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After her bizarre allegation, NH Reprentiative (R) Tremblay Augustus also offered proof of feigning amputation by categorically stating that JBauman was NOT in shock.  

Since we live in a representative democracy, why are WE in shock when an elected official sounds like a barking lunatic? Anyone read the papers in the last year? Aiken, Sanford, Palin, Bachman, any republican senator and 4 demos.

"One in five Americans experienced some sort of mental illness in 2010,  according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. About 5 percent of Americans have suffered from such severe mental illness that it interfered with day-to-day school, work or family."

http://abcnews.go.com/....

So, at any one time somewhere between 107 and 27 of our elected representatives are mad as march hares.  The scary part?  They REPRESENT a much larger population of equally scary and often profoundly demented citizens (remember "Prof" James Tracy and James ["I'm gonna start shooting people"] Jaeger of "Tactical Response" fame?).  

Then, just when you think you have the wing nuts figured out, Glenn Beck reverses course and joins a group dedicated to DEBUNKING the Sandy Hook conspiracies. Turns out, he simply realized that always playing the insane card would ultimately hurt his NRA buddies...so, it was not his trademark mental instability but merely stagecraft. Which confirms that he is a sociopath.

And you really think sane people don't need guns? (kidding, don't ban me bro)

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

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  •  Tip Jar (1+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight

    “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

    by frenchy339 on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:40:00 PM PDT

  •  And 10 People Who Own the Mainstream Public (2+ / 0-)
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    kurious, Meteor Blades

    square make more noise than 1/3 billion who depend on it.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat May 04, 2013 at 07:46:37 PM PDT

    •  So true... (0+ / 0-)

      An editorial writer has a wider audience, usually, than any one of his/her readers.  An activist media owner, even more so (and so on).  

      My motto refers to ten individuals, not ten media corporations and is meant to illustrate the power of individual speech and the failure of acquiescence.

      Here's some more noise, in the last 25 years our media ownership regulations have been relaxed to the point of allowing, if not outright encouraging, the formation of media-market monopolies which subvert our right to free speech.  For example, attempts to codify the The Fairness Doctrine (right to respond) were vetoed by Presidents Reagan and Bush because of it's "chilling effect on free speed".

      Chilling in the respect that any time a charge was made using the media, an opportunity to rebut (defend oneself) must be allowed by that media.  Therefore, self defense was framed as anti free speech. That was the birth of "advocacy journalism" like Faux News.

       

      “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”

      by frenchy339 on Sat May 04, 2013 at 08:49:09 PM PDT

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  •  Sry, but this abuses an especially ugly stereotype (0+ / 0-)

    of mental illness to equate:

    some sort of mental illness
    even
    such severe mental illness that it interfered with day-to-day school, work or family
    with being, "mad as march hares," as the diarist suggests.  It is not fair to characterize persons who suffer from notable depression, for instance, as being mentally incompetent - particularly not in such a derisive manner.

    Politics doesn't excuse ignorance, even when calling out the ignorance of politicians.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:02:34 AM PDT

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