Rear View Mirror – My Week In Review

Dude, I swear, I don't know those people.
“Dude, I swear, I never said that and I don’t know those people.” – Jesus

 

Some things I have been thinking about this week:

1. Your Facebook “friends” are not really your friends. Facebook is not a real thing. You may know some of them in real life and are actually friends with them, but just because you agreed to connect with them on the internet does not mean you owe anybody anything.

2. Why aren’t parents vaccinating their kids? Are these the same crazy religious weirdoes that also don’t give their kids medicine because it’s “God’s will”?  Those parents end up going to jail for child abuse when their kids die.

3. How many people have to die before people stop responding to mass shootings with candle light vigils and posters and ribbons? None of those things are going to stop a bullet. How many more people have to die before people get angry and start holding elected officials accountable? Until we start electing people that will have the courage to address safer gun regulations and mental illness, innocent people will be murdered. Those innocent people may be your friends, family or you. How fucking stupid does lighting a candle seem now?

 

 

This week on Waldina, I celebrated the birthdays of Suzi Quatro, colleen Dewhurst, Rosalind Russell, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Hedda Hopper, and the 125th anniversary of the Great Seattle Fire.

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No Gun

not one more

How many people need to be injured or murdered before a serious discussion about gun regulations can happen?

I want a number.

Tell me.

How many people is it worth?

Richard Martinez’s only child, 20-year-old Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was killed in the shooting rampage Friday in Isla Vista, California. But he doesn’t want your sympathy.

“I don’t give a shit that you feel sorry for me,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post.

What Martinez wants, instead, is this: “Get to work and do something.”

Though Martinez has the spotlight now, he is surely aware of the frustrations felt by many of those affected by previous gun massacres. In the year after the Newtown shootings, no changes were made to federal gun laws, and nearly two-thirds of new state laws loosened restrictions on gun ownership.

Do each one of these now. Not later. Stop what you re doing, and do each one of these things now.  **DISCLAIMER**  You will most likely get ridiculous tweets from right-wing gun-loving fucktards.  Learn the block feature.  Mine are all from the WalMart petition about bubble gun pink rifles for little girls.  To be clear, these are real guns, real bullets, real killing.  They seem to think it’s the way to teach gun safety and responsibility.

1. Go to Sound Off At Congress, click on the Tweet @ Congress button and automatically send a tweet to your elected officials. You don’t even have to be their followers on twitter. Bookmark the page, it takes a second to use. http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/

2. Send a postcard to your elected officials through Every Town. Fill in the blanks and they will send your members of congress and your governor a postcard that simply states: Not One More http://act.everytown.org/sign/NotOneMore/

3. Sign this petition to tell Visa to stop funding #NRA lobbyists through its affiliate program: http://csgv.org/action/stop-funding-nra-with-affiliate-card-program/ Then tweet about it.

4. Sign this petition to tell Walmart to stop glamorizing guns by selling Crickett Firearms for young children: http://csgv.org/action/tell-walmart-stop-selling-guns-young-children/

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What is the number?

How many people need to be injured or murdered before a serious discussion about gun regulations can happen?

I want a number.

Tell me.

How many people is it worth?

Use your voice. Say something. Post tweet email something. Be involved.

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What Gabby Said

By ThinkProgress War Room on Jan 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm

An Emotional Call to Action on Gun Violence

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head two years ago this month in a shooting that also left six of her constituents dead, including a nine year-old girl. In the wake of the Newtown gun massacre, Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, founded Americans for Responsible Solutions, a group that “will encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership.”

Today the Senate Senate Judiciary Committee, which is expected to begin formal work on a gun violence prevention bill in the next month, held a hearing that opened with a statement from Giffords. Giffords told the senators that “the time is now,” they “must act,” and must “be bold.”

Watch Giffords challenge senators to deal with America’s gun violence epidemic:

Giffords’ handwritten testimony:

BOTTOM LINE: Gabby Giffords is right. Americans are counting on our political leaders to summon the courage to take commonsense steps to address the gun violence epidemic that results in 33 Americans being murdered each and every day.

Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed

The study the NRA’s top Washington lobbyist hopes you won’t actually look up.

Teenager who performed at the Inauguration last week was gunned down yesterday in Chicago.

Senator catches the NRA’s top Washington lobbyist in an epic flip-flop on background checks.

GOP senator: people need to arm themselves because GOP-forced budget cuts will mean fewer cops.

Missouri bill would force all first-graders to take NRA-sponsored gun class.

Communism, polygamy, and human cloning are more popular than NRA lobbyists’ position on gun violence.

Republican witness claims mothers need an AR-15 assault rifle to defend their children.

Meet the nine year-old girl who would likely still be alive today if high-capacity magazines were illegal.

Another shooting happened as the Senate held its hearing on gun violence.

Progress Reports – ThinkProgress.