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did he just say that. ~.m. by maria b.

timothy mcveigh. timothy mcveigh the guy that blew up the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and killed or wounded more than 800 innocent people and caused more than $652 million worth of damage timothy mcveigh? timothy mcveigh who was found guilty of this and put to death for it in 2001? timothy mcveigh whose crime was, until September 11, 2001, the most significant act of terrorism on American soil timothy mcveigh? timothy mcveigh who did all that to revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government? timothy mcveigh who railed against taxes and called them  “a joke”? timothy mcveigh who said at Waco in 1993 that “I believe we are slowly turning into a socialist government. The government is continually growing bigger and more powerful and the people need to prepare to defend themselves against government control”? that timothy mcveigh? you consider him a patriot? what fucking universe are you living in where killing innocents is an honorable thing? if that’s how you feel, then you are no better than the religious radicals you purport to consider evil, and you are a hypocrite.

This Is Amuriikuuhhh by -Z- by -Z-

 This post over at Contexts made a legitimate point regarding how American media sources differ disturbingly from their International counterparts.

Americans are largely unaware of what is going around them in the world.  Why does American Media cater to ignorance in the United States? Why are Americans vastly unaware of the world around them, especially in comparison with their International peers?

.m. and I have had this discussion many a time. We’re both news junkies.  And to top that with a nice cherry, .m. also has her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.  Is American news media publishing fluff and bullshit to distract Americans, or will their mags, rags, and station(ags?), completely go under if they don’t?  The proverbial Chicken v. Egg if you will….  What will it take for American Journalism to get its’ balls back?

Bah! Fury, I has it.