Lefty celebrities have been all too excited to weigh in on this morning’s deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, but Leonard Nimoy took it to another level, reducing the tragedy to a “Star Trek” line.

A bit of sensible action on his own part would be required.

Twitterers were rightfully appalled:

https://twitter.com/lao544/status/279671477383614464

https://twitter.com/MovingMountans/status/279671012176564224

Nimoy should be ashamed.

  • Mister A

    Poor guy, he’s stuck in character. Maybe he got pointy ears surgically attached too.

    • Rabid

      Um….. no he’s not.

  • Mister A

    Poor guy, he’s stuck in character. Maybe he got pointy ears surgically attached too.

  • stuckinIL4now

    The idiot mayors of New York and Boston have also weighed in–as if you can legislate any kind of behavior into or out of existence.

    • Rabid

      Exactly… you can’t put Pandora back in the box.

  • stuckinIL4now

    The idiot mayors of New York and Boston have also weighed in–as if you can legislate any kind of behavior into or out of existence.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Well that was incredibly insensitive.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Well that was incredibly insensitive.

  • Steve_J

    He’s runined the only thing he’s known for.

    • Robby Gregg

      think about what the saying means for a second

  • Steve_J

    He’s runined the only thing he’s known for.

  • http://twitter.com/who_me_too RadicalRebelWhoMeToo

    @TheRealNimoy -Is that like 4 dead in #Benghazi being “Not Optimal” #HollywoodHasLostTheirMinds #BoycottHollywood #AnotherHollywoodFAIL

  • Danny Wheeler

    Seriously, Leonard!

  • Samh09

    Spock, your comment about the shooting in Connecticut is illiogical.

  • michael s

    the new star trek movieis coming out in may. start a boycott of the film or demand the next convention cancel his appearance.

    • Robby Gregg

      he didn’t mean that way and hes right they wont be able to have long lives so before you attack him think about what llap really means politcising this isn’t the way to go about things and really boycotting something will make it bigger

    • TocksNedlog

      Your response indicates two-dimensional thinking.

  • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

    RIP “LLAP”: 1967-2012.

    • TocksNedlog

      The phrase lives on.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Spock must be experiencing Bendii syndrome.

    • Sad Chestertonian

      Is that the one that causes sever dementia in Vulcans and Romulens; the one that killed his father?

      • TheOriginalDonald

        yep

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Or senility

  • Hearns-Jackson-Hagler-Jones

    Really yall are so desperate to not talk about what happened that yall attack Spock. Clearly he was saying another shooting, maybe he said it bad I’ll admit.

    • TocksNedlog

      He ain’t the only one that “said it bad”.

  • disqus_LASIg6epmj

    First, don’t Conn. and NJ have very strict gun laws? Leonard, how did those gun laws work out for ya? Also, if I understand correctly, he didn’t use his own guns. He stole his mom’s who was probably a responsible gun owner. These celebs also forget about the knife attacks in China. Also, wasn’t there a mass knife attack in Finland or Sweden a few years ago? My memory is a bit foggy on that one so if anyone can jog my memory, please do.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Holy crap, Nimoy. This is actually the most socially awkward and inappropriate thing that has ever happened involving Star Trek. That’s saying something.

    Leave it to a celebrity to cross the line from ‘weird’ to ‘d-bag.’ Never thought it would be him though.

  • Guest

    Never to early to jump on the Looney Left Bandwagon eh Leonard?

  • Dusquene Whistler

    Jeez, what a moron.

  • AmandaJeff Day

    LLAP- Liberal Logic Aloof and Pointless.

    Anybody else noticing that most of these shootings are taking place in extremely leftist states?

    • meeester

      they should make killing illegal

      • Guest

        It would never work. Making killing illegal is a waste of time since law abiding citizens are not the ones doing the killing. It is the criminals and they break the laws anyway.

        Or, so the argument goes. Laws don’t work right?

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos are truly bloodthirsty, and do not want any non-Marxist to LLAP.

