It’s not a novel by Dickens. We do however have a gunman with the Dickensian tag name of Loughner (think LONER). We have a murdered federal district court judge. We have a bullet in-through-out of the brain of a congressional representative. And yet some people thought the shootings in Arizona would not be politicized? That’s nuts.
Yesterday just about the time we published a bit of questioning drollery called “What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted?, we received an answer to our question: into madness and delusion. In “What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted?” we asked what the Big Blog Boys and Big Media Obama sycophants would do now that they, according to Politico, are finally aware that Barack just ain’t into them.
As soon as we published our article the news of the dead and injured in Arizona drowned all the news broadcasts and discussions. It was and is still All Arizona All The Time. As the details of the shootings and the shooter began to emerge there was sadness at the loss of life as well as mounting evidence that the shooter was not the most articulate nor rational of personalities. Just as immediately, what passes for the American left these days (we call them “PINOs” – Progressives In Name Only and have nothing to do with them) indulged in madness and delusion. We were not surprised by this. What does surprise is in what reality do these Kooks think this is a political plus for them?
We suppose that the goal was to establish the narrative that the Tea Party (remember how before the November 2010 elections the assorted DailyKooks used the term “teabaggers” to denigrate the potent political force?) was responsible and to somehow try to intimidate the Tea Party activists. We doubt the Tea Party movement will in any way stifle itself in order to please the DailyKooks.
Perhaps the goal was to somehow make the Tea Party anathema to the all important political independents. If this is the strategy, we doubt it will work. We doubt it will work because the shooter, the gunman has a history of mental instability. The Washington Post published a story about how the gunman, Jared Loughner, was expelled from college because the instructor feared for his own life:
“Ben McGahee, a third-year instructor at Pima Community College, taught Loughner in an elementary algebra class last summer. McGahee said that while Loughner never threatened him directly, he was concerned by his behavior.
“I always felt, you know, somewhat paranoid,” McGahee said. “When I turned my back to write on the board, I would always turn back quickly–to see if he had a gun.”‘
LONER Loughner has some odd fixations on grammar and math. On one exam Loughner answered a math question with “Eat+Sleep+Brush Teeth=Math.” A student in the class said “I kept saying to people, ‘I’m afraid he’s going to come into the class with a gun.’” There was other odd and disturbing behavior by Jared Loughner none of which could be termed political. But that did not stop the DailyKooks from turning a Kook into a tin foil for their Kookiness. The Kooks latched onto the Kook.
I don't have much tonight to be honest. Did you read "TV: How to destroy your own show"? I think Ava and C.I. nailed it. ABC is destroying "V." That's too bad because I've heard from people who watched it that the season debut last week was the best ever. (And Ava and C.I. have seen several of this season's episodes and they say it wasn't just a strong opener that the season really gets going.)
But if you can't stream it, I can't watch it. So kiss my ass, ABC, you screwed me over but, in doing so, you screwed yourself.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"