Many of the blogs I follow chose Silence today
as a way of showing support
to Newtown Connecticut.
I thought that was a good idea.
But I'm just not there yet.
I was gonna give the Silence thing a try
but the NRA finally came out with a statement today.
They do Silence well.
Haven't heard from them for 4 days.
In the statement they said all the expected niceties any normal person would say.
They addressed the fact that they were conspicuously silent
given the facts of what had just happened,
and they explained they haven't said anything because they
were busy praying and mourning.
Such a caring compassionate gang.
I think "praying and mourning"
might be NRA code for
"we're having emergency WTF meetings
to try to figure out what in the hell we are going to say to the voters."
Speaking of silence,
31 "pro gun" members of Congress
were invited to speak on "Meet the Press" last Sunday.
There were no takers.
When was the last time you saw any member of congress
dance away from any opportunity
to get in front of a camera?
They could ask 31 members of congress to go on Meet the Press
to discuss the benefits of subterranean crop growth
and all 31 of them would be knocking down the doors.
I mentioned before, 2 of my daughters are teachers.
I asked each of them today
what kind of "intruder" drills have they come up
at their schools.
One daughter told me there was talk
of looking at what plan they had in place in case it needs to be improved.
The existing plan is drilled once a year.
The other daughter said the subject of the shootings in her school
hasn't even come up.
Like it never happened.
I think I have some letters to write.