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TWELVE DEAD IN SHOOTING AT MAGAZINE OFFICE || By FITSNEWS || Twelve people are dead and three more critically injured after gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine this week and opened fire. The publication – Charlie Hebdo – has poked fun at the prophet Muhammad on several…

TWELVE DEAD IN SHOOTING AT MAGAZINE OFFICE

|| By FITSNEWS || Twelve people are dead and three more critically injured after gunmen stormed the offices of a French satirical magazine this week and opened fire.

The publication – Charlie Hebdo – has poked fun at the prophet Muhammad on several previous occasions.  In fact its offices were firebombed in November 2011 – just as an edition featuring a caricature of the Islamic founder on its cover was hitting the streets of Paris.  Just prior to the latest attack, the magazine published a cartoon featuring Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (a.k.a. “Ibrahim“) – the caliph of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

French President Francois Hollande condemned the “exceptional barbarity” of the attack against the magazine and referred to its perpetrators – several of whom were still at large following the incident – as terrorists.

“This is a terrorist operation against an office that has been threatened several times,” Hollande said.

According to eyewitnesses, at least three masked gunmen clad in black and brandishing AK-47 machine guns stormed the publication’s offices – shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great”) and “we have avenged the prophet Muhammed” as they opened fire.

Paris deputy mayor Patrick Klugman told ABC News the gunmen “called out the names of their victims” and shot them “one by one in the head, execution style.”

After killing nine Charlie Hebdo employees – including the paper’s editor (47-year-old Stephane Charbonnier) and several of its cartoonists – the assailants fled the scene via a hijacked vehicle.  They later dumped that car and hijacked another vehicle at Rue de Meaux in northern Paris.

Several YouTube videos have emerged showing the attackers … including this fairly graphic (consider yourself warned) clip in which they murder an as-yet-unidentified individual during their escape.

The first police officers to respond to the attack were reportedly unarmed – which may explain why the perpetrators were able to get away.

“The first responders who arrived at the scene on bicycles and without defensive weaponry were entirely unprepared to face an ongoing attack by murderous, AK-47-wieldling Islamist gunmen,” Noah Rothman wrote for Hot Air.  “The first police to arrive at the scene of the attack were forced to withdraw in the face of superior firepower.”

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed his government is hunting “three criminals” in the aftermath of the shooting – which left another eleven people injured (some of them critically).

French officials say two of the alleged attackers are French nationals – brothers aged 32 and 34 years.  The third alleged attacker is said to be 18 years old, although his nationality is not yet known.

Like all lovers of life and liberty, we condemn acts of violence like this.  Beyond the taking of lives, the attack on Charlie Hebdo is also an attack on free expression – a deliberate effort to suppress the free flow of the marketplace of ideas.

Developing …

UPDATE: Nice cartoon summing up the situation.

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98 comments

appeasers of radicals January 7, 2015 at 11:56 am

3,2,1…wating on Obama and Ron/Rand Paul to blame Israel.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Little early for that isn’t it?

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm

How is Israel to blame? The only persons to blame here are a bunch of religious extremist nutters.

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appeasers of radicals January 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Obama blames Israel for everything while siding with the muslim brotherhood ,CAIR,Palestinians and Iran.

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School For Boys January 7, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Why don’t you come rake my yard. It’ll give ya something better to do.

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appeasers of radicals January 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

These radical Islamist terrorists hear Obama say that the muslim morning prayer is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen or heard and they gain strength from his appeasement and weakness to defend America and western civilization.

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Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Notice that since Obama took office these things don’t happen here. It’s not like he ignores the intel and let’s people fly planes into skyscrapers – that was the other guy that Appeaser Weezer still loves.

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major major January 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Notice that since Obama took office these things don’t happen here.

13 people from Fort Hood could not be reached for comment.

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:29 pm

That was in Texas. Last I heard Texas was an independent country. That’s what Texans tell me.

Reasoning with crazy people January 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm

It just is looking for a chance to slam Obama and Ron/Rand Paul.

You are looking for reason where there is none.

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TyroneMamaCollards January 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

Go and buy a copy of the Koran so that you can read it, and then you will understand what these terrorists are doing. If I say something immoderate about them, my post will be deleted because blogs are run by political correctness teams. Go read The End of Faith by Sam Harris. These terrorists are up to no good and they have Koranic support. You can buy these books at Barnes and Noble.

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FastEddy23 January 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm

“… If I say something immoderate about them, my post will be deleted …”

I’m betting this particular blog/message never gets deleted until decades in the future when some illiterate g’ment IT wonk/wanger/HooHa decides to purge the system and “clean up the internet” to free up some disk space.

