Posts by Dan Nunn

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  • Donald Sterling receives lifetime ban

    04/29/2014 11:46:16 AM PDT · 77 of 223
    Dan Nunn to jimjohn

    As I said in #57, you better believe he did. We’ll probably never know the specifics, but with the NBA having a rev share, and the boycotts affecting the LA Clippers, don’t you think his actions have hurt the other owners? If his contract with the NBA didn’t cover something like that, well, then the NBA needs new lawyers.

  • Donald Sterling receives lifetime ban

    04/29/2014 11:42:54 AM PDT · 63 of 223
    Dan Nunn to RginTN
    Robert ‘kkk’ Byrd is still a Democrat in good standing

    Not quite standing, he's been laying on his back for nearly 4 years ;)

  • Donald Sterling receives lifetime ban

    04/29/2014 11:41:53 AM PDT · 57 of 223
    Dan Nunn to circlecity
    I don't agree that anyone should be fined and banned for life for a private comment made in a private conversation.

    The NBA has a revenue sharing program. There are 29 other NBA teams. Because of the stupid comments and subsequent boycotts, it is devaluing the investments and costing the 29 other owners real money.

    And you can bet his franchise agreement provides the ability of the NBA to monetarily penalize him.

    The NBA has every right to protect their business interests.

  • Tampa Bay Times Financials Strained

    03/01/2014 6:37:39 AM PST · 6 of 31
    Dan Nunn to shortstop
    The Tribune is really going after the Times this morning, probably in response to the Times firing its first shot a couple weeks ago: Jo-Ann Stores sues Tampa Tribune, alleging inflated circulation numbers.

    Here's another followup sure to be highlighted by the Tribune this weekend: Poynter Institute's Struggles Mirror the Times.

    I loved this part:

    While Times reporters have often investigated nonprofits and charities and the paper has published an ongoing series titled “America’s Worst Charities,” Poynter stumbled in getting its own nonprofit properly registered with the state.

    Poynter failed to file paperwork with Florida to register as a nonprofit entity until 2009, decades after the Times patriarch Nelson Poynter established the school.

    Remember, the Tampa Bay Times is the organization that publicizes Politifact.

  • TSA will grope you less for $85

    07/23/2013 4:20:34 AM PDT · 16 of 30
    Dan Nunn to Oldeconomybuyer

    You’re talking the GOES program right? It’s slightly different (but also allows for TSA Pre). There are supposedly going to be more interview locations for this.

  • Tampa doctor's son accused of killing unborn child

    05/16/2013 6:45:44 AM PDT · 1 of 17
    Dan Nunn
    A very selfish and despicable act. I'm very curious how this plays out.
  • These photos could contain the bomber

    04/17/2013 7:50:08 AM PDT · 13 of 245
    Dan Nunn to humblegunner
    You left out the picture of the exploded backpack to make your non-point.

  • Parents, kids sought in Tampa kidnapping case (anti-government?)

    04/03/2013 1:29:34 PM PDT · 62 of 78
    Dan Nunn to GOPJ

    I’ve since switched to FiOS, but when I did have Brighthouse, I enjoyed Al Ruechel. Something tells me he’s not a liberal.

    But I hated their Political Connections when they would bring on Adam Smith from the TBT.

  • Vanity. Need computer advice.

    03/19/2013 8:47:37 AM PDT · 8 of 65
    Dan Nunn to saminfl
    Is Linux hard to use?

    Yes. There may be people here who try to convince you otherwise, but unless you consider spending time trying to fix computers a hobby, you won't enjoy it. Tracking down binary drivers, figuring out dependency issues, and googling for command line syntaxes gets frustrating after awhile. And that's before you even get to your point about .avis (and their codecs), Office compatibility, and more.

    I'm a Mac user, and I can appreciate your stance (though a Mac Mini isn't expensive), so I won't try to push it on you.

    Thus, I'll simply recommend going for Windows 8. As always, the bark is louder than the bite, and while you'll be annoyed at a few of the changes (lack of a start button, "Metro" interface), you can largely use it just like previous versions. It's not as bad as those make it out to be.

    I'm a technical guy. I use Linux on my servers (hosted in the Amazon cloud). But I wouldn't ever recommend Linux to anyone on a desktop unless they have a ton of free time and patience.

