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  • Apple CEO Blasts Conservatives, Dismisses Profit Motive

    03/04/2014 4:39:59 PM PST · 28 of 86
    1L to uncitizen

    I see it differently: buy the stock and eventually oust this idiot as CEO. Buy the products and use them for conservative causes. Or, don’t buy either if you don’t want.

    Believe me: the board will get rid of him long before it has long term negative consequences for the company.

  • College Students On Probation For Pulling Gun To Defend Against Intruder

    11/11/2013 10:08:15 AM PST · 35 of 40
    1L to grundle

    The Gonzaga spokesman interviewed on camera is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for a while, though haven’t talked to him in some time. I’m hoping he’s simply touting the company line. This is flat out outrageous!

  • [South Texas:]South Korean man jailed in to plot to smuggle Asian immigrants

    11/07/2013 1:25:24 PM PST · 3 of 4
    1L to SwinneySwitch

    We can’t have Asian illegals; they aren’t solidly RAT voters.

  • Government Has Shut Down 18 Times Since 1976

    09/30/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    1L to montanajoe

    Rhetorically maybe. Republicans gained Senate seats in 1996 and lost the Presidency because of a moderate (weak) candidate and a 3rd party challenger. Clinton didn’t get but 47% of the vote. Dole would have lost anyway; Clinton signed cap gains tax cuts and the economy soured for several years.

  • House Democrats lash out at GOP over shutdown

    09/30/2013 10:35:59 PM PDT · 25 of 58
    1L to Tailgunner Joe

    Why are they so upset? I thought everyone would blame Republicans and give the rats a boost. Wouldn’t they like that?

  • History professors give Obama B- because he’s just not liberal enough

    09/19/2013 10:22:51 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    1L to Jay Redhawk

    >>the Constitution was written to limit democracy so that the propertied elite could have their will, and exploit the minorities and the little guy.<<

    That’s the LEFTIST dogma to a T.

  • 100 Students Tested for Turberculosis

    09/19/2013 10:18:12 PM PDT · 6 of 8
    1L to SteelTrap

    Maybe. Nimitz HS in Irving probably has the largest white and smallest minority population of any of the 3 Irving HSs. Though the minority pop is probably over 50% (I don’t know exactly), Nimitz is in the area of town that older, long time Irving residents are in with a large percentage of single family homes vs. apartments. The two other schools are in areas that have large apartment pops, and North Irving, the area with the greatest concentration of wealth (and current home of the Cowboys practice facility) is not even in the Irving school district!

    My wife works for the Irving school district and attends different schools during the week. Nimitz is one of them, so we have a mild concern here, but its very unlikely there’s any outbreak.

  • Kids, go to college or you’ll die alone in misery

    09/15/2013 7:41:55 PM PDT · 18 of 39
    1L to 2ndDivisionVet

    I agree with almost all the complaints about college — especially these days. Its way too expensive; it doesn’t always do a good job teaching what people need to know; faculty is made up largely of drug abusing individuals who don’t want to work very hard but expect everyone else to. And I could go on for hours. I get it.

    HOWEVER: if someone doesn’t go to college, he or she is taking a huge risk with their life. The stories of those who succeeded without college are ALL irrelevant. They would have all succeeded WITH college, and there’s no evidence that their success was based solely on the lack of college.

    The problem for the masses INCLUDE, in no particular order, the lack of job prospects — now and in the future; the lack of an ability to conclude your childhood with what could be one of the most enjoyable periods of your life; the lack of relationships that will last a good bit of your life; the inability to make career changes without a huge time and expense of retraining; and the ability to go to college at a time when there is (likely) no mortgage, no car payment, no kids, and few if any commitments.

    I know several people who didn’t go to college that, due to layoffs and to an extent, work related injuries, were forced into an unplanned career change in their late 30s and later. Had they had a degree or at least been near one they would have been in much better shape and had many more options. My sister had some issues during her senior year in college. A decade later after she made some life adjustments and knew what she wanted to do, she returns for 2 semesters to finish a degree in an unrelated field and then go to grad school. She’s 2 years away from being eligible for a state retirement. My other sister didn’t go to college and was very successful during the ‘90s and early 2000s. Then the dollar crashed and all but wiped out her import/export business, and she’s struggled since.

