But this one kinda hit a little close to home. Literally.
That shooting at the Pittsburgh Synagogue this weekend? It's located in Squirrel Hill, which is my neighboring town borough. The Synagogue is only a ten minute walk away from my house. I work at the library, which serves the entire community, including Squirrel Hill. Some of those names on the victim list are familiar to me. I knew them. Not intimately, but enough to recognize the names. Squirrel Hill is a majorly Jewish community. This asshole targeted it because Cheeto Benito convinced him that the Jews were destroying everything and a caravan with leprosy and gonna make away the guns and whateverthefuck.
And now... Despite that fact that the Jewish leaders here have told him he's not welcomed until he renounces anti-semitism and the mayor of Pittsburgh told him not to come while they're burying the dead... The Cheeto is coming my city anyway.
I'm not sad, I'm angry. I'm furious.
And I really look forward to the day when this administration is just a embarrassing memory.
Post by Matrix Dragon on Oct 30, 2018 0:18:27 GMT -5
Damn, I'm truly sorry Mach. I've been watching the news on this one, and seeing what the Monster-in-chief and his minions are doing today in response to this is sickening. I wish there was something I could do to help.
I don't know if Drumpf ever said anything specific against the Jewish community, but it wouldn't be a stretch to conclude that his general stupidity helped to validate the feelings of an already anti-Semitic lunatic. It's not like he was acting on rational logic to begin with.
Damn Mach. Glad to hear you're ok but definitely sorry to hear about those people that were injured and killed. I know it's scary that all this is happened and even worse if it happens right close like this one is to you. I'm sad for each and everyone of the victims and their families but I read yesterday that one of the victims was a holocaust survivor that came over here to get away from this kind of thing and that really hurts and makes me angry that this country seems to be going backwards instead of forwards. I can't wait until the next presidential election.
Post by Optimal Megatron on Oct 30, 2018 17:38:06 GMT -5
I'm just.... too tired to be outraged. I'm probably upset, but after a constant stream of this, I'm numb. It's terrible, and all I can keep doing is saying "this has to end eventually". Voting when I get the chance. Keeping faith that eventually he's going to be out of office and trying to disassociate myself from everyone going "what is with the USA?" because I *know* that we won the majority vote even if the back-asswards electoral college system gave it to Trump.
I have to, because the alternative is feeling like I have no control over being associated with the absolute dumpsterfire that is Donald Trump, and I don't hate myself enough for that.
Maybe I should feel more upset, but at this rate, if I felt upset every time some politician did something stupid while Trump's dragging the spotlights down on EVERYTHING our country remotely screws up (do other countries just have more US news than their own news now? Because they seem to know more about it than I do about theirs sometimes), I'm never going to feel happy. Ever. Until election day or possibly until 2024 if the worst case happens. So, yeah. Cards on the table, that's me right now.
Greatshot: Yeah, transplant from Arkansas, moved here for work. Recognized the hat, chatted football for a bit. Totally would have asked for her number if I wasn't at work, but hitting on customers is never a good look.
Sept 15, 2019 0:54:09 GMT -5