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About arming teachers ...

This sounds like a great idea. Why inconvenience child murderers by forcing them to bring their own weapons when you can simply ensure that they're already on site?

If you're not lugging around a rifle or an automatic weapon, you don't have to deal with being spotted with one before you get into a school building - you can simply waltz in the front door, with no one being the wiser.

Besides, having guns stashed all over a building full of school kids - well, come on, what could possibly go wrong?

Name them.

I invite anyone who has posted that Republican parents are willing to have their own children slaughtered because gun ownership is more important than the lives of their own children to name them.

Name the parents who have expressed such sentiments, and provide the statements they made in support of the idea that their children's lives was a sacrifice they were willing to make to uphold the right to bear arms regardless of the consequences.

Then tell me how accusing Republican parents of being willing to have their own children gunned-down in their classrooms is any different than Republicans saying that Democrats drink the blood of dead babies.

I am truly appalled by some of the rhetoric being posted here tonight

Republicans grieve the loss of their children in the same way any parent would, regardless of political affiliation.

To suggest otherwise is beyond despicable.

Okay, Republican voters - let's talk

Millions of you have children - children that you love, that you cherish, that you hope to see grow up and have children of their own.

I've no doubt that most of you are horrified by today's events. You wonder how any parent can bear the grief of losing a child in such a horrific way. You look at your own children and think, there but for the grace of God ...

But the reality is that the grace of God has nothing to do with it. If your children came home from school today safe and sound, it's because someone with a gun showed up at someone else's school, instead of theirs.

The simple fact is that every time you vote Republican, you are putting a gun in someone's hand. You are supporting a party that doesn't care if that person will act responsibly, or will open fire in your child's classroom.

Today it was some other parent's child whose life ended in a hail of bullets. Tomorrow it could be your child.

I'm sure the grief-stricken parents who lost a child today appreciate your thoughts and prayers. What they'd appreciate more is your support for sensible gun-control legislation.

Think about that the next time you cast a ballot. Are you voting for someone who wants to keep your children safe - or are you voting for someone who is going to arm the gunman that eventually slaughters them?

You can do something to stop the carnage. But if you choose not to, you're putting your own child in the cross-hairs.

I hope your children come home from school tomorrow safe and sound. But if they don't, you'll have to live with the fact that you support the party that led to their deaths.

The Republican Solution

The Republican solution to increased violence: Stir the pot at every opportunity, encourage citizens to see each other as enemies that must be eliminated, promote the idea that civil war is not only inevitable, but welcome.

The Republican Solution to mass shootings, gun crimes: Pass legislation that makes it easier to own firearms, avoid background checks, and support stand-your-ground laws that justify murder.

The Republican solution to losing elections: Suppress the votes of those who are likely to vote against them, and spread the Big Lie in order to promote the idea that any election they lose is due to fraud.

The Republican solution to the rights of white Americans being diluted via brown/black immigrants: Take away the rights of women by forcing them to give birth to more white babies.

The Republican solution to poorly-educated citizens: Ban books, ban discussion, ban everything that leads students to actually think for themselves.

The Republican solution to growing the economy: Raise taxes on the poor and the middle-class, give more tax-cuts to wealthy individuals and corporations.

The Republican solution to climate change: Just ignore it - it will go away by itself, just like Covid did.

The Republican solution to corruption in government: What corruption? We have no idea what you're talking about. Investigation is just another word for 'witch-hunt'.

The Republican solution to pretty much everything: Lie, cheat, and steal in order to gain political power - so that you can continue to lie, cheat and steal.

I love the smell of flop-sweat in the morning ...

The smart folks are realizing that cooperating with the Jan/6 Committee is their best chance of survival.

They've finally come to the conclusion that the Jan/6 Committee has irrefutable evidence of their participation in trying to overthrow the US gov't, along with our democracy.

They're now willing to throw their "pResident" under the bus in order to save their own skins.

They're now aware that there will never be a re-elected "pResident Trump" who can pardon them for their crimes.

