Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence

Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into 'Thoughts and Prayers'
Randy Rainbow parodies an A Chorus Line hit into ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

Political satirist Randy Rainbow hits another one outta the park with his parody of “Dance: Ten, Looks: Three” from the iconic Broadway musical A Chorus Line taking aim at the GOP’s favorite response to gun violence. Continue reading “Randy Rainbow Skewers ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ Response To Gun Violence”

TX Official: Police Response To Uvalde Shooting ‘An Abject Failure’

Uvalde Elementary School - Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a state Senate hearing today that the response by law enforcement officials to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting was "an abject failure."
Uvalde Elementary School (screen capture via WFAA)

Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, told state lawmakers that the response by law enforcement officials to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting was “an abject failure and antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre.” Continue reading “TX Official: Police Response To Uvalde Shooting ‘An Abject Failure’”

4 Measures That Could Have Made A Difference In Mass Shootings

The New York Times analyzed data from all mass shootings since Columbine and found four legislative measures that might have saved lives in some of the mass shootings
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The New York Times took a look at the federal legislative options being considered to curb mass shootings in the U.S. by analyzing the Violence Project Mass Shooter Database.

That analysis found 4 measures currently proposed by Democrats in Congress that might have changed the course of at least 35 mass shootings that killed a combined 482 people. Continue reading “4 Measures That Could Have Made A Difference In Mass Shootings”

TX Gov Blames Shootings On Mental Health But Cut $211M From HHS

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put the blame for mass shootings directly on mental health issues in his state, but didn't mention cutting $211 million from the agency that oversees mental health in Texas.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott put the blame for mass shootings directly on mental health issues – not guns – after the deadly school shooting in Uvalde.

What he didn’t mention, though, was just a month before he had cut $211 million from the state department that oversees such services in the Lone Star state. Continue reading “TX Gov Blames Shootings On Mental Health But Cut $211M From HHS”

President Biden: White Supremacy Is A Poison, Has No Place In America

President Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, where he met with the families of victims from Saturday’s shooting rampage. In a speech he called white supremacy "a poison" that has no place in America.
President Joe Biden (screen capture)

President Joe Biden traveled to Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday where he met with the families of victims from Saturday’s shooting rampage spurred by hateful white supremacy theories.

In a speech, Biden addressed racism and hate calling on Americans to “take on the haters” and “reject the lie” of racial replacement that reportedly led the white gunman to shoot and kill Black shoppers. Continue reading “President Biden: White Supremacy Is A Poison, Has No Place In America”

News Round-Up: June 23, 2021

Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy
Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy
Gus Kenworthy (image via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

OK Magazine: Out Olympian Gus Kenworthy (above) tells the gossip mag that the 2022 Winter Olympics will be his last after which he’ll turn his focus to acting and TV hosting gigs.

The Advocate: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed a bill that would have banned transgender girls and women from competing in school sports designated for females calling it “a solution in search of a problem.” Edwards, a moderate Democrat, said in an online statement. “Even the author of the bill acknowledged throughout the legislative session that there wasn’t a single case where this was an issue.”

Boy Culture: Britney Spears had her day in court, wants her life back, and Matt Rettenmund has her full (explosive) statement to the court. This is a wild ride, folks. I’m not a Britney fan, but I think folks should give her her life back and let the chips fall where they may.

International pop star Britney Spears
International pop star Britney Spears (image via Instagram)

Raw Story: Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation requiring students, faculty and staff at Florida’s public universities and colleges to register their political views with the state as a way to encourage “intellectual diversity.”

New York Times: Graydon Young, of Sarasota, Fla., admitted to conspiring to breach the U. S. Capitol building as part of a military-style “stack” made up of members of the Oath Keepers militia and disrupt the certification of the Electoral College vote. As part of his deal with the government, Mr. Young agreed to cooperate with prosecutors — the second member of the Oath Keepers to provide assistance to investigators. He faces an estimated 63 to 78 months in prison.

Mediaite: Former NRA president David Keene accepted an invitation to address what he thought was going to be its graduating class of 2021. Instead, the 3,044 chairs in the audience were left completely unoccupied. And not because it was a dress rehearsal as Keene was told, but to represent all of the should-have-been 2021 high school graduates who were killed by gun violence, “The Lost Class.”