Parkland Survivor Blasts GOP For Sending Thoughts And Prayers But Freaking Out Over “Rainbow Wedding Cake”

“This is the time to talk about guns. There’s much more that can be done, much more that needs to be done and much more that people like Sen Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott are not doing. It’s scary to think these are the people who are making our laws when our community just took 17 bullets to the heart.

“It feels like the only people who don’t care are the people making the laws. There is a segment of this society that will shrug this off and send their thoughts and prayers but march for hours if they have to bake a rainbow wedding cake.” – Parkland student Cameron Kasky, speaking today to CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Yes, well, priorities you know…

  • anne marie in philly

    THANK YOU CAMERON! you get it! now keep speaking out until the laws are changed!

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    these kids are WOKE. Is trump gonna visit? Maybe he can toss some bandages and gauze at the victims

  • MikeBx2

    Hope for the future.

    • Jerry Kott

      Seeing the clarity of conviction and understanding the scope of this tragedy by such a lucid young man is inspiring .

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      And plans for tomorrow….

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    To the religious people on this board, can you get your church/temple/mosque/etc. to march and get really LOUD about this issue? A lot of my overall (and my others) disenchantment with religion is what this young man is pointing out. People will throw a fucking tantrum over cake but not over dead kids.

    • MBear

      LOLOLOLOLOL

      Ask them to take the bits about killing people out of their holy books! LOL

    • Nic Peterson

      Then they could try living like they tell us to, and for the win, they could stop diddling kids. Yeah, right. Who the fuck am I kidding.

    • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

      There are a LOT of progressive and moderate churches speaking out about this, and issues like this.

      But even within a very progressive faith community, there are staunch gun advocates. One of the more shocking things I discovered when I joined just such a community.

      The difference in many ways is that a more liberal church/community will make space for a variety of opinions/POVs. The Joel Osteen churches and any old fundie church is very black and white. Guns good. Gays bad. Mistresses and hustlers to be neither seen nor heard….unless it’s under cover of darkness.

      • Devon Rodriguez
      • The_Wretched

        Still missing the LOUD part. That’s the key here.

        • David Walker

          Loud and CONSTANT. It’s no good to just come from the pulpit on the occasional Sunday morning. The Truly Religious come at us and come at sane people constantly. Our Christian allies (and we have them) understand, but they don’t understand that their drum beat needs to be at least as loud and just as constant as that of the scum.

          • killreligion

            They are allies that are also Christian. I don’t understand why only with religion it defines and owns your actions

            We don’t say those environmentalists are so fat friendly, or all those rotary people are so welcoming

            We are talking about people. The fact they have been brainwashed should t define every action they take. Religion defining us is part of the control.

          • killreligion

            Funny apple kids program gay to auto correct to fat. We just can’t escape old Freud.

      • Canadian Observer

        Just zoomin’ in to say, excellent Disqus name…

        • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

          Thanks!

          • Canadian Observer

            You’re welcome of course of course.

    • Rex

      Good luck.
      The same people that are anti-gay and anti-abortion are pro-gun and second amendment. These people are not the best at thinking for themselves or making an informed, impartial decision.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’m assuming that the religious people on the board go to less batshit religious centers. Though if they do go to batshit religious centers, I don’t know why they’re here.

        • David Walker

          I don’t know why they’re still there.

        • killreligion

          They are all crazy. Some do a better job managing the cognitive dissonance but if you believe in sky fairies there isn’t much splitting hairs that could matter

          Some think all the prior outreach to gays, just one example of many good deeds good people did while managing the dissonance is an example of religion being good while it’s just an example of people being good while in their sky fairy club

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      Conservative Christians are perfectly okay with kids being killed off.
      Fetuses, on the other hand…

    • Tulle Christensen

      There are religious people on this board? who knew

    • JWC

      With the kids Galvanized and showing the politicians up for the liars that they are maybe this is America’s chance to finally get it right

    • David Walker

      Clear differences can be drawn between the guns/rainbow cake crowd and progressive churches, but a couple of things get in the way. First of all, many of these churches do indeed protest fundamentalists’ ignorance and bullshit, but they don’t seem to have the passion that the haters do and certainly not the persistence. They still get out-shouted and will until they can clearly demonstrate what Christ taught and how that’s being ignored and even trampled by fundamentalists. Also, there was a group, NOLT, that was a website that was supposed to be a springboard for action against hate groups, but it became just a place where families and individuals posted videos of them saying they’re not all like that. I’m sure they were sincere, but it did nothing for us.

