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  • Trump Wants Joe Manchin’s Gun Control, Rejects Steve Scalise’s National Reciprocity Push

    03/02/2018 6:18:03 AM PST · 161 of 161
    Don Joe to Renegade
    Trump said it WOULD NOT PASS SO DON’T ADD IT TO THE BILL!

    That's right!

    The most sweeping, dramatic gun control act since 1968 -- including the New! Improved! DiFi Bill! -- would NOT pass if a single pro-RKBA clause was included!

    Folks, we dun got played. C'est la merde...

    For many of us, Clue One will be when the left quietly drops all serious efforts to push through an impeachment.

  • Trump Wants Joe Manchin’s Gun Control, Rejects Steve Scalise’s National Reciprocity Push

    03/02/2018 6:09:55 AM PST · 160 of 161
    Don Joe to dpetty121263
    Tread softy Trump, tread softy as your own base will Impeach you including me..

    Don't be silly. We can't let him be impeached! If he was impeached, we'd end up with Pence as President!

    Oh, wait...

  • Watch Dianne Feinstein Erupt With Glee After Trump Seems to Endorse Her Assault Weapons Ban [Video]

    03/01/2018 10:33:31 PM PST · 57 of 59
    Don Joe to William Tell
    Anybody else have ideas on what Trump could use to kill this nonsense.

    Well, he could pull a Trickydick and let Pence move into the Oval Office.

    That ought to put a stop to it once and for all.

  • Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote for 9th time

    03/01/2018 1:13:25 AM PST · 27 of 32
    Don Joe to elhombrelibre

    Feb.28th, 2018: The day I stopped worrying about the dems succeeding in their impeachment push.

  • Vanity: IS ANYONE WATCHING TRUMP MEEING W/SENATORS

    02/28/2018 2:21:27 PM PST · 133 of 155
    Don Joe to Don Joe

    [Chuckle]

    My post was #123 — It was going to be #1 when I began writing it — there were zero replies at that time — but when I was halfway through, my wife got back from work and filled me in on the latest series of crises at work and at church, some major, some trivial. I then came back to finish my post, hit the Send button, and shazam! There were 122 replies posted while I was in the other room talking with my wife!

    I’m still shocked that this was the only thread covering this issue, given how earthshaking the implications of what was said at that meeting today.

  • Vanity: IS ANYONE WATCHING TRUMP MEEING W/SENATORS

    02/28/2018 1:59:57 PM PST · 123 of 155
    Don Joe to tschatski
    I just came over to FR to see what I expected to be a huge thread addressing this. It's on non-stop on Fox News.

    Two things I can't believe: First, I can't believe that yours is the only thread on this event. Second, I can't believe I voted for this guy!

    He's boasting that he's the one to finally push through the democrat anti-second amendment agenda. WTF???

    A few things off the top of my head: This "weapons of war" nonsense (which he's bought into, hook, line, and sinker) -- unless I'm mistaken, some time back in the 1930's -- and someone correct me if I'm wrong -- the SCOTUS ruled that it is only "weapons of war" that are protected by the Second Amendment!

    As I recall, the issue was a guy who had a sawed-off shotgun, and the case boiled down to a question of whether or not a short-barreled shotgun had any military application, and the prosecution asserted that it did not, and so, they ruled that the short-barreled shotgun was NOT legal, solely because it was of no use to the military.

    It later turned out that it was being used by the military. But, the case was further complicated by the fact that the defendant died during the proceedings.

    The point of this is that somehow, in the intervening years, the whole "military grade weapons" ruling has been turned on its head, completely topsy-turvy! And so, today, the Orwellian "truth" is that the only firearms that can be owned by "civilians" are precisely those which are not protected by the Second Amendment.

    One more time, someone correct me if I'm mistaken on any of this.

    In any event, my mind is reeling... The guy who was elected in large part because of his (implicit?) "no gun control will pass on my watch" promise is now handing over the store to the likes of Dianne Feinstein! She drones on and on over the laundry list of everything she's wanted for years, and he responds that they didn't have him in office then, and now there's a new Sheriff in town and things are gonna change.

    WTF???

    And I wonder how many people realize that "universal background checks" is newspeak for "no more private sales of firearms"?

    end_rant :)

  • A Michigan paper reports 4% lead in Republicans returning absentee ballots

    10/30/2016 4:31:47 AM PDT · 32 of 32
    Don Joe to TrumpCoat
    Among voters who have requested but not yet turned in a ballot, 50 percent are Democrats and 37 percent are Republicans.”

    How would they know? Michigan doesn't register people by party affiliation. You are either "registered to vote" or you're not.

