Well it’s Father’s Day…I hope all of our readers who are fathers enjoy a peaceful and restful day. And to those of you lucky enough to still have your fathers around…let them know you love and appreciate them!

But if any of you feel the need to get something off your chest or proclaim something to the world at large…here’s your forum!

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The tragic mass shooting of Republican members of Congress does indicate the need for stricter control of guns, particularly guns like those so typically used in these attacks. Several pundits and a GOP candidate for office have trotted out the tenet that more armed citizenry would prevent events like his. One Republican House member even said he would carry a gun in his pocket from that day forward. Hogwash.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise had armed security guards with him at the baseball diamond. And not just any security guards…but well trained Capitol Police…who did in fact save a lot of lives that day…but still couldn’t immediately stop the gunman from injuring a number of people. There is no way a well meaning citizen with a gun could have been more effective. As I’ve said here a number of times…none of us are going to be John Wayne or Dirty Harry in these instances…we may well wreak more havoc that we prevent. As we have often witnessed, well trained qualified law enforcement officers have a hard enough time.

And for just a minute, let’s have this sink in. The guns used by this murderer were legally purchased. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since he was a older white man from middle America. The last person in the world anyone on the right side of the aisle on Capitol Hill would fear owning a gun. But truthfully, does any American really need that kind of fire power…even to hunt?

I don’t think that there will be any changes on gun ownership coming out of this. The NRA just has too much sway with the electeds in Washington…even though those electeds became the targets. But it is time that the nation start a rational discussion on preventing future mass murders in America. We’ve long ago reached the point where the carnage was past unacceptable.

P.S. Thank goodness all of the victims have excellent health insurance…most of them government provided health insurance.

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There is no way that I can feel anything but sadness after the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican lawmakers this past Wednesday. Thankfully none of the victims have died although Rep. Scalise is still in critical condition as I write this.

I hope he and the other shooting victims make a full recovery and can return to their families and friends as soon as possible.

No one, under any circumstances, deserves to be shot.

 

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asking for a friend…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not only an attorney but a long time US Senator. To pretend he doesn’t know how formal investigations work in the US Senate is absolutely astounding. And not to know the DOJ policy or didn’t consult with his staff and prep before appearing on the hill is dereliction of duty. And I don’t know, I don’t recall, a memory like that and we’re supposed to trust him running the justice department? Really??

If Mr. Sessions had been a quarterback and this a football game…he’d have been whistled for delay of game. Make’s him nervous? He’s been in the game a lot longer than Senator Harris.

See his answers to Senator Kamala Harris here:

Isn’t this a sure sign that a politician is running for office?

All kinds of things can run through the heads of people buckling themselves into an airline seat with even a remote understanding of current high-altitude events.

But passengers on a Delta flight from the D.C. area to Atlanta got a surprise that was welcome and charming: a grinning, nonagenarian, bolo-tie-wearing former president who ambled down the aisle, apparently shaking every single passenger’s hand.

The video clip of Jimmy Carter was taken by passenger James Parker Sheffield. He’s the one in the video who says “What a pleasure. Thank you,” in five words summing up the collective thoughts of the Internet since it was tweeted on Thursday.

So is he running in 2020??

It’s been a long, long time since I wrote a ” Kook of the Month ” post for Blogging Blue. Too long.

And while any good writer properly abhors a cliche’, when it comes to kooks GOP State Rep Jesse Kremer truly is the quintessential definition of low hanging fruit, if you’ll pardon the overtired expression.

As is readily known by now to anyone paying any attention whatsoever to Wisconsin politics, Kremer announced recently, as fact, that the earth is 6,000 years old. Not 5,999 or 6001, but 6,000. It’s Kremer’s biblical belief, so it’s a fact.

The jokes write themselves, i.e.: Does this mean Jesus rode a Tyrannosaurus Rex into Jerusalem? Was Barney Rubble one of the original twelve disciples? When Moses was given the Ten Commandments did he shout ” Yabba Dabba Doo! “. Were dinosaurs just forgetful?

So congrats to Jesse Kremer! You have brought a national spotlight to Wisconsin with your nonsense! . You’ve distinguished yourself as a singularly outspoken kook, and for your efforts I’m proud to award you Blogging Blue’s ” Kook of the Month ” award. Well done, sir.

Yabba Dabba Doo!

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thoughts on James Comey, Jeff Sessions, Wisconsin Dems, Wisconsin Budget? What have you???

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