Thursday, January 17, 2013

There are times...

Yes, there are times, and this is one, when being a good, honest law abiding Texan (you can take the boy outta Texas, but you can't take Texas outta the boy) is something to kind of hide your face and refuse to admit you are.

But, I've already been outted as a Texan, so I don't have that luxury today.

What's the fuss?  It is, of course, Rick Perry.  Who else?

Rick Perry has decided that there's just nothing we can do to stop gun violence, except pray.

"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger," he said. "The sad young man who did that in Newtown was clearly haunted by demons and no gun law could have saved the children in Sandy Hook Elementary from his terror." 
Perry also said prayer can be stronger than laws, imploring: "Above all, let us pray for our children." 
"There is evil prowling in the world — it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds," he said. "As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help."
 So, now I've got a suggestion.  Instead of spending millions and millions of dollars protecting our tanks from enemy fire using all that expensive armor, why don't we just imbed a bible into the four sides of each vehicle?  Put a chaplain into each one, and - voila!  Instant divine protection!

But dear Rick slipped up on one point:
"Guns require a finger to pull the trigger,"
Yeah, so why can't we pass laws designed to keep fingers and triggers separated?   This sounds pretty basic, doncha think?

Geez, I thought Rick was nuts running for President...

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