Tuesday, April 19, 2005

What a week
Back when law enforcement people naively believed conservative white people were capable of being dangerous, the week ending tomorrow would have had them on a mild state of alert. For some reason, terrorists and radicals are very sentimental and are most likely to do something deadly on the anniversary of something significant to their universe. Posse Comitatus, the militias, Nazis, Identity Christians, various racists, and unaffiliated wingnut survivalists all have had a day or two to observe this week.

Last week, Eric Rudolph was sentenced in prison for his deadly 1996 bombing spree in support of a culture of life. Friday was tax day. Today is the anniversary of the final fatal confrontation with the Branch Davidians at Waco. It is also the anniversary of Timothy McVeigh's terrorist attack on the Oklahoma City Federal Building. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings. It's also Hitler's birthday.

No doubt in order to celebrate one of those things, Time Magazine decided they needed to do a cover story on Ann Coulter this week. We all remember Ann's comment on McVeigh: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." Some of us even remember her clarification on that comment: "RE: McVeigh quote. Of course I regret it. I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.'" What a wacky babe! Too bad we hate-filled liberals can't match her constructive commentary and delicate sense of humor. Well, maybe it's not too bad.

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