Sing us a song of the century
That’s louder than bombs and eternity
The era of static and contraband
That’s leading us into the promised land
Tell us a story that’s by candlelight
Waging a war and losing the fight
They’re playing the song of the century
of panic and promise and prosperity
Tell me a story into that goodnight
Sing us a song for me …

Green Day, “Song of the Century

So when I hear the fake outrage from people holding themselves out as superior Patriots, while railing against our president and our country, all I can think is: you liar, how dare you? You fake, you phony. You liar.

Lisa Longo in quite possibly the best thing written all year.

How one Sandy Hook father’s testimony puts gun control in perspective

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Neil Heslin, as many parents and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary school did that evening, went home to an empty house without their child. Theirs was not and will never be a safe and happy ending. Exposed to and victimized by an unspeakable and nearly unimaginable horror, they will never see their child’s next birthday, or hear them laugh or run or play. They will never realize the relief that comes over a parent when the word comes that the child is going to be fine.

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