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Another Homegrown Terrorist, This Time in Tennessee

Police: Man Shot Church­go­ers Over Lib­eral Views

Knoxville, Ten­nessee — An unem­ployed man accused of open­ing fire with a shot­gun and killing two peo­ple at a Uni­tar­ian church appar­ently tar­geted the con­gre­ga­tion out of hatred for its sup­port of lib­eral social poli­cies, police said Monday.

That makes a lot of sense. This whack­job is unhappy because he lost his job, gets a let­ter say­ing he’s los­ing his food stamps too, and instead of blam­ing the Repub­li­cans who have been in charge of the coun­try for the past eight years, he trots off to the near­est UUA con­gre­ga­tion and opens fire dur­ing a children’s performance.

Two peo­ple are dead, one because he gave his life in an attempt to save oth­ers. Five more are injured – no chil­dren, at least.

What did those peo­ple do to upset the home­grown terrorist?

The Unitarian-​​Universalist church pro­motes pro­gres­sive social work, includ­ing advo­cacy of women and gay rights. The Knoxville con­gre­ga­tion also has pro­vided sanc­tu­ary for polit­i­cal refugees, fed the home­less and founded a chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union, accord­ing to its Web site.

Good­ness. How upset­ting. Obvi­ously, they caused him to lose his truck­ing job. Yep. Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

Sam Har­ris’ views on reli­gion make more sense every day.

Some of Today’s News in Atlanta

I man­aged to avoid the crime news, which is always hor­rific. Okay, I mostly avoided it. The three boys under 10 who are being charged with kid­nap­ping and rape1 is get­ting to me. That poor lit­tle girl!

Trans­gen­der can­di­date mis­led vot­ers, suit alleges2

Actu­ally, these guys seem to be suing every­body but the dog­catcher down there in Riverdale.

What does Ms. Bruce’s gen­der have to do with how she’ll per­form as a city coun­cil mem­ber? Noth­ing, of course Ir’s been brought up because a cou­ple of sore losers just won’t let go. Asshats!

Trum­pet the news: Ele­phant is going to be a mom3

But she won’t deliver until some­where around April 1, 2009! 22 months of preg­nancy. Dumbo never men­tioned that lit­tle fact.

In metro Atlanta, pro­file of those in need dur­ing the hol­i­days has changed4

It isn’t just dur­ing the hol­i­days, either. Food banks across the coun­try are see­ing more and more work­ing peo­ple who need help. They’re hav­ing to reduce the amount of food given to each per­son or fam­ily because the demand has out­paced the sup­ply so much.

I can’t say that I’m sur­prised. I know too many peo­ple who are just barely scrap­ing by, and it isn’t because they’re irre­spon­si­ble. It’s just how the Amer­i­can econ­omy is, and some­thing needs to change very quickly.


1 http://​www​.ajc​.com/​m​e​t​r​o​/​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​m​e​t​r​o​/​c​o​b​b​/​s​t​o​r​i​e​s​/​2​0​0​7​/​1​1​/​1​9​/​a​s​s​a​u​l​t​_​1​1​1​9​.​h​tml

2 http://​www​.ajc​.com/​m​e​t​r​o​/​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​m​e​t​r​o​/​c​l​a​y​t​o​n​/​s​t​o​r​i​e​s​/​2​0​0​7​/​1​1​/​1​9​/​r​i​v​e​r​d​a​l​e​s​u​i​t​_​1​1​2​0​_​w​e​b​.​h​t​m​l​?​c​x​n​t​n​i​d​=​a​m​n​1​1​2​0​07e

3 http://​www​.ajc​.com/​l​i​v​i​n​g​/​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​l​i​v​i​n​g​/​s​t​o​r​i​e​s​/​2​0​0​7​/​1​1​/​1​9​/​e​l​e​p​h​a​n​t​_​1​1​2​0​.​h​t​m​l​?​c​x​n​t​n​i​d​=​a​m​n​1​1​2​0​07e

4 http://​www​.ajc​.com/​h​o​l​i​d​a​y​/​c​o​n​t​e​n​t​/​h​o​l​i​d​a​y​g​u​i​d​e​/​s​t​o​r​i​e​s​/​2​0​0​7​/​1​1​/​1​9​/​f​o​o​d​_​1​1​2​0​.​h​t​m​l​?​c​x​n​t​n​i​d​=​a​m​n​1​1​2​0​07e