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  •  Excellent Round Up- thank you (7+ / 0-)

    as time keeps passing

    bigot tyrants keep yapping

    and a firm demeanor of resolve and reason continue

    the people will see, many many more will see

    People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. -George Carlin

    by downtownLALife on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:35:44 AM PST

    •  Obama the Despot....whodathunkit. (0+ / 0-)
      •  lol (1+ / 0-)
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        skillet

        lol... sorta
        guess the fella's a bit pissed off after the shellacking of the first term. i would be too

        People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. -George Carlin

        by downtownLALife on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:46:42 AM PST

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        •  The anti-gun control people are freaking. (3+ / 0-)
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          •  and where did they think it would go? (1+ / 0-)
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            skillet

            hmm

            People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think. -George Carlin

            by downtownLALife on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 04:52:53 AM PST

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          •  I would observe that there is reasoned discussion (5+ / 0-)

            on the subject but the media, as usual, is focused on the outliers as opposed to the actual content of the debate itself.

            •  'He who has the biggest gun makes the rules'....no (2+ / 0-)
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              DRo, Stude Dude

              that can't be right.

            •  we've had some pretty reasonable discussion right (2+ / 0-)
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              Amber6541, entlord

              here, form gun owners, gun rights advocates and gun violence abhorrers (all of us).

              "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

              by Greg Dworkin on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:55:58 AM PST

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            •  Pretty much all the media is absent educating (3+ / 0-)
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              the public on fundamental civics as to how things are supposed to work, responsibility of the various branches of federal government and often just what terms mean. That, probably somewhat a chicken/egg situation, combined with the abysmal ignorance of most of the public is responsible for much of what ails us.

              The tempest over the possibility of an E.O. is an example. As Chief Executive a president has perfect right to direct the Executive Department how to do its work as long as it does not violate standing law. For example an E.O. directing all agencies to share data regarding firearms is absolutely within the rights of the Chief Executive unless there is a specific law to the contrary—and with a near unlimited staff of legal experts staffing an E.O. it will be crafted to address such.

              What we have here is a rump segment of society hanging on to one house of Congress trying to make the House the dictator. The House is actually not doing a bad job of that in the negative sense of blocking the will of the majority across the board.

              The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

              by pelagicray on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:34:07 AM PST

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      •  whaddya expect after King Bill (2+ / 0-)
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        who was followed by the good and gentle revolutionary figure of GWB who presided over the peaceful kingdom of rainbows and unicorns, much beloved by all of its neighbors.  I really have to quit listening to Hannity...............

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