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Michael Moore talks about the Aurora shootings and gun violence with Piers Morgan

Michael Moore (director of Bowling for Columbine) admits that gun violence is worse today than it was 10 years ago when his movie came out. He also points out that there was another mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado when four people were killed at a Chuck E Cheese.

The gun control debate is an excellent example of gridlock in this country. We’ve been arguing over guns and the role of guns in our society for over 50 years. We will continue to argue until we decide to do something. We have to admit that conservatives are correct when they point out that people kill people. We also have to admit that liberals are correct when they say that some restriction on gun ownership is reasonable. Finally, there must be another piece to the puzzle. Although people get shot in other countries, it is not like it is here in the United States. People in Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other Western countries watched Dirty Harry, The Wild Bunch (criticized for being too violent in its day), Scarface, Pulp Fiction and other movies known for gratuitous violence. Yet, they don’t have the constant mass killings that we have here.

By |2012-07-27T00:24:14-04:00July 26th, 2012|Mass Shooting|2 Comments

Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Tuesday Evening News Roundup

After the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the debate on gun control is renewed. As I’ve mentioned many times before, there is no right in the Constitution that is absolute. Every right that is granted to us in the Constitution has caveats. The ban on assault weapons did not seem to hurt anyone in the United States. Gun owners didn’t seem to suffer. It seems to me that an AR – 15 should have restricted access.

It seems that Pastor Rick Warren would like to have another presidential debate. In my opinion, President Obama and his team need to really think about another debate at the conservative Saddleback Church. I’m not sure that this is in the best interest of either candidate.

Several conservative outlets have jumped to Michele Bachmann’s defense. Michele Bachmann’s attack on State Department employee and Hillary Clinton confidant, Huma Abedin, is truly McCarthy-esque and is without merit. Should we be held responsible for our own actions or the actions of our family members and friends?

Nobody seems to be covering the massive bank scandal. Manipulating the LIBOR rates is a big deal. People need to go to jail. Fines… not these puny little fines, but serious fines, need to be levied. I would be surprised if all of the major banks did not play a role in this manipulation. It is hard to believe that only Barclays is involved.

“My presidency was awesome.” “I was famous and powerful.” I really don’t miss him (President George W. Bush) at all.

Using your birthday as your password is a terrible idea.

Using online sales tax to pay for Medicaid expansion sounds like a good idea. Look for Republicans to block this idea.

Surprise, Mitt Romney invested millions in firms that pioneered outsourcing. Are you really surprised?

By |2012-07-26T23:44:03-04:00July 25th, 2012|Civil Rights, Economy, Party Politics|Comments Off on Tuesday Evening News Roundup
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