Folk hero? Umm, no. He's a cold blooded murderer. I think I'm safe when a guy is lying on the ground bleeding from a bullet wound to the head. I wouldn't find it necessary to get another gun a minute or two later and fire five more bullets into him. But then, I don't scare easily. And since it's Oklahoma if it had been a black guy who shot and deliberately killed a white thief, he would be in jail and no anonymous donor would have posted bail, as if bail would have been an option.
Box said that another person might have reacted differently, but he asked: "When do you turn off that adrenaline switch? When do you think you're safe? I think that's going to be the ultimate issue."As much as I dislike the man this is ridiculous. Obama has a date night on Broadway with the wife and the GOP goes nuts (rapidly becoming their default state) because the country is in economic freefall and Le Prez shouldn't be relaxing. Meanwhile Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 day in Crawford, several of them while the Gulf Coast was drowning during Katrina, and not a peep was heard. Two and a half years on vacation in an eight year term is okay but a night on the town is a no no. And let's not forget that Condi was buying shoes and enjoying a Broadway show while a major city was underwater and the GOP said...nothing. IOKIYAR applies to more than sex crimes, wow what a concept.
If you are homeless you shouldn't have computer access because you should be focused on getting a job according to a good proportion of the commenters at the WSJ. Totally missing from these holier than thou people is the fact that most jobs are posted online and that if you submit an application for a job and don't have a home address or phone number that if you have an email address you can be reached for a job interview. And that out of a 24 hour day only eight to ten hours are good for job hunting and the weekends are useless. But they must suffer because they are homeless, they shouldn't be watching movies or enjoying music. Personally, if I was an employer (not that there are many nowadays) I would look for enterprising people like these who are determined to stay connected and have figured out a way to do it without a permanent roof over their heads or a reliable source of electricity.
Since arriving in Reno I sneeze every day, at least twenty times and usually more. When I first got here I had to take Benadryl constantly but the last week has been a little better. I'm still sniffly and my eyes itch but my asthma is back under control and I can breathe through my nose most of the time. Although I'm not the only one suffering I wish I knew what it was I'm allergic to. Or it could be that my body is reacting to breathing air instead of San Jose smog. Whatever it is I hope it goes away soon, I've blown thru several boxes of Kleenex and I haven't had an uninterrupted nights sleep in a long time. Supposedly the pollen count is on its way down.
The suffering, the trauma. It seems that the Chosen don't like it when they don't get everything they want and the world doesn't bow to their wishes. Their idea of construction is we take what you had, you go live in a ghetto that we won't let you leave so we can bomb you at will. When I was growing up I was told you could catch more bees with honey than you could with vinegar, nowadays it's all about killing the bees instead. And as we are now finding out bees are important to survival, maybe the Palestinians are too.