Lest you thought I was finished being snarky with yesterday’s ‘snarky snippets’, never fear, I have not yet run out of things about which to snark.
Back in 2016, I wrote two posts (links below) about Ammon Bundy, the head of the Bundy clan of thugs who illegally occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon for 41 days. He is a cattle rancher who has thumbed his nose at the law more than a few times. And guess what? He is running for governor of Idaho next year, despite the fact that at present, he is banned from the Idaho State Capitol for one year from last August after being arrested there twice in as many days. Check out this newscast of his arrest(s) …
I don’t know much about Idaho, but if they elect this fruitcake as their governor, then I know it’s a state I will never want to even pass through on the way to elsewhere! Oh, and Bundy was one of the people who was given a presidential pardon by the former guy … go figure.
Links to posts about Bundy and the Malheur standoff in 2016:
The headline read: Ivanka Plays Dumb in Sworn Deposition and I had to laugh! Ivanka does not need to play dumb …
I briefly mentioned yesterday that there had been another mass shooting, this one in San Jose, California, but at the time I wrote that post, there were few details available. We now know that nine people and one monster were killed, the monster being the shooter who, according to police, then turned the gun on himself. Co-workers say that Samuel Cassidy, who was an employee at the VTA facility where the shooting took place, he had a seemingly split personality, and a neighbor described him as ‘reclusive’.
The victims of this shooting are:
- Taptejdeep Singh, 36
- Adrian Balleza, 29
- Jose Dejesus Hernandez III, 35
- Timothy Michael Romo, 49
- Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40
- Paul Delacruz Megia, 42
- Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63
- Lars Kepler Lane, 63
- Alex Ward Fritch, 49
The shooter’s father learned of his son’s involvement and death from a phone call by the media.
President Biden issued a statement saying …
“Enough. Once again, I urge Congress to take immediate action and heed the call of the American people, including the vast majority of gun owners, to help end this epidemic of gun violence in America.”
We all know that he might have better luck wishing for the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy to solve the problem of America’s gun culture, for Congress … at least the Republicans in Congress … have made it abundantly clear that they have NO intention of passing ANY form of gun legislation.
This makes 61 mass shootings in the U.S. in the month of May alone! Get off your asses, Republicans, take off your damned blinders! And voters – please note that your Republican members of Congress do not give one royal hoot about your life, else they would be working overtime to draft gun control legislation right this minute! Instead, they are working to block any laws about guns.
Every Saturday, I receive a newsletter from Warren Davidson, the representative for my district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, Warren is an ass, pure and simple – he is, after all, a Republican. He’s also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, the most abominable of the lot. But last Saturday’s newsletter had one point that made me literally want to smack Mr. Davidson upside the head:
“This week, I continued to build support for my new bill, the Fauci’s Incompetence Requires Early Dismissal (FIRED) Act. Introduced last week, this bill would place a 12-year term limit on appointees for Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a post Dr. Fauci has held since 1984. Americans agree that Dr. Fauci has sown more confusion around the COVID 19 pandemic than he has confidence.”
Warren Davidson, a man without a single shred of scientific or medical education, knows more than the most well-respected expert in the field??? Hopefully, his bill will fail to make it out of the meeting room, let alone into the chamber for a vote! Surely even most Republicans have better sense than Davidson!