You Got to Be Kidding Me!

Think of The Children!

Posted in Miscellaneous, Virginia Tech Massacre by Stacy McMahon on April 17, 2007

I couldn’t think of a much better title for this post. I am both an alum and a current grad student at Virginia Tech; I haven’t posted about the shootings because I simply have nothing to add. Someone has done us the favor, though, of providing a picture worth 1,000 words. It captures my mood perfectly, so here you go:

sad hokiebird

Some people always have a lot of word though, and so it goes. This guy from Leesburg, with no special qualification and whose daughter was on campus but apparently nowhere near the combat zone, has stood forth for an entire Fox News article to discuss his solemn conclusion that President Steger and Chief Flinchum should both be fired.

Shourds said he is second-guessing his decision to push his daughter towards Virginia Tech, where several of his nieces and nephews have attended. Many of those relatives have called to offer support to the family and Shourds said many are equally displeased with the university’s initial response.

[…]

However, John Shourds said he had doubts about the effectiveness of Virginia Tech’s campus police from the start. He called the force, “an Andy Griffith and Barney Fife” operation.

“They are really small police force for 20,000 students and they are not the best and the brightest,” said Shourds.

I’m sure the family and friends of the students who were actually injured and killed appreciate this jackass speaking for all of them before the bodies are even cold. What is it about tragedy and/or the news media that brings this out in people?

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  1. Thoughts From Friends « TGAW said, on April 17, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    […] Stacy M, former roommate and VT Alum […]

  2. coloradohokie said, on April 18, 2007 at 12:51 am

    I’m not sure who to be more outraged at: Mr. Shourds or Fox News. Leave it to Fox to find the most incredibly angry, reactive, and short-sighted person on the planet.


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