No words can console the parents of the children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School or describe the pain and shock of such an unspeakable tragedy. No words can comfort the loved ones of those brutally taken from us today. All Americans share our prayers and our grief over these horrifying events.Nancy Pelosi, in a statement released today.
captain-bubblebeard asks: Do you guys feel that the amount of gruesome stories that have appeared this week is a trend that news outlets are latching on to - or is stuff actually getting go-buy-a-shotgun-and-build-a-bomb-shelter weird?
» SFB says: Some have suggested “zombie apocalypse,” but my personal guess is this — the story out of Miami was so weird and disturbing that it created a bit of an “audience” for the other ones. There are other stories from this week we hadn’t even covered in that post that easily could’ve gone there. If you ask me, it’s pretty likely that stories like this happen more often than you’d guess, but don’t “surface” in the mainstream. To put it simply, I’m hoping next week comes very soon. — Ernie @ SFB
» Not for the faint of heart: There’s video of the aftermath of this horrendous violence available, showing what looks to be a mass burial of the victims of an artillery attack on the town of Houla, We simply weren’t comfortable posting the video on here — it’s extremely brutal, visceral and depressing, moreso than we’re willing to spring on people without a warning first. That disclaimer made, you can see it here if you want. The surge of violence in Houla, a central province of the famously besieged city of Homs, caused French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to denounce the “massacre,” and suggest he wants an international meeting in Paris to discuss a forcible end to the rule of Bashar al-Assad.
Here’s A bit of background info on seau, for those playing catch-up: A graduate of the University of Southern California, Seau was drafted fifth overall by the San Diego Chargers during the 1990 NFL draft. He spent 12 years in San Diego before being traded to Miami, retiring briefly, and finally landed with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. While he made two Super Bowl appearances, and 12 Pro Bowl starts, a championship ring eluded him his entire career. Seau retired again after the 2009 season, and was inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame before the opening game of the 2010 season. More information on his reported death as it becomes available. source