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Halfvast Conspirator January 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

Hollande is of course wrong, this was just a case of external workplace violence by some disgruntled readers, who *might* be undocumented immigrants just looking for a better life for their families, or who might be suffering from post-traumatic stress over their socio-economic inequality. But even more clear is that if France had more stringent “assault” rifle and large-capacity magazine control laws, along with more stringent background checks, this would not have happened.

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bravo! January 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Brilliant!!!

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GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

LMAO….and to some of the liberal Dumb@$$#$ this is totally logical…just ask Obama or Hillary. .

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Pope-A-Dope January 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Once again, religion sucks.

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GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

No, your false gods – and idiots like you – suck…

Atheists claim to be non-religious…just as liberals hate God…but you have either massacred or allowed the massacre of MILLIONS of innocent of people, based on your non-admitted gods…or by your easy-to-be-a-coward stance…

I don’t mind the passive…but STFU. Running your mouth is a way to get your @$$ kicked when REAL Americans are trying to save lives, and perpetuate justice…. Be a F*#king fool all you want…just STFU…

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SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Refresh my memory. When was the last time an Atheist killed a bunch of people? When was the last time a Christian killed a bunch of people. Thanks in advance.

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truth hurts bozo January 7, 2015 at 12:54 pm

60,000,000 abortions.You have to either be an Atheist or communist or Hitler or evil to advocate exterminating millions of children.
You really that stupid?

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SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Tell that to all the Christian women who seek abortions. Many of them are Republicans too. You really are that stupid.

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm

In SC you can get an abortion by dating the son of a GOP politically connected family – he’ll just beat the fetus out of you.

Good One! January 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Ouch! And much cheaper too.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Why is it you always attack the people you hate using the practices you find totally acceptable and entitled to for yourselves???…

It’s kinda like you constantly trying to insult people by implying their homosexuality….Kinda makes you a Dumb@$$ (among other things)… does it not…

PCAlum January 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

its because you dont agree with it, so when he attacks them the only way you can counter is to argue against yourself

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

He is actually trying to ridicule soulless heathens…which is what he, Obama and FITS are….so the stupid @$$ is actually arguing against himself…and Dumb@$$#$ like you…..

Rocky Repeat January 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

In SC you can get an abortion by dating the son of a GOP politically connected family – he’ll just beat the fetus out of you.

femi-nazi blues January 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

You have to be evil to perform abortions or advocate for the destruction of the unborn.

You qualify.

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Good southern women from Baptist families don’t have abortions. They have “an out of state doctors appointment.” Usually in the first three weeks after Daddy finds out so that they never show and the local minister doesn’t find out.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm

You are a Dumb-F*#k uneducated big mouth…IGNORANCE like yours is why we have massacres of the innocent…

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

I’m a lot more educated than your dumbass self. You are ignorant and STUPID.

Taos January 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Well if you’re willing to debate someone on the assertion that Hitler was a Christian than you’re seriously not as bright as you think that you are… just saying. I know of no atheists or agnostics personally who think of him as a Christian… to their credit….

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

He CLAIMED to be Christian and the churches endorsed him. Rewrite history all that you want but that is the truth.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Let she who is without sin….

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Republican women don’t have abortions. They have “A doctor visit out of state.” Fortunately Obamacare provides the little blonde hair gaggle with free birth control now – so hopefully they’ll be sneaking up to Charlotte a lot less.

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm

They get a D and C. The right’s name for of an abortion.

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Didn’t a GOP Sheriff upstate drive his mistress to Charlotte for one, and then she backed out? What does that make him?

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Mao is estimated to have killed 80 million and Stalin 50-to-60 million. Hitler was an occultist and his numbers are about 10 million that we know of…

It may be a good idea to educate your STUPID @$$ before you jump up…

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Tango's Momma's Meat Loaf January 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Really!!! You of all people insulting someone’s education?

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

To him, it’s an insult to be educated.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Are you agreeing with what SCBW is saying about Hitler?

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 3:48 pm

HITLER

“Besides that, I believe one thing: there is a Lord God! And this Lord God creates the peoples.” [1] ~Adolf Hitler

“We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations; we have stamped it out” [2] ~Adolf Hitler

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm

“We should allow and encourage women to act as stupid as imaginable and then denounce men as ‘faggots’ and ‘misogynists’ if they dare to criticize the women’s stupidity.” Adolf Hitler “Mien Kampf”

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm

So you admitted in the second quote, that Hitler is like Obama, and the Democrat Party… You will try to use religion to manipulate people…because that is what that is saying…

PS: Obama had absolutely NO problem w/ homosexuality either. Until too many of his top officials were so busy getting busy…they were ineffective for the NAZI movement…

Did you know that?

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Hitler was a Christian.

Bible Thumper January 7, 2015 at 2:48 pm

He was more atheist or pagan. Hitler persecuted Christians and tried to co-op the churches for his own evil purpose.

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

He was more atheist or pagan.

