I'm having a hard time putting up with all the self-righteous blowhard coming from the GOP on gun violence against one of their own.
Sure, it's a tragedy, on all counts.
But, thousands of innocent people are killed every year in American-style gun violence - children, women, men - and not a peep from these bozos, except to want more guns, to fill our schools and playgrounds with more weapons, to militarize our police, to arm everyone they can, because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, and all the Texas-style BBQ with trimmings.
Well, now, the chickens have come home to roost, and, gosh, are these dimwits howling with indignation, self-righteous posturing, and political condemnation, to feather their own nest by appearing oh so innocent, meek and mild, before this wretched left-wing shooter.
Yes, it's tragic, for the victims, their families and friends ... their lives are forever changed, with terrible memories forever imbedded.
May there be healing for their bodies, and some healing for the soul ... I say "some," because this kind of emotional wound never entirely heals.
Will anything change in our rightwing congress? I doubt it - there's too much NRA money being handed out like Halloween candy, and these guys and gals are grabbing for it with both hands, and stuffing their faces with it.
All Hail the Gun Almighty.