Holy fuck.

Jan. 20th, 2017 01:21 pm
mollybarton: (gag)
I went to high school with this woman. We were in the marching band together.


Not cool, Tracy. Not cool. I despise Trump, too, but this is going too far.

So we have a new President. Trump. I refuse to say the two words together. I will only refer to him as "the President" or "Trump". 
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Shooting at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. "Multiple" deaths and injuries according to MSNBC.

ETA: Five dead, eight wounded, shooter in custody. He's an American who served in the military...and had his gun in his checked bag. Once he got it from baggage claim, he loaded the gun and just started shooting.

WTOP: wtop.com/national/2017/01/reports-multiple-people-shot-at-ft-lauderdale-airport/

mollybarton: (sick black knight)
In Nice, this time, on Bastille Day, no less. Van plowed into a crowd, dozens dead. UGH. :(

ETA: At least 70 dead. God.

Mom and I were worried that Cecile and her boys were there, because we know they've been in South France this week. Cecile sent a message that she's fine, they aren't in Nice. But they were fairly close, on the coast.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
Abosolutely sick about what's happening in Dallas tonight. After a peaceful protest, snipers started shooting at the cops who were assisting the protesters. Eleven injured, four, possibly five dead. This isn't helping anything.

The protest was over and people were leaving. Now they're stuck downtown because the snipers haven't been caught.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
Jo Cox, a Labour MP, was assassinated today. Her attacker apparently yelled "Britain First!". These "Brexit" (UK out of Eurpoean Union) idiots are going to destroy Great Britain.

I wish there was some coverage on U.S. news. This is pretty important. Yes, we're still grieving about Orlando and it warrents coverage, but a politcian in Great Britain was assassinated at a time of turmoil in British politics.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
Sam was the only producer/newswriter at his station last night, and had to scramble to re-write for the newscasters. I don't envy the jobs of those working in the news, especially television. He had to be on top of the news "wires" and be ready for NBC to break in with special reports, etc. It's going to be like this for him for a long time.

This has been a draining day. Waking up to the horrible news of the shooting, and having to say goodbye to both our senior and associate pastors at church today. I'm really going to miss them. I really had a hard time keeping it together today. I had to turn off the television and all social media for a while because I just didn't want to deal with humans today.

Can 2016 just be over already? I'm so afraid that Trump is going to win the election, because you just know he's going to use the fact that the shooter was a Muslim as fuel for his anti Muslim, anti immigrant (never mind the shooter was an American born citizen) campaign.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
A mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. No fatalities as of yet, but it looks like it won't end well. God dammit. :(

I woke up ten minutes ago with a sick feeling that something was wrong...so I turned on MSNBC. And there it was...this is one time I really wish it was their usual weekend marathon of Locked Up.

Update: 50 dead, 53 injured. One gunman, shot dead by police. Worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history. President Obama called it both a terrorist attack and a hate crime. Shooter was an American (born and raised) who happened to be Muslim. Of course ISIL is claiming responsibility though there's no evidence he was working for them, other than his own rants.

Worst mass murder of gays in the U.S., topping the 1973 arson at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans which killed 33. That was never actually solved, the suspect was a hustler who was thrown out of the bar, and vowed revenge. He killed himself before he could be charged.

This guy was on an FBI watch list. How in the hell did he get such easy access to guns? And I don't want to hear the "if only someone else had a gun" argument, either. There were armed security guards at the club.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
There was another fucking terrorist attack yesterday, this time in Brussels. At least 31 dead and 200+ injured. This is never going to end.

And of course, asshole candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump want to use the tragedy to promote their hatred of Muslims. Fortunately, they're being called out on it, by other Republicans, no less.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
This time at a community college in Oregon. 13 dead (so far), 20 injured. Will it never end? Of course not- nothing changed after 20 kids were murdered at Sandy Hook. Why should it change after a college campus shooting?

The only good news today is the Hurricane Joaquin may miss me. Still going to get a fuckton of rain, but at least there won't be killer winds.
mollybarton: (sick black knight)
A WDBJ (Roanoke, Virginia) television reporter and her cameraman were shot to death LIVE on the air this morning. Jesus fucking Christ. And the sick fuck who did it (a disgruntled former station employee) also filmed the shooting himself and posted it on Twitter and Facebook.

This hits too close to home for me for three reasons- it's my home state, I have a friend in the area, and my nephew works for a news station in Richmond. My sister must be flipping out right now, and I don't blame her.

