Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I got nothing edition

Damn – sat here at the machine for an hour trying to come up with a headline I hadn’t already used multiple times. How long does it take to use up all the good opening line possibilities?

Hmmm – Athenae gave me the keys to the family car on – October 26th, 2008. Dang. I guess I’m lucky I can remember the site address.

Anyway, let’s get to it, and crack open those drums of toxic Freeper sludge!

First up – Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang!

Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Killed by Girl With Uzi
NBC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2014

Posted on ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎50‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by Rennes Templar

A shooting range instructor in Arizona was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, authorities said on Tuesday.

Charles Vacca, 39, was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon on Monday morning at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, when she pulled the trigger and the kickback caused the gun to lurch over her head, investigators said.

Vacca was hit by a stray bullet and airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was pronounced dead late Monday. The girl was at the range with her parents at the time, but their names were not released.

Sam Scarmardo, the manager for the Last Stop’s shooting range, told NBC News that “the establish practice at most shooting ranges is 8 years old and up with parental supervision.”

He said Vacca was a “great guy, with a great sense of humor” and called him “very conscientious and very professional.”

Scarmardo said that the range has never had a similar incident in over a decade of being open — “not even a scratch.”

“I just ask everybody to pray for Charlie, and pray for the client, she’s going to have a hard time,” said Scarmardo.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety referred inquiries to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, which didn’t return calls for comment.

Ronald Scott, a Phoenix-based firearms safety expert, said most instructors usually have their hands on guns when children are firing high-powered weapons. “You can’t give a 9-year-old an Uzi and expect her to control it,” Scott told the Associated Press.

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“Last Stop” shooting range.
1 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎50‎:‎05‎ ‎PM by Rennes Templar
Well, you just know that some nincompoop is going to try to paint this in a favourable light…somehow…..
To: Rennes Templar
The reason why this makes “news” is because gun ranges are quite possibly the safest places on the planet. As best I recall, this is the one and only death that has ever occurred at one.
5 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎8‎:‎55‎:‎31‎ ‎PM by re_nortex (DP – that’s what I like about Texas)
No, you goddamned moron – gun ranges are one of the most dangerous places on the planet. That would be because they are full of condition-one (loaded, with one in the chamber) handguns and rifles.  I’ve spent enough time in them to know that they’re dangerous. If you start thinking they’re a safe environment, you’re as stupid as a camper in bear country with twinkies tied to his jacket.
Even the Freeperati have to give this numbskull a dose of reality:
To: re_nortex

Several have committed suicide at ranges and I remember one murder – suicide. There are some youtubes of people getting wounded at ranges too.

16 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎02‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by SaxxonWoods (….Let It Burn…)

To: re_nortex

uh…no….

The great American sniper, not too long ago.

A couple of suicides at ranges in the last few years also.

17 posted on ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎06‎:‎01‎ ‎PM by G Larry (Which of Obama’s policies do you think I’d support if he were white?)

To: SaxxonWoods

Google:

Death at the gun range: Five firearm deaths in firearm-friendly environments

A murder – suicide, murder, accident, and suicide IIRC.

21 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎08‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by SaxxonWoods (….Let It Burn…)

To: re_nortex

A 9 year old boy killed himself with a micro Uzi at a shoot in MA a few years back, and people commit suicide with rental guns not infrequently.

28 posted on 8‎/‎26‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎18‎:‎00‎ ‎PM by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)

 Well, other that THAT, a gun range is the safest place on the planet.
When I go to the range, I’m not only susceptible to my own safety mistakes, but the safety mistakes of every other person on the firing line.
I have been swept, swept by people with their fingers still in the trigger guard, and on two occasions, had people trying to clear handgun jams with the barrel pointed my way. Private indoor ranges seldom have rangemasters, and employees are usually looking at people on the firing line through glass (when they’re not all helping customers, or just talking to each other). This leaves all the people with loaded weapons in charge of their own safety – and by extension, everyone else’s safety.
No, dumbfucks, a gun range is one of the most dangerous places on the planet in the same way that a blasting operation in a quarry is one of the most dangerous places on the planet.
Speaking of dumbfucks:
To: SpeakerToAnimals

He should have been holding the weapon with her. Even some adults can’t handle these types of firearms.

