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Shit, adoptive parents don't need this.

Posted by Gloria | March 25, 2008 5:04 PM

Shit, a lot of "adoptive" parents don't need kids in the first place.

Posted by Wowza | March 25, 2008 5:08 PM

Jesus Christ! I blame Hillary Clinton.

Posted by Michigan Matt | March 25, 2008 5:18 PM

This is too depressing to comment on. I'd rather make snide remarks about Hillary.

Posted by tsm | March 25, 2008 5:25 PM

I blame McCain/Bush 08 for their twelve year plan to destroy our nation's morals and values.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 25, 2008 5:35 PM

Was he under sniper fire?

Posted by Bob | March 25, 2008 5:45 PM

Murder-suicides, please take Schmader's advice: do the suicide part first, not after.

Posted by Fnarf | March 25, 2008 5:50 PM

Was he looking at a billboard for Dolly Parton's Backwoods Barbie? If so, Jeff Kirby would say that being tricked into screwing an old lady caused the whole thing.

Posted by left coast | March 25, 2008 5:52 PM


Posted by bree | March 25, 2008 6:26 PM

I live in Iowa City and am a grad student at the university. Not only was this a horrible crime, but the university alerted the students via e-mail and phone message "Hawk Alert" telling them there was a gunman on the loose. (With no helpful information, like "stay where you are" or where the crime occured, which was actually rather far from campus.) So several thousand people, myself included (while in class on campus), get freaked out thinking of VA Tech and NIU. Then they send another message saying not to call the police because the lines are jammed. And now it turns out the guy didn't even have a gun? I feel awful for this terrible crime, but I am so frustrated with the university's shitty handling of the whole thing. Sitting in that classroom not knowing what was happening was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life, and the action by the university was totally unjustiied here. Ugh.

Posted by estoppel | March 25, 2008 7:11 PM

Poor you.

Posted by laterite | March 25, 2008 7:22 PM

In other "Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father" news, a former high school wrestler is taking great care of his children, adopted and biological.

Posted by San Davage | March 25, 2008 8:19 PM

Sorry, didn't mean for it to come across as a "poor me" post--I just think the response to the crime was really mishandled by the University and the Iowa City police. They really jumped the gun and scared a lot of people, unnecessarily, in my opinion.

Posted by estoppel | March 25, 2008 8:20 PM

How fucking sad :(

Posted by 2LesMoms | March 25, 2008 9:14 PM

This is so sad. It makes me think of how sick our society is. It feels like this kind of thing happens often. Why don't children learn to deal with angry, disappointment, shame and pain? Why is it that so many men find a "solution" in killing their wives/girlfriends and children? (And it is mostly men killing their (ex)-partners and children.

Posted by Papayas | March 25, 2008 10:17 PM

the continued rage is the horror

mass killings by beating is rage beyond all understanding.

may daddy rot in hell after he is beaten to death by the devils helpers

Posted by Marge | March 25, 2008 11:14 PM

Can I be the asshole that start complaining about how this isnt real news and what about what happened in Iraq earlier today?

Aside from that- as a perspective adoptive parent- we totally dont need this shit. What good is it to kill everyone THEN yourself? I'd almost understand more if he had just killed one or the other, but not both. Fucker.

Posted by catnextdoor | March 26, 2008 1:23 AM

Perhaps this should be titled "Every Child Deserves to Live with His or Her Biological Mother and Father."

Posted by None | March 26, 2008 7:25 AM

I read an article on these kinds of murder suicides awhile ago. Supposedly, what is running though dad's mind is "I want to kill myself, but my family will suffer horribly without me. I'd better take them with me."


Posted by Toby | March 26, 2008 8:22 AM

Batter up!!!

Posted by Andrew | March 26, 2008 9:30 AM

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