Sunday, June 12, 2016

"Police engaged in gunfire with the man and an officer was shot in the head, but he was saved by his helmet"

Daily Mail:  A suspected Islamic extremist wielding an assault rifle and a handgun has killed about 20 people after taking party-goers hostage inside a gay club in Orlando.

The gunman was carrying a suspicious device, possibly a suicide vest, when he opened fire on the dance floor inside Pulse in the early hours of this morning.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said authorities have not determined the exact number of people killed, but that 'approximately 20' have died. Another 42 people were taken to hospital.

An FBI spokesman said the mass shooting is being investigated as an act of terrorism, adding that they are looking into whether this was an act of domestic or international terror, and if the shooter was a lone wolf.

50 comments:

Michael Haz said...

The shooters name is Omar Mateen. He is born of Afghan parents, according to several news reports.

This is terrorism, but liberals will turn it into a rant about gun control.

Trooper York said...

This is a tough one. A Muslim is killing gays. How are they going to be able to blame straight white men.

I am confident the sleazy media will find a way.

Trooper York said...

Oh and Christians. They must also be at fault somehow.

Get to work Wolf, Amderson and George. You can do it.

AprilApple said...

Obama and HIllary let this guy in the door. On purpose.

chickelit said...

AprilApple said...Obama and HIllary let this guy in the door. On purpose.

It looks like he was a natural born, but obviously never assimilated.

Chip Ahoy said...

Eddie Izzard gives an impassioned plea to remain, on a television panel with Nigel Farage. Independent.

I keep losing the word for economic restraint. Liberals hate it, so they call conservative fiscal policy something unhappy, starts with an a. Austerity. That's it. "It's your policy of AUSTERITY that's to blame (for what?) not the immigrants. Don't blame immigrants, blame your policy."

Izzy thinks another layer of government bureaucracy slathered on top of them unifies and advances humanity and makes Britons better.

He is dressed as a woman and looking a bit on. The article begins "Eddie Izzard is an ornament to British public life."

That's one ugly ornament. The ornament Izzard is fierce in belief and lives his life by them. He is fierce. This must be emphasized. Tell him that. He'll love hearing it. He'll say, "I know. Thanks" and hug you.

He knows that he is inviting an overwhelming number of polar opposite equally fierce in belief. You can tell him that he will be among first targeted for destruction because he sticks out. But he will not listen to you. Izzard's protective barrier is too fierce, too great. Your facts bounce right off. He'll take his chances.

It's possible that Izzard knows his 'remain' case is lost to British public so it's no gamble to sermonize and pontificate on universal love, and take political jabs at things he doesn't like such as austerity.

Austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity austerity, that's Izzy's problem. He hates the word.

Comic genius / political dope

Imagine yourself talking directly to Izzard sincerely and without cameras and say all this. "It will be headline in the paper for a day and conversation for a few more and passed to faded memory thereafter, "British Entertainer Beheaded by Eastern Immigrant"

And that thought will make Izzard martyr to his beliefs for history in his mind equal to Jesus. Yes, he really is willing to pay with his life for his conceit.

Trooper York said...

chickelit said...
AprilApple said...Obama and HIllary let this guy in the door. On purpose.

It looks like he was a natural born, but obviously never assimilated.


There is a term for him. Anchor baby.

edutcher said...

This is one Trump can use on Hillary and nail the Lefties. They say they love the Moslems and the homosexuals, but we all knew this was coming.

And Trump should change his policy - all the importees of the last 8 years go back.

So which do the Lefties love now? Because they're gonna hafta make a choice.

My money's on the Moslems because Cacklepants was instrumental in importing them and they represent a lot more Democrat votes.

PS Casualties are up to about 50 dead and 53 wounded - the media says "injured", but that's just another lie.

AprilApple said...

Obama and HIllary let this guy in the door. On purpose.

Not this guy personally, but the point is well-made. If Pissy wants to go nose to nose with Trump, this is an issue where he's going to have his head handed to him.

edutcher said...

And, just like Pearl Harbor, we had some warning.

