August 15, 2013's Will "Panties In A" Bunch makes us laugh again

I don't do this much anymore (used to in the blog's early days), mainly because it's usually so damn easy. And's Will Bunch is a prime example. Check out his take on terrorism from his "Attywood" column from this past Sunday, where he gleefully quotes Ted Koppel:

Will terrorists kill innocent civilians in the years to come? Of course. They did so more than 100 years ago, when they were called anarchists—and a responsible nation-state must take reasonable measures to protect its citizens. But there is no way to completely eliminate terrorism.

The challenge that confronts us is how we will live with that threat. We have created an economy of fear, an industry of fear, a national psychology of fear. Al Qaeda could never have achieved that on its own. We have inflicted it on ourselves.

Over the coming years many more Americans will die in car crashes, of gunshot wounds inflicted by family members and by falling off ladders than from any attack by al Qaeda.

There is always the nightmare of terrorists acquiring and using a weapon of mass destruction. But nothing would give our terrorist enemies greater satisfaction than that we focus obsessively on that remote possibility, and restrict our lives and liberties accordingly.

Don't forget to read Bunch's "tear-jerking" portrayal of author John Grisham making friends with a Gitmo inmate before Koppel's message above! I know I had to fight back the tears. (/sarcasm)

OK, so you get Koppel's message via Bunch? Terrorism has always been around, we can't let modern terrorists drastically alter our lifestyles, we're crushing our civil liberties .... got it. But back on August 6th, Bunch wrote:

But after one mass shooting after another after another, we still have a system where individuals who are known to the local authorities as in the least disturbed, like Rockne Newell, nonetheless manage to fall through the many, many cracks in the mental health system.

And we also still have a country that cried over Newtown, cried over Aurora and dozen of similar, senseless shootings like this -- and yet has done absolutely nothing in response.

That's not "liberal," "libertarian," or "conservative." It's just a national embarrassment.

So, Bunch laments the loss of the American "soul" with Gitmo still being open, and our overall "over-reaction" to terrorism, yet it is a "national embarrassment" that we haven't further restricted one of the very constitutional rights specifically written about in our Founding Document ... because of a[n] [erroneous] claim about an epidemic of mass shootings.

Basically, to Bunch, having to deal with organized terrorism is the price we pay for living in a free society. But, having to deal with the occasional loony tune who manages to get a gun and shoot up a bunch of people isn't.

Ah, "progressives" ...

Posted by Hube at August 15, 2013 04:28 PM | TrackBack

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Yeah, that whole "epidemic of mass shootings" has been debunked multiple times, and yet it still gets thrown out by progressives like Bunch and the Obamanauts, in order to get people worked up and try to create gun control laws. I guess since that lie's been repeated enough, the lemmings of society (namely Obamanauts) accept it as fact.

And you can bet that Koppel would've had an entirely different opinion about mass surveillance, if Bush were still in office!

Also, that bit about Grisham just makes me lose respect for him. I knew he was liberal, but this just takes the case.

Posted by: Carl at August 15, 2013 05:11 PM

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