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Posts by William Tell

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  • Sen. McConnell: How I Helped Trump Win The White House

    02/20/2017 11:28:27 PM PST · 4 of 28
    William Tell to MarvinStinson

    McConnell made it quite plain that Scalia would be replaced after the election and not before. That is no small thing.

  • ome immigrants, fearful of political climate, shy away from Medi-Cal

    02/17/2017 5:26:37 PM PST · 21 of 21
    William Tell to artichokegrower
    My daughter's fiance sought permission to immigrate from Great Britain in order to marry.

    He was only permitted to come after I signed a binding contract to provide support and reimburse public aid should he become a financial burden during at least the first ten years of residency.

    This is the system which is already in place to control the impact of immigration. Illegals are ignoring the requirements and, as the article illustrates, have become a public burden in very great numbers.

    Every penny spent on Mexican illegals in the U.S. should be billed to Mexico and they should be considered an economic enemy of the U.S. until they pay.

  • Should Trump Dump Gorsuch? Absolutely...No Matter the Cost...But, What Say You?

    02/09/2017 12:46:51 AM PST · 171 of 246
    William Tell to Boomer
    Boomer said: "... one liberal activist judge and the known liberal activist 9th circus (as people call it)."

    You left out the very crippled Supreme Court. Gorsuch might return the Court to its state prior to Scalia's demise, but he can do no more than that.

    The half of the Court which believes that it is their job to improve on legislation rather than simply ensure that the government is properly constrained, will still be in place.

    Also, I am not familiar enough with the other Circuits, but I believe there are plenty of mistaken decisions from them that could benefit from proper guidance from the Supreme Court.

  • Should Trump Dump Gorsuch? Absolutely...No Matter the Cost...But, What Say You?

    02/09/2017 12:40:57 AM PST · 168 of 246
    William Tell to JerseyDvl
    JerseyDvl said: "How can you defend those policy writing charlatans?"

    You saw a defense where there was none.

    Are you not disheartened and demoralized by the necessity of Trump to characterize the courts in this way?

    Hopefully it will now be our great fortune to take steps to steer the system back toward its proper course. It is not clear to me that Gorsuch's comments were a criticism of Trump. It can just as well be understood as a criticixm of an out of control judicial system.

    I, like Gorsuch, look forward to a time when such criticism of the courts might be unthinkable. For now that is not the case.

  • Should Trump Dump Gorsuch? Absolutely...No Matter the Cost...But, What Say You?

    02/08/2017 8:55:24 PM PST · 38 of 246
    William Tell to Be Careful
    I find it disheartening and demoralizing that Trump finds it necessary to speak so disparagingly of our court system.

    I don't think a problem if other people do also.

  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 11:29:54 AM PST · 11 of 47
    William Tell to T-Bird45
    The article speaks of the "right to an education".

    There is no such right. It cannot be a right to compel anyone else to make sacrifices in order to supply what one is claiming as a right.

    The attempt to define education as a right is having the predictable result that the impracticality of supplying such a right is revealed. I'm sure the number of "special needs" children will continue to grow until, at the rate of 5,000 dollars per month, there will be no resources remaining to educate ANYONE.

    In many areas of the country I believe that we have already passed that point. What passes for "education" in some communities is simply not what it purports to be.

  • Why Are Executive Orders Not Unconstitutional? (Republican Governments are Inefficient.)

    02/04/2017 12:01:03 PM PST · 18 of 180
    William Tell to Jim 0216
    Executive orders should be limited to those orders necessary to carry out the duties of the Presidency. It is not practical for Congress to be involved in every detail required to run our government.

    If the fence surrounding the White House is to be painted, it should not require legislation. Congress simply empowers the President to maintain the official residence and the President takes care of the details. That is what executives do.

    The problem comes when a President attempts to expand on what Congress has legislated to create effects on the American people that were never intended. An executive order dictating what bathrooms people should use throughout the nation, for example, is not only none of the President's business, it is none of Congress' business.

    What specific order of President Trump do you find objectionable?

