Archive for May 26, 2022

More not sticking to sports.

May 26, 2022

First time for everything. I have retweeted the New York Yankees But well played, Yankees, well played

If you’re more upset about the New York Yankees using the world LATINX in a tweet about gun violence than you are about people dying from gun violence… then you have your priorities more than slightly out of whack.

To rent a car in Texas, you must be at least 21 years old. But you can buy an AR-15 at 18.

Everyone telling US Senators to “do something” in about sensible gun legislation. With current makeup of Senate, unless some GOP senators are willing to buck NRA, they can’t “do something.” But they can do something if WE vote in Nov.. And elect more Democrats. #GetMadAndVote

Some GOP & conservative media now blame lack of armed “school resource officer” in Uvalde. Reminder, since mass shootings don’t even last a week now in news cycle, there WAS armed guard, retired policeman, at Buffalo supermarket. Killer, wearing body armor, shot him dead first..

CNN reports Mitch McConnell has directed John Cornyn to engage with Democrats on a “bipartisan solution” on gun violence. 1. Does this mean GOP finally realizes people are mad enough to vote them out. 2. At least Mitch knew better than to ask Texas’s OTHER Senator to engage.

“American Pie” Don McLean “In light of recent events in Texas, have decided it would be disrespectful & hurtful for me to perform for NRA at their convention in Houston. I’m sure all folks planning to attend are shocked & sickened by these events as well.” Uh, don’t be so sure.

That moment though when when you can’t decide whether to be disappointed someone you admire like Don McLean was performing for the NRA…. Or pleased that someone you clearly disagree with has had enough. It’s time for common ground on sensible gun legislation. Past time.

Reminder that Republicans think it’s too dangerous for an 18 year old high school student to read “Forever,” Judy Blume’s sweet novel about a consensual sexual relationship. But not too dangerous for an 18 year old to buy an AR-15.

For months United Airlines phone hold message has been. “We are experiencing extremely high call volumes…” Tonight they added “If you booked your travel through a travel agency, please reach out to them for assistance. So now now even AIRLINES want more travel agents.


What are the odds?

May 26, 2022

Las Vegas Raiders are going to have Colin Kaepernick work out for them today. Will the Raiders sign the former NFL QB? Who knows? But it’s more likely than the GOP actually doing anything about gun control leglislation.

Often the first sign of heart disease is a fatal heart attack. Often the first sign that someone is not a responsible gun owner is a fatal shooting.

A June 2021 survey by Minneapolis-based nonprofit “Adopt A Classroom” found that teachers spent an average of $750 of their own money to purchase school supplies. So how much will kevlar vests add to that total?

Father of Uvalde murdered child: “I’m gun owner & I do not blame weapons used in this tragedy. I’m angry how easy it is to get one & young you can be to purchase one.” Admit I hate guns, but when even gun owners talk like this, how do Senators explain votes against gun control?

Greg Abbott’s supporters called Beto O’Rourke interrupting Abbott’s news conference on Uvalde “embarrassing.” “Embarrassing?” Families and friends of 21 people, including 19 children wish their loved ones could be “embarrassed” by something today.

Ted Cruz is now suggesting we keep children safe by having only one door in or out of schools.

Three printable words Senator “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.”

At 18 years old, the mass shooting suspect in Uvalde wasn’t old enough to buy a beer in Texas. But he was old enough to buy an AR-15. What’s wrong with this country?

Cruz would have felt on January 6 as the armed insurrectionists attacked if there was only one door in and out of the Capitol

Stephen Colbert bringing facts after the Uvalde massacre “The USA has 400 million firearms…. 40% of the global total.” “And background checks are supported by 90% of Americans.” No wonder Republicans want to get rid of math textbooks.

For some reason the same GOP and conservative media that was completely focused on pedophilia during the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings forgot to mention that former wing celebrity favorite of many right-wing politicians Josh Duggar was sentenced today to 12.5 years for child pornography.