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2006.10.05

The View’s All Rosy From Rosie’s Rose Colored Glasses

What Rosie O’Donnell said (video here):

I think the horror of imagining 6 to 13 year old girls hand-cuffed together and shot execution style one by one is perhaps enough to awaken the nation that maybe we need some stricter gun control laws.

Yes. More laws. Stricter laws. THAT would have stopped the monster. Eeeeeeeeevvvvreeeeeybody knows if there is a law against committing some heinous crime, the criminal low life and predators will stop and control themselves. Ack. Now, now Rosie. We can talk. You don’t have to go yellow. You’re sounding a little yellow there. Rosie continues:

If the man did not have a gun. If the man had a knife. And he walked in there. And there are adult women there. The man said “I would like the women to leave because I’m gonna keep the girls.” I guarantee you if that man did not have a gun the mothers who were the teachers in that school would never have left those children alone in that room.

I wouldn’t be so sure the outcome would be as implied by Rosie, i.e. the mothers and teachers would have fought back against a knife. Consider this, as reported by ABC News:

The oldest of the five Amish girls shot dead in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse is said to have stepped forward and asked her killer to “Shoot me first,” in an apparent effort to buy time for her schoolmates.

Rita Rhoads, a midwife who delivered two of the victims, told ABC News’ Law and Justice Unit that she learned of 13-year-old Marian Fisher’s plea from Fisher’s family.

What’s more, Fisher’s younger sister, Barbie, who survived the shooting, allegedly asked the gunman, Charles Carl Roberts IV, to “Shoot me second,” Rhoads said.

“They were amazing,” Rhoads said, “absolutely amazing. There was a tremendous amount of calm and courage in that schoolroom.”

“Marian, the oldest one, did ask to be shot first,” Rhoads said. “The faith of their fathers really was embedded in them. … How many adults are willing to do that? Not many.”

And there’s Rosie, professing to know the mind of an Amish person. Actually guaranteeing for us exactly how an Amish person would respond. I can smell the stench of her hypocrisy right through the Internet. Keep those glasses on, Rosie. You can’t handle the truth.


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