Monday, July 28, 2008

Man Upset About Loss of Food Stamps Hates on Libruls

Most of the places I've seen this on the interwebs has noted that a man shot up a Unitarian Universalist church because of his hatred for their liberal stance. Gays and liberals seem to be taking all the good jobs. (Insert hairdresser/ decorator/ congressman joke here). Yet the other straw cracking this camel's back is that his allotment of food stamps was cut back. Because conservatives would've given him more? Whack.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - A man who opened fire inside a church, killing two people with a shotgun hidden in a guitar case, was frustrated at being unable to find a job and blamed liberals and gays, police said on Monday.

"It appears that what brought him to this horrible event was his lack of being able to obtain a job, his frustration over that, and his stated hatred of the liberal movement," Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen told reporters of Sunday's incident at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Suspect Jim Adkisson, 58, who was being held on $1 million bond, had previously worked as a mechanical engineer in several states. He described his violent plans in a four-page letter found at his home, which also explained that his age and "liberals and gays" taking jobs had worked against him.

Another recent setback was that Adkisson's allotment of government-issued food stamps had been reduced, Owen said.


Dean Wormer said...

I think it's my doctor's fault I need to lose a couple of pounds.

Comrade Kevin said...

There's always been something dark and backwards about East Tennessee. That is Appalachian, hill-country, poor white, chip on shoulder, inferiority complex central.

The fact that this happened there surprises me not at all.

DCup said...

Call me a pessimist, but I expect more of this kind of thing coming. The hatred is boiling over. Where i live, I'm sensing that overt hate is become more socially acceptable.

Dr. Zaius said...

Ha! Good find. With a platform like that, this guy could run for senate is just about any Red State!

M.Yu said...

No Marilyn Manson but they found
at his place, though I did not know they could write or read

dguzman said...

You know, it's always the repressed ultra-conservative wackos who do this stuff. Our side's headlines are more like this: "Liberal boycotts WalMart, shouts really loudly at customers to 'think of those poor kids in the sweatshops!'"