Senate Cowards Value the NRA over Children’s Lives

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 17, 2013
The bipartisan Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks to almost all gun purchases died in the Senate today, thanks to an immense act of cowardice on the part of both Republicans and Democrats. Once again, our elected officials have shown where their allegiance truly lies–with whoever is lining their pockets rather than with the electorate. Is anybody else getting sick and tired of the “dollars over common sense” theory these idiots seem to be ruled by? Even though almost all polls have shown between 80-90% support for expanded background checks, the Senate has spit in our face yet again, with a contempt for American lives that would make even Kim Jong Un blush.

I said a few weeks back that if we fail to demand universal background checks, then we’ve failed ourselves as a nation. That’s exactly what happened today. The Senate failed to utilize enough brainpower to pass even the easiest and most basic thing we can do on guns–something that does nothing to infringe on Second Amendment rights and is supported by a vast majority of gun owners. So who should take the majority of the blame? Of course, only 4 Republicans voted for the amendment in the Senate, so it will be easy for progressives to say ‘See, Republicans are at fault!’ Doing this completely ignores the fact that Democrats couldn’t even shore up the votes from their own party, and that points toward a complete and utter failure on the part of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 17, 2013
LIbEralS wrote:
GALLUP poll: ONLY 4% in U.S. See Guns as Nation's Top Problem
http://www.gallup.com/poll/161813/few-guns-im...
Thats changing after today,today will live in infamy for your once powerful and half way decent party. the GOP is noe a dead party with dead people blood on their hands,were not surrendering on this one dawg,no sireee BoB,America don't like you no more,you sold ypour soul out for the NRA lobbist over the childrewn Of GOD
Burn mf'er burn in hell forever an a Day,No Mercy and no pity! and your the type of idiot/sucker that going to burn for free loser.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 17, 2013
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>Thats changing after today,today will live in infamy for your once powerful and half way decent party. the GOP is noe a dead party with dead people blood on their hands,were not surrendering on this one dawg,no sireee BoB,America don't like you no more,you sold ypour soul out for the NRA lobbist over the childrewn Of GOD
Burn mf'er burn in hell forever an a Day,No Mercy and no pity! and your the type of idiot/sucker that going to burn for free loser.
Really? Just what are you going to do?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Apr 17, 2013
All it will take, is a few more shootings to lock up 2014....
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#8 Apr 17, 2013
Funny, you read it so negatively...Seek help.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#9 Apr 17, 2013
Pretty amusing, you're the gun advocate and THEY SHOOT, right dip wad ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Wade Gustafson

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 17, 2013
Consistent wrote:
The bipartisan Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks to almost all gun purchases died in the Senate today, thanks to an immense act of cowardice on the part of both Republicans and Democrats. Once again, our elected officials have shown where their allegiance truly lies–with whoever is lining their pockets rather than with the electorate. Is anybody else getting sick and tired of the “dollars over common sense” theory these idiots seem to be ruled by? Even though almost all polls have shown between 80-90% support for expanded background checks, the Senate has spit in our face yet again, with a contempt for American lives that would make even Kim Jong Un blush.
I said a few weeks back that if we fail to demand universal background checks, then we’ve failed ourselves as a nation. That’s exactly what happened today. The Senate failed to utilize enough brainpower to pass even the easiest and most basic thing we can do on guns–something that does nothing to infringe on Second Amendment rights and is supported by a vast majority of gun owners. So who should take the majority of the blame? Of course, only 4 Republicans voted for the amendment in the Senate, so it will be easy for progressives to say ‘See, Republicans are at fault!’ Doing this completely ignores the fact that Democrats couldn’t even shore up the votes from their own party, and that points toward a complete and utter failure on the part of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
How would things have been different in Newtown if the the provision in this amendment, the universal background check, been the law of the land?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#11 Apr 17, 2013
How would it have been different, if the American sniper hadn't had a weapon ???
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
How would it have been different, if the American sniper hadn't had a weapon ???
A weapon Slew? MANY things can be a weapon without passing a background check.
How about pressure cookers? Several of those were used in Boston! weapon!
Consistent

Grantsburg, WI

#13 Apr 18, 2013
Thank God for;

Partisanship, Political Fear, NRA, GoA, TEA Party Patriots, Old Dead White Guys and Constitutional Amendments, Common Sense, Manufacturer's, Gun Shows, Responsible Citizens, Cruz-Rubio-Paul-Johnson and about 100 other Patriots in the Legislature.

