When Will The Killing Stop In America? Never.

We all know details about the Las Vegas Shooting this past week.  The glorification of the shooter, whose name I will never commit to memory because that’s really what was his end goal.   The news outlets are looking for reasons why this happened.  Let me narrow it down for them.  These guns and ammunition should never have been made available to anyone not serving in the Military or Law Enforcement.    They serve no real purpose to the average American.  You can not use them for hunting or safety.   Why did this White, middle-aged man lose his buttons?  What was his motive?  It’s simple, he wanted to be noticed.  Thanks to the glorification of the News Media he will be.

Members of Congress have offered prayers and episodes of shock about what happened.  Really?  When you vote to make it easier for people to access weaponry they shouldn’t you aren’t allowed to feign shock and sadness.  After Sandy Hook we thought this would have been addressed…after Pulse Nightclub Shooting, we thought this would be addressed…now after Las Vegas Massacre, we think this will be addressed.  The truth is the WHORES of Congress lay in bed with the NRA and like lobby groups.  They take money for their deeds so that does indeed make them Whores.

The White House’s response is “It’s not the time to talk about gun control”.  Really Mr. Trump…when is it the right time…when one of your children are placed in the same situation those concert goers were?

I believe in the Constitution, which is why I believe in the Second Amendment.  I also believe that if you own a gun for protection and you can’t defend yourself with 6 bullets, you probably shouldn’t own a gun.

Sean Hannity over at Fox News believes if he was there…outside the hotel room and the guy wasn’t able to shoot anymore bullets then he could have taken him out because he is trained in the use of firearms.  Um…What?!?

The truth is that this shooter had multiple weapons.  Some were modified to fire hundreds of rounds.  Another person with a gun would never have survived an encounter with this shooter.  The body count would have been greater.  You see a psycho/sociopath look for these moments to show just how over the edge they can be.

To all those who think owning a gun will make you safer…that’s the true delusion.  You are more likely to be killed with your own gun than by someone else with a gun.  Congress didn’t learn when Steve Scalise was shot.  All they took out of that shooting was the man didn’t like Conservatives.

When will the killing stop?  Never.  When Congress did nothing of value after the slaughter of Children at Sandy Hook that was the moment we all should have realized that the NRA own our Congress and our weak and ineffectual President drools over the organization because of his insecurity of a lack of perceived masculinity.

How about, as Americans we answer the question…”Why did this tragedy happen?”  The answer is…”It happened because Auto/Semi Automatic weaponry and ammunition shouldn’t be available for legal purchase.

Truth is it won’t stop murders from happening but it will stop the wholesale slaughters like those that happened in Las Vegas, Sandy Hook and Orlando.

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Baby, It’s Hot Outside

It’s Autumn officially now but the Temperatures have been sweltering.

This cloud is about the most we will see from Hurricane Maria.  She’s churning off the coast of North Carolina right now but she’s suppose to move out to see and not guide up the coast.  Thank goodness.  Too many people have been hurt by Hurricane’s this season.  Harvey, Irma, Juno and Maria have served their destruction and now the rebuilding is taking place.  The lack of response to those victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by the US Government is appalling.  But under the current President and his Administration it really doesn’t surprise me.  Compassion is only granted if there is a profit (for Trump and his Cronies) to be made.

I’m hoping once Maria moves out of our area we will see more seasonable temperatures and the Hurricane’s will die down.  Here’s to Hope!

Trump Is A Joke

Because the President of the USA is a joke of a moron I offer you hugging Otters.

I would share an endless diatribe as to what is wrong with this man but it’s been done to death and the outcome is the same.  He personifies all the bad in our Country in one person.  White Supremacy has no place in this world of many colors.

I will say this though, just once I would like the press to laugh hardily at his ridiculousness while it’s happening.  His staff can’t “fake news” that…perhaps being mocked directly he might realize that his staff blows smoke up his rear and that he does indeed sound stupid.  Just saying!

