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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It’s been two years since the tragic Aurora, Colorado theater shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 70. But although many politicians, including President Obama, vowed that the nation would finally do something to strengthen gun regulations, Congress still hasn’t passed a single gun control law since. In fact, Congress hasn’t passed any major gun reform since 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban, which expired 10 years ago.

That doesn’t mean that nothing has changed, however. Months later, after the Newtown elementary school shooting in December 2012, the president set up a task force to address the issue. He promised to send Congress proposals for strengthening gun control, and he urged lawmakers to ban assault weapons, pass a universal background check law, and limit high-capacity ammunition clips.

He then signed 23 executive orders into law in January 2013. These included reducing barriers to background checks, researching the causes of gun violence, and improving mental health services. As Forbes explained at the time, “It does not appear that any of the executive orders would have any impact on the guns people currently own – or would like to purchase – and that all proposals regarding limiting the availability of assault weapons or large ammunition magazines will be proposed for congressional action.”

In other words, Congress still needed to act. In April 2013, the Senate voted to expand the background check system, a reform that 90 percent of Americans supported. But the amendment failed to to gain the 60 votes it needed to advance, due to pressure from the National Rifle Association and the lack of support from some red-state Democrats such as North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp.

President Obama called the vote “a shameful day in Washington.”

Obama took two more executive actions in August 2013. He banned military weapons that the United States had sold or given to allies from being imported back into the country. These weapons, however, are rarely used at crime scenes.

The president also attempted to close a loophole that allows felons and anyone else who can’t legally purchase a gun to register firearms to a corporation. The new rule requires anyone associated with that corporation to go through a background check. But that rule only applies to guns regulated under the National Firearms Act, which only regulates very deadly weapons such as machine guns.

Meanwhile, Congress still hasn’t passed any major gun legislation. The only step in the right direction was in May 2014, when the House passed an amendment that would increase funding for the country’s background check system.

In June, 163 House Democrats wrote an open letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), asking him to allow a vote on legislation to address gun violence. If he doesn’t allow a vote, it could resurface as a major issue in the midterms.

Even though there hasn’t been substantive national action to reduce gun violence, some states have taken gun control into their own hands.

Colorado’s state legislature passed laws that required universal background checks and limited gun magazines to 15 rounds of ammunition. Two Democratic state senators were recalled shortly thereafter, in an effort that was heavily supported by the NRA.

New York also passed new gun control and mental health laws. Other states have improved their background check systems, limited magazine capacity, and worked to prevent the mentally ill from accessing guns.

According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, 64 laws have strengthened state gun regulations since the Newtown shootings, and 70 laws have weakened them.

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  • Dominick Vila

    Where is gun reform? In the same place where it has been since Reagan reformed it three decades ago, and in the same place it will be for many years to come. Gun advocates have managed to convince gun lovers that reforming gun laws in a way designed to make it more difficult for criminals and the mentally ill to have access to them, and by so doing reduce the frequency of gun violence in the USA, actually means disarmament, which nobody has proposed.
    The fears that consume the psyche of so many Americans, which at times almost border on paranoia, will not allow meaningful changes to our gun laws for many years to come. The weak, those who have something to hide, and those who are convinced the world is against them, need lethal weapons to cope with their fears and convictions.

    • ” actually means disarmament, which nobody has proposed. ” Dianne Feinstein has stated he wanted to take every firearm from the American people while she carries a firearm. Andrew Cuomo has stated that he would confiscate firearms, and has placed illegal laws in place that will allow him to do so when he feels the time is right. Michael Bloomberg wants to rid the country of firearms as he surrounds himself with body guards that carry weapons. The Emperor, to further his agenda, as been trying to demonize weapons, and has tried to even get the UN to get involved in helping him do so.

      Every tyrant that has come into power has first confiscated weapons, just before they also culled undisirables from their domains. If we allow our weapons to be taken from us, the Emperor will have free reign to do as he wishes not that he doesn’t already.

      • Dominick Vila

        Feinstein, Cuomo, and Bloomberg don’t have the authority to confiscate or ban firearms in the United States. They, like every American, have the right to voice their opinion. None of the people in positions that would allow them to propose such a thing have proposed disarmament. The only ones who use that scare tactic are political opportunists, the arms industry, and the NRA.

        • Feinstein is a US senator that seems to have lots of clout with the liberals. Cuomo is governor of New York state. He passed the SAFE act, late at night so there would not be any review. It requires all weapons HE deems to be assault weapons to be registered. He does have the power in his fiefdom. Bloomberg, nanny to the American people, has been using his billions to force confiscation. Get a clue. Once weapons are gone, the only ones that will have them will be criminals and government thugs.

          • Dominick Vila

            One Senator cannot ban guns at a national level. Neither does the Gov. of New York, whose alleged crime was to pass legislation in his state requiring people who own assault weapons and carry high capacity magazines to register them. That does not constitute a ban on guns at a national level. As for Bloomberg, he is expressing his opinion.
            Again, nobody in a position to influence a ban on guns at a national level has proposed such a thing. Changing the Second Amendment, or any constitutional amendment, is much more complicated that you seem to believe.

          • Our constitution should not be changed. It should be embraced. Yet our Emperor would like to see it completely revised. There may come a time, in the very near future, that our out of control government, will declare martial law and start going door to door collecting weapons. The Army is being trained to do so already. While dismantl

          • BillP

            Your delusions are coming out in full force. “There may come a time, in the very near future, that our out of control government, will declare martial law and start going door to door collecting weapons.” That’s a very, very, very big “May come a time”. By the way the Governor of NY doesn’t pass legislation he can sign the bill into law or veto it, the state legislature votes to pass laws. Where is the Postal Service equipped with submachine guns, the only item that exists is that the Dep.t of Agriculture has a Solicitation number for a requirement for the commerical acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal.
            S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts trigger group,
            Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight
            (front under fore grip) and scope (top rear), stock-collapsilbe or folding,
            magazine – 30 rd. capacity, sling, light weight, and oversized trigger guard for
            gloved operation. The Postal Service has no request for these weapons nor do they possess any of these weapons. You need to stop these unproven conspiracies.

          • The government is buying ammunition and firearms at a record pace that ISN’T even necessary. Government agencies have become so militarized that when the Post Office puts in an order small arms and ammunition, we are expected to just accept it. When the U.S. Army buys 600,000 Soviet AK-47 magazines for guns it doesn’t even use, we are supposed to just ignore it. Someone has to stop this out-of-control spending before it is too late! The government is buying up every bullet it can get its hands on because that means one less bullet in the hands of Conservative Americans!
            But also, there is a darker side to this. Most of the ammunition rounds bought by these agencies are jacketed hollow-points. The sole purpose of this type of ammunition is to be used against flesh, which begs the question: are Americans the ultimate target? Who does the Post Office need to shoot? Who is the National Weather Service targeting? Can we really trust the IRS with such firepower after they were caught targeting Conservative groups?

          • BillP

            Again you make some crazy accusations without offering proof from a reputable source. The Post Office isn’t buying any submachine guns as you stated. You can read all of this unproven allegations on websites like WND, infowars, stormfront, etc. Stormfront uses an alleged quote from the website Federal Business Opportunities but the website doesn’t have any solicitation # for any item like this.
            Take a trip into reality instead of buying into all of these conspiracy theories that are posted on right wing websites or broadcasted on right wing radio.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            Fear the government.

          • BillP

            No fear the crazy conspiracy theorists. They don’t base their accusations on provable facts.

          • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

            Also, fear the NRA, and gun zealots.

          • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

            People like you are one reason that it is hard to get meaningful gun safety rules passed. Your rhetoric is not factual, and is meant to scare low info people.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            There are enough laws already on the books asshat. When was the last time you took a gun safety course?

          • Landsende

            You have been listening to to much hate radio and Faux News. We don’t have an emperor but we do have a president that so far has not lied to get us in a war that kills thousands and injured hundreds of thousands and brought the country to financial ruin. Even though the GOP war hawks have done their worst to try to involve us in another war this president knows the American people are tired of having our young men and women killed or injured in order to benefit the companies that profit off wars like Halliburton. For the first time since 2008 the economy is recovering, the stock market has doubled, and unemployment is down. All this in spite of republicans obstructionism.

