July 20, 2012, - 1:59 pm

Aurora Batman Massacre: I’ve Always Worried About Movie Bombers & Parents Who Bring 6-Yr-Olds to Violent Movies; Disgusting Tea Party Attacks

By Debbie Schlussel

Stop trying to invoke meaning or left-wing policy into the craziness of a crazy. Stop using the tragic loss of life to push crap on America. Seems that’s all that’s happening after today’s mass murder tragedy at a Batman movie. All while the victims’ bodies aren’t even cold yet. Apparently, the rigor mortis has set in, too, in the brains of far too many left-wing mainstream media “reporters” and personalities. We knew it was possible to kill people at movies. It’s happened before. It has nothing to do with ideology or policy. And everything to do with sudden displays of insanity and imbalance that can’t be prevented.

As a professional movie critic, I see between 150 and 200 movies in theaters per year (that’s in addition to those I see on DVD, which they send us as screeners). (Yup, more than 400 hours of my life wasted each year in dark theaters watching mostly garbage–time I’ll never get back.) As studios get cheaper and try to save money, they have fewer and fewer private screenings for critics and more promotional screenings to which we are invited. They are always packed to the gills, and I’ve always thought, “This would be a great, cheap opportunity for a terrorist.” Terrorists could go to packed movie theaters in a multiplex on a weekend and simultaneously detonate, I’ve always thought. Sadly, the madman attack on movie-goers to “The Dark Knight Rises,” saw that on a miniature scale, last night. And now, more than ten people are dead. It’s tragic. But there is no way to prevent it, unless you want metal detectors at every theater and a TSA-“Please Remove Your Shoes and Belts” mentality in every aspect of American life. And we don’t want that.

In 1988, people were shot and killed at a showing of the Sean Penn gang warfare movie, “Colors,” at a Detroit-area theater. Thereafter, there were metal detectors at the theater, the now-defunct “AMC Americana Southfield City.” And it was a hassle. You had to arrive extra early before the movies because you had to stand in line to go through the detector. We don’t want to be that country. It likely wouldn’t have prevented gunman James Holmes who apparently came in a back door or emergency door. And yet, idiots like Brit scumbag Piers Morgan, are calling for gun control. But, if someone else in that Aurora theater, this morning, had a gun, fewer people might have died and even fewer might have been injured. In Michigan, concealed pistol license (CPL) holders are confused about whether they should risk taking their guns into theaters. That’s because the Michigan CPL restricts taking a concealed weapon into an entertainment venue with more than a certain number of people. Does that mean the individual theater in a multiplex, which would fall under the threshold, or all theaters, which would mean you can’t take your gun there? We should want more people to be allowed to try to protect themselves from people like the Aurora madman, James Holmes, who will take his gun in there anyway.

And then there is ABC News’ nauseating rush to invoke and blame the Tea Party, as they did with the Gabby Giffords shooting, the Times Square failed bombing, and in many other instances, all of which had nothing to do with anyone associated with the Tea Party. There is no evidence whatsoever that Holmes is a Tea Parry activist. In fact, given the mixed Occupy messages of “The Dark Knight Rises” (read my review), he might be an Occupy activist. But I doubt it has anything to do with the message of the movie (a message I still haven’t figured out yet days after having seen the movie). Holmes probably wanted to kill and maim as many people as possible. And a packed, much-hyped blockbuster summer movie Midnight first showing is the place to achieve that. ABC should apologize to the Tea Party. But they never will. And the rush to blame the Tea Party is interesting, too, in another way. As my friend, “Mehitabel” points out, when Islamic terrorists attack us, the mainstream media (like ABC) rushes to tell us we should love and be tolerant and understanding of the Muslims. But when they pretend it’s a tea party terrorist (and there’s yet to actually be one of those), they report it because they want us to hate the tea partiers. Not consistent. But since when are the hypocrites and frauds in the media consistent?

