“Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.”

Words are never enough. We can throw around sympathy, sadness, sorrow and tragedy, but none of those salve our feelings or change the situation. Sarah Huckabee Sanders at her press conference said, “And it would be premature for us to discuss policy when we don’t fully know all the facts, or what took place last night.” What more does she need to know? 59 people were killed and over 500 wounded by a man who had legal weapons according to Nevada law. She continued, “And this isn’t a time for us to go after individuals or organizations. I think that we can have those policy conversations, but today is not that day.” We know there will probably never be a day that strict gun control becomes the law of the land, especially now.

Last night I watched a variety of news programs until I couldn’t stand them any longer. I switched to Cozi TV and watched, of all things, The Munsters. Finally I just turned the TV off and read and tried to lose myself in the pages. That didn’t ‘work. It was a long night.

I slept late this morning. That put me way back. The house was cold when I woke up. I’m thinking it will be that way every morning for now on. Good thing I had my sweatshirt handy. I fed Gracie and Maddie and then took care of myself. I’m on my third cup of coffee. I had an English muffin slathered with butter and jelly. I shared with Gracie.

Tonight is game night, postponed from Sunday. It is my turn to bring food so I’m making Mexican. Yesterday I shopped for all the ingredients. That leaves most off my day free. I do have bird feeders needing to be filled, but that takes only a little time. I got a new book from the library yesterday but I’m working on another, the one I tried to read last night.

I’m thinking what I need is a B movie, a black and white science fiction movie from the 50’s. They hold my attention. They make me laugh. I’m going hunting. Talk to you on Thursday.

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8 Comments on ““Sleep is good, he said, and books are better.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We have been following it here too and it ius hard to understand that Your gun laws isn’t changed since long ago. I know why but really, I don’t think the founding fathers had anything like Your laws in mind back in the days.

    We have gun killings here too but they tend to stay within criminal gangs and for those following the laws it’s so hard to get new licenses if they lost them once that most people tend to be very calm with weapons.

    A bad B movie is always a good thing 🙂 I laughed out loud one day at work (before I shaved off all the hair) when I was going to wash of all the powder paint ai had in my hair and face. It was mostly black and brown I had painted and when I looked in te mirror I looked exactly like the Werevolf from a 40′ or 50’s movie 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Nevada has the loosest gun laws. My state had some of the strictest. That guy could have bought all of them legally as well as a kit to turn a semi-automatic into an automatic.

      Originally guns were for militias but that part was removed from the second amendment. The National Rifle Association is favored by Trump and his base so the hope is already dashed for stricter gun control laws.

      I ended up going to youTube. My TV connects to YouTube so I could see a movie wide screen. There are many full length movies.

      If you had Halloween, you’d already have a costume!

      Have a great evening!!

  2. Hedley Says:

    An old man with a machine gun or ten murdered. We are searching for a reason as though it is some form of justification. There is only one reason. He murdered because he could. He bought weapons, converted them to fully automatic, smashed out some hotel windows and murdered.

    Sandy Hook did not change us, Vegas sure as heck will not. You can be on the no fly list and own a gun. As with the Pulse in Orlando, there will be outrage for a few days, our news sources will overload us on everything we don’t need to know about the murderer and fuck all will be done about gun control.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I totally agree with you. Guns are available. You can do what you will with them including murder children and concert goers.

      Trump sleeps with the NRA and his base wants the second amendment protected. Trump will do everything he can to keep his base happy and supportive including speaking his racist comments aloud and protecting the right to bear arms and arms and more arms.

      He can’t even fake empathy.

  3. im6 Says:

    But gun sales are up and stock prices for gun manufacturers are up, up, up. Go, ‘Murica!

    There’s your answer.

    • katry Says:

      im6,
      I suspect people are afraid and feel guns would provide protection though there is no way to protect from an incident like this except to barricade yourself in your house.

  4. Bob Says:

    Bil O’Reilly best summed up the American people’s position on gun control. “The shooting in Las Vegas is the price of freedom.” Sadly most conservatives believe that the second amendment preserves their right to own guns not for hunting, nor target shooting, nor for personal protection from criminals. They view it giving them the right to protect themselves and their family from our own Federal Government. Gun sales skyrocketed during during the eight years that Obama was president because they especially fear black men. It’s the same mindset that causes white men and woman on the extream right to join the KKK or the American nazi party and rally last month in Charlottesville. Regular conservatives just have an implicit bias against all minorities, especially African Americans. In their mind white people have been discriminated against for the last fifty years. They see themselves fighting for a return to decisions being maid on merit instead of race, nationality or religion. Right wing pundits should begin their annual contrived “War on Christmas”. They rail against the greeting, “Happy Holidays”.


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