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Preface: Seeing how, here, within gun sick America, on average, we can expect daily acts of deadly domestic terrorism; perpetrated, by and large, by hardcore, right wing radicals, would the actual existence of the following, sample template shock any of us?

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On ______day, ___ / ___ / 20___, ______, _______ became the latest pop up, war zone where the horrified general public became witness to the latest rage in police “protection”; namely, where cowardly, self-centered, so-called, good guy first responders, armed with military magnitude guns, no less, opt to lollygag; to shamelessly shake in their jackboots, while taking little action to restore the peace.

Lax gun control statutes, coupled with a stagnant police force, wound up allowing yet another bad guy with a gun, later identified as ______ ______ ______ (middle name / initial optional), to go on a take no prisoners rampage; to indiscriminately, relentlessly, repeatedly and heartlessly open fire upon the unsuspecting, helpless innocents, whose only “crime” had been merely going about their day-to-day lives; thereby resulting in the shooter (fill in known quantities) murdering ____ and maiming ____.

In the wake of this latest, needless national tragedy, per usual, we were forced to witness the barrage of “our” spineless, soulless national, state and local “leaders” / “legislators”; all colluding with their spineless, soulless gun manufacturer and National Rifle Association cohorts; forced to endure these tired, crotchety, feckless, flaccid males, ON CUE, speechifying their insufferable, meaningless, sanctimonious, paint-by-the-numbers “thoughts and prayers” platitudes; making mere photo op props out of the grieving, heartbroken, crying their eyes out, surviving families and friends.

Expect everything to blow over within a news cycle or two (three tops); to return to the never acceptable “new normal”, where nearly no one we empower will ever do our bidding; will actually deliver on the already decades overdue, vital to humankind’s survival, gun control crack downs required to halt domestic terrorism, dead in its tracks… uh…

Before we wind up dead in our tracks.

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Loaded Questions

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Clarification: While I have nothing against hunters, who rely on rifles to “bag” food to feed their families, friends and themselves, my leniency does come to an absolute, abrupt halt at the point where / when so-called hunters [1] feed hungers of a non-nutritional nature, [2] declare Open Season on humankind and [3] arm themselves with take-no-prisoners firepower (the type that’d turn most sovereign nations’ olive drab, uniformed soldiers green with envy).

Preface: It is my own homeland’s gun sick denizens, who have triggered this post; seeing how nary a day goes by without multiple incidents of their gory gun violence (the type which maims and murders Elementary School aged children, church congregants, cineplex denizens, grocery store shoppers, time clock punchers, et al); seeing how, weeks in advance of Father’s Day, several Sporting Goods retailers have been snail mailing out their catalogs; all heavily loaded with images of deadly weaponry.

Oh, btw, some of their past advertising blitzes have aligned with Christmastime, too. Ya damned tootin’; nothing sez, “Happy Birthday Jesus” better than sociopaths shootin’ off their big guns, eh?

My state of mind (understandably loaded with contempt re this sorry state of affairs) also triggers…

Some loaded questions…

  • Just how is it that guns have become such a widespread guy thing?
  • Why do some males feel “incomplete” unless they are packing heat?
  • Did my own father really need to buy his son cap guns and air-rifles?

Indeed, even while my age was still measured in single digits, I had become quite the BB-gun marksman; able to shoot down rows of tin-cans with rapid-fire precision. That I could manage to get a kick out of that, back in that bygone era, does amply demonstrate a magnitude of immaturity that, left unchecked, can and does easily mutate less disciplined kiddies into gun nut “growh-ups”; the very ilk that preys upon today’s Stateside society, as a (w)hole.

Luckily, I did grow / wise up sufficiently to no longer buy into my, otherwise, learned father’s dense indoctrination. Stated more positively I did evolve enough to totally lose interest; eventually developing such a distaste for firearms that, during a recent spring cleaning event, I realized that dealing with my utterly unwanted / unused boyhood “arsenal” was long overdue. That resulted in my opting to disassemble these weapons; spread out the actual disposal over the course of several garbage collection weeks (to reduce any chances of someone, someday, salvaging / reassembling them).

