Posts by jaydee770

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  • LAPD Investigating Song Mocking Michael Brown

    12/24/2014 9:16:22 AM PST · 13 of 42
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    Ignorance abounds on both sides of this particular incident.

  • With Amnesty Betrayal, Republicans Reach For Whig-Dom

    12/24/2014 7:30:52 AM PST · 16 of 18
    jaydee770 to massmike

    Why call it “Whig”-anything, after a failed party that can so easily be “Alinsky’d” by the media? Why not something the low-info voter can more easily digest, like “Constitutional-Patriot” party or something like that? At least make the media work for it.

    And let’s be honest with ourselves — the critical mass of low-info voters is the big challenge as they are always voting for the “Santa-Claus” candidate. Think of the idiot voters in OH and KY who inflicted Boehner and McConnell on us again.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to disparage, it just seems that conservatives are obsessed with making things more difficult than they really need to be. Just keep it simple, dangit!

    Maybe I just need more coffee. Ok, I take it all back.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  • I've Got a Problem With Adobe Flash Loading...HALP

    12/23/2014 4:38:57 PM PST · 38 of 40
    jaydee770 to RetSignman

    IF you got an unexpected popup to update flash right when you clicked on a video *AND* you clicked the update link in that popup, there is a fair chance it was malware.

    Go to adobe’s site directly to update flash and you should really consider installing something like malwarebytes (if you don’t have it already) and let it scan for any possible bad stuff.

  • Berkeley Man Dies After Pro-Michael Brown Protesters Delay Paramedics

    12/23/2014 11:25:55 AM PST · 44 of 51
    jaydee770 to cripplecreek
    Looks like the Mall of America is preparing a lawsuit against protesters over lost profits and wages.
    If true and not satire, I wish the M.O.A. the best of luck getting any blood out of those turnips.

    Made me think of Sharpton who owes millions in taxes and the combined might of the IRS and the Justice dept can't get a nickel out of him.

    On the other hand, it would be interesting to see the effects on those protesting neighborhoods after 6 months of consistently denied police, fire and EMS services.

  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 8:58:15 PM PST · 36 of 37
    jaydee770 to nascarnation
    ...So to beat them with a 3rd party...
    I don't think anyone realistically believes a 3rd party can take over in a single election season.

    There may be as many scenarios to an ascendant third party as there are voting districts, but nothing will happen until there's a third party with capable leadership, fundraising and compelling candidates. I haven't heard of either in combination lately.

    However, if the GOP runs candidates who smell of "RINO" and funds/coordinates trashing conservative candidates, third party votes won't matter. The problem will be finding voters who can muster the intestinal fortitude and stomach going to the polls. And after all that effort, the Dem candidate will still win. Handily. Besides, I can't think of anything else that would drive people to a third party more assuredly than the way the GOP behaved in this recent election.

    Further, folks are going to bristle and rebel at any mention of the tired old, worn-out, re-treaded argument, "Vote GOP cause 3rd party elects Dems". If the crux of the GOP's campaign is going to be "Vote for us or the Dem wins", then just hang it up. It's over before it's started.

    The GOP candidates better have a clear, convincing, small govt argument for why anyone should vote for them. And a bunch of conservative voters will have their B.S. detectors highly calibrated and scanning 360 degrees. There are no more "gimme" elections for the GOP. I'd say that Boehner and McConnell have seen to that.

  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 8:30:07 PM PST · 35 of 37
    jaydee770 to Kackikat
    I experienced the Ross Perot election, and all of the Conservatives who voted for him feel they lost the election to the democrats because of it. Later it was discovered the Democrats were overjoyed for the third party candidate.
    I experienced that Perot campaign season too.

    Two reasons I think "now" may be different:

    1. The Dems and Repubs were not as near universally despised as they are right now. The season is RIPE for a new party to rise up *IF* it has capable leadership and compelling candidates.

    2. It was Ross "Doofus" Perot. A veritable cartoon in real life. Then his VP pick, "Why am I here?". Doomed from the start.