  • Firearms Companies Restricting Sales To GOVERNMENT Agencies In Areas That Restrict Gun Rights

    02/22/2013 9:45:47 PM PST · 15 of 17
    Dan Nunn to maddog55

    That’s the key. Of course the smaller players get on early, they have nothing to lose, especially if they do little LEO business in NY and CA. We need to turn the tide of the BIG players in the industry like Smith and Wesson and Glock. THEN the legislators will start listening. Every bit helps, but let’s get some big players in on this.

  • Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Sparks Controversy. Offensive or Overreaction?

    02/14/2013 9:33:17 AM PST · 3 of 57
    Dan Nunn to Impala64ssa
    Jezebel is one of the most obnoxious man-hating sites on the internet (especially from their resident anti-male male, the limpwristed Hugo Schwyzer). I've blocked them so I don't accidentally click any of their links.

    It goes without saying that they are part of the Gawker network, which published the names of NYC CCW holders in response to the suburban newspaper that did the same, then went on twitter to disparage anyone who called them out on it.

    The entire Gawker network is scum and I urge everyone to never visit any of their sites, listed here.

  • Assault Weapons Ban Has Rough Road Ahead, Grassley Says

    02/04/2013 1:22:34 PM PST · 5 of 22
    Dan Nunn to neverdem
    Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, said vulnerable Senate Democratic incumbents could be the key to preventing an assault weapons ban from passing this year.

    Gee, you mean the NRA's single-issue strategy actually works?

    But I thought a common theory here suggested that the NRA only endorse Republicans?

  • NRA chief: Why we fight for gun rights

    02/01/2013 8:20:22 PM PST · 23 of 26
    Dan Nunn to CodeToad
    You are an absolute, unadulterated moron. You have been spewing the same scumbag garbage for years - since you started at FR. It was irrelevant then and it's even more irrelevant now.

    For the last 7 years you've been on here saying that forty five (45) years ago, in 1968, their magazine admitted to helping pass gun control acts then and in 1934 - seventy nine (79) years ago.

    Since then, you've claimed this as proof that the NRA would come out in support of any gun control regulation that might come to the forefront and claim they are stopping any worse legislation. That is, that they would "compromise." And, for 7 years, you've offered only your own vapid speculation, and for 7 years, rejected any argument that the NRA-ILA was formed after 1968, et. al.

    Fine. Let's put all of that behind us. Because for the last 6 weeks, your 7 year long tirade on the NRA has now been put to the test, and instead of you recoiling into silence about how completely wrong you were, you double down on your own idiocy! It's like watching Saddam Hussein's Ministry of Information. It's truly mind-boggling how clueless you look.

    December 14, 2012 was the date of the most horrific gun crimes ever to hit this nation. Maybe not the most deadly, but the one that tugged at our nation's heartstrings more than any other - innocent, young children getting shot and killed point blank by a ravenous evil madman. The response was swift, and the mechanics of the anti-gun lobby swung into motion. Decades of laws that have failed in the past were brought to the forefront, none of which would have stopped Newtown, of course, but I digress. Millions of moms who had no stance on the issue were brought to tears and anger by the biased media.

    And one week after the event, what did we see? If we were to believe your theory, it would have been a press conference by Wayne LaPierre agreeing that "something needs to be done to stop gun violence" and that they will work together with those on Capitol Hill that everyone can agree on. BUT WAIT! That didn't happen! Wayne LaPierre rightly stared down the biased media, called them out, looked Code Pink in the face, and stated that GUN LAWS WILL NOT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. In other words, he did the exact opposite of what you've been ignorantly carping for 7 years!

    And thus, the NRA has been pilloried in the biased media and by hack politicians as having "blood on their hands." Week after week, NRA execs have been on Capitol Hill, the Sunday talk shows, cable outlets, and in newspaper editorials getting the message out that additional gun laws won't solve this problem. They didn't put their foot out, see LaPierre get attacked, and take a step back. They fought, like they have been saying they have done for years, for our gun rights. Behind the scenes, we can be sure they are on the phones with politicians who have benefited from them in the past, reminding them that the time to pay back that favor is now - you think Harry Reid doesn't know this?

