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Star Parker: Hug a Psycho, Stop the Next School Shooting

they said whatWhen you don’t have anything intelligent to say, the best thing to do is JUST NOT TALK. Conservatives have yet to master that type of self-control, even after decades of making fools of themselves. Today’s case in point: Star Parker, who recently weighed in on the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, as reported by Right Wing Watch:

Conservative activist Star Parker blamed the survivors of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school for helping to bring about the massacre by not making friends with the future gunman, saying in a television interview yesterday… …we can call for gun control if we want to as a nation, we can call for more federal laws if we want to as a nation, but usually when you’re faced with tragedy, you first check yourself. We have forgotten how to just look inwardly. We’ve become such a nation of victims that we’ve forgotten to say, ‘Wait a minute, what could I have done?’

When asked what the students could have possibly done to prevent 19-YEAR-OLD DOMESTIC TERRORIST Nikolas Cruz from committing mass murder, Parker replied, I kid you not:

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Well, perhaps say ‘hello,’ perhaps say ‘I’m sorry to hear your dad died… This is not the responsibility of Washington, D.C., or the NRA. This is the responsibility of people that are closest to someone to be able to look them in the eye as an individual. … this is a very small community, someone must have saw [sic] his sadness, someone must have known his dad died. …they expelled him probably because he was acting out, and he was acting out probably because he didn’t have any friends—you know, whoever sat next to him in class, they’d better not be the ones who are protesting out there today.

WOW. That’s a new one, putting the onus for a school shooting on the students; we have plumbed the depths of callousness. Here are a few highlights from Cruz’s teenage years, courtesy of the Miami Herald; I wonder if Parker would have wanted her child to bring this kid home for dinner:

  • Nikolas hit his Mother with a vacuum cleaner hose and threw her against a wall
  • Shot his neighbor’s chickens
  • threatened to kill another boy over a girl
  • “talked about killing Mexicans and gays and chaining up and killing black people”
  • “referred to white women in interracial relationships as traitors”.
  • wrote about his birth mother: “My real mom was a Jew. I am glad I never met her.”

And nobody wanted to be this guy’s BFF? Stuck up little high school students; if only they’d said hello to him…

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You might also want to read about Republicans gutting coverage for mental health care, how Trump made it easier for the mentally unstable to get guns, how the late Phyllis Schlafly railed against routine and comprehensive” testing and mental health screening in schools, or how the 1996, Republican-majority Congress prevented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from funding research into firearm injuries and deaths in the ensuing decades.

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Kevin McCarthy Can STFU About “Abdicating Responsibilities”

From Political Wire, (My emphasis):

“House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants to know why Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) hasn’t been sworn in, saying the seat’s ‘elongated vacancy’ is ‘an abdication’ of his responsibilities,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

As opposed to say… holding a seat on the Supreme Court hostage for more than a year… or suspecting your candidate for President of being paid by a foreign government, and covering it up… or refusing to meet with constituents… or say, doing THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT.

Go ahead, throw your beer bashes about screwing America; your day is coming, and it won’t be pretty, trust me.

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Kushner, Amateur Diplomat, Blows Middle East Gig

kushner diplomatA word of advice to the guy-currently-residing-in-the-White-House: Don’t send an amateur to try and end a 70 year old Middle East Conflict. No matter what your greatly inflated ego tells you, simply being a Trump, or Trump-in-Law, doesn’t part the waters.

I’m not sure which is more ludicrous – that Trump thought Kushner was the boy for the job, or that Kushner thought he had a clue what he was doing.

As ABC News reports:

In an interview with the New York Times in November, Trump said he “would love to be able to be the one that made peace with Israel and the Palestinians” adding that it “would be such a great achievement.” Kushner, who is Jewish, “knows the region, knows the people, knows the players,” Trump told the Times in the same interview. The night before his inauguration, Trump reportedly told Kushner, “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can.”

WHAT?

Why, because he’s vacationed in Israel, his Daddy knows Netanyahu, and Bibi has visited Kushner’s family in the U.S.? That’s what passes for diplomatic creds now? Hell, if any random Jewish person has a leg up on Middle East peace, why not send Adam Sandler, or Billy Crystal; at least they’re entertaining… and likable.

But let’s look at just a partial recap of previous attempts at peace in the Middle East, shall we? (You can read the details of each at BBC News.)

UN Security Council Resolution 242, 1967

SadatCarterBeginCamp David Accords, 1978:

  • A Framework for Peace in the Middle East
  • The Camp David framework for the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel

clinton 1993The Madrid Conference, 1991

Oslo Agreement, 1993

Camp David, 2000

bush2007Taba, 2001

Arab Peace Initiative, 2002

Roadmap, 2003

Obama-NetGeneva Accord, 2003

Annapolis, 2007

Washington, 2010

 And those guys weren’t AMATEURS.

The merry band of Nazis, Neophytes, Nincompoops and Knuckleheads currently infesting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue treat world affairs like a board game. What’s next, Sean Spicer negotiating with ISIL?

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