School Shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School(Parkland, Florida) left 17 dead & 14 injured

domelogic

Registered User
It really is amazing to see the media's bias on full display. Hogg is all over the damn place...boldly proclaiming that he will not attend school again til action is taken, mocking Trump for saying he's a draft dodger, and sticking up for the Broward sheriff's who didn't storm the building (which is a hard argument to make unless you're being coached).

Then there's that outspoken pro-2A kid (Kyle Kashuv), who is completely shunned by the media and treated as if he doesn't exist. He's another peculiar fella in that I immediately questioned whether he actually attends the school or not.

Imagine if we had the draft. All these pussies would be running for the hills. Guns bad I am triggered. You sound like a fool, look like a fool and whine like a salty lackazz. Won’t go back to school you say, now why would any of us be shocked at that statement. Lastly if anyone defends the cops/fbi at all in this is a shill or batshit dumb. Would we be talking about guns or a tragedy if they had done their job, NO. 45 times the cops had an interaction with this mental fuck, enough said. So fuckoff with this shit.
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
I don't like that the left is using the kids to push their agenda and you are not allowed to respond to the dumb things that are being said. You can't have it both ways. Either the kid is a sage and can handle criticism, or hes just a kid who should not be criticized because he lacks the life experience to know what hes talking about.
Hiding behind children has long been a tactic they've used.
Make it all about them and shit on anyone that has any
type of opposition to them because they obviously hate kids.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
My state isn't completely insane.

 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Not letting a good crisis go to waste...way to go Dems!

 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
Still dancing in the blood of innocents like ghouls.

Stay classy, Dem scumbags.
 

domelogic

Registered User
Call me surprised. It is a long article so basically the journalist tells you the kids had very little if anything to do with all the organizing they were given credit for. Imagine the lefties being right on top of it when tragedy happens. It really is sad they wait for these things so they can pounce on it.


Why Did It Take Two Weeks To Discover Parkland Students’ Astroturfing?
The response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room.

“Can you believe these kids?” It’s been a recurring theme of the coverage of the Parkland school shooting: the remarkable effectiveness of the high school students who created a gun control organization in the wake of the massacre. In seemingly no time, the magical kids had organized events ranging from a national march to a mass school walkout, and they’d brought in a million dollars in donations from Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney.

The Miami Herald credited their success to the school’s stellar debate program. The Wall Street Journal said it was because they were born online, and organizing was instinctive.

On February 28, BuzzFeed came out with the actual story: Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz aiding in the lobbying in Tallahassee, a teacher’s union organizing the buses that got the kids there, Michael Bloomberg’s groups and the Women’s March working on the upcoming March For Our Lives, MoveOn.org doing social media promotion and (potentially) march logistics, and training for student activists provided by federally funded Planned Parenthood.

The president of the American Federation of Teachers told BuzzFeed they’re also behind the national school walkout, which journalists had previously assured the public was the sole work of a teenager. (I’d thought teachers were supposed to get kids into school, but maybe that’s just me.)

In other words, the response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room. Nor is it surprising that the professionalization happened right off the bat. Broward County’s teacher’s union is militant, and Rep. Ted Lieu stated on Twitter that his family knows Parkland student activist David Hogg’s family, so there were plenty of opportunities for grown-ups with resources and skills to connect the kids.



That’s before you get to whether any of them had been involved in the Women’s March. According to BuzzFeed, Wassermann Schultz was running on day two.

What’s striking about all this isn’t the organization. If you start reading books about organizing, it’s clear how it all works. But no journalist covering the story wrote about this stuff for two weeks. Instead, every story was about the Parkland kids being magically effective.

On Twitter, I lost track of the number of bluechecks rhapsodizing over how effective the kids’ organizational instincts were. But organizing isn’t instinctive. It’s skilled work; you have to learn how to do it, and it takes really a lot of people. You don’t just get a few magical kids who’re amazing and naturally good at it.

The real tip-off should have been the $500,000 donations from Winfrey and Clooney. Big celebrities don’t give huge money to strangers on a whim. Somebody who knows Winfrey and Clooney called them and asked. But the press’s response was to be ever more impressed with the kids.

