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Much like their reporter’s ‘angelic‘ portrayal of Trayvon Martin and suggestions that ‘Knockout‘ terrorism is just ‘game’ kids play, the Denver Post – and MSM as a whole – are desperately trying to get the general public to believe that the Arapahoe High School shooter was actually the ‘victim’ in yesterday’s ordeal. Why? Because ‘hate-filled radical left wing nut job environmentalists’ don’t make good poster children for their endless gun ban campaigns.

Observe:

He was not a left wing extremist, he was a ‘good political thinker’.

He was not a Conservative hating radical, he had ‘strong political beliefs’.

He was not an entitled Marxist-educated Liberal, he was a ‘religious’ fellow that ‘attended Bible study’.

He was not anti-capitalist, his views were merely ‘outside the mainstream’.

He was not anti-2nd Amendment, he was just ‘outspoken’ and ‘popular with people he knew’.

He was not a Democrat terrorist, he was from a ‘normal middle-class family’ with a ‘score to settle’.

Oh, and the ‘bullying’ part? From where I’m sitting, using a shotgun to hunt down your teacher over an argument would be the ultimate act of ‘bullying’.

And just like you, I have much better things to do this Saturday than spend my time dissecting fallacies spewing from the ‘Ministry of Truth’, on the other hand…

Arapahoe High Gunman Held Strong Political Beliefs

(Denver Post) The teenage gunman who entered Arapahoe High School on Friday afternoon and shot two fellow students with a shotgun was outspoken about politics, was a gifted debater and might have been bullied for his beliefs, according to students who knew him.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson identified the gunman as Karl Pierson, an 18-year-old student.

“He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff,” said junior Abbey Skoda, who was in a class with Pierson during her freshman year. “I also heard he was bullied a lot.”

Robinson said that his department was investigating reports that Pierson was seeking to settle a score with a teacher after a confrontation.

Even before authorities named the gunman, friends and neighbors were in shock as word spread that Pierson was a dedicated, bright student from a religious family that attends Bible study meetings.

“They’re just a normal middle-class family, like many of the families around here,” said neighbor Diane Shea.

On Friday night, neighbors huddled in the quiet Highlands Ranch neighborhood adorned with holiday lights to console one another.

Neighbors and students remembered Pierson as a track athlete and a member of the Arapahoe speech-and-debate team whose mother worked for the Douglas County School District.

In April, Pierson placed third in national extemporaneous speaking at the National Qualifying Tournament held at Cherry Creek High School, earning him a spot in the national tournament in June.

After the June competition, he wrote on Facebook: “Hey guys! I just got back from day 2 of nationals and I’m sorry to say I am not moving on, nor am I in the top 60 in the country. Thank you from everyone for your support, and have a great rest of the summer and hope we can send some more guys to nationals in Kansas next year!”

Jo VanDeWege, who has lived across the street from the family for five years, described Pierson’s mother as outgoing and said the family was “very nice, very kind.”

Pierson’s parents divorced in late 2011, according to court records. The divorce was finalized in August 2012.

Thomas Conrad, who had an economics class with Pierson, described him as very opinionated.

“He was exuberant, I guess,” Conrad said. “A lot of people picked on him, but it didn’t seem to bother him.”

In one Facebook post, Pierson attacks the philosophies of economist Adam Smith, who through his invisible-hand theory pushed the notion that the free market was self-regulating. In another post, he describes himself as “Keynesian.”

“I was wondering to all the neoclassicals and neoliberals, why isn’t the market correcting itself?” he wrote. “If the invisible hand is so strong, shouldn’t it be able to overpower regulations?”

Pierson also appears to mock Republicans on another Facebook post, writing “you republicans are so cute” and posting an image that reads: “The Republican Party: Health Care: Let ‘em Die, Climate Change: Let ‘em Die, Gun Violence: Let ‘em Die, Women’s Rights: Let ‘em Die, More War: Let ‘em Die. Is this really the side you want to be on?”*

*Ladies and gentleman, it is not ‘hate-speech’ when Liberals lash out. – Sad Hill

Carl Schmidt and Brendon Mendelson, both seniors at Arapahoe High, knew Pierson. They said he had political views that were “outside the mainstream,” but they did not elaborate.