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but, he was a Christian nonetheless.

Bible Thumper January 7, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Not going to quible. In 1994 Hutus killed 500,000 -1,000,000 Tutsis in Rwanda. Many were killed in their common churches where they thought, surely, they were safe.

From 1975-1979, atheist Communist Khmer Rouge killed one and a half to three million people by forced relocation of the population from urban centers, torture, mass executions, use of forced labor, and malnutrition. Cambodia was and now is 99.6% Buddhist.

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 6:21 pm

…yes but what have they done for you *lately*?

Bible Thumper January 7, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Murder! Genocide! You and I can both share credit.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Hitler was heavily involved in the occult. He thought he was spiritually connected to the Germanic Tribes that were such fierce and deadly warriors.

SCBW is about as ignorant as your garden variety liberal. They know what they have been fed..and most of that is based in their mythology and the fables they tell to control the simple-minded…

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:22 pm

You pick that knowledge up from watching Indiana Jones movies – bright boy?

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hitler sought to manipulate the church, just like the Democrat Party does. Obama says he is a Christian…are you claiming Hitler and Obama are the same???

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

No he wasn’t, Goebbels wrote of Hitler “He hates Christianity, because it has crippled all that is noble in humanity.”

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Col. FINALLY turned on his liberal cult buddies. Better Duck…they don’t tolerate reality that challenges the myths under which they live….

Taos January 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Gosh, if you believe he was a Christian, you really are not very well read… please research a little better before debating.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Liberals have no need for reality…

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

she asked for “the *last* time” – just in case you missed it.

Soft Sigh from Hell January 7, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Ol’ Adolf was taught his antisemitism by Catholic clergy.
Uncle Joe attended an Orthodox seminary.

Christian upbringings.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Just like Obama, right???

You’re full of $#!*…like most liberals…when what you are manifests…you lie like a MoFo. Or either your just an ignorant, uneducated Son of a B!t*h….

Soft Sigh from Hell January 7, 2015 at 6:20 pm

GlansTangle seems a bit distraught.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm

No, just calling it like it is…

the colonel January 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Timothy McVeigh ring a bell?

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SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 2:29 pm

He was a Christian.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Of what faith is Obama?

Rocky January 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Christian, you Jew hating athiest.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:02 pm

I fully support the state of Israel…who do liberals side with versus the Palestinians?

Or is REALITY a little too difficult for you?

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 3:43 pm

Not hardly. At best he was a fallen away Roman Catholic but he said his religion was science. Near his death he wrote a letter to the press saying he was an agnostic.

You’re flat wrong in asserting that pagans, atheist and agnostics don’t commit mass murder; Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin, the list goes on and on. Christians have no special hold on atrocities and if you examine the list for “social Christians”, people who were born into the religion but made no real committment to it – you will discover that the majority are just that, people who are Christian in name only

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 3:54 pm

I said recently. As in last time. Christians have killed more people in the name of Christianity. It’s historical.

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Bullshit – Between 1900 and 1955, three (Mao, Stalin and Hitler) people killed more than 112,000,000 people.

In recorded history, “Christians” probably killed something on the order of 1,200,000 in the Crusades, 500,000 in the various inquisitions and maybe, possibly another 500,000 in “Witch Hunts”.

SCBlueWoman January 7, 2015 at 4:20 pm
The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I’ve seen Truth Be Known – a highly neutral reporter of fact if ever there was one. I did use their highly debatable numbers in my assessment to develop a “high end”. Really, including the tribal genocide between the Hutu and Tutsi as “Christian”?

Either way, your assertion in bovine excreta.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

It’s a bit misleading to imply Christians killed in the same manner as the Atheists like Mao, Stalin and Hitler…

Much of the Christian war activity was a bit of a reaction, or a kill-to-keep-from-being-killed response. Ever hear of “Crucifixion.” It was WIDESPREAD in the time of the Roman Empire.

Not that some evil people have not incorporated the Christian brand to justify their evil. But the ignorant are far too immersed in this idea that true Christians have killed any substantial number of people in the name of Christ. It just has not happened as so many have been brainwashed. Not to mention all the lives Christians have saved….
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SCBW is just a very ignorant person, who buys into all the myths, lies and fables that liberals perpetuate to control their minions…That is typical of Democrat voters.

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm

GT, this is what as known as a rebuttal by demonstration of a fallacious assertion. There’s no need to provide a master’s level dissertation to demonstrate the bovine excreta that SCBlue is spreading. There’s also no need to claim patently untrue “facts” to support your case when actual facts will suffice. The Inquisition was every bit as evil as some of the stuff ISIL it pulling, Google “Judas Chair” or “Choke Pear”.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Like I said, there were some evil people killing in the name of God, but those reports are usually overblown. And it is never stated that these people have more in common w/ Atheists or the other false religions than they are like true Christians.

