Category Archives: Gun Control

ALWAYS DARKEST…

Remember me? I’m the one who should be blogging at this address. As I believe I wrote the last time I was here, about seven months ago, I have been so overwhelmed by the trump so-called presidency that I have not been able to write about it. The rapid-fire events, I was pleased to note, were even tough for professional journalists to keep up with. So, I spend my time reading, reading, reading – just trying to stay abreast of what the analysts and professional insiders have to say about the unspeakable happenings of this past year in all their irrational obscenity.

 

If you aren’t already aware, I am, by comparison to many out there in the blogosphere, a screaming liberal who believes in outlandish ideas like free and democratic elections, freedom of choice (think: women’s health issues), strictest gun control, environmental protection, universal healthcare…I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

 

The impersonator in the White House is the antithesis of all the above, a really great example of everything I abhor, and the sooner he is no longer there, the better. Of course, he will need to take all of his “people” with him, especially the so-called “Christian” VP. We all know he was chosen by t’s friend Vladimir, as was Rex. Rex has, however, already found the door, only to be hypothetically replaced by someone much worse. But maybe, just maybe that can be stopped. The timing of t’s ouster needs to be very well considered so that we don’t find ourselves stuck with Paul Ryan for two years. (How much again did he get from the NRA, i.e. the Russians?) That brings us up to the Democratic wave that will wash over the country with the November mid-terms. When all those blues take their seats in Congress in January, then, at the latest, is the moment. Bye-bye, little t!

 

But are you feeling it, too? That the tide is turning? That t is not so much acting out his dictatorial whims but thrashing around in deep, deep water? He is in way over his orange head, trying to hire conspiracy theory lawyers who then can’t be hired, firing a Secretary of State and an NSC advisor just because they said nasty things about Vlad and V expects him to do it? Hiring super-hawk FOX News warmonger Bolton to get ready for nuclear war? And I haven’t even mentioned Stormy! Behind all this frantic activity lies fear.

 

My hero Bobby Mueller is closing in like a boa constrictor, silently lying in ambush, just waiting for the right moment to strike and wrap trump in his crushing embrace.

 

Is it always darkest before the dawn? Not being a morning person, I can’t really say for certain. But I believe in this adage metaphorically. Things can’t get much darker than they are just now. Mr. Mueller, it’s time.

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Disasters, Donald Trump, Gun Control, Politics

ANOTHER SHOOTING IN THE US – a Never-Ending Tragedy

Now it’s in Oregon, the next massacre of innocents – young college students with their lives ahead of them, slaughtered by a crazy person with a gun.

I watched President Obama on the news last night, making his statement on this episode in a never-ending saga. His tone of quiet indignation and frustration was spot-on. No other advanced nation on this planet allows such carnage, such insanity.

At the root of this problem is paranoia, mental illness armed to the teeth with modern weaponry. And no one is doing anything about it.

How can members of Congress and Senators – of both parties – sleep at night? When will they finally put a stop to it? When will it end?

Leave a comment

Filed under American history, Disasters, Gun Control, US Shooting Disasters

GUNS R US – Just for the Kiddies!

A five-year-old boy shoots his two-year-old sister.

Words fail me, but I will try anyway to express my disgust with a mentality that considers guns and rifles suitable gifts for children. They aren’t even suitable gifts for ADULTS!

This news item does not represent an isolated case either. In light of this occurrence, several other similar instances were highlighted where small tikes, who should be playing with dolls or cars, have gotten a hold of weapons that are just lying around and manage to kill someone with it.

LETHAL SURPRISE EGGS

Our newspaper today brought up another absurdity which I already wrote about in a December 2012 post: German chocolate “surprise eggs” (a chocolate shell containing a plastic egg inside with a little toy to assemble) are banned in the USA because a child might not recognize that the plastic part and toy are not edible. They could choke on it.  Okay, maybe that is some kind of argument.

BUT: guns and rifles in pink and blue, BIG ENOUGH NOT TO CHOKE ON – specially made for the children’s market segment — well, they are just fine. Let’s sell ’em – advertise them on Saturday mornings when the kids are watching cartoons — or let’s face it, they are watching TV ALL the time these days! Mom and Dad are off doing…..whatever….just not doing any parenting.

I’m sorry, but the whole time I’m writing, I’m just shaking my head in despair. Does a society get….the kind of society it deserves? They certainly get the government they voted for: see my post linking to Jon Stewart’s Daily Show on GUN CONTROL!

Forgive all my BOLDness here. But I’m mad!

4 Comments

Filed under Endings, Fiction and Other Truths, Gun Control, Parenting, Politics