      The greater part, though, is a distrust of Christians simply because of the fundamentalists. Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Jim Bakker and the others whipped up a frenzy in hate and money by demonizing us. That couldn’t be ignored, but neither was the inability of the mainline churches to come to our defense. Instead, the had to ponder for years, decades whether we really were god’s children, worthy of love and understanding, or even human. It’s not difficult to write off Christian churches as the same as xns when the xns are deafening and the Christians just aren’t sure who we are. That’s when I gave up on Christianity, but I do admire Christians who actually try to be Christians.

      Trying to encourage a tolerance for Christianity is tough going here because of the inability to get behind us when we needed it. First the fundamentalist attacks and then the AIDS plague. A few churches did try to offer care and help, but that was more a congregational decision than a sect realization.

      Some of the main liners are still hesitant to embrace us. After an eternity of discrimination, of hate being thrown at us, as being used as a money-raising scheme, and having no one come to our side as the “Moral Majority” raped the nation’s religions, it’s kind of hard to come up with a pass when the mainstream sects can’t get it together to take a large, loud, AND CONTINUOUS stand against the haters. I have no more cheeks to turn and I don’t even see a reason to do that.

      • Back in the day (60s through the 80s) many churches and congregations were in the forefront for LGBT rights. Project H in Hartford, CT headed by the Episcopal Canon Jones, which later became the Committee for Sexual Minorities of Capitol Region Conference of Churches was instrumental in offering programs and support for gays and lesbians.(Gay Married Mens’ Group, A LGBT Youth Group, individual counseling (NOT CONVERSION THERAPY) and others. Even the Catholic church there provided chaplains to the Dignity group in the 80s. Many liberals and progressives began an exodus from mainline protestant and catholic churches leaving those congregations and denominations with a very right-leaning conservative base. The Catholic church was never the same after Razinger got his way. So now there seem to be more conservative (backward thinking) christian churches and few churches left that will come to our defense, let alone actively work to protect our rights and our lives. When I read the comments here I find most of us share the values that used to be associated with christian faith – a concern for the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the earth, and our neighbor. Not sure what that says about our disdain for christianity.

        • killreligion

          Those were never it’s values. Some people in religion have those good values but they would have them without religion. Religious leaders line their pockets using the good people as fronts for recruiting

          The RCC issue goes all the way back to Nero when it rose from the ashes of Rome curiously headed by the same patrician families that hoarded power. I wouldn’t give the contemporary princes like raztinger that credit. This particular cult is a very old family business that never held the values you cite at its core except as a recruiting and obfuscating tool

      • zhera

        Well said, David!

        • David Walker

          Thanks, zhera.

      • killreligion

        Or they could focus their energy secularly doing good things for society instead of creating the pr front the “bad” churches hide behind

        Unwittingly aiding the true intent of religion which is power and wealth. Emphasis on the unwitting part as in duped.

      • Richard, another Canuck

        Yes David, and that is the way it should be. No more cheeks to turn. They have lost their moral high ground through blatant hypocrisy. We are far more moral than the haters.
        Once Trump is gone, watch, there will be a backlash against the ‘moral majority’ our acceptance is mainstream now even if the govt is trying to turn back the clock.

    • Charlie 2001
      • Gigi

        That fact that I upvoted this doesn’t mean that I like its message.

    • Buford

      You’re asking for real, meaningful action from religious nutters who offered prayers in response to people being murdered while worshipping in their Texas church.

      Let that sink in. If those people were murdered while worshipping in their church, what good are more prayers supposed to do…!??! It’s insanity.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’m not asking help from fundajelicals. I know they’re creepy monsters who voted for a child predator judicial fuck-up con artist over a decent man in Alabama.

        I am instead challenging all the people who keep telling me that not all religious people are like that to put that into action. And if/when their religious center fails, I challenge them to rethink why they still belong to said center.

        • Buford

          I find it difficult (futile?) to segregate the two groups. Anyone who attends church alongside the fundy nutters and doesn’t call them hypocrites to their faces at every opportunity is just another one of those hypocrites.

    • John T

      Yeah right. How many Bible stories involve sacrificing innocents to appease a vengeful God? This is why Christians believe it is good and necessary to sacrifice hundreds of schoolchildren at the altar of Second Amendment Freedoms™. Christians worship instruments of war. Christianity is a death cult.

