A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews. At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote. A ban on the military-style weapons is among the
They´ll ban firearms via regulations, ergo, the article about Geico refusing to issue car insurance to gun owners or affiliates of gun mfg´s. Someone smarter than I needs to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of all gun owners.
Hey this is great, Democrat leadership! Promise that the GOP will allow both the gun ban and the Obama budget to get to the floor of the Senate for a vote. Then vote present until all the Democrats have voted. It may even be worthwhile to let the budget actually get 51 votes so it can go to reconciliation with the House approved budgets. Just think of the Won having to veto a budget.
Didn´t we hear the same thing about Obamacare and yet enough arms were twisted and goodies passed out to pass it? Obama will "find" the votes. Count on it. Gun control is their Holy Grail and the rest of their agenda depends on. It will pass and then when the government comes for our guns, Obama will put the hammer down. Well, at least that was the nightmare I had last night. Whew, that was a little unsettling. After all, that could never happen in this country, right?
We can play that game too with this illegal, no-accountability government. We will not comply, register or give up anything because the whole concept is unconstitutional. If the dumb dems vote the wrong way, they will realize their mistake when the door-to-door operations start and they realize who holds the real power.
Let the Senate Democrats pass the ban. Get them on record. Then shoot it down in the House, and leave the stink on the Dems for the 2014 election. I say, contact the wavering Senators and tell them you´re a red-fanged gun owner, and you want them to vote for the ban. See if they can process that.
If only I thought our politicians were, in their hearts and minds, doing the right thing and upholding our Constitution, this would comfort me. Alas, I think the majority of those creatures don´t even know what that wonderful document is. It is for some other reason they won´t vote for it. Perhaps a few are afraid of what their voters might do. At least THAT part of our system is working the way the founding fathers intended, sometimes.
Easy peasy. Promise the 6 or 7 they need prestigious administration positions or appointments if they commit political suicide and vote for it. Run lying candidates in their places next year who swear they would have voted against it and campaign as fiscal conservatives who aren´t party hacks at all dontchaknow.
Democrats quit caring about the truth and doing the right thing a long long time ago.
Don´t trap yourselves in the old paradigm; a majority did not want Ophonecare, but it was passed illegally by the senate. Anything failed by votes will be outlawed under emergency decree because "it´s too important to wait for congress to act."
EOs will be writen and congress dared to reject them.
I read yesterday that GEICO insurance is owned by that Obama footkisser Warren Buffett. If anyone here does business with Obama supports GEICO and BofA, maybe they should take their dollars elsewhere. If enough of Lcom readers do that, maybe somebody will start listening.
This is all theater for only one thing, a national registry. With that they will pick us off one little group at a time. First all accused of domestic violence, next those who see a shrink (for any reason), then those owing back taxes, then anyone who has a pending legal action (including traffic tickets). Since it will be only a few at a time they will get by with it, but your turn will come. STOP THIS NOW
The way to deal with the registration issue is to apply the same rules to anyone who pays for someone who will be armed in their presence. They should go into a searchable data base. They should get a psychiatric evaluation.
Over at Forbes is article gun advocates celebrate ´Secret´ Obamacare provision forbidding Exec Order to regulate guns and ammo Sec 2176 part c inthe Affordable Health care act To look up: Go to Yahoo (not one of the others) enter www.forbes.com/2013/01/10 and it should be the first in the list.
article is by Rich Ungar and I wanted to recognize that.
The gun culture is a respected, important part of America, like the small plane flying culture, like the hunting culture, like the fly fishing culture, like the old ham radio culture, like the hot rod culture, the Harley culture, the country music culture, it is rock solid imbedded in all of our every day lives. And we all know we would prefer to have an armed next door neighbor, than a dis-armed no guns thank you neighbor, simply for our own family´s added protection. Not even a democrat who practices and spouts communism in his greed built soft job in Washington, wants to vote against the most solid culture in his voting constituency. Even a stupid commie democrat KNOWS he cannot destroy his voters support with this gun banning trash. Diane Feinstein, gun toting Feinstein is the most ridiculous hypocrit of them all. She is sbsurd, stupidly contradicting herself thinking she can ditch her own gun collection and create a last minute gun destroying band wagon. Is she totally nuts? Throw her out of office!
#11 nails it. The AW Ban is the distraction, the magician´s hand that you are supposed to stay focussed on, while he picks your pocket with the other.
They only need to keep taking nibbles out of our rights, and doing "reasonable" restrictions. We now have 25,000 nibbles out of our rights.
We HAVE TO stop the "gun show loophole" lie, THIS IS UNIVERSAL GUN REGISTRATION.
This has been their HOLY GRAIL for the last 50 years, and they are using the AW Ban as a stalking horse to get gun registration. If private sales are illegal, eventually ALL guns will be illegal or registered. Then they can tax and confiscate at will.
As long as guns are freely bought and sold without government permission and controls, we are free people. Once this is gone it is gone FOREVER.
