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November 06, 2009

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Frau Roggenbrot

OT - NY 23's Rep.Owens breaks four promises in first day, and we thought only Hillary! kept souvenirs in her lockbox.
LUN

clarice

Shall we take up a collection and send that Adonis, Dana, a mirror?

anduril

It'll be interesting to get some information on what types/calibers of guns, and magazines, were used. Here's what the WaPo says:

"In the exchange, Munley was struck in both thighs and one wrist. Hasan was shot four times, including at least once in the torso."

Depending on the type of round Hasan was firing, Munley's wounds could be far from trivial. Bastard.

The WaPo also says Hasan fired as many as 6 magazines, which means conceivably as many as 90 rounds, if he had got his hands on 15 round magazines.

Research has shown that normal instinct in these situations is to fire without aiming, and instinctively people tend to fire at the gun in the assailant's hand--since that's where their attention is focused--rather than at the center of mass. In that sense, Hasan had a big advantage because he was shooting at unarmed people, until he ran into Munley and the other cops. He would've been able to fire more carefully.

anduril

my father was a clinical psychologist and once took me to a convention with him. never saw so many nutty people in my life.

anduril

seems he was using this gun, but what ammunition is not clear. he quite possibly had 20 round magazines, maybe even 30, so with a light recoil round he would have been able to spray bullets around very rapidly. haven't seen what his other gun was.

jimmyk

The Muslim chaplain was interviewed and said that most of that "camel jockey" stuff was just humorous trash talk, not abuse.

daddy

Outstanding bgates!

Give that man a Congressional Medal of Honor.

...what? Okay, then give him one of them other Medals.

bad

FOX just reported that the killer specialized in preventative psychiatry.

Is that anything like preventative medicine that is going to save us all?

Captain Hate

my father was a clinical psychologist and once took me to a convention with him. never saw so many nutty people in my life.

Mrs Hate and I used to live next to a couple shrinks who were about our age at the time (late 20s). They were both really nice people but fairly introverted; I'm not saying that as a positive or negative, just a description. When we had dinner one night the husband started talking about his father, also a psychiatrist, and how he used to turn the lights out in the household and hide from his children and subsequently sneak up on them. That sounded pretty normal to me until the guy emphasized that the lights were kept off for a *really* long time to the point where he and his siblings were terrified beyond what I would ever do to my children. I think talking about it was cathartic and theraputic for him.

Sue

We have a 21 year old, a 19 year old, a 21 year old, a 22 year old, a 29 year old, a 23 year old, and 62 year old. My heart aches.

JM Hanes

bgates:

If anybody is wondering just how dead to rights you've got the Prez, here's the usual mix n' match from Obama's actual Opening Remarks at the start of the conference yesterday morning:

You know, a couple of summers ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Crow Nation in Montana. And while I was there, I was adopted into the nation by a wonderful couple, Hartford and Mary Black Eagle. I know what they're saying now: "Kids grow up so fast." (Laughter.) Only in America could the adoptive son of Crow Indians grow up to become President of the United States. (Applause.)

It's now been a year since the American people went to the polls and gave me this extraordinary privilege and responsibility. And part of what accounts for the hope people felt on that day, I think, was a sense that we had an opportunity to change the way Washington worked; a chance to make our federal government the servant not of special interests, but of the American people. It was a sense that we had an opportunity to bring about meaningful change for those who had for too long been excluded from the American Dream.

And few have been more marginalized and ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans -- our First Americans.

We know the history that we share. It's a history marked by violence and disease and deprivation. Treaties were violated. Promises were broken. You were told your lands, your religion, your cultures, your languages were not yours to keep. And that's a history that we've got to acknowledge if we are to move forward.

I found myself wondering just how many speeches like this -- or just how many speeches -- Obama has delivered since Gen. McChrystal originally turned in his report, but never mind. The only thing more emblematically Obama than the opener, was the closer:

I get it. I'm on your side. I understand what it means to be an outsider. I was born to a teenage mother. My father left when I was two years old, leaving her -- my mother and my grandparents to raise me. We didn't have much. We moved around a lot. So even though our experiences are different, I understand what it means to be on the outside looking in. I know what it means to feel ignored and forgotten, and what it means to struggle. So you will not be forgotten as long as I'm in this White House. (Applause.) All right. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
The afternoon presser was his second appearance of the day.

Thomas Collins

I know this is totally OT, but I just had to post this LUN (via Instapundit).

PUK left notes all over the internet.

Wow, TC, 2,742 comments in two and a half days. That's some love.
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clarice

What a beautiful child and what a sad story.

(I figured out what was screwing up my computer--it appears to be facebook. Everytime I go there my toolbar loses half its settings.

PD

Anybody noticing any Muslim groups (moderate or otherwise) condemning the Ft. Hood attack?

American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council has, any others?

Janet

(( Talk about projection! Dana Milbank didn't go that far, but stated that the throng was filled with angry, ugly people (aka Rethugs). My hackles are up, Janet.))

Frau, They are just outright liars. The crowd was just like the 9-12 people. Chatting with each other, love America...it was a beautiful sunny day. The amazing thing is - with all the crap this administration is doing - the people are NOT insanely angry and ugly. Conservatives are not raving lunatics. The left is projecting again.

Janet

and JMH, I can hardly read that America bashing drivel from our President. Does he blame America for his lousy, self-centered, irresponsible parents? This complainer-in-chief was GIVEN (not earned) all kinds of opportunities. Where does this hate come from? It seems like he should be holding his parents to account rather than America.
Ol Barack and the Indians...blood brothers. yeah right.

MayBee

All male names eventually are co-opted and given to baby girls.

Ha! So true!

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