The Morning Wood: Rise

“Why do we fall?”

Took in a viewing of The Dark Knight Rises yesterday with fellow dick joke enthusiast The Bunk, this after spending some time on Friday night watching Batman Begins and Saturday with The Dark Knight. And I’m not going to claim some grand and profound revelation based on the movies (though it was impossible not to think of the shootings) or say that I see the world more clearly now; there weren’t any, and I certainly don’t.

But I am sure that, in a summer where Colorado dominated the news for all the worst reasons, the people of my state will stand up again. We always do. This senseless murder was done by the worst of us, and what the intention was isn’t of particular importance. What is important is that we continue to come together as a community and help. Bonfils Blood Center was overwhelmed by people trying to make donations, and had to turn people away with nothing more than an appointment for later. Last night, a candlelight vigil was held across the street from the theater.

People coming together to heal people. America. Colorado.

“So we can learn how to get back up.”

The links:

Batman Shooting
As usual, Jay Leno is completely unaware of what’s going on around him, because he’s a schmuck. Rather surprisingly, Craig Ferguson got it right. Like, really right. Well worth it to watch the entire Ferguson clip, and the first 20 or so seconds of the Leno clip (before you have to fight the urge to punch him in his stupid face.

Only Christian victims of the shooting are going to Heaven, according to completely detached asshole who happens to be an evangelical Christian leader. Imagine my surprise.

Just how easy was it to amass several guns and a shitload of ammunition? Too easy, if we’re being honest with ourselves.

Folks clinging to religion are totally normal, you guys. I mean, why wouldn’t you worship a knot in a tree in New Jersey? Sigh. Tip of the hat goes to Nate Schweber, author of the article and a fellow University of Montana alum.

James Zogby has an excellent piece today in which he discusses Michele Bachmann and her Muslim-hunting… that has since pissed off the GOP.

Enjoy Monday if you can, folks. The Bunk will be by a bit later for some sharing.


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