The Unabomber is dead

I’d practically forgotten about him, but yeah, sure, taking out the garbage, good. But really, I’m beginning to feel like Death is procrastinating. Henry Kissinger is right there in New York! No more lesser evils until you’ve cleaned up the big one.


  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    So long as Kissinger remains alive, we have a (microscopic) chance that he will finally face trial.

  2. wzrd1 says

    Well, not dead, only his career is now.
    “Robert Beaser, the former chair of The Juilliard School’s composition department, was fired after an independent investigation found Beaser had “engaged in conduct which interfered with individuals’ academic work and was inconsistent with Juilliard’s commitment to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for its students” and had an “unreported relationship” that violated school policy…”

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Boris Johnson is not dead, but he has decided to leave the parliament today after it is obvious a panel investigating his doing during the pandemic will censor him.
    The former (Thatcher-era) tory minister Michael Haseltine is providing comments, and listing some of the harm BoJo has done.

  4. microraptor says

    10 Hell probably has a restraining order against Kissinger.

    On the other hand, one of Pat Robertson’s predictions came true: he said that Trump would be indicted over his dead body.

  5. silvrhalide says

    @8 Abaddon (the Destroyer) or Mammon (money & venality) but I suppose Belial (lies, general worthlessness) is a candidate too.

    @7 That’s a lengthy list. How much time do you have?

  6. birgerjohansson says

    I seem to recall Khomeini was also exceptionally long-lived.
    And that WWI German author who wrote Storm Of Steel, celebrating the glory of war (unlike Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front) and helped pave the way for the nazis lived until he was 98.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    Dead career.
    The Scottish police has arrested Nicola Sturgeon, previously first minister of Scotland.

  8. submoron says

    Birgerjohansson@6. It’s ‘Heseltine’ like the true name of Peter Warlock the composer and I presume that meant ‘censure’ (spellchecker?).

    am I allowed to cite Hitchens’ , “the trial of Henry Kissinger” as useful in that matter.

  9. Pierce R. Butler says

    “Sources” claim Kaczynski committed suicide, though they don’t say how.

    He was 81, with “late-stage cancer”, so that may have been one of his most rational acts.

  10. birgerjohansson says

    Submoron @ 16
    My memory might have been scrambled by the Spitting Image episode where Heseltine and the other tory ministers under Thatcher had gone incognito, dressed as… Dutchmen? -and his totally non-suspicious alibi was “Hazelbine” .
    That was the episode where they found out Thatcher had been replaced by an evil terminator.
    Which was destroyed by Clint Eastwood, looking as ancient in the 1980’s episode as be does for real today. 1980s politics was interesting.

  11. KG says

    That was the episode where they found out Thatcher had been replaced by an evil terminator. – birgerjohansson@19

    How could they tell? (h/t Dorothy Parker)

  12. Jim Balter says

    So death comes in threes again

    You’re off by at least 5 orders of magnitude.

    Really, this is one of the most blatant and absurd examples of selective perception and confirmation bias there is.

    I guess Billy Joel was right. Only the good die young.

    Yeah, all those mass shooters and suicide bombers are good folk. Caligula, Jeffrey Dahmer, Tim McVeigh … fine people.

  13. StevoR says

    @17. fishy : Murdoch is the one I’m looking forward to most but then I’d also like him and all these others to face more consequences and experience something at least resembling some sort of painful justice for what they’ve done first. Problem is, for people like Murdoch, its pretty much impossible to see what punishment could possibly be bad enough compared to all the harm they’ve done. It’s what kinda makes the idea of the mythical Hell, Tartarus or Purgatory at least a bit appealling. Yeah, kinda ugly & not reflecting the best of me really but just makes me so angry that they get away with so much horror they needlessly inflict on everyone on this spaceship Earth. There’sno justcie than that w emake for oursves to paraphrase Sarah Connnor’s line from Terminator II

  14. StevoR says

    ^ No Justice other than that we make for ourselves that is.

    Just as there’s no fate but that we make for ourselves and for that matter no hell or heaven other than that we make for ourselves too.

    Yeah, I also know that Murdoch’s son will take over and keep pushing the same extremist anti-Science, brutal regressive crap in his propganda outlets but still