Quotes of the day

posted at 9:51 pm on January 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama is trying an end run around the NRA — rallying groups as varied as churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club to build support for new gun regulations…

During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws, said the Rev. Michael McBride, a participant in the meeting and a community organizer for the PICO Network, an alliance of faith-based organizations…

“He knows that it’s going to be a tough road to come up with the legislative package that would make everyone feel happy,” McBride said. “So he was appealing to our strength and our unique call as moral and faith leaders to help emphasize in our own faith traditions the importance of not only legislation but changing the culture of violence in our country.”

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Improvements in background checks would be the easiest to pass in Congress if the proposed changes don’t get gummed up with more controversial elements like the much maligned assault weapons ban. Background checks have been identified by gun control advocates as the best way to curb gun violence. Forty percent of gun sales take place at private gun shows where no background checks are required, and 19 states don’t send names to the national database that identifies people who are legally prohibited from owning guns–drug abusers, convicted felons, people with restraining orders on them, etc.

Even so, lawmakers are also focusing on assault weapons, ammunition, video games, and mental health issues. Democrats have yet to tip their hand on how they will proceed: Either to insist on a big package that could be shot down by opponents or offer individual slices of the package, which may doom some ideas but bolster others. Democratic lawmakers and aides have said they want to make sure their response to the Newton, Conn., massacre and other gun crimes is wide-reaching, encompassing mental health and violent imagery in the media as well as gun restrictions. But they also want to be pragmatic.

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., sits on a House Democratic task force on guns. He told National Journal that he would prefer to deal with background checks first, since it has the broadest support, and tackle other issues after that. “There’s evidence that in certain states where they tightend their background checks, they dramatically reduced the gun crimes. That would be the fastest way to make an impact,” he said.

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Vice-President Joe Biden’s gun panel is set to report to President Barack Obama next Tuesday. The common view is that any legislation that is at all controversial would have a difficult time getting passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Now, Biden has raised the possibility of getting gun control measures by executive order.

My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it’s what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a “totalitarian” action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors…

Past history suggests that the president can’t wait around until he gets a Congress that is willing to cooperate. After the Columbine shooting in 1999, Americans’ support for stricter gun laws jumped by 5-10pt. After a year or two, the spike had abated and appetite for stricter gun laws continued its slow decline to the minority position it held just before Newtown.

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Today, the most vociferous defenders of gun rights tend to be white, rural males who oppose any regulation. But theirs was once the ardently held position of radical African Americans. Notably, in the 1960s, Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton toted guns wherever they went to make a point: Blacks needed guns to protect themselves in a country that wasn’t quite ready to enforce civil rights.

In one remarkable incident in May 1967, as recounted in The Atlantic by UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, 24 men and six women, all armed, ascended the California capitol steps, read a proclamation about gun rights and proceeded inside — with their guns, which was legal at the time.

Needless to say, conservatives, including then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, were suddenly very, very interested in gun control. That afternoon, Reagan told reporters there was “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

The degree of one’s allegiance to principle apparently depends mainly on who is holding the gun.

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The idea that the government can regulate or ban its way into a world where there are no tragedies, no premature deaths, is quite simply ridiculous. But that is precisely the assumption behind phrases like “if only one life is saved, it’s worth it.”

Which brings us to the dangerous part. Pay attention to what Biden is saying. The important thing is for government to act, not for the government to act wisely.

And that’s the real problem with this kind of rhetoric. Not only does it establish a ridiculously low standard for what justifies government action — indeed, action itself becomes its own justification — but it also sets the expectation that the government is there to prevent bad things from happening.

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Add to this one consequence of President Obama’s intransigence on a debt solution: His other priorities are in limbo. Mr. Biden will announce his recommendations next week, just as Congress prepares to tackle the debt ceiling. At what point will Democrats have the spare bandwidth to address gun control? Also open to question is whether the White House intends to spend its political capital on that perilous subject, rather than on presidential priorities like immigration reform.

The White House is playing its usual fuzzy double-game. Does it intend to stick to mental-health recommendations and slough off on Congress any gun decisions? Or does it intend to embrace gun control in its liberal remake of the country? Was the leak that the Biden task force is debating big gun restrictions a signal of a fight to come? Or was it a deliberate head fake—to make smaller proposals look more reasonable? No one has a clue.

