Did you vote today?

Did you vote today?

Created by Rick on Jun 8, 2010

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Ash Flat, AR

#24586 Apr 19, 2013
Guest wrote:
Message to you people from the corporate puppets of America. You can watch the mostly Republican cowards spit in 90% of America’s faces but calling the out will result in a background check. Don’t you dare believe that the First Amendment applies to you, while sitting in the Tea House or the NRA owned Senate.
It’s okay to invade a woman’s privacy or personal autonomy, but hey, if you want to buy a military assault weapon your privacy matters.
After voting against expanded background checks to buy deadly weapons, our Senate added insulted to Patricia Maisch and Lori Haas, both VICTIMS of guns violence because they uttered 3 words:“Shame on you!”
Maisch and Haas, who said what sane America was thinking at the time, were promptly ushered out of the gallery. After that, they underwent more scrutiny for exercising their First Amendment rights than someone would undergo to buy a gun.
ThinkProgress reports,
As they left the Senate gallery, a police officer approached and asked them to follow him. The three walked downstairs to a public hallway, where they were peppered with questions:“What’s your name?”“Where are you from?”“What are your Social Security numbers?” The officer left to run a background check on the women, who were instructed to sit on a bench. Another uniformed officer watched over them, even escorted Haas to the bathroom and told her she couldn’t lock the stall door.
This is reminiscent of Maria Meecham’s experience in the gallery of the House of Representatives, after two Republican Congressmen from her state high-fived, each other following a vote that denied a minor pay raise for the troops that Republicans like to use as props when professing how much they support our troops.
Oh Yea, Are you that fat old guy who offered to Give me a BJ if I would vote for Our President? Well I did so when will deliver the BJ?
Serious

Jonesboro, AR

#24587 Apr 19, 2013
guest wrote:
<quoted text>So, you trust second hand liberal interpretations instead of going to the actual source.
Yes, it always comes down to one or the other with you, as you have proven over and over again.
You are either a liar or a sucker.
Barney has always and always will, have someone to do his thinking,.
Serious

Jonesboro, AR

#24588 Apr 19, 2013
Guest wrote:
Message to you people from the corporate puppets of America. You can watch the mostly Republican cowards spit in 90% of America’s faces but calling the out will result in a background check. Don’t you dare believe that the First Amendment applies to you, while sitting in the Tea House or the NRA owned Senate.
It’s okay to invade a woman’s privacy or personal autonomy, but hey, if you want to buy a military assault weapon your privacy matters.
After voting against expanded background checks to buy deadly weapons, our Senate added insulted to Patricia Maisch and Lori Haas, both VICTIMS of guns violence because they uttered 3 words:“Shame on you!”
Maisch and Haas, who said what sane America was thinking at the time, were promptly ushered out of the gallery. After that, they underwent more scrutiny for exercising their First Amendment rights than someone would undergo to buy a gun.
ThinkProgress reports,
As they left the Senate gallery, a police officer approached and asked them to follow him. The three walked downstairs to a public hallway, where they were peppered with questions:“What’s your name?”“Where are you from?”“What are your Social Security numbers?” The officer left to run a background check on the women, who were instructed to sit on a bench. Another uniformed officer watched over them, even escorted Haas to the bathroom and told her she couldn’t lock the stall door.
This is reminiscent of Maria Meecham’s experience in the gallery of the House of Representatives, after two Republican Congressmen from her state high-fived, each other following a vote that denied a minor pay raise for the troops that Republicans like to use as props when professing how much they support our troops.
Sure is a lot of horse manure from Horseshoe Bend
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24589 Apr 19, 2013
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>
Again with more idiocricy spewing forth from that mouth. First off, thank you for proving my point about the vile and absolute lack of knowledge that comes from liberals. Second off, in the last 6 Presidential elections I have voted Republican 4 times, and Democrat twice. Hence the title independent, which is exactly what I am. I am neither right wing nor left wing, I am an American and right down the middle, and I absolutely despise earthworm mentality twits like yourself that try to use insults, racism, and fear mongering to further your liberal fantasy land agendas. You sir, are an idiot...end of story.
Nice to see that you represent Middle America so effectively, I had thought for a minute that you might be just another judgmental, right-wing asshole incapable of understanding any point of view other than your own. One seeing himself as some sort of snapshot of what a "Real American" should be.