          • whodatbob

            You are correct. But these are high profile people who need to shut up on this issue. They are playing into the hand of the gun fanatics.

          • BiteMeLiberals


          • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

            What has clout with me is the 20 precious children in their first grade class who were gunned down in one minute. One minute to take 20 lives. Leave the military style weapons in the hands of the military and the police force where they belong. Ban high capacity magazines. Save lives.

          • whodatbob

            Keep automatic military weapons in the hands of the military. Reconditioned M1’s, (weapon used in WW ll) are not automatic weapon now available to the public. It takes a clip of 8 rounds.

            Military style weapons are not automatic weapons, but are made to appear as military weapons.

            Yes ban high capacity mags.

          • Gun free zones are invitations for ticked off liberals.

          • BiteMeLiberals


          • BiteMeLiberals

            Feinstein has a carry permit, is armed and dangerous. Ugly too.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          Actually, everyone you mentioned is protected by a gun 24/7.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    We’ve gone from a country where it once was safe to go to a shopping mall, movie theater or send our kids to school without the threat of being killed to a bunch of angry white, middle aged jerks who think picking off cops with military style rifles is their right and privilege.

    At what point did that lawless Wild West attitude become the law of the land? There once may have been a vital need for being armed on the frontiers. This isn’t Frontierland any more. Cities are highly developed and overpopulated with millions of people. This isn’t the day of Sam Houston and Daniel Boone any more.

    If these men and women who think their 2nd Amendment rights trump the right to exist can’t live without their guns, how mentally ill are they proving they really are?

    All that BS about better mental health access is just that. It’s not directed at’s directed at their victims. The victims need mental health? The victims must prove they are healthy enough to die? What kind of BS is that? And, is THAT the real intent of the 2nd Amendment?

    The 2nd Amendment specifically uses the words “regulated militia.” So what do these middle aged hot shot armed with military weapons do? They become today’s Mad Max World unregulated militias ready to decide who lives and who dies at the points of their guns.

    • Really? Most of these mass shooters have been young, white, mentally ill liberals. The weapons are tools, and the 2nd guarantees every American the right to defend themselves from threats, even if that threat is the government. The 2nd was carefully placed in our constitution to prevent a tyrant from taking power. We may need those weapons if the government continues to overstep boundaries place on them by the constitution. The Emperor and his minions such as Reid are the tyrants our 2nd is there to protect our country from.

      • latebloomingrandma

        I thought the tyrants they were speaking of were the British or foreign invaders. It’s in the Constitution that the gov’t can suppress insurrection, which i think a lot of supremacists are readying for. Sounds like you also.

        • Every person that has held any government position has taken an oath “to protect and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign or domestic.” It wasn’t just the Brits or any other country, the second was placed there to protect the American people from a tyrant such as we now have. It isn’t supremacists that are preparing. It is American patriots preparing. It’s your neighbors preparing to defend themselves from the upheaval that is being forced on us by an out of control government. People that are preparing to survive the unrest this regime has been fostering are not nutcases you would like to think. They are teachers, doctors, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters. They are fellow Americans.

          • latebloomingrandma

            I wouldn’t call anyone preparing for the great upheaval a patriot. I’d call them paranoid. And if Obama is a tyrant or a dictator, he’s doing a lousy job, as he can’t any of his agenda passed.

          • Dominick Vila

            The greatest example of Obama’s tyranny, in the minds to the far right, is that he has been implementing the socio-economic improvements that motivated most Americans to elect him and re-elect him. In the minds of psychopaths tyranny is defined as the audacity of a leader to do what most voters want, instead of imposing the desires of a few on the majority.
            Don’t forget, these are the same guys that are suing Obama for delaying the implementation of some facets of Obamacare, a program they, purportedly, dislike.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            Stop trying to figure out what the right is doing and pay more attention, you might just learn something.

          • Dominick Vila

            Thank you for the erudite advice. Learning how to stifle progress, how to undermine the effectiveness of government programs we need, or the value of sacrificing soldiers or our society at large to achieve personal gain or score political points are bound to be beneficial in keeping the advocates of such strategies as far away from us as possible.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            You can always move.

          • Dominick Vila

            I prefer to stay in the country where I was born, and do everything I can to stop those determined to destroy our form of government, those who don’t hesitate to impact our standard of living for political gain, those who refuse to modernize our infrastructure because it may have a positive impact on the economy, and those who have been doing everything they can to destroy our international credibility.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            You’re are the problem.

          • Dominick Vila

            You are right, I am a problem for clowns like you.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            Spewing lies is your strong point.

        • Dominick Vila

          For the far right, every President not elected by the GOP, especially those who don’t follow their dictum, is a tyrant.
          The sad truth is that even benign gun control reform is unlikely for many years to come. Thousands of innocent Americans – including children – will have to be slaughtered by right wing nuts like the one in Phoenix or the one that massacred innocent Hindus in Wisconsin, before mainstream Americans question our Right to Kill laws. I believe the ambiguity used by the authors of the Second Amendment, which written at a time when a British invasion was still a probability, and at a time when slavery was commonplace in parts of the USA, was deliberate. Laws are often written, not only to address a problem or issue at a given time, but in a way that gives government and society latitude to adjust it to potential future problems.
          The only way the GOP may look the other way and allow minor changes to Reagan’s gun control reform is if a far right President proposes it and signs it into law. Otherwise, they must own and carry lethal weapons to defend themselves against people who have the audacity of proposing common sense laws, dialogue instead of violence, and those who want to live in peace.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            You really have lost it.

        • Eleanore Whitaker

          The government at present is overrun with yahoos with Wild West mentalities. There may have been a time in the Wild West when kill or be killed applied. But to turn our society and streets into daily gun battles shows how low class the Wild West mentalities really are. They are not defending their 2nd Amendment rights. They exclude the other amendments and Article I that clearly outlines what precisely a “well regulated militia is” and that it’s paid for by taxpayers…Is that what those backwoods idiots are? Do we pay taxes so they can arm themselves “just in case” our 235+ year old government becomes a “police state?” That’s so much BS. Every day, these armed unregulated militias brazenly kill cops, men and women taxpayers pay to protect us.

          When I want some jackass bullhead from Yahoo DogPatch to protect me and mine, I’ll let him know. Till then, these bulls need to be arrested for disturbing the peace in public places. If you have to be armed concealed or not in public places, you’re nothing more than a mentally ill neurotic sociopath who thinks everyone but themselves is a threat.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            I take it you haven’t been raped or robbed yet? Don’t worry your time will come.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          No idiot they are US and we are out to get you.

      • BillP

        Ken you ill-informed comment that these mass shooters were liberals has been debunked over and over. They all were young, white and mentally ill but liberal, hardly. Where’s the proof?

        • – Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat and Muslim.
          – Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter
          – Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat.
          – James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, #Occu­py guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians.
          – Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter.
          – Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat
          – James J. Lee who was the “green activist”/ leftist took hostages at Discovery Channel – progressive liberal Democrat.

          • latebloomingrandma

            It’s irrelevant of they were liberal or conservative. The fact is, both sides have extremists and if they are also mentally unbalanced, it makes them a danger to society.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            Now it is irrelevant…. hmmm.

          • BillP

            See Dominick’s reply.

            Nidal Hasan – There is no proof of Fort Hood suspect Nidal Hasan’s political affiliation. He registered to vote in Roanoke County, Va., where he lived before being sent to Fort Hood, according to a Nov. 9, 2009, story in the Roanoke Times. Virginia does not allow registration by party, so he wouldn’t have been registered as a Democrat.

            Aaron Alexis – There is no proof offered that Alexis was a registered to vote. Yet you claim he was a Liberal (yes he was black) but how would you know how he voted?

            Seung-Hui Cho – was a U.S. permanent resident alien as a South Korean national so he couldn’t register to vote let alone register as a Demcorat in Virginia.

            James Holmes – The Bretbart website initially stated Holmes was a Democratic in response to ABC’s calling him a Tea Party member. eventually stated that there was no proof that Holmes was a Democrat.

            Amy Bishop – no proof that she was a rabid leftist or President Obama supporter. Was a deeply disturbed individual with a history of violence.