Whatever the White House intends, it is already in a tough position. The task-force leak, combined with Mr. Biden’s tantalizing suggestion of a gun-related executive order, has seriously raised expectations. Anything less than the dismantling of the Second Amendment will earn Mr. Obama a lambasting from his left.

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Via the Examiner.

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Via Newsbusters.

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Yeah he can try…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Since when has O acted wisely eh?

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Just another gun control thread :-(

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

….expectations. Anything less than the dismantling of the Second Amendment will earn Mr. Obama a lambasting from his left.

Who let the dogs out!

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Will lurk for a spell…holler if you need me!

I’ll be sippin’ camel meal tea in the Glade down by the lake ;-)

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Sure. Jack up taxes. Grab all the guns. Why not a prime-time how-to on the proper way to eat a dog, live from the oval office.

There is going to be a tipping point for these jokers.

I hope.

trigon on January 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

…is Joe looking up at God?…instead of looking at god in that picture? Racist!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Reading poetry and playing tunes!!

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

One if by land..

Two if by sea…

Electrongod on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Anything less than the dismantling of the Second Amendment will earn Mr. Obama a lambasting from his left.

A lambasting from the left? Crazy talk.

The left will simply blame the thuggish Republicans.

Curtiss on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Good evening good folk!!

*Lurking*

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Good evening good folk!!

*Lurking*

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

:)

Electrongod on January 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Here is a beautiful sweet song to start the mood off right for the evenings chit chat!! ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py1jSJoK9m0

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Good evening good folk!!

*Lurking*

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 9:56 PM

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Yeah, right … lurking . . . . . . . .

Based on your “quintuple-Bishop”, I’d say that’s all you’ve been doing.

Oops, sorry … where are my manners … Good evening, Scrumpy !

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

In one remarkable incident in May 1967, as recounted in The Atlantic by UCLA law professor Adam Winkler, 24 men and six women, all armed, ascended the California capitol steps, read a proclamation about gun rights and proceeded inside — with their guns, which was legal at the time.

Needless to say, conservatives, including then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, were suddenly very, very interested in gun control. That afternoon, Reagan told reporters there was “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.”

So the (1/2) black Hussein should ban guns for whites today because once upon a time, a white Reagan said something in response to armed black terrorists?
I thought this issue was about safety of children and all that cr@p……

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

The degree of one’s allegiance to principle apparently depends mainly on who is holding the gun.

Nah…

In 2008 and 2010, the United States Supreme Court handed down two of the most significant Second Amendment cases in the history of the country. In District of Columbia v Heller, et al, the plaintiffs were:

1. Ms Shelly Parker, an African-American woman, who did everything she could to keep her home safe. She owned a dog. She called D.C. police when she suspected illegal activity on her block. She installed a security camera on her front window. Her crime-fighting efforts made an impression. One night, Parker found her car window smashed and saw rocks scattered around the vehicle. She felt it was retaliation for her vigilance. “That really disturbed me to my core,” recalled Parker, who said she often received verbal taunts while walking her malamute, Barney, near her home on the northeastern edge of Capitol Hill.

She was fearful and exasperated so she asked a police officer for some advice as to what to do. He told her: “Get a gun.”

Heller v District of Columbia was originally entitled: Parker vs. the District of Columbia.

2. Tracey Ambeau Hanson, an African-American woman employed by the USDA, who attempted to register her handgun and was denied because – and I kid you not – it was the wrong colour.

3. Thomas G Palmer, an openly gay man, who once successfully used a handgun to avoid becoming a gay-bashing statistic before he moved to Washington, DC.

4. Gillian St. Lawrence, a single, white female, who spent 2 years plowing through DC’s bureaucratic red tape in order to register a shotgun for self-defence only to be told that it must be kept in a non-operative condition when in the home.

5. George Lyon, a white attorney, who was recruited by Tracey Ambeau Hanson and funded the lawsuit for the rest of the plaintiffs.

6. Mr Dick Heller, a white, licenced special police officer for the District of Columbia and union member. For his job, Heller carried a gun in federal office buildings, but was not allowed to have one in his home for self-defence even though the city has one of the highest crime rates in the country.