They now know that it's every man for himself, and that loyalty to Trump is a one-way street - and they're about to be left in a ditch on the losing side of a dead-end.

There's a road sign flashing up ahead: Last chance to save your own ass before the Jan/6 Committee nails it to the wall.

Number of people willing to go to prison in order to protect Trump? I'm betting on zero.

Of course, YMMV.

Cheer up, Trumpy

Things may not be going great for you right now, what with all those investigations into your business dealings, allegations of tax fraud and/or evasion, the Jan-6 hearings going prime-time, yadda yadda.

But let me assure you that no matter what happens from here on out, you will never be forgotten. There will never be a time between now and your dying day - and even beyond - that anyone will ever say, "Who was this Trump guy? Never heard of him."

Rest assured, you will be the punchline of jokes for decades to come. Late-night TV shows hosted by up-and-comers who are contemporaries of Colbert's, Kimmel's, and Fallon's great-grandchildren will still be eliciting yuks simply by mentioning your name in their opening monologues.

History teachers will dazzle their students with tales of a "pResident" who once captured the hearts and minds of devoted supporters who died of Covid due to following his medical advice, gathered together to await the resurrection of long-dead politicians and rock stars, and believed that a self-proclaimed "pussy grabber" was chosen by God to lead a Christian nation.

The BIG LIE will be remembered as the BIG LAUGH, and future generations will wonder how a bunch of inept Trump-humpers thought they could overthrow democracy while leaving a trail of emails, text messages, and phone exchanges in their wake.

And your face will never be forgotten. All of those photos of you staring into a solar eclipse will live forever - along with the videos of you acting like an orange-faced buffoon while you insisted that wind-turbines cause cancer, suggesting that injecting bleach can eliminate a pandemic, or promoting the idea of nuking hurricanes.

You WILL live forever, Donald. You will forever be a shining example of corruption, failure, and abject stupidity - a born loser whose only claim to fame was being impeached twice, orchestrating a failed coup, and reminding the world what shit looks like when it rises to the top of the punchbowl.

"The Gang That Couldn't Coup Straight" ...

... premiers June 9th on TV screens the world over.

Already predicted to be the "must watch" show of the year, this drama/comedy miniseries will feature a cast of well-known politicians, along with behind-the-scenes witnesses who caught them in the act of attempting to overthrow democracy.

You'll laugh, you'll cry! You'll be infuriated by the actions of a multitude of Republicans who risked it all to keep their favourite Idiot in the White House - you'll lapse into hysterical laughter when you hear about their ineptitude as they left a trail of emails, texts, and phone records behind, evidencing their own guilt every step of the way!

Trailers for the show have already proven to be a hit with audiences, especially the "I never said that" denials followed by audio recordings of the denier saying EXACTLY THAT!

Remember when Trump told his supporters to show up in DC on January 6th because "it's going to be wild"? Well, these hearings are going to be over-the-top wild - it's not every day that American citizens can actually watch GOP political careers die in real time!

So get comfy, fire-up the popcorn machine, and prepare to enjoy a recounting of the antics of a party too stupid to cover their tracks as they attempted to overthrow the government they swore to defend and protect.

It's gonna be WILD!

Welfare checks needed

For the past few years, I have opined that Republican voters are willfully ignorant, blind to the obvious, and jaw-droppingly stupid.

Given that their GOP representatives have consistently voted against measures that would actually help the constituents they claim to represent, I think the situation is far worse than I first imagined.

Republican voters are not just stupid - I now believe that they are braindead.

If you have family members, neighbours or friends who still support Republicans, I urge you to do a welfare check on them to determine whether they are still functioning human beings.

Are they aware of their surroundings? Do they demonstrate any ability to think? Are they capable of performing their jobs, feeding themselves, and/or recognizing random objects like person, woman, man, camera, TV?

Do they speak in coherent sentences - or do they babble on about Jewish Space Lasers, Chinese hurricane guns, and/or the cancer-causing noise emitted by wind turbines?