    I know many successful people. Virtually all of my clients are successful people (who I’ve chosen carefully). I don’t know everyone’s life story, but if there are some that didn’t go to college, I’d bet their billing for a year that if they had to do it over, they’d go. My current venture, which is training that caters to business professionals, is only going to work on those who’ve had at least some college. I’m getting some good feedback from this venture and may soon shut down or scale back a fairly good legal practice. And I couldn’t have done any of this without a graduate degree.

    Look — anyone can finish college in 6 years while working a part, 3/4 time, or even full time job. They can do the first half in community colleges and get good instruction — probably better than some large state schools and cheaper than anywhere else. Find a major you’re interested in and do that while taking other classes that will help you get a good job. There is no reason why this plan wouldn’t work for most people out there. And while we need plumbers, electricians, and the like, do a 2 year college program with classes that will transfer somewhere. A plumber in his 40s that has a debilitating back injury and can’t work, as well as no education, is not going to end up being a productive member of society.

  • MSNBC’s Maddow Refers to Redskins as ‘R-Words’ for Entire Segment

    08/12/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · 7 of 34
    1L to NotYourAverageDhimmi

    Nobody would even know who this individual is if not for stuff like this. Conservative media needs to stop reacting and start defeating. In fact, we ALL need to do that.

  • Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos

    08/05/2013 8:30:21 PM PDT · 101 of 121
    1L to RoosterRedux

    >>how he valued the company<<

    He didn’t, at least not correctly. A fifth of the sale amount could have started a state of the art online publication with quality staff (or, those from the WaPo if quality wasn’t important).

  • A Homeland Security Chief In Bed With Islamists? (Sheila Jackson Lee as Homleand Security Sec.)

    07/30/2013 5:26:45 PM PDT · 15 of 28
    1L to drewh

    This brainless idiot isn’t smart enough to be in bed with anyone. Truly one of the stupidest public figures in history.

  • O'Reilly Says Illegals Are Not Criminals.

    07/15/2013 9:37:35 PM PDT · 28 of 44
    1L to ConservativeMan55

    He’s using a correct word — civil — in some respects, however, he’s being totally dishonest. When one says “civil matter”, they mean its up to a Plaintiff to sue a Defendant in a civil court. That’s NOT how immigration offenses work.

    Its true that immigration isn’t in the list of federal criminal offenses in 18 USC, but there’s a good reason for that: immigration offenders are not US citizens — at least not alien offenders. Title 8 covers immigration and has listed in there “civil penalties,” but those penalties look an awful lot like criminal sentences - fines and imprisonment.

  • Zimmerman fate following acquittal uncertain

    07/14/2013 5:35:48 PM PDT · 20 of 67
    1L to shineon

    He needs to drop out of site for about a year, lose weight, gain some self defense skills, practice extensively with and get additional training for a handgun and other weapons. Its doubtful he’ll ever shoot anyone again, but he needs to stay in practice for his own safety.

    As far as where to reappear, he can blend in in a number of places in central and south Texas. New Mexico and Arizona are other possibilities, but in Texas, he can carry without too much trouble.

  • Dallas School District Opts Out of Deputized Marshal Program

    07/14/2013 10:45:20 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    1L to John Semmens

    This is a political stunt. The Dallas ISD has its own police force — similar to a college — and they also have security personnel. I don’t know for sure whether the security works under the police’s umbrella, but I do know several people who work for either the police division or the security detail.

    There are few Texas ISDs that have their own police force. Since the statement didn’t mention the fact that DISD has, essentially, armed personnel in their buildings now, its completely dishonest.

  • I was Trayvon Martin the day I came to America

    07/12/2013 3:32:52 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    1L to 2ndDivisionVet

    I don’t believe a word of this. Brenham is a fairly typical east Texas town, though its more in East Central Texas. By typical, I mean there is a huge minority population there and in surrounding areas. He’s acting like people there had never been around Blacks, which is totally untrue.

  • Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe 'taken away from us'

    07/10/2013 4:37:52 PM PDT · 35 of 77
    1L to Osage Orange

    He can’t sue the state. All government entities have some kind of immunity statutes. He will have to sue individuals.

    The problem is that he will be sued by the Martin family. He’ll probably be served in court.

  • Teresa Heinz Kerry Hospitalized in Critical But Stable Condition (Flown to Mass General in Boston)

    07/07/2013 5:40:37 PM PDT · 23 of 87
    1L to twister881

    Respiratory arrest from either of those?

