Not Done, Just Rare
Okay, I really didn’t intend to title my last post for ages ‘My work here is done’. That was just irony operating in the way it usually does – when you least expect it.
I am currently bogged down with an enormous amount of work that is the inevitable consequence of not actively trying to be bad at my job, and it’s consuming all my time and energy. I do promise to try harder to post… but I might be as rare as bigfoot for a while.
I’ll leave you with this: the Virginia Tech shooting is a tragedy of note, and as such is being used and abused by everyone with an agenda to push. It’s come to be expected that this kind of thing will have the NRF screaming at the gun control lobbyists and the politicians using it as a leg-up to their soapbox and the general public somehow turning it into a reason to hate both north and south korea… but two pieces of human excrement have used it to justify positions that are not only ludicrous to start off with, but which have absolutely no freaking logical connection to the events whatsoever:
Fred Phelps and his merry band of inbred hatemongers had this to say:
WBC will preach at the funerals of the Virginia Tech students killed on campus during a shooting rampage April 16, 2007. You describe this as monumental horror, but you know nothing of horror — yet. Your bloody tyrant Bush says he is ‘horrified’ by it all. You know nothing of horror — yet. Your true horror is coming. “They shall also gird themselves with sackloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads” (Eze. 7:18).
Why did this happen, you ask? It’s simple. Your military chose to shoot at the servants of God today, and all they got for their effort was terror. Then, the LORD your God sent a crazed madman to shoot at your children. Was God asleep while this took place? Was He on vacation? Of course not. He willed this to happen to punish you for assailing His servants.
And Jack Thompson went on Fox news only hours after the shooting to blame it on videogames.