I'm Back Again
I'm back, at least partially. My being away this time was not voluntary, and not particularly enjoyable. But I'm mostly healed from having my heart's plumbing reworked, and will begin, slowly, to do some work here.
I should say I am grateful to all those who know the situation for their kind thoughts and good wishes. Most did not know, which is how I wanted it.
What To Expect
Not much, at first. I have heaps of material, but not as much energy as I'd like, and other issues will be taking a great deal of my time for a while.
You might notice a change in tone as well. ...
Appalling Call For Assassination
But I must comment on this. I can think of nothing more appalling. Now that assassination is recognized as the American way of dealing with those one considers a threat of some kind, the most recent examples being
Osama bin Laden,
Abu Hafs al-Shahri, and
Anwar al-Awlaki, it is not surprising that the assassination of other evil men is being called for.
I understand that those who are being targeted for assassination are all members of what Mark Twain rightfully called America's only true criminal class—politicians, every one of them. They are, no doubt, all terribly evil and dangerous men; but this particular call for their assassination is utterly appalling. It goes against all of one's sense of true values.
online call for these assassinations is offering $75,000 to anyone who offs Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) or Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) or any US Congressman, US Senators, FBI, CIA or NSA director, and up to $100,000 for George Bush, [Donald] Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney, FBI director Robert Mueller III, NSA Director Keith Alexander, CIA Director David Patraeus, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and National Intelligence director Dennis Blair.
I cannot tell you how much this disappoints my sense of American values and principles. Please do not misunderstand me, I do not give pickle for the lives of any of these miscreants, but asking anyone to do such a noble deed as ridding the world of these various parasites and thugs for a paltry 75 to 100 grand is disgusting.
—Reginald Firehammer (10/20/11)
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