The Hard Fight Against Cyber-Bullying

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So, a young woman, Lauren Hogg, called out Melania Trump, suggesting that if she aims to combat cyber bullying, a good place to start would be at home, where Donald Trump, Jr. called her and her family “Crisis Actors”, effectively putting a target on her and her brother’s back.  It’s a tragic outcome, and Don Jr. should be ashamed of himself, even though he obviously isn’t.  And it really, again, brings into stark relief the irony of Melania Trump’s campaign.

Teachers: The Alternative to Gun Control

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Trump and friends are now floating around the idea of arming teachers in the wake of Parkland.  I know it’s not a new idea, but it’s a particularly bad one.  Seriously, it’s dumb.  It’s a bad idea for a multitude of reasons, where the benefits are haphazard at best. A teacher holding a gun is expected to get into a standoff with a mentally unstable person, perhaps shoot the person, who is hopefully not wearing any kind of body armor, and will hopefully, in a high stress situation, not misfire the weapon, or shoot an innocent person in the crossfire.  All of this doesn’t even take into account the idea of having a stressed out teacher having a firearm within reach while thinking about a frustrating problem child who won’t shut up…Just sayin’….

Public Health Emergency

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The Florida House of Representatives has declared Pornography a health risk.  The bill, which was voted on and passed, took precedence over state gun control legislation, which some might argue, is a bit more urgent in light of recent events.  But no, the Florida legislature might be going to war with porn, which is, if nothing else, entertaining.

National Moment of Reflection

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Trump is now using a national tragedy and utter failure in addressing policy, to trash the investigation into Russia.  He’s claiming that because the FBI was busy investigating Russia, they somehow missed out on preventing the school shooting in Florida.  Beyond being an utterly disgusting way to shift the conversation away from his own misdeeds, it thoroughly, willfully disregards a lot of things, namely that the ENTIRE of the FBI, including the FBI agents in Florida, were focused on the Russia investigation, as opposed to a relatively small team lead by Robert Mueller.

Hurricane Preparations

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For those who are actually affected by Hurricane Irma, be safe.  You are all braver people than I.