Wait a second, seems my first impression was right after all.

I never cease to be amazed at the self-serving illusions people create for themselves.
yep

Conway, AR

#24590 Apr 19, 2013
I did!
yep

Conway, AR

#24591 Apr 19, 2013
I did
why

Conway, AR

#24592 Apr 19, 2013
Nope
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24593 Apr 19, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's a thought. Maybe, just maybe there isn't any correlation between LEGAL gun ownership and gun crimes. And maybe, just maybe there IS a direct correlation between ILLEGAL gun ownership and gun crimes. And maybe, just maybe the NRA knew this and they also probably knew this new law was more about power and the ability of the government to gain more control over our citizens than anything else. Just a thought.
While we are opining here, maybe, just maybe the Gun Industry and the NRA are in cahoots. Maybe they really are not Everyday Joe's best friend after all and instead purposely perpetuate a culture of fear and violence aimed at creating maximum profits around the world. Could it be that these two entities have, by their enormous monetary expenditures and world-wide media support, gained too much power over our political process? Is that even the remotest possibility?
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24594 Apr 19, 2013
Serious wrote:
<quoted text>
Barney has always and always will, have someone to do his thinking,.
There is seldom a original thought, mankind has been around too long for that to happen. Original opinions are formed though, biology demands that we adapt to our surroundings.
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24595 Apr 19, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>So which is it Barney, do you watch Fox and listen to Rush or are you a LIAR? It has to be one or the other..
So many questions, so few answers.
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24596 Apr 19, 2013
guest wrote:
Liberal liars, like Barney, everywhere are in mourning today. As many as 18 people were killed and about 400 injured between Monday and Wednesday.
No, their not mourning the lose of life, they're mourning because it was not caused by a gun, a tea party member, a republican or a Christian as they were trying to tell us through the media. They're mourning the causalities committed to their false narratives and lies that the truth continues to expose.
Leave it to a dumbass like you to try to make political hay out of pain and suffering...even a new low for you.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#24597 Apr 19, 2013
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
While we are opining here, maybe, just maybe the Gun Industry and the NRA are in cahoots. Maybe they really are not Everyday Joe's best friend after all and instead purposely perpetuate a culture of fear and violence aimed at creating maximum profits around the world. Could it be that these two entities have, by their enormous monetary expenditures and world-wide media support, gained too much power over our political process? Is that even the remotest possibility?
I would doubt it but anything in this crazy world is possible. To be more powerful than the political machine, the black market would have to be a factor and that goes against the responsible gun ownership the NRA supports and stands for.
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24598 Apr 20, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I would doubt it but anything in this crazy world is possible. To be more powerful than the political machine, the black market would have to be a factor and that goes against the responsible gun ownership the NRA supports and stands for.
Maybe once stood for, everything's politicized now.

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#24599 Apr 20, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I would doubt it but anything in this crazy world is possible. To be more powerful than the political machine, the black market would have to be a factor and that goes against the responsible gun ownership the NRA supports and stands for.
Follow the money..........

NRA- annual budget 250 million dollars.

Money Spent to Influence Federal Elections

*•NRA + Pro Gun Groups =$53 million

•Brady + Gun Control Groups =$3 million

That equals this-

One out of four gun owners called their elected official.

One out of ten non gun owners called their elected officials on the issue of, extended back ground checks.

As for the black market..........

Fact: The Criminal market = 25% of the gun industry’s annual sales.*•The NRA fights to protect this market share.

They must defeat any law that would make it harder for criminals to get guns e.g. laws to stop gun trafficking, close the gun show loophole, etc.

THEN SAY

“You need a gun with you at all times to protect you from armed criminals.”

Since: Dec 10

Kansas City Ks.

