Date: 2018-02-13 01:07
“Men want pretty skinny girls,” she says. “I ain’t none of that,” she declares, pinching a lump of her stomach fat. “Thankfully, everybody got a fetish nowadays!”
Police say Stephen Craig Paddock, of Mesquite, Nevada, carried out the attack. But a story by the pro-Trump political website The Gateway Pundit named a different person as the shooter, citing a Facebook page to claim the individual was a far left loon and a Democrat who liked (MSNBC host) Rachel Maddow. Posters on the anonymous, anarchic forum likewise trumpeted supposed findings that the same individual was both the shooter and a social democrat. BuzzFeed saved screenshots of the stories, which no longer turn up on either Gateway Pundit or 9chan.
Off-duty police officers, at least one of whom was killed, bravely stood tall among the audience, making themselves targets by doing so, in order to direct music fans to safety.
By the pool, an attractive UCLA biomedical physics student tries explaining circular dichroism and angular momentum to a perplexed man in swim shorts. An older woman in a flashy bikini complains that a local lady kicked her out of a blackjack game because she thought she was ruining the flow of cards. A man in swim shorts brags about the costly signature cocktails he had at the XS club.
It felt mischievous to be strangers in a raucous tavern far from home in the middle of the night. We reveled in escaping the constricting bonds of our everyday lives – him a lawyer, me a divorced single mother. Our behavior was an unspoken act of defiance against the taunt of age, and the gloom of funerals that had become a common part of our lives.
P olice officers were seen taking cover behind their vehicles while others carrying assault rifles ran into the Mandalay Bay.
When the music gets too loud, I walk to the front desk to see Paul, a hotel employee I’ve been talking to for a few weeks. From waiter to group manager to special events assistant, Paul has worked almost every entry-level job at the resort. He knows a lot about the casino’s inner workings and asked that his full name not appear in this story for fear of reprisal from his employer.
D emocrats have renewed demands for tougher gun laws in the wake of the Las Vegas attack, while Republicans offered up prayers but showed no signs of supporting such legislation.
The shower I take isn’t enough to remove the dirt and the slime I feel covered with. My shampoo smells like wet wood and herbs.