Snark Bites - Knoxville's alternative reality news source
Because we still have the hero we want, not the hero we need.
"You've gone from being crazy like a fox to crazy like Fox News."- Amy Wong
"Knoxville is a guitar town with a banjo problem."- Susan Bauer Lee
"Republicans in East Tennessee live in a government compound of national and state forests, land grant universities, nuclear research labs, and TVA lakes and dams, while pretending to be coonskin cappers guarding the mountain passes to stop socialism." - (Commenter from Oregon discussing the Tennessee Governors contest in the NYT)
That's fucking sick. You have to admit though, it's fucking genius. He jus tacked all that primal disgust and pain onto "being christian".
Wonder what his rationale behind that dispicable statement is though. Is there a letter left by the shooter and this guy is trying to spin some apocalyptic zealots rampage?
TardisR is right, though. All this wanna be gi joe lord of the flies bullshit "call of duty", don't tread on me etc etc.
There's no way to put it in words. This event is such a betrayal of the basic human emotion of trust. These things always are. Such needless pain.
"If God manifested Himself to us here He would do so in the form of a spray can advertised onTV." ~ PKD
"It amazes me how a society can paint itself into a corner by the laws it enacts." --John B. Wells.
unfortunately, all us humans carry ancient genetic wiring for violence, rage, sexual predation, selfishness, obsessiveness, thievery, deceit, selective memory, and vulnerabilty to neurological imbalance. The list goes on...
"i tell this truth to you/ not out of spite or anger/ but simply 'cause it's true"
These assholes who think we should be required (encouraged) to carry handguns are the same ones who don't think we should be required to carry health insurance.
Fear is the thief of dreams.