Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Hey Trumpers and Bidenites, the currencies of this world are a slippery slope

Text chat yesterday with an old friend in Appalachia, who voted for Donald Trump.

Him to me:

You’re right, the real spirit of Christmas seems to be losing its true meaning. Although I believe that one day Judaism and Christianity will be reconciled. 

I was just reading a really scary article about Biden following sluit of the Chinese by taking the first steps in changing our monetary system to digital currency system. That way the government could be able to control the entire population. They’d have power over everyone’s money. If you thought wrong, spoke wrong, voted wrong, etc., they could cut off almost everything that was online directly or indirectly. .God and silver might be a way to keep your wealth away from evil empires, but China already has it.

Take care brother. 

Me to him:

Our friend S is the only Jew I know of to reconcile to Christianity.

When I asked our Methodist minister friend where the Devil would hide that no one would think to look?, the minister said he didn’t know. I said, in a church.

I saw plenty of the Devil in his church. And in many other churches.

And in politics - both left and right.

Jesus in the Gospels is a heap easier to worship, praise and claim salvation through, than to live as he lived and taught.

In sci-fi books and movies, all money is digital. I expet digital money to replace paper money eventually. When that happens, maybe gold and silver, diamonds, etc. will become backstreet currency and bartering will be widespread. 

Free speech already is in peril. Trump certainly doesn’t and didn't tolerate disloyalty.

I’ve upset lots of right and left wing people, but by far, the right flagged my podcast far more than the left, and You Tube sanctioned the podcast because of the complaints, which were baseless, so we started publishing the podcast on Torrent, instead, where people seek off beaten path views. 

Our audience numbers increased greatly on Torrent in America and world wide. As did the watch from beginning to end numbers increase greatly on Torrent. We have about 6,000 complete watch views per podcast in Israel alone. 

We were banned from Russia and Belarus, and Red China and parts of India, when we published on YouTube. There is no way those countries can stop their people from accessing Torrent. 

I hope to see a thorough investigation of Hunter Biden. His father needs to get out of the way of that.

Old friend, if you don’t see Donald Trump wants to run America like Vladimir Putin runs Russia, like Adolph Hitler ran Germany, then you need to see an eye doctor.

Him to me:

Enjoyed your message, we’ll talk soon. Going to bed!

Me to him:


I woke up around dawn with more thoughts:

Trump's son Donald Jr. and his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner got very rich off Trump being president. Hunter Biden got very rich off Ukraine when his father was vice-president.

Today, Hunter is a consultant for and on the board of directors of crypto currency companies, whose crypto mines greatly contribute to over-stressing and imperiling TVA turbines and dams and nuclear power plants in Appalachia. I see no way Hunter's president father doesn't know about that, too.

If the Trumps and the Bidens actually knew Jesus in the Gospels, they would behave very differently. 

Recently, Trump issued a fake coin with the likeness of his face it, and lots of his supporters bought it and it then decreased greatly in value as Trump laughed all the way to the bank.

As I recall, Jesus in the Gospels took a Roman coin with Caesar's likeness on it and said, "Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and render unto God that which is God's.

Jesus in the Gospels said he did not baptize in water, but his baptism was in fire and spirit. And, many are called, but few are chosen; the work is great and the laborers are few; the road to life is steep and the gate narrow and few enter. 

I see zero indication of Christendom and that Jesus ever merging.

Below is a link to the most recent Appalachia doomsday  podcast we used YouTube to create, so we could launch it onto Torrent. The podcast is not viewable at YouTube.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

A sucker is born every minute: Trump's border wall


When presidential candidate Donald Trump, in 2015, raised defending America's southern border by building a border wall, I said, amen; do it by bringing home America's troops from Iraq, Afghanistan and other hell holes and stationing them on America's border with Mexico. One of my friends agreed with me. Nobody else I knew seemed to  take me seriously. Yet, about half of Americans took Trump seriously. They even believed he was going to get Mexico to play for the wall. They apparently did not know that Trump knew very well that a sucker is born every minute.