  • Judge’s blocking of travel ban sets stage for epic court battle

    02/04/2017 9:13:58 AM PST · 28 of 115
    William Tell to mad_as_he$$
    "So one Federal Court District judge can rule over the entire country?"

    I'm confused as to how so many different jurisdictions can rule on this matter. I thought that challenges to federal policies had to go through courts in the DC circuit.

    Doesn't this imply that the Trump administration would have to convince all 11 circuits of the legitimacy of his policies? Doesn't seem right to me.

  • Chuckie Schumer: 'Tears Are Running Down The Cheeks of the Statue of Liberty' (tears of joy!)

    01/27/2017 10:34:32 PM PST · 39 of 54
    William Tell to drewh
    I think Chuckie needs to re-read the inscription on the Statue of Liberty.

    Here is part of it:

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    Let me emphasize a very important phrase:

    "Yearning to breathe free"

    Does anybody believe that the San Bernardino shooters were "yearning to breathe free"?

  • Mike Connors, ‘Mannix’ Star, Dies at 91

    01/26/2017 8:37:24 PM PST · 62 of 75
    William Tell to PallMal
    I remembered Mike Connors from an earlier series, "Tightrope".

    The undercover cop played by Connors carried a small revolver in the small of his back. The bad guys never found it when they frisked him.

    I just watched episode 1. I recognized a line that probably appears in most of the episodes: "In all the excitement, one man got away."

  • Wretched Old Hag Harasses Trump Supporter On A Flight And TOTALLY GETS WHAT’S COMING TO HER

    01/22/2017 11:14:22 AM PST · 47 of 199
    William Tell to Twotone
    Many wives don't really get along well with their mothers-in-law.

    Perhaps the woman had little to lose and much to gain by not having to make a trip to honor someone she really detested.

    Did the husband de-plane with the wife?

  • Will John Kerry pardon Hillary Clinton on January 20th? He can.

    01/17/2017 10:10:38 PM PST · 29 of 85
    William Tell to Pilsner

    I see nothing in the requirements to suggest that Trump cannot take the oath just prior to noon.

  • Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

    01/17/2017 3:20:21 PM PST · 9 of 29
    William Tell to Olog-hai
    Diane Sykes is also mentioned in the article.

    I'd personally like to hear information about the longevity of the parents,grandparents, and siblings of each of these candidates.

  • Worrying About the ‘Trade Deficit’ Is Absurd to the Nth Degree

    01/07/2017 11:10:14 AM PST · 13 of 109
    William Tell to Jay Thomas
    "I give them cash, they give me milk and eggs. Value for value."

    Milk and eggs have to be produced before they can be delivered.

    The cash has already been obtained through some prior production (or government printing).

    If transactions such as you propose continue, eventually the cash would run out. At the end, the producer of milk and eggs is holding all the cash. The consumer of milk and eggs is now broke.

    Which party would you rather be? Which is in the position to dictate future terms for transactions?

  • Need help with some radiological facts [vanity, help]

    01/06/2017 9:11:30 PM PST · 8 of 28
    William Tell to logi_cal869

    The lower number you are seeing may well be the specific activity of naturally occurring potassium which would only contain a small fraction of K-40.

  • Some poor Venezuelan parents give away children amid deep crisis

    12/15/2016 9:23:29 AM PST · 12 of 22
    William Tell to detective

    American socialists need to explain just exactly what Maduro is doing wrong. We are always told that socialism would work if only the people implementing it did it right.

  • Once determined to eliminate the Department of Energy, Rick Perry will now lead it

    12/13/2016 1:00:48 PM PST · 33 of 51
    William Tell to Sean_Anthony
    It's certainly reasonable for a department head to campaign for an increase in personnel in order to accomplish their mission. I see no reason to rule out having a department head campaign to have personnel decreased if they are unnecessary to the mission.

    A lot depends, of course, on who gets to define "the mission".

  • Vanity: We are watching a slow-mo post-modern coup attempt

    12/12/2016 12:34:27 PM PST · 72 of 138
    William Tell to Sergio
    Sergio said: "So the real question is how do you project power when your go to is a hissy-fit? "

    When the hissy fit doesn't work, what then?

