Friday, February 19, 2010

Out Of Focus

The Alabama professor being charged with Capital Murder (for the shooting deaths of her peers) seems to be painting an odd picture of herself.
The Alabama university professor charged with fatally shooting three colleagues is remorseful but does not recall the shooting, her defense attorney said Friday.

So let me see if I can get this one right: I am sorry that I shot those people, who I do not remember shooting. Does that sum it up?

Just asking.

But more importantly, I cannot get over the irony of people saying: She seemed so very normal -- never did we think she was even slightly capable of this. She gave us no indication at all.

We find that an incompetent or corrupt group of law enforcement officials screwed up a case against her, for killing her brother. We learn of allegations of a bomb sent to Harvard. And if that wasn't enough, we learn that she assaulted a waitress over a booster seat.

We are educated, we are enlightened and intellectual beings...far above so many of the peasants and plebeians who do not understand our special powers of wisdom.

But honestly, we never knew. We never made the connection.

We did not see a thing.


13 comments:

Chuck said...

I saw an article on line, I think it was from a local news media source that called her unstable and obsessed with Obama. Didn't hear about that again. Wonder why?

LASunsett said...

//I saw an article on line, I think it was from a local news media source that called her unstable and obsessed with Obama.//

Was she unstable because of her obsession with Obama? Or did her obsession with Obama cause her to be unstable? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

So many questions. So little time.

Z said...

"obsessed with Obama" MEANS "unstable", doesn't it? heh

They're saying that Austin, TX pilot who went into the building was a terrific guy who gave no sign of trouble, either.........but the Washington Post says he was typical of the Tea Party types (ya, except he was anti-capitalist, etc etc etc!)

"Obsessed with Obama" goes off the radar screen and "Typical Tea Partier" is emphasized....
don't you love an unbiased media!?

A.C. McCloud said...

Maybe she will claim to have been sleep-walking.

Greg said...

the local story on this nut is interesting. some pieces not reported in nat'l news: after shooting her brother "by accident," she fled with the gun and attempted an armed robbery of a used car lot. that's when she was arrested. the d.a. at the time was current congressman william delahunt (d). the shooter's mother was the chair of the town's personnel board and therefore had some control over pay raises for policemen. in fact, the shooter has a long history of violent behavior followed by no consequences.

Chuck said...

"obsessed with Obama" MEANS "unstable", doesn't it?

Z, Funny. I think you meant "being able to tolerate Obama MEANS your unstable" though

I keep waiting for the media to make a convoluted connection between this nutbag and the right.

LASunsett said...

//"Obsessed with Obama" goes off the radar screen and "Typical Tea Partier" is emphasized....
don't you love an unbiased media!?
//

It's been this way for so many years. Ever notice how there are so many homeless people during a GOP administration? But the moment a Dem swears in, they magically disappear.

So left wing kooks like this are bound to get a pass, but let a right wing nut do something stupid and we get deluged with media coverage about their extremist views.

LASunsett said...

//Maybe she will claim to have been sleep-walking.//

Wouldn't surprise me. But I think the attorney is setting the stage for an insanity defense right off the bat.

LASunsett said...

//the shooter has a long history of violent behavior followed by no consequences.//

She definitely did not like to be told no.

Once the precedent has been set, people (by nature) will always feel empowered to escalate bad behavior if they have never had proper limits set.

Interesting that you mentioned the mother's job and the influence she was able to exert in the first case. I would say that the girl did not learn anything except that she was entitled to do whatever the hell she wanted, with no fear of consequences at all.

I have little doubt that had she been made to pay for her actions at that time, these people would be alive today.

LASunsett said...

//I keep waiting for the media to make a convoluted connection between this nutbag and the right.//

Amazing that it hasn't happened as far as the gun control issue is concerned.

I still haven't heard where she got the gun, we know that she didn't have a permit.

Anonymous said...

"Was she unstable because of her obsession with Obama? Or did her obsession with Obama cause her to be unstable? Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

This may sound dumb, but since she was much younger when killed her brother, I'd say she was unstable before Obama, but that is why she was obsessed with the "Apologist n Chief". :-) I know, I'm such a simpleton.

I see people beat the crap out of waitresses over booster seats all the time... nothing odd about that... NOT!!!!!!

HAM

LASunsett said...

//I see people beat the crap out of waitresses over booster seats all the time... nothing odd about that...!!//

Remind me not to stop for a bite to eat in your town, the next time I come through.

Anonymous said...

Now Sunsett, that comment was completely tongue and cheek!!!! My town needs your business!!!! LOL!!!

HAM