“I’m still amazed, angry, shocked that Wayne LaPierre actually tossed a ‘have you no decency’ at like 80% of the country today.”
Josh Marshall, TalkingPointsMemoI can’t say I’m amazed or shocked, but I am angry.And the Tea Party types in Congress are doing the exact same thing to “like 80% of the country” when it comes to the fiscal cliff.
It’s hard to say who is more clueless, the NRA wanting to solve our gun problem by bringing guns into our schools or the Tea Party congresspeople refusing to raise taxes even on those making $1 million or more a year.
Don’t they have any idea how bizarre and alien they look to most of the country, how out-of-step they are?
Catherine Violet Hubbard is being buried today in Newtown. You’ve probably seen her picture — the little girl with bright red hair and bangs.
For those wishing to honor her memory, her parents Jennifer and Matthew have requested donations to the local animal shelter because she loved animals so much. You can donate at http://www.theanimalcenter.org/donate.htm or by mail to The Animal Center, P. O. Box 475, Newtown, CT 06470.
I am hoping to use this blog to help generate donations from all 50 states plus some other countries.
Bullying can work for a time, as we’ve seen with both the NRA and Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. But eventually the very rigidity and absolutism that give you so much power become a liability, and those who were cowed into submission by your irrational demands turn on you. At first, just a few, and then the numbers swell, and your days of stealing lunch money are over.
The ballots of November 6 and the bullets of December 14 finally, finally ended these two interconnected (Grover sits on the NRA’s Board) reigns of terror.
Fairer tax laws and firmer gun laws are coming. Neither the NRA nor Grover will ever have so much power again. The spell has been broken. The lost children of Newtown understood that once a spell is broken, you are free, and you see the world as it really is.
The latest reports say that Nancy Lanza was in the process of becoming Adam’s conservator so that she could have him involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility, that he had become aware of this, and that his shooting of her and the Sandy Hook victims was in response to his fear of being sent away.
The reports also say that Mrs. Lanza felt she couldn’t handle him anymore, that she was feeling desperate.
As for why he chose the children he did, there are also reports that he believed his mother loved the school and those children more than she loved him. Apparently, she had volunteered in the Kindergarten last year, and those children were now the first graders he slaughtered.