Raimondo Echoes Prayer Mockery


It’s difficult to understand why the governor of Rhode Island, a week later, would decide to echo the ghoulish and offensive attack of left wingers on those who offer thoughts and prayers for the victims of attacks — in this case, a terrorist attack — but she did.

Last week, as the nation watched with concern the slow trickle of information about the attack in San Bernardino and victims requested prayers, left-wing politicians, journalists, and activists turned their ire against those who were offering “thoughts and prayers,” mocking them as an ineffectual substitute for more gun control laws further eroding the Second Amendment.

Already out on a limb with that sentiment, those expressing it looked downright foolish when the attack turned out to be terrorism, and the taint of foolishness has darkened as information has come out about the incident, suggesting that it was part of a plot in which somebody else bought the guns (which, I believe, are actually outlawed in California) and sending the FBI to Europe for the investigation.  And yet, during a media event intended to promote anti-gun laws in Rhode Island:

“When I became governor, I never thought I would spend so much time ordering our flags at half mast on account of gun tragedies in this country, and we just did it again,” [Democrat Governor Gina] Raimondo said, referring to last week’s San Bernardino, Calif., shootings. “We spend entirely too much time extending our good wishes, sympathies, thoughts and our prayers to victims, and not enough time getting around the table and saying, ‘What can we do?'”

At least as presented in Alisha Pina’s Providence Journal report, the answers of the panel were pretty thin, mainly having to do with increasing restrictions for those involved in domestic violence disputes.  But the event and Raimondo’s rhetoric during it suggest that the governor is either steeped in left-wing talking points and media or is deliberately coordinating her actions as our governor with national Democrats, most likely in support of likely presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton — whom Raimondo vocally supports and who is currently under investigation by the FBI for alleged misuse of a private server to process her classified email when she was Secretary of State.

  • ShannonEntropy

    The answer to this problem of mass murders is definitely more gun control laws

    Look at Norway or Finland … they have some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. And nobody ever gets shot there.
    Right ??


    • Rhett Hardwick

      And, Finland makes some of the best rifles. I am thinking Sako and Valmet.

      • ShannonEntropy

        A few years ago a gun dealer in Nevada offered to sell me — legally — a German-made H&K MP5·A2

        But he wanted $ 8,000 for it … PASS !!


        • Rhett Hardwick

          For an awful lot less money, you can have an American 180 (1200 rounds per minute, 275 round magazine). Last I knew, the patent was held by the Mormon Church. Or, for even less, you can convert your Ruger 10-22 with hand tools (a mill is a lot faster than a file).
          I can’t post videos here.

  • Mike678

    The intellectually disingenuous love to trumpet statistics to “prove” their point, but rarely examine said statistics. Remove death by suicide and gang violence and you’ll see that the US is remarkably peaceful for the number of weapons in circulation. But that doesn’t fit the narrative…


    • ShannonEntropy

      Luckily for us in the Silent Majority ,, the lame-stream media is slowly losing its grip on their ability to shove their narrative agenda down our throats

      And just like how they are of no use in the war against radical Islamist terror cuz they refuse to acknowledge it even exists ,, so too will denial about their own plight hasten the day MSNBC & The View lose their last two viewers


      • Rhett Hardwick

        I have noticed that “blue collar” guys seem the most vocal in their disbelief of the media. Unscientifically, I ascribe this to their being more likely to have served in the military, more likely to have witnessed violent crime, more likely to have been mugged/assaulted by blacks, and more likely to be directly effected by “undocumented workers”. I draw this from conversations I have participated in and overheard. Will the “hard hats” come to our rescue again?

  • Rhett Hardwick

    Regardless of the governor’s wishes, the people of San Bernadino remain in my “thoughts and prayers”. ‘What can we do?’”, well, we can begin by thinking how hateful it is for Americans to end their days begging for their lives and the lives of their children. I was just as distressed by Obama’s “that is not who we are”. No, that is not “who we are”. We ARE a peaceful democracy, but, if you attack us, we are coming right at you. The “news” suggests that Russia is weighing whether to nuke ISIS. I do not approve of that.

    • ShannonEntropy

      The main pra·blem with fighting a terrorist group like IS is that there is no one single place you can ‘nuke’

      But we cannot rely on Obozo or Billary to defeat them … our only hope now is that Putin can wipe them out

      In my dreams … in 2016 Putin & Trump team up and crush them like a grape in a wine press

      • Max

        I’m not sure I share your confidence in Putin. I’m not saying our President could do better but they got shot down by Turkey. Russia’s track record in the middle east is worse than ours.

        • Rhett Hardwick

          I have a very difficult time seeing Putin as a bright star in our future. I expect trouble from him.

  • Rhett Hardwick

    Fred’s enlightened view on the matter: