Why didn’t I think of that?

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton thinks that arming parishoners is the way to deal with shootings such as yesterday’s mass murder in a church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  He also says that “This is going to happen again,” which it of course will, if you don’t take steps get take guns out of the hands of crazy people and get mental health help for crazy people.

I’m sure it won’t be long before Paxton, or someone like him, seriously advocates for issuing firearms to every state citizen age 10 or older.  The gun manufacturers would certainly back such a measure.  The new right of passage will be going to the county office building on your tenth birthday to get your official state weapon and a box of official state ammo.  Then your parents take you to Guns-R-Us so you can buy a holster depicting your favorite cartoon character.

Your new juicy conspiracy theory!

I have, for your illumination and consideration, a brand new shiny conspiracy theory.  This theory is every bit as good and juicy as anything else you will find on YouTube, or Facebook, or any alternative news website.

The truly horrible and tragic shooting today in Sutherland Springs, TX was staged, and the perpetrator recruited, by the Trump administration so that you would not notice the news released today that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is actually a Putin crony, in business with Putin’s son-in-law, and that he has failed to disclose any of this in the process of being vetted for his cabinet position.

There you have it, my Certified Juicy™ conspiracy theory.  Enjoy!

A question for John Kelly

On Monday, October 30, 2017, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said that a “lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War.”  So I would like to ask him a question.

Mr. Kelly, what sort of compromise position is acceptable when you are talking about slavery?

You may have been a general once, but now you are just another clueless asshole enabling Trump.

WTF? Sean Hannity edition

So a headline over at HuffPost this morning reads:

“Incensed Sean Hannity Says Talking Gun Control After Las Vegas Is ‘Shameful’”

Actually, Hannity’s comment is itself entirely shameful.  Yes, I believe in the First Amendment, and he has the right to say what he thinks, and those ass hats at Fox give him a platform on which to say it; but that doesn’t mean he is right or even sane.  He needs his mouth washed out with soap and he should be sent to his room until, I dunno, maybe forever.

And yes, I know he isn’t the only one saying what he said.  But all of those political hacks, media blowhards, and self-appointed experts are wrong.  In fact, they are counting on it never being a good time to talk about gun control.  Instead, the NRA tools have a bill before Congress right now meant to ease restrictions on gun silencers.  Gee, I wonder if it is a good time to discuss that?

Donald “The Nauseator” Trump

It would be so easy to make this blog a daily anti-Trump screed.  I really do not want to do that.  However, every once in a while he does something that is so far beyond the pale that I become physically nauseated.  His dedication of a golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico is one such moment.  I do not need to repeat or add to the long list of on-line sarcastic and highly critical reactions that have been made to this event.  Frankly, all I can do is completely agree with the person in the crowd, who at that moment called out: “You don’t give a shit about Puerto Rico.”

’nuff said.