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Obama to announce most
expansive gun-control
agenda in generations

Washington Post, by Philip Rucker

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/15/2013 10:09:25 PM

President Obama on Wednesday will formally announce the most aggressive and expansive national gun-control agenda in generations as he presses Congress to mandate background checks for all firearm buyers and prohibit assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. The announcement will set off a fierce confrontation with Congress over an issue that has riven American society for decades. Obama’s far-reaching firearms agenda has at best tepid support from his party leaders and puts him at loggerheads with Democratic centrists.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/15/2013 10:55:20 PM     (No. 9119021)

It´s very simple, actually. Make any crime comitted with a gun a federal offense. Right now, the bad guys can lawyer there way out of jail time.

But it´s not about stopping crime. Sadly.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lana720, 1/15/2013 10:58:41 PM     (No. 9119029)

How effective are enforceable are EOs?
Are they comparable to laws that are passed?
Will the Tenth Amendment spare us this invasion of individual States´ Rights?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mercedesops, 1/15/2013 11:10:38 PM     (No. 9119052)

Obama wants to kill us with cheap,light weight Obamamobiles and by taking away our ability to defend ourselves. Who is going to be the 21st Century John Brown?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: busterman, 1/16/2013 12:06:02 AM     (No. 9119108)

He may very well be the first President in history to start a second term with articles of impeachment already brought against him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LAW428, 1/16/2013 12:41:57 AM     (No. 9119127)

Hey, Doofus, good luck with all your Imperial Dictator executive orders! No one elected you to trash our Constitution and our Nation in the process. You´re the #1 Enemy of the State!
Our Founders knew what to do with people like you!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/16/2013 12:57:17 AM     (No. 9119136)

I think our founding father would hang him for treason.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/16/2013 3:35:29 AM     (No. 9119199)

He was very wise to grant himself armed protection for life. He must have some good reason to think he will need it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/16/2013 3:44:59 AM     (No. 9119206)

These exe orders will go to a court no sooner than the ink is dry on them.Supposedly obama is a Constitutional scholar but missed the classes on "shall not infringe".

They´re using this tragedy to push the envelope on Obama´s powers.Using kids as props on this is disgraceful and sickening.Any parent who lent their kid for this photo op should lose their citizenship over aiding and abetting a constitutional overthrow by a president.For all we know,there´s 10 kids not on that stage because they were wiped out by an abortions.

Obama cares about kid´s safety so much but didn´t bat an eye over a botched abortion babies dying in a utility closet.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/16/2013 6:27:12 AM     (No. 9119266)

This is one issue where cowardly, sell-out politicians will not decide.. the people will decide and the people will prevail!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/16/2013 6:39:13 AM     (No. 9119279)

It´s a distraction from the spending and liberal policies that are destroying this nation. Bread and circuses.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lillehuset, 1/16/2013 6:54:57 AM     (No. 9119299)

whatever happened to ......Jobs, Jobs, Jobs......as the number one priority........

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sagman, 1/16/2013 6:55:36 AM     (No. 9119300)

Stephanopoulos: Why’s Biden presenting the recommendations instead of the President?
Williams: Dunno. Now, live, from the White House, Vice President Joe Biden, surrounded by children from across the country.

Biden: Mornin’, everyone. So, wonderin’ why ole Joe’s here, not the Boss? Well, yesterday he says, ´´Joe, I can’t expend capital on this one. Take the blowback for me, and. . . .´´ Hey kids, quit fidgetin’ and look up at me like we showed you.

Anyway, I gotta coupla VP Executive Orders here. Perfectly legal: the Chief’s playin’ golf, and Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution gives me power when he’s incapacitated.

Let´s get to it

Order 1: Firearms and ammunition manufacturers, bow and arrow makers, Walmart, Cabela’s, gun shops—-do your thing, but you can only sell to us Feds and drug cartels.

Order 2: Mandatory turn-in. Everything. Hand ‘em over or go to jail. And we know who has what. The NSA hasn’t been twiddling its thumbs the last four years.

Confiscated weapons will be used to equip the president’s new Civilian National Security Force, saving taxpayers a bundle.

You slip somethin’ by us, and maybe shoot a mugger or home invader, you’re lookin’ at hard time.

Order 3: Hunters, register your slingshot or boomerang, you’re good to go.

Order 4: Priests and shrinks: you record everybody you talk to, send the tapes to the FBI. They’ll take it from there.

