|The attacker was NOT "just a good old boy."|
15 people were hurt, 3 critically, before the maniac got a lesson ("rock, scissors, paper" style) that bullets beat hatchets. ISIS has subsequently claimed responsibility, and the attacker left a note claiming to be self-radicalized, along with a handmade ISIS flag.
We are again sadly reminded that - contrary to this administration's repeated claims - guns aren't to blame for acts of terror. In a pinch, an axe or a speeding truck will make a perfectly acceptable, and deadly, substitute for those with murder in mind...or in their appalling ideology.
BUT ON A BETTER NOTE...
Some of you may know that talented conservative cartoonist and all-around good guy Glenn Foden passed away unexpectedly a few months ago. If you don't recognize his name, you'll surely recognize his work:
Glenn left behind his wife and two daughters, one of whom has special needs. Glenn had hoped to arrange for her to get a service dog to help with all aspects of her life - but was unable to complete the task before fate intervened.
Glenn's wife posted a GoFundMe request to help find the money for the extensive training a service dog needs - and yesterday, I sent a special message to those on the Hope n' Change email list (you can sign up at the top left of this page) asking to help the family out. And you did!
Only hours later, the financial goal was met and topped (which is great - the family can definitely use every extra dollar)! Note that other websites and Facebook folks also shared the message - anyone who knew Glenn wanted to help - but Hope n' Change readers were particularly generous. It genuinely gave me goosebumps, made me misty, and left me humbled and honored to be part of this caring community we share here.
So now, I'd like you to meet Rosalee - a pup who is truly a prodigy, which is critical for the training and the important, loving job she'll be taking on...
She'll soon be learning a host of skills to help Glenn's daughter find more independence, safety, and comfort. Unlike Penny, the official dog of Hope n' Change, she will not be taught to fetch empty scotch bottles.
|Penny is also the official dog of the Energy Conservation movement.|