    • killreligion

      Can religion make money off the dead kids?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    I think I will post this on my refrigerator. Worthy to remember.
    >> There is a segment of this society that will shrug this off and send their thoughts and prayers but march for hours if they have to bake a rainbow wedding cake.” – Parkland student Cameron Kasky

    • Cackalaquiano

      I’m four times his age and not nearly as eloquent.

      • Nychta

        You’re not alone. I loved hearing him speak out.

  • Rex

    Young Americans are the only hope for this country. I certainly hope we don’t sink any lower and young men and women make a difference in turning this destructive path around and make America great again. Oh, wait, I think that phrase has been used, and abused.

  • Devon Rodriguez

    Articulate and REAL…

  • JWC

    I would hope Gov Scott and Sen Rubio listened to this and understand that the kids Kno know they are lying and that they have had enough and want change NOW

    • Hank

      NEITHER of them give a shit about anything other than the NRA and what the Rethuglicans want. I have watched their politics for 5 -6 years now. Skeletor is looking to run against Dem. Senator Nelson, who is up for Re-Election.

  • Boreal

    I think the sheer evil of the republican party has opened the eyes of many young people in spite of the both siderism in the press. They can see it and now if they vote, we can change things.

  • Leo

    I would’ve made the same points but not as well, quickly or articulately. Probably on some sort of debate team or should be. Good for him.

  • peterparker

    These kids get it because Parkland, Florida is just a 30 minute drive from Fort Lauderdale and its large GLBT population. Unfortunately, there are millions of other kids growing up in the middle of nowhere who will grow up to demonize gays and cling to their guns. I hope I’m wrong on this, but looking around at my own family tells me otherwise.

    • Ninja0980

      Indeed.
      We talk to teens in the red part of Florida and we’ll get a whole different story.

      • Tulle Christensen

        citation?

    • Jerry Kott

      or demonize themselves because they drank the Kool Aid that being LGBT is a source of shame.

    • Tulle Christensen

      No the gays live in Wilton Manors and Oakland Park

    • Tulle Christensen

      30 minutes? Has traffic gotten that much worse on the turnpike in the last 20 years?

    • Gretchen

      My eleven year old nephew came home from school upset recently. He had been bullied over a stupid hairstyle he wore because a girl asked him to wear it. He’s a cutie and looks like Clarke Kent with that little curl on his forehead. A bunch of immature boys called him gay. His response, Well, I’m not gay, but it’s not like that’s a bad thing like being a bully. Hope for the future.

  • A L Vee

    I like him.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    How are the Bernie bros handling the mueller indictments? I’m afraid to look. I sense much gnashing of teeth. It will end in 😭 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f1f56098a5594e3212182a4c5403d94a9abc62a75bf165624e022d1091487fe.jpg

    • Karl Dubhe

      The only Bernie Bros left are still posting from Russia.

      They’re among the indicted.

    • The_Wretched

      Actual Bernie supporters have moved on. The “bernie bros” are russian agony bots.

  • Mike Solo

    Preach on! I look forward to seeing what this young man can do with this momentum

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Most of these kids and a few million of their friends will be 18 in Nov.

    • Archipelagos

      Our best hope.

    • Hank

      The kids in Parkland, which is in Broward County is one of the Bluest Counties in the State of FL. Our Congressman is Ted Deutsch a Dem, who is quite Liberal in his politics. From the little, that I know of the area, it is an Upscale neighborhood, with parents, that are most likely well educated.

      • Rex

        Well educated is important when it comes to elections.

    • thatotherjean

      Even more of them will be 18 in 2020. Maybe we can finally get something done about guns.

  • Beto

    This kid is SO articulate and very thoughtful. Hope he can face his senator and governor and made them realize that in five years they will lost miserably in their politic careers.

  • Ninja0980

    Goes to what I said the other day.
    Republicans say rights for LGBT don’t exist under the Constitution because the founding fathers couldn’t have foreseen LGBT rights and the Constitution isn’t a living document.
    Yet we can’t touch the 2nd Amendment because the founding fathers could predict their muskets would evolve into guns that could fire hundreds of rounds in a matter of minutes.
    BULLSHIT!

  • Devon Rodriguez
  • I love the fact these teens are being given the chance to speak out.

