Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on December 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental healthcare, and by lighting 26 candles to commemorate the victims.

“We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer,” the president said in his weekly address. “We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds.”…

Frustrated on the legislative front, the administration began taking executive actions aimed at preventing gun violence. Steps have included making it easier for federal agencies to share information about people with a history of mental illness who should be prevented from buying a gun.

State legislatures have been more aggressive in enacting gun control legislation, but some of those measures have faced a backlash.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that Democrats will continue to push for new restrictions on gun ownership, in a floor speech he delivered just one day before the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., shooting that left 26 dead.

“Last December I promised the families a meaningful conversation about how to change America’s culture of violence,” Reid said. “I want everyone within the sound of my voice to know that the conversation is not over.

“The American people will prevail on this issue.”

Reid did not lay out a specific timetable for action in the Senate, but said 85 percent of Americans agree on limiting gun availability to people with criminal backgrounds or with a mental illness.

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Gun-control activists have largely given up on Congress, which did not pass background-check legislation after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last December that killed 20 children and six adults. The groups are shifting their resources to a handful of states such as Colorado, where they have hired political operatives to try to build permanent gun-control movements…

Groups run by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and other gun-control advocates intend to spend more than $25 million in 2014, most of it in the states, said officials with knowledge of the plans, which have not been previously reported. Their strategy is to pressure state legislatures and pursue ballot initiatives for stricter gun laws, as well as to defend or attack politicians in next fall’s campaigns based on their gun votes, the officials said…

In addition to Colorado, the Center for American Progress is convening strategy summits with representatives of the major gun-control groups in Georgia, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington state and Wisconsin. The sessions include tutorials for gun violence victims and other local activists on how to tell emotional stories to lawmakers and in the news media.

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According to a poll by CNN and ORC International, opposition to gun control has risen 23 percent since January. As a result, a majority of Americans no longer support gun control.

Released on December 4th, the poll shows that 50 percent of Americans oppose more gun control. This is up from 27 percent in January.

49 percent Americans still support gun control to one degree or another, but this number down from a high of 55 percent in January as well.

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Support for stricter gun-control measures has dropped to its lowest level since last year’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll…

The NBC/WSJ poll also shows a predictable partisan split when it comes to gun control. Seventy-six percent of Democrats say they back stricter gun laws, versus just 28 percent of Republicans who do.

Additionally, the survey finds that the National Rifle Association is more popular than outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is one of the nation’s most prominent (and deep-pocketed) gun-control advocates.

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Gun control coverage was profuse in the days and weeks after the shooting. With Democratic political leaders declaring that “we can’t tolerate this anymore” and that “we are not doing enough to protect our citizens,” the debate over guns took center stage. This is a frequent pattern after mass shootings, as the media’s intense interest in such a dramatic event leads to a spike in coverage.

But, as typically happens, the media’s attention eventually waned after the “issue attention cycle.” After several weeks of a deluge of coverage — fueled in part by the president’s issuing of 23 gun-related executive actions — journalists turned to newer stories, including the fiscal cliff and the ongoing budget debates. Gun control returned to the headlines in April, when a Senate bill that would have expanded background checks generated a flurry of coverage. But the story essentially died once the legislation did…

None of this means that gun-control advocates will have an easier time at the state level. Indeed, many recent efforts have been thwarted, in part because of vigorous lobbying campaigns by gun rights groups. But it may be that media attention will be easier to sustain in states where the prospects for policy action are brighter than in Washington.

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Spitzer thinks it’s unlikely there will be more action in the states in 2014. “I think we’ve probably seen a crest tide of gun measures in 2013,” he says. “There are likely to be far fewer measures in 2014, partly because in states like New York and Colorado and Connecticut, they’ve done what they wanted to do.

“Secondly, I think both Republicans and Democrats, by and large, would rather the gun issue would go away, especially in 2014,” he says. “For the Democrats, there’s the major hassle factor as was illustrated by the two races in Colorado. For the Republicans, they don’t want to be tarred as extremist gun nuts. Neither party really wants to latch on to this issue.”

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Why, even after Newtown, are gun rights on the ascendant? The starting place is violent crime rates. The push for national gun control began in earnest in the late 1960s, an era of sharply rising murder and assault rates, especially in large cities. Violence increased markedly for three decades, through 1993, providing gun skeptics with a plausible basis to argue that limiting access to firearms might help address the scourge. In December 1993, 70 percent of Americans supported stricter gun control, according to pollsters at CNN (TWX). Then, beginning in 1994, for reasons that still perplex criminologists, violent crime began to decrease, falling roughly 50 percent over the past two decades. In CNN’s most recent poll, published on Dec. 4, 49 percent of respondents supported stricter gun control, down six percentage points since January…

Apart from politics, dispassionate observers must question the simplistic liberal slogan that more guns equals more crime. The U.S. has seen a two-decade period during which private gun ownership has continued to soar (some 300 million firearms are now in civilian hands), while crime has diminished.

