Wednesday, December 02, 2015

After the shooting

Ace: "Left Spends Day In Coordinated Attack on Saying "Thoughts and Prayers" For the Victims."

Do you know what's even more useless against gun violence than thoughts and prayers?  The Democrats' gun-control proposals.

Hit and Run: "Obama Insists 'We Have to Do Something' About Mass Shootings but Can't Say What or Why It Would Work - "Enough is enough" is not a policy."

13 comments: said...

And here's the cover of today's New York Daily News, joining the left's coordinated hive mind:

The Daily News endorsed Mitt Romney in 2012, and has been right-of-center populist for decades.

Farook America said...

I love the display of the Left's glorious hypocrisy illustrated in Ace's article you linked.

Prayerfully Submitted said...

Boy, those sharp minds on the left. They can see how "thoughts and prayers" obviously preclude and are incompatible with, any subsequent policy action.

Anonymous said...

I am by no means a fan of Paul Ryan, but I have to credit him for the way he handled the posers at CBS News in an interview this morning.

Anonymous said...

There is no reason in this age to have easy access to guns, especially assault weapons. Repeal the 2nd Amendment and start the discussion from a lucid, real-world foundation of protecting the public interest given world as it exists today.

Federalist 37:

Persons of this character will proceed to an examination of the plan submitted by the convention, not only without a disposition to find or to magnify faults; but will see the propriety of reflecting, that a faultless plan was not to be expected. Nor will they barely make allowances for the errors which may be chargeable on the fallibility to which the convention, as a body of men, were liable; but will keep in mind, that they themselves also are but men, and ought not to assume an infallibility in rejudging the fallible opinions of others.

With equal readiness will it be perceived, that besides these inducements to candor, many allowances ought to be made for the difficulties inherent in the very nature of the undertaking referred to the convention.

The novelty of the undertaking immediately strikes us. It has been shown in the course of these papers, that the existing Confederation is founded on principles which are fallacious; that we must consequently change this first foundation, and with it the superstructure resting upon it. It has been shown, that the other confederacies which could be consulted as precedents have been vitiated by the same erroneous principles, and can therefore furnish no other light than that of beacons, which give warning of the course to be shunned, without pointing out that which ought to be pursued. The most that the convention could do in such a situation, was to avoid the errors suggested by the past experience of other countries, as well as of our own; and to provide a convenient mode of rectifying their own errors, as future experiences may unfold them.

Anonymous said...

Boy, those sharp minds on the left. They can see how "thoughts and prayers" obviously preclude and are incompatible with, any subsequent policy action.

You certainly slapped down that absolutist "either-or" premise that nobody was making.

The flesh is weak said...

Only a pathetic, hypocritical poser would spit on the concept of faith by saying "God helps those who help themselves."

Feeling slapped? said...

You certainly slapped down that absolutist "either-or" premise that nobody was making.

What planet are you living on? Let your education about current day Earth begin here.

Prayers vs. "action". Get it now? (Why do I bother?)

Your slap-fu is weak, mah fren. said...

Let your education about current day Earth begin here.

Pray tell, Professor Wisdom, which of the quotes cited in your Atlantic link is the one that says thoughts and prayers "obviously preclude and are incompatible with, any subsequent policy action"? Which quote says that empathy and religion are the obstacles blocking legislation? The criticism is clear: that we keep getting the automatic sympathy platitudes IN LIEU OF any policy action.

It's not the left's fault that you and others skipped over the actual accusation, and went straight to your victimhood overbid. Christian boilerplate is under attack!

Here's even more outrageous prayer shaming, although it's too long for a single tweet:

"If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that?  So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe— and shudder.  Do you want to be shown, you senseless person, that faith apart from works is barren?"

Dear Pillar of the Faith said...

One small example (from a small man - Chris Murphy):

Your "thoughts" should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your "prayers" should be for forgiveness if you do nothing - again.

What does praying for the families/victims in the immediate aftermath of carnage have to do with whether or not policy prescriptions are later enacted? "Absolutely nothing," any reasonable person would answer.

If you have insight into how such a moment of prayer interferes in any way with good policy, please do enlighten us.

What's that? It's used as an excuse or substitute for actually doing something? Really? Says who? Explain to us just how that works. Explain how offering prayers during the horrible, shocking aftermath of a planned carnage, works to prevent the adoption of policy changes weeks and months down the road.

I get it that lefties are frustrated that Republicans will not enact the left's unconstitutional wet dreams regarding guns. But they're so pathetically fixated on trying to use a crisis to get power they could never get in normal times, that unless draconian gun laws are passed before the victims' bodies reach room temperature, anything else that's done during those minutes must be attacked. Once those precious seconds drain away, the left can already feel the impetus of the crisis fading, and their dreams along with it. Thus they lash out like animals - it matters not to them that they're lashing out at holy things.

Special Victim Eunuch said...

So riled up. Arguing against imaginary people and their imaginary wrongs. Ricocheting from confidence to fearfulness and back again. If nothing else, Americans on all sides can come together on an AK-47 ban, specifically tailored only to you.

Thwap said...


Yes, Lieutenant?"

"Radar shows incoming, Sir."


"No, Sir. Towel."

Imaginary towels are good for wiping off the flop sweat said...

Your head contains prayers. Thoughts are harder to come by.