    • Guest

      Demonization and name calling: Exactly why America is so polarized.

      • BeeKaaay

        I believe that horrific violence against children SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED REGARDLESS OF HOW OLD THEY ARE.

        Leftwingwackos disagree with that viewpoint. They are bloodthirsty.

        What part of that is hard to understand?

        When leftwingwackos permit and celebrate horrific violence against children because of their age, that is WRONG.

        • Guest

          Doubling down on the name calling. Nicely played.

          • BeeKaaay

            So you disagree with me that horrific violence against children SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED REGARDLESS OF HOW OLD THEY ARE?

            Or are you just going to talk about name calling?

          • Guest

            I’m simply critiquing the argument. If you make a good argument that is convincing, and based on facts, I will support it. Your last post is better, since you’ve removed the disparaging labels.

          • BeeKaaay

            I don’t see you critiquing the argument when people call others by the propagandist terms they have labeled themselves with versus who they really are.

            So when conservatives call leftists “progressives….liberals….etc.”

            They’re not progressives. 1917 Russia is NOT progress.
            They’re not liberals. Thee are not for more liberty, but always stand for more totalitarianism.
            Those terms are false and do not reflect reality.

            So when you do the same for the other side, you will have more credibility.

          • Guest

            leftwingwackos? If your labels are derogatory, then you have resorted to name calling. It is childish and petty. And, you’re better than that.

          • BeeKaaay

            I call them Marxists and leftists too, but I’m sure you don’t approve of those terms either.

            In your mind, I’m committing the worst evil in the world – worse than genocide or war, I’m disagreeing with leftwingwackoism and that is so evil, you have to step up and object.

  • J.N. Ashby

    I would’ve preferred a quote from Galvatron, Leonard…

  • Sad Chestertonian

    His judgment has gotten sloppy. I think I understand his intent, he wants to use a well known saying + his celebrity in order to call attention to an issue that he feels has not been properly addressed. His failure is that it is a TOO personal saying, too connected to pop cultural, and it’s narcicistic associations. I do not think he is self centered, but a lot of people are going to see this as being about himself, a celeb capitalizing off a horror for his own end.

  • Free2Ride

    Please pray for these children and their brave teachers!! Just 27 more bumps in Obamas road right,There would be no outcry from the left if not to try and bring more control on the people of America in the form of gun control!! The loony left would not have no problem with this tragedy had all these 27 people died while being ABORTED as baby’s!!!

  • rant stocks

    This is the kind of stuff that comes from Liberals….all idiots.

    • Guest

      Name calling: an indication of a weak argument or an unethical attack.
      Get some new material.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Take your own advice.

        • Guest

          Did I name call? Not that it matters, hypocrisy is no proof that the underlying premise is false. It’s just an ad hominem.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I wasn’t talking about the name calling, but the ‘get new material’.

            Your lame attempt to shame others into silence is completely obvious.

          • Guest

            If your arguments are so dependent on name calling that to avoid it would result in silence, that’s not my problem. There are plenty of folks that can discuss contentious topics rationally and with respect.

            The shame is yours.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            There are plenty of folks that can discuss contentious topics rationally and with respect.

            Just like they do on DKos and DU, right?

            Or is it more like describing people as “false-conscious gun-totting, fanatics”, perhaps?

            Physician, heal thyself.

          • Guest

            It needs to be obvious. Clarity is a plus here. Subtly doesn’t work with those who partake in bullying and ranting.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Putting the “ass” in Class as usual.

  • drake allen

    you have just joined alec baldwin and a host of other celebrities who, by the way, owe your status to the media, in calling for abridgement of the bill of rights. RIGHT ON, DUDE! the other nine original amendments are also due for a SERIOUS re-think. let’s start with the 1st amendment, SHALL WE?

  • rfann

    The ears . Barack’s older wet dream from his father !

  • rfann

    The ears. Barack’s older wet dream from his father !