John Oliver …. “🙏🏽 Parkland School Shooting …. Young Voices Taking Over 🙏🏽 …. “!!


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~~February 19, 2018~~ 

WE CALL BS

~Parkland School Shooting~

By now we all should be aware of the senseless mass shooting that took place at a Parkland, Florida high school.

Here’s John’s take.

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“We basically automatically already know how each side will play out,” said Oliver, laying out the script that we’ve sadly gotten used to seeing.

“Thoughts and prayers. Fuck your thoughts and prayers. It’s a mental health problem, but it’s also a gun problem, and then someone says, ‘Now’s not the time to talk about gun control’, and everyone moves on until it inevitably happens again.”

“But this time felt slightly different,” says the host. “Because when the ‘Now’s not the time’ argument came out, the kids from that school said, ‘You know what?

Yes it fucking is.’”

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“I don’t carry a gun because I don’t want them to fear a gun. I’d rather they respect me.”

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It’s nothing short of amazing that amidst their grief and anger, they’re fighting so other students can feels safe in schools. It’s nothing short of infuriating that their bravery is being dismissed by those who refuse to listen.

Oliver pointed to how in response to the question of whether or not Republicans would take notice of On the March For Our Lives next month, CNN analyst Andre Bauer seemed prepared to blame literally anything except gun laws: rap music, television, Tide pods, etc.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.themarysue.com/last-week-tonight-parkland/

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March For Our Lives

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~~Parkland School Shooting~~

John Oliver

~~Published on Feb 18, 2018~~

From HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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John Oliver …. “😱 He’s Back …. This Segment is Worth Your While 😱 …. “!!


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~~February 19, 2018~~ 

TRUMP VERSUS THE WORLD

America’s reputation is being damaged by its own president

John Oliver, several dinosaurs, and the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus remind the world that our country is … complicated.

This is one of my favorite shows.

The best way to make it through these days is with humor. John is a master at it.

This is a very serious situation … yet it’s so funny.

Totally pathetic and worrisome.

It’s a bit long but worth your while.

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~~Trump vs. The World~~

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

~~Published on Feb 18, 2018~~

America’s reputation is being damaged by its own president.

The country is … complicated.

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Meet Emma González …. “🔥🔥 Parkland Shooting Survivor …. Young, Strong Voice 🔥🔥 …. “!!


~~February 18, 2018~~ 

A voice for the young people.

They will make the change.

It’s their future!

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THIS GIRL IS ON FIRE

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Emma Gonzalez’s instantly historic speech got the nation to stop and listen about gun reform.

Now she’s taking her message to Washington D.C. in the hope of making Parkland America’s last mass shooting.

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Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez’s message to Congress.

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‘Thoughts and Prayers’ …. “😡 Every Time it Happens …. Over and Over and Over …. Blood Money 😡 …. “!!


There’s not much more I can add.

The video explains itself.

Tired of this vicious cycle of repetitive violence and death.

It’s time for action … not thoughts and prayers!

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HuffPost’s Facebook Video

 The NRA’s Favorite Lawmakers

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This is what Republicans had to say in wake of the Florida high school massacre – and how much they get paid by the gun lobby.

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Strong, New Voices …. “🔥🔥 Emma González to Drumpf …. ‘We Call BS’ 🔥🔥 …. “!!


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~~February 18, 2018~~ 

EMMA GONZALEZ

THE VOICES OF THE YOUNG

In the midst of a terrible mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, young voices are loudly raising to decry the lack of action from GOP politicians, including the ‘so-called president’, who are beholden to the NRA in view of the political campaign donations.

They have been bought and paid by the NRA.

This has to change.

It seems the generation coming up will not accept this!

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Florida school shooting survivor SLAMS Drumpf and Republicans for doing NOTHING to stop mass shootings

🔥 🔥 🔥 EVERY WORD of this is FIRE 🔥 🔥 🔥

“They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS!
They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS!
They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS!”

Thanks to Emma González for giving this AMAZING speech.

