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White House Petition To Deport Piers Morgan Passes Threshold, Now At 60,000 Signatures

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Frankly we have no idea what this is all about, because as far as we are concerned, CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation (after once upon a time being the only go to place for objective breaking news), but it is rather funny. The Hill reports that "a White House petition calling for the deportation of CNN personality Piers Morgan, a U.K. citizen, over his recent comments criticizing U.S. gun laws rocketed past the 25,000 signatures it needed for an official response Monday. As of this writing, nearly 40,000 people had signed a petition demanding “Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.” A petition on the White House's “We the People” website needs 25,000 signatures in the first month of being posted to earn an official administration response. “I don't care about petition to deport me,” Morgan tweeted Monday. “I do care about poor NY firefighters murdered/injured with an assault weapon today. #GunControlNow.”

Politico adds:

CNN anchor Piers Morgan isn’t benefiting from much Christmas cheer, at least according to one measure: the number of signers on a petition urging the White House to deport Morgan has skyrocketed by Tuesday morning past 60,000 names.

 

The petition, created last week, had 60,080 supporters and is posted on the White House’s official petition site. It slams Morgan for comments he has made regarding gun control in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and six adults at the school.

 

By Monday, the petition had passed at least 25,000 signatures — the number required to receive a White House response.

Back to The Hill:

The furor over Morgan’s comments began after a contentious interview between the CNN host and Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America.

 

During the interview on his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Tonight," Morgan hammered Pratt and his defense of the 2nd Amendment and American gun laws.

 

"The argument I keep hearing is 'well if everybody else was armed, it wouldn't happen.' It's a load of total hogwash," Morgan told Pratt and other gun rights advocates who appeared on the show.

 

"How many more kids have to die, before you guys say, 'we want less guns, not more?'" Morgan added.

 

His comments came as Pratt and others discussed the recent Sandy Hook School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in which 27 people -- including 20 young children -- were shot by 20-year old Adam Lanza.

So let's see: a Brit unhappy with the Second Amendment and knowing best how to override the US constitution?

More importantly in this case, a Brit desperate to stir up a popular response and any social outcry for those all important TV ratings and, of course, the year end bonus?

Well, he achieved his goal.

Those who wish to endorse making Morgan a UK problem can do so here.

We expect a counterpetition by UK citizens demanding that Morgan be prevented from reentering his homeland at all costs, to appear momentarily.

 

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Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:31 | 3094428 hooligan2009
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this guy has been and always will be a total leech..about as deep as a puddle and with a shoe size like iq. i don't think the brits will want him back and i pity anyone who has to deal with him.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094442 GetZeeGold
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I'm all for nailing his nuts to the clock tower. If he can free himself and find his way back....then so be it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094481 negative rates
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That first paragraph described our pitiful congress people to a tee. And they are a forever lost hypocritical lot indeed!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:40 | 3094543 WestVillageIdiot
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It's just another Fauxberal trying to act like he gives a shit about people.  Notice how he doesn't give a shit about freedom.

Did he mention anything about banning the government from turning children into robots via ridiculous social programs, multi generational birthing schemes and the pharmaceutication of generations of young Americans?

I guess he forgot to mention those things.  Gun control is the Fauxberal, Hollywood, "look at me", cause of the day.

Beware do-gooders saying they are going to do "good". 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:42 | 3094546 CrockettAlmanac.com
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But there’s a much larger problem. Which is that we really don’t want Piers Morgan back if you do throw him out.

 

 

 

In response to the petition, Jeremy Clarkson, the British Top Gear presenter, added on Twitter: ‘Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleease don’t send him back.’

 

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/25/on-deporting-piers-mo...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:58 | 3094572 SWRichmond
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We have to do more than merely spit in their eyes, but it's a start.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:33 | 3094627 mick68
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Yep, time to stop signing petitions and start signing death certificates. Tired of playing word games with these fools.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:47 | 3094637 dwdollar
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Britian can send him to China for all I care, if they don't want him back. If they can't make use of his anti-gun "government is your savior" rhetoric then they can at least make good use of his organs.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:52 | 3094716 flacon
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If the American people think they have to PETITION the government then we know who is the boss. Government's ought to be under the feet of the people, not people under the feet of the government. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:37 | 3094816 The Shootist
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What would Chuck Norris do? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRD-XPylH6E

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:22 | 3095031 dogbreath
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in the 30 or so years of my adult life I owned a TV for 6 months.  I sold it beause there was nothing but shit on.  That was in 1994.  Its even worse now.  If the vast majority of people are presumed to be intelligent how can they not come to the conclusion that TV is harmful and a waste of time.   What has TV become when a presenter can say " you're an incredibly stupid man, aren't you" and not be fired or get a punch in the face." 

