Once again, my home state finds a way to outdo themselves in the gun insanity sweepstakes. Welcome to the jungle.
Over the past three or so decades, the party conventions have become predictable. Everyone knows who the presidential nominee is going to be, the platform has been hammered out well in advance, and even who the vice-presidential nominee is known. We know we’re going to see the usual speeches, the pro forma nominating speeches, long-winded statements about how great their state is before announcing their already-known delegate votes, and after several hours, the nominee will appear and give a (hopefully) inspirational acceptance speech. It’s not “gripping drama.” This year, the Republicans are having their convention in Tampa, Florida, and it turns out that something their state legislators did may make things rather more interesting than usual.
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