Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Massacre in Uvalde

"Rivers of blood. Broken bodies. Broken hearts. This is the new reality. Come to think about it, this reality is not very 'new' in the least. In fact, it is now as common  as a full moon in the morning sky. It almost amazes me that most of us still are stunned when an event of this magnitude occurs. It barely fazed me. When the news came over the television yesterday morning I did not so-much-as bat an eye. You see, I long ago adjusted to living in  this America."

From The Rant, December 15, 2012

I composed a piece on this very topic nine days ago. Here I go again. To tell you the truth, I'm getting bored writing these articles periodically. It happened again late yesterday morning. Some frazzled little geek with nothing better to do walked into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Texas and opened fire on innocents. As of this hour, twenty-one people -
most of them being little girls and boys - lie dead. Three others are seriously injured so those numbers could possibly rise. Two policemen were injured attempting to take the gunman down, although none of their wounds are life-threatening. The killer has been killed; his motives forever cloaked in mystery. Life goes on. 

Hi Ho.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared that the good people of the Lonestar State will not tolerate this level of violence. The man is too stupid for rational description. The people of Texas have been tolerating this kind of madness for too many years to count. Otherwise they would have changed the draconian gun laws in that idiotic place a long time ago. Texas senator Ted Cruz has offered the thoughts and prayers of he and his wife Heidi. He then went on a tirade about how those evil liberals would politicize the tragedy for their own, selfish advantage. Both Abbott and Cruz (along with former president Babybrains) are scheduled to be in attendance at this weekend's annual National Rifle Association conference in Houston. Gee, that ought to be interesting. What kind of an ignoramus even show up at such an event a mere three days after what occurred yesterday in Uvalde? We live in interesting times.

I am certain that there must be a special place in hell for a "Christian" politician who would finance his or her career with cash donated to them by the NRA. I wrote the following on the morning after another massacre in a Colorodo movie theater in the summer of 2012. I've requoted the damned thing so many times in the past decade that I can now do it by heart:

"The NRA types love to jabber away - like diseased little myna birds - about 'freedom'. Let's be brutally frank: A people who live in bleeding mortal terror wondering when and where the mass murder of innocents happens may be many things - no argument from me there - "free" they are not. Let's stop kidding ourselves here and now, okay?"

It is going to happen again - soon. Deal with it as best you can.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY 


As I predicted on this site over a year ago, Liz Cheney has won the John F. Kennedy Library's Profile in Courage Award. Good for her. She certainly deserves it.


At 5:23 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

“Thoughts and Prayers” = “I don’t care”.

Republicans value NRA blood money over children's lives. Period.

Their "Pro-life" scam ends at birth.

But we all know this.

At 9:01 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Blue lives matter more than children lives matter apparently.

At 9:40 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The cops were in no hurry. It's not like Critical Race Theory was being taught in there. Would they bust in sooner if an abortion was in process?

This senseless terror and death is on the NRA and Republican Party, for making it stupid simple for a disturbed 18 year old to arm himself with weapons of mass death.

What sickens me is the horror of kids bleeding out because nobody came for them for so long.

What saddens me is desperate parents broke past them and went in on their own, as any parent would want to do.

The Russians know the best way to take down the US is to support the NRA and Republicans.

They are the only winners here.

At 9:46 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

The irony of the NRA convention is it is a gun free zone.

At 9:51 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Since HE-man rambo wannabees get their knickers in a twist when you call the AR-15 and the many variants an "ASSault rifle", lets just call them what they really are- murder weapons.

At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden’s laptop for wrongly claiming in a past story that the computer was “stolen.” The apology to John Paul Mac Isaac appeared in a Wednesday editor’s note attached to a story the Daily Beast published in Dec. 2020 alleging the laptop was pilfered. “An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden’s laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error,” the editor’s note reads.

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“How do you feel exploiting dead kids?”

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous shows us an example of the integrity it takes to admit being mistaken.

Ever notice who NEVER apologizes or admits to a mistake? From a "biggest ever" inaugural crowd to a "stolen election", the liar never accepts, or even acknowledges the facts.

That indicates a total lack of honesty and integrity.

But they LOVE him for his hate and lies, don't they? It makes them FEEL better.

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Obama’s grotesque tweet that Scott highlighted earlier in the week shows the single-minded fanaticism of the left in action: how dare someone shoot up a school during George Floyd week! Gets totally in the way of the narrative. What’s Al Sharpton to do at a moment like this? There’s no percentage in it. Meanwhile, inflation roars on

At 1:18 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

“How do you feel exploiting dead kids?”

Nobody is exploiting them by wanting to keep them safer.

How do you feel sacrificing kids to an insane policy of selling AR-15s to untrained high school age kids?

How do you feel sacrificing Black and Brown people so white assholes can have weapons of mass death because they fear being "replaced"?

How do feel about a "good guy with a gun" when 19 cops were terrified of a kid with an AR -15 and left kids to bleed out on the floor?

No answers expected from those with no conscience.

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Dave going to admit he was wrong on the Russian Collusion scam?

Dave must lack integrity and must be totally lacking in honesty or he would have apologized to Trump and admitted his mistake. Crickets.

At 2:00 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous can't help it. No conscience.

Can he cite anywhere I promoted any "scam".

Their only "scam" is the unvetted Steele Dosssier. Did I say any of it was factual? No. They were allegations.

Why should I apologize to Trump for lying to me? I'm not in his cult.

Just the facts:

Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign”.

Mueller found that Trump campaign members Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner met with Russian nationals in Trump Tower in New York June 2016 for the purpose of receiving disparaging information about Clinton as part of “Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” according to an email message arranging the meeting.

In fact, the campaign welcomed the Russian help, did they not?
I think we have - we report in our - in the report indications that that occurred, yes.
The president's son said when he was approached about dirt on Hillary Clinton that the Trump campaign would love it?
That is generally what was said, yes.
The president himself called on the Russians to hack Hillary's emails?
There was a statement by the president in those general lines.
Numerous times during the campaign the president praised the releases of the Russian-hacked emails through WikiLeaks?
That did occur.

Meanwhile more children will be slaughtered by AR-15s.

What does Vern want to do about it? Nothing. Maybe he has a gun fetish and guns mean more than kids to him.

At 9:07 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Now that the NRA freedom concert was cancelled, what they all doin',sittin' around yankin' each others barels?

At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always ready to exploit a tragedy, Joe and Jill Biden went to Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to visit the community after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

While the response of local enforcement has come under scrutiny, it's been learned that Border Patrol agents ultimately ended the shooting at the school, and killed the shooter. Their heroic actions deserve the nation’s praise, but instead, Joe Biden dissed them by uninviting them from his speech.

According to their report, Border Patrol agents were among the law enforcement officials who received an invitation to the event and many had accepted before being informed they were no longer invited. More than 90 percent who had been invited were told they would not be able to attend anymore.

At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adam Schiff....LMAO

At 1:00 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Michael Sussmann found not guilty of lying to FBI in Durham investigation...LMAO!

At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago experienced its most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years — 9 killed, 42 wounded.

Let's de-fund the police and take away guns from law abiding citizens, what could go wrong?

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

“I mean, Durham is facing a jury that has three Clinton donors, an AOC donor, and a woman whose daughter is on the same sports team with Sussmann’s daughter. With the exception of randomly selecting people out of the DNC headquarters, you could not come up with a worse jury"... not surprised with the verdict, are you?

At 11:05 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I mean, Durham is facing a jury that had non-Clinton donors, non-AOC donors and people without children playing with Sussmann's daughter.

THEY all agreed Sussmann was not proven guilty.

Not surprised with the verdict, are you?

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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