 

Merry Christmas yall 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:32 | 3095051 cbxer55
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Dogbreath

I do not have a tv either, for the same exact reasons. Sometimes on a day like today, I do wish I had one just to keep abreast of the weather and road conditions. Fortunately I have nowhere to go today, but tomorrow I have to return to work ( if I am not sick that is ). There is just nothing on the computer talking about Oklahoma road conditions (that I am aware of).

 

Anywho, Merry Christmas to all of ya.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:39 | 3095060 knukles
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How's about this?
We have a going away party for Piers at the Deportation Center and sever a Turdducken.  That's a Duck stuffed with a Chicken stuffed with a Mule Penis stuffed with a big Turd and he gets the Soft Nougat Center Filling.

Y'all realize that there was once a Revolution Fought upon these Hallowed Grounds to Rid Ourselves of the Hypocritical Tyrants from the UK.

 

Ah, circles within circles, the City arrives unheralded, again.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:20 | 3095116 dracos_ghost
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+1. And tap his phone for good measure.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:25 | 3095368 The Alarmist
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I don't suppose we could hang, draw & quarter him to remind ourselves of good, old-fashhioned English justice from the days before we/they had guns.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:53 | 3095464 JimBowie1958
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Sure we could; why do you suppose it has to be a legal thing?

Breaking the laws when it is called for is one of our nations best and most respectable traditions.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:23 | 3095363 dogbreath
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Just another arrogant englishman telling us what to believe.  like dawkins and hitchens.  

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:10 | 3095349 dogbreath
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Cb

 

road conditions in oklahoma.  isn't that wet or dry??  storm just blew through http://www.theweathernetwork.com/index.php?product=weathermaps&pagecontent=weathermaps&maptype=sys&placecode=

High humidity and slightly freezing temps must suck

 

anything like this http://www.amaroadreports.ca/cameras

 

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:12 | 3095754 Rubicon
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American hypocrisy. Get your troops back home and shut the fuck up you ignorant pricks.

Morgan is a twat.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:05 | 3094864 Rick Masters
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So people who that profess to care about freedom want to deport someone for having an opinion different than their's. Sounds like the very definition of hypocrisy. Is the only right that matters the second amendment? BTW, I don't like Piers but still. And just because he isn't a citizen doesn't matter. What are we going to do deport anyone who says something the far right doesn't like. We do need guns--to protect ourselves from nuts who care so much about "freedom" they will kill anyone who has an opinion different from theirs. Scary stuff for thinking people everywhere in America though I'm sure I'll get a bunch of thumbs down from the stormfront and Yahoo! refugees who unfortunately found this site--a site that is now pandering to these fools instead of sticking to being the gold standard of great information on all things financial. Please Tyler, for Christamas start attacking the banks again--the real thieves and get rid of these articles that pander to these idiots that leeched onto these site and are sucking it dry. We already lost so many great commenters--yeah I'm talking to you Cheeky Bastard, wherever you, I miss ypu and Merry Christmas.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:31 | 3094932 blunderdog
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Ayep, that's it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:23 | 3095563 CrockettAlmanac.com
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That's it except you two missed the point that it's a joke. Does anyone really expect that Obama will deport Piers Morgan based on an online petition?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:47 | 3096058 blunderdog
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It's not a joke HERE. Of course they're not going to deport him, but look at how many ZH posters think it's a good IDEA for the Feds to be policing what opinions our green-card holders express publicly.

The petition doesn't matter, no, but people who support the idea need a reminder about the whole first amendment thing.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:19 | 3095028 gooey center
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It's called subversion by a foreign agent you dipshit. If this site has gotten so bad why don't you fuckin quit reading it you dumb piece of shit masterbater.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:35 | 3095146 lincolnsteffens
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We don't need no stinkin' foreign subversives. We have enough home bread subversives. This ass hole can say just about anything he likes as far as I'm

concerned. He has merely shown himself for the mad dog he is. The contrast between a polite person being interviewed just stating simple facts and a raving spittle spewing name caller should be apparent to all.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:12 | 3095698 Terminus C
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Subversion by a foreign agent? Wow buddy... So you are suggesting that freedom of expression and belief be given only to a select few? Perhaps this freedom should only be held by those who agree with you?

This is the ultimate test of liberalism... how does a society that values freedom of expression handle those that seek to remove said freedoms? Liberal societies that cannot withstand the onset of tyranny do not deserve to be free. We have the government we deserve.

You want freedom bitchez? Take it. No-one gives you freedom, it is only defended and taken through strength.

Happy solstice!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:19 | 3095914 ATM
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When Piers Morgan's "opinion" is that I and the rest of the American people should be to submit to forced disarming and loss of the ability to protect ourselves against the tyrant then he should be subjected to all the hatred and scorn we can pile on his sorryTotalitarian ass.

Piers Morgan's opinion is dangerous to our Life, to our Liberty and to our Pursuit of Happiness. In another day that would be considered contemptable, treasonous and cause for punishment.

