Thoughts And Prayers And Priorities

Sister Jean

No athleticism required. Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt with the help of God lift Loyola over Arizona 64-62.  Image Source

Congratulations to the 11th-seed Loyola Ramblers in proceeding to the next bracket in the NCAA Tournament with an upset win over 6th-seed Miami. Before you chalk this up as an upset or a true win, it must be acknowledged that they got a little help from the Lord, via 98-year old chaplain, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. Thanks to her thoughts and prayers, Loyola wins with a three-pointer in the last seconds of the game.


If current president of the United States, Donald Trump and the rest of the NRA-supported politicians could offer these thoughts and prayers vibe to the victims of gun violence, the victims might come back from the dead. Instead, insane angry dudes possibly on steroids, maybe drunk can easily buy an automatic weapon whenever they get pissed off enough to kill a lot of people, and really fast.

This is not an imaginary monster. We all know a potential one of these guys. It’s real, and children are processing this information too, what they know from the media, whispering parents, the internet… I am pretty sure that I would wet myself daily if I witnessed a mass shooting in high school. I would be that jittery dog on 4th of July or Cinco De Mayo.

When these grubby weasels say thoughts and prayers, it reminds me of racist shopkeepers who basically say pay me, now go. Initially, I was going to attack Sister Jean for misappropriating her thoughts and prayers, but it’s not about her. It’s not about the Final Four. It’s not even about the guns. If things were slightly reversed, this could be about opioid control or real estate. It comes down to the same thing.

It’s about greedy people working for greedy corporations, possibly funded by Nazis and Russia, scaring the public into buying more of their stuff. I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, “No, you can’t have all the money, assholes.”

“Provoke me once, shame on you, provoke me twice, I’m going to call you an asshole and really mean it.” Confucius 481 BC

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