From Business Insider, which ain't exactly a friend of the Democrats:

A timeline of unfulfilled promises Trump made about his border wall, a cornerstone of his 2016 campaign which has faded from view in 2020

Mia Jankowicz Sep 6, 2020, 6:58 AM

  • Since long before his presidency, Donald Trump has made the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico his keystone issue. 
  • Since it was first suggested — to rapturous applause — in 2014, the issue has arguably propelled Trump into the presidency.
  • The Washington Post reported that Trump mentioned a wall more than 200 times in his 2016 campaign, though it has played only a bit part in 2020.
  • Trump has made a dizzying array of claims about it. However, there is still no manmade physical barrier along much of the US-Mexico border.
  • Here are some of the key claims he has made about the wall that have not come to pass.

Donald Trump's vision of a "big, beautiful wall" between the US and Mexico arguably did more than anything else in his 2016 platform to propel him into the White House.

Border security experts, and many of Trump's allies, have pointed out that a wall alone is too blunt an instrument to help much with US border security issues. 

But the architect of the policy, Sam Nunberg earlier explained to Business Insider that this lack of subtlety is exactly the point. 

"The wall in 2016 was symbolic of Donald Trump: common sense, practical solutions, simplified answers — as opposed to long nuanced, detailed policy speak," he said

Trump recently told a rally that the wall is "almost complete" — while his campaign website says 216 miles have been completed. It does not mention that the US-Mexico border is almost 2,000 miles long.

Here is a run-down of the major promises the president has made about the wall.

April 2014: "I would build a border like nobody's seen before."

In April 2014, as Trump prepared to begin his bid for the Republican nomination, he made his first mention of a wall — or at least a fence — at a New Hampshire conservative event. 

In preparing for his speech to the Freedom Summit, advisers Sam Nunberg and Roger Stone struggled to remind Trump to center immigration in his speech. Trump was resolving to be "the hardest on the Right" on these issues, Nunberg later told Business Insider, but struggled to stick closely to prepared notes.

The simple idea of a wall appealed to Trump.

"We either have to have borders, and I mean strong borders ... and I mean strong. And you know I'm a builder, I build great buildings," Trump told his audience.

"Building a border, you know they talk about 'oh I don't know, how could we possibly build a fence that nobody can climb over?' I would build a border like nobody's seen before. Nobody's climbing over."

June 2015: "I will make Mexico pay for that wall."

As Trump announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination, a new promise arose — and it appears to have been totally off the cuff.

"I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall," he said. "Mark my words."

According to Ian Volner, who has chronicled the Trump wall in his book "The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico," the claim wasn't in the briefing notes circulated to journalists prior to his announcement speech. 

His campaign quickly wound it back, qualifying the promise as it made headlines. 

Whether Mexico was paying literally or figuratively didn't turn out to matter that much. According to The Washington Post, Trump would go on to talk about a border wall more than 200 times on the tumultuous 2016 campaign trail.

August 24, 2015: It will have a "very big, beautiful door"

"This will be a wall with a very big, very beautiful door, because we want the legals to come back into the country," Trump told CBS News. 

A big door to welcome documented immigrants hasn't been given much attention since. In a 2019 roundtable discussion on border security, Trump remarked on the doorways in an existing section of wall and suggested not having any.

"Because putting the doors on cost more than the property is worth," he said. 

January 25 2017: He orders "a contiguous, physical wall" (or similar barrier).

Anti-immigration executive orders came at speed after Trump took office.

The Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements set in officialese exactly what Trump meant by the wall — a definition that left room for the many, many visions the president has described since.

"'Wall' shall mean a contiguous, physical wall or other similarly secure, contiguous, and impassable physical barrier," read the order. With numerous natural barriers along the way, the amount of new construction has been reckoned at around 900 miles.

June 6, 2017: "There is a chance that we can do a solar wall."

With this environmentally-friendly vision, proposed at a White House meeting with Republican congressional leaders, Trump suggested the costs of the wall could be covered by solar-power-generated electricity.

"We are seriously looking at a solar wall," said Trump, pointing out that the sun-drenched border would offer obvious opportunity. 

As Business Insider's Leanna Garfield reported at the time, a solar-powered array could conceivably recuperate construction costs, but only over decades. 

It was never mentioned again.

July 7 2017: Mexico will "absolutely" pay. This time, said with the Mexican president sitting next to him. 

It's not possible to list all the times Trump has repeated his claim that Mexico will foot the bill for the wall, but The New York Times made a fact-check of the different ways that this could be done. These suggestions have ranged from cutting foreign aid to waiting for a literal check. 