    And now we begin to see that the gun control cabal is fading. Their persistence and consistency is working, because their message is better. They are getting the word out that "assault weapons" are just cosmetic features with no connection to how 'deadly' a weapon is. They are getting the word out that a "gun show loophole" is nothing other than Americans having the right to free trade. And most of all, the media are coalescing around a universal background check, thinking that might be the consolation prize in this whole battle - the NRA has come out against that, too.

    In short, everything you've said for 7 years has been blatantly wrong. And instead of congratulating them on being the public face of the 2nd Amendment at a tremendously emotional time, you stick to your two-track recitation of "1934 NFA!" and "1968 GCA."

  • NRA chief: Why we fight for gun rights

    02/01/2013 8:00:12 PM PST · 22 of 26
    Dan Nunn to US Navy Vet
    Tell THAT to the “NRA” when they keep STABBING us in the back with “endorsments” of POS DEM Politicians(Harry Reid).

    Who's "us"? NRA doesn't stand for National Republican Association, FYI.

  • Oh, by the way: New York forgot to exempt cops from its new ban on high-capacity magazines (Ooops)

    01/17/2013 8:28:04 PM PST · 8 of 27
    Dan Nunn to cripplecreek

    Best comment I’ve read in a while.

  • Trying to Find a Good HTML Web Hosting Site

    01/17/2013 6:25:42 AM PST · 20 of 40
    Dan Nunn to ducttape45
    There are great suggestions here, and I'll throw another one in the ring. It may not be the simplest, but it's probably going to be one of the most cost effective: Static HTML hosting with Amazon S3.

    http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2011/02/host-your-static-website-on-amazon-s3.html

    Regardless of who you choose for a hosting provider, I urge you to check this out for designing a simple page. You can make an awesome looking webpage with very little HTML whatsoever. It's called Bootstrap, and it was designed by the Twitter team that found themselves creating new services for internal use, but wanted to stop reinventing the wheel of creating a UI for each individual project:

    http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/

    Check out some of the Examples and do a View Source in your browser to see how easy it is to make something that looks that good.

  • NRA says gun lobby has the support in Congress to block assault weapons ban

    01/13/2013 11:22:27 AM PST · 12 of 50
    Dan Nunn to cripplecreek

    They have been, especially in state legislatures.

    But methinks Newtown is a setback for national reciprocity for years.

  • Rick Perry: I Can’t Make Cuomo A Texan

    01/13/2013 9:07:02 AM PST · 10 of 34
    Dan Nunn to Berlin_Freeper

    Ed Koch is fully aware of this phonetic conundrum.

  • Here Is a List of All the A*****es Handsome Law-Abiding Citizens Who Own Guns in New York City

    01/08/2013 3:48:23 PM PST · 24 of 31
    Dan Nunn to dubyajam

    You (legally) cannot in NY. You have to arrange a meeting with the pistol permit office and get the gun added to your license before you can ever take possession of it from a gun shop. Private party sellers would be unwise to sell a pistol to someone else and neglect to deregister it from their license.

    God, I’m glad I left that hellhole.

  • Corbett Backtracks On Comments About Restricting Gun Sales On State Property

    01/07/2013 4:23:13 PM PST · 6 of 9
    Dan Nunn to stevio

    This is a classic case of the media creating an issue where none existed. Corbett NEVER said he was considering anything. More info here:

    http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/01/04/gun-shows-banned-from-public-property-in-pennsylvania/

  • Feinstein's New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

    01/05/2013 8:59:57 AM PST · 46 of 77
    Dan Nunn to wastedyears

    Comparing the NRA to Boner is like comparing apples to airplanes.

  • Feinstein's New Gun-Ban Bill Likely to be Introduced January 22

    01/05/2013 8:10:36 AM PST · 41 of 77
    Dan Nunn to Domandred

    Have you been watching ANY of the NRA’s responses at all or are you just coming out to attack an organization that knows how to get things done politically, even if you disagree?

    The NRA has already said NO COMPROMISES. They will NOT support an AWB of any sort.

    Bringing up historical events here is irrelevant because the times have changed. Americans, by a large margin, do not support bans that have statistically been proven to do absolutely nothing in the wake of crime. We have a Republican controlled House and several pro-gun Dems in the Senate (though we’ll see how well they stick to their guns, pun intended).

    This is a different time and the NRA needs our support. Don’t be a jackal and call them cavers before the debate has even begun.

