Sunday Serendipity As we remember our dead. A song list starting with Odetta singing one of my favorite “patriotic” songs Enjoy, Jack
23 thoughts on “Sunday Serendipity”
jack, you and Abe according to
today’s memorial day statement by marlette in pensacola FL news journal
remembering today too the families of the fallen
Mrs. P was watching news this morning and saw some coverage from the NRA’s annual implements of murder convention and said the gun toters are characterizing themselves as a culture under siege. Tell THAT to the families of Uvalde who children were sacrificed for that culture and are being buried as the culturerers circle jerk to see who has the bigger … AR. Fucking assholes.
This is Canadian for Veterans Day, but it remains my favorite to honor those remembered today
Thank you, Jack, for today’s beautiful music.
Odetta is always a special pleasure.
Good way to mark the day thanks Jack
Thanks Jack… really great!
Millennials need to pay attention…
Crowd boos Abbott as Biden visits memorial. Looks like Biden ignored him.
Putin’s ‘Private Army’ Troops Fired for ‘Refusing’ to Fight in Ukraine https://www.newsweek.com/putins-private-army-troops-fired-refusing-fight-ukraine-1711142
“Only 12 days after visiting a community center in Buffalo, N.Y., following a mass shooting that claimed 10 lives at a supermarket, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived in Texas on Sunday morning to console victims of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history.”
“When Abbott arrived at the school, one of the spectators shouted: “We need help!”
*The Lt. Turd speaks:
“In these other shootings — Sutherland Springs, El Paso, Odessa, Santa Fe — it’s God that brings a community together. It’s God that heals a community,” Patrick said. “If we don’t turn back as a nation to understanding what we were founded upon and what we were taught by our parents and what we believe in, then these situations will only get worse.”
*The NRA and how we got here:
If the states are laboratories of democracy, where we figure out what policies work, you might think over time we’d converge on a set of policies,” said Chris Poliquin, who researches gun laws at the University of California, Los Angeles. “But you don’t actually see that on gun policy.”
“In the ’90s and 2000s, people really do start to see guns increasingly as a viable option to face down crime, uncertainty and unrest,” Yamane said. “There’s an element of defensive gun ownership that looks at the gun as a tool of last resort for when the worst possible thing is happening.”
“At the same time, the National Rifle Association began bringing more of its lobbying firepower to state legislatures, fomenting the idea that the world was full of things that needed defending against.”
“In Texas, like other red states, the NRA slid sideways into the newfound alliance between evangelical Christians and the Republican Party, aligning gun rights with the religious right.”
* My co-workers’s niece was killed at that Luby’s, but more (and bigger) guns is not the answer; it’s definitely not assault rifles that anyone can get their hands on.
“Her argument has been simple but effective: Stricter gun laws would not have stopped the gunman who killed her parents. A gun would have. She believes the key to preventing more gun deaths is more guns — mental health treatment and better risk assessment, too, but most importantly, more guns in more places.”
“The more the gun control advocates try to put in place what they euphemistically call common-sense gun laws … those of us that believe in the Second Amendment and everything it was set in place to protect tend to hold much tighter,” Hupp said. “We recognize what their ultimate goal is, which is to completely disarm citizens.”
*Now, if they can only figure out how to give a gun to a fetus…
“There is no greater personal, individual freedom than the right to keep and bear arms, the right to protect yourself and the right to survive,” LaPierre said. “It is not bestowed by man, but granted by God to all Americans as our American birthright.”
*Apparently, there is no right to move freely about without fear of a nut with an assault rifle (legally-purchased, or not) , nor to have a complete and honest education (including the arts), nor to have affordable healthcare (including mental health)..just effing guns.
“True believers derive the inherent right to self-defense by drawing a line from the Declaration of Independence — that all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — to the Second Amendment as the legal representation of God’s will.”
“This is the cross that some gun owners have chosen to bear — that their defense of gun rights is not just about firearms, but about ensuring the continued manifestation of God’s will on Earth.”
*Jesus heard this fear-mongering garbage and he wept.
“38,000 Texans had their license to carry denied, revoked, or suspended over the last five years because law enforcement deemed them too dangerous to carry a loaded gun in public.”
“But thanks to Greg Abbott’s new law, they don’t need a license to carry anymore.”
“Abbott came to El Paso after 23 of my neighbors were massacred. He promised to “do everything we can to make sure a crime like this doesn’t happen again.” He not only lied to us, he chose to make it easier for it to happen again. We prevent the next one by voting him out.”
“McDonald’s in Russia has registered possible brand names for the firm taking over its fast-food restaurants there, including “Fun and Tasty” and “The Same One,” patent filings showed on Friday. The company said on Friday that the trademarks registered with Russia’s Rospatent agency, from which it ultimately planned to choose one brand, also included “Just Like That” and “Open Checkout.”
“McDonald’s (MCD) had announced earlier this month that it would leave Russia altogether in response to the nation’s military campaign in Ukraine…”
“…McDonald’s said closing its restaurants in Russia had cost it $127 million last quarter. Nearly $27 million came from staff costs, payments for leases and supplies. The other $100 million was from food and other items it will have to dump.”
“The world’s largest burger chain has nearly 850 restaurants in Russia, and it’s selling those stores to local licensee Alexander Govor, who runs an operation of 25 restaurants. Govor will operate the brand under a new name in Russia, and other franchisees will be given the option of working under the new brand.”
Yeah, but how much did McD’s make in the sale and will they be entitled to any future earnings from corporate stores or franchises after the sale?
And, “Just Like That,” some of the pain of sanctions goes away.
I think it’s millennials who will take the helm, and most ably I must assume.
The kids are ok.
Republicans pretending to negotiate gun laws is a head fake. Banning weapons of mass destruction for civilians is all that could matter.
Huh? Dallas ISD just aired an ad about their great school system being “home.” School is out for summer, so is this to deter a mass exodus from public school to home schooling?
Also, there’s a teacher shortage. I can’t imagine it’s going to get better now.
“One person is dead and seven are wounded, including two juveniles, after a shooting early Sunday at an outdoor Memorial Day festival in Taft, Oklahoma, officials said.”
“Six people were shot, two of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Saturday night, police said.”
“Police on Saturday arrested a fourth suspect in last month’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that left six people dead and 12 injured…”
NRA: There’s nothing to see here. Move along.
Ronnie Hawkins dead at 87 –
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