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Jenners/Kardashians Latest Swatting Victims

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:13 pm

GossipCop reports:

The Jenners are the latest victims of “swatting.”

On Friday, police swarmed the Beverly Hills estate of Kris and Bruce after a 911 call claimed an armed shooter was inside the home.

When cops arrived — on foot and via helicopter — they discovered the Jenners home with daughters Kendall and Kylie — and no threat whatsoever.

After the incident, Kendall shared a photo (below) of the scene, writing, “I love it when 8 police officers show up at my door and 10 cop cars are outside my house.”

“Just another casual Friday evening at the Jenner household. #nbd #EveryonesOk,” she added.

The photo(s) shared by Kendall Jenner:

UPDATE: It’s likely Hidden Hills and not Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills PD handles Beverly Hills, while I have seen Kardashian Twitter accounts say they are in Calabasas, which is that same area. Thanks to AZBob.

NEWSWEEK Compares Obama to Christ

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:09 pm

Nothing these people do surprises me any more:

I’m tempted to take the name of the Obama in vain.

For The Kids

Filed under: General — JD @ 7:43 am

[guest post by JD]

This is a supplement to Patterico’s …

Kevin Williamson has an excellent article at NRO about how Obama is shamelessly using children as human shields against actual factual discussion of the issues. It was written in advance of the circus yesterday with the children onstage and the campaign commercial with the children reading their letters begging to have their 2nd Amendment Rights taken away.

Why are Americans not embarrassed by this sort of thing?

You may agree 100 percent with the president’s position on gun control, but his stagey histrionics, his endless reliance upon human props, his cheap sloganeering, his emotionally driven hectoring: all of that bespeaks a very deep contempt for his audience, which is the American people. If he really believes that surrounding himself with adorable little tots is a substitute for substantive arguments for well-thought-out policy proposals, he thinks that the people — you people — are a bunch of rubes. Unhappily, 51 percent of the American people are happy to endorse his low view of them. There is something peculiar to political enthusiasts, a phenomenon I observed at both conventions this year: People in political audiences know that they are being manipulated, cynically and professionally — and they enjoy it. Obama’s admirers look up to him because he looks down on them, not in spite of the fact. There is something more at play than the mere admiration of stagecraft.

Racist rubes.

— JD

Piers Morgan Fantasized About Shooting His Enemies

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:31 am

At the Daily Caller, Charles C. Johnson (the “good” Charles Johnson) has a piece titled In England, Piers Morgan joked about shooting rivals, said homeowners who kill burglars should not be prosecuted.

CNN host and outspoken gun-control advocate Piers Morgan once joked about shooting professional enemies and separately wrote that he was a “rabid fascist” who wanted burglars tortured after a “decent period of cattle-prodding, testicle electrode treatment, and slow gentle skewering over hot coals.”

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“So the real question is, if I had a gun with just two bullets, who would I shoot?” Morgan said during the May 2006 interview.

“In the end,” wrote Hardy, “he can’t choose between them, so he opts for a clean shot to take out Hislop and a ricocheting hit to mortally wound both Clarkson and Gill.”

Charles explains that, in a separate piece, Morgan railed about the numerous burglaries he had experienced in England, a country with strict gun control. Studies show that property crimes like the ones Morgan complained of are disproportionately common in countries like England where the populace is largely unarmed. “I wouldn’t shoot anyone because, like most people in this country, I’m not licensed to carry a gun,” Morgan says in the piece. He added, speaking of burglars: “I want them erased from life, all of them. Preferably after a decent period of cattle-prodding, testicle electrode treatment, and slow gentle skewering over hot coals.”

If you have a gun, such brutal torture is not necessary. You can simply shoot the intruder to defend your life.

This is common, by the way. Fringe leftists who shout and get self-righteous about a topic often threaten to engage in the very behavior they decry. Fringe leftists (Comic Book Guy Bill Schmalfeldt comes to mind) love to scream about rape and how their favorite right-wing target doesn’t care about rape victims — and then, on a different day, make comments about the rape of their right-wing enemies, and publish drawings of their right-wing enemies being raped.

So it doesn’t surprise me a bit to see Piers Morgan, Mr. Anti-Gun and Anti-Violence, fantasizing about shooting and torturing people. This is what the fringe left does.

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