Enough showing us the killers and making them famous…..

Just changed my channel. My local ABC affiliate was saying something about the Virginia Tech shootings… and once again they put up the image of the killer’s face. I changed the channel and will not be going back to ABC tonight, no matter what’s on. I don’t want to see his face. I do not want to read or hear his name. Fame should not be given to someone who commits such horrific acts. I want it to be as if he never existed. Perhaps if enough people start changing the channel when a murderer’s face is shown (as if they were some kind of celebrity now for being evil), and stayed away from that channel for the rest of the day, stations would realize that they lose in the ratings every time they give notariety to someone like that and perhaps maybe even get smart enough to stop doing it. How many other twisted sickos are out there who may be looking at this and thinking having their name and face broadcast over and over again would be worth doing what that lunatic did? Why encourage them?

enough already….. Want to show faces? Show the victims. Show the survivors. Show the families who’s losses are great. But don’t show me the murderer.

"Liberals" do "nothing for the troops"? Just another right-wing lie….

12. S.240 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow small business employers a credit against income tax with respect to employees who participate in the military reserve components and are called to active duty and with respect to replacement employees and to allow a comparable credit for activated military reservists who are self-employed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 2/1/2005) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

14. S.460 : A bill to expand and enhance benefits for members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 2/18/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/18/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

39. S.2449 : A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to reduce the age for receipt of military retired pay for nonregular service from 60 years of age to 55 years of age.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 3/16/2006) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

74. S.AMDT.334 to H.R.1268 To increase the military death gratuity to $100,000, effective with respect to any deaths of members of the Armed Forces on active duty after October 7, 2001.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 4/11/2005) Cosponsors (9)
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

30. S.2163 : A bill to amend titles 10 and 38 of the United States Code, to increase and index educational benefits for veterans under the Montgomery GI bill to ensure adequate and equitable benefits for active duty members and members of the selected Reserve, and to include certain servicemembers previously excluded from such benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 12/21/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/21/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

60. S.2970 : A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide free credit monitoring and credit reports for veterans and others affected by the theft of veterans’ personal data, to ensure that such persons are appropriately notified of such thefts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 5/23/2006) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

63. S.3691 : A bill to amend the Small Business Act, to reform and reauthorize the National Veterans Business Development Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 7/19/2006) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

65. S.3833 : A bill to authorize support for the Armed Forces Support Foundation in assisting members of the National Guard and Reserve and former members of the Armed Forces in securing employment in the private sector, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 8/3/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 8/3/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

73. S.AMDT.333 to H.R.1268 To extend the period of temporary continuation of basic allowance for housing for dependents of members of the Armed Forces who die on active duty.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 4/11/2005) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 333 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

74. S.AMDT.334 to H.R.1268 To increase the military death gratuity to $100,000, effective with respect to any deaths of members of the Armed Forces on active duty after October 7, 2001.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 4/11/2005) Cosponsors (9)
Latest Major Action: 4/13/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 334 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

78. S.AMDT.1029 to H.R.2361 Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, for the Veterans Health Administration.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 6/27/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2005 Proposed amendment SA 1029 withdrawn in Senate.

84. S.AMDT.1502 to S.1042 To make permanent the extension of the period of temporary continuation of basic allowance for housing for dependents of members of the Armed Forces who die on active duty.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 7/25/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 11/8/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 1502 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

94. S.AMDT.2027 to H.R.2863 To provide that, of the amount made available under title IV for the Navy for research, development, test, and evaluation, up to $1,000,000 may be made available for Marine Corps assault vehicles for development of carbon fabric-based friction materials to optimize the cross-drive transmission brake system of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 10/4/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 10/5/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 2027 as modified agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

1. S.CON.RES.8 : A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that there should continue to be parity between the adjustments in the pay of members of the uniformed services and the adjustments in the pay of civilian employees of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Sarbanes, Paul S. [MD] (introduced 2/1/2005) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/9/2005 Referred to Senate subcommittee. Status: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.

3. S.CON.RES.27 : A concurrent resolution honoring military children during “National Month of the Military Child”.
Sponsor: Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] (introduced 4/14/2005) Cosponsors (11)
Latest Major Action: 4/14/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

31. S.RES.155 : A resolution designating the week of November 6 through November 12, 2005, as “National Veterans Awareness Week” to emphasize the need to develop educational programs regarding the contributions of veterans to the country.
Sponsor: Sen Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [DE] (introduced 5/25/2005) Cosponsors (47)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/28/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

65. S.RES.338 : A resolution honoring the memory of the members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have given their lives in service to the United States in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 12/16/2005) Cosponsors (99)
Latest Major Action: 12/16/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Paying LIP SERVICE to the military is not “pro-military”…. it’s smiling at them while screwing them over. Liberals are for our military personnel in a way that actually matters — in a way that’s REAL and makes their lives better. I’ll take his method of supporting our military over that of those paying them lip service while leaving them to buy their own body armor any day.