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Post by DWags on 2017-06-14, 07:56

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Post by DWags on 2017-06-14, 08:00

Majority whip Steve Scalice(sp)

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 08:01

Seems that Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot in the hip and is going to be OK.   One of his staffers shot in the chest.   Security shot the shooter......all according to Sen Mike Lee

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-14, 08:06

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-14, 08:08

Well, this isn't good.
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Post by DWags on 2017-06-14, 08:14

Yep. But what sucks is that I'm not shocked anymore.

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-14, 08:19

Jebus, Mo Brooks stating that 50-100 shots were fired.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 08:22

DWags wrote:Yep. But what sucks is that I'm not shocked anymore.

Nor am I.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 08:42

Michigan Representative OK As Shots Fired At Members Of Congress


“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”

Bishop was uninjured. General Jack Bergman, who represents northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, and John Moolenaar, from Midland, were also at the practice; both uninjured. Democratic members of Congress were practicing at a different field, miles away.

“Two of our staff was hit, Steve Scalise was hit on second base, I watched him get hit and I couldn’t do anything to help him. We tried to get him off as fast as we could but this guy was relentless with his fire,” he said. “One of our staffers got hit in the chest and I pray for him, I just don’t know what the outcome is going to be. This is a tragic situation and frankly, it’s changed everything as I know it forever.”

A suspect, who received at least one gunshot, is believed to be in custody. Bishop said the man didn’t speak a word.

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Post by DWags on 2017-06-14, 09:44

“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. "

Jesus. And what's the only reason you needed cover? Here we go again.

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Post by InTenSity on 2017-06-14, 09:45

DWags wrote:“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. "

Jesus. And what's the only reason you needed cover? Here we go again.
I expect this to be used as an excuse to pull back a few more 'freedoms'.

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Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-14, 09:48

Might need to just re-route this thread to the Bin in advance.

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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-14, 09:49

Who practices softball?

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Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-14, 09:51

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Who practices softball?

You play to win the game, bro.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-14, 09:57

Death Roe wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Who practices softball?

You play to win the game, bro.

Take your shit-talking to the softball forum, bruh.

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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-06-14, 09:57

Mary Bruce‏Verified account @marykbruce 4m4 minutes ago
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Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-14, 10:15

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Who practices softball?

They were practicing baseball...for the Congressional Baseball Game.
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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-14, 10:19

NigelUno wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Who practices softball?

They were practicing baseball...for the Congressional Baseball Game.

Oh, well that's fine. Please yell at dwags to update the thread title. It's important in this moment that we don't degrade the victims by suggesting they were practicing softball, which is a ludicrous thing to do.

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Post by BleacherSwill on 2017-06-14, 10:21

Thank god we have guns too!

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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-14, 10:24

I would have thought that Congressional reps would have more security than that.  The only reason they had security was apparently because Sclaise was there (member of house leadership).  

That's weird in this political climate, to me.
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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by steveschneider on 2017-06-14, 10:26

Rep. Jared Huffman said on Twitter that the Democratic baseball team was practicing when its members heard the news. “We’re safe & with police, everyone praying for GOP colleagues, staff & Cap police,” he wrote.

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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by SeeRockCity on 2017-06-14, 10:26

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
NigelUno wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:Who practices softball?

They were practicing baseball...for the Congressional Baseball Game.

Oh, well that's fine. Please yell at dwags to update the thread title. It's important in this moment that we don't degrade the victims by suggesting they were practicing softball, which is a ludicrous thing to do.


Ok, I laughed. Is that bad?

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Post by steveschneider on 2017-06-14, 10:32

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
NigelUno wrote:

They were practicing baseball...for the Congressional Baseball Game.

Oh, well that's fine. Please yell at dwags to update the thread title. It's important in this moment that we don't degrade the victims by suggesting they were practicing softball, which is a ludicrous thing to do.

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Post by NigelUno on 2017-06-14, 10:36

DWags wrote:“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. "

Jesus.  And what's the only reason you needed cover?  Here we go again.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-06-14, 10:36

steveschneider wrote:
Travis of the Cosmos wrote:

Oh, well that's fine. Please yell at dwags to update the thread title. It's important in this moment that we don't degrade the victims by suggesting they were practicing softball, which is a ludicrous thing to do.


I'm so confused. Were they talking about the game, or were they talking about practice?

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Re: Shooting at congressional softball practice

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 10:37

If we're doing a comedy thread...


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Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-14, 10:38

Welp, we don't even have the details yet and you trolls can't help but wells it up. Minus well send it over to the bin.

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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-14, 10:53

Fair warning if this gets sent to the bin. I will drop the ban hammer on anyone making shitty partisan comments. I don't want to see any "looks like a great American just exercising his 2nd amendment rights." I don't want to see any "typical lefty violence" talk. Fuck that. Fellow Americans have just been shot. Show some respect.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 10:57

Supposedly the shooter.....according to the twitterz.


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Post by Travis of the Cosmos on 2017-06-14, 10:57

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Fair warning if this gets sent to the bin. I will drop the ban hammer on anyone making shitty partisan comments. I don't want to see any "looks like a great American just exercising his 2nd amendment rights." I don't want to see any "typical lefty violence" talk. Fuck that. Fellow Americans have just been shot. Show some respect.

It's gonna get there.

Just an FYI for all yall. The general rule is that I leave it here while it's active news. So, in this case, I'll probably move it in a couple of hours. If it were on the level of Orlando last year, maybe a couple of days. It doesn't even really matter to me how "binny" it's getting. Once it's no longer active news, I move it. If you're posting something that isn't active news, (or if it's active political news, like say a testimony in congress) then it gets moved right away.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 10:58

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 11:00

Washington Post is the source here...

Philip Rucker‏Verified account @PhilipRucker 16m16 minutes ago
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News: Shooter named as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., via @mattzap & @nakashimae

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-14, 11:02

Supposedly his entire facebook account is deep thoughts like these......don't know since I don't have an account there.





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Post by Death Roe on 2017-06-14, 11:04

He Needs To Learn How To Use Capital Letters only When It is Appropriate

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Post by GRR Spartan on 2017-06-14, 11:12

How the hell does one find and lock in to tweets from the lunatic fringe and post them pretending they are the norm?

If the shot counts are close to accurate, it would appear the shooter was using some kind of semi-automatic.

Real news with real injuries.



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Post by Rocinante on 2017-06-14, 11:19

I can see where this is going. I'm out of this cesspool for a couple days.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-06-14, 11:20

thoughts and prayers to everyone involved.

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Post by SeeRockCity on 2017-06-14, 11:24

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Fair warning if this gets sent to the bin. I will drop the ban hammer on anyone making shitty partisan comments. I don't want to see any "looks like a great American just exercising his 2nd amendment rights." I don't want to see any "typical lefty violence" talk. Fuck that. Fellow Americans have just been shot. Show some respect.

It's gonna get there.

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Reasonable approach.

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Post by Toe on 2017-06-14, 11:28

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:Fair warning if this gets sent to the bin. I will drop the ban hammer on anyone making shitty partisan comments. I don't want to see any "looks like a great American just exercising his 2nd amendment rights." I don't want to see any "typical lefty violence" talk. Fuck that. Fellow Americans have just been shot. Show some respect.

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