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  1. Christian Morgan says

    Yes, I saw the “alpha male” thing too. The whole MRA thing is scary enough on its own, but adding firearms brings it to a whole new level.

  2. says

    (Brainwashed NRA doofus mode on)
    If only someone had been armed, they could have stopped him!
    (Brainwashed NRA doofus mode off)

    The fact that the cops may not have stopped him, but he killed himself instead, won’t dissuade that kind of thinking.

  3. Trebuchet says

    NRA bears major responsibility: No argument from me.
    Republican party NRA suckups bear major responsibility: No argument from me.
    Shooter a right-wing gun nut: Citation needed. Not saying he wasn’t but I haven’t done the research yet. Have you?

  4. Ichthyic says

    he put out a 140 page “autobiography” that reads like what you might expect if “Joffrey” from “Game of Thrones” was displaced and raised in our world.

  5. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    MRA and racist and all round douchebag.

    And the number of lives lost and what the victims could’ve done for the world that’s good.

    Fuck.

    Horrific and even more horrific that’s its so unsurprising and will almost certainly happen again.

  6. birgerjohansson says

    “He kept talking about how annoying the girls were,” Mr. Duarte said. “He was stuck on the same topic.”

    Some obsess about Jews. Some obsess about immigrants*. Some obsess about women**.

    *we have had two serial snipers killing foreigners, Ausonius and Mangs.
    **We had one spree shooter of women, Flinck.
    Sadly Sweden is not immune from these pricks.

  7. Trebuchet says

    Anyone seen evidence that Rodger was a “right-wing gun nut”? I haven’t.

  8. Ichthyic says

    misogyny is more heavily supported on the right than the left, and he was VERY heavily misogynist.

    he owned 3 handguns (all legit bought) and 40 clips of ammo (again, firearms are very much more supported on the right than the left.

    but you’re right. he never published his voting record. Could be he was a fan of Jimmy Carter.

    rather than making inane comments like that, why not read his autobiography yourself?

  9. Trebuchet says

    @11, Ichthyic: Is my comment any more inane than CPP’s post? I hope not.

    Having been challenged, I’ve just opened a link to the autobiography and will endeavor to slog through it today. Being naturally lazy, I was hoping someone else would do my work for me! I suspect that the guns were simply the means for achieving his twisted end, not that he was a gun nut.

    Meanwhile, Conservapedia is blaming the incident on liberal Hollywood culture. Which makes about as much sense as that Faux News psychologist saying it was because he was gay.

    Did you know “Ichthyic” is really hard to type? I was tempted to just call you “Fishy”.

  10. Trebuchet says

    If anyone’s still reading, I only made it about 1/3 of the way through that entitled little shitte’s biografesto yesterday. Too tedious, too maddening. And I didn’t even get to the bad parts yet! Will try again today.

  11. Trebuchet says

    Got him through high school. The most disturbing thing about this so far is the degree to which he resembles me, 50 years ago.
    Smallest kid in class: Check.
    Painfully shy: Check.
    Terrified of girls: Check.
    Bullied in high school: Check.
    No good at sports: Check.

    On the other hand, I had a stable family, went to church (don’t know if that’s good or bad), and actually managed to have a girlfriend in my senior year. And wasn’t wealthy, which is probably good.

  12. K says

    My first thought was ‘Has he got a Reddit username?’

    Anyway, entitlement-mentality misogynist narcissist monkeys such as Rodger, the MRAs, the PUAs, the world’s socially conservative/traditional fools, and shortsighted but horny young adult males need a 2-by-4 to the head. It’s not like it’ll mangle their brains significantly more than they’re already mangled.

  13. K says

    I mean, look, I suppose I could have pounded a whole lot of sweet undergraduate boy ass in college, being the intelligent, accomplished woman I am, but about half of the laddies I encountered were complete airheads who weren’t even worth picking up.

    I was also busy actually being a student.

  14. Trebuchet says

    I have finally finished Rodger’s manifesto and will attempt to post before going and washing my mind out with soap. And perhaps reformatting the computer, or nuking it from orbit. Only way to be sure, and all that.

    CPP’s headline:

    Republican Filth Getting What They Want: Never-Ending Mass-Slaughter By Rage-Drunk Right-Wing Gun Nuts

    My impressions from the manifesto:
    “Rage Drunk” — obviously, but it’s been building for a very long time.
    “Right Wing” — no evidence of any political leanings whatsoever. Given his environment, perhaps more likely left than right but I suspect he was just apolitical.
    “Gun Nut” — I think not. Guns were just a tool to achieve his “day of retribution”.

    Also:
    Mentally ill: IANA Shrink. But he certainly seems so to me. That’s no excuse, of course.
    Narcissist: In spades. It’s all about him, always has been.
    Wealthy and Entitled: Very much so. Despite his constant whining about his parents not being wealthy enough.
    Misogynist: Obviously, but perhaps not typical. Don’t know. Misanthropist, as well.

    I feel badly for his family and all those people named in the manifesto.

    To CPP, if you’re reading this: Care to respond? Why do you continue to write these headlines based on nothing? The right wing is blaming the incident on “Hollywood values” and video games. That’s pretty much the equivalent of your post, and just as useful. You’re clearly a smart guy. (And a good cook.) How about putting some thought into your posts, and actually CONTRIBUTING to FTB?

  15. Trebuchet says

    And I forgot Racist. Couldn’t stand to see blonde white girls with men of color, including Asians, despite being half Asian himself.

  16. Kent Hovind says

    Republicans are just trying to protect your constitutional right to own a firearm for your own protection. You feminists should really be all over gun rights, as a loaded gun in the hands of a trained female operator will do more to deter a rapist than a thousand cultural education seminars.

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