Global Warming!!! If e had some!
Sorry thats all the ‘Plus’ for this morning…Am getting a bit angry with all this ‘white’ and ‘cold’ GloBull Warmening outside my house right now!!
Now you are kissing Buck Ofama’s ass!!
You are the past .. and a bad one at that!!
And if they are ‘wacko’ I will take that over a senile old ass kisser any day!!
America’s Fraud President
GET. HIM. OUT.
So unelect him!!
There are now 118 companies refusing to sell to the United States government, more than triple the original number.
Here is the complete list of gun companies which are refusing to go along with our government’s nefarious plot to circumvent our second amendment rights.
Damn and I just renewed for my #2 Son the sports nut…and now this bullshit about Buck Ofama..
May be the last time!!
Several conservative members of the US House of Representatives have introduced new legislation that will protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and put an end to the Obama Administration’s assault on religious liberty.
It is called the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA), and it would give full exemption from the Obamacare mandate to provide abortions and abortion related drugs in health care coverage, as well as protect individuals and health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for or refer patients to abortion providers because of their religious beliefs… (READ MORE)
On Tuesday, Congressmen Diane Black (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA). This legislation would protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and would stop the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom. HCCRA offers reprieve from ongoing violations of our First Amendment, including full exemption from the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and conscience protection for individuals and health care entities that refuse to provide, pay for, or refer patients to abortion providers because of their deeply-held, reasoned beliefs. HCCRA has 50 original co-sponsors… (READ MORE)
Complete Idiot Al ‘Clueless’ Gore..
Buck Ofama…You suck..
There is no other word for it…Tyranny…
Track all nullification legislation here:
For the moment, we can put to one side the monumental presumptuousness involved in third parties instructing the citizens of a free society as to what they do and do not need. It is more important that we grasp what this little lesson entails.
When the Second Amendment deniers talk about “needs” with respect of guns, what they imply is that guns have a unique purpose: guns kill. Since, say, no one “needs” a so-called “assault rifle” for hunting, it is commonly argued, no one “needs” an assault rifle, for the only purpose of such a weapon is to slaughter.
Al and Al (Gore and Jezeera) and their…Blood money..
EAST CLEVELAND, OH — Two unarmed suspects were slain by police officers after a 25-minute pursuit. At the conclusion of the chase, which included 62 police vehicles, 13 officers drew their weapons and unloaded at least 137 rounds in to the suspects’ Chevy Malibu. No weapons were found, and there was no evidence of return fire. The police were so violent and so reckless that they even shot up their own cruisers with friendly fire.
The police supervisor was only aware of 3 patrol cars pursuing the suspects. The remaining 59 had no authorization to join the chase, and ignored dispatch’s instructions to terminate pursuit.
One officer climbed on top of the suspects’ vehicle and shot 49 rounds into the occupants.
FLORIDA — Florida Highway Patrol has announced it will be conducting daytime vehicle checkpoints, where they will demand that drivers present their papers, and allow the police to poke around and inspect their vehicles. No warrants or probable cause are necessary in the new America.
Finally a celeb with a brain…
NBC: here’s the Obama administration’s white paper legitimizing drone strikes!
NBC News has gotten its hands on a white paper that’s being used to legitimize the Obama administration’s drone policy, and it’s a… doozy. Short version: members of terrorist groups actively attacking the United States (or our interests) can expect to be shot on sight; and that includes the members of terrorist groups that happen to also be American citizens. And the administration does not have the inclination, and does not feels that it has the need, to particularly clear with anybody their taking the shot if a suitable target hoves into view. . . . please click here for the rest of the post →
I know who the Sec. of State is. I know who the Sec. of Defense nominee is. I know, off the top of my head, most but not all of the other members of the President’s Cabinet.
But I am unfamiliar with this Secretary of Need, and frankly I am unsure about the Department of Need he – or she – heads up.
But there most certainly must be one because all I hear on television are officials in the U.S. Government outlining what U.S. citizens don’t need.
“Research shows that 77% of accident-related injuries happen in the home.” –So when can we expect Obama to ban homes?
They need to remember whom farmers are, their values, their work ethic, their pride, their independence ..Something progressives know shit about..
Sure the turd can run guns to Mexico and get people murdered and get away with it. Now he wants to control MY guns? Eff you dipwad..
