Maybe that’s why the killer went on the loose in Colorado?
Rush Limbaugh came out against “The Dark Knight Rises” claiming that it was no accident that the film’s villain, Bane, had a similar name to Mitt Romney’s former asset management and financial services company. Nevermind that Bane was a villain in the Batman comics long before Romney every decided to run for president, and that Romney’s former company is spelled Bain Capital. Nobody ever said Rush could spell, or think.
“Do you think it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?”
Days later, as the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door in the Aurora, Colorado Theater, not far from Columbine High School. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer’s most highly anticipated films, according to the AP.
But then, authorities say, he threw gas canisters that filled the packed suburban Denver theater with smoke, and, in the confusing haze between Hollywood fantasy and terrifying reality, opened fire as people screamed and dove for cover.
At least 12 people were killed and 58 wounded – 11 critically – in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history.
The gunman, identified by police as 24-year-old James Holmes, used a military-style semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, stopping only to reload, as the story goes.
Of course the blogosphere lit up like the Fourth of July with posts like this YouTube mashup of the movie trailer featuring Mitt Romney as Bane.
The Washington Post has the best story yet on the shooter: James Holmes, held in Colorado shooting, had academic promise but was struggling.
When will people learn to separate fiction from reality and stop listening to idiots like Rush Limbaugh?
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