2 dead, several injured in shooting at crowded South Carolina bar – NBC News

Some rules to live by, and. to live longer.

Don’t go anywhere where liquor is served and you can bring guns.

Don’t go anywhere where they misspelled the word School in the name of the establishment.

I don’t want anyone to think that I’m making a joke of two people losing their lives. I am not. I am making a commentary on the fact that there are too many guns in our country and too many places where one can get wasted and bring a gun. Alcohol and guns is not a good mix. Have you ever watched a western ?

I just read that the NRA said that Congressman Beto O’Rourke was their best salesman for AR-15s. Let’s face it they are spitting in the wind right now. Colt the company that holds the patent for the AR-15 has decided no longer to build them for individual private use. The NRA is losing this battle quickly. I’m watching how public opinion is changing just as quickly as it changed for other issues that had been very controversial, like gay marriage.

I may be wrong, I hope not fear God, but I think this pendulum is about to swing really hard to the left. Even in entrenched Israeli politics Netanyahu was not able to scare the Israeli people into re-electing him. So I think that Trump knows this and that’s why the desperation of going to foreign leaders and basically blackmailing them into getting information on his opponent’s. His idiot or Court jester, Rudy Giuliani, goes to Ukraine and leans on the president of Ukraine to get dirt on Joe Biden. Do you hear Democrats doing that? And why are Republicans not saying anything about it? Do they realize that the shoes going to be on the other foot soon and then they’re going to look even more hypocritical.

We need gun control just like Australia and New Zealand implemented. They haven’t had a mass shooting and there murder and suicide rates have gone down to historic lows. Come on America it’s time that we grow up and get rid of our gun toys.

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O’Rourke says Trump should not visit El Paso in wake of shooting – TheHill

First and foremost let us not forget the victims of this weekend’s Carnage. The multitude of people they’ve left behind agreed and it’s going to take awhile for them to try to get their lives back honestly I don’t think they ever will.

Now to the politics of this. This weekend has been a boon for two people in my opinion. Trump benefits from the fact that although his statement was terrible his supporters are going to think that he did the right thing and looked, so-called presidential. Actuality he never really condemned white supremacist. He never said I cut them he says the nation must, a dog whistle to them. He never mentioned Latinos or Hispanics in this speech and I hate that has befallen them. He blamed a straw man, video games. It’s like the Republicans have these talking points and they know that thoughts and prayers has become unfortunately a cliche so now they’re using video games and mental illness. The real culprit are the assault weapons flooding our streets.

Trump fueled this killing spree and his going there is akin to an arsonist getting to go back to the scene of his crime. what Trump does with Trump does and he’s going to show up and do the most inappropriate things and his supporters will love him and those who don’t will it continue to despise him. I can’t hear his voice anymore, I prefer to be locked in a room with people scratching blackboards. On the plus side for Trump you haven’t heard the words Jeffrey Epstein, impeachment or Robert Mueller for a few days. And let’s not forget about the the ridiculous tariffs and trade war with China.

Beto O’Rourke is another one of those people that has benefited from this. And it’s not because it happened in his hometown, Tim Ryan is from Ohio and no one here’s anything about him. Tim Ryan suspended his campaign and to be honest I read that I hoped he had pulled out of the race. On the other hand Beto O’Rourke has been a great spokesman for his City, Texas and those who these terrorists have gunned down. He has been front and center all of the network coverage of this horrific event in El Paso. Is commentary wine above the normal rhetoric one hears and he truly made himself look good. I still wish he would run against cornyn senator up for taxes but that’s his decision to make.

There’s a lesson to be learned from this and all of these tragedies is that we need to make sure that those people we love know that and we always leave them with a smile on our face and no angry words because one never knows when we’ll see them again, if ever.

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John Oliver Delivers Emotional Plea to Trump and America in Wake of Dayton and El Paso Mass Shootings – The Daily Beast

In the first 90 seconds before his normal show John Oliver set everything that needed to be said about what’s happening right now.

When I said on Twitter. The current occupant of the White House has blood on his hands I was locked out of my Twitter account for 12 hours. They call it Twitter jail I call it completely unfair. when Trump rants and rails on his Twitter account spewing hatred and racist views no one puts them in Twitter jail.

Is John Oliver I posted what he said tonight I guess if he were not a celebrity he would also be put away in Twitter jail.

There’s a disease in this country and there is no two ways around it. Even senator Pat Toomey asked that Mitch McConnell bring back the Senate to vote on common Sense gun reform. Then Mitch McConnell broke or injured his shoulder. I would like to see those x-rays.