That’s it. I’m askin’ video game makers and Hollywood to keep the violence down, but only askin’. Not gonna infringe on their First Amendment rights. Hey, you see Django? Did that rock or what? I. . . .

Jay Carney: Thank you, Mr. Vice President.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/16/2013 6:58:34 AM     (No. 9119305)

The American people cannot accept this unconstitutional power grab. Obama is out of control and if the Republicans are unwilling to stick their worthless political necks out to stop him than the rest of us will.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/16/2013 7:03:08 AM     (No. 9119311)

Talk about The Regime´s gun control agenda! Go to YouTube and search for Sandy Hook Conspiracy. It will blow your mind. Make sure your tin foil hat is securely in place.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judge, 1/16/2013 7:23:31 AM     (No. 9119331)

Its time for the GOP to grow a pair, and I agree with # 10 on the distraction. Ive been saying that all along

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 1/16/2013 7:32:30 AM     (No. 9119340)

Re #14: " there are clearly some things that he can do via executive order, such as tell the Dept. of Justice to better enforce existing laws, or request a study of gun violence."

Does it really take an executive order for the Justice Dept to do thier jobs, or should the Justice Dept follow the law as the Constitution provides?

Re #14 again: "It is a fact that it is too easy for psychotic individuals to get hold of guns today. I have yet to hear any suggestions from the gun-rights lobby as to how to make it more difficult for this tiny segment of the population to get hold of guns."

Keeping psycos off the streets via institutionalization worked for centuries; until a bunch of leftists convinced enough of us sane persons otherwise. If psychos are locked up, then psychos cannot obtain firearms. (or knives, or chains, or lead pipes, or....on and on.) We dont need more gun control, we need more crazy-persons control.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: privateer, 1/16/2013 7:37:43 AM     (No. 9119350)

lagomorph´s almost funnier than sagman.Th Tyrant Hussein will use EOs until he can get Enabling Acts.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/16/2013 7:45:54 AM     (No. 9119364)

From your mouth to God´s ears.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Britvah1, 1/16/2013 7:49:56 AM     (No. 9119369)

Oh yeah. Tell the Justice Dept to do a better job of enforcing the law. That should do it.

Maybe he should start though by telling them to quit breaking the law themselves. And start enforcing the immigration laws while they´re at it. Rump swab.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/16/2013 7:50:35 AM     (No. 9119370)

Anyone who watches the circus with Obama today, take a GOOD look at those children, and be reminded that they already are growing up less free than we did, will be saddled with debt, and will NEVER experience the RIGHT to own a gun with a 10 round magazine, heck, may not even be allowed to own a firearm period.
I am sick of the twisted language..all guns are firearms..UNTIL they are used to shoot someone, then they become assault weapons.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/16/2013 7:51:46 AM     (No. 9119374)

I´ve said this before:

The more things they make illegal, the more of us will become criminals. Automatically. Just like that - stroke of a pen.

The more freedoms we lose, the more power they gain.

The more power they gain, the more freedoms we´ll lose.

Karl is beaming from his grave:
´Workers of all lands, unite!´ and ´The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways - the point, however, is to change it´.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: texaspast, 1/16/2013 7:53:20 AM     (No. 9119379)

FTA: These steps include enhanced federal scientific research on gun violence and a modernized federal database system to track guns, criminals and the mentally ill.

And there´s the point. To be better able to locate every gun so that it can be taken away when the time comes. It may not come immediately, but those who would enslave us think in the long terms, and ´never let a crisis go to waste.´

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/16/2013 8:01:42 AM     (No. 9119399)

Time for impeachment proceedings in the House. This pipsqueak needs his chain jerked. This punk needs to be taken to the woodshed. House Democrats are risking political suicide sticking by this dude.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Mazeman, 1/16/2013 8:08:51 AM     (No. 9119416)

#14 More people are killed by drunken drivers than by guns. Do you propose banning cars? Limiting their horsepower? Of course not. It´s not the car´s fault. The effort should be toward identifying the potential offenders and either rehabilitating or punishing them as appropriate.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 1/16/2013 8:21:07 AM     (No. 9119441)

I guess what the founders really meant was "shall not be UNREASONABLY infringed"

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Reply 26 - Posted by: LZK, 1/16/2013 8:22:18 AM     (No. 9119443)

I heard a commentator say -- We are only as good as our government -- WHAT?

