Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) shared the podium with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to disgust (sic) gun control and yup, there’s that word again, “Common Sense” bandied about during their discussion. Both senators agree that society is on the down spiral, morals-wise, but they think that background checks will ferret out hoodlums and the mentally ill from obtaining guns. COMMON SENSE, senators?
- It’s naive and irrational to think that a criminal is going to fill out background check information, wait for it, honestly. Honestly, it’s the most stupid presumption going here, guys.
- Likewise, the mentally ill, may have no COMMON SENSE and will lie, beg or borrow any dam weapon they can get their hands on (the recent stabbing at Lone Star College proves this).
- It’s only honest, law-abiding citizens that, wait for it, obey laws.
With all due respect, senators.
Listen to Sen. Bill Nelson peppering his remarks today with the words “common sense” regarding the gun control bill that will be voted on tomorrow. C-SPAN covering the floor speeches concerning the up-coming gun control vote. Nelson prefaced his remarks with an obligatory “I love guns!” story relating his own pro-gun activities like duck hunting. Yawn. Then he went on (and on and on) about “common sense” – regarding background checks and restricting magazines to no more than 10 bullets. No more high-capacity magazines. Saying it’s “common sense” to ban Assault Weapons that the Military uses showing his ignorance on “assault weapons” which has been refuted by weapons experts for the last…..millennium. Yawn. ”Common sense” this and “common sense” that. Enough already. HOW ABOUT the COMMON SENSE in upholding the gun laws already on the books?! HOW ABOUT the COMMON SENSE in differentiating between GUN CONTROL vs. CRIME PREVENTION.
CRIME PREVENTION only WORKS if you enforce EXISTING GUN LAWS. Let’s get off the run-away meme GUN CONTROL and replace it with Common Sense, wait for it, CRIME PREVENTION tactics. Better yet –
SELF-CONTROL not gun control.
What a novel thought.
Stalin would be proud of the leftists employment of semantic engineering to advance their cause. Saul Alinsky is doing cartwheels over his little-fisted napoleons reframing the real issue – our law enforcement refusing to engage in CRIME PREVENTION.
I call it the ‘Castro Hour’ in dis(honor) of Fidel hisself, for all his speeches, sermons and harangues held for hours and days at a time, in the open, village square, perpetually, standing-room only*. Why? Because I couldn’t find a TV station that wasn’t showing the ‘Castro Hour’, that’s why! And I thought the networks had come to their prez-O fatigue moment last year, not feeling compelled to carry every one of his appearances..several times..every day. There for awhile. Better get those seats, folks, the name-calling begins now. This is the time when everyone attending is announced so it will be known for eons this-or-that senator, this-or-that representative, this-or-that VIP, not-so-important attendees, SCOTUS, and not a mouse in sight, attended the occasion. There was a time when I watched the State of the Union Address, filled with pride and hope – not high on Hopium. So without further ado…..SEND IN THE CLOWNS!!!.
UPDATE 1: Grown-ups screeching?
UPDATE 2: I didn’t know “clapping” came in cans like laughter.
UPDATE 3: No one’s hands or arms have fallen off yet.
UPDATE 4: Wow. CONTRIVANCE EXTRAORDINAIRE!
UPDATE 5: Phoney-baloney pomp & circumstance fit for a king.
UPDATE 6: Well. That introduction was o.b.s.c.e.n.e.
Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, 2013 State of the Union Address – OPEN THREAD
Since when has it been alright for lahw enfarcement to open-fire on a vehicle on the open roads of America? (S)
Not since Bonnie & Clyde, I’d reckon! Yes, yes, yes, I know lahw enfarcement are searching for this Dorner character, the 33 year old fugitive suspected of killing three people and injuring two others. BUT COME ON! Lahw enfarcement mistake the vehicle for Dorner’s pickup, open-fire on the vehicle injuring 2 mail carriers?!? HOLY COW. This is nucking futz.
And to think, we all agree it’s outrageous when SWAHT teams kick down the door of the wrong house and spray the inside with bazookas killing innocent people. -oo- But now, Americans have to worry about being gunned down in public by trigger-happy LEcowboys out & about on a manhunt?!?
Megaphone Alert: Lahw Enfarcement to Americans: PAY ATTENTION. We are conditioning you to the policies and procedures of the impending lahw enfarcement manifesto which may include open-fire on moving vehicles on our highways, pin-point drone attacks and surgical excision of targeted homesteads suspected to harbor ugly thoughts.
Please.professionals with a brain, moderate disposition and common sense, you need to pony up to the big kahunas and put a stop to this madness. Stop talking about these abuses, lecturing the choir, and ‘safety-in-numbers’ C-SPAN appearances if you can’t deliver change to these lawless practices. Otherwise, take another hit on your Hopium and ride outta town on your horse with no legs, howboutit?
‘I shot the sheriff, I did not shoot the
deputy skeet throw-er’
OK, I’ve thought about this photo a little more and have come to the conclusion that it’s possible prez-O shot the clay-pigeon launcher or thrower because he’s put a bead on something directly in front of himself and most skeet shooters try not to shoot the launcher. But that’s just my opinion *tricksy titters* Let’s hope this is a “staged” shot. Sorry, but I’m high on Hopium here. How ’bout chu?
Let’s get real here, pardner. This Instant-Gratification Party needs to end. The Trigger-Tempers need to be reined in, like, now. Our kids and young adults need to get down to the business of becoming productive, responsible citizens. Our parents need to put down their toys and self-interests and get down to the business of raising their kids as though they love them. Not tolerate them. Not resent them because they require one’s time and attention. Feed their bodies and their souls. Teach them and yourselves moderation, patience and self-control. Get your kids some religion and community service to learn to get over themselves and serve others. Get off your high-horse and get down to business! And remember, PopUpCommontater is full of what your horse leaves behind it, warm and steaming. Hee Haw.
Nice to see one of my favorite actors, Bruce Willis, get his pat on, coming out publicly with his “..don’t infringe on Second Amendment..” comment. PuC is a die hard ‘Die Hard’ fan and looks forward to seeing John McClane back in action. It goes without saying the whole nation is shocked by the Newton, CT school shooting that took the lives of so many young children and school personnel and wish to express condolences to all touched by this tragedy. And meaning no disrespect, I agree gun control is not the answer. Willis put it succinctly when he said,
“It’s a difficult thing and I really feel bad for those families,” he said. “I’m a father and it’s just a tragedy. But I don’t know how you legislate insanity. I don’t know what you do about it. I don’t even know how you begin to stop that.”
Willis is correct in saying you can’t legislate insanity, but you can surely curb its impact on society by getting rid of the political correctness chimera and accept the fact that there will always be those a little bit different than the rest of us and we should single them out like we did in the olden days. Back then, we all knew about the ‘crazy aunt in the attic’ or the ‘strange kid’ on the block and we stayed alert for any signs of aberrant behavior to relay to the parents before things got out of hand. We also had institutions for the psychotic among us. Then someone stupid decided to close these institutions and open up community mental health centers that gave out band-aid lectures on how to pretend these people were just like the rest of us – only not so much. Told us we couldn’t discern oddities nor ‘discriminate’ against those who hadthem. Well, how did that work out for us?
Then, our nation’s Majestic Chumps took to stripping our souls by forbidding our God’s sovereignty over us, took prayers out of schools and the pledge of allegiance became so passe and out-dated by our High Nannies. If that wasn’t enough, it was decided by our families should be destroyed to further alienate us from one another. I could go on, but you get the idea, I’m sure.