A dissenting view of the NRA statement [CharlieBrown'sD????]

DrewM explained his reasons for disliking the NRA's statement on the Newtown shooting in a post on Friday. And like the typical rationalist that most of us are, he took it apart for some pretty good reasons, one of which is that using federal dollars and creating one more top-heavy boondoggle to put armed guards in every school in the nation is not in our best interest. As he correctly points out, it is, thankfully, an exceedingly rare event, and would be a huge waste of resources to try to prevent in that way.

But....

...whether it was an accident or by intent, the NRA succeeded in forcing the MBM and the left (but I repeat myself) to refocus their attention away from "ASSAULT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!" and onto something different. And who cares that the new topic doesn't make perfect sense. It puts into the public consciousness the idea that maybe gun-free zones aren't such a good idea. And maybe a double-tap, and a third to the head of the bedwetting little ponce who perpetrated this evil is a better way of dealing with the issue than another round of demonization of inanimate objects.

Was it perfect? Oh, hell no! We stink at this kind of manipulation. But it was an attempt, and I think it was partly successful. Someone (not Thomas Jefferson) once said, "never let a crisis go to waste." Using a page from their playbook isn't such a bad thing.

[Addendum] Hopeless, in comment #104 nails it:

Blame is different from solutions. Blaming Hollywood doesn't mean censor them. It means blame them because they are the enemy and that's how politics is played.

Read the whole thing.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 04:10 PM



Comments

1 stumbling int first?


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 04:12 PM (jfSqj)

2 If a gun-free zone is good enough for the President, it's good enough for me.

Wait, what?

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2012 04:13 PM (FcR7P)

3 I think the no guns at schools is a FEDERAL law

I know you can't carry in Idaho at K through 12 schools.

I assumed it was a Federal decree.


anyone know for sure and when It went into effect? the1990's right


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 04:15 PM (jfSqj)

4 Not only that, they did not simply blame video games as much as point out that there are a lot of other factors going on besides guns. If you see the NY media, you would think all guns can be bought over the counter, no questions asked.

Posted by: real joe at December 23, 2012 04:16 PM (PD2ad)

5 Dallas ties it

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 04:21 PM (MPjT8)

6 And maybe a double-tap, and a third to the head of the bedwetting little
ponce who perpetrated this evil is a better way of dealing with the
issue than another round of demonization of inanimate objects.



Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.


What the hell the Cowboys aren't fucking up in December? I swear I do not have a goatee.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 04:21 PM (Gk3SS)

7 a history lesson

the 94' AWB expired in 2004
and the purchasing began in earnest

then

in 2008 King barky was elected and there was a pretty good panic and alot of the things king Barky wants to have a conversation about flew off the shelves for the rest of 2008 and 2009

then in 2012, after a mass shooing king Barky wants to have a new AWB


and man o man is there a mudda fukkin panic



so to recap more firearmss mislabled
'assault weapons'
are in the publics hands than ever before


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 04:22 PM (jfSqj)

8 There are other rare, yet dangerous, events at schools. Fires are rare and dangerous. Earthquakes are rare and dangerous. Tornadoes are rare and dangerous. Nuclear attacks are rare and dangerous.

And yet for each of these, teachers have stepped up - with no extra pay - and taken responsibility for their students. They lead them in fire drills; they lead them to the basement for tornado safety; and they even taught them to duck and cover.

But ask a teacher to get trained in the responsible use of a firearm - a technology that is centuries older than nuclear weapons, and well understood - and they wet their pants. They go into visceral writhing like a fish on a hook.

It's pitiful. I'll grant you that this isn't something for every teacher, but I'll challenge you to convince me that there aren't *some* teachers who would take the training and accept the responsibility.

And I'll tell you this: at least half of the teachers in Newtown would have given their left eye to have a firearm and training on how to use it once the shooting started.

Life is hard. No sane person likes having to defend themselves - it is intrinsically unpleasant.

So is childbirth. So is cancer. So are a lot of things in life.

I'm in the "let it burn" camp, so won't say "at some point liberals will grow up."

They won't. Instead they will wet their pants and stomp on my liberties.

Liberals suck. Anyone with a child in school should loathe liberals. They don't want to defend your children, and they don't want YOU to defend your own children.

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 23, 2012 04:27 PM (zurJC)

9 @ & and for an apparent reason.

Posted by: Clemenza at December 23, 2012 04:28 PM (ILM+d)

10 Question for liberals. Where do the gangs in Chicago get the guns they used to kill 420-some kids this year? Do the bring them in from Mexico and Latin America along with the drugs? I rather think they do, because if they were buying in Gary IN from legal sellers we would get some headlines about it.

The excellent article from Correia says that Utah allows guns in schools for CCW permit holders. So States can write a law that overrules any fed ban of any guns in a school.

Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 04:28 PM (cQZV0)

11 one of which is that using federal dollars and creating one more top-heavy boondoggle to put armed guards in every school in the nation is not in our best interest.

That's what kills me...After a tragedy like this or 911 or insert tragedy here_______________, there's a screeching whine coming from "The Concerned" (tm): "THISMUSTNEVERHAPPENAGAINANDWEM USTDOSOMETHING.....AGHHhhhhhhhhhhhh."
Apt sentiment in the heat of the moment.
And what do we get for this?
Another fucking Bureau of Protecting The Concerned From Themselves.
Look at the TSA. They're a union now. Another built in D voting block. Take a close look at those polyester clad zombie that's groping you. Ask yourself if your kid is going to be safer at school w/one of those underachievers at the door...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 23, 2012 04:28 PM (Aitxy)

12 but I'll challenge you to convince me that there aren't *some* teachers who would take the training and accept the responsibility.

I'm not sure The Cause can permit that. Imagine having such teachers infiltrating the schools and influencing children!

I bet that the unions and NEA will fight such a thing tooth and nail (for the children).

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2012 04:32 PM (FcR7P)

13
What the hell the Cowboys aren't fucking up in December? I swear I do not have a goatee.




Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 04:21 PM

I'm buying a TV for Tony Romo for Christmas so he can watch an elite QB play in January

Posted by: Eli the NFC East Comic at December 23, 2012 04:33 PM (wwsoB)

14 Anyone who still wants guns, rifles or ammo in stock and ready to purchase should go to Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn Still pre-panic prices and a huge inventory and good reliable service. Tell everyone you know

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (XDC0v)

15 Gun Free School zones IS a Federal law.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (53z96)

16 Please excuse the awful grammar & spelling in my previous post.

The NRA made the point that with all the money in the federal budget we COULD put a police officer in every school, he didn't actually say that we SHOULD do this.

They proposed changing laws and encouraging teacher, principal, concerned parent volunteers be allowed to carry and offered to provide free training programs.

Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (cQZV0)

17 Great observation, CBD.

Sometimes, I wonder if I read a different transcript of LaPierre's speech than most folks. he got in a LOT of zingers :
-some have exploited the shooting for political gain.
-politicians pass laws for gun free zones
-we protect our money, our sports stadiums and our politicians - even tfg - with guns, but not our children?
-a decline at the federal level in willingness to prosecute dangerous criminals
of course, he promoted some values that the left could never abide so they have to focus on whatever is either obvious or whatever they make-up.

My favorite line from LaPierre?
This:
"They're our kids. They're our responsibility. And it's not just our duty to protect them — it's our right to protect them."

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (53riN)

18 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 23, 2012 04:28 PM (Aitxy)


Ah... but the Governments ONLY response to IT not enforcing its own Laws... is to enact MORE Laws...

The Government answer is ALWAYS LESS Liberty... Less Freedom... more laws, and more Cops to enforce them...

Rescind the Gun Free Zones around school (Congres), then put in place a VOLUNTARY program like the one that Armed Pilots...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (lZBBB)

19 Reminds me of a scene from the Godfather, The Don say's Can I just have a straight answer" is it Mental . Illness or the Guns Fault? It must be the McCallum distilleries fault I drank a quart of whiskey last night?
What about the Oldsmobile sold to Teddy Kennedy ?
If cars were sold predicated on drivers abilities behind the wheel 75% of the Asian drivers in Southern California would be taking the bus.

Posted by: Clemenza at December 23, 2012 04:35 PM (ILM+d)

20 Andy, if you are still around please edit the "Bravesirrobin" post to get rid of the wide track.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 04:35 PM (53z96)

21 Gotta be 21, citizen, no felony conviction, no assault charges, no restraining orders, etc etc etc to buy a gun...........

18 and practically no ID required to vote.

We're boned.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 04:35 PM (Gmp2Z)

22 12 I would. I'm getting set up to do so right now.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:35 PM (XDC0v)

23 Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (cQZV0)

We have more armed Men defending South Korea, than we do our Schools...

Hell... We have more Armed Men defending GERMANY than we do our schools...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 04:36 PM (lZBBB)

24 everybody close your eye's to Chicago statistics for gun violence..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 23, 2012 04:36 PM (ILM+d)

25 Philosophical jujitsu, use their own stupidity against them.

Posted by: apotheosis at December 23, 2012 04:36 PM (xWk3U)

26 -we protect our money, our sports stadiums and our politicians - even tfg - with guns, but not our children?

Neither our children nor our border. Madonna, however, is safe. Priorities!

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2012 04:37 PM (FcR7P)

27 23 Imagine if the guards at school could feel up your kids the way TSA agents do when you're getting on the plane. Why shouldn't they? Are kids in schools less important than passengers on a plane?

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:37 PM (XDC0v)

28
What the hell the Cowboys aren't fucking up in December? I swear I do not have a goatee.



they are now

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 04:38 PM (MPjT8)

29 Imagine if the guards at school could feel up your kids the way TSA agents do when you're getting on the plane.

Way ahead of you!

Posted by: Dirty, Hairy Reid at December 23, 2012 04:39 PM (FcR7P)

30 Go join Gun Owners of America if you have some hangup about the NRA. Join something. Make that statement. NOW. They take Paypal

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:40 PM (XDC0v)

31 I posted this yesterday, but here it is again for those that don't, know. there are school districts, in states like TX that have teachers carrying. Not sure if other states do this.

http://tinyurl.com/crvj9cl

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 04:40 PM (0JB89)

32 If we followed Old Testament law, then parents could bring their "rebellious," kids to the priests and then they could be stoned to death. Problems Solved...next!

Posted by: Jehu at December 23, 2012 04:40 PM (cSD32)

33 Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in OT

Sports analysts on all networks mourn for Tony Romo

Posted by: kbdabear at December 23, 2012 04:41 PM (wwsoB)

34
how bout dem Cowboys!!

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 04:41 PM (LPRBM)

35 17 My favorite line from LaPierre?
This:
"They're our kids. They're our responsibility. And it's not just our duty to protect them — it's our right to protect them."

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 23, 2012 04:34 PM (53riN)That one got me, too. I felt it in my chest.

