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Year 2060: Middle school student asks 'what was a school shooting?'

Son: Dad, what was a "school shooting"?

Dad: Well son, it's difficult to explain why and how our grandparents let it happen. But sadly, for decades, mass shootings of young students were allowed to continue. Firearms were the No. 1 killer of people under 18 and I suppose, like a lotof things, it was just the way it was. Most people like you and I wanted something to be done, but the ruling minority, the Republicans, called it 'freedom and a right' as the gun manufacturers' lobby bought influence by paying off Republican lawmakers- (Interruption)

What's a Republi-can, dad?

Dad: Right, that was an old political party that claimed to be for expansive freedoms for all Americans but the reality was that the party was stifling and squelching freedom after freedom, civil right after civil right, even banning books that made them 'uncomfortable'. The party now only exists as a fringe party that is known as the Freedom Caucus party. The reality was that students and their teachers were slaughtered by 5's and 10's while simply attending school, hundreds every year. Year after year, the conservatives didn't seem to really mind as long as they got their lobbyist donations. The shootings were so common place that much of society became numb to the gun violence in schools.

Son: OMG! They actually sent us to be murdered by some crazy person with an army rifle?!

Dad: Ahem, let's see, in 2025, after Democratic were able to attain large enough majorities in both house of Congress, laws were created to prevent the ownership of weapons of war by the general public. It really does seem like madness. Cowardice, really.

Son: Ack! What were they all thinking?!

Dad: Oh, well, everyone was told that our leaders were extremely focused on fighting crime and foreign drug traffickers.

Son: Yah, I read about older generations using a LOT of drugs back then, but I've NEVER seen a book on this school shooting stuff, I thought it was all a rumor, you know, like the Bible.

Dad: Okay, time to go to sleep now son, sweet dreams Barack.


I spent almost an hour this just now writing and re-writing this, I'm calling it 'done'. I hope you like it.

Russian soldiers say commanders used 'barrier troops' to stop them retreating


Members of a recently formed Russian assault unit say their commanders deployed troops to stop them from retreating and threatened them with death after they suffered “huge” losses in eastern Ukraine.

In a video addressed to President Vladimir Putin, a group of about two dozen men in military uniform say they are the remnants of Storm, a unit under the defence ministry.

“We sat under open mortar fire and artillery for 14 days,” Alexander Gorin, a Russian soldier, is heard saying in the appeal, which first appeared on Friday on Russian Telegram channels. “We took huge losses. Thirty-four people were injured and 22 died, including our commander.”

Another soldier said the unit initially comprised 161 men at the start of the operations.

Gorin said his men made the decision to head back to the Russian army headquarters but were denied evacuation by their superiors: “They placed barrier troops behind us and weren’t letting us leave our position … They are threatening to destroy us one by one and as a unit. They want to execute us as witnesses of a completely negligent criminal leadership.”

Wow, not unlike other stories from Russian soldiers.

Putin is losing in Ukraine AND Russia.

2015 Kevin McCarthy: Benghazi Committee Tanked Hillary's Poll Numbers

From the mouth of an idiot.

That 'weaponization of the Federal Gub'mnt' by Banana Republicans has been going on for a while.


Oh yeah, and:

untrustable is not a Scrabble valid word

u n t r u s t a b l e

International English (Sowpods) - The word is not valid in Scrabble ✘
US English (TWL06) - The word is not valid in Scrabble ✘
13 points

untrustable is not an iScramble, QuickWords valid word

u n t r u s t a b l e

The word is not valid in iScramble ✘
The word is not valid in QuickWords ✘
66 points

Democrats' Sympathies in Middle East Shift to Palestinians

MARCH 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After a decade in which Democrats have shown increasing affinity toward the Palestinians, their sympathies in the Middle East now lie more with the Palestinians than the Israelis, 49% versus 38%.

Today’s attitudes reflect an 11-percentage-point increase over the past year in Democrats’ sympathy with the Palestinians. At the same time, the percentages sympathizing more with the Israelis (38%) and those not favoring a side (13%) have dipped to new lows.

Sympathy toward the Palestinians is also at a new high among political independents, up six points to 32%. However, more independents still lean toward the Israelis (49%).

There are too few adult members of Generation Z (aged 18 to 22) in the recent poll to report, but the limited available data suggest their views on this question are similar to millennials’.

Today’s divergence reflects a steep drop in recent years in net sympathy for Israel among millennials, whereas net sympathy for Israel has been steadier at a higher level among all three older generations.

I'm hoping Brandon is the name of the Fed agent who drives TFG off to prison.


Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says intention is to play for New York Jets in 2023


Neanderthal Man - by Hotlegs 1970


Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Thru' The Tulips With Me (1968)


The Flying Lizards - Money


Harry Nilsson - Coconut (Lime in the Coconut and drank 'em both up)

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