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  • General Assembly overrides governor´s veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 6:12:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/9/13 | Ray Long & Monique Garcia
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill. Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governor’s rewrite. The measure now becomes law, though the actual ability of gun owners to carry a concealed firearm remains months away. The action by the Democratic General Assembly was a major repudiation of the actions of the state’s Democratic governor.
  • Let Freedom Ring! Illinois Enacts Nation’s Final Concealed-Gun Law

    07/09/2013 1:46:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7-9-2013 | EdBigCon
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns as lawmakers rushed Tuesday to finalize a proposal ahead of a federal court’s deadline. Both chambers of the Legislature voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill they approved more than a month ago. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to...
  • (IL) General Assembly overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 1:16:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-9-13 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    Illinois today became the last state in the country to legalize the concealed carry of guns after both the House and Senate rejected Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to rewrite the compromise bill. Senators voted 41-17 to override Quinn’s amendatory veto of the bill. Earlier in the day, the House voted 77-31 to overturn the governor’s rewrite. The measure now becomes law, though the actual ability of gun owners to carry a concealed firearm remains months away. The action by the Democratic General Assembly was a major repudiation of the actions of the state’s Democratic governor. Supporters of the compromise legislation...
  • Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry

    07/09/2013 6:35:04 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 july 2013 | Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
    Lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early stages of the 2014 race for governor. The prospects for rejecting Quinn's changes are high in the Democratic-controlled legislature, which faces a court-ordered deadline to enact a concealed carry law. Still, even a quick resolution on the latest gun regulation fight poses longer-term questions for the Democrats. Quinn's gun-control position, along with those of potential primary challenger Bill...
  • Override Gov. Quinnochio's Carry Veto, House and Senate start session at 11AM, call 217-782-2000.

    07/08/2013 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Steelers6
    Jacksonville, IL Journal Courier ^ | July 7, 2013 | Illinois 2nd Amendment Supporter
    Gov. Pat Quinn is off target in his bid to rewrite a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed firearms. Last week, and with only a week before a federal court deadline requiring the state to approve a concealed carry law, Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, the legislation passed in May by the Illinois General Assembly in an attempt to meet the court's mandate. Even though the bill was approved by wide margins in both the Illinois House and Senate, Quinn's amendatory veto sends the measure back to legislators with significant changes that the governor...
  • IL:Quinn’s veto of gun measure misfires

    07/08/2013 6:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    thetelegraph.com ^ | 7 July, 2013 | NA
    Gov. Pat Quinn is off target in his bid to rewrite a bill that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed firearms. Last week, and with only a week before a federal court deadline requiring the state to approve a concealed carry law, Quinn issued an amendatory veto of House Bill 183, the legislation passed in May by the Illinois General Assembly in an attempt to meet the court’s mandate. Even though the bill was approved by wide margins in both the Illinois House and Senate, Quinn’s amendatory veto sends the measure back to legislators with significant changes that the governor...
  • Illinois: Governor Quinn Issues an Amendatory Veto on Concealed Carry Legislation

    07/07/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | July 3, 2013 | NA
    Yesterday, with the federal court deadline for enactment of concealed carry legislation fast approaching, Governor Pat Quinn (D) issued an amendatory veto on House Bill 183. This legislation was introduced and passed by the state legislature last month in an attempt to comply with a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on December 11, 2012, that invalidated Illinois’ total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense. Governor Quinn’s irresponsible amendatory veto, if allowed to stand, would impose some of the strictest concealed carry laws in the nation and make a mockery of the serious issue...
  • Legislature should accept changes to gun bill

    07/04/2013 6:12:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicago Sun -Times ^ | 04 july 2013
    So a man packing 10 guns, some peeking out of his jacket, goes into a restaurant and gets drunk and boisterous. Good idea? Only as a set-up in a Quentin Tarantino movie. Using the power of his amendatory veto, Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday deleted the provisions that would allow for such a scenario from a bill that passed the Legislature in May to legalize the concealed carrying of guns. He also edited out other troubling measures. Quinn wants to limit the number of concealed guns to one — and require that one be fully concealed. He would limit the...
  • House overrides governor's veto of concealed carry bill

