I felt sick at heart reading, yesterday, about the murder at the Holocaust Museum. A bitter old man, stuffed to the gills with 88 years worth of narrowness, delusion, and hatred unleashed that hatred and snuffed out a life. It sucks. It absolutely sucks.
Apparently the Office of Homeland Security (a name that I dislike immensely — and especially in this context) had published a report warning that homegrown, right wing violence is on the rise. (As unappetizing as I find the Office of Homeland Security, having competent people there is, I suppose, a small plus.)
This was a report that was apparently reviled and ridiculed by the leading lights of the GOP.
Memo to the GOP – You need to apologize. In fact, take a step beyond apologizing and own some responsibility — because it’s your heated rhetoric that encourages the likes of this dude, as well as the shooter in Wichita, and others waiting in the wings. You guys need to reel in and stop fomenting extremism in order to placate your right wing base.
On a happier note, the Phillies and Red Sox both won. The Breakers play the Athletica in Cambridge on Sunday, Comcast is going to be televising three more WPS games, Willie seems to be holding steady and enjoying his moments, and wet weather continues to help our gardens grow! 🙂