…I’m having an operation right now. I had to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM, which is ridiculous. Everything will go fine, I’m sure. But being under anesthesia bothers me. Isn’t it always when someone’s unconscious that the bad things happen?
GRAPEVINE, Texas — Investigators believe that seven people who were found dead Christmas Day were cleaning up holiday wrapping paper when they were shot inside a suburban Fort Worth apartment, but a motive remained unclear as police worked into Monday morning trying to piece together what happened.
All of the victims appeared to be related, and Grapevine police said they believe the shooter was among the dead. Investigators were meticulously searching the apartment and three vehicles parked outside, and didn’t expect to finish until dawn.
The four women and three men, aged 18 to 60, were found dead in an adjoining kitchen and living room area when police arrived midday Sunday, shortly after receiving a 911 call in which no one was on the other line, Grapevine Police Sgt. Robert Eberling said. Two handguns were found near the bodies, he said.
“It appears they had just celebrated Christmas. They had opened their gifts,” Eberling said, adding that the apartment was decorated for the holiday, including a tree.
DAN AMIRA — The approval rating of Congress has hit yet another pathetic new low — just 9 percent, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll. On Twitter, Senator John McCain reacted to the news thusly: “We’re down to paid staffers and blood relatives.” Heh. Funny. But it would have been funnier if we hadn’t heard McCain repeatedly tell the same joke for the past five years.
Today thousands of angry white people have descended on the National Mall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, to whine about how they’re being persecuted and unfairly maligned, sponsored by a race-baiting lunatic Fox News host who promotes the ideology of the far right and the John Birch Society and has called President Obama “a racist with a deep-seated hatred of white culture.”
They’re broadcasting this bizarre inversion of reality on C-SPAN, where you can see that they’ve done their best to recruit as many black speakers and absolutely horrible black singers as they could, because that’s how they prove they’re not racist … at all!
Glenn Beck managed to fill the stage with black people, but when the cameras pan around the crowd, it’s an unbroken sea of white faces. And the crowd is nowhere near the 300,000 figure Beck was trumpeting in advance.
If Martin Luther King were alive today, these same people would be vilifying him as a communist and an evil progressive. The irony meter is off the scale on this parade of white victimhood.
Here’s a photo of one of Beck’s admirers; they banned signs from this rally, so he simply put his racist slogan on a t-shirt instead.