No -- No -- WE the people are as good as it gets. This country has been a shining beacon to those of US who wanted Freedom from tyranny. I passed that Lady in the harbor and I knew my family had a chance to live a good life....

Soooooo -- all you media/types -- good luck with trying to convince US that the Washington elite are in charge. They may write a we bills and huff and puff at the podium -- but -- at the end of the day they can only "lead" those of US who will follow.

AND -- my dears -- I´m not going there....My core values don´t match their whinnnning. I follow the Constitution given to US by the founding Fathers.

LZK

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 1/16/2013 8:24:23 AM     (No. 9119448)

I am all for background checks if they first make all Congressmen and Presidential candidates go through one.

Also they should be required to take a written test about the Constitution that they are going to swear to uphold and be liable for any broken promises they make while in office.

This is no more than I have to do to get a concealed carry license and I have to pay for it without government help.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: stryker714, 1/16/2013 8:37:06 AM     (No. 9119486)

Aren´t EO´s only binding as long as the president is in office, like #2 mentions?

One day we´ll convene the families of the Mexicans murdered by F&F guns and the relatives of the deceased re Benghazi at Obama´ sentencing for treason, high crimes and misdemeanors; gun running and negligent homicide being more specific.

This meeting will have way more impact than any kids who wrote letters. Obama has a direct tie to these above mentioned deaths, unlike the false cause and effect the DC commies are pushing in linking law abiding American gun owners to Sandy Hook.

Let´s make it official: Obama will be showing his Middle Eastern side today.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: braincramp, 1/16/2013 8:56:54 AM     (No. 9119526)

Poster #15 suggested going to YouTube to look for ´´Sandy Hook Conspiracy´´ and I looked at a 30 minute video with the most views found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d516tIViRLI
It blew the tin foil hat clean off my head and now I feel sick to my stomach.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Speedypetey, 1/16/2013 9:17:42 AM     (No. 9119567)

When you have government hacks that have never held a real private sector job defining what an assault gun is or a magazine capacity and then say anyone should be able to vote without an ID, you know they do not have any grasp on reality. Because if you were really interested in children wouldn´t you want to be arresting those the violate existing law and removing repeat offenders from society. Instead of making more laws to include more law abiding citizens. And who do you think they will persecute? I will ignore the laws and just go on as normal. His orders will go down as the most disregarded in history.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/16/2013 9:20:46 AM     (No. 9119573)

"Cammo Guy" running through the woods behind the school has disappeared from the record ?

Bushmaster found in trunk ?

Coroner is a phony plant ?

Whole thing is a planned anti-gun psy-ops like F&F ?

CNN will have to be as smooth as Walter Payton to get down the field without touching any of this.

I´m fashioning a new and improved tinfoil hat at the moment.....quite stylish too, IMHO.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/16/2013 9:29:56 AM     (No. 9119590)

Obama wouldn´t know an "assault weapon" from a Daisy Beebee gun.

When guns are outlawed, we´ll all be outlaws -- except for a few folks in the upper West Side of Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights, and of course, rich commies like Soros who can afford to hire armed bodyguards.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Memphis, 1/16/2013 9:40:25 AM     (No. 9119616)

People are mad and they are also scared.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: AnnaS, 1/16/2013 10:33:20 AM     (No. 9119779)

People are smart to be scared #34! Everyone here and other conservative sites are screaming, BUT Obama does what he wants and NOBODY stops him or even seems to know how! PLUS Rasmussen reports that most of the people support the Democrats in this power grab and stomping of the Constitution!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/16/2013 10:49:25 AM     (No. 9119833)

Obama studied enough law to not brazenly defy the Constitution with EO´s. Whatever he does will be in a gray areas and under the table. I could be wrong but we´ll see. He´s as Slick as Willie.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/16/2013 11:02:24 AM     (No. 9119861)

I agree with some other posters. We are not addressing the problem, which is crazy people. We have created a whole generation of "psychologically adjusted" people who have been on mind/mood altering medication all their lives. These people should not have access to guns. That includes all the lazy/too busy parent ritalin babies who have graduated to stronger stuff. Lets hear exactly what lanza was on. Nobody´s talking. Hmmmm.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: TexasRose, 1/16/2013 11:10:45 AM     (No. 9119893)

