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Thursday, September 2, 2010

RIP James J. Lee

"I could drive anyone to murder!"
It's hard for me not to feel a little sympathetic for James J. Lee, the wackjob who took 3 hostages at the Discovery Channel yesterday and was subsequently shot to death by police.  He claimed that he was acting in protest of the Discovery Channel's programming of such shows as "Kate Plus Eight" and "19 Kids and Counting." Hard to argue with the guy on that one! Have you ever seen these shows? Kate Gosselin is a publicity whore who pimps out her miserable kids to make money and willingly airs her dirty laundry for more TV face time.  The Bible thumpers on 19 Kids and Counting (it may be in the 20s by now) are a massive clan headed by a man who believes in keeping his wife pregnant at all times while the wife remains eternally cheerful and placid, as if post frontal lobotomy. 
The Duggars lobotomized clan    

Lee also claimed that "humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what's left of the planet with their false morals and breeding cultures." Well, it's hard to look around at us, read the news, or think about the global warming, the Gulf oil spill, and world hunger and not give the guy some cred.  He ostensibly was able to see through the network's "feel good" veneer and note that at least one of its environmental programs "was about more PRODUCTS to make MONEY, not actual solutions." 

Now, strapping on explosives and taking hostages are where Lee's reasoning got a bit spotty.  Granted, it earned him attention, but it most likely did not win him converts to his cause.  People tend not to like terrorists, even if their message is a good one.  If your actions speak too loudly, no one can hear your message.  Poor James J. Lee. If he had just spoken a little more softly, perhaps many more people would have heard him and would have been moved to listen.


  1. If your fish are dead in the's because I over fed them. :0)

  2. If your fish are dead in the's because I over fed them. :0)


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