September sunlight bending gently, angular and white. Darkness cut like a green bean...oblique, scattered... Clouds...black then white...the light so bright - like A white blackness! Almost GOOD then almost EVIL.
Last night a 3 year old with a bullet to the brain.
The NRA will say, very soon, that there's nothing we could have done to ensure that this hateful kid had no access to guns. Of course there are things we can do...but we don't do ANY of them. Gun advocates claim we are out to take away all their guns...we aren't. Why do they believe that a Federal Law to provide for reasonable background checks would be so unreasonable? THEY ARE TRYING TO PURCHASE A PRODUCT THAT KILLS. Who is unreasonable?
Indiana and Arkansas are just two of the states where the Christian Right is trying to use the rule of law to codify their religious beliefs. Seems like every day they do something to replace the Constitution with the Bible. The difference this time (and it has surprised the hell out of me) is that the scope of the backlash is amazing and so satisfying. It is wonderful to finally show them that there are consequences to laws that hurt people...and that those people...all people...have voices. And now, in Ohio, the "Heartbeat" Bill will be debated in the State Senate. We need another loud message sent to our State Senators about consequences. You can find your Senator and call or e-mail them with this link:
It seems like the last political circus called the presidential race never ended. And, yet, it begins again. Most of us wish, at least, for a few moments of humor along this far too long road. The first candidate to announce, Ted Cruz, should...will provide some. Our nation has borrowed many things from the United Kingdom that we've tweaked and made our own. We would be much better off if we could only attempt to emulate their political campaign rules, at least as far as their length. Here we are in March of 2015, beginning the long march toward November of 2016, when we can finally vote. Combine all that time with all the money wasted and lies told and we see a very broken system. We've all seen how raucous sessions from their House of Commons and Lords can be, yet they can be so sensible in the length of time wasted on the campaigns. About 6 weeks. I know that hoping for common sense in a nation that says it's perfectly all right for corporations and the rich to spend as much as they want through PACS and other methods to buy the elections. But, we are still a Democracy, in a way, and we, the people, can still vote...so, there is still some hope. Fingers crossed.