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Last night, Stephen Colbert took aim at Georgia's new "guns everywhere" law.

But shockingly, the "guns everywhere bill" doesn't cover some everywheres. Yes, it broadens conceal carry eligibility to include people who have committed crimes with guns, but only after they're out of jail. Why can't they carry guns in prison? That's where you need them! That place is full of criminals! (audience laughter)

This "guns everywhere bill" is a good start. But it still requires you to carry a gun, to have a gun. That's why I say we must broaden "guns everywhere" to "everywhere is guns". All buildings in America must provide concealed weapons in event of a non-gun-having emergency. Just use the gun on the chain to shoot the glass, and grab the gun.

(audience laughter)

Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. And if everybody has a gun, chances are at least one of them will be good.

Video and full transcript below the fold.


Nation, we all know the Obama regime is doing everything it can to undermine the Second Amendment.  Sure, Obama hasn't undermined it yet, but he also hasn't undermined the First Amendment, so gun lovers still have the freedom to say he's undermining the Second Amendment without any evidence, which makes us look nuts, thereby undermining the Second Amendment!  It's all a long con.

So I was thrilled to spend yester-weekend with like-minded patriots at the NRA's 2014 annual meeting in Indianapolis.  It was "over 9 acres of guns, gear, and outfitters!" that featured innovative products like the Stalking Shield

for the ethical hunter who wants to ensure they only cull the stupidest members of the herd.  The Stalking Shield, they'll never trust a tree again.  (audience laughter)

The convention also featured speakers like Louisiana Governor and boy who wished to be big Bobby Jindal, who made it clear the stakes facing the NRA could not be higher.

GOV. BOBBY JINDAL, R-LA (4/25/2014): The same liberal extremists who want to come take our guns are the same forces that want to take away our religious liberty.
Exactly!  If we cave on gun control, next comes religion control.  Which means a 3-day waiting period before I can buy a Bible.  (audience laughter)  Then, what will I put in my breast pocket to miraculously protect me from all the stray bullets flying around?  (audience laughter)  Now, also on the lectern of people who just happened to be in the neighborhood caring about guns and what do you mean I'm not running for President was former former Senator Rick Santorum, who talked about the crucial role guns play in any happy marriage.
EX-SEN. RICK SANTORUM, R-PA (4/25/2014): Karen owns more guns than I do.  I don't know about most men, but you know, the default gift for most men is to buy flowers on a special occasion.  For me, the safe bet?  Ammo.

Yes, why say it with flowers when you can say it with bullets?  It's the gift that goes straight to someone else's heart.  (audience laughter and applause)  A lot of ammo fans here tonight.

And folks, it is more important than ever for these heroes to stand up for our right to bear arms and/or plastic oak bark tunics.  'Cause this is a critical time for the most important gun right of all, concealed carry, which is guaranteed by our Constitution.  Now yes, you can't see it written in there, that's 'cause it's concealed.  (audience laughter)  So I was happy to see Georgia's governor Nathan Deal stand up for the right to rock out with your Glock not out.

KING5 (4/23/2014): Georgia's governor has signed a controversial gun bill into law.

ABC NEWS (4/23/2014): Starting July 1st, people in Georgia can bring firearms into bars, libraries, churches, and even some government buildings.

NBC NEWS (4/23/2014): Its official name is the Safe Carry Protection Act, but critics call it the "guns everywhere bill".

That's right, critics call it the "guns everywhere bill".  While supporters call it the "Guns everywhere, Bill!"  (audience laughter)  I assume they yell that at someone named Bill.

And with this law, Georgians will be able to bring their guns to schools, bars, churches, and libraries.  Of course, there, you will want to use a silencer.

(audience laughter)

But best of all, folks, you can now even pack heat in certain parts of the airport, which will finally allow you to defend that one seat with an outlet.

(audience laughter and applause)

But shockingly, the "guns everywhere bill" doesn't cover some everywheres.  Yes, it broadens conceal carry eligibility to include people who have committed crimes with guns, but only after they're out of jail.  Why can't they carry guns in prison?  That's where you need them!  That place is full of criminals!  (audience laughter)

This "guns everywhere bill" is a good start.  But it still requires you to carry a gun, to have a gun.  That's why I say we must broaden "guns everywhere" to "everywhere is guns".  All buildings in America must provide concealed weapons in event of a non-gun-having emergency.  Just use the gun on the chain to shoot the glass, and grab the gun.

(audience laughter)

Because the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.  And if everybody has a gun, chances are at least one of them will be good.  We'll be right back.

