It’s another one of those days where I will try and clear out the “notes” folders. Please buckle your seatbelts and come along.
This is my final “live” posting of 2022. There will be articles published on all the normal days but they will be “pre-recorded”. Let’s briefly cover a few items today.
Last weekend the big news was the 601st mass shooting of 2022 in America. I didn’t major in math in college but that is about two a day on average. America has a gun problem and we are doing way too little about it. America has a gun culture which is difficult for much of the rest of the world to understand. I accept that, and in some ways am part of it. That doesn’t mean we must have a gun problem. The two are not mutually inclusive.
Not for the first time I had a completely different piece planned for today. Then I read an article in the Washington Post and got motivated. I really meant something else but I’m trying to keep my articles PG. Continue reading State Leadership?
One of the email messages that greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning was that 31 white supremacists had been arrested in Idaho for plotting to disrupt an LGBTQ pride event. It seems that members of that community, their families and supporters were basically going to get together for a family day at the park. A Saturday picnic at the park; it hardly gets more American and peaceful than that.