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Maureen

I vividly remember that day. I was working at Lord & Taylor (and not happy about it) and walked into the lunchroom for my break. I overheard two women talking about the morning's bombing in Oklahoma City, about how it must have been foreign religious extemists. That stoppped me in my tracks. Huh??! I knew right away it was not possible that this was done by foreign terrorists - come on, Oklahoma City, OK? I said to the two women, "This was done by an American." The two of them were appalled that I would suggest that. I reminded them about Waco in 1993 - the showdown between a religous cult and the FBI that ended in bloodshed, both parties at fault. I said, why in the world would foreign terrorists target Oklahoma City? The home of the FBI bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms?" They just stared at me. Two days later, I saw the same women again in the lunchroom and they said, "Boy, you hit it right on the head," which I thought was a poor choice of words. Sometimes you hate being right, but I knew this was a home-grown crazy behind an attack on the FBI. Rachael Maddow on MSNBC tonight is doing a two-hour special about Tim McVeigh - should be creepy. I would like to see the memorial that was erected at the site.

Corry Frydlewicz

I remember thinking more of Columbine than of Waco. "Those nutty mid-westerners and their guns and explosives and militias."

In the face of growing government control and corruption, it strikes fear into my heart when I hear that certain members of the Tea Party movement have discussed creating an anti-government militia of their own.

Corry Frydlewicz

I meant that I thought of this in connection with Columbine when it happened, not that I saw the future of course.

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