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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827281 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre's Much-Criticized Sandy Hook Speech Was Actually Quite Effective
Spend enough time dipping into the post-game reaction of NRA leader Wayne LaPierre's press conference today -- staged and performed as the organization's first public statement since the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.-- and you'll likely run up on any number of people who'll tell you the LaPierre's presentation (which included calls for more guns in schools and greater restrictions on video games) was tone-deaf or ineffective or out-of-touch or a failure.
Those critics are wrong. LaPierre's presentation was terrifically effective.
Granted, if you believe that what LaPierre was trying to do today was to sincerely join in a national conversation over school shootings, or offer a coherent set of preventative policy options, or even just demonstrate some baseline sensitivity for the lives that were lost, it is easy to see why you'd deem LaPierre's press conference to be an ineffective, tone-deaf failure. But what you should remember that the National Rifle Association does not exist to offier sensible public policy or participate in conversations or pretend to be sensitive about tragedies. The National Rifle Association exists to assist the manufacturers of guns and gun-related accoutrements in selling guns and gun-related accoutrements to people. That is their job, summed up, in its entirety.
The NRA are lobbyists who represent a bunch of gun retailers, and this is what lobbyists do -- they help their clients sell their products. And every action that LaPierre took today can and should be viewed through that prism.
......Wayne LaPierre did not go out in front of reporters in a sincere attempt to mount a policy argument or craft a solution or engender warm feelings from his critics. Today was about synergy. Wayne LaPierre went out in front of reporters because he knew it was time to leverage the Sandy Hook shooting into a unique, sales-boosting opportunity for the industry he represents.
And what's going on in Connecticut today?
Scott Carney @sgcarney
I'm at a gun shop thirty minutes away from Newtown CT. This place is packed. Ppl worried guns will be illegal so they are stocking up
21 Dec 12
So, you maybe didn't notice, but today was a good day for Wayne LaPierre.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/21/nra-...
Obama's war on guns will be even less successful than the war on drugs.

Obama's war on guns may save the Republican Party from its own stupidity. All they need to do is sit back and let Obama dig himself a hole. All those folks buying guns are voters, and many of them are Democrats.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827283 Dec 21, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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LOL. Do you mean the exact same things Bill Clinton said? I never heard you call Bill Clinton a liar when he bombed Iraq.
By the way, do you know who was responsible for the US-acquired intelligence on Iraq's WMD program? Who was the person feeding fraudulent intelligence to both Bill Clinton and Bush43?
Valerie Plame.
ROFLMAO.
Valerie Plame was a Washington party girl who liked to impress others by claiming to be a CIA agent.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827285 Dec 21, 2012
Another housing bubble in the making?

Democrats will blame George Bush when the crash occurs.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-house-...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827286 Dec 21, 2012
NICOLA SIX wrote:
uH, as SOME will tell you ... I've just had half a bottle of ... something or other. I'm somewhere in da 'Sip, you must forgive me.
Eighty miles outta Memphis, and I got no spare ...
Drive carefully...or stop and finish the bottle.

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#827287 Dec 21, 2012
Homer wrote:
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"Classic!" - Homer
"Brilliant!" - Rolling Stone
"Pure Genius!" - Conservative Weekly
are you and leo screwing...

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#827288 Dec 21, 2012
NICOLA SIX wrote:
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Another flash of wisdom Mr. Galt! I salute you. As most some tell you, I'm a miner for a heart of gold, and I'm getting old.
Nicolas Six???????

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John Galt

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#827289 Dec 21, 2012
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Nicolas Six???????
If you can translate, give it a try.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827290 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Diverting attention from the US debt crisis to trivial issues like gun control is typical of Obama's inability to deal with important issues.
i'm sure you've seen the comments made by the Tea Party caucus about their support for the highly competent Speaker Of the House.

quick!! divert!!

lol

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sonicfilter

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#827291 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Obama's war on guns will be even less successful than the war on drugs.
Obama's war on guns may save the Republican Party from its own stupidity. All they need to do is sit back and let Obama dig himself a hole. All those folks buying guns are voters, and many of them are Democrats.
seeing as how he 'started' that 'war' 4 years ago, i'd say he already sucks at it.

or is there some leap of faith conspiracy that an intelligent mind would never see that i should be unaware of?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827292 Dec 21, 2012
John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.

In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted to an elaborate bird of paradise mating dance with rejection by his own conference.