It's time to identify the braindead as a danger to themselves and others. If you have seen the symptoms of brain-death among Republicans you may know, please report their condition to the nearest mental health facility in your community.

Here's a thought, Republicans ...

It has become increasingly apparent that you are using every means possible to keep certain people from voting - i.e. those likely to vote (D) - gerrymandering, claiming that voter fraud is rampant and stricter voting laws need to be implemented, et cetera.

Obviously, you can't simply rely on allowing every eligible voter to cast a ballot - because you've already determined that when everyone votes, you can't win.

So here's a thought. Maybe if your party offered people something worth voting for, you wouldn't have to go through all these machinations in order to win elections.

Maybe if your in-office politicians actually did their jobs by improving the lives of their constituents, they wouldn't have to spend all their time trying to convince them that voting against their best interests is doing their job.

Maybe if your party's representatives actually voted for the things their constituents care about - like policies that would lower gas prices, get baby formula back on the shelves, lower the cost of prescription drugs - instead of voting against them, they could run on their record of achievements instead of blaming Democrats for their own abysmal failures.

Maybe if you stopped being lying, corrupt hypocrites, you wouldn't have to put so much effort into fear-mongering about Americans being "replaced" by caravans of brown-skinned, drug-smuggling rapists who are pouring into the country via an alleged "open border" that doesn't exist.

Maybe - just maybe - if your party addressed real problems like the need for sensible gun-control legislation, rising violence and hate crimes, unfair tax laws that put tax burdens on the middle-class instead of the wealthy, greedy corporations increasing their profits while blaming rising prices on inflation, AND the complete annihilation of women's rights - you wouldn't have to wage war on Disney, Sesame Street, and sexy M&Ms.

Maybe if you put as much effort into actually representing The People as you do banning books, telling women that carrying their rapist's baby is a blessing, and pretending to be "good Christians", you wouldn't have to grovel for votes from an ever-shrinking base of the woefully stupid, the permanently gullible, and the perpetually misinformed.

So you see, there ARE ways to "broaden your base" - but you have instead chosen to narrow the base of voters eligible to vote.

That's not the sign of a party with a winning agenda that appeals to voters across the board - it is a sign of the complete desperation of a party that has nothing to offer - and knows it.

Heads-Up, Republicans

You can rant on about your Great Replacement Theory all you want.

But we have something better than a totally nonsensical theory spouted by spineless sycophants - we have a plan.

The plan is to use our votes, our voices, and our determination to replace every corrupt, lying, traitor currently in office with people of honour and integrity.

We plan to use every resource at our disposal to replace Jewish-Laser-promoting whack-jobs with people of intelligence - and treasonous insurrectionists with people who uphold their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution.

We plan to replace representatives who spew self-serving bullshit with people who actually represent the best interests of their constituents - along with replacing so-called "Christian" bigots, racists, and homophobes with people who actually demonstrate real Christian principles - the ones that Christ himself espoused.

We plan to replace anti-science, anti-education, book-burning idiots with people who believe that a well-educated, well-informed voter is a plus-not-a-minus in a democracy.

We plan to replace those who encourage violence with people who understand that dead school children and dead grocery shoppers are not a means to an end, but a symptom of a widespread political disease.

Fear not, Republicans - it's not like you're completely out of the game. At this point, we Democrats don't really care if politicians have an (R) behind their name - as long as they're intelligent enough, honest enough, and patriotic enough to understand that putting America first and putting Trump first are simply incompatible idealogies.

So if your party still has anyone to run for office that doesn't have his/her head up Trump's ass, we're more than happy to hear from them.

Republicans keep talking about revenge should they regain power. Democrats don't DO revenge, they DO justice. And thanks to the January 6th Committee hearings, justice is about to be served.

Stage one of the replacement plan is exposing those who plotted to overthrow our democracy. Stage two will be replacing them - and once their crimes against the nation are exposed, that plan will be that much easier to execute.

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