Heller had unsuccessfully sought the NRA’s help with a lawsuit to overturn the gun ban after learning of the plight of fellow D.C. resident Adrian Plesha, who was convicted, sentenced to probation, and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service for shooting and wounding a man who was burglarising his home in 1997. The burglar ADMITTED his crime.

In McDonald v. Chicago, 561 US 3025, (2010), the plaintiff was Otis McDonald. He had been a sharecropper and honourably served his country in the 1960s as a member of the United States Army. He is also an African-American.

In 2010, Mr McDonald was a 76 year-old retired maintenance engineer living in the same house in the Morgan Park neighbourhood in Chicago that he had purchased in 1971. Over the decades, he watched his neighbourhood where working-class African-Americans had carved out their little piece of the American Dream deteriorate dramatically. Instead of neat homes and small businesses, Morgan Park had been taken over by gangs and drug dealers. Buildings were abandoned. Homes that had once seen intact black families sitting down to dinner together had become crack houses. Bullets and needles were more likely to be found on the street than balls and bats.

McDonald’s lawn was regularly littered with refuse and his home and garage had been broken into a combined five times. The most recent robbery was committed by a man that Mr McDonald recognised from the neighbourhood. An experienced hunter, he legally owned shotguns, but believed them too unwieldy in the event of a robbery. So, to defend his family and home, he wanted to purchase a handgun, but because of Chicago’s ban on handgun registrations after 1982, which required all handguns in the city to be registered, he was prevented from doing so. As a result, in 2008, he joined three other Chicago residents in filing a lawsuit which became McDonald v. Chicago.

Thus, two of the most seminal Second Amendment cases in American history were brought by African-Americans and they were cheered on enthusiastically by white, rural males.

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I still can’t believe Obama/Biden got reelected. Good Lord, what were people thinking?

*shaking my head*

Fallon on January 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Forty percent of gun sales take place at private gun shows where no background checks are required,

40 percent of sales may be private, but most sales at gun shows are done through normal dealers and the sales require a background check. What the so called “Gun Show Loophole” opponents are trying to do is to make all private sales go through dealers. Dealers at gun shows still have to run background checks, there are some private sales at some gun shows, but these fall under the same regulations that cover private sales anywhere else in the state.

Fredlike on January 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

“Like the millions of law abiding gun owners in America, I am a peace loving person. I own firearms so that I can defend myself and my family, should that need arise. While I sincerely hope that I am never in the position of having to fire a gun in self defense, I rest easier at night knowing that I could stop an armed robber, racist attacker, terrorist, or home invader if the need arose. I also rest easier knowing that my wife could stop a rapist or murderer, rather than becoming a victim. The simple fact is that gun control laws don’t stop criminals from getting guns, and instead only disarm the law abiding citizens, making them easier targets for the criminals. Nor is it justifiable to deprive law abiding citizens of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self defense, just because criminals misuse guns, just as criminals misuse other tools…Given those facts, I would encourage my fellow law abiding citizens who do not yet own a gun to do the following: go shooting for the first time, choose the proper gun for self defense, purchase that gun, store the gun in a responsible manner, and become proficient at safely using that gun. Next, join the NRA to protect your right to have a gun for self defense. Doing so may save your life one day, and can also benefit society as a whole.”

- Otis McDonald, Patriot, veteran, former sharecropper, retired maintenance engineer, AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN

Resist We Much on January 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

This compilation of songs is for Annoylittletwerp…

I know you are going thru a rough time hon, I hope these songs will cheer you :-)…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SquuW7V45A

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM

SQUIRREL !!!

Public upset about increase in Social Security with..

SQUIRREL !!!

Federal Reserve hintint at ending QE by..

SQUIRREL !!!

4th quarter GDP estimates reduced by..

SQUIRREL !!!
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We’ll see if the GOPe has the combined brains of a cockroach if they can slap down the SQUIRREL !!! nonsense and highlight what the SCOAMF and his ilk want to distract everyone from discussing.

No, I am not very hopeful.

As for all the fevered “gun control” proposals (especially required background checks/more taxes on private sales), bring them on progressives … you have NO IDEA of the sh1t storm it will bring down upon you.

Heck, some of you might make it to Canada.

PolAgnostic on January 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Scrumpy is very spritely this evening.

