I am sure there is someone who hasn't been blamed for the horrendous shootings at the congressional baseball practice last week. Nobody has blamed the Dalai Lama. Nobody has blamed LeBron James. And Oprah got a pass. Everybody else is fair game. The blame game started minutes after the shootings in which Congressman Steve Scalise was critically wounded, and three others were hurt.
I expected some red-hot-and-stupid rhetoric after Wednesday morning's horrific shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. The rhetoric came, but not from where I expected, after GOP majority whip Steve Scalise was shot and others were injured. Scalise's injuries, thankfully, were not considered life-threatening. I figured the National Rifle Association would be on the case immediately, saying if everyone at the field had been armed, there would have been no problem.
My colleague Andrew Abramson, I believe, is suffering from a severe case of the short memories. Or maybe it’s just that he’s too young to remember the great Bulls teams of the 90’s. I believe Andrew is shaving already, and he has a driver’s license I think, but I can’t guarantee it. Andrew believes the Golden State Warriors, who just finished knocking off Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship, would be superior to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls of the 90s.
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