Shootings in and around schools happen so often now, that pretty soon, before you go off to college, your parents will have to pack you a bullet proof vest along with your blankets and microwave.
Today two more students were shot in East Lansing, Michigan, at Michigan State University, and, sadly, one of the victims has died. From all indication they were both students and the shooting did not seem to be random.
"East Lansing police say Dominique Nolff was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds.
The second shooting victim, also 20, has been treated and released from a hospital.
Officers were called about 8:50 p.m. Friday to a report of a shooting at the Cedar Village apartment complex. Nolff and the other student were found inside one of the apartments.
Nolff was from Middleville. The other victim is a Grand Haven resident.
East Lansing police say the suspect being sought was believed to be in his 20s and that the shooting "does not appear to be a random act." [Source]
I bet that this is the last thing that two kids from Middleville and Grand Haven, Michigan expected when they went off to college.
Finally, this right wing pity party is getting to be a bit much. Now we have alleged law breaker, Dinesh D'Souza, crying to Sean Hannity that the only reason the feds are investigating him is because he made that propaganda movie about Obama, a movie which nobody other than the folks in the rabid wingnut crowd, saw.
"Asked by Hannity if he believes he was targeted for his conservative beliefs, D’Souza said, “I will say that the film, 2016, was a film that does seem to have gotten under President Obama’s skin,” citing a “rant” against the film on Obama’s website, presumably referring to this repudiation of the film on by Obama’s 2012 Truth Team. “Whether this is a kind of payback remains to be seen.”
Before moving on, Hannity said the Obama Administration is “certainly targeting conservatives,” adding that it’s “been pretty well proven.” The host did not ask D’Souza any questions about the nature or veracity of the campaign finance violations with which he has been charged." [Source]
Wow, I see that they are still practicing their own unique style of journalism over at FOX.
Oh, and speaking of journalism, it looks like Chris Christie has responded to the New York Times piece about what he knew (and when he knew it) of the lane closures on the GW bridge.
"The letter, first reported by Politico and obtained by ABC News, is titled “5 Things You Should Know About The Bombshell That’s Not A Bombshell” and lists attacks against Wildstein’s credibility, as well as the New York Times.
Bottom line – David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the letter reads at the end, referring to Christie’s appointee to the Port Authority who on Friday released a letter through his attorney Alan Zegas alleging “evidence exists” that Christie knew about the lane closings as they were happening.
It’s something Christie has denied repeatedly in both the letter and in a nearly two-hour press conference when the scandal broke in January, revealing top aides closed the lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge for political payback.
“The Governor first learned lanes at the George Washington Bridge were even closed from press accounts after the fact,” the letter reads. “Even then he was under the belief it was a traffic study. He first learned David Wildstein and Bridget Kelly closed lanes for political purposes when it was reported on January 8th.”
The letter begins by attacking the New York Times saying the paper’s story created a “media firestorm” because of “sloppy reporting,” since their first version of the story said there was “evidence” when the letter actually alleged “evidence exists.”
Although Christie and Wildstein attended high school together and it was Christie who appointed him to the Port Authority, the letter becomes personal, describing him as “tumultuous” and even cites events from Wildstein’s teenage years to try and discredit him, including saying that he was “publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behavior.”
“David Wildstein has been publicly asking for immunity since the beginning, been held in contempt by the New Jersey legislature for refusing to testify, failed to provide this so-called ‘evidence’ when he was first subpoenaed by the NJ Legislature and is looking for the Port Authority to pay his legal bills,” the letter says.
The Christie administration answered Wildstein’s allegations Friday night, but that response was much more subdued. [Source]
This is not good. Chris Christie will do anything to save Chris Christie.
I was just wondering, though; if this Wildstein character is such bad guy, why did the governor appoint him to such a powerful position?
The governor went way back to find some dirt on this guy, which just confirms what everyone though all along: that the governor is a political bully.
Still, at the end of the day, it's up to the people to decide what happens to the larger than life governor of New Jersey.
Sadly for him, he might not like what the people are saying.