H/t:

1. My memory banks.
2. Jackie, from whom I stole the word spritely.
3. Scrumpy, for being that.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Fallon on January 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I can’t believe it either. (:

I try not to think about it because it makes me I’ll.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

“He knows that it’s going to be a tough road to come up with the legislative package that would make everyone feel happy,” McBride said. “So he was appealing to our strength and our unique call as moral and faith leaders to help emphasize in our own faith traditions the importance of not only legislation but changing the culture of violence in our country.”

ah just shut up, you tool.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Thank you and thanks also to Jackie!!

I spend the best time here…

It is enlightening and I always learn somthing new!!

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

…is Joe looking up at God?…instead of looking at god in that picture? Racist!

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Nope, looking for the lightning bolt from the sky. Even he knows what they are doing is deserving of the wrath of God descending upon them. He’s just not sure how far they can go before it happens.

AZfederalist on January 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

The common view is that any legislation that is at all controversial would have a difficult time getting passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

I know this is a serious Liberty threatening subject, but I had to LOL at that statement.

bluefox on January 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Forty percent of gun sales take place at private gun shows where no background checks are required,

Allahpundit

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40 percent of sales may be private, but most sales at gun shows are done through normal dealers and the sales require a background check. What the so called “Gun Show Loophole” opponents are trying to do is to make all private sales go through dealers. Dealers at gun shows still have to run background checks, there are some private sales at some gun shows, but these fall under the same regulations that cover private sales anywhere else in the state.

Fredlike on January 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

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Thanks, Fred’. It seems a good number of our pro-Second Amendment friends don’t understand that completely (yet).

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Finally a Friday Night Gun Thread.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

“He knows that it’s going to be a tough road to come up with the legislative package that would make everyone feel happy,” McBride said. “So he was appealing to our strength and our unique call as moral and faith leaders to help emphasize in our own faith traditions the importance of not only legislation but changing the culture of violence in our country.”

ah just shut up, you tool.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM

What? Has Obama become anti-abortion? Does he want ministers to back him up as he starts trying to end violence against babies?

INC on January 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM

The WH et al just luv running their mouths and scaring up votes.

I hope all their confabulations just fall by the wayside…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM

This compilation of songs is for Annoylittletwerp

I know you are going thru a rough time hon, I hope these songs will cheer you :-)…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SquuW7V45A

Scrumpy
on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 PM

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I wanna get her a compilation of Animaniac cartoons . . . . .

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it’s what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a “totalitarian” action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors…

Gosh. I’m surprised that Allah wrote this. Didn’t know he felt this way.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

So the jihady who runs guns for foreign drug cartels and alqaeda as well as moozie-bros,
suddenly is concerned about gun violence ?

burrata on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

INC on January 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM</blockquote

McBride's gotta be a Congregationalist. They're one of those whose "faith traditions" emphasizes the importance of "legislation".

The Pharisees had nothing on these guys.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Sorry Bish,, Scrumpy has booted you from your throne, with authority.

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I like this quote from the commenters:

…perfect…they made their beds now let them lie in it..they arent real journalists anyway. Real journalists protect people from Government…these assclowns have selected Government over We the People…they are Soviet block propagandists at best. Surely traitors…If I see them starving in the gutter, the only thing I’ll give them is my ur*ne. Rot in hell.

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

that would make everyone feel happy

That’s my goal in life.

davidk on January 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

No no no!! I save them for Bishop!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Why would the media be “rattled” at layoffs at the NYT..? Heh

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

…why am I getting a sense of joy?

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The Pharisees had nothing on these guys.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

:)

INC on January 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Abortions kill more innocents each year than do guns, so let’s start there.

And, while we’re at it, I wonder if anyone has deigned to publish the addresses, telephone numbers, and personal information of the various doctors and nurses and assistants engaged in the abortion industry. If it’s okay do so for lawful gun owners, why not?

TXUS on January 11, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Hi Whirligig Czar.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Look at it this way.Confiscation is a job creator for big government.It would take a couple of million workers on the government payroll to go door to door to get the guns.Turnover would be high because the death rate would be astronomical.With the media’s help they could claim unemployment is down.

docflash on January 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

That was fav as well…LOL.
Politico failed to explain why “media” was rattled…?

