Opportunism at its Finest

The GOP may not be enthusiastic about gun control after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, but they’ve found something to get excited about.  Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) has an especially endearing role in this. Here’s a link to a Think Progress article, addressing the way some Republicans in Congress plan on protecting human life after the tragedy in Las Vegas.  Please don’t be discouraged if you see an overlap with the text on this link.  I tested it, and it works: https://thinkprogress.org/house-gop-shooting-reproductive-rights-56aa970278a8/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59d567f404d30108a7347f56&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter   Continue reading Opportunism at its Finest

Some People Suffer, Others Take Advantage

Today, San Francisco set a new record for a high temperature in the City By the Bay: 106 degrees Fahrenheit. The previous all-time S.F. record was set on June 14, 2000, when it reached 103 degrees. Today, it was cooler in Los Angeles than in S.F. — by only a few degrees.  A wildfire in the San Fernando Valley has people in the L.A. area thinking about more than weather specifics, though. Irma, following Harvey, may or may not cause further devastation, depending on the path it takes.  The people affected by Harvey have already seen too much. The climate … Continue reading Some People Suffer, Others Take Advantage

Yes, These People are Real. Let’s Hope They Aren’t too Common

Sadly, the parent who lacks empathy can be found anywhere.  Neighborhood/schoolyard bullies often know which of their peers have dysfunctional parents, and they exploit these family tragedies. One of the reasons bullying is rampant among children is there are few alternatives to parents getting involved.  Although it’s true that good parents have intervened — with mixed results — there’s always the child who spends years begging a bad parent for protection. Don’t assume every parent has concern, perspective or a sense of obligation toward his or her children.  Some people who have reproduced or adopted are ignorant, chemically dependent, mentally … Continue reading Yes, These People are Real. Let’s Hope They Aren’t too Common