Trump said it again during a G20 press conference in Hamburg with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto did nothing to bring that closer to reality. 

As of time of publication, an official Trump campaign page called "Promises Kept" makes no mention of ways in which Mexico has, or will, contribute.

April 2017: The wall will cost $21.6 billion

In 2017, the Department for Homeland Security priced the wall at $21.6 billion, Reuters reported

Others disagreed. The Democratic Party asserted it would be at least $70 billion — plus maintenance costs — while a non-partisan oversight committee simply said the DHS costing was far too low.  

January 2018: He'll build it for even less than that, in a year

After another estimate suggested the wall would cost $18 billion, Trump ramped up expectations still further. 

During an immigration policy negotiation with Democrats, he said: "I can build it for less than that  ... We can build the wall in one year and we can build it for much less money than what they're talking about," according to MailOnline.

He went on to talk about the Wollman Rink, an ice rink languishing under failed municipal repair and a spiraling budget until 1986, when he offered to take over the refurbishment. He completed it in four months and 25% under budget. 

However, with the scrutiny of Congress, he has not been able to repeat this success with his border wall. 

December 21, 2019: Government shutdown

In mid-December, as Congress was wrangling with the president over the next year's funding bill, Trump made a late-notice demand for $5 billion for his wall — much more than the $1.6 billion that the Democrats countered with for general border-security funding.

The standoff triggered a government shutdown that lastest well into the new year. 

Trump begrudgingly agreed to a package including $1.4 billion for barrier construction on January 15, ending the shutdown. 

January 10, 2019: No wall, renewed talk of Mexico paying

A year after his self-imposed deadline, there was no completed wall. Instead, there were more attempts to salvage the idea that Mexico might foot the bill.

On January 10, Trump said: "When, during the campaign, I would say Mexico is going to pay for it, obviously I never said this and I never meant they're going to write out a check."

Instead, he said, Mexico will pay "indirectly," through renegotiated trade deals. As Business Insider's Bob Bryan explained, that's not how it works

February 15, 2019: Trump declares a national emergency

After the debacle of the government shutdown, Trump's next move was to declare the situation at the border a national emergency, enabling him to bypass Congress and approve billions in funding for his wall. 

As he announced it, he told reporters: "I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster."

Another $3.8 billion was raided from the Pentagon's budget for the wall, which was considered a "higher priority item," NPR reported.

June 2020: Trump says Biden will finish the wall if he gets elected

With the project clearly not going to plan, and an election looming, Trump told Fox 10 in Phoenix that the wall would continue even if he loses.

He predicted that Joe Biden would have to continue the project or there would be a "revolution." Biden soon said the opposite: if he is elected, construction will stop.

August 18, 2020: "Almost complete" — even though it is far from it.

Trump, and his campaign, have made many different claims about how done the wall is. On the campaign trail on August 28, Trump told New Hampshire that the wall is "almost complete."

Yet on the Trump campaign website "Promises Kept," the wall's completion is discussed in the present tense

"Pres. Trump is fulfilling his promise to build a border wall, with large portions finished or under construction," says the site. 

The Trump campaign states that 216 miles have been completed, "with an additional 339 miles under construction and 183 miles under pre-construction." It is not clear what "pre-construction" is.

But what we do know is that most of that was a replacement wall. As of May 2020, only three miles has been built on fresh ground, The Washington Post reported.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

3 soul alchemy visions of Sloan Bashinsky, aka The Redneck Mystic Lawyer, which brought him out of a rugged 4-year dark night of the soul

3 soul alchemy visions, mid-June 1995, by Sloan Bashinsky, aka The Redneck Mystic Lawyer

