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A Few Things More Important Than Being Funny…

A Few Things More Important Than Being Funny…

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Published by: FishDuck on Jul 21, 2012
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Originally posted on FishDuck.com:http://fishduck.com/2012/07/not-feeling-funny-today/A Few Things More Important Than Being Funny…Reported by Kim Hastings on July 21, 2012 inFishWrap, FishWrap Archive | 0 CommentsI was laying in bed late Thursday night, pondering my weekly offering for the good readers of FishDuck. I usually fall asleep to a news/talk radio station. Suddenly, they broke into normal talk radio with breaking news that a heavily armed gunman had burst into a showing of the latest Batman movie at a theater complex in Aurora, Colorado, rendered the movie-goers incapable of response with teargas, and shot the place to Hell.I was horrified. I’ve been to Aurora, though not to that particular theater. I can picture the terrain. What I can’t imagine is the horror that those poor peoplemust have felt as 24 year-old James Holmes methodically moved up and down the darkened aisle, cutting down people at random with the arsenal at his disposal. Video that has since surfaced doesn’t do justice to the fear, the smell, the carnage created by this deranged animal.As Thursday night became Friday morning I listened to news coverage and public response to the event. It’s so soon after Gabrielle Giffords, and so close in proximity to Littleton, Colorado, home of Columbine High School. Before Columbine, Oregon was the site of the worst school shooting, the tragedy that hit Thurston High School in 1998. Once is too many times.“What has gone wrong with us?” I wondered.Obviously the time has come for a national discussion. A discussion which isn’t going to happen. I know that because, by 9:00 Friday morning Pacific Daylight Time the sides were going to their respective corners, and were receiving their talking points.“Too many guns”, says one side.“Hitler supported gun control. So did Stalin.” says the other.“Watch them try to blame video games”, said a friend of mine.And on and on it goes.Grand words will be spoken over the next couple of days. The words will be of anation coming together to get through this. Bouquets of flowers will be laid at the doorway to Theater 9 at Century Cinema in Aurora. Teddy bears will accompany the flowers. Funeral processions will be filmed as hearses make their way from Denver area churches and mortuaries to Olinger Eastlawn or Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Tears will be shed for the victims, especially the children, and the families of the victims.For at least a couple of days the Presidential election campaign will go underground.Then things will get back to normal. Gun control advocates will climb into their pulpits and spout rhetoric that will go unheard, at best, and mocked, more likely, by those to whom Rambo is a role model. These folks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_developers will continue to make the blood spatters go

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