16 April 2007

Two newsworthy items

First, a tragedy at the Virginia Tech campus, where a gunman killed 32 plus himself. This was the worst school shooting in US history. The saddest tragedy: W was still pandering to NRA first, before offering his condolences. Reasonable safety regulations are needed for guns, and we need to watch what kinds of people get their hands on them.

May the victims rest in peace.


Second, a longtime (159 years to be exact, counting his ancestors) Republican in Northern California's Yolo County, Pete McCloskey, joined the Democrats, citing extremism by the likes of Gingrich, Robertson, and Falwell. I hope he finds the Democratic Party to be a better, more relevant home, than I, another Republican who switched to the Democrats (then left), did.

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