  • Pal testifies that Zimmerman said Martin grabbed his gun

    07/02/2013 10:22:11 AM PDT · 20 of 52
    1L to Standing Wolf

    Statements of party/opponent are not hearsay.

  • Miller Barber passes away at age 82 (famous golfer)

    06/12/2013 1:50:14 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    1L to al_c

    I lived in Sherman at one time. I think my dad invested in a sponsorship of Barber then.

  • Sheriff Arpaio's Investigator Mike Zullo Reveals New Devastating Evidence On Obama's Birth Records

    06/02/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT · 185 of 250
    1L to Usagi_yo

    >>The gist was, telling me that the documents are forgery is hearsay unless you witnessed the forgery or are an expert.<<

    Not if you were the purported author of the documents and you testified that you didn’t author them.

    I’m not sure where you’re trying to go with this. There are rules for admission of documents, and in general, government documents are admitted without “proving” them up. If there is a question about their authenticity, no it does not take an expert to prove that — all kinds of fact witnesses can testify to that.

    For example, the following hypothetical individuals can say:

    — “I have seen the original document and it is different...”
    — “I am the custodian of those records and this is not part of that...”
    — Another person can testify that the entire set of records are not authentic for whatever reason

    I’m sure there are other scenarios.

  • Sheriff Arpaio's Investigator Mike Zullo Reveals New Devastating Evidence On Obama's Birth Records

    06/01/2013 7:43:31 PM PDT · 112 of 250
    1L to Usagi_yo

    >>Hearsay — Most commonly, asserting as fact something merely overheard or opined and not witnessed directly. Not to be confused with expert opinion subject to cross examination, or stipulated facts.<<

    Not sure where you are getting your info, but this isn’t hearsay. While jurisdictions vary, the definition is something like this: Hearsay is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.

    It can include documents, so it isn’t simply something overheard. There are also exceptions and exemptions (the statement of the party opponent, for one, isn’t inadmissible hearsay). It applies equally to fact witnesses and experts. Opinions may or may not be admissible testimony depending on the context, but aren’t inadmissible because they’re considered hearsay.

  • Why college costs so much

    05/29/2013 10:22:56 AM PDT · 60 of 62
    1L to dhs12345

    I didn’t study engineering, but did graduate with honors (not highest honors, but the entry one) while enjoying myself. I still hung out with engineering majors. By my 3rd year I learned to treat college as a job — work 8-2 (or whatever), then the rest of the day you had to yourself. Don’t waste time in the morning or early afternoon. I did the same in law school, but it was more like 8-6 with a weekend day.

    My guess is that you did college in 4 years or less. There’s no shame in going for 5 years, especially in difficult majors.

  • Why college costs so much

    05/27/2013 5:05:15 PM PDT · 56 of 62
    1L to dhs12345

    >>“Campus life” is ridiculously expensive and unnecessary IMO. Besides, it can be distracting and interfere.<<

    I couldn’t disagree more. Oh, its true that college is way too expensive and everything in this article is true, but don’t blame living on campus or anything else related to the “college experience.” Its actually the best thing about college. People that go straight to work out of high school or even to college and don’t have this experience will seek it later in life through a mid-life crisis, affair, divorce or something equally destructive. Sure, there are exceptions (on both sides — those that had the experince still behave immaturely and others that didn’t, don’t), but IN GENERAL, its better to live out your later childhood/early adulthood with the college experience — a lot of freedom, little responsibility, etc., AND the best way to do that is to be as plugged in to your college social life as possible.

    Don’t misunderstand: I’m not advocating being a drunk frat boy — I wasn’t — didn’t come anywhere near a frat and neither did most of my friends. But I bet is you had three groups — those that went through “campus life” in college, those that didn’t, but still went to college, and those that didn’t go at all, all other things being equal, the first group would be the most fulfilled in general.

    I graduated from college just over 20 years ago. I looked at my transcript a few years ago and completely forgot about a class that I took (and made an A in) my last semester on campus. Needless to say, I got nothing from that class, but have a lot of great memories of fun I had with people I haven’t seen in almost 2 decades. Sure, I could have gotten that just hanging out with people outside of college, but I got the degree too!