Trooper York said...

We have to let Hillary defend the policy of letting in thousands of unvetted and unknown Muslim "refugees" instead of spending those billions of dollars on American Citizens who need help. Let her explain her reasoning.

Trooper York said...

Sad but very predictable.

Lem said...

And here I thought gays belonged to a community of peace.

edutcher said...

Doesn't matter what they thought. Not now.

Only matters what the Moslems think.

PS Ritmo is 5 to tell us what dehumanizing, racist bastards we all are.

Sixty Grit said...

Pulse, eh? Fifty of 'em no longer have one. But Obama and all the cucks agree that we can absorb it. Thank goodness that didn't happen in America to Americans.

Lem said...

"Pulse nightclub was a gun free zone just like every scene of a mass shooting in last 50 years but 2"

Why is it shooters fail to follow gun free zones laws?

AllenS said...

The shooter was a registered Democrat. You can't make this shit up.

edutcher said...

And I believe he contributed $250 to the DCCC.

Wonder how Ditzy Debbie Wasserman Schultz feels.

And our First Lesbian President.

ndspinelli said...

There's no question this helps Trump. That is if he plays it smart. So far, so good on his part. Let facts emerge and then hammer Obama/Hillary and maybe a few body blows on the MSM. PLEASE, don't shoot yourself in the foot.

ndspinelli said...

I saw one of the chief butt boys for Hillary, Adam Schiff D-CA. on CNN. He actually was pretty straight on this, considering he's a liberal Dem. I read people for a living. I could see in his eyes and body language he KNOWS this is not good for his girl.

ndspinelli said...

Trump just tweeted an hour ago. GREAT tweet about being tough, vigilant and smart. I just said a prayer he keeps up the latter. I know he's got the fist two down pat.

Lem said...

When everything hits all at once... The computer one day, the glasses the next.

Help!!

https://twitter.com/lemang01/status/742031765749911553

I would really appreciate it if you guys could help me pay for replacement.

ndspinelli said...

Happy to send some help your way, Lem.

Lem said...

Thank you mr spinelli.

ndspinelli said...

May have been an attack planned in Santa Monica. It's Gay month and many parades. My niece was @ one in Boston yesterday. I told my daughter some time ago to avoid the Mall of America. She lives 5 minutes away. I would avoid any Gay pride parades, although for most here I don't think that would require much change in your plans.

ndspinelli said...

Nick, my friend. I get some Southwest miles w/ the donation, win/win.

Methadras said...

The soft target attacks are beginning. You were warned America and you didn't listen.

Methadras said...

So while RMPC's try to disarm and kill your 2A rights. These now rampant terrorists will hit you where it hurts; in the place you gather. Next stop, day care centers and malls.

Methadras said...

It's time that law enforcement start broadcasting terror warnings to the public. They are now complicit in endangering the public by not letting people know about this guy or be on the look out for this guy.

Sixty Grit said...

Daily Mail calling his weapon an "assault rifle". Perhaps it was a Sturmgewehr, who knows, but until the FBI reports that fact (ha!) I have my doubts that he was carrying a full automatic.

chickelit said...

Semi or fully automatic (das Sturmgewehr was both) doesn't matter. The salient point is that Hitler named them.

Trooper York said...

I think we should write some more laws and issue some more controls.

On Muslims. We should promulgate Muslim control. 911. Boston. San Bernadino. Orlando. We need to investigate. Profile. Discriminate. Infiltrate. Incarcerate. Deport. Refuse to admit.

Muslim control. It is not just for Israel anymore.

Trooper York said...

Don't tell me that this is Unamerican.

We did this since the beginning of this country.

The United States Navy was created to fight Muslims.

We deported and refused to admit anarchists and terrorists for many years. They put in racial quotas. They have them now. Only it only for white Europeans.

Maybe we need to rethink that.

ndspinelli said...

That 3:29p comment has a Rev. Jesse Jackson cadence to it. I'm not implying, hand jiving, conniving, anything untoward. Just pointing out what it sounds like if you read that comment aloud. "Keep hope alive!"

