2017’s Too Real News (One Quick Limerick #036)

 

Let us review 17’s real bad news,
Fake Prez taunts Un online, World War 3 brews,
For the worse, tax laws changed,
And 2 gun nuts, deranged,
Killed concert peeps, congregation in pews.

 

 

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Sunday Mass Mass Murder

Another mass murderer opened fire here in America… the most gun sick society in the world.

This time the bloodbath took place yesterday… on a Sunday… in a church.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to all who tragically lost folks near and dear to them and my best wishes for the fastest, fullest recovery humanly and medically possible to all who were maimed.

Whenever duly concerned folks mention the desperate need for even minimal gun control, America’s cowardly, so-called prez cringes at the mere thought of offending his sociopathic, gun barrel sucking, National Rifle Association besties…no… strike that… beasties. That’s no big surprise considering how the NRA does own him lock, stock and barrel.

#45’s typical, utterly worthless response has been to utter that now-is-not-the-right-time to be discussing this matter… in this particular instance, he said that now is “a little bit soon”.

As if what? It’d be a show of disrespect to all of the dead and wounded?

As if what? He’s concerned about upstaging the survivors? (Is it even possible for a narcissist to ever worry about that?)

As if what? The grieving families would be deeply offended were he to lift even one of his small handed pinky fingers to help avert future mass shooting incidents… act proactively so others need not experience such sorrow?

Truth is that the incidents of gun violence / mass murder are becoming so frequent that, were we to apply the present White House occupant’s whitewash… i.e, his phoned in, now-is-not-the-right-time illogic… each and every time… well…

It’ll NEVER be the right time to discuss this literal life and death matter.

Might this alleged leader actually be yearning for / counting on more mass murdering carnage… i.e., so he can run out the clock on whatever time he has left in the Oval Office… i.e., wind up signing zero gun control legislation into law?

Let’s get real. It’s impossible to imagine how the so-called prez, who always uses superlatives to refer to himself and his business acumen… who fancies himself to be God’s gift to humankind… cannot walk and chew gum at the same time.

The so-called prez needs to redirect his jaw’s energy… less prattling and more chewing… start his exercise regimen by first chewing up and spitting out the tasteless NRA and next reinstating a rule which he killed… the Obama era stipulation that made it tougher for mentally ill individuals to have free access to guns.

 

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Dallas, TX Baptist church organist, Diane Bish’s rendition of Amazing Grace

 

 

 

 

If This Is Religion… Let’s Convert To Atheism

 

A blog in heartfelt memory of all the innocents who have been maimed and murdered in terrorist acts and dedicated to all the innocents who have yet to suffer similar fates.

 

Let’s armchair psychoanalyze our terrorist attacked society…

Mere mortals of meager intellect, nonexistent sanity and morality…

  1. have deluded themselves into believing that they’re acting on behalf of a grotesque god of their own creation.
  2. have fancied themselves to be the authors of some “in fine print” exceptions to (what should be) the sacrosanct commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill!”
  3. have the G.D. gall to believe their G.D. god has outsourced to them the job of judge, jury and executioner (with heavy emphasis on that executioner role).

What that all boils down to is real religion has been corrupted and co–opted… that mass murder has likely become an incurable scourge that could easily plague our society till the end of time. And how the hell could anyone, who still clings to sanity and morality, ever hope to change such a stone headed, stonehearted, carved in stone mindset?

Looking back upon this with perfect 20/20 hindsight… it almost seems like the human race would’ve been far better off had we all been atheists.

Might that have put us at risk of pissing off our Creator? Might the penalty have been our burning up in hell?

Yet… on second thought… would we have really risked all that much?

Our Creator certainly cannot be pleased with terrorism… its unrelenting, voracious feeding frenzy of brutality and bloodshed. Would He not have understood that it was His failure to provide a sorely needed intervention, which had caused us to give up on him? I mean…

Could He not have even mustered lobbing a few, well timed and targeted lightning bolts to stop all terrorist perpetrators dead in their tracks?

Well now… so long as we’re talking hypotheticals… suppose, as practicing atheists, we’d eventually wind up burning up in hell, anyway?

BURNING UP IN HELL you say???

Considering all of the past barbaric, bloody terrorist acts… and those deplorable acts yet to come…

Are we not already residing in Hell?

At the very least, don’t you think we’d have earned credit (from our Creator) for our time already served in Hell… namely…

Terrorism’s Hell on Earth.

 

 

99 Word Blog (#007): You Make The Call!

How do you rank a society, which terrorizes / kills humanity on behalf of “god”… bastardizes “Thou Shalt Not Kill” to sanction foreign wars and neighborhood mass murder… lifts not one finger to deny guns to the itchy trigger-fingered insane… lets war criminal leaders escape justice… turns a blind eye to torture, human trafficking, ethnic cleansing, honor killing and rape… discriminates against minorities / the aged and disabled… rests a disproportionate tax burden upon the poor… intellectually / nutritionally starves billions of people… doesn’t boo hate / fear mongering, greedy, empty headed politicians off the stump?

Anyone care to comment?

Zero Heroes

If you’ll excuse the irresistible wordplay… let’s shoot the breeze.

Most of us are aware of the NRA’s mantra:

“The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.”