Its a shame.

And why exactly is it a shame? Because a man is dead? Because a child is scarred for life?

The left will use it to push their agenda.

6 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎13‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)

Oh. I see.
To: SpeakerToAnimals
The instructor was doing a good thing that went terribly wrong. It may be she squeezed before he was done instructing her.My prayers to him and his family. She’ll get past the trauma. She’ll be fine. We all have bad memories. We learn to bury them to survive.
16 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎27‎:‎14‎ ‎PM by Sacajaweau
I just cant…….words……
To: SpeakerToAnimals

Meanwhile, how many people died today in wrecks, drownings, falls and the like?

Accidents happen. Get over it.

31 posted on ‎8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎10‎:‎05‎:‎31‎ ‎PM by Hawthorn

To: driftdiver

Pushing their anti-gun agenda at a time that our society is threatened by ISIS, is sending the wrong signal.

The left had better explain why they want to disarm the American people when its government does not even have a clear plan to defend them.

Are they siding with the terrorists?

20 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎35‎:‎58‎ ‎PM by 353FMG

More after the “All clear”…

OK – next up – Mittens otra vez?

Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016? CNN’s Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor Posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎36‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet

He’s said over and over that he won’t run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he’d be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party’s presidential nomination.

Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at 9%, with Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8%, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%.

While the survey may make headlines, it’s important to remember that Romney’s very well known in New Hampshire. He owns a vacation home in the state, has often appeared at GOP events in New Hampshire, and was governor of neighboring Massachusetts. Romney easily won the 2012 Republican primary, but lost the state by six percentage points to President Barack Obama in the general election….

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He sure didn’t win his “home” state, did he?
1 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎36‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet
What do you say, Freeperati? Do you give Mittens another chance? It worked for Nixon.
To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUMR!!

2 posted on ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎37‎:‎58‎ ‎PM by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)

I’ll put you down for a “no”.
To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP does seem to be suicidal, don’t they?

5 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎38‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an “extremist,” Reagan won 44 states.)

To: 2ndDivisionVet

they are just trying to suppress conservative voters

6 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎39‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)

Of course they are! Those tricksy tricksy GOP guys!
To: BarbM
11 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎40‎:‎57‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)
OhPleasePleasePlease
To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He sure didn’t win his “home” state, did he? “

Why do you think people who read this site are stupid ?

You don’t like Romney, fair enough.

But your bashing of romney by saying he did not win his home state is stupid as all who read this and you know it too. So grow up , give the readers some credit and find another insult.

I like Romney but if I did not, I think this would work.

“So Mr. 47% might run again, NOT”

17 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎47‎:‎24‎ ‎PM by staytrue

To: staytrue

What is it about Gov. Romney that you “like” so much. We’re all ears.

18 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎49‎:‎10‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million for ANY 2016 pro-2nd Amendment candidate.)

DangerClose
To: 2ndDivisionVet
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30 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎5‎:‎55‎:‎36‎ ‎PM by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
Heh.
To: 2ndDivisionVet

FR isn’t going to do Romney again, are they?

35 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎00‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by svcw (Not ‘hope and change’ but ‘dopes in chains’)

And rob me of the chance to post my Untergang parody one more time?  I do hope not.
To: svcw

His nutty disciples are looking to “do” FR. They should all be shown the door.

54 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎6‎:‎17‎:‎39‎ ‎PM by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)

And now, some insightful political dialog, as it exists in the world of Free Republic:
To: Norm Lenhart
And what about those conservatives who beatched about Romney even after he was the only candidate we had.Real heroes…those guys.BTW, I fought against Romney all the way, but when he was the candidate, he had my full support.Who did you support? Obama?
122 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎05‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)
To: RoosterRedux

Nope.

