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Posts by ThunderSleeps

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  • Trump's norm-breaking is leading to a constitutional fight

    05/22/2018 5:44:19 AM PDT · 43 of 49
    ThunderSleeps to TTFlyer
    Not just scary, absolutely anathema to them.

    Funny, when bammy was demonstrably exceeding his Constitutional powers the MSM characterized it as "historic" - in a good way. When President Trump exercises his Constitutional powers without regard to the usual political niceties all of a sudden the MSM are trying to spin that into a Constitutional issue? Ha! Just 'cause they don't like it or agree with it doesn't make it wrong. But they'll sure try to sell you 10 lbs of their story in a 5 lb bag...

  • Trump's norm-breaking is leading to a constitutional fight

    05/22/2018 5:39:28 AM PDT · 42 of 49
    ThunderSleeps to Magnatron
    Amazing how the fake news is suddenly soooo concerned with Constitutional issues. Not only were they previously disinterested in the extreme, you could even say their flag blew in the other direction. Remember when bammy outright said "I've got a pen and a phone..." Crickets from the left and their MSM lapdogs.

    Sorry MSM fake news... I can't seem to get too excited over anything you say when you are so obviously biased. Even if you reported that President Trump had sold a busload of Nuns into slavery - I wouldn't get wound up. Your bias has led you to cry wolf so many times, demonize the President and his supporters so much... It is practically a free pass for the President. He could sell the busload, you could breathlessly report it as you have so many other "horrors" about his administration - but no-one would believe you. The MSM has blown so many minor things out of proportion, and let's face it, flat out fabricated outrage out of whole cloth, that no one takes anything they say, negative or positive (wait, has the MSM ever reported anything positive about President Trump?) seriously. Literally, the MSM has given President Trump the ability to do almost anything and reporting on "the outrage!" will get {yawn} because they've over-used it.

  • Transgender Files $50K Complaint After Muslim Woman Refuses to Wax Genitals

    05/22/2018 5:28:22 AM PDT · 16 of 49
    ThunderSleeps to C19fan
    'Women have penises and women have balls and if ...

    And thus is revealed one of the many fundamental idiocies behind the left. No. Male genitalia is, well, male in nature. End of story. Wishing it were otherwise, saying it is otherwise doesn't change that fundamental fact.

    I'm also trying to wrap my head around the idea of a muslim being in the business of waxing people. With all the phobias and excrement swirling around that cult I can't see how some kind of issue doesn't come up every week.

  • ‘We sell AR-15’s:’ Banner at SC pawn shop causing a stir.

    05/22/2018 4:42:41 AM PDT · 3 of 21
    ThunderSleeps to LiveFreeOrDie2001

    When the competition hands you such an easy one you’ve got to take advantage of it. Bravo.

  • TX School Shooter’s Use of Low-Tech Weapons Frustrates Chris Cuomo

    05/21/2018 6:11:54 AM PDT · 26 of 44
    ThunderSleeps to governsleastgovernsbest
    Why couldn’t the Santa Fe, TX school shooter have used an AR-15? A large magazine? Or at least a bump stock? That would have made it easier to call for more gun control.

    Oh, the pro disarmament liberals - socialists with fascists leanings - still want to call for "gun control." They really want to call for banning handguns and shotguns too. They just aren't ready to reveal that yet. Their incrementalist strategy is only at the "high capacity" magazine, pistol grip, bump-stock, "assault rifle" level right now. Once they get those bans in place - and the violence of course does not abate - then they'll push for ever more bans and restrictions.

    But the violence will not stop. Anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows the proposed laws will not work, will not prevent or even significantly reduce crime. In fact there is evidence and reason to believe these measures actually increase crime. (think defenseless victims - workplace safety for criminals) This is exactly what the pro-disarmament types want.

    They want two things from their "gun control" - 1) to chip away at our rights, incrementally disarming us and 2) absolutely no effect on violence and crime. They need #2 because that becomes further justification for additional "gun control" so they can further their agenda - #1. They do not care about injury and death to innocents caused by their policies. To them, the ends (disarming us) justifies the means. (sacrificing a few thousand people along the way)

    Pro "gun control" people therefore fall into one of two categories: the relatively ill-informed and ignorant masses going along with it 'cause it sounds good; and the fascists who want disarmed sheep they can impose their will upon.