Now… if… and let’s make that a big IF, here… IF their claim is true… this begs the question…

Just exactly how many “good guy” NRA members have fought in urban warzones… courageously whipped out their “pieces” to restore peace during those tense, every-second-counts / let’s-save-innocent-lives moments? Or stated less delicately… how many of these “gutsy” NRA “good guys” have blown away the “bad guys” prior to the real cops arriving on the scene?

Doncha think we need to know this impressive tally as well as the individual names of the heroic who’ve perhaps, singlehandedly, stopped terrorists, snipers and mass murderers dead in their tracks? You know… so we could honor them with tickertape parades down Main Street USA? Pin medals of valor to their chests? Hand them the keys to their respective cities? At the very least… wouldn’t you think that our thank-you notes and cards are in order? Perhaps even long overdue?

I mean… we don’t want them to wind up thinking that we’re ingrates… now do we?

Being one who believes in giving credit where credit is due, I decided to rev up the search engines Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo… where I typed in the following…

identify, by name, the NRA members who’ve used their guns

to stop terrorists, snipers and mass murderers

Folks, guess how many names turned up?

Zero… as in Zero Heroes

Now… that’s damned odd. One would think that this type of story would be right at the very tippy top of the list. But… nobody at all? How could that possibly be?

Consider this “Fun Fact”. In 2013, National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre made the claim that the NRA’s active membership stood at 4.5 million. With an organization as sizable as that, somebody, at some point or another, must’ve stepped in… just in the nick of time… to save the day.

Perhaps the media has been remiss in naming names? Naw… how could that be? FOX News would’ve been “all over” stories like that… doncha think?

Or… maybe everyone belonging to the NRA is simply too humble… i.e., they prefer to remain unsung heroes? Naw… not with their bigger than Mt. Rushmore, sized heads.

Oh… I know… might these guys be so successful in stopping the bad guys that nobody ever even finds out about it… i.e., the bad guys never manage to fire off one single shot? Naw… once again… NRA types would be strutting all over the barnyard… crowing how they had emerged victorious.

So, that means we must talk about the real reason why all four search engines stalled out / could name no names. That’s because there are no names to name. To get real, here…

When terrorists, snipers and mass murderers open fire, NRA members tuck tail and run.

Oh… that’s not entirely true… those who don’t run have probably crapped their pants.

Truth is, NRA members, for the most part, don’t actually want to take active roles in policing our society. And, this is wise, too. While they may’ve taken gun safety classes so they don’t wind up stupidly blasting holes in their own feet (and other anatomical structures)… they likely realize that they don’t possess PHDs in human psychology… and as such… they know they’re clueless as to how to actually cope with “bad guys”, who are oft daft… and as such… are not acting / reacting like “normal” human beings.

Truth is, I am commending… NOT CONDEMNING… the NRA loyal for running to safety. After all… said Falstaff in William Shakespeare’s King Henry the Fourth, Part One

“Discretion is the better part of valor. Caution is preferable to rash bravery.”

So… as for what we’ve proven here, today…

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is to never, ever let a bad guy have a gun. And since good guys, in possession of guns, accomplish very little, anyway…

Why not delegate the responsibility of stopping the bad guys to the trained, professional law enforcers?

Remembering Port Arthur, Tasmania

On this day 20 years ago, a murderer went on a rampage for 20+ hours in Port Arthur, Tasmania… at a former Australian prison colony and now popular tourist attraction. Armed with a Colt AR-15 SP1 Carbine and L1A1 SLR Battle Rifle, he opened fire…

Dead 35… Wounded 23…

For committing one of the deadliest mass murders the world has ever witnessed, his punishment was 35 life sentences (1,035 years) without any chance for parole. At present, he is currently doing his time in the psychiatric wing of Risdon Prison in Hobart, Tasmania.

While imprisonment of that nature may’ve made society rest a bit easier… one has to wonder… are this killer’s victims truly resting in peace?

btw, I’ve decided not to identify the perpetrator, by name, because any publicity runs the risk of breeding / emboldening copycats. Also absent from this posting will be name naming vids and links. For inquiring minds, Google searches can flesh out my skeletal blog.

So… what’s a national leader to do?

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, via the National Firearms Programme Implementation Act of 1996, managed to usher in strict gun control… and ever since then?

Mass shooting incidents have dropped to  ZERO!

Now… if only President Barack Obama could convince the NRA dominated, mostly GOP, knuckle-dragging, knuckle-headed Representatives and Senators to pass no-nonsense legislation… America could become a far less deadly place to live.

Just to be clear here…  nobody is saying that hunters should be denied the right to shoot critters for their dinner tables. A legal crackdown should only involve those who are mentally unstable and/or seek excessive firepower and/or intend to train their weapons’ crosshairs upon human beings.

Yes, I’d love to see a world where there were Zip-ZERO-No guns at all… but in our gunsick society… we’ll have to settle for taking baby steps.

That all duly noted, let’s now return to our own President’s woes. Considering how those gridlocking, DC legislators are so bigheaded and pigheaded, it’s a forgone conclusion that by the time Obama leaves office?

Zip-ZERO-Nothing of major significance will have become the law of the land.

It would appear that, unless there can be some change we can believe in… “We the People” will continue to go through life with big, blood-red bullseyes pasted on our backs… and…

The future of America is… figuratively… and quite literally… shot to Hell!