Posted by: Vince Neil Sucks Cock by Choice at December 23, 2012 04:41 PM (Y+woW)

36 31 Correia sez Utah also. Go read his important essay http://tinyurl.com/catntyr

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:42 PM (XDC0v)

37 Sort of like Bill Buckley's comment


"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."


goes well with the concept of trusting 400 of your neighbors to provide concealed carry protection at local schools, rather than trusting a federal program to provide a training ground for the next generation of TSA gropers!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 04:43 PM (Cnqmv)

38 Tuesday I get a Spike's AR and a XD9sc out of jail. And TFG can blow me.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:43 PM (XDC0v)

39 If cowboys didn't carry guns, they'd be heading for the playoffs today

Posted by: Bob Costas at December 23, 2012 04:45 PM (wwsoB)

40 I like that the NRA lashed out at hollywood. I do not think this violence is caused by video games and movies, but I am also tired of hollywood jerk offs blaming gun owners for gun violence, after turning out so many movies the glorify gun play. They deserve to have the reasonable light of liberal thought shined on there activities.

To be honest I think the news medias tuning these spectacles into fucking tragedy porn is more to blame than violent movies.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 23, 2012 04:46 PM (dDD3H)

41 Go read his important essay http://tinyurl.com/catntyr

It's a tour de force of facts upside the head. I've been sending it to people.

Posted by: t-bird at December 23, 2012 04:46 PM (FcR7P)

42 Debate all you wish, using the solid reasoning that you have prior. Just understand it will do no good.

We have an insurmountable advantage that is growing daily--the sheer volume of arms now possessed by Americans. No one is going to take them.

Probably the best thing we can do is force a LOGICAL solution to security in the vulnerable locations. Any solution, though, can and will NOT prevent another incident.

They can only lessen the severity, and that, I feel, is the only outcome that can be achieved.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 04:46 PM (SAMxH)

43 In using the left's playbook against them:

Shouldn't we, necessarily, be throwing an endless stream of outrageous feel-good nonsense out there to distract from and destroy their talking points?

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 04:47 PM (Gmp2Z)

44 Simple to figure out America today. Think of any problem, any at all. Then pretend you are a estrogen-engorged bitch, a mind literally drenched in estrogen. Then deal with the problem like you are on the worst period of your life...that is America today, that is "public discourse!" Someone got sho?....immediately react to the masculine symbol of a gun with total Ewwwwww! freakout "KILL THE SPIDER!" Scream hysterically at any rational argument, keep screaming until they just give the fuck in.

Posted by: Jehu at December 23, 2012 04:47 PM (cSD32)

45 I teach. Crappy hood. I came to school early about s month ago to find out gunshots had been heard in the deveopment right behind the school. The principal didn't know if the police had yet apprehended anyone and parents were showing to drop off kids. Some kids walk from that hood. He asked the" male teachers there "to show a presence" front of the school and along the fenceline. Fuck. I'm out front. Remember the scene in the Godfather when all the cops are pulled from the hospital? And the poor flower guy had to stand out front and pretend he had a gun when the other mob showed up? I thought about it then. Fuckin "no gun zone" dickweeds.

Posted by: Guido at December 23, 2012 04:47 PM (XLuH2)

46 Tuesday I get a Spike's AR and a XD9sc out of jail. And TFG can blow me.
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:43 PM (XDC0v)

got a shotgun?

I'm sure there is 3gun in your neck of the woods

Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 04:48 PM (jfSqj)

47 41,
I have been sharing that post with everyone I can think of. It is an excellent discussion regarding the reality of guns and gun laws.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 23, 2012 04:48 PM (dDD3H)

48 40 Hence the rash of copycats all over CA. at least- a local high school was on lockdown Friday

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:49 PM (XDC0v)

49 o/t sort of, but the putative gun-banners consider themselves above the law:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/crx5uwp

Posted by: Thorvald at December 23, 2012 04:49 PM (1V6Pv)

50 Help, whats the url of the on line football games?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 04:50 PM (3Y7RV)

51 Posted by: gigg423 at December 23, 2012 04:46 PM (dDD3H)

So it's a either/or situation for you between the first and second amendment.

Or even worse, you're a freedom for me but not for thee person

Posted by: The dude at December 23, 2012 04:51 PM (tw6Ar)

52 46 That's the reason i got so many: can't shoot for shit. Relying on a rain of bullets to hit the mark at random if nothing else

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (XDC0v)

53
gather 'round, now

experiment

take 1 15 yo boy, show him a photo of a cigarette

then show him a photo of a man smoking a cigarette, driving a Ferrari, with a babe in the passenger seat

the first photo means nothing to the boy

the second photo puts ideas into that boy's head -- the whole image appeals to him; he wants to be That Guy

that was LaPierre's point -- a gun does not create monsters. but if you create these images that associates guns with power, sex appeal, and indiscriminate killing with the unrealistic or absurd consequences, you put bad ideas into young boys' minds

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (CXoSL)

54 That's the reason i got so many: can't shoot for shit. Relying on a rain of bullets to hit the mark at random if nothing else
Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (XDC0v)

Spray and pray?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (3Y7RV)

55 "And maybe a double-tap, and a third to the head of the bedwetting little ponce who perpetrated this evil is a better way of dealing with the issue than another round of demonization of inanimate objects."

see this is the type of ultra-libertarian argument i can't agree with

i'm not defending the liberal dream of banning all guns. i'm talking about referring to something as an "inanimate object" as if that by itself ends the argument. but we acknowledge that the deadliest weapons (machine guns etc.) are already banned and guns aren't allowed absolutely everywhere, for obvious reasons. that seems like an acknowledgement that the "inanimate object" isn't always appropriate.

it's not as though being around a gun = someone's going crazy obviously but this "guns don't people people do" slogan is way too simplistic.

and if you don't look at things exclusively as point-scoring on the "MBM" then the NRA's performance was overall pretty dumb.

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 04:53 PM (8HhF2)

56 53...exactly.

Posted by: Guido at December 23, 2012 04:53 PM (XLuH2)

57

that was Enzo...

Enzo the baker

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 04:54 PM (GcwH1)

58 4840 Hence the rash of copycats all over CA. at least- a local high school was on lockdown FridayPosted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:49 PM (XDC0v)You in SoCal? My kid's school made Friday attendance "optional" because some dickweed had made a threat, and they hadn't finished beating the truth out of him yet.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 23, 2012 04:55 PM (4u2LN)

59 52 And at this point I'd be nervous about blasting up my ammo stores... I'm waiting for a little stability before I lower any inventories. If there's a big restriction on purchases of ammo or ammo components I want to be on the right side of it. Did I mention Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn ? Still pre-panic prices and a huge inventory and good reliable service. Tell everyone you know

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:55 PM (XDC0v)

60 TV, prescription and non-prescription mind-altering drugs, urban life = highly reduced contact with reality.
Urban life may be real, but real in the sense that a rat maze is real.
Where on this map do suppose the gun violence is?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/cq36kbl

Posted by: Thorvald at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (1V6Pv)

61 i checked DrewM's post figuring i'd agree with it more but stopped immediately after he dissed comments on videogames/ultraviolent entertainment as "anti-freedom"

i guess i'm simultaneously a RINO and a far-right nutjob

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (8HhF2)

62 Correction taken...yes..Enzo...thx.

Posted by: Guido at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (XLuH2)

63
Gun control 101: sight alignment, sight picture breath naturally and an easy steady squeeze on the trigger. Everything else is just talk. Get a CHL and a range membership.
Molon Labe you jug eared jackass

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (nv2Ve)

64 Hey, rons, the url for football games, help a ron out.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (3Y7RV)

65 59 I'd love to compete but i don't think I'm that good of a shot. Probably would be, IF I COMPETED. (Duh)

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:57 PM (XDC0v)

66 Shouldn't we, necessarily, be throwing an endless stream of outrageous feel-good nonsense out there to distract from and destroy their talking points?


Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 04:47 PM (Gmp2Z)

Unfortunately, the conservative base seems to think that merely presenting a logical rational approach is a sufficient counter to any whacko liberal solution. Alas, we need to adopt Churchillian logic and fight them on the beaches, in the hills, on the streets, in the press, and NEVER stop the counter dialog.

Just like the libs don't accept a popular referendum as valid on a topic unless it goes in their preferred direction, they boycott conservative supporters, they conduct incessant lawfare, and do not stop attacking and attacking until the right rolls over and succumbs once again. They are masters of the Alinskyite tactics of destruction, and we need to get as close to this level of attack as possible whilst retaining our basic principles. LaPierre may have set up such a potential situation for us, but we need to keep up the counter-attacks in every media forum we can access.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 04:58 PM (Cnqmv)

67 and if you don't look at things exclusively as point-scoring on the "MBM" then the NRA's performance was overall pretty dumb.

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 04:53 PM (8HhF2)

You just proved my point.

Your rational analysis of a phrase found a logical inconsistancy, or at least a simplification of a complex problem.

The low information voter doesn't care. All he heard from LaPierre was that the answer to a bad guy with a gun was a good guy with a gun, and that has an appealing symmetry and simplicity that dwarfs our logical, rational, data and history based analysis.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 05:00 PM (GsoHv)

68 that was LaPierre's point -- a gun does not create
monsters. but if you create these images that associates guns with
power, sex appeal, and indiscriminate killing with the unrealistic or
absurd consequences, you put bad ideas into young boys' minds





Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (CXoSL)

Why do rap videos come to mind after reading the above?

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 05:01 PM (Cnqmv)

69 Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 04:55 PM (XDC0v)

Do you work there or have a connection?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 05:01 PM (GsoHv)

70
imagine now if the NRA went into show business and produced a show like Burn Notice -- a show about a good guy who uses guns to stop bad guys

the Progressives (heh) would have a fit!

And Drewm would wet his pants and say that the NRA ought not to produce a tv show like that. But why?

Exactly.

Because a) it's the NRA doing it, not some lefty holloywood liberal, and b) the tv show promotes gun violence in a glorified and unrealistic manner.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 05:02 PM (Ba6aP)

71 59 Hey did I tell y'all I'm all about profiting off the current instability? Opportunities all over. If you went to Traction Control/Well-Regulated Militia: http://tinyurl.com/2ea4lhn and bought $2000 worth of popular pistols you could sell them for $3000 in your community before Jan. 20. Guaranteed. Same with ammo, if you got it cheap enough. Panic will not go down before Jan. 20, so prices will continue to rise. Esp. as Traction Control runs out of stock, which they will continue to do. Someone who was smart could turn their $5000 investment into $7500 by Jan 20 at least if they were just willing to put forth a little effort and thought.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:02 PM (XDC0v)

72 think you're giving low-information voters too little credit here

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 05:03 PM (8HhF2)

73
Hey CBD,
Thanks for the name obfuscation favor. It allowed me to surf the HQ at work sans problems.
I'm off until the 2nd now. So if you want to reclaim your moniker I wouldn't object. .
(Plus it is funny.)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 23, 2012 05:03 PM (GaqMa)

74 If the liberal jackasses don't want guns in schools, then how about addressing school bldg security. What if the bldg is locked down when class is in session. During this time all foot traffic has to use a single entrance manned by a security guard. Metal detector there too, perhaps in a secure vestibule between the outer entrance and the inner entrance. Ground floor windows and doors are hardened against forced entry. In the event of fire all doors open from the inside.

Also, have someone patrol the grounds outside the school. Better to engage a threat outside than in.

Brainstorm with me here

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 05:03 PM (8sCoq)

75 66 Deserves to be read twice and digested slowly 'cuz that's exactly the dynamic we need to appreciate

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:03 PM (XDC0v)

76 As he correctly points out, it is, thankfully, an exceedingly rare
event, and would be a huge waste of resources to try to prevent in that
way.

