Thursday, December 8, 2016

Weasel of the Week: Lucy Richards

"Lucy! You've got some 'splainin' to do!"---Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) to Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), I Love Lucy.

Next week will mark the 4 year anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.. Unfortunately, some people still can't accept the fact that the one man assault conducted by Adam Lanza actually happened.

People like Lucy Richards of Tampa believe that the entire incident was a hoax, even to this day, and refuse to accept the facts as exactly that. Richards was arrested on December 5 after issuing death threats to one of the parents of a Sandy Hook student killed in the attack all the way back in January. Where people like Richards get these ideas is the real mystery.

They listen to conspiracy theorists like radio host Alex Jones, the founder of InfoWars, and other like minded types who have axes to grind against the government. Never mind the fact that President-elect Donald Trump has been a frequent guest on Jones' show, giving him credibility in the mainstream, and forcing calls for Trump to denounce Jones. That hasn't happened yet.

Lucy Richards began sending death threats to Len Pozner, who now lives in South Florida, and is still grieving over the death of his youngest child, Noah, a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary. Dealing with disturbed people like Richards isn't helping at all.

Richards will be in court on December 19, five days after the anniversary. She's just the latest fool to continue to perpetuate the lie that the massacre didn't really happen. 27 graves, including that of Adam Lanza, say otherwise, and so does this week's Weasel award. I suspect, though, that Richards will serve her sentence not in jail, but in a mental hospital. Which actually might be the safest place for her.

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