    To be absolutely clear - I don't know that a third party would win, but I do think that if there was ever a chance for a third party to get it's foot in the door, now is as good a time as any. Pretty much every poll shows *DEEP* dissatisfaction with both parties in congress and the presidency. I don't remember it being anywhere near this bad when Perot ran.

  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PST · 31 of 37
    jaydee770 to theBuckwheat
    We only have to go back to when Ross Peroit ran for President as an independent to see what would happen.
    That's not a convincing point. Two reasons:

    1. The Dems and Repubs were not as near universally despised as they are right now. The season is RIPE for a new party to rise up *IF* it has capable leadership and compelling candidates.

    2. It was Ross "Doofus" Perot. A veritable cartoon in real life. Then his VP pick, "Why am I here?". Doomed from the start.

  • Will the Senate threaten the 2nd Amendment?

    12/21/2014 6:39:59 PM PST · 30 of 37
    jaydee770 to originalbuckeye; Kackikat
    When the Republicans betray the country too, to whom do we turn??? A third party candidate will just assure a Dem win in 2016.
    May be true. But that argument is old, stale and tired. If you can't give voters a reason to vote *FOR* you, then you've already lost. Folks aren't going to tolerate it anymore. The GOP has betrayed us so consistently and so reprehensibly, that folks don't care anymore.

    Do you have a believable alternate argument, other than "3rd party elects Dems"? We've never really given a concerted effort to a third party candidate yet. Hell, it *might* work - especially in these times when both "D" and "R" are so politically offensive. Because if the GOP runs another RINO and not a conservative, then from the way the political winds feel to me, you might as well go ahead and crown Hilary.

    Let me put it another way: Allowing the GOP to run their usual candidate and at the same time coordinate and fund attacks on conservatives will turn off enough "R" voters to *also* elect the Dem. So in that case, why not go ahead and vote for the conservative, whether they are registered conservative or some other 3rd party? A big govt statist is still a big govt statist, whether they have a "D" or "R" by their name. Besides, perhaps the poll numbers showing a respectable count for the third party will (at least) send a message. That is really the only way we have to register our displeasure with the way the country is going.

    The problem is the GOP; *NOT* the voters and no I don't have any answers. That will take someone far smarter than me. But at this point, with the tremendous backstabbing from Boehner and McConnell, folks just don't give a damn any more. They aren't convinced there is any more than a nickel's worth of difference between Boehner/McConnell's high-level goals and the Dems.

    You want folks to vote "R" over a solid conservative? You are going to have to overcome that. Your best bet is to get a solid conservative to run under the "R" and convince the voters that the GOPe has no undue influence over him.

    That's the way I see it. Opinions may vary.

  • Prosecutor: No charges in church disturbance death

    12/21/2014 9:36:43 AM PST · 4 of 4
    jaydee770 to BenLurkin

    I wonder if there there any official complaints about his death, or if they were they just going through the motions to cross all the “T’s”, dot all the “I’s” and close the case?

  • Fox - Just lost it via DISH

    12/21/2014 7:32:01 AM PST · 41 of 48
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I tried Dish for awhile - and I liked it - but it would start raining every time I *really* wanted to watch something and the signal would drop.

    If they could boost the signal to make it able to reliably penetrate your average southeastern thunderstorm, I’d consider them again.

    As for FOX cable news? I haven’t really watched them on purpose in a long time. Bret Baier is the only one I can stomach. Still, Bill O’Reilly was obnoxious enough all by his self to turn me away from the channel entirely...

  • First auction of military Humvees to civilians lures bidders

    12/21/2014 7:07:28 AM PST · 10 of 10
    jaydee770 to Berlin_Freeper

    The most common complaint I heard with mil-spec hummvee’s? Hemorrhoids.

  • The Knives Come Out for Senators Cruz and Lee

    12/20/2014 6:52:07 AM PST · 10 of 16
    jaydee770 to INVAR
    The GOP Ruling Class was key to helping Obama achieve his agenda, and will be remembered for being instrumental in our destruction by his hand.
    I hope you are right, but my fear is that the only folks who bother to care are here on FR. And we are but a tiny minority of the greater GOP.