..............
Waste of resources?

How about we let the American people decide what the fuck is a waste of their resources or not, huh?

Waste of fucking resources? Can you say Afghanistan? Can you say "green energy" boondoggles? Can you say all sorts of shit this country wastes resources on in a single day that would pay for a cop in each school?

I don't even have kids that are school age any longer, and I still would gladly fork over my portion for my school district to put an armed cop/guard in every school. And yeah.. make it locally funded, but the feds could organize a program.

When you have a potential security problem, you plug it. First. Period. Then you can wring your hands and wonder why after you have secured the situation.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 23, 2012 05:04 PM (UTq/I)

77 66 Also correct

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:04 PM (XDC0v)

78 Why don't they just establish a program not unlike Air Marshalls? It's cost prohibitive for every school to have an armed police presence, but it's also breathtakingly stupid to signal to psychotic little pricks that schools are easy pickings.

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at December 23, 2012 05:06 PM (E55AK)

79

btw, I like Burn Notice. Its fine for mature audiences.

but for a kid it's poison because it doesnt show blood, funerals, grieving, etc.

consequences

Consequences

what's the number one reason kids do stupid things??

Because they don't yet understand CONSEQUENCES

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 05:06 PM (wAng0)

80 that was LaPierre's point -- a gun does not create monsters. but if you create these images that associates guns with power, sex appeal, and indiscriminate killing with the unrealistic or absurd consequences, you put bad ideas into young boys' minds

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 04:52 PM (CXoSL)
OK fine, I get that. But whose to blame there? The person who made the photo, or the person who showed it to the kid?Listen I get LaPierre's point, but it got turned into a broadside against video games and movies. Which really misses the point that parents shouldn't be letting their kids play these videogames or see these movies should they? (How many murders did Shakespear cause in England?)

Posted by: tsrblke at December 23, 2012 05:07 PM (GaqMa)

81 69 No, but I got a very nice .308 CMMG upper there a while back and was very pleased. Just toodling around the internet last night and I discovered they still have a huge inventory. I was shocked 'cuz noone else seems to. And if only for the investment you better hurry up and pull the trigger so to speak. People on calguns are selling everyday lowers for $600 to the panickers right now, because the places the panickers know have all dried up completely. Wanna piece of that action? Get some

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:08 PM (XDC0v)

82 I say, have trained kids as marksman with .22 rifles. Each school would have many. No shooter could be sure where they'd be shot from, but could assume there would be several kids with rifles shooting at them. I think a great deterent to attacking a school and it would facilitate teaching kids marksmanship. Heh.

Posted by: Yip at December 23, 2012 05:10 PM (/jHWN)

83 Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 05:06 PM (wAng0)

Oh I disagree. Michael westin works very hard at great risk to himself not to kill for the sake of killing. Most episodes nobody dies. He is very much an edgy kick ass McGiver. I think it's PG-13.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 05:10 PM (3Y7RV)

84 76 We have money to give illegal aliensfood stamps, free medical care and education but not protect the children of citizens. That's what's REALLY goin' on

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:11 PM (XDC0v)

85 Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 04:56 PM (8HhF2)

Not a fan of the first amendment I take it

Posted by: The dude at December 23, 2012 05:12 PM (tw6Ar)

86
Heh. I'm nearly embarrassed to inventory my ammo situation. There is a fair quantity secured now, to the point that room is at a premium.

.22LR is still (here) easy to find, I've run through a brick this last week keeping myself sharp. .45 and 7.62 is sorta scarce and 5.56 is not available just now. Again, this is my local area.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 05:13 PM (SAMxH)

87
79 btw, I like Burn Notice. Its fine for mature audiences. but for a kid it's poison because it doesnt show blood, funerals, grieving, etc. consequences Consequences what's the number one reason kids do stupid things?? Because they don't yet understand CONSEQUENCES
Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 05:06 PM (wAng0)


Yes like the death of Michael's brother, where they showed his death, blood, the funeral, his mother grieving.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 05:13 PM (GULKT)

88 Posted by: tsrblke at December 23, 2012 05:03 PM (GaqMa)

My pleasure.

There were a few others who asked.

Of course Ace will be back soon and as soon as he sees what we have done.......

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 05:14 PM (GsoHv)

89 81 I'm telling you you could pay for Christmas and a nice vacation for yourself if you played this instability right. I recently came upon this concept when i asked myself "If you're so smart, why aren't you RICH???"

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:15 PM (XDC0v)

90 Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 05:13 PM (GULKT)


Shush, that doesn't fit my narrative

Posted by: Toothsayer at December 23, 2012 05:15 PM (tw6Ar)

91 Of course Ace will be back soon and as soon as he sees what we have done.......

His furry ass will do a happy dance at the goodness he has attracted to his cyber home.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 05:15 PM (3Y7RV)

92 I agree with 'taking one from their playbook'. I think the NRA response was more cynical and anything, but it seems to have worked in part. Were people expecting a calm, rational argument and explanation of their position? If so, are you insane? A nuanced debate about politically important topics is impossible. Instead they made some popular noise that was easy to sum up, and helped change the discussion into terms more favorable to them.

I also think the biggest fumble on the part of the NRA was when they made specific media references. Bulletstorm? Really? C'mon. You want to play the 'violence in the media' game, do some research. Show a few panels from a comic book like this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossed_(comics)

I'm thinking the one issue where the front cover features psychotics sliding children down a slide that's being fed directly into a woodchipper. Talk about a distraction - you'd probably see the return of the Comic Code Authority within a year if that got popular press. And the focus would be off guns in an instant.

Posted by: Crude at December 23, 2012 05:16 PM (yXn1W)

93 I don't think the statement did much at all and they used what they may feel as the safest response.

LaPierre and co. feel the need to pick up the same kind of
emotional appeal in order to turn back some of the moral outrage. It's
not a very strong argument, it's one that has been undermined by the
public's consumption of the violent H-wood product. It's hard to get
popular support for the moral opprobrium to be set on H-wood when they
are busy consuming every Saw, Grand Theft Auto, and Kill Bill product released.

However, the NRA like the GOP has repeated ignored the best and most needed response. They failed to make a moral case for our position.

Disarming 99% of legal gun owners is not moral.

Actively interfering with the right to self-defense is immoral and cannot be justified by others insane behavior.

You cannot take others vile behavior to justify destroying the rights of law abiding citizens. That is immoral. Calls to forcably disarm citizens are immoral.

Calls for compromise or further 'common sense' measures are dishonest as well. We have compromise in place. As others have pointed out, our position is the result of compromising from an absolutist position. The 'extreme' position on our side would be to have the current set of prohibitions and regulations removed entirely. No one in the NRA is calling for anything like that.

But, of course, just asking people to acknowledge that there are events that cannot be prevented and that bad things will happen to good people means we will always be vulnerable to emotional arguments if we don't make our own moral arguments calmly, directly, and repeatedly.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 23, 2012 05:16 PM (FaqTv)

94 We have city cops in all the middle and highschools here. No need for another federal program. What we need are teachers that command respect and a school administration that can shit can trouble makers.

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 23, 2012 05:16 PM (is2uy)

95 86 Irongrampa you have inspired me. I'm going to walmart.

Posted by: DAve at December 23, 2012 05:17 PM (XDC0v)

96 Schools are local. Let the local government sort out the security.

I don't want anything more from the feral ponzi government, I want much, much less.

And I want my money back.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 23, 2012 05:18 PM (aZ6ew)

97 42- i would've used the term 'frequency' as every incident is severe. but i agree wholeheartedly.

Posted by: whiskey tango at December 23, 2012 05:22 PM (JvP2I)

98 Posted by: ontherocks at December 23, 2012 05:18 PM (aZ6ew)

Yep, school security should be a county responsibility. You got a community full of libtards that have their heads in their ass, let them feel safe behind card swipe security.

You got a Principal that wants to walk around open carrying? Cool. You got Coaches and some Ex military that want to have a small arsenal locked up? That's cool too. The feds will get us all killed. In the end they may be the ones doing the killing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 05:22 PM (3Y7RV)

99 Our local (blue state, of course) fishwrap went off the rails this morning with a huge lead editorial lashing out at the NRA. It wasaspure an example of liberal emotional venting as you'll ever want to see, with not one word of logic or reason refuting anything that was said by the NRA.

With this post, it almost makes me wonder if the NRA isn't taking the obligatory first round of being yelled at on purpose. They know they will be eviscerated by the left and the MFM no matter what they say, so why put your best, most serious proposal or ideasup on the table right from the get go? Take a shot at changing the template just a bit. Sort oflikeconservative human shields, how bout that.

Posted by: RM at December 23, 2012 05:26 PM (ixDYs)

100 I don't understand the eye-rolling with the suggestion frankly -- I was lucky enough to go to private elementary and high schools (but only because my parents sacrificed because the public schools were I grew up were horrendous) and they both had armed security details. The DC politicians' kids (and the celebrities' and the big names in MSM's kids as well) go to schools with armed security details. So Obama, et al are talking about the "rabble's" kids being in "gun free zone" schools -- not their kids.
As a society, we guard the things we value: Banks have armed security because they value what's in their safes. Malls have armed security because merchants value their merchandise. And if you want to argue that isn't taxpayer money paying for those 2 things (the cost is passed onto consumers) and supplying a safe place to transact business is the "cost of doing business" just look at federal buildings -- state and federal courthouses and government buildings have armed security, for example, and that is paid for with taxpayer money. The people who work in those building are obviously valued more by the government than children who attend public schools are.
And who said it needed to be Federal dollars spent? Why not state and local communities deciding this issue after lifting the idiotic Federal requirement that these places be "gun free zones?"

Posted by: angienc at December 23, 2012 05:31 PM (w3JGl)

101 Help, whats the url of the on line football games?
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet,


Some in link in name.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 23, 2012 05:31 PM (FaqTv)

102 ... but why hasn't our puppy eating demigod saved our children from the evil that lurks about the land ?

Obama has failed our children

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 23, 2012 05:32 PM (e8kgV)

103 I like the idea of school admin having tazers.

Posted by: sTevo at December 23, 2012 05:32 PM (VMcEw)

104 This thread is filled with morons.

It's not that ducking complicated guys.

Sit down. Make a list of your political enemies. Hollywood, the media, the Dems, ACLU, George soros, you get the idea. Now, whenever anything goes wrong, select the most closely related person/group/entity. Blame them.

We should be applauding the NRA for fighting back properly.

Keep your opinions about what the NRA said to your fucking self. They only acceptable position is to agree with them. It's time for you morons to realize that this is how the game is played. It is a zero sum game, the conservative agenda is only advanced when the liberal Agenda is beat back.

Let's try this again: whose to blame for this? Hollywood liberals who are also hypocrites and liars.

What's the solution that we MUST DO RIGHT NOW?: roll back gun laws, increase liberty, eliminate gun free zones, etc.

Blame is different from solutions. Blaming Hollywood doesn't mean censor them. It means blame them because they are the enemy and that's how politics is played.

