Comments: Terrorism in Rockford!

The story on Yahoo! mentioned Rockford by name.

As for rationale, Cherryvale is an epicenter of pure evil. Kind of like the Hellmouth from BTVS, but populated with uber-annoying emo-goths and wiggers instead of demons.

Personally, I'd prefer the demons.

As for dumping a standard hand grenade into a garbage can surrounded by three inches of concrete, I don't think it would do much unless you were standing right next to it and even then it probably wouldn't be lethal. Make a nice garbage shower and look pretty cool though.....

Posted by Graumagus at December 8, 2006 08:18 PM

I saw this as I was sitting in the airport waiting for te plane. Except they said Chicago on CNN. I didn't realize it was MY beloved mall.

Damn him. Damn him to hell.

Posted by Tammi at December 8, 2006 10:07 PM

On CNN, the news radio and AP they all put it dateline Chicago and a Chicago area. Some of the other news sources later in the day have added the name of the mall (Which is in Cherry Valley, not Rockford, so they are still getting it wrong)

Posted by Contagion at December 9, 2006 08:26 AM

Okay, I want to know how you differentiate "terrorist" from "raving lunatic". I put the two side by side and can't find any difference.

Posted by og at December 9, 2006 10:16 AM

You know, if the damned Marines were back in town, they would try that crap.

I'm just sayin'......

Posted by Tammi at December 9, 2006 10:29 AM

Generally when I think of a terrorist I don't think of an individual acting on his own. I'm usually thinking of some kind of group that is at least loosely organized. A terrorist can be a raving lunatic, but a raving lunatic isn't necessarily a terrorist.

Posted by Contagion at December 9, 2006 10:41 AM

We need to start executing these tards (after due-process, of course).
He'll just spread his poison in prison, and then be released to start his plans anew.

Posted by jimmyb at December 9, 2006 08:16 PM

3 inches of concrete? Yeah, this guy was really clueless. It sure would make a lot of noise and likely damage some ear drums, but that would be all. The guns? Well, maybe the grenades were to distract you while he shot people. Then again, there was no mention of ammo in the reports, so maybe he was just going to throw the handguns at people.

Posted by Ogre at December 12, 2006 09:54 AM

I just wanted to know how he was going to set the grenades off: Just put them in the trash cans, without pulling the pins? Not much BOOM there...
Pull the pins, *then* put them in the trash? Yeeah, he'd've had 3-7 seconds before HE went BOOM, 'cause you KNOW he'd just *have* to look to make sure that very short fuse was burning... though that scenerio would've been just funny! (where it not in a mall full of people)

And yeah, I wanted to reach thru the radio and choke the crap out of the news-reader, saying it was a Chicago-area mall. On a Chicago station.

Lastly, I hear that in Eastern Crapistan a couple of Sony speakers can get you a real nice Kalishnikov, and that's for the *cheap* speakers...

Posted by Wes at December 12, 2006 08:24 PM