Shooting in South Carolina

I’ve got a shit ton of writers on my facebook, and a lot of artists, and a fair amount of political junkies, a respectable number of science geeks (when NASA does something cool, I hear about it), but I apparently don’t have enough history buffs. If not for Isabel, who is 8 and I suppose heard it in school, I would totally not have noticed that today is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.
It was a long time ago, but that was a big moment in history and could have very easily gone the other way. Would the world be better or worse? Who the hell knows.

We don’t know much yet about the shooter in Charleston, SC. A clearer picture will emerge over the next couple of days, so here are some initial thoughts.
Fox News is unbelievably full of shit. This is not an attack on Christianity. That is absurd and, in view of the fact that 9 people died, who were all black, offensive. Even their regular m viewers, if they had a sense of shame, should be ashamed. War on Christianity, my butt.
I know his family all says he was a normal kid and they’re totally shocked, but his Dad gave him the gun as a birthday present. Also, they named him Dylann Storm Roof. Sounds a little bit like Storm Front to me.
It all sure knocked Rachel Dolezal out of the limelight, though, didn’t it?


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