Ah, the six-year-old that was taken to a hospital to be treated, after this morning’s shooting (*** UPDATE: sadly, the six-year-old died ***). People are surprised by this. But, for years, I’ve railed against the many parents–most of them minorities–who take their toddler kids to late-night, violent, graphic movies (though I’ve seen plenty of Whites who take their kids to these movies, too). It’s moronic, as I’ve repeatedly noted. And movie theaters don’t have the guts to tell them, “no.” They don’t want to forgo the paying ticket of the parents, or rather–the baby-mama. “Parents” who take young kids to these movies are usually baby mamas and baby daddies with no sense of maturity, adulthood, or responsible parenting. They are sperm and womb donors, whose kids will grow up to be the same and just as idiotic and delinquent. It’s child abuse, plain and simple. And today, it was deadly for a six-year-old. If you are too cheap to pay for a baby-sitter or can’t afford one, you shouldn’t be at the movies. Irresponsible Darwin Award winners poison their young kids’ minds with violent, graphic crap in the middle of the night. Sadly, the results are visited upon the rest of us in less than a decade.

By the way, I don’t think this cretin, Holmes, was a terrorist. Terrorists by definition do something to inspire and provoke fear and action or inaction based on that fear, such as Islamic terrorists like Nidal Malik Hasan, who shoot up American soldiers because of some fraudulent grievance about the Palestinians and Muslims in Iraq. Holmes did no such thing. He just murdered and maimed. And clearly, he did it out of some criminally insane fantasy.

Nothing to read into or get out of this. We just need to remember the victims and make sure they get justice against this guy. He definitely deserves the death penalty (which they have in Colorado), but he probably won’t get it. We don’t mean business in America. After all, we’re the country that takes 6-year-old kids to midnight showings of violent flicks. And uses the tragic mass murder of innocent people to vilify conservative activists and argue in favor of making citizens less safe by disarming them.

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41 Responses

This many people are murdered in Chicago every week. But we don’t see Barry and Michelle stopping to comment on it. Gee, why is that?

David on July 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Poor little-known Debbie is jealous of very famous Diane Sawyer.

    Marianna King on July 27, 2012 at 4:46 am

I thought the shooter was Jeff Goldblum at first glance.

DS_ROCKS! on July 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Yes, things would be a lot better if I had my gun in the theater. I would aim it at the moving object in the dark with smoke in the theater while people are running and pushing everyone . I will take the shooter out in just one try because I’m that good of shooter in the dark. Plsssss, just write something nice today!!! It’s too soon.

Jalen on July 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Jalen, is ABC writing anything nice? Also, you do not have to come here if you do not like the articles. In addition, the Mayor of Chicago is quite nice and has very strong gun control measures in place. Would you like to see how safe that place Is Jalen? You might have to walk through a few crime scenes to find a relatively safe spot. When will it not be too soon in Chicago Jalen?

    Worry on July 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

If someone is hell-bent on slaughtering people, no law is going to stop them because criminals/insane don’t obey laws.

Prayers to all those involved.

Road Warrior on July 20, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Colorado is Right To Carry. Gun owners here are conscientious and responsible. In the Mountain West, guns are a part of every day life. People hunt, protect their wildlife and property and save theirs and others’ lives.

    Big city liberals think you can ban guns you can get the evil out of human nature. They’re focusing on the wrong end of the problem – the same reason they’re in denial about Islamic terrorism.

    The truth is we live in a world where bad guys exist who want to kill people. That goes back to the beginning of time. If someone can change human nature, I’d love to see it.

    In the meantime, the rest of us ought to do whatever it takes to keep ourselves and our families safe from the human predators in our midst.

    NormanF on July 20, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Something is fishy about this murder suspect. It seems that the suspect had ties to Tennessee, had Tenn. plates on his car, several people were using his social security number, the location of the murders was very close to both Columbine, the scene of the school massacre, and the Denver area, a center for a lot of government and new world order mischief. Also, isn’t it just convenient that almost every time there is a push for gun control that someone goes out and shoots a bunch of people for no apparent reason.

RT on July 20, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Got to agree, though it sounds a little crazy. Too fishy to ignore. U.N. gun ban coming, Fast and the Furious, crazed Alabama idiot, etc. If the F and F hadn’t been found out to be b.s., it’d been yet another instance of why everyone needs to turn their weapons in. I guess we can turn them into the OWS, or the NBP party? So messed up. Guy was a med student.
    @Kay, gtfo of here with your rants.

    samurai on July 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I am against gun control, and I realize that crazed individuals might do things like this no matter what. But I do think our culture has become more and more violent, and criminals like Casey Anthony are glorified for months.

Authorities don’t seem to be able to stop crime. Since Chicago was mentioned, the authorities in Chicago are now enlisting street gangs and Black Muslims and anti-Semities like Farrakhan to ‘help’ reduce the shootings.

