Another Day, Another Shooting: A Politician’s Prayer | Street Jazz

Friday, February 16, 2018

Another Day, Another Shooting: A Politician’s Prayer

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Hello, Lord, it’s me again, Senator Booker Blish, and I’m here to say a prayer for the families of the folks gunned down in ________, and, it goes without saying, everyone in that lovely community, which was violated by an evil man with mental health issues today.

And yes, I know that I have voted against more money being spent on mental health facilities, so maybe you could add this to my prayer: please don’t let anyone remember it this week, especially in my district.

I also fervently pray that the American people will not choose this particular time to politicize this emotional issue, and realize that it is too soon to talk about any sort of gun legislation. Really, way too soon. Honest.

As an addendum to that little part of my prayer, can you use your Heavenly influence and prevent the talking heads at CNN, MSNBC or really, you know, any of the news outlets anywhere in the world from mentioning just how much money has come my way from the NRA? And making any sort of unfair comparison between those donations and my voting record?

And in keeping with my prayer for a peaceful nation, might it be possible for the snowflakes who read too many newspapers and keep track of my voting record to skip my next town meeting, and maybe all go see the new Star Wars movie instead?

Well, I guess that’s all, Lord. I know you have a lot to deal with right now, what with all the prayers you must be getting tonight, and stopping the next evil person with obvious mental health issues from killing innocent folks.

Oh, before I go: I haven’t had a chance to mention it before, but it looks like I might actually have a primary challenger this year. If you could whisper in the ear of the good folk at the NRA and tell them that money doesn’t go as far as it used to, well, I’d appreciate it.

I like to think we’re all on the same team.

I guess that’s all for today. I’ll check in again the next time an evil, mentally ill person person does this again. Say, in about a week or so?



Today’s Choir

Senator Blish’s prayer was recited while listening to a Catherine Reed CD.


Quote of the Day

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury. - E.H. Chapin


Sign up for the Daily Update email


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Richard Drake

  • UAMS: With socks on my mind

    I’ve had The Procedure twice now at Little Rock’s UAMS, and oddly, instead of thinking about my health, I find my mind occasionally drifting to the subject of socks.
    • Jul 12, 2018
  • In appreciation of film reviews: Film and the written word

    I was telling Tracy about films coming to the base theater when I was a kid, and I suddenly remembered that - especially if you were stationed in a non-English speaking country - pretty much the only movie previews we saw were the ones shown at the theater.
    • Jul 9, 2018
  • Bear Trap Territory: Why I can’t quite go above six on the pain chart

    Though my prognosis doesn’t seem as dire as it did a few months ago, there are still occasional days when I feel like death warmed over - hence the fact that I am not as diehard in my writing as I should be.
    • Jul 2, 2018
  • More »

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation