Tag: mass murder

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Tales from Arizona: Massive Fraud, Mass Grave, Massacre


No, this is not a tale from the 1800s, although you might find some themes and players in common with the excellent account of Henry Lafayette Dodge’s service. These three stories all broke since early October. First we learned of an Arizona native, from an old family, engaged in massive immigration and adoption fraud. Then we learned of a mass grave near a Mexican coastal town, long regarded by middle class Arizonans as their beach home community, nicknamed “Rocky Point.” Finally, while mulling over these two stories, Arizona and a neighboring Mexican state became national news with the shocking slaughter of nine women and children on a Mexican highway, almost certainly at the hands of an identifiable cartel. All of these stories are tied to the enormous wealth of the American nation, enabling appetites unrestrained by moral sentiments.

Massive Fraud Centered in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun:

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Strong, Sensible, Domestic Security Policy


Bill of Rights and TrumpPresident Trump ran and won on a strong, sensible Second Amendment policy. He knew the issue was so important, that he made it the subject of his second position paper for the 2016 campaign.* He, his aides, his supporters, and the GOP need to dust that document off and go on offense this next week. Here is how such a Trumpian approach is a winner in American politics.

The 2016 election hinged on several states in the Rust Belt. Salena Zito and Brad Todd documented the surprising voting demographics that came through for President Trump. One of these groups was labeled “girl gun power.”** These were Millennial to Gen X women who had the strongest belief of any demographic group that they had the undeniable right to decide for themselves what kind of firearm was appropriate for their home defense. The NRA very effectively focussed advertising to them, and they chose guns over genital solidarity, even after the Billy Bush tape.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Did President Trump Just Go Full G.H.W. Bush?


Bush TrumpJust as George H.W. Bush said “read my lips, no new taxes,” Donald J. Trump made unequivocal commitments to protect the Second Amendment. It is time to review them against his current remarks, preparatory to him working with Congress to “do something.” Has he been so shaken as to blunder into the George H.W. Bush trap, thinking he can explain away a plain, strong campaign promise? Is President Trump in danger of tarnishing his brand: “political promise keeper?”

Candidate Donald J. Trump needed the votes of gun owners, especially of women in the Rust Belt swing states. The NRA focused its advertising on them. They chose Trump, even after the Billy Bush tape October surprise. Salena Zito called this group of unlikely Trump voters “girl gun power.”* These women hold the strongest belief, among the population, that they have the right to choose the firearm they deem best for home defense. AR-15 variants and semi-automatic pistols with “high capacity” magazines are just right for them, in calibers and forms that fit smaller hands, arms, and shoulders. President Trump will need every one of these voters again, plus some, in 2020.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. President Trump Betrays his Voters and the Constitution? [Updated]


Bethany Mandel nicely laid out the virulently hateful reaction of the Democrats, at every level, to President Trump’s address to the nation on the two mass murders this past weekend. She noted how the New York Times was driven by its own mob to change it’s headline on the president’s address. However, the change, while making the ideological lines clearer, was still fairly accurate:

The first headline read “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism” while the second said “Assailing Hate But Not Guns.” 

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Trump: “We Will Seek [the] Destruction [of Those Who Would Destroy the Jews]”


President Trump did, indeed, double down on hating back the Jew-hating mass-murderer. I’ve gone on C-SPAN and created the relevant clip from the Illinois MAGA Event: President Trump Calls for “Destruction” of Anti-Semites, Death Penalty for “crimes like these.”

The killer was depraved on account of he’s depraved, to borrow from West Side Story.He is, on available evidence, no John Hinkley, acting on the delusion that a spectacular act of violence would endear him to a movie star. He was not bowling alone, he was marinating in an ancient hate, channeling and reinforcing his evil through an online forum, instead of ranting in a bar, or passing out pamphlets.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Jew-Hating Mass Murderer also Hates Trump, Who Hates Him Back with Interest


United States President Donald Trump thanks Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow after he invited Sendrow and a local pastor to say prayers in light of the morning's synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, during his speech at the annual Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.The President has all the more reason, today, to double down and proclaim America a land of “Ballots not Bullets / Ballots not Bioweapons / Ballots not Bombs.”

The monster who murdered Jews in their place of worship, at a baby-naming ceremony, shares in the deep hatred of President Trump. The murderer hates this President because Trump celebrates keeping his word, moving our embassy to Jerusalem, and preaches at every event:

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Shooters: They Think They’re the Victims


As usual, the cries for getting to the root of these terrible mass shootings are dominating the media landscape. It’s guns! It’s mental illness! It’s the lone wolf syndrome! I’m not against trying to understand the perpetrators of these horrifying events. In fact, this post is an effort to look at one other possible source of the problem—although if there’s any truth to my proposition, dealing with it may be more complex than we can imagine.

The problem? The mentality of the shooter: his victimization and our indulgence of it.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for November 21, 2017 it is the “Smelling Like a Charlie Rose” edition of the podcast — *and* it is our podcast number 150! — with your hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa.

Our topics this week are, first, is there something wrong with Hillary? Hillary lambasts Donald Trump for being a sexual predator in the White House with no apparent sense of irony. None. Even Mika Brzezinski is appalled at her lack of, er, tone???

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. An American Madness (Part 2)


When it comes to news coverage outside of our borders Americans seem to want to know only one thing: Who’s trying to kill us and are we trying to kill them? Consequently, in this age of fractured audiences and diminishing returns American media companies have slashed their presence overseas and have entered in news sharing agreements with foreign broadcasters and newspapers to provide coverage. That means that what little foreign news that is consumed doesn’t get much of an American perspective and what it does get is usually skewed to favor some domestic policy agenda.

Let us eschew using the buzzword “bubble” here. A bubble is a fragile thing. What we have created is a bunker, a mile down and almost impenetrable. And this has created unexpected problems.

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Neither President Obama’s, nor Hillary’s, nor Sanders’ statement on the Orlando mass murder, the second worst in US history, included any reference to Islamic radicalism or Islamist terrorists. World leaders are normally diplomatic and circumspect when referring to each other, but after former French president Nicolas Sarkozy met Pres. Obama, he remarked that “Obama lives […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Sidebars of History: Death Stalks the Turnpike


PATPThe Southern Pennsylvania Railroad was supposed to compete against the mighty Pennsylvania. Among its backers was Andrew Carnegie, who didn’t like the rates charged by the dominant railroad to move his steel. In 1883, workers started blasting holes in the Alleghenies in the western part of the state. Sensing the threat to their business, the owners of the Pennsylvania came to an agreement more amenable to Carnegie and construction stopped. After two years, there wasn’t a inch of track, but the mountains had nine new holes.

Fifty years later, these tunnels would form the basis for the PA Turnpike, originally a 162-mile stretch of road from US 30 east of Pittsburgh to US 11 just west of the capital of Harrisburg. When the first section opened in October 1940, it became America’s first super highway. Twice in its history, the Turnpike became America’s highway of death. Not from the occasional accident, but through the deliberate actions of a mass murderer.