Sometimes, I find it nearly impossible to shine, and so I just can’t help myself. At those time I feel the need to do something a little odd, a little nutty and a lot stupid.
Apparently, that is just how the Republican-led government of my adopted state, Virginia, feels. Because yesterday they decided that one handgun is, well, just not enough for one person, so they repealed that terrible limit, and now, we Virginians can get all the handguns we deserve. After all, we Virginians have more than one hand, so we need more than one gun.
The limit on guns had been on the law books for 19 years. It was repealed by a group of state senators who got elected by vowing to increase the number of jobs in the state. Silly me, I didn’t realize they meant jobs in hospital emergency rooms and morgues. But hey, jobs is jobs.
But the worst thing about it is I found this out the very day I found my own personal dream firearm:
Yes, today I learned that the Susan G. Koman foundation was selling “The Pink Hope 22.” They were “Shooting for the Cure.” Well, that news, combined with the news that I could now get a matched pair, well, it really made my day.
But then all hope shattered. Crumbled. Was blown away. You see, apparently the Susan G. Koman foundation was all fired up about guns for quite a while. But not now. These days, they’ve become so damn politically correct, over this whole decision to let poor women get breast cancer, that they are no longer selling what I personally think is the perfect symbol of an organization devoted to protecting health – a pink hand gun.
I’m so bummed, I need a hug.
I’m not sure that I really qualify for this award, because it is for people (not necessarily blogs) that promote hope, love, peace, equality and unity for all people. Me, I’m mostly in it for the snark.
Nevertheless, I have it proudly on my blog and am passing it on to three folks who have been wonderfully supporting of my writing, even before my days as an Award Winning Blogger …
Delajus at Higher and Higher
Jamie at Sleep Deprived and Insane
Lisa at Eat Plants, said the Cow