Stuff Happens….

Mr. Obama ordered flags at the White House on Friday to half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting. “When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer,” he said on Thursday night as early reports of the dead and injured in Oregon reached the White House. “When Americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. When roads are unsafe, we fix them to reduce auto fatalities. We have seatbelt laws because we know it saves lives.”

Source: Obama Rebukes Bush on ‘Stuff Happens’ Reaction to Oregon Shootings – The New York Times

2015-11-04_07-43-09The above quote comes from President Obama in the aftermath of one of our seemingly weekly mass murders in this country.  Presidential candidate Bush’s comments on the topic were “stuff happen”. All the other cart full of GOP candidates pretty much said the same thing.   All these guys need hope that their loved ones are not in the wrong place at the wrong time when “stuff happen”.

If a terrorist from outside our country had killed nine and injured several more of our citizens I’m sure all those in congress would immediately rush to increase our military spending so that we can go after the perps who conspired to kill. Instead when it is a domestic terrorist they silently sit on their hands. The tragedy of that bi-polar response is numbing to me.

I am proud to be an American and to be able to live in this country but that does not mean that I can’t criticize it when we do dumb things and this lack of adequate gun control is definitely a dumb thing.

I will get off my soapbox now and wait a week or two until the next time innocents are killed by our obsession for guns before I bring it up again.

2 thoughts on “Stuff Happens….

  • No one wants to solve this problem because both sides get great political mileage off this topic every time some whacked out teen gets his Mom’s gun and shoots up a school, mall or movie theater. The Rs and the Ds are in this together to keep the money flowing in and keep themselves in the headlines. It is WWE except with important issues.

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    • Thanks for the comments Rob. I guess I am not a conspiracy theorist so I don’t think this is a planned cooperation between parties to get more money but you are right that both side get money from this topic. There are just too many around today who seem to have and almost phallic obsession with guns. They simply love them so much and have to have a gun bigger than anyone else. Kind of like those locker room guys that run around naked strutting their hardware. 🙂

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