    I think I know. The spoiled child will destroy whatever is near to hand; relationships, property, businesses, institutions. The irrational desire to have control at all costs will, in fact, cost all.

    The Democrats demonstrated this quite well during the Civil War. They were determined to maintain control over the black people they had enslaved. They went to war in support of this monstrous institution and didn't stop until virtually every shred of their existence was destroyed.

    Today's Democrats will be no different. They will be willing to destroy EVERYTHING they have in an attempt to get their way. We will know soon whether they are willing to kill or die in great numbers to maintain the system of enslavement they have created. Given their history it would be a mistake to underestimate their destructiveness.

    If I had foreseen this situation before the election I would have armed up. Oh, ... Wait ... Never mind.

  • Electoral College Must Be Postponed Until We Figure Out What’s Going On (soros/loserwoman barf!)

    12/12/2016 11:46:27 AM PST · 121 of 149
    William Tell to drewh
    Here's a deal we should consider:

    We agree to an investigation to prove that Donald Trump did not win due to foreign influence. This investigation will commence on the day that an investigation proving that Obama did not win due to foreign influence concludes with irrefutable proof that such a thing did not happen.

    The decision as to whether or not the fact is proven shall rest with Congress. In the interim, the election shall proceed as it would in the absence of any such proof; which by the way is the present situation. That is, there is no proof.

  • Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board ends run on the bank, stops $154M in withdrawals

    12/08/2016 9:01:07 PM PST · 19 of 23
    William Tell to John Locke
    John Locke said: "Legally, yes, and that is what governments all over the developed world are currently doing. But morally? "

    Legality and morality aside, there is also practicality.

    Future generations may view the map of Texas and see an island of devastation where once was the city of Dallas. Abandoned buildings. No city services. No privately owned property within the city limits and no tax revenue whatever.

    Something like this has been happening to Detroit. It can happen anywhere where people falsely believe that there is such a thing as a free lunch.

    Recent articles about the situation in Venezuela demonstrate the principle quite clearly; unbounded human suffering until the erroneous ideologies are identified and eliminated.

  • Fran Lebowitz On Donald Trump, Protests and Moving to Canada

    12/08/2016 8:11:02 PM PST · 47 of 48
    William Tell to 2ndDivisionVet
    From the article: "But there are plenty of people who want to defund Planned Parenthood. They're definitely going to repeal Roe v. Wade. This election is as much about misogyny as racism."

    It's misogyny to have the government stop paying to kill unborn babies half of whom are female? I don't think so.

  • Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board ends run on the bank, stops $154M in withdrawals

    12/08/2016 7:44:49 PM PST · 14 of 23
    William Tell to freedumb2003
    freedumb2003 said: "The contract in force is the one that was signed when the money was put into the plan."


    The contracts were signed by municipal governments who were in the back pockets of public unions. Unrealistically generous pension benefits were promised for some time in the future.

    In order to hide the true impact of such benefits, the plans were allowed to pretend that monies set aside would earn interest rates around 8%. That simply isn't happening, wasn't happening, and isn't going to happen.

    Now the future has arrived. Those still expecting to earn 8% are acknowledging that it cannot be done. Even the deferred payment plans will eventually run out of money.

    The question that the courts will have to address is virtually identical to that which will have to be addressed with respect to Social Security; that is, can a prior generation obligate following generations to pay exorbitant retirement benefits that will be far beyond any retirement benefit those following generations will see?

    The original contract in this case was signed by the government of Dallas at the time the contracts were written. Did that government truly have the authority to bankrupt future generations or not?

  • PizzaGate Is 100% Real, Why Is Media Lying? [Obama voter & Huffington Post writer - profanity]

    12/06/2016 5:03:25 PM PST · 29 of 265
    William Tell to Uncle Miltie
    Uncle Miltie said: "I need a 5 sentence convincing proof with links and pictures."

    First, there are very few proofs of anything that can be stated in five sentences. Further, there are plenty of proofs that do not require pictures. As for links, there are plenty available, starting with the Wikileaks Podesta emails.