Newtown, and Aurora before it, were not ordinary instances of violent crime. Mass shootings by deranged young men present a special case, one painfully disconnected from the gun control proposals these atrocities inspire. Mass murderers prepare meticulously and usually acquire their weapons legally. Comprehensive background checks make sense for whatever good they might do at the margin, but they wouldn’t have stopped Newtown gunman Adam Lanza, who armed himself from his mother’s legal, if negligently maintained, home arsenal.

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Earlier this month Slate launched an effort to categorize the gun deaths in our system. That effort verified the source of the discrepancy: suicides. We’ve missed nearly all gun-related suicides, because our information is based on media reports, and the media typically avoid reporting on suicides.

Our interactive reflects the picture the media paints of gun violence in America: One in which guns mostly kill homicide victims, with the occasional accidental death thrown in. But that’s immensely different than the reality of gun violence. In reality, two out of three gun deaths are suicides, not the one out of 10 our interactive suggests…

The gun control debate in America often centers on homicide. But if the phrase “gun violence in America” brings to your mind pictures of mall shootings and school massacres and gang warfare, please remember the uncounted, unreported victims of guns in this country.

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To wish to prevent another Sandy Hook is an admirable and human instinct. But to chase placebos? That is infinitely less commendable. Typically, when government inaction is the complaint, it is beneficial to eschew emotion in favor of a couple of hard questions. The first is “What is it that you want the state to do?”; the second, “How would the state’s doing this affect the problem?” In this case, the “what” was the Toomey-Manchin bill, which would have forced all the states to run background checks on all private transfers and sales of firearms. And the answer to “What would it have done?”: Nothing.

As a few of the more honest advocates of gun control acknowledged at the time, it is just about possible to argue with a straight face that universal background checks could help to prevent or diminish the general rate of gun crime. But it is certainly not possible to claim that they would prevent or even diminish the number of mass shootings. In fact, to argue that such a requirement would have done anything whatsoever to stop recent massacres isn’t just wrong — it’s deeply dishonest. Those who have been chastising Congress for not reacting to massacres by passing legislation that has nothing to do with massacres should be ashamed of themselves…

In the Huffington Post on Wednesday, Sam Stein and Sam Wilkes complained rather predictably that “progress on gun control seemed inevitable after Sandy Hook, but apparently that was wrong.” Given their preferences, I’d ask them the same thing as I would the president: What sort of “progress” is passing a law that has nothing to do with the problem you’re trying to solve? The answer is none at all. In truth, the Left’s knee-jerk reaction to gun violence represents quite the opposite of forward thinking, based as it is on fear, superstition, and good old-fashioned ignorance. However nicely they package their schemes, an informed, reasonable, and free people should adamantly resist the instincts of men who sound the old cry, “Do something, anything!” — even, and perhaps especially, if the event that led them there was unspeakably, unutterably, unthinkably grim.

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I didn’t think snark was proper here but, I see it was already provided in the quotes.

Whatever.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:03 PM

Hello?

KCB on December 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain? what lessons have we learned? what will it take for us as a nation to put away our preoccupation with owning killing machines and join the rest of the modern world?

thoughts to ponder…

I’m off to a holiday party, g’nite y’all

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Then, beginning in 1994, for reasons that still perplex criminologists, violent crime began to decrease, falling roughly 50 percent over the past two decades.

Dang, I should get some of those federal grants. Violent crime started to fall because more states allowed the law abiding to arm themselves.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:09 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain?
nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

What an idiotic question.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Why exactly does Nutpolitan’s “Homeland Security” need a billion rounds of ammo?

In case the peons tire of the TSA groping or in case the peasants are revolting?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain?
nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

What were you expecting them to die for… nutjob?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

On further pondering, the entire post was idiotic at best.

At least the stupid troll admitted it was a hit-n-run this time.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

I’m remembering how Adam Lanza’s rampage was blamed on his supposedly having Asperger’s.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

The sessions include tutorials for gun violence victims and other local activists on how to tell emotional stories to lawmakers and in the news media.

You know if C4AP is giving instructions on how to go out and become a victim of gun violence, they deserved to be sued.

While that is sarcasm, would you actually put such tactics beyond that Soros outfit?

