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I don’t have time for a full post with my thoughts, but I thought some might be interested. They guy who shot up the Unitarian congregation because he hates liberals got a life sentence, probably because he threatened to do it again. Some links here.
Here’s the guy’s suicide note/manifesto. I feel for the guy and his despair. Is it fair to blame the tone of certain right wing icons?
Addendum: Previous posts on topic:
Somebody asked me why I haven’t been covering the trial. I’m not covering it because it’s boring and there’s little to tell. Franken’s motions to dismiss and to speed up the trial have been denied. Coleman wanted about 11 thousand absentee ballots reconsidered. He gets to present somewhere between 4 and 4 thousand. One at a time. And that’s what they’ve been doing. Only now, we don’t know how the court will rule on each, except that 145 of them were taken out of the mix yesterday. Lots of discovery motions. Lots of evidentiary objections, some granted some denied.
Most trials don’t involve a lot of drama. This one is even more tedious than average. And we probably won’t know where they stand for weeks, or even months. Under Minnesota law, the winner does not get seated while there is a legal challenge remaining in court – a law sure to be changed before the next election.
Some details here if you want them.