Quotes of the day

posted at 9:16 pm on January 18, 2013 by Allahpundit

Since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired in September 2004, murder and overall violent-crime rates have fallen. In 2003, the last full year before the law expired, the U.S. murder rate was 5.7 per 100,000 people, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report. By 2011, the murder rate fell to 4.7 per 100,000 people. One should also bear in mind that just 2.6% of all murders are committed using any type of rifle.

The large-capacity ammunition magazines used by some of these killers are also misunderstood. The common perception that so-called “assault weapons” can hold larger magazines than hunting rifles is simply wrong. Any gun that can hold a magazine can hold one of any size. That is true for handguns as well as rifles. A magazine, which is basically a metal box with a spring, is trivially easy to make and virtually impossible to stop criminals from obtaining. The 1994 legislation banned magazines holding more than 10 bullets yet had no effect on crime rates…

If we finally want to deal seriously with multiple-victim public shootings, it’s time that we acknowledge a common feature of these attacks: With just a single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms.

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Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned.

In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut. Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook…

Majorities of gun owners (81 percent), non-gun owners (58 percent), Democrats (58 percent), independents (72 percent) and Republicans (85 percent) say the people who do these kinds of things “will always find the guns” to commit violent acts.

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The NRA is already in the midst of a membership boom, as the actions taken by Obama — and, in particular, his executive orders — convince people that the threat of the government seizing guns or limiting gun ownership is real and, because it is, a counter-weight to that government is needed. (To be clear: Obama has never said anything that would suggest confiscation of guns is a possibility.)

According to NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanadam, the group has added 250,000 new members since gun control re-emerged in the national debate and added 400,000 more followers to its Facebook page (from 1.6 million to 2 million). Arulanadam wouldn’t disclose any information about the pace of donations to the NRA over that same time period, but it’s hard to imagine that hasn’t heavily increased as well…

The likelihood of a small-bore bill coupled with the near-certainty of record growth in membership and money are a sort of best-of-both-worlds scenario for the NRA.

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Even allowing for spikes in gun sales that follow every mass killing in the United States and attendant political debates about gun control, industry executives said the surge seems unprecedented

In some areas, a buyer walking into a gun store now will have to wait up to a year to buy a military-style assault weapon. The prices of available semiautomatics have doubled as buyers bid up the dwindling supply, and stocks of Glock handguns are also low…

Nationally, there were 2,783,765 background checks last month, an increase of 38 percent over November, according to FBI statistics. That is the single highest month since 1998, the year the FBI launched the program as a requirement of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. On Dec. 21, the FBI processed 177,170 background checks, a single-day record.

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One thing hasn’t changed: [Obama's] agenda includes mostly measures that will have little or no effect on the problems they are supposed to address. They are Potemkin remedies—presentable facades with empty space behind them.

This is something that supporters as well as opponents labor to conceal. Treating them as serious allows them both to posture for their own advantage…

The mistakes Obama is making are familiar ones: exploiting misconceptions about guns, exaggerating the value of symbolic actions and presuming that new laws will foil incorrigible lawbreakers. The assault weapons ban was irrelevant to fighting crime before, which is no reason it can’t be irrelevant again.

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As your Sheriff, I have taken an oath of office to support and uphold the Constitution of the United States, and to protect the people of Yavapai County. I take this oath seriously.

Now we have politicians that want to prevent millions of law abiding, honest Americans from owning certain firearms and magazines because of the mentally ill and violent criminal offenders.

I do not believe that extreme acts of violent criminal behavior should ever misguide a politician into enacting orders or laws that would take away Constitutional Rights and Liberties from law-abiding Americans.

As Sheriff, I refuse to participate or cooperate with any unconstitutional order that will infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights.

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On Monday, Texas State Rep. Steve Toth, who represents an area near Houston, announced he would file legislation “assisting the protection of the Second Amendment.”

Named the “Firearms Protection Act,” the bill would make “any federal law banning semi-automatic firearms or limiting the size of gun magazines unenforceable within the state’s boundaries” and most notably “anyone trying to enforce a federal gun ban could face felony charges under the proposal.”

“We can no longer depend on the Federal Government and this Administration to uphold a Constitution that they no longer believe in,” Toth said in a release. “The liberties of the People of Texas and the sovereignty of our State are too important to just let the Federal Government take them away.”