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Why exactly does Nutpolitan’s “Homeland Security” need a billion rounds of ammo?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:10 PM

According to a firearms instructor I know they are really lousy shots and need that much ammo for practice.

They are horrible gun owners in general. Don’t know safety procedures or even basic care and cleaning of firearms.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:14 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I’m stickin’ with it being your fault.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

At least the stupid troll admitted it was a hit-n-run this time.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Going out in its car, perhaps… and cars kill more people per year than guns do.

But don’t try to give it statistics and logic as all it understands is hyperbole and emotionalism.

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

(T)he Center for American Progress is convening strategy summits… The sessions include tutorials for gun violence victims and other local activists on how to tell emotional stories to lawmakers and in the news media.

Why do average Americans keep falling for this manipulative crap?

Fallon on December 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

All it understands is what its master tells it.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Fallon on December 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Laziness

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

I heart you too.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

with all the corporate bucks sponsoring Podesta’s group CAP I wonder how much these trolls actually get paid?

I mean the kid in the basement waiting for his mom’s pizza is soooo old. These guys probably have a nice upper east side apartment where tehy can hover of the RSS feeds and twitter to selectively hit and run…making a comfortable living. Thanks to ATT and all the sponsors that conservatives can only dream about

r keller on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain? what lessons have we learned? what will it take for us as a nation to put away our preoccupation with owning killing machines and join the rest of the modern world?

thoughts to ponder…

I’m off to a holiday party, g’nite y’all

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

All I know is that if a few of the people near the front where the shooter came in had a gun they could have stopped him.

Too bad you left. I’d ask you if these things ever happen in areas where concealed carry is allowed.

Oh well.

kim roy on December 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

All it understands is what its master tells it.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:17 PM

You have to figure it is getting paid by one of the Soros groups.

They purchase in quantity, not for quality. And it shows.

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I’m off to a holiday party,

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

what a load of crap

Fred

jrsrigmvr on December 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Going out in its car, perhaps… and cars kill more people per year than guns do.

But don’t try to give it statistics and logic as all it understands is hyperbole and emotionalism.

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:15 PM

that’s absurd logic

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain? what lessons have we learned? what will it take for us as a nation to put away our preoccupation with owning killing machines and join the rest of the modern world?

thoughts to ponder…

I’m off to a holiday party, g’nite y’all

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

“But to hell with it all–let’s party!”

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

r keller on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Nope, these losers do it for free.

They have to show up and protest in front of cameras to get paid.

Except for 0bamaphone woman. She was too stupid to fill out the sign in sheet.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Reid: “The American people will prevail on this issue.”

No, Harry, the Constitution will prevail on this issue.

Stop being a ghoul, selectively using anniversaries of gun deaths to push an agenda.

The Ft. Hood and Navy Yard shootings did not have an anniversary commemoration.

onlineanalyst on December 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I knew nonpartisan was lying…again.

If he is here, he is lying.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Local IAM leaders dig in: No Boeing 777X vote

Anybody want an airplane factory in their city? Looks like we’re losing one.

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:24 PM

NP-I hope you choke on your cocktail weenie.
Now GTFO.

bazil9 on December 14, 2013 at 8:24 PM

I heart you too.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Just so you know, I am going to defriend you. I hate getting an email every time you update.

Of course, I have to remember how to find my page and sign in before I can do that. So, it might be a while.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

Machines don’t really have a purpose do they?

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:27 PM

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

When will Democrats take responsibility for the dreadful state of mental health facilities and legislation? Making nearly all people with serious mental health issues an ‘outpatient’ is working out so very well. You can add Lanza’s name to the list with Loughner and Holmes. All with deep seated emotional and psychological problems, all known to have these issues, all ‘outpatients’ or going completely without care. Why? Progressive legislation limiting the ability for states to institutionalize these people and get them the treatment they so desperately, and obviously, needed, and shutting down treatment facilities.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Atheist Blogger Leah Libresco Converted to Theism by Morality

I’ve heard some explanations that try to bake morality into the natural world by reaching for evolutionary psychology. They argue that moral dispositions are evolutionarily triumphant over selfishness, or they talk about group selection, or something else. Usually, these proposed solutions radically misunderstand a) evolution b) moral philosophy or c) both. I didn’t think the answer was there.

http://www.apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=12&article=1638&topic=296

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

that’s absurd logic

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

So are shooting deaths when done in peace-time that are not self-defense.

Use of arms in peace time against one’s fellow man is a misapplication of civil arms. Unfortunately many of those are done for purposes of suicide, but so are many one-car accidents.

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:27 PM

What a silly question(s). You know darn good and well the answer is never (to all of them).