In mid-June 1995, when I was 53 years old, three visions flopped out of me. The first came when a younger woman friend of New Age tried to induce me into a past-life regression, which she was certain I needed to experience to get to the bottom of what was ailing me: a rough 4-year dark night of the soul. Instead, I lived the first vision below, as if I was Joseph. Toward the end of the vision, I was so emotional that I was heaving and sobbing and had to rest before the vision could proceed, and I was fending off my friend, who kept trying to interject her this is a past life regression view into what I was certain was way beyond her and my experience and thinking.
of men, wolves and eagles … 
Once upon a time there lived a man named Joseph, who grew tired of living with people and left his village and went into the woods to live.
By and by, a wolf pack discovered Joseph and over time got to know him and that he was not like other men, and eventually they took him into their pack. The leader of the pack was a red wolf named David, and soon David and Joseph became fast friends, and they hunted and played and slept together like . . . wolves.
Then one day, the men in the village where Joseph had lived learned from hunters that Joseph was living with wolves. The men decided it was not right for a man to go off and live in the woods and run with with wolves, so they got their guns and set off to find Joseph and bring him back to the village, to live like a man.
The men came upon the wolf pack sleeping in the sun next to a bluff. The wind was blowing off the bluff, away from the wolf pack toward the men, which prevented the pack from scenting the men as they approached. By the time the wolf pack realized the men were there, the men had the pack surrounded, pinned against the bluff.
David wanted to order the pack to attack, but Joseph said, “No, I am a man, they will listen to reason, let me go and speak with them.” Although David did not like this idea, he agreed to it because Joseph was a man. But the men would not listen to reason and they shot and killed the entire pack and took Joseph heartbroken back to the village.
Joseph languished in the village for many weeks, blaming himself for the death of his pack.
Then, Joseph has a dream, in which he sees David’s face. David is angry, but says nothing, just stares. Finally, Joseph blurts out that he did the best he knew how to do, and he’s so sorry for the way it turned out! David says, “Better that we attacked and died like wolves, than be slaughtered like sheep!”
Then, Joseph is back with the pack, against the bluff, surrounded by the men. David says he wants the pack to attack. Joseph says, “And I will lead the charge!” Then, they hear a voice, the whole pack hears it, say, “There is another way, ask for another way.” Never before have Joseph, David or the pack had such a thing happen, but Joseph asks for another way.
Suddenly, a great bolt of lightning strikes the ground between the pack and the men, stirring up a huge cloud of dust. As the the dust begins to settle, it begins to take the shape of something huge. The wolves and Joseph then see a pair of golden eyes peering from the bushes behind the men. Then a second pair of golden eyes. Then a third pair. Then ten pair. Then a hundred pair. Then a legion of . . . wolves’ eyes. The men are moved by some force to turn around and see what the now delirious pack already see.
Then, the men turn back around and find themselves face to face with a great towering eagle, whose piercing golden eyes penetrate their hearts. Then, they hear, “These are my battle angels. You may leave this place and go back to your village, taking your guns with you, on condition that you tell everyone what has happened here today.”
To this condition the men readily agree, and they return to their village and tell everyone what happened, and they go to nearby villages and tell it.
Two days later, accompanied by the same younger woman, who was again trying to take me into a past-life regression, the second vision came, with much the same going on inside of me, and with me fending off the younger woman trying to make it out to be about a past life.
something about lions …
Once upon a time there lived a woman named Alya. She was the medicine woman in her tribe, using herbs and poultices and spirit ways to help her people. Yet she had one flaw: she hated lions, because a lion had killed her father. Her hatred caused her to cast spells against lions, which caused her husband great concern. He often told Alya that her war with lions was going to get her into big trouble, but she was a medicine woman, she knew the ways of the spirits, and she did not listen to her husband. 
One day while Alya was out gathering herbs, she spotted a lion sunning himself in tall grasses on the savannah. She hatched a scheme in her mind to sneak up on the lion and cast a spell on him, which would enable her to steal his spirit and have it for herself. As she crept closer to the lion, she began chanting softly and seeing in her mind’s eye her spell taking over the lion. However, she was so focused on what she was doing, that she did not see in her mind’s eye the lion’s mate returning from hunting. Nor did she see the lioness catch her sent, drop her kill from her mouth to the ground and circle around behind. Too late, Alya realized her peril, just as the lioness took her from behind.
Next thing Alya knows, she is in the spirit world, standing before the Lion Spirit. Trembling with terror, Alya wants to run away, but the Lion Spirit speaks to her heart, says, “There is something you do not yet know.” 
Then, Alya is back on the savannah, watching a hunter from her tribe sneaking up on a nest of lion cubs, whose parents are away hunting. The hunter has a twisted spirit, and decides to kill the lion cubs just for the fun of doing it, even though killing any animal just for sport is taboo in his tribe, which worships the Lion Spirit. On returning to his village, the hunter tells no one what he has done. 
When the lion and lioness return to their nest and find their dead cubs, they are enraged. They catch the hunter’s scent and track him back to the edge of the village, where the lion hides in a thicket and begins roaring and bellowing out his rage over what has happened. The hunter knows why the lion is there, doing that, but still he tells no one. 
Alya’s father, the tribe’s leader, prepares to go out and face and kill the lion, because it his duty to protect his tribe from marauding lions. And so he sets out to face the lion, even as the hunter lets him go without saying what has happened to bring this about, and that a lioness is also out there with the lion. 
Alya’s father quickly finds and confronts the lion, and is preparing to kill it with his spear, when he is taken from behind by the lioness. In her horror, Alya helplessly watches on, even as she now realizes that her hatred of lions was completely misplaced. She feels awful. 
Then suddenly Alya is back on the savannah, stalking the lion whose spirit she once wanted to steal for herself. The lion looks up, stares into Alya’s eyes. She shakes all over, is terrified, but does not look away. Then something takes hold of her, she says to the lion, “I have lost my father and you have lost your cubs. I will be your cub.” The lion looks deep into Alya’s spirit, nods, says, “And I will be your father, and will always protect your front.” Then beside the lion is the lioness, who says to Alya, “And I will always protect your back.”
Maybe two days later, I lay down on my bed and was spirit-induced into the third vision, after feeling something was headed my way from the spirit world. This vision, too, was quite emotional toward the end.
the gift …
A sleeping man dreams he sees the back of a young yogi meditating in the lotus position. Before the young yogi appear two cobras, raised up, hoods flared. One cobra is pure white, the other pure black. Both beautiful. The white cobra says to the young yogi, “We came to you once before because you were innocent, and you knew we brought a gift and you believed you had to chose one of us and you chose me.” The black cobra says, “We come before you again because you now are wise.” The yogi, now very advanced in years, weeps, chooses them both. The sleeping man, now an old man, awakens, crying. 
A few days later, the 4-year black night began to lift.