    I'm thinking that if folks really gave a rats-patoot that the GOPe are helping Obama's agenda succeed, then we wouldn't have McConnell and Boehner reelected and in full, micro-managing control of both houses of the new congress.

    I think we've still got a long, hard row to hoe.

  • U-M releases statement after professor pens 'I hate Republicans' article

    12/19/2014 8:19:58 AM PST · 85 of 86
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet

    The unresolvable problem:
    Both this bitter hag and the school expect us to believe that Republican students in her classes can be treated fairly and without bias.

    If they value fairness the tiniest little bit (as they claim), how can they continue to either charge tuition for this course and/or allow this creature to teach? It boggles the mind.


    12/17/2014 7:24:58 AM PST · 10 of 55
    jaydee770 to cloudmountain
    "Lip" can not only be abusive but it CAN be threatening.
    Perhaps in some assault situations, mouthing off threats accompanied by a reasonable belief the person can follow through could certainly be considered a threat. But in this case, I think you would have a *VERY* difficult time convincing a reasonable and prudent person that this 76 yr old geezer could do much more than "talk" a good fight.

    Regardless, the bottom line is that this young, seemingly healthy cop lacked the skills, discretion and/or physical capability of controlling the *FAR* less strong/capable 76 yr old geezer without resorting to a significant escalation of force without any apparent justification.

    I don't believe he has any business being on patrol if his judgement, skills and physical capabilities are that deficient. AT THE VERY LEAST, I'd have him riding a desk until he proved otherwise. I'd also like to know if his patrol SGT, LT and CPT were unaware of his problems and if so, why they were unaware.

    We need fewer Barney Fifes and more Andy Griffiths.

  • A Conservative Waterloo: John Boehner Must Go

    12/16/2014 7:59:15 PM PST · 17 of 17
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    Obviously, anyone from the Capitol facilities management crew would likely be better than Boehner by orders of magnitude (no offense to the facilities folks).

    The desperate side of me says I don’t care, as long as it’s not Boehner. But Gowdy or Gohmert, if we could spare either for speaker, would not be bad choices.

  • A Conservative Waterloo: John Boehner Must Go

    12/16/2014 5:45:36 PM PST · 15 of 17
    jaydee770 to PROCON

    Agreed! He actually needs to switch parties.

    So, who should replace him?

  • How do we start serving right after an election ?

    12/16/2014 4:23:55 PM PST · 42 of 43
    jaydee770 to jaydee770

    Alternatively, move the elections to coincide with the end of terms?

  • How do we start serving right after an election ?

    12/16/2014 4:21:46 PM PST · 41 of 43
    jaydee770 to knarf

    You will need to amend the Constitution...

    20th Amendment, Section 1:
    “The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.”

  • Why three Obama nominees are so controversial (and how Ted Cruz let it happen)

    12/15/2014 3:47:13 PM PST · 42 of 56
    jaydee770 to Usagi_yo
    I like Cruz, but not a fan of him having presidential aspirations at this time
    Just out of sincere curiosity, do you have a better candidate in mind than Cruz or is there some vulnerability you see in him?
  • BuzzFeed Now Hocking “Feminist Gifts,” Including Flask for “Male Tears,” Expletive-Laden Pillow

    12/14/2014 7:39:07 PM PST · 18 of 19
    jaydee770 to CodeToad
    You might want to consult a dictionary before posting something as ignorant as that again.
    Why would I need to consult a dictionary when I know I'm correct? You should ask a fifth grader to help you with reading comprehension to avoid looking like a high-functioning retard.

    Pull up most any standard English dictionary and tell us all the definitions for "Hock" and "Hawk". Since you've already demonstrated you are somewhat developmentally disabled, take your time. We'll wait until you figure it out. Here, I'll even get you started:

  • BuzzFeed Now Hocking “Feminist Gifts,” Including Flask for “Male Tears,” Expletive-Laden Pillow

    12/14/2014 12:44:50 PM PST · 2 of 19
    jaydee770 to rightistight

    *Hawking. Not to be pedantic, but that’s way off. Unless they meant to say they were putting the items in hock (pawn)?

