shits fucked right now in the usa
the most dangerous place for a child to be is in school believe it or not
guns kill more kids than anything else.
18 kids died yesterday and one party was outraged and the other was all whoops
whoops because one party gets millions and millions of dollars from the gun lobby to keep their mouths shut
i can be bought. true. especially now.
but even i, whore as i may be, has a line.
i dont even have kids but i cherish them. i know a little what it takes to raise them.
actually i dont know anything about that life. but still. it seems very hard. time consuming. painful. tiresome. burdensome.
to be honest i dont see the payoff, but my friends are no dummies and they keep having kids and havent eaten any of them yet. so there must be something there.
therefore we should protect them.
or at least find a new way for them to die other than this very silly one: guns.
decades ago The Who produced a film called The Kids Are All Right about the British band’s run through the ’60s and ’70s
but right now there are a group of idealistic teenagers in Florida who have had enough with America’s love/hate affair with guns, particularly assault rifles.
these teens were victims of school shooter who killed 17 of their fellow students. instead of freaking out (which they are also probably doing), they have used that energy to pressure local, state and federal lawmakers to stop accepting bribes from the NRA and start changing the laws so that mentally disturbed people have a harder time getting their hands on weapons and so a kid in Algebra class doesn’t have to live in fear any more for their life.
naturally Republicans are fighting the kids, which is bizarre. they are claiming that some of these students are actors being fed lines and aren’t earnestly asking for gun control measures, but are being paid by people like George Soros and other liberals.
the kids have been amazing. they say this has nothing to do with politics. they say it has nothing to do with Trump. what their goal is simply: they want last week’s school massacre to be the Last One.
they have a tough road ahead of them because even though they filled three Greyhound busses with protesting students, once they arrived at the Florida State House in Tallahassee, the GOP-led state senate refused to even debate gun control.
“if Congress or no one else wants to do anything about this, so what, because we are going to do something about this,” one of the students said. and you best believe them.
yeah me neither.
stopped by my man dave’s pad last night with amber and we were chit chatting for a little. his boys were even more adorable than they are on instagram.
funniest thing happened though. one of them was laughing at me holding this giant sword. the thing was almost as tall as he is.
and he was waving it at me laughing.
then he did the best thing, he started pretending the sword was a rifle.
i was all, are you shooting me with your sword?
he laughed harder and shook his head.
Yes! Pew Pew Pew.
then the other one goes, now imma shoot you wif my gun!
and he runs and retrieves this giant Batmobile.
i say thats not a gun thats a car.
he says not any more and he clicks a button and two missiles rocket out at me, clipping my arm.
remind me to get one of those blood packs the next time i visit them to freak them out.
such sweet kids. so much energy. so many hot wheels.
as we were leaving they were fighting each other a little. i asked the older one, does your little brother ever win?
he said, no, he kwhys.
i said all my ex girlfriends used that technique on me.
and it works.
i would make the worst dad.
is russia gonna invade us?
is china gonna help them?
if they were smart.
is china smart?
not with all that fucking pollution theyre not.
is the world going to speed up global warming with a republican president and a republican congress and republican governors pretty much everywhere?
we would only be so lucky if the icebergs all melted and flooded florida instead of dealing with the nuclear winter we are gonna have once all the bombs are accidentally and then on purposelly fired off at iran and korea and milwaukee and paris.
is mike pence secretly gay?
no, he’s just an asshole. gay people have style.
is rihanna a slut?
we really cant go around saying that women have the right to do with their bodies what they want and then run around even allowing that word to even exist.
But cotton candy is totally 100% legal
after a very nice flight on jetblue.
to save some money we routed our flight through long beach instead of LAX.
i think the difference in price was $80 from chicago to the lbc instead of through LAX, but then we realized we had no ride from the airport.
we were thinking about a super shuttle type van but we were so tired. the difference in price was $60 for a shuttle or $75 for a cab so we took the cab. turned out the meter was almost exactly exact from the airport to the truest’s house.
near her crib we decided that i wanted to crash at my house and she wanted to soak in her tub at her place. so i told the dude to keep the meter running as she climbed the stairs of her bachelorette pad.
but my cabbie didnt seem to know what i was talking about and turned off the meter.
he said he couldnt pick up any fares in LA so he didnt mind driving me to my place on the other side of hollywood (a $25 cab ride, typically) and he said he’d do it for free.
without her in the car i started talking to him. turned out he was from Cambodia and moved here 30 years ago after his family was slaughtered after it was discovered that his father was in the army. because he was a teen at the time he was in the jungle working so as they killed his mom and brothers and sisters he was saved.
he now drives a cab seven days a week in long beach supporting his family of five. he has four children, two are in the us army, the other two are in college.
his oldest has served two tours of iraq with the marines and soon may be deployed to iraq. he has your fathers warrior spirit i said. he shrugged.
we talked a little about religion. he said that cambodia and thailand share a border and many types of food and buddhism. he said he doesnt have much time to go to the temple to pray.
i gave him the extra $25 when we got to my place. why not.