Now, identify a particular person in Hollywood who is an enemy and start demanding their public apology for causing this. Like Tom Cruise or some fuckstick.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:34 PM (VHSuw)

105 The left have failed our country

Posted by: Yip at December 23, 2012 05:34 PM (/jHWN)

106 Here's what Exec VP of the NRA Jones in CO would have said:

"The (however many) members of the NRA were shocked and saddened at the (etc etc etc)"

"We also know that, given the current mood, there is nothing the NRA can say or do today that will not be ridiculed and rejected out of hand by the national media."

<drops mike, walks offstage>


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 05:34 PM (8sCoq)

107
Time to skip the debate. We will never win it, and y'all damn well know it.

Just publicly DARE the left and the gov't to come get them. I suspect you'd be elated at the results.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 05:35 PM (SAMxH)

108 100

Exactly. Why does Tom cruise's kid get armed protection but ours don't?!?! Are his kids better than ours, more valuable than ours? Why is it good enough for Hollywood, but not the rest of us? IT IS HOLLYWOOD'S FAULT!!

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:37 PM (VHSuw)

109 Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 23, 2012 05:31 PM (FaqTv)

Buzz helped me out, thank you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 05:38 PM (3Y7RV)

110 The "promise of Obama" is like communism ... it's always over the horizon.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at December 23, 2012 05:39 PM (e8kgV)

111 106,

You're catching on.

Why does piers Morgan want to take our guns, but wants his bodyguard armed? He caused this! Piers Morgan made this happen by denting US what HE has!! Armed bodyguards for kids too! Why are you causing shootings at schools piers?!

End gun free school zones now!!!

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:40 PM (VHSuw)

112 bumper sticker idea:

GUN FREE ZONE=KILLBOX

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 05:42 PM (8sCoq)

113 Question:

Why should only journalists and Hollywood get armed bodyguards? Are they better than us, or just hypocrites and liars?

Now are you morons catching on.

Of course it was liberal hollywood's fault. Your enemies are always to blame. Solutions and blame are unrelated.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:44 PM (BDHOa)

114 The first rule of PR is Do No Harm. Stepping in the middle of the discussion as though you're the Official Spokesman for All Crazy People Who Shoot Up Schools and then setting yourself on rhetorical fire will surely 'distract from them coming after assault weapons', but it's doing more harm than good.

The reasons we have private gun ownership are ugly. They concern the darkest corners of human nature. Name them. Quit trying to church them up and own them. Say them aloud. The reasons are clear and soaked with the blood of millions. Trying to sidestep these reasons with cute bits of misdirection is like turning tail and running from a pack of wolves. You can't fool them. They didn't come to be fooled. They came to win. You can either fight them for every inch of ground, or let them run you down.

Like 66 said, no quarter. I argue with liberals all the time, and the one thing they understand is the difference between moral weakness and ironclad conviction. They are full to the brim with moral fury, and if you're not, they will advance where you retreat. There can be zero quarter in the gun rights debate when speaking to those who would disarm you. None.

Either the underlying principle of the 2nd Amendment is sound, or it isn't. If it is, then we have to advance, and keep on advancing. We must meet their arguments head on with every ounce of fury and passion as they bring. That's their language. Speak it, brazenly and openly. Speak with the moral clarity of someone who isn't ashamed, isn't afraid, and isn't backing down.

Be reasonable with other reasonable people. With liberals, be righteous or be defeated.

Posted by: Artemus Khan, Supervillain-Billionaire-Layabout at December 23, 2012 05:47 PM (27tUc)

115 Teachers can carry in Indiana. Local High school here has the local police in the building.. They have their own office.. they also teach the dare program.
Every kid knows them... its an everyday thing to have the cops there.

Posted by: Jumbo Shrimp at December 23, 2012 05:48 PM (DGIjM)

116 43
In using the left's playbook against them:

Shouldn't we, necessarily, be throwing an endless stream of outrageous feel-good nonsense out there to distract from and destroy their talking points?



Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 04:47 PM (Gmp2Z)

Yes. In addition, we should be framing any resistance by the usual suspects to having armed police available at every school "for the children" as a desire for the children to DIE. I think Hopeless in 104 has it nailed.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at December 23, 2012 05:49 PM (9SwFX)

117 We are looking at all this from the wrong perspective. Whether of not schools are "gun free zones" is not the prerogative of the federal government. Whether or not we have armed police officers in schools is not the prerogative of the federal government.



The federal government is not supposed to have a single solitary thing to say about schools at the State level. It is not in the list of authorities delegated to the federal government. In fact the original "gun free zone act" ws struck down by the supreme court. Congress changed a couple of weasel words in it and re-passed it. It has not made it back up to SCOTUS again.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 05:51 PM (53z96)

118
I tweeted:
Air marshals deter hijackers on ~30,000 flights per day. How is that program any different from #NRA proposal for 100,000 elem schools?

Posted by: RokShox at December 23, 2012 05:54 PM (8MMMw)

119 Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 05:51 PM (53z96)

Everything you said makes perfect sense, and has a solid basis in the Constitution.

But the Left manipulated the narrative enough to get what they wanted: free-fire zones for the bad guys.

The question is: How can we manipulate it back to some semblance of respect for the Constitution?

We have the facts on our side, and we still lose.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 05:56 PM (GsoHv)

120 we also have to understand that right now, the other side doesn't want to solve the problem. they just want punish their enemies. Although the gungrabbers are screeching about the children, remember- everything is politics with them. E. Ver. E. Thing. So Sandy Hook is, to liberals, just another political front that has opened up

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 05:59 PM (8sCoq)

121 Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:34 PM (VHSuw)

Hopeless for executive VP of the NRA!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:00 PM (GsoHv)

122 118,

Close.

Instead, though, it needs to be, "why does Hollywood not want this for our children?".

Reasonable comparisons do not sway in America. Your foundation may involve a reasonable comparison, but your articulation will fail if you use anything other than blame and emotivism.

Tom Cruise's kids get armed guards. Why does he think he is better than us?

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:00 PM (+UrNT)

123 "So Sandy Hook is, to liberals, just another political front that has opened up."

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 05:59 PM (8sCoq)

And the NRA promptly attacked that new front.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:03 PM (GsoHv)

124 and we should be hammering the shit out of the other side about why worthless suck-ass motherfucking politicians get armed security but kids don't rate

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:05 PM (8sCoq)

125 We should work to get state &/or local laws schoold boards to allow all responsible adults in schools to CC.

Liberal "but can we trust them"

Well we already entrust the kids to them. A science teacher or janitor could create deadly toxic gas any time if they snapped. A teacher or cafeteria lady could hand out poison to their students.

Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 06:05 PM (m+nIW)

126 At this point, the NRA should be talking about 'media safety': You know - passing laws so that media misinformation doesn't endanger children in the future, with maybe a nod in the direction of licensing professional journalists to make sure 'the power of the press' is responsibly exercised. All of this would have been unconstitutional before <i>Heller</i>, but not now.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at December 23, 2012 06:06 PM (2VCZA)

127 BTW I've dispensed with the eggnog and am just drinking the whisky straight up now


so my posts may become incoherent

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:06 PM (8sCoq)

128 Well CBD the school thing should be fairly easy. Everything the feds do wit local schools is based on the schools accepting federal money.


Simply quit accepting federal money for schools.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:07 PM (53z96)

129 Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at December 23, 2012 06:06 PM (2VCZA)


I have been saying that for years. Every time some one in the MFM calls for gun control we should reciprocate with the exact same laws they call for except against the MFM.



If they call for banning so called assault weapons we call for a ban on all printed news material.



They call for a ban on so-called high capacity magazines, we call to limit newspapers to 10 pages and TV news to 15 min including commercials.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:11 PM (53z96)

130 Cbd, Ty.

Feel free to use any of that in your own postings while ace is gone.

Blame and solutions are different. Blame an enemy, the demand a solution that we want in the zero sum game of fighting the left.

Hollywood studios aren't gun free zones-- why should the schools of our children be?! Hollywood CAUSED this. Notice blame had to be added, otherwise the appeal might be too reasonable.

Notice what the NRA did. They blamed someone else and proposed a different solution-- thusly shifting the debate.

Breitbart understood this masterfully, ace has been figuring it out over time. Let's take the fiscal cliff. There has been a consensus that if the GOP would blane someone else, (Dems presumably) they might be able to propose solutions.

As long asyou are the one being blamed, your ideas will have no traction. Always blame enemies.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:11 PM (62WS0)

131 Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:07 PM (53z96)

But that will never happen until you or I are president.

Day one: President Vic orders the immediate demolition of the Departments of Education, Labor, HHS, Homeland Security, Energy, Agriculture, etc.

We need to play their game if we have any hope of winning.

What would Romney's margin of victory have been if the voters had been half as knowledgeable as the typical Moron?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:13 PM (GsoHv)

132 so my posts may become incoherent
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:06 PM (8sCoq)

No, colorful and entertaining. Hardly incoherent.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:15 PM (3Y7RV)

133 Vic,

If that's the solution you want to push. I'm not sure tit-for-tat banning is what we want.

I suggest this:

1) repeat that they (the Hollywood libs) are to blame
2) instead reverse them, they call for a ban, we call for more freedom
3) repeat the blame again, and accusing them of hypocrisy. Their bad ideas CAUSED this. They just want to ban X so that they can sell more papers and get higher news ratings!

If you really want to try and bring the fight to them, propose an actual auction of public broadcast licenses. "so that the news can be pro America, for a change!"

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:17 PM (g8+Vr)

134 What would Romney's margin of victory have been if the voters had been half as knowledgeable as the typical Moron?


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:13 PM

Doesn't matter. He didn't want to be president. It would be President Ryan after he resigned.

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at December 23, 2012 06:19 PM (BAnPT)

135 we need to pin blame for gun-free zones on the liberal nastards

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:20 PM (8sCoq)

136 3) repeat the blame again, and accusing them of hypocrisy. Their bad
ideas CAUSED this. They just want to ban X so that they can sell more
papers and get higher news ratings!....


Very good.
Their greed spawned these monsters we need to protect ourselves from.

Q:Why all the gratuitous violence Mr. Film Maker?
A: Because it sells!

case closed

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at December 23, 2012 06:22 PM (BAnPT)

137 They can't eliminate 70 million semi autos no matter how many stupid hysterical soccer moms they gin up

Posted by: TexasJew at December 23, 2012 06:24 PM (lD8ju)

138 Excuse me...
Touchdown bears!!!!!!!

Thank you

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 06:24 PM (U3OzJ)

139 If you blame the right enemy, and keep proposing more freedom and less government as the solutio, you'll actually start making cultural headway.

Then whenever that enemy replies, you accuse them of hypocrisy, and repeat the blame louder.

It's not fucking complicated. Now do you morons get why I've been saying that Bohener, Romney, et all, weren't actually playing to win?

It wasn't hard to beat Obama. Blame him and his allies for everything. Accuse him of hypocrisy, crash his personal likability. Instead we lost the likability contest 81-19. Imagine I'd everyone that was suffering economically was reminded every day "Obama did this to you. It's his fault."

Now, in the case of Newton, Hollywood killed those children because they want to be the only ones with armed guards. Because they think they're better than us, and don't want everyone to have safe children.

Safe schools now! End gun free school zones now! Our schools should be as safe as Hollywood studio lots and the private schools Tom cruise sends his kids to!