That day should be now.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:26 | 3095766 pbppbp
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Oh boy, the infowar wack-a-doodles are here.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 03:33 | 3095771 pbppbp
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"Subversion by a foreign agent" are you fucking kidding me you right wing whackos? You guys are making the Fascists over at Infowars sound like Nobel Laureates. I mean Piers Morgan has your knickers in a bunch? You silly hypocrites. Let the fool say whatever he wants just like your heroes over at Fox can spew their Propaganda. This is pathetic nonsense. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:28 | 3095130 Rogue Trooper
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Thumbs up from me Rick... you have made me think again at what this implies.

Agree that holding an alternative view should be upheld but the point was his directed attack on the 2nd amendment which is, in my humble opinion, the most important freedom of all.  The same should apply if an attack was made on the 1st amendment which, should this site be taken down, would clearly be the day that all was lost. However, as long as .gov does not have the monoploly on force the situation could well be recovered from thats why evern from the otherside of the world freedom lovers watch the fate of the 2nd amendment with a sense of dread.  If you guys fall then the UN monsters will take what rights we have to firearms away from us within the blink of a legislative session. So in way we are all fucked if you guys fall - so no pressure!

Thanks for the 'thought check'.  I for one have been playin' up the issue and layin' on the scarcasm around Peirs over the last few days and you have made me think.

I recall Cheeky Bastard as well he used come up with contrarian arguments which I may not have agreed with but he made me think.  There is always the danger of becoming so entrenched in ones own view that any alternative becomes heresy.  If that happens you can forget about freedom and we have become just another 'isim, ramming our views down everyones throat.

Merry christmas to you and your family.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:52 | 3095325 Spitzer
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Piers is a shock jock. Who cares ? I like him just because he's the only one on CNN who stirs some shit.

Now that fucking loser Jeff Zucker is going to drive CNN even further into the ground probably by fireing PM.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:18 | 3095295 agent default
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"And just because he isn't a citizen doesn't matter."  Bullshit.  It matters and it matters a fucking lot. In fact it is probably the one thing that matters the most.  He is not a citizen, he  is a guest and I don's care about your multicultural, globalized, internationalist crap.  He does not get to have a say on what happens here and how it happens and that's that.  This is the whole concept of a sovereign nation in case you missed it. There should be a law against this type of behavior by non nationals.

Unless you want Iran or Saudi Arabia to also have a say on what goes on here as well.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:20 | 3095918 ATM
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Thank You. Someone who actually get's it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:56 | 3095470 JimBowie1958
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Morgan has the right to free speech which means he has the right to say civil things, no screaming fire in a crowded theater, etc, and not get arrested for what he says.

But he has no right to live in this country as a foreign national.

So if enough Americans want him gone and the government ships his stinky ass out, it i neither contrary to our freedom of speech nor our consititution.

If he cant be respectful of our constitution, then fuck him.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:59 | 3095606 grey7beard
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>> articles that pander to these idiots

Bingo.  This site has become yet another worthless fish wrapper, pandering to the lowest common denominator on the right.  It is a shame, but for whatever reason, this seems to be the typical trajectory of financial, especially precious metals, sites.  I understand the unthinking shitbags dominating the comments section, but I don't understand why respecting, free thinking web sites always seem to succumb to pandering the the feeble minded. 

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:35 | 3095724 DanDaley
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It's one thing to take BS off of all the American libtards -those one can tolerate like having an idiotic relative, but to have some English bastard coming over here and shooting his mouth off as if he knows the first thing about this country...he should suffer some serious consequences.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:18 | 3094903 The Alsatian
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More Powerrrr to Clarkson. Shame that the Top Gear "Christmas" special won't air until February.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 18:54 | 3095329 Spitzer
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How did he take Larry Kings job if he is such a piece of shit that nobody likes ?

He is way better then anyone on CNN. He likes Bill O'rilly.

He 's in it for the fun.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:13 | 3095554 dogbreath
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and a coupla mil a year.   whore

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:29 | 3094929 Larry Dallas
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There's not enough Top Gear in the world to make up for Piers Morgan...

And I'm not including that crap US version, either.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:35 | 3095099 Rogue Trooper
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Well said Crockett, I for one puke at what the country, in which I was originally born, has become.  Still they got what they deserved.  I'm surpised that Clarkson stays.  He is vilified consistently for his so uncalled "insensitive" views.  A second point for god sake do not send him to NZ we have enough righteous progressive media clowns already.  Plus we have unfortunatley imported many former UK Police who are salivating at the chance to put in place UK style gun laws for our own protection.

