Hoist a drink to politeness.
The report goes on to say that “the gun went off,” implying that it fired itself all on its ownsome.
Speaking all on my ownsome, I’ve not yet met a gun that pulled its own damn trigger.
“Negligent” =/ “Accidental.”
It would be quite refreshing were news media to stop treating gun nut negligence as some aspect of inadvertence.
Jamelle Bouie visits the Oklahoma City National Memorial, which commemorates the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and suggests that it ignores context.
Bob Molinaro, sportswriter extraordinaire, in case you still wonder why I’ve lost interest in college sports (emphasis in the original):
Fake sentiment: I thought it made for a nice sentiment the first time I saw a college basketball team wearing T-shirts that read “Family.” But then I realized that these were Nike creations handed out to all of the company’s intercollegiate business partners. “Family” was simply another corporate scheme. Should have known. Nothing in big-time sports is organic.
I think that the phrase, “intercollegiate business partners,” is quite telling.
Robert Goldsborough, in the voice of Audra Pierce:
I find it amazing how eager some people are to deliver news that might be disturbing to the recipient.
Goldsborough, Robert, Battered Badge (New York: Mysterious Press/Open Road, 2018), p. 128.
The Charlottesville (Virginia–ed.) Police Department arrested a 17-year-old male at 6 a.m. in Albemarle County on one felony count of making threats to a school and a misdemeanor charge of harassment by computer, according to a news release.
The post threatened an ethnic cleansing in the form of a school shooting and told white students at CHS to stay home. The person who posted the threat claimed to be a Charlottesville student.
The message boards 4chan and 8chan have been frequented by white supremacists. The sites were banned in New Zealand in the wake of last week’s mosque shootings for hosting video of the massacre.