Stephen also looked at Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) getting chummy with Rupert Murdoch.

He then looked at the new Satanic monument that is for the Oklahoma State House.

Meanwhile, Jon looked at some recent arrests and convictions when it came to Wall Street and Occupy with Sam Bee.


Jon then had another Gaywatch segment on some recent news involving lesbian couples.

Stephen talked with Bette Midler, and Jon talked with Peter Schuck, which went long.  Here's the unedited interview in three parts.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Originally posted to Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group on Wed May 07, 2014 at 05:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Kos Georgia, and Daily Kos.

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  •  Rupert and Paul - RuPaul - lol (13+ / 0-)

    "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

    by MartyM on Wed May 07, 2014 at 05:34:49 AM PDT

    •  christian nation (3+ / 0-)
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      ichibon, MartyM, JJustin

      a christian nation that loves guns and wars.

      beliefs overwhelm evidence 99.999% of the time.

      evidence reveals: more guns more harm to a society.

      America's paradigm: more guns and wars the safer they are

      the wild west has nothing on the American mentality.

      •  I carry a gun when I go to the range (2+ / 0-)
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        MartyM, okpkpkp

        It's rather difficult to fire it there if I don't lug it there with me.
        I carry a gun when I go deer hunting. It's really difficult to drop a deer for meat without it.
        I've carried a gun, rifle and even machinegun on federal property, but that was military duty.
        My concealed carry permit is long expired and I don't anticipate requesting another, as I don't carry large sums of cash for work any longer.

        Now, what I don't get with this law is, howinhell can a convicted person lawfully acquire a firearm? Most firearms related crimes are felonies and federal law prohibits convicted felons from ever possessing a firearm ever again. That leaves summary offenders and misdemeanor offenders, who are a miniscule number of offenders.
        Carrying a firearm in schools, libraries and government offices is insanity in itself, as will eventually become evident.

        Oh well, at least Pennsylvania is far from Georgia.

        •  This law will backfire. (1+ / 0-)
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          i saw an old tree today

          And that's the best that can be said for it, because more will have to die before the majority who actually oppose it get off their asses and assert their "right to life," and their right to live free of fear and elementary school playground bullying.

          Act on the fact that public safety trumps individual right -- moreso, trumps individual lunacy:

          No sane society leaves dangerous substances and objects lying around unregulated.

          It is not reasonable to accommodate, tolerate, and empower the unreasonable.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 06:49:24 AM PDT

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      •  You are quite unfair to the USA to claim that (1+ / 0-)
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        everyone is an NRA fanatic.  For example, about 80% of the population is in favor of EXPANDED background checks for criminal activity and for mental illness before allowing people to buy guys in private deals and at gun shows.  The problem is the outsized influence the 20% have in congress.  These one issue voters dominate gun discussions and are winning - they get out and vote all the time at every level.
        While "sensible" people say nonsense such as "beliefs overwhelm evidence 99.999% of the time." and do not bother to vote.  

        •  It is changing. There is finally funding to (1+ / 0-)
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          i saw an old tree today

          get out the view of the 300+ million who are not members of the NRA, which boasts of having 5 million members.

          The pro-gun control majority has the numbers.  Now they are being motivated.  20 little ones had to die in Newtown before they woke up to having actually do more than sit on their asses and say, "Tsk, tsk!"

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 06:52:08 AM PDT

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  •  Allowing almost anyone to carry a gun (17+ / 0-)

    almost anywhere is so crazy it's beyond the pale. The guy who openly carried a weapon around a playground somewhere in Georgia, brandished it in front of children, and openly taunted the parents with "and there's nothing you can do about it"? If that's not a tragedy waiting to happen, I don't know what is. Yet, the guy was right. In spite of a score of 911 calls, there was nothing law enforcement could do about it; the guy was within his "rights". I say bullshite to Georgia. I will never set foot in that state again.

    I don't know if Ghandi actually said "I love your Christ, but I don't like your Christians", but I'm gonna keep attributing it to him. If he didn't actually say it, he was probably thinking it.

    by pearlsarefuzzy on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:16:56 AM PDT

    •  Not much to see here to begin with. (4+ / 0-)

      Some like to come and see Ebeneezer Baptist Church, a genuine landmark in a very historical section of Atlanta, but beyond that, there really is no reason to visit.

      I live here because the weather is nice and I'm just within driving distance to the Gulf Beaches (for whenever I have been employed long enough to plan a 5 day vacation).

      I can't really think of a better place to live, weather-wise.

