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Jim-P Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:34 AM
First I believe retired police officers should donate a couple of hours a day to just be at a school during the day. My goodness, isn't there anyone out there anymore that wants to be good neighbor.
Joe1626 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:46 AM
RVN70USMC Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:46 AM
Yup. It is ALWAYS up to someone else to solve the problem.
Joe1626 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 11:45 AM
I'd be willing to do that Jim, but there is a snag. When Bush signed kegkislation empowering retired police officers to carry, the media protested. I am a retired officer from the nortoriously ;ib-prog state of Michigan and have lived in Arkansas for 22 years. One day after Bush signed the legislation, the Michigan ledge launched the legislation that would rfequire me to return to Michigan for re-certification on a state approved range. It was loaded with devices to make it a foolish enterprise for me to endure the inconvenience and expense (The cost of visiting Michigan is not as bad as NYC, but they are racing to catch up.) of persuing the bogus re-cert. The lib-progs will do this to any other effort to restore common sense comt'd

Everyone can imagine the horror of a madman shooting up an elementary school, especially the horror of losing your six-year-old in the melee. But at some point, the news media's wallowing in Newtown reminds one of Don Henley's satirical song "Dirty Laundry," and how the anchors' eyes gleam through plane-crash news because "it's interesting when people die; we love dirty laundry."

The "O" word that defines the media at times like these isn't "objective." It's "opportunistic."

To be sure, the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting. But that doesn't mean they aren't ready to exploit it. Newsweek columnist...