  • Lawsuit Filed Against Journal News Sparked By Map of Gun Owners

    01/03/2013 7:14:42 PM PST · 4 of 25
    Dan Nunn to Libloather

    I noticed from the summary that they didn’t sue because they have a pistol permit, but rather, they were listed as having one when they don’t.

    I want a lawsuit from someone who was listed because they *do* have a pistol permit.

  • Florida first state to reach 1 million gun permits

    01/02/2013 12:44:31 PM PST · 32 of 56
    Dan Nunn to Bryanw92

    Wish I did, but I don’t think Florida differentiates the two (or if they do, release the data separately).

  • Florida first state to reach 1 million gun permits

    01/02/2013 10:51:57 AM PST · 20 of 56
    Dan Nunn to G Larry; Bryanw92

    Our Florida CCW is sought-after by many nonresidents as it has wide reciprocity - in fact, when I used to live in NY, the local gun store had Florida + Utah CCW classes to obtain licensure recognized in most other states.

    So as it looks like this list isn’t 1 million resident permits, but just 1 million permits, the per 100,000 may be closer to Colorado’s.

  • White House talks don't include NRA: gun group president

    12/30/2012 1:40:05 PM PST · 16 of 25
    Dan Nunn to CodeToad

    The NRA didnt start its lobbying arm, the NRA-ILA, until 1975. To blame them for prior legislation is dishonest.

  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 1:29:45 PM PST · 33 of 42
    Dan Nunn to Alaska Wolf

    Your comment makes one-track minds explode.

    And if Harry Reid returns the favor by knocking this bill down a few pegs, the utility of a one-issue organization endorsing both parties will still be lost on the anti-NRA crowd.

    This place makes me sad lately.

  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 1:27:15 PM PST · 32 of 42
    Dan Nunn to y6162

    So many FReepers these days only seem to be able to engage in debate by calling those that disagree with them liberals or paulbots.

    Intellectual superiority is one thing no one would ever accuse you of having.

    Anyway, you’ve clearly got me beat with your vast knowledge, so carry on here. I’ve got better things to do than waste my time on vile malcontents.

  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 12:19:08 PM PST · 26 of 42
    Dan Nunn to y6162

    A Paulite slug?

    Do you contribute any discussion or is that your shtick?

    As for the rest of your gibberish, you’re wrong. But being wrong obviously has no bearing on your inability to realize you should shut your mouth.

  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 10:30:14 AM PST · 17 of 42
    Dan Nunn to y6162

    The NRA isn’t the right, it’s an organization that has one political goal - advance the cause of gun rights. It, in fact, gains a lot by being reasonable, and though they are excoriated here for endorsing pro-gun Democrats, that strategy may well be our last firewall for gun control measures like Feinstein’s.

  • Gallup: Opposition to handgun ban hits all-time high

    12/27/2012 9:48:57 AM PST · 12 of 31
    Dan Nunn to Nachum

    1 in 4 Americans think that, no matter what the 2nd Amendment says, we should be forced to give up our legally owned handguns.

  • NRA President Defends David Gregory, Knocks DC Law

    12/27/2012 9:47:36 AM PST · 2 of 42
    Dan Nunn to jimbo123

    He has three angles in this opportunity: attack the media, attack the stupid law, or attack both.

    By choosing to attack the stupid law, he’s directing the most attention to what should be changed: the felonious possession of a piece of plastic.

    Me, I want David Gregory to be charged; but I think the NRA president took the right stance here given his public persona.

  • Newt Gingrich is on the right track to fix GOP for 2014 and 2016

    12/22/2012 9:54:55 AM PST · 24 of 41
    Dan Nunn to Logical me

    I agree completely.

    While I adore many members of the mainstream conservative movement, I abhor the simplistic analysis of the 2012 defeat by some on our side. Rush Limbaugh saying, “If we’d have only ran a conservative candidate, we would have won!” is absolutely false - no one in the lineup, nor any conservative that I can think of, could have overcome the demographic changes.

    So, we need a plan for the future to address this. I don’t know what it is, and it’s sure to upset some people - be them conservatives, RINOs, or whomever they may be. But the status quo is a blueprint for defeat at this point. Kudos to Newt for at least getting the ball moving.

  • NRA Press conference live thread

    12/21/2012 9:04:25 AM PST · 24 of 60
    Dan Nunn to Obadiah

    Exactly, the NRA knows how to play politics, and they are using everything they’ve learned since establishing the NRA-ILA in 1975.