    I'm registered to vote, and no one will know how I voted until they take a peek at my ballot by pulling it out of the absurd "privacy" (unsealed) envelope after I mail in my absentee ballot. And if they don't take a peek, then no one will ever know how I voted. My ballot will be fed into the machine, which will tally it up without knowing who I am.

  • Hillary Clinton has 'medical episode' at 9/11 ceremony, source says

    09/14/2016 12:54:13 AM PDT · 62 of 62
    Don Joe to georgiegirl
    Knees buckled, lost shoe, helped into the van. Van drove away with shoe under the van!

    She had to hurry into the van before it turned into a skunk cabbage at the stroke of 12 noon.

  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 5:10:57 PM PDT · 92 of 110
    Don Joe to Don Joe
    Clarification: Obama did not use the word "automatic" -- but, he did assert it by way of definition: He said the killer used an "assault rifle" which is an automatic rifle. ("Assault weapon" is the term of art, existing on paper, applied to rifles with cosmetics making them "look evil.")

    The term being bandied about today ("assault rifle") is clearly in the talking points, Bile O'Really being the latest to cough the hairball into the airwaves a minute or two ago.

  • Bernie Sanders Bluntly Calls For Automatic Weapons Ban After Orlando Mass Shooting

    06/12/2016 4:49:37 PM PDT · 89 of 110
    Don Joe to Vesparado
    I guess Bernie has been asleep from even before the unconstitutional 1986 gun control legislation was passed or else he would know that automatic weapons were effectively banned already. What a clueless moron!

    The talking points are bit more insidious than that. While everyone from Obama to Fox News has been parroting the word "automatic," no one seems to have noticed Obama's call (in not so many words) for the prohibition of "military" ammunition (which no civilian needs blah blah blah).

    As everyone here knows, "military" ammunition is the least deadly, due to the Geneva Conventions, which prohibit the use of soft/hollow point bullets, AKA common hunting and civilian defensive rounds.

    I forsee some brutally "comprehensive" legislation being fast-tracked at a rate to make heads spin.

    With respect to the "automatic" talking point, I am reminded of an early draft of the last "assault" weapons ban ("assault weapon" of course being a term of art, there being no such thing in the real world).

    In that draft, "semi-automatic" firearms were to be prohibited. In a separate place in the bill, "repeating" arms were defined as "semi-automatic"!

    Stroke of the pen, and all that.

    I suspect that the ban currently slogging its way through the process will be allowed to die on the vine. In its place will be introduced -- with great fanfare -- "The Mother of All Bans," putatively written in response to the latest act of war against us, but in reality, crafted over a period of months if not years, and waiting in the wings for the most opportune moment.

    I can't see much (other than token) opposition from either side of The One Political Party. And Obama, clutching to this as "His Legacy," will gladly trade off some scraps to the GOPe, just to ensure the lack of opposition.

    I am a crippled old man, but I weep for my children...

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 1:59:03 PM PDT · 123 of 130
    Don Joe to unixfox
    The wake up call will happen when one of these media outlets is attacked.

    I doubt it. It's already happened. Remember the anthrax attacks after 9/11, when an entire building where a tabloid was published had to be closed and sealed because it was fully infested with spores?

    I still believe that attack was in some way related to the 9/11 attacks. Didn't one of the known perps show up at a clinic with a bad case of anthrax shortly before the attack?

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 1:53:19 PM PDT · 122 of 130
    Don Joe to the OlLine Rebel
    What would she say if it was typical Moslem MO where the perp uses bombs?

    She'd say, "OK, we get the message. You're not happy with us. You're not pleased with us. But help us here... you have to work with us. Tell us what we can do to help you to like us. We're trying, we really are. But, with your help, we'll get there that much sooner."

    How's that sound. Close?

  • MSNBC's Joy Reid on Gay Nightclub Massacre: "Core Issue" Is "How Easy It Is To Get A Gun"

    06/12/2016 9:53:03 AM PDT · 64 of 130
    Don Joe to WENDLE
    Why was he allowed reentry into this country after weapons training in Afghanistan?

    That one's a no-brainer.

    The answer is: Because if we try really really hard to show them that we're really Nice People, they'll like us.

    And getting them to like us is what it's all about. Because then, we'll feel good about ourselves.

  • 28 Data Points: Biometrics in Michigan Schools?

    10/21/2015 9:13:29 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    Don Joe
    My child was given this sheet (two-sided) to bring home and fill out.

    In my opinion this is an effort to collect unique biometric identifiers on the children, and on the families. There are 28 data points, which should go a long way toward building a unique profile. (An additional field asks for "essay type" (free form) entry of parents' opinion, which would not be as useful as the essentially true/false data in the rest of the form).

    My wife is more of a "go along to get along" type person, and laughs at my concerns. When I mention the "Utah Facility" she says I am paranoid.

