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Nugent compares gun owners to Rosa Parks

Ted Nugent has shot his mouth off once again on the gun-control issue, this time comparing gun owners to civil-rights icon Rosa Parks, who broke barriers and defied segregation when she refused a bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955.

Speaking to WorldNetDaily, Nugent -- a particularly vocal opponent of gun control and the Obama Administration -- made the comparison in reaction to reports that President Obama might issue an executive order to combat gun violence, following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as other tragic shootings.

"There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks, and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed," Nugent told WND.

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=784333

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:36 AM (13 replies)

Sen. Vittles, I mean Vitter calls Reid 'idiot' for Sandy-Katrina comparison

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), upset with Harry Reid saying Hurricane Katrina was "nothing in comparison" to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, lashed out on the social network calling the Senate majority leader an "idiot."

"Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot, this time gravely insulting Gulf Coast residents," Vitter Tweeted, linking to a story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Vitter later also released a statement with the same language and adding, "Both Katrina and Sandy were horribly destructive storms that caused real human misery. And by most any measure, Katrina was our worst natural disaster in history. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused 1,833 deaths and over $108 billion in damage. Hurricane Sandy has caused 131 deaths and $65 billion in damage."

On Friday, Reid said the following on the floor, urging passage of Sandy funding:

"I really do believe it is important that I have the record reflect the reason we have gotten as far as we have on Sandy is because of the senior Senator from New York. It is too bad that it has taken so long. When we had that devastation from Katrina, we were there within days taking care of Mississippi, Alabama, and especially Louisiana--within days. We are now past 2 months with the people of New York and New Jersey.

"The people of New Orleans and that area, they were hurt but nothing in comparison to what happened to the people in New York and New Jersey. Almost 1 million people have lost their homes; 1 million people lost their homes. That is homes, that is not people in those homes. So I think it is just unfortunate that we do not have the relief for New York and New Jersey and the rest already. It has to be done. We have to meet the needs of the American people when an act of God occurs."


http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/07/16396198-la-sen-vitter-calls-reid-idiot-for-sandy-katrina-comparison?lite

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:52 PM (9 replies)

Ticketmaster sold most of the Inagural Ball tickets early

Some users received link to buy tickets 12 hours early; Ticketmaster cites a testing error

If you were hoping to snag tickets to the Inaugural Ball when they went on sale Monday morning... you're already too late.

Due to a Ticketmaster goof, some users received the link to buy tickets 12 hours early.

A spokesperson from the Presidential Inaugural Committee confirmed to NBC Washington's David Culver that tickets are sold out, but wasn't certain whether that happened Sunday night or Monday morning.

"I was one of the ones who was literally watching my cell phone the entire time for that message saying how and when to buy tickets," Fran Hill told NBC Washington's Megan McGrath. "I was very disappointed... It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

The Presidential Inaugural Committee had promised to make a limited number of tickets available online for $60.



http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Inaugural-Ball-Tickets-Snapped-Up-Early-Due-to-Ticketmaster-Goof-185886122.html

Testing error?

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:24 PM (5 replies)

Endeavour, fully powered for one of the final times

http://www.launchphotography.com/Endeavour_Flight_Deck.html

Awesome pictures.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:32 AM (1 replies)

Congress not fazed by public's disapproval

Four months ago, the United States Congress had a gloomy approval rating of just 12 percent. And that was before most Americans had ever heard of a "fiscal cliff."

The last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll to measure congressional approval (August), showed that a whopping 82 percent of Americans disapproved of the job Congress was doing, an all-time record for the history of the survey.

By some estimates, Congress' approval rating could now -- after an ugly fiscal cliff fight and the brewing storm over aid to Hurricane Sandy victims -- be nearly within the margin of, well, zilch.


Experts say that because the ratings have been so poor for so long, members are no longer fazed by the public's overall disapproval. They note that the lambasting of Congress as a whole has minimal effects on individual races, especially when candidates run against the status quo of the very body they're trying to join.

Some 90 percent of lawmakers who ran for re-election in 2012 will be coming right back to Capitol Hill for the 113th Congress.