Those observations are usually soft-sold by those who are prone to concession in order to be accepted, like you….

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 9:10 pm

But gee Emily/Big T/Grand Tango/whatever other names you go by, I just want to be liked. Is that so wrong?

Mike at the Beach January 8, 2015 at 12:50 am

The numbers aren’t on your side (modern killing is much too efficient, so more recent regimes have whacked way more folks), although I think the whole argument is a bit silly. Athiests kill people, Christians kill people, Muslims kill people. The folks doing most of the killing these days are Islamists. That’s just how it shakes out.

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 3:47 pm

“…Let’s go with “Anders Behring Breivik” for 500 Alex…” While not an atheist, Breivik was a neo-pagan who expressed loathing for the modern Christian Church.

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Tango's Momma's Meat Loaf January 7, 2015 at 1:05 pm

As Daffy Duck said, you’re despicable. If I see you in person Lawrence, I will demonstrate to you what STFU means.

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Yo Asscrack! January 7, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Bubababababababababava, Sweet Jesus!!

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Smirks January 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm

“we have avenged the prophet Muhammed”

Nah, dude, you just murdered a bunch of people. Dead guys from centuries past don’t give a fuck what you do.

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GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

But Obama said the Muslim call to prayer was the sweetest sound on earth or something to that effect…….Why do you now blaspheme now that your handiwork comes home to roost… ????

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The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Here’s the quote from the New York Time interview: “…Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset….”

I have heard the call to prayer many times and while I am about as devout a Christian as I can be, I found it a “sweet sound” when done right (it can also be as grating as fingernails on a chalk board for the record)

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euwe max January 7, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The sweetest sound is the gurgling of blood in the throat of my enemy

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The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm

That and the smell of napalm in the morning really make my day complete.

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Forgiveness: the sight of my spit disappearing into the grave of my enemy.

The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Wow, that’s brutal, I usually forgive once your bowels let get after you bleed out. Sticking around any longer gets stinky and really kills the buzz…

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 6:11 pm

You sound like a very placating person…who desperately wants to be seen as sophisticated and open-minded, even if it means selling your soul to very repulsive people…

Much like FITS, you represent yourself as one w/ no core or real values, but simply a waffler in the wind… in search of approval and a head-pat by those worshiped by pop culture…

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The Colonel January 7, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Placating, that’s a word I see used to describe myself a lot – not. You really ought to get out of your mom’s basement a little more, you’ll find that there are all kinds of things out here that you can enjoy without having to buy into the BS behind it.

GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Normally when one uses very tired cliches to describe a person, it means you have no idea about who, or what I am. I took the time to study and analyze you. I do the same for FITS quite often. And I think I’m usually very accurate and in keeping with what you all reveal about yourselves with your words…

Why is it you are so lazy and un-expert in your characterizations of me? Much like the liberal, Democrat-voting ilk, you are at the front of the line to TAKE…but when something is asked of you, you don’t account for yourself very well.

euwe max January 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Hey! keep an open mind! Let’s wait to hear from Muhammad before we make snap judgements!

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GrandTango January 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Will FITS and Ron keep their heads up their @$$#$….or will they blame Americans like Hillary and Obama?????

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FastEddy23 January 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

BruuuuuHaaaaaaaa …

Of course it is all Hillary’s fault! She had a chance to schmooze, copulate and co-habituate with the poli-wog/towelhead ambassadors and cool their jets … She blew it (again)!

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FastEddy23 January 7, 2015 at 12:46 pm

BruuuuuHaaaaaaaa …

Of course it is all Hillary’s fault! She had a chance to schmooze, copulate and co-habituate with the poli-wog/towelhead ambassadors and cool their jets … She blew it (again)!

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euwe max January 7, 2015 at 12:57 pm

…and in other news…

Now that President Michele Bachmann has fulfilled her campaign promise to bring gas prices down to $2 a gallon, this would be an excellent time to tack a few pennies onto the gas tax to help fix up our crumbling freeways and collapsing bridges, right?

Hahaha, what are you, a communist?

There is never a good time to actually pay for stuff!

There is no way that the Republican majority in Congress would ever dream of paying for stuff we need, because 1) we don’t really need it, 2) taxes are communistical, public roads doubly so, and 3) someday there will be an election where someone will say you voted to raise taxes.

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major major January 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I TOTALLY see what your comment had to do with the original post.

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euwe max January 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

libertarian opposition to taxes?

I thought that there were two subjects that are related to everything else – taxes and guns.

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Time for real Muslins to stand January 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

these terrorist thugs are just saying is that their “Allah” doesn’t have the strength, power, or whatever to exact revenge for himself. If they truly believed they would know that “revenge is mine…” and would not out be murdering inoocents.

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PCAlum January 7, 2015 at 1:51 pm Reply

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