Daily Archives: July 20, 2012

On the Colorado shooting

Yes, it’s a tragedy.

No, it’s not terrorism.

I keep seeing people bring up the admittedly cogent point that if Jason Holmes was Mohammad Rezadeh the media would be crying terrorism faster than you can say “double standard”, but the problem isn’t that this is terrorism not being called such because it’s a white dude, but that it would have been called terrorism incorrectly.

What we have is a lunatic going on a killing spree. No political motivation, no grand vision for which instilling fear in the populace was necessary. Just a man with a broken mind who wanted to hurt a lot of people. Not terrorism.

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Weekend conspiracy theory

Maybe Romney won’t release his tax returns because that would prove he doesn’t give the required 10% to the Church of Latter-Day Saints and he’d get kicked out.

Thank Ryan for this one.