Wawa on hiatus from Twitter although I’m not on there all that much, I watched the latest episode of elementary on CBS. Their story line right now is about someone who owns the biggest search engine who uses his data to look for those who might kill and preemptively kills them before they get a chance to do so. When Sherlock tries stop himhe’s confronted with the fact that this man is so powerful because he controls how the people of the world think of their politicians. Sound like anyone you might have heard of maybe somebody like Mark Zuckerberg or the now very cozy with the oval Office CEO of Twitter Dorsey.

I’m famously no longer on Facebook, Instagram and I had all intentions of leaving Twitter. I still might but then who would read this blog other than myself and that I consider that mental masturbation.

Since this is a place I can say what I feel well I truly believe that Trump, the GOP and the NRA have the hundreds of people’s blood on their hands that have died in mass shootings, all 291 so far this year.

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El Paso Shooter Identified Online As Trump Supporter Who Didn’t Like ‘Race Mixing’ – News One

Early in the coverage of this tragedy a good friend of mine texted me that Trump had no idea of the damage he is doing to our country by spreading the lies he does. I replied that I believe he does. I believe he wants this to happen. I believe he wants a race war. He’s a racist and he’s fueling his crazed supporters.

His supporters have a hashtag #Trumpderangementsyndrome .they’re talking about us in the majority who cannot stand hearing his voice anymore. Bill Maher said it best last night when he said we as Democrats should be pushing for candidate who says if he or she wins we won’t have to hear his voice again. His voice is hatred.

My hashtag is #TrumpFatigueSyndrome

Once again he is not going to come out and say that this man is a terrorist. Trump has the blood of at least 19 people on his hands today while he he golfs at his resort in New Jersey. The blood of people who are leaving behind families and loved ones and Friends. I have a cure for Trump and that’s volunteering and donating to whomever is the nominee. I used to hate saying vote blue no matter who but now I am all for that.

I’m with speaker pelosi because it’s becoming more and more clear that impeachment would become a distraction to getting him out of office. he will use it to his advantage, I know it’s a terrible precedent to set but the Republicans having setting terrible precedents now for yearsso one to win and get rid of this terrible nightmare is okay with me.

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Three NRA board members resign from organization – TheHill

The NRA is a terrorist organization. Therefore it’s for members are terrorists so those who are resigning as far as I’m concerned are nothing but rats jumping off of the sinking NRA ship.

They have sucked every bit of money out of their membership and now they are fleeing like vermin. this was the first time that after a mass shooting Wayne LaPierre did not come out from his crypt to tell us that it’s not time for gun control or common sense gun reform. It’s never time for them because they live off of blood money.

anyone who supports the NRA is a terrorist including the current occupant of the White House who seem to be quite mom about the fact that his rhetoric caused another mass shooting. If it had been a Muslim or person of color he would have been on his Twitter soapbox screaming away but instead he kept quiet.

the sooner the NRA disappears the better this country will be. All I’m sure there will be some other organization that will take its place because there is always somebody out to make another dollar off of the blood of individuals but it’s going to be rebuilding itself from the ground up and hopefully we will have the gumption, as Americans, to finally do what New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the Free World has done; make sure that guns stay out of the hands of people who should not have them.

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White House threatens to veto background check bills – TheHill

Threatening to veto a bill is how this corrupt White House makes sure that the turtle, Mitch McConnell doesn’t bring a bill to the floor of the Senate. Mitch McConnell’s application of the power of congress is unprecedented. basically says he won’t bring a bill to the floor of the Senate that the president is going to veto. What the hell?

As the power of the NRA wins I don’t understand the reasoning behind not wanting something that even 72% of NRA members want. We’re not talking about banning weapons. We’re not talking about taking people’s guns away. We’re talking about making sure that people who should not have guns don’t get them. Do we let everyone wants to drive a car drive a car? No. It’s common sense.

Hence the term common Sense gun control.

The blood of the 45,000 people who die each year from gun violence in our country and especially that of the children and the unarmed women is on the hands of the man in the White House and his turtle.

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Hoping the next time we see him in a picture with stripes it’s on his jumpsuit, the orange kind. Photo credit Getty images

NRA Published ‘Target Practice’ Magazine Headline Next To Picture of Nancy Pelosi, Gabby Giffords – Newsweek

I’m not sure if this is the death throws of an organization that no longer has support even from its own members or is it Pure evil? A little of both maybe.