      When you grow up in Northern Indiana and manage to get out, returning to someplace with 7 months of winter is just out of the question.

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:22:19 AM PDT

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    •  The rights of the insecure morons (14+ / 0-)

      to wave their moronic insecurity in our faces shall not be infringed.

      Nor the right of gun makers to increase their profits.

      That is LITERALLY what the 2nd has become about. Anyone who thinks it's about "freedom", the framers' intent or personal safety is one such moron.

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:23:06 AM PDT

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      •  A few days ago, in the breakroom, (13+ / 0-)

        one of my co-workers was going on about his 2nd amendment right to have a gun. Our boss was there and asked, "Are you in a militia?"
        "No."
        "Then you have no constitutional right to own a firearm."
        The coworker insisted it's in the Constitution, at which my boss recited the second amendment to him. My coworker basically fled to his cubicle.

        John, the boss, joined the rest of us in further discussion, citing court cases to back up his points. 2 1/2 years I've worked with him and never knew A) that he is a Liberal, and B) that he was that goddamned smart.

        "Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

        by Gentle Giant on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:53:20 AM PDT

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        •  He didn't come back and shoot you all? (7+ / 0-)

          Consider yourselves lucky.

          It's not the side effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love

          by Rich in PA on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:57:09 AM PDT

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        •  I've been chastised here for being (6+ / 0-)

          crude and reductivist, but I continue to believe that deep down it's mostly about male insecurity over their imagined inadequacies, which invariably boil down to sexual performance and appeal. Which is why I call guns steel penises, when owned and defended by people who have no real need for them. People who own and use them for historically legitimate purposes I have no problem with, e.g. hunting, genuine collecting, target shooting, etc.

          "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

          by kovie on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:58:43 AM PDT

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          •  There's also the "Yeoman" mythology (2+ / 0-)
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            ... y'know ... the defense of the realm rests, ultimately on a loyal and zealous uber-peasantry familiar with the use of battlefield weapons  -- like the Longbow.

            Around the same time,  for the Japanese, the symbol of personal power and privilege was the Two Swords ... (though strictly speaking, the Samurai warrior was more horse-archer that sword-fighter.)

            But ultimately, the distinction between "free" and "bond" is as it always has been "the right to keep and bear  arms".

            Yeomen and Samuri have it

            Peasants and proletarians  do not.

            Today ... you may not everyone can own land in sufficient quantity to be either a Yeoman OR a Peasant -- but the symbol of that "Landowner" privilege can be had at any gun store.

            Freud ... who was not "right" about much ... was certainly wrong about the Phallus and Sword symbolism ...  The Penis is the Symbol of the power and privilege of being better armed than those around you ... the club, sword or gun is the Reality.

            "Satisfying a woman" didn't become an issue for Men until  (at the earliest) the beginning of the urban industrial age.   Prior to that,  a Big Weapon  (and it's surrogate hardware ) was all about impressing OTHER MEN.

            •  There are also symbols of female sexual power (0+ / 0-)

              It fell to the male to protect hearth and home; and that is done with weapons, beginning with rocks, and evolving from there.

              Does the sniggering, denigrating anti-male sexism ever cease?

              This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

              by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:00:55 AM PDT

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              •  Not anti-male (0+ / 0-)

                Anti certain males (and females) who worship power and its instruments and symbols (of which guns are both) above all else. These people are disturbed.

                "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:27:07 AM PDT

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                •  The limitation is always to males -- (0+ / 0-)

                  the word "dick" is freely used -- by both males and females.  The word "prick" is freely slung -- by both males and females.  The denigrating use of "balls" is knee-jerk constant -- by both males and females.

                  But no one dare use the female "c"-word equivalent.

                  Or attack others for having ovaries.

                  This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                  by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:50:52 AM PDT

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                  •  Which has to do what with this? (0+ / 0-)

                    "But X is bad too" is not a valid defense of anything in a reality-based world.

                    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                    by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:28:09 AM PDT

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                    •  In the reality-based world, everyone, of both (0+ / 0-)

                      sexes is human, and imperfect.

                      I'm not "defending"; I'm opposing --

                      Sexism is a two-way straight.

                      Thus the constant denigration -- by males and females -- of males="dicks" and "pricks" and those with "balls".

                      And the drivel "testosterone poisoning" -- which doesn't exist -- is an attack exclusively on males/maleness, based upon ignorance.  In fact, testosterone is the "sex drive hormone" -- for females also: it is produced by women's adrenal glands, located on the kidneys.