I stopped halfway thru the youtube video when I saw the picture of Obama holding who they said was the little girl shot - I wanted to see if that was true. Here is a link showing that it´s not the little girl who was shot, but her sister. Apparently, the pic showing the whole family, and, altho the sister looks very similar, she is not the same. That makes the whole thing suspicious to me: http://metabunk.org/threads/1054-Debunked-Emily-Parker-Still-Alive-after-Sandy-Hook

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Reply 38 - Posted by: TexasRose, 1/16/2013 11:11:48 AM     (No. 9119899)

The picture showing the whole family is an OLD picture. Sorry.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jt26, 1/16/2013 11:17:27 AM     (No. 9119917)

Obama always needs to be the smartest guy in the room. That is why he will be surrounding himself with children (and Joe Biden) today.
The Mocha Mobster will learn the hard way that the real 3rd rail of American politics is the right to bear arms. Attempt to infringe on that and you open a giant can of whoop ass.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/16/2013 11:18:28 AM     (No. 9119918)

They came for our high-capacity flush toilets and we did nothing. Then they came for our high-wattage light bulbs and we were silent. Next...

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Reply 41 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 1/16/2013 11:24:05 AM     (No. 9119932)

Make that 250,001 members

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Reply 42 - Posted by: artlover, 1/16/2013 11:26:39 AM     (No. 9119937)

Are you really surprised that Obama is doing this??? He is going to do more than this. We are now a socialist country with no freedoms. Forget trying to fight it. It will never work. He is in control now. That is final and HE will tell you so.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Roberto 22, 1/16/2013 11:29:14 AM     (No. 9119946)

Perhaps the next time Obie proclaims the Republicans are forcing him to reduce spending, he should trot out "The children" to demonstrate who will be destroyed by his stupid desire to spend us into obliteration...

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Reply 44 - Posted by: mamafrog, 1/16/2013 11:41:38 AM     (No. 9119979)

Obama has 35 million friends on Facebook, the National Rifle Association has 2 million. Yes, that does matter.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/16/2013 11:57:06 AM     (No. 9120021)

Drudge now reporting the number of EOs is up to 23.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: trapper, 1/16/2013 11:58:54 AM     (No. 9120031)

Hahahahahaha. The White House is having a conniption over the NRA ad that points out that the Obama children have ARMED Secret Service protection, yet Obama OPPOSES armed guards for OUR children.

Nothing but net on that one. Way to go, NRA!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 1/16/2013 12:10:29 PM     (No. 9120063)

Restriciton on # of bullets. Hope you aren´t invaded by a gang of 3 or more...

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Reply 48 - Posted by: bifgroovey, 1/16/2013 12:12:54 PM     (No. 9120069)

The solution? Strip law keeping citizens of liberty.

Criminals will, of course, continue to not comply with the law.

Chicago has a gun ban. Murder capital of U.S.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: strike3, 1/16/2013 12:24:07 PM     (No. 9120096)

The Clown Prince is finally going to feel a pushback to his insane power grabs. He is already scared and that´s why he had Biden do the dirty work. Financial losses are expected and, for the most part, tolerated from this thief. Guns, not so much. The loss of a gun means so much more than an empty holster.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Liberal like Jefferson, 1/16/2013 12:32:54 PM     (No. 9120119)

#14 - the existing laws already PREVENTED the Newtown killer from obtaining a firearm when he applied to buy one. So, he stole the ones he used from his mother.

He illegally acquired the guns from an overprotective parent and violated the gun-free school zone laws when he arrived on school grounds. He then proceeded to break the laws against cold-blooded murder.

What laws are "common sense" and how do they prevent irrational acts?

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Reply 51 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/16/2013 12:35:07 PM     (No. 9120127)

Remember when the liberal gun control advocates used to talk about banning "assault rifles"?

Notice that they no longer do that, and now want to ban what they refer to as "assault weapons". Some of them admit that they define "assault weapons" as any semi-automatic handgun or rifle that can possible accept a clip or magazine that can hold over 10 rounds of ammunition, in New York it is now down to 7 rounds.

Such a broad definition would encompass just about all the modern firearms produced and sold in America today. If such a ban were passed, nationwide what would keep the gun banners from coming back after the next mass shooting to ban all "assault weapons" that contain a magazine that hold 5 rounds or 3 rounds? or even banning all firearms that can accept any sort of a detachable magazine?