Trend #1: Crime Skyrockets As The Economy Plummets
Trend #2: Broke Governments Mean Broken Law Enforcement
Trend #3: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Right’ Or ‘Wrong’ Anymore
Trend #1: The government stockpiles over 1.6 billion rounds of ammo.
Since last spring, the federal government has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The Department of Homeland Security has been the biggest stockpiler, but other agencies are in on the game, too – including FEMA, the National Weather Service, and, believe it or not, the Social Security Administration.
That’s five rounds, by the way, per U.S. citizen. That’s a chilling thought. Even more chilling, though, is this scary fact: 450 million of those rounds are hollow point bullets. It’s designed to expand when it hits the target, to slow down so that it doesn’t penetrate the target completely, and to achieve maximum tissue damage and blood loss. This type of ammo is so destructive that it has been banned by the Geneva Convention. The U.S. military does not use it in any of its operations abroad – not in Iran, Afghanistan, or anywhere else. The only place it can be “legally” used is within U.S. borders.
But it’s not the military, anyway, who has been acquiring this type of ammo. It’s the Department of Homeland Security. And they don’t fight wars abroad. They operate inside the borders of the U.S.
If this trend isn’t disturbing enough, it’s even more startling what has come to light in the past few days:
Trend #2: Military leaders are being asked if they will fire on U.S. citizens if ordered.
The story exploded all over Facebook earlier this week and quickly went viral. It was posted by Jim Garrow, a humanitarian who has helped rescue tens of thousands of Chinese baby girls from infanticide and who was a 2009 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Garrow shared some extremely disturbing information, which was leaked to him by someone he describes as “one of America’s foremost military heroes.” Here is what he posted on his Facebook page:
“Obama is using a new ‘litmus test’ in determining who will stay and who must go in his military leaders. Get ready to explode folks. ‘The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.’ Those who will not are being removed.”
Is it a coincidence that just one day earlier, on Sunday, January 20th, General James Mattis, head of the U.S. Central Command, was told “to vacate his office several months earlier than planned”?
So what’s it going to be? Will civil unrest break out because of the awful economy? Will civil unrest break out because of Obama’s current demonization of the Second Amendment and his stealth gun grab? Or will Obama engineer some kind of disastrous event as a pretext for imposing martial law (not to mention as an excuse for gun confiscation)?
First 3. Go read them all!!
1) …it’s all about choice — unless you want to choose which gun or lightbulb to use, which school your child will attend, or you’d prefer more freedom and smaller government.
2) …it cares about the environment, when in practice, not only do liberals like Al Gore live some of the most resource-wasting and ostentatious lifestyles on the planet, but they hurt the environment by blocking environmentally friendly energy production here in favor of energy sources from nations that care little about pollution.
3) …you can have lots of free government services and somebody else will pay for them. The trillion dollar deficit we’re running every year tha
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled today that if the word “the” in the U.S. Constitution carries its customary meaning—which the court forcefully affirmed it does—than President Barack Obama violated the Constitution and usurped power … Continue reading →
Found on Facebook..
BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE EVER!
Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles.
The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”
The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama‘s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.
I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.
I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people.
The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama’s arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.
Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.
I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.
He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…
Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”
Who needs guns?
Guns and religion. Both important. And for one, it won’t exist without the other…
You want my guns? When you let goons like these run about threatening and smacking others?? No thanks. I’ll keep them…
Hey Geraldo…Tough…Your somewhat pointless today…So hush…
Hey!! Obama voters…You built this...Now you can live with it…
Thirty-year record-low temperatures and a snow disaster have left two people dead and affected 770,000 others in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Sunday. Snow has fallen on 917,000 square kilometers, or 78 percent, of Inner Mongolia, with 82,000 square km buried in snow at least 25-centimeters deep, according to the regional meteorological authority. More than 3,700 residents have been relocated and 260,000 others are in need of emergency aid, sources with the region's civil affairs department said. By Jan. 4, snow had left about 180,000 head of livestock dead, with direct economic loss estimated at 690 million yuan (110 million U.S. dollars). Civil affairs authorities have earmarked disaster relief funds that will be allocated to those affected by adverse weather conditions ahead of the Spring Festival, which falls on Feb. 10 this year.
