Connecticut passes strictest gun cont...

Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall

There are 1562 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Apr 4, 2013, titled Connecticut passes strictest gun control laws in US as Obama's reforms stall. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

A makeshift memorial to the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, which has reignited the national debate on gun control.

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Obskeptic

Rochester, MI

#1732 Apr 25, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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A Short History of Democrats, Republicans, and Racism
The following are a few basic historical facts that every American should know.
Fact: The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery.
Why is this indisputable fact so rarely mentioned? PBS documentaries about slavery and the Civil War barely mention it, for example. One can certainly argue that the parties have changed dramatically in 150 years, but that does not change the historical fact that it was the Democrats who supported slavery and the Republicans who opposed it. And that indisputable fact should not be airbrushed out for fear that it will tarnish the modern Democratic Party.
Had the positions of the parties been the opposite, and the Democrats had fought the Republicans to end slavery, the historical party roles would no doubt be repeated incessantly in these documentaries. Funny how that works.
Fact: During the Civil War era, the "Radical Republicans" were given that name because they wanted to not only end slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights.
Yes, that was indeed a radical idea at the time!
Fact: Lincoln's Vice President, Andrew Johnson, was a strongly pro-Union (but also pro-slavery) Democrat who had been chosen as a compromise running mate to attract Democrats. After Lincoln was assassinated, Johnson thwarted Republican efforts in Congress to recognize the civil rights of the freed slaves, and Southern Democrats continued to thwart any such efforts for nearly a century.
Fact: The Ku Klux Klan was originally and primarily an arm of the Southern Democratic Party, and its mission was to terrorize freed slaves and Republicans who sympathized with them.
Why is this fact conveniently omitted in so many popular histories and depictions of the KKK, including PBS documentaries? Had the KKK been founded by Republicans, that fact would no doubt be repeated constantly on those shows.
Fact: In the 1950s, President Eisenhower, a Republican, integrated the US military and promoted civil rights for minorities. Eisenhower pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1957. One of Eisenhower's primary political opponents on civil rights prior to 1957 was none other than Lyndon Johnson, then the Democratic Senate Majority Leader. LBJ had voted the straight segregationist line until he changed his position and supported the 1957 Act.
Fact: The historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 was supported by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats in both houses of Congress. In the House, 80 percent of the Republicans and 63 percent of the Democrats voted in favor. In the Senate, 82 percent of the Republicans and 69 percent of the Democrats voted for it.
Fact: Contrary to popular misconception, the parties never "switched" on racism.
Following the epic civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the South began a major demographic shift from Democratic to Republican
http://russp.us/racism.htm
Reality is perception my friend. It has nothing to do with the facts for a leftist. Your absolutely correct, and should include Nixon (R) for signing Affirmative Action into law. If black America wanted to send a political earthquake around the world, they should vote even 50% to the old time traditional vote the even MLK found more palatable then voting democrat.
Obskeptic

Rochester, MI

#1733 Apr 25, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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Totally not true. Home-schooled children score extremely low on required standardized tests in every state in the nation. Not to mention the severely rampant social retardation that home-schooled students exhibit at disconcertedly high frequencies. The only studies you can site that demonstrate what you claim they do are done by private home-schooling companies who sell everything you need to successfully home-school.
Duh!! Sounds like you are totally ignorant about creative statistics and dumb enough to show your ignorance blatantly.
Home-schooled????
Sounds like your trying to defend the dysfunctional government/union system that has been in steady decline since the 70"s when Carter made it a federal initiative and cabinet position. Why don't you want Americas children and their parents to be free to make their own choices? The worst that could happen is they grow up on welfare because their stupid like the public school kids, which the democrats want as much of as possible anyway.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1734 Apr 26, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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You're dreaming.
Another liberal that can't back up their rants.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1735 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not applauding anything you frightwing home schooled moron. I'm stating facts and rebuttals to your ignorance. Now dickbreath, what part of EVERY STATE HAS SOME SORT OF GUN LAWS, don't you get? You said four states didn't. You are full of shit, they ALL do. Some more restrictive and some more lenient.
Cross posted dumbospam. bagged and tagged.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1736 Apr 26, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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No.
hahahahahahah You are the typical low information voter.
conservative crapola

Orefield, PA

#1737 Apr 26, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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flagged and bagged.

hahahahahahahahaha

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1739 Apr 26, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>hahahahahahah You are the typical low information voter.
The no information DUMBOSPAMBOT.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#1740 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not applauding anything you frightwing home schooled moron. I'm stating facts and rebuttals to your ignorance. Now dickbreath, what part of EVERY STATE HAS SOME SORT OF GUN LAWS, don't you get? You said four states didn't. You are full of shit, they ALL do. Some more restrictive and some more lenient.
Not for long, drooler. You have a big mouth, for such a little troll. Shove off punk.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1744 Apr 26, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Not for long, drooler. You have a big mouth, for such a little troll. Shove off punk.
Best you have? Dickbreath frightwingnut?
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#1746 Apr 26, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Twice on the same thread page? Flagged and bagged.

hahahahahahahaha

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#1747 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Best you have? Dickbreath frightwingnut?
Get back under your bed and hide, punk.

