Tragic in today’s news. Twice.

At PeachPundit, we’re making fun of the State Legislature for having a hearing on ‘involuntary implantation of federal microchips.’ At the same time, a gunman in Tennessee is killing people. He killed after ‘having a microchip’ placed inside of him to track his movements.

No one could make all this up, not even in Hollywood.

From our state hearing on ‘involuntary implants:’

“Ma’am, did you say you have a microchip?” asked state Rep. Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold).

“Yes, I do. This microchip was put in my vaginal-rectum area,” she replied. Setzler, the sponsoring lawmaker, sat next to the witness – his head bowed.

“You’re saying this was involuntary?” Weldon continued.

The woman said she had been pushing a court case through the system for the last eight years to have the device removed.

Wendell Willard (R-Atlanta), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, picked up the questioning.

“Who implanted this in you?” he asked.

“Researchers with the federal government,” she said.

“And who in the federal government implanted it?” Willard asked.

“The Department of Defense.

From the AP story on the gunman with the implant psychosis:

Investigators found a note at Ibssa’s Knoxville apartment in which the gunman said [his] doctor had implanted a chip [during an appendectomy] that was being used to track his movements, Owen said.

The two women who survived the shooting were taken to the trauma center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Owen said Tuesday afternoon the women were in stable condition.

The women’s families issued statements expressing thanks for prayers and support.

The family of Ariane Reagan Guerin, a 26-year-old employee at Parkwest, said they were hearing promising information about her prognosis. The family of Nancy Chancellor, 32, said she was doing well.

The woman killed was Rachel Wattenbarger, 40. Her father, Ray Wattenbarger, said she had worked at the hospital for about five or six years, helping discharge the elderly. He said he would remember his daughter’s smile.

We can be sure she had a beautiful smile.

And we can only be shamed by a legislature making headlines over microchips being implanted in people.