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i dont have a team

when its:

all guns must be banned

vs.

the right tote around the firepower of a platoon of marines

and nobody will budge, they see one another as "tramplers of rights" or "fetishists".

Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 07:06 PM (0 replies)

fear and loathing seem to drive a lot of the gun control conversation on both sides

neither wants to give an inch, neither seems willing to listen (or for that matter talk rationally) to the other side. both ascribe the worst possible motives to the other.

Sad really.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon Jul 23, 2012, 05:34 PM (1 replies)

the other side of boycotts

There is a mighty long list of products and eateries that might give many of pause if we knew where and how they spend their money, from environmental destruction to anti-equal rights causes to ALEC contributions to support for right-wing candidates. What I would like to see is a list of day to day household products and chain restaurants that do not support obnoxious efforts. I always try to buy local but that obviously not an option when it comes to many household items. I can buy them in a locally owned store but they are going to be products made by a giant corporation. So does anybody have a list of products made by socially responsible corporations? Stuff I can find in a small town?
Posted by arely staircase | Sat Jul 21, 2012, 07:57 PM (1 replies)

the second amendment and "arms"

I do believe the second amendment grants an individual right to gun ownership. however it never mentions guns. It says "arms". so to interpret that literally and absolutely, I would have the right to a thermonuclear device and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Nobody believes that. Therefore even the most staunch firearms enthusiast/gun nut has to admit the government has a legitimate interest and therefore the power to "well regulate" what arms are kept by whom.

Having said.all of that, why is it not.reasonable to prohibit 100 round drum magazines?
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:41 PM (45 replies)

Boycott Dark Knight?

The writer says he's a staunch conservative and compared romney to batman and ows to the villian bane.

Edited to say this is a question, not a call to boycott.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:19 PM (74 replies)

George W. Bush To Skip Republican Convention In Tampa

For the second time in a row, Republicans will not host their party’s last elected president at their national convention....

....said he wants to stay out of the political fray weeks before the general election.

.....

...a June CNN survey found Bush to be the only living president with a favorable rating below 50 percent.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/george-w-bush-to-skip-republican-convention-in-tampa.php?ref=fpnewsfeed
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 06:45 PM (8 replies)

guns don't kill people

people with guns kill people

Im not an anti or pro gun nut. But we need to do a better job keeping guns away from the unstable -American population. By that I mean Americans who are unstable.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:47 AM (9 replies)

The only way I can see voter ID requirement as fair (constitutional)

Is if the state provided free IDs to everyone. Otherwise it is a poll tax. In fact they would have to have mobil id issuing teams because the poor old and infirm may not be able to make it to the licensing intity.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:33 PM (8 replies)

rare arab spring win for liberals (libya)

islamists lose one

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/17/libya_election_results_put_liberal_alliance_first/
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:53 PM (2 replies)

Does Andrea Mitchell felate Romney daily

or am I just catching her on an unusual day? She's practically about to orgasm over a speech he's giving in which he says obama doesn't love entrepreneurs enough. "he's so on message...and dreamy!" ok i paraphrase, but still.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:59 PM (30 replies)
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