The new leader of the NRA is Oliver North. Oliver North is used to being subpoenaed because he was right in the middle of the Iran-Contra scandal that play the rate in ministration. Oliver North is not a patriot, the way I see him he is the opposite of a patriot.

How can any organization justify this behavior? I can explain it to you very easily and 5 letters, Trump. In a week where we saw Rodger Stone put a crosshairs, oh I’m sorry I Celtic symbol, over the head of the judge overseeing his case is it surprising that the NRA magazine puts Nancy Pelosi and Gabby Giffords in it’s crosshairs? For those who had been under a rock for the last decade, Gabby giffords was brutally assaulted during a campaign event in Arizona where she was the Congressperson. so you can imagine how onerous seeing this must be to her and her loved ones. She almost died, we watched it on television. And now this despicable organization has the audacity to do this to her.

and it’s last filing the NRA said that it’s about to go bankrupt. As far as I’m concerned it is not only bankrupt fiscally but morally. women 72% of NRA members think that sensible background checks are okay, this organization still holds almost a black male kind of hold over right-wing members of Congress. Each time we have a mass shooting in this country all we hear is prayers for the loved ones. No more, enough is enough, now let’s talk about banning assault weapons, silencers, bump stocks and anything else that is not part of a hunter’s normal Arsenal. Do Hunters use handguns? I don’t think so. Of course I’ve never hunted, it seems absolutely barbaric way of killing a defenseless creature. Yes we meet and yes that’s barbaric and the country is weaning itself off of it.

Dnra needs to be abolished, rubbed out like app parked out cigarettes. This organization used to be an organization that promoted gun safety and now it goes the opposite end of the spectrum and promotes gun fire on victims like Gabby Giffords.

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Grassley raises voice after McConnell interrupts Senate speech – TheHill

Me thinks not all is peachy on the Republican side of the Senate.

Chuck grassley is not one of my favorite people. Chuck Grassley understands what McConnell has just set off. This is much worse than what Chuck Schumer did when he change the rules in the senate for confirmations to a majority as opposed to a 60-vote needed. Chuck Grassley understands that there’s going to be a democratic presidents maybe in the near future. Chuck Grassley understands that this is a president that is going to be disastrous for the Republican Party. sure the Republicans cheat but when they do they open the door for others to do the same.

I look forward to a democratic Congress and President. But if there’s a Democratic president she can declare National emergencies for things that are actually National emergencies. Something like climate change or gun control.

This false emergency is a smoke screen to hide behind for the Trump Administration and all of the problems that is besieging them.

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Record Numbers of Americans Want to Leave the U.S. – Gallup Polling

Tires to the midterms I was telling everyone I was moving to Montreal. I speak French fluently and I’ve lived in warm climates all my life so cold is not such a big deal to me actually would be interesting. That being said the United States of America is my country and I love it dearly. I don’t want to leave. So when the blue Wave happen that cemented my staying in the country. But if I were thirty something I would highly consider moving to Canada because they actually have a middle-class that’s growing. Canada has the lowest handgun rate in this hemisphere. 65 million people live in Canada and I believe last year there were about 135 murders, think about how many murders happened in your town in just one here.

I was telling one of my good friends today that if this president has done anything for this country that is good he has made it important to all of us that we become civically active and vote because if not we will be in another nightmare scenario like we are right now.

We are in an upside down world where Americans wants to leave the country that everyone wants to live in and you can thank the Tangerine nightmare in the white house for that.

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‘Oh my God…It’s fake’: Far right falls for hoax about Broward County sheriff – POLITICO

The problem with fake news is if you listen to it all the time you start believing it. If you listen to the pablum and hatred that is spewed on Fox all the time you start believing it. Sheriff Steve Israel riled up the right because he said that military assault weapons should not be in the hands of anyone in this country other than the military. He said that he’s a hunter but he doesn’t understand the need for a military assault weapon if you’re truly a hunter. That got the the GOP right-wingers very upset. So, they did what they do best, create fake news. They posted videos of a woman claiming to have been raped by Steve Israel and then forced to have an abortion. She was an actress she didn’t know what she was talking about and apologizes. but you know that Fox News is never going to say anything about this because it doesn’t fit their opinion. And the problem is that news should not be opinionated it should be facts and that seems to have escaped for those who watch Fox News. It’s funny the people who scream fake news the most are the ones who create it. It’s an old adage that the thief has the most locks on his home.

Well, the irony is that Fox News is truly fake news.

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