About all of these mass shootings are perpetrated by crazy people who set out on a personal suicide mission, and they know that the way to surely gain nationwide attention for themselves is to murder a lot of innocent people before they take their own lives. You will never hear the liberal Democrats and their gun control allies talk about those dangerous mentally ill people other then to refer to them as victims, because they know that while guns have no vote, the mentally ill can vote and do vote mostly for liberal Democrats.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: alaskaal, 1/16/2013 12:43:01 PM     (No. 9120153)

Thank you for watching over us, Oh beneficent King! You are so wise above the ways of mortals! Bless thee Oh King! Or, you could go have an impossible sex act with yourself.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: shamrock, 1/16/2013 12:45:33 PM     (No. 9120157)

Stupid comment #45. I, among others that I know, get nowhere near facebook, but we are all members of the NRA. I don´t care how many "friends" bammy has, you and the bunny are probably on there 100 times.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Polecat49, 1/16/2013 1:19:05 PM     (No. 9120273)

I guess obama´s facebook friends and democRATS are just waiting for a replay of Germany in the 1930s. hitler got all the guns registered, set up a few awful events, then took all the guns and started exterminating unwanted masses. Included in those exterminated masses were thousands of Germans who helped put, and keep him in power.

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If you have not yet heard, Brandeis University has rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born activist whose work has focused on the barbaric misogyny rampant in Islamic societies like the one in which she was raised—and whose efforts to call attention to them as a legislator in the Netherlands led to a political crisis there and her eventual flight to the United States. Given that it only takes a Google search to find out everything one would need to know about her, including the controversial aspects of her views, it is disgustingly laughable

Demonizing SCOTUS:
The OCare Precedent
Commentary Magazine, by Seth Mandel    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/8/2014 9:12:38 PM     Post Reply
When Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote ObamaCare from the bench in order to save it, most of the ramifications were immediately apparent. But there was one aspect of the stunt that as a member of the Supreme Court Roberts should have been sensitive to: precedent. Having caved to a public intimidation campaign from the president and his congressional allies (as well as the media) Roberts signaled that the way to get a conservative justice to discard his better judgment and rule against constitutional law was to impugn the court’s reputation in the public square. Be mean to John Roberts and

Democrats seek Obama
administration’s help
with agency decisions to
boost reelection bids
Washington Post, by Paul Kane    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/7/2014 10:06:06 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Mark Begich has said repeatedly that he thinks President Obama is wrong about a host of policies, whether on oil drilling, the military or the environment. Begich also has made it perfectly clear that he has no interest in having his fellow Democrat out to his home state of Alaska, saying earlier this year that he doesn’t “care to have him campaign for me.” But that doesn’t mean he’s not looking for the president’s help. Begich has in fact submitted a long wish list to the Obama administration for agency decisions that he thinks would boost his reelection chances.

It’s the Democrats’ turn
for a ‘culture of corruption’
Washington Times, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/6/2014 11:04:45 PM     Post Reply
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” — Lord Acton.In the run-up to the 2006 mid-term elections, crucial to President George W. Bush’s plans for his last two years in office, scandal reared its hideous head. Again and again. And just for the Republicans. First, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay resigned in disgrace after he was charged with violating campaign finance laws and money laundering. Then, Rep. Duke Cunningham pleaded guilty to a slew of federal charges like bribery, fraud, tax evasion. And right before Election Day, Rep. Mark Foley

Some gay activists fear
same-sex supporters
are becoming intolerant
Washington Times, by Cheryl Wetzstein    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/6/2014 11:00:17 PM     Post Reply
The resignation of a Silicon Valley executive who opposed gay marriage and refused to recant has sparked an online fight among gays about whether proponents of same-sex marriage are now going too far in trying to marginalize their opponents socially and economically. The announcement by popular Web browser Mozilla Firefox that co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich was stepping down after two weeks on the job for a 2008 contribution has sparked furious debate over civil rights, privacy and corporate responsibility. A leading gay blogger has accused the movement of displaying the same intolerance activists accuse their opponents of practicing, while

In politics, money is speech
Washington Post, by Robert J. Samuelson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/6/2014 10:41:34 PM     Post Reply
On its present course, the Supreme Court will ultimately overrule its 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the landmark case upholding campaign finance “reform” legislation. It can’t come too soon, because Buckley expressly ignored the First Amendment’s injunction that “Congress shall make no law .?.?. abridging the freedom of speech.” Instead of free speech, we now have regulated speech that has ensnarled elections in a web of bizarre and opaque rules. Last week, in McCutcheon et al. v. Federal Election Commission, the court began edging away from Buckley by striking down one of its limits on free speech. The details