On one news site they suggested that Piers enjoys the comfort of three armed guards.  Can anyone verify that?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:26 | 3094925 S5936
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Mealy mouthed & phoney as a 3 dollar bill.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:14 | 3095212 e_goldstein
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Wed, 12/26/2012 - 02:42 | 3095747 elementary
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Funny how Piers Morgan cleverly forgets that once guns were banned in his country, violent crimes increased 40%. Facts are always so inconvenient for those who only listen to the sound of their own voices. Piers of Shit!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:35 | 3094634 TradingChief
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So waterboarding WAS torture but NOT anymore because you needed to do it. First ammendment rights (freedom of speech) only applies if you are supporting the second ammendment or NRA? I got it now,  I was confused there for awhile, forgive me  ROTFLMAO

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:34 | 3094811 Citxmech
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Oh lighten the fuck up.  Yes, as long as that dickweed is on American soil he can exercise our Constitutional rights to free speech.  By the same token, WE can still exercise ours by telling him to shut the fuck up.

Do you really think that anyone here actually thinks this is going to get him deported?

This could get newsplay however, and would be a great sign of grass-roots mobilization that is currently getting underplayed in the media.

Not to mention it's just plain funny as shit.

Merry Christmas!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:09 | 3094886 Rick Masters
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It is funny but there are people who take this dead seriously. Let's not encourage them. That's why I'm against it. At what point does it bceome not a joke? The poster above you got nine thumbs down already fo defending freedome of speech. Scary these people are fear lead them to dark side, yes.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:15 | 3094895 The Shootist
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It's not a joke to me. The Brits have banned an American icon, I'm looking at you Savage.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:40 | 3095155 lincolnsteffens
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I've listened to Savage many times and I think he is worse than anything on

Fox or CNN. He lives just to stir up hate and get an argument going. I won't listed to

the asshole any more than I'll listen to Morgan.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:05 | 3095343 Spitzer
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fuck off

Savage has values and hates Islam and is not afraid to say it.

 

why do you watch him so much ?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:59 | 3095475 JimBowie1958
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I personally would like to punch him in his coxucking faggot mouth.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 23:01 | 3095610 Freddie
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Dude - this is NOT a 1st Amendment free speech issue  This is NWO fascist propaganda network speech which none of us can buy.    You don't have access to the "free speech" he has.  Assuming you even had the money to own a TV network - the NWO would not let you have access unless you were one of them.

Some conservatives foolishly think Fox/AlWaleed/Murdoch is an alternative but it is not.  Murdoch got caught n the cell phone hacking scandal with his News of The World and probably other papers.  He was told in the future to toe the NWO line or he and his son James would go to jail.

In addition, ALL of TV, the networks that own all the channels, care more about getting on the satellites for China and the Middle East (suck up to Islam or else).    People like Limbaugh and others have also ben told to toe the line now or else.  Murdoch was the first one to come out in favor of gun control for Americans followed by the Chinese Govt.

There is no free speech asswipe and tis network propaganda fascist TV 24x7 shit is to brainwash the masses.  You obviously are some dope who watches TV and Hollywood's crap.

It is not free speech it is global NWO news propaganda and Piers Morgan, Mordoch, the Chinese, Hollywood and all the other scum on TV can F O with their push to take away our rights.

And please the Tom Selleck TV character avatar is pretty childish.  Typical moron who watches TV.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:21 | 3095708 Terminus C
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Don't watch the tv news then. Didn't even know who this fascist fuckball was until this article was posted on ZH. He has the 'freedom' to say what his masters tell him to say and you have the freedom to not consume the fascist fuckball's message.

Very slippery slope when you start tell people what they can say and what they cannot.

John Stuart Mill bitchez!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:35 | 3094937 MFLTucson
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Sir, the consitutional right to free speech applies to American citizens only.  He is not one of us.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:52 | 3094972 blunderdog
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That's not true.  Read the Constitution and it's pretty clear.

The Constitution was conceived as a document which lays out the POWERS of the US Federal government.  Any power not specifically *granted* to the government is not legitimately claimed by it.

This includes various forms of prosecution of *any* person *anywhere* who may have said something the government does not like.

Feel free to leave bags of burning dogshit on his doorstep and risk prosecution yourself, but don't ask the Feds to claim more power because you don't like what the man has to say.  Freedom of speech is truly one of the most important elements of the Bill of Rights.

There was a time when this was UNDERSTOOD.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 21:01 | 3095476 JimBowie1958
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Well, I am gladd to see a lib defend freedom of speech these days.

Will look forward to your denunciation of bullying laws, Holocaust denialist laws and hate speech laws.

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 21:15 | 3095490 blunderdog
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I hereby officially and formally denounce, in every manner and form, "hate speech" laws.  I'm not totally clear on the meaning of the others you mention, though.

And by the way: you're no psychic.  Fuck off for thinking your desire to pigeonhole "liberals" gives you any insight into any individual's mind.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 00:09 | 3095667 JimBowie1958
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I dont give a shit what hole you exist in. All I see is you blathering about free speech for a foreign national who is being an asshole like he has some right to live here and do that. He is a guest and if he cant mind his fucking manners he should be packed up and shipped the hell out.

