#WednesdayWisdom: Vote out EVERY Republican so children can be safe in schools.

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It’s foggy or rainy, I can’t be sure which, and dark enough out to need the lights on today. The gloom feels very appropriate given the horrendous, preventable murder of at least 19 children and their teacher in Uvalde, Texas.

For those of you in other parts of the world, you’re probably floored that this happens time and time again in this nation. Let me be clear about how it happens: Republicans.

This is the result of Republican policies pushing back on any type of gun control. This is the result of Republican policies making weapons of war available to everyone.

This is the result of Republicans valuing putting guns in the hands of child murderers over the children they murder.

This isn’t me being “partisan.” It’s factual. You can look it up. Check out the voting history of Republicans in the US Congress on guns.

They’ve taken millions upon millions from the NRA, who, it turned out was funneling money to them from Russia, which is illegal.

You may see people claiming that Democrats “control the House, the Senate, and the White House.” Be assured that that information is completely false.

While Democrats do have the White House with Pres. Biden and control of the House, Democrats DO NOT HAVE CONTROL OF THE SENATE. The Senate is DIVIDED. A bill must pass both houses of Congress (the legislative branch) to become a law.

Any gun legislation would require 60 votes in the Senate; Democrats, at most, with Vice Pres. Harris breaking a tie, have 51 votes.

That’s simple math.

Of course 10 Republicans could join to save the lives of children. But they won’t.

They never do.

The only solution is to vote every single Republican out of office. To get that majority. And that could help us fix the now-fascist Supreme Court.

But otherwise this will just keep happening. Because Republicans legislated it that way.

Have a Tuesday full of reflection.

Author’s note: This is my personal space for my personal opinions. Any pro-gun rhetoric or other propaganda will not be tolerated.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Encounters

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It’s time for a ten word story, aka our #ThursdayTen! Using the image above as a prompt, write a story of exactly ten words.

EXACTLY.

I cropped the image a little for ease of viewing, I hope it doesn’t crop your imagination!

Ready?

Here’s mine:

The journey through time always started with the wide sky.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Now

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It’s THURSDAY!! And that means it’s time for our #ThursdayTen!

Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

After last week’s break you should be fresh and ready to go!

On that note, so should I.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Dusk. She summoned the birds. It was time to fly.

Here’s the tweet if you’re looking for that:

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Break.

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I’m taking a little Thursday Ten break this week! Let’s all digest the news and meet up next week.

Fair?

If you’re really wanting to cut those ten word teeth, feel free to use the above image as a prompt!

See you tomorrow for a regular post!

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Mysteries

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It’s THURSDAY! And that means it’s time for a ten word story, also known as our #ThursdayTen! Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

So easy, right?

Some days more than others.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Life/death; death/life.

No shirt?

No one explained that.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Light

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It’s Thursday! That means it’s time for our #ThursdayTen!

Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words!

Easy, write? I mean RIGHT?

Ready? Here’s mine:

Hang the moon in the sky. It all starts anew.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Grounded

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It’s THURSDAY! That means it’s time for a ten word story or our Thursday Ten.

Using the above image as a prompt, write a story of EXACTLY ten words.

Eh.

You know what you’re doing.

Ready? Here’s mine:

Wyatt hit the ground hard. New wings were never easy.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Joy

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It’s Thursday! You know what THAT means! It’s time for our #ThursdayTen!

Using the image above as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

References to today’s historic event are absolutely welcome.

I’ll embed the tweet once I’ve posted it!

Ready? Here’s mine:

Another gatekeeper slain; another ceiling shattered. The future’s wide open.

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Spill!

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It’s THURSDAY! That means it’s time for a ten word story!

Also known as our #ThursdayTen.

Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

And in a new twist, when this post is live, I’ll update with the twitter link so you can see the stories over there!

Which makes me hope there will be stories this week, you never know.

ANYWAY, ready? Here’s mine:

Silent debate over. Time to tell Jeannie the good news!

Here’s the tweet:

#ThursdayThoughts ten word photo prompt: Paradise

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It’s Thursday! What do we do on Thursdays?

Think about Fridays!

But besides that?

Our #ThursdayTen! Using the above image as a prompt, write a ten word story.

EXACTLY ten words.

Ready? Here’s mine:

They took almost a year to escape the little island.