That was my grandmother’s phrase for something like this when she wanted to use profanity and knew she couldn’t as the wife of a very prominent deacon in the church. (Grandma was a pistol, let me tell you. If you’ve ever seen The Beverly Hillbillies, you’ve seen a version of her. Granny Clampett was the spitting image of my grandmother except she didn’t make hooch. I suspect she knew how, though. Grandma grew up as #3 out of 13 in rural Georgia. I learned a lot from her and my grandfather.)
This year in Georgia, “Brainless” Kemp has signed legislation for what is called “Constitutional Carry” of concealed weapons without the benefit of having had a concealed carry permit taken out and frequently by people who are domestic violence abusers, have mental health issues, or other qualifying concerns. They are being allowed to just stick a handgun in their pants, jacket pocket, or purse, and walk around with it. Just wonderful, people. In the rose-colored glasses of the gun lovers’ world, now more people will be able to pull out a weapon and shoot people. The only problem with that is WHICH PEOPLE? Because it is a fact that of all crime being committed only 0.1% or 1 out of 1000 is stopped by a civilian with any kind of weapon. Those are really piss poor odds. They’re not quite as bad as Powerball, but they’re getting there.
BTW, one of the sponsors of that legislation was Randy Robertson. Now you’d think that he’d know that civilians are 99.9% of the time miserable shots in crisis with handguns since he’s an ex-sheriff’s deputy and has his own security agency down in Columbus. You’d think. But no. He’s got gun fever BAD. It works like that thing with being a hammer and believing that the solution to every problem is a nail. Yeppers. That’s our boy Randy. Guns will fix crime. And if you can’t shoot them, you lock them up. Life is simple when things are black and white. Except Life isn’t like that.
Another piece of legislation that Mr. Ambitious Brainless Kemp (who I think is gunning for the White House, God Help Us) signed and is pushing hard is a ban on abortions after 6 weeks which is after “detection of fetal cardiac activity”. Notice that they have REMOVED the fetal heartbeat wording because Stacey Abrams, the Democrats, and the medical community pushed back so hard on that. There IS NO HEART at that stage of development. It is merely a few fibers twitching. That’s it. Now exactly how that becomes a criteria of viability is, honestly, beyond logic. They’ve romanticized this to freaking death (excuse me for that). Very, very, very few even know they’ve missed a period much less are pregnant. This law is cruel, punitive, and patriarchal in the extreme.
The courts have it now and it’s going back and forth. We have an injunction to keep it from being enforced, no, we don’t, now we do, now we don’t. I’m beyond the age of worrying, but JFC, I certainly feel for those who are in those shoes. This is as bad as medieval torture or something the Taliban dreamed up. Considering that it is religious fanatics doing it, that’s exactly what it is. Call it what it is. Sharia law. If they don’t like, then stop doing it.
Their viewpoint on life is definitely backwards from everything that I was taught about how a moral, ethical, and, for that matter, person of Christian values should live. It’s 180 degrees from mine. If they want to sit down with me and compare, I’m willing. But I won’t be there for a shouting match or a conversion. If that starts, I’m gone. I’ve been there and done that and I’m out of reasons to do it again.
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