For two years, House Republican leaders have backtracked from every pledge they’ve made with the American people and, as importantly, with the conservative base. The House GOP has not fought — routinely relying on two excuses:(1) we’ll only get a worse deal and (2) we’re only one house of congress. On top of it all, only two weeks ago John Boehner decided to purge several vocal conservatives from key committees.

Last night those conservatives and outside conservative groups too often burned by John Boehner’s broken promises told the Speaker it was time to stop negotiating away their principles.

John Boehner is wounded as a Speaker. The conservative movement, the Republican base, and enough of his own Republican Conference have given up trusting John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/21/plan-b-abo...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827293 Dec 21, 2012
Can anybody believe that we are actually paying federal government employees to waste time with this crap?

DECEMBER 21--A federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office.

In a December 10 letter accusing him of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” the Social Security Administration employee was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors.

The worker, a 38-year-old Maryland resident, reportedly submitted evidence that he suffered from “some medical conditions” that, at times, caused him to be unable to work full days. But a SSA manager noted in the reprimand letter that,“nothing that you have submitted has indicated that you would have uncontrollable flatulence. It is my belief that you can control this condition.”

A redacted copy of the letter was recently circulated among officers of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents the SSA worker. Contacted today at his office, the employee said,“I can’t talk to you about this, I’m sorry.” The employee is being represented in connection with the reprimand by a lawyer for his union, AFGE Local 1923. Cynthia Ennis, president of the Baltimore-based local, did not respond to e-mail and phone messages about the matter.

The SSA worker is pictured with his wife in the above photo, which apparently was taken at an amusement park (yes, he is standing at the left shoulder of someone dressed as Pepe Le Pew). The employee is a claims authorizer at the SSA center that handles disability cases for the entire country.

According to the letter of reprimand--which is the least severe administrative sanction that can be levied against a federal worker--the man was first spoken to about his flatulence during a May 18 “performance discussion” with his supervisor. He was informed that fellow employees had complained about his flatulence, and that it was “the reason none of them were willing to assist you with your work.” The supervisor referred the employee to a SSA unit for “assistance with what could have been a medical problem that was affecting everyone in the module.”

Two months later, on July 17, a second SSA manager spoke with the man “in regards of your releasing of bodily gas in the module during work hours.” The manager asked the employee if he could “make it to the restroom before releasing the awful and unpleasant odor.” She also recounted what appeared to be a prior conversation during which the worker suggested that he would “turn your fan on when it happens.” The manager recounted advising him that,“turning on the fan would cause the smell to spread and worsen the air quality in the module.”

On August 14, a third administrator--a SSA “Deputy Division Director”--spoke with the worker about his “continuous releasing of your bodily gas and the terrible smell that comes with the gas.” The manager noted that the worker had said he was lactose intolerant and planned to purchase Gas-X, an over-the-counter remedy. The manager informed the employee that he “could not pass gas indefinitely and continue to disrupt the work place.”

Despite these repeated warnings, the man apparently continued to struggle with his flatulence throughout the late-summer and fall.

After stating that,“It is my belief that you can control this condition,” the author of the reprimand letter then noted,“The following dates show the time of your flatulence.” What followed was a log listing 17 separate dates (and 60 specific times) on which the employee passed gas. For example, the man’s September 19 output included nine instances of flatulence, beginning at 9:45 AM and concluding at 4:30 PM.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827294 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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i'm sure you've seen the comments made by the Tea Party caucus about their support for the highly competent Speaker Of the House.
No.

Boehner made the mistake of believing that it was possible to negotiate in good faith with Obama.

The next Speaker will not repeat that mistake.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827295 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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seeing as how he 'started' that 'war' 4 years ago, i'd say he already sucks at it.
or is there some leap of faith conspiracy that an intelligent mind would never see that i should be unaware of?
Truth is, you are correct.

Obama doesn't give a damn about gun control and is just using it as another wedge in his war against the American economy.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827296 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.
In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted to an elaborate bird of paradise mating dance with rejection by his own conference.
For two years, House Republican leaders have backtracked from every pledge they’ve made with the American people and, as importantly, with the conservative base. The House GOP has not fought — routinely relying on two excuses:(1) we’ll only get a worse deal and (2) we’re only one house of congress. On top of it all, only two weeks ago John Boehner decided to purge several vocal conservatives from key committees.
Last night those conservatives and outside conservative groups too often burned by John Boehner’s broken promises told the Speaker it was time to stop negotiating away their principles.
John Boehner is wounded as a Speaker. The conservative movement, the Republican base, and enough of his own Republican Conference have given up trusting John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/21/plan-b-abo...
And this helps Obama exactly how?

