Wow! What’s going on in our world these days? Hurricane Dorian moving at 0 mph! Dear God, have mercy. I’m sure you’ve seen the gut wrenching pictures of people walking through waist high water carrying their dogs. This picture rips out my heart. I took from my TV.
A follow up shot doesn’t show the white dog in her left hand. I’m praying her father got him. The terrifying pictures of water rushing into second floors of houses. These poor souls must’ve felt like they were facing the apocalypse.
Then there’s the wonderful story of the woman taking almost 100 dogs into her house. I took from my TV.
The wonderful part of this story is lots of money came in from the generous people in our country. She’ll be able to build a larger shelter. There was also the woman who let her ponies into her house with hay and all.
I’m sure you’ve been praying for all those in the path of this dreadful storm. Just the sheer length of time of worrying where, if, when is wearing on everyone, not counting the destruction and loss of life and property had to take a toll on everyone’s mental health. And now it looks like the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas are in the path. God, have mercy.
Even if I weren’t from Texas, I couldn’t omit talking about another mass shooting with an AK some sort of weapon in our state. I walk (it’s too hot to walk outside to get my 10 K steps) and shop at my neighborhood Walmart. And now when I go, I look for hiding places. I took last year while walking.
Kudos to Walmart that they will no longer sell ammunition for those weapons. They had earlier stopped selling the weapons everywhere but Alaska, and they will stop that, too.
Guys, I have my mother’s gun, a .38 and a Concealed Handgun Permit. I’m not against guns. But no private citizen needs an automatic weapon that can kill 9 people in 30 seconds. No one! This is a weapon for the military.
The guy in Odessa who couldn’t pass a background check to buy a weapon from a registered dealer apparently bought it in a private sale. In Texas, these sales are not regulated at all. On Tuesday night I saw an online poll on a local TV channel where 89 percent of almost 1000 people who responded think we should require background checks on these sales, too.
I posted on FB recently about the need to reeducate our elected officials about how government works. The house passes a bill. The Senate passes a bill. If they are different the two groups send representatives to work out a compromise bill that both groups can agree to. Then that bill goes to the President. You don’t need the President’s permission to send a bill. Even if the President decides to veto a bill, Congress has the power to override that veto. The House passed commonsense gun legislation back in February, but Senator Mitch McConnell will not bring up the three bills for discussion without knowing what the President will do. What?! Free school clipart
This is very disturbing. How did we come to this place where the whole process is turned on its head?
I’m ranting, but I’m really tired of hearing of a mass shooting every couple of weeks. I don’t like worrying my kids or grandkids might be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or you, your kids, or your grandkids. This is an American problem. It doesn’t happen in other countries in the numbers it does here. We must do something. VOTE!
Have you been affected by Dorian? Do you need anything? If you want to help, here’s the Red Cross link https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html/?cid=fy20hurdoriangeneric&med=cpc&source=google&scode=rsg00000e017&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg6iWzZm45AIViYbACh0qkgkoEAAYASAAEgLRjvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Your comments are always welcome. I’d love to hear from you.
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