Eight people who were stranded Wednesday on Mount Chokai on the border of Akita and Yamagata prefectures were rescued Friday, police said, adding that all are in good health. Elsewhere in the mountains, however, two other climbers were found with frostbite injuries and two remain missing. According to Akita police, the eight, men ranging in age from their 20s to 50s from Akita and Iwate prefectures, took to the mountain Wednesday on snowmobiles with another eight people. But only half of them managed to return after they were hit by a severe snowstorm. The stranded eight spent Wednesday night in a snow cave they made as a shelter, the police said. On Thursday, they managed to descend to a cottage halfway down the mountain, where they spent another night, they added. The cottage had a stove and they had some food. Meanwhile, Nagano police Friday found two climbers who were stranded after a snowstorm hit Tuesday on Mount Otenshodake in the Northern Alps. Both have suffered frostbite but are conscious and awaiting an airlift. Nagano police are also searching for two climbers who were reported missing Monday on Mount Myojin.
Illinois…Buck Ofama’s Homeland…wants all your guns… And we know how well gun control has worked in their very own Chicago…(BTW Chicago sucks).
Illinois goes communist and becomes a Police State!! Revolution to follow?
Record gun sales per the FBI in December. And some think all those gun buyers are buying them to turn them in?? How stupid is that thought Buck Ofama?
Bill Whittle. So much smart here am surprised the Government has not outlawed him..Oh wait…first get rid of the 2nd Amendment, then the rest of them will follow and he won’t be allowed to show how stupid Government, Democrats, Liberals, Republicans, conservatives are..
Gun control advocates have been digging away at the 2nd Amendment because gun ownership is an individual right. And they don’t believe in individual rights. Their gospel is group rights. If the 2nd Amendment assigned the right to bear arms to each group by its degree of persecution, liberals would find it much more acceptable no matter what the annual death toll was. An LGBT 2nd Amendment would really float their boat.
Jobless claims UP and this was before they pushed us over the cliff!!
No gun needed for this murder. Just a car, a high speed crash, a guardrail, and some dude’s butt…But no gun. So no violence..and some marijuana…go figure..
Shocking!!! I don’t believes it!!
Things I want…A suitcase gun!!
A Mosin? Wow….
Bob Costas appeared on the O’Reilly Factor Wednesday night in an effort to explain his ill-informed comments about guns that he made over the weekend.
Using one of Sunday’s football games as a platform to express his views on guns, Costas (who was quoting a sports writer) said that the Kansas City linebacker who killed himself and his girlfriend this past weekend would still be alive today “if Javon Belcher didn’t possess a gun.”
Because Costas’ remarks have stoked a nation-wide controversy, O’Reilly invited Costas onto his show to clear away the “confusion.”Taking his cue, Costas led off the interview saying that he knows Americans have a right to bear arms and that he never intended to enter the political debate surrounding this issue.
He emphasized several times that he never used the words “gun control,” and that he is not looking to repeal the Second Amendment.
But rather than set the record straight, Costas only made things worse with several bone-headed or factually inaccurate statements.Rather than clear up the matter, Costas adopted the talking points of several anti-gun “Brady Bunch” organizations by saying Americans are worse off owning guns, that they don’t typically use them in self-defense, and that Americans need to do something about our dangerous “gun culture.”
Here are just some of most egregious examples (although one comes from Bill O’Reilly):
1. Myth:Guns do more harm than good.
“Even if one has the right to have the gun — you got this many guns out there — far more often, bad things happen (including unintentional things) than things where the presence of a gun diminishes or averts danger.” – Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
Not true. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year — or about 6,850 times a day.This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.(1)
Even anti-gun researchers have conceded that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department, there were as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense with a firearm every year.The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of “Guns in America” — a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.(2)
So where does the guns-are-more-likely-to-harm-you theory come from?Well, it first appeared in the 1980s with a “study” performed by Dr. Arthur Kellermann, who concluded that a gun in the home is supposedly more likely — far more likely, he claimed — to kill the owner than to be used in self-defense.
Interestingly, Kellermann refused to release the data behind his conclusions for years.(3)But subsequently, the nation discovered why Kellerman stonewalled for so long:
* All available data now indicates that the “home gun homicide victims [in Kellermann’s study] were killed using guns not kept in the victim’s home,” researcher Don Kates writes.In other words, the victims were NOT murdered with their own guns!They were killed “by intruders who brought their own guns to the victim’s household.”(4)
* In retrospect, Kates found, it was not the ownership of firearms that put these victims at high risk.Rather, it was the victim’s “high-risk life-styles [such as criminal associations] that caused them to own guns at higher rates than the members of the supposedly comparable control group.”(5)
Even using the conservative figures issued by the Clinton Justice Department, Americans are 50 times more likely to use a gun in self-defense than to be killed by a firearm.
