Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, July 19, 2015

I Was Going to Rant Some, But

I've really been kind of disheartened about the number of people, some of whom I know, who have been willing to jump to conclusions about the Chattanooga Asshole based on a single datapoint-- his faith.

More than a couple have been saying that such conclusions are equivalent to liberals concluding that the Charleston Asshole is a racist because he was waving the Confederate Flag, which, of course, is bullshit. The Charleston Asshole had a track record of racist statements, he posted a racist screed online to "justify" his murderous rampage, and there were some other things.

Part of my reaction is also because I am a member of a different religion, to which the good Christians of the last 1,800± years have ascribed various unsavory characteristics.

So I was really going to dig into all that.

But then I saw this video from Finland:

It's hard to rant while laughing.


Deadstick said...

Coulda fed the dog before the race...

Comrade Misfit said...

The dog still would have played with the toys.

Murphy's Law said...

Yeah, that'd be younger Murphy, but only after he bit the ref and chased a few of the other staff.

Expatriate Owl said...

I, too, held back on making any utterances, for reasons similar to those you have enunciated. But as the story developed, the number of data points increased (and continues to increase). There now is a rather high confidence level in the statements I make concerning the Chattanooga Asshole's motivation.

But I did hold my fire at first.

Comrade Misfit said...

Exp.Owl, that's commendable.

Snowdog said...

It's always better to wait for the facts, before jumping to conclusions.

Comrade Misfit said...

Snowdog, but where's the fun in that? We're bloggers! :)

Doug T. said...

As a Golden owner (or is it the other way around?), this is totally on point. Thanks for sharing.