                      And that drivel is a tit-for-tat against the attack upon females concerning alleged "hormone-based" "mood" instabilities.

                      But no one dare denigrate females (and I am opposed to those sexist denigrations also) in the equivalent terms -- taboo because that would "sexism".

                      Call a male a "dick" or "prick," and it goes unnoticed because a "given".  But call a female the equivalent -- the "c"-word -- and all hell would break loose.

                      In the reality-based world, sexism is a two-way street.  I'm opposed to that undercurrent of nastiness from either direction.

                      I'll wait for you to catch up to those facts, that reality.

                      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                      by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:57:11 AM PDT

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                      •  You do realize that you're making (0+ / 0-)

                        the same argument that folks like Limbaugh have been making, about unfair double standards. Nice company you keep there.

                        In any case, when you can show me how women have been even 10% as responsible as men for all the suffering, oppression, injustice and violence in the world, get back to me with THAT reality.

                        "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                        by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 09:28:26 AM PDT

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                        •  I began arguing for equal rights for women (0+ / 0-)

                          some five years before women caught up to the issue.

                          I've been arguing against double-standards -- regardless from what lock-step direction they march -- for more than fifty years -- at least thirty years longer than there's been a Limbaugh.  

                          Let's stop excusing one faction's wrongdoing because some other faction does it too.

                          If violence -- including the constant verbal denigration of one sex only -- which might -- ya think? -- make some of that sex angry? -- is wrong, and indefensible, then it is wrong, and indefensible, regardless who is doing it.

                          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 09:43:16 AM PDT

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                          •  I don't care you long you've been doing it (0+ / 0-)

                            It's a specious argument and has shades of blame the victim.

                            "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                            by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 12:24:23 PM PDT

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                          •  The victim of the attacks on males, by males and (0+ / 0-)

                            females, are males.

                            But I'm certain you can tell us how you -- if you're a male -- consider being called a "prick" and a "dick" the victimization of females.

                            The bottom line is that you are excusing -- and defending -- constant gratuitous verbal abuse of males because you view it as deserved.

                            Sexism is a two-way street.  And that's half okay with you.

                            This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                            by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:24:18 PM PDT

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                          •  I'd take vastly less offense at being called (0+ / 0-)

                            these than any woman would at being called certain words that one simply does not call them. I don't know why this is so, but it is so.

                            As for your reverse sexism argument, it's bunk, and pathetic for anyone to even try to make it. Men oppressing women as women vastly overshadows women oppressing men as men. It's not even in the same galaxy.

                            Misogyny is built into our culture, language and society. Next to it, misandry barely even merits a tiny footnote. But good look with your attempt to give it more prominence. I'm sure you'll have the shock jock contingent behind you.

                            "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                            by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 09:05:15 PM PDT

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                          •  I didn't say "reverse sexism" -- (0+ / 0-)

                            I said sexism.

                            When women, as example, grratuitously sling words such as "prick" and "dick" at males, without any differentiation between those who don't deserve it, and those who perceivedly do, they are being sexist bigots.

                            The same is the fact when males do the same vis-a-vis females.

                            There's nothing "reverse" about it.

                            Sexism is a two-way street.

                            "Misogyny is built into our culture" -- blah, blah, blah.  Slogans are substitutes for thought.  Try thinking for yourseslf.

                            Misandry is also built into our culture.  You just have been taught by an interest group to see it.

                            Measuring one percentage of wrong against another, then poo-pooing that you view as the smaller percentage, is a defense of the greater wrong.

                            The point I'm making is that neither wrong is justified, acceptable, nor defensible.  

                            This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                            by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 10:44:05 PM PDT

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                          •  Umm... (0+ / 0-)
                            Slogans are substitutes for thought.
                            Sexism is a two-way street.
                            Yeah.

                            "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                            by kovie on Fri May 09, 2014 at 09:09:22 AM PDT

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                          •  You were a "Friend of All Womankind" in 1848 ??? (0+ / 0-)

                            The Sennica Falls Convention is the landmark event that most Feminists consider the "start of everything" ...

                            That's 176 years ago ...  

                            Others, of course, would point to the Ministry of Margaret Fell... which was also the starting point of Quakerism

                            And that's 360 or so years ago.

                            So the claim
                             

                            I began arguing for equal rights for women some five years before women caught up to the issue.
                            just makes you sound  1) ignorant  2) arrogant  3) self-entitled.

                            What you probably mean is "You began arguing for equal rights for women sometime after Second Wave Feminism" caught the attention of the mass media ...  roughly 1968.

