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Married to the Game: Aurora, Sooper Mexican, Media Malpractice, and Gun Control Laws

In this episode, we discuss the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  We ask important questions like: what were the shooter’s motives?  Did he work alone?  Should movie theaters start (at least) putting sensors on the exits doors that are INSIDE the movie theater, so management knows that someone is going through that door while the movie is showing?  Was the coward “psychotic” or “insane”?  And we make the determination that the “Coward in Colorado” shall not be named; he does not deserve one ounce of notoriety for this heinous act.  I’m joined in this segment by the always insightful SooperMexican.

Also, Twitter’s “Sean Hannity’s Hair” stops by to discuss the media malpractice and the media bias that led ABC to try and blame an innocent member of the Tea Party for this horrific crime.

And finally (but not least), Tom from Indiana calls in to discuss the merits of changing our gun laws in the wake of this tragic event.  (we also discuss the importance of responsible gun ownership)

This show is packed with terrific insight and lots of honest discussion, and it’s not one to be missed.



And, of course, our hearts go out to the victims of this despicable shooting, and the entire community of Aurora is in our prayers.

Shooting Rampage Inside Colorado Movie Theater During Screening of Dark Knight Rises

From MSNBC.com

At least 20 people were hurt early Friday following a shooting at a movie theater near Denver, police said.

The incident occurred in Aurora, Colo., during a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises,” a police official told NBC News.

Brenda Stuart, of 850 KOA radio, told Britain’s Sky News that “a lot of people thought the gunshots were part of the movie.”

“They heard what they thought were firecrackers,” she added, citing witnesses. “Then they saw the bullets flying.”

Eyewitness reports said the assailant may have been wearing a gas mask, Stuart said.

Tear gas went off in the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center following the gunfire, Stuart said. She added that bullets had passed from one theater into an adjoining one.

IBtimes.co.uk adds:

Twelve cinema-goers are reported to have been killed and 20 hurt at a cinema in the Colorado city of Aurora during a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

Local media also report that two gunmen, believed to have been wearing gas masks, went on the rampage. Further reports confirmed that a blast went off at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, leaving several injured.

In summary, 12 people are believed to be dead, and at least 20 are believed to be injured.  A smoke bomb or tear gas may have been set off.  Details are still coming in.


According to HLN:

HLN affiliate KUSA reports there has been a mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater at Town Center in Aurora, Colorado — about 9 miles from Denver.

Police chief: 14 dead.  50 wounded.

One suspect is reportedly in custody.

Rick Santorum Sweeps Trio of States

While Sen. Santorum was expected to win Minnesota and Missouri, Colorado was widely-believed to be a safe state for Mitt Romney because of the large margins he held in 2008. That turned out to be far from the truth as the Santorum campaign orchestrated a Tuesday night tsunamai for which the Romney people were totally unprepared.

While Romney decided to skip these three states for others, Santorum used retail politics as he did in Iowa to exactly the same result. Political pundits had proposed that this style of campaigning would be impossible to keep up past Iowa and Santorum has proven that kissing babies and saying hello can still get it done.

Gingrich’s campaign is said to be suffering from financial difficulties and having fared this poorly will certainly make it even more difficult for him to continue. Of the less-effective candidates in these races, Gingrich finished at or near the bottom of all three races while Rep. Ron Paul floated in the middle.

Ron Paul has cash from a very loyal following that will keep him going despite being the only remaining GOP candidate to fail to win at least one primary or caucus event.

It is widely expected that Romney will change tactics to placate the right while going heavily negative on Santorum to remove a stubborn challenger.

Colorado Results (99% reporting 1:32a)

Candidate Results
Gingrich 13%
Paul 12%
Romney 35%
Santorum 40%

*CDN is calling Colorado for Rick Santorum

Minnesota Results (86% reporting 1:03a)

Candidate Results
Gingrich 10.7%
Paul 27%
Romney 17%
Santorum 44.9%

*CDN is calling Minnesota for Rick Santorum

Missouri Primary Results (100% reporting 1:00a)

Candidate Results
Santorum 55.2%
Romney 25.3%
Paul 12.2%

*CDN predicts that Rick Santorum has won the Missouri (Beauty Contest) Primary – no delegates to be awarded (caucus to be held later)

Live Blog

1:33 – There is nothing more to see here folks.. it’s over.  Go to sleep… really (Ferris rocks!)