  • Does anyone listen to Mike Church on Sirius?

    12/13/2014 11:26:25 AM PST · 27 of 28
    jaydee770 to Yorlik803

    I’ll listen to him every once in awhile, if my rental car has trial sat radio.

    I didn’t renew the subscription after the trial period ran out on my personal vehicles. I’m sure there are some folks out there who love it and would pay anything to get it. But to me, It’s just not worth it.

    When I get in a rental car with trial sat radio, I only ever program five channels: 70’s, Outlaw Country, Bluesville, Laugh USA and Patriot. I would value those 5 channels at about a dollar a month, and still feel like they should be free, like radio should be.

    The primary killer as to why I won’t pay for radio:
    They *STILL* run stinkin’ commercials on those stations!

  • Should Ted Cruz Delay The Omnibus Bill 30 Hours By Forcing Reid To Hold A Cloture Vote?

    12/12/2014 3:47:30 PM PST · 27 of 30
    jaydee770 to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Yes! Anything and everything should be done to kill this bill!! Not picky about who does it either.

  • Why Is The US Treasury Quietly Ordering "Surival Kits" For US Bankers?

    12/11/2014 5:07:42 AM PST · 41 of 42
    jaydee770 to Nachum

    I’m going to guess that the reason for the purchase is probably the simplest: If there is an incident like an active-shooter, a protest that turns riotous, a severe weather event (snowed in) or something similar, they will be instructed to “shelter in place”, which could last hours or overnight. These “survival kits” are to get them through until the “shelter in place” order is lifted.

    Either that, or they have some unexpected leftover budget money to burn though and this is just one of the purchases they can plausibly justify (however slim that justification may be).

  • What Interrogation Tactics Would You Not Try?

    12/10/2014 12:21:19 PM PST · 18 of 19
    jaydee770 to PROCON
    What Interrogation Tactics Would You Not Try?
    When you start "drawing lines you will not cross", then by logical extension you accept the consequences of defeat, regardless of what's at stake.

    I think the next HVT we scoop up, we should get all the major news networks to meet us at the white-house gates to witness as we dump the camel-humper off and proclaim, "this one's for Obama to interrogate", and then list whatever it is we believe the gomer is involved in.

    Then drop the hog-tied bastage in the Secret Service's lap and tell them, "Package for the President". Then turn around and leave.

  • Surrender:Why does anyone ever vote for Republican Party…at least one run by Boehner & McConnell?

    12/09/2014 1:56:11 PM PST · 60 of 128
    jaydee770 to VRWCarea51
    Conservatives will vote based on FACTS and ACTIONS
    If the country is split R/D practically right down the middle, then (and I'm being optimistic here) Conservatives may account for 30% on the R side. I say that because for just two examples (and you can think of more) entire states of voters in OH and KY turned into mouth-breathing morons and re-elected Boehner and McConnell. Heck, it may be even less than 30%...

    The point being, conservatives need to do A LOT more than just "go vote".

    Everybody here is belly-achin' about who's a RINO or Conservative or whatever and it's all a bunch of bull-butter.

    We need to increase the conservative influence in Washington.
    Can that be done with a DEM majority in either house?
    Can that be done by idiot voters re-electing the likes of Boehner & McConnell?
    How do we cut the GOPe off at the knees?
    How do we cut the MSM off at the knees?

    The answer to all of the above (I believe) is two-pronged:
    1. Short term: Find, recruit and get on the ballot conservatives who are natural leaders and can *communicate* why they are the better choice, despite the deck being stacked against them by the Dems, MSM and GOPe. Easier said than done and I have no idea how to do it. But it is *clearly* needed.
    2. Start educating and growing the next generation of conservatives. We didn't get here overnight and it will take a few generations (at least, maybe more) to turn the country around from the brink. I don't think it will happen in my lifetime, if it happens at all. No one is going to give it to us. We will have to take it.

