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That was the first thing I thought too. How many of those 387 were the exact intended result of concealed carry: legitimate self defense? How many of those 387 shooters would have been victims of murder if they had not exercised their 2nd amendment rights? I would guess the overwhelming majority of those shootings constitute a ringing endorsement of concealed carry. These citizens have stayed alive to provide for their families and be productive members of society. They have not only lawfully defended themselves and their loved ones from attack, but have relieved taxpayers of the burden of prosecuting, housing, feeding and guarding the unproductive, and have saved countless lives that would later have been lost to those killers who either escaped justice or were later released from prison to continue their murder and mayhem.
"For (criminals), the new law is irrelevant." Not so. Criminals preying on the innocent now face the prospect of the innocent defending themselves. The new law is a real wake-up call to criminals, and that is why violent crime drops in states that institute concealed carry. Be consistent.
I don't mind competing for jobs. What I mind is the "nation of immigrants" claptrap and that somehow allowing open immigration now is analagous to allowing it 130 years ago. But our ancestors who showed up back then were attracted by a set of policies that sent the following message: "No, you'll get no handouts in America. But you also won't have your earnings confiscated to give to someone else to whom they do not belong, and if you want to engage in economic activity, by and large the government won't stand in your way." That set of policies attracted smart, creative, hardworking entrepreneurs that built America's mighty economy. We, their great-grandkids, often act as though it was just dumb luck that built the greatest nation in history. In truth, our national policies repelled the slothful and greedy in equal measure to their attractiveness to the industrious and creative. We have now stood those policies on their head and told the industrious and creative to stay away while begging the slothful and greedy to come on in. They are the Democraps' natural constituency while the industrious are the natural constituency of the GOP. This is why slavery was a Democrat policy and the GOP was formed in a mission to abolish it. Lincoln said in a famous address that that hellish principle, "you work and I eat," is one we must be constantly on our guard against. It is why now we cannot countenance today's immigration policy. I want to throw open the borders and welcome all comers! But there must be the understanding that no freebies will be forthcoming. Talk about self deportation! Millions of American freeloaders would head for Europe if we adopted the policy set that made America the strongest nation in history, and the return flights from Europe would be loaded with the best minds and hearts from that continent yearning to breathe free.
I said the same thing of the petty tyrants trying to force a Virginia farmer off her land: it's time for pitchforks. This principal needs to be unendingly and unremittingly harassed until he packs his bags and gets out of town. Vandalize his vehicles and his home. Make sure your kids beat the sh!t out of his kids after school. Burn his house to the ground. One thing is certain: the law will not free us from little tyrants like this, because the law is in cahoots with them. A little revolution is in order.
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It's Time for Media Control

IX-XI Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 10:01 AM
Also, you say the same thing happened to those that supported the Confederacy after Appomattox. I'm quite aware that tens of thousands of Confederates were interred before Appomattox, and there were a lot of skirmishes and not a few outrageous killings of innocents after--who were probably then interred. So you must be right.
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It's Time for Media Control

IX-XI Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 9:58 AM
I wasn't aware the FDR Democraps interred Japanese Americans. I thought they just put them into concentration camps. Maybe I missed something. Did they shoot them before interring them, or did they just inter them alive?
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Busting Out of Black Friday

IX-XI Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 12:18 PM
And just WHAT is wrong with shopping at 8 pm instead of freaking midnight? I am so happy Wal-Mart led this move and so many other retailers followed suit. I spend a pretty set amount on presents during the holiday season. I enjoy the hustle and bustle and my family and I are temporarily on the opposite coast from the rest of the family. We'd probably sit around playing cards and talking on Thanksgiving night if we were together, which we aren't. The dishes are washed, the tree is up, and I can sit around watching tv or get some Christmas shopping done. I have noticed that except for the door buster specials, there's really nothing in the stores that's a better deal on Black Thurs/Fri than on any other day of the week. Caveat emptor.
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Let's Tax Matt Damon

IX-XI Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 12:11 PM
Alec Baldwin and Matt Damon and the rest are going to wake up one day, go out and hand their platinum card to the waiter, who will come back and tell them it has been declined. They will look in their bank accounts and find every cent has been stolen by the government they love so much. Property rights are being liquidated as we speak, and the firewall of legisative authority in the executive branch has been decisively breached with Obama's amnesty, coal killing, oil lease abrogating, industry-nationalizing rule by executive order. He is paving the way for an executive order abolishing private property entirely. We're almost there already.
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Romney Was Not the Problem

IX-XI Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:54 AM
Romney lost because liberal brainwashing...is working. Government control of every aspect of our lives is comforting to the brainwashed. Romney's talk of liberty is scary to them. For example, Romney offers you a better chance to get a good job. A job? Does that mean I have to...work? Because Obama's promising me I can sponge off "the rich," whoever they are. Apparently scaring the hell out of these brainwashed people is the only chance we've got. Which means we are going to need a Democrap-instigated economic collapse, with its attendant collapse in our ability to borrow or tax the resources they are so dependent on. Even then they won't get it for years. It's going to get much worse before it gets better.
I don't see any of that. I see evenly divided partisans with a middle ground of mostly uninformed folks who are less excited about Obama than they are about Romney. That middle group, which is quite large, won't be able to check a box that says "60% Romney/40% Obama." They will each have to vote one or the other. And very few people vote for the guy they like personally if the guy they don't particularly like is going to promote policies that help them. Repeal of Obamacare may sound like "Gee, doesn't Obama suck?" but it's a policy that will have concrete benefits for people. I think this columnist had to make a deadline so he engaged the computer before engaging his gray matter. Will it be close? Maybe. Because we are closely divided.
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