I have apparently struck a nerve with at least one Nony Mouse -- maybe two, I'm not sure yet -- in regards to yesterday's post.
The first of such takes umbrage at my assertion that LAPD had murdered three people (so far!) in the manhunt for Chris Dorner. My bad.
To be fair, the Los Angeles Police Department only managed to wound one Hispanic woman with two shots to the back from vehicle ramming range, and injure her septuagenarian mother by way of broken glass...
... do keep in mind that Chris Dorner is neither Hispanic, nor female. Not in his 70's, either, come to think ...
... multiple officers, multiple gunshots -- two non-fatal (so far) GSWs to the back.
Well played, sir. The LAPD did not, in fact, kill those two people whilst multiple officers were Swiss-cheesing their car. At ramming distance.
The sheer number of "Only Imperial Stormtroopers are this precise" memes and posters springing up around the Internet would be making my inner science-fiction nerd giggle if the circumstances weren't so sad. And quite frankly, unnecessary.
The third person (so far) not only wasn't killed, but it wasn't the LAPD who did the shooting. Apparently it was Torrance PD who rammed a truck driven by a white dude (Dorner is male, however he isn't exactly pale of complexion) and then opened fire, giving the driver a shoulder injury and a concussion, according to his lawyer. None of which were bullet-inflicted.
So, I am mistaken. LAPD has NOT murdered as many people as Dorner has during the manhunt.
"It's two Hispanic females! Delivering papers!"
"It's Dorner!" BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM ... ad infinitum.
"Oh, it's not. Ah, well. We didn't kill them."
Very well, oh Anony Mouse of the Internet, you have caught me out. Consider me chastised.
The second commenter seems to ... well, I'm not sure.
He seems to have a laundry list of things he wants out of me -- mostly he seems to want me to respect people -- and he'll generously not lump me in with Chris Dorner. I think.
New around here, aren't you?
Tell you what. Over on the left of your screen there are several years worth of archives. A lot of those archives deal with me interacting with people on a professional basis.
Why don't you read those archives before you start nattering about respect. That way you won't be (metaphorically speaking) stepping on your wedding tackle in front of the average Gentle Reader who has been reading me from the start of this blog, and -- I hope -- already knows what sort of person I am.
Take your time, there are a lot of them. You can start with this one.
Nothing but love,