Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

December 16, 2014

U.S. Senate confirms anti-gun advocate as U.S. Surgeon General on same day

A lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster has been filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the families of nine of the people killed, and another who was wounded, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Also named in the suit are the local retailer who sold the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza, 20, to kill 20 first-graders and six educators. He also killed his mother in the home they shared, later turning his gun on himself.

The depraved acts of violence against innocent young children and their teachers shocked the nation. Grief was felt by all who heard of the sadistic slaughter. Yet this lawsuit makes little sense.

“It’s very easy to blame an inanimate object. Any kind of instrument in the wrong hands can be put to evil use. This comes down to intent — criminal behavior, accountability and responsibility,” George Kollitides, the CEO of Freedom Group, which owns Bushmaster, told Washington Times in 2013.

The 40-page negligence and wrongful death suit names Bushmaster as well as a weapons distributor and the retailer that sold the gun used in the shooting. Plaintiffs claim the weapon, purchased by Lanza’s mother two years earlier, should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields most gun makers and dealers from civil action “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm or ammunition.

Yet Monday in a 51-4 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Murthy has been at the center of controversy, tweeting on Oct. 12, 2012, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

He also founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass Obamacare, and has worked to promote the seriously flawed government overreach into American health care.

 


In Obamaspeak: a “good heart” = bowing to invaders

December 10, 2014

Addressing a town-hall meeting of illegals and their supporters in Nashville on Tuesday, Barack Obama boasted that his successor won’t take on what he considers the political risk that reversing his recent executive amnesty action would entail.

“It’s true a future administration might try to reverse some of our policies. But I’ll be honest with you -— the American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly. So any future administration that tried to punish people for doing the right thing, I think, would not have the support of the American people,” Obama claimed. “It’s true, theoretically, a future administration could do something that I think would be very damaging. It’s not likely, politically, that they reverse everything we’ve done.”

Yet even his unconstitutional executive amnesty order normalizing at least five million foreign nationals who showed contempt for our laws and sovereignty is not enough to pacify the illegals. The Tennessean newspaper reports two people balanced on a big commercial trash can full of old tires, holding a fabric sign proclaiming in Spanish, “FALTAN 7 MILLONES,” which translates to 7 million left out.

The report describes one high school student, whose father came to the U.S. as a “migrant.” She was among the invited guests selected to hear Obama’s speech, and described her excitement at being handed the microphone to ask a question. Obama told her voting was a key way to make an impact on issues of higher education and immigration.

“I absolutely think that’s the case,” she agreed.

As far as committed leftist Obama is concerned, that’s actually what it’s all about.

Like an adolescent experiencing a first mad crush, the newspaper giddily gushes over Obama’s return trip to Nashville. Reporter Frank Daniels, III, could get a dose of reality by visiting the border state of Arizona, to gauge the actual costs associated with the realities of illegal immigration. Taxpayer funded benefits including education, medical care, nutritional handouts and the staggering costs related to the criminal justice system might cause him to rethink his genial glee. The green rolling farmlands of Tennessee are a far cry from Arizona’s desert abutting a foreign country that encourages its own citizens to illegally enter, as they drain public resources, spike our crime rate and take our jobs in a still tough economy.

Daniels might begin with considering the impact of sending remittances totaling $21.6 billion back to Mexico —- in 2013 alone —- to bolster its economy. Arizona’s porous border is also a portal for any and all comers, including OTM’s (Law enforcement term for ‘Other Than Mexicans‘) many, including radicalized Muslims, intending to bring harm to our nation.

Our “good heart” has been pushed to its limit.


Obamacare architect: Americans too stupid for truth

November 11, 2014

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage”

Obamacare architect and top White House advisor Jonathan Gruber brags about deceiving the American people, who he thinks are too stupid to be told the truth about the fraudulent health care law he refers to as the Affordable Care Act, and the rest of us know as the Obamacare scam. His candid comments about the scheming behind this federally mandated disaster were unveiled at the 2013 Annual Health Economists’ Conference and recently made public.*

Jonathan Gruber boasts, “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. OK? So it’s written to do that. In terms of risk-rate subsides, if you made a law that said healthy people will pay in, made it explicit, that healthy people will pay in and sick people will get money, it would not have passed. Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever….but basically that was really, really critical to get the thing to pass. I’d rather have this law than not.”

Elitist Gruber, an MIT economist, who obviously holds his fellow Americans in the lowest esteem, has written a comic book to describe Obamacare to those he considers as little more than ignorant masses who will be forced to fund and live under its oppressive and age- restrictive provisions. In the comic book, he insultingly explains Obamacare is “the spinach we have to eat in order to get the dessert.” 

Remember this vow of transparency from the practiced liar Barack Obama?

*Gruber Video H/T American Commitment


Dog deaths: The not-so-subtle bias of news placement

November 1, 2014

Given the gut-wrenching descriptions of the excruciating deaths suffered by the family pets whose owners mistakenly thought they were leaving them in the attentive care of the folks running the Green Acre boarding kennel, it would appear that new revelations would be a top priority with the daily’s news department.  But omissions take priority as the range of Page One articles run the gamut from a recent Suns win over the Lakers to Uruguay’s cultural shift to the left.