            Andrew J. Stack – There is no reference to his political party affiliation in any reputable media website or other outlet.

            James J. Lee – he might be kind of left wing He was so extreme that he thought they are a plague on the planet. But actually as anti-human that he was he didn’t kill anyone so why is he on the list?
            Why didn’t you include James von Brunn on this list, maybe because he was a white supremacist and Holocaust denier.
            Next time try a valid source rather than one like the Universal Spectator.

          • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

            Then there was Timothy McVeigh and his partner in crime who were right wing anti-government haters…Republican. There are many anti-government white supremacists in our midst, neo-nazi’s, racists, and the like, and they sure aren’t Democrats. They are far far right.

          • BillP

            You are totally correct, all this troll kenndeb did was to copy and paste part of a list that was published on a website called Universal Spectator. He didn’t verify anything on the copied list.

          • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

            Just like Fox Republican channel, Rush, Hannity, and Beck. They never verify anything…never, never fact check. He just parrots what those voice tell him..

          • BiteMeLiberals

            The party of sickos.

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        kenndeb…The first mass shooting in the past decades took place ALL in red states. Start with Whitman shooting innocent bystanders from a tower. Move on to that kid in OK who shot half a dozen of his school mates. Arizona isn’t a liberal state and that’s where gun control is so loose that Gabby Giffords was shot. The mass shooting in Aurora was in a red gun addict state. Not a liberal state. Not even Adam Lanza’s irresponsible old lady was a liberal. Try again Joi Boi. YOu need a gun like Annie Oakley wishes she had 15 4r rounds. Our for your disgusting disrespect for this president, it gets you zero. You cannot ever hope to overturn that Constitutional mandate of majority rule for elections. ooooooh…doesn’t that one hurt you? Just try and impeach this president. You Lil Abners and Daisy Maes actually think you can win another Civil War? You’re all a bunch of pathetic losers who are nothing more than spiteful little bullies. Too bad seniors in this country are onto your childish need for supremacy are will fight you tooth and nail to insure you don’t get a toehold into anarchy.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          The stupid old woman thinks it is Bush’s fault. Get a life ignoramus.

      • Dominick Vila

        1. Nidal Hasan (the Ft. Hood shooter) lived in either Virginia (his
        state of residence prior to being sent to Ft. Hood) or Texas, neither state has partisan registration. Therefore the claim that he was a “registered Democrat” is false. Moreover, nobody has provided verifiable evidence of how he voted, if he even voted. The claim that Hassan was a registered Democrat is, clearly, FALSE.

        2. Since Virginia does not have partisan registration there is also no way to tell whether Seung-Hui Cho was a Democrat or a Republican. Most importantly, since Cho was not even a U.S. citizen there is no way he could have registered to vote, let alone vote. This claim is FALSE.
        3. The false allegation that James Holmes was a registered Democrat
        was based on a Breitbart blogger named Joel Pollack, who found voter
        registration records for a DIFFERENT James Holmes who was approximately
        the same age as the shooter James Holmes. Alex Jones’ Infowars and other
        right-wing websites then incredulously repeated the false information
        without verifying it. It was later determined that the Colorado Theater
        Shooter James Holmes was NOT registered to vote, as evidenced by this retraction:
        {Newly-released information on the suspect’s birth date (which, as
        indicated in our initial report, was a slight mismatch), combined with
        new details Breitbart News has obtained about the suspect’s likely
        addresses, together suggest that the suspect may, in fact, not have been
        registered to vote.}.

        Not surprisingly, most conservative bloggers continued to promote the lie without printing the Breitbart site’s retraction. The claim that James Holmes was a registered Democrat is FALSE.
        4. The claim that Adam Lanza is a registered Democrat has been
        suggested based not on any evidence that he was registered, but on the rather dubious claim that because Connecticut has almost 2 to 1 Democratic registration over Republicans, he was probably a Democrat. This ridiculous conclusion could be easily turned around by reminding people that while it is true that most voters in Connecticut are registered Democrats, the city where Lanza lived, Newtown, voted for Romney! (Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama in Newtown by 7451-6784 votes or 51.7 percent to 47 percent.) Some media outlets in the area believe Nancy Lanza was a registered Republican which, obviously, does not mean his son was too.

        5. Neither Klebold nor Harris were old enough to vote or to register to vote. The only thing that could be construed as a political leaning involve the fact that the boys admired Timothy McVeigh. Harris’ father was a retired Air Force pilot and Eric Harris wanted to join the Marine Corps. The boys lived in Littleton, Colorado, a conservative and affluent suburb of Denver. The claim that their parents are Democrats is UNSUBSTANTIATED.

        This claim is FALSE.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          You are false.

        • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

          Dominick, there you go again with those pesky facts. You know they give headaches to the tea party.

          • BiteMeLiberals

            More like lies.

    • whodatbob

      You seem to gone off track. In theory carrying concealed makes it harder for a criminal to pick victims, they can not tell who is capable and capable of defending his or her self. Is this correct? Do not know, but I do not debate the merits of it.

      Lets say you have several guns at home, all the permits needed to carry concealed. You are out in public with your everyday carry in a holster, a backup in your purse and a knife in your pocket. Are you intimidating to the people around you? No, they would not know you were armed! Have you hurt any one? Absolutely not.

      • joe schmo

        Of course you are intimidating. No one is going to come near you. It is when you don’t have anything to protect you that the criminal element will react. How ridiculous can you get….

    • joe schmo

      Wow, Eleanor why do you think that is? What has happened to society?

      Remember, it’s not the guns that are the problem, it’s people.

      ‘Regulated militia’s’ are just one part of the Amendment:

      The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals[1][2] to keep and bear arms.

      Stop trying to misconstrue the Amendments. We have never had problems in the past. If you can answer the first questions I ask then we are getting somewhere. However, I doubt you will give me a common sense answer.

      As long as we still have these problems, and as long as we can’t trust our government, we still need to live like the Daniel Boone’s and Sam Houston’s. Sorry.

      Our neighbor is a Progressive. He says he will never own a gun….he said he would die first. Oh well, with that kind of an attitude I guess he wouldn’t survive if everything turned to sh*%. This is a battle most likely your side will not win.

      • BiteMeLiberals

        The old woman doesn’t understand anything but a welfare check.

        • joe schmo

          LOL…… yah, and if she had to spread her wealth or if she would have to share 3/4 of her paycheck then she could become one with the poor:)

      • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

        “A well regulated Militia” there is nothing regulated about a bunch of gun zealots running around with powerful guns that were never heard of by our Founding Fathers. They had cannons but not for the civilians. They would have been appalled by people having 30, 40 or 100 round magazines. Aside from a hunting rifle that is put far away from any children, or a robber who might steal it. No need for any other weapon. And, no we are not paranoid. I do trust our Government, it is made up of the people. And we get to vote them out if we choose.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          This tripe? Get a life.

        • joe schmo

          ….and who does that. I know many gun owners and they have never been irresponsible. Never!

          Gee I wonder why many ‘youngsters’ don’t know anything about the Founding Fathers. Could it be that our ‘LIBERAL’ education system has failed to teach them anything about the history of the United States? As far as I know it is purposely being kept out of the schools. Are Seniors in H.S. even required to take American Government any more.

          In a trusting world, I would have no problem eliminating semi’s with clips. However, nowadays, this type of elimination is how it starts. Let’s just get rid of semi-automatics with 30+ clips, then let’s get rid of the 22/hunting rifle. Then the BB gun. You see where I am going with this? This is what your side is doing and we are bulking.

          That’s a laugh….our government is made up ‘of the people.’ Well not exactly middle class, hard working citizens are they the few who rule over us. As far as voting them out, we are attempting to do just that. Many incumbents are going bye-bye. In November my hope is that Conservatives take the house. Then ‘O’ will be a lame duck. We can only hope.

          “54% consider the federal government today
          a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. Just 22% see the government as a protector.

          Two-out-of-three voters (67%) view the federal government today as a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Just 17% disagree, while 15% are undecided.

          Only 19% now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time. Eighty percent (80%) disagree, with 44% who trust the government to do the right thing only some of the time and 36% who say it rarely or never does the right thing.

          Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters believe that if America’s Founding Fathers came back today, they would regard the federal government as too
          big. Just three percent (3%) think the nation’s founders would consider the government too small, while 21% say they would view the size of the
          federal government as about right.”

          These statistics are mind boggling…… Again, you are uninformed……

    • sigrid28

      For a second time, a member of a congressional staff has tried to enter the Capitol with a gun and ammo. This time, it was “a congressional aide,” Ryan Shucard, press secretary to Republican congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania (NM 7/19). “A Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and magazine were discovered during an administrative search required for entry into the building.” Expect similar occurrences in courts and legislative meetings in our state of Georgia, with its carry-everywhere laws. Just like in Ukraine, where anything goes. We’ll see this Wild West shows will go before elected officials begin to question the wisdom of doing the bidding of the NRA.

      • BiteMeLiberals

        You don’t carry?

    • BiteMeLiberals

      Of course blacks don’t own guns.

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        Hey! Racist! How many of the last 12 mass murders were committed by blacks? Sorry White Male Supremacist…All of the murders in Newtown, Aurora, OK, TX and CA were committed by bull headed white males with anger control problems. In other words, Mr. Racist Bigot, White Men and Teen who were bred like you on hate. Now that your Big Momma and Big Daddy are burning in hell for teaching you to hate anyone not your skin color, your ass is next to fry like bacon.

        In case you missed another white bull male, try Sean Miller, of Shingletown CA. He killed his wife and kids. When the cops found their bodies, they discovered that Schizo Miller had over 100,000 rounds of ammo, 160 guns and rifles and built a bunker where he hoped to hide himself when he got caught.

        He got away..not for long. No American will allow these bull heads to murder and get away with it.

        The only reason the NRA preaches their mental health BS is because they want to anesthetize the rest of us to their bizarre addiction to blood lust. Sorry..not going to happen.

        When we send kids to school, we send them there to get an education. Not to be shot by a lunatic with supremacy issues.

        Now, take off your KKK hood and show your face Mr. Asshat. Cowards who murder, lynch and maim have to hide behind their masks…Their as ugly in the face as in their bigoted souls.

        • BiteMeLiberals

          Hey dumbass look at the crime stats that blacks commit for a “change” they exceed any other race percentage wise. Do the math.

          • joe schmo

            ‘Bite me’ baffle them with facts…..they don’t know what to do with them.

            THE RULE OF LAW. With Obama and the Democrats it is always about how it FEELS, and never about who pays the price.

          • bhaggen

            Has anyone gone through the trouble of compiling the political “leanings” of these “mass killers”? His Facebook page does show that Tsarnaev was an avid Obama supporter. Elliot Rodger’s dad was a Hollywood director on “Hunger Games”; so 90% chance he was a liberal. I get the feeling that if they were conservatives the msm would’ve made sure we knew about it. Just a thought

          • joe schmo

            Thank you ‘haggen.’ Perfect in fact:)

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Joe Schmo…If Dumbass BiteHimCon actually had facts, they are already smeared with his bigotry. You CONs are freeloaders. When a state like TX can get $14 billion a year for Big Oil and then demand more, more, more in tax subsidies for border explain why it calls itself, “Big Rich Texas, That WHOLE Other Country?” Every red state eats more of our federal tax revenue than they pay in. Out of 17 red states who pay $1 in federal taxes, all 17 get back nearly $1.50 or more. TX is No. 2…$1.72. Try again Joi Boi..Your narrow minded brain is causing constipation.

          • joe schmo

            Well, Eleanor, I hope Texas does become ‘Big Rich Texas’ that whole other country. It’s already heading in that direction, genius. After all they are a Republic. More power to secession. Then let’s see who’s the big boy in this mess. You and those Blue states can have ALLLLLL the freeloaders. The Blue states will no longer need them or tolerate them because if they don’t have jobs, it will be ‘adios.’

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Do you also hope that Big Rich Texas That Whole Other Country you call a “republic” and imply it is not part of the rest of country, can also support itself totally without the tax subsidies the rest of the states feed it?

            The reason me and those Blue states pay such high taxes is to keep your red state freeloaders in federal tax dollars.Explain why the 17 red states honchos voted against healthcare reform. Is it because dumping your Confederate cost of healthcare on the premiums the rest of pay gives you freeloaders ZERO responsibility to PAY yourself for your own needs?

            At what point do those Confederate sharecroppers get over the fact that they can’t have free slave labor so they don’t have to work?

            Leave your state once in a while. The Blue states are doing just dandy without Big Oil. In fact, visit my state, NJ, and come and see how many “gas stations” are closing or being converted to charging stations.

            All the Blue states have to do is cut Texas off from our federal taxes and it’s Alamo time all over again for the swaggering, drawling blowhards.

          • joe schmo

            I don’t doubt that it can.

            Just read an article about that. Isn’t true. Need to see if I can find it.

            I live in a Blue state. It’s awful. Can’t move without taxes and regulations and restrictions. You live in NJ… Yuck! I have been in the New York area just long enough to fly in and fly out. That’s enough for me. I have also heard that your infrastructure has been a mess for years and it’s just sooo clean. I bet my state, CA, has your state beat and what about those taxes? Most people can no longer buy a house because all the money goes to social programs for the ‘illegals.’ We have to deal with Governor Moonbeam, the man who put CA into the tank last time he was in office. Along with NY, our state is on the bottom economically. While we have a man who dreams about a nutty speedy train to cross the state on the taxpayer dime, your area is run by Communists. I sure hope you lose that Republican tax base… Once had to fly in a plane full of New ‘Yokers.’ Bunch of big mouths. California politics aside, West Coasters are friendlier and, certainly, have more class. Oh, and I know you have Chris ‘Crispy’ in office. Can’t say much for him. Psuedo Repub.

            If anything, if Texas goes…..other Red states will follow….. Then you can be left with the freeloaders.

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            The entire basis of “government” is for a society to be “governed” by the generally accepted modes that avoid chaos and anarchy. Is that what we have now under the House GOP?

            I also live in a blue state. Our blue state salaries are higher than those in any of the 17 most right leaning states.

            First of all, the blue states are largely the ones with the best schools and universities in the nation. MIT? Yale? Harvard? Does that compare to any red state university? Next? The most hi-tech industries are in blue states. What does that say? It tells me that the red states hang on far too long to antiquated industries the rest of us pay for. How?

            I worked for nearly 25 years in an environmental engineering company as an office manager, tech writer and anything other hat they dropped on my head as needed. I know for a fact that the blue states are getting ripped off big time by red states.

            Sure, the cost of living in red states is far lower. Now, ask yourself why? The average income in blue states exceeds $60K a year. In red states? $40K is considered an “upper income.” (I have relatives who moved from NJ (my state) to NC, FL and AZ. Everyone of these 2 states dump 90% of their unemployed into SSDI or on welfare. That’s paid for by you, the federal taxpayer. Of the blue states, only one is in the top 10 of the states with the highest welfare recipients, Maine. And that state is more purple than blue or red.

            The cost of polluter industries in the red states is borne by blue states in higher federal taxes. I’ll prove it.

            In 2012, the GAO put out a report that compared the average return on the $1 all states pay. The top ten are all red states. Alaska receives $1.87 for every dollar they pay in federal taxes. And, to add salt to that wound, they get a $1200 tax subsidy you pay for just for living in a “frontier” state. Would that you were as lucky. Big Rich Texas, That Whole Other Country is No. 2 at $1.72 for every dollar they pay and that doesn’t begin to count the $90 billion it and AZ received in federal funding to protect their borders the past 10 if these states EVER used that funding to protect their borders.

            Compare that to the northeastern states: NJ 61 cents for its $1, NY 62 cents for its $1, CT, MA, VT, RI and NH? 65 cents for that same $1.

            Now add in the cost of that fine Exxon got during the Clinton administration that wasn’t paid until a GOP president Bush too office and dumped 50% of that fine on you the taxpayer.

            Your state taxes pay for the things your fellow states want most..the best educations for their kids. That costs money. Yet, education in the 17 reddest states costs a fraction of that and you can see the ignorance that reeks like the bad odor of the pollution they dump on our states. You pay for that ignorance sooner or later. Not a single one of the students who graduate with a degree in finance from a southern school makes it to Wall Street..why?