And the failure of society to enforce standards like right and wrong, and to say all values are relative doesn’t help. The breakdown of the family doesn’t help prevent violence either.

Little Al on July 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Ms. Debbie has had the same thoughts about theaters that I’ve had. They are “soft” targets. Let’s not forget the Moscow theater siege & how horrifically THAT ended. And in his book, “Teeth of the Tiger,” Clancy’s plot is about jihadi schmucks who infiltrate through this country via the southern border, with the help of a drug cartel. Once in the country, they split up into a number of different teams & go to various shopping malls throughout America, where they proceed to hose down shoppers.

If THIS whackjob schmuck could pull this nightmare off as easily as he did, I shudder to think of what jhadis could accomplish at similar targets. I just got a concealed carry for my Sig Sauer P229 in .40 cal. And I keep that magazine loaded with plus-p hollow points. Better tried by 12 than carried by six.

Oh, & all the fools calling for more gun control never get the point. This, or any other criminal, will STILL be able to get a gun, despite any laws. It’ll be people like US who suffer because of them.

Cicero's Ghost (NB) on July 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

About the 6-year-old who died…when I first hear about her on the news today, that was my first thought! Why the hell was she at a midnight showing??? Aside from the fact that this movie is clearly inappropriate for a 6-year-old, she should have been tucked in bed! If the “mother” survives (she’s in hospital as of now), she’s going to have a lifetime of regret!

Alan on July 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I’m shocked, SHOCKED!!! We all know it is impossible for a gun to wind up in the hands of a crazy (or criminal, or terrorist) because of the Brady law. This all must be some big mistake.

CornCoLeo on July 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

This theater was my first real job, i’ve been there a million times, i’ve been to a million midnight showings there. It will forever be tainted red now. I shiver with fear for the full release of victim names, because Aurora is a small town, more than likely i’ll know someone. This is my hometown and i am angry. I do not think a full analysis of the gun laws can occur in such an emotionally charged time. HOWEVER, a discussion on the efficacy of a mothers parenting after losing her child is hardly called for. What she does with her child is none of your concern, and this kind of blame the victim attitude is deplorable. I also liked your audacity on mentioning that most of the mothers you see with children at the movies are minorities, even if you slipped in on there are whites too in parenthesis. It’s pretty uncalled for “observation”; here’s my observation that “the shooter was white”…. no comment on that right.

khrystian on July 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    “HOWEVER, a discussion on the efficacy of a mothers parenting after losing her child is hardly called for. What she does with her child is none of your concern, and this kind of blame the victim attitude is deplorable”

    It is entirely appropriate to note that situation with the mother. Child abuse is a general concern khrystian.

    “I also liked your audacity on mentioning that most of the mothers you see with children at the movies are minorities, even if you slipped in on there are whites too in parenthesis. It’s pretty uncalled for “observation”; here’s my observation that “the shooter was white”…. no comment on that right.”

    khrystian, you are the one who has made an explicitly racial issue out of this. Also, you might try reading what Debbie wrote more carefully. Debbie was referring to these late night movies, and not showings during regular times. You might actually consider the audacity of telling the truth khrytian. I appreciate honest people who make straightforward observations about what they see, unlike you.

    If you do not like this site, there are plenty of others to choose from. Maybe Stormfront is more your bag?

    Worry on July 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

That poor child. Never stood a chance.
Whoever heard of being taken to a midnight movie at that age????

Michelle on July 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Nicely written DS, and I to think this dude is NOT a terrorists, and you explained and articulated nicely on the definition of the word “terrorists”! This guy, James Holmes was just a lone-wolf and sadistic, murdering nutcase who killed those innocent people for his own selfish pleasure.

Now regarding the left wing media, you know what Debbie and everybody who commented here, this is one of the reasons why the left wing MSM ratings are so freaking mediocre, it is because during tragedies such as this one, they do the “rush to judgement” and blame their political oppponents like the shill-hacks they are. ABC should apologize to us for faulting the Tea Party Movement, and this guy is NOT apart of the TPM, and I’m not sure if he’s apart of the OWS movement as well, but the lefties don’t see us on the right blaming the OWS movement for this guy’s act, do they?

