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Gun Nuts Out Of Control – Murder In Spokane – ‘Man who shot, killed SUV thief charged with 1st degree manslaughter’

Remember - He felt 'threatened' - Detectives say that the car was 40 to 60 feet away from Gerlach and going 50 miles per hour at the time.

Remember – He felt ‘threatened’ – Detectives say that the car was 40 to 60 feet away from Gerlach and going 50 miles per hour at the time.

But remember – we just need more guns.

‘The Prosecutor’s Office relayed the charged Wednesday morning to Gerlach’s attorney’.

‘His attorney released this statement’:

“Mr. Gerlach is disappointed in this charging decision. He is looking forward to resolving this matter in court.”

Maybe…….just maybe Mr. Gerlach should have thought to settle this in court before he shot Brendan Kaluza-Graham in the back of the head that morning.

‘Two major aspects in this case are that Kaluza-Graham was driving away from the scene, and the angle that the bullet went in. Detectives say that the car was 40 to 60 feet away from Gerlach and going 50 miles per hour at the time. Prosecutor Steve Tucker says he does not believe Gerlach was in danger when he chose to fire the shot. He called the shot “1 in 1,000”.

‘Prosecutors are also filing a weapons violation enhancement. Together, if he is convicted, Gerlach will face 8 to 10 years in prison. But if he’s found “not guilty”, the jury will be asked to come back with a second verdict, as to whether what Gerlach did was in self defense’.
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SPOKANE, Wash. — ‘The Spokane County Prosecutor said a homeowner involved in a deadly North Spokane shooting will be charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter’.

‘Here is how the law defines 1st Degree Manslaughter’:

“A person is guilty of manslaughter in the first degree when; a. He or she recklessly causes the death of another person.”

‘The charge also included a deadly weapon enhancement’.


‘Gerlach shot 25-year-old Brendan Kaluza-Graham while he was stealing Gerlach’s 1997 Chevrolet Suburban’.

‘The police report said Gerlach left his vehicle running in his driveway near Mission and Lee. Gerlach told police he saw the suspect pull out of his driveway. He followed Kaluza-Graham on foot and allegedly saw the suspect raise his arm. Gerlach said he fired when he thought he saw a gun’.

‘The police report said the bullet shot through the SUV window, through a baby seat, through a headrest and finally into Kaluza-Graham’.

‘The suspect died at the scene’.

‘Investigators did not recover any weapons from the car’.
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Blog Running – ‘Are Liberals Souring on Politics?


Great, great post by Ed Kilgore over at Wanhington Monthly.

With 1 exception.

Ed concludes with – “But since the same phenomenon doesn’t appear to be occurring on the Right despite the debacle of 2012…”


Yes the Republicans lost House seats. Yes the Republicans lost Senate seats. Yes the Republicans lost the White House.

Yet today we have a President and a Senate that can’t even pass 1 piece of legislation that is supported by 90% of Americans.

Looking at the election as a ‘debacle’ for Republicans is actually completley wrong.

What we need to do is deal with what’s in front of us.

The election is over.

Get over it.

The ‘debacle’ is the obstruction by Republicans.

THAT  has to be the Liberal and Moderate messaging.

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‘There’s a pretty big and alarming fear bouncing around progressive opinion circles that has been forced into the open by reports of a really bad ratings month for MSNBC’:

“maybe liberals are (relatively speaking) souring on politics”!

‘Before anyone says it, no, this apparent progressive media slough of depression cannot be attributed to some Dickmorrisian sudden magical trend to the Right in public opinion: there’s no evidence of it whatsoever in any public opinion research’.

‘It’s hard to attribute it to any decline in the quality or content of progressive political content, either. In the case of MSNBC, the only thing that changed before May was the replacement of Ed Schultz by Chris Hayes, and it’s hard to imagine that displeased large numbers of viewers’.

‘Salon’s Alex Pareene looked at the MSNBC phenomenon the other day, and offered these observations, after noting that the show taking the real pounding in ratings has been Morning Joe, hardly a liberal-magnet’:

“It’s simplistic to say that viewers aren’t watching because the president’s having a bad news cycle. Bad news is often good for ratings. Liberals like to watch Republicans portrayed as big scary meanies when they’re not watching them be presented as inept nutso clowns. There was no such thing as liberal cable news during the Clinton impeachment, but if there had been I guarantee it would’ve been a hit”.

“Maybe — maybe! — some viewers are tuning out because they’re not hearing enough of an unqualified defense of the president and his administration from some of MSNBC’s more left-leaning voices”.

‘Expanding beyond television to the lag in web traffic (which can no longer be attributed to mere post-election fatigue) all of us progressive bloggers have noticed, Digby adds some thoughts’:

“I’m with [P]areene that if the Republicans really get crazy, the audience will come back”.

“Short of that (or something else catastrophic) my impression is that liberals are either bored or disillusioned right now for any number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that a liberal majority has been effectively obstructed and the president seems to be ineffectual”.

“I don’t now what the answer is, but it isn’t that there isn’t a permanent audience. There was until very recently”.

“It’s that the liberal audience is tuning out and one can only assume it’s because they don’t like what they see in our politics”.

‘I’m sure there are other semi-plausible theories, mostly involving a ritual incantation of the words “social media” followed by the unsupported suggestion that cable shows and blogs are so 2008’.

‘But since the same phenomenon doesn’t appear to be occurring on the Right despite the debacle of 2012, it remains a bit of a mystery, and if it doesn’t last, maybe one that can occupy journalism students down the road’.
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‘Romney Seeks to Rejoin National Dialogue’ and Quote of the Day’



“Having lost the election, I don’t look at myself as the person best equipped to prescribe where the party should go, going forward.”
— ‘Mitt Romney, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, on offering the Republican party guidance’.

And then……….

“More than half a year after his election loss, Mitt Romney is putting a tentative foot back onto the public stage,” the Wall Street Journal reports’.

‘Romney said that he plans to re-emerge in ways that will “help shape national priorities.”

“As a first step, the former Republican presidential nominee plans to welcome 200 friends and supporters to a three-day summit next week that he will host at a Utah mountain resort. He is considering writing a book and a series of opinion pieces, and has plans to campaign for 2014 candidates. But he is wary of overdoing it.”

‘Said Romney: “I’m not going to be bothering the airwaves with a constant series of speeches.”
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‘Fox’s Erick Erickson: It’s ‘Anti-Science’ To Not Believe Men Should ‘Dominate’ Women’

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‘FOX (cough) ‘news’ contributor and RedState editor Erick Erickson told host Lou Dobbs that by letting this trend happen, liberals were defying biology’:

“I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology — when you look at the natural world — the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complimentary role.”
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