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Enjoy that party… and give your car keys to the host and call a taxi… lest you become a ‘misapplication’.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

I heart you too.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Just so you know, I am going to defriend you. I hate getting an email every time you update.

Of course, I have to remember how to find my page and sign in before I can do that. So, it might be a while.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2-VGDF4y18

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

NP-I hope you choke on your cocktail weenie.
Now GTFO.

bazil9 on December 14, 2013 at 8:24 PM

More likely a Vy-eena sorsage (Vienna sausage).

It’s unlikely it was invited to anything…..

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:25 PM

*grin*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Excellent post. Richard Dawkins and his ‘selfish gene’ hardest hit.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Good evening, Cozmo. :)

Indeed. But causing them the mental anguish of facing the truth, even for the merest nanosecond before their partisanship moves to blot it out, is reward enough.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

So, disco night it is.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:21 PM

The purpose of my guns, or the ones I had before that boating accident, is not to kill, only their misapplication results in death.

Or the misapplication of my rights by another person.

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Breaking News: Nelson Mandela still dead. No sign yet of resurrection.

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Hi ken. Your bow tie is crooked.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

However nicely they package their schemes, an informed, reasonable, and free people should adamantly resist the instincts of men who sound the old cry, “Do something, anything!”

The most dangerous impulse in a free society. Bar none.

Missy on December 14, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Obysmal recently met with mayors, probably all Dems, to talk about problems in America’s cities. Commie-symp DeBlasio is beside himself with excitement. You can be sure that discussion of making cities gun-free zones was part of the agenda. The irony is that those cities are probably already gun-free zones, making them ripe for outlaws to thrive.

http://politicker.com/2013/12/bill-de-blasio-walks-away-from-white-house-meeting-with-sweeping-national-hopes/

In re to Newtown, Adam Lanze broke plenty of laws. The state of CT already handicapped the mother from seeking help with Lanza’s mental-health issues.

On another related topic, Trayvon Martin’s parents are writing a book. I suppose it will be a fantasy fiction genre. It certainly won’t be one on good parenting since they didn’t realize he was missing until two days after his death.

onlineanalyst on December 14, 2013 at 8:37 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Sad but true!

Even worse is that you can’t tell the difference between the poor quality free rhetoric from the poor quality paid-for stuff. You would think the Left would have learned that throwing a bunch of money at tired arguments and rhetoric doesn’t make them any better.

‘misapplication’, heh.

And drunks merely misapply alcohol, so that should be banned, too! Oh, wait, we tried that and got an entrenched and strengthened criminal class… but speak to them of unintended consequences and it is dumb looks.

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

The purpose of your firearm should be to send a projectile downrange (very fast) and hit the target you aimed for. Nothing more, nothing less.

My firearms rule number one, before I lost all mine in a freak boating accident too.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

The word you were grasping for is ‘use’. One cannot ‘apply’ a car, so ‘misapplication’ is impossible. Your error in word choice was driven by your desire to use a longer word to express your thoughts in order to appear educated and informed. Unfortunately, for you, this strategy backfired.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

You know if C4AP is giving instructions on how to go out and become a victim of gun violence, they deserved to be sued.

While that is sarcasm, would you actually put such tactics beyond that Soros outfit?

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 8:13 PM

You are probably aware that C4AP founder, John Podesta, is joining the WH staff. It’s apparently time to gin up more “progress.”

onlineanalyst on December 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

There is a partial full moon tonight.

Also Axe enjoys answering your Zima questions. Test his knowledge.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

So, disco night it is.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Alabama 3 – U Don’t Dans 2 Tekno Anymore

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I almost ran over a squirrel while applying my car.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:33 PM

You saw what davidk started.

Go find some.

Never knew that was a white chick singing that.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

The Kennedys sure know how to use cars as weapons……

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

cars are a necessity for society to function…their purpose is NOT to kill, only misapplication results in death

Machines don’t really have a purpose do they?

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:27 PM

The conundrum of evolution: How can organism which evolved randomly and by chance produce anything that has purpose?

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

All are invited to Kens Tupperware party. He bought a new bow tie for the occasion.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Sorry, Coz. Under most circumstances, I’d rather chew barbed wire than listen to disco. You guys will have to carry on without me. I still shudder every time I think of Clapton releasing “I Shot The Sheriff”.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

… and as boats, too.

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

nonpartisan

Which model you sportin’ tonight, Valerie?
The “Oprah” or the “Halle”? Be careful, kinda windy tonight.

teacherman on December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

To hell with Harry Reid, on many levels, but he needs to read the Constitution, 2nd amendment thereof. It’s written in plain English, not legislativepravdagobbledegookprogressive-speak, so he may need an interpreter.