I have not had any faith in our System for about 5 years. Some faith has been restored.

3 1/2 more years and The King will be out of the Peoples House!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#14 Apr 18, 2013
goose wrote:
<quoted text>
A weapon Slew? MANY things can be a weapon without passing a background check.
How about pressure cookers? Several of those were used in Boston! weapon!
He'd be alive without the weapon, right DUMMY !! Less ACTUAL weapons...Pretty sad, the "argument" you're using is ANY IMPLEMENT is equal to a gun in KILLING.... Look, you don't need guns, then.
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#15 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
<quoted text>He'd be alive without the weapon, right DUMMY !! Less ACTUAL weapons...Pretty sad, the "argument" you're using is ANY IMPLEMENT is equal to a gun in KILLING.... Look, you don't need guns, then.
Slewsie,

"the "argument" you're using"

Nobody is "arguing"..... except those Voices in your Head.

Now please slow down until the Medication takes effect.....You do not want to say something stupid do you?
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#19 Apr 18, 2013
He'd be alive without the weapon, right DUMMY !! Less ACTUAL weapons...Pretty sad, the "argument" you're using is ANY IMPLEMENT is equal to a gun in KILLING.... Look, you don't need guns, then.
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#20 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
He'd be alive without the weapon, right DUMMY !! Less ACTUAL weapons...Pretty sad, the "argument" you're using is ANY IMPLEMENT is equal to a gun in KILLING.... Look, you don't need guns, then.
An excellent point.

You have a unique perspective that few can share.

Sometimes a weapon can be Phallic, like when someones Celly forgets to retract the Phallus from the throat of his Medicated Room Mate every couple of seconds, so that the Slewer can breathe.

Good points Champ!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#22 Apr 18, 2013
Pretty sad, how badly these children hurt their own party and the American dream....

Haven't you done enough damage...to others ?

These conditions, grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance ,impulsivity, and indecisiveness taken separately or together can lead to the following: a) Mood swings, which are unrelated to the circumstances to which one tries to link them. Alcoholics zero in on what they want others to think is the cause of the mood swing, when it isn't that at all. More often than not it is something much deeper than the reason given. Inversely it can also be something totally insignificant with no substance at all (e.g. the sugar is too sweet or the donut is too round). Any excuse will do. b) Unable to demonstrate emotions freely, naturally and without constraint. No emotional spontaneity, no genuine spark. c) Introspection. A very healthy thing to do is difficult if not impossible for the "dry drunk". It means to look inward to one's examining each thought and desire, which is linked directly to one's attitude. d) Detachment. Become aloof, display indifference, don't care one way or the other, no special likes or dislikes, they withdraw. e) Self-absorption- with a tendency to call attention to whatever they have attained. Narcissism which is quite simply self-love. They become pompous asses. f) The inability to appreciate or enjoy themselves - nothing satisfies. g) Evidence of disorganization, is easily distracted, complains of boredom, and nothing seems to fit. h) A nostalgia sets in, a kind of wistful yearning for something of the past, such as freedom from care associated (falsely) with drinking, bars, drinking associates, and friends; the music, blue lights, and tinkle of the ice cubes in a glass in the neighborhood saloon. i) There can be a kind of romanticism, which includes unrealistic valuations of lifestyles and character traits which can be and usually are objectively dangerous to one's sobriety. j) Escapism. Fantasizing, daydreaming, and wishful thinking are very much in evidence in the dry drunk syndrome as the individual slips farther and farther from reality.
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#23 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Pretty sad, how badly these children hurt their own party and the American dream....
Haven't you done enough damage...to others ?
These conditions, grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance ,impulsivity, and indecisiveness taken separately or together can lead to the following: a) Mood swings, which are unrelated to the circumstances to which one tries to link them. Alcoholics zero in on what they want others to think is the cause of the mood swing, when it isn't that at all. More often than not it is something much deeper than the reason given. Inversely it can also be something totally insignificant with no substance at all (e.g. the sugar is too sweet or the donut is too round). Any excuse will do. b) Unable to demonstrate emotions freely, naturally and without constraint. No emotional spontaneity, no genuine spark. c) Introspection. A very healthy thing to do is difficult if not impossible for the "dry drunk". It means to look inward to one's examining each thought and desire, which is linked directly to one's attitude. d) Detachment. Become aloof, display indifference, don't care one way or the other, no special likes or dislikes, they withdraw. e) Self-absorption- with a tendency to call attention to whatever they have attained. Narcissism which is quite simply self-love. They become pompous asses. f) The inability to appreciate or enjoy themselves - nothing satisfies. g) Evidence of disorganization, is easily distracted, complains of boredom, and nothing seems to fit. h) A nostalgia sets in, a kind of wistful yearning for something of the past, such as freedom from care associated (falsely) with drinking, bars, drinking associates, and friends; the music, blue lights, and tinkle of the ice cubes in a glass in the neighborhood saloon. i) There can be a kind of romanticism, which includes unrealistic valuations of lifestyles and character traits which can be and usually are objectively dangerous to one's sobriety. j) Escapism. Fantasizing, daydreaming, and wishful thinking are very much in evidence in the dry drunk syndrome as the individual slips farther and farther from reality.
An excellent point.

