Uneventfully, last week marked the sixth anniversary of when I started this blog. Since then, a lot has happened.
The Boston Bombers killed 4 and maimed scores in another “
faith based initiative”, were discovered, one was killed and the other captured, and (finally) read his Miranda rights. Congress failed to pass a weakened version of a bill designed to require people to get background checks when they buy a gun, despite overwhelming popular support.
A fertilizer plant in Texas, that had not been inspected in decades, blew up, killing scores (we think – it’s so bad, it’s hard to count the bodies).
Related to the last one, Texas legislators that voted against federal support for Hurricane Sandy relief came begging for federal support for West, Texas.
Anonymous hacked The Facebook page of the Westboro Baptist Church, and have been running it quite successfully, and humorously, since then.
Ricin-laced letters were apparently sent to President Obama and another US Senator.
Multiple countries are legalizing same-sex marriage. New Zealand and, it looks like, France are the latest.
A Pennsylvania couple, previously convicted of allowing their child to die by refusing medical care in favor of the power of prayer, apparently did it again.
The poor are still getting poorer; the rich, richer.
All in one week!
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Now, don’t respond to this by pointing out leftist hypocrisy. I know that a little human hypocrisy is inevitable. I’m even sure that you could run through 480 or so posts I have here on my blog, and find some minor instance where I exhibit hypocritical tendencies (though I feel confident there is nothing major).
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