    • Mike Solo

      Exactly, I’ve never seen this before, and it gives me hope

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You can’t compare dead kids to cakes.
    Being forced to make homocakes violates my freedumb!!

    -You just know that is being thought & said.

  • Bambino

    This kid is a bright spot out of a very tragic situation. Hope he continues to inspire and sustain the urgency in need of an action coming this November. This is about getting rid of politicians who willingly sacrificed the lives of children in exchange for money.

  • Jerry Kott

    I am stunned by his clarity and scope of this young man. This renews my lost faith that the future could be in good hands. They seem to know the difference between a reason and an excuse.

    I found this information that I believe is important to this discussion. The blind mantras of a good guy with a gun will stop a bad guy with a gun are being floated again.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/17/guns-self-defense-study_n_7608350.html

  • Hank

    I wrote this to my Senator Rubio, yesterday, on his web site.

    Dear Senator;

    Since Congress REFUSED to repass the laws to limit the sales of Semi-Automatic Weapons in 2004, the wholesale violence has gotten out of hand. In the words of President Regan, “Assault Rifles are NOT Firearms”.

    The use of “Mental Health” as a “Cover” for mass shooting and violence, is completely unacceptable, and no more realistic, than the term “Family Values”. (Whose “Family” and whose “Values”?) Especially, since you voted to eliminate the ACA with the possibility of having access to Mental Health Care and Mr. Trump overturned President Obama’s limitation of selling guns to those with Mental Illness.

    It must be the REMOVAL of these types of guns, large magazine clips, armor piercing bullets, bump stocks from the use by the common man. A man with a gun is NOT a “Well Regulated Militia”!!!

    So, Senator, I ask you: When did the Second Amendment OVERRIDE, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”??? The phrase gives three examples of the “unalienable rights” which the Declaration says have been given to ALL human beings and which governments are created to PROTECT! I want my Unalienable Rights back!

    After Pulse and Parkland, if you have ANY caring about your constituents in the State of Florida, then you will join ALL other Senators who want to Protect the citizens of this State and those of all other States, immediately!!!

    • Tulle Christensen

      Florida Senators are Rubio and Nelson

      • Hank

        Thanks, I erred in copying this. It went to Rubio on his website. Perhaps the shooters last name got me bolixed. I fixed the above.

        • Tulle Christensen

          The only thing you will get back from Rubio is asking for campaign donations.

          I know from experience

          • Hank

            I get letters back, with ALL the Rethuglican beliefs. He has yet to hit me for Money as I am a Registered Democrat. I DO get 3-5 emails/day from Bill Nelson who is up for re-election for his Dem. Senate Seat, most likely, against Gov. Skeletor.

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      Excellent! Just a note- the phrase “well regulated militia” in 18th century speak did not imply regulation or limitation. It meant well supplied, well stocked. I believe the Supreme Court has previously ruled that gun regulations are acceptable, and it is past time for congress to act. They will not as long as the R’s maintain their majorities in the House and Senate. David Jolly recently said out loud that people should vote the R’s out because of this issue, quite ironic as he voted right along with his party when he was in DC. One big question is how to break the NRA’s influence.

      • The_Wretched

        Bugger off. The original means of ‘well regulated’ meant a trained and led State militia. It was not a personal right. Scalia destroyed the original intent of that language in Heller. Just a note, my ass.

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          I believe what I wrote above should make it clear that I am in favor of restricting/controlling access to guns. You seem to think that I was arguing against gun regulations which I was not.

          Another common interpretation of “well regulated militia” is that founders were actually arguing against a standing army under full federal control, thus favoring an army of the people that was called up when needed and then disbanded after the job was done.

      • Hank

        While David Jolly, nowadays on MSNBC, has become a big surprise with his views, he is no different to me, than Joe Scarborough. A conservative Rethuglican Congressman from the Panhandle of FL, who post Herr Drumpf is now a “moderate”! /s

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          Absolutely!

      • Canadian Observer

        Infiltrate the organization and take it over. The tea things were able to do it with the Republican party itself, follow their example.

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          Interesting suggestion! I still think that this country has no hope until money is taken out of our system and all political campaigns are publicly funded. Then special interest groups would not be able to buy politicians. The problem is that in this age of “money is speech,” there would have to be a majority on the supreme court which would uphold campaign financing changes.

