Your eye balls are probably already glued to the TV or some kind of internet feed about what’s going down at the Discovery Channel HQ in Silver Springs, Maryland right now. But in case it’s not, I’ll give to you a fast. An Asian man (not Jon Gosselin) broke into the Discovery Channel building this afternoon with a gun in his hand. There are unconfirmed reports that he fired shots in the building and has a bag full of explosives on his back. The building has been evacuated and the gunman is holding a few people hostage (I think). The police are negotiating crazy right now.
Several local news stations have ID’ed the hostage taker as James Jay Lee. James Jay Lee is a known radical environmentalist who has been protesting against Discovery for years. He was arrested two years ago for staging a long protest against Discovery. There’s an entire website with his alleged demands. The crazy didn’t beef up his server before this shit went down, so his site really isn’t working for most (UPDATE: HuffPo has all 11 of his demands from his 2008 protest. He hates babies and war. But he loves sharks and squirrels). But here’s a piece:
All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.
UPDATE: The 3 hostages are safe. James Jay Lee was shot by the cops and taken into custody. They wouldn’t say if he’s alive or not. The cops are searching the building for more explosives. Mike Rowe is safe and sound, because I know you were wondering about this…mom.
UPDATE II: James Jay Lee died after getting shot by the cops.