May 28th, 2022
Federal and state investigators are on the ground in Uvalde and will eventually provide comprehensive and detailed reports of all the events leading up to and during the massacre.
In the initial days, DPS Chief McGraw provided a presser and a minute-by-minute timeline of the critical events.
At this moment in time, there are many rumors and lots of speculation, but a few things are sealed in history.
One is that there are currently five official versions of what happened.
Secondly, we know with certainty that there are 19 dead fourth-graders and two teachers. We also know that two days later, one teacher’s husband died of a heart attack.
Another is that on May 27, 2022, Texas Senator John Cornyn expressed his gratitude to law enforcement officers and their ‘enduring courage’, whom he referenced as enduring a ‘harrowing experience’. Cornyn made those comments, after the release of this timeline which indicates that 80 minutes elapsed between the first notification to 911 and to entry into the classroom.
LEO were in the building for 77 minutes while children and teachers died. LEO were in the hallway for 77 minutes while children and teachers called 911 and called out to police begging for help.
LEO did NOTHING. Okay, that isn’t fair. They talked a lot. They conferred. They met. They consulted. They did not breach the room. They did not breach the room when a (now dead) teacher told 911 that there were still 8 or 9 students still alive.
There are lots of videos and stories with lots to still to teach us, but these are facts that we know, just days after the event.
People of color peacefully protested police brutality, and white folks were horrified they were taking a knee.
White folks decried the racism Barack Obama caused, by being black. Those are the same folks that carried assault weapons to demand the opening of beauty salons. Those are same folks that carried torches in North Carolina.
If I was black, today, in America, I doubt if I would leave my house, and not because of the virus. It takes some courage for people of color to even leave their home, in 2022, for God's sake.
We celebrate MLK, but we do not, as a nation follow his message. As a 65 year-old woman, learning that racism is just as rampant as it has ever been, I understand the burning of Minnesota. I understand that no change happens until the oppressor understands the level of anger of the oppressed. I applaud MLK, and fully understand the need for Malcolm X.
Greg Abbott is killing us
Once upon a time, Greg Abbott was a rational and reasonable civil trial judge. Then the perfect storm. An insurrection happened and his lackey Ken Paxton was there to egg it on. Then, after grifting millions from gas companies in our separated energy grid, the grid failed in February. More than 100 people died, but Abbott got richer.
trumpers got to him, his AG and his Lt. were out of control and so he joined them. Not only did he release all mandates, he mandated that local government and schools and companies were forbidden to install any covid precautions.
Yep. Local control - his party's mantra just disappeared. That rational and reasonable judge has devolved into a lackey of the former guy. We need electable candidates for governor, because this is a critical crossroads.
The American Catholic Church is hypocritical. The US Bishops are blistering to censure President Joe Biden, and publicly deny him the Sacraments. They are furious that he does not oppose abortion, in compliance with the law of the land, so are planning to deny him, a fully-devout practicing Catholic, the Sacraments.
The former guy, on the other hand, had the full support of the Bishops - not the Pope - but the Bishops. That sleazy, selfish, greedy, traitorous excuse for a human being, had their full support.
They are going to keep up this sinful charade, and end up with all their coffers being taxed. Their actions are purely political and purely partisan. If that doesn't get a scolding from Rome, then Rome is not paying attention.
These Bishops shuffled pedophile priests around the country, and continued to offer the Sacraments. A United States Catholic President? Nope. That's the kind of stuff that had Jesus tossing tables in the tabernacle. Bunch of hypocrites.
It rarely happens, but the powers in Austin got it right today. Remember earlier this month, when the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council told social workers it was okey-dokey to ignore LGBTQ and disabled clients?
Well, the community backlash was too hot to handle, and the Board retracted their action by a unanimous vote. Make no mistake, they knew what they were doing earlier, and it was deliberate. They perceived these groups as low-hanging fruit, that would not have the power to fight back. They were wrong. Every time they are wrong, they need to be corrected. Loudly.