  • Murder Surges 44 Per Cent In Khan’s London Amidst ‘Troubling’ Rise In Serious Crime

    05/21/2018 6:00:17 AM PDT · 25 of 36
    ThunderSleeps to blam
    But ... but ... That can't be right. England has some of the toughest "gun control" laws out there. Why, without all those mean old guns in people's hands everyone should be safe! Take away the evil gun and all is well! There must be something wrong here!

    Does that even need a sarcasm tag? We all know evil and criminals love a pool of disarmed, relatively defenseless potential victims. In London's case, they've exacerbated the situation by allowing, even welcoming muslims into their city. These are violent, dangerous cultists.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Thinks School Attacks Don’t Happen Where There Are ‘Real, Sensible Gun Laws’

    05/21/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · 23 of 41
    ThunderSleeps to Kaslin
    Jimmy Kimmel Thinks School Attacks Don’t Happen Where There Are ‘Real, Sensible Gun Laws’

    Because an insane, possibly even evil criminal ... heck an entirely sane criminal who is just an a-hole ... will obey "gun control" laws while breaking a dozen or so others.

    I guess Kimmel's intellect has looked at "thou shalt not kill" and all the laws against murder based on that and decided they are just not quite enough. That if only we had one or two more laws on the books. "Sensible" gun control laws, why, those criminals would stop right there. Yep, I can hear it now "Well, I was going to go kill that teacher that was mean to me, and anyone else that got in my way. I don't even care if the cops kill me...wait...what? I can't have a 30 round magazine? I can't have a pistol grip? Aw, shucks. Guess I'll just go do my homework..." Right Jimmy, I'm sure that's how the real world works.

  • Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class

    05/20/2018 10:32:32 PM PDT · 40 of 77
    ThunderSleeps to DesScorp
    When I was a teenager struggling to figure out the opposite sex my Dad offered me this advice: take an even strain. A nautical phrase (odd for an Air Force vet eh?). Good advice, and yeah, things didn't work out with that particular young lady. I hold her no ill will - I realized pretty quickly we weren't meant to be together. So be it.

    Kids these days are not taught real or useful coping mechanisms. They're told they are all winners. They are given safe spaces. No-one is left behind or held back. They never really learn to deal with rejection, disappointment, losing. Thus when they are confronted with it in a situation beyond their control - they have no experience dealing with it. It is certainly good to win, but it is also useful, even necessary to lose once in a while.

  • Meghan Markle’s nephew uses Trump as excuse for trying to bring knife into club

    05/20/2018 9:13:08 PM PDT · 31 of 46
    ThunderSleeps to conservative98
    Knives, well knives with blades longer than a very modest length are illegal in London? Hmm, and yet knife attacks still happen regularly. How about that. It's almost as if criminals don't obey laws...SMH... :-/

    Oh, and President Trump is right - I don't consider London (or any large city anywhere) "safe" by any measure. Given London's coddling and emboldening of muslims I consider it far less safe than many other cities of similar size.

  • Texas shooting suspect's choice of guns complicates debate over assault rifles

    05/20/2018 9:05:24 PM PDT · 63 of 83
    ThunderSleeps to 2ndDivisionVet
    That's true" that weapons other than assault rifles can kill many people at once, conceded Avery W. Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which favors a federal ban on assault rifles but not on shotguns or pistols.

    Thus proving that the push for an "assault weapons" ban is pure BS, pablum for the ill-informed. First, like all "gun control" laws it is based on the flawed belief that criminals intent on breaking dozens of other laws will somehow be deterred by just one more "gun control" law. {snort}

    This incident points out yet another flaw in the logic of an "assault weapons" ban. That is, the specific features, capabilities, and characteristics of an "assault weapon" really make no difference in this context. Every weapon is dangerous, even non traditional weapons are dangerous in the hands of the determined, clever, and resourceful evil: trucks, cars, fertilizer, knives... Any lib lurkers out there - is it sinking in yet? Are we breaking through your willful ignorance yet? It's not the weapon, not the means. It is the intent and evil behind the act. That's what we have to address. The means to commit murder wholesale will always exist.

