Thursday, April 19, 2007

Is this Extremely Lucky or Unlucky?

You be the judge...

Columbine, VT student: 'Normalcy never comes back'

Regina Rohde explains how people will cope with the Va. Tech tragedy

"It’s going to take time," Regina Rohde told Matt Lauer on TODAY. "People are living minute to minute, not being able to cope with anything. Eventually it becomes hour by hour, week by week. It takes a lot of time."

Rohde knows. Eight years ago, she was a freshman at Columbine High School in Colorado when two classmates, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, came in armed to the teeth and bent on murder.


And now, on Monday morning, it was happening again. Rohde wasn’t in the direct line of fire, but she knew that a gunman was on the prowl, and she found herself experiencing the same emotions as she had in 1999.

She did survive both. I count that as lucky. However, the trauma and surreality of the situation and the PTSD afterward are definitely unlucky. If I were her, I'd start buying lotto tickets and staying away from dark clouds.


Dean Wormer said...


I don't know that I'd want to attend school or work within 10 miles of that lady.

Now excuse me while I throw some salt over my shoulder and avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks.

ladybug said...

I think it's a shame they showed the video of that guy - he deserves to be forgotten.

I hope everybody else affected by this a$$ will be able to move forward in life, and maybe even have a positive impact on their community in some way.

We sure need less jerks in this world.

Overdroid said...

LB - I agree. I think NBC is going to be hiring Manson as a news anchor.

Swinebread said...

There' s nothing like satisfying a killer's evil wish

Dean Wormer said...

I'm tired of seeing his face. Swine's exactly right.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Here in Japan they're too busy showing the face of the psycho mobster who shot the mayor of Nagasaki a couple of days ago.

The mayor of Nagasaki, Itcho Ito, was immensely popular, was running for a fourth term in office (and was favored to win), and was a well-known campaigner for global nuclear disarmament.

As for the mobster, he was angry because the city refused to give him several hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of compensation for his having driven his car into a well-designated construction ditch (apparently on purpose) back in 2003 and was also miffed because Ito awarded construction contracts fairly (i.e. he refused to take bribes from the mobster's own construction outfit).

In other news, another hundred plus people in Sadr City were killed by bombs. Where is the outrage?

Pandabonium said...

I shot my television.