  • Heritage official resigns amid controversy

    05/10/2013 2:26:00 PM PDT · 18 of 61
    1L to reaganaut1

    Why the hell would he resign? His resignation, whether his idea or the HF’s, just lends credence to the idea that he did something wrong when he didn’t.

    THIS is why we are losing, folks. Conservatives cower in fear and go away when we should tell our opponents to go jump in the lake.

  • (Video) Travis County DA sentenced to 45 days for DWI Newsroom

    04/19/2013 12:39:52 PM PDT · 32 of 57
    1L to Arrowhead1952

    I doubt she’s in for more than a few days. Certain days, like weekends maybe, count double. If they do let her out before the sentence is up to return, and the jail is full, they won’t put her in but will count that toward her sentence. If she does virtually ANY work in the jail (taking out trash, cleaning, etc.) she’ll get extra days’ credit for that.

    Just do me one favor: don’t ask me how I know all this!

    (No, seriously, I’ve done a citizens academy and many jails have similar policies.)

  • Powerful Explosion Rocks Small Town North of Waco

    04/18/2013 10:05:09 PM PDT · 377 of 378
    1L to Thud

    >>AFAIK, there is no “zoning” in Texas.<<

    What exactly do you mean by this? No zoning as a direct result of state law, or no municipal zoning period? The latter is obviously not true.

  • Women receives bill after making restroom pit stop

    02/28/2013 8:26:57 PM PST · 21 of 87
    1L to pjpblush

    >>The police probably shouldn’t have looked up the license plate. However, it is a pet peeve of mine that businesses that maintain restrooms for their customers get taken advantage of by people who stop but do not purchase anything.<<

    I can assure you the businesses don’t feel that way. Not only are you ignorant of the fact that the individual may be a regular customer all but the time you see them, you’re thinking of it like its your home with someone ringing the doorbell to come and use your bathroom. Businesses with public restrooms don’t care if one hundred or one thousand visit them. But the more people that come into their store for ANY reason, the better. If they don’t come in, they won’t buy. If they do, they might.

    I will grant you the very small mom and pops feel like you do, but for the bigger chains, toilet supplies cost almost nothing compared to their annual revenue.

  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/04/2013 12:58:24 PM PST · 46 of 47
    1L to yarddog

    Proof that you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. My post was easily understandable —YOU are asserting the officials miss spots routinely by being a foot or more off. I’m asking you to provide the rule reference that dictates how they are supposed to make the determination of where the spot is. You’ve never seen a rule book in your life, yet you’re asserting that those who know the rules well are missing something.

    So again: if you really know what you’re talking about, provide the rule reference that will prove what you assert. There is nothing unclear about this request: put up or shut up!

  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/03/2013 8:39:16 PM PST · 43 of 47
    1L to yarddog

    >>the ref’s placement after each play<<

    Its called the spot.

    Would you please quote the rule reference that dictates where the ball is to be placed. Include rule, section, and page number.

  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/03/2013 8:36:39 PM PST · 42 of 47
    1L to 07Jack

    Unless you can guarantee that this pic is looking straight down the line to gain, its useless.

    Why would the official rule a first down if he knew the ball didn’t get a part of the pole? There’s 2 other officials right there to correct him if they felt he made a mistake — the Back Judge who holds the ball down and the umpire who pulls the chain tight.

  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/02/2013 11:12:31 AM PST · 31 of 47
    1L to BO Stinkss

    This pic is terribly misleading. The pic is at a totally different angle than the Referee viewed it from. Trust me: the call was correct. Maybe not by much but he’s not going to be a college Referee and miss that.

  • The refs are blind! No really – Outback Bowl officials make a terrible call on a first down.

    01/02/2013 11:09:23 AM PST · 30 of 47
    1L to yarddog

    >>After all the placement could easily be a foot or so off.<<

    Maybe an inch or two, but nowhere near a foot — at least not if the chain crew is remotely competent. There is a clip that is placed on the chain at the location of the backside of the yard line, nearest to the first down spot stick. When the Head Linesman goes back to retrieve the chains for a measurement, he goes to the clip, brings the chains out, and then places the chain down at that same yard line. The Umpire takes the line to gain stick and pulls it tight for the measurement, a determination the Referee makes. Even with the stick and the ball right next to each other, sometimes it is VERY close and a picture several feet away will not always show whether the tip of the ball is even with the stick.