But I would bet my house that you have no regard for freedom of speech for Holocaust deniers nor that it troubles you that in most of Europe a person can be put in jail for an extended period of time for simply questioning the scope or nature of that historical event. Unlike any other historical event, if you so much as question anything about the Holocaust you get shunned, damned and jailed. How is that for free speech, jack off?

You  libtards think you can play both sides of every fucking fence you want to sit on; play one side then the other if it suits you like a whore.

Well, here is a clue, twatface; people are not so stupid that they wont eventually catch on to your damned game and that of those you defend.

You ass wipes are about to kick up a lot of dust, but you'll get a lot more than just the dust than you have bargained for.

And when it all settles the ones on top will be the same ones who always do; those with integrity, honor and the means to survive and triumph over the parasites like you.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:24 | 3095712 Terminus C
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Do you even know what the word 'liberal' means?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:28 | 3095928 ATM
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New meaning or old meaning?

The Totalitarians co-opted that word long ago.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:52 | 3096071 blunderdog
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Well, shit, you don't really give a flying fuck about the issues at all.  You just want to rant and rave and call me names.

Fuck off.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:28 | 3095048 Citxmech
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The basic protections of the Constitution apply to anyone on American soil.  Lots of case law that's right on point.  Immigration actions however, have been granted special status by congress and the supreme court, and being administrative procedings, are conducted according to different rules (limited judicial review, etc.).

Mr. Morgan could, for instance, legally be deported for cause but he would be entitled to a hearing on the matter.

Deportation is a pretty complex area of law, see e.g.:  Are Foreign Nationals Entitled to the Same
Constitutional Rights As Citizens?, 25 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 367-388 (2003), David Cole. [http://scholarship.law.georgetown.edu/facpub/297/]

For a quick answer, however, see:  Kwong Hai Chew v. Colding, 344 U.S. 590, 598 n.5 (1953), standing for the proposition that the due process clause does not "acknowledge[] any distinction
between citizens and resident aliens."

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:30 | 3095136 Stoploss
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It's lookin like a 100K before the day is out.

 

Pack your shit Piers..

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:50 | 3094451 JeremyWS
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Trust Us, WE DON'T WANT HIM BACK, Send to zimbabwe or something!!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:53 | 3094453 francis_sawyer
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Keep in mind that CNN, the "politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation", is reporting on a clusterfuck inside of a circle jerk... 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:05 | 3094470 Bicycle Repairman
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Morgan has been trying to stir up controversy and save his hide for months.  I suppose liberals in desperate need of validation will tune to Morgan and get it.  It just shows the depth to which Morgan, CNN and the MSM have sunk.

Their show is nearly over.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:41 | 3094544 WestVillageIdiot
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Please quit calling them "liberals".  They are as far from that word as anything I can imagine. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:39 | 3094632 Bicycle Repairman
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Unfortunately our Orwellian world has destroyerd the definition of 'liberal'.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:11 | 3094761 malikai
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That's why they're called neoliberals. Although I like to call them pseudoliberals.

Anyway, I think this guy is a closet gun activist. If you truly believe in something, you learn how to argue with facts, not emotion. And the last thing you do is resort to name calling.

We should give him a metal for galvanizing the gun community.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:47 | 3095072 Bad Attitude
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I thought Dear Leader had already galvanized the gun community. Comments from Piers Morgan and his ilk only push gun and ammunition sales higher. Piers Morgan is a nobody on a cable news channel that is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Personally, I won't sign any of those White House petitions because I don't trust Dear Leader with the information collected by those petitions.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 09:53 | 3095959 Disenchanted
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neoliberals, neoconservatives...both = same same, pseudo.

 

btw internet petitions are worth about as much as a bucket of warm spit. I don't bother with them.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:05 | 3094589 dick cheneys ghost
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cnn should rename itself to PNN.........Pentagon Network News

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:39 | 3094633 WillyGroper
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His interview w/ Willie Nelson was pretty amusing. Saw that after a small concert with Kinky Freidman which was a knee slappin good guffaw too. 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:10 | 3095207 WTFUD
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Get with the programme peoples! If you sceptic tanks had half a brain then you would realise that the Real Cunt is your own Anderson Cooperman ( fake fake fake as there ever was and dangerous with it ). No fan of PM but come on; petition! you really are fucked USA if PM and not AA and Ruprick Murdoch are not your target. Sad

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:06 | 3094666 Omen IV
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i think Morgan is amusing!

he has been able to get 60k people riled up by busting their balls with free speeech on a public network with a position that has logic and can be refuted - sounds like he accomplished something!

why not just get the toughest guy out there for the NRA and debate him for money to charity - instead of complaining - who has the balls?

make it happen - take him on  - i have popcorn and single malt scotch ready for the event - i need entertainment

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:28 | 3094699 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Why limit the brouhaha to only two participants? This way thousands can join in the joke. Enjoy the spectacle.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:24 | 3095033 FEDbuster
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I have CNN blocked from my channel line-up, but I would un-block it for an hour if Morgan was going to interview Ted Nugent again.  There would have to be a few ground rules, including Morgan shutting his pie hole until Ted was done answering each question.  I saw Morgan's interview with Pratt of Gun Owners of America on Youtube.  The guy never shuts his mouth to listen to his guest's answers and constantly interrupts them.