    07/09/2013 12:03:31 PM PDT · by bigbob · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-9-13 | Ray Long and Monique Garcia
    The Illinois House, with no debate, voted 77-31 today to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s changes to a compromise plan to regulate the concealed carrying of firearms in the state. The state Senate must also vote to override Quinn’s rewrite of the bill for the measure to become law. That vote is expected later today.
  • Concealed-carry legal in Illinois after Senate joins House in blocking Quinn’s amendatory veto

    07/09/2013 4:56:54 PM PDT · by umgud · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 7/9/13 | Dave McKinney
    SPRINGFIELD-Illinois joined 49 other states Tuesday by approving legislation allowing gun owners to carry their weapons in public places, overriding Gov. Pat Quinn and dealing the governor a resounding defeat. The Senate put the finishing touches on the override push, voting 41-17 to reject a series of changes Quinn had recommended to the concealed-carry legislation that passed in May. The Senate’s action followed a 77-31 vote by the House earlier Tuesday.
  • Margaret Carlson: Palin Can't Outsmart Letterman (Maggie the Cat barf alert)

    06/15/2009 7:58:44 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 82 replies · 2,791+ views
    The governor has spent much of her public life in high-pitched feuds—but taking on late night’s prince shows a complete lack of political sophistication. Top 10 lists about Sarah Palin's attack on David Letterman are already being written but really there is only one reason Palin should relent—she’s not a good enough politician to play. Palin has spent much of her public life in feuds with the state legislature, with her ex-brother-in-law, with John McCain’s staff, with Levi Johnston’s family. An early fight with the chairman of Alaska’s Oil & Gas Commission paved the way to the governor’s office. She...
  • BREAKING: USSC delays Chrysler asset sale!

    06/08/2009 1:08:48 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 293 replies · 18,628+ views
    CNBC Breaking News (live) ^ | 08 JUL 09 | dcbryan1
    Breaking on CNBC: USSC delays Chyrsler asset sale! Mourdock: USe of Tarp Funds in automotive industry was illegal Obama admin had urged USSC NOT to keep chrysler deal on hold
  • Governor Comments on Latest Bogus Ethics Complaint (Palin calls blogger "asinine")

    03/24/2009 6:51:26 PM PDT · by redk · 26 replies · 1,441+ views
    Governor Sarah Palin issued the following statement in response to another ethics complaint filed today. Filed by an Anchorage political blogger, the complaint alleges the governor “… improperly used her position and state resources to serve her personal financial interests by being a walking billboard for Arctic Cat ...” "Are Alaskans outraged, or at least tired of this yet - another frivolous ethics charge by a political blogger? This would be hilarious if it weren’t so expensive for the state to process these accusations and for me to defend against these bogus harassments. Yes, I wore Arctic Cat snow gear...
  • Expat's feral attack reflects elitist conceit (Greer slammed)

    09/09/2006 10:31:12 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 776+ views
    The Australian ^ | 7 September 2006 | John Birmingham
    I WAS standing just down from the radio station 3RRR at ... in Melbourne when my phone rang.... I flipped open the batphone ... and found out that Steve Irwin was dead. I swore loudly as the moment fused, possibly forever, into memory. Something similar happened millions of times over in this country alone. Perhaps hundreds of millions of times across the world. You almost certainly remember exactly what you were doing when you heard. ... Not everyone is mourning, however. ... ... Germaine Greer pulled on her redundant fright mask and charged into print to bitchslap and rake at...
  • Thanks E.J. Dionne, for Explaining it All to Me

    06/12/2006 5:04:33 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies · 764+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/12/06 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Thanks EJ Dionne, for explaining to me that I’ve been used again. The entire week surrounding the vote on the Marriage Amendment, social conservatives were treated to liberal commentary like yours claiming that Republicans were cynically distracting the country from more important issues, like Social Security and repealing the estate tax. According to you and your liberal colleagues, I shouldn’t care about social conservative issues, like gay marriage or abortion. I should really care about George Bush selling me out for issues like “privatizing Social Security and cutting taxes on rich people.” I’m sorry to have to tell you this,...
  • I want to Get New-beat