I'm really sick of this shit.

ETA, a month later, because I just found this out- Sam's station was under lockdown that day because one of his co-workers was on the killer's hit list.

If only...

Nov. 24th, 2014 10:14 pm
mollybarton: (black knight)
Sorry, Wonder Woman. It just isn't so.

wonder woman

Not surprised at all at the lack of an indictment in the Michael Brown shooting. I would love to see the evidence the grand jury saw.
mollybarton: (black knight)
My reaction:


The Republicans control the Senate. They control everything but the White House. They have Congress and the Supreme Court. Fuck every Democrat who didn't bother to vote.

I knew this would happen. The voters always stay home for the midterms. And look what happened. Senate Majority Leader McConnell. Please, somebody kill me.

And Mark Warner was barely re-elected in Virginia.

I hope people wake up and vote in 2016. We managed to survive a GOP dominated Congress from 1994-2006. Lots of GOP incumbents running in 2016! THERE WILL BE BLOOD AND IT WILL BE GLORIOUS!!!!! :p :p :p :p

Tumblr did something cute for the voters- if you clicked "I already voted", you got a little hat for your icon. Here's mine:
tumblr vote 2

Dane looks rather silly with a hat on top of his helmet...
mollybarton: (inkvoices hawkeye)
Really feeling sick about the mass murder at the D.C. Navy Yard today. When's it gonna end?

Also, appalled by the flood damage in Colorado. Absolutely terrifying. I never saw flooding like that when I lived there. Broomfield was hit pretty bad- a friend posted photos. A section of the highway leading into town collapsed...and that was right by my old neighborhood.
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The second Boston Marathon suspect is in custody. They managed to take him alive, though I'm sure he was planning to go out with a bang and take a bunch of others with him. God bless the Boston police and the FBI. Maybe we'll get some answers.


Apr. 15th, 2013 05:41 pm
mollybarton: (inkvoices hawkeye)
Praying for Boston right now. Two bombings at the Boston Marathon's finish line, 2 dead, 100 injured.
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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was a blast. It was good gory fun. Loved the little anachronisms like the weapons and the drawings on missing kids on milk bottles. Very action packed. And of course, Jeremy Renner was totally hot. Yum. Leather clad Jeremy is good. Shirtless and non-manscaped Jeremy in water is even better. Why did they show the girl's ass but not his? Sad KM is sad. Gemma Arteron kicked serious ass as Gretel, and Famke Janssen was a suitably evil HWIC (Head Witch In Charge). Not great movie making, but a fun way to kill an hour and a half.

Renner fandom is annoying right now, with all the baby mama rumors. There's a photo of his ex, who is pregnant, floating around, though Jeremy won't publicly acknowledge if it's his or not. I wish he would, because (and this is the part that annoys me) people on gossip sites are calling her a whore and a gold digger. That's not fair.We don't know the situation. It might have been an accident, it might have been accidentally on purpose, he might be paying her to be a surrogate (if it is his), she may have a new man in her life who is the father. They broke up ages ago and it was never serious. It's just not our business, But private guy or not, he really should say something so she doesn't get hurt. People are assholes. And mean. I'm staying out of [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt until this passes. Love the idea of Jeremy being a dad.

No idea how Jeremy himself is reacting to this crap, but this old pic of him sums up my feelings...


*smh* I'm with you, Jeremy!
mollybarton: (inkvoices hawkeye)
26 people- 16 kids and 8 adults- gunned down in a Newtown, Ct. elementary school. I feel sick. :(

My cousin Mike and his family live in the area, in Oxford, which is practically next door. The kids are all middle and senior high school, but I can imagine that they're all freaking out.
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Best response to a story on Huff Po that I've seen all week. Up yours, Mitt Romney! I'm saving that.


I have nothing against rich people in general. Plenty really do deserve the money they earn, and plenty create jobs and treat their employees well. It's bastards like Romney I can't stand- the ones who made their millions by buying and selling companies and firing the workers in the process. Yeah, that's the way to create new jobs, destroy existing ones or shipping them overseaas! So Romney's $12 million house isn't big enough? Most Americans would be happy to be able to afford a 1,000 square foot house. So fuck you, Romney. Fuck. You,
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I can't even...


Seven killed in the bombing, 80 youths killed in the camp shooting. 80. Suspect in custody- white, blonde, Norwegian with right wing extremist views. And he took them out on children.


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