    Blowing off steam is theraputic to an extent. But at some point, leaders need to arise and BY GOD LEAD! That's one of the big problems I see with the Tea Party; there's no one to rally around. It's headless. For that matter, who do conservatives have to rally on? Why can't we coalesce and stop being so darned rudderless and at each other's throats all the time?

  • Top energy companies strike secretive alliance with attorney generals across the U.S.

    12/08/2014 12:38:34 PM PST · 2 of 10
    jaydee770 to Citizen Zed

    If it matched Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s sentiments, opinions and advice on the issue, I’ve got no problem with “who” wrote it. You think Obama writes all his stuff? You think Boehner/McConnell/Reid/Pelosi?etc writes all their stuff?

    I honestly could not care less unless they had to overcome Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s objections to the letter by paying him off. That would be a problem. But if Pruitt is in agreement? No problem.

  • If you think you know the real Eric Garner think again

    12/08/2014 12:33:03 PM PST · 31 of 44
    jaydee770 to Shimmer1

    I’m among the first to say (perhaps too much) that we need fewer Barney Fifes and more Andy Griffiths.

    But were the cops trying to kill Garner, or were they trying to subdue & restrain him? I do not believe their intent was to kill. I think they were just trying to get him cuffed.

    If they would use the same techniques to subdue and restrain anyone else, then we should be arguing for different techniques all around. In this case, Garner’s heart was a ticking time-bomb which neither Garner, nor the cops, were apparently aware of. Unfortunately for Garner, his heart couldn’t handle the stress and gave out on him. He wasn’t “choked-out” or put in a sleeper-hold, as far as I could see.

    ALL THAT BEING SAID, I have to wonder why arrest the guy over selling cigarettes, rather than just writing him a ticket/summons? Whatever happened to officer discretion where the cop asks himself, “does selling cigarettes necessitate me fighting this guy, possibly losing my weapon in the struggle and getting me or someone else hurt?”

    If it *IS* necessary, then game-on just as hard & fast as you can until the suspect is secured and everyone around is safe. But if it is NOT necessary, then why do it? Is it that the officer’s ego took a beating when the guy yelled at him (tough cookies cop, get used to it or get a different job)? Does NYPD leadership (or higher) demand an arrest? A man is dead over selling tobacco and I think it is reasonable to ask why the incident *HAD* to escalate to the level of an arrest when they issue tickets for marijuana?

  • Nullify NFA via "Executive Memo"? [vanity]

    12/08/2014 11:49:17 AM PST · 9 of 14
    jaydee770 to 556x45
    There are better ways of accomplishing this w/o acting like Barry.
    The problem with that thinking is that "Barry" has set the precedent and it will only be constrained either voluntarily, by congressional legislation or by the SCOTUS. Until then, I DO NOT agree that only the DEM party gets to leverage that precedent.

    Sooner or later, we need to start fighting fire with fire, or else the big bully (the Dems and their trained, sychophantic media) will never learn from the error of their ways. I would encourage the next non-dem president (hopefully, a strident conservative) to just ride roughshod over as many DEM sacred cows until they yell "Uncle"! Perhaps after that, the Dems will understand the costs of their carelessness.

    It's beyond civil debate and reasoning. It is WELL past time to employ the "Pain & Compliance" technique, where you inflict pain until you gain compliance -- and I mean that towards both the Dems and their equally ugly, illegitimate twin-sibling, the GOPe.

  • Nullify NFA via "Executive Memo"? [vanity]

    12/08/2014 11:36:15 AM PST · 8 of 14
    jaydee770 to ctdonath2
    Great minds think alike! I am in full agreement with you, to-wit:

  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 1:00:38 PM PST · 32 of 53
    jaydee770 to 2ndDivisionVet
    Would you have him physically deport 40 or 50 million people? How? Explain to us all how that gets done in the current climate.
    Not to hijack a thread onto a different topic, but I would suggest we start deporting illegal aliens "one at a time" if we have to and work up from there as our resources and capabilities allow. The Border Patrol folks know how to execute that plan just fine. We just need the leadership in place to let them know "this is the policy" and that they will be supported in executing that policy.

