Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says the Aurora shooting was staged by Obama, while Marilyn Manson makes a joke about James Holmes

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine at the Fillmore this past February.

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On Monday, it will be a month since the Aurora theater shooting shook our community to its very core. That's been adequate time, evidently, for some folks to feel the need to weigh in on the tragedy -- or in Dave Mustaine's case, to politicize it. On stage at a show in Singapore this week, the Megadeth frontman pinned the blame for the Aurora shooting, in which twelve people lost their lives and 58 more were critically injured, as well as the recent Sikh temple ambush in Wisconsin, squarely on President Obama.

"Back in my country," he told the crowd, "my president, he's trying to pass a gun ban. So he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast and Furious' thing down at the border, in Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there, and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple." After making this assertion -- which is similar to the conspiracy theory others such as talk show host Alex Jones have floated -- Mustaine then went on to point out how America is turning into Nazi America.

Carli Richards, who survived the harrowing attack in Aurora, responded yesterday, telling TMZ.com, "It's obviously kind of absurd and people who make up conspiracies just want attention," she said in an exclusive interview. "Everybody is emotional at this time and needs to blame somebody I guess. I don't think they realize the consequences of not being responsible for your own actions and James Holmes needs to be held accountable for his, to whatever way the justice system deems fit."

Page down to see what Marilyn Manson had to say about the Aurora Shooting


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capitalg_od
capitalg_od

You guys are all idiots yourselves. CLEARLY the 'government' (as a general term for the political-media collective) DID use this event... not that it was fully planned and executed but surely it was USED and trumped up as a major thing for their gain. Jeez what dipshits.

wakeupthesheeple
wakeupthesheeple

Come on folks how about actually doing some research and perhaps even doing a wee bit of critical thinking.  The batman shooting was obviously staged by some rogue agency of the government.  Eyewitnesses describing more than one person, 2 gas masks found, gun control UN vote scheduled just 7 days later,  Holmes father scheduled to testify against the corrupt banksters, hero nurse mysteriously dying just days after the shooting, drugged out of his mind Holmes in court....yeah he could have done the shooting,   Lets see the video.  Come on gag order??  Everything stinks about this case.  Wake up and shame on the Westword for being just another corporate owned propaganda shill paid to coverup the truth to the masses.  Get off of yer hindquarters and read a book.  Google "Aurora Shootings staged" there are thousands of blogs, reports, videos, etc. on this subject.  I hate fing sheeeeeeeeeple!  

Deronn Turner
Deronn Turner

Crazy is as crazy does. Leave the drugs alone Dave.

Kellie Lankutis
Kellie Lankutis

Its just ignorant people who are desperate to stay relevant to society.

Renee Lov
Renee Lov

They like the conroversy, since their music wont make big hits

Jonny D Foxtrot
Jonny D Foxtrot

Both of them need to be punched repeatedly in the face...with a chair.

Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

What idiots why even give them attention

Evelyn Maria
Evelyn Maria

What idiots why even give them attention

Jeff Raiter
Jeff Raiter

thats why I dont listen to megadeth or marilyn . they are just too far out there in space

Jason Torbet
Jason Torbet

meth does that to a person. No dave its okay those bums on the street are not cia operatives coming to get you, obama's not a terrorist and you are just really , really...high!

Baa Bee
Baa Bee

Apparently everything is a conspiracy. It may be hard to believe, but there really are unstable/psycho/disgusting people who do terrible things. Not everything is a prop for the government....too many drugs Mustaine....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

" Hey Right Nut ! "

" What Left Nut ? "

" Look at the Dave Mustaine in the middle... "

Katie Hall Hoffman
Katie Hall Hoffman

If it waddles like a Patsy, and quakes like a Patsy, then it's a PATSY....WAKE UP!!!!!!! Civil unrest is next....OCTOBER SURPRISE!!!!!

Ben Finley
Ben Finley

"America is turning into Nazi America" He is right, it's blatantly obvious...

David Bernstein
David Bernstein

they can say what they want to say even if it is wrong and stupid..

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

@Evan...."fatsos", that made me laugh..

Lisa Hill
Lisa Hill

Hair and egos and opinions, WHO CARES?

Evan Nix
Evan Nix

who gives a shit what those washed up fatsos say.

Rebecca Moreno
Rebecca Moreno

Ridiculous! Why do they think we care to hear what they think?

James Fredrick Swanson Jr.
James Fredrick Swanson Jr.

I respect their right to free speech, at the same time I reserve my right to give them zero support and you guys shouldn't give them the courtesy of our attention. If you ignore them, they will leave.

Muddy B. Rats
Muddy B. Rats

WTF? Mustaine proving he's still an asshole? I thought he straightened up. He can kiss my ass and go fuck himself while he's at it! As for Manson, he proves he has no class and no clue. I just turned my kid onto him the other day - he can bet I won't spend another dime for any of either of them or their music ever again!

Jay Mesa
Jay Mesa

Love Megadeth, but I think Dave has done drugged himself stupid. We should really stop paying attention to what celebrities have to say about politics.

Scott White
Scott White

It appears that douche-nozzle dave is boozing it up again!

eCurmudgeon
eCurmudgeon

When Mustaine said he quit drugs, this must have included his meds as well...

Scarifying
Scarifying

Mustaine is a wannabe Christian ex-junkie asshole. I wish the world was Metallica, so we could kick Mustaine's ass right out the door!

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