But head’s up! “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED” should be clear to all sane peeps.

Who is John Galt on December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Why do average Americans keep falling for this manipulative crap?

Fallon on December 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Ignorance…blissful ignorance.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

If allowed to stand, Obamacare will kill far more people in its first year than guns have killed people in the last 10 years.

TXUS on December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Quasi O/T Did any of you read this WSJ interview with Keith Richards on the creation of the Stones’ “Street Fighting Man”?
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303497804579238550068715652?mod=trending_now_1

Good stuff.

onlineanalyst on December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Thanks, Funkytown made me throw up in my mouth a little.

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Chicken
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Hmmm…Chicken…Dixie…Oh SNAP!

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:48 PM

TXUS on December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

True. ObamaCare is causing human suffering and death.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Little me own this album(I was 9 or 10)

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

…not to mention Barky’s Iran policy could make Hiroshima look like a field day.

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Shakedown Street

Sticking with the disco theme

Murphy9 on December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Browne.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

That explains much…And this?

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

OT: Heisman Trophy about to be awarded. While I’d personally like to see Johnny win it again, I think AJ deserves it. 36 wins and only 3 losses, with 2 in a row National Championships, and the hottest GF that any football player has ever had. Go AJ!!!

TXUS on December 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Lolz. Ok for that you get one chipmunk song, unless you wrasle with coz. I know you can pin him easily and give him a rug burn too.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

That the troll only thinks of murder as the primary use of a firearm speaks volumes for his mental state.

CurtZHP on December 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Why do average Americans keep falling for this manipulative crap?

Fallon on December 14, 2013 at 8:16 PM

The prospect of getting something for nothing.

Lenin did it. Adolf did it. So did Mussolini, Tojo, Pol Pot, Mao See Dung, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel, Peanut Carter, Mugabe, Bubba Clintoon, OOogo Chavez and Barky.

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

ALL of your monies belong to us

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Yep. He is the death preznit. His lies are lethal.

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Who is John Galt on December 14, 2013 at 8:45 PM

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/14/widow-faces-eviction-in-fla-city-for-living-off-the-grid/

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:55 PM

It’s disco night. Why is Scrumpy doing the macarena?

SparkPlug on December 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Atheist Blogger Leah Libresco Converted to Theism by Morality
davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Where Were You – Ghost Ship

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 8:51 PM

No-but I’ll cop to liking this song.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Then we should slap their mothers for not teaching them that:

“There is no such thing as a free lunch.”

…and…

“You can’t cheat an honest man.”

The LEFT and fascists everywhere learned these lessons well.

“Never give a sucker and even break.”

…and…

“Never try to wise up a chump.”

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Gee… I was waiting for O to point out how we are doing more to take care of ourselves by the increase in gun registrations in Newtown and the increase in the number of school admins/teachers carrying guns in school.

KenInIL on December 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

That’s okay.

I like this one better than the original.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 9:01 PM

I prefer TV themes.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Atheist Blogger Leah Libresco Converted to Theism by Morality
davidk on December 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Where Were You – Ghost Ship

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Dude.

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

UFC on Fox.

Man,, these guys beat the snot outta each other.

wolly4321 on December 14, 2013 at 9:04 PM

Cruise.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:05 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Heh, eye candy and ear candy.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

LABELLE – Lady Marmalade

kcewa on December 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Tom Selleck turned SIXTY EIGHT in march.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

the question remains…did those kids die in vain? what lessons have we learned? what will it take for us as a nation to put away our preoccupation with owning killing machines and join the rest of the modern world?

thoughts to ponder…

I’m off to a holiday party, g’nite y’all

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

lol — dude thinks those are “thoughts.”

Axe on December 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

So, anyway. It’s Saturday night. Who’s naked?

Axe on December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Still a good looking man.
I have an uncle that resembles him.

bazil9 on December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I’d rather have DUCK than BUCK.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Axe on December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

If you have to ask…

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

“The American people will prevail on this issue.”

They already have, you SENILE OLD FOOL!

GarandFan on December 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:15 PM

That shows how much you don’t know. There was no spandex or latex in any of that.

cozmo on December 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I’m off to a holiday party, g’nite y’all

nonpuberty on December 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM

…mom yelled down the basement steps…“turn off the puter and the lights…and hit your knob and the bunk!”…maybe…just not in that order!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2013 at 9:17 PM

bazil9 on December 14, 2013 at 9:14 PM

I’m an orphan, and Selleck’s 25 1/2 years older than I am. I think he should adopt me. What?

annoyinglittletwerp on December 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

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