Schmidt said the shooter “was an outspoken kid about what he believed and a good political thinker.”

Mendelson added, “He did have a lot of friends. He was popular with the people he knew.”

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The Trayvon Martin our government-subsidized media won’t let you see: HERE

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Yesterday I had no idea who Jeremy Lin was.

Today, I’ve been instructed by mainstream media to ratchet up sensitivity when reporting on Asian-Americans.

Done.

Word on the street is, ‘insensitive‘ coverage of Lin resulted in the firing of one ESPN staffer and the suspension of another.

Thankfully, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has issued a strict set of guidelines all of us can reference to prevent further severe punishment.

Asian American Journalists Association Releases Guidelines On Jeremy Lin Media Coverage

(Yahoo) As NBA player Jeremy Lin’s prowess on the court continues to attract international attention and grab headlines, the Asian American Journalists Association AAJA would like to remind media outlets about relevance and context regarding coverage of race,” the group wrote in …

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Oh forget it! Let’s jump right (L)in, shall we?

DANGER ZONES

CHINK“: Pejorative; do not use in a context involving an Asian person on someone who is Asian American. Extreme care is needed if using the well-trod phrase “chink in the armor”; be mindful that the context does not involve Asia, Asians or Asian Americans. (The appearance of this phrase with regard to Lin led AAJA MediaWatch to issue statement to ESPN, which subsequently disciplined its employees.)

DRIVING: This is part of the sport of basketball, but resist the temptation to refer to an “Asian who knows how to drive.”

EYE SHAPE: This is irrelevant. Do not make such references if discussing Lin’s vision.

FOOD: Is there a compelling reason to draw a connection between Lin and fortune cookies, takeout boxes or similar imagery? In the majority of news coverage, the answer will be no.

MARTIAL ARTS: You’re writing about a basketball player. Don’t conflate his skills with judo, karate, tae kwon do, etc. Do not refer to Lin as “Grasshopper” or similar names associated with martial-arts stereotypes.

ME LOVE YOU LIN TIME“: Avoid. This is a lazy pun on the athlete’s name and alludes to the broken English of a Hollywood caricature from the 1980s.

YELLOW MAMBA“: This nickname that some have used for Lin plays off the “Black Mamba” nickname used by NBA star Kobe Bryant. It should be avoided. Asian immigrants in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries were subjected to discriminatory treatment resulting from a fear of a “Yellow Peril” that was touted in the media, which led to legislation such as the Chinese Exclusion Act.

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Ohio University’s creepy ‘anti-racism’ Halloween campaign goes horribly wrong: HERE

Martin Luther ‘Cha-Ching’, Jr.: HERE

Mainstream media won’t show hate-filled SEIU protesters harassing gay black Tea Party member: HERE

Obama is not racist, he’s just discriminatory: HERE

Show me the money! Jerry McGuire files for bankruptcy: HERE

Affirmative Action bake sale at Berkeley angers liberals: HERE

Soap giant Dove accused of racism: HERE

Black Atlas and American Airlines offer ‘unique’ program for the african-american traveler: HERE

US Military is too white and too male — needs big ‘change in leadership’: HERE

Black Farmer’s Pigford case causes severe blindness in MSM: HERE

The Ant and the Grasshopper parable: HERE

The hyphen American, by John Wayne: HERE

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It’s an historical achievement, surpassing popularity only the likes of Kim Jong Il could demand

From Sad Hill News guest writer, Robert Fine:

‘The president heads West in his latest cross-country trawl for campaign cash, just as his approval ratings reached the crucial 50% barrier, as claimed by NY Times / CBS News in their ‘magic poll.’ The strengthening jobs market and quickening economic news have improved his standing in several key states the president will need to capture if he is to win reelection in November. According to NY Times / CBS News, prior signs of weakening jobs growth and worsening economic doldrums had simply been misinterpreted by the public, but were properly explained to people responding to their polls. Racist Mitt Romney and chid molester Rick Santorum trail at 48% and 42%, accordingly. Nazi war criminal Newt Gingrich trails at 29%.’

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Chocolate rations are up!

