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Dec 28 2012

God’s Gift of Discernment

I don’t even know how I came across a link to this blog post by someone named Susan Shannon, who describes herself as a Christian conservative with a gift. A gift, you see, that allows her to cleverly see through the haze of media reports about the Newtown shootings and discern what’s really going on:

Friends, there is a gift that God has given me: I can smell something fishy a mile away. Like Benghazi. Almost on day one, I told my husband: “The facts don’t make sense. Something is wrong here.” Last night, after I saw a talking head interview (or, I should say, NOT interview) the father of the boy who saw his teacher get shot and ran for his life with a couple of friends, I told my husband, “Something is not right here. She didn’t ask a single relevant question. So far, this boy is the only eye-witness of the gunman coming forward. She didn’t ask if the boy saw one or more shooters. She didn’t ask any details of what the gunman did first, second, third. She didn’t ask for a description of the gunman. These reporters are complete prostitutes. They could care less about the feelings of the people they interview. So why didn’t she ask any of these questions?” In fact, I could tell she was biting back questions. I looked at my husband and said, “Cal, this thing is starting to stink. By now, there should be many eye-witness accounts of the actual gunman. There should be breathless survivors talking about how this guy walked by their room, etc. About how they narrowly escaped. But so far, it looks like every single eye-witness is dead. That is IMPOSSIBLE!”

Wow, that’s an great…gift. Did it come wrapped? The whole post is her going on and on about how there were different and sometimes conflicting reports on TV over the day or so after the shooting. This appears to be quite a revelation to her, as if it were even remotely surprising or unusual. And then she uses that great gift to reach the obvious conclusion:

No, something stinks here. The lack of eye witnesses of the shooter confirming the single shooter account is BLARINGLY absent. The reports of a second shooter in the woods has suddenly disappeared. The reporters are not grilling the one and only witness we know of- this little boy. Please don’t say they suddenly have even a smidge of conscience. The original statements about the shooter being buzzed into the school have simply disappeared. I was ready to let this go and explain it away as simple confusion. I was maddened by the timing and circumstances of the tragedy as concerns the upcoming UN small arms treaty & gun control. It killed me that this wack-job used LEGALLY REGISTERED weapons to do his killing. There is NO OTHER CONCLUSION, if the story is accurate, than the fact that had Adam Lanza NOT had access to those legal guns, he could never have killed those kids. He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and we now know that he had many, many interventions by school officials in the past. I felt that the killing of little children would be the strongest argument yet that we should clamp down on gun ownership. I just couldn’t believe the TIMING and circumstances of this event- a GIFT to the Progressives to disarm us. Who can argue with this case? I was ready for the inevitable…

Friends. I believe there is evidence of more than one shooter. I believe this was a PLANNED event- specifically to get the UN Small Arms Treaty signed. The father of the shooter is Peter Lanza, rumored to be scheduled to testify on the international LIBOR scandal. Guess who else is rumored to be scheduled to testify on the LIBOR scandal? Father of the BATMAN theater shooter. Amazing coincidence? We will see. The LIBOR scandal is a massive, worldwide network of banks, the Federal Reserve and highly position individuals such as Tim Geihtner and Ben Bernanke that are being accused of manipulating LIBOR rates to gain better market positions. Just some of the Banks involved are: the Canadian branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Bank, and Citibank, as well as ICAP (Intercapital), an interdealer broker.[37 It also mentions Bank of America & Barclays. It is ugly to its roots and VERY powerful people are involved.

I believe our GOVERNMENT shot those kids and teachers and used Adam Lanza and his family to pull it off. They might have killed two birds with one stone. One: If these men are involved in the LIBOR scandal, they can manipulate their testimony. Two: they get gun control. How very, very clever and efficient of them, right? I hate to say it. I hate to put myself ‘out there’ with this because I KNOW how I will be attacked. But I don’t do this for anyone’s approval. I do it to help the American People.

Yes, she has the “gift” of being stupid and credulous and falling easily for every crazy bit of right wing paranoia that comes down the road. Merry Christmas to her.

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  1. 1
    hexidecima

    yep, there we go with “good Christian” lies and false witnessing.

  2. 2
    Brett McCoy

    and here we go with another person equating autism and mental illness. Grrrrr!

  3. 3
    Tabby Lavalamp

    Last night, after I saw a talking head interview (or, I should say, NOT interview) the father of the boy who saw his teacher get shot and ran for his life with a couple of friends, I told my husband, “Something is not right here. She didn’t ask a single relevant question. So far, this boy is the only eye-witness of the gunman coming forward. She didn’t ask if the boy saw one or more shooters. She didn’t ask any details of what the gunman did first, second, third. She didn’t ask for a description of the gunman.
    …The reporters are not grilling the one and only witness we know of- this little boy.

    That’s right. She’s pissed off that reporters aren’t grilling a child who just went through a major traumatic event. That’s the first time since the tragedy that I’ve heard someone criticize the media for not questioning the children enough.

    He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself.

    The state of his mental health being irrelevant because they were his mother’s guns.

  4. 4
    Gregory in Seattle

    @hexidecima #1 – It is not lying or bearing false witness if people are truly stupid, ignorant and/or crazy enough to believe they are telling the truth.

  5. 5
    Michael Heath

    It’s easy to point to this lady and note she’s a fool and all groups have fools. However, this is an illustration there is tragedy here beyond the Sandy Hook slaughter. Here we can easily validate this conservative Christian’s premises come from the very media sources which drive public policy in the Republican party. E.g., Benghazi, federal and state legislators drafting wingnut anti-U.N. policies, and most relevant here – pointing to all sorts of absurdities for the root causes for Sandy Hook while avoiding the biggest fact of all. That being the correlation between gun ownership and gun violence relative to other developed countries.