    But back to the thread topic... For me, it's Cruz over Sessions any day, every day, all day long. Nothing against Sessions, but Cruz has what it takes to rock the "gotcha" media back on it's heels and come out clean. And let's be perfectly clear -- regardless of who the GOP runs, the media can be *ONLY* be relied upon to dogpile the GOP candidate(s) in a tightly coordinated fashion.

    Whoever that GOP candidate is, they had *better* be able to think on their feet and undermine the media's efforts with ease. Cruz (I think) can do that and stay on offense against the media. Nowadays, that's probably the larger part of the campaign battle: Not getting stuck playing defense to the media.

  • "So Like Everyone On the Right is Now Outraged by the Garner Death..."

    12/06/2014 3:27:42 AM PST · 33 of 38
    jaydee770 to KeyLargo

    Every cop has the latitude of discretion in whether to arrest or not and the cop just needs to articulate why he did or did not arrest in the incident report.

    Bear that in mind when you think about the Eric Garner arrest.

    It seems to me that nowadays, cops are too heavily invested in their ego’s to defer the arrest. They could have sought an arrest warrant, further bolstering their position if the guy stresses out so bad his heart gives out (like in the Garner case). Also, by the time the warrant is issued and they get around to arresting him, would Garner still be as agitated? Would he turn himself in knowing that he would likely be ROR’d or low-bailed with a court date? Either are quite likely.

    There are *ALMOST ALWAYS* different options that still serve justice AND protect the public from these dangerous “illegal cigarette sales”.

    There are situations that truly demand an escalation in the use of force. This Eric Garner arrest does not appear to be one of them.

    I’ve worn it out, but I will keep saying it: We need fewer Barney Fife’s and more Andy Griffith’s.

  • Republicans ready to vote (Leaders think they can keep the government open.)

    12/05/2014 3:59:34 AM PST · 156 of 157
    jaydee770 to 11th_VA
    The CR needs to only extend as far as the new senate republicans are seated and have input. Remember, the Dems lose control of the senate when the new Republicans are seated in January. Why put up a spending bill for *ANYTHING* beyond early spring?

    Bad plan. The serial-capitulation-crew (GOP) is going to allow the senate Dems to meddle with the vast majority of Govt Spending clear through to Sept. Why give the dems any input on spending over the first 9 months of the new GOP controlled senate? Why not just allow them input until the senate majority control changes hands?

    SPINELESS GOP IDIOTS!! I will do what I can to help them fight, but they have to show willingness to fight too. It is WAAAAY passed time to start playing hardball. These weak-kneed bastards are "throwing in the towel(s)" BEFORE THEY EVEN GET STARTED!! And we are expected to support them?! Seriously?!

    The GOP needs to go or be gutted and refurbished from top to bottom. How do we do that?

  • Performance Evaluations

    12/05/2014 3:41:20 AM PST · 25 of 33
    jaydee770 to killermosquito
    I'm familiar with those blatantly incompetent micro-management types. They really have no idea how to fix it, but feel too superior to seek/ask for help. So they flail about by (seemingly) googling management ideas and experimenting.

    Though it's usually a page or two of rambling, I've had them tell me, (condensed versions) "Rate yourself so I'll know how to rate you", and "tell me how you do your job so I can tell you how to do your job", because they have no idea how I do what I do, nor do they have any idea how to tell if I'm doing it well or not and they never, ever see or witness my work before, during or after.

    Like the old saying, they are "Lowering The Fences". The fences get gradually lowered enough (by "lead-from-behind" micro-managers) that the best horses start jumping over to greener pastures. Eventually, all they are left with are the low-speed, minimum-effort nags.

    Micro-Managers... You can't live with 'em and you can't shoot 'em in the head and bury them under the landfill when they so desperately need it (or something like that).

  • Shut Up About Obama’s Amnesty Plan Unless You Do This One Thing

    12/04/2014 2:02:49 PM PST · 85 of 113
    jaydee770 to xzins

    Or perhaps the reason the call volume is low is that “We The People”, having sent a strong message with the last election and hearing that the serial capitulation crew (GOP) is going to ignore that message and pursue illegal alien amnesty *anyway*, have lost all faith and confidence in our representatives.