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Later on tonight Dire and Cher will sing us a song. I’m working on the acoustics.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

…why am I getting a sense of joy?

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM

I can’t keep from laughing…

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Someone remind me again why the progressives are hellbent desperate to spend every penny they can, kamikaze style, while simultaniously trying to disarm us?

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Someone remind me again why the progressives are hellbent desperate to spend every penny they can, kamikaze style, while simultaniously trying to disarm us?

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Liberalism is a mental disorder.

GhoulAid on January 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

TXUS on January 11, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Good point.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

We need a cross bow ban ASAP!

abobo on January 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Gonna keep us down and put us in the poor house! Dontcha know that umemployment adds valuable money to the economy?! lol

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

That was fav as well…LOL.
Politico failed to explain why “media” was rattled…?

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Feel good story of the day. I guess being a member of the regime propaganda arm isn’t as profitable as they were hoping. They deserve a strong downturn and long unemployment. I say this as someone who survived the defense downturn that they engineered in the nineties. Karma and well deserved.

AZfederalist on January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws

Are these the same religious leaders that they are forcing the HHS mandate on? They want them to help convince their congregations to help them infringe on the 2nd amendment? While they themselves have passed an Unconstitutional so called health care law?

Amazing and interesting too. I don’t recall the religious leaders being asked for help on Obamacare/Tax Increases and the other multitude of bills passed. When has the taxpayer ever been asked for any input? None, as far as I can recall.

bluefox on January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Evening SparkPlug. You’dve been proud of me. I was able to load a semi pornographic vid by mistake.I really didn’t know that’s what it was. No I’m not naive. It was an honest goof.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

the unemployment check…doh!

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

A lot of people have it.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Later on tonight Dire and Cher will sing us a song. I’m working on the acoustics.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Be sure to install a pitch corrector should Cher start yodeling….

There’s nothing quite like her “Love after love” to get my skin crawling, my breakfast kicking into reverse and my tires screeching away from any dollar store which still plays that abomination.

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Isn’t it wrong of churches to talk politics because they are a non profit entity?

Is Biden asking them to break the law perchance?

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Clearly the answer is to make murder illegal, since so many people are committing murders.

/guy who said guam would tip over

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Very funny lol…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Do VP’s have to get regular med exams? Say,, one that had two anuerysms removed from the base of his brain?

Might not be a bad idea.

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The notion that all efforts to remove risk must be undertaken and our Bill of Rights be damned proves every warning our founders handed down to us.

If Joe Biden hates freedom so much there’s always any number of far less free nations he could apply to for citizenship but here we prefer the freedom those who came before meant for us to enjoy.

Mitigating risk means a government small enough Americans can organize protection for schools.

Speakup on January 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Hey sure, honest goof? You can’t get away with that one.

Only I can get away with that excuse because I make goof ups all the time just so people believe me.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

We need a cross bow ban ASAP!

abobo on January 11, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Patience, abobo, Patience.

Cleombrotus on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Why would the media be “rattled” at layoffs at the NYT..? Heh

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM
.

…why am I getting a sense of joy?

KOOLAID2 on January 11, 2013 at 10:24 PM

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I can’t keep from laughing…

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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It doesn’t mean much, until MoDo is no longer on the payroll.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You bought this big government America. The bill is coming due.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I even asked Allah on the thread to delete it for me. I didn’t want to bother him with an email.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:52 PM

viking01 on January 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Or if she puts on one of her skanky outfits. I’ll run away too. That vid with her g string thingy was nasty. Yuck.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM

During one session with a dozen religious leaders on Wednesday, Biden made a specific request to those gathered to preach to their congregations about the importance of enacting stronger gun control laws

Seriously??!! Sick and infuriating.

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Shoot

KCB on January 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM

It doesn’t mean much, until MoDo is no longer on the payroll.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 10:50 PM

We can only wait and hope!

d1carter on January 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I love the smell of MSM layoffs in the morning.

I hope the NYT does a belly flop right into a latrine.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Ed Rendell: “The good thing about Newtown is that it was so horrific that it will galvanize our side” Burn in Hell, Ed Rendell.

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM

President Barack Obama is trying an end run around the NRA — rallying groups as varied as churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club to build support for new gun regulations…

churches, medical organizations, retailers and the Rotary Club

Tread Lightly Mr. Government man.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Later on tonight Dire and Cher will sing us a song. I’m working on the acoustics.

