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  •  I've been incredibly impressed by the fact that (10+ / 0-)

    very same people who ranted, raved and screamed about Obamacare are the same people who are now ranting, raving and screaming that "it's not guns; it's a lack of adequate mental healthcare in this country."

    These people don't hear themselves. I often want to link back to their own Facebook posts. But they're the same ones that when a friend recently died from suicide by gun, they were angry at him. Furious, in fact. The blame always falls elsewhere.

    I don't know that there is much we can do with them. I really don't.

    I lost my best friend from suicide 20 years ago. I miss her every day. The NRA and its supporters don't care about human beings. They don't care about mentally ill citizens. They don't care about 20 dead children or the 6 heroic women who died valiently to save many more lives.

    They just don't.

    And Congress who allowed that language in Affordable CARE Act? Shame on every one of them.  Joan, I just don't see how we'll ever get that language out of the Act. And we'll never know how many more citizens we could have saved if we had the will to do so. But on that, I'm not an optimistic. Unringing that bell doesn't seem likely.  

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 11:46:41 AM PST

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