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Great White Christian Right In M-16s We Trust State of America

Some years ago, I met a northern woman in Key West, who was down to see a mutual friend of ours. We became friends and kept up with each other online. She posted this below on her Face Book;

You can’t pray and send condolences on one day and then be going and championing guns on the next. That’s wrong.
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I posted as a comment.

Unsocial Truth and The Great Unwoke
Unsocial Truth and The Great Unwoke

Then we had this discussion: ?

I read what you wrote in the description of the podcast and then the linked article regarding natural herbal abortion over the years.

The podcast is a bit more free flowing in places, thus a bit ... wilder 

I just viewed it. I hope you are right about electrical storms being a sign of change. We need it. Little Jesus Trump needs to be a distant bad part of our American history along with his Unwoke following. I can only believe that voting straight blue in powerful numbers is our only way to silence the cult he invented.

I think the next podcast, based on dream around dawn, will urge blacks to vote BLUE as if their very lives and souls depend on it. It looked to me that blacks ousted Trump in 2016. The Great Unwoke already control the SC. If they control Congress and White House, too…
Look at the skin color at MAGA rallies, January 6 coup attempt, Charlottesville Confederate, Nazi, KKK rally. The Great White Unwoke, waving Bibles.

And that explains why there is an urgent need to suppress certain voters. We know the agenda.

the cult was already there, Trump knew it and how to wind them up and get them to love him. He did have some help from a demon, too. Blacks need to unite at the ballot, regardless of any differences they have among themselves. Democrats need to understand this is far bigger than politics. The Devil is very real and is playing both sides like fiddles. The one thing that matters is what you named, Vote. That is the only human way to avert a religious white takeover. Angels are working in their way to bring things into view. The Great Unwoke’s soulless reaction to the Texas school shooting laid them naked in plain view.

Thoughts and prayers vs. something needs to be done. Round and round we go. When does the Party of Perfection take over? I thank the good Lord that she never blessed me with children.

The closest thing to The Party of Perfection was demonstrated and taught by the man Jesus in the Gospels. Were he here today, imagine he’d shake his head. Might be killed, too, by The Great Unwoke. Today’s Pharisees. The black Christian SC Justice’s last name , Thomas, and his wife’s. Some blacks in earlier times call Uncle Toms, and Tomasinas?

