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Joliet, IL

Gun buyback event set for area

What would have happened if the granny couldn't keep a bead on the intruder due to her frailty and slow reaction time? Let's just make sure we know how to use and maintain firearms, if you choose to own them...  (Nov 5, 2008 | post #17)

Joliet, IL

Elderly Man Fatally Shoots Intruder

While the guy has the right to defend himself, I can't help but to remember a 911 call that I heard where an elderly female was speaking to the dispatcher in a panic about a home intruder. The woman informed the dispatcher that she was in her bedroom with her gun and would use it if the intruder broke in her room. We hear the door break open, a scuffle, and then several gunshots. The woman was found dead by gunshot wounds inflicted with her own gun. I am all in favor of gun ownership and fully support the Second Amendment, though I strongly encourage proper maintenance of firearms and proper instructions on their use.  (Nov 5, 2008 | post #15)

Joliet, IL

FBI raids Obama friend's home

Ummmm... The consumers of America are as much to blame for this as the lenders. Not many Americans can claim that they have not rung up a large amount of debt in their quest to attain the materialistic "American Dream (tm)". We sullied our capitalistic society through accepting credit as a means to that dream. The people wanted to buy homes they really couldn't afford. The people wanted to purchase stuff with credit cards featuring usurious rates. And then there were the lenders who took advantage of that "want" and profited from it. And then there were the politicians who changed the laws to made it easier to lend and borrow. Remember: When you point your finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing right back at you...  (Oct 12, 2008 | post #92)

2008 Presidential Election

Panel Finds Palin Abused Authority in Firing

I believe that millions did that very thing when they voted George W. Bush into office. Except it was far more than $50M.  (Oct 12, 2008 | post #3249)

Joliet, IL

Joliet hears plan for new Lowe's

My point is variety. The Rt. 59 corridor already has it's share of home improvement centers, with even more available at the Louis Joliet Mall area. I just think that another type of business could go there, that's all. If Lowe's wants to slog it out with another home improvement place, that's fine. I just don't see it being beneficial to the community in the long run.  (Oct 12, 2008 | post #6)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

Alright, since we agree on one point, I think I can call it a night (is that the Sun, already?) :) I just KNEW this should have have been a race between Paul and Kucinich...  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2996)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

You didn't catch the "winky?" ;) Alright, If I said that the current administration was incompetent by not being able to "catch" Obama at anything, would that suffice? Obama isn't "the Government." he is one man running for the Presidency of the United States. Do you think that one's position in government insulates one from surveillance? Do a quick Google of "FBI Surveillance of JFK" to see what I mean. Republicans aren't immune: http://www.citizen sforethics.org/nod e/30230 And now, it's even easier for you government to survey us: http://voxverax.bl ogspot.com/2008/10 /guidelines-expand -fbis-surveillance .html And given Obama's record, he'll probably vote for this, just because he doesn't want to be branded a terrorist (like the FISA bill).  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2991)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

I agree. Let's pull out of Iraq and save the billions of dollars we are spending each week. Our attempts at imperialism led us into this economic mess, that combined with the continued borrowing from other countries (particularly China), combined with shipping our manufacturing jobs overseas, helped weaken our production and our economy. Our actions in the world have had a great impact on what has happened here at home, and it would be the acme of ignorance to declare otherwise.  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2986)

2008 Presidential Election

Panel Finds Palin Abused Authority in Firing

Last I checked, there was thing called a "balance of power." You know, THREE branches of government. This is something I think we have forgotten given the imperial nature of this current administration. Politicians want to keep their job. They would not so easily hand complete power over to one person. Though, admittedly, we have come close a couple of times (I'm looking at you, Paulson!)  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #665)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

Snipped for Spam-like qualities... I thought the Beast was supposed to be Ronald Wilson Reagan (See? six letters in each name: 666) Revelations, like other prophecies, are wonderful in that it can be bent to the view of the reader. Funny, I read nothing about the age of the anti-christ or the religious affiliation...  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2981)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

We may actually surprised to find out what the "average " American thinks, come November. And you would think that McCain and the RNC would be coming out with this information, wrapped in iron-clad truth if they could. And let's suppose for a moment that our current administration, with the assistance of the Patriot Act, has been keeping tabs on Sen. Obama. Why have we not seen the hard evidence, the wiretaps, the clandestine photographs? Why has Obama not been brought down by the might of the current administration? Is Obama and the DNC that good at covering their tracks? Heck, if they are that clever, I say "give 'em the job!" ;) And back to my original point: The Communist Party of the United States did NOT endorse Obama.  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2980)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

I never said that he wasn't. However, he has had more interviews, yet hasn't been given the same exposure that Palin has had. I know about the "Roosevelt / Television" gaffe, but I think that's pretty much it. (TICBW) Palin's few appearances have produced a great deal of talk for the McCain campaign. You can interpret whether this talk helped or hindered the campaign...  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2974)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

What was it about Hillary that you supported?  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2971)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

With Obama being the direct focus?... Could you help me find those investigations? I seem to keep turning up the Rezko thing and the ACORN thing, neither of which implicate ObamaDo you mean to tell me that foreign policy was McCain's weak suit? http://www.johnmcc ain.com/Informing/ News/Speeches/8724 73dd-9ccb-4ab4-9d0 d-ec54f0e7a497.htm http://usforeignpo licy.about.com/od/ 2008presidentialra ce/p/jmccain.htm FTA: "McCain would maintain the embargo on Cuba. He has called for strong action(including a NATO-enforced "no fly" zone) to end genocide in Darfur. Global climate change is seen by some as McCain's "signature issue". The debates also focused on the Economy, which McCain himself admitted was his weakness, while at the same time challenging Obama to a town hall. The town hall debate didn't work out as well as he'd hoped...  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2968)

US Politics

Obama widens lead in national poll

Urrrmmm.... Your sources, sir? Are you referring to this: http://www.cpusa.o rg/article/view/97 5/ Let's look at a particular line: "Barack Obama is not a left candidate. This fact has seemingly surprised a number of progressive people who are bemoaning Obama’s “shift to the center.” (Right-wingers are happy to join them, suggesting Obama is a “flip-flopper.”) It’s sad that some who seek progressive change are missing the forest for the trees. But they will not dampen the wide and deep enthusiasm for blocking a third Bush term represented by John McCain, or for bringing Obama by a landslide into the White House with a large Democratic congressional majority." The gist of the article is not so much an endorsement of Obama as it is a desire to see McCain lose. This is further evidenced by CPUSA's official stance from 03/21/08: http://www.cpusa.o rg/article/article view/907/1/4/ "While we do not endorse any particular candidates, we do endorse and join in the anti-Bush/anti-rig ht wing sentiments that are driving so many people to activism." The CPUSA didn't endorse any candidate, they just want to see McCain lose. And since Nader doesn't seem to be doing so well in the polls, logically, they would follow the progress of the Obama campaign, which, while liberal, isn't communist.  (Oct 11, 2008 | post #2962)

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