Props to Jenna and now Casey Hoff for mentioning this (and since Hoff isn't a student, we give him mad props, but won't count him for our purposes just now). Shame on Fearful Symmetries for being idiots.
But we didn't talk about (shame on us, perhaps). Nor did Mac. Nor the Timmyscape.
I don't say these things to attack anyone - and anyhow, I'm just as culpable as anyone in not talking about this. But the simple fact is: the student-blogger population of the UW has been thudding silent regarding terrorism in our own backyards.
And I think there's a lesson here. I know that all of the bloggers I've mentioned know this happened, and I'm quite sure they're all outraged. But this is just "one of those things that happens." It's (sadly) expected. Frankly, it probably didn't even raise many eyebrows. (That may dismay the brick-thrower even more than it saddens me - hopefully.) It certainly didn't elicit much comment.
That is the level of debate on campus today. Welcome to politics at Madison.
Correction: the Freedom Fighters were all over that shit. But they were sneaky and posted it to the old blog (thanks for that, by the way - Madison.com makes me cringe). Good on 'em!