War is over, if you want it

WordPress did another update.  And now I don’t recognize the dashboard.  Meh.

I’m going to start with something that was posted on facebook by the Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Statement from the Davis Family:

It is with unspeakable sadness that we write and say that Claire has passed away from the gunshot wound she received at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013. Although we have lost our precious daughter, we will always be grateful for the indelible journey she took us on over the last 17 years—we were truly blessed to be Claire’s parents. The grace, laughter and light she brought to this world will not be extinguished by her death; to the contrary, it will only get stronger.

Last week was truly a paradox in that we lost our daughter, yet we witnessed the wonderful love that exists in the world through the tremendous outpouring of support we received. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the first responders, the school resource officer, security guard and vice principal at Arapahoe High School, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office, and the physicians, nurses and staff at Littleton Adventist Hospital. Each played a significant role in giving Claire a chance to live, and demonstrated extreme amounts of professionalism, courage and love. Please know that we will never forget the extraordinary work you did on Claire’s behalf.

We ask that you give us time to grieve the death of our daughter by respecting our wishes for privacy.

With much loving-kindness,
The Davis Family

There is a family that can make chicken salad out of chicken shit.  More over, at what point do we as a society make the changes that we need to so that good people like the Davis Family don’t have to go through the hellacious task of watching their 17yo daughter die from a point blank shotgun blast to the head that she received at school?  At what point do we all say enough?

Because John Lennon was murdered by a nut with a gun.  At what point do we all say enough?

Now, if you hear any one, ANY ONE defending that knucklehead in Monroe, LA whose name we will not even mention.  Read this.  And this.  And tell them to STFU.  They ain’t rednecks.   Just dumb asses.  And I’ve been to Monroe, LA so I get to say this.  They are part of that soft underbelly of this country that just can’t seem to give up their hate.  They thump their Bible but they don’t read it.  And here are two posts that I wish I’d written on the subject.  Boeskool and FP.   Truly, A&E was playing with fire on this one.  It was just a matter of time.  So put on your camo and support that racist, bigoted hater of a so-called Christian pretender.  Merry Christmas.