Bats, man

Jesus H. Christ. It’s awfully tough to take a bike race seriously, even The Big One, when nutters in tactical gear are shooting up movie theaters.

Seventy-one shot. At least a dozen dead. And the shooter apparently got it all out of his system — whatever “it” might be — because he just chilled out afterward, waiting to tell the cops about his booby-trapped apartment.

Is it a good thing that this maniac survived to tell his macabre tale? I’m not so sure. We’re all going to hear a lot more about this guy and the spiders in his skull than will be good for us.

Oh, yeah: And it’s long past time for Louie Gohmert to shut the fuck up, and for his constituents to repent for inflicting this festering pustule upon the body politic. Seriously. That nobody has pounded this fuckwit’s teeth right down his yammering gob and out his asshole continues to mystify me. I’d take an honest satanist over his class of blustering “Christian” any day.

17 Responses to “Bats, man”

  1. sharon Says:

    Probably thinks he’s the master of a video game or some other virtual world. Some of the kids play 10 or more hours a day and lose themselves in it.

  2. High Plains Drifters Says:

    Jesus called. Said if the nut jobs want to call themselves Old Testamentarians, he’s cool with that. But he’d prefer you leave his name out of your moniker unless the sum total of your doctrine is limited to:
    1) be nice to each other
    and
    2) be a good person

    ( someone pointed out the other day that chick fillet violates half a dozen rules found in Leviticus. I guess they’re going nuts about gay marriage, like that’s the biggest threat in America right now, and somehow it’s their job to do something about it.)

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Surprised it wasn’t our nut-job in Congress representing western Iowa, old Steve King making the wacky comments. There’s always one right-wing screwball to blame some tragedy on those evil folks who are “not like us” in some way. The Judeo-Christian rhetoric is simply code for “white folks”. Religious laws seem fine to them as long as they’re not those “other” religions they despise. Wasn’t Rick Perry going to help Texas secede from the Union awhile back…how’s that going?

  4. weaksides (@weaksides) Says:

    Religion….the biggest current stumbling block on our species’ road to evolution.

    • Larry T. Says:

      Monotheism is the problem – those folks who insist there’s only ONE god – and of course it’s always the one THEY believe in – the other ones are always those evil false ones.

  5. Libby Says:

    My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones.
    How is it that the emergency exit isn’t alarmed?

  6. C.L.H. Says:

    Kids are growing up in world of “virtual” and “extreme” and some of them are missing the life lessons of empathy and relating to other human beings. Time to get our kids back outside and on bicycles. What’s the point of having a thousand friends on Facebook if none of them will lend you money or help you move or go for a bike ride with you? My thoughts and prayers are with the grieving and with those who are still fighting for their lives. Just don’t care what happens in the Tour right now.

  7. Skeptical Citizen Says:

    Speaker Boehner should show some true cahones and demand Gohmert’s public apology and shameful resignation.
    I’m still waiting for the conspiracy theorists to Muslim-ify this act that occurred on the First of Ramadan.

  8. khal spencer Says:

    So this nutjob is an honor student and Ph.D. candidate who drops out of grad school, buys an arsenal, and decides to take out the human race. Makes you wonder who IS safe out there.

    We were in Albuquerque today. They had their version of summerfest and I spent an hour at an antique car show in a throng of humanity. Always looking over my shoulder, damn it.

    • brokenlinkjournalism Says:

      Khal,

      This reminds me of the kid (Frosh @ Cal in ’88) who was supposed to be my summer school roommate in La Jolla. He was supposedly very bright, intelligent, and not to mention, well loved by his family. But since I never met him I can’t say for sure. Apparently somewhere between the train station in San Diego and UCSD in La Jolla, he got lost in Tijuana! Now…..I am not sure HOW that happens as La Jolla is north and TJ is south of the station but this kid managed to pull that one off. Needless to say that his parents were called to “come pick him up.” From the brief experience I had with his mother I would venture to guess that he was exceptionally bright at school work, and maybe not so bright in common sense.

      The sad thing to me is that we are seeing this a lot today; kids who can score 1600 on the SAT but can’t drive. They can explain the theory of evolution but have never gone grocery shopping. They can build linear accelerators but have no clue as to how to actually boil an egg. It shocks me that there is a whole generation of adults who have loads of ‘book smarts’ but very little ‘street smarts.’

      My thinking is that Mr. Holmes was failing his classes and had never learned how to deal with failure. Sadly this was the result of that. Some times it pays to be bright enough to know how to deal with life.

      • khal spencer Says:

        I guess I had enough experience with failure that I survived grad school in spite of also attending the School of Hard Knocks. A lot of my colleagues also roughed it through in spite of personal hardship.

        We will probably find out what snapped with Mr. Holmes but that won’t bring back anyone from the dead. Mentally fragile people with guns we don’t need.

      • High Plains Drifters Says:

        You have info concerning a generation with book smarts? I’ll believe it when I see it.

  9. Ira Says:

    My deepest sympathies to the victims and their families. As for Louie Gohmert and Christianity in general, it makes me wonder if the Buddhists haven’t got it right.

  10. khal spencer Says:

    Back to cycling: http://www.theonion.com/articles/exhausted-cyclists-ask-for-some-drugs-so-they-can,28847/

  11. Stan Thomas Says:

    Just love you frontiersmen. What Colorado needs is more people carrying guns …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18980974

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