#24600 Apr 20, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I would doubt it but anything in this crazy world is possible. To be more powerful than the political machine, the black market would have to be a factor and that goes against the responsible gun ownership the NRA supports and stands for.
Unfortunately R. C. responsibility on occasion plays second chair to money.

There is a book that talks about that, its called the King James Version, and it says this;

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


I guess he is also saying that sorrow also plays second chair to money.
Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24601 Apr 20, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately R. C. responsibility on occasion plays second chair to money.
There is a book that talks about that, its called the King James Version, and it says this;
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I guess he is also saying that sorrow also plays second chair to money.
Judgement Day is going to be interesting.

Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#24603 Apr 20, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately R. C. responsibility on occasion plays second chair to money.
There is a book that talks about that, its called the King James Version, and it says this;
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
I guess he is also saying that sorrow also plays second chair to money.
An organization's members are a direct reflection of it's leadership. The vast majority of NRA members are some of the most responsible law abiding citizens in America so one can probably come to the conclusion that the NRA leadership acts in the same manner. Because the NRA is so large there is a lot of money associated with it. With money comes influence and power, that's just the way it is. By comparison the Government Service Agency (GSA) members are anything but responsible citizens. Their stated values are as follows:

Integrity
Accountability and transparency in operations
Effective leadership
Responsible decision-making

If you will remember the lavish parties that were thrown, and the stupid videos that were put on youtube? All done with our tax dollars. Why? Because it's a direct reflection of their leadership. If the NRA is as you and most liberals believe they are then their members would also act in the same way. Much like the GSA. I'm not an NRA member but I look at the evidence to draw my conclusion until contrary evidence is provided. You would do well to do the same.

As for the Bible verse you referenced, it is saying that replacing God as the number one priority of your life with money will bring sorrow instead of happiness. Sorrow is the byproduct of greed. The more greed in ones life, the more sorrow.
Reality Check

Lonoke, AR

#24604 Apr 20, 2013
BARNEYII wrote:
<quoted text>
Follow the money..........
NRA- annual budget 250 million dollars.
Money Spent to Influence Federal Elections
*•NRA + Pro Gun Groups =$53 million
•Brady + Gun Control Groups =$3 million
That equals this-
One out of four gun owners called their elected official.
One out of ten non gun owners called their elected officials on the issue of, extended back ground checks.
As for the black market..........
Fact: The Criminal market = 25% of the gun industry’s annual sales.*•The NRA fights to protect this market share.
They must defeat any law that would make it harder for criminals to get guns e.g. laws to stop gun trafficking, close the gun show loophole, etc.
THEN SAY
“You need a gun with you at all times to protect you from armed criminals.”
I don't agree with any lobbyist BUT the NRA made that money legally and may spend it in any manner they see fit. For every NRA there is a union or some tree-hugging lobbyist doing the same things. They all should be told to go home as far as I'm concerned. As far as I know there is no evidence that clearly shows that the NRA has any interest in keeping the black market gun sales flourishing.
CHBordelon

Conway, AR

#24606 Apr 20, 2013
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Hmmm

Maumelle, AR

#24607 Apr 21, 2013
Reality Check wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't agree with any lobbyist BUT the NRA made that money legally and may spend it in any manner they see fit. For every NRA there is a union or some tree-hugging lobbyist doing the same things. They all should be told to go home as far as I'm concerned. As far as I know there is no evidence that clearly shows that the NRA has any interest in keeping the black market gun sales flourishing.
Without unions many children could still be working at 8 or 10, uneducated and leading a short, dismal life.

I don't understand the hatred for environmentalist, we both know that there could already be solutions to our energy needs without depleting every last drop of oil, destroying every landscape, hellbent to deny future generationalal needs..have been since the Seventies...and we both know exactly why those solutions aren't being used today. Our Country is falling behind, take a look at the advancements being made in the Scandinavian Countries. We are exactly where those that really control this Country want us, at war with each other while neglecting our own self interest.

But hey, I haven't much time left on this beautiful pre-apocalyptic paradise we inherited...maybe the next residents will learn from our mistakes

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