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 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.


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.