Days on, the Orlando tragedy continues to be the Rorschach test of stupid (for the first installment click here).
1.Former (unrepentant) Weather Underground terrorist and Barack Obamaâ€™s mentor, Bill Ayers:
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the bomb blows, but you need one to tell you that guns are bad.
2. The Catholic Bishop of St. Petersburg, Florida, Bishop Robert Lynch:
In a blogpost Monday, Bishop Robert Lynch said that Catholicism â€œtargetsâ€ and â€œoften breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people.â€ The seed of contempt, he said, turns into hatred, â€œwhich can ultimately lead to violence.â€ Unless this attitude changes, he states, â€œwe can expect more Orlandos.â€
We better find quick-smart the Orlando parish that radicalised Omar Mateen.
3. Salon writer, Amanda Marcotte
Where is my cookie, Amanda?
4. Pastor Roger Jimenez from Verity Baptist Church, Sacramento, California:
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um no. I think thatâ€™s great. I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight. The tragedy is that more of them didnâ€™t die. The tragedy is Iâ€™m kind of upset he didnâ€™t finish the job â€“ because these people are predators. They are abusers.”
Forget Catholic parishes, maybe Mateen did actually go to Pastor’s church.
5. CNNâ€™s Sally Kohn:
Being conflicted about human beings with penises using female toilets = killing 50 people.
6. CNNâ€™s Anderson Cooper:
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday struggled to reconcile her role in the state’s fight against same-sex marriage with her response to the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
“Do you really think you are a champion of the gay community?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Bondi, telling her that a large portion of the LGBT community in Orlando had told him she was “being a hypocrite.”
Cooper, host of “Anderson Cooper 360,” then asked why Bondi, who has endorsed Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, has spoken out so little in the past about LGBT rights issues — and if it was “hypocritical to portray yourself as a champion of the gay community?”
Because presumably if you don’tÂ want gay and lesbian people to marry you must also be happy to see them murdered.
7. Michael Moore:
Give the man another Oscar for the startling discovery that the ammunition you can legally buy everywhere throughout the US is banned by the Geneva Convention.
8. Former (?) libertarian (?) activist, Paul Craig Roberts:
Before there can be a murder declared, there must be a body. Has anyone seen on TV or in newspapers pictures of dead bodies? Bodies should be readily available if the reports are correct that fifty people were killed and 50 or more were wounded and in hospitalâ€¦
So has anyone seen any dead bodies? Any body bags? Any wounded taken to hospitals in ambulances? Any of the hospital wounded interviewed by TV reporters? Has any reporter checked with the morgue?
Allegedly, people inside the massacre location made cell phone calls and texted. But no one took photos or videos? Are there no security cameras? No doormen to notice a heavily armed person enter?
With 50 people killed and 50 or more wounded and reports of oceans of blood, there should be plenty of evidence Have any of you seen any of it?
The descent of man: From Reaganâ€™s Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy to a tinfoil wearer, in a few easy steps. This time enabled by the otherwise good Zero Hedge.
9. Pat Robertson:
â€œThe left is having a dilemma of major proportions [because of their support of both homosexuals activists and radical Muslims] and I think for those of us who disagree with some of their policies, the best thing to do is to sit on the sidelines and let them kill themselves.â€
That’s Kissingerian, not Christian.