Halloween horror in modern America

There's the phony, made-up horrors:

 Hat tip to Daily Kos.

And then there are the real horrors that have become an everyday staple of life in modern America.

Tried to break into an African-American church in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, in order to kill worshipers. When that didn't work, he went to the local Kroger's and shot and killed an elderly African-American couple who were shopping there, telling a white shopper, "Whites don't kill whites."

Left: Attempted to assassinate with bombs numerous prominent Democrats including two former presidents and media critics of the president who, in his rallies, frequently praises those who commit political violence.

Right: Went to a synagogue in Pittsburg during the Saturday service and murdered eleven people because he had been riled up by the president and his propaganda arm, Fox News, about an "invading caravan" of refugees entering the country, allegedly abetted by a Jewish group which aids refugees.

These three might be brothers. Indeed, they are brothers in hate.

Dare I say "Happy Halloween"?


  1. We are living in very sad times indeed when people get killed in their places of worship, schools, entertainment venues, at work...For their faith, for their race, for their political ideas...In fact, almost everywhere and just for breathing.

    1. You've summed it up perfectly. I can't add anything to that.

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    1. It was at my house. We got almost 4 inches of rain that day and no happy little trick or treaters came to our door.


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