You have a unique perspective that few can share.

Sometimes a weapon can be Phallic, like when someones Celly forgets to retract the Phallus from the throat of his Medicated Room Mate every couple of seconds, so that the Slewer can breathe.

Good points Champ!
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#25 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Pretty sad, how badly these children hurt their own party and the American dream....
Haven't you done enough damage...to others ?
These conditions, grandiosity, judgmentalism, intolerance ,impulsivity, and indecisiveness taken separately or together can lead to the following: a) Mood swings, which are unrelated to the circumstances to which one tries to link them. Alcoholics zero in on what they want others to think is the cause of the mood swing, when it isn't that at all. More often than not it is something much deeper than the reason given. Inversely it can also be something totally insignificant with no substance at all (e.g. the sugar is too sweet or the donut is too round). Any excuse will do. b) Unable to demonstrate emotions freely, naturally and without constraint. No emotional spontaneity, no genuine spark. c) Introspection. A very healthy thing to do is difficult if not impossible for the "dry drunk". It means to look inward to one's examining each thought and desire, which is linked directly to one's attitude. d) Detachment. Become aloof, display indifference, don't care one way or the other, no special likes or dislikes, they withdraw. e) Self-absorption- with a tendency to call attention to whatever they have attained. Narcissism which is quite simply self-love. They become pompous asses. f) The inability to appreciate or enjoy themselves - nothing satisfies. g) Evidence of disorganization, is easily distracted, complains of boredom, and nothing seems to fit. h) A nostalgia sets in, a kind of wistful yearning for something of the past, such as freedom from care associated (falsely) with drinking, bars, drinking associates, and friends; the music, blue lights, and tinkle of the ice cubes in a glass in the neighborhood saloon. i) There can be a kind of romanticism, which includes unrealistic valuations of lifestyles and character traits which can be and usually are objectively dangerous to one's sobriety. j) Escapism. Fantasizing, daydreaming, and wishful thinking are very much in evidence in the dry drunk syndrome as the individual slips farther and farther from reality.
Sweet Little Slewsie,

Sometimes you can really impress us.

This writing that you posted, for example.

How nice of you to share the "Required Reading" that your Psychiatrist provides for you in order to help you understand the disturbed things that you do.

Keep up the good work, and if you "feel" a need to post your "Required Reading", you just go right ahead and post it.

We care about you, and want you to get "better".
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#26 Apr 18, 2013
Antibuse...Try it SOON !!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#27 Apr 18, 2013
"If it saves one childs life, it is worth it."

The question is this: How much is that worth? How much are you willing to spend to save one child's life? A million dollars? A billion dollars? A hundred trillion dollars?

You can't really put a price on that can you?
And while the goal of saving children's lives by trying to eliminate all gun deaths is honorable and makes for great PR, it is unattainable.

About 1500 children die from guns each year (in the USA).

About 16,000 children die from hunger or hunger related causes every day!(world wide)

That's about one every five seconds.

Roughly 30,000 children die from preventable diseases every day.(again, world wide)

About 16,000,000 kids go to bed hungry every night in the USA.
16,000,000!!

These facts rarely if ever hit the front page of the papers or are even discussed. There is no "outrage" in Congress or from families affected by these numbers. There is no "outrage" in the press or long interviews with the people affected.

So, in light of these facts, if you really care about the children, don't you think you need to rethink your priorities? Guns are the very least of your worries.
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#28 Apr 18, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Antibuse...Try it SOON !!
"Antibuse"?

I will Google this.

Is this a medication taken in Combination with your Thorazine?

Does it help?

We certainly hope there are no "Interaction" problems, given all the other Psychotropic Medications you are on.

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