So far, two 14 year old children in Marysville, WA have been killed by another 14 year old child, who then killed himself bringing the death toll to three. Two more are in critical condition, and my guess is that both will either die, or be permanently disabled, since they sustained shots to the head. Another one is in serious condition. The oldest victim is 15 years old.
Notice how fast it dropped off the radar of worthy news items? Move along everyone; nothing to see here anymore. Oh, it will pop up here and there with progress reports on the remaining victims, but overall, it's a dead issue.
Of course, the gun control people are all up in arms (pun intended) wondering why a mere "child" had access to a gun. Child?
Here's the story in the short form: Shooter is dumped by his girlfriend who decides to date the shooter's cousin instead. Shooter is an angst ridden 14 year old who, according to pundits, is a "typical" 14 year old who feels more deeply, and is unable to control his pain and frustration due to his age. He walks into the cafeteria of his high school and proceeds to shoot the ex-girlfriend in the head, the cousin who stole her away, and several "friends" who he obviously feels also betrayed him. Ex-girlfriend dies at the scene, girl who was friend dies a few days later, and the other three, including the girlfriend stealing cousin, are in critical to serious condition.
When the MSM finally published the pictures of the "children" involved, I was dumbstruck. These are 14 year old children? The girls, all three of them, are outstandingly beautiful and look years older than 14. Their Facebook pictures are highly sexualized and immodest. Several of them sport nose or lip rings which a young person cannot get without a parent's permission.
The boy's pics, all of whom are above average in the looks department, are raunchy, showing off their naked upper bodies and flashing gang signs.
There is no doubt in my mind that these "children" are all sexually active, and probably have been so since they were 12 or 13.
Would any of this had happened if they had been held to higher standards by their parents? Why are 14 year-olds dating? What parent allows their 14 year old daughter to flaunt her breasts in provocative poses making silly duck lips in an effort to look sexy in publicly posted pictures - or any pictures at all? Why the hell are they dressed like tiny little hookers? Why are the boys acting like street thugs?
Get this straight; I'm not blaming the victims. I'm blaming the parents and the whole degraded culture we now live in that would consider it normal for children to behave in such a way. No dating, no sex, no hooker clothes and gang signs equals no angst strong enough to drive a child to kill.
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Another outrage is off the front pages because it doesn't fit the narrative:
Two California deputies shot and killed by illegal alien.
How many of the illegals residing in our country and soaking up the benefits provided by our law- abiding tax-paying citizens will be "legalized" after the elections by Odumbo? More degrading of what's barely left of our culture.
Speaking of degraded:
Wendy Davis, aka Abortion Barbie, who never met a dead baby she didn't like, and who stands to set some sort of record for losing an election, takes pot-shots at her opponent, Greg Abbott, who is paralyzed and also allows people who are stumping for her to say things like this:
Dawnna? What the hell kind of name is that?“And then we have this guy who kind of just rolls around thinking that he can get tort reform for himself but take it away from everybody else in the state of Texas,” said state representative Dawnna Dukes at the event which was held Saturday in Pflugerville, just east of Austin. source
Want to know what's wrong with our political system?
Lois Capps, 76 years old, has been hanging around for 16 (sixteen!!) years. Her website is filled with all the usual boiler plate crap on how she's going to "fix" every thing that's wrong with the country. Give it up Lois. You've had 16 years to fix crap. Go home and play with your great-grand children and leave us the hell alone.Other unexpected races are suddenly in play. Some Democrats, for example, have begun to worry about the prospects of California Rep. Lois Capps, an eight-term congresswoman who is typically a lock for re-election but who now finds herself in a competitive race against Republican Chris Mitchum, a perennial candidate and the son of the late actor Robert Mitchum. source
This is nauseating:
Guess How Much Americans Plan To Spend On Christmas And Halloween This Year…
And guess how many people will be trampled to death on Black Friday (or Thursday) this year to buy trinkets from China.
Those wild and crazy Jesuits:
A Catholic university located in Chicago has given its blessing to a student organization for “pagans" because nothing says "Catholic" more than witches, warlocks, and tree huggers.
When de-cluttering and simplifying life bumps up against "prepping."
Most of my readers know I'm in the throes of simplifing around the old homestead. The sight of "stuff" is driving me slowly to insanity (short trip.)
On the other hand, I'm what I call a "low -level" prepper.
The two ideologies are at war. What to do? What to do?
As promised to Euripides
The story of Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow soliloquy from Shakespeare:
When I was in my early 20's, I had a very influential and well connected older friend, both in politics, business, and, well, "other areas." Surmise what you will.
This very savvy person held contempt for pretentious people who demeaned things about which they knew nothing, much as I do now. Now a days, you'll find the same types sitting around some effete little coffee house drinking soy lattes made with "organic" ingredients spouting socialist ideas as though they invented them.
Many times, he would have to entertain the so-called elitists of Houston, Texas and one of his favorite things was to move the conversation around to "country" music and listen to the wails of how low class country music was, and only trailer trash listened to that crap.
Amidst the hoo-ha coming from this educated beyond their intelligence hoard, he would pull out his guitar and sing a country ditty to illustrate their points. Using the most common chord progression of G, C, and D, a strummy strumm
y style, and singing in the most twangy imitation of popular country artists, he would sing the words of the tomorrow soliloquy.
When finished, as expected, the idiots would hoot and holler and declare this proof of the ridiculous lyrics of country music.
Sometimes he told them. Other times he didn't.
So, not only do I love the soliloquy for what it means, but also for what it proves.
Woodpile Report is closing up shop:
Hello. I'm stepping out from behind my Remus persona to tell you something directly. Woodpile Report will come to an end soon, a month say, maybe sooner. Yep, ies like that. Gone. Why? Well, it's been fun. I've enjoyed doing it. I'll miss it. But I won't miss it enough to keep doing it for ten more years. And I've put off other things long enough. So it's time for ol' Remus to tap the dottle from his pipe, get his coat 'n hat and go back to where he came from. I now return you to your regularly scheduled Woodpile Report. Remus, take it away.
If you've made it this far, allow me to present the "welcome" page of Robert Gore from the blog Straight Line Logic:
Whose interests are served by the nonstop media (old and new) barrage of news that isn’t news, fatuous analysis and inane commentary? How do you deal with it? Do you ever wish you could stop the world, not to get off, but to give yourself time to make sense of what’s going on? The good news is that you can, by asking the right questions and standing conventional wisdom on its head, see the forest for the trees. The bad news is that you probably won’t like the view.How do you see the forest for the trees? The first step is to quit walking through the forest. You can spend twenty-four hours a day reading periodicals and scanning the internet. You would know the latest of everything and you might begin to discern the stories behind the stories. However, you’d be wasting your most important and limited possession–your time–and reinventing the wheel. It makes a lot more sense to get in an airplane with competent pilots and instead fly over the forest.Realize that most of what’s out there is a waste of time—your time. It doesn’t serve your interest to try to keep up with it, but it does serve the interests of those who want to keep you and every other potential Diogenes otherwise occupied. The truth always threatens those whose power and wealth rests on lies. Through history that has meant governments and those who align their fates with governments. The day one says: “I’m tired of being lied to,” is the day one challenges the existing order. Distractions–bread, circuses, welfare, football, whatever–have always been useful for those who don’t want anyone looking too closely at how they do things.
I have mostly, but not completely, cleaned up my tabs. I have more to say, but I'm not going to say it - lucky you!
See you tomorrow...