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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 05:49 PM
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26. Actually....older fathers (and older mothers) have much to offer young children...
...Like greater perspective, a more settled sense of who they themselves are, etc. That can be a good thing, too.
I'm sure that James von Brunn was a poison filled monster from an early age. He may well have gotten more and more sour as he fermented.
Anyway, I'm probably overreacting to the age factor in your comment. (Being an older mother with an even older husband.)
Erik's statement is extraordinary, imo. He managed to get a grasp on reality somewhere along the line.
What a horrible story this is!
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  -Alleged Museum Shooter's Son Slams Dad's 'Cowardice' RamboLiberal  Jun-12-09 03:28 PM   #0 
  - wow. that's a very eloquent and noble apology.  cali   Jun-12-09 03:31 PM   #1 
  - Agreed. Very powerful. n/t  OneGrassRoot   Jun-12-09 03:33 PM   #3 
  - Nice smackdown too to the Extremists  RamboLiberal   Jun-12-09 03:35 PM   #6 
     - Beautifully put. n/t  clear eye   Jun-12-09 10:08 PM   #46 
  - Seconded  hamsterjill   Jun-12-09 04:00 PM   #13 
     - Criminalized? Hell, I'm buying his a beer if I ever see him out.  mrbarber   Jun-12-09 04:23 PM   #18 
  - Poor guy.  redwitch   Jun-12-09 03:32 PM   #2 
  - Very. I hope it is of some comfort to the Johns family..n/t  monmouth   Jun-12-09 03:33 PM   #4 
  - Very really brings home what this guy put his family  joeybee12   Jun-12-09 03:35 PM   #5 
  - True that. And it shows what all of these extremists are putting the whole world through.  loudsue   Jun-13-09 11:37 AM   #57 
  - That's a very powerful statement  fujiyama   Jun-12-09 03:37 PM   #7 
  - brought tears to my about the apple falling FAR from the tree  angstlessk   Jun-12-09 03:38 PM   #8 
  - Geez. That's just about all you can say, eh?  rockymountaindem   Jun-12-09 03:40 PM   #9 
  - How sad. I'm glad he didn't manage to poison his family with his  grace0418   Jun-12-09 03:43 PM   #10 
  - What a wonderful statement  wryter2000   Jun-12-09 03:46 PM   #11 
  - Actually....older fathers (and older mothers) have much to offer young children...  Demoiselle   Jun-12-09 05:49 PM   #26 
     - That's not what I meant  wryter2000   Jun-12-09 06:28 PM   #30 
        - I know you didn't mean to slam older parents...  Demoiselle   Jun-12-09 07:39 PM   #31 
  - It doesn't surprise me, somehow  Chorophyll   Jun-12-09 03:55 PM   #12 
  - The talking pustules of the right could take a lesson from this man.  baldguy   Jun-12-09 04:03 PM   #14 
  - How do I say this - That is a lovely/bittersweet statement.  closeupready   Jun-12-09 04:03 PM   #15 
  - A very young son for an 88 year old man.  mainer   Jun-12-09 04:04 PM   #16 
  - Von Brunn is a miserable failure. He failed to kill the Jews he hoped to.  kestrel91316   Jun-12-09 04:20 PM   #17 
  - Making yourself right after being raised by corrupt parents is the longest, hardest road to travel.  keopeli   Jun-12-09 04:44 PM   #19 
  - Direct link to full statement...  Ztolkins   Jun-12-09 05:07 PM   #20 
  - Belated Welcome to DU!  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:30 AM   #55 
  - The destruction of his own family reminds me of a book by John Grisham.  Joe Chi Minh   Jun-12-09 05:09 PM   #21 
  - Wow  progressoid   Jun-12-09 05:10 PM   #22 
  - I'm sorry that his father was so blinded by selfish hate that he couldn't see  corpseratemedia   Jun-12-09 05:24 PM   #23 
  - From The Notes The Shooter Wrote:  wellst0nev0ter   Jun-12-09 05:27 PM   #24 
  - Very heartfelt.  Sheltiemama   Jun-12-09 05:46 PM   #25 
  - It would seem that hateful man has ruined more lives than we know...  BrklynLiberal   Jun-12-09 05:58 PM   #27 
  - damn. i'm fighting back tears after reading that.  frylock   Jun-12-09 06:11 PM   #28 
  - The son does not follow the father.  proteus_lives   Jun-12-09 06:26 PM   #29 
  - kick  OKNancy   Jun-12-09 08:30 PM   #32 
  - Stand up move from Erikvon Brunn.  sarcasmo   Jun-12-09 08:35 PM   #33 
  - Your RW nutjob of a dad is going away forever.  Xenotime   Jun-12-09 08:36 PM   #34 
  - Careful, von Brunn was a registered Dem in Maryland  threadkillaz   Jun-13-09 03:37 AM   #50 
     - Forays Into Freeperville: "Holocaust Museum Shooter" Edition  varelse   Jun-13-09 11:43 AM   #58 
     - Bullshit.  dorkulon   Jun-13-09 01:46 PM   #61 
  - Statement by Erik von Brunn - Son of Accused Holocaust Museum Shooter Issues Statement  kpete   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #35 
  - Poor guy.  rosesaylavee   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #36 
  - Classy kid--he must have gotten it from his mother's side. nt  MADem   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #37 
  - He's in his 60's. Hardly a kid...  jaysunb   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #41 
     - Much younger--you are ALWAYS a kid to your parents! No matter how old you get!  MADem   Jun-12-09 08:53 PM   #42 
     - What?  llmart   Jun-12-09 08:58 PM   #43 
     - RTFA, the guy's 32 (nt)  Posteritatis   Jun-12-09 09:01 PM   #44 
  - My heart goes out to him and his family n/t  Xipe Totec   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #38 
  - That's so sad.  Matariki   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #39 
  - Awwww .... Damn ....  Trajan   Jun-12-09 08:49 PM   #40 
  - That's powerful.  Arkana   Jun-12-09 09:36 PM   #45 
  - very well said.  orleans   Jun-12-09 11:43 PM   #47 
  - Glad his son is in touch with his humanity.... and reality  alfredo   Jun-13-09 12:11 AM   #48 
  - I'm conflicted about this guy's age.  BobTheSubgenius   Jun-13-09 01:26 AM   #49 
  - Bravo, Erik.  Vidar   Jun-13-09 07:26 AM   #51 
  - K&R with my deepest feelings.  BlancheSplanchnik   Jun-13-09 09:00 AM   #52 
  - Hope that you find  cindyperry   Jun-13-09 09:27 AM   #53 
  - Welcome to DU!  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:34 AM   #56 
  - That was a very powerful statement  NewJeffCT   Jun-13-09 10:13 AM   #54 
  - a lovely gesture from Mr. von Brunn for the victim's son  Skittles   Jun-13-09 11:57 AM   #59 
  - I think he covered it pretty well...  SacredCow   Jun-13-09 11:59 AM   #60 

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