And also, til this very day, the left wing media hasn’t apologized to this country on Jared Lee Loughner’s act on what he did over a year ago in Tucson, Arizona, by going on a shooting spree and killing 7 or 8 people and injuring numerous (including former Rep. Gabriella Giffords). And NO so-called gun-controls are NOT the answer, if you dare dis-arm we the people, we’ll be defensless and crime will sky-rocket through the heavens, that means more criminals will be armed with a firearm and do evil acts like what happend earlier on today. So we need to arm ourselves, protect ourselves and our loved ones from violent acts such as this. And I won’t be surprised if this SOB was on some type of drug, whether it’s marijuana, medication, etc.?

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I am surprised that you did not link this to muslims

kay on July 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

too bad you were not at that thetre

kay on July 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    “too bad you were not at that thetre”

    Too bad you don’t know how to spell or punctuate a sentence. I need to consult my Idiotics edition of Rosetta Stone to figure out what a “thetre” is. Is that French for something? And its so nice to see liberal “tolerance” on display. Because every time it IS displayed, we can see you pukes for the hypocrites you really are

    Cicero's Ghost (NB) on July 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm


Have to disagree with you in a way. This was an act of terrorism although perhaps not intended. How will this madman’s actions affect all of us. For some, no more movie theaters, for others an increased fear of guns for many this feeds a myriad of phobias in a society that seems to slowly be losing its humanity. We should pray not just for the souls of the dead and their families but for ourselves as well.

pennpa on July 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I live in the Colorado Mountains and Aurora might as well be on the moon…. things like don’t happen in small towns – I like the one I live in here.

I’ve always hated the big city. Tragically, here’s another reason why Democratic-run cities can’t seem to lick crime – along with the graffiti, filth, pollution and congestion.

The complaints from the mainstream media are hypocritical and fraudulent. When real conservatives run places like Denver, Chicago and New York, then it complain about evil in theaters.

Trick question: why didn’t this happen in Colorado’s GOP bastion, El Paso County? I’m sick and fed up with people rushing to exploit a terrible human tragedy for political gain.

There is nothing to indicate that James Holmes was any one other than a sick sociopath who wanted to kill as many people as possible. Guess what? The same leftist hypocrites who push for gun control are the same folks who will push to make sure he never gets executed here.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims’ families. This is not how you ever want to spend out a night at the movies.

NormanF on July 20, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Debbie I have just created an authentic retro looking document using Microsoft Office 2007 linking the Tea Party to the 1999 Columbine massacre and emailed it to Katie Couric. I’m hoping she can get it on tonight’s broadcast, but since it’s Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh Av tonight I’ll be unable to watch myself.

Good Shabbes and gut yom tov.


A1 on July 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I very well could be some dude who has lost his cool at some point in time, nut given what we already know about the atrocities committed by the government and the elite, one can’t help but question if the one they caught actually had anything to do with it. As repeated throughout history, he could be only a “fall” guy. After all, the man in the theater never showed his face did he?

brendz g. exner-fritz on July 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm

My heart goes out to the families who are enduring this horrific event. A night of ‘anticipating a fun night” turned into something I feel that will stay within us for a season. At first glance when I watched the news broadcaste I thought about the military men and women who are on the front lines. I feel the proceeds from the movie should go to the families who are grieving and have lost loved ones.

Cat on July 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

From what I’ve heard so far,this man is a lunatic. Pure and simple. He should have gotten help.

Ghostwriter on July 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

No better time to push for open and concealed carry for gun owners. God bless them all!

anne on July 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

I feel bad for the victims. This tragic event will haunt them for years.

Mark my words the left will use this to push for stronger gun control laws. Two previous shootings similar to this happened when armed lunatics started shooting at a public establishments. Years ago at a Jack-in-the-Box resturant where guns where banned, a lunatic entered the place and started shooting people. No one could defend themselves because they were not armed. Next case involved a Long Island commuter train. A nut by the name of Colin Ferguson boarded the train along with other people. He started shooting and casualy walked down the aisle and kept killing people. If one person was armed (we are talking NY now) he could have been stopped. Now let’s think “Out of the Box”. This Friday the 27th the UN will vote on the small arms treaty. Our fearless leader has already commented that he will sign the treaty. Despite the usual cover story concering the reason why the treaty would be a good idea, the true goal is the confiscation of privatley owned firearms Coincidence that this event took place at this time before the UN vote? Hmmmmmmmmm..

Peter on July 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

You complain about “disgusting” tea party attacks and a “nauseating” rush to blame the tea party, but then you turn around an make your own “disgusting” OWS attacks and a “nauseating” rush to blame OWS? What the h*ll is wrong with you?

