Sunday Roast: Breathe

There’s a lot going on in the world, and more particularly with my Critters and Zoosters.  Too much happening, and time passing too quickly.

Step back…

This is our daily open thread — Breathe

 

13 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Breathe

  1. “There’s a lot going on in the world, and more particularly with my Critters and Zoosters. Too much happening, and time passing too quickly.”

    Amen.

    We’re thinking of you, W & J.

    • A momentary lapse of reason would best describe my life.
      Of which, I have few regrets.
      I made a conscious decision to remove the phrase
      “someday I’m going to” from my vocabulary.
      Yeah, I get in over my head, sometimes I fail but I get unique experiences as a result.

  2. Why isn’t it ‘
    terrorism’ when the perpetrators aren’t Muslim?

    Since September 11, there were nine foreign-inspired “Jihadist” terrorist attacks on U.S. soil that killed 45 Americans, while 18 domestic-inspired far right terrorism attacks killed 48 people. We consider and debate all sorts of measures to change surveillance and immigration procedures while ignoring due process and the Constitution for foreign and Muslim threats because of the 14 people killed in San Bernardino last week. But we do absolutely nothing in response to the nine people killed in Charleston by Dylann Roof, or the six people killed at a Sikh temple in 2012, or the three killed in Colorado at Planned Parenthood last month, or the three killed in Las Vegas in 2014 including two police officers and one “good guy with a gun” in Walmart, or the three people killed at a Kansas Jewish center in 2014, or the four people killed in a multi-state spree by white supremacists in 2012, or the four people killed by the FEAR Militia in 2011.

    But then in those 18 deadly domestic terrorist attacks, nearly all of the “violent killers” involved were white. So I guess it just doesn’t count then, does it?

    And all of that’s not including the 32 people killed by Seung-Hui Cho at Virginia Tech, the 26 killed by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut, the 12 killed by James Holmes in Aurora Colorado, the 12 killed by Aaron Alexis at the D.C. Shipyard, the seven killed by Elliot Rodger in Isla Vista, California, the six killed by Jared Loughner in Tuscon, Arizona, and the two killed by Vester Lee Flannigan in Moneta, Virginia. Those cases, which killed a total of 97 people and wounded dozens, were deemed to be the result of “mental illness” and not “terrorism” so there’s nothing to discuss about them, is there? Certainly not background checks or temporary weapons restraining orders for those under emotional duress, so let’s move on.

    Why? Why does the USA have such a difficult time dealing with truth and reality?

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