    Rather than expect a polished proof suitable for presentation in a court of law, why wouldn't you approach the evidence that does exist with a little more skepticism?

    Podesta's emails contain at least three very unusual references that are relevant to this discussion. One refers to "an hour of pizza". Another mentions a handkerchief with a map relating to pizza. The third describes "entertainment" involving three young children and a swimming pool.

    Assuming that you are willing to agree that there exist codewords used by pedophiles that involve pizza and other food items, please offer some plausible explanation for the strange comments in Podesta's emails other than involvement with pedophilia.

    I'm not suggesting that any consideration of just these three emails "proves" anything. What I am suggesting is that these emails, given the known codewords used by pedophiles, constitute evidence that there is pedophilia involved.

    You can choose to believe that the evidence convinces you that something unacceptable is going on. Or you can dismiss the evidence as unconvincing.

    What I don't think you can justify is to simply dismiss the evidence without some alternate explanation for it.

  • Trump Wild Cards: Lieberman Touted for State, Cruz for Supreme Court

    12/05/2016 10:35:44 AM PST · 9 of 96
    William Tell to Buckeye McFrog
    Buckeye McFrog said: "Trump needs to stick to that list of 21 judges he put out during the campaign. To do otherwise will totally undermine his credibility."

    When exactly did he enlarge the list from 11 to 21? Would it satisfy you if Trump adds Cruz to the list and then selects him from that modified list?

  • Worst Memory of the Disastrous Obama Years (Add yours)

    12/02/2016 10:07:29 AM PST · 58 of 95
    William Tell to Red in Blue PA

    I can’t believe that there have been almost sixty postings and I’m the first to mention Sotomayor and Kagan.

  • Anyone Else Attend Family Thanksgiving Dinner Where Told to Keep All Prayers to Oneself?

    11/24/2016 10:52:06 PM PST · 52 of 68
    William Tell to jobim
    Since the rest of our family was out of town, my wife and I accepted an invitation from a family of four who have become very good friends.

    The invitation to come for Thanksgiving dinner included a mention of "Trump talk". We were surprised when we arrived to find that we were the only non-family there.

    Evidently their other friends were too upset by Hillary's loss to accept the invitation.

    We had a great time. Only about half of the conversation centered on Trump's victory.

  • Chicago Tribune: Obama has been Pro Second Amendment!

    11/24/2016 10:27:03 PM PST · 18 of 20
    William Tell to marktwain
    What a worthless pile of garbage.

    Do the names Kagan and Sotomayor ring a bell?

  • Election is over but the Clinton emails keep coming

    11/22/2016 8:00:49 PM PST · 25 of 32
    William Tell to bjc
    bjc said: "Then dear William, you need to read some serious history."

    Had Arnold been captured, the penalty would have been hanging. While we might agree that Hillary deserves hanging, I doubt she deserves being hanged twice.

    Another perspective is to recognize that Hillary has been embroiled in scandal for decades and thus no one should have been surprised at her most recent transgressions.

    The betrayal of Washington and our infant nation by Arnold is made all the more outrageous by the relatively high regard afforded to Arnold due to his many battlefield heroics. His perfidy is that of the protagonist of a Greek tragedy. Whereas Hillary's treason is of a simpler, more common corruption, made up of equal parts of greed, ambition, and a lust for undeserved adulation.

    (It's been years since I have read any "serious history" concerning Arnold but I have a vague recollection of his having come under suspicion of having used his position to enrich himself.)

  • Election is over but the Clinton emails keep coming

    11/22/2016 5:43:26 PM PST · 20 of 32
    William Tell to bjc
    bjc said: "Easy on Arnold. There is no comparison with the Clintons. "

    I hate it when people play down the seriousness of Nixon's crimes.

    Similarly, I hate to see the crimes of Benedict Arnold understated.

    As I recall, Arnold's clandestine meeting with the enemy, in the form of Major John Andre, led to the hanging of Major Andre as a spy. Is it reasonable to believe that Arnold's first and only crime was the selling out of West Point to the enemy? I consider that very unlikely.

