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Sadness can’t describe my feelings.

From NYT:

Dr. Carver said that in the seven autopsies he himself had performed, the victims had from 3 to 11 wounds.

With the examinations complete and the families informed, the authorities released the names of those killed. Among the children, there were 12 girls killed and 8 boys. All of the children were in the first grade, officials said. Sixteen of the 20 were 6 years old; the rest were 7. One little girl had just turned 7 on Tuesday.

With the release of each name, the grim reality of Friday’s nightmare stung a little deeper.

The youngest child had just turned 6 years old in November, a little boy named Noah.

The oldest was 56, a school psychologist who was shot dead as she rushed to stop a 20-year-old gunman who had turned an elementary school into a killing grounds on Friday, killing 26 people before taking his own life.

By |2012-12-15T21:07:26-04:00December 15th, 2012|Mass Shooting|Comments Off on Newtown

Black Friday Madness

I don’t understand why people stand out in the cold and rush to buy Christmas gifts. It is almost like group hysteria or hypnosis. I can’t imagine that the aggravation that comes with elbowing your fellow neighbors is worth it.

From AP:

A woman shot pepper spray to keep shoppers from merchandise she wanted during a Black Friday sale, and 20 people suffered minor injuries, authorities said.

The incident occurred shortly after 10:20 p.m. Thursday in a crowded Los Angeles-area Walmart as shoppers hungry for deals were let inside the store.
Police said the suspect shot the pepper spray when the coverings over the items she wanted were removed.

“Somehow she was trying to use it to gain an upper hand,” police Lt. Abel Parga told The Associated Press early Friday.

By |2011-11-25T09:36:00-04:00November 25th, 2011|General|Comments Off on Black Friday Madness

Chris Botti and a mini-news Roundup

I’m still looking over the president’s numbers. I thought his speech was excellent. I think he struck the right tone. Now, no matter what he actually said last night, he has to take his speech and sell it to the American people. This is the key.

Authorities are still scrambling over the suspected bomb plot. The targets are, supposedly, New York and/or Washington.

That was very ugly football last night. Beautiful offense. No sign of defense.

Representative Tom Price is simply trying to get attention. These days, you need to say something outlandish in order to get media attention. Being thoughtful doesn’t get you in front of the camera. Tom Price stated that a payroll tax cut for working families is class warfare. Really? How is that exactly? By the way, his net worth is estimated to be $8.5 million.

Chris Botti became famous when he replaced Branford Marsalis and Sting’s band. This is an absolutely beautiful tune. I’ll have more news for you tomorrow.

Artist: Chris Botti
Tune: When I Fall in Love

By |2011-09-10T00:12:59-04:00September 10th, 2011|Economy, Music, Obama administration, Party Politics, Sports, Taxes, Terrorism|Comments Off on Chris Botti and a mini-news Roundup
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