  • Gingrich: Conservatives Will Have to Accept Marriage 'Equality'

    12/20/2012 7:49:54 PM PST · 210 of 323
    1L to Kazan

    Newt is by far the most bizarre politician I’ve ever seen. His actual record is, for the most part (without getting into his personal life too much), largely conservative and effective. Half the time, his speech is as well. Its the other half the time when he’s talking and he says totally stupid stuff like this.

    Newt is DC first and foremost. I don’t know that he gets invited to too many parties, but for some idiotic reason, he still has that longing to make his enemies like him. They don’t and never will, but as smart as he is, that idea totally escapes him.

  • An Eight-year-old Trumpet Prodigy Performs A Solo

    12/20/2012 12:45:30 PM PST · 9 of 9
    1L to BerryDingle

    Best example of bad form. Pull up some videos of a true trumpet professional like the late Maurice Andre (don’t let a double chin confuse you for puffy cheeks!) and you won’t see the enlarged face.

    One of the first things I learned in 7th grade band as a (then) cornet player.

  • An Eight-year-old Trumpet Prodigy Performs A Solo

    12/11/2012 3:29:25 PM PST · 5 of 9
    1L to Man from Oz

    It is a cornet. When I was in band, all players played cornet rather than trumpet. They’re interchangeable, play wise.

    I’m concerned about his cheeks puffing. That’s bad form and his teacher should correct it.

  • Even A Stopped Clock . . .[Paul Krugman, Making Sense!]

    11/27/2012 4:43:17 PM PST · 29 of 41
    1L to zeestephen

    This isn’t the entire equation. Revenue models may not support wage payout of what the market might bear. If an employee is not adding value to a company ABOVE his salary and benefits, there’s no reason to hire him.

  • Benghazi-gate and the Electoral College

    11/16/2012 3:06:57 PM PST · 24 of 26
    1L to Jacquerie

    Dream on.

  • Comparing the Obama vs McCain Popular Vote to the Obama vs Romney Popular Vote. Startling!! (VANITY)

    11/07/2012 9:08:59 PM PST · 48 of 67
    1L to SeekAndFind

    Just saying McCain got more than Romney doesn’t mean anyone stayed home. We just have fewer conservative voters. 2.5 million have died each year since 2004, and well over half of those were age 75 and above (3/4ths were age 65 and above). These were depression era people that tended to vote and tended to vote conservatively. We’re talking about 18 million people. Figure a voting rate of 60% (10.8 million) and an R/D ratio of 54/46, and you have 5-6 million (4 million minimum) that probably voted for Bush in 2004 that didn’t vote for Romney. The younger voters replacing the older ones are voting in large part for D’s.

    There’s no way conservatives stayed home in droves. I’m beginning to doubt that many stayed home in 2008. We have a different electorate and we’ve largely lost the ability to do anything about it. Immigration reform and voter id laws during the 2004-8 years would have helped tremendously, but that’s pretty much dead now.

  • Romney wins white vote by same margin as Reagan did in 1980 landslide

    11/07/2012 6:36:50 AM PST · 5 of 50
    1L to bkepley

    They don’t have the SAME conservative values. Not going to make a blanket statement for all Latinos or family-first type blacks, but there is a huge “me-first” or entitlement mentality among a huge number. You can’t assume that because there is a value on having children and family in general that they are conservative politically. To some, one thing has nothing to do with the other.

  • This Is The Last Time

    11/07/2012 6:28:48 AM PST · 92 of 112
    1L to veritas2002

    I’m 20 years younger and I’m done.

  • Fox News poll: Race for the White House a dead heat (R 53, 0 42 among "extremely interested")

    10/31/2012 10:46:10 PM PDT · 109 of 130
    1L to Utmost Certainty

    >>What if they’re not fibbing and it turns out to be true?<<

    First of all, do you really think Obama thinks they’re true? I don’t. He wouldn’t be spending money where he is if he did. Second, you’re missing at least part of the issue: the polling that is over sampling D’s isn’t trying to be accurate; they’re trying to create the impression that the election really is close so 1) their voters will go to the polls and 2) they can scream “stolen” when they lose.

    In 2009, I found that in order for Obama to win reelection, he would have to at the very least maintain the number of votes he got in 2008. There is NO WAY that happens. Had we ran an actual conservative candidate in 2008, Rs would have barely won or been barely defeated (possible 2000 like electoral victory either way). 2008 was the story of McCain, not Obama and this year there is no hiding that.