    For them to put all their cards on the table now is ignorant.

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 2:04:50 PM PST · 29 of 33
    Dan Nunn to Gorzaloon

    Great points, thank you!

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 12:50:47 PM PST · 24 of 33
    Dan Nunn to Gorzaloon; Bogey78O

    Not bad points regarding a code reader, but I’d be curious if you know anyone who has used it successfully in NY. From what I remember, the car would usually have to drive around for 50-100 miles to totally ‘clear’ the code before it could pass emissions.

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 12:45:20 PM PST · 23 of 33
    Dan Nunn to chrisser

    Ouch, that’s ridiculous! Who are they to say I want to put my vehicle on public roads or not?

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 12:42:16 PM PST · 22 of 33
    Dan Nunn to ansel12
    Does that mean uninsured?

    Nope, it means I didn't print out the latest edition of my insurance card when it got auto-renewed. It had an old expiration date on it.

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 12:05:35 PM PST · 13 of 33
    Dan Nunn to Hot Tabasco
    You have to get your cars inspected every year?

    Heh, gotta love the inspection states. So glad to have left NY. I have a friend back home who is now forced to look for a new vehicle, because his post-1996 vehicle won't pass emissions tests in NY.

    Not because it's polluting. But because it has a 'check engine' light on, which means the state automatically fails it when hooking it up to their machine. And fixing it would cost about what the car is worth. Back in the old days, you'd have a mechanic 'friend' who would charge you double for an inspection sticker. Now, it's all computerized, with a machine that communicates directly with Albany. No cheating now.

    Nanny states for you.

  • Video: The $100 traffic ticket

    12/13/2012 12:01:26 PM PST · 11 of 33
    Dan Nunn to diverteach
    Most places will throw the ticket out if it gets corrected before the court date for this type of infraction.

    HA! Not Florida. I was ONE WEEK late on my registration (expired mid-September, I still had a September sticker on, it was just expired by a week) and the friendly FHP officer that ran my plates at a red light gave me a $110 ticket. I got to "plead it down" for a discount to $95. For a registration that cost me about $100.

    Oh, and I had the pleasure of paying another $10 on top of it because my insurance card was out of date.

    Gotta love the highway patrol...

  • Concealed Weapon Permits To Hit 1 Million Next Week In Florida

    12/13/2012 9:49:42 AM PST · 14 of 31
    Dan Nunn to QBFimi

    I had the opportunity to see Adam Putnam in person introducing Mitt Romney at a rally here in Tampa a couple weeks before the election. He’s fantastic, articulate, smart, and young. I definitely think he’ll be going places in the RPOF, and maybe beyond.

  • Concealed Weapon Permits To Hit 1 Million Next Week In Florida

    12/13/2012 7:53:04 AM PST · 6 of 31
    Dan Nunn to ryan71

    Do you only use cash when purchasing your firearms and accessories?

    Face it, if they wanted to, they can find out. Take solace knowing that you are in great company in FL.

    Oh, and I couldn’t get through two sentences of this article, with its typical Tampa Bay Slimes anti-gun tilt.

  • Jenni Rivera plane nose-dived at 600 mph, Mexican official says

    12/12/2012 9:18:40 AM PST · 24 of 107
    Dan Nunn to Bloody Sam Roberts
    Unless the pilot was healthy and locked everyone out of the cockpit intentionally. Just speculating.

    At 600mph, does the cockpit need to even be locked to keep anyone out? I doubt anyone is able to fight gravity and make it to the cockpit.

  • Authorities still don't know what's on Trayvon Martin's cellphone

    11/24/2012 8:14:53 AM PST · 33 of 52
    Dan Nunn to dinodino

    I wonder what model phone this was. Not an iPhone if it had an SD card, but some models lock users out for a period of time (the iPhone does) after a certain number of unsuccessful attempts.

    That being said, there are many companies that specialize in this kind of stuff, and being a high profile case, I’d like to think (though maybe wrongly) that they’ve exhausted their options.

  • Authorities still don't know what's on Trayvon Martin's cellphone

    11/24/2012 7:23:58 AM PST · 8 of 52
    Dan Nunn to dinodino

    I wonder what model phone this was. Not an iPhone if it had an SD card, but some models lock users out for a period of time (the iPhone does) after a certain number of unsuccessful attempts.

