Earlier this December, gun nuts booed former congresswoman Gabby Giffords as she spoke at an Olympia rally concerning the new Washington State law which requires more extensive background checks for gun owners. Not surprising, I guess, but pretty tacky when you consider that this victim in the Tucson shootings of a few years ago is just as committed to this polarizing issue as she is her own physical recovery and deserves to be listened to.
When my library branch opened yesterday, the first thing I heard from patrons referred to the public computers, some of which are reserved and some up for grabs. One man exclaimed quite loudly, "Quick, grab a computer before one of those damn Mormons does!" Merry Christmas indeed, you tolerant people.