Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday Deaths: It's Bush's Fault

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I guess the lefties are getting their last parting shot at George W. Bush before The One takes office and the seas will lower, the sun will always shine and the world will love us again:

First a temporary maintenance worker died opening the doors of a Wal-Mart to a bargaining-hunting crowd of human wolves. And now two are dead at a Toys "R'' Us.

Lay a little blame at the feet of the government, for exhorting Americans to spend more money and shake off that recession gripping the nation...
Yes, this is on the blog of a major American newspaper. It's the governments fault for encouraging people to shop? It's clear that only increased spending will start repairing what's left of our economy after the Democrat-led mortgage boom went kaput. He does say the media deserves some blame but it appeared to be an afterthought.

But wait, it gets better, there's one last group to blame: gun owners:

And in Palm Desert, California, where police say an argument preceded the shooting at a Toys "R" Us, lay some blame on a gun-happy culture which encourages the resolution of simple domestic disputes with the pulling of a trigger.
In all accounts I've read from the incident, I've not see one that would indicate the guns used were legally purchased. Generally, law-abiding gun owners don't just pull out their guns and start blasting because of a toy dispute, but hey, this idiot hads to make it fit in with his meme that it's the fault of Republicans as a whole and our current government in particular. For the record, both incidents occurred in counties won convincingly by Obama.

And media folks wonder why newspapers are dying.

Update: Yeah, it sure sounds like the two idiots who shot at each other in the toy store were legal, experienced gun owners (emphasis mine:

The other man pulled a gun and pointed it at the first man but forgot to cock it, Scott Barrick said. The first man tried to run but was blocked by the line of people, then ran back toward the store's electronics section as the other man fired his gun, he said.

1 comment:

Michael Ryan said...

I'd be interested in hearing more about the, errr, "citizenship status" of the individuals involved. But, then I'm a racist for asking.