JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2007/02/once-again-its-not-about-guns.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1171691283-551145  ben at Sat, 17 Feb 2007 05:48:03 +0000

Violent but protective, check. Maybe he should have just jumped up and down to distract the bad guy?

jsid-1171708173-551150  Jay.Mac at Sat, 17 Feb 2007 10:29:33 +0000

Amazing- cold-blooded terrorists threaten mass murder but when the police use the stop-and-search powers already on the books, the Muslim community screams harassment, aided by press hysteria about Islamophobia- and the police back down.

Gang violence gets a little worse- and the press screams for more stop-and-search powers- and not for sentences that actually put violent criminals behind bars.


The TV coverage here has endlessly repeats the mantra "we must get the guns off the streets". (Not the criminals?)

One interesting thing about all this is that some youth and social workers were interviewed on TV about what must be done to stop this- and they all argued for the strengthening of the family unit.

jsid-1171722954-551155  P. Froward at Sat, 17 Feb 2007 14:35:54 +0000

That "Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes" thing, is that real, or is it a cruel satire from somebody who read 1984 in high school? I keep thinking it's got to be the latter, right? Nobody would do a thing like that unironically, would they?

jsid-1171732975-551161  Kevin Baker at Sat, 17 Feb 2007 17:22:55 +0000

It's quite real, Perfessor. And quite 1984-ish.

Doesn't it just give you the warm-fuzzies?

jsid-1171740313-551166  BobG at Sat, 17 Feb 2007 19:25:13 +0000

That "Secure Beneath the Watchful Eyes" always makes my skin crawl...

jsid-1171770883-551178  Firehand at Sun, 18 Feb 2007 03:54:43 +0000

First time I saw that poster, I wondered what idiot thought it was actually a good idea.

Kevin, I saw that article yesterday, and started to write about it, and gave up. Thanks for covering it.

jsid-1257366822-614903  Windy Wilson at Wed, 04 Nov 2009 20:33:42 +0000

"the (nowhere near) Million Moms chanted 'England can do it, Australia can do it, we can too!'"
These [inflated number] Moms can't march and chant "Germany did it, Russia did, it, we can too," because that would induce the listener to think of times in the past when Germany and Russia did other things that weren't so savory and can't be vanished with sleight of hand and rhetorical devices.

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