The fact is, guns save far more lives … far more often than they take a life.
2. Myth:More gun control needed.
“I believe there should be more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns.” – Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
Bob Costas says he never used the words “gun control” in discussing the Belcher murder-suicide. While technically true, he did admit to Bill O’Reilly that he favors greater gun restrictions:more background checks, mandatory training for those who purchase firearms, and bans on “military-style” firearms — saying that only the military and police should have them.
“None of that impinges on someone’s Second Amendment rights or their right to protect their home and their family,” Costas said.
Well, if gun bans and background checks are consistent with Second Amendment rights — never mind the words “shall not be infringed” — then perhaps Mr. Costas won’t mind similar restrictions on his right to speak in front of a microphone?
After all, his comments have caused severe angst on the part of many Americans this week.And not only his comments, but one could make an argument that, in general, the media incites people to anger and violence on a semi-regular basis.
Therefore, if we were to curb (or ban) most or all of the media’s broadcasts, then one could argue that we would live in a far safer environment:
* Remember the environmentalist wacko who, in 2010, held several people hostage in the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring Maryland? James J. Lee confessed he had an “awakening” after watching Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth — an “awakening” which convinced him the planet would be better off without humans and which drove him to take hostages in order to protest the Discovery Channel’s programming.(6)
* Or what about the Los Angeles riots of 1992?Rioters began their circuit of death and destruction, only after the media reported the jury verdict which cleared the police officers who had beaten Rodney King.Fifty-three people were killed during the riots and thousands more were injured.
* Or what about Timothy McVeigh, who was driven to blow up the federal Murrah Building in Oklahoma City after watching the media’s coverage of tanks assaulting the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas?
In all of the above cases, the media played a significant role in stoking people’s anger.Thus, it could be argued with some cogency, that gagging the media would result in less violence and bloodshed.
Of course, this is not the kind of society we want to live in.But if we are going to use pragmatic arguments for restricting the Second Amendment, then don’t be surprised when that same standard gets used to infringe upon the freedoms protected by the First Amendment.
In truth, however, the problem is not that there are too many guns or too few restrictions on them.The fact is, we have more guns than ever in this country and crime rates are dropping — as evidenced by the fact that during the first decade of this century, 40 million new guns were manufactured for sale inside the U.S., even while the murder rate dropped 14%.(7)
And this just underscores the undeniable truth that “Guns Save Lives.”
3. Myth:America needs to curb its “easy access to guns.”
“If we’re looking for perspective on this, we’re going to have [a serious discussion about] domestic violence, about the culture of the game itself, about the easy access to guns … and in the future we will soon do that.” – Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
Costas drinks the “Brady Bunch” Kool-Aid here, arguing that the availability of firearms is one of the main causes of violence.But “easy access” to guns is NOT the problem.In fact, the places in this country where guns were restricted the most have been the places where citizens lived in the greatest danger.
Consider, for example, the nation’s capital in the United States.In 1976, Washington, DC made it virtually impossible for anyone to legally obtain a firearm.If a homeowner did get a gun to defend himself, and the police found out, then the gun owner could go to jail.
These restrictions discouraged homeowners from obtaining firearms and, not surprisingly, the city’s murder rate skyrocketed — so much so, the city was frequently ranked as the nation’s “Murder Capital.”(8)This held true for several decades, until the Supreme Court struck down Washington’s gun ban in 2008.(9)That year, gun ownership once again became legal in the District, and residents began purchasing thousands of firearms.
Not surprisingly, gun control advocates predicted that the murder rate in the nation’s capital would spike as a result of legal guns entering the city.But what was the reality?Murders in the nation’s capital immediately dropped to a 45-year low.(10)
People are less safe when they enter a “gun free zone,” but have a better chance of protecting themselves when they can easily access a firearm and use it for protection.
Consider El Paso, Texas, which was ranked by CQ Press as America’s safest big city in 2010.(11)Residents there can carry concealed firearms (and live quite peacefully) despite being located across from Juarez City, Mexico — a town with very stringent gun control laws and one of the highest murder rates in the world.
In Juarez, people are disarmed, they live in fear, and criminals still manage to get a hold of firearms.In El Paso, average citizens can carry firearms — they have “easy access” to them — and they live in peace.
The verdict?Easy access to guns keeps people much safer than the alternative.