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:25 PM (NSO0r)

140 Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:11 PM (62WS0)

And in your hunt to 'blame'.... you suddenly give them ammunition for Government control of Speach...

Beacuse you cannot just 'change' culture.... Politicians see ONLY Legislation as a means of change... ergo... if Hollywood is to blame, there must be a Legislative solution... and the only Legislative solution leads to Gov Control of Speach... even though it starts with control of violence in movies (wait... theres already the R and X rated movies...)... and vidoe games (which also already have ratings...)...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:25 PM (lZBBB)

141 70 million semi autos X 200 rounds typical = a whole lot

Posted by: Beto Ochoa at December 23, 2012 06:26 PM (BAnPT)

142 Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 06:24 PM (U3OzJ)

Yep, the Bears look good, against the Cardinals. I'm a big Bears fan but we need help. I'm tired of these in division ass whippins.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:27 PM (3Y7RV)

143 f you really want to try and bring the fight to
them, propose an actual auction of public broadcast licenses. "so that
the news can be pro America, for a change!"

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:17 PM (g8+Vr)

Broadcast licenses are already auctioned with a certain number reserved for "minorities" of course.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:27 PM (53z96)

144 They can't eliminate 70 million semi autos no matter how many stupid hysterical soccer moms they gin up

Posted by: TexasJew at December 23, 2012 06:24 PM (lD8ju)

Only 70,000,000? I need to go shopping.

Just wait until crime really explodes. Those soccer moms will be beating down the doors of gun shops all over the country.

"What do you mean I have to wait? What do you mean I can't buy this?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:28 PM (GsoHv)

145 If that's the solution you want to push. I'm not sure tit-for-tat banning is what we want.



The MFM has already been shown to be more dangerous for this country than machine guns and any other weapon.


The last election proved that.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:28 PM (53z96)

146 Broadcast licenses are already auctioned with a certain number reserved for "minorities" of course.
Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:27 PM (53z96)

Maybe we can back Mia Love. She's double barrel, Black and female.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:28 PM (3Y7RV)

147 1) repeat that they (the Hollywood libs) are to blame


Blame should go directly to the turd who did the killing. And indirectly to the ACLU and the courts that make it impossible to institutionalize these assholes until AFTER they start killing people.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:31 PM (53z96)

148 Vic

Not the 3 national licenses.

NBC/CBS/abc have perpetual $1 (or somesuch) renewal on the national licenses.

But it doesn't matter because the GOP is currently a whore to GE, Disney, and whoever owns CBS.

Less freedom isn't our message. Our message is more freedom. If we equal their tactics and have a better message (which we do), we'll win. But it means never ever conceeding. The left knows this. Once pro-freedom gets any momentum it's an unstoppable juggernaught.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:32 PM (D90Db)

149 Maybe we can back Mia Love. She's double barrel, Black and female.

Well thats a great idea OSP. Could you just imagine the programming? Our 10 o'clock news anchor, Mark Steyn for starters. Current TV is for sale. We woulod make billions.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:32 PM (3Y7RV)

150 Spot on, Hopeless!!!

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 23, 2012 06:33 PM (53riN)

151 All licenses may be renewed once obtained, not just the three networks.

Posted by: Vic at December 23, 2012 06:33 PM (53z96)

152 Slightly related-- the petition to deport Piers Morgan has now surpassed the required 25K signatures:

http://is.gd/R9EbVJ

lmao!

Posted by: JeanQueeenie at December 23, 2012 06:35 PM (Gmp2Z)

153 President Obinga of Kenya says armed security is good enough for he, but not for thee.

Posted by: Whatev at December 23, 2012 06:35 PM (2t6Gz)

154 I have another great show Idea. Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent star in, Kill it and Grill it.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:36 PM (3Y7RV)

155 Vic,

Let me teach you to help the cause: instead of "no, but". Go with "yes, and."

Hollywood! And the ACLU! And that lone fucktard.

Once you start an internal disagreement, the left wins. All your enemies are to Blane for anything bad that happens.

Blame and solutions are 2 different things. Our culture demands immediate blame, and if you aren't doing the blaming it is you who get blamed.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:36 PM (BDHOa)

156 The fiscal cliff is such a dread menace that the acting President went on vacation


wishing him many jellyfish stings

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:37 PM (8sCoq)

157 How about a two hour sunday morning Political lifestyle show hosted by Franklin Grahm.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:38 PM (3Y7RV)

158 Vic,

More special exemptions Hollywood special interest lobbyists had put in the law to help them and hurt us.

Repeal the Hollywood loopholes now! They caused sandy point and auroa co, it's time for the evening news to be pro-America, for a change.

See? They are your enemy, so anything that helps them is their fault, and blameworthy.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 06:38 PM (BDHOa)

159 Hey, just saw a commercial for Gangster squad. Apparently guns do fix everything.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:41 PM (3Y7RV)

160 Instead of Gun Free Zone maybe a sign that states:

Security here provided by The US Constitution.
Any guns inside WERE NOT FREE but the citizens most definitely are.
We value our freedom and our children above all else.
All who enter this school should bear that in mind.


Any other standard security such as bullet proof glass and remotely controlled, video monitored doors would only further enhance safety.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 23, 2012 06:43 PM (aZ6ew)

161
If you're going to start hammering something, then let it be the gun free zones.

Publicize the fact that these massacres have taken place in areas deliberately made defenseless.

Hammer it.


And ask who has put these children at risk.

Continuously.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 06:43 PM (SAMxH)

162 They can't eliminate 70 million semi autos no matter how many stupid hysterical soccer moms they gin up

Posted by: TexasJew at December 23, 2012 06:24 PM (lD8ju)

Say what?

Posted by: one billion rounds of US Govt hollow point ammunition at December 23, 2012 06:43 PM (Cnqmv)

163 And the MFM for giving out names of shooters. Giving the names out does not add to the story. "a psychotic bastard that we won't honor by naming killed some kids today." Tell me that cannot work. Only by police request when a suspect is not killed or apprehended on scene should a name or pic of the sicko ever be released.

Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 06:44 PM (m+nIW)

164 Hey, I have an Idea for a sign,

Any attempt to
Harm the children
in this building will be
met with lethal force
Have a nice day. :-)

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:46 PM (3Y7RV)

165 How about a tax per bullet used in movies and TV shows?

Because taxes are good, right?

And the funds would go to protect THE CHILDREN.

Posted by: Mama AJ at December 23, 2012 06:47 PM (SUKHu)

166 Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 06:43 PM (SAMxH)

Yup....

I really don't like the idea of becoming the Left... ie... those who blame silly things for actual problems, and are more interested in blame, than solutions.

All of these mass shootings are in Gun Free zones... and all the shooters commited suicide as soon as they were confronted by someone armed....

And since Sandy? there have been THREE other potential mass shootings in public places, which have been stopped by ARMED people.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:49 PM (lZBBB)

167 make Capitol Hill a Gun Free Zone, since gun free zones are supposedly safe

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:50 PM (8sCoq)

168 The POTUS should have the same kind of security as the Sandy Hook students

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:50 PM (8sCoq)

169 make Capitol Hill a Gun Free Zone, since gun free zones are supposedly safe
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:50 PM (8sCoq)

See Jonsey, Booze doesn't always void common sense.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:51 PM (3Y7RV)

170 Posted by: Mama AJ at December 23, 2012 06:47 PM (SUKHu)

And for the TV, cable, Hollywood, and independent types: a tax on every weapon shown and a tax on every weapon used and a tax for each time a weapon is re-used--all FOR THE CHIRREN!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 06:51 PM (Cnqmv)

171 The NRA is makin all that money. How about some national Commercials. Show all the politicians and entertainers with armed gaurds and in the end, none for you and your children

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:56 PM (3Y7RV)

172 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:51 PM (3Y7RV)

Uhhhh... Capitol Hill already is a Gun Free Zone... as Gun Free Zones NEVER affect Police, Government Agents, or Armed Guards.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:57 PM (lZBBB)

173 >The NRA is makin all that money. How about some
national Commercials. Show all the politicians and entertainers with
armed gaurds and in the end, none for you and your children



Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:56 PM (3Y7RV)

I'm liking this. But other than Fox, what network would air it?

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:57 PM (8sCoq)

174 Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 06:51 PM (Cnqmv)

Yeah... because giving the Government the idea that they can TAX SPEACH is such a Great Idea...

/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (lZBBB)

175 Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 06:44 PM (m+nIW)

Please use the correct nomenclature:

a bed-wetting, premature-ejaculating psychotic bastard.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (GsoHv)

176 alright the Young Stork is in at QB for Den

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (8sCoq)

177
171 The NRA is makin all that money. How about some national Commercials. Show all the politicians and entertainers with armed gaurds and in the end, none for you and your children
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:56 PM (3Y7RV)


Hell how about just a commercials with Jaimie Foxx's tweets.

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (GULKT)

178 Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:57 PM (8sCoq)

Spike TV? CMT? .... uh... thats about it though...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:59 PM (lZBBB)

179 PF manning 339 yds 3 TDs

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 06:59 PM (8sCoq)

180
why does Ken Wizzenhunt not deserve the same amount of chances as Marv Lewis?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 06:59 PM (GcwH1)

181 Uhhhh... Capitol Hill already is a Gun Free Zone... as Gun Free Zones NEVER affect Police, Government Agents, or Armed Guards.
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:57 PM (lZBBB)

Yeah, I suppose you are right. However, when I think of gun free Zones, nobody is armed, like a school, Restaurant or theater.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 06:59 PM (3Y7RV)

182 CBD --sorry my typing skills are not that good

Posted by: Palerider at December 23, 2012 06:59 PM (m+nIW)

183 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (GsoHv)

I prefer 'psychotic coward which every major religion says will go to hell..."

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 07:00 PM (lZBBB)

184 I don't see ABC airing an NRA PSA

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:00 PM (8sCoq)

185 I'm not disarming, so I wish the left would find a different chicken to fuck.

OT, my suck-ass job has stuck it in and broken it off. Again. Instead of a short day on Christmas eve like normal, I get to work a long shift, in a different state, with a 90 mile one way commute that I have to begin at 0400. And I won't get back in time to make it to church in the evening. Fuckfuckfuckstabstompstabagainfuck.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:02 PM (Ai+tZ)

186 Romeo,

The difference is in the solutions we propose.

This is political war. There are no rules in war.

Is immediate blame and vilifying bad? Yes. And hopefully when the left is defeated we can return to the old way of doing things.

Blame your enemies. Propose their defeat and the expansion of freedom for the solution.

As much as I like tax ideas, proposing freedom is better. Why did Hollywood cause these shootings by forcing us to have gun free zones?!

If anyone ever attempts to answer you rationally, repeat the blame at elevinty. Reason and logic only work with logical and reasonable people. If someone isn't a Constitutional Conservative they are neither reasonable or logical. SO don't bother trying to negotiate with those political terrorists.

The left has turned politics into war, a zero sum game. We fight back or we lose.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 07:03 PM (BDHOa)

187 I don't see ABC airing an NRA PSA
Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:00 PM (8sCoq)

They're whores, they'll do anything for money. If not there are Newspapers, dead tree and electronic.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 07:03 PM (3Y7RV)

188 We need a new photo of the Seagals, or tinyurl.com/cyz9mv6.

Posted by: Fritz at December 23, 2012 07:03 PM (w3+gB)

189 Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:02 PM (Ai+tZ)

Maybe when your disappointment ebbs you can drop to your knees and thank Jesus you have a job.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 07:04 PM (3Y7RV)

190 Man I am so glad my last child is a senior in High School and we won't have to deal with the TSA probing our sphincters in order to get on school grounds because of psyco kook killed a few kids.