"Nobody ever votes on Congress as a whole, they vote on individual members," says Jack Pitney, professor at Claremont McKenna College in California. "The message that most lawmakers give their constituents is 'I'm great, it's these other bozos who are the problem.'"

For the most part, that pitch works.


http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/03/16309992-unloved-for-so-long-congress-not-fazed-by-publics-disapproval?lite


Congress has contempt for the American people in MY view!
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 3, 2013, 11:02 AM (7 replies)

The cattle are all in their pens waitng for the ball to drop in Times Square

http://newyears.earthcam.com/ts/

We did this last year waited in those pens for 12 hours.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 06:07 PM (1 replies)

So in interest of protecting tax cuts for the rich, the GOP is going to let their taxes go up?

What a bunch of dumb asses!



Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Dec 31, 2012, 05:51 PM (4 replies)

The Second Amendment Has Nothing to Do with Gun Ownership

The Gun Lobby's interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies - the militia - would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires.


Retired Chief Justice Warren Burger, "The Right to Bear Arms," Parade Magazine, January 14, 1990.
In 2008, this fraud was furthered by Mr. Scalia, joined by his fellow ideologues Thomas, Alito, Roberts and Kennedy. Yet five zealots in black robes cannot change the historical record. Writing something down on paper or pushing the send button to the internet doesn't make it so. Scalia and gang, in ganging together to pen District of Columbia v. Heller, cannot change history, anymore than a Truther diary about how the 9-11 hijackers were Republican ideologues giving their lives for Bush and Cheney, makes such idiocy so.

In its 2002 decision Silveira v. Lockyer, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals provided a very detailed, extensive, and well researched examination of the historical record surrounding the adoption of the Second Amendment. Although Silveira v. Lockyer would overturned by Messrs. Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito and Kennedy in 2008, the 9th Circuit's outstanding research surpasses both Scalia's NRA talking points that passes for a Supreme Court decision, as well as Justice Stevens' far more persuasive dissent. This diary provides a summary of the Ninth Circuit's research that led to that court's conclusion that the Second Amendment was intended to protect the right of the states to form militias, and was not intended to allow anyone and everyone without restriction to buy whatever guns may be on the market. I hope, in a future diary, to analyze Scalia's Heller opinion and illustrate why Scalia is wrong and a hypocrite to claim that he is governed by original intent.

The Second Amendment states:

A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

"he original intent of the Second Amendment was to protect the right of the states to form and maintain state militias"


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/25/1171716/-The-Second-Amendment-Has-Nothing-to-Do-with-Gun-Ownership#

State Militias = National Guard!

Well regulated could be restrictions on certain types of weapons.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:22 AM (72 replies)

Fiscal cliff failure looks likely due to Boehner's House 'dictatorship'

By Michael O'Brien, NBC News
The Senate’s top Democrat said Thursday that he was pessimistic that Washington could avoid the impending fiscal cliff, accusing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, of running the lower chamber as a “dictatorship.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he was unsure there was enough time between now and the end of the year to reach a deal to avoid the combination of spending cuts and tax hikes set to take effect on Jan. 1. Reid said “the only viable escape route” was for the GOP-controlled House to give its approval to a Senate bill that would preserve existing tax rates on income under $250,000.

“Everyone knows that if they had brought up the Senate-passed bill, it would pass overwhelmingly. But the speaker says, no we can't do that,” Reid said on the Senate floor this morning. “It's being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker.”

In response, a spokesman for Boehner said in a statement, "Senator Reid should talk less and legislate more. The House has already passed legislation to avoid the entire fiscal cliff. Senate Democrats have not."

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/27/16190675-reid-fiscal-cliff-failure-looks-likely-due-to-boehners-house-dictatorship?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:46 AM (1 replies)

The iEconomy: Factory Upgrade

New York Times segment on changes to Chinas factories.


http://www.nytimes.com/video/2012/12/26/business/100000001974026/the-ieconomy-factory-upgrade.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121227#100000001974026
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:24 AM (0 replies)
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