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Liberalism, where “thoughtful” legislation, unsubstantiated by empirical data, unfunded and unwanted by the majority of its law abiding, productive citizens, must be written in an effort to demonstrate “we did something”. (See Obamacare, War on Poverty, Dept of Ed.,Head Start, “Green” programs, Fannie Mae, Job Stimulus, etc).

hillsoftx on January 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

why is there always an auto playing video on the qotd¿

tom daschle concerned on January 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

If this was a QOTD about the fiscal goings on I would post this link: http://twitchy.com/2013/01/18/nobudgetnopay-hashtag-takes-off-among-republican-lawmakers/

So carry on.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM

…the c h i l d r e n !

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This is my rifle, this is my gun.

Good evening, everybody!

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM

“Our main agenda is to have all guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn’t matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.”~Sara Brady
Chairman, Handgun Control Inc, to Senator Howard Metzenbaum
The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Now, a lot has been written about the [L.A.] riots in the years since the unrest. But one thing that I’ve found interesting (and funny considering it’s “Kalifornia” that’s being talked about here) was the insatiable demand for firearms by many Los Angeles residents and other Californians that existed during and right after the riots.

Timothy Egan wrote in the New York Times back on May 14, 1992:

In the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, Californians are buying firearms at the highest rate since the state began keeping records 20 years ago, and other states are reporting similar surges in gun sales…..

During lunch hour one day this week, customers at B & B Sales in North Hollywood, the biggest gun store in Los Angeles, took numbers and waited in long lines to buy pistols, shotguns, semiautomatic rifles, anything with a lethal kick.

Throughout Los Angeles, people who had never wanted a gun are now anxious to buy one. David Penso, a 20-year-old janitor at a Thrifty Drug Store, recalled watching looters pillage a discount store while the police drove by. “The cops were there,” Mr. Penso said, “but they didn’t do anything. The only way people can be protected in Los Angeles is if they protect themselves with guns.”

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:26 PM

“We can no longer depend on the Federal Government and this Administration to uphold a Constitution that they no longer believe in,” Toth said in a release. “The liberties of the People of Texas and the sovereignty of our State are too important to just let the Federal Government take them away.”

…no wonder they always have those testicles swinging from the trailer hitches everywhere on the vehicles you see in Texas…we only have the one 7/8th or 1/2 inch ba11 everywhere else in the country!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Nearly twice as many voters say there would be less violent crime if more law-abiding Americans owned guns, than if guns were banned.

In addition, while American voters generally favor strengthening gun laws, 71 percent do not think tougher laws can stop shootings like the one last month in Newtown, Connecticut. Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook…

Majorities of gun owners (81 percent), non-gun owners (58 percent), Democrats (58 percent), independents (72 percent) and Republicans (85 percent) say the people who do these kinds of things “will always find the guns” to commit violent acts

…Shut up will ya!…the Politburo Press takes it’s own polls!…those… we’ll air… and publish!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

“Never do your foe a minor injury.”~Machiavelli

IOW, Go big or stay at home.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM

They want feel-good legislation. Its never gonna pass the senate, forget the house. If theres no new legislation, will Piers Morgan finally self-deport?

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

…Shut up will ya!…the Politburo Press takes it’s own polls!…those… we’ll air… and publish!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

And they’ll be reliable, such our HuffPo poll that shows that 98% of all college professors (who are known right-wingers) want to ban all guns!/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I am pointing my finger at you…
Oops..
My thumb just fell down..

Electrongod on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

2 words
Sickle Cell

tommy-t on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:27 PM

They hang ‘em big in OK too ya know! :-D

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I can reload my 45-70 shells with a $26.99 lee loader and a block of wood for a mallet.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

I bloody well hope so! Thing is the UK donesn’t want him back!!

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Minneapolis icy sidewalks – 1
Gophergirl – 0

I am one sore bruised girl and this time it has nothing to do with politics.

Can’t wait until I get my tax refund so I can finally get my own little piece of the 2nd Amendment.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

If we finally want to deal seriously with multiple-victim public shootings, it’s time that we acknowledge a common feature of these attacks: With just a single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms.

Good observation Allah. I like the way you phrased this.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM

This is a big bruhaha over nothing much…

0 is not only an empty suit, he is empty-headed too…

He got us all in a kerfuffle…

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:35 PM

That’s IF the law passes KOOAID2. It first has to get out of committee for a vote, straight onto the desk of despicable slimeball Texas House Speaker, Joe Strauss.

sanjuro on January 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

oh ouch GG!! Hope your tumble wasn’t too bad, no broken bones I hope!!

