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And now for something completely different :

https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/967101155766652928?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E1

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Space Explorer Mike
@MichaelGalanin
If you track the relative positions of Earth and Venus over an 8 year period, this is the resulting pattern.
12:17 PM - Feb 23, 2018
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 12:33 PM (4 replies)

CPAC allows conservatives to show their real colors.

Michael Steele Responds to Racial Insult Hurled by CPAC Communications Director

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) communication director Ian Walters sparked controversy with a racially charged insult hurled at former RNC chair Michael Steele on Friday night.

“We elected Mike Steele as chairman because he was a black guy, that was the wrong thing to do,” Walters told hundreds of conservatives during the conference’s Ronald Reagan dinner as guests at tables gasped in shock.

Michael Steele was near the back of the room, and addressed Walters’ remarks.

“I wanted to talk to [CPAC chair] Matt Schlapp first, but I think it’s painfully stupid what he said,” Steele told Observer. “If he feels that way I’d like him to come say that to my face. And then I’d like him to look at my record and see what I did. I can’t believe an official of CPAC would go onstage in front of an audience and say something like that. I’ve been a strong supporter of CPAC for many years and I thought they raised them better than that here.”

http://observer.com/2018/02/michael-steele-responds-to-racial-insult-hurled-by-cpac-communications-director/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


My jaw dropped just reading this.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:26 AM (16 replies)

The NRA is using Trumps playbook to attack the news media

It must be getting desperate.

One of the more outrageous assertions in a week overrun with them was Dana Loesch’s outright lie that journalists relish massacres of children.

“Many in legacy media love mass shootings,” the National Rifle Association’s fanatical spokeswoman charged. “Crying white mothers are ratings gold.”

Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, joined right in, smearing journalists and gun-control advocates alike.

“They don’t care about our schoolchildren,” he told a fired-up crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md. “They want to make all of us less free.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/style/the-nra-is-using-trumps-playbook-to-attack-the-news-media-it-must-be-getting-desperate/2018/02/23/76729496-18a8-11e8-92c9-376b4fe57ff7_story.html?__twitter_impression=true


I hate to get my hopes up only to be disappointed again, but it really seems that change is in the air. I have a feeling that with Trump as their leader, Republicans and conservatives have overplayed their hand.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:07 AM (3 replies)

Australian PM declines to offer Trump any advice on gun control

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declined to offer U.S. President Donald Trump any advice on gun control days after the latest mass shooting at a U.S. school, despite Australia's success in cutting gun violence.

Australia has some of the world's toughest gun control laws, introduced after its worst mass murder, when a gunman killed 35 people at