For two weeks, journalists abjectly failed in their jobs, which is to tell the public what’s going on. And any of them who had any familiarity with organizing campaigns absolutely knew. Matt Pearce, of the Los Angeles Times, would have been ideally placed to write an excellent article: not only is he an organizer for the Times’s union, he moderated a panel on leftist activism for the LA Times Book Festival and has the appropriate connections in organizing. Instead, he wrote about a school walkout, not what was behind it. (In another article, Pearce defined Delta caving to a pressure campaign’s demands as “finding middle ground.”)

But it’s not just a mainstream media problem. None of the righty outlets writing about Parkland picked up on the clear evidence that professional organizers were backing the Parkland kids, either. Instead, they objected to the front-and-centering of minor kids as unseemly, which does no good: Lefties aren’t going to listen, and it doesn’t educate the Right to counter.

The closest anyone got was Elizabeth Harrington at the Washington Free Beacon, who noted that Clooney’s publicist was booking the kids’ media interviews pro bono, and said that a friend (not Clooney) had asked him to do it. The result of all this is that the average righty does not understand what’s going on in activism, because all they see is what the press covers. The stuff that’s visible. It’s like expecting people in the Stone Age to grok the Roman army by looking at it. Conspiracy theorists happily fill this ignorance vacuum.

On one hand, sure, the issue with people who believe in crisis actors and various other kinds of conspiracy theories is that they’re susceptible. If they didn’t believe in crisis actors, they’d believe in something else (and they probably do). But on the other hand, I think one reason there’s an opportunity for righty conspiracy types to get all hopped up on goofballs with respect to protests and such is the abject failure of the Righty establishment to explain to its people how protests actually work.

This results in occasional hilarity when the Right tries to organize its own protests. For example, then-Internet celebrity Baked Alaska tried to create pro-Trump flashmobs in Los Angeles during the election. His efforts consisted of posting times and locations online. And that’s it. You see this attitude often among Righties: “We have the Internet! We’ll post a notice and people will show up!” Well, no; they won’t.

It’s not that Baked Alaska needed a magical kid, because there are no magical kids. There’s just hard work, and our press and politicos do everyone a disservice when they pretend otherwise. Here’s an example of how to turn out people, cribbed from “Organizing for Social Change,” the activist manual published by the Midwest Academy, which has been around since 1973 and has trained over 30,000 activists, some of whom went on to found their own training schools.

Say you run an organization that wants to impress a city councilman, and you’ve landed a meeting. You want your group to look bigger than it is. You’ve got 15 dedicated people you know will go, but you want to show the councilman 60 people.

The first thing you do is get 10 people from other groups (you do know other ideologically aligned groups in the area, right?). That leaves 35 people. To get them, you don’t post an ad on Craigslist. You look in your database of people who’ve signed your petitions or whatever. Call and ask them to come.

If they say yes, call them again a day or two in advance to confirm. Of the people who say yes twice, only half will actually show up. So you need 70 people to say yes twice. Expect to make seven times that number of phone calls to get them. That’s 490 five-minute phone calls, which breaks down to five people a night making phone calls for five straight nights.

It’s not magical kids, and it’s not George Soros sprinkling money around. It’s hard work by people who’ve trained to do it.
That’s a little more work than posting an announcement on Facebook. And that’s organizing. It’s not magical kids, and it’s not George Soros sprinkling money around. It’s hard work by people who’ve trained to do it.

Now that the organizations are more open about their involvement, at some point the Parkland kids will go into the background a bit in media exposure, the same way Deray and Linda Sarsour did. That’s part of how organizing fame works these days: Two Minutes’ Heroes, in frequent rotation. But the problem remains: until the press covers organizing campaigns accurately, organizers will be able to punch above their weight politically even if they don’t win every election.

In his excellent book “Hegemony How-To,” leftist organizer Jonathan Smucker wrote, “Power tends to appear magical to those who have less of it, and mechanical to those who are accustomed to wielding it instrumentally.” Or, for that matter, to even seeing it instrumentally.

For two weeks, journalists treated power as if it were magical. It’s not. It’s mechanical. The people organizing the response to Parkland, and a host of other causes, know that. So should you.
 

mascan42

Registered User
Fox News:



"Mental health doesn't always point to mass shooters," then show five mass shooters with crazy eyes.
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
The response was professionalized. That’s not surprising, because this is what organization that gets results actually looks like. It’s not a bunch of magical kids in somebody’s living room.
Most people with half a brain figured that out but the news
will still play it off as wonderful kids asserting their will.
 