What are they doing about the 446 kids shot in Chicago this year? TSA should be probing on every street corner and entrance to every building based on this stupid idea.

Posted by: TexBob at December 23, 2012 07:06 PM (pUOpM)

191 Den 34 Cle 12 1:55 to go

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:06 PM (8sCoq)

192 OSP, understood. Thanks for the head slap.

(no sarc)

Can't wait to read the book, make sure it gets linked here. Are you putting out a kindle edition, or dead-tree only?

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:07 PM (Ai+tZ)

193 What are they doing about the 446 kids shot in Chicago this year? TSA should be probing on every street corner and entrance to every building based on this stupid idea.
Posted by: TexBob at December 23, 2012 07:06 PM (pUOpM)


From what I see, many in the TSA already inhabit those areas.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 07:07 PM (3Y7RV)

194 >Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:02 PM (Ai+tZ)

I'm laid off next Fri

perspective is called for


I complained I had no shoes, til I met a man with no feet

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:08 PM (8sCoq)

195 All the TSA talk makes me think of the South Park episode "Reverse Cowgirl"

Posted by: buzzion at December 23, 2012 07:09 PM (GULKT)

196 things look pretty jovial on the CLE sideline

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:10 PM (8sCoq)

197
Can't wait to read the book, make sure it gets linked here. Are you putting out a kindle edition, or dead-tree only?
Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:07 PM (Ai+tZ)

Both, I'm seven working days away. Thanks for your good thoughts. Don't worry, I'll blast that horn like Joshua bringin down the wall of Jericho.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 07:10 PM (3Y7RV)

198 I'd be glad my season was over, too

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:10 PM (8sCoq)

199 Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 07:03 PM (BDHOa)

You see... I have this little thing called personal Honor... I will not tell others how to act, but don't expect me to follow a tactic where I have to Lie...

And this is NOT War.... I've been to War... and as excited as some are about Politics, believe me, this is NOTHING compared to shit I've seen in the rest of the World... (think trying to get to the recently blown up Embasy in Beruit in 83 to fix equipment, across faction lines...).

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 07:10 PM (lZBBB)

200 That's 10 straight wins for DEN

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:12 PM (8sCoq)

201 Jones, OSP beat you to the reality check. I appreciate the head slap from you too, though.

Best of luck finding a new gig.

Posted by: DC in Towson at December 23, 2012 07:12 PM (Ai+tZ)

202 Gonna relax with the fam now. Seems the Bears have this game well in hand. Later rons.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 07:14 PM (3Y7RV)

203 Re-posting from an earlier thread:I had the most idiotic argument with a liberal family member on Friday regarding gun control. Of course when I started telling him facts he started yelling that Republicans and the NRA are baby killers!

When I reminded him that his President and the pro choice gang are the real baby killers he went ballistic and stormed out of the room.

Truly mentally ill. Oh, the leftist in Hollywood have already put out a "feel good" psa on nasty ole guns! It's called "never again" how catchy. I'm sure that none of these folks have security??

Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 07:14 PM (EAgmr)

204 Yeah... because giving the Government the idea that they can TAX SPEECH is such a Great Idea...



/facepalm

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 06:58 PM (lZBBB)

You may have a point there. I was confusing bloody entertainment and the gratuitous use of weapons with the concept of free political speech, but that is a slippery slope and I forgot the thug's right to freedom of expression.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 07:16 PM (Cnqmv)

205 > he went ballistic and stormed out of the room.


oh, that was just him declaring victory, doncha know

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:20 PM (8sCoq)

206 the girl Otter goes out with because Fawn Liebowitz is dead? Hot.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 07:22 PM (8sCoq)

207 Romeo,

I didn't ask you to lie.

And your opponent has no honor. Read the book of Maccabees on how honorable men are to deal with dishonorable opponents.

Further, you need to broaden your understanding of war, because the goal of the left is the destruction of the nation, the killing of children in the elderly, the seizing of lands, and the disarming of the newly conquered.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 07:28 PM (hKIk9)

208 Excuse me again....

BEARS WIN !!!!!

Bring on the lions
If they aren't all in prison that is

Posted by: Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith at December 23, 2012 07:31 PM (hGW9h)

209 Off-topic:

The Moron Mascot has his own lottery game, LOL!

http://is.gd/AsDs3I


Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 07:36 PM (Gmp2Z)

210 "Navycopjoe says FU lovie smith"

How does it feel to have to be a Packer fan next week? Then again if San Fran wins tonight, Packers don't really have anything to play for next week.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 23, 2012 07:37 PM (GZitp)

211 Posted by: Cheri at December 23, 2012 07:14 PM (EAgmr)

One of the easiest way to slap some reality in, is to ask them when they are going to put a sign in their front yard stating

'This is a gun free household, we don't believe in guns'

and

'This is a gun free car, we don't believe in guns' bumper sticker on their car


and wait for the realisation



or wait until they have a situation where they really needed a gun


Posted by: Jake in ID at December 23, 2012 07:39 PM (jfSqj)

212 The reason LaPierre put that idea out there: armed guards, was specifically to give the left something to chew on. Period.

It wasn't about actually putting the TSA workers into the schools or bloating government. Why make it so damned complicated?

Look, this is simple folks: either get on board with the idea of fighting this latest attempt to infringe on the Second Amendment, or get the hell out of the way.

Helpful hint: All of this "analysis" is not "getting on board."

Posted by: The Cretacious Period at December 23, 2012 07:43 PM (Zrt71)

213 212 gets it.

Compare NRA with Boehner.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 07:46 PM (hKIk9)

214 Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 07:28 PM (hKIk9)

You were saying I need to blame Hollywood... and that would be a Lie IMO... ergo....

As to War? 'I' need to expand? Have you been to War? Have you seen the Chaos? Have you seen a Society in TRUE Freefall?

This is not a War IMO, becaue I'm not shooting yet.... in War there are no rules... you kill... and thats it.... we are not anywhere near that point... yet...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 07:46 PM (lZBBB)

215
If we make noise about protecting gun free zones, it best be at the state level. No goddamn way do you want TSA or DHS within a mile of this.

A unified message has to be put forth about it. State is as much gov't participation as can be afforded.

Some ideas on who could be used here would be a nice idea.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 07:48 PM (SAMxH)

216 Just frickin peachy:



AFP - No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his
son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the
candidacy of the losing Republican nominee.

In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with
the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had
been a reluctant candidate from the start.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2012 07:48 PM (69Mdf)

217 Posted by: The Cretacious Period at December 23, 2012 07:43 PM (Zrt71)

Unconditional surrender as a strategy worked well before, it just depends which side is going to persevere to achieve that end state.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 07:49 PM (Cnqmv)

218 This is political war. There are no rules in war.

They love the "if it saves one life" argument, which has always been bullshit, and very expensive bullshit at that.

IISOL is an argument that can be applied to a LOT of other things besides guns though. A LOT.

Push faux attacks on those fronts and they gotta burn a lot of cycles defending other shit, using some argument that's going to have to be more substantial than IISOL.

Debasing the currency of IISOL is worth a lot.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 07:49 PM (bGAPy)

219 i realize it's one of Romney's sons but i still think he's confusing "hates campaigning" which "didn't really want to be president"

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 07:50 PM (8HhF2)

220 Another one bites the dust.
Newsweak last print issue.
Zeitgeist? No. Schadenfreude.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 07:51 PM (NIZHJ)

221 his father had

been a reluctant candidate from the start.



Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2012 07:48 PM (69Mdf)

He certainly did not pull his punches when attacking conservative primary candidates, so there's that! Plus, he would have had his foot resting lightly on the brakes as we went over the cliff, rather that Obama's full throttle approach.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 07:52 PM (Cnqmv)

222
reluctant candidate, my ass

Mitt Romney was running for president his whole life.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 23, 2012 07:52 PM (ZgBZU)

223 "Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 23, 2012 07:48 PM (69Mdf)"

It's easy to do a post mortem on a campaign when you only focus on the campaign itself. Why doesn't the Globe look at how we've become a statist/leftist nation?

Posted by: lowandslow at December 23, 2012 07:53 PM (GZitp)

224
221
people say this like it's some damning indictment of Romney, but it's more that general election strategies are inherently different
they made the decision, right or wrong, to bank everything on the economy and campaigned accordingly

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 07:54 PM (8HhF2)

225 I think the ideal politician is someone who doesn't want the job.

Posted by: steevy at December 23, 2012 07:54 PM (9XBK2)

226 Just saw a cop sitting on his ass collecting revenue with a radar gun. Saw 4 of them sitting in the local McDonalds. Got home and saw 20 on TV running prostitution and drug buying stings. Seems to me we currently have about 2-3 spare cops in every school zone to sit on their ass in the hall all day and do something useful.

Posted by: Whatev at December 23, 2012 07:55 PM (2t6Gz)

227 Cyberbullying caused Amanda Todd to kill herself.

[ here --> http://tinyurl.com/coqpjyo ]

If It Saves One Life, we must shut down the internet.

Posted by: Agrees with PurpAV at December 23, 2012 07:55 PM (Zrt71)

228 hi all
good news people:

Abe Vigoda is
alive







Page loaded Sunday December 23 2012 4:55:40 PM PT

Posted by: chemjeff at December 23, 2012 07:55 PM (Ds4No)

229 Anyone who would WANT to be president of this ship of fools belongs down in 3rd class by the bilge pumps.

Early on I got the sense he was doing it because he thought he had the chops and could, which is not the same as wanting it.

"TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity..." -- Wm Butler Yeats

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 07:59 PM (bGAPy)

230 So. Anybody have experience with Rossi revolver rifles. They look pretty useless but also awesome.

45LC, 44M, 22lr/22m

I want one just because.

Posted by: General Trulane. Tanned, Rested, Ready(Citation Needed) at December 23, 2012 08:00 PM (Z5BDI)

231 @104:"Keep your opinions about what the NRA said to your fucking self. They only acceptable position is to agree with them. It's time for you morons to realize that this is how the game is played. It is a zero sum game, the conservative agenda is only advanced when the liberal Agenda is beat back. "
Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 05:34 PM (VHSuw)
=----

Wow...yes. YES!!!!!

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:00 PM (Y5I9o)

232 Sure is quiet.....arrrcgggh....pew! Awright, who farted?!?!?!?

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 08:01 PM (Gmp2Z)

233 I walked into a liquor store today (buying a Christmas present, I don't drink), and there were two police officers in there. Not guards, county police officers.

With guns and everything.

Now, I don't know what may have happened in that store to warrant the cops, but clearly someone has decided they need armed officers guarding our booze.

Our kids are less important than our booze?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 23, 2012 08:03 PM (BeSEI)

234 A further point on #104:

Liberals always pay lip-service to "seeing all sides of the issue" and "appreciating nuance". But they never do. We, like the dupes we are, actually try to demonstrate that kind of serious thinking...but no one has the fucking attention span to deal with that anymore, so we end up getting stigmatized as boring and obstructive.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:03 PM (Y5I9o)

235 General Trulane @ 230:

That's exactly what my hubby thinks...and wants one too!

