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NAMES OF THE DEPARTED IN THE AURORA, COLORADO TRAGEDY
The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office released a list of the 12 dead in a mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, theater yesterday during a premiere of “The Dark Knight Rising.” Eleven victims were positively identified. The cause of death in all cases was gunshot wounds, the coroner said. A twelfth victim, Matthew R. McQuinn, 27, is awaiting definitive identification, the coroner said.
Jessica N. Ghawi, 24
Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6
John T. Larimer, 27
Alexander J. Boik, 18
Jesse E. Childress, 29
Jonathan T. Blunk, 26
Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32
Alex M. Sullivan, 27
Gordon W. Cowden, 51
Micayla C. Medek, 23
Alexander C. Teves, 24
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By Matt Gertz
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may have eliminated the task force responsible for doing the National Rifle Association‘s bidding, but that hasn’t stopped the coordination between the right-wing groups. In the latest example of their friendly cooperation, the NRA plans to hold a trap shoot in conjunction with ALEC’s annual meeting later this month.
In a missive to state legislators published by the Center on Media and Democracy, which researches ALEC, NRA director of state and local affairs Charles H. Cunningham invites state legislators to attend the “annual shoot,” promising that it “will prove to be just as fun as in years past.” According to CMD: “For the past several years, on the Saturday of ALEC’s annual meeting, the NRA has regularly hosted an outing for ALEC legislators and lobbyists to go shooting together — with complimentary guns and ammo plus plenty of food and drink (this time it is a barbeque).”
In April, as corporate sponsors fled their organization in the face of pressure from liberal activists angry with the group’s support of “Kill at Will” self-defense laws and voter ID bills, ALEC announced that they were disbanding their Elections and Public Safety Task Force, which worked on those issues. At the time, that task force’s chair told Media Matters that such issues were no longer a priority for ALEC.
NOTICE HOW QUIET THE NRA IS
IN MASS GUN DEATHS
Michele Bachmann Quote
“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president, April 28, 2009.
Bachmann Attacked Over Anti-Muslim Witch Hunt
- by Jeff Fecke
- July 19, 2012
Bachmann refused to back down from her allegations that Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, an international Islamic political party that recently took power in Egypt.
“These sinister accusations rest solely on a few unspecified and unsubstantiated associations of members of Huma’s family, none of which have been shown to harm or threaten the United States in any way,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in a speech on the Senate floor. Denouncing Bachmann, McCain said, “These attacks have no logic, no basis, and no merit and they need to stop. They need to stop now.”
Bachmann has become the focal point of a firestorm that began when she and four other members of the House of Representatives sent letters to five federal agencies demanding an investigation into an alleged conspiracy by the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamic groups to insinuate themselves into the U.S. government.
Bachmann was joined in her letter by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla.; and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga.
The US and Russia Are Talking
These boys of comedy are hilarious!