1:00  – Colorado GOP chair announces that with 98% of the vote – Rick Santorum wins Colorado – it’s a sweep

12:24 – Romney takes slight lead .. shortly after CDN calls it for Santorum.. figures.

12:18 – Anderson Cooper calls Colorado poll attendance “depressing”

12:15a – CDN calls Colorado for Rick Santorum.

11:22 – Colorado results begin coming in again

11:12 – Colorado results coming very slow. No new info in more than 90 minutes.

11:09 – Paul takes the stage to say “We had a strong second place and it’s going to continue”. Looking forward to results in Maine.

10:47 – Santorum takes stage in Missouri and starts with “We doubled him [Romney] up tonight in Missouri and Minnesota”. Santorum also announced “I am not standing here to be the Conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. I am the Conservative alternative to Barack Obama.”

10:21 – CDN is calling Minnesota for Rick Santorum

10:15 – Lack of entrance and exit poll data (and slow results from Colorado) will delay CDN’s call on the remaining two states

9:56 – CNN pundit says that “Santorum voters will go to Romney” counting him out of the race despite tonight’s results.

9:45 – with almost 4% in, Santorum clearly posing a challenge to Romney’s “electability” claim

9:40 – Romnemomentum could come to a halt tonight as Santorum is poised to take the middle of the country.

9:33 – CDN is calling Missouri for Rick Santorum with more than 26% of the vote, his lead is significant and accelerating (54.2%)

9:32 – MSNBC’s Maddow misstates result totals in Missouri as 1% of returns when more than 25% are in.

9:22 – CNN tries to get a Romney supporter on Camera from a caucus crowd.. no takers.

9:13 – Missouri results flying in while Minnesota’s are trickling in a bit slower.

9:01 – Herman Cain says that big win for Santorum tonight will only give him a slight “bump” not a “surge”

8:47 – Some pundits already starting to explain Santorum’s early success as a result of low voter turn-out

8:45p – Santorum holding his early lead so far. Paul showing better in MN than MO while the reverse is true for Romney

8:15p – Polls close in Missouri.

8:00pm – Minnesota Caucuses begin

NASA Lands in Colorado With International Space Station Events

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA will share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station through an exhibit and a series of events in Colorado during September and October.

NASA will display its newest exhibit, “Destination: Station,” at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver. The exhibit will be open to the public for six weeks from Sept. 16 through Oct. 28. It is included at no additional fee with admission to the museum.

“Destination: Station” is a multimedia exhibit that immerses visitors in the story of the space station. Visitors of all ages will learn about the 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year space-based research that brings results down to Earth. The exhibit includes hands-on activities, imagery and audio and visual technology.

In a keystone event, the Wings Museum will host an International Space Station Science and Research Expo that is open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Participants in the exposition will include universities, companies and researchers who are taking advantage of the unique orbiting National Laboratory to improve our lives on Earth. NASA speakers will include astronaut Mike Good, International Space Station Program Scientist Julie Robinson, and National Lab Education Program Lead Regina Blue.

Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 astronauts, engineers, education specialists and program scientists will make presentations at public schools, universities, the Fiske Planetarium, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Butterfly Pavilion.

The full schedule of public events includes (in Mountain time):

Friday, Sept. 16 
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver
“Destination: Station” open to the public through Oct. 28. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Display included at no additional fee with museum admission.

Wednesday, Sept. 21 
Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at University of Colorado, Boulder
5 – 8:30 p.m. Former astronaut Jim Voss presentation

Thursday, Sept. 22 
Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at University of Colorado, Boulder
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space station research and education presentations

University of Colorado Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver, Auraria Campus
2 – 3 p.m. Astronaut Mike Good presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools

Denver Botanic Gardens
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Space station research and education presentations

Friday, Sept. 23 
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Denver
1 – 5 p.m. International Space Station Science and Research Expo

Colorado State University Professional Learning Institute, Fort Collins
4 – 5:30 p.m. Space station research presentation

Denver Botanic Gardens “Family Fun Night: Celestial Celebrations”
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Astronaut Mike Good presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools, and NASA education activities

Saturday, Sept. 24 
Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation and autographs, NASA engineers display spacesuit parts and tools, and NASA education activities

Monday, Sept. 26 
University of Denver
3:30 – 5 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

University of Colorado Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Boulder
6 – 7 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

Tuesday, Sept. 27 
Colorado State University Innovations Breakfast, Denver
7:30 – 9 a.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren presentation

For more about the International Space Station and “Destination: Station,” visit:


For biographies of the astronauts who will be appearing, visit:




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