    02/14/2005 7:26:54 PM PST · by SketchMD · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    me | 2/14/2005 | SketchMD
    I read through this thread and I got to thinking... "Gosh, I wanna be a newbie." So I figured I'd ante up and take my beating. :) My name is Aaron and I'm a newbie. The first step to recovery is admitting I have a problem. Beat down, boys. I won't flinch. :)
  • Openhandedness by Bush

    11/06/2004 1:50:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 665+ views
    NRO ^ | November 05, 2004 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version November 05, 2004, 1:15 p.m. Openhandedness by BushHow far must the president go to make the losing party feel better? A friend — a born-again Republican — asks just what might President Bush do to live up to his promise to represent all the American people. It is natural, if one has only recently joined the communion of saints, to worry about persistent sinners. What can Mr. Bush do to win their confidence? To make them feel better? To answer that question requires that we...
  • C & E magazine (professional election PREDICTORS, not poll) move to Thune from SD Senate Toss-up

    10/31/2004 2:27:25 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 19 replies · 1,573+ views
    Dash-hole going down!!!!!
  • FoxNews/Opinion Dynamics Poll of Ohio: Bush 49%, Kerry 44%

    10/19/2004 12:54:58 PM PDT · by ambrose · 74 replies · 2,692+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/04
    FoxNews/Opinion Dynamics Poll of Ohio: Bush 49%, Kerry 44%
  • DRUDGE SIREN: Bush Quote Sparks Controversy

    10/13/2004 1:17:57 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 326 replies · 17,246+ views
  • Caption This Kerry Picture

    09/27/2004 7:35:44 AM PDT · by Brainhose · 9 replies · 1,672+ views
    Lake Victoria | Today | Brainhose
    What a puss.
  • **CAPTION** Sen. Bob Kerrey listens to testimony from National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice

    04/08/2004 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies · 177+ views
    Thu Apr 8, 3:10 PM ET Commission member and former Sen. Bob Kerrey listens to testimony from National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice (news - web sites) to the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, April 8, 2004, in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  • Lieberman: Shocked by Gore Backing Dean (So shocked he phoned Clinton WHAAAA!!!)

    12/09/2003 8:22:03 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 65 replies · 206+ views
    WINS News ^ | 12/9/03
    (1010 WINS) (Connecticut) Sen. Joe Lieberman said Tuesday he was caught "completely off guard" by the revelation that former Vice President Al Gore was endorsing Lieberman rival Howard Dean for the Democratic presidential nomination. "I was surprised," Lieberman acknowledged in a nationally broadcast interview, but he said, "I'm more determined than ever to fight for what I believe is right for my party and my country." Asked on NBC's "Today " program about whether he felt betrayed by Gore, who chose him as his 2000 campaign running mate, Lieberman said, "I'm not going to talk about Al Gore's sense of...
  • Chirac's outburst met with disdain by EU applicants

    02/18/2003 3:01:13 PM PST · by MadIvan · 28 replies · 207+ views
    The Times ^ | February 18, 2003 | Rory Watson
    THE 13 states seeking European Union membership endorsed its new compromise policy on Iraq yesterday. But even as that rift was papered over, another gaped open. The applicants from Central and Eastern Europe rounded on President Chirac of France for accusing them of speaking out of turn, and of rushing to support the United States in the crisis over Iraq. After an ill-tempered dinner of EU leaders in Brussels on Monday, M Chirac maintained that the 13 should have consulted the Union before issuing joint statements backing the US, and complained that they had “missed a great opportunity to shut...
  • Radio DJ's words ignite controversy

    08/12/2002 6:22:48 AM PDT · by kcpopps · 28 replies · 544+ views
    The Capital Times (Wisconsin) ^ | August 10, 2002 | Lee Sensenbrenner
    Station management at WTDY/AM 1670 has decided to clip the phrase "bitch slap" from its talk radio lexicon after the words drew furious reaction from domestic abuse prevention groups. Talk show host Chris Krok, who used the phrase Thursday and Friday mornings against state Rep. Terese Berceau, among others, said it had been part of the station's "street vernacular." "A bitch slapping is like a pillory or excoriating somebody. You know, verbally lashing them with your tongue," Krok said Friday. But Berceau, D-Madison, didn't see it that way. And neither did many members of violence prevention groups. Former mayoral candidate...