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  •  Oh, I remember this story (10+ / 0-)

    Basically the guy was trying to blow up some (any) abortion clinic, but had not grasped the importance of using explosives.  He seems to have thought that just crashing his car into the building (which was a women's health clinic that didn't do abortions), he would blow it up.

    Sort of like when I was five years old, and tried to smoke some cigarettes, but didn't grasp the importance of matches in the process.  I stuck a cigarette in my mouth, and blew, but all I accomplished was wet tobacco on the floor.

    That's about how competent this guy was.  He had the intention, just not the smarts to carry it out.

    Sig: A rose by any other name would probably be deadly thorn-bearing attack vegetation.

    by RunawayRose on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 09:43:25 AM PST

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    •  It sounds like he might either (3+ / 0-)
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      be mentally ill or just plain stupid. Not that the mentally ill and stupid can't produce great harm, but their motivation is different from terrorists. Terrorists are often neither mentally ill nor stupid.

      If the media reported on every attempt at harm perpetrated by every whacko in America today, I don't know how much room there would be for the rest of the news. There's a lot of messed up people doing messed up things every day. Just sayin'.

      This time, vote Blue. Next time, vote Bluer.

      by Busted Flat in Baton Rouge on Sun Dec 03, 2006 at 12:03:18 PM PST

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