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Constitutional Gun Control – My Letter to President Obama

President Barack H. Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Tuesday, January 15, 2013  Dear Mr. President: I am writing to address the issues of firearms and firearm-related incidents plaguing The United States of America. I had an epiphany recently; I suddenly saw, in very stark terms, that “assault weapons,” and all that customarily accompanies such weapons (e.g., high-capacity magazines), are protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Further, any typical “squad-level” weapon, such as an M-60 machine gun, LAW rockets, and M-203 40 MM grenade-launchers, also are protected by the Constitution. Before I go on to explain my [ ... ]

The NRA May Be (Partially) Right…

The Political Carnival posted several 2nd Amendment political cartoons, and I was struck by one of them in an unexpected way. The cartoon in question is this:   More powerful weapons than we’d like to believe are covered by  2nd Amendment rights and freedoms. Think about it; The Founders only knew of singe-shot, black-powder weapons. But they were state-of-the-art. They were what was needed to defend a country. Unfortunately, assault weapons fit that category today. I don’t like the conclusion I’ve come to here. I do like assault weapons, simply because they are what I’m familiar with, [ ... ]

One Story About Being “Black In America”

In a relative nutshell, here’s one person’s experience, being Black in America: I was standing in the doorway of a buddy of mine’s office (an NCO in US Army); Several other NCOs were in the room, two were my immediate superiors,  I was a Pvt2 or PFC. We were just shooting the shit, kidding around, nothing untoward at all. Out of the blue, one sergeant (my immediate superior in my section) looked at me to make a joke (I’m white, btw). He asked “Hey Rowe; What’s a cocoon?” I shrugged. “It’s a n-n*gg*r.” Unbeknown to him, a casual friend of mine, an African-American [ ... ]
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30 Yrs of Lost 401k’s, Social Program Cuts & Flatlined Wages *IS* Shared Sacrifice!

PETITION: Create Jobs/Restore Benefits For “98 %”; 30 Yrs of Lost 401k’s, Social Program Cuts & Flatlined Wages IS Shared Sacrifice!e must create jobs 4 people who buy, in order to grow jobs in USA making things to sell. (Click HERE to Sign) The lower 98% income earners include most people who buy & most businesses that build & sell; We must put restoring 98%’s economic health at top of list of GOALS as we decide policies of the govts of the USA; Federal, state, & local. Pr Obama says Shared [ ... ]

Epiphany, Thy Name is Right-Wing Nut-Job, or “God Plays Solitaire”

Recently, some Giant Idiot (a US Rep, I’m pretty sure) said he figures the earth is 9,000 years old. We’re God’s creation, correct? Made in God’s own image, and God has existed for eternity, and God shall continue to exist infinitely, correct? Answer me one question:  What was God doing for the last countless billions of billions of years before he slapped the earth together? Playing solitaire?

PBO Fails to Properly Execute a Thanksgiving Proclamation, and Our Deep Unworthiness of God’s Love

The ultimate source for all things righteous and true about giving thanks, National Review, has someone who took issue with President Obama’s Thanksgiving Proclamation. Read it, it’ll only hurt for a minute, it’s a very short article. Here’s my answer, all snark fully intentional, and, you’ll notice, MUCH longer than the article itself: There are a number of ideas, beliefs, and turns of phrase I could take issue with in this article. I’ll try to cover them all with a few of my own, and see if it adds-up as dissent, [ ... ]

PETITION: Mr. President, Use Executive Authority to KEEP Congress In-Session to Solve Tax Crisis

PETITION: Mr. President, Use Executive Authority to KEEP Congress In-Session to Solve Tax Crisis: We petition the Obama administration to: Use emergency Executive Authority to order Congress into continuous session until a solution is found to our tax

My Bumper Sticker Idea For the War On Women

“You’ll have to pry MY RIGHTS from my cold, dead vagina…” (copyright 2012)

Threat from mounting public job losses tested Obama’s economic strategy

“Since the beginning of his term, state and local governments have shed 611,000 employees — including 196,000 educators — according to government statistics.” “‘We’re not going to get this economy going by growing the government,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last year. ‘It’s the private sector that’s ultimately going to drive the recovery.’” McConnell’s stated number one goal? Prevent President Obama from getting re-elected… Via Washington Post

Rush Limbaugh’s Hatred of Women

Via: In a 1993 television broadcast, Limbaugh put on screen a picture of Socks the White House cat. He asked, “Did you know there’s a White House dog?” He then put up a picture of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton. Limbaugh said in 1994 that first lady Hillary Clinton had a “testicle lockbox” at the White House and represented “the worst characteristics of women, totally controlling, not soft and cuddly, not sympathetic, not patient. Demanding, domineering Nurse Ratched kind of thing.” Limbaugh has long referred to the National Organization for Women as the National Alliance of [ ... ]