
Just popped in to see what was going on and apparently need to tell you all I'm not ill. Because my name and location were hijacked and some of you thought my hijacker was me and that I was ill, you can see why I decided it best to just leave.

Haven't posted since last Tuesday after posting a fond farewell, before my hijacker posted I had a stroke or something.

But a heartfelt thanks to some for having missed me.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#860137 Feb 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
We all knew Republicans were afraid of the ridiculous hate speaking, lying Rush Limbaugh & Glenn Beck. No matter what these two say, Republicans refuse to say anything about it.
Now add Wayne LaPierre to that list. The man has gone wacko since Newtown & yet how many Repubicans in Congress say anything against him & still beg the NRA for money & support.
Perhaps you freakin dumbass Republicans should listen to Bobby Jindal.
As long as you permit these flame throwing hate talkers to define your party, the more ridiculous you appear to be. The party of stupid.
Really Davey Boie, See no evil, hear no evil.
carol

Orlando, FL

#860138 Feb 16, 2013
Very sweet what some of you are saying.

Thankfully, I'm not ill.

Just got tired of having to deal with my namesake imposter and the confusion because of it.

Wish that hadn't have been the case.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860139 Feb 16, 2013
But we have no choice.

The REpubliclowns have made defending Israel our job.

See their blocking Hagel for comments he made about our stupid policies towards Israel.

If the Syrian War envelops Lebanon, war with Israel will not be far behind.

ANd American military support for Israel will finish off the bankrupting of America.

And the wingnuts will cheer the War and complain about entitlements.

You really don't understand any of this, do you??

Being from an illegal State does that to people.
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Still doesn't change the fact that the place is a power keg.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860140 Feb 16, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's not funny. But if it is real wish her well.
I don't think it was funny at all, and I don't believe it for a minute. Carol's sister Irene?? Give me a break!!

Hope Carol is well and enjoying life off Topix.

She needed a time out.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860141 Feb 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Your pedophilia is on record.
res ipsa loquitur
Funny you'd accuse a teacher of such nonsense.

Funny how nobody else has seen the lies you attest to.

Would you like to address your admitted history of being a teabagging transvestite??

Well, Queen Latifah??

You can pitch, you little bytch, but you can't catch to save your tranny azz.
HungSoLow

Russellville, KY

#860142 Feb 16, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text> Tell Miss Carol we definitely will pray for her. Get well and God speed, we need her on here to give the liberals grief..
Tell Miss Carol to stop using the government socialist health care system called Medicare and pay the bills from her own pocket. Stand up to Socialism and refuse to let the government pay for it.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860143 Feb 16, 2013
I'll assume you are Carol.

Once again, why the drama??

All you need do is register your name on Topix.

There is no danger, you won't get harmed or your identity stolen./

The scumbag Nobraina stole my 'Ayn Rand' name two years ago, I registered as 'Nuculur Option' with my picture there, and haven't had a problem since.

They can still steal all or part of your name, but it will be very obvious.

You were becoming increasingly agitated, saying things that were out of character for you.

So perhaps staying away will allow you to calm down and enjoy Obama's second term.
carol wrote:
Very sweet what some of you are saying.
Thankfully, I'm not ill.
Just got tired of having to deal with my namesake imposter and the confusion because of it.
Wish that hadn't have been the case.
OldRatface

Pompano Beach, FL

#860144 Feb 16, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
The sane, but unethical, Republicans make decisions based on how they will affect cash flow from donors. The insane Republicans, as evidenced here on Topix, make decisions based on what they are told to think by FOX, Limbaugh or the voices in their heads.
Your MSNBC cup runneth over; pray to Rachel Madcow for a tingle down your Chrissy Matthew's vile old leg.

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