No More Pity

Nice pic of a little girl after her school was shot up.  Makes you think of your own kids, don’t it?  Makes you want to do something.  Well not if you’re a Republican.

That’s the price of freedom girl!  The price we pay for protecting our rights under our God-given Constitution!  Here’s the Christmas card sent by Representative Andy Ogles, whose district includes Nashville, sent for the holiday!  You folks elected him!

Of course Andy is just “heartbroken” over the killings and sends his thoughts andd prayers..  “My family and I are devastated by the tragedy that took place at The Covenant School in Nashville this morning,” Ogles’ statement said. “We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost. As a father of three, I am utterly heartbroken by this senseless act of violence. I am closely monitoring the situation and working with local officials.”

We understand Andy.  You won’t do anything – unless of course it was your kids.  Too much money from the NRA.

On Ogles’ campaign website, he said he would “fight tirelessly” to protect Second Amendment rights. It states: “Disarming the people is the most effective way to enslave them, and we must remain vigilant when anyone seeks to erode our civil liberties.”

right.

After the mass shooting at Uvalde in Texas last year prompted calls for new gun restrictions, Republican-led states around the country moved in the other direction. One of them was Tennessee, where the governor insisted that tighter firearms laws would never deter wrongdoers.

“We can’t control what they do,” Gov. Bill Lee said.

Rep. Tim Burchett of Tennessee, whose district includes the school where the killings happened, offered few solutions in the wake of a tragic mass shooting.

“I don’t see any real role that we could do other than mess things up, honestly, because of the situation,” Burchett added, commenting about how people can 3D print guns now. “Criminals are gonna be criminals. And my daddy fought in the Second World War, fought in the Pacific, fought the Japanese, and he told me, ‘Buddy, if somebody wants to take you out, and doesn’t mind losing their life, there’s not a whole heck of a lot you can do about it.'”

Representative Burchett’s solution for better protecting his  school age daughter?

“Well, we homeschool her,” Burchett said in response.

Nice. I won’t do diddly-squat about guns out there so long as they’re not near me and mine.  I ain’t sending my girl to school.  Meanwhile I’ll take that NRA money.

Meanwhile in the effort to deflect the gun discussion, other GOPers blamed Trans Terrorists for the attack, while others characterized it as an attack on Chritians.

All of these circumstances create in me a great difficulty.  I want to feel sorry for Tennessee but I can’t.  And it bothers me that my heart is hardening.

You Tennesseans voted for these people.  Overwhelmingly.  Did the families f the dead vote for them too?  If that little girl in the picture doesn’t make you at least think about your voting habits, then I can’t feel sorry for you if your children are killed.  It’s the price you pay for your “freedom.”

Is it too great an infringement of your rights to go through a mandatory background check before being able to buy a gun?  To have to wait perhaps a few days before acquiring your weapon?   To need training before being allowed to carry it in public? For you guns to be registered, like your car so you can’t acquire 7 guns without someone noticing?  To have an effective red flag law to try to keep guns out of the hands of bat-shit crazies?

Do you need to be able to buy an AK-47?  Why? To hunt deer?  Or to “defend yourself against the librul gummit?”

If you are against all of these reasonable regulation because of your right, then I will not pity you if your loved one dies while shopping for groceries.

It will be Karma, a bitch in this life or the next.  The movement to control guns died at Sandy Hook when this nation decided that killing children was bearable.

“Public opinion has been consistent for years. Majorities of Americans support banning high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. They support banning assault-style weapons. They support “red flag” laws that would allow a judge to remove guns from someone who is at obvious risk for violent behavior. They support creating a national gun database, adding background checks for private sales and gun shows, and even raising the age for gun ownership.”

Our gun nightmare, like so many other national emergencies, has been compounded and even rendered unsolvable, by our crisis of extreme minority rule. We can’t enact common sense reforms that bipartisan majorities support because gerrymandering, the Senate filibuster and federal courts filled with conservative ideologues — by presidents who lost the popular vote — all stand in the way of the people’s will.

May the Goddess Nemesis, she of retribution to those who succumb to hubris and arrogance before the gods bring a plague on all their houses.

And if you continue to vote for these lunatics, you will get no pity from me if you suffer grievous loss.  The greatest cause of death for those 18 and under is no longer car accidents.  It is gun violence.

You reap what you sow.

 

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I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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5 Responses to No More Pity

  1. beetleypete says:

    I have to say this, Frank. You live in a f*****g madhouse, and the lunatics have most definitely taken over the asylum. Get your family out while you still can.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Right on point … “May the Goddess Nemesis, she of retribution to those who succumb to hubris and arrogance before the gods bring a plague on all their houses. — And if you continue to vote for these lunatics, you will get no pity from me if you suffer grievous loss. The greatest cause of death for those 18 and under is no longer car accidents. It is gun violence.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Don Ostertag says:

    The state reps of TN took 16 minutes to decide not to do anythng now about guns. There is a bill about to be signed into law in TN that would allow guns in courtrooms.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sometimes words won’t come because of the bile that builds up in our throats. I sometimes feel like I’m drowning. (Sidenote: I haven’t been on wordpress for years. My loss. I’d forgotten what a fine example of a decent human being you are. Nice to hear from you on this page again.)

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