Some final thoughts, loaded questions, too…

  • Who, in their right mind, would ever buy dear old Dad a gun as a Father’s Day present?
  • How many newly armed Dads will wind up training crosshairs, perhaps, on you and me?

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Be people Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Vile, Volatile Vigilante

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Vile, volatile vigilante
Conceived in grubby grotto
Gestated in amniotic venom
Poisoned by toxic masculinity
Reared in evil environs’ dungeon

Vile, volatile vigilante
Schooled weekdays weakly
Sunday unschooled bleakly
Untutored in civics and ethics
Stripped naked of civility and integrity

Vile, volatile vigilante
Radicalized by hate traffickers
Brainwashed by propagandists
Sheeted/hooded Deep South white
Shirted World War II Scheisse brown

Vile, volatile vigilante
Militarized by gun nut sociopaths
Mollycoddled by militant gestapo cops
Freed by jury of like-minded, brain-dead peers
Unpunished by headless, bench warmer judges

Vile, volatile vigilante
Rewarded handsomely for ugly mayhem; murder
Morphed stick-figure role model
Trotted out fraudulent hero
Dubbed the abnormal new normal

Vile, volatile vigilante
Elevated soon to Sheriff?
Appointed soon to the Bench?
Elected soon to Congress?
Installed soon in Oval Office?

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Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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A Sorta Retraction

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Preface: I post the following content voluntarily; under no pressure other than that exerted by my own good conscience / desire to maintain a fair-minded blogger image. However, I’m in no way legitimizing the conduct of anyone deemed to be of bad conscience; and there will be a slew of them present, below. That duly noted, let’s get ‘er done…

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Contained within one of my recent posts, I made the following blanket statement…

“Nazis just like Donald J. Trump and the 74,223,369 Nazis who voted for him last November.”

CommonSenseTom • Blog Title: Must See MeTV Tonight! • 11/11/2021

While it’s true that those 74 million voters backed Trump at the ballot box, not all of them are swastika arm-banded, goosestepping, concentration camp commandants itching to preside over a latter-day Holocaust.

But, lest anyone even begin to breathe a sigh of relief; ever be foolhardy enough to grant them blanket amnesty…

We must keep in mind the other ideologies Trumpers harbor; how any particular one of these mindsets (or permutation thereof) could mutate America into a whole different animal; perhaps, even relegate the United States of America to just four words scrawled across a dusty, midldewed, wrinkled, tattered, bullet-riddled, bloodstained map.

Now, generally speaking the Trump camp is in no way monolithic.

Were we to flesh / flush ‘em out we’d discover this “Top” 10 List:

  • Low Info Voters who get programmed by his propagandists
  • Sycophants who fantasize / feel arousal for their icky “hero”
  • Rabid Capitalists who lust after / worship the almighty buck
  • Evangelical Christians who blindeye his hedonism/misogyny
  • Social Conservatives who incorrectly assess him like-minded
  • Q-Anon Conspiracists who are bat-crap crazy; chronically so
  • Proud Boys/Domestic Terrorists, who live to see freedom die
  • Militant Bigoted Cops who, in error, think he has their backs
  • Gun Nut Dudes who cannot otherwise… ahem… measure up
  • Chickenhawks who get off on seeing spilt red blood / red ink

Beyond that, I’ve lived out my entire (over three score) lifetime under the influence of this sagacious advisory…

“People will judge you by the company you keep!”

My Mother and Father • c1958 and onward

Doubtlessly such sentiments (coupled with my anger re Trump’s January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol) both played significant roles in my issuing my 11/11/2021 blanket statement.

What a shame the individuals who conform to one (or more of) those 10 classifications cannot conform to my lessons in life; courtesy of my learned folks.

For if they could take such a message to heart, they’d immediately disassociate themselves from Donald J. Trump and, in turn, gradually start shedding their ugly, Nazi sympathizer image.

