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There are some things that Kevin Tillman would like to share with you before November 6th, the day on which his brother Pat would've turned 30. Kevin Tillman has written an emotional and powerful piece for, and here's a small snippet that gives you a good idea of how it goes:

Somehow, the same incompetent, narcissistic, virtueless, vacuous, malicious criminals are still in charge of this country. Somehow, this is tolerated. Somehow, nobody is accountable for this.

And I don't think that passage is even the most scathing one.

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I should post this because of how little it has to do with sports, which is to say, it has nothing to do with sports at all. But it's all over the place, including being the top headline at at the moment, so I thought I should at least point you in that direction, if you're interested in the political and the tragic.

After Pat's Birthday [truthdig]