• It has come to our attention that some users may have been "banned" when they tried to change their passwords after the site was hacked due to a glitch in the old vBulletin software. This would have occurred around the end of February and does not apply after the site was converted to Xenforo. If you believe you were affected by this, please contact a staff member or use the Contact us link at the bottom of any forum page.

Michael Moore: Release photos of slaughtered Newtown kids to gin up support for gun control


Skyrocket

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
3,903
Amid a waning of the fervour for gun control that peaked after the Newton massacre in which a crazed gunman fatally shot twenty children and six staff at a school, the prominent left-wing documentary maker Michael Moore has a plan to reinvigorate support for gun control:

He wants someone to release photos of the slaughtered children:

"I believe someone in Newtown, Connecticut – a grieving parent, an upset law enforcement officer, a citizen who has seen enough of this carnage in our country – somebody, someday soon, is going to leak the crime scene photos of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. And when the American people see what bullets from an assault rifle fired at close range do to a little child's body, that's the day the jig will be up for the NRA. It will be the day the debate on gun control will come to an end. There will be nothing left to argue over. It will just be over. And every sane American will demand action."
Moore expects such photos to show the following:

"...very extensive, severe and mutilating injuries of the head and face in these small victims. Depending on the number of shots striking a child’s head, substantial portions of the head would be literally blasted away. The underlying brain tissue would be extensively lacerated with portions of hemorrhagic brain tissue protruding through the fractured calvarium and basilar skull, some of which would remain on portions of the face...actual physical identification of each child would have been extremely difficult, and in many instances impossible, even by the parents of any particular child."
Michael Moore Calls For Photos of Slaughtered Newtown Kids to be Released | NewsBusters
 

Colin M

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
5,356
Is the fat slob still a member of the NRA? I know at the time of 'Bowling for Columbine' he said he was. If Moore still is, why consistently slam an organisation you contribute to?
 

mangaire1

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
9,353
Release photos of slaughtered Newtown kids to gin up support for gun control

not a good idea.
the yanks would use the photos as justufucation for arming all the teachers with guns.
what the yanks need is more & more & more guns.
that's FREEDOM - isn't it ??
 

NYCKY

Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
13,098
Is the fat slob still a member of the NRA? I know at the time of 'Bowling for Columbine' he said he was. If Moore still is, why consistently slam an organisation you contribute to?

Not sure if he is still a member of the NRA but for sure he still is a fat slob and a media whore. There is little he won't say or do to get in front of a camera. It's easy for him to make the suggestion, it's not pictures of his loved that he wants posted.
 

Mercurial

Moderator
Joined
Jun 4, 2009
Messages
88,215
Is this a thread about Moore's suggestion or his weight? Because only one of those is a political issue.


It's important that people on both sides of the debate empathize with the victims of gun crime. It's also important that they base their decisions on more than an emotional reaction to images of victims of gun crime.
 

NYCKY

Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
13,098
Is this a thread about Moore's suggestion or his weight? Because only one of those is a political issue.


It's important that people on both sides of the debate empathize with the victims of gun crime. It's also important that they base their decisions on more than an emotional reaction to images of victims of gun crime.

It could be both, kind of like cause and effect. Maybe his gluttony affects his political thinking. Who knows?
 

Colin M

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 23, 2012
Messages
5,356
Is this a thread about Moore's suggestion or his weight? Because only one of those is a political issue.


It's important that people on both sides of the debate empathize with the victims of gun crime. It's also important that they base their decisions on more than an emotional reaction to images of victims of gun crime.
Moore obviously wants to fuel peoples' emotions by wanting a release of the photos.
 

Protestant/Catholic=Irish

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 24, 2011
Messages
1,642
Although I would totally oppose the introduction of US gun laws in Ireland, given their culture, I am not sure if gun control would do much to prevent gun crime.

I think this quote by Morgan Freeman is profound.

 

Mercurial

Moderator
Joined
Jun 4, 2009
Messages
88,215
Moore obviously wants to fuel peoples' emotions by wanting a release of the photos.
There's nothing necessarily wrong with that motivation if you think that people are currently desensitized when it comes to gun violence (which is probably true for a lot of people). My objection is to the thought that that should be sufficient to settle the debate.
 

firefly123

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 8, 2009
Messages
28,160
Is this a thread about Moore's suggestion or his weight? Because only one of those is a political issue.