Ted Nugent on gun control and the Second Amendment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soH2S9ZHeWE

Prior "interview" with Morgan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soH2S9ZHeWE

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 23:08 | 3095613 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Can't get CNN on rabbit ears. So, I've got that going for me, which is nice.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:44 | 3095170 lincolnsteffens
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I thought Nugent did a pretty good torpedo job on Morgan.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:03 | 3095190 koncaswatch
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What I particularly dislike about Mr. Morgan is his especially obnoxious brand of condescension to those who appose his point of view. The link while not providing the gun debate that you outlined is nonetheless enjoyable to watch; especially for those of us who dislike Morgan and believe in the inalienable (nature given) right to bear arms: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/media/embed/82283782

edit: A rather cogent reparte by Ted Nugent, eh?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 01:05 | 3095690 FEDbuster
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The link was to part 1 of an interview in 2011, before Morgan's one man campaign to rid the Bill of Rights of the Second Amendment.  I was hoping for a second invitation for Ted Nugent to come and talk about the more recent shootings (in mostly "gun free" zones or as Ted would call them "open killing fields for psychopaths"). 

Morgan's show won't make it through 2013, so it won't really matter.  Perhaps the BBC has a 10AM slot for him, with a sink, stove and refrigerator on the set?  Put a silly apron on him, and let the Brits watch him cook meals with celebrity guests.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 12:17 | 3096304 koncaswatch
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+1

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:40 | 3094721 Stoploss
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Mr. Morgan the hypocrite, is it not a fact that in Britain (land of the pussies), not only have you taken away the guns, but have failed miserably in your own "gun control".

Why is it, that most of the mass killings STILL involve guns?? Is it because if someone wants a gun, there is nothing that can be done to stop that. Your OWN COUNTRY has proven beyond a shadow of reasonable doubt your gun laws are as much a failure as your in-ability to see the truth.

So, in Britain, they have gun laws, (no plebe ownership).

But, somehow, some way, they are easily acquired

.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:52 | 3094739 UNCOMPROMISED
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Fucking brits. What a bunch of little cunts.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:50 | 3094737 Svener
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I like grenades. You know, practice throwing them and target practice for blast effectiveness. It's a hobby. I'm hoping for a grenade launcher from Santa.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:24 | 3094789 azzhatter
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Isn't that like a month's worth of CNN viewers?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:36 | 3094812 Dingleberry
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Seems like every major news outlet needs an erudite Brit to speak proper English and indoctrinate the masses.

Perhaps it's because our school system only produces ebonic-speaking, pimp-style magniloquence n' shit?

 

Merry Christmas, bitchez.

 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:57 | 3094980 Freddie
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No one mentions how this prick was involved in Murdoch's phone hacking scandal in the UK where people should have gone to jail.  It is still in whitewash mode.  He left the UK because he was worried he might go to jail.  The arsehole was also on Simon's stupid UK Idol BS show.

All the media, TV and Hollywood are scum.  They all support the NWO.   Turn it all off and F them.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:43 | 3095165 Rogue Trooper
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Very true Freedie.  He is a NWO clown and he's desperate to get his get out of dodge card by sucking up with the elite.  Hence the sycophantic photo up with Prez and wifee. Ever hopeful Peirs!.  Plus WTF with his three armed guards.  Hey Peirs, so Amerika is not safe? But scum like you are of value emough that you justify protection.

A fuckin hypocrite... that's all.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:43 | 3095167 Motorhead
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CNN sure knows how to pick 'em.  Elliot Spitzer was hired by them, too.  Two scum bags who should be in jail but instead are/were allowed to spread their verbal rubbish.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:10 | 3095004 garypaul
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I have no comment on the gun control issue, but is it illegal to "attack the second amendment"? Isn't that what a democracy is supposed to do - demand change where it may be desirable? Is the "free speech" part of the consitution to be ignored now? And how many "amendments" have been attacked in the past 12 months?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:33 | 3095053 Citxmech
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Depends on how you "attack it."  Advocating for a particular interpretation, taking legal action, or lobbying for a new amendment is all legit.  Conspiring to wrongfully deny anyone their existing protections would not be.  Problem is that damages for denying someone their rights are usually judged to be deminimis.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:10 | 3095006 Archangel9
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I don't like admire or think that he has an original though in his head. However, when you can step away from the emotion - I hateBritsoverhere...

He happens to be right.

Unil the US can show the world that they are trying to solve the enormous problem of almost 10,000 gun deaths each year...

The Piers Morgans of this world will continue to capitalise.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:41 | 3095157 absente reo
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You're right.  We don't want him back.  

