Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Do You Know What's Under Your Bed?

I love skimming the headlines and finding two from unrelated stories that make a story of their own. Such was the case today when I read that newly appointed New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has removed two rifles she kept under her bed for protection. Maybe she feels living in Washington D.C. to be safer haven.

Widely criticized for her support of gun owners' rights when she was appointed to Hillary Clinton's seat, she may have been on to something. Representing an upstate New York district may have its perils.

Across the state in Orchard Park the police are investigating the beheading of a woman; the wife of an influential member of the Muslim community. The husband walked into the police station and reported that she was dead - at his place of business. He ran Bridges TV, designed to show the Muslim community in a positive light. Oops!

Of course she broke every rule in the book by filing for divorce and taking out a restraining order against him. The district attorney was quoted as saying, "Obviously this is the worst domestic violence possible." Do you think?

He has been charged with second degree murder. Second degree? Wow. Maybe it's because they have yet to find the murder weapon. I doubt it's under her bed!

I think if I still lived in upstate New York I might just have a rifle or two stashed under my bed too. You just never know who your neighbors might be!


Anonymous said...

A charge of second degree would indicate that the murder was not premeditated. Uhhh...how does one decapitate another "accidently"? CU

John Dwyer said...

One can only imagine how the Muslim community will react to this. In a college English class I once turned in a blank sheet of paper for the assignment titled: "Ode To A White Elephant" (I thought it was funny--got an "F") I think these two thoughts go well together.

Margie's Musings said...

Hard to say, isn't it?

I'm glad to live in a relatively safe small town.

Word Tosser said...

I think this all falls under the title of..... you just can't make this stuff up......
So, he didn't didn't say, geesh, should I chop off her head, or her foot? he just went in there with the idea to kill her.. that isn't premeditated? hummmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

John, that was funny and clever. Some professors just don't have a good sense of the absurd. CU