Six people were shot - one fatally - this afternoon at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle by a man who told a witness he was upset about "what was going on in Israel."
Well, geez, so am I. I think this guy is actually upset about what's going on in Lebanon, but whatever.
The five people hospitalized were all women. One was 20 weeks pregnant. Another person (of undisclosed gender, as far as I can tell) is dead.
Seattle has a weird way of protesting:
1. People dress up as turtles to protest the WTO.
Reporter: Why are you dressed as turtles?
Turtle #1: I dunno. Why are we dressed as turtles?
Turtle #2: I dunno.
(I recall reading this in the Economist.)
Oh, and they destroy a Starbucks. That's going to win you sympathy in Seattle. Way to go.
2. Some dude goes to a mosque in north Seattle shortly after September 11 and like tries to set the sidewalk on fire, or something incompetent like that.
3. Some dude shoots a bunch of Jews in a city where there aren't a whole lot of Jews. I am the most Jewish person I know from Seattle, and it's just that my maternal grandmother is Jewish, so you get the idea.
What a weird city I'm from.