The problem with gun violence is the emphasis on ownership, instead of use.
Felony gun misuse is a problem because our jails are full of candy criminals. Dope offenders that need treatment, not jail.
As I’ve said before, in the case of gun violence, for the first offense, neuter the perp.
I’m not going to suggest that I have the cure for our wacked out justice system, but I do know that armed violence is repugnant. Terrible. Devistating, and worse when it’s a school shooting.
So, let the punishment be repugnant and horrible.
When a firearm is used in the commission of a crime, the covicted felon would best be neutered for the first offense. We don’t want to deny said offender possible rehabilitation, but we don’t want to let that freak breed. Let’s keep that shit out of the gene pool.
The inablers need harsh consequenses as well. “My kid took my gun” ain’t good enough.
Oh, and here in the city, police ought to take these gangbangers and teach ’em to shoot. The rash of unintended victims is appalling. Teach ’em to hit only the person they’re shooting at and there will be a dramatic decrease in shooting injuries and deaths.
We shared our first soup( home made chicken noodle ) of Rocktober with the homeless in our neighborhood. They all got a hand made lavender scented votive candle too. They really like the candles.
I’ve heard of equal justice for all, and yet once again, White Collar Weisselberg is handled with kid gloves and goes scot-free, for now, with little inconvenience.
Where in the constitution does it state that people with white collars shall be treated with kid gloves rather than as criminals?
Country first! And anyone that thinks otherwise is an enemy of the state. May not be much of an enemy, but the wrong attitude, nonetheless.
If you ain’t helping your hurting. Wake up! We’ve got one president and his name is JOE BIDEN. Do whatever you can to help him and help his agenda. It’s for the good of us all and the good of the world.
There is just a handful of Republicans in the entire Congress. The remaining seats on the right side of the isle are occupied by retrumplicans.
Retrumplicans have no use for laws or governing. Their only reason for existence is self gratification,and at the alter of the worlds greatest con man, d trump.
So forget about bipartisanship in the Old terminology.
It’s up to the Democrats and the one or two or three or four Republicans left in Congress to govern for America and if that means passing bills through reconciliation or possibly altering the filibuster then so be it. No need to waste any more talk on bipartisanship.
Let ’em know, HR1 is the way to go!
BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?
The Electoral College has never been anything but a convenience for the minority.
It’s unfair and undemocratic. There is no place for the Electoral College in a democratic republic. Democracy beckons the abolishment of the Electoral College!
Come on Congress, open eyes, try to get to work more than 193 days this year, and rid American voters of the ridiculous burden of the Electoral College.
And while your at it.
MAKE THE FILIBUSTER MAKE SENSE!
With time slipping by so fast, I urge people to not get comfortable with the results of the recent election.
Before we know it, the campaigns ramp up again. As it stands, President Biden can get some stuff done. He can foster important legislation. But senate races on the horizon threaten to obliterate optimism…..and halt progress
There are many issues to take up-like infrastructure, human rights and justice for all. But let’s not forget climate change. The science is solid and the president has already put us back in the movement to make the necessary changes
We could go back if we don’t launch heated conversations now. Make folks realize how a few thousand votes could put us all out of business in a heartbeat
Tyrone Hussein ‘the dreamer ‘ Nguyen
In Chicago, I like the Wrigley building-even though he leaned to the right. I like the Tribune tower even though the newspaper leans right. I like the Hancock building unaware of John’s politics.
Every time I look North from Clark and Lake…..and see the Trump building with it’s big sign, it’s like getting kicked in the stomach
I don’t know if a campaign to remove it would succeed, but I would jump on board if enough folks felt as I do.
Tyrone Hussein ‘the Dreamer’ Nguyen
It’s their power grid. Not ours.
FEMA doing what it can to keep Texans from freezing is the right and human thing to do, Supplying equipment to support their grid emergency should be on the cheapskates responsible for it.
Please understand, it’s NEGLIGENCE that caused the blackout, NOT THE WEATHER.