What is wrong with you? on July 20, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Pardon me troll, but where in this article did Debbie blamed the OWS movement for this tragedy? I didn’t remember reading anything like that, we still don’t know whether or not Holmes is associated with the OWS or the Black Bloc, this case is still being investigated by authorities in Colorado.

So I gotta say, what the hell is wrong with you on not using no critical thinking skills and a bad reading comprehensions. And are you going to call out and hold ABC to task on them making a rush to judgement on blaming the TPM? BTW silly troll, Ms. Schlussel is NOT apart of the Tea Party Movement, no matter how you try to spin the issue.

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Sean, you are dealing with an organized troll effort. These characters deploy whenever they perceive a news event or incident that either can be spun their way, or drown out the voices of those attempting to express themselves in an independent way. You are in fact dealing with a marketing or counter-marketing campaign, depending upon the subject. if the posting seems canned and the poster has trouble going beyond their talking points(getting crude and utterly abusive, you are dealing with hired help.

    Worry on July 21, 2012 at 1:34 am

I would like to point out that with the amount of body armor this POS had on the best case scenario if someone had a licensed concealed carry, would have been to hope to hit him enough times in the chest to break his ribs or get lucky on hitting him in the gas mask. The only rounds that would have possibly penetrated the vest, leggings, helmet, groin guard, and throat guard would have been full metal jacketed rifle rounds as the level of Kevlar that can stop those is restricted heavily. For handgun calibers to take him down, that would have required multiple licensees firing enough rounds to cause the Kevlar to fail or to break enough bones. It would have been extremely difficult. At best maybe a licensee could have interrupted his rate of fire some an hopefully buy time for more people to escape but, this has got to be the worst possible situation I could think of. The only concealable guns I can think of that might of had an effect would have been a 50 Cal Desert Eagle or a semi auto Ak47 Scorpion. Both are not usual choices for concealed carry. The Scorpion firing the 7.62×39 would have had the most effect. They could be concealed but, you aren’t going to find permit holders regularly carrying one of those.

MarkSWFL on July 21, 2012 at 1:41 am

Fantastic!! I’m clapping extremely loud right now.

Robbster on July 21, 2012 at 4:25 am

Yet another example of how left-wing extremist and biased the vile and sleazy ABC truly is!!! The two ultraliberal, left-wing extremist lying, HYPOCRITICAL propagandists, brian ross and george stefanapoulus, should be made to RESIGN IMMEDIATELY, PERIOD!!! But being the despicable, radical cowards they are, I doubt ABC will do anything to these two disgraceful creeps!! ABC today is really just a propaganda arm for the nobama administration! IT SICKENS ME!! Again, thank you, Debbie, for all you do!1 Keep up the great work, we need you now more than ever!!!

Dave on July 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

Rich white boys don’t get the death penality.

Zeruel on July 21, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Stop calling him a “madman.” He knows exactly what he’s doing. Hopefully, the other cons calling him “kid killer” will save the state the cost of a trial.

Italkit on July 22, 2012 at 11:24 am

Not a conspiracy nut, but the timing is great for the Consoler-in-chief, as the AP refers to Obama. This takes everything off the front pages. Kind of like the economic collapse during the last election. Just in time for McCain to make a bigger ass out of himself. Obama gets a chance to be regaled by the media, again, as a great soother. In reality, he’s the reason we are so divided.

JeffT on July 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

He is Muslim, thats why he shot innocent people

Debra on July 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

If I was there, I would have had my gun, night vision goggles and gas mask. I never leave home without them because you never know when such things might happen.

So had I been there, I would have shot this guy dead the second he opened fire. He may have gotten off a round or two, but with my calm under pressure attitude, spec ops training, good looks and nice hair, he would have been dead within seconds. I also would have shot anyone else in the theatre with a gun because in the fog of war, it’s better to shoot first and ask questions later.

Georoge Paris on July 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I see the moron-trolls (e.g. Debra and Georoge [sic]) are benefiting us again. Debra implies that the general malevolence of Muslims implies that someone who is malevolent must be Muslim. Talk about a classic logical error.

Georoge [sic] tries mockery. He’s so educated that he KNOWS the solution must be some leftist social engineering hooey.

I’m glad both of them visited.

Skzion on July 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I suspect that the 6 year old would fall asleep during any movie at midnight. This really isn’t about the parents who took her to the movie, but about a madman who killed all those innocent people and destroyed families everywhere.

stepback on July 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

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