Wednesday, July 06, 2016

I Guess This Is What the 'New Normal' Looks Like

From Drudge:

Possibly Rabid Animal Bites Walmart Shoppers In Rhode Island 
WESTERLY, R.I. (CBS) – Public health officials are alerting people to a possible rabies exposure in Westerly, Rhode Island after an animal bit several customers at a Walmart on the Fourth of July.

At least two people were reportedly bitten by a small black mammal that might have been a ferret, mink or weasel, according to authorities. Those two people have not yet come forward to seek medical attention.
I suppose it could have been Hillary Clinton, in which case the 2 victims are going to die, at least one by having a barbell dropped on his or her neck.

From 4NewYork:
Shoppers Throw Cans, Use Baseball Bats in Melee at Upstate NY Wal-Mart 
Authorities said that some people took bats from the sporting goods section to use in the melee 
Four people were arrested after a 30-person brawl erupted at a New York Wal-Mart, allegedly over an insult about a woman's dress. 
Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode says the fight started around 7 p.m. Sunday after two 17-year-olds made fun of a dress worn by a 24-year-old woman. He says the altercation quickly escalated into a melee.
I may never go shopping again. I do think that if you're wearing a terry cloth "romper" that looks like it escaped from a James Bond movie, you probably deserve to be hit with a bat. Or, at the very least, a rabid mink.

I sorta think that since the center has now failed and all sorts of godawful rough beasts are actually sprinting toward Bethlehem, their hour — or at least their 15 minutes — come round at last, we can expect lots of events that will read like the fake newspaper headlines we used to read in Phillip K. Dick and John Brunner dystopian SF novels before mainstream SF became terminally boring.

Now that the law is conditional, I suspect we're going to miss it, much like we didn't realize how important a free press was until it was gone.