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 17:49 | 3095261 ball-and-chain
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Screw the limey bastard.

Let's get him on the first boat out of here.

Free speech!

What?  Is he nuts?

We don't believe in free speech.

And we don't need no stinking badges.

http://www.angrysinner.blogspot.kr/2012/12/yesterday-i-hiked-five-miles-to-my.html

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:46 | 3095308 npcomplete
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Do his American guests get to complain about the monarchy during the interviews, you know, just as a cheap shot like he does to the guests, when he is complaining about USA laws? (acknowedge the figure role of the king/queen these days)

 

Our countries did have a little squabble over that issue, among others. That is also one of the biggies for why we have a Second Amendment on this side of the pond. Hope it stays that way.

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:31 | 3095378 Wile-E-Coyote
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Funny isn't it the USA prides itself on being a democracy, so keen to spread this doctrine it has been bombing third world countries into oblivion in the name of it since WW11.

Now someone has the nerve to challenge to gun nuts all you want to do is silence him, by gun if necessary. God bless America the land of the hypocrite.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 23:26 | 3095630 knightowl77
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The USA is a republic fuck nuts.....

My right to defend myself trumps his right to limit my options to that right. Period.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 06:01 | 3095836 Wile-E-Coyote
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Defend yourself? From what? Oh yeah your own government that you all vote into power every four years. FFS

Tell me when was the last battle you had to ssssssaaaaaaaavvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee yourselfffffffff. Oh yeah when the fire department come out to put your house fire out, those pesky commi fire fighters need to be taken down. Or a classroom full of five year olds, real enemies of the state.

You lot should listen to yourselves, pathetic isn't the word.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:49 | 3095396 Roandavid
Wed, 12/26/2012 - 05:51 | 3095835 Wile-E-Coyote
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Get a credible source the Daily Mail is a rag paper.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:37 | 3094429 Disenchanted
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Fuck off back home to your BOE masters Piers...

what a wanker.

 

merry mithras everyone.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:51 | 3094452 GetZeeGold
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merry mithras everyone.

 

Ain't no law against it......yet - Cyndi Lauper

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094480 Disenchanted
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true...in theory the 1st Amendment means we're free to worship the false religion of our choice.

 

actually it just means there will be no established State religion, like fer instance The Church of England.

 

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

 

after the comma it can be interpreted pretty widely I guess...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:40 | 3094541 willwork4food
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They come fer my Bible and I'l put a few LEAKS in those varmits!!!

Merry Christmas!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:02 | 3094581 GetZeeGold
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Merry Christmas!

 

Ain't no law against it......yet - Cyndi Lauper

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:55 | 3095598 Buckaroo Banzai
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The state religion is now Atheism, and has been for about 40 years.

The Supreme Court is a sorry bag of shit.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:36 | 3094431 philipat
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Actually, the UK really doesn't want him back. If you insist, please give us a little more time to prove his involvement in the phone hacking scandle, then you can repatriate him straight into jail, where he belongs. Do not pass Go.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:39 | 3094434 BigInJapan
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Anyone have a link to the petition?
Lets help drag this butterface hacker out into the light.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:12 | 3094471 nmewn
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And again, for the ONE MILLIONTH time, Americans ask the indignant, preening, self-righteous, culturally insecure Piers Morgan...

Does your personal bodyguard carry a gun?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:28 | 3094520 j0nx
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This is the question Americans need to be asking of ANYONE who is calling for gun control. Look what they do themselves, not what they say. And anyone who has personal armed security but calls for gun control needs to be called out by the people onto the podium and forced to defend their own actions because sure as shit the MSM won't ask that question.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:48 | 3094557 nmewn
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Exactly right.

They sit there in their televised smugness (surrounded by armed bodyguards and metal detectors) and assure the population that our personal security is only four to ten minutes away...instead of a split second like theirs.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:53 | 3094559 WestVillageIdiot
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It's easy to understand gun control.  Just look at NYC.  They clip the wings of all the eagles and then say, "you'll be glad we're here when you need us". 

It's not about gun control.  It's just about CONTROL. 

 

 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 11:27 | 3094620 nmewn
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It is about control, absolutely.

The elite mind has always been maladjusted in this way because they are so far removed from the populace. They might as well live on Mars for all their interaction with the public at large.

But of course, they have polling conducted for that, so they don't have to smell us, one supposes ;-)

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:40 | 3094715 foodstampbarry
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"It's not about gun control.  It's just about CONTROL"

Bingo! We have a winner! ding ding ding!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094435 bigerny
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"CNN long ago became a politicized, ratings-starved farce, wrapped in a joke inside a humiliation"

Yet another Turducken.It's what's for Christmas.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094436 Perpetual Burn
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I seriously have no fucking idea where this guy came from and how

he got famous.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:56 | 3094461 Disenchanted
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from wiki:

 

Morgan studied Journalism at Harlow College. After a brief career at Lloyds of London,

 

http://www.freefoto.com/images/31/04/31_04_70---Lloyd-s-of-London--The-C...

