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With discuss of ‘God’s plan’ and ‘purple waves,’ Republicans proceed to pooh-pooh gun security

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“We aren’t going to move a federal purple flag legislation, and we should not,” mentioned Cramer. “So why would we incentivize states to do one thing that we predict is a foul concept? There may be some confusion about what it really does and that’s what they’re making an attempt to make clear.” After which he acquired downright ghoulish: “I believe we’re extra keen on purple waves than we’re in purple flags, fairly truthfully, as Republicans, and we have now alternative to do this.”

Yeah, I’ll guess he’s extra keen on purple waves—like within the elevator scene in The Shining

And if that wasn’t unhealthy sufficient, right here’s one more caca canapé to amuse your palate. Texas Lawyer Basic Ken Paxton—who, by the way, has been under felony indictment for seven effing years—seems keen to let go and let God … stand by and watch the slaughter:

Paxton, who took the main function in a failed Supreme Courtroom case aimed toward overturning the outcomes of the 2020 election, went on a media blitz to struggle requires gun restrictions shortly after an 18-year-old shooter killed 19 kids and two lecturers at Robb Elementary Faculty within the West Texas city of Uvalde.

In an interview with right-wing radio host Trey Graham, Paxton acknowledged that it’s “troublesome to offer consolation” to households who misplaced their children. “If I misplaced one in all my kids I would be fairly devastated, particularly in a approach that’s so mindless and seemingly has no function,” he continued. “I believe … I’d simply need to say, if I had the chance to speak to the folks I would need to say, look, there’s at all times a plan. I consider God at all times has a plan. Life is brief it doesn’t matter what it’s. And definitely, we’re not going to make sense of, , a younger youngster being shot and killed approach earlier than their life expectancy.”

“God at all times has a plan,” and that plan often includes 8-year-olds getting ripped to shreds by assault rifles. No biggie. Possibly, not less than on this case, God wants to return to the drafting board, as a result of that is no minor fuckup like placing a duck’s bill on a mammal or deciding to offer me a head the dimensions of a Fiat. In fact, whereas Paxton spit up all the same old bromides about mindless killings and the emotional devastation they go to on households, he couldn’t cease himself from sounding like an insurance coverage adjustor studying from the newest actuarial tables. Sure, Ken, they have been killed approach earlier than their life expectations. Now let’s calculate the variety of years of life misplaced in opposition to the variety of votes Republicans can anticipate to glean from barking-mad gun fetishists to see if new laws is warranted. Nope, not but. Appears like they’re sticking with the risible bullshit.

It’s good that the Senate seems poised to move one thing in response to the Uvalde, Texas, faculty capturing, however you may guess that even these half-measures can be opposed by a strong variety of rock-ribbed Republicans. However I’m comforted in figuring out that God has a plan. I simply want that plan concerned a actual miracle, like Republicans lastly getting critical in regards to the well being and well-being of their constituents. 

Take a look at Aldous J. Pennyfarthing’s four-volume Trump-trashing compendium, together with the finale, Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, at this link. Or, when you favor a take a look at drive, you may download the epilogue to Goodbye, Asshat for the low, low price of FREE.

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