Are Americans on the edge? Are we losing our heads? Has the economic climate stressed people out or are just losing our sense of judgment? Or have we become so narcissistic that we believe everything should be the exact way we want it and we can do anything we want to? What’s going on?
A couple of weeks ago a man walked in to a church and killed several people because he didn’t like their ‘liberal’ views. Jim D. Adkisson, 58, an out-of-work trucker, was accused of killing two people and wounding six others during a children’s musical at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. A four-page letter found in Adkisson’s SUV indicated he picked the church for the attack because, the Knoxville police chief said, “he hated the liberal movement” of the congregation. Adkisson’s ex-wife once belonged to the church but hadn’t attended in years. Adkisson had been on the verge of losing his food stamps. “It appears that what brought him to this horrible event was his lack of being able to obtain a job, his frustration over that, and his stated hatred for the liberal movement,” Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen said. Adkisson “stated that he had targeted the church because of its liberal teachings and his belief that all liberals should be killed because they were ruining the country.” Adkisson was a loner who hates “blacks, gays and anyone different from him,” longtime acquaintance said.
Last week a man called 911 three times because he didn’t get the sauce on his sandwiches. What the heck??? Maybe this was his last $12?
Last week a 54 year old Florida grandmother was arrested because she had her 3 year old granddaughter on the roof of her car as she drove. She said her granddaughter’s Aunt was holding onto one of the child’s leg so the child could get some ‘fresh air’. The grandmother spent the night in jail.
“They made it sound like I had her crawling around on the luggage rack. Anybody that knows me, knows that I’m far smarter than that,” said Brenda Bouschet. Bouschet says her granddaughter sat on the sunroof for about a minute so she and the child’s aunt held her legs and she drove the car slowly around a Publix supermarket parking lot.
“It wasn’t even registering on the speedometer. I was just crawling. I could walk as fast as I was moving,” said Bouschet, “She’s my only granddaughter and I adore her. She adores me. She wanted to sit up there. I didn’t see any harm in it.”
The family says authorities felt pressured into throwing the book at Bouschet because several people complained, including a firefighter.
“I’m a nurse. I’ve been married for 30 years. I’ve got three educated daughters,” said Brenda Bouschet, “I’ve never been in trouble. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t do drugs. I’m a good person. I’m a Christian.”
What’s really going on with Americans?