    That being said, there are many companies that specialize in this kind of stuff, and being a high profile case, I’d like to think (though maybe wrongly) that they’ve exhausted their options.

  • Israeli troops move to Gaza after rockets jolt Tel Aviv area

    11/15/2012 1:41:10 PM PST · 24 of 55
    Dan Nunn to Oldeconomybuyer

    I highly recommend reading the @IDFSpokesperson twitter feed:

    http://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson

    It’s so good that the Washington Compost wants Twitter to censor them:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/15/can-twitter-censor-the-israel-defense-forces/

  • Jill Kelley turned to friend — and Tampa FBI agent — for help [shirtless photo a gag]

    11/15/2012 8:04:23 AM PST · 33 of 99
    Dan Nunn to onyx

    Exactly, Humphries was able to break through the bureaucracy to get a severe security breach handled, over the objections of his politicized bosses.

    Sure, it was probably more of a favor to Kelley than a desire to bring down an Obama administration official, but without him, it’s likely that the head of our CIA would still be sharing secrets with a loose lipped (and more) woman or women.

  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:18:54 AM PST · 9 of 78
    Dan Nunn to rightwingintelligentsia
    Looks like Obama lost support since 2008, Wikipedia claims he got 8 votes four years ago.
  • We can Waste Time or to Begin to Solve our Problems.

    11/12/2012 2:43:20 PM PST · 2 of 12
    Dan Nunn to DanMiller

    Missed by this great article, but probably belongs under #3, is “complain about voter fraud.”

  • The Myth of the Missing Three Million Republicans

    11/12/2012 2:21:23 PM PST · 38 of 53
    Dan Nunn to iacovatx
    The dem party also has disagreement over gay marriage and Todd Aiken only made one comment I know of that was inaccurate and his race was only relevant to Missouri. Dem’s make offensive comments frequently and J Biden, for example, makes comments, weekly, that suggest he is undiplomatic and too foolish to have in a seat just one step away from the Presidency. Wouldn’t those points matter to libertarians?

    Thanks for your response. I have no response for why Joe Biden gets away with being perhaps the dumbest man to ever occupy the office of Vice President, when virtually everyone on our side, going back as far as Dan Quayle, George W. Bush, and Sarah Palin get branded as morons. You are likely correct with the media propaganda and education.

    As for the other issues, I never found myself feeling this way before until recently. I'm a relatively young voter (under 30), grew up in a small rural town up north, pretty much sheltered by people that all thought the same as me (most of my like-aged friends were also conservative). Now, living in the midst of a youthful, southern city, I'm surrounded by people of different upbringings but similar ages. Many are conservative. Many are not. I've tempered my distaste for those that think differently, because otherwise I'd find myself isolated. But I am deeply interested in figuring out why they think how they think.

    What I've found when asking them is a lot of the expected - largely, their beliefs start from how their parents think, but their thought process has to develop on its own afterwards. I have spoken with some liberals who call the Republican party a party of hate, predicated around those two issues. Todd Akin may live in Missouri but in this election, his words were an albatross around the necks of Republicans across the country.

    Gay marriage is an issue that, as you said, conflicts some Democrats, but the dichotomy of vitriol against the opposing side is astounding. Those younger voters that aren't for it, that I can tell, may find homosexuality wrong (or more commonly, disgusting), but they don't really care about the issue. It's not a pivotal issue for them, and many that don't support gay marriage would be happy to just let the issue die with civil unions. Those that are for gay marriage, however, brand the Republican party again as a party of hate, one that is for "holding down" a group of people, and vehemently oppose any Republicans based on this one issue.

    The libertarians, especially, view the gay marriage issue as one not worth fighting over at best, and at worst, a dealbreaker. It makes sense as one of the core principles of libertarianism is about individual rights, with the "live and let live" philosophy. The absolute best example of this way of thinking is by Michael Arrington, a Silicon Valley millionaire who has started and sold many businesses and invested in many more. Although he's older than my demo that I was referring to earlier (he's 42), I still think the article reflects the feeling of a lot of libertarians I've talked to: No More Republicans for Me.

    I have my opinions and I've been careful to leave them out of this post for it's not relevant. This has merely been my observation about younger voters in a swing state and the need to address them if Republicans plan on attracting these voters as they age.