            Social programs are already paid for by your taxes. If you want Wall Street to “manage” your money, be my guest. My 2 uncles learned the hard way what happens when banks and big business colluded with Herbert Hoover: the Crash of 1929. Both uncles lost every dime they had in savings when banks slammed their doors shut.

            Think it can’t happen again? Take a look at the roaches on Wall Street all massing with 6 second stock transfers and sneaky, underhanded insider trading.

            You can blame social programs all you like. I paid for half a century for all of the SS I now am “entitled” to. Your 401K is about as safe as the next GOP president who causes another Financial Meltdown. Get off that pity pot. Stop looking at what others do and start paying more attention to what you can do for your country..not what your country does for you.

            As a senior who worked from the age of 12 until age 67, I’m quite fed up with men like you always whining about “social programs.” If you men didn’t rip the rest of us off with such vehement repetition, maybe our money would be safe.

            Your 401K is in the hands of Wall Street Madoffers. Face facts. If there’s a crash, I still have the SS I paid for since the 1960s when I started working full-time. Your 401K can vaporize when your mass speculators are done using YOUR money to earn their profits. Get another sob story about social programs.

          • joe schmo

            Well Eleanor, just who do you think started this divide with his constant criticism of Republicans? You just don’t do that in a balanced society free of chaos and anarchy. There is a word called diplomacy and a tactic called ‘reaching across the aisle.’ Obama has decided to turn his back on the very things that make this country work. He has chosen to go it alone. No weights and balances there. He pushes the Conservatves push back and, believe me, the constituents are very much behind doing the pushing which doesn’t always work either.

            Yes, the Blue states have better Universities but I also believe that your education is only as good as how much effort you put into it. There are many famous people who did not attend an ivy league school….. I also feel that these schools are the most liberally biased schools in the nation. However there are some schools that are in conservative states that are on top and up and comers

            Dartmouth College – NH is 10th
            Duke University – NC is 6th

            Up and comers:

            Arizona State University is #2
            University of Ohio is #4
            Purdue University in Indiana is #5
            Fairfax University in Virginia is #6
            Clemson University in South Carolina is #8 in a tie with North Carolina University=Raleigh

            Even though Harvard is in Maryland, I just read that Maryland is not in the group with the most Liberal states. MIT is in 7th place out of 10
            Many of those well-known Universities are old established institutions. Many of the up and comers are in Conservative states. Look it up.

            Doesn’t surprise me that you were in environmental engineering….

            This kind of debunks your theory on welfare Red states taking from Blue states


            In addition to the welfare myth, we’re also told that red states are the poorest states (which would make sense if red states really were taking all the welfare dollars). PolitiFact rated such a claim as “true” noting, “The Census data also show that 9 of the 10 states with the lowest median household income were Red: Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina and Oklahoma.” Whether or not a state is red or blue is based off how they voted in the 2012 election.

            In another case of how sloppy PolitiFact’s “fact checking” can be, they didn’t even take cost of living differences into account when determining which states were the poorest.

            Or that half of those “red” states have Democratic Governors.

            When we look at the ten poorest states by median household income adjusted for cost of living differences, we find Maine, West Virginia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Arkansas, Montana, Vermont, New Mexico, New York, and Louisiana. If Washington D.C. had statehood, it would’ve ranked 5th poorest, knocking Louisiana off the top ten list. Of these ten states (not including D.C.), four voted Democratic in the past election compared to six tilting right, though there would be a perfect 50-50 split in voting patterns if D.C. was included.
            – See more at:

            As a result, there are ALWAYS other factors involved…

            Bush was not a true Conservative. I have told you all that countless times. If you were to go onto Conservative blogs and sites you would find out that we want to get rid of the ‘RINO’S’ and that includes Jeb Bush who we feel is a sheep in wolfs clothing.
            You can read the comments if you dare….


            Social programs are paid by our tax dollars alright and those taxes keep getting higher don’t they. Especially in those wondrous Blue States. Won’t be long until the tax base leaves and these ‘golden states’ become welfare states with no moola. Where do you think the money will come from then? The wealthier Red States like Texas and Wisconsin?

            Well, I’m on your side when it comes to Wall Street. I really don’t think most conservatives would argue with you Libs on the corporations making more and more money. Where we draw the line in the sand is free enterprise and overtaxation and overregulation. I wouldn’t trust the stock market anyway. What goes up must come down. I don’t take that big of a risk. Many people live and breath Wall Street. You never put all your eggs in one basket…..and I don’t have a 401K. Cashed it out for safer investments.

            I have no problem with social programs, Eleanor. I just think that people who get money from the government should be checked into more. I believe if you are able-bodied you need to work for that welfare check. I believe the disabled should be taken care of. Single women with children who have dead beat dads oftentimes need a helping hand. Why not provide child care for them and allow these women to get a good education. This not only empowers women, it allows them the opportunity for a better life and a good example for her children. I don’t go for freebies because I know of way too many people who know how to work the system. Remember I live in California, the home of the hand outs.

            Not just whining about social programs….You people are obsessed by them. Your emotions have run amuck and your common sense about the issue has all but gone out the window. Our latest brain fall…..those kids crossing the border. They need to go home. They don’t need to be given handouts, they don’t need to be in our schools, they shouldn’t be allowed to become citizens. It is already a burden to a burdened system and will only get worse and who do you think we have to thank for this huge crisis. Certainly is not the
            ‘do nothing’ Congress… Weakness is a strong adversary. Especially when it waits, watches and contemplates its opponents failure.

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Your way and we put that liar Nixon on a pedestal? Your way and we overlook IranContraGate and how Reagan took credit for the release of the Iran hostages when it was documented that Carter had already prearranged it a year before Reagan took office? Reagan delayed the release to get elected. But, according to criticism is deserved.

            Then, there was the 3 count ’em 3 Recession you now want to revise your history books to make Reagan’s 2nd Term recession wrinkle in his $600 suits? You want Bush ’41 to be absolved of HIS recession too? There is no way you will ever get any Americans to erase Bush ’43’s financial meltdown..Your MBA president didn’t see that coming after 8 years in office..Put him on a pedestal too?

            I’m fed up to the gills with men like you. You are suck ups who suck up and then get a kick in your butts by your own. You’re too “ignernt” to ever be truthful so you blame it ALL on the Democrats. Every one of you right wing males are overdosed on Viagra and your penis brains are overloading your ability to make sense..No..I won’t allow you to blame Democrats for Republican bully BS. Sorry try again.

          • joe schmo

            1) Got us out of Viet Nam.
            2) Reagan was the best president we ever had in my lifetime. Didn’t hear you complaining when he was in office.
            3) Carter is the worst president after Obama. They are 1-Obama, 2-Carter.
            4)Reagan turned the economy around in 27 months. Obama 6 years and waiting……down and down we go where it ends nobody knows.

            5) How many times have I told you that Bush was a psuedo Repub. He was more liberal than conservative. The only thing we liked about him is his support of our troops. No pedestal here.

            6) Suck ups! Wow, you don’t know conservatives too well do you. If you really want to see what we think about the Bush’s:

            I believe we are not part of a ‘collective’ like you Liberals are. No we definitely are not….
            Well, Liberals are to blame for all the problems and the debt incurred in the last 6 years. Repubs do nothing….. ‘Weakness is a strong adversary especially when it waits and watches.’ No I am afraid you have sunk your own ship. No wonder you are all so angry. We all found out your way is not the best way. Maybe we should start meeting in the middle again? Problem is you do not want to relinquish control. Well, we’re not having it. So where does that leave us?

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Of course you think Nixon ended the Viet Nam war. That’s BS…It was LBJ..I know that because I was an anti-war protestors in the 60s. Don’t you dare try to tell me what I lived.

            Of course, you have to cover up the liar Nixon’s black presidency. Your kind much prefer cheats, liars, thieves and moral scoundrels. As I recall, Gingrich had to resign..another GOP resignation. I also recall that Tom DeLay, another Hot Shot TX GOP thug had to resign..Need more? Remember the “MItchell Scandal” that opened up Watergate to the public Nixon hoped to keep in the dark?

            As for Reagan. He was a BS president. No president who ends his 2nd term with a Recession like Reagan or Bush’ 43 are the “best.” They are only best to men like you who live your lives with corruption as the only business operative that keeps you in profits.

