I actually wrote this piece to go up on the blog Tuesday but my off the cuff rant against "some people say" turned into a three-parter. So I moved it to Thursday, then Friday as posts centering around the GOP Debates and the departure of Jon Stewart from the Daily Show took precedence. So I moved it to Saturday and there it would stay, I promised myself.
When I first wrote this, Sen. Chuck Schumer was a good guy for stepping up to help his cousin Amy Schumer with new gun control measures in the wake of the tragic killing of two women at a showing of Amy's movie, Trainwreck.
Since yesterday (Friday), Chuck's name is "mud" after his announcement that would not support the Iran nuclear deal. Whatever one might think of that deal, Chuck's decision still seems like kind of a dick move.
OK, I'll see if I can explore this a bit more about this in Monday's post. But it means putting off what I've already written for Monday.
It's about ducks.
Saturday, August 8th
In recent months, I’ve really gotten into Amy Schumer. And by “into Amy Schumer”, I mean I really like her comedy.
I have not had an opportunity to see Trainwreck which is a shame because I hear it is hilarious, Amy’s great in it and it also features my good friend, Bill Hader.*
**Sorry. I'll go take my meds now.
Unfortunately, Trainwreck has found itself as a focal point in America’s ongoing tragedy of gun deaths. Several weeks ago at a showing of this movie in Louisiana, 2 women were killed and nearly a dozen more people were injured when a nut case with a mad on for women decided to take some out with his gun. A gun control advocate wrote an open letter directed to Amy Schumer’s attention, urging her to use her celebrity to push for stronger gun control in this country.
- Chuck Schumer: “This week I wrote a new piece of legislation to benefit the American people.”
- Amy Schumer: “This week I wrote 5 brand new jokes about my vagina!”
But all jokes aside, let this be the time that we finally say enough is enough. Let this be the time we can start winning back our freedom from fear and violence.
More so that ever, please, be good to one another.
|Amy Schumer showing David Letterman some |
leg on her last Late Show appearance.