I hereby adopt my friend‘s mantra:
I will still kick your ass, Big Gas Mafia, but I will do it because I love my friends, my children, the animals and this planet.
19 people were shot today, 6 people are dead and Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is clinging to life all done in the name of hate and bigotry.
From Michel Marizco, NPR reporter on the scene:
“Let me just say one thing, because people tend to poo poo this about all the vitriol that we hear enflaming the American public by people who make a living off of doing that. That may be free speech, but it’s not without consequences.” — Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.
And so I stand here to say this afternoon to all assembled here, that in spite of the darkness of this hour (Yeah Well), we must not despair. (Yeah, Well) We must not become bitter (Yeah, That’s right), nor must we harbor the desire to retaliate with violence. No, we must not lose faith in our white brothers. (Yeah, Yes) Somehow we must believe that the most misguided among them can learn to respect the dignity and the worth of all human personality.