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Sandy Hook, continued: He Crossed the Line


Yet another piece on the Sandy Hook massacre. Yes, I call it what it IS, gang.wpid-12-1.jpg

Because, let’s face it…this picture above (disturbing and somewhat inappropriate, I admit) sums up the feeling we all have right now.

If this offends you, tough shit. Meanwhile, read the blog I reposted.

Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Sandy Hook, Connecticut (Photo credit: Dougtone)

Monica's Tangled Web

Yesterday, someone asked me if I was having a good weekend. I said yes, but that wasn’t entirely true.

I was sad. So sad, and I’m sure you know why. In fact, like many of you I spent most of Friday in various stages of sorrow and tears. How could this be? Who can explain what happened?

And, how can life go on in the face of such tragedy?

In the early hours of Friday morning, I had written a post about commercials. This was before the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  Many of you were kind enough to comment, and the comments trickled in throughout the weekend.

But, I found it very hard to respond to your comments, as suddenly a post about ads and soup seemed trivial and inconsequential. I couldn’t even bring myself to visit my blog. I just didn’t have it in me.

Another asked if I…

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Okay, NOW what do we say to guns?


Even though I have two WordPress blogs of my own…I just had to share this with you. Thinking back on Friday past, I suddenly pictured my grand-niece (a fourth-grader, btw)…and stopped cold in my tracks.
But, there’s NO amount of laws (current or future) that’ll stop people from getting a gun and killing others. It’s just un-doable. Plain and simple.wpid-Kitten-with-gun.jpg
20 first-graders dead…all because some fucktard with “mommy issues” had access to a gun. And yet, the politicians/celebrities/athletes/media types…ALL can’t find the urge to just SHUT THE FUCK UP!! No, it’s politicized now…shitheads.
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So, for what it’s worth, I reblog this piece. READ IT, people!! That is all.
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(Sorry. for some reason, the blog I attempted to repost here didn’t do so. Still, this’ll do.)

Diane Ravitch's blog

I had half a dozen interesting posts ready to go out today, but I decided it was inappropriate to return to business as usual after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

I postponed them. So you won’t be getting another post today.

This is a time to mourn, to reflect, to be still.

It’s a time to think about the heroic staff at the school who reacted immediately to protect their students.

It’s a time to think about the principal Dawn Hochsprung and the school psychologist Mary Sherlach. When the trouble started, they ran to the shooter instead of hiding.

I saw an interview with a teacher who was distraught. A reader saw the same interview and said this: “Did you happen to catch the interview with the one teacher (one amazing wonderful woman) who shepherded her class into a bathroom and kept them all assured that they…

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