Goin’ Back to Cali, Cali, Cali…

closed…am I packed yet? I don’t think so.

Though I’ve been totally absorbed in completing all the August interviews and copy for skirt! and figuring out what poor soul to foist the dog onto for a week. I’ve managed to hear a couple of news items as they whizzed past:

Yesterday, a whacko white supremacist killed a guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. while trying to enact his own mass murder of Jews. Bless the slain guard, Stephen Tyrone Johns, for heroically stepping in the path of the bullets meant for schoolchildren and visitors learning about what happens when hatred infects a society so deeply.

According to JTA
, this is the fourth attack on Jewish sites or people in the last month, and the blogosphere is raging with warnings about how not just anti-Semitism but violent racist, homophobic and other hate-inspired acts based on a lunatic “Christian” mentality are on the rise. Certainly, Dr. Tiller’s murder connects to Stephen Tyrone John’s murder in that both were committed by people who believe their ideaologies justify killing people who disagree with them. I know it’s damn near impossible to change a crazy person’s mind, but CAN WE START BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FUCKING GUNS ALREADY?

There was a little light yesterday, however: In his superhot Rolling Stone article , Glamerican Idol Adam Lambert finally comes out…as Jewish. Like I said, if my son wants to bring him home, I’ll have a rhinestone-studded yarmulke waiting.

See y’all in a couple of weeks!

2 thoughts on “Goin’ Back to Cali, Cali, Cali…

  1. “but CAN WE START BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FUCKING GUNS ALREADY?”

    I second that!………the violence in this country is made even worse by the fact almost anyone can buy a weapon!

    Thanks for your blog it is great….have a good time off!

  2. CAN WE START BY TAKING AWAY THEIR FUCKING GUNS ALREADY?

    I disagree. I don’t own a gun, but haven’t any problem with normal gun ownership. Normal being a relative term, but for the sake of example here are two:

    1) People don’t need to own an assault rifle and most automatic weapons are questionable too.

    Guns aren’t the cause of the violence, they are a tool that is used by some for violence.

    It is impossible to remove all of the guns, it is just a nonstarter. Not to mention the ease with which people can get them.

    But there are many ways that we can use technology and we should do more to take advantage resources that will improve gun safety.

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