                            There had, of course, already been a more than a century of  organized struggle ... of which you "do not know" or "do not care" or "don't want to think about."

                            The "not knowing" ... is that real?   Is it willful?  Or is it just,  that which didn't involve you simply doesn't matter?

                            And NOW  those Ungrateful B*tchs won't even thank you for your service -- much less let you play with a  .223 cal penis enhancer  without a background check.

                            (Look: I was humiliated by MY mother's use of the rectal thermometer when I was in grade school, too.  But she stopped and I got over it.)

          •  That's the sexist view. (0+ / 0-)

            The "insecurity" and "inadequacies" to which you refer is not sex-specific; it affects both sexes.

            I wish people would get over the grade-school Freudianisms.

            This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

            by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 06:58:13 AM PDT

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            •  Penis envy? (0+ / 0-)

              The idea that there isn't a sexual component on many levels to gun fetishism (as there is to people who worship any form of power real or illusory for its own sake) is beyond absurd. Just because it displeases more delicate sorts to think of it in such terms doesn't make it not so.

              "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

              by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:25:31 AM PDT

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              •  Oh, gee, that is so basic a "truism" -- (0+ / 0-)

                And no one ever mentions the reality of WOMB envy, though it certainly exists.

                Being able to get pregnant and give birth to the future is a power without equal.  Males don't have that power; they can only bystand and -- if allowed -- watch that awesome power in process.

                This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:55:15 AM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  Now you're just misdirecting (0+ / 0-)

                  "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

                  by kovie on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:26:54 AM PDT

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                  •  Now I am simply including the fact (0+ / 0-)

                    that there are two sexes.

                    And that sexism is a two-way street.

                    Though the constant misdirection is the constant vilification of maleness.

                    This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

                    by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:42:30 AM PDT

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        •  Suggestion: (3+ / 0-)
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          Better check your boss's office to see if he's still alive.

          "Soylent Green is people too, my friend!" Guess Who

          by oldmaestro on Wed May 07, 2014 at 07:49:22 AM PDT

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        •  Two key facts: (0+ / 0-)

          The Constitution stipulates, at Art. I., S. 8., C. 16, that --

          The Congress shall have Power To provide for . . . ARMING . . . the Militia.
          So if the Congress determines that the militia will be armed by private, individually-owned guns, then that is how it will be armed.

          But if the Congress determines that the militia will be armed by other means, then it will do that, as it did AFTER ratification of the Bill of Rights/Second Amendment:

          Chap. LXV.--An Act providing Arms for the Militia throughout the United States.

            Section 1.  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there shall be provided, at the charge and expense of the government of the United States, thirty thousand stand of arms, which shall be deposited by order of the President of the United States, at suitable places, for the purpose of being sold to the governments of the respective States, or the militia thereof, under such regulations, and at such prices as the President of the United States shall prescribe.
            Sec. 2.  And be it further enacted, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to cause all or any part of the arms herein directed to be provided and deposited for sale, which shall, at any time, remain unsold, to be delivered to the militia, when called into the service of the United States, proper receipts and security being given for the return of the same.
            Sec. 3.  And be it further enacted, That the monies arising from such sales shall be paid into the treasury of the United States, and the amount received shall be annually reported to Congress.
            Sec. 4.  And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of carrying this act into effect, the President of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized to draw from the treasury of the United States, a [577] sum not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.
            Approved, July 6, 1798.

          The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845.  Arranged in Chronological Order.  With References to the Matter of Each Act and to the Subsequent Acts on the Same Subject, and Copious Notes of the Decisions of the Courts of the United States Construing Those Acts, and Upon the Subjects of the Laws.  With an Index to the Contents of Each Volume, and a Full General Index to the Whole Work, in the Concluding Volume.  Together with the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States; and Also, Tables, in the Last Volume, Containing Lists of the Acts Relating to the Judiciary, Imposts and Tonnage, the Public Lands, Etc., Vol I. (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1850), By Authority of Congress, Edited by Richard Peters, at 576.

          And there was earlier precedent for that, enacted during the "revolution, by at least one state:

          At a General Assembly begun and held at the Public Buildings in the City of Richmond, on Monday the 21st day of October, in the Year of our Lord 1782.

          Chap. XII.  

          An act for the recovery of arms and accoutrements belonging to the state.

