As American as apple pie and the 4th of July --
On Independence Day, a uniquely American holiday, the most uniquely American thing happened today, a mass shooting.— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) July 5, 2022
The suspected gunman who opened fire at the Highland Park parade was a “rapper” who made violent videos depicting gun violence, beheadings and mass murder. He also posted about attending a Trump rally and wrapped himself in a Trump flag. https://t.co/cUBWAtQxkC— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 5, 2022
#BREAKING: Well-Regulated Militia Opens Fire On Fourth Of July Parade In Highland Park, Illinois; Cheap Thoughts And Useless Prayers Now Being Rushed To The Scene ... more on this soon-to-be-forgotten-and-then-repeated story as it develops ...— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 4, 2022
The Highland Park victims’ bodies “were blown up”, says the doctor who treated them. “Blown up”, by the force of the weapon the gunman used. The town’s mayor says the rifle was purchased legally.— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 5, 2022
GOP gun logic:— Paul Waldman (@paulwaldman1) July 5, 2022
"The incredibly limited gun reform law you passed over our objections after we filibustered every other gun reform law wouldn't have prevented yesterday's mass shooting, which is why we must never pass any gun reform law ever."
Saying the quiet (but obvious) part loud, Russkie edition --
Meanwhile on Russian state TV: annoyed by Trump reportedly promising to destroy the Russian Federation and Putin's hegemony, state TV host Olga Skabeeva said that Russia "will have to think whether to re-install him again as the American president. We haven't decided yet." pic.twitter.com/EVh1o13gmI— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) July 5, 2022
What California Gov. Newsom said (more of this Dems) --
We’re about to celebrate Independence Day -- but Freedom is under attack by Republican leaders in states like Florida.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 3, 2022
Making it harder to vote.
Criminalizing women and doctors.
It’s time to stand up. Don’t let them take your freedom. pic.twitter.com/cFI5UzgZzX
A true Trumper --
A few days late on this one, but the buried lede in FBI affidavit against Jan. 6 defendant Luke Michael Lints is that he (allegedly) ABANDONED HIS HOSPITALIZED MOTHER so he could riot at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/lhbo5SVxII— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 5, 2022
A t-shirt for our times --