It's important that people on both sides of the debate empathize with the victims of gun crime. It's also important that they base their decisions on more than an emotional reaction to images of victims of gun crime.
I'm sure the same posters will be mentioning this mans ample girth when he is running for president in 2016..

 

Mercurial

Moderator
Joined
Jun 4, 2009
Messages
88,215
Although I would totally oppose the introduction of US gun laws in Ireland, given their culture, I am not sure if gun control would do much to prevent gun crime.
It would certainly prevent certain kinds of accidental deaths caused by guns. It would also prevent cases where a person would otherwise not have used a gun to kill if they didn't have immediate access to one. It would also prevent criminals in certain cases from using guns and killing where they might otherwise have used less dangerous weapons and only wounded their victims.
 

Prester Jim

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 3, 2009
Messages
10,071
I'm sure the same posters will be mentioning this mans ample girth when he is running for president in 2016..

He is the Republican party, because he ate it.
Sorry, couldn't resist....



is what he said after.

TeeHee.
 

NYCKY

Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
13,098
Although I would totally oppose the introduction of US gun laws in Ireland, given their culture, I am not sure if gun control would do much to prevent gun crime.

I think this quote by Morgan Freeman is profound.

This one is a hoax and has been debunked on this site in the past. Whoever originally made the statement might have pulled it off if they hadn't singled out Fox news in the quote, like Fox News was the only party engaged in sensationalism.

snopes.com: Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
 

NYCKY

Moderator
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
13,098
I'm sure the same posters will be mentioning this mans ample girth when he is running for president in 2016.
At least that man runs for office and gets a mandate for his positions, something Michael Moore has never done.
 

Prester Jim

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 3, 2009
Messages
10,071
Although I would totally oppose the introduction of US gun laws in Ireland, given their culture, I am not sure if gun control would do much to prevent gun crime.

I think this quote by Morgan Freeman is profound.

Definitly some truth in that, that scumbag in Norway certainly engineered his murder to insure he got airtime and relied upon the frantic reporting and news people plastering his face all over the media for months afterwards.
So what do we do in these cases?
Ban all reporting of the perpetrators details, face, agenda etc?
I am not sure how that could work without diminishing the freedom of the press considerably.
If we wrote new voluntary guidelines for them in dealing with this sort of event would the internet and bloggers not just take advantage of the old media's slow and conservative response?
 

Prester Jim

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 3, 2009
Messages
10,071
At least that man runs for office and gets a mandate for his positions, something Michael Moore has never done.
The political system is so corrupt and arranged in such a cynical manner that only party line holders have a hope of gaining a voice.
If Moore was in congress would he be more or less effective in voicing his views when he also had to look after constituent concerns?

I think we should encourage as many divergent views as possible in the US.
It may well be that much of the rumours and smears about Moore are nothing but smoke blown to reduce his impact.
It wouldn't be the first time a lefty was smeared by the dirty war types in the Dems or Repubs.
 

Jersey Cabbie

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
75
It [gun control] would certainly prevent certain kinds of accidental deaths caused by guns. It would also prevent cases where a person would otherwise not have used a gun to kill if they didn't have immediate access to one. It would also prevent criminals in certain cases from using guns and killing where they might otherwise have used less dangerous weapons and only wounded their victims.
Americans use firearms over a million times a year for lawful, self-defense purposes. Far more lives are saved in the US each year than are lost due to firearm-related causes (e.g., firearm-related crimes, firearm-related accidents, firearm-related suicides, etc.) European-style gun control wouldn't help America; those laws would hurt America. European-style gun control would result in more Americans dying each year; those laws certainly wouldn't save American lives.
 
Last edited:

Jersey Cabbie

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2013
Messages
75
I'm sure the same posters will be mentioning [Chris Christie's] ample girth when he is running for president in 2016.
Discussing Christie's weight is entirely appropriate. Gluttony speaks to one's character. This is a guy that is very much putting his minor children at considerable risk of growing up without a father simply because he can't stop eating six meals a day. Christie's weight and his notorious temper speak volumes about his mental state. Very few people wind up weighing 400 pounds because they are well-adjusted and mentally healthy. Many Americans will look at Christie and conclude this is not someone whose hand they want on America's nuclear trigger.
 
Top