          I.  Whereas sundry arms and accoutrements belonging to the public in the hands of individuals, who have neglected to return them to the proper officers; and it is necessary that such arms and accoutrements should be recovered as speedily as possible: Be it enacted, that the Governor do, on the passing of this act, issue his proclamation, enjoining all persons having in their possession any arms or accoutrements whatsoever, belonging to the state, to deliver them without delay to the Lieutenant or commanding officer of the county for the time being; and the sheriff of each county within this commonwealth, shall cause copies of the said proclamations, which shall be transmitted to him by the Executive, to be fixed up in the most public places in his county, and if after one month from such public notice having been given, any person possessing any such public arms or accoutrements, shall be convicted of having failed to deliver them up as aforesaid, such person shall, upon every such conviction, be liable to the penalty of twenty pounds, to be recovered by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, in any court of record within this commonwealth, one half of which penalty shall go to the informer, on conviction of the offender, and the other half shall be applied in aid of the county levy where such offender shall reside.  And the Lieutenant, or commanding officer of each county, shall make returns from time to time, to the Executive, of all arms and accoutrements so delivered to him, and also deliver them to the order of the Executive, under the penalty, if he fail in all or any part of his duty, of fifty pounds, to be recovered as aforesaid, and applied in diminution of the county levy.  Provided always, that where muskets and bayonets have been by order of government placed in any county on eastern or western frontier for defence against incursions of the enemy, it shall be lawful for the Lieutenant or commanding officer to return such muskets and bayonets to the militia, taking a receipt from each person for what shall be so returned.

          A Collection of All Such Public Acts of the General Assembly, and Ordinances of the Conventions of Virginia, Passed since the year 1768, as are now in force; With a Table of the Principal Matters (Richmond: Thomas Nicolson and William Prentis, 1785); The First Laws of the State of Virginia (Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, Inc., "The First Laws of the Original Thirteen States," 1982), Compiled by John D. Cushing, at 176.

          The only "individual right" debated by the Congress -- which WROTE the Second Amendment -- was the conscientious objection right NOT to bear arms in fulfillment of one's militia service DUTY.  That posited right having been dropped, the Amendment has nothing whatever to do with "individual" anything.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:19:43 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  On the other hand: do like me (7+ / 0-)

      just stay out of churches, bars, and schools, and yer fine.

      (I have lived in Georgia for 20-some years. WITHOUT A GUN.)

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:23:09 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  and libraries, and some government buildings. (5+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Nespolo, FloridaSNMOM, Mayfly, Miggles, ichibon

        People are reduced to relinquishing the public spaces to the bullies menacing, threatening braggadocio.  Bullies like to see you run in fear of them.

        Worst of all, the cops are more fearful of the people and shoot innocents when they reach for their cell phone or happen to be a 9 year old with a toy.  

        the dog you have, is the dog you need. - Cesar Millan

        by OregonWetDog on Wed May 07, 2014 at 09:12:40 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You'd be safe in the GA legislature's meeting room (0+ / 0-)

          and in the GA governor's office.  No guns allowed there, no siree!

          In Georgia, acting the fool with a gun is not only legal, it is encouraged by the governor and the state legislature.

          by Mayfly on Wed May 07, 2014 at 11:01:15 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  The hotel and tourism industries will be (0+ / 0-)

      lobbying against the law.

      And it wouldn't hurt for out-of-staters to do the same.

      Stupid is apparently arming itself against having jobs.

      This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

      by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 06:53:39 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I think Colorado should pass a "Weed Everywhere" (7+ / 0-)

    law.

    Think how much safer - and laid back - things would be versus thinking there are guns everywhere.

    Sure, marijuana is more dangerous than a herd of angry Cape Buffalo, but....freedumb!

    The vast stupidity of guns everywhere versus arresting people for marijuana cannot POSSIBLY be overstated.

    This is one fucking stupid country.

    And needlessly so: there isn't one goddamned thing wrong with this country that can't be fixed aside from the republicans will to keep it fucked up.

    FACT.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:18:15 AM PDT

    •  And the Dems' will to let the Pubs do it. (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
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      •  Pubs are responsible for reefer madness (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        ChuckChuckerson, StrayCat

        at this point, anyway.

        They'll likely eventally relegalize it.

        dems too afraid to do the right thing.

        Obamacare, you say?

        Fine: Dems can pass a monumentally complex system instead o the right thing: single payer. They did it.

        Marijuana relegalization is just numbingly simple, yet they can;t their thumbs out of their collective ass.

        Dimwits.

        Legal means "good".
        [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:57:33 AM PDT

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        •  I don't use marijuana and have no sympathy for (0+ / 0-)

          recreational users, but I do wonder how many people could have benefited from medicinal use. I was saying in general that as evil as the Pubs are, they couldn't have gotten away with so much if not for Dem cowardice and complicity.