    And then there’s this: The plea for calls is coming from a political hack like Erickson — bearing in mind it would probably take a case of dynamite to pry him away from humping the GOP’s leg. I clued in on Erickson a few elections ago with his rabid support for RINOs. That was all I needed to know about him. I find him about as trustworthy as his dream-double-dates: Boehner and McConnell. So, consider the source.

  • State joins call for Convention to amend US Constitution

    12/03/2014 8:12:08 PM PST · 15 of 66
    jaydee770 to FlingWingFlyer
    Kiss the Second Amendment goodbye.
    I doubt you could find 38 states to ratify getting rid of the 2nd amendment.

    On the contrary, I think you could find 38 states to agree to strengthen the 2nd amendment, for example: federally mandated CCW reciprocity among all states (take that, CA, NY and MA!). And considering that more states are legalizing silencers for hunting, I think there's a fair chance at silencers being excluded from NFA control. You could probably get those same states to agree to remove the silly short-barrel rifles/shotgun control from NFA as well. I think you have a better chance getting 38 states to ease off the NFA, than to ratify dumping the 2nd amendment.

    Here's the fear: Everyone thinks that with a Con-Con, all sorts of loony leftist proposals will be made -- and they probably will. *HOWEVER*, it takes 38 states to ratify for it to become an offical amendment. I challenge anyone to find 38 states that would remove the right to keep and bear arms. Ain't going to happen.

  • How to Remove Your Mustache

    12/01/2014 5:37:20 PM PST · 41 of 69
    jaydee770 to navysealdad
  • Nostalgic Images for your Enjoyment

    12/01/2014 5:55:52 AM PST · 67 of 103
    jaydee770 to mountn man

    Had a ton of hot wheels — my fav was the truck with an airplane launcher in the bed!

    But when I would mess up bad enough, my mom found that 3 or 4 pieces of that hot-wheels track stacked together worked as good as a belt on my rear-end...

  • What`s your preferred CCW?

    11/30/2014 7:12:48 AM PST · 12 of 176
    jaydee770 to nomad

    A hot-rodded Remington TAC-4 with a 50 round bandolier.


  • John Cleese says you can't make jokes about Muslims - because 'they'll kill you'

    11/29/2014 7:57:07 AM PST · 56 of 58
    jaydee770 to eartrumpet

    That’s great! And it sounds exactly like I would expect Grandpa Jones and Minnie Pearl to answer it. The world could use a lot more folks just like them!

    Now, if only we knew which version he was referring to, we could get Exodus 20:13 resolved...

  • Poll: Does the 2nd Amendment Cover Stun Guns?

    11/29/2014 7:51:44 AM PST · 17 of 60
    jaydee770 to marktwain

    I would say it extends to anything that can be answered by the question: “If a citizen desires to do so, could it be used as a defensive or offensive weapon, regardless of how effective it may or may not be”?

    That should cover it.

  • Vanity: Questions for concealed or open carriers

    11/29/2014 5:31:05 AM PST · 20 of 77
    jaydee770 to Tahoe3002

    Gentle suggestions...

    1. You should answer your own questions first.
    2. You should explain why you are asking folks to reveal this info in an open, public forum.
    3. By that point, if you still haven’t figured out why the entire exercise is not a good idea, you should brace yourself for some harsh replies.

    Good Luck!! Choose Wisely!!

  • John Cleese says you can't make jokes about Muslims - because 'they'll kill you'

    11/29/2014 5:13:26 AM PST · 54 of 58
    jaydee770 to EternalVigilance
    So? The ancient manuscripts haven’t changed.
    Congratulations! That's the entire point! The original should not vary! Yet (the point you keep dismissing here) is that *MAN* has meddled with the bible over the various translations and versions ever since that original version.

    Now, I can't read Aramaic and I will presume you can't either? So which *Man* edited version/translation do you trust? Personally, I like the NIV for readability, but I can't say with 100% certainty the translation/version is the truest, most accurate out there. It may be; I just have no way of telling for sure.

