So, I am currently sitting here, trying to fix my smartwatch because it’s constantly powering off and not wanting to reboot. Let’s just say I learned that you can crack into a bootloader of a device that only has one button.
Anyway, that’s not why I am here.
Again I am watching a battle being fought on C-Span, well the part that wasn’t cut off by the current speaker of The House of Representatives, Paul Ryan when he ended the session with a motion on the floor and killed the video feed.
Right now 75 democratic members of the US Congress are literally sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives in protest of there not being a vote on any form of gun-control legislation today. When the cameras were cut-off by Paul Ryan, they took to Twitter, Periscope and Snapchat to keep the message going. At the time of this post, the protest is going on it’s 11th hour. At 10pm ET, Paul Ryan tried coming back to the floor with the GOP reps and moving forward with “business as usual”…
Yeah, that didn’t go over well.
There was chanting, songs from the civil rights movement were sang and general civil misconduct ensued. Which makes perfect sense, because they have a civil rights icon leading this occupation. Rep. John Lewis (D – GA) was one of the “big six” leaders of the civil rights movement during the 60’s. He organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, organized voter registration drives, and helped lead 600 marchers in Selma, AL on the day that would become known as “Bloody Sunday”. He took a billy club to the head that fractured his skull and before he could seek medical treatment, he pleaded on camera to then President Johnson for help in Alabama. He still has those visible scars to this day.
So, rallying 75 fellow Democrats to sit on the floor and chant and sing is a walk in the park for this man.
While Republicans say it’s a publicity stunt and that they want to move forward with a bill to combat Zika (To protect pregnant women as one GOP member stated) and a veto proposal before they all go on summer vacation. The real matter is, this is something that should have been addressed after Columbine, or after Aurora, or after Virginia Tech, or after Fort Hood, or after Sandy Hook. You have had plenty of fucking time to get this fixed. To debate, and to look into it, and to talk. Instead, you give us “thoughts and prayers”.
Fuck your thoughts and prayers.
It’s time to put down the golf clubs, quit taking the NRA’s money, and fucking do your job. It’s time for all of you tea party fucktards to start thinking like rational humans and work with your fellow representatives and find a solution that will offer some form of protection for the people. Because what we have now, isn’t working and what you are doing now, isn’t considered working. It’s time for you to also get down on the floor and get to work. Because thoughts and prayers are no longer enough.
It’s time for these GOP douche-nozzles to either put-up or shut up.
See you at the polls.
[Post-Note: I know that I have been writing a lot of political stuff lately; however it’s an election year and also people are getting shot with large guns over here. So, it’s kind of been on my mind. Hey, at least I don’t support Trump, right?]