 

so the 'square mile' loosed him upon the world...imagine that.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:20 | 3095423 Pseudo Anonym
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I seriously have no fucking idea where this guy came from and how he got famous.

i think he sucked donald trump's dick on the apprentice show; but i could be wrong; may not be the same cocksucker.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 20:36 | 3095446 formadesika3
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Don't know about that, but he does seems to have a crush on Ted Nugent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMso12zeYDQ

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:40 | 3094437 northerngirl
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I thought his show was canceled due to low ratings?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:43 | 3094439 philipat
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I thought CNN was cancelled due to low ratings?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:45 | 3094446 GetZeeGold
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No, it's still on....believe it or not.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:54 | 3094455 francis_sawyer
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I thought that the United States was cancelled due to low ratings...

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:00 | 3094464 GetZeeGold
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In Russia....you get canceled. Especially if you're in a rock band and you don't really care for the current administration.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:03 | 3094467 Disenchanted
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just a tip from yer uncle dis...

Pussy Riot = managed, false opposition

;p

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:11 | 3094473 GetZeeGold
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We would transmit information to Vladimir......but that's where it came from.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:09 | 3094476 Bicycle Repairman
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Yes, obviously.

Pussy riot should be jailed.  All of them.  Hard time.  Then Morgan's show might have a focus: "Pussy Riot in Jail, Day X"

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:13 | 3094486 GetZeeGold
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That would make on hell of a movie. Dibs on the title.....if you're not going to use it of course.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:31 | 3094529 Bicycle Repairman
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I think Russ Meyers already took it.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:47 | 3094551 CrockettAlmanac.com
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+1 but it really should be a +2.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 14:54 | 3094975 Esso
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+ Double D!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:08 | 3095547 Bicycle Repairman
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Who gave Russ Meyers a red arrow?  Morgan, you poufta, is that you?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:10 | 3095984 Disenchanted
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To me the whole Pussy Riot thing stunk of behind the scenes manipulation from the get go...from an internet commenter at FT:

 

This is a good piece and an interesting take on the controversy. I wonder, however, why it is almost never mentioned by commentators that the church in question, the massive and beautiful Cathedral of Christ the Savior, was blown up by the Bolsheviks and later turned into outdoor swimming pool. The trauma inflicted on Orthodoxy runs deep in Russia and made the group's choice of locale for the 'performance' particularly painful and even malicious.
Yes I wonder who made that choice of locale for them...I wouldn't trust Putin as far as I could throw him. He reminds me a lot of our 'dear leaders' here in the 'good ol USA' who profess their concern for the people a little too loudly.
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094444 cossack55
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Ratings do not matter at CNN. Only the Truth (truth as determined by TBS and TimeWarner).

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:49 | 3094449 GetZeeGold
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Word is NPR is about to buy them out.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:55 | 3094564 WestVillageIdiot
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Propaganda is like fine Scotch.  You can never have too much.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094440 Debeachesand Je...
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What a AssHole,ship his fat ass back to Great Britian as fast as possible.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:44 | 3094443 I am on to you
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Just an idea,send the guy to the Midlle East,there he can show his great mind, of justice:

Give him a gun,and let him fight with his freinds, from MI6,out in the desert,killing brown people!

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 10:12 | 3094483 philipat
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Actually, it would be more appropriate to send him to The Middle East WITHOUT a gun??

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 22:58 | 3095603 Buckaroo Banzai
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..and without his pants.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:46 | 3094447 Translator
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At Obowel's daughter's school, there are 11 ARMED guards..........

 

 

 

One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else.........

 

 

 

Yep, Obama and Romney are "exactly the same"..........just like Idiot Ron Paul voters here keep saying.......

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 12:42 | 3094727 oddball
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You were so close... lol  What people here say is, "One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else.  Further more the red=blue team party drones have got to be the most thick skulled robots, they really beleive an election is going to solve, 10, 30, 100 years worth of, 'One set of rules for the King, another for everyone else' guberment scam.  

 

Go on thinking if only "my guy was elected, things would be different, those damn Ron Paul idiots!", while you shake your fist in the air. 

 

Merry Christmas! 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:01 | 3094749 edb5s
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Haha yeah, that first bit was ok (hence the undoubtedly premature up arrows). 

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:46 | 3094448 whoopsing
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" How many more kids have to die,before you guys say what we want yoiu to say" Morgan added <fixed>

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:50 | 3094450 Seasmoke
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Someone shoot Piers and put him out of his misery.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:54 | 3094454 GetZeeGold
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-1

The dude reads ZH......who knew?

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 13:02 | 3094751 UNCOMPROMISED
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Someone shoot him in his pussy with a large caliber. Let him bleed out slow or spend his life draining his colostomy bag.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 09:55 | 3094458 Dr. Gonzo
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Just signed it. I always hated that prick.

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