  6. 6
    mommiest

    “I can smell something fishy a mile away.” Unless it’s a cliché.

  7. 7
    Mr Ed

    In software: bug = feature
    Conservatives: paranoid delusion = gift

    I too find it telling that MSM “reporters” are asking a child softball questions instead of water boarding him to get the truth.

  8. 8
    Modusoperandi

    That’s just ridiculous. She didn’t even mention Fast & Furious!

  9. 9
    bobafuct

    She lost me at “They could care less about the feelings of the people they interview.”

  10. 10
    lilandra

    If this woman’s family owns guns, they need to be taken away from them. She is exhibiting classic signs of hyper-paranoia.

  11. 11
    raven

    He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and we now know that he had many, many interventions by school officials in the past.

    I don’t believe this is true.

    There are a lot of reports of unknown reliability. AFAICT:

    1. Lanza had never been diagnosed with Aspergers. This was just something ex-classmates of his had thrown out.

    2. One report was that he was on a strong anti-psychotic drug and most likely schizophrenic.

    I’m going to wait for a defnitive report if there ever is one. There have been a lot of wild statements that turned out wrong. They even got his name wrong for a day, using his brother’s instead.

    And oh yeah, that woman is just babbling, stringing together a variety of unrelated facts, some of which aren’t even facts. Her gift is from her sockpuppet god, the one that only exists in her head.

  12. 12
    d.c.wilson

    Funny how he fish radar failed to alert to her about the implausibility of two men “rumored” to be about to testify in the same scandal both having sons capable of committing (or, if you must, of being manipulated by the UN into committing) a mass shooting. Of course, if that had dawned on her, she might have found out that the rumors about them being about to testify were completely false and in fact, no such hearings are even scheduled.

    Of course, that would make her entire fish theory collapse, so I can see why she wouldn’t want to dig too deeply into those rumor. Much better to just assert those rumors as if they were credible.

  13. 13
    Kevin

    I am psychic. I predicted this exact scenario about 30 minutes after I first heard about it.

    Trust me, she’s not alone. Thousand and thousands of others have come to the exact same conclusion — that Obama deliberately ordered this massacre in order to justify banning guns.

    They are beyond rational.

  14. 14
    gshelley

    if the story is accurate, than the fact that had Adam Lanza NOT had access to those legal guns, he could never have killed those kids. He was too mentally ill to have gotten those weapons himself. He was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and we now know that he had many, many interventions by school officials in the past.

    Or to put it more accurately, he was a bit strange and had some problems at school

  15. 15
    John Pieret

    Now there is someone who should have been standing in the “Returns” line on December 26th.

  16. 16
    tfkreference

    Yes, it’s very strange that no one is talking about the speculations that were taken as facts in the initial news reports. It’s just like those scientists not talking about Adam and Eve anymore.

  17. 17
    John Hinkle

    Like Benghazi. Almost on day one, I told my husband: “The facts don’t make sense. Something is wrong here.”

    Almost on day one. Which could be any day after day one. Say, coincidentally, after Fox News and wingnut talk radio hammered the Benghazi story as a scandal and cover up? That’s some God given gift that is. Hooo-wee. Boy, I am just so impressed.

  18. 18
    duck1887

    Wingnut:

    There is NO OTHER CONCLUSION, if the story is accurate, than the fact that had Adam Lanza NOT had access to those legal guns, he could never have killed those kids. [...] I felt that the killing of little children would be the strongest argument yet that we should clamp down on gun ownership.

    So in order to be able to make this incredibly strong argument for “clamping down on gun ownership,” the President orders the hit.

    You know what this reminds me of? The creationist two-step whereby fossils and other physical evidence for an ancient earth and/or evolution are a) laughably insufficient to anyone with a lick of sense, but also b) put there by Satan to deceive us.

    Same thing. Any argument for an unacceptable conclusion is entirely lame; except if it isn’t, then the evidence must have been manufactured (or both!?). Heads I win, tails you lose.

  19. 19
    naturalcynic

    How could she be mistaken on the second gunman. Not in the woods, On the GRASSY KNOLL!!!!!

  20. 20
    slc1

    Re naturalcynic

    No, on the railroad overpass.

  21. 21
    Dr X

    Raven,

    You’re right about waiting, and we may never find out anything about Adam Lanza’s mental functioning for sure. If he were alive and charged with the killings, mental health records could come into play depending on whether competency or responsibility or mitigation were put in play by his attorneys, but as of now it would seem that anyone who was involved in evaluating or treating him is still obligated to respect privilege.

  22. 22
    Jay Bulworth

    Neither Peter Lanza nor Robert Holmes (the fathers of the Newtown and Aurora shooters, respectively) are “scheduled to testify on the LIBOR” scandal – or anything else for that matter. Standard conspiracy theory fare pushed by nutjob birther website Infowars.

  23. 23
    thisisaturingtest

    @#11, Raven:

    2. One report was that he was on a strong anti-psychotic drug and most likely schizophrenic.

    That one report, from what I understand, was something said by a nutjob who pretended to be Lanza’s uncle- but wasn’t. See this article from the HuffPost. The New York Daily News published his claim, but later removed the article containing it from their website after learning the truth- too late, however, to keep it from becoming an Internet mainstay on sites like InfoWars and PrisonPlanet. And thus are memes born, legends spread, and agendas confirmed.

  24. 24
    hunter

    She forgot the part about Obama using mind waves to control Adam Lanza.

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