  • Toni Morrison on the Election: 'The Sad Plight of Grown White Men

    11/22/2016 4:28:58 PM PST · 72 of 73
    William Tell to rktman
    I think a lot of liberals make the same mistake when describing the thinking of white conservatives. We are not "afraid". We are "angry". We are totally pissed that so many liberal judges can find penumbras in the Constitution that allow for killing the unborn but can't find a right to keep and bear arms in the Second Amendment.

    I like the saying, "Allowing themselves to be disarmed is a mistake which a free people get to make only once."

    We can do worse than having an enemy which mistakes our anger for fear. They will underestimate us to their lasting detriment.

  • Fact Check: This Pizzeria Is Not a Child-Trafficking Site

    11/21/2016 7:58:34 PM PST · 36 of 144
    William Tell to TigerClaws

    I would have found it helpful if the article had supplied an explanation as to what is “an hour of pizza”.

  • Internet is Obsessed With Bizarre Hillary Clinton ‘PizzaGate’ Conspiracy Theory

    11/20/2016 8:07:43 PM PST · 76 of 234
    William Tell to Oratam
    Oratam said: "I think the smoking gun is the email from Podesta to Bill Clinton ..."

    Do you have a link to this specific email?

  • Hey, Donald Trump supporters! Are you feeling guilty yet?

    11/20/2016 3:33:30 PM PST · 117 of 117
    William Tell to artichokegrower
    Even if every bad thing said about Trump was true, I would have voted for him based on his support of the Second Amendment alone.

    I will not allow myself to be disarmed. I KNOW that Hillary, if elected, would have worked toward that end. We are just one Supreme Court Justice away from a very, very bad situation.

    If Trump successfully restores a conservative Supreme Court, I will view his administration as a success despite whatever problems may develop.

  • Woman accidentally shot in head at Raleigh gun show, sheriff says

    11/19/2016 3:52:24 PM PST · 43 of 49
    William Tell to imardmd1
    imardmd1 said: "I never, ever handle a firearm while driving."

    Nor do I. I have to find a safe place to park where I can re-arm without alarming the public.

    I doubt the people in the article were in motion either. I bet a conversation turned to the similarity of the two guns when the driver, safely parked, was re-arming. Why he would hand anybody a loaded gun under such circumstances is beyond me.

    I've taught several people about gun handling. They don't get to touch a gun until they can recite from memory the four safety rules. They never see ammunition and a gun in the same room. Ammo isn't near the gun until we get to the firing range.

  • Woman accidentally shot in head at Raleigh gun show, sheriff says

    11/19/2016 2:38:09 PM PST · 35 of 49
    William Tell to airborne
    airborne said: "I never have a round chambered. Guess its just me."

    I can see trading off readiness in exchange for a situation which requires more effort to fire. Having children around might be one such circumstance. If open-carrying, it makes the possibility of someone snatching the weapon a little less of a concern. I've heard of law enforcement officers, who might find themselves loading and clearing several times a day, having problems because the round they repeatedly chamber has the bullet shift in the case.

    I recommend that you modify the first of the four safety rules as follows:
    Treat every gun as if it is loaded and has a round chambered.

    You wouldn't want your practice of not chambering a round to cause you to become complacent when clearing the gun.

  • Woman accidentally shot in head at Raleigh gun show, sheriff says

    11/19/2016 2:26:24 PM PST · 32 of 49
    William Tell to imardmd1
    imardmd1 said: "The fault is with William, ..."

    There is plenty of fault to go around.

    If a person carries a concealed weapon, the authorities and the gun show producers insist that such people unload their guns before entering the show.

    Then, when the person returns to their car, they find themselves motivated to be handling their gun and racking the slide while in their car in the parking lot. Unnecessary handling provides opportunities for human error.

    I have found myself handling a gun in my car "unnecessarily" after leaving an anti-gun state and arriving in a state which recognized my permit. If my gun ever does malfunction, the most likely moment to find out is when chambering a round during reloading.