Here is the hang up that the liberal Democrats have to get through in order to pass their gun ban. The Democrats have to defend 20 Senate seats in the election next year plus all their seats in the House of Representatives. If the Senate votes on the gun ban those 20 Democrat Senators who are up for re-election, a few may retire, will have to show their hand, and if they vote for the gun ban some of them will not be re-elected you can bet on that. The Democrats also want to levy a $200.00 tax on each gun already owned by law abiding Americans, if you own 10 guns you get to pay a $2,000.00 tax, that´s going to go over like a lead balloon. So unless in looks like the Democrats have the votes to also pass their gun ban in the House of Representatives, it is doubtful that the Democrats will show their hand in the Senate by voting for a gun ban that will not pass the House. Since the House is controlled by the Republicans it is very doubtful that any such over reaching Democrat gun ban bill could pass there. You can safely bet that any Republican who would vote for such a bill will be opposed in the next Republican primaries with a lot of them becoming unelectable in the following general election. So no matter what the Obama propaganda machine pumps out, the Democrats getting any sort of a gun ban through the Congress is a steep uphill battle that just gives Obama the opportunity to travel outside Washington, DC and politically posture against the Republicans. That does not mean that everybody should not pay attention, and certainly should make their views known to their congressional representatives.
It, le curtseying bath house queen Øblamer the blo redistributor, has as it´s number one priority the destruction of all opposition by any means. Secondly: Pack the Sublime Kourt with muslim lovin´ fascist. Appoint muslim lovin´ general officers. Further weaken the NEA feral gov.nyet indoctrination gulags. Reduce the general opposing taxpaying citizenry to serfs. Destroy the Constitution, the Church, the Family and all semblance of decency. Further strengthen the feral gov.nyet regimes despotic powers. Do away with the election process and create a elitist ruling class in perpetuity.
President Obama has found someone to blame for the Affordable Care Act´s rolling failures besides Republicans. ObamaCare is the government´s fault, not his. On Thursday, Mr. Obama dropped by American University for a heart to heart with Chris Matthews, and the MSNBC host wondered who in the executive branch is responsible for the botched health-care rollout. Mr. Obama listed a few impersonal culprits including "cynicism," "Washington gridlock" and "the management of government," but he then drifted into another classic. "The challenge, I think, that we have going forward is not so much my personal management style or particular issues around White House
Jobs Report: November´s numbers were stronger than expected, a phrase rarely uttered since this president took the economic reins. But while a bigger number is always better, one good month now and then won´t cut it. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy created 203,000 jobs in November, 196,000 of which were in the private sector. Now at 7%, the unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in five years. What´s more, unlike in previous months, the rate´s drop came from gains in employment, not from people dropping out of the labor force. The labor force participation rate actually
Executive Orders: A liberal constitutional scholar warns of the concentration of power not only in the hands of one branch of government but in a single man who ignores the Constitution and acts of Congress on a whim. As the story goes, Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on Sept. 18, 1787, when a woman asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?" Franklin is said to have replied, "A republic, madam — if you can keep it." The Founders designed a system of checks and balances among three
Most presidents have politically troublesome relatives: Jimmy Carter had colorful brother Billy, Bill Clinton had brother Roger, and the George Bushes had son/brother Neil, who was involved in both the savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s and Asian "sex romps" that emerged in a messy 2003 divorce. Obama has a passel of half-siblings, but his requisite nettlesome relative may turn out to be an uncle, Onyango (Omar) Obama. In August 2011, Uncle Omar was pulled over in Framingham, Mass., for driving under the influence. His arrest revealed both several outstanding orders for his deportation and his relationship to the
RUSH: Here is Wolf Blitzer. Last night on The Situation Room, Wolf Blitzer had in Fareed Zakaria GPS. I guess Fareed had his location device with him. He calls himself "Fareed Zakaria GPS." When you´re with him, I guess, you always know where you are. And they´re talking about the impact of the passing of Nelson Mandela, and this is classic. Listen to Wolf here... BLITZER: Is it overly naive to hope and pray that maybe the death of Nelson Mandela will inspire some of those world leaders out there right now to do the right thing, to recognize that bloodshed and
WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama. That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005. It was the fight for racial justice in South Africa by Mr. Mandela that first inspired a young Barack Obama to public service, the American president recalled on Thursday evening after hearing that Mr. Mandela, the 95-year-old world icon, had died. Mr. Obama delivered his first public speech, in 1979, at
RUSH: We mentioned earlier that Obama didn´t know that Obama was living with his uncle, who happened to be an illegal alien at the time. Here´s Jay Carney. This is yesterday afternoon in Washington the White House at the daily briefing. Ed Henry, the Fox News White House correspondent, said, "The White House said that in 2011, that there was no record of Obama and his uncle, Omar Obama, ever meeting. Now the Boston Globe is being told by the White House -- and I assume you can elaborate here, Jay -- that, in fact, they not only met, but
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he´s looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He´s trying to rally people behind this vision that he´s been promoting for a couple years. FINEMAN: By the way, he did it the end here, today, Chris, not by defending specifics, but by explaining why he´s in the game to begin with. And I don´t know about you, he´s
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a