          •  So the idea is to blame dems and repubs equally (0+ / 0-)

            this gives you an excuse to stay home and not bother to vote.  Meanwhile the repubs get their fanatics to vote early and often, and they win with a minority of support.  
            FACTS of our government:
            You cannot always have candidate you support.
            This is partly YOUR fault if you are not active in the primaries.
            When one candidate is evil, active and aggressive, and the other is "blahhh" - you are irresponsible if you fail to vote for the lesser evil.  

            •  Who said I don't vote? I didn't think Dukakis had (0+ / 0-)

              a prayer against GHWB, but I voted for him. My vote wasn't going to go to Bush even by not being cast. How I wish one didn't have to hold one's nose and vote.

              But surely you agree that Dem passivity and collusion are factors? It's all the rage now to blame the satanic Koch brothers for everything under the sun, but I haven't forgotten (or forgiven) how the Dems crapped their pants at the very thought that the GIPPER would frown at them, or how they couldn't roll over fast enough to allow the Son of Poppy to do whatever He wanted.

    •  I was reading an article online that had a title (3+ / 0-)
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      StrayCat, artmartin, Mayfly

      saying the crime rate has risen in CO since passing its marijuana laws.
      The blip in the crime rate was from people robbing the dispensaries.
      Seriously. Marijuana causes people to steal marijuana and money from the dispensaries.

      gah.

      I thought at first they were going to say that Frito-Lay delivery trucks were being carjacked.

      "Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by Gentle Giant on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:58:02 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  THAT is a standard propaganda ploy (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Gentle Giant

        Blame marijuana for artifcats of marijuana prohibition.

        Furthermore, the DEA had banned armored cars from transporting dispensary cash, PURPOSEFULLY placing legal businesses in harm's way.

        If marijuana was PROPERLY  legal, theft of it would all but disappear.

        Some people are criminals and will steal anything that isn't nailed down. (And deserve anything that happens to them in the act.)

        Legal means "good".
        [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 11:16:50 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  "THAT is a standard propaganda ploy" -- (0+ / 0-)

          Blame guns for the deaths caused by guns.

          Furthermore, the DEA had banned armored cars from transporting dispensary cash, PURPOSEFULLY placing legal businesses in harm's way.
          Sounds like marijuana-induced paranoia, combined with typical right-wing-originated gum'mint-hating.

          In fact, the official Federal policy is that marijuana is prohibited.  Therefore, the Federal gov't cannot assist in the illegality.

          Banks are facing the same dilemma: it is Federally illegal for them to assist drug kingpens and cartels with the banking part of their businesses.  

          Those are legitimate legal questions and issues.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:26:48 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  At gun-point. (0+ / 0-)

        The problems are two:

        1.  The marijuana business is yet to be sufficiently regulated.

        2.  Guns are too readily available.

        This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

        by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:21:43 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  Weed everywhere - yet I've heard tell that pot (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      xxdr zombiexx

      makes some people paranoid.  

      the dog you have, is the dog you need. - Cesar Millan

      by OregonWetDog on Wed May 07, 2014 at 09:14:33 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Sure makes cops paranoid. (0+ / 0-)

        Of course marijuana makes you at least a little paranoid: Cops ARE out to get you, you could lose your job 3 weeks from your last toke, or be chased into your home and whacked in front of your family by pigs.

        When it is properly legal, the paranoia will go away mostly.

        Legal means "good".
        [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

        by xxdr zombiexx on Wed May 07, 2014 at 11:18:35 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Paranoia? (0+ / 0-)

        The Government Commission on the Investigation of Privacy keeps following me . . .

        This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

        by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:28:18 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Is that a gun in your holster (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    xxdr zombiexx, Gentle Giant, dewtx

    or are you concealing how happy you are to see me, longfellow?

    Or, this country won't be truly safe until we have open penis laws everywhere.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Wed May 07, 2014 at 06:20:24 AM PDT

  •  A law abiding gun owner (7+ / 0-)

    is just one argument away from murder.

    •  Indeed. I absolutely believe (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Miggles

      that the concealed carry people are really, really hoping for an opportunity to use their gun. And inevitably, they will use their gun in a situation where it is not necessary.

      They are safe, law-abiding gun owners..... until they are not.

