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Tue May 13, 2014 at 07:06 PM PDT

Dick Cheney says...

by quiet in NC

I'm a terrorist.  You are a terrorist.  My mother is a terrorist.  Your mother is a terrorist.  If you are not watching PBS right now, figure out how to view Frontline. Now. Seriously

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Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:24 PM PST

Puck You Futin!

by quiet in NC

This is how you beat them...

Openly gay speedskater wins gold

Edit:

Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust became the first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Sochi Games, taking gold in the 3,000 meters on Sunday...Wust is only one of seven openly gay athletes competing in Sochi, but she more publicly identifies herself as Dutch while on the world stage. She painted her nails the colors of the Dutch flag and later talked about the challenges of having an entire country watch her compete.

''Seventeen million Dutch wanted me to win,'' Wust told reporters in Sochi. ''Now the extreme pressure is off and I can win more.''

Wust will also compete in the 1,500 and 1,000 meters in Sochi.

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Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 09:37 AM PDT

Tony Perkins thinks I'm smart

by quiet in NC

I feel very special right now.  You see, just a short time ago a very kind Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council called and asked if I would participate in a short survey about Obamacare.  First he ran off a list of legal disclaimers which I am sure were designed to protect me from evil government overlords, and then he assured me the survey would take no longer than 90 seconds because he knows how busy I am.   Great!  First question:  

If you think the coming Obamacare regulations will hurt my family, press  (1).  If you think they will help, press (2).
I pressed (2).
Thank you.  Good bye.
At first I thought that was not 90 seconds…but then realized I had answered all his questions with one quick punch on the phone keyboard.  Apparently stupid people need to be asked many more questions before Tony can figure out what the hell they are thinking.  

I am smart, Tony Perkins said as much.  Respect!

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I just sat through nine minutes of a speech by Michael Reagan at a NRA convention in 2009.  It was filled with all kinds of applause lines and cleaver quips such as:
On March 30, 1981, four people got shot--three did not call for gun control--one was my father.
and
My father fought for freedom his entire life...he would be so proud of this organization
Funny thing was, he never once mentioned this:
May 3, 1994
To Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:

We are writing to urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety. Although assualt weapons account for less than 1% of the guns in circulation, they account for nearly 10% of the guns traced to crime.

Every major law enforcement organization in America and dozens of leading labor, medical, religious, civil rights and civic groups support such a ban. Most importantly, poll after poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly support a ban on assault weapons. A 1993 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 77% of Americans support a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of semi-automatic assault guns, such as the AK-47.

The 1989 import ban resulted in an impressive 40% drop in imported assault weapons traced to crime between 1989 and 1991, but the killing continues. Last year, a killer armed with two TEC9s killed eight people at a San Francisco law firm and wounded several others. During the past five years, more than 40 law enforcement officers have been killed or wounded in the line of duty by an assault weapon.

While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons.

Sincerely,

Gerald R. Ford

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

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Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:15 PM PST

F#%king Carter! (updated)

by quiet in NC

Oops, and Reagan too:

May 3, 1994

To Members of the U.S. House of Representatives:

We are writing to urge your support for a ban on the domestic manufacture of military-style assault weapons. This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety. Although assualt weapons account for less than 1% of the guns in circulation, they account for nearly 10% of the guns traced to crime.

Every major law enforcement organization in America and dozens of leading labor, medical, religious, civil rights and civic groups support such a ban. Most importantly, poll after poll shows that the American public overwhelmingly support a ban on assault weapons. A 1993 CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll found that 77% of Americans support a ban on the manufacture, sale, and possession of semi-automatic assault guns, such as the AK-47.

The 1989 import ban resulted in an impressive 40% drop in imported assault weapons traced to crime between 1989 and 1991, but the killing continues. Last year, a killer armed with two TEC9s killed eight people at a San Francisco law firm and wounded several others. During the past five years, more than 40 law enforcement officers have been killed or wounded in the line of duty by an assault weapon.

While we recognize that assault weapon legislation will not stop all assault weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals. We urge you to listen to the American public and to the law enforcement community and support a ban on the further manufacture of these weapons.

Sincerely,

Gerald R. Ford

Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

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Sat Aug 27, 2011 at 08:28 PM PDT

Thank You Irene...

by quiet in NC

for calling me outside.  The Milky Way is breathtaking.  The bullfrogs are quite happy.  I don't know what a sorrowful bullfrog sounds like but I'm sure it is not like they sound tonight.  Even the crickets are telling their tales.  And what tales we all have...it was quite a day...not at all like the day before and the day before that.  The windows are open and the AC off.  There is not a street light or security light or any light for miles.  The oil lamp makes me feel like Abe Lincoln if Abe Lincoln had an I-pad. Still a refreshingly stiff breeze but the cracks of branches are gone and the howling has turned to something much more soothing. Not a mosquitoe in the air, not tonight.  Thank you Irene for knocking the cobwebs off the mundane.
Carry on...

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I can’t begin to look inside Michelle Bachman’s head to see what she is thinking so I won’t even try.  

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My local paper published a LTE with the "Obama shunned the troops" email.  In the spirit of that courageous and patriotic act, this is my response....  

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