Flip, flip, flip to Page Five to find the report detailing the nauseating fact that the nearly two dozen dead dogs, held in the “dog room” were also denied food and water. They were crammed into a small, sealed off area with inadequate air conditioning, made worse by airflow limitations and neglect of basic system maintenance —- in the searing June 21 heat. A veterinarian who posthumously examined the dogs said the only one with sufficient food in its stomach was the owner’s dog, who also died. He concluded that these were all elements of a pattern of negligent treatment.

When the dead and dying dogs were discovered, no veterinarian was called. The dying pets were hosed down in a vain effort to cool them. The carcasses of the dead dogs were stacked like cordwood in a storage shed.

The owners of the boarding kennel, Todd and MaLeisa Hughes pleaded not guilty earlier this week to 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals and animal abuse. They were also indicted on a felony fraud charge in the same case.

Logan and Austin Flake, the couple watching the facility while the Hughes vacationed in Florida, are to be arraigned in November. Each faces charges of 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Logan Flake is the daughter of MaLeisa and Todd Hughes. Logan’s husband Austin is the son of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake —- which likely accounts for the placement of the news report.

Previous coverage can be read here.


NY news anchor provides sage advice for avoiding Ebola

October 26, 2014

Errol Louis: If you don’t want Ebola, don’t eat mucus or feces

 His actual quote: “If you came across some strange mucus or feces or something out there on the subway, the street or anything else —- don’t eat it!”

 


Healthy children dying from illness prevalent in Central America

October 21, 2014

Americans are becoming ever more wary as they watch the Obama regime’s mismanagement of the Ebola crisis. Increasing concerns about the spread of the deadly virus and other disease threats are given basis in fact via this shocking Judicial Watch report detailing that the administration is “actively formulating plans” to admit Ebola infected non-citizens into the U.S. for treatment.

Adding to the potential epidemic distress is the under-reported invasion of Enterovirus (EV-D68) —- a disease with roots in Central America. A medical study conducted last year at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru corroborates the need for vigilance. Published in Virology Journal, the study is titled “Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.”

The Texas Tribune reports that respiratory illnesses have repeatedly been confirmed among  the “unaccompanied minors” being dispersed throughout the United States. Doctors providing medical care for those illegally entering and subsequently being released by U.S. Border Patrol in advance of their court dates, say those recent detainees were not appropriately screened or treated for illness while in federal custody.

Enterovirus EV-D68 arrived here with the hordes of children carrying Third-World diseases into the U.S.  How many classrooms have been contaminated and once-healthy American children exposed?

The tragic death of Luke Smith, a Peoria, Ariz. first-grader who exhibited symptoms of a severe respiratory condition before succumbing to the disease raises questions. After his death was announced school attendance plummeted as concerned parents kept their children home. KPHO-TV-5 (video) has more.

That horrific news was followed by this KTVK TV-3 report (video) of a healthy Valley infant who died of complications of Enterovirus rhinovirus just days ago. 

Reuters reports the virus strain has infected nearly 700 people, most of them children, in 46 states and the District of Columbia since mid-August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

H/T azgary

 


Indicted! Austin & Logan Flake, Todd & MaLeisa Hughes

October 16, 2014

Felony & misdemeanor charges filed against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son Austin, wife Logan and her parents

Four long months after the heat-related, suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs at a Gilbert kennel, the owners and caretakers have been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. An indictment was handed down Wednesday by a Maricopa County Grand Jury.

The Grand Jury should be commended for diligently considering the evidence and doing the job it was impaneled to do —- conducting its business, without regard to politics.

Todd Hughes the owner of the boarding facility, has been a bad actor throughout this despicable saga, lying about the number of dogs involved and initially claiming they merely ran away. The story was later changed to cast blame on the dogs themselves by alleging one or more of the pets chewed through the air conditioning wiring. Hughes and his wife MaLeisa were vacationing out-of-state and left their daughter Logan, and son-in-law Austin, to oversee the care of the pets.

When the Flakes’ returned to the kennel the next day and witnessed the horrific scene, they callously hosed down the dying dogs in a crude attempt to cool them. The carcasses of the dogs were then piled in a storage shed. No professional veterinarians were called to help.

The dogs sweltered to death, packed together  in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning, and without food or water provided for them.

After deputies responded to a call the morning of June 21, 2014, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office launched an extensive investigation and submitted its findings to the County Attorney’s Office on August 27, 2014.  This is Montgomery’s Sept. 10, follow-up press conference. (Courtesy of KTVK-TV3)

The indictment charges Todd and MaLeisa Hughes with 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, and one felony count of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Austin and Logan Flake are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals.

A hearing for the four defendants is scheduled Oct. 23, 2014.

Seeing Red AZ has covered the deaths of the pets in these posts:

Oct. 13, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Focus of daily’s sarcastic jab remains inert

Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

July 17, 2014: 21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

June 27, 2014: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake & Update


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