Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each other more carefully, to sharpen our instincts for empathy, and remind ourselves of all the ways our hopes and dreams are bound together. — President Obomba
I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people’s hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving as just decisions and outcomes. — President Obomba
Assholes all: They confess — all rightists are hateful assholes. So it’s not just me — they admit it.
Attention, wingnuts: I disagree with my comrade here. I see no political act here by Loughner. However, apolitical as the rightists claim he was, the apolitical websites he frequented were in fact loony small-p political. And specially in Arizona, can’t quite see how he could have significantly avoided the insanity that the rightist media rely on in lieu of reasoned discourse. Of course, given the truth about rightist positions, really, there’s no alternative but hate and fear; truth is of no help. Then, I guess, there’s the whole issue why it has to be so easy for a sicko like Loughner to buy weapons and arms. Don’t remember the Second Amendment saying a well-armed militia requires crazy people to be armed. That said, Katrina is still wrong. On the other hand, I offer a compromise: If no one anywhere near the right wants to criticize President Palin, how about we take her demented, insulting remark and turn it around, make it true, kill all the rightist assholes like her?
Man driven to violence by Glenn Beck — so hate speech does drive people to violence.
Do this! I did!
We were warned: