Boohunney will not stand for racism … Gott dammit …

E.J. Dionne puts it well …
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/22/racism-holds-back-all-americans-including-white-people/

“Racism is immoral and has, again and again, led to deadly violence toward our fellow human beings. It is also a dysfunctional force in our polity. It has been used to divide those who should be allies. It casts politics as a zero-sum struggle. It blocks us from seizing shared opportunities. Racism advantages demagoguery over thoughtfulness and hostility over empathy.”

Yes, I am proudly a person of the South.

I have been mocked and teased because of my accent.

It is assumed I am a racist when I travel out of the South.

I am not a racist. Most of the folks I know are not, either.
It is assumed by people I meet when I travel outside the so called “South” that I am a bigot.

It perplexes  me.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/05/22/racism-holds-back-all-americans-including-white-people/

 

Another Mass Shooting …

“UVALDE, Tex. — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying a rifle killed at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in this Texas city on Tuesday, authorities said.

It was the deadliest mass shooting to unfold at an American school in nearly a decade.

The massacre began at 11:32 a.m., police said, on the third-to-last day of the school year. The shooter opened fire in a fourth-grade classroom, a parent said, sending children fleeing for their lives. They crawled through windows and hid in a nearby funeral home to escape, witnesses said.”

The issue is not guns.

It a lack of mental health treatment that drives these things.

I live in the South. It is a gun culture, no doubt.
Everyone, yes, nearly everyone, owns a deer rifle or a hand gun.
Grandmothers, sweet girlfriends all own a gun.
And that starts at when one is 13 years old, the legal age when kids start to deer hunt.

Baby Formula …

When I was kid I was raised on whole milk from a local diary that delivered.
It was so “whole” there was cream on the top in those glass bottles.

I am way from “birthing age”, however, I know this might hurt some of my younger relatives that have infants.

“In February, Abbott Laboratories, maker of popular baby formulas, closed a manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, after it recalled infant formula products when a federal investigation started after four babies taking the formula developed bacterial infections, two of whom died. Abbott has said there is no link between its formula and the illnesses.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/18/baby-formula-shortage-why-is-there-none-what-to-do-causes-explained

IDK, I think there are so many unnecessary things marketed for infants and kids.

I grew up on “hand me down” clothes. Things that my mom saved for the next kid.

There was five of us …

WTF?

 

Filling in for Miss Susie ….

Susie is one of my best friends that I have never met face to face.

I need to get out of Douglasville, Jawja and go to Philly.
Never have I “really” been out of the South
I just saw that I can ride Amtrak from Atlanta to Philly for $116.00 bucks.

The Amtrak comes through on the rail line everyday on the rail line at the top of my street.

What a hoot!

Not again… WTF?

I really don’t keep up too much with the news.

It is just depressing.

Washington Post:
“UVALDE, Tex. — A gunman wearing body armor and carrying a rifle killed at least 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in this Texas city on Tuesday, authorities said.

It was the deadliest mass shooting to unfold at an American school in nearly a decade.”

***Sigh***