            You are not a conservative as I know conservatives. You are a suck up to Big Business for red states who steal blue states federal tax dollars for their prison industries, military industries and Big Oil. Eisenhower and Stevenson were conservatives. You are just a Tea Party divisionist who hopes if you can divide this country into Yankees and Confederates again, you’ll somehow win another Civil War. We beat rebel asses once and we can do it again.

            No matter what the conservative states do, they live so far back in the past, they are totally incapable of progress. That’s why they are so easy to beat on any level. All advancements come from liberal and progressive states..never the backwoods, backwater conservative states.

          • joe schmo

            Wow, where were you at in 1973. Even I know that he stopped the war and not LBJ. I was a mere babe at the time. You are totally nuts! You Libs always think you are right even when you are totally wrong….LOL

            “On Jan. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War. In a televised speech, Nixon said
            the accord would “end the war and bring peace with honor.”

            Well…Nixon…yah, but he has nothing on Obama. Watergate was small potatoes next to what Obama has done.

            Don’t even go there with Reagan and put him next to Bush. We all know Reagan was one of the best presidents we have ever had. Here ya go. This is more like it:

            “Although Reagan turned out to be the best U.S. president since World War II, he was not voted as the best in history.

            If the list of presidents is expanded to include some of the founding fathers, such as Washington, Jefferson and Adams, as well as other presidents including Lincoln, Wilson and Jackson, the results of who is best change slightly, the survey report said.

            After expanding the list, Abraham Lincoln was seen as the best president in history with one-third of Americans (32 percent) voting in
            his favor. Lincoln was followed by Ronald Reagan (26 percent), George Washington (21 percent), John Kennedy (21 percent) and Bill Clinton (19

            In my last post I uploaded snippets of an article that indicated that Red states are not pilfering from Blue, but you forgot to cut the wires from your eyes. In one ear and out the other.

            Like I have said before. I am not a Tea Partier. But I have news for you. We conservatives are more united than ever! Just read it today. So go ahead and try to split us. United we stand. Ahh I beg to differ. Your side was the Rebel side and ours the Federalists. You know Lincoln was more of a Conservative. Not sure I want to be on your side if that should ever happen. When you compare it to ‘rednecks,’ ‘bikers,’ ‘veterans,’ ‘military’ and gun toting citizens? You don’t have much to back you up but a big mouth.

            That’s a laugh, all Americans can aspire to be successful if they choose to be. Innovation comes from people of all walks of life all over the USA. I really don’t think it is that structured. Ummm….the military has been at the forefront of much of what we have today. You are typing on one of them today. LOL Your assumptions are so ridiculous they are truly funny. Look this stuff up before you post it because most of what you say is ludicrous.

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            None of your GOP presidents since Warren Harding have been more than huge failures. Harding had a mistress and began the first steps toward the Great Depression Hoover to this day is blamed for. Nixon was a liar and you can’t man up and admit that. Another Great White Angry Middle Aged Male who hates anything that doesn’t go your way?

            Compare JFK to Nixon..I dare you. JFK in 3 years helped create the Medicare program to help seniors on fixed incomes. He created the Peace Corp and fought the Texas hot shots who were obsessed with getting us into a war in Viet Nam JFK called, “Their war, not ours.” No surprise he was assassinated in Dallas Texas, the yahoo state of all yahoo states. Time for you to grow up little boi.

            As for Reagan, the back room of the GOP knew his medical history. His early onset of Alzheimer’s was the only reason the puppeteers of the GOP put Reagan out front in the first place. A 72 year old former Hollywood actor whose only claim to fame was in a movie with an ape? Is that your idea of an intelligent, highly educated president? Little wonder the Oscar wannabee and his Balenciaga wife who spent $200,000 on a set of “Ronnie” White House dishes while the rest of the nation’s taxpayers were going broke is viewed as such a GOP created phony. Don’t you dare tell me what Reagan’s successes were…Trickle Down? Show me in figures how that EVER happened. The only Trickle Down was into fat cat’s bank account.

            The only GOP president who ever deserved respect was Eisenhower. And today, your right wing asses would be put to shame by him and you can’t stand that.

            Bush ’41 was Kinder, Gentler all right…to his biggest corporations in his vest pocket. That’s why he had a 2nd term recession. Like all GOP presidents, his first act was a tax cut for the rich and filthy profitable corporations. His second act was his infamous IranContraGate. If he was implicated why did his son in January 2001 shred all of the documents implicating his old man? Just try and ignore the US government records on that GOP president’s failures. They stick out like a sore thumb.

            You can blame Obama all you like. Losers like you are so envious, it’s giving all of you Middle Aged Twerps with double wide asses terminal hemorrhoids.

            This president took on challenges for the people of this country. Your GOP presidents only enrich their own states by bankrupting states like mine. It’s why Bush ’43 closed 11 military bases on the most vulnerable East Coast..and reopened them in Wyoming and if terrorists would bother with these two oil soaked states.

            You fool no one Joi Boi…your kind hate that a president comes along that more than 62% of the population voted for twice. Keep up your bitching. After all, that’s what you bitchy bois of the right are all best at. Too bad all that bitching is doing is costing you money.

            Face facts, Mr. MANhood…there won’t be another GOP president in the White House thanks to mouths like yours. The more you bitch, the sicker we get of your childish tantrums and the more we vote against you. Even Texas is beginning to turn purple and oh…by the way Joi Boi…women make up 52% of the US population..oh gee…looks like you clown mouths won’t get another White Dominator in the White House..and your bully style bitching will be worse the minute a woman is elected to the presidency.

          • joe schmo

            None of the presidents in my lifetime except for Reagan were any good. We have been heading downhill since.

            Who the hell cares about a presidents private life. I really don’t care if Harding had a mistress. In Europe these sort of things happen all the time and the people really don’t care. You liberals are so decadent in one direction and prudes in another. That’s none of our business. It’s their life. That’s part of the problem. You people feel like you have to infringe on everyone’s life.

            Nixon was not stellar but he did get us out of that hell-hole Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson was a crook. Who knows if he didn’t even have something to do with Kennedy’s death so eager to be pres was he. Besides his wife’s family owned ‘Huey.’ Was a very lucrative incentive to stay in that disgusting war. All about greed and money my dear.

            Well….hate to tell you this but Texas is doing the best out of all the states in the Union. Gee I wonder why……. Sorry to inform you.

            What does Alzheimer’s have to do with anything? Geez, you just can’t give credit where credit is due. News for you, Reagan got California out of the tank and the US too…. He made it pretty for the Clinton’s.

            Honey, you have the 1% on your side to thank for being money grubbers. Remember we no longer manufacture. Where did you ever get that notion. If you want to blame anyone blame your 1%. They just sit at their desks making money off of fools like you and never hire a soul.

            Envious of Obama! No way. We HATE his FORCED policies. It’s like a dictatorship. Just wait until the tables are turned on you. You’ll see.

            Well voted in twice with low numbers and now he has the lowest approval rating of any president in modern history. He even beat out Carter. Wow!

            You just keep talking out of that ass of yours because that is all you Liberals have. A big mouth. No scruples or principles exist. Your ideology borders on communist and your twisted brains are decadent and immoral. You really don’t know what Conservatives think. The giant is beginning to wake from a restless sleep.

            LOL….if you only knew….if you only knew……. Just hasn’t gotten bad enough yet….

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            You CON artist hate facts. Go to the GAO site and take a look at WHY Texas is doing so well. Tell you what. Let’s cut off every dime every state is handing Texas and see “how well” that dumbass state will do.

            $14 billion for Big Oil no other state got in equal tax funding. Tens of billions it bitches it needs for border protection all while it allows illegals to be hired…$90 billion spent on border states with ZERO effect.

            You may fall for longhorn BS. I don’t. Texas gets $1.72 for every dollar it pays in federal taxes. MY state gets 61 cents as do ALL blue liberal states who average 65 cents compared to you and your freeloader states who get more than that $1 you pay in federal taxes. Go ahead Liar Boi…try and deny what the GAO can prove in a court of law.