Obama Rides West After Poll Boost

(AFP) President Barack Obama launched his latest cross-country trawl for campaign cash Wednesday and an effort to highlight the rebounding economy at an auspicious moment — as his approval rating hit 50 percent.

A New York Times/CBS News poll published on Wednesday provided the latest evidence that strengthening jobs growth and a quickening recovery are bolstering Obama’s prospects as he takes aim at November’s election.

While the news is not all good for Obama — his economic management gets low marks still from voters — the poll and other recent surveys suggest that prospective Republican challengers are less popular than the president.

The Times poll puts Obama in more comfortable political territory than he has enjoyed since before the 2010 mid-term congressional elections in which his Democratic Party was trounced by Republicans.

The survey pegged Obama’s job rating at exactly 50 percent — a key point, as history shows presidents at that level have a much higher change of reelection than those struggling to reach the plateau.

Obama reached the magic threshold nearly two weeks after the release of latest unemployment data which showed that the jobless rate dipped to 8.3 percent in January, the best mark since the start of his presidency.

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Go ahead, take another hit of MSM Hopium

Economic News Brightens Obama’s Re-Election Prospects

(Yahoo) President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit the 50-percent mark–an important reelection barometer–and he would beat any of the major Republican contenders for the White House if the vote were held today, according to a new CBS/New York Times public opinion poll that illustrates the political benefits of a steady stream of positive economic news.

In hypothetical match-ups, Obama bests Rick Santorum 49 percent to 41 percent, Mitt Romney 48 percent to 42 percent, Ron Paul 50 percent to 39 percent, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich 54 percent to 36 percent, according to the survey, which was conducted from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Public opinion polls are just a snapshot of the country’s mood, and Nov. 6 is a long way off. A recent report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office sees unemployment staying above 8 percent, and potentially creeping up to around 9 percent by Election Day.

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(Image courtesy of The Looking Spoon)

Economic news from Big Brother, ‘The recession is over!’: HERE

The Associated Press conspiracy: HERE

1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE

CNN, ‘recession officially ended in 2009′: HERE

Recession-Proof your business: HERE

GE loves Obama joke, ‘shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected’HERE

False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE

Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claimHERE

Wall Street ‘masterminds’ baffled by slowing economy – prepare for QE3: HERE

Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE

Hat tip: Robert Fine, Winston, The Looking Spoon. Thanks Guys!

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Earlier today, Big Brother’s liberal media was calling us ‘racists‘ after officially declaring Michelle Obama’s massive posterior to be ’off limits.’

Let’s check in now with the Orwellian MSM to further clarify their latest round of Newspeak we so fail to comprehend…

Andrea Mitchell, ‘Iowa Too White, Too Evangelical, Too Rural’

(NewsBusters) NBC’s Andrea Mitchell on New Year’s Day made it clear to Nightly News viewers that her Obama-loving network will continue using the race card to assist the current White House resident’s reelection.

In a brief segment about the upcoming Iowa caucuses, Mitchell said “the rap” on the Hawkeye state is that “it doesn’t represent the rest of the country – too white, too evangelical, too rural”:

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Of course, if Andrea Mitchell were reporting from Detroit, it would look and sound exactly like this, right?… RIGHT?!

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Soap giant Dove, ‘Racists!’: HERE

Black Atlas and American Airlines offer ‘unique’ program for the african-american traveler: HERE

US Military is too white and too male — needs big ‘change in leadership’: HERE

Obama’s new book, ‘Race was key component in rising opposition to my presidency — especially right-wing activists in the Tea Party: HERE

Mainstream media won’t show hate-filled SEIU protesters harassing gay black Tea Party member: HERE

Michelle Obama rouses NAACP condemning ‘racist’ elements of the Tea Party: HERE

Eric Holder’s DOJ forces US police departments to lower test standards for blacks: HERE

Right Wing conservative racists hide Martin Luther King Jr. statue during Tea Party rally: HERE

Obama pushes $2.15 billion black farmer reparations: HERE and HERE

Black Farmer’s Pigford case causes severe blindness in MSM: HERE

The Ant and the Grasshopper parable: HERE

h/t: Irony Curtain

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