I have tried……Lord knows how I have tried, to avoid any involvement whatsoever, in the outrageous rhetoric that has run amuck since the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. What a sick, sick event notched into the history books of Tucson…and this great country. But the diatribe and totally irresponsible rhetoric that has resulted from the bloody event will not make the history books……and perhaps it should.
There was a major part of me that said “Gary…leave this one alone. It will only give fuel to the intellectually delinquent cretins who are trying to blame political talk (radio and television), bloggers, the internet in general…whatever… for the massacre.” But for the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about that. If I refuse to comment to avoid adding to the discourse, it’s a suggestion that the idiot Sheriff out there is right. Maybe there is too much vitriolic rhetoric…..political or otherwise and its time to leave it alone. I tried, but the idiocy of Sheriff Stupnik….sorry Dupnik….was the first grevious sin. Second came the flood of lefty loonies who signed on to what the Sheriff said and virtually turned one screwed up kid into a political terrorist. This kid Loughner can’t even spell politiks, there isn’t one shed of evidence anywhere that political debate in this country brought it on and still, Barack sends the head of the FBI out there, now Barack himself is going there (talk about political motivation) and I think maybe a Mamma grizzly from Alaska is probably responsible for their heinous act.
I have been preaching for months, in fact for years, about the dangers of the information technology today and this case is a classic example of out it can get outrageously out of control, in a heartbeat. Sheriff Stupnik didn’t have an ounce of evidence on anything, other than the casualties on the ground. He had nothing…..I mean nothing…but within minutes of the scene being secured, there’s the Sheriff of Pima County, Arizona pontificating to the world, because someone stuck a live microphone in his face about the reasons why this happened and how this country should start behaving itself. This guy Stupnik has been wrong on so many issues in his long career, it’s not worth enumerating. I’ve got a feeling I might enjoy sitting down and having a beer with the guy, but his knee jerk reaction to the crisis in Tucson, and worse yet the blame-stream medias latching onto every word, may be the worst media blunder since Al Gore invented the internet.
Shame on us…..whoever “us” is, allowing the entire nation to get caught up with the remarks of one person, totally unvetted, totally without substance, knowledge or even credibility to tell us what happened moments before………he wasn’t there…..and why it happened. Do we all remember, Jodi Foster made Hinkley shoot Ronald Reagan? I can’t believe I’m listening at this moment to Whoppie Goldberg about what happened and maybe why…..this is outrageous. We have lost it……again……..and again……….and again.
Oh I feel better know…….I just heard Sheriff Stupnik (I mean Dupnik) say……..honest he said it…..”HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT WEEK, PEOPLE WILL FORGET THE IDIOT SHERIFF IN TUCSON.”