Yanno what I *don’t* wanna hear today?

the same ol’ bullshitte

All those plaintive questions about the shooter’s Motive.

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As though understanding his Motive would … could keep you safe from some rando twisting off.

Yanno what the byproduct of that is? Support for the idea stupid meme that “if your cause is just enough, violence is justified.” [I'm talkin' to you, Anteeefa, BAMN et al]

I don’t wanna hear the “5 facts you need to know” about that sociopath looser. I don’t wanna know his f’n name, the value of his house, his marital status, his political/religious beliefs, his shoe size or his favorite color. I don’t wanna know [or hear from] his family, his friends, his cow-orkers, his neighbors or the guy who sells him his morning donuts.

None of that will “help to make sense” of what happened. There IS No Sense to what happened. A psycho twisted off. Tragedy happened. It’s sad. It’s awful. It’s scary, since those were just regular people listening to a concert. Regular people like you or me.

So it might happen to …me. *gut clench*

Yeah. Life is dangerous. Life often doesn’t make sense. But the odds are very high that, no, it’s not gonna happen to me. There are some things I can do to help those odds.

But no amount of investigation into this psycho will produce anything that could possibly give a clue to the next incident. There is no “Lesson Learned”. There is no “Preventative Measure”.

And no. The Teh Gunz did not make him do it. His own crazy brain made him do it. If he had no guns he could have found fifty other ways to be f’n psycho crazy and kill people for no reason. So shaddup with that stupid crap.


and f’n pathetic ISIS …claiming “credit”. Lame.


  1. Gwillie's Phone
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 7:03 pm |

    The longer the media takes to mention his political affiliation the more convinced he’s left of center… right now I’m convinced he’s somewhere between Pol pot and Kim ju un.

  2. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 8:41 pm |

    I agree that ISIS taking credit is “lame”
    but it provides insight into their ghoulish mindset.

    Recon I can wait a bit to learn the true motivation of this psycho, as long as it’s considered a solo act. As far as I’m concerned, hatecrime=greedcrime=lazycrime=angrycrime=revengecrime=egocrime=crime.
    Psychocrime, stupidcrime, and errorcrime are a little different (hence, jury trials).

    Now, if this wasn’t the act of an isolated psycho, identifying motivation is critical, not for justice but for security planning.

  3. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted October 2, 2017 at 9:01 pm |

    Y’know what I really fear, right now?

  4. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted October 3, 2017 at 5:55 am |

    Yanno what promotes a copycat?

    Hours upon hours of MSM aggrandizement; trumpeting his name, discussing his history, his bla bla bla, his mooootives. Like there could be a “motive” to justify anything like this!?!!

    Like there could be a “motive” to explain anything like this.

    What a great way to be immortalized, to get the MSM to tell everybody your damname, your “motives” etc.

    Their price? Blood.

  5. MikeAZ
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:45 am |

    Some thoughts:

    Being an investor apparently made it easier for the Las Vegas assassin to gamble. Being a gambler made it easy for him to get the tools he needed for the job he planned to do. “He had explosives….” What kind? How much? So far, as of yesterday they found 7 pounds of ammonium nitrate (according to reports here.) That wouldn’t be enough to fertilize my lawn (I have a very small lawn,) and there’s no report as to how much fuel oil he had (isn’t that a necessary ingredient in making the “Oklahoma City”-type bomb the news heads are talking about?)

    What I’m seeing here is a well-planned assault by one capable individual. Now that it’s over, in all the reports of what happened prior to the first shot being fired no one has been able to prove that anything he did was against any of the current gun laws. Nearly 4 dozen guns have been recovered so far and not one was reported stolen, bought on the “black market” or illegally modified in any way. He was not a known felon, not a mental patient, and not a “prohibited person.”

    Changing laws to restrict ownership of guns or ammo, creating waiting periods for ownership, limiting magazine size, restricting where one might carry a gun, or what after-market additions one might choose to add to a gun, would have done little to stop this pathetic man, nor will it prevent the next one. All the detailed reporting on what he did and how he accomplished it will only serve as a blueprint for the next Yahoo who wants to make a reputation for himself.

    And now the news media has become the story. The on-the-street “experts” are interviewing the in-the-studio “experts” while they all stand aside to allow the celebrity “experts” have their say.

    And an aside to Fox News: did we really need the interview with Wayne Newton?