125 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎11‎:‎00‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart (How’s that ‘lesser evil’ workin’ out for ya?)

To: Norm Lenhart

So in the election, you actually went out and fought for Romney? And supported him financially?

126 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎12‎:‎01‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)

To: RoosterRedux

Sorry, not worth arguing with one lib over another. Done this too many times Good luck with your Cheshire conservative fantasy. Post a pic of Yosemite Sam on a Dragon, tell the world it’s me and call me a name or two.

you still back a liberal.

130 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎28‎:‎12‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart (How’s that ‘lesser evil’ workin’ out for ya?)

To: Norm Lenhart

Lib my arse…you supported Obama. That’s not just lib…that’s traitorous.

132 posted on ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎30‎:‎04‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)

To: RoosterRedux

Lib.

133 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎30‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart (How’s that ‘lesser evil’ workin’ out for ya?)

To: Norm Lenhart
you still back a liberal.And you helped elect a muslim communist.Proud of yourself?
135 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎31‎:‎08‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)
To: RoosterRedux

Lib.

136 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎31‎:‎38‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart (How’s that ‘lesser evil’ workin’ out for ya?)

To: Norm Lenhart

Commie!

138 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎31‎:‎45‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)

To: RoosterRedux

Whatever lib.

139 posted on ‎6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎32‎:‎26‎ ‎PM by Norm Lenhart (How’s that ‘lesser evil’ workin’ out for ya?)

To: Norm Lenhart

Get this straight, dumbass.I backed Perry, Cain, and Newt, before the only one left standing was Romney.I didn’t like Romney…but it was Romney versus Obama.Yur whining about Romney got Obama elected.So Obama is your man! And the country owes you a big debt of thx! Or not.

142 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎35‎:‎18‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)
To: Norm Lenhart

Whatever Commie!

143 posted on 6‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎9‎:‎35‎:‎53‎ ‎PM by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover…jihad is his game.)

I’d like to apologise for the preceding exchange on behalf of all the slap-fighting clowns in the world.
Time for one more current bit – let’s see – something that proves that this is a post-racial society  – how about – dog tired?

Posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎53‎:‎16‎ ‎PM by Responsibility2nd

Following the recent fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, racial tensions in Ferguson have been higher than ever.

~snip~

According to the report, an officer let the dog he was handling off it’s leash and, to the shock of the onlookers there, it allegedly urinated on the Michael Brown memorial. An eyewitness spoke to reporters at the scene telling them that she saw the dog pee on the memorial and was extremely distraught about it.

When police tried to drive past the memorial they allegedly ran over the flowers of the memorial in a flagrant display of disrespect.

To: Responsibility2nd

A memorial in the middle of the street?

2 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎56‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)

On the centerline, actually – blocked off by two orange road pylons.
To: Responsibility2nd

First Michael Brown, now this.
What is it with Ferguson leaving trash in the road?

10 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎59‎:‎37‎ ‎PM by SJSAMPLE

To: Responsibility2nd

Good Dog!

16 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎03‎:‎23‎ ‎PM by dfwgator

To: Responsibility2nd

I’m okay with that. The dog is just expressing what decent people are not permitted to say.

23 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎05‎:‎54‎ ‎PM by Pollster1 (“Shall not be infringed” is unambiguous.)

Fortunately for this column, there are no decent people on Free Republic.
To: Responsibility2nd

Give that dog a steak!

3 posted on 8‎/‎28‎/‎2014‎ ‎2‎:‎56‎:‎09‎ ‎PM by SoKatt (“Change” is not a strategy!)

See?
Happy Labor Day, gentle readers – see you next week!

3 thoughts on “Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I got nothing edition

  1. Nice job, TT. For the headline, I’ll go with, “Guns, Mittens, and Racists, Part MCMLXXII”

  2. It would be a terrible, irresponsible, thing if someone were to program an internet ‘bot to post “whatever, lib” replies all over FR. Yet, strangely, awesome.

  3. I think your headline should have been “Whatever lib.” It so perfectly captures the essence of Freeper discourse.

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