Sixty Grit said...

It makes sense that the Sturmgewehr had select fire, as do American weapons issued to troops.

What is curious to me is how that mook was able to shoot and kill so many people - very interesting. Of course we will never know the truth, but that mass murdering muzzie must have had some training somewhere.

And there will be no reckoning in this country unless and until we replace our politicians. They are on the side of mook-boy.

ndspinelli said...

Trump is continuing to make smart Tweets. Sharp barbs to Obama and Hillary. Muy bien!

ndspinelli said...

There were reportedly over 300 people in the nightclub. Aerial shots show it to not be a big place. I'm thinking Stevie Wonder could have killed 50. The guy had training from the security company that employed him. He worked for G4 Security. They are a large security company that has many govt. contracts. They were originally Wackenhut Security.

ndspinelli said...

ATF state he purchased his weapons within the past week.

Trooper York said...

To be serious it is definitely a problem. I know many Muslims. As you know I have a very good friend and minion named Omar as a matter of fact. He has been to my house for dinner. I have been to his. I have met an extended group of his friends who all rally around to do a project that I might have. Rebuilding the store. Moving. Whatever.

Some of the them are really good kids. Skinny Hassan for one the electrician. He is a great kid who does great work. I helped him with some issues with his Mom and her stay in the hospital.

And then there if fat Hassan. Omar's best friend. He was our second go to guy if I couldn't get Omar. Omar started his own construction business so Hassan is the guy who drives us most of the time now. We have become pretty tight. But every once in a while he isn't around. So I ask him where he has been. It seems he was going down to Texas a couple of times. Once up to Canada. He was picking up people and driving them to their families in New York. People I assume that were illegal. That couldn't get on a plane for whatever reason. He was doing it for money. But what was going on? Should I report this to the FBI? Should I get him pinched? What to do? I found a solution and I found out that the people he is bringing in are not potential terrorists. Yet. I mean they are potential terrorists. Everyone is. Even you and me. But the threats are not immediate. But that is an example of the choices facing us in todays America.

It was so much easier in the 1950's. Everyone was Irish or Italian. At least where I lived. The occasional Jew or Pollack. But that's it. We didn't have to worry about this crap. Plus the gays were in the closet so they didn't have to become targets. Why can't we go back. It was a simpler time. A much better time.

Somebody invent a time machine please.

chickelit said...

It was so much easier in the 1950's.

Nobody ever mentions the top marginal tax rates of the 1950's -- 90% in 1952.

The buck was still silver...when a man could work and he still would...a Ford and a Chevy would last 10 years like they should...coke was still cola and joint was a bad place to be...before microwave ovens when a girl could still cook and still would.

AllenS said...

On the way, Lem.

Rabel said...

Killed to wounded ratio seems too high. He may have been finishing off survivors while the police evaluated the situation.

Lem said...

Thanks AllenS. I'm getting the new glasses tomorrow.

Lem said...

Or he was trained. Good observation Rabel.

rcocean said...

"Killed to wounded ratio seems too high."

Probably because the wounded weren't able to get first aid for quite a while.

rcocean said...

Wonder how he got a assault rifle in without anyone noticing.

Rabel said...

Looks like he shot his way past an off duty policeman working security for the club.

Rabel said...

Just a thought, but is it possible there would have been fewer killed if the shooter had actually had a full auto rifle? Would have depended on training and crowd dispersal, I think.

Michael Haz said...

How did one guy carry in enough ammo to kill or wound 100+ people, plus engage multiple police officers in a gun battle?

Either he had help or he was highly trained. There is more to this story.

chickelit said...

Either he had help or he was highly trained. There is more to this story.

He was a trained security officer and had a CC permit. Perhaps the "suicide vest" he was alleged to have been wearing was just lots of extra ammo. Plus he was physically fit. I'm surprised that Titus hasn't checked in to remark how "hot" he was.

chickelit said...

Killed to wounded ratio seems too high. He may have been finishing off survivors while the police evaluated the situation.

3 hrs was a long enough time for the wounded to bleed out.