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Some 22 percent say new laws can prevent the next Sandy Hook…

The only law that can prevent the next…

Is the conversion of all Americans…and others here..

To convert to Julia-ism…

Electrongod on January 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

…Shut up will ya!…the Politburo Press takes it’s own polls!…those… we’ll air… and publish!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Educate them, Comrade.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

oh ouch GG!! Hope your tumble wasn’t too bad, no broken bones I hope!!

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Bent my toes completely backwards but luckily just sprained. I feel like I was in a car accident though – sore from head to toe.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

In 1984 Ronald Reagan declared the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day, which continued through the Bush years. Clinton and Obama have declined to issue proclamations.

Yes, Obama, let’s do it for the children.

In other news, 40th March for Life crowds could top Obama Inauguration.

This will be interesting.

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Minneapolis icy sidewalks – 1
Gophergirl – 0

I am one sore bruised girl and this time it has nothing to do with politics.

Can’t wait until I get my tax refund so I can finally get my own little piece of the 2nd Amendment.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

You’re gonna shoot the sidewalks of Minneapolis? They might frown on that. ;)

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Good evening Sir, yes Sir.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Obama better start smoking again. Without the nicotine fix, hes getting overly delusional.

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:38 PM

http://cap-n-ball.com/McC/index.htm

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Ouch. I’m glad you didn’t break anything.

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

A cheery Good Evening to one and all!! :-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Hey, Scrumpy!

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:40 PM

will Piers Morgan finally self-deportstruct?

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM

…I would like that better! .^.^. He’s doin’ it!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM

You’re gonna shoot the sidewalks of Minneapolis? They might frown on that. ;)

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

After my less than graceful fall this morning – I felt like doing more than shooting them.

Hey did Illinois beat Northwestern last night? I was so mad after the Gopher game I went to bed early.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Ouch. I’m glad you didn’t break anything.

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Thanks!

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

http://www.guns.com/

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

#ConservativeKidLetters was a hashtag on Twitter today. I saw this one:

Dear Pres: When you said “if they bring a knife to fight you bring a GUN” did you mean semi-auto or fully automatic?

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Keep your guns I want one of these.

RickB on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I had a couple of kerfuffles with Brown sugar cinnamon and they were delicious.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

@KOOLAID2 lol

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Hey did Illinois beat Northwestern last night? I was so mad after the Gopher game I went to bed early.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:41 PM

BWAHAHAHA! NO!

They lost by 14 at home. This is starting to look like a repeat of last year. Very depressing. -_-

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Hiya INC!! Lmao I wonder if 0 ever thinks before he opens his gob?

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

OT:

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a controversial Wisconsin law that restricts the power of public-sector unions, the passage of which sparked an unsuccessful effort to recall the state’s Republican Governor, Scott Walker.

By a 2-1 vote, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago found that the 2011 law is constitutional, rejecting claims that it violated the equal protection and First Amendment rights of union members.

It reversed part of a March 2012 ruling by U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison, Wisconsin.

Seven of Wisconsin’s largest public-sector unions, including the Wisconsin Education Association Council, had sued to overturn the law, known as Act 10.

“Wisconsin educators are extremely disappointed with the appeals court ruling,” the group’s president Mary Bell said in a statement. She called the law “a ploy to eliminate workers’ rights to have a voice through their union – political payback for citizens who didn’t endorse the governor.”

WEAC is reviewing the decision to determine its next steps, Bell said.

The law had been enacted by Wisconsin’s Republican-led legislature as part of an effort to close a multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.

It barred public sector workers, known as “general employees,” from collective bargaining on issues other than base wages, imposed tough recertification requirements and barred employers from automatically deducting union dues from paychecks.

A select group of “public safety employees” and their unions were not subject to these new requirements.

Writing for the 7th Circuit majority, Circuit Judge Joel Flaum said Conley correctly upheld the statute’s limits on collective bargaining.

But the 7th Circuit also reversed Conley’s decision to void provisions that provided for annual union recertification votes and which banned the automatic dues deductions.

GOVERNOR CALLS DECISION A TAXPAYER VICTORY

Flaum said Wisconsin had a rational basis to adopt Act 10, even if it may have favored particular political groups.

