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I did not nor will I ever advocate taking away guns. It's impossible anyway with over 300 million of them. I will never see the logic or morality of civilians being able to own or carry assault weaponry. It's not for safety. Psychologists can talk forever why people want them. What I find most disturbing, from the Orlando event, is that Republicans will always ask the NRA what they should do. McConnell even said that a few days ago. Several others have done the same. A statistic came out that show that the NRA donated $31 million to 36 of the GOP Senators that voted against two Dem. measures that 80% of Americans, including gun owners and Republicans, were for.
In other words, we can all be more truthful, if we just stop misspelling the opposition party of the Democrats. It's no longer the GOP, but the NRA.
When I wrote "half-baked", I was referring to the probability of being on the side of alcohol impaired at 2a.m. so judgement is impaired. What % of gun owners would react in a sensible manner at that time of night with bullets spraying and lights flashing? Very low I'd bet. There are trained soldiers who freeze when being shot at. Unless the patrons are ex-Special-ops, I'd fear them as much as the nut with the gun. And explain, pro gunners, what you think cops would do. You folks never ever mention that scenario. Ask a cop if he/she wants a bunch of "heroes" returning fire as they pull up. Is everybody wearing name tags "shooter", "patron", "wannabe hero", "scared s##tless"? Have you guys been shot at in a close range situation? The noise alone can disorient most people. We've all seen police videos of trained cops who can't hit a human target on the other side of a car.
One more thing, conservatives. You always label those who you are anti to as progressive liberals, just like you apparently need to use the term Islamic terrorists. And WTH is wrong with progress? Not all of us want to live back in the 50s.
You're right on 2 points about Trump. He has exposed the GOP corruption. And he is totally disconnected, to reality.
Catherine, to those Americans who are gay, or of color or somewhat to the left of Genghis Khan, Scalia was callous and insulting.
Fred, Mark, David, Gary, et.al., how you can read Dan Shores letter(s) and dispute the facts, not opinions, is a trademark of the GOP. Obama nominates, the GOP can sit on their hands or their heads. Let the American people decide again in the Presidential election. (Not the GOP's strong suit, by the way.)
The House turned GOP as much because the gerrymandering they did. There were more Democratic votes than GOP in the House races in 2012 but the GOP cherry-picked the districts. In 2008 Obama won by more than 6 mill., and more than 5 mill. in 2012. That shows more of a mandate than little gerrymandered district votes. All I'm saying, as Dan Shores did in his comment to my letter, is that NOT to give Obama the chance to put up a candidate is actually unconstitutional. Let him put one up.
And Dan is right about the lack of respect the GOP has shown this President. It's shameful and unprecedented. And don't try to say it has nothing to do with race, because that is certainly a factor. Another reason why the GOP is so wrong on this.
Would all of you who are slamming me please read Dan Shores comment, twice for those who need to. That's all I'm saying. And there is no refuting that. No POTUS has been treated so shamefully. Close your computers and move along, now.
Dan K, Obama can put up an ideologue that is as far left as Scalia was far right, if he could find one. But we know he won't. He'll choose a good one and he has many to choose from. There are several that will be a tough job for the GOP to not even consider or vote down. They play a game of Russian roulette if they carry out McConnell's statement. But then, logical, unbiased and constitutional thinking is not the long suit of the GOP candidates or hierarchy.
You deniers, (I know you love the term) keep talking grants are what keeps the greenie scientists going. You seem to forget about the BILLIONS the oil boys get to keep their arguments going. Many times bigger than study grants.
Check the time frames that Kevin kept referring to. Millions, billions of years. True. And what is happening now is taking only a decade or two to change things that took millions of years in the past. And yes, those effects did happen. But as Pat West put it, there were no humans when all those things were changing on Earth. Very doubtful if they would've survived.
So all those scientists are wrong. As is almost the rest of the educated world. Yet America, as always, knows everything. We are not getting warmer? BS. Why not at least play the safe card and change the foul air and water were creating? If you don't think things are any worse, go visit China.
Why isn't the fact that PP is the biggest reason that unwanted pregnancies and abortions are at an all time low since 1973, ever brought up? That's the reason PP is a good thing. Forget Sanger and all the other arguments anti-PP. It has helped poor women access to affordable health care, family planning and higher birth-rates of healthy babies and less abortions. End of discussion. You can't used doctored videos as proof.
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