By giving the Republicans a more determined leader?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#827297 Dec 21, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
John Boehner proceeded with Plan B and gave neither assurances nor reassurances that he would fight for meaningful spending cuts or entitlement reforms. He asked Republicans to give up the last plank in their party they had not surrendered in the name of big government without getting anything meaningful from the Democrats.
In short, John Boehner has spent two weeks negotiating with himself, ending what amounted to an elaborate bird of paradise mating dance with rejection by his own conference.
For two years, House Republican leaders have backtracked from every pledge they’ve made with the American people and, as importantly, with the conservative base. The House GOP has not fought — routinely relying on two excuses:(1) we’ll only get a worse deal and (2) we’re only one house of congress. On top of it all, only two weeks ago John Boehner decided to purge several vocal conservatives from key committees.
Last night those conservatives and outside conservative groups too often burned by John Boehner’s broken promises told the Speaker it was time to stop negotiating away their principles.
John Boehner is wounded as a Speaker. The conservative movement, the Republican base, and enough of his own Republican Conference have given up trusting John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/21/plan-b-abo...
The next Speaker may decline to increase the debt limit, stopping Obama in his tracks. Sure, the media will howl and the polls may tank, but at least we will have two years of fiscal sanity.

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Navy Corpseman

United States

#827298 Dec 21, 2012
AmericanMan wrote:
<quoted text>Really??? When did Iraq plan on attacking America? You do know there were never any Al-Qaeda in Iraq before 2003.
The Salafi Jihad were there(Al-Qeada)insurgency!Iraq ,with Zarqawi's Muslims were a stomping ground for them before 911!

Obama's friends...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#827299 Dec 21, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Gee, isn't the military a branch of Gov't??
And you say it is a disaster??
Or Medicare, which is extremely popular with those on Medicare??
How about the CDC??
How about Social Security??
Why do yo hate the Government of the USA, a nation you swear you love?? It's the sme Gov't we've had for over 200 years.
Couldn it be because we now have a black President, you racist POS??
Why do you talk thru your azz so frequently??
Why do you talk thru your azz so frequently??

$200 Hammers?$2000 Toilet seats? Military Surplus?

Forbes - Medicare Spending Can Be Cut, Just Not Obama's Way: http://tinyurl.com/cbpc3me

Private Health Organizations are more efficient than government agencies.
Mercatus Center at George Mason University - When Bureaucratic Inefficiency Means Life or Death: http://tinyurl.com/bseco9y

LA Times - Social Security is slipping closer to insolvency - April 24, 2012: http://tinyurl.com/8ycbgxe

Yahoo News - Social Security heading for insolvency even faster - Mon, Apr 23, 2012: http://tinyurl.com/c5cvry2

PBS News Hour - Social Security Slated to Run Dry in 2033, Trustees Warn - April 23, 2012: http://tinyurl.com/cxnyd3f

And, of course, Medai Matters - the Wu Mao Dang Headquarters of American Liberal Media - is going to try to start an ObamaLie by playing coy and stupid ignoring the SS Trustees' report and the CBO and start a diversion/distraction routine so typical of Liberals. DUH!

Media Matters Fox Tries To Find Social Security Insolvency By Pointing To Tiny Portions Of Its Payments - December 5, 2012: http://tinyurl.com/cg387ps

There is simply no nice way to say this: you are a lying jerk.

The next time you open your constipated mouth, drink a gal or two of Magnesium Citrate first.

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#827300 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Diverting attention from the US debt crisis to trivial issues like gun control is typical of Obama's inability to deal with important issues.
It's not a diverson at all, that's a typical NRA response they don't want anyone looking at any sort of gun control. If now is not the time, when is the time to look at it, when there is a massacure at a mall perhaps ? The fact is, it is right up there just as slavery was in it's time. There was a civil war fought over that remember.
But the fact remains, in all the wars including the civil war,ww1, ww2, korea, vietnam, the middle east. Americans dying of gun related deaths out number the total of all those conflicts. That would suggest there is a huge problem, or civilisation has broken down completely.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#827301 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Truth is, you are correct.
Obama doesn't give a damn about gun control and is just using it as another wedge in his war against the American economy.
it's good to know that the election hasn't cause the bubble to burst.

though it's kinda like: we didn't act crazy enough!!! try harder!!

'everything' birthers. you're a real hoot.

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sonicfilter

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#827302 Dec 21, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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And this helps Obama exactly how?
By giving the Republicans a more determined leader?
determined to drive the clownmobile into the ground?

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