Posted by: JeanQueenie at December 23, 2012 08:03 PM (Gmp2Z)

236 Not to mention that he misspelled the word "speech ", which should be a capital offense.

Posted by: Libtardo at December 23, 2012 08:04 PM (SgWU/)

237 Our kids are less important than our booze?

You really have to ask that question?

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at December 23, 2012 08:04 PM (bGAPy)

238
to the dude upthread who mentioned the 1st Amendment, leaving aside whether free speech was originally meant to promote general vulgarity/graphic imagery, the idea that you can't even criticize this without being anti-"freedom" is goofy in the extreme.

Posted by: JDP at December 23, 2012 08:04 PM (8HhF2)

239 the idea that you can't even criticize this without being anti-"freedom" is goofy in the extreme.

IISOL man, IISOL. Use their own weapons against them. Its the Alinsky way.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 08:07 PM (bGAPy)

240 so we end up getting stigmatized as boring and obstructive.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:03 PM (Y5I9o)
The "easy" solution is, and always has been, to establish more centralized control. You can't just trust the peasants to do the right thing and conform to what their betters know they should be doing!
Makes you wonder how the country made it from 1776 or so to 1930!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:08 PM (Cnqmv)

241 Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:08 PM (Cnqmv)


Welll.... there was that little War of Northern Aggresion in there....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (lZBBB)

242
Our kids are less important than our booze?

It's not necessarily an either or situation.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (NIZHJ)

243 I have always been really skeptical of the Romney canidacy from the beginning. I won't trade on theories, just what I have seen. He attacked other gop candidates with negative ads and fury. When it came to facing the president he was meek and feckless. I think he may have been a plant or some kind of trojan horse for the progressive elite from both parties. When it comes to any aspect of the current Gov, I find nothing to out of bounds or ridiculous. They are well on their way to bankrupting the country, weekening the military and have enlisted there best and brightest to try to disarm us. These are more freightening times than anyone could of envisioned.

I'm not totally depressed, there is a retailers report I just heard that three years worth of 30 round AR mags were sold in three days. Somebody is paying attention

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (3Y7RV)

244 214,

"true war is only fought between dawn and dusk with people lining up in brightly colored coats and wielding swords."

I get it. You served. And times changed, because the soviets spent 50 years infiltrating our system. And now the enemy is exploiting your use of logic and reason so as to destroy the nation.

I'd be glad to explain to you why using the rhetorical tool of blame is not a lie. First, though, Read the book of Maccabees. The Jews would not fight on the Sabbath. The Greeks just waited till the sabbath. Square the circle?

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (clcLS)

245 Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 08:07 PM (bGAPy)

If it allows one pole dancer to express herself artistically, then it must be covered by the First Amendment!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:11 PM (Cnqmv)

246 If it allows one pole dancer to express herself artistically, then it must be covered by the First Amendment!
Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:11 PM (Cnqmv)

Agreed.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:12 PM (3Y7RV)

247 @ 239

Can't you just imagine how neatly one could Alinsky the gun free zone thing?

Tailor made for us.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 08:14 PM (SAMxH)

248 Hrothgar is a true patriot.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 08:14 PM (clcLS)

249 Welll.... there was that little War of Northern Aggresion in there....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (lZBBB)

Bumps in the road!
Even though we almost won, the very fact that we managed to muddle through as a more or less stable nation for another 65 years (until the commies undermined us in the 30s) speaks well of our understanding of a constitutional republic.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:16 PM (Cnqmv)

250 @214
You were saying I need to blame Hollywood... and that would be a Lie IMO... ergo....

As to War? 'I' need to expand? Have you been to War? Have you seen the Chaos? Have you seen a Society in TRUE Freefall?

This is not a War IMO, becaue I'm not shooting yet.... in War there are no rules... you kill... and thats it.... we are not anywhere near that point... yet...
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 07:46 PM (lZBBB)
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The fact that politics isn't war doesn't mean it's any less serious or less destructive. Yeah, it may not be as immediate and graphic and tense as explosions and instant life-or-death decisions, but the suffering that people undergo because of the slow creep of fascist policies is just as psychologically violent, damaging, and dehumanizing over the long run. The slow-drip of the Chinese Water Torture is just as much torture as the instant pain of dislocation of joints.

The Left may not want to destroy you in body (...yet), but they all actively and viciously want to destroy you in mind. That is war, and they are waging it totally. I salute you for your service on the battlefield, but the frontlines these days are in the schools, and it is insidiously brutal.

And if you think I'm being cutely poetic, I'm not. I'm thinking of all the pain and suffering caused to families by the indoctrination of children. This has happened before: Read Aristophanes's the Clouds. It's a comedy, but it's very dark and very real. And there's a reason why he has the protagonist burn down the school at the end of the show.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:16 PM (Y5I9o)

251 Anyone else had a McRib yet?

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:17 PM (NIZHJ)

252 I'm thinking of all the pain and suffering caused to families by the indoctrination of children.

Hell, unemployment has done that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:17 PM (3Y7RV)

253 Hrothgar is a true patriot.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 08:14 PM (clcLS)

There really are fundamental constitutional principles that we can all agree upon!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:17 PM (Cnqmv)

254 Anyone else had a McRib yet?
Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:17 PM (NIZHJ)

That is the one most disgusting foodstuffs ever made in the history of man. Yes, I love them so.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:18 PM (3Y7RV)

255 The Left may not want to destroy you in body
(...yet),


Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:16 PM (Y5I9o)

I see you read the part of the ACA that concerns the IPAB!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:20 PM (Cnqmv)

256 I think I want to move to austria and sing with Julia Andrews.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:20 PM (3Y7RV)

257 Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at December 23, 2012 04:21 PM (Gk3SS)


And being an American male, if two is good, three is better.

Evenin', Horde

Posted by: Boomer Redneque knows Mohammad was a goat-fucking kiddie-raper at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (eQnzo)

258 OOps, Julie Andrews.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (3Y7RV)

259 252 I'm thinking of all the pain and suffering caused to families by the indoctrination of children.

Hell, unemployment has done that.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:17 PM (3Y7RV)
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One raises children in the hopes that they will love and respect their parents and be there to care for them in their old age and continue on the family. The Left hates this. Read the Communist Manifesto; the destruction of the "bourgeois family" is there in black and white. What good is fighting a physical war to protect those you love if the system you're living in is actively turning them against you and all you hold dear?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (Y5I9o)

260 Where did all the carriage returns go? Mayhap they wander the Elysian fields with the free ampersands?

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (Cnqmv)

261 I had 2 McRibs. They're small.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (NIZHJ)

262 Hopeless needs to do a full article based on his comments to this article or his comments should be compiled and posted by one of the Ace o spades big dawgz. He fucking gets it. If the conservative movement turned this stupid shit back on the left, they would go absolutely rabid.

Posted by: notsomsm at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (Ca0p4)

263 I had 2 McRibs. They're small.
Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:21 PM (NIZHJ)


Did you use your fries to sop up the excess sauce?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (3Y7RV)

264 Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 08:10 PM (clcLS)

Sorry, but when you equate Politics, and elections, and Free Speech, with War... you dilute what War is... and show that you havenever experienced it.

And I''ve known the History of the Maccabees for years... as well as many other Societys which put artificial limits on violence...

Sorry.... I will not become my POLITICAL opponents, in order to defeat them... what YOU do is up to you... but I do not care to live in a country, where scorched earth Politics is the ONLY method of political persuasion.. because that will never end...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (lZBBB)

265 Sorry, didn't get to my point in #259. It's this:

Unemployment may shift people into dependency, but it doesn't necessarily break up family/cultural links like school indoctrination. That's the big difference.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (Y5I9o)

266 263 Of course. That sauce is tasty enough to be a beverage.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:24 PM (NIZHJ)

267
We had hash for supper tonite. Done in my cast iron skillet, so it had a great crunchy crust, and when it was done I made a half dozen indents, dropped some eggs in them and put the cover on.

Some toasted sourdough biscuits and life is quite fine.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 23, 2012 08:24 PM (SAMxH)

268 I haven't had any good hash in ages.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:25 PM (NIZHJ)

269 Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (Y5I9o)

OK, you have a point. But when a father cannot find a job and is unable to support his family, he is no longer the hero of his tribe. This causes him to lose sway with his family and they search for answers elsewhere. Schools for example.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:26 PM (3Y7RV)

270 I gotta get one of those iron skillets. I was thinking a Lodge Pre-Cured.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:27 PM (NIZHJ)

271 Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:25 PM (NIZHJ)

It is quite simple to make from scratch, and you get to add things that don't ever appear in commercial versions (like bacon).

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:27 PM (Cnqmv)

272 @264:"but I do not care to live in a country, where scorched earth Politics is the ONLY method of political persuasion.. because that will never end..."
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (lZBBB)
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You already live in a country where this is the case. You hear from all quarters people who fled communist countries saying that first it happens through the press, then comes the brute force.

If you want to hold up war on a pedestal, fine. Then, you force everyone else here to fight it when it inevitably comes. If you really think war is as bad as you say it is, then you would want to do anything in your power to avoid it. Avoiding it in this setting means total ideological war.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:27 PM (Y5I9o)

273 Jeremiad,

That was a really good comment, it really articulated a concept I've struggled to articulate.

They are intentionally using the tools and structures of the republic as bludgeoning weapons against the republic to destroy the republic.

They have intentionally blinded 2 generations of youth to morality and reason so as to make them controllable by emotivism and cries of blame. You can not reason with people who have undergone a public education (in many instances) because they spent 12 mandatory years learning relativism and emotivism, often times with 4-6 more years of college reinforcing that.

Posted by: Hopeless at December 23, 2012 08:27 PM (GWxXv)

274 @269:OK, you have a point. But when a father cannot find a job and is unable to support his family, he is no longer the hero of his tribe. This causes him to lose sway with his family and they search for answers elsewhere. Schools for example.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:26 PM (3Y7RV)
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Ah, ok. Yeah, we're on the same page.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:28 PM (Y5I9o)

275 I tried a McRib once. Tasted like cardboard. If cardboard had a bunch of crap on it to make it taste even worse than without. Worst fast food item ever.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 23, 2012 08:28 PM (Zrt71)

276 Watch enough football on a weekend and you see the same STOOPID 10 commercials. Drives me nuts.

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 08:28 PM (MPjT8)

277 This causes him to lose sway with his family and they search for answers elsewhere. Schools for example.



Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at December 23, 2012 08:26 PM (3Y7RV)

Plus, there is a whole media empire devoted to the denigration of the father figure as patriarch and provider, so it does not take much to destabilize the family unit.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:29 PM (Cnqmv)

278 HELP! We think our new puppy may be Democrat!

https://twitter.com/moxiemom/status/283019826820182016

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 08:30 PM (5H6zj)

279 268 I haven't had any good hash in ages.
Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:25 PM
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You need to hang out with me a bit more. Cmon out to Hawaii...they grow some great stuff out here.