Bush family’s return to the
spotlight may benefit Jeb
Washington Post, by Katie Zezima    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/5/2014 12:48:54 AM     Post Reply
It’s a big weekend for the Bush family, which is enjoying a renaissance of sorts after several years in the political wilderness. Throngs of former administration officials, members of Congress and others descended Friday on College Station, Tex., to fete former president George H.W. Bush on the 25th anniversary of his arrival in office. One of the highlights of the weekend will be a live interview with his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has quietly been exploring a 2016 presidential campaign. About 180 miles to the north, former president George W. Bush is hosting an event of a



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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 4/9/2014 5:13:32 PM     Post Reply
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has accused the panel´s top Democrat of prompting the Internal Revenue Service in 2012 to target a conservative organization applying for nonprofit status. Issa said records obtained last week from the IRS show communications from the office of ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., about True the Vote, a Texas-based, nonprofit conservative group that aims to prevent voter fraud. The communications at one point involved Lois Lerner, the ex-IRS official who Issa´s panel is poised to hold in contempt of Congress on Thursday for refusing to provide testimony about her

Hank Aaron Compares Republicans
That Oppose Obama To KKK

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CBS, by Staff    Original Article
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Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to USA Today Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of his then record-breaking 715th home run, the 80-year-old Aaron said that Republicans are hindering Obama’s job performance. “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports.

Eric Holder strays from planned remarks
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Politico, by Tal Kopan    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder strayed from prepared remarks to slam the way he was “treated” by a House committee the day before, calling it evidence of “ugly and divisive” civil rights challenges facing him and President Barack Obama. Speaking to the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network at its annual convention in New York on Wednesday, Holder talked about the state of civil rights today and brought up a House committee hearing Tuesday that grew contentious, according to video from Mediaite and reports from outlets including Capital New York. “The last five years have been defined by significant strides and

Meet the 2016 Republican Nominee
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American Thinker, by Daren Jonescu    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 6:45:01 AM     Post Reply
How does the Republican Party establishment choose its presidential candidate? Typically, constitutionalists accuse their establishment rivals of being moderate, risk-averse, stubborn old fools who lack faith in conservative principles. This is a soothing interpretation, as it begins from the hypothesis that the contest between conservatives and the GOP elite is a family feud. But there is another hypothesis -- less soothing, but, at least from an outsider´s bird´s-eye view, more reconcilable with the facts. This hypothesis is that America has reached a stage of progressive soft despotism in which the only important family feud in national politics is between the fundamentally

RAND study: By our estimate, 3.9 million
people signed up for ObamaCare, not
7.1 million like the White House says

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/9/2014 4:25:19 AM     Post Reply
A caveat right off the bat: RAND’s estimate only runs through March 28 whereas the actual deadline for signing up was March 31st. Given the crush of traffic on Healthcare.gov in late March, many more people could have signed up over those last three days than were captured by these numbers. On the other hand, the White House was claiming six million sign-ups as of March 27. There’s no way to reconcile that with RAND’s data. One of them is wrong. Maybe both, in fact. There’s a big spike in Medicaid, just as everyone expected. There’s a less big but

Researchers raise
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USA Today, by Michelle Healy    Original Article
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Hercules Actor Kevin Sorbo:
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Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
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Although the news media and Hollywood relish telling stories about horrific crimes and serial killers, they are strangely silent about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist who killed living, viable babies by snipping their spinal cords with scissors, and who is “America’s most prolific serial killer,” said actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife Sam Jenkins in a video to promote funding for a movie about Gosnell. “Kermit Gosnell is America’s most prolific serial killer,” says Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. “For more than three decades he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he

Holder on Gohmert exchange: ‘What
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Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/9/2014 7:08:41 PM     Post Reply
Eric Holder ventured off script in a speech Wednesday to the National Action Network, the organization led by MSNBC host and recently-exposed FBI informant Al Sharpton. “I’m pleased to note that the last five years have been defined by significant strides and by lasting reforms,” said Holder at the conference of black activists, before improvising “even in the face, even in the face, of unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly, and divisive adversity.” “If you don’t believe that, if you look at the way, forget about me, forget about me, if you look at the way the attorney general of the United States was treated

Democrat Elijah Cummings Faces
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not


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