"First comes Mr. Gunthorpe. Gentlemen, you heard him upon the stand. He said: "I joined this organization in 1868; I took there some oath, as near as I can remember, as that in this K[u]. K[lux]. consitution. I understood when I joined it that it was a society for mutual protection. When I got inside of it I learned that it was an organization in the interests of the democratic party, and I rejected it at once and withdrew from it. I didn't know that there was any danger from colored people, but did not know what might occur, and I joined the society for mutual protection. When I got into it I then found that it was a cheat and a lie, and I withdrew from it."

- Testimony Taken by the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States South Carolina Volume 3 1872 - Trials at Columbia, South Carolina Circuit Court of the United States 1871.

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#1748 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Best you have? Dickbreath frightwingnut?
Notice that you avatar photo is blank ... much like your mind, eh punk?
So Sad

Newport News, VA

#1749 Apr 26, 2013
Nuff-T-Bag_ing wrote:
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Obama's Administration has been loaded with massive debt created by Bush/Cheney Administration over just 8 years
-In real life, we don't get panicky if unable to pay our Mortgage or car notes within the first couple of years after acquiring those debts
_On their way out of office, Bush/Cheney gave a huge Bailout to Big-bank, and that's on top of Tax breaks and unpaid Wars
_Our Economy is growing, so we will catch up with our debt in due time. Blaming Obama for Bush/Cheney spending binge and trying to squeeze the masses to pay-off debt earlier than expect is either cruel or Very, very Stupid....
Yout delusional and in denial....oh and Very, very Stupid.....

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#1750 Apr 26, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Twice on the same thread page? Flagged and bagged.
hahahahahahahaha
"We will make a democrat of you to-night; pull off your clothing, stretch out!" And he stretched out, and they beat him till they were tired, and asked him, "Will you hereafter vote the democratic ticket."

- Testimony Taken by the Joint Select Committee to Inquire into the Condition of affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States South Carolina Volume 3 1872 - Trials at Columbia, South Carolina Circuit Court of the United States 1871.

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#1751 Apr 26, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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Twice on the same thread page? Flagged and bagged.
hahahahahahahaha
Your childish attacks only augment the stupidity you project. When are you going to post on topic pookie.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#1752 Apr 26, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Funny, that's what mark sanford said when he was cheating on his wife.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1753 Apr 26, 2013
GunShow1 wrote:
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Notice that you avatar photo is blank ... much like your mind, eh punk?
I don't need an avatar. Dickbreath frightwingnut.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1755 Apr 26, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Your childish attacks only augment the stupidity you project. When are you going to post on topic pookie.
Right after you post your first on topic post. Which is never, DUMBOSPAMBOT.
The Flying Pig

UK

#1756 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Right after you post your first on topic post. Which is never, DUMBOSPAMBOT.
Masturbation is your game, because you repeat yourself endlessly. How does it feel to be a perpetual jerk off?

GunShow1

“Shall NOT be infringed!”

Since: Apr 13

San Jose, CA.

#1757 Apr 26, 2013
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I don't need an avatar. Dickbreath frightwingnut.
Yeah, I'd be ashamed to show my face if I were you. Take a hike, punk.

Most, if not all, of this information, except what I derived from the Attorney General, came to me orally, and was to the effect that said counties were under the sway of powerful combination, properly known as "Ku-Klux Klan," the objects of which were, by force and terror, to prevent all political action not in accord with the views of the members, to deprive colored citizens of the right to bear arms, and of the right to a free ballot; to suppress schools in which colored children were taught, and to reduce the colored people to a condition closely akin to that of slavery; that these combinations were organized and armed and had rendered the local laws ineffectual to protect the classes whom they desired to oppress; that they had perpetrated many murder, and hundreds of crimes of minor degree, all of which were unpunished; and that witnesses could not safely testify against them unless the more active members were placed under restraint.
U. S. GRANT.
Executive Mansion, April 19, 1872.
The same having been read,
On motion of Mr. Dickey,
Ordered, That it be referred to the Joint Select Committee on the Insurrectionary States and printed.

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