  • Watch: The ‘Trash Dish’ That Came Out of the Korean War

    05/20/2018 6:05:43 PM PDT · 26 of 49
    ThunderSleeps to luvbach1

    I like spam too. Not as an every day or even every week type thing. But once in a while, sure, when I need a little more fat and salt in my diet. ;-)

  • Pelosi: “The Holy Month of Ramadan is a Sacred Time of Devotion and Contemplation’

    05/20/2018 2:44:44 PM PDT · 39 of 53
    ThunderSleeps to PROCON
    I'm celebrating by having bacon. I'm celebrating the fact that I have the freedom not to celebrate Ramadan.
  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 2:41:10 PM PDT · 19 of 36
    ThunderSleeps to 2ndDivisionVet
    "we have a climate of fear in the country"

    Like the "fear" that if we don't enthusiastically support the homosexual agenda this small fraction of people will somehow be stomped out of existence?

    Or the "fear" that racism is rampant in this Country and blacks swinging from lamp-posts and trees is right around the corner if we don't bend over backwards at the mere mention of racism?

    Or the "fear" that man-made or man-worsened global warming will melt the ice caps and inundate coastal areas?

    Or the "fear" that big insurance companies are taking advantage of us and we must be protected from such by the government by eliminating the free market therein?

    Or the "fear" that a few flags and monuments to fallen US soldiers are somehow so wildly offensive they must be taken down?

    Or the "fear" that fully justified suspicion of muslims due to muslim acts of terror will somehow lead to a "backlash" against them?

    Who really has been pushing one "fear" after another on us? It is strangely reminiscent of Michael Chrichton's "State of Fear" book. Or maybe he was just more in tune with it and recognized it even 14+ years ago.

    I reject these fears the MSM, liberals, and would-be fascist rulers try to instill in me. The only "fear" that motivated me on election day was a fear that Clinton would continue the destruction of our Country begun by liberals, accelerated by obama, and salivated over in anticipation by the likes of Clinton. That "fear" you cannot blame on candidate Trump. That "fear" was manifested purely by Clinton's own words, deeds, and policies. Truly, I thought candidate Trump would make an ok President, while candidate Clinton would be an unmitigated disaster. I admit I didn't so much vote for Trump as against Clinton and everything she represents. I was only afraid of putting a power-mad criminal in office.

  • Bernie Sanders: NRA to blame for lack of action on gun control

    05/20/2018 2:25:32 PM PDT · 26 of 77
    ThunderSleeps to Simon Green
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in an interview on Sunday blamed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for the lack of action in Congress on gun control legislation.

    Good, then my NRA dues are going to a good cause. The NRA is doing their job - protecting my rights.

    The reason I say a lack of action on "gun control" is a good thing is "gun control" will not work. So-called "gun control" will not prevent or even reduce crime. In fact reason, logic, and actual evidence demonstrates that "gun control" actually increases crime. With a disarmed and relatively defenseless pool of potential victims criminals become emboldened. We've had "gun control" here for 30 years give or take. There are literally thousands of "gun control" laws on the books across the US. How well are they working? Exactly.

    So Bernie baby, say it with me: "gun control" has not worked, does not work, and in-fact never can or will work. All "gun control" legislation is based on the fanciful belief that criminals will obey these laws while preparing to break dozens of others. The foolishness, in fact sheer idiocy behind such thinking is breathtaking.

    What we really need is crime control. Stop coddling criminals. Punishment should be swift, severe, and a significant deterrent.

    We also need a fundamental shift in society - back to a time when it was ok to tell kids they won or lost. Get them used to handling disappointment. Get them to realize they are not the center of the universe. Stop trying to medicate everyone into happy little drones - it does not work.

    We need real mental health support again - including institutionalizing people. There are some people who literally should not be walking around free and clear in society. A lot of that has to do with genetic issues, disease, and simply mistakes made during their upbringing. You can't just put them on psycho-active drugs and turn them loose.

    Finally, we need to start seriously shaming politicians like you Bernie, and the Clintons, and the rest of their ilk. All the people who would use a tragedy like this to advance a purely political un-American and anti-American disarmament agenda.

  • ‘What I Did for Trump’ — SNL Rekindles Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin

    05/20/2018 12:09:10 PM PDT · 37 of 49
    ThunderSleeps to Bratch
    Definitely flagellating an expired equine. ;-)

    SNL apparently ran out of good ideas a couple of decades ago. So they hitched their horse to the leftist political agenda while telling themselves they're still counter-culture, out-there, and relevant. They're only around 'cause the network doesn't have anything better. (a sad but accurate comment on the state of the network)

  • NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released

    05/20/2018 11:58:49 AM PDT · 31 of 44
    ThunderSleeps to yoe
    I watched that video. That's about as polite of a police stop as you could reasonably ask for. The officer didn't ticket him for failing to signal - technically a traffic violation. Didn't ticket him for having the wrong plate on the car - another violation. He got off easy, and relatively quickly. If that had been me, when the officer handed me back my license and paperwork, I'd have said thank you and shook his hand - and been at the DMV the next morning to fix the plate issue, not making false accusations.

