They say there are two things in life of which you can be certain - death and taxes. I wouldn't argue either of those, especially the latter, being a tax-paying homeowner in Massachusetts.
Now, here's my latest version of "two things of which you can be certain".1)
The vast majority of the politicians and people of Massachusetts will continue living their lives in a state of ignorant bliss, unaware of the realities that exist outside the little fantasy worlds they have conveniently created for themselves.
This blog will continue to virtually write itself.
As evidence of this, I present these three items as a follow-up to this previous post
from last month regarding the brutal murder of a pregnant woman and her unborn child at the gas station in Deerfield, Massachusetts where she worked.
The first of these is this story from the Boston Herald
. It appears the police have identified a "person of interest" in this case.Suspect identified in murder of gas station clerk
GREENFIELD, Mass. - Prosecutors on Wednesday identified a 40-year-old handyman with a long criminal record as a suspect in the slaying of a pregnant convenience store clerk in Deerfield.
Dennis Bateman, of Greenfield, was named as a suspect in Brandy Waryasz's death during his arraignment at Greenfield District Court on an unrelated larceny charge.
If he is proven to be the killer of Ms. Waryasz and her unborn child, let's just hope this scumbag meets an untimely, and equally brutal, demise at the hands of a fellow inmate (or six).
Next up, of course, is the obligatory, ridiculously asshatted "Massachusetts Solution"
being proposed by Ms. Waryasz's family and endorsed by one of our courageous state legislators.Family Of Slain Woman Proposes Gas Station Safety Standards
DEERFIELD (AP) -- The family of a pregnant woman slain last month while she worked alone at a Deerfield gas station wants to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
Yep, you know where this is (or isn't)
The family is proposing legislation for minimal security standards at gas stations and convenience stores where people often work alone -- which could include surveillance cameras.
we're getting "tough on crime". I wonder what else this brilliant piece of legislation would provide for. Perhaps, signs at the doors of the gas stations stating in bold text "MURDERING OUR EMPLOYEES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED"
. Or maybe it will require that Peter, Paul, and Mary music be played at soothing volume levels in all such establishments. Surely, that would tame even the most vicious of criminals.
I'll bet anyone reading this the contents of my Michael Dukakis campaign button collection that nowhere in this bill will you find anything that would loosen the requirements for people in high-risk professions to apply for a license to carry a firearm.
State Representative Steven Kulik says seeking such legislation would be a tough sell in Massachusetts, but he said it is worth looking at.
A tough sell? Are you nuts? Why, this type of "under the box" thinking is exactly what the people of Massachusetts have come to expect. They live for this shit, man.
And, can someone please ask Representative Kulik to explain why it is that bank robbery continues to be a problem in the Commonwealth, and everywhere else, when virtually every financial institution in the country uses surveillance cameras as an integral part of their standard security measures.
And last, but by no means least, another excellent related post from Kevin at Smallest Minority.Got a Tissue?
Go. Read. Now.