4. Myth:Citizens can’t be trusted with guns, but police can.
“In that situation [in the Aurora theater] — in the dark, in the confusion — I think it’s highly more likely that there would be additional carnage.Bullets would be flying wildly all over the place.” — Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
These are the talking points one frequently hears from the Brady Bunch.They love to portray law-abiding citizens as the ones who, not only can’t be trusted to defend themselves but, will accidentally harm others — even when trying to do the right thing.
However, if we’re going to use the “bullets flying wildly” standard as a basis for denying gun ownership to private citizens, then you might as well start disarming the police.After all, it was the New York City police (not law-abiding citizens) who accidentally shot nine bystanders in August outside the Empire State Building.
And while that’s just one anecdotal case, readers of Newsweek learned that while “only 2 percent of civilian shootings involved an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal, the ‘error rate’ for the police [is] more than five times as high.”(12)
The fact is, civilians do an amazing job of protecting themselves and others — even in crowded surroundings.Take Jeanne Assam, who saved the lives of hundreds of worshippers in 2007, when she shot an armed thug in the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado — a gigantic church which boasts a membership of thousands.
Matthew Murray, intent on killing as many innocent victims as he could, entered the building with a thousand rounds of ammunition and several firearms.
However, he was only able to shoot two sisters in the parking lot because, once he entered the building, he was met by a woman with a gun.Assam shot him repeatedly until he fell incapacitated.He then took his own life.No innocent bystanders were shot or killed inside the New Life Church.
5. Myth:Guns are only used to harm athletes, not protect them.
“I cannot think of a single instance, involving a professional athlete, whereby that athlete having a gun averted or diminished a dangerous situation.But I can give you a long list of tragedies that came about because guys were packing.” — Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
The DC Examiner exposed the outright lie — or lazy scholarship — that is central to Costas’ statement here.For example, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corry Fuller (in 2004) and Houston Astros outfielder Luke Scott (in 2005) are just two notable athletes who have used guns in self-defense in recent years.(13)
But beyond Costas’ ignorance (or deception), this argument is just foolish.One could make an argument for banning all kinds of items under this reasoning.Just try inserting the word “barbell” everywhere Costas mentions guns.
Truly, no one’s life has ever been saved because of a barbell or dumbbell, and yet, in recent months, there have been some gruesome murders committed with these blunt objects:
* A Florida woman was on trial this year for the torture/murder of her husband which included beating him barbells and slicing his eyes with a utility knife.(14)
* A Virginia man is also facing charges for the strangulation/beating murder of a woman which involved a 15-pound dumbbell.(15)
Heck, if Costas really wants to press the issue, there are more student deaths related to high school football than to guns.(16)Has football ever saved anyone’s life?No.
So how can Costas support a game that claims more student lives than guns?
6. Myth:Americans hold to a dangerous Wild West, Dirty Harry gun culture.
“[Americans] may feel that it’s part of a romanticized culture.There’s an aspect of this — a kind of Wild West, cowboy, Dirty Harry aspect.There’s also an aspect that’s influenced by some of what we see in the inner cities. There’s some of what may be glamorized in Gangsa Rap videos.Whatever it may be, it plays itself out in different ways [and] in different demographics.” — Bob Costas to Bill O’Reilly
Costas says he was shocked to hear that, when Tony Dungy was coaching the Indianapolis Colts, there were 60 out of 80 players in training camp who admitted to owning guns.Costas conceded, somewhat dismissively, that they may feel they need these guns for protection.
But more than that, he says, it’s the dangerous gun culture which is fueling this supposed fascination with guns.
Of course, inherent in his statement is the assumption that guns are inherently bad. Notice that Costas is not concerned about the “football culture” which results in more deaths than guns at the high school level.(17) Nor is he concerned about the “Playboy culture” which, arguably, has resulted in higher levels of rape and incest.(18)
But no, it’s just the “gun culture” he’s concerned about — never mind that this freedom is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
So how about if we turn the tables:What if many Americans are concerned about Bob Costas’ views on gun control?Would that justify limiting his right to free speech?
It may sound like a preposterous question, but there are Congressmen who favor LIMITING the free speech rights of law-abiding Americans.Just consider the DISCLOSE Act and “Hush Rush” bills that Congress has put forward in years past.(19)(20)
Or, take Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), who told an audience recently that millionaires are “stealing your government” because they have the money to get people elected.(Never mind there are campaign finance laws which limit the amount of money they can give to candidates.)