    • RemusL

      pedant warning – It should be “Reagan”, not “Regan”. Nonetheless, great letter!

  • The_Wretched

    He’s a high school junior?! Very impressive. And points to Anderson for having him on even knowing the teen was going to be political.

  • Rex

    Kid has a bright future ahead of him.
    Assuming he’s not gunned down first.

  • Jalapeño Business

    Bravo, young man, BRAVO! There’s hope for us yet. He’ll be voting in 2020 and so will his classmates.

  • Gigi

    Cameron Kasky is an amazing young man. I can’t believe he’s this young, shaken and grieving from the tragedy at his school, face-to-face with Anderson Cooper and yet he’s so thoughtful, well-spoken and composed. I’m a mess just sitting here typing this comment.

  • greenmanTN

    The kids are alright, or at least many of them. I really hope THIS will be the straw that broke the camel’s back so far as school shootings go. The reason it *might* is because of people like this young man and others like him at that school, who are ready willing and able to speak up and do it well.

    There’s an article in the New Yorker that postulates these kids are different because they grew up on social media, making video blogs etc, and they are not afraid of the camera and they are used to saying what they think and expect to be heard and listened to.

    • John T

      Young people have been using social media for quite a few years now, so I doubt that’s what sets apart the students from this week’s school shooting. These kids are affluent and white so they expect to be heard and listened to, and they’re more likely to be well educated. Since they’re young Floridians the Pulse Nightclub massacre is still fresh in their memories (even if the rest of the country forgot about it after a couple days of thoughts & prayers). They’ve had a year and a half to argue with their dumbass Republican relatives about gun control and rehearse in their minds what they would say to a TV reporter if this happened at their school.

  • Lindoro Almaviva
  • DisqusD37

    Children shall lead them.

    • AmeriCanadian

      I’m sure the frozen bitch’s mascara was smeared.

    • The_Wretched

      Scheduled outrage act is in her contract.

    • carrot festival

      Her shoes weren’t new.

    • JD

      Likely she is both furious and hurt–even if she expects no better from her husband. And, likely she feels less compelled to toe the line than her handlers want.

    • boobert

      Why can’t the press photograph the first lady?

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • Sashineb
  • safari
    • safari
      • Gustav2

        Fug, this is the “something” they are going to do,

    • yeah, sure, right, so the Director is responsible for everything that happens in a field office?

    • Boreal

      I’ll bet he talked with dumpster before doing this.

      • greenmanTN

        They’re going to exploit this as a way to get at Mueller if they can, appoint someone more in line with Trump.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Wait do we have a FBI director?

    • MikeBx2

      FBI Director? Resign immediately. Discuss gun Control? Too soon.

    • Bambino
    • thatotherjean

      You could see that one coming from miles away.

    • Dayglo

      The GOP must use any opportunity, including a school massacre, to discredit the FBI and protect their Dear Leader.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    That’s the voice that needs to be heard, that’s the passion that needs to be harnessed, that’s the rage that needs to never go away. This young man laid it out and I absolutely LOVED his clapback about rainbow cakes. Well done.

  • thatotherjean

    Thank you, Cameron. You couldn’t be more right. Help us vote ’em out in 2020.

  • Bambino
    • Treant

      All of them. Except maybe his own, but…well, what’s the payoff on sacrificing the second-born again?

      • edrex

        worked out pretty good for abraham, after all.

        • thatotherjean

          I’m inclined to think that was a test, and Abraham failed. He should have told God off and refused. After all, God never spoke to him again.

        • Treant

          “Can I get change for a ten-year-old?”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • safari
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Wait— what? That’s categorically the exact opposite of what the indictments concluded.

      • thatotherjean

        The Trump universe is. . .different.

    • Treant

      OK, did anybody have a predictive path of less than 1.0 on this event? Anybody? Anybody?

      Oh, thank you Oxologol, I see that in your Universe his heart stopped around 3 PM, but I meant quantum-similar Universes. See you for dinner with your Smismar this evening, though? Wonderful.

      • Tulle Christensen

        actually I think I did predict this a few threads back

        • Treant

          So your predictive path was 1.0 as well. 🙂

      • edrex

        have you been experimenting with your meds again?

        • Treant

          Twice.

          But I probably would have anyway.

    • Gustav2

      Only because this particular indictment wasn’t about that….

