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More threads on this James von Brunn Holocaust Museum shooting coming out today. One is that this story has gripped the national media and blogosphere.

One theme is that, back in April, the Department of Homeland Security issued a report warning of incidents exactly like this one. Indeed, before this one, there were a number of others, including the abortion doctor shooting, and some shooting of policemen in Pittsburg and Florida.

But it wasn’t until this incident yesterday, in Washington D.C., at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, with the death of security guard Stephen Johns, that the entire nation woke up. As we wake up the morning after this shooting, there can be no doubt in mind of anyone that right wing extremists are plotting against Obama as I write.

In other words, if and when Obama gets shot, it will be a surprise to almost no one in this country. And that is a great thing. Because it renders that eventuality much less likely to happen.

So this is why I ask: Did Stephens Johns die so that Obama could live? Did James von Brunn make it all the way to the age of 88 so that Obama could live?

For the last two years, von Brunn lived in the apartment of his son, together with his son’s girlfriend. The son and girlfriend actually charged von Brunn $400/month for rent. I found that fact fascinating.

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