Well, Thomas is ultimately washed in his brain by his wife. I have absolutely no doubt in my crazy head that plan was well calculated.

What, a black poor ole’ Adam tricked by Eve story?
I might tell some of our banter here in next podcast. You mind sharing The Great Unwoke podcast?

Sure thing, Sloan. I respect your views and logic.

You could get a reputation

Get?  I’ve arrived!

Back to blacks voting, The Great Unwoke's mantra, the election was stolen, was understood by The Great Unwoke, bottom to top, to mean, stolen by blacks. The mantra was pure white supremacism, but, of course, The Great Unwoke would never admit it. I have talked with blacks who knew very well blacks were accused by The Great Unwoke of steeling the 2016 election from their beloved fake Jesus, who had no more to do with Jesus in the Gospels than Julius Caesar had. I truly hope America's blacks vote in November and thereafter as if their lives and souls depend on it, because more than their lives and souls, more than their children and grandchildren's souls, depend on it. The white left, alone, is no match for The Great Unwoke and the traditional unwoke Republicans who put up with The Great Unwoke, because they do't want the left having anything to do with running America.

I sadly believe this will inevitably get worse, if you can imagine…. Before it ever gets the slightest bit better. You and I will be long gone. Little Jesus from the Unwoke gang sent us back fifty years. That makes me five again. A little girl just going to preschool. Practicing school shooting drills in todays world. Starting all over again in an even more viscous world. The Little Unwoke Jesus brought out the racist pig in every follower. It’s become acceptable by 49% or so of the American population to proudly boast their racist opinions. They use to hide it. Now they proudly brag about how racist they are. I’m getting exhausted and I haven’t even started. We all kind of fell down. Now we get back up. We won’t stop.

Hopefully, USA generals and admirals and their troops are willing to die to prevent a white supremacist Christian Right version of Iran.
Meanwhile, since late 2015, I have wondered why any woman would have anything to do with Donald Trump? I amazes me to see women fawning over him, defending him, worshipping him. I wonder if they still have souls? As in, their souls detached from them in self defense. I wonder the same about Christian Right women. Are they still even women, in the spiritual sense?

I wish I could give you the answer. I am bewildered.

Well, since you are a woman, I hoped you knew 😎

I can appreciate you asking me because of that reason. I just wanted to let you know that I am just as mystified and appalled at women obsessing over the orange man as much as you are. I’m sorry I can’t help. I don’t think I will ever be able to solve that problem.

A while back, I met a lady lawyer, who represented a relative in family legal stuff that was taking a while. The relative was in the dark red end of the spectrum, and the lady lawyer had served in Donald Trump's US Department of Justice under Attorney General Jeff Session, who was an Alabama US Senator before Trump appointed him US Attorney General. After Trump fired Sessions and and replaced him with William Barr, the lady lawyer served under Barr. She told me that she and Barr are good friends. Before working in the Department of Justice, she was a judge in a western state, and before that she was a district attorney (prosecutor).in the same state. 

She told me she likes my writings and podcasts. I told her that hanging out with Trumpers and the Christian Right is not spiritually safe, because they are infested with demonic energies, which can be absorbed unwittingly. I told her the left is infected in its own way with demonic energies, and the safest course is non-affiliated. I also said the left does not wave Bibles and claim they speak for God and want to make America a Christian Right State, and the left are not nearly the threat the right is. 

I reluctantly voted for Joe Biden in 2020, because he and the left did not cause me to fear for the safety of my children and their families. The right seemed unhinged before Trump lost in 2016, and seems much more unhinged now. So, I just might be voting straight blue, even though they have plenty in their own house that needs fixing. 
Well that’s the best news I heard all day. Pick your poison. I know you are from a Red State and I can respect and sympathize. The time is now. 

Sloan Bashinsky
As for your very right-on post here, after the Uvalade, Texas school shooting massacre, which had nothing to do with guns, if you believe the National Rifle Association's mantra, "People, not guns, kill people," I hope the mantra will cause a whole lot of fed up with school shootings Americans to storm the polls and vote against the NRA's whores holding national and sate offices.