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First let me answer the question Brenner's blog asks: NO! Sandy Hook was not a hoax and you are one sick f'ck to publish that article on your blog.

The article on Ohio State Rep. Brenner's private blog has got to be one of the most disgusting articles I have ever read in my life. The title alone was enough to nauseate me and the content was much worse.

I did not copy/paste the entire piece of garbage because the website said I could only copy/paste 15% of it. But below are some of the vile and the blog link is here:

Wrongly dated AP photos include those of children allegedly killed in the event, and wrong date stamps for Google pages and searches. It also included photos of 26 young students at Devers Elementary School in York releasing balloons into the air in memory of the young children allegedly slain at Sandy Hook. Another photo shows a banner tied to a freeway overpass with the actual photo allegedly taken December 15, one day after the tragedy. But the actual photo appears to have been taken December 12th. It’s also interesting to note that the banner – while attached to the fence of a freeway overpass – cannot be seen by traffic because it is not on the outside of the fence facing traffic. It is on the inside of the fence on the opposite/far side of the road. Was it simply placed there for the photo and then taken down? It was also an AP photo.
To create an event like Sandy Hook takes tremendous planning. Even so, with the best of minds, things will come to light that at the very least cast a shadow over the truthfulness of said event. We haven’t even discussed what a sharpshooter Adam Lanza must have been to take out that many people in such a short amount of time.
If Sandy Hook was an artificially created and staged event to allow the government to use fear to gain the advantage over the 2nd Amendment, we can bet we will see more of these events over time. Why? Simply because the government has not gotten what it wants.
Though President Obama has stated he supports the 2nd Amendment, it is clear from his actions that he does not. The 2nd Amendment he supports is no 2nd Amendment at all.
All emphasis in the copy/paste were mine.

Like I said, this article is on Ohio State Rep. Andrew Brenner's private blog but it was written by Brenner Brief's Assistant Editor, Fred DeRuvo. I am trying to be fair here but the way I see it, even though it was written by Brenner Brief's editor, I hold Rep Brenner accountable for all the published content he and his wife allow to be published on their blog, including but not limited to this trash.

On Brenner's Brief Blog, they list 11 Assistant Editors and 43 Contributors. They put a disclaimer that says:

All contributors are independent, freelance contributors to Brenner Brief News, and BBN is not responsible for their posted content
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Yeah, well, BBN might be "responsible" for the "content" from their contributors but they sure as hell are responsible for the content they allow to be published on their blog. As for Fred DeRuvo, Assistant Editor to BBN, the way I see it, BBN is certainly responsible for the content they allow him to publish on their blog.

That said, it it imperative for Rep. Andrew Brenner to tell us if he too thinks 'Sandy Hook was a hoax designed to advance gun control' -- and -- if Rep. Brenner does not think that then why is he allowing that vile garbage to be published on his family's blog: Brenner Brief News blog.

h/t Keepemhonest's diary

Originally posted to cc on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 06:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA).

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  •  That's one serious piece of sh!t. (11+ / 0-)

    Hard to wrap your head around just how sick this is.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 06:54:56 AM PDT

    •  Yeah, I thought this might be who "Brenner" was (8+ / 0-)

      I was just eviscerating him for something else the other day. I can't even remember what because he's involved in so much shady stuff. He's from blood-red Delaware County where his crony is state senator Kris "Wife Beater" Jordan who just reintroduced the "heartbeat" bill.

      He's also the husband of infamous right wing blogger/radio personality and Sarah Palin wannabe Sara Marie Brenner. Go have a look at her and tell me she hasn't completely remade herself in Sarah Palin's image. Are they not twins? Or at least siblings?

      http://saramariebrenner.com/

      They're both very shady characters.

      Oh wait, I jut remembered! He's the guy who said ALL public education is socialism and the entire public education system and all its assets should be sold off to private interests and universal public education be completely abolished.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 09:50:17 AM PDT

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  •  Fuck 'em. (8+ / 0-)

    If MoveOn can be held responsible for a couple of ad contest submissions comparing Bush to Hitler, then hell yeah, Brenner is responsible for this.

    My nephew actually tried making this argument once, based on a YouTube video.  And he made a whole big thing about how he wasn't going to let the media tell him what to think.  I offered to send him to Newtown to ask the people there what "really" happened, with no media filter, since he's such an independent thinker.  All expenses paid.  The only catch was that he had to video people's reactions to him and put that on YouTube as well.

    Silence.  

    Yeah, I thought not.  

    There's just something missing in a person that sees this kind of tragedy and sorrow and makes it all about himself and his beloved pet guns.  These are sick, sick people.

  •  Brenner is a fool for having a news feed (3+ / 0-)

    that his staff doesn't monitor.

    •  Brenner's staff doesn't monitor (0+ / 0-)

      Brenner's staff.

      'Conservative Talk Radio' wife is the ripest origin of their copiously overflowing cesspool of tea.

      ♥ Repeal the Capital Gains, Carried Interest & Dividends Entitlements bequeathed to 'more special' taxpayers.

      by in on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 06:05:46 PM PDT

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  •  I called his office (7+ / 0-)

    Hiding behind a phone machine. . .that's what all of those Republican cowards do. You can get a Democratic staff member on the phone, most of the time, but NEVER a Republican asshole. I gave him my name and phone number and asked for him to call me. I then said that was some seriously sick shit and I thought he was a sick fuck.

