On the latest school shooting in Colorado…. A small item that seems to have escaped the American press:
Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with the gunman, described him as a very opinionated Socialist.
More: “Karl Halverson Pierson, 18, injured two students at Arapahoe High School, turned gun on self”
From the United Kingdom, The Daily Mail (UK):
‘He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,’ junior Abbey Skoda told the Denver Post.
The paper reported that Pierson had once posted an image on Facebook with the slogan: ‘The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?’
The post had been removed on Saturday.
More: ‘Gun violence, let ‘em die’
Excerpt from must read post Mark Steyn at National Journal:
Amidst all the jollity, one man was taking things awfully seriously. Ted Cruz ducked out of the service when RaĂşl Castro rose to speak. I confess Iâ€™m not quite sure about the etiquette of walking out during a funeral. Unlike Senator Cruz, whom I doubt Mandela had even heard of, the Castros were old friends. It seems a little churlish to show up at the funeral of a longtime Communist and complain that theyâ€™ve booked the president of Cuba. It would be like attending Obamaâ€™s funeral and complaining that the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is officiating and Bill Ayers is singing â€śHow Great Thou Art.â€ť Surely Cruz could have done what Obama and Cameron did during the longueurs and found a Scandinavian prime minister to make out with.
More: “Funeral Spice”
Rep. Paul Ryan, (piece of shit-Wisc), came to an understanding with Senator Patty Murray (Socialist-Wash) that they have tried to sell as a budget agreement when in fact it’s another cave-in to Democrats that Republicans will vote for spending increases in exchange for promises of future spending cuts. Of course today’s congress has ZERO control or influence over what future congresses may do.
The Daily Mail reports the current status:
• Congress needs to pass a new budget by January 15 to avoid another government shutdown
• Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray negotiated a framework and tried to sell it to their respective majorities
• The GOP-led House passed the plan Thursday night despite complaints from tea partiers and other budget hawks
• But objections from Senate Republicans, including a claim that the plan restores spending cuts by shortchanging veterans’ pensions, could kill it
More: “… Senate gears up for epic battle as ZERO Republicans line up to support budget agreement”