            Stop your BS right wing asshat Reagan was a Savior routine. I worked in personnel recruiting during Reagan’s term of office. Jobs were not there. Sorry if you can be a grown man and admit that EVERY GOP President since Harding has been a skirt chasing, lying, thieving CON artist. Deny Nixon lied about WaterGate do you? Deny Reagan never once took blame for IranContraGate? Shows what a thug men like you can be when you know your lies have reached their limit.

          • joe schmo

            You are the ones that don’t do facts. Not us. Grand stand all you want it won’t make a hell of a lot of difference. Your side has already done immeasurable damage to this Country. In my opinion, this country is already lost.

            I say go for it. Let’s cut off Texas and allow them to secede from the Union. They will most likely take many Red states with them. Then they can kick out the freeloaders and close that border fence up tight. Texan’s are a resilient lot. Remember the Alamo. After all it was once it’s own nation. Certainly is big enough.

            Here’s an article for you….Low taxes….small government… that’s the key to success. LOL


            Well, the Hispanics in the state don’t seem to be complaining.

            As I recall, you are from New Jersey. Pitiful infrastructure I here…NY and the state I live in are the lowest on the list economically. 4 of the 10 cities going bankrupt are in California and Governor Moonbeam wants to run for President. Gawd, we don’t need more ruination of this nation. Please, he took California into the tank the first time he was Governor.

            Reagan was amazing. Never heard you idiots complain when he was in office. Never a peep. That’s because you reaped from the economy.

            Oops….starting to cuss that means you have nothing else to inject except for emotional mumbo jumbo. Grand stand all you want. Doesn’t mean a thing to me….

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Yes…NJ’s is so pitiful half of the hot ass Noo Yawkahs move here in droves.

            You can’t face facts that every dime that blue states are paying end up supporting red states. Did you even bother to check these FACTS? The GAO makes your posts look sillier and sillier and far more childish than a grown man your age should appear.

            As for Hispanics, your racist and bigotry is showing big time. The first wave of Hispanics came from Puerto Rico in the mid 1950s when the revolutions there made life impossible. And where Joi Boi did most of those Puerto Ricans end up if not NOO YAWK? Go ahead …try and deny that and I can show you how the population of Noo Yawk by 1960 grew as a result of the influx of Puerto Ricans.

            Try getting a brain before you post. And, if you think that denial is such a grand mal feast…you fool yourselves. You and your kind always know it all until it comes to putting your money where your mouths are. Then, you look around with those beady, greedy eyes and beak noses and sniff out who else you can rip off.

            If you want economic stability in the US, it’s a simple matter of refusing ALL filthy profitable industries a dime in tax dollars if they don’t hire and create jobs. And, if they refuse to pay living wages when their profits are glowing, they don’t get to jack prices on goods and services until they do.

            You joi bois think Americans aren’t on to your games? You take all of those ill gotten profits, sink it into Wall Street and then play money power vs. government power.

            Governments have existed for thousands of years to keep rip off artists like you and your ilk from turning humans into free slave labor. Now …get a life, get a job and stop trying to prove those GOP BS negatives.

          • joe schmo

            Gee, I guess it is to escape all the suppressive Marxist ideology they face with their mayor De Blast off and ‘govnor’Cuomo…..and what is NJ run by? A Conservative. Not a great one but nonetheless….. Gee and what were you saying about Texas if they should secede……. Nobody wants to live under a suppressive Communist regime. Get it yet? Now we’re talking…..

            You just contradicted yourself sweetheart….LOLOLOL

            DON’T EVEN GO THERE WITH ME REGARDING HISPANICS….. I don’t care about all the mumbo jumbo about Puerto Ricans.I live in the midst of the hell hole. No bias shown to dummies that don’t have anything beyond a first grade education. Has nothing to do with race. My parents came over to America LEGALLY. There were no freebies and handouts. Trust me I know the story all too well. My parents got nothing they had to work hard for it. They get every free handout from the government of this state and then some. They are treated better than most citizens. Free food, free housing, free welfare. The colleges cater to them. In fact they will not get grants unless they do. The jobs all go to them(We were pushed out of jobs because of them). All the crime committed in the area that I live in… guessed it….Hispanics. The jails are loaded…. Ponga boats no longer land on the shores of LA or SD….they come up to our vacant shores. Not that the police already have enough to do(My brother-in-law is one of them). They stand out at night looking out to sea. Looking for illegal boats full of people and drugs. FY….you have noooooo clue.

            Do you even know the definition of bigot?
            bigot-big·ot noun ˈbi-gət
            a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group.

            I guess the above definition includes you with regards to me:)

            Here’s a good article for you….


            Sorry, I have very big eyes, and they are not wired shut. I am very visual believe me. Don’t tell me about Americans because you sure are no longer one, comrad. Speaking of Governments…Ours didn’t even make the 250 year mark….. Rome lasted 2000 years.

            This was posted by a fellow GOP friend… true:)

            “The UNITED States of America will be transformed into the DIVIDED States of America?” I think we’re ALREADY divided and have been for quite some time now. But we probably have’nt seen anything yet compared
            to what it’s gonna be. Even Ben Franklin had his doubts if the country would last. At the close of the Constitutional Convention when leaving
            after the final day of deliberation he was asked, “Sir, what have you given us.. a Republic or a Monarchy? He responded, “A Republic, if you
            can keep it.”

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Men like you need professional mental help. Your kind actually think you can bully others to your way of thinking. What on earth did YOUR parents do to you that makes you such a hideous fool?

            What is it about men like you who cannot play by the rules or understand the concept of FAIR and EQUAL? In your Bizarro world, YOU and only you get to decide for the rest of us? ON our tax dollars? Sorry if that doesn’t fly for you and your bully bois of the narrow needle penis brain minds.

            In case you think I missed it, you are anything but a conservative. Today’s CONS want to take our payroll deductions we pay for half a century and play with it on Wall Street. You get a paycheck…pay for your investment gambling on your money.

            I don’t respect you and I most certainly would NEVER trust you. Any man who uses that BS line, “Trust me,” is already showing his inability to be trusted.

            If you so detest this president, this administration and losing to Constitutional majority rule, what the hell are YOU YOU YOU doing in this country?

            Did you just wake up yesterday and wah wah wah cried your silly, petty, childish way to Tantrum City where it’s all yours and handed to you on a siliver platter.

            My father came to this country in 1907 from Italy. He worked as a carpenter and farmer till his death. Now, Joi Boi get off your too double wide ass, shut your cake hole and start doing for your country instead of expecting the rest of us to pay your way. booooooo hooooo little Joey can’t retire at age 45 and live off the investments HE used our money to fatten his retirement account.

            Those 401Ks any day now are going to crash..It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that bois like you who play fast and loose with other peoples’ money always, always, always screw up.

            Your GOP hasn’t a chance of winning. In fact, Governor Double Wide of NJ isn’t supporting your NOOOOO Yawkah Astorino…he called him a “loser.” So much for your GOP bulls unity and sticking together when it counts.

            Hell, you turd brains of the right and GOP would stick it to each other the minute you think a dime of your fat bank accounts are losing wealth.

          • joe schmo

            Hmmmm….Men like me. Bully? Who’s bullying who. Isn’t it the IRS targeting Republican entities bullying. Isn’t forcing Americans to take Obamacare bullying. Isn’t it atheists bullying churches not to speak politically thereby; condemning our first amendment rights through the IRS, bullying. Isn’t it the government constantly screaming about gun crimes bullying citizens out of being able to purchase guns. Isn’t it the government bullying the citizens of this country into forcing acceptance of illegals, bullying. Isn’t it the government raising taxes so high and regulations so vast that Companies are leaving this country by the droves to hire individuals outside the U.S,, bullying. Isn’t forcing Environmental issues such as not allowing the pipeline to go through the US by the EPA, bullying. The list goes on and on and on. When will you people get a clue. Are you so arrogant that you can no longer see the forest for the trees. Are we ‘insignificant’ like Peloser claims we are as she stormed off the House floor because Representative Marino told her where it’s at. He was absolutely right!


            Your claim of bullying by me is a farce. We are fighting for tradition and the culture of our Country. Remember it not only belongs to you. It just fries your ass that we just refuse to follow your lead.