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By MATTHEW DESSEM

February 17, 2018

Emma González, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who survived Wednesday’s mass shooting, gave a blistering speech at an anti-gun rally on Saturday about the politicians complicit in the murder of her classmates. It was yet another reminder that the teenagers and children who grew up in the shadow of school shootings (and the 150,000 who survived one) are more practical – and less tolerant of empty rhetoric – than the adults who are supposed to protect them.

González had no use for crocodile tears from Drumpf, who was in Florida on Friday, February 16, to offer his condolences (and, reportedly, to drop by a Studio 54 theme party at Mar-a-Lago):

If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money

he received from the National Rifle Association.

But hey, you want to know something?

It doesn’t matter, because I already know: $30 million.

To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!

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In February of 2017, one year ago, Drumpf repealed an Obama-era regulation that would have made it easier to block the sale of firearms to people with certain mental illnesses.

I don’t need to be a psychologist to know that repealing that regulation was a really dumb idea. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa was the sole sponsor of this bill to stop the FBI from performing background checks on people adjudicated to be mentally ill, and now he’s stating for the record, “Well, it’s a shame that the FBI isn’t doing background checks on these mentally ill people.” Well, duh: You took that opportunity away last year! The people in government who we voted into power are lying to us. And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice and are prepared to call BS.

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“As is appears in … full read/full credit”

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/02/florida-shooting-survivor-emma-gonzalez-to-trump-we-call-bs.html

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Jeff Buckley …. “🎼🎼 Hallelujah …. Official Video …. Quite Apropos 🎼🎼 …. “!!


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~~February 16, 2018~~ 

Hallelujah

YET ANOTHER ‘HALLELUJAH’ COVER

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Music for the Soul

As I’ve said before, for some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’.

My tattoo artist, Stacy, showed this cover to me three days ago.

This song soothes my raw feelings.

It calms me, it centers me.

In the days after another mass shooting in Florida, this song comes to mind.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

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Jeffrey Scott Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997), raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990’s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan’s East Village, such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material.

In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine listed him at number 39 on their list of greatest singers of all time. In 1997, Buckley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, to resume work on the album, to be titled My Sweetheart the Drunk, recording many four-track demos while also playing weekly solo shows at a local venue.

On May 29, 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.

~Wikipedia~

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~~Hallelujah~~

Official Video

~~Published on Oct 25, 2009~~

Jeff Buckley

Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah …

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Composite Photo …. “🇵🇷 Honoring my country, Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 …. ‘Proud Boricua Woman’ …. “!!


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~~February 14, 2018~

HONORING PUERTO RICO

Some of you may know, others not.

I am a fan of tattoos, having a few of them myself.

I’m also Puerto Rican, born and raised, living in the mainland.

Since September 20, 2017, when Hurricane María battered and almost flattened my country, my personal feelings have come to the surface.

My heart and soul ache for Puerto Rico.

Yesterday, I visited my tattoo artist.

I had an idea in my mind but Stacy showed me her idea and this is what she came up with.

I instantly fell in love with this image.

This is a proud Boricua woman, holding her head up high, ready to hold her stand and give the good fight. This happens in Puerto Rico every minute of every day.

The fortitude of the Puerto Rican woman has been tested during the trying times since the hurricane. 

There are still some details and colors to be added to the artwork.

I wanted to share this with you today.

 More will follow when completed.

HortyRex©

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Tencha, you rock!

That looks like a Puerto Rican statue of liberty on steroids.

💟 💟 💟

Comes to mind the last part of “En La Brecha“, de José de Diego.

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My Facebook friend saw the image and commented as noted above.

I asked her about “En La Brecha” and here it is.

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~En La Brecha~
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José de Diego
¡Ah desgraciado si el dolor te abate,
si el cansancio tus miembros entumece!
Haz como el árbol seco: reverdece
y como el germen enterrado: late.

Resurge, alienta, grita, anda, combate,
vibra, ondula, retruena, resplandece …
Haz como el río con la lluvia: ¡Crece!
Y como el mar contra la roca: ¡Bate!

De la tormenta al iracundo empuje,
no has de balar, como el cordero triste,
sino rugir, como la fiera ruge.

¡Levántate!, ¡Revuélvete!, ¡Resiste!
Haz como el toro acorralado: ¡Muge!
O como el toro que no muge: ¡Embiste!

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