Thursday, March 24, 2005

(or, why worry about foreign terrorists, when the homegrown version is so effective?)

Am I mistaken, or have more people been going postal of late:

February 24
David Hernandez Arroyo, Sr., using an an AK-47, kills two (inlcuding his ex-wife) in a Tyler, Texas courthouse rampage before being gunned down by police

Februay 28
Bart Ross kills Chicago Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's mother and husband (this occurred about two miles northeast of Satya's house).

March 12
Brian Nichols kills at least three people at an Atlanta courthouse.

March 13
Milwaukee-area loner Terry Ratzmann opens fire at the Living Church of God, killing seven (including himself)

March 21
16-year-old high school student Jeff Weise goes Columbine, killing ten (including himself) in Red Lake Minnesota

It's interesting that the Midwest is so well-represented....One can't help but wonder if it's all the unfortunate result of a too-long and too-dark winter (March Madness coming home to roost) or too much TiVo or not enough yoga / other hobbies or a reflection of what the gov's doing overseas or what.....

*From Bush's Sept. 21, 2001 speech, -- the last time the rest of the world really, really liked U.S.

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