    I would think that variations in words leading to significantly different meanings would be consistent in the core sections like the Gospel and the 10 Commandments (a rather short, brief section in comparison). Yet we see that huge discrepancy just in Exodus 20:13 alone. Kill and Murder are two drastically different things, yet there it is.

    Is it meaningful to "Shop Around" for the Bible version which best lets us off the hook for potentially violating that commandment, or is there a guaranteed, trusted, benchmark, truest version in English that accurately lays down the law (so to speak)? And is it considered the truest version because some guy (whether Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, John Wesley or Martin Luther) says so?

    Unless you are a historian, fluent in Aramaic, you are left relying on another "Man" to tell you. And you are betting they are correct. I struggle with that at times. Best of luck to you!

  • John Cleese says you can't make jokes about Muslims - because 'they'll kill you'

    11/28/2014 12:48:29 PM PST · 52 of 58
    jaydee770 to EternalVigilance

    Consider Exodus 20:13...

    King James (KJV) reads “Kill”.
    The “New King James” (NKJV) reads “Murder”.

    That’s just one passage for an example and it presents two *VERY* different meanings. Meanings that can make a world of difference to me!

    But don’t take my word for it, you can check all the different versions on to see where “Man” has meddled with the bible.


    11/28/2014 7:52:44 AM PST · 12 of 12
    jaydee770 to Steelfish

    Other than grandstanding for the TV’s, gnashing teeth and wringing hands — Nothing, Absolutely *nothing*, will happen as long as Boehner and McConnell are the congressional leaders.

    Those who think otherwise are dallying in fantasyland.

  • Are body cameras a good idea?

    11/26/2014 8:08:48 AM PST · 13 of 40
    jaydee770 to Pauli67

    Can’t recall the article, but was reading where one jurisdiction issued them to all patrol officers and the rate of citizen complaints dropped by orders of magnitude after a bit. I took it that after word got out that video was proving the cops right, folks learned they can’t file a false complaint and get away with it.

  • Make Obama and the Republican Establishment an offer they can’t refuse

    11/25/2014 11:26:49 AM PST · 2 of 3
    jaydee770 to Oldpuppymax

    How can Boehner/McConnell deny or stop it?

    Easy! They simply refuse to allow it on the floor for a vote due to (insert political double-speak here).

    “It wasn’t comprehensive enough...”
    “It is a fine framework, but needs more work in committee...” (where it can die a quiet death)
    “It is headed in the right direction and we continue to work on bi-partisan support for the bill...”

    They are a heck of a lot smarter than I am, so I’m sure they can come up with the appropriate talking-points to basically put it on the fast track to nowhere.

    The media will keep the bill “unheard” and will amplify (if needed) the Boehner/McConnell’s reasons for not allowing a vote.

    If we want any hope of getting anything accomplished on border security, fed spending, 0bamaScamCare or pretty much anything “good” we can think of — Job-1 is to get rid of Boehner and McConnell. Until that happens, nothing changes and we all know it.

  • BREAKING: Darren Wilson WILL NOT be Charged in Michael Brown Shooting

    11/24/2014 6:37:43 PM PST · 65 of 90
    jaydee770 to rightistight

    Ready on the right? Ready on the left? The line is ready! Watch your lane...

  • Ferguson Protesters Scream: “We Will Rape Your Wives and Kill Your Children”

    11/24/2014 7:57:10 AM PST · 62 of 113
    jaydee770 to rightistight

    It’s almost like an unexpected gift when your attackers telegraph their moves well in advance. They’ve just handed folks a plausible justification that is easily articulated when the cops show up to process the scene of the shooting.

    As the old adage proclaims, “There’s only one version of events leaving the scene, and I *promise* you that’s going to be my version”...

  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 5 Episode 7 [SPOILER warning]

    11/23/2014 5:03:49 PM PST · 26 of 111
    jaydee770 to laplata

    I think Eugene can provide a bit of (unintentional) comedy. But from the writers perspective, since his big secret was revealed, he’s now more expendable than anyone else (I think).