Friday, February 23, 2018

'Toontime: Dying by the Gun

credit: Tim Eagan

Only a demented individual, or souless sycophant, or both would seriously propose that the solution to 'Mericas mass homicide problem is to turn schools into locked-down gulags and expect educators to also function as armed guards. How can any learning take place in a constant atmosphere of fear? To do so would constitute a cynical betrayal of generations to come in the name of profit, NOT the 2nd Amendment. Schools are supposed to prepare functioning citizens (something they already do not do very well), not serve as an armed daycare center.

credit: Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
Wackydoodle sez: Wha we hav hera is a fayure to communcate!
It is not only domestic policy in which the Trump Circus gets failing marks. The arrogance of USA's foreign policy was on display in the Korean Peninsula this week. At an Olympic venue, Vice President Pence refused to greet the sister of North Korea's autocrat who was sitting one row behind the VP. The snub was duly noted and North Korea cancelled a secret meeting that was supposed to take place between Pence and North Korean officials. Marine General 'Mad Dog' Mattis rightly told Congressional inquisitors that if you do not fully fund diplomacy, "I'll have to buy more ammunition." Marines have a way with words.