theyre passionate and verbose and intelligent and committed to making the deaths of 17 count for more than another depressing statistic.
these brave children are determined to stop the gun insanity. now.
put some fire in your belly and support them!
Man's Flatulence Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing: A Transavia flight from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an emergency landing in Vienna after two Dutch passengers picked a fight with another passenger - who wouldn’t stop breaking wind during the…Continue
Someone tweeted this - thought worth sharing for those who want to reach out to these kids:
"I was contacted on Facebook by a teacher from Stoneman Douglas High in Florida. She would love it if her students had letters of support when they return. Please send to:
This is a roast of a small-fingered man
Who fancies that he's Mister Big…Continue
Bob Marley - Get up, stand up 1980
Get up, stand up: stand up for your…Continue
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Trump EPA Chief Has Unusual Waiver to Fly in First Class: The Environmental Protection Agency is refusing to release the written waiver that allows Administrator Scott Pruitt to fly regularly in first or business class for security reasons - a practice that sets him apart both from his predecessors and other current Cabinet members. I get it - I mean, if you’re the head of an agency promoting a clean environment, the last thing you wanna do is be…Continue
As I was collecting the trash tonight I noticed some marks in the grass in the backyard so I went out to investigate, keeping in mind last year's vole situation. It has been a lot this weekend, I'm feeling a bit at the end of my tether with trying to do up the resume' and beginning to straighten up my shelves, so I took a bit of grounding advice and sat on my old garden bench for a few minutes. This is what I saw.…Continue
About 12 days ago, I started feeling like I was coming down with something, and I did. What began as me feeling uncharacteristically cranky, out-of-sorts and inordinately tired blew up into the worst chest cold I can remember. I think now that it might have been the flu (again) even though I had it last year and got a flu shot this past October.
From what I've been reading on it, this season's flu shot is only about 25% effective, but can mitigate the worst of it.
Quick now: What do the following states have in common?
Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Arizona, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
If you said they all voted for Trump -- based partly on fabricated "issues" like…Continue
"...And Justice For All"
Halls of justice painted green
Power wolves beset your door
Hear them stalking
Soon you’ll please their appetite
not wanting to distract from the conversations already in progress ... i offer my thoughts here.
the reality is ...
making law(s) banning sales of military style weaponry will not put an end to this viscous cycle of slaughter.
nor will it really matter.
it has been estimated there are more than 1.5M - 2.5M AR15s on the streets of America today.
there are also many other firearms/accessories of military grade…Continue
What Newtown and the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords didn’t accomplish, Parkland might. Why do I say this?
Because of two people. The first is a Parkland student by the name of Emma Gonzales who has delivered an eleven minute speech that is nothing short of magnificent. The speech has been posted by Ron and Foolish Monkey. You can go to either of their blogs to see it:…Continue
Emma Gonzalez's speech may be the most powerful speech I've heard since the Obama speech at the '04 Dem convention. And apparently the president agrees. He's spent the morning tweeting, tweet after tweet, meandering and…Continue
I knew pretty soon after the shooting that five of the dead were Jewish, including four kids who attended the Reform Jewish movement’s Camp Coleman. My North Carolina assistant rabbi worked at that camp some summers because it was the Reform movement’s regional camp. I haven’t spoken to him since, but there’s a strong possibility he knew these kids.
This morning an article was forwarded to me stating that that is unlikely to have been coincidental. It turns out that Nikolas Cruz, the…Continue
Obama after Sandy Hook:
Trump after Parkland: A student survivor of the Florida School Shooting speaks up and calls 'BS' on Trump and the Republicans and the NRA:…
Laura Ingraham Thinks Athletes Should Shut Up and Dribble: Fox News host Laura Ingraham is being accused of racism after she replied to NBA star LeBron James’ statement that “Donald Trump doesn’t “give a f**k about the people” by saying athletes like him should stay out of politics and just “shut up and dribble.” Now let’s see here, we have a loud-mouthed reality star, a bully, a pathological liar, a serial philanderer and misogynist and - possibly…Continue
L’État, c’est Trump!
By Roger Cohen
NYT May 19, 2017
Louis XIV of France summed up his view of power with the phrase “L’État, c’est moi,” or “I am the State.” Donald Trump became president four months ago with roughly the same idea. In the Trump universe, he had been judge, jury and executioner. He saw no reason why that would change.
Trump had no knowledge of, or interest in, the checks and balances enshrined in the…