  • Woman accidentally shot in head at Raleigh gun show, sheriff says

    11/19/2016 2:18:00 PM PST · 30 of 49
    William Tell to Company Man
    Company Man said: "... how someone in the back seat can be hit by a ricochet ..."

    The person in the back seat fired the gun. The woman in the front passenger seat was hit. The bullet apparently hit the "seat rest" first, which would have a metal frame, and then hit the woman in the head.

    The energy lost in hitting the "seat rest" may possibly have saved her life.

    My car seats have arm rests and head rests. I don't really know what they are calling a "seat rest".

  • Woman accidentally shot in head at Raleigh gun show, sheriff says

    11/19/2016 1:17:03 PM PST · 24 of 49
    William Tell to sinsofsolarempirefan
    sinsofsolarempirefan said: "Is it responsible to have your gun with a round in the chamber and the safety off if you aren’t getting ready to fire at a target?"


    Many, many handguns have no safety; by which I mean that the gun will fire if there is a round in the chamber and the trigger is pulled. The "safety" is to not pull the trigger.

    Also, most handguns require two hands and an additional second or so to chamber a round. This could make all the difference in a life or death situation. When faced with danger, the adrenaline surge will reduce motor skills considerably. Minimizing the actions needed to stop an attack is vital.

    If everyone follows the four gun handling safety rules, it becomes very difficult for someone to be injured.

    1) Treat every weapon as if it is loaded.
    2) Don't point the gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
    3) Don't touch the trigger until you are ready to fire.
    4) Be aware of your target and what is beyond it.

    Obey the rules and stay safe.

  • Two Questions for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominees

    11/18/2016 11:17:13 AM PST · 14 of 44
    William Tell to reaganaut1
    From the article: "In 1942 the Supreme Court held that Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce extended to a farmer growing wheat to feed his own livestock. Sixty-three years later, that expansive reading of the Constitution’s Commerce Clause continues to hold."

    Math is hard.

    If we add "sixty-three" to "1942" we get "2005", not "2016".

    Perhaps the author is basing his comments on something Justice Thomas said in 2005?

  • New Statin Guidelines: Everyone 40 and Older Should Be Considered for the Drug Therapy

    11/15/2016 1:47:57 PM PST · 55 of 93
    William Tell to tjd1454
    tjd1454 said: " 62 here - was prescribed statins years ago for high cholesterol. I stopped taking them. Feeling fine, no symptoms whatsoever of heart problems. I’ll take my chances."

    Good for you.

    I was on statins for a while. My cholesterol level was 259 when I started and fell to about 220 with the statins. After taking them for a couple of years I decided they might be having unpleasant side effects, so I stopped taking them. I felt fine with no symptoms whatsoever of heart problems.

    That is, until two years ago when I ended up in the hospital for two weeks with pneumonia and a minor heart attack. Tests showed blockages of up to 90% in cardiac arteries. My quadruple bypass was very successful and recovery only took the normal 10 to 12 weeks. The various scars on my chest are really quite minimal.

    Now my statins have resulted in a cholesterol level of 125 and I keep my fingers crossed that further blockages will be avoided.

    If you really want to avoid heart disease, choose your grandparents wisely. If they had heart disease, then you need to keep a close eye on your own condition.

  • Calif. Sen. to Introduce Bill to Eliminate Electoral College

    11/15/2016 1:21:50 PM PST · 118 of 124
    William Tell to nickcarraway
    I'm personally offended that voters in Texas have no say in who is elected to the U.S. Senate from Kalifornia. We should just elect the Senators with nationwide voting and the 100 candidates with the most votes would then serve.

    Actually, this approach might well get rid of some of the crazier members of the Senate. Would a basically pro-gun national electorate choose Chuck Schumer or Diane Feinstein? I don't think so.

    Perhaps we could leave the present system in place but follow up with a nationwide election requiring 50% approval to seat any Senator. This might work.

    If I recall correctly, both the House and Senate have the power to remove members. What a hoot it would be if the Second Amendment became so important to Americans that no anti-gunner would be tolerated by either the House or Senate. An anti-gun President would face immediate impeachment if somehow mistakenly elected.

