I had intended to post a lighthearted retrospective of #DateNight photos to cap this past week, but something happened on Valentine's Day 2018 that broke everyone's heart instead.
It's the same old thing that happened in November 2017 and October 2017 and December 2015 and June 2016 and October 2015 and June 2015 and May 2014.
After every mass shooting since 2014, satirical news outlet The Onion has repeated the same story (excluding a change in headline in 2016) with an updated photo and updated casualty statistics: "'No way to prevent this,’ says only nation where this regularly happens."
Sadly, satire is not fake news. There are no words, only this: "Here's How to Take Action on Gun Control."
February 14, 2018, Parkland, Florida:
November 5, 2017, Sutherland Springs, Texas:
October 2, 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada:
June 12, 2016, Orlando, Florida:
October 1, 2015, Roseburg, Oregon:
June 17, 2015, Charleston, South Carolina: