Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gordon Howie Proves "The Onion" Prophetic

The Onion responds to the Colorado shooting with appropriately revealing satire:
"I hate to say it, but we as Americans are basically experts at this kind of thing by now,” said 45-year-old market analyst Jared Gerson, adding that the number of media images of Aurora, CO citizens crying and looking shocked is “pretty much right in line with where it usually is at this point." "The calls not to politicize the tragedy should be starting in an hour, but by 1:30 p.m. tomorrow the issue will have been politicized. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if the shooter’s high school classmate is interviewed within 45 minutes."
This morning, Gordon Howie writes political boilerplate that The Onion's editors would have found too stereotypical to publish:
The Colorado incident would have had a far different outcome if someone in the theater had been exercising their right to carry a gun. This deranged shooter would have been stopped and many lives could have been saved.

The real problem in Colorado was that there wasn’t anyone prepared to DEFEND their self or others.
Tomorrow, I expect Howie's column to blame the slaughter on the fact that Batman and Catwoman had sex in Catwoman #1 during the DC comics New 52 reboot.

At South Dakota Politics Dr. Blanchard concisely sums up the situation:
The eWaves are afroth with unsupported speculation, hand wringing, condemnation and counter-condemnation over the atrocity in Colorado. Uncharacteristically, I won't add my bit (at least not just yet). Whatever we may learn in the days to come, I am confident that there is very little we will be willing and able to do about it.
There's little doubt we will be able to do much to stop a person set on doing harm to others; therefore, can we all just agree to prove The Onion wrong and wait until all of the funerals have been conducted before writing laughable political tripe?

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