Posted by: JEF 'n cheif at December 23, 2012 08:30 PM (0JB89)

280 @264:"Sorry.... I will not become my POLITICAL opponents, in order to defeat them... "
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (lZBBB)
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Soliders in physical battle often have to do ugly things. So do soldiers in ideological battles. Your argument is the mirror image of physical pacifism. The disdain you're holding out for Hopeless is the same as the disdain of the hippies who spit on returning vets. You want to prove you're somehow more "pure" than the people who are on the frontlines. Yeah, they're different frontlines, but they are related more closely than you seem to want to admit.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:31 PM (Y5I9o)

281 Sounds like they forgot the sauce.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:31 PM (NIZHJ)

282 >>Our kids are less important than our booze?

If you got booze it's easier to make more kids.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at December 23, 2012 08:31 PM (9HhTH)

283 >
I haven't had any good hash in ages.


yeah, Germany '79

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 08:33 PM (8sCoq)

284 In fairness to McDonald's McRib, we tried a Chick-Fil-A sammich during the big, "Support Chick-Fil-A" week. Never had a drier, less tasty hunk of chicken. Not even when camping with a bunch of drunks.

Which was too bad. Years ago, they used to have this sandwich that was small chinks of chicken on a hoagie bun, and other stuff. It was really good. They had nothing like it on the menu now, though.

Posted by: K-Bob at December 23, 2012 08:33 PM (Zrt71)

285 *swaggers in*



What's that? Why yes, yes I did win my division of the Moron Fantasy Football League.


http://tinyurl.com/cvx3uj4


Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 23, 2012 08:33 PM (GEICT)

286 275 I tried a McRib once. Tasted like cardboard. If cardboard had a bunch of crap on it to make it taste even worse than without. Worst fast food item ever.
Posted by: K-Bob at December 23, 2012 08:28 PM
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What'd you think happened to me. Those are my ribs! Are you sayin' I taste like garbage?

Posted by: Ghost of Grimace at December 23, 2012 08:34 PM (0JB89)

287 @264:"Sorry, but when you equate Politics, and elections, and Free Speech, with War... you dilute what War is... and show that you havenever experienced it. "
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 23, 2012 08:23 PM (lZBBB)
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We are not "equating" Politics and War. We are recognizing that they are two sides of the same coin. Politics is certainly less violent, but when politics fails, we get war.

Different people have different callings. I don't think I could be a soldier. but that doesn't mean I don't see the military is unneccesary or bad. The same should go for ideological fighting.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:34 PM (Y5I9o)

288 >>Tasted like cardboard.

Your pallet needs to be refined, what you tasted was transglutaminase, it's the glue that gets mixed with all the normally non edible bits of shredded pork before it's pressed into the McRib shaped mold.

Posted by: Gordon undead Ramsay at December 23, 2012 08:35 PM (9HhTH)

289 Avoiding it in this setting means total ideological war.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 23, 2012 08:27 PM (Y5I9o)

I think we are at the point where the possibility of being able to avoid physical war requires us to wage all out ideological war.

Liberals, democrats, commies, progressives, and socialists are not friends of the Constitution or the Republic and they are already visibly committed to, and engaged in, all out ideological war.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:35 PM (Cnqmv)

290 284 In fairness to McDonald's McRib, we tried a Chick-Fil-A sammich during the big, "Support Chick-Fil-A" week. Never had a drier, less tasty hunk of chicken.
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I wasn't that blown away by the sammich as a sammich (b/c the bun did not impress), but the meat I've had there, especially their 'strips,' has been really good. Real meat texture to it compared to some places.

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 08:35 PM (5H6zj)

291
small chinks of chicken
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lacist!!

Posted by: USS Diversity at December 23, 2012 08:35 PM (MPjT8)

292 JeanQueenie at 235

600.00 for a "I just want one" gun is kinda steep.

Especially if you are unemployed like me.

Not sure if I can justify it as a home defense weapon. Except I can get it in 44M (I'd rather have the 45LC/410ga model).

I'm thinking the invader would be mesmerized by its awesomeness. More time for me to aim.
But I'd be mesmerized by it as well so......

I'm just curious about the quality of Rossi firearms and the input of enablers.



Posted by: General Trulane. Tanned, Rested, Ready(Citation Needed) at December 23, 2012 08:36 PM (Z5BDI)

293
251 Anyone else had a McRib yet?

An hour ago.

Posted by: Vince Neil Sucks Cock by Choice at December 23, 2012 08:39 PM (Y+woW)

294 Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012 08:30 PM (5H6zj)


All puppies start as democrats, sucking at the teat and stealing toys. Just wait until a smaller dog takes away your puppy's bone, he will turn out to be a conservative at heart real quick!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 23, 2012 08:39 PM (Cnqmv)

295 278 HELP! We think our new puppy may be Democrat!

Posted by: Y-not at December 23, 2012
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You're lucky, my father in law is a Democrat, and he's here for two weeks. (used to be a Republican, but then suffered a head injury in a car accident). I haven't gotten into any arguments yet. But he tends to know better...hey may be waiting until the 26th.

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 08:39 PM (0JB89)

296
I haven't had any good hash in ages.


Me either.

Posted by: cheech marin at December 23, 2012 08:42 PM (+9AX9)

297 “War is nothing more than the continuation of politics by other means.” - von Clausewitz

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 23, 2012 08:43 PM (bGAPy)

298 NJ township decides armed school security is the way to go

http://is.gd/5ZNJnw

oh my stars and garters it's the end of the republic or something

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 08:43 PM (8sCoq)

299 Since I'm the only one posting again, I checked, and sure enough, there is a new thread. This is a recurring theme for me, but i'm starting to catch on.

Posted by: John Stark Dark of the NH Starks at December 23, 2012 08:43 PM (0JB89)

300 > Anyone else had a McRib yet?

no, but I did just have a home made pork chop sandwich

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 08:44 PM (8sCoq)

301 Go with the char-grilled at Chick Filet. I don't care for the regular one either. They're a little pricey for me.

Posted by: Butters at December 23, 2012 08:44 PM (NIZHJ)

302 I always post my questions at the end of dead threads because I suck at the interwebs.

Posted by: General Trulane. Tanned, Rested, Ready(Citation Needed) at December 23, 2012 08:45 PM (Z5BDI)

303
Marlboro Township, NJ
It’s apparently the first district nationwide bent on packing heat in
every schoolhouse since madman Adam Lanza gunned down 20 children and
six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.

“We’ve made a collective decision as a town that we need armed
security in each of our schools,” Mayor Jonathan Hornik told The Post.

“With this new evil, you can’t just sit there and hope that it doesn’t happen in your town. We must protect our kids.”


Hey, it's for the children .. and I can't argue with that.

Posted by: Fact Checker with no bias whatsoever at December 23, 2012 08:45 PM (e8kgV)

304 Hah! That's two funny typos in one day. The first one at another site. (Honest honey, I think you'd really like her a lot.)

Posted by: K-Bob, lacist fast-food h8tr at December 23, 2012 08:47 PM (Zrt71)

305 the CFA near my domicile makes a fine chicken sammich- invariably tender and juicy

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 23, 2012 08:50 PM (8sCoq)

306 I like blaming media because the idea sprouted from a fetid lefty and you can paraphrase a Dire Straights song to carry the message.

Posted by: Jean at December 23, 2012 09:03 PM (+oKKW)

307 I saw a study a very long time ago (during one of these periods of anti-gun hysteria) that said when you get down to it, people carry whatever they think they need in times of danger without much more than a quick consideration of the law. They also tend to keep quiet about the decision.

Posted by: SurferDoc at December 23, 2012 09:17 PM (6H6FZ)

308 I'm disappointed to say the least that a conservative establishment answer is to create and fund another large government apparatus.

Why does the NRA think that the only legitimate group able to handle firearms and protect innocents is a government agent?

How hard is it to ask for our Second Amendment rights back, get rid of gun free zones, allow teachers, if they choose, to carry concealed and on their person, anonymously (at least to the public) and be that absolute last line of defense? When seconds count.....

But no, the head of the freakin NRA says the answer is more government.

Posted by: Quiz1 at December 23, 2012 09:19 PM (vA3os)

309
Dudes, it is a very good use of money...as a former board member of a small school I can assure of that! Not for the reasons you think, though. With an armed policeman on our campus for a period of a few years our drug incidents dropped to ZERO, our assaults between students dropped to ZERO and our absentee rate sharply declined (then again we had that officer drag kids to school).
An armed OFFICIAL presence does a remarkable job on the attitudes of our students and that particular cost was well worth it. However, since we were paying for the officer through our county we had to end it because they decided that not only would we pay for the officer but we would also have to annually purchase the equivalenta new cop car for them.....wasn't going to happen.

Posted by: doug at December 24, 2012 12:37 AM (uJ8q7)

310 264 Sorry.... I will not become my POLITICAL opponents, in order to defeat them... what YOU do is up to you... but I do not care to live in a country, where scorched earth Politics is the ONLY method of political persuasion.. because that will never end...
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Yes it will. Since the Immigration and Nationalization Act of 1965, America is importing about a million foreigners a year legally (that is, in addition to illegals and amnesty), and this influx is 90% non-White and thus rock-solid Democratic. This is in combination with forced integration and assimilation, that requires Whites to be accepting and allows non-Whites to continue to play us-vs-them ethnic games. That is genocidal for the Whites; it means they will be washed away by a river of not-particularly friendly imported non-Whites. It will take time, but if the system isn't changed the end is sure.

But before then, increasingly outnumbered Whites will cease to be a viable political base. And there is no other potentially conservative mass base. The Republican Party gets 90% of its votes from Whites, while Asians and Hispanics go Democrat by huge margins - 2/3 to 3/4 support, which in politics is massive.

That means that unless conservatives struggle to reverse this, liberals will win forever, less by persuasion than by getting rid of their opponents' mass base and replacing it with a liberal base.

Winning absolutely by getting rid of your opponent's mass base is as "scorched earth" as politics get. That is what is going on now.

That is an important reason liberals don't have to be even minimally polite to conservatives. You may be thinking, "we're all in this together for the future," and you may de-escalate because of that; but the liberal vision tacitly calls for the elimination of their opponents: culturally, politically, demographically and permanently. They don't often think about where this is heading, but they don't have a restraining background assumption that "we are going to have to get along with these people, because they and we will always be together, and they will always be present in significant numbers." Liberal pundits such as Charles Blow gloat about "the browning of America" and spread the word that conservatives will not always be around in significant numbers, and that matters.

So "scorched earth" is where it's at; and if conservatives don't start struggling for real, this will definitely come to an end.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 24, 2012 05:49 AM (8phkb)

311 "more top-heavy boondoggle to put armed guards in every school in the nation"

Well shit, if it's good enough for Obama (http://tinyurl.com/c8s4qto) and David Gregory, (http://tinyurl.com/cvqjxpz) then it's fucking well good enough for the rest of America's kids.

Of course, under the new Obamanation, "Some animals are more equal than others".

Posted by: SFC MAC at December 24, 2012 12:37 PM (TLbgU)

312
this was'nt the response i was expecting from the nra but,in an article i read,the teachers unions were the first to cry foul,it would cut into their budget,another it's for the children moment.
the statement made a lot of hypocrites out of most rouge gun control people,hollywooders,and politicians,the ones that utilize armed guards daily.

Posted by: david at December 24, 2012 07:51 PM (l9gxL)






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