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Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Disrepair

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When disunity, duplicity, incivility, irresponsibility overrule
Society falls into disrepair along these disappointing lines

Ugly voter suppression (f)laws enforce minority rule status
Empowers the power junkies who help themselves to more

Testy tyrants hose down their puny plots with testosterone
Sociopathic chickenhawks trigger no-end and no-win wars

Bullet blasting (not ballot casting) executes régime change
Perpetrated, perpetuated Big Lie lays waste to Democracy

Boneheaded, cultish, sycophantic insurrectionists run amok
Try, in 1 scant afternoon, to slay a 2½ century old Republic

Gun nuts shoot up school houses and houses of worship
Badged man’s bigotry / brutality targets people of color

Class warfare fattens the fat cats; flattens the proletariat
Welfare secured for the wealthy screws over truly needy

Non-living wage, no benefits, sweatshops harvest the poor
Human Resources Dept “Cafeterias” serve (up) hired hands

Nutritional and intellectual starvation drain body and mind
Every negative “ism” sows seeds of suspicion and hatred

Runaway greenhouse gasses render our Earth uninhabitable
A deadly, unbridled virus sucks all the air outta the “room”

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Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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UnAmerica UnCut

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In the case open-and-shut
Witness UnAmerica UnCut
Plant kiss on polluter’s butt
Knee the lib voters in gut
Whip up prejudice glut
Grant obscene wealthy tax cut
Goad each subversive gun nut
Fall for the autocrat’s strut

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Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Running: More Ways Than 1

The following story is true. My not naming anyone by name is the best way to further emphasize how the disease of racism is omnipresent and adversely affects all people of color.

During election year 2020, there’s an African-American candidate who is running for high elective office. Regrettably, his best shot at emerging victorious is to establish a gun-nut voter base; to pander to their worst instincts; to concurrently rail out against his political rival’s anti-gun stance. The irony here:

Armed to the teeth rabble oft seethe with bigotry, too; so much so, that were this candidate to ever go out for a neighborhood jog… well…

Many of his newfound, vile, vigilante supporters would not react well. They’d summarily judge a running black man “guilty’’ of the “crime” of minority jogging. Their meted out punishment would be too horrific to put into words.

Our only consolation, here, is knowing how this political wannabe is too smart to ever attempt running such a dangerous experiment.

Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Pyrrhic Victory?

 

When the godforsaken fool, who misleads my homeland, was duly forewarned re COVID-19 (early on and more than once), his malignant narcissism prodded him to pit his puny as a cherry pit brain against an entire medical community’s brain trust.

Most assuredly, he did not outsmart them.

Instead, his big head had caused him to blow it big time… i.e., to needlessly sicken nearly 2,000,000 of his compatriots (and still counting) and condemn 107,000 of them to a premature death (and still counting). His abject neglect has also killed off 44,000,000 jobs (and still counting).

Being true to his dubious talent for mucking up whatever he gets his grubby little paws on, he caused the robust economy (which he inherited from Obama) to go bust. Ergo, he can no longer win reelection by falsely claiming to be God (or at the very least), God’s gift to Wall Street.

Seeing how he has now alienated / pissed off the crass materialist segment of his voter base, who can he still count on to reelect him?

Why, that’d be Donny’s best buddies… the itchy trigger fingered, militant gun nuts and imbecilic bigots. In their role as snap-to-attention, chronic, sicko suck-ups, they also act as his wind-up toy soldiers, who, on his behalf, are ever-ready to shoot off their assault rifles and hatred spewing mouths. As of late, it’s been Trump’s Tweets and on cam barked out marching orders, which have been deploying them, nationwide.

Donny’s minions’ ongoing mission is to further infuriate minorities, who, justifiably so, have been taking to the streets to [1] call attention to the ongoing for untold generations, societal scourge known as police bigotry / brutality, [2] seek justice for its latest victim, George Floyd, who was killed by the homicidal Minneapolis cop, Derek Chauvin, and [3] call attention to a heedless, headless, heartless, soulless, fraudulent prez who, rather than enthusiastically join their fight against all aspects of racism, sadistically exploits it for his own political gain.

And true to Trump’s know nothing / do nothing “talents”, all the lazy bum need do to win… for society to lose… is sit on his fat Fascist fanny and laugh his ass off while white supremacist, a-hole chumps do all his dirty work for him.

