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December 16, 2012

Can We PLEASE Talk About Guns In Our Society Now?

On the morning of December 14, 2012, it was Newtown, Connecticut.
Before that it was Clackamas Town Center, Oregon.
Before that it was Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Before that it was Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
Before that it was Aurora, Colorado.
Before that it was Seattle, Washington.
Before that it was Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Before that it was Oakland, California.
Before that it was Seal Beach, California.
Before that it was Carson City, Nevada.
Before that it was Tucson, Arizona.
Before that it was Manchester, Connecticut.
Before that it was Fort Hood, Texas.
Before that it was Binghamton, New York.
Before that it was Carthage, North Carolina.
Before that it was Northern Illinois University, Illinois.
Before that it was Kirkwood, Missouri.
Before that it was Omaha, Nebraska.
Before that it was Virginia Tech, Virginia.
Before that it was Salt Lake City, Utah.
Before that it was Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Before that it was Seattle, Washington.
Before that it was Red Lake, Minnesota.
Before that it was Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Before that it was Meridian, Minnesota.
Before that it was Fort Worth, Texas.
Before that it was Atlanta, Georgia.
And before that, on the morning of April 20, 1999, it was Littleton, Colorado.

These are all places where someone, or several someones, took a gun, or several guns, and began shooting people at some location, or several locations. Does this list strike you as being rather long? These are just ones since Columbine. There were others in between and before that. Many people died in those mass shootings. Too many. And too many were children. Far, far too many. And yet, we can’t seem to have that talk about all these mass shootings and the prevalence of guns in our society.

How many people have to die in mass shootings before we are allowed to talk (more…)

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May 19, 2012

Really, Michele? Really?

I need the help of someone who lives in Minnesota, preferably in Michele Bachmann’s district I just received an e-mail from her (I sign up for newsletters from several Republicans just to see what kind of crap they spew to their supposed supporters, of which I am not one) in which she claimed something rather dubious in veracity. Let me quote the first part of the e-mail: (more…)

August 8, 2009

Senate Queen

This song was originally posted on 12/07/07

An ode to Senator Larry Craig (R-ID).

Senate Queen
Original words and music, “Killer Queen”, by Freddie Mercury
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider, 2007

He keeps roaming the bath stalls
In his favored habitat
‘Let me have men’, he says
Just like Marie Antoinette

A built-in sympathy
For closets and secrecy
At anytime an invitation
He can’t decline

D.C. bars for gentlemen
Well-versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

He’s a Senate Queen
Goes prowlin’ toilet scenes
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February 21, 2009

Truth Is All Around (The Michelle Bachmann Song 2)

And now, Rep Michelle Bachmann (R-LaLa Land) as Mary Richards in

Truth Is All Around (The Michelle Bachmann Song 2)
Original words and music “Love is All Around” by Paul Williams
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider

Who can turn her brain off with her smile?
Who can start an interview, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
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