  • Fox News poll: Race for the White House a dead heat (R 53, 0 42 among "extremely interested")

    10/31/2012 10:45:59 PM PDT · 108 of 130
    1L to Utmost Certainty

    >>What if they’re not fibbing and it turns out to be true?<<

    First of all, do you really think Obama thinks they’re true? I don’t. He wouldn’t be spending money where he is if he did. Second, you’re missing at least part of the issue: the polling that is over sampling D’s isn’t trying to be accurate; they’re trying to create the impression that the election really is close so 1) their voters will go to the polls and 2) they can scream “stolen” when they lose.

    In 2009, I found that in order for Obama to win reelection, he would have to at the very least maintain the number of votes he got in 2008. There is NO WAY that happens. Had we ran an actual conservative candidate in 2008, Rs would have barely won or been barely defeated (possible 2000 like electoral victory either way). 2008 was the story of McCain, not Obama and this year there is no hiding that.

  • Court: Texas Has the Right to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

    10/27/2012 7:03:40 PM PDT · 31 of 56
    1L to circlecity

    I think that was a 2-1 and may be heard en banc. If so, especially given the 5th circuit ruling, it may be reversed.

  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: TUE: 10/09: R:48% O:48% Obama -13%

    10/09/2012 9:51:24 AM PDT · 31 of 39
    1L to Syncro

    >>ACORN and various other Obama/ChicagoMobMachine/Rahm/Soros&ChavezCountingTheVotes etc...can all of that be countered with enough votes?<<

    They can’t do it in as many places as they used to be able to.

  • Rasmussen Daily Tracking: TUE: 10/09: R:48% O:48% Obama -13%

    10/09/2012 9:49:05 AM PDT · 30 of 39
    1L to Perdogg

    Using ‘04 and ‘00 models.

  • Judge refuses to halt Pennsylvania’s voter identification law

    09/04/2012 12:14:02 PM PDT · 56 of 56
    1L to NonValueAdded

    You need a damn ID to REGISTER to vote in most states. How can it be a burden to show ID to vote, when they did the same to register?

  • Attorneys for Tim Curley, Gary Schultz Support Critique of Freeh Report

    08/22/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    1L to RetiredTexasVet

    Who was not publicly identified that bears responsibility?

  • After 30 years, the Marines are returning to the Colt .45 pistol

    08/18/2012 3:56:18 PM PDT · 50 of 196
    1L to RetiredArmy

    >>pop gun 9mm<<

    This is absurd. If you NEED more than a 9+P, you NEED a rifle of some sort. I see statements like this and they are usually made by those who know very little about what they’re talking about. Shot placement is key, and when shot placement isn’t good enough, a traditional compact or full size handgun isn’t going to be good enough.

    I love 1911’s. I borrowed a friend’s for a number of years (I cried when he wanted it back) and would often carry it in the “wild” (no, not South Dallas) on a Tac vest as a backup. I’d switch between that and a revolver. My 13 shot 9mm H&K stayed at my side all the time, with or without the “backup.”

    If you WANT a .40, .45, .357mag/sig, 44 mag, whatever, get one. They’re all great guns, but a 9 is NOT a pop gun. In fact, a 9 should be the “default” choice — the one to get unless you specifically desire another caliber. Cheaper ammo and a little easier to shoot than most, so you’ll practice more and be more proficient. I would not recommend the .45 for purchase unless one has shot it a bunch or just wants to have it around.

  • Judge refuses to halt Pennsylvania’s voter identification law

    08/15/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT · 16 of 56
    1L to TonyInOhio

    I wish everyone would look this up for this state and start responding to these voter id objections as being stupid: YOU NEED AN ID TO REGISTER TO VOTE, at least, in Texas. Its IMPOSSIBLE for someone to not be able to show an ID to vote if they are registered, since they’ve ALREADY shown one to register.

    This business of talking about where an ID is needed is all well and good, but the real response, as shown here, shows the absolute STUPIDITY of arguing this will suppress ANY voter turnout.

    So, please, look up your state’s statute on voter registration requirements and post it here.

  • Obamacare stands

    06/28/2012 1:28:19 PM PDT · 210 of 221
    1L to rogue yam

    You call me a name and then say that I am the one who is too stupid to participate?