    I'll probably end up in an IRS audit. can't help it though, that crazy shit just fired my blood right up. My ears are still red hot!

    Imagine if that was your child or the child of a friend of yours and you read that bat shit crazy crap?! It's insulting and just mean. If it truly was the work of one of his staff members, they need to be fired immediately. And, no matter what, Rep. Andrew Brenner needs to apologize to the family and friends of those poor children.

    •  I can always get that nice kid (3+ / 0-)
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      who works in my representative's and senator's office in Columbus. In fact, I've become quite friendly with a couple of them who always seem eager to chat with callers.

      Brenner is no friend to kids and families in general. He wants to abolish all public education saying it's "socialism."

      He is an idiot. And he wife Sara Marie "Palin" Brenner is worse.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 09:53:54 AM PDT

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      •  Brenner actually called me back! (2+ / 0-)
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        First time I have ever received a call back from a Republican. And, I have been far more civil than I was this time. I am actually stunned. As nasty as my message was, he responded and was civil. He sounded very upset by the whole thing, said it was not his blog. Said his wife edits it from time to time but was not involved with that story and would not have approved it.

        Not sure I believe all of that but he did sound sincere, upset by it and I have a pretty good (but not infallible) bullshit detector. I do have to say that I think it took major cajones to call e back. And, I was a tad testy with him, too, but he remained adamant and civil.

        All in all, he sounded way too bright to be a Republican.

  •  Does 'net create crazy or just give it a voice? (4+ / 0-)

    I was gobsmacked to read the linked piece and especially the source linked for that article. There's a lengthy exposition with supposed screenshots and supposed date/time stamps and numerous comments from readers who went even deeper into the rabbit hole of outrageousness. One even goes into how these things can be faked -- but everyone seems to agree that this supports their suspicions, rather than discrediting all this nonsense.

    I don't want to imply this brand of crazy only exists on the right. It is 100% reminiscent of the nonsense that ensued on this site and other left-leaning sites trying to prove that Rep. Weiner's twitter account could have been hacked. I tried very hard to talk sense here -- to point out that Weiner was clearly dissembling, but all I got was flack.

    The internet provides a forum for crazy -- there's no doubt of that. But, these pseudo-investigations where people debate the minutia of electronica, all in favor of advancing their side's interests in seeking out conspiracies against them....this seems to be an artifact of the internet itself. It serves not just to give voice to the crazy, but creates the architecture that frames their particular brand of lunacy. Maybe the seed is already there, but the internet literally provides all the nutrients for this kind of lunacy to flower.

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you: Armisticeproject.org

    by FischFry on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 07:40:54 AM PDT

  •  main Snopes link on the "Sandy Hook is a (7+ / 0-)

    Hoax" idiocy says: "Such a statement is mind-bogglingly inane" -  I don't remember seeing such an editorial (and deserved) comment on Snopes before. Snopes also tells us:

    "The notion that Homeland Security is employing "crisis actors" to portray grieving parents and others connected with the Sandy Hook shootings (such as Laura and Nick Phelps) is based on nothing more than some superficial physical similarities between persons connected to the Sandy Hooks shootings and completely unrelated persons. It appears to have originated with material gleaned from WellAware1, a web site whose stock in trade is claiming that politicians, government officials, celebrities, and other people featured in media-covered events are actually imposters portrayed by actors, many of whom are supposedly members of the Greenberg/Sexton family. (Among other articles, the site maintains that Adolf Hitler and Walt Disney were both pseudo-persons portrayed by Kermit Roosevelt, son of U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt.)"

    Read more at http://www.snopes.com/...

  •  Oh great ANOTHER Newtown Truther (2+ / 0-)
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    i saw an old tree today, a2nite

    We have one who is now running for CT governor named Martha Dean.

    The crazy must be contagious.

    This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

    by DisNoir36 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 10:30:47 AM PDT

    •  She's like Brenner! (2+ / 0-)
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      She said she already was unfairly portrayed in some media outlets as sympathetic to Newtown conspiracy theorists, because she posted a video on her Facebook page that raised questions about the official account of the attack.

      “The media are going to try to kill me, kill me. And the bloggers. Do not believe what they say,” Dean said.

      http://ctmirror.org/...

      Why post this stuff if you don't believe it? (or in his case allow it to be posted). What a transparently disingenuous excuse. "I was just sayin'.."

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 10:38:37 AM PDT

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  •  I'd like to be asking questions (1+ / 0-)
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    at his next Town Hall meeting.

    “The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” ― Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by 6412093 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 11:06:15 AM PDT

  •  "Republican" (0+ / 0-)

    is a mental illness.

    Any organization that knowingly harbors this kind of imbecile is a threat to public safety and, as we all know, the GOP is a virtual nature preserve for off-the-wall crazies. Not just one or two... they're lined up around the fuckin' block!

    How anyone can, even in a drunken stupor, vote for any Republican is — in itself — evidence of psychosis.

  •  so Brenner is a delusional psycho. (0+ / 0-)

    I would say so what, except a number of people in Oh wanted him to represent them.  Sad.

  •  I live downtown Columbus, perhaps I could. . (0+ / 0-)

    Nah, I better not say that.  I don't want the state troopers knocking on my door.

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