The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
There is no mention of the manufacture and sales of firearms.
Hence, there is no constitutionally protected right to manufacture or sell guns.
Congress has a great deal of latitude and discretion regarding the exercise of…
I would not be concerned
what to wear toward
one big show
my re-buttoned 49 YO
Sargent Pepper epaulette*
*An ornamental shoulder piece on an item of clothing, especially on the coat or jacket of a military uniform
over my cool John Lennon Portrait T
my County Zoo green-billed cap
and how the black-haired
beauty and me
had to flee
Trump Plan Gives Teachers Bonuses for Carrying Guns in Class: President Donald Trump is reportedly proposing a plan that would award teachers with bonuses if they carry guns with them in class, which the President feels would be much cheaper than hiring armed security guards. Hell, if its about saving money, why not just ship all our kids over to Afghanistan for school? Teachers there are already armed - problem solved!…Continue
"How did it go with the altar boy?"
"Perfect! You could see the shame pouring over him."
"You preached the value of self-recrimination, I hope? That God never wants us to feel good about…
Of the legion of both farcical and horrid consequences, predictable and as yet not, clear as a bell, will ensue after he creates his classroom SWAT teams...think on this as a baseline: at his suggested 20% of our teaching corps, he will arm well…Continue
this week has been hard. I'm sick - getting better but today I am exhausted, there are some family things - nothing major but when someone in my little family hurts, I hurt.
and then there are The Children - I am touched by how hard they're fighting, how earnest and trusting in the system...it's inspiring, but depressing, you know? why…Continue
It's been snowing here in Washington. That's not unusual for points East of the Cascades, maybe, but here by the Puget Sound we are in a little bit of shock. Usually we are well into spring by now.
This was the view from my kitchen window early this morning...pretty, huh?
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It is easy to romanticize the past, both that past we knew and that we have only dreamt about.
I’m reminded of Edward Arlington Robinson’s poem; Minever Cheevy"
“...Miniver mourned the ripe renown
That made so many a name so fragrant;
He mourned Romance, now on the town,
And Art, a vagrant...”
Not only do we romanticize the distant past, we misremember our own.
Thinking about public school and school shootings, I remember my…Continue
Still, while some are implying this is, as to the span of…Continue
TRUMP & THE KOCH NETWORK & NRA ~ THE WAR ON WHITE MIDDLE-CLASS CHILDREN
The presumption: the election…Continue
David Cay Johnston declares in It's Even Worst Than You Think (2018) that "there is no such thing as a 'free market,' mush as that term of art in economics is loosely bandied about all the time by politicians and journalists. And no free market…Continue
We all now know, beyond doubt that Dear Leader is an illiterate moron. With the brain of chicken, as Connie used to say when she did something silly. Orange Julius Caesar does nothing else. So, today brings us some stark contrast.
"How did you end up here, Marilynne? What happened? Was it libraries?"
In 2015, President Obama sought out the…
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Kosh has accused, actually pointed out accurately, that much of what I put down to words is mainly autobiographical, and, I admit I will not stoop often to citing sources anymore online, google it, better yet duckduck it.
What this old body with a brain that still feels the same anger as it did when they tried to draft me, or when Shrub the Lesser lied us into a war that has killed millions and destroyed decades of work in the Cradle of Civilization, can tell you is there is only ONE…Continue
New Dinosaurs Being Discovered in Record Numbers: Scientists say the frequency of new dinosaur discoveries has spiked dramatically in the past twenty years or so - and many of those new finds are dramatically changing everything we had previously thought we knew about these…Continue
That’s right! 'Tricky Dick', 'Richard, 'Law & Order', Nixon certified the 26th Amendment, in a ceremony reminiscent of the signing of a peace treaty following an armed conflict between nations, 3 years after the kids took it to the streets in Chicago, Detroit, and LA... Virtually all over the country...…Continue