      "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

      by aggressiveprogressive on Wed May 07, 2014 at 08:37:24 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  a 'responsibl' gun owner (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        OregonWetDog, Miggles

        is just one that hasn't committed manslaughter/murder yet

        We have no desire to offend you -- unless you are a twit!

        by ScrewySquirrel on Wed May 07, 2014 at 08:55:54 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Props! (0+ / 0-)

        I keep making this same point in my ciricles. A good number of these gun folks are obsessed with all things guns. We have a pistol, but locked up tight in the home and I've never felt the need to take with me everywhere I go. The obsessed think about guns every minute of the day and imagine instances where they will get a chance to finally use for protection. I mean, what good in sinking 10's of thousands in guns and ammo over a lifetime if it never helps, other than some fun target practicing? It like a lifelong investment that never pays off.

        Qucik story: A SC friend of mine is teetering on this fence of obsession. He CC and his buddies that come over when I visit all pull out guns in excitiment like kids and show off concealement holsters. My buddy told me the he had his finger on his trigger pointing the gun at a homeless man (Black) that walked up in downtown Florence and startled him. Think about how many situations like this will occur because of carry everywhere. A certain percentage of those cases will end up with a dead person and Stand Your Ground just gives these folks less to worry about in terms of quick decision making.

        •  "It like a lifelong investment that (0+ / 0-)

          never pays off"

          Like life insurance: the beneficary doesn't benefit from or enjoy it, the funeral director does.

          In contrast, if one dies without it, the society isn't going to leave you lying around above ground.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:34:51 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

      •  And if you're an adherent of... (0+ / 0-)

        "laws of attraction" ideas, what are the gun-obsessed likely to "attract".  It's a self-realizing prophecy.

        To wit...

        We once lived next door to a gun-obsessed young man and his wife, who also kept large amounts of cash in the house (he didn't mind saying), and I'm sure, a fair bit of recreational chemicals.  They owned a large Rottweiler, as well.  They both lived in constant fear of who knows what...

        Indeed, it was a central city, urban neighborhood, but it wasn't unsafe by our estimation.  My wife and I felt that having three large (friendly but noisy) dogs in the backyard and house, and a robust alarm system, was enough. We kept confident we didn't need guns to protect us.  We also didn't keep cash in the house, and certainly no recreational chemicals.

        Over the years, we had one attempted break-in (via a window, which set off the glass-break alarms), that got no further than a rock through the window.  Meanwhile, our neighbor was broken into several times, and had things stolen... once while they were there, asleep (don't know what happened with the dog).  And one evening, when his wife fell suddenly ill and went into the hospital at risk of dying, he lost it emotionally, and started shooting up the inside of their house.  We sheltered behind our big brick fireplace until the police showed up and escorted him off.  Sad, but true.

        I think the gun-obsessed actually manifest their own reality and, sadly, innocent people and other's property sometimes suffer the result.

        •  If one constantly ruminates on fear, (0+ / 0-)

          one will constantly fear.

          This is the country of those three great rights: freedom of conscience, freedom of speech, and the wisdom never to exercise either of them. -- Mark Twain.

          by JJustin on Thu May 08, 2014 at 07:36:40 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Is it just me, or are there FIVE autoplay videos (0+ / 0-)

    on this page?  All playing at the same time?

  •  Northern friends - I appeal for your help (0+ / 0-)

    Just need y'all to raise enough money to buy my woefully underwater house and help my family move back to sanity!

    I'm kidding - I never give up, but Georgia really is just becoming too much for me to handle.

  •  Stewart missed the boat (0+ / 0-)

    on the Wall St. v.s. Occupy convictions...  While the Wall St. banker plead guilty to his crimes, Cecily McMillin fought her charges.  Her claims that she was complying with orders to leave the park at the time of her arrest and that her assault (a thrown elbow) on the officer was a result of having her breast grabbed by someone unknown to her from behind were well documented.  Indeed, not only is there a photograph of McMillan right after her arrest depicting a severely bruised breast, but there is ample video evidence that NYPD officers had a history of groping female Occupy protesters during arrests.  Sadly, the same courts that cut deals with all of these big Wall Street banks strictly limited the information the jury could hear.  It is clear they wanted an Occupy conviction to shift the focus and give us a new "bad guy".  I usually find Stewart's commentary to be spot-on.  And, he made some good points this time.  He just didn't dig far enough...  There really are two different systems of justice!

  •  Oh for cris's sake (0+ / 0-)

    let her be buried with her ever-lovin wife.  What is wrong with you people?

  •  Awesome (0+ / 0-)

    Now they can carry a gun in a bar and get drunk!  No one ever over reacts when they're drinking!

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