The N.R.A. Wins Again

The N.R.A. Wins Again

There are 236 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Mar 20, 2013, titled The N.R.A. Wins Again. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

After Sandy Hook, after twenty children were shot and killed at a place where they should have been safe from all harm, there was some optimism among supporters of gun control: perhaps now, finally, both Democrats and Republicans could see the light - and the suffering - and revive the assault-weapons ban.

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John south

Nassau, Bahamas

#222 Mar 26, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>Woffy is rather full of himself, puts out a lot of noise but no substance in his posts.Libs are prone to be nasty and default to name calling and rhetoric when they have no argument.
You mistake my problem with LW. He is indeed "full of himself" and all noise and no substance. But I trend liberal, so I do not view him as representing anyone but himself. He has problem with his temper and judgment is also sorely lacking. It's rare to encounter a professed liberal who uses racist language freely (and then denies he did or makes up outlandish excuses).

It's possible he's out to discredit liberalism. Your post seems to indicate he's having a measure of success.

But mostly he's just strange. Everyone, left or right, should ignore his post on any & all topics.
Patriot

Nashville, TN

#223 Mar 26, 2013
John south wrote:
<quoted text>
You mistake my problem with LW. He is indeed "full of himself" and all noise and no substance. But I trend liberal, so I do not view him as representing anyone but himself. He has problem with his temper and judgment is also sorely lacking. It's rare to encounter a professed liberal who uses racist language freely (and then denies he did or makes up outlandish excuses).
It's possible he's out to discredit liberalism. Your post seems to indicate he's having a measure of success.
But mostly he's just strange. Everyone, left or right, should ignore his post on any & all topics.
When having a discussion it is best to have less temper and more mental. When someone gets "worked up" easily reason and logic run right out the door.
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#224 Mar 26, 2013
In my posts, I've stated"liberalism is a mental illness". That statement is aimed at loons like L.Wolfe. The truth is JFK liberalism is good American politics when used with R.Reagan conservatism to balance everything out. What we have now is a lunatic fringe running the country into the ground. It scares me and reminds me of the fall of the Roman Empire. May sanity return to the USA, before it's too late.
Cat74

United States

#225 Mar 26, 2013
The NRA has taken in over 2 1/2 million dollars since Obama opened his mouth about gun control. That will buy a couple Congressman, and a couple Senators in the 2014 election. There are still several months for them to accrue a tidy sum by next Fall. Some of the rich Democrats, Tiger, and Bill Meyer are complaining about the new taxes for the rich. Did they think the Democrats would just tax Republican rich people? So funny.
Patriot

Nashville, TN

#226 Mar 27, 2013
VN Vet wrote:
In my posts, I've stated"liberalism is a mental illness". That statement is aimed at loons like L.Wolfe. The truth is JFK liberalism is good American politics when used with R.Reagan conservatism to balance everything out. What we have now is a lunatic fringe running the country into the ground. It scares me and reminds me of the fall of the Roman Empire. May sanity return to the USA, before it's too late.
LIberalism is a synonym for a deluded bed wetter who have little if any sense of the real world, a bright eyed idealist. In my 52 years I have not seen things down this far into the toilet. We need to pray and take our country back before it is too late, it is mighty close to being to the point of no return. The 48% living off the govt(I do not have a grudge against the elderly on social security)the ones able to work but will not, they want to keep the Santa Claus demos in power. The workers are the ones carrying the load and we are close to having so many on the wagon the pullers cannot continue to pull the load
Cat74

United States

#227 Mar 27, 2013
When John King says you can find your news at other channels then CNN you know the times are changing.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#228 Mar 27, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I think the fact that someone goes into battle for their country and defend other folks(you remember our mission in Beruit 1982-84) is a pretty good sign one loves their country and fellow man.I know countless others have served longer and have seen more than I have, but I did my share.
Inever meant to suggest that the people who fight our wars were not patriots. I said simply that serving doesn't necessarily mean you're a patriot. There are always some who join because they can't find another job, and even some attracted to violence.

