I just have two short snippets of snark today. Sometimes two is enough.
Pandemic or no pandemic???
“You cannot have your cake and eat it, too” said my mother on a near-daily basis. And yet, that is precisely what a portion of this nation would like to do. They pushed and pushed to declare the pandemic “over” and finally got their way. Mask and vaccine mandates are largely now a thing of the past and people are going on about business as if there had never even been a pandemic. The girls and I went to 📚Barnes & Noble yesterday (first time since March 2020!), responsibly wearing our masks, and there was not one single other person there, not even the staff, wearing a mask. There will be a price to pay for this perfidy, but that’s a story for another day.
Today’s point is that … while people selfishly wanted to believe and convince others that there is no longer a pandemic, they are now ranting and carrying on because President Biden lifted Title 42, a restriction against immigration put into place by the former guy because of the pandemic! Now, if there is no more pandemic, then there must be no more Title 42. If you want Title 42 to remain in place, then you must believe the pandemic is still a danger and must agree to mask and vaccine mandates! You cannot have it both ways!!!
The reality, as we all know, is that a sizable portion of the people in this country are anti-immigration and they see the pandemic as an excuse to deny asylum to migrants and refugees. Plain and simple bigotry. Call a ♠️ a spade.
Right to life??? Don’t make me laugh
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, guns have become the leading cause of death for children and adolescents in the United States, surpassing car crashes, drug overdose and poisoning.
“There were more than 4,300 firearm-related deaths among people under 19 in the U.S. in 2020, a 29 percent increase from 2019.”
According to the report, the rise in gun-related deaths among Americans between the ages of one and 19 was part of an overall 33.4% increase in firearm homicides nationwide.
|Population of U.S.||330,000,000|
|Percentage of population that owns guns||32%|
|Number of gun owners in U.S.||105,600,000|
|# of guns in hands of citizens||390,000,000|
|Average # of guns per gun owner||3.69|
People scream and yell about the “right to life” when the subject is abortion, but nary a peep do you hear when the topic is kids being murdered by guns. Way to go, Americans! With more than 390 million guns owned by US civilians that we know of, and only a total of about 330 million people in the nation with only about 32% being gun owners, something is seriously wrong here. This means that on average, each of the 105.6 million gun owners owns 3.69 guns! WHO THE HELL NEEDS 4 GUNS??? I guess it’s one way of cutting back the population … see, there’s a positive side to everything.
And a belated ‘toon in honour of Earth Day (yesterday) …