The Sensible Thing To Do

I consider myself to be a very sensible man. I behave sensibly, I talk sensibly, I dress sensibly. I even espouse a sensible, middle of the road ideology, which is a very sensible position to take in these days of extremity politics.

I was very happy with my sensible ways. But my girlfriend was not too keen over my sensible manner. She said that I was boring and that I needed to be more demonstrative. She said I was too accommodating and needed to show more gumption. She said I was detached and needed to take a stand for things that stirred my passions.

But being the sensible man that I am, I never let anything stir my passions. I don’t allow anything to bedevil my sensible, even keel ways.

So I did the only sensible thing a sensible, dispassionate man like me would do.8D963342-E474-4416-8ECF-7D755F412104 I shot her.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (sensible), Your Daily Word Prompt (ideology),  Word of the Day Challenge (keen), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (bedevil).

9 thoughts on “The Sensible Thing To Do

  1. Marleen April 11, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    The Violence Against Women Act was being voted on just over a week ago. (It has to be renewed from time to time, but I hadn’t known it was come due so to speak.) I’ll include an article from now and then one from an earlier timeframe.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-congress-house-violence-against-women-act-20190404-story.html

    {I am, below, quoting from the article above.}

    …..

    Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), the bill’s sponsor, said that changes were needed to the 2013 reauthorization of the law that would not have been possible by simply renewing the previous version. “If we had done that, then we wouldn’t have been able to expand where we needed to,” Bass said.

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    The House bill increases penalties for stalking a child and makes it a federal crime for a federal law enforcement officer to have sex while in the course of their official duties, regardless of whether it is consensual or not.

    House and Senate Republicans have concerns about a change that prohibits someone from owning or purchasing a gun if they are convicted of stalking or if they are subject to a restraining order filed by a person they are dating or have dated. There is currently a ban on gun possession or purchase when a restraining order is filed by a spouse, child or cohabitating partner.

    Stalking is a misdemeanor, and the National Rifle Assn. has said that prohibiting someone from purchasing a gun because of a misdemeanor conviction is too extreme. The gun-rights organization said it will be watching closely to see how lawmakers vote on the bill.

    Some Republicans have also raised concerns that the bill gives Native American tribes more criminal jurisdiction to handle domestic violence that occurs on their land.

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    When and if the bill will be considered in the Republican-controlled Senate is unclear.

    The Senate hasn’t taken up many of the half-dozen Democratic priorities passed by the House in the last three months, such as universal background checks for gun purchases. [That background check legislation is a separate bill.] …

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    • Marleen April 11, 2019 / 1:27 pm

      {Now I will be quoting a different, and older, article… which I quoted from about a week ago too.}
      ………..

      Th[e 2013 measure] ultimately passed the Senate by a 78-22 vote on 12 February 2013, was approved by the House six days later, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on 7 March 2013.

      The original Violence Against Women Act, enacted in 1994, provided $1.6 billion for the investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on persons convicted of violent crimes against women, and allowed women to pursue civil cases against attackers in cases that were not criminally prosecuted. The Act was reauthorized in 2000, 2005, and again in 2013, in the latter case after a long legislative battle with Republicans who took exception to some of its provisions:

      [which included Native Americans, immigrants, and more] ………..

      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/violence-against-women-act-vote/

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