In other words, if you are soldier, you may or may not be a patriot. But as I see it, being a patriot of our country requires that you also show compassion for your fellow human beings, whatever their income status, skin color, sexual orientation, religion (or lack thereof). That is how I define a patriot in the America I want for my children.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#229 Mar 27, 2013
John south wrote:
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You are wasting your time discussing anything with L. Wolf. He needs to be banned from Topix. Twice he has use monkey comparisons to island people. He is only nere to look for an excuse to make the most vile insult he can think of. No real discussion is occuring. He purports to be liberal, but that seems to be to cover his nasty behavior. It would not surprise me to learn he's really a right-winger trying to discredit liberals.
He actually believes he can use any racial insult he wants, because he's "not known to be racist, or the rasicm is not in his mind, or liberals cannot be racist" - take your pick of his idiotic excuses.
Yes, that is what this man believes! You can read it for yourself.
You and your deranged co-smearers must feel threatened by my posts on Topix. I take some pride in that. It's pretty simple for me. Anyone clueless enough to believe your pitiful allegations that I am a racist would have thought so anyway. Those who know me better will realize you are trying to "swift-boat" me. I'm flattered that you consider me so important.
Patriot

Nashville, TN

#230 Mar 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Inever meant to suggest that the people who fight our wars were not patriots. I said simply that serving doesn't necessarily mean you're a patriot. There are always some who join because they can't find another job, and even some attracted to violence.
In other words, if you are soldier, you may or may not be a patriot. But as I see it, being a patriot of our country requires that you also show compassion for your fellow human beings, whatever their income status, skin color, sexual orientation, religion (or lack thereof). That is how I define a patriot in the America I want for my children.
I refer you back to page 10 post #185 where I responded to your assertion that a patriot is not really one who served but who loves country and fellow man. We were sent over to the middle east in a peace keeping mission to Beirut,we were protecting folks(would that not be compassion?) and serving our country at the same time. By your own definition I am a patriot.

“MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN!!”

Since: May 11

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#231 Mar 27, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>You and your deranged co-smearers must feel threatened by my posts on Topix. I take some pride in that. It's pretty simple for me. Anyone clueless enough to believe your pitiful allegations that I am a racist would have thought so anyway. Those who know me better will realize you are trying to "swift-boat" me. I'm flattered that you consider me so important.
I ENJOY when you and like minded others talk! I laugh at the stupid sh*t that comes out of your mouths!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#232 Mar 27, 2013
Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I refer you back to page 10 post #185 where I responded to your assertion that a patriot is not really one who served but who loves country and fellow man. We were sent over to the middle east in a peace keeping mission to Beirut,we were protecting folks(would that not be compassion?) and serving our country at the same time. By your own definition I am a patriot.
I know you protected folks in Beirut. Was it compassion or just following orders? Only you would know.

If you are a true patriot of this country, I expect you to speak out for the poor, the disenfranchised, the victims of bullying and bigotry, and against those who believe they have a right to impose their biases on others.
If you can do that, I will gladly call you a true patriot.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#233 Mar 27, 2013
Retired SOF wrote:
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I ENJOY when you and like minded others talk! I laugh at the stupid sh*t that comes out of your mouths!
And into your outdoor plumbing.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#234 Mar 27, 2013
My, how profound!
Terri, whose president was elected by dead people!
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>And into your outdoor plumbing.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#235 Mar 27, 2013
TerryE wrote:
My, how profound!
Terri, whose president was elected by dead people!
<quoted text>
Wow, five million liberal zombies!
Run! Dead people move a lot faster nowadays!

Since: Aug 12

Saint Louis, MO

#236 Mar 27, 2013
Why is It going to be harder; Okay, my guess is this time, pro gun activists have more number over a longer time showing that more people die by violence compared to their less "Gun Control" neighbors. More time to show how studies showing the risk of death to owners and family were carelessly done. To the point that the one of the studies own data showed that households marked gun less had guns. And family and acquaintances killed in the house were enemy gang members.
The difficulty of the chief representatives handling guns in such a way as to show lack of any training or understanding of basic safety rules or use for the purposes they where called for.
The troubling fact that legislators had to look persons in the eyes who blamed Gun Control policies for the deaths of families and friends, people who had to watch them die helplessly due to being denied the weapons they were trained in.

“MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN!!”

Since: May 11

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#237 Mar 28, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>And into your outdoor plumbing.
THANK YOU MR. WOLF, you proved my point for me!!

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