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But keep those tax breaks going to the oil companies --- sweet!
To be true to the Constitution and the Second Amendment, how about we insist that all firearms, to be legal, must be of that vintage, or at least replicas? The Constitution may have been perfect back then. How many Founding Fathers would support hiding behind the Amendment with the resultant carnage's we've seen? Next time you open your wallet and see Jefferson, Jackson, or Franklin, try telling them you are doing it (taking this stance, NRA recoomended) for the good of your country, and then listen to what they'd have to say. "YAI" which is the initials for the phrase, maybe you can do better than with L.W., they both suit you well.
How about we figure out ways to solve the problem of stockpiling, and sneaking in through emergency exits and stop squabling about what to call what might good forbid kill your son or my daughters! Nothing I've suggested even calls for a ban on the dumb things. Are you so obsessed with your silly oneupsmanship games that you can't see the forest for the trees? Other item, instant on, full house lighting (mixed blessing, might be a Godsend in an earthquake), possibly armored spots to blind the baddy.
Twitter is down. Make purchase of firearms or ammo cash or check only transactions, avoids stockpiling by those who don't plan on being around to pay for it all, Require turning in of spent shell casings to get a like amount, plus 50% more. Initial purchase may be only up to two boxes otherwise. BTW, another cool thing to do is to send money to this address, Caleb Medley Benefit Fund Canon National Bank 401 E. Main Street Unit A Florence, CO 81226 (719) 784-5393 and send a copy of the check, account numbers blocked out, to BOTH Presidential candidates, explaining that since they had not taken a strong stance for a national review of the lack of adequate and effective gun control legislation and mental health, money which you had earmarked for them is going directly to the victims of the Aurora Massacre. If it kills 12 people and wounds 70 plus even after it has jammed, and a shotgun has to be used as backup, then BOTH can be considered "assault rifles (even with the non rifled bore). Technical term quibbles have no place in the hospitals of Denver and around the emergency rooms of the USA today.
Or better yet, "how is existence even possible?" ~Keachie~ It does seem very improbable, but, nonetheless, here we are.
Here is both a jobs program and a believers paradise. "According to the non-profit National UFO Reporting Center there are roughly 5,000 UFO sightings reported each year. Gonzalez has people throughout the city of Fresno who serve as sky watchers. These people sit outside for hours watching the sky for anything out of the ordinary. Read more: "
I'm going to be disappointed if none of the other readers take a stab at this. George and Doug make nice, refreshing change of pace.
The public school system did not teach Stephen Decatur to treat his country as God, as we see in this excerpt from a blog located here: Saturday, January 13, 2007 My country, right or wrong This bizarre, odious and possibly insane sentiment originated with a slightly more innocuous toast by Stephen Decatur (1779-1820), an American patriot of the post-Revolutionary period (when it no doubt seemed very sound). In 1816 he proposed thus: Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be right; but our country, right or wrong. (Quoted in A. S. Mackenzie, Life of Decatur, ch. 14) Carl Schurz [?] made a better stab at it: Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right; when wrong, to be put right. But ‘my country, right or wrong’ (only the other side of vox populi, vox dei) is all that has come down to popular consciousness, and to provide countless little reactionaries with a rhetorical flourish to their vulgarity, in response to which GK Chesterton replied: "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober". Nor do all Americans share Decatur's views: You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it. (Malcolm X) And in general, to a European ear, so much of American ideals and ideology is barely intelligible. As GK Chesterton also said: There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.(New York Times, 1st February, 1931)
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on A Meditation for the Fourth at Rebane's Ruminations
Does Todd read one post and then comment on another? I rest my case. After reading your piece, I feel like I am in God's toy chest, a train driven by stochastic variables, around a track that takes shape and surroundings as I travel forwards.
The MikeyMcD, just where the heck is there ANY hate speech in this video of Obama from this morning??? 97% of the small businesses of America make less than $250,000/year. Obama wants to extend the tax cuts for them, now. He also agrees to further debates about tax cuts for those making over $250,000 per year. Are you playing the tape backwards and devining hidden messages?
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on A Meditation for the Fourth at Rebane's Ruminations
BTW, the Iraqi Constitution has Iraqicare built right into it, in part, at our behest.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2012 on A Meditation for the Fourth at Rebane's Ruminations
So if we make sure we spend time checking religious status of all those folks who are Muslim but not terrorists, that will be more useful for identifying than carefully looking at all the other signs of a potential terrorist? The time wasted with irritated innocent Muslims will probably prevent the latter activity from going forward at full speed ahead, and the net result may be counter-productive. On the other hand, encouraging good, non terrorist Muslioms, to join in the hunt, instead of antagonizing them, may be very productive. Now, just what the connection here to Obama's campaign is, I'm not sure. Also, you talk of said campaign in generalities, with no concrete examples of the illogics you claim he is attempting to buffalo and bamboozle the minorities with. Care to list a few? One man's logic is another man's propaganda. Is Romney any different with his lesser educated white religious minorities?
We might just as well call it The Association of American Manufacturers Who Went Overseas" index.
Here is the image I was originally looking for. It should be the Number One Rallying Point for both sides:
Reagan would be able to do no more than Bush or Carter, given that the jobs have been exported for the benefit of the multinat .01%'ers. He was great window dressing for a world in transition to the personal computer age, but had no magic powers. I didn't see Obama consulting before the Osama Death Strike. For reasons of inactivity on Fukishima first and other reasons secondarily, I am not contributing to the Obama campaign, except maybe to buy a T shirt Money instead will go to Ami Bera, a good doctor and professor running for 7th District around Sacramento: I will vote for Obama, the Supreme Court is too important to ignore. Without the Clinton and Obama appointees, this picture would be solid red.
Don't recall Jimmy Carter setting Reagan up for such an economic catastrophe either. Reagan only did wars he could win, in a couple of weeks, max.
Bush created two wars and not much in the way of professional jobs. BTW, once again, how much is the finished gas from oil shale going to cost per gallon?
"CA buying a bay bridge in China created more jobs off shore than anything that Romney did." And how many moons has it been since you complained about California spending its way into the poorhouse? The problem is millions of millionaires not creating jobs. The combined net worth of the planet's millionaires and higher as been set at about 48 trillion dollars.
If you can't do the math to figure out prices per oz, you are doomed to pay through the nose in the supermarkets. Of course, there are those for whom that is hard science calculus, and we are treated to: Funny, I only see three hands, and the sign says 15 items???
And finally, "yes Virginia, they can fly inside buildings."
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2012 on That droning you hear … at Rebane's Ruminations
If I were on your side I would have come up with, "You don't know Jack, BenE," ages ago. ;)
As in "Cee what's in it for me, and the commons be damned." How many Duke middle class customers will pay how much each to cover the expense? If this were a school superintendent, how would you state your apparent non-interest in the topic (for whatever reason)?
Here's one sentence with both answers: They are both capitalists with a Capital "C."
Name calling? Gee what would the Rightys here have as a name for this dude? Romney Inspired?
And Russ, what is the cost per gallon of the finished gasoline from oil shale? And everyone who loves to eat osyters may wish to pay attention to what burning fossil fuels is doing to the oceans: You might ask yourself what percentage of food comes from the oceans, and how bad the smell might be if things got really bad.