  • Rise of 'ghost gun' kit makers seen in central Florida

    11/13/2016 6:11:16 PM PST · 24 of 85
    William Tell to headstamp 2
    headstamp 2 said: "That doesn’t sound right."

    What doesn't sound right is that ANY firearm would have to have a serial number on it. The Founders certainly never intended this or they would have said so in the Second Amendment.

    If we shoot armed criminals in the head, it won't matter where they obtained their weapons.

    If Kalifornia continues on its present path, we will have to have serial numbers on knives, clubs, pointy sticks, and soda straws.


    11/13/2016 4:45:57 PM PST · 96 of 177
    William Tell to dp0622
    dp0622 said: "... can my idiot Governor Cuomo call out the National Guard to protect the illegals ..."

    I think he can. But then Trump could declare the forces to be under the control of the federal government. I think Trump would win.


    11/13/2016 4:42:28 PM PST · 90 of 177
    William Tell to prairiebreeze
    This could be fun. Anybody remember the illegal strike by the air traffic controllers in 1981? Fired, union decertified, and banned for life from working for the federal government.

    Those who have challenged Trump have not made out very well.

  • Trump plan calls for nationwide concealed carry and an end to gun bans (Flashback)

    11/11/2016 12:25:21 PM PST · 68 of 71
    William Tell to AnotherUnixGeek
    AnotherUnixGeek said: "I'd love to see an end to California's high-capacity magazine ban but I doubt Trump can do anything about state bans from the federal level. "

    How about this:

    The Armed Militia Act of 2017

    Whereas the security of a free state demands the existence of a well-regulated Militia, the following is enacted:

    1) All law-abiding adult citizens shall equip themselves with a semi-automatic rifle chambering the NATO 5.56mm cartridge.

    2) All such citizens shall further equip themselves with 1000 rounds of such ammunition and 10 thirty round magazines.

    3) Citizens failing to so equip themselves shall be fined or imprisoned for up to 30 days whenever such failure shall be noted by law enforcement.

    4) The Treasury of the United States shall be authorized to expend whatever funds are necessary to support this mandate.


    Do you think any state could exempt itself from having its citizens drafted into the military after such conscription was passed by Congress? The infringements in California don't exist despite Congress, they exist because of Congress.

    Similar mandates could be passed by Congress involving every infringement on the books. Every state has the power to arm its Militia. No state has the authority to DISARM their Militia.

  • Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima

    11/09/2016 3:43:53 PM PST · 49 of 50
    William Tell to 11th_VA

    One poster suggests that Trump won using a flanking movement through the rust belt. Perhaps we should be thankful for the biased pollsters who failed to warn Hillary of what was happening. Accurate polling may have allowed Hillary to win by helping her focus her efforts and craft issues that would appeal to that part of the electorate.

  • Trump Wins!!!

    11/09/2016 1:13:38 AM PST · 3 of 42
    William Tell to PreciousLiberty

    I have hope now that the Second Amendment can be restored in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia.

  • Lindsey Graham announces McMullin vote

    11/08/2016 3:16:21 PM PST · 70 of 72
    William Tell to ameribbean expat

    I think Lindsay Graham’s A- rating from the NRA will need a bit of an adjustment. Hillary’s Supreme Court would eviscerate the Second Amendment. Graham is willing to let that happen. He’s giving aid and comfort to the enemies of all American gun owners.

  • On Eve of Election, Pope Francis Stumps For Hillary

    11/06/2016 4:15:34 PM PST · 4 of 93
    William Tell to ebb tide

    The Vatican is tearing down its walls? Now that is news!

  • “Weiner’s Laptop”: Is it Hillary’s “Missing Laptop”?

    11/04/2016 9:30:33 PM PDT · 37 of 44
    William Tell to Kevin in California

    Wasn’t there a Wikileaks email that involved Weiner being asked to ship a secure phone to Hillary? Perhaps Weiner was also the one asked to ship the missing laptop somewhere. But he was too busy with his other hobbies and didn’t get the job done.