Did you get an e-mail from my domain trying to sell you something, or asking you for personal information? I’m sure somebody has, as I have been receiving delivery failures from people I never sent e-mails to originating from addresses @themindofmatt.com that do not exist. Mind you, I am not an übergeek who knows a lot about these kinds of things, so I’ve been stumbling through my hosting provider’s configuration trying to block this from happening. There is only one valid e-mail address under this domain, which is matt @ thisdomain. I do not use admin@, postmaster@ or any other such identifier.
Unless you’ve been hiding under the bed (and who could blame you?), you’ve no doubt heard about what I’m calling the “BatMassacre” in a quiet suburb of Denver suddenly catapulted into the national headlines because of the actions of a demented attention-seeker. I’m going to take a cue from Lawrence O’Donnell and not mention his name or show his likeness here. I kinda wish the media would completely ignore this self-described joker and instead concentrate on the victims. Reporting his name and showing that horrific mugshot (is there any other kind?) with him having the ultimate bad hair day. While this might appear to be an ideal opportunity to have a frank discussion about the role of firearms in our culture, I also agree that it’s not the time to make these decisions. Emotions are running high right now, and a rational decision would be almost impossible to arrive at. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and it is my sincere hope that they will someday be able to find some kind of peace.
So has the world gone completely nuts? Or do we just notice it more because we have 24/7 news networks and the internet acting as a magnifying glass to enhance the impact of such tragedy?
Just when it seems that Michele Bachmann, a.k.a. “Marcus Bachmann’s Beard,” can’t stoop any lower, she starts digging. Whether it’s one of her almost comic rants about homosexual barbarians, her incredibly ignorant so-called knowledge of history and science, or the mind-boggling oxymoron that she’s on the House “Intelligence” Committee, the woman’s tirades are beyond the pale. Her latest insanity is her McCarthy-esque assertions that the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating our government at all levels. Even members of her own party – including House Speaker John Boehner – have rebuked her, yet she just doubles down on her lunatic rants. She makes me ashamed that I live in Minnesota. It is my sincere hope that the voters of Minnesota’s recently redrawn 6th District will wake up and realize that this deluded, lying sack of bat guano is making them the laughing stock of the nation and the world, and will elect a more rational person – or at least a real live human – to replace her in Congress. The people of Minnesota deserve better than Michele Bachmann. America deserves better than Michele Bachmann. The world deserves better than Michele Bachmann.
Even my home state of Louisiana, which has the dubious distinction of having the lowest education standards in the nation, was smart enough not to vote for KKK Grand Wizard David Duke for Governor. C’mon, Minnesota … we’re better than this!Share