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tweet of the day – 04.20.13

as i tweeted this morning, i hope this fosters a new, mutual respect/cooperation between LEOs and the citizens they swear to protect and serve, everywhere.

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surprising tweet from last night

Last night twitter was, of course, on fire and all over the place. i managed to catch a tweet from a senator that noone on “our side” probably expected.

Dear Sen. Stockman,
You and I probably don’t agree on much in terms of policy, and you may say some crazy shit sometimes, but I know that you hold your beliefs without cynicism. To pull an Andrew Sullivan, your tweet showed true Judicial Conservatism. Your followers weren’t happy about it, because their hate for our president supercedes common sense and following our constitution. Still and all, it was heartening to see you express, even in a tweet, your confidence in America, and her justice system.

sometimes satire can be so poignant

for example, from The Onion

WASHINGTON—Calling the last four days of American life just…I mean, talk about a goddamned punch in the gut, citizens across the nation confirmed today that, Jesus, this week.

This fucking week, sources added.

Christ.

“Seriously, can we wrap this up already?” Maryland resident James Alderman told reporters, echoing the thoughts of all 311 million Americans, who have just about reached their weekly goddamned quota for carnage, misery, confusion, heartbreak, and rage. “Because, you know, I’m pretty sure we’ve all had our hearts ripped out of our chests and stomped on enough times for one seven-day period, thank you very much.”

[…]

“Gotta hand it to this week, though,” added the entire American populace, laughing and crying at the same time. “It’s a motherfucker.”

Indeed, fuck this week. There’s still next week, though, and there’s at least a glimmer of hope in that.

tweet of the day – 04.16.13


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learn something from patton oswalt

I happened on a comment on one of the blogs I visit daily, on an article related to yesterday’s bombing in Boston. The comment quoted Patton Oswalt from an article in the Atlantic. Oswalt’s attitude is one we should all adopt.

Patton-Oswalt-1I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”

But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.

[..]

If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out.

and the money quote, the one I read this morning, that provided a dash of “fuck yeah!” to a horrible act:

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.” [bold by ed]