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Death, Politics . . .And More on Cheating Scum
August 14, 2008 - Joselyn King
It was disturbing to learn of Wednesday's shooting of the Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney. It's an incident that transcends politics . . .it's about safety in the workplace and where we live.
I read Betsy's blog this week about irrational fears. But how many people have the all too rational fear of someone coming into their home -- or the place where they volunteer or earn a living -- with the intent of killing them?
And it can be for literally no reason whatsoever other than somebody poured curdled milk on their Cheerios that morning.
And what about the recent shooting during a Sunday church service in Knoxville, Tenn.? Two people were killed and seven others injured as they watched children dance.
All there had to feel safety -- being in a church on a calm summer morning.
Gwatney probably felt reasonably safe yesterday, too. He was planning his trip to Denver to be a superdelegate at the Democratic National Convention.
Should we ever feel safe?
On a lighter note:
* Thanks to all for an invigorating discussion on the last blog pertaining to infidelity and John Edwards and John McCain.
I've included a link an amusing story (see "Knickers" above) I found about how one woman dealt with discovering her husband's adultery.
* Belmont County Democrats, don't forget there is a county Democratic party picnic this Sunday afternoon. It's at the Jones Farm in Tacoma, and chairman Ed Good tells me there will be signs point ing out the location.
As for Belmont County Republicans, no events are presently scheduled, but Chairman Kent Moore tells me there are some in the works.
Many people are volunteering this year at the county party's "victory center" in Belmont, he added.
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