    The NAACP guy was just trying to get a little fame and stay in the game - "oh, I'm black, I'm an NAACP leader, I've got to carry the water, keep the message out there that we're being oppressed and targeted, else no-one will listen to me..." That guy is the north end of a southbound horse.

  • Texas Shooter Killed Girl First Because She Turned Down His Advances, Embarrassed Him In Class

    05/20/2018 11:51:17 AM PDT · 20 of 75
    ThunderSleeps to ColdOne
    Kids these days don't know how to handle rejection, defeat. They're all told their special, they're winners. Everybody wins, nobody loses, nobody gets xyz-shamed or given negative feedback. No child left behind - or held back.

    So they "grow-up" (sort-of) with no coping skills. No way to handle a loss, no "tough love" from parents, coaches, teachers. Nope, the little ones are coddled from the get go. So all of a sudden, when they get a hard "no" that isn't going to change, isn't going to go their way, they have no frame of reference, no tools, no experience, nada. It is not hard to see how some could spin off into thinking this is the end of their world, or at least a life changing event...

    My generation got told no. We got told we lost. We got told we had to do better. You know what? We learned to deal with it. We learned to move on, or to practice more/harder and improve. We learned it's not the end of the world. Kids these days don't hear that, don't get that. So yeah, a small percentage of them get to a point where they snap - because they haven't learned all the small lessons along the way.

    When I was a teenager, we had ready access to firearms. There were rifle marksmanship classes in school. There were deer hunting rifles in trucks in the parking lot. We got embarrassed in school. We got rejected at dances, or for dates. We got broken up with. We got dinged for a couple of beers under age. We got disciplined by parents, teachers, coaches, and local police. We coped, we moved on. We didn't come back and shoot up the school, or a movie theater.

    When we deny our kids the experiences to build on to deal with these kinds of situations, is it any wonder they cannot handle them when they occur? Because disappointment and rejection are going to happen. Sure, not every kid that gets rejected snaps, but some apparently do to one extent or another. We're not protecting our kids by coddling them, we're doing grave damage to them. "Safe spaces" are anything but - they are the exact opposite of the real world. The real world isn't a safe space, kids better know how to handle themselves or it is going to be very bad for them, and occasionally very bad for the rest of us.

  • Kimmel slams Trump and Pence for supporting Second Amendment after Texas school shooting

    05/20/2018 11:33:13 AM PDT · 16 of 62
    ThunderSleeps to ColdOne
    Our rights aren't just there for when it is convenient, on a sunny afternoon. They are there and protect us even for the dark times. In fact, I believe the reason the protections of (note, protection of not granting of) our rights are so explicitly spelled out in the Bill of Rights is expressly for these kinds of times - when evil, power-hungry people or even well-meaning but short-sighted people would try to infringe upon them.
  • High schooler gets told to put on a bra 'so guys don’t stare'

    05/19/2018 3:37:04 PM PDT · 103 of 147
    ThunderSleeps to 2ndDivisionVet
    My $0.02 - we're guys, we're going to look. If we're distracted by the view, that's our problem, our lack of self control not the girl's.

    Seriously, I'm a guy, I admit it, I have some very non-politically correct tendencies. I like to look at attractive people and things. It is my self control that keeps me from ogling pretty women.

    When you start putting the onus on women to not be overly attractive to men, that's when you're headed towards hijabs and long shapeless smocks. Granted, it would be inappropriate for women to show up in daisy duke shorts and halter tops - unless you're playing Daisy Duke in a movie or play. ;-) The point of contention here I guess is where exactly is "the line" between socially acceptable attire for function (X) and inappropriate dress? At the extremes that's easy to define. The tough part is that gray area near the middle.

  • ...shooting reminds America what vets already know: civilian gun culture is a dysfunctional mess

    05/19/2018 3:26:51 PM PDT · 22 of 62
    ThunderSleeps to BenLurkin

    It’s called personal freedom - and personal responsibility. Yes, any non-felon adult can go buy a firearm without a clue as to how to use it. If they injure or kill themselves or others they will (quite rightly) suffer the consequences. I’d rather have that system than one where an all-powerful state decides what I’m allowed to own and operate.