SparkPlug on January 11, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Oooohh … I hope it’s this one.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM

“changing the culture of violence in our country.”

Fine,….you don’t need my guns to do that. If I had any guns.

Bmore on January 11, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Someone remind me again why the progressives are hellbent desperate to spend every penny they can, kamikaze style, while simultaniously trying to disarm us?

wolly4321
on January 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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Liberalism is a mental disorder.

GhoulAid on January 11, 2013 at 10:33 PM

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( s i g h )

Because running the country financially into the ground, and disarming the general population aids and abets the Progressive’s #1 ultimate goal.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Ed Rendell: “The good thing about Newtown is that it was so horrific that it will galvanize our side” Burn in Hell, Ed Rendell.

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM

He’s infinitly beyond jerk status.

I would so love it if he was not ever associated in any way with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He’s developing into a bigger embarrassment than Snarlin’ Arlen Specter, and that’s saying something. The problem is that none of the 49 other states would want him.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it’s what you want to do

Love the way these piss-ant limey, bad breath, rotten teeth, brits want a say in our constitution. Pull the plug on that island of socialists.

Texyank on January 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

He’s infinitly beyond jerk status.

Infinitely.

Cripes.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Do VP’s have to get regular med exams? Say,, one that had two anuerysms removed from the base of his brain?

Might not be a bad idea.

wolly4321 on January 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I think they should and a mental evaluation also. Then those records need to be put in the National Data Base so we get to see them!! Oh, drug tests also!

bluefox on January 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Texyank on January 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I am with you on that!! I am a brit, and I hate the man,vicerally.

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

But that is precisely the assumption behind phrases like “if only one life is saved, it’s worth it.”

Obviously we must reduce speed limits to 10mph as that would save thousands of lives a year, including hundreds of children.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Well, it’s like the filibuster and the nuclear option: EOs are setting dangerous precedence for when the Republicans take charge.

John the Libertarian on January 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Ed Rendell: “The good thing about Newtown is that it was so horrific that it will galvanize our side” Burn in Hell, Ed Rendell.

Jackalope on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 PM

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He’s infinitly beyond jerk status.

I would so love it if he was not ever associated in any way with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He’s developing into a bigger embarrassment than Snarlin’ Arlen Specter, and that’s saying something. The problem is that none of the 49 other states would want him.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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I am still of the mind that it was “orchestrated”. But until more facts are made public, it can’t be proven.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Most of the culture of violence is in inner cities among a certain demogrpahic group that, of course, is never to be mentioned.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Most of the culture of violence is in inner cities among a certain demogrpahic group that, of course, is never to be mentioned.

VorDaj on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Usually the code words “flash mob” or “urban youths” are used which always gives it away.

TxAnn56 on January 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I also have heard that over the airwaves, that it was orchestrated…

Took it with a pinch of salt tho…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

The problem is that none of the 49 56 other states would want him.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Those other 7 states must have slipped your mind.

TxAnn56 on January 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

I am beginning to suspect the same, even as the concept is too horrible to contemplate. If it somehow happens that it was “orchestrated,” it would give a whole new meaning to the words “heinous crime.”

But to Stalinists, it’s SOP.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I am still of the mind that it was “orchestrated”. But until more facts are made public, it can’t be proven.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

wha?? can you elaborate on that?

can_con on January 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

TxAnn56 on January 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Darn! Thanks for the reminder. It’s late and I’m too tired to think clearly.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:24 PM

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Think Fast n Furious!! who would have thought that would happen?

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM

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I also have heard that over the airwaves, that it was orchestrated…

Took it with a pinch of salt tho…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

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Attempts on my part to get a time-line on the Mother contacting the state for help, are coming up “dry”.

I believe that to be the best place to start, however.

listens2glenn on January 11, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Texyank on January 11, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I am with you on that!! I am a brit, and I hate the man,vicerally.

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I’m married to a brit. She feels the same.

Texyank on January 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Exactly. No one thought anything like Fast & Furious would happen. Deliberately.

PatriotGal2257 on January 11, 2013 at 11:28 PM

what about the second guy? I saw video of a second man on the ground surrounded by cops…not a word since…

Scrumpy on January 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

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