Posts tagged "guns"

The Gun Shots Heard Round the World; Death the American Way

The 50 dead (so far) in Orlando from the latest and greatest number of dead from a USA mass shooting shows in dying red that America is Number One in something! Mass murders. We’ve made America Great Again, at something. Aren’t we proud? Where are the cheers of the Trump-inistas, “We’re Number ONE, We’re number ONE”? Pay... Read more »

The Empty-ish House; an ode to leaving Chicago

Sherlock Holmes’s Adventures of the Empty House were his return. For me and we after almost a dozen years lived in Chicago, the empty-ish house it is a parting of the ways with the South Loop and with the wider City of Chicago. No longer will I contact my Alderman Pat Dowell on behalf of... Read more »

A Modest Proposal* by 2nd Amendment Gun Absolutists

A Modest Proposal *by 2nd Amendment Absolutists Stand your ground. Thanks to Uncle ALEC and the deep pocketed gun lobbyists of the NRA and the gun absolutists of the Gun Owners of America, under the Castle doctrine  it is legal to shoot first and ask questions later. So if ever one of those other types... Read more »

Cities Under Attack by Gun Toting Yahoos; or Why to Boycott the USA

Guns, bloody deadly guns again. I thought after Columbine, America would get it. We didn’t. I thought after Aurora CO. I knew after Newtown CT. Nope. Not enough ripped apart children paid with their short lives to fill the coffers of the gun lobbyists at the NRA. More the NRA cried, more guns.  So now three American Yahoos... Read more »

One less Wal-Mart or Dick's shopper

Kiss me goodbye Dick’s and Wal-Mart. Never again will I buy even a piece of gum in any store that makes money off killing kids (and others) by selling military assault weaponry and ammunition. I’m boycotting you two. If Newtown CT showed anything, it is at guns are killing our young. GUNS. I know I’m... Read more »

NEW Fox offering, the Shooting Channel

New from the Fox, underwritten by the NRA, is the show you’ve waited for. The Shooting Channel. Daily a murderous rampage will be dissected, glorifying the mass murderer with details from his–and it is usually his–life. With full documentation as to why gun control wouldn’t have stopped yet another person from killing Americans and the... Read more »

In God We Trust

Though the right-wing wraps themselves in the Bible, repeating the mantra “In God we Trust” (even on license plates in Florida); BUT at the end of the day–it is the arms merchants of death where the right puts its money and support. God isn’t as powerful as a big ass gun for these boys and... Read more »
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    I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew my father had accepted a job in Houston TX. I was ecstatic, it was a foreign land in 1961 America. After high school graduation, my parents’ gave me a matched set of fawn-colored hardsided American Tourister luggage. Taking the hint, I went to college; well four colleges in five years--it was the 60s after all. Meeting a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, I fell in love. After finishing up college coursework for my degree, but before I even walking a graduation stage, I grabbed the paper airline ticket my boyfriend had sent me, my brand-new passport, and was off to the airport and Lima, Peru.

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