“As unfortunate as it may be, political favoritism is a frequent aspect of legislative action,” he wrote.

Circuit Judge David Hamilton dissented from the part of the decision on dues deductions.

In a statement, Walker called the decision a victory for state taxpayers, saying said Act 10 was needed to help Wisconsin close a $3.6 billion deficit without tax increases, mass layoffs of public sector employees and cuts to programs such as Medicaid.

visions on January 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Be this guy: http://twitpic.com/bw9in6

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM

RickB on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

For Rick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5MAg_yWsq8

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM

visions on January 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

YEAH that’s good news!

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

With his conceit I doubt he thinks that it’s necessary.

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

visions on January 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Good news. Thanks.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

They lost by 14 at home. This is starting to look like a repeat of last year. Very depressing. -_-

predator on January 18, 2013 at 9:43 PM

I can sympathize. We better not lose 3 in a row.

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Electrongod on January 18, 2013

…D U D E !…you almost made me pee me pants on the Krugman thread earlier!……………his doctor should call the police!
LOL!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Hi Scrumpy.

I’m giving free hot air balloon rides today. The safe landing surcharge is $179.00 but the plunge to earth option is no charge.

I want to be fair to my customers.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

visions on January 18, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Woo Hoo!! Nice very nice…

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Sign me up!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Hello Hot Gassers!

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

LOL!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

:)

Electrongod on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Sign me up!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

…oh OH!…not again!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

@gg Take good care of yourself. Sprains can be a pain. I sprained my ankle 40 days ago, and it still hasn’t healed up 100%. A slight niggle persists. And especially when the weather is chilly, it takes a looong time to heal.

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Greetings!

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

why is there always an auto playing video on the qotd¿

tom daschle concerned on January 18, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Firefox with adblock plus and noscript… haven’t seen an internet ad or an auto vid in years… and you’d be surprised how many cookies this site tries to install…

equanimous on January 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

gophergirl on January 18, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Ouch! Feel better soonest, GG. Glad you didn’t break anything.

PatriotGal2257 on January 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Be this guy: http://twitpic.com/bw9in6

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I like that.

Seen this?

http://twitchy.com/2013/01/18/newsweek-revels-in-obama-cultism-with-creepy-second-coming-inauguration-cover/

Drudge should do one of his famous side by side contrasts of those photos.

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Amazon is the place, I do warn though that they are a bit spicy, though I am quite sure that Scrumpy could attest that she has quite a bit more spicy stuff out there.

Scrapple is an acquired taste to be sure:) With them being natives, I am sure your time there was fairly enjoyable, and I know well that store, they have some similar down in Delmar as well. The slow turtle seems to be the county animal/mascot:)

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 7:41 PM

I will let here know and she is, we just need more so we can push her over the top:) She will be very appreciative.

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2013 at 9:50 PM

it’s the only way to keep him out of trouble ;-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Ok. I forgot to mention its BYOHA. Bring Your Own Hot Air.

But for you I’ll fill the balloon with phlogiston so we can float for hours while we do karaoke for our friends in the glade who are stuck on the ground,

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Hoplophobia

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Is there a news blackout on that hostage situation? It’s because the terrorists are probably the same ones from Benghazi that Obama failed to bring to justice, right?

Buddahpundit on January 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Firefox with adblock plus and noscript… haven’t seen an internet ad or an auto vid in years… and you’d be surprised how many cookies this site tries to install…

equanimous on January 18, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Thats what I have on my desktop PC, but I’m on my phone at work.

tom daschle concerned on January 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Oh I am sure she will do fantastic!!

As for the scrapple, first time I was in MD, Salisbury, my M-I-L cooked some, No.1 it smelled wonderful! No.2 oh it tastes amazing!!

I was hooked from the first bite…

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

The Economist ‏@TheEconomist

It is unlikely that Barack Obama’s proposed gun reforms will make it through Congress http://econ.st/10gMhqA
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Change we don’t believe in
Jan 17th 2013, 12:00
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http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2013/01/gun-control-0?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/guncontrol

canopfor on January 18, 2013 at 9:59 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Don’t forget the cage!! ;-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Thank you.

And, Thank you.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Weetings, erfwings!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Is there a news blackout on that hostage situation? It’s because the terrorists are probably the same ones from Benghazi that Obama failed to bring to justice, right?