    Well, if my concerns about massive data collection/profiling are "paranoia," then what would you call the motivation for the construction of a monumentally huge structure with facilities intended to store hundreds if not thousands of years' worth of data on every communication in the country?

    But, I digress.

    Since we live in the age of "consensus science" I'd like to know what is the consensus on this form, and the data collection it represents. Are my concerns warranted?

    By the way, while searching for information on this topic, I learned that Michigan has passed a law "restricting" schools from performing biometric scanning. This type of data collection seems to me to be a largely viable alternative to scanning -- in my opinion, it seems to provide a large number of biometric data points, without stumbling over any legal tripwires.

    By the way, the teacher/school/website that has the page online (at the linked URL) is unrelated to my child's school. I found it while searching for information on this topic. It is the only copy of the form I've found online -- this teacher (with the website) apparently posts her homework assignments online.

    In closing, I find it curious that this document, apparently spreading across the public schools in the state (a teacher I know has informed me that her school also uses it), maintains such a low profile -- absolutely no searchable data on it that I've been able to find, other than the one copy that slipped into a teacher's online homework assignment.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    09/02/2015 2:48:15 AM PDT · 431 of 479
    Don Joe to COBOL2Java
    I'll vote for Jeb when Terri Schiavo endorses him.

    And that alone is one reason I shall never vote for him.

    And to all who say that's like a vote for h. -- So what?

    Frankly, I see no difference between them. Neither will get my vote.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    09/01/2015 10:50:14 PM PDT · 430 of 479
    Don Joe to Squantos
    Some have left that I miss, hoping they didn’t join the snark and bark anti-freepers..... Hopefully they just lurk and listen but stayed.

    Some of us are just getting old, and tired.

    In my case, old, sick, and tired. Literally.

    My health is quite poor, and as I inch toward 70,and worry about what kind of world we leave for our children... It's just so sad.

  • When will Jim banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did with Giuliani advocates? [JR @ 305]

    07/26/2015 10:05:09 AM PDT · 396 of 479
    Don Joe to flaglady47
    Guiliani, by the way, held his liberal beliefs throughout his run for President. He did not retract or modify his beliefs on gay marriage, abortion, etc. He came into his campaign with those beliefs. He has kept those beliefs to this very day. He has not have an epiphany at any point in time in his life, he has stayed hardfast in those beliefs to this very moment. Guiliani has a true liberal streak.

    And lets not forget who he anointed to follow him as Mayor of NYC (ugh!)

  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson Fired Following Anti-Gay Remarks

    12/19/2013 8:06:55 AM PST · 565 of 650
    Don Joe to Blue Turtle

    I imagine that today for that family will likely be spent deciding whether to remind the rocket scientists at the network of THEIR terms — and walk. They don’t need the money, they don’t need the grief, they don’t need the NETWORK — or the show.

    Or, as an alternative, they could drive to the big city, and get a few things: haircuts, shaves, expensive tailored suits, wingtip shoes, and the fittings necessary to quickly refinish their offices into something that would be at home at — in fact, indistinguishable from — any high ranking executive suite with a corner office.

    They can then resume filming — speaking, of course, in proper upscale ivy league English, as they go about the truly exciting business of taking calls about production, component delivery from vendor plants, golf scores, and all the other stuff that makes REAL corporate life so exciting that it’s TOO exciting for any television or film producer to handle.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    *snicker*

  • G.O.P. Senators Signal Possible Breakthrough in Gun Debate

    04/10/2013 8:56:15 AM PDT · 95 of 98
    Don Joe to wny
    What part of “...shall not be infringed...” Don’t these pukes undestand?

    The words.

  • Osama bin Laden's body buried at sea

    05/02/2011 4:21:16 AM PDT · 48 of 71
    Don Joe to BIGLOOK
    Just an aside....when has our Feckless Leader ever found time to make a speech so soon, so quickly, so choreographed?

    For that matter, when has Beloved Leader EVER given a presentation with only ONE teleprompter?

    I couldn't believe it when I saw him facing forward, and NOT constantly bobbleheading to the left and right teleprompters, in his pathetic effort to appear natural.

    And sure enough, after a while, you could see his head trying to wander to one side or the other, and then him catching it and snapping it back to the single prompter in the center (evoke visions of the hand with a mind of its own in Dr. Strangelove). And then, he started doing RAPID left-right-left-right-left-right head twitches -- very little movement but quite rapid.

    (I'm waiting for some wag to take one of his dronefests (any of them would suffice) and then speed up the tempo a bit, and strip out the audio track, and replace it with a musical background -- The Crazy Syncopated Clock -- with Beloved Leader's head bobbing left and right in sync with the music, a visual clock pendulum tracking the tick-tock tick-tock in the music.)