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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

blast from the past / really, tennessee?? really?

recurring characters are one of my top favorite things. especially after some lengthy hiatus or major dilemma, it's always sort of comforting to see a familiar face. there's something incredible about thinking that someone was gone forever and then finding out that you are wrong in the best way possible. i don't mind being wrong. i'd prefer to be right all the time, but when my misconceptions end with spontaneous revivals of all the right sorts, i can't help but enjoy it.

the irony of time, part 2: after a while, it seems to bring stuff back.

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Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ATF says it has broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree.

really, tennessee? really? geez.

here's what is boggling my mind though. i got an email alert from the columbus dispatch (my hometown in ohio's newspaper) like a minute after they cracked this story open. it's on the front page of bbc.com and cnn mentioned it briefly. even the washington post had a little something about it. but i had to really dig through the new york times to find an article about it. i realize that crazy white supremacists are nothing to brag about, but it's sort of a big deal. you've got to tell the news, whether it's sunny skies or raining bullets.

dear new york times: you're still one of my favs. but you've got to be honest with me when i want to know things. from anna.

in all seriousness though, these two guys are literally kids, 18 and 20 years old. both of them are younger than me. scary.


2 comments:

Ruthers said...

next thing you know those kids were scioto dropouts... or worse...coffman graduates!
p.s. did you vote yet?

anna. said...

haha. for real...sad.

p.s. yes. i will be mailing my ballot tomorrow morning. woo.