I know there are many of us who have been almost addicted the news from yesterday and today. I include myself in that. Every time I walked by the TV in our break room, I found myself pausing at some news conference or interview with a student. My heart goes out to all victims and their families, not to mention students, staff, and even alums. I know that had happened on the campus of my alma mater, I’d have been devastated.
And can I just say I’d like to whack reporters upside the head with their “What’s the mood on campus today?” What the f*ck do you think the mood is, bitch? People were murdered senselessly. You think someone is having a party about that?
But what’s been upsetting me most is the almost immediate pounce on our gun control laws. I do say that I am in favor of some gun control, and I’m not getting into that debate right now because we just found out who the victims are. No one’s even had any real time to grieve, and others are leaping to forward their political cause — whether it be to listen to the sound of their own voice or have some bonus blog visits.
Let these people have a chance to say good-bye before you make your grandiose step onto your soapbox.