reply to post by MidnightTide
Flag and Star. Stunning, after having gone though every post of 30 pages.
Looks like everything that could make this a cluster job lined right up. The
'kids' showed history and clear intent, although hardware was unknown at
showtime. The resident was a security HEAVYweight, and didn't even have
a rathole out of his basement (outstanding, Holmes). What I hear from NOT
reading the text of the police's story of the solid circumstances, and all the
chatter around here: is how fast this turned into who was right or wrong.
Better yet on which side of the door was placed the more presently dangerous
nutcase(s)-- always a favorite for the gun grabbers and toters. Let's demonize
whoever was on the payroll contrary to MY pull on it.
Maybe unfair, but Divide and Cronkite's ghost must be chucklin'. "And that's the way it is..."
My end of it is something like Nicole's in "The Peacemaker", only hold the
nukes... if I may bastardize the scene ending line: "I'm not scared of a security
engineer with a gatling gun: but you're not going to prod me within a county
of some retiree from the same job that I know is holed up in his basement."
Did I mention cluster job? Unlike Will the 1st (avatar,'Manhunter') I'm not a
profiler; but if the threat has been neutralized to my personal satisfaction
and perp#1 is already point blanked DONE, an unneccesary act (?):
why are we waiting for the rest of the Zombie horde to come stumbling
down into my blind alley? The whole thing smacks of a revenge plastering.
Or was it? If the perps turn into vics later, and the original victim was actually
Charlie M. waiting for the perfect time to unload-- let's face it everybody's WAY
wrong. Has it occurred to anyone yet this was how it was supposed to go down?
But the only one left alive is the only one the system can punish, isn't he?
Wow, that alive thing may include how many more... 70 million of us?
I'm not a mind reader either, but this one looks too much like we're getting to
vent on the issue instead of WHY the Media Wurlitzer is playing this one with all
the stops out. Hit everybody's buttons real well?... outstanding.
Here's some stinkin' jerky: how about we're flap-jawing about Just Another
Gun Tragedy and cannon fodder for Slow and Spurious... byebye 2ndAm.
But I'm not Dennis, I'm usually wrong. By the way, how's that UN treaty doing?
I can only hope the arguing in the ivory towers is as effective as around here
for pure gridlock factor. The less they get done up there, the more I love them.