Sorry…here ends the diatribe….with more otters 🙂

 

That Time When President Trump Made The Boy Scout Jamboree Look Like a Hitler Youth Rally

Over decades Presidents have gone to the Boy Scout Jamborees to promote strength, dedication and service.  They’ve given uplifting and inspirational speeches to the attendees.  This year our paranoid and odd President, Mr. Trump turned this event into a Hitler Youth Rally.  Talking about politics and LOYALTY.   He spoke about Healthcare and Fake News.  He even threatened to fire Secretary Tom Price if Trumpcare doesn’t pass.  He also followed some of these destructive comments with “believe me”.

Nothing he had to say was relevant to the 40,000 Boy Scouts and Leaders who came to be inspired.  I really believe that Mr. Trump thinks he’s smart.  I think that he believes the law of the land doesn’t apply to him or his family.  I believe that he hasn’t a moral compass and that this speech was wholly inappropriate.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only American appalled.  The Boy Scouts issued a statement that the President is their honorary President of the Boy Scouts and that they are not Political.

The only thing missing from his grandiose speech about how great and tremendous HE is was a story about him banging some beauty queen.

I hope the boys of America look at this moment and think…that’s not what we stand for…not even close.

It’s going to be are really long 4 years 😦

The Mish and the Mash

The political climate in America right now is playing havoc with my stomach so I’ve decided to post about other stuff today.

Like this picture of my neighbor’s cat.  I didn’t have my glasses on so from across the street I thought this was a racoon sitting on the front step…

I also see a beaver in this picture.  It’s not…it’s still a gray cat, lol.

Our Rose of Sharon are starting to bloom.  I’m thankful for this because our backyard was looking like a green wilderness.

We recently went out for Linner (Lunch/Dinner) at the Texas Roadhouse.  The food was super delicious.  I got the steak kabobs but the Mrs. got the Prime Rib which was incredible.

I also learned it was normal to put marshmallow on Sweet Potatoes.  I love learning new things, lol.

So, even if Fredo (Donald Trump, Jr.) is being stupid again I will move on to non-political stuff…I hope, lol.

Remember Martin Niemöller Words

Martin Niemoller gave us a poem that has been modernized and used a lot since the rise of Reality TV Star turned POTUS Donald Trump.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

This is important because it was true for him and many others during Nazi rule.  America is a far divide from the Fascist state of WWII Nazis, however, it could easily be guided there by the white supremacists advising the President right now.  Steven Bannon and Steve Miller are by their own admissions pro-white and anti-anything not white.  They’ve spoken and written about their predilections so this isn’t something one can just deny.  Although, there are those who believe the Holocaust was just made up.  These people are also believe the Bible is the word of God.  They deny any and all empirical proof and data to the contrary to their belief system.

That brings me to Caitlyn Jenner.  She is the self appointed voice of the Transgender community.  Ms. Jenner supported Mr. Trump during his election.  Touting his attributes of fiscal conservancy.  This week Mr. Trump along with white power man, Jeff Sessions, AG of USA, turned the tied of equality in America with the reversal of Transgender rights.  She offered this little gem for all of the Transgendered children in our country affected by this new wave of hate.

“I have a message for the trans kids of America. You are winning. I know it doesn’t feel that way today or every day, but you _ are _ winning. You are going to keep on winning so much you’re going to get sick of winning. Very soon, we’ll win full freedom nationwide, and it’s going to happen with bipartisan support.”

They are winning with no help from you Ms. Jenner.  You’ve faced very little struggle with your Transition.  People who have faced the odds like Jazz Jennings and faced the mean spirited, backwards minded, pretending-to-be-Christian people.  She has fought many difficult battles and continues to fight for Transgendered Youth in not only our country but the world.

Now that there is a potential of being affected by Mr. Trump and his Cabinet’s Transphobia and Misogyny you have something inspirational to say.  I wish you luck Ms. Jenner on your journey but beware of Mr. Niemoller’s words…they are coming back again.  HATE can’t be disguised.