  • Treant

    He does have a point. Rainbow wedding cake…has it directly killed anybody we know of? I mean, cholesterol, sure, but…

    • Bambino

      Please, those hate bakers barely put any real butter in their cakes.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This week has given me a great deal of hope for the future. To hear all these very, rightly so, pissed off teens wanting action and telling the assholes to shove their “Thoughts & Prayers” where the sun don’t shine is heartwarming. They’ll be voting soon. The GOP base will be dying of old age soon. I have hope. I finally have hope.

  • MikeBx2
    • The_Wretched

      “I’m not a witch.”

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        OMNEG! Perfect!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      You know me, I can’t resist a rejoinder or two…I know, I’m bad for’ner…

      https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/964597634383130624

    • safari
    • The_Wretched

      “I did not have se collude with that woman, Monica the Ruski.”

    • Bambino

      Yet he willingly get peed on by the Russians.

    • canoebum

      Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was explicit in stating that there were no charges against US actors cooperating with the Russians IN THIS INDICTMENT. He said nothing about further indictments to come. The Orange Menace may claim “no collusion”, but there are other shoes to drop. This is just the beginning. You’ll get yours, you traitorous scumbag.

  • Robincho

    You GO, Cameron gurl!…

  • Halou

    Why can’t Cameron Kasky be the POTUS?

    • thatotherjean

      You have to be 35—but he would be an immeasurable advance over the idiot we have now. Maybe he’d like to go into politics when he gets out of college?

      • JCF

        Kasky 2040! [I should live so long… Correction, we ALL should.]

  • edrex

    dude. run for office someday. seriously, you have a future.

    • JCF

      Is he 18—now, or by November? The “future” may be NOW!

  • Joe

    Extraordinary young man!

  • kaydenpat

    Preach!! Nothing but the truth.

  • JCF
  • Sam_Handwich
  • Hank
  • boobert

    Leave it to Anderson to find a cute twink with brains !

  • Guest

    All the students and teachers I have seen interviewed are so articulate, and beautiful smart people. I get the feeling these kids are not going to let the Repugs get away with this, not this time. They may end up saving the rest of us. Don’t back down, young people, you will make the change.

  • clay

    Stay strong and kick ass, kid.

  • I defer to these young adults. They are articulating the horrors wrought by a lack of reasonable gun control laws in our country. Let them lead. My generation has obviously failed them and I’m happy to let them (and others like them) speak on this issue from now on.

    • motordog

      I so agree…but there’s nothing wrong with us grandpas and grandmas being at their back! Now, where’d I put my cane?

  • -M-

    Don’t forget to upvote the video on YouTube. Help this message trend and spread.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XExNsQZZZM

    • The_Wretched

      Good point, done.

  • Robert Adams

    We need a nationwide walk-out and strike by students and teachers from kindergarten to colleges.

  • BeaverTales

    The vast majority of the politicians of today are bought and sold pusillanimous cowards who only care what Wall Street thinks. I am hopeful that his generation will be better than ours.

  • Stuck_on_Earth

    GOP, 45 and company on the shootings —

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rO2HZKyazw

  • Dayglo

    If only I were that well spoken.

  • Bride of Trump

    That kid kicks ass. Impressive.

  • canoebum

    This young man is worthy of all our admiration, for his courage, for his conviction and his compassion.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    To all the so-called “pro-life” Evangelicals and Catholics who support the GOP and this Administration, I say go f#$k yourselves!

    • MDixon34

      Conservative only care about children until they leave the womb.

  • FAEN

    Pity this young man can’t run for office.

    • SteveInSRQ

      … at least not yet.

  • Tor

    Have we finally reached the tipping point?

  • Dunkerblinker

    A week from now you won’t hear a peep from the GOP or Trump will leak something to distract…same ole same ole

  • doninkansas

    One
    of my friends commented to me last night, that Americans were either
    too complacent or they were complicit about the role of guns and gun
    violence in our country. That otherwise we would be marching in the
    streets like the women’s movement has been doing. I think he is probably
    right.

  • NinoCiraulo

    They don’t have time for Gun legislation. They are too busy with Bathroom Bills to protect children from those icky homosexuals…

  • Ann Kah

    You tell’em, kid.

  • customartist

    Mass shootings will ONLY be stopped by voting out Republican Legislators

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    So the orlando blood bath of mostly gay and minority folk didnt light a fire down in FL?
    But this massacre possibly did?
    Sorry for being a downer