We have to go over there and get rid of all those dastardly criminal mass murderers. How can we stand by and not do anything about this? Why aren't we bombing them back to the stone age? How can we stand by and allow vicious savages such as these to inhabit the planet?
I and my spouse travel to Israel about once per year. We lead pilgrimages to the holy sites. Every year we get the same story from people whom we invite. They tell us that it is too dangerous to go to the part of the world. Huh? Too dangerous? It's so dangerous that you can walk the city streets at night with no trepidation. The mass murders in Israel can't compare with those we have here, yes, even on a pro-rata basis. We are the champion murderers of the highly developed countries of the world. Yep, American exceptionalism at its very best.
Before I leave the page, let me add the ever popular crusade of the "pro-lifers" to the mix. They are not pro-life. They are pro-gestation. Once the baby is born, all bets are off.
Why don't they just say that they are anti-abortion? Is it because then they would logically have to say that they are anti-capital punishment? Would it be that they would then have to say that they are anti-war? Or anti-drone? Or, may lightning strike me!, anti-gun? Or even for just a little bit of gun control legislation?
And finally, I will say this because no other commentator has dared to bring it before the camera... Oregon is a concealed weapon carrying state. There were pistol packing students present on the campus in Roseburg when the savage killed ten people. They did not, could not stop him. One of those very armed students admitted so much before the cameras. What happened there, Wayne?
Seems like the bad guy with the gun slipped one by the good guys with the gun.
I know that many of you will read this and your blood will boil. Good, let it simmer a while and then resolve that you will not shed one single tear at the news of my funeral.