another angry white man went all "falling down" in Texas yesterday, (this one over an eviction notice) and as a result, two innocent people (including a law enforcement official) lost their lives.
So here is the thing, only three people died in this latest tragedy, so we will not be getting wall to wall coverage like we did with the Aurora massacre.
I guess if you are a mass murderer and you get some kind of sick twisted thrill out of your evil deeds, the more people you kill the better. It will certainly get you more notoriety.
Also, where and who you happen to kill also makes a difference on the media kill hype meter. If, for instance, you kill a bunch of poor black people in one of America's inner cities, that will score way down at the bottom of the media interest scale. (How many of you ever heard of the Lex Street massacre? Exactly!) If, on the other hand, you do your killing in suburbia, or you kill certain types of people, that will get you noticed. Just make sure you kill a decent number of them. I suspect that here in America we will yawn at anything less than four. Kill some foreigners with a strange religion in a church will get you midway up on the kill hype meter. This is because of the number of people and the fact that it was...well, in a church. Here in America we are still somewhat sensitive to churches. Unless, of course, that place of worship happens to be a Mosque. Those aren't really churches, just places to hide terrorists.
Of course sometimes, depending on who was killed and where they were killed, the number of people killed doesn't really matter. Seven people were killed on Lex Street. SEVEN! But sadly for them, they were just a bunch of crack heads from West Philly. (Kill hype meter barely moving upwards.) Sorry Shihean Black, you ain't no James Holmes.
Finally, republicans are up in arms about Joe Biden's latest comments while he was on the stump in Virginia.
"Campaigning in Danville, Virginia on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden adopted a southern drawl when he told an audience of supporters of President Barack Obama’s reelection effort that Republicans aim to put “y’all back in chains.”
“Look at their budget, and what they are proposing,” Biden said. “Romney wants to let–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street.”
After a pause, Biden said, “they going to put y’all back in chains.” [Source]
Lord have mercy! O, you might want to put a leech on that Biden fellow between now and November. (Sorry animal lovers, leech might have been a poor word choice.)
"After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama Campaign has reached a new low," Romney press secretary Andrea Saul said in a statement. "The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to win this election. President Obama should tell the American people whether he agrees with Joe Biden's comments."
Oh STFU! Calling the president of the United States a thief is "slanderous". Using slavery and chains as a metaphor to make a point about Wall Street going unchecked is Joe Biden being Joe Biden. He said Romney will "unchain Wall Street". I think Mitt himself will admit that's true.