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By - January 13, 2011

Sad Times And Opportunists

In the last week in a half the news in Nebraska has been filled with two tragedies involving young people shooting others, with one young person taking their own life.  The first tragedy occurred when a 17 year old male got upset because he got dismissed from school for driving across the high school football field.  His answer was to shoot both  the assistant principal and head principal (the assistant principal unfortunately died).  The young man than took his own life.

Saturday gave us another twisted (in this case a psychotic) young man.  We have all heard about the monster Jared Lee Loughner.  We have also heard the blame being squarely placed at the feet of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party.

President Obama called for an end to the blame game, yet the lame stream media continues to attack Sarah Palin.  Facts are the monster Loughner was not a conservative (nor liberal) and did not listen to or follow Sarah Palin or any other conservative pundit.  For that matter it cannot be proven he even listened to liberal pundits even though he had been described as a left leaning pot smoker by former friends.  Oh, by the way, on You Tube, you can actually see a video in which he shows you “his” new language he developed.  I’m not for sure which is crazier:  The new language or his skull shrine!

Why does the media  find it fair game to attack Sarah?  It is irresponsible for all those in the media.  However, that doesn’t matter to them because they have a plan and that plan is to discredit Sarah Palin and the Tea Party in any way they can.  Facts to them are an inconvenience and irrelevant.

Sarah Palin has released a video, a memorial and a rebuttal .  The media has now attacked her for her use of the word “blood-libel”, which sadly some of the more clear thinking personalities have joined in on this (Gary Sadlemyer and Jim Rose with KFAB), even though it was a proper use of the phrase.

The media is now attacking Palin’s video message additionally for “inserting herself into the story.” This is the most crazy (almost as crazy as Loughner himself) assertion from the media since they put her into this story.

Where is the blame to be laid then? I had one lady suggest handguns are at fault.  This was in response to the shooting in Millard Nebraska, the teenager used his father’s service revolver to commit the crime (the father being an Omaha police detective).  What do the anti-gun people want to do:   Disarm the police?  Maybe the father could have made it harder to get to the gun, but we don’t know that he didn’t!

The blame was identified perfectly by Sarah Palin:

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.”

Sarah paraphrased this from a Ronald Reagan speech.

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