            If anyone does not play by the rules it is your side. it is about time that our side starts to truthfully speak up and, at the same time, play dirty. Just like your side has been doing since Obama entered office.

            I don’t really give a shit about your payroll deductions because they will go to uneducated illegals and illegal children held in containment soon to be released on our streets.

            No one needs to pay my way or the Conservative’s way through life. Many Conservatives are extremely hard working self-made people with degrees and businesses working harder than any Union employee ever will. When our jobs are given to Hispanics we simply knuckle down and start businesses. We are a hardy and tough group to break. I figure more resilient than most Liberals with a big mouth.

            I do HATE this administration, but just like the Jews in Germany before WWII, America is my home and I will not leave her. I am one of those flag waving pledge saying people you all hate because you no longer feel her glory and spirit. I hope this little episode in her history is just a chink in her armor and that the pendulum will again swing the other way. No my dear….there were checks and balances. Your side keeps pushing their Marxist political agenda. They push and push and push. The harder you push the more we resist.

            No worries i have other investments. No 401K. Don’t dabble in the stock market. It’s too risky and I certainly don’t sponge off people like you as the illegals do. As far as Conservatives no getting along. Again, you have been mislead. Contrary to what you have been told by your media, We stick together like glue…LOL

            Judging by Peloser’s luny tantrum it is your side that is extremely upset. Your losing it, literally. I definitely have no respect for you either:)

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Yes…Men like you. Can’t imagine how your gender biased brain can’t think outside the box of testosterone. The IRS isn’t targeting Republicans or their PACS like Roves $12 million or the Koch Tea Party tens of millions. Check the facts chump. Of the PACS investigated 271 were Republican compared to 33 that were Democratic and the remainder independent. DUH…I guess when the 271 Republican campaign donors outnumber ALL others, your argument overloads your Pampers again. These numbers were published over a range several major media outlets, some of whom lean right.

            Men who need AK-47s to prove their MANhood aren’t men…they’re bullies out to show ass. Wow…their major strength is in their trigger fingers and not in their jeans where it belongs? Who are you BSing? Adam Lanza killing his own gun nut mother wasn’t enough for you freaks of nature? Read the Consitution ….the entire Constitution..What the hell do the words “a well-regulated militia” BEING NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE, mean? That you unregulated militias can run around poking guns in everyone’s faces just to show you actually have testicles? Article I, Sec. 8 of the US Constitution clearly defines what a militia is and who pays for it: To provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the Militia, and for government such part of them as may be employed in the SERVICE of the United State…so gun nut…try again. The only militia in the 2nd amendment is “regulated,” paid for by taxpayers and you are not one of them.

            As for Keystone. I saw the Alberta Tar Sands in 2000 when I spent 10 days in Alberta. Don’t even go there trying to tell me about that pipeline. Tar sand oil as I observed it, requires millions of gallons of water a day just to separate it. I saw the water cannons at the site in Alberta. The EPA has EVERY right to refuse to allow that pipeline…You are such a jerk. How is dragging a 2500 mile pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta to Galveston Texas, taking property from Americans, handing it to Canada to build that pipeline of benefit to anyone in NJ? You are a Big Oil Suck Up and can’t admit it.

            I worked in environmental engineering for nearly 25 years. You can tell me absolutely nothing about the EPA, the NJDEP, the NYDEC or the PADER that I don’t already know.

            These agencies exist because your filthiest, liar polluters only care about money.

            In 2006, Big Oil Bush visited Alberta. It wasn’t to discuss the Calgary Flames Hockey team. Hurts your ass that I know more than you do about Keystone, doesn’t it?

            I was in Calgary and saw those towers of CanOil. I know from reading the Calgary Sun and the National Post that Canada fully expected Bush to pull off that Keystone deal without EVER saying a word to taxpayers about what the real costs would be.

            And, according to all National Post and Calgary Sun reports, when Ralph Klein, Alberta’s premier visited DC in 2007, it was to seal the Keystone deal as reported in both of those papers. Also reported in those papers? 2,000 jobs…all going to employees of CanOil. Try again on that huge number of jobs Americans would get…If any jobs were available…only TexASSes would get them.

            Your BS has gone far enough. I’m fed up with bully bois like you. You lie, you cheat, you steal and then, have the gall to think no one notices you are a bunch of worthless, traitors to your own country.

   can’t turn this into the United States of Republican Brutes bossing and bullying your way around the rest of us. Not not not on MY tax dollars you don’t. Now get a life and give up your BS fantasy land.

          • joe schmo

            One-party system…. Good luck with that, Comrad…. LOLOLOLOL I rest my case:)

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Comrad Rightie…It’s you and your Great White Angry, Selfish, Self-important, self-serving Middle Aged Loonies who can’t face the fact that WHEN YOU are outnumbered by a voting majority…YOU lost an election. But, after 5 1/2 years of posts like yours…it’s easy to see what a bunch of childish, bullying little tyrants the Daycare Generation of Twerps really are.

            The results of an election two times show WHO the majority voted for…but ..oh no…that’s not good enough for all the little Daddies Bois so used to copycatting their Bully Daddies. Oh no…your kind have a much better plan…Divide the country with your lunatic American terrorists on one side and the majority spoiled, overindulged little asses like you think you can defy.

            Try your militant, hostile CEO style takeovers in business…not in government. Most of us are bashing hell out of you American terrorists who embarrass our country with your BS Obama bashing and attempts to lay blame on the president for your own stupidity in voting for Bush…Really hurts doesn’t it? When the reality finally set in that Bush wasn’t the president you politically naive dupes thought he was. That’s what you get for falling for that TexASS BS line.

          • joe schmo

            Charging stations….LOLOLOL….run by fuel or nuclear plants…… I’d say that’s progress….

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Awww….how sweet …Dumbass BiteHimCONman doesn’t like the truth. Using your bigotry to prove that crimes in states are committed ONLY by blacks is a joke. Did you miss Aurora? Further back, Charles Whitman in a Dallas TX tower picking off pedestrians in the street below? How about Newtown? How about Sean Miller in Shingletown CA? Every mass murderer has not only been a coward who shot himself so he wouldn’t do the time for his heinous White Male Bull ass crime, he shot more than a half dozen before he offed himself…that be your idea of blacks committing ALL the crimes?

            You are so full of BS, it’s coming out your ears. Your white skin proves what? You can bully others? You can ram your bullying down everyone else’s throats? Move your ass to North Korea. I hear they love only whites there and also love bullies. Pack your bags..No one needs a mind like yours. It’s human waste.

        • joe schmo

          Eleanor, stop with the racist crap. We are on to that one.

          What about the gangs my dear. Both Black and Hispanic…. What are the percentages in the prisons? Gee and why do you think those boys were deranged?

          Time: “Young Black Men Murder 14 Times More than Young White Men”

          According to the BJS non-Hispanic blacks accounted for 39.4% of the prison and jail population in 2009, with whites 34.2%, and Hispanics 20.6%. The incarceration rate of black males was over 6 times higher than that of white males, with a rate of 4,749 per 100,000 US residents.

          According to the US Department of Justice, blacks accounted for 52.5% of homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with whites 45.3% and Native
          Americans and Asians 2.2%. The offending rate for blacks was almost 8 times higher than whites, and the victim rate 6 times higher. Most murders were intraracial, with 84% of white homicide victims murdered bywhites, and 93% of black victims murdered by blacks.”

          This is a very sad fact. Many African Americans kill within their own race and that is why there is a lower precentage of Blacks in America. Considering that the Black ethnic group is quite small the percentage of killings is alarming.

          Of course, there has been some progress in educating Blacks and that has helped the statistics a bit, but it still stands as it is.

          Eleanor….sorry, you really do need to do the research on this one.

  • Michael Mellema

    Time to designate the NRA and GOA as Domestic Terrorist Organizions!

    • BiteMeLiberals

      Really MF?

  • disqus_il6KG9d3VM

    The Gun manufacturers and their paid NRA gun nuts are standing in the way. It is all about money to those people not the lives of children. Somebody should tell the anti-choice tea party people that fetuses also get killed by gun violence.

    • BiteMeLiberals

      Another record dumb answer.

  • Daniel Jones

    Certain people want you scared, troubled, and buying guns.
    I don’t trust those people–please stop electing them.