Jacuzzi Billy

Watching PTI
Donator
A local school was on lockdown because "an upset parent was possibly headed to the school".
 

jnoble

Lingering longer for a longering linger
As if Hogg would ever pass up the chance to do spring break with his newfound celebrity status. Despite his punchable face he probably would be drowning in pussy.
I'm not sure that's what he's into if you know what I mean. He WAS in the drama club, right?...
 

jnoble

Lingering longer for a longering linger

Floyd1977

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I'm not sure that's what he's into if you know what I mean. He WAS in the drama club, right?...
I'm sure he'd be able to find plenty of that action as well if that tickled his fancy
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
If 'fancy' is another term for 'prostate' then yeah, probably
And even if not, it's only a matter of time before he just happens to be living where another exploitable tragedy takes place. Perhaps a shooting in P-Town
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
Hmmm. So another recent instance of a teacher bringing a gun to school (and note California) where the gun discharges in some manner right in the midst of a heated "should we arm teachers" debate.

California teacher accidentally fires gun in class, students reportedly injured

Nicole Darrah1 hour ago


Dennis Alexander, a teacher at Seaside High School in California and a reserve officer with the Sand City Police Department, has been placed on administration leave after accidentally firing his gun in during a class and reportedly injuring three students. (Seaside City Council/Google Earth)

A teacher at a California high school has been placed on administration leave after accidentally firing his gun in during a class and reportedly injuring three students.

Dennis Alexander, a teacher at Seaside High School and reserve officer with the Sand City Police Department, was teaching an “Administration of Justice” class Tuesday when he pointed his firearm at the ceiling during a lesson and accidentally shot it.

The police department, which did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, told The Associated Press that Alexander had pointed his gun at the ceiling to make sure it was not loaded when the weapon discharged.

OPINION: OUR POLICE NEED BETTER TRAINING. FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING FAILURES MAKE THIS MORE IMPERATIVE

The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District told Fox News in a statement that an immediate investigation “determined that there was no immediate threat to students or staff,” however one student’s father told KSBW-TV that his son suffered moderate injuries.

Fermin Gonzales said his 17-year-old son was injured when bullet fragments lodged in his neck after ricocheting off the ceiling.

“It’s the craziest thing. It could have been very bad,” Gonzalez told the news station, adding his son is “shaken up” but is “going to be OK.”

“I'm just pretty upset that no one told us anything and we had to call the police ourselves to report it,” the father added.

SHERIFF 'DEVASTATED' AFTER STUDENT FINDS HIS FORGOTTEN GUN IN MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCKER ROOM

Alexander was placed on administrative leave from both his teaching job and the police department, where KSBW reported he’s been a reserve police officer for 11 years.

The incident came the same day as a school resource officer at a Virginia middle school also accidentally fired his gun while children were attending classes.

Additionally, a county sheriff in Michigan apologized, also on Tuesday, for accidentally leaving his gun in the locker roombathroom of a middle school over the weekend.

RESOURCE OFFICER ACCIDENTALLY FIRES GUN AT VIRGINIA MIDDLE SCHOOL, OFFICIALS SAY

The accidental firings come amid a nationwide debate on the subject of arming school teachers.

Deputy Scot Peterson, of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, as the school’s resource officer on Feb. 14 when a gunman entered a building on campus and killed 17 people.

It was later revealed Peterson never entered the building, despite hearing gunfire.
 

mascan42

Registered User
Fermin Gonzales said his 17-year-old son was injured when bullet fragments lodged in his neck after ricocheting off the ceiling.
WTF did it hit that it ricocheted? Aren't schools still using drop ceilings?
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
Hmmm. So another recent instance of a teacher bringing a gun to school (and note California) where the gun discharges in some manner right in the midst of a heated "should we arm teachers" debate.
Are you implying that this might have been staged to further an agenda?

How dare you sir!
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
Watched Patriot Day recently and have come to the realization the police shouldn't have full auto weapons; those motherfuckers ventilated a small boat and still didn't kill the fucker.

Plus, that whole equal protection thing, too.
 
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