Police say Ross Truett Ashley, 22, stole a car at gunpoint Wednesday from his landlord's office in what would be a precursor to the events a day later: On Thursday, police say he killed the police officer, then turned the gun on himself in a parking lot on the campus.
"Ross wasn't that kind of person. He was friendly, nice," said Nic Robinson, a 21-year-old history major". Hold it!
Why is it that when certain people commit these heinous crimes someone will invariably describe them as a "nice friendly person"? "Or, they are a "family man", or "someone who was caring", or someone who "loves children."
This latest shooter wasn't "friendly and nice"; he was a f^&%$#g animal who took the life of another human being for his own selfish reasons. [Story]
Finally, I will bet Mitt Romney $10,000 that he made a fool of himself last night. What an elitist jerk. There are families in A-merry-ca who will not see $10,000.00 this year, and he is casually saying that he will drop that much on a silly bet to prove a point.
In fact, let me just check out the Iowa Criminal Code:
"725.7 Gaming and betting -- penalty.
1. Except as permitted in chapters 99B [bingo] and 99D [racetracks], a person shall not do any of the following:
a. Participate in a game for any sum of money or other property of any value.
b. Make any bet.
c. For a fee, directly or indirectly, give or accept anything of value to be wagered or to be transmitted or delivered for a wager to be placed within or without the state of Iowa.
d. For a fee, deliver anything of value which has been received outside the enclosure of a racetrack licensed under chapter 99D to be placed as wagers in the pari-mutuel pool or other authorized systems of wagering.
e. Engage in bookmaking." [Source]
Flipper Mitt is lucky that his ass wasn't arrested last night. But I guess getting smoked in a debate by a serial philanderer and ethics violator is punishment enough.