Buddahpundit on January 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Hell, we still haven’t heard from the 30 people who got out of Benghazi. Where the hell are they?

predator on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Schadenfreude

I would like to take the opportunity to apologize to you for two things, I may be away this morning while you all are playing this evening there so I will take the time now. The first is respect for ones elders, the great Levon Helms reminded me while I was listening to him, that it is a must for that respect. You would ask why I would apologize, simple, I should not continue to shorten your nom de plume it is just disrespectful. The other is that I misunderstood yesterday when you were commenting to me, I in fact thought you were talking to me about my comment to Dante, not HAL, I also wrongly supposed that you had read the book, Molon Labe, which would have given you the inferences I was trying to make. It would seem trivial to some that I do this publicly, however in order to be a true man, one must value such things no matter how trivial they seem!

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I noticed that I wasn’t here the last few days and have been wondering what I was up to.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

TigerBlood UnLoads!

Patrick Dollard ‏@PatDollard

Charlie Sheen On His Indoor Shooting Range: ‘It Was Very Zen For Me’ http://is.gd/UpGECE #tcot #lnyhbt #gop #teaparty #resist44
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(CNSNews.com) – Actor and long-time Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen told CNN’s Piers Morgan that he once owned many guns and would use them at his own in-home shooting range, and that firing the weapons was “very Zen” for him.

He added that after a “domestic” issue, he had to get rid of his firearms and that he is not concerned because he has a “security team that is well-armed.”

On CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight on Jan. 17, host Piers Morgan asked Sheen, “Have you ever owned guns yourself?”

Sheen said, “I have, yeah, I was not a hunter but a target shooter [and] more of a weapons collector, with a lot of vintage stuff all through the years, various weaponry. And then I had a domestic [issue] and they took them all away and I haven’t got them back. I’m okay with it. I have a security team that’s pretty well-armed.”

Morgan: “Do you miss having guns around?”

Sheen: “I miss shooting. I had an underground range at my house. I’d go down there and spend hours. It was very Zen for me.(More…)

http://patdollard.com/2013/01/charlie-sheen-on-his-indoor-shooting-range-it-was-very-zen-for-me/

Via:
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https://twitter.com/PatDollard

canopfor on January 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Weetings, erfwings!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Step into my hot air ballon and become a skyling.(:

BYOHA.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Weetings, erfwings!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Klaatu Barada Nikto

predator on January 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Weetings, erfwings!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:01 PM

So, you figured out that Lubbock ain’t really part of earth.

cozmo on January 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

INC on January 18, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Newsweek has become competition for the National Inquirer.

Newsweek will lose.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

You weren’t? You sure?

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

cozmo on January 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Lubbock ain’t really part of the galaxy.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM

You were sleeping in the Glade under a huge Oak tree…

I watched over you ;-)

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Hello Twerp!

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

canopfor on January 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Second look at gun control.

davidk on January 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

(To be clear: Obama has never said anything that would suggest confiscation of guns is a possibility.)

So this person has heard every private conversation Obama has ever had? He must have Superman hearing.

VorDaj on January 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Was he wearing that kilt again? He has no shame!

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Hello Twerp!

KCB on January 18, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Hiya, Ken.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

So, you figured out that Lubbock ain’t really part of earth.

cozmo on January 18, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Lubbock/Roswell–connection? Someone call Brad Meltzer!

predator on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Lubbock ain’t really part of the galaxy.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Lubbock ain’t really part of reality.

Oh, I gotta’ new place for you to check out in your neighborhood.

cozmo on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

cozmo on January 18, 2013 at 10:07 PM

I’m afraid to ask.
Speak.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Bmore,

If you are out there, you were spot on about the hooch:) there are still some uh, shall we say spots producing, however you need a boat to get to them:) Funny you should use that song, it was my theme song when I was a teenager there, for obvious reasons:) It was also the reason I joined the military, well one of, because you know they drafted the white trash round there first anyway!

MarshFox on January 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Hiya Ken Twerp Canopfor Marshfox Sparky dk cozmo VD predator K2 INC
PG Tommy GG EG RickB tdc HOTx n visions… phew hope I didn’t leave anyone out!!

Welcome to the party!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zJWA3Vo6TU

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Party Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZtCZOiZ-cg

Scrumpy on January 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Wall St. pleased by the House pubs small-scale raise of debt ceiling. I’m sure that they leaned on our esteemed Reps.

tommy71 on January 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM

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