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Should the feds have control of federal agencies?

I just got this letter to the editor...one paragraph (with names redacted) is so precious I just had to share:

I am supporting (name redacted) for Zone 5 for upcoming (agency) election for the following reasons. First he had an honorable career and was a fierce fighter as a U.S. Army Ranger. He had to retire due to injuries but decided he would serve his community in becoming involved in his county’s FEMA chapter. He rose to become the director of that agency and then witnessed undue and unwelcomed federal control of their agency during emergencies. He stood up against what he and other county level officers felt was over reactions and control.

Last I checked, the F in FEMA stands for "federal."

The NRA is having a Mother's Day drawing, and the prize is despicable


The prize in the NRA's "give your mom something she can carry for Mother's Day" drawing is a new-in-box Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun, eight hours of safety training, and an Eddie Eagle pack for the kids.

If that gun sounds familiar, it should: it is the reason Idaho mom Veronica Rutledge's two-year-old son won't be celebrating Mother's Day with her this year...because it's the gun her son used to shoot her dead at the Walmart that's ten miles up the road from my house.

Idaho police officer shot and killed in line of duty


At approximately 1:35 am on May 5, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police officer Sgt. Greg Moore stopped a "suspicious person," one Jonathan Renfro, and called his name in to dispatch. Renfro (who has a "lengthy" criminal history including at least one bust for battering a cop, which he was on parole for this morning) then proceeded to allegedly shoot Sgt. Moore, take his patrol car, and drove to the next town over...

The GOP wants to get rid of "winner take all" presidential elections? Here's what I want...

Five simple things.

1) get rid of the electoral college, a system designed for an America that communicated by handing letters to horsemen. Presidents should be directly elected by the people.

2) move the general election to the first Saturday after Independence Day. The November election date was set in an era when America was largely agrarian and the only time a farmer could justify leaving his spread to go to town for voting was after the crops were in. We spend all this time and trouble pumping up our most patriotic holiday; let's take advantage of it and schedule our most patriotic act for the same time frame. Winners will take office on October 1 of that year.

3) create a national primary election day on the first Saturday in April. No candidate may officially declare for the primary until the first Saturday in January.

4) get rid of the dark money and 527 groups. Instead, allow deep-pocketed donors to contribute unlimited funds directly to candidates. Campaign ads will then be structured like pharmaceutical ads...but instead of telling you to seek medical help if the candidate makes your erections last longer than four hours, they will have to list, in order of dollars contributed, everyone who helped pay for the ad.


5) no elected official may run for a higher office while serving as an incumbent. Any incumbent who wants a better position - a Congressman who wants to be a Senator, say - must request his or her governor appoint someone to serve, pro tempore, until the elected incumbent is either elected to the higher office or leaves the race.

Bruce Jenner really disgusts me

The guy was the World's Greatest Athlete at the 1976 Olympics...and he took up SMOKING?

Someone send Skittles to Jenner's house. This cannot stand.

A riddle for today

You need to get a wolf, a side of beef and Ted Nugent across a river. Your boat will hold one of them. If you take the beef first Ted Nugent will kill the wolf. If you take either Ted or the wolf across, the beef will be eaten. You are not allowed to shoot Ted. How will you do this?

Is this the year Barroid Bonds loses the single-season HR record?

In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs.

This year, Nelson Cruz of the Mariners is projected to hit 100.


How do non-official holidays work?

Like...oh, say, if International Stoner's Day is on a Monday, as it is this year, is it acceptable to celebrate it on the weekend?

On the 150th anniversary of his death, Lincoln becomes a Democrat

Join us now as we meet with the Sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, as he returns from the grave for a moment of historic import...

Seven score and ten years ago, John Wilkes Booth shot me in the back of the head. At the time, I was a member of the Republican Party; in fact, I was the very first president from the Republican Party.

During my time in office, the Republican Party stood for freedom and equality. It no longer does; it has turned into a gang of thieves, bigots, theocrats, despots and oligarchs. I can no longer stand idly by and watch my good name be used to support rash, unbridled criminality. I have therefore decided to change my party registration to Democratic. The Democratic Party is what the Republican Party once was and will never be again.

I have been made aware the current atrocity that has stolen the name of a once-proud party has named its fundraising dinners after me. Quit it. Now. Next time I hear of a "Lincoln Day" dinner that isn't packed with Democrats, I'm going all Shiloh on your asses.

The Facebook page of the "Christian" band who started the brawl at Walmart


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