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  •  I don't get the feeling... (11+ / 0-)

    it had anything to do with left/right ideology.  This guy was criminally insane for a long time, by multiple accounts.

    "Chance favors the prepared mind" -Pasteur

    by TheMadScientist on Mon May 18, 2009 at 11:18:01 AM PDT

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    •  Which is worthwhile to keep in mind. (7+ / 0-)

      We've always had crazies, and likely always will.  We're too quick to blame conservative idiot radio for our current episodes of murderous craziness.

      Al que no le guste el caldo, le dan dos tazas.

      by Rich in PA on Mon May 18, 2009 at 11:50:18 AM PDT

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      •  Exactly (5+ / 0-)

        we've ALWAYS had these crazies. We've always had serial killers, mass murderers, stalkers, child molesters, domestic violence, etc. We just know about it now. In the past, people had pen pals, and some of them were con artists who took vulnerable people's money - or their lives. Now they do it over the internet, rather than through written letters, and everybody thinks it's new. As this shows, bombers (suicide or otherwise) and people who shoot up schools aren't new either.

        But now we hear about it no matter WHERE it happens - and it's always happening SOMEWHERE. Maybe not close to you. It might only happen in your area once every 80 yrs. After a while, the people it happened to die off, and everybody forgets.

        Everybody except the historians, that is.

      •  You're Right About This (3+ / 0-)
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        But it's very important to keep in mind that at the current time, sociopaths seem to be congregating toward the Republicans.  And, the Republican, if they know what's good for them, better start telling these whack-os to get lost.  

        Ahhh . . . It's nice to feel like we're a cool country again.

        by Grumpy Young Man on Mon May 18, 2009 at 12:59:59 PM PDT

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        •  To "link" this story to Republicanism is silly. (1+ / 0-)
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          The Republican right certainly seems crazy to me, but I don't judge the Democrats as much better, and I'm certain that many perfectly sane people in countries other than the US can hardly tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats.  Let's quit talking about trying to muzzle the right wing simply because they're detestable fools.  As to hate, I hated the Bush gang from the start; I hoped that their more-money-to-the-rich policies would fail, and maintained that their wars would fail.  I wanted others to hate them too.  If you can't hate murderous looters, who can you hate? (somebody's sure to tell me here that you shouldn't hate anybody...) In expressing this, was I an instigator of violence?  

             

          •  Late Response, But . . . (0+ / 0-)

            It's not so much that I was trying to "link" this monstrous school bombing to Republicans, but when I think of somebody who would say "I hate paying taxes for this school--I'm just going to kill some people," it reminds me of people who also say "I hate paying taxes and giving up my gun, so I'm gonna kill some people.  

            This isn't an official political party mindset, but the guys yelling "KILL HIM" were in the audience listening to Sarah Palin last fall.

            And, you are completely right that the rest of the world probably can't figure out what separates the Republicans from the Democrats, but I suspect they do notice that despite this, there is still a difference between George Bush and Barack Obama.

            I pretty much hated Bush and Cheney the whole 8 years, too, even thought I tried to not think that way.

            Ahhh . . . It's nice to feel like we're a cool country again.

            by Grumpy Young Man on Tue May 19, 2009 at 10:33:47 AM PDT

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