So what’s the solution, according to the congressman?“We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights” of these rich folks, says Johnson.(21)
Really?Our First Amendment rights are now “so-called” freedoms?
You see, once you let the “Congress-needs-to-change-the-culture” genie out of the bottle, then all the Bill of Rights will be up for debate.
7. Myth:The Founding Fathers gave us our Second Amendment right to bear arms
“Gun control in America is an emotional issue because it is clear that the Founding Fathers gave the right to bear arms for two reasons.” — Bill O’Reilly to Bob Costas
In case, you missed it — notice the flip-flop in the order of the names.This myth came from Bill O’Reilly’s lips.
Yes, O’Reilly had some good things to say on Wednesday night.But he also staked out a position in favor of some gun control, while totally ignoring the “shall not be infringed” language of the Second Amendment.
So just to be clear.The Founders did NOT give us our rights, nor did they believe they were granting us rights.
The Declaration of Independence states that “All men are created equal [and] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”Our rights come from God himself, and this is the reason our rights cannot — and should not — be infringed in any way, shape or form (unless someone has committed a violent crime and, thus, forfeited his rights).
Now, O’Reilly did give two good reasons for the right to keep and bear arms:Defense against tyranny and self-defense against both natural and human predators.
But the reason that he supports gun control stems from the fact that he does not hold a principled view of rights.If O’Reilly believed our rights came from God, then he could not consistently hold the gun control position that he advocates.Same for Bob Costas.
In fact, Mr. Costas should dust off his copy of the Declaration next time he tries to wax eloquent on a civil rights issue during a football game.Or better yet, maybe he should just stick to sportscasting.
Erich Pratt is the Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, a grassroots lobbying organization with 300,000 members.
Reason #36 to Defeat Barack Obama: The Debates
Joe Biden walked into a number of traps in yesterday’s vice presidential debate. But then again, maybe that’s better than President Obama, who avoided walking into traps by keeping his head down and not saying much of anything in his big debate loss to Mitt Romney.
One of the traps Biden fell into was on the topic of abortion. And what he said would astound any moral philosopher.
Asked to discuss the role his faith has played in his personal view of abortion, Biden said this:
“Life begins at conception in the Church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life. But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the congressman. I do not believe we have a right to tell other people that . . .”
Well, Joe, there are certain moral imperatives that are so fundamental, even completely aside from the question of religion, that you not only have a “right to tell other people that,” but you have a moral obligation to do so. And one of those times is when the action in question is the violent destruction of a fellow human being’s life.
In other words, Biden fully understands that life begins at conception. He says he won’t impose that belief on others. But he will impose the beliefs of five Supreme Court justices on the bodies of little unborn children at the cost of their lives?
In what bizarre kind of morality is that right . . . or even logical?
Joe Biden once cast a Senate committee vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. He knows better. He knows that human life – human beings – are growing in the womb.
But like others in his party who sometimes voted pro-life or made pro-life statements – Al Gore, Jesse Jackson, Richard Gephart, Dennis Kucinich among them – defending the innocent became inconvenient when they wanted to run for the presidential nomination of a party whose bosses support abortion on demand. So they “evolved” or completely dropped their previous positions. Like throwing away an old coat. As if it was just a change in styles to keep up with the times. Never mind the unborn who might die because of their votes.
Imagine another time in our history if a politician would have acknowledged that he agreed with his church that every person held as a slave was an equal human being in the eyes of his church, and he believed this enough that he voted for the anti-slavery 13th Amendment . . . and then he changed his mind, and began voting to retain slavery so he could run for the a spot on the ticket of a political party that supported slavery.
He would be hounded before history as a moral weakling.
If Joe Biden proved anything with his debate performance, it’s that he’s not qualified to hold one of the highest offices in the land. He doesn’t have the level of concern for the vulnerable that we – and the unborn – need in our leaders.
You can help us defeat Barack Obama and Joe Biden on November 6th. Romney and Ryan’s success in the debates has tightened the race and put several new states in play. So many swing states are now tied or nearly tied in the polls that it is imperative we increase the amount of ads, mailings, literature distribution and get-out-the-vote phone calls around the country.
Please help us get the word out in every battleground state with a generous donation to the National Right to Life Victory Fund today. Four more years of the bizarre moral wanderings of Barack Obama and Joe Biden is simply too much for the unborn to bear.
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