Alas, racist Donny has all his bid for re-election bases covered, too.

Seeing how non-masked and non-socially distancing protestors (many of them non-Caucasians), have been and will continue to be exposed to COVID-19, when they get sick and die, that means lower liberal voter turnout.

Even if the Klansman and Nazi turnout is too low, he can always fall back on the unrest, itself.

The insurrection in America, of Donald J. Trump’s own making, would certainly give him unjust cause to declare Martial Law, suspend the November Elections and remain in power until his sparked off, Hellish conflagration burns America down to the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolj ko mešaš sranje, bolj smrdi!

 

We’ll need to take it on blind faith that my above headline… translation courtesy of the www… is spot on. You see… throughout my formative years, within my multilingual family, Slovenian was frequently heard but rarely seen.

Of course, I cannot attest to who had coined that headlined wisdom, but… whenever the circumstances had warranted it… my own mother did mutter these very words. BTW, were it possible, you’d now hear me chuckling. You see… indelibly imprinted upon my synapses is the image of Mom’s sly grin when… for the very first time… she had provided me with her Slovenian to English translation.

My having taken Mom’s message to heart is what made me a better, wiser man.

So long as we’re on the subject of street smarts, I’m sure that most would concur that there’s a glaring worldwide shortage of better, wiser men… in particular… in leadership roles. To e.g. that…

We find the ego-maniacal, whining, bellowing, spoiled rotten, orange hued, mangy haired man-child play-acting that he’s the prez. In that capacity… (more likely) in that incapacity…  he’s been making a spectacle of himself by rampaging up and down the re-election campaign trail. Per usual… his dumb as a stump, screechy, stump speeches have a primary goal… namely… to further rabble rouse / radicalize his pathetic, xenophobic base… one bristling with Klansmen, Nazis, gun nuts and domestic terrorists. To that end… AMERICA’S END… he’s been serving up his typical smorgasbord of all you can eat, supersized portions of dripping with blood, raw, red meat racism… HIS xenophobic screed incessantly trotting out HIS DEPLORABLE UN-AMERICAN 1 – 2 PUNCH!

To e.g. that… he plots to…

1. Shut down the U.S. / Mexico border
2. Cut off U.S. financial aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

In reality… the fake prez has nobody else to blame for more resolute, northbound asylum seekers than HIMSELF! Ironically, it’s his own hostile rhetoric which has attracted them. Their being painfully aware of the violence, oppression and squalor, which devastates their “lives” and of how…. minus U.S. monetary aid… that can only worsen… they’re merely attempting to enter America before their chances for success also worsen.

The unanswered question:

Can the fake prez even begin to grasp these most fundamental of human cause/effect responses?

If he cannot… he is imbecilic.
If he can… he is barbaric.

Either way, the unanswered follow-up questions:

1. How much further down the evolutionary ladder will the fake prez crawl?

2. Would he ever bark out “open fire” orders to his already deployed along the U.S. / Mexico border troops… command them to maim and murder innocent, asylum seeking mothers and fathers clutching their babies and toddlers?

The fake prez’s psychological profile already amply exposes his intolerance towards immigrants. To e.g. that…

1. His brutal policies have unforgivably traumatized babies, toddlers and youngsters by wresting them… screaming, wailing and sobbing… from their loving parents’ cradling / embracing arms.

2. His excessively militant patrols have inexcusably teargassed similar border crossing families.

This would now be as good a time as any to return to my blog headline… and translate it to English. You see… the fake prez is in desperate need of the same, sage advice I had learned from my mother…

Bolj ko mešaš sranje, bolj smrdi!

The more you stir up shit, the more it stinks!

And there is no better real life example of that stench than a deplorable so-called prez who provokes a potentially deadly border war for mere political gain… and to that end… needlessly inflicts separation anxiety upon youngsters… traumatic memories that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.

To be sure… come Election Day 2020… America will remain in deep shit if our electorate remains nose blind to that Oval Office stench… so much so… that they wind up re-electing that bonehead and/or barbarian.