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Well, we've got the cute animals up, so you knowsomething horrible has happened: A gunman and one student are dead in a shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon -- about 15 miles east of Portland -- on the next-to-last day of the school year. Details still coming out, but brace yourself for the usual drill: this was the inevitable result of taking God out of the schools, liberal teachers, the lack of enough guns in the hands of Good Guys, the usual. Just remember, guns are not the problem. Guns are not the problem. Guns are not the problem.


At this point, we don't know much more than that we're going through a routine that is entirely too familiar -- the scattered reports on the news, a lot of stuff on Twitter that can't be verified, and now we get to go through all the rituals of response to this -- but don't you dare politicize it by suggesting that our fucked up gun culture contributed in any way. That would be too soon.

More information, including livestream coverage, from KOIN Portland; see also the Seattle Times.

Open thread, folks. Hug your kids, be kind to each other, and remember the rules, please.

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.

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