14 People Shot Dead At Denver Batman Opening


A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver theater at a midnight opening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.

Moviegoers didn’t know what was happening and some thought the attack was part of the show. Then they saw a silhouette of a person in the smoke at the front of the theater near the screen, pointing a gun at the crowd.

“I told my friend ‘we’ve got to get out of here,’ but then he shot people trying to go out the exits,” Jennifer Seeger told NBC’s “Today.” She said the shooter made his way up the aisle, shooting as he went, saying nothing.

Some of those injured are children, and victims are being treated for chemical exposure apparently related to canisters thrown by the gunman. The shooter, a man in his 20s, was arrested shortly after the attack at 12:30 a.m. MDT at the multiplex theater at a mall in Aurora.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack said there’s no indication in the investigation so far of any connection to terror groups.


Body count is now 14 12.


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19 thoughts on “14 People Shot Dead At Denver Batman Opening

  1. Why do I love Glenn Beck? Because of segments like his opening monologue today.

    When I hear one of the people who typically attack beck speak with such love and conviction for his fellow man, and with such conviction, that is when I’ll start listening to them again. But the opening segment of Beck’s show today lamented everything that is wrong with our society, and pleaded for a time gone by – a time when we worried more about each other than about ourselves. A time when were were still connected to society rather than a machine. And it is impossible to fake or mistake the genuine emotion that was quivering in his voice.

    But it was while I was listening that I realized just how jaded I have become by society because I immediately made the connection between that quiver in Beck’s voice and those who are always calling for people to be connected to their emotions. Then, when someone actually shows such a connection, they make fun of them simply because they disagree with their political positions. I was also struck by how – after some 10 years of listening to Beck – I cannot recall him having an “off prompter” moment. That is because Beck speaks the things he truly believes, but those who are so practiced at biting their bottom lip and bringing tears to their eyes seldom do – and when they do, one can never know for sure. It was while listening to Beck that I realized just how thoroughly our cynicism and animosity for one and other have destroyed the social fabric that holds us together as a people.

    And now, I am hearing reports that the “main stream media” is already trying to connect this shooter to the TEA Party. Glenn didn’t take this opportunity to attack his political opponents, but then, I believe Beck sincerely cares about everyone in society – even his political opponents. Which then makes me wonder about just what type of people they are who ridicule beck without ever having listened to him. But there is one thing I don’t need to wonder about: that is about what type of people they are who claim to have listened to him and still attack him. I know who those people are…


  2. So tell the sentimental rabble-rouser to reach out to the Muslim community, and to liberals, instead of demonizing them. That hypocrite is part of the problem, and just as good at shedding tears on cue as Meryl Streep.

    • No, judging by what I just read from you, YOU are the bloody problem, Greg – you and every one of the self-righteous, sanctimonious, “I’m NEVER wrong” HYPOCRITES you run with.

      And to prove my point against you, Beck DOES defend Muslims and the rank-and-file Democrat – you ignorant fool. His attacks are aimed at their leaders and their ideas, and he is careful to make that very clear. He is an infinitely better person than you will ever be.

      But then, you’re just being a liberal: running your mouth without first figuring out what you are talking about.


      • I hate Muslims as much as Beck does, which is to say, not at all. Just say the word “Muslim” or “Islam” in conjunction with anything that you oppose and Imam Greg goes straight into “you want to kill all Muslims, you bigot” territory.

      • And I am sure that Beck, the great uniter, meant all of the following in a good way

        “Every night I get down on my knees and pray that Dennis Kucinich will burst into flames.”—Glenn Beck, in 2003

        “I’m thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I’m wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. … No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out. Is this wrong?”—Glenn Beck,

        “When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.”—Glenn Beck on his radio show; Sept. 9, 2005

        “George Soros used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”
        No one who truly understands “the sensitivity and sacred nature” of the Holocaust would deliberately and grotesquely mischaracterize the experience of a 13-year-old Jew in Nazi-occupied Hungary whose father hid him with a non-Jewish family to keep him alive.-Simon Greer, president of the Jewish Funds for Justice

        “Tom Hanks, you should be proud of the work you’ve done in this propaganda film,” Beck told his radio audience, estimated at 10 million listeners weekly. “What was the name of that propaganda artist for Hitler?”

        “They understand it is a little bit of uppity-ism.” Glenn Beck defended the comment, saying on Imus’ radio show, “Uppity? You don’t think she’s a little snotty? Really? Really? Miss Arugula? Come on!” (Arugula is a type of lettuce that is offensive to some conservatives.) “I’m not going to apologize for saying the woman who says ‘I’d like a good steak and arugula once in a while’… Please. We’re living in a country where you can’t say that’s a little uppity?”

        “And then he goes to his parents — or his grandparents. His grandparents attended the little red church, which was known for its communist teachings”–Beck, speaking about the Unitarian church that Obama’ Grandmother attended.

        Of course, I can see where you might not be upset about Beck’s incessant use of Nazi terms…..

        • JACKWAGON!

          OK, then everything you have EVER said in ANY of your parodies and supposed humor pieces was meant to be literal, too. That makes you an even bigger hater than Beck!!! But other quotes are actually true, and you arguing that they make the man into something less than honorable for speaking the truth says INFINITELY more about YOU than it does about Beck.

          Say, Greg, aren’t you the one who is always bitching about quoting out of context and citing biased sources? yeah, you are – hypocrite.

          I actually heard most of those OUT OF CONTEXT QUOTES when they were spoken LIVE! I suppose it won’t matter to YOU, but others might like to know the majority of them were said AS PART OF A JOKE! He was using hyperbole to make a point.

          • I’ve never ‘joked’ about killing a man with my bare hands, nor have I prayed, or wished, for anyone to burn. I would like to see Bush and Cheney frogwalked down the aisle of the World Court for their crimes against this nation; is that a ‘joke’? It sure makes me smile.

            And someone should tell Beck that his ‘jokes’ equating Obama with Hitler are getting a little stale. I mean, you may still laugh at them, but a lot of us don’t get the ‘joke’.

  3. Drag the asswipe out into a public square and beat his sorry self to death. (Yes, I know exactly who/what that sounds like.)

    • FC,

      That is the principle of OT stoning: it removes evil from society in a manner that sets an example for those who would repeat such acts. So, no, I don’t see any problems with what you advocate. In fact, it is how we are supposed to deal with this sort of thing – well, maybe not “beating him to death,” but still those who violate the social contract forfeit their claim to its protections and society is justified in removing the threat – not providing for it for life.

      • No – drag him out into public and beat him to death – – blood, guts, teeth, brains, and hair. This namby-pamby BS of “humane execution” is exactly that; BS. This guy showed no consideration for the 64 people he (premeditated) killed and injured. Drag his sorry ass out and beat him to death. Hell, I volunteer to cast the 1st stone. Deterrent? I’ll show you some “deterrent”.

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