Monday's HOT MIC
Regarding Michael's comment about trusting the FBI, I hate to say it, but I completely agree with him. The FBI is not to be trusted. This country is at a bizarre moment in the midst of a hugely bizarre event.
So who knows if ISIS is lying about this? If they're not, it is added fodder for something I have been thinking for a long time. There is something endemic to Islam that it attracts crazies. That is at the root of the so-called "lone wolf" phenomenon that Patrick Poole so correctly disparages. These people are not "lone wolves." They are sociopaths and psychopaths who cathect, in psychoanalytic terms, to an attractive (to them) ideology. Islam justifies violence, misogyny, etc.
The gun control advocates from Bernie-Hillary downwards who come out of the woods at moments like this are crazy in another way, desperate for a solution to evil that only creates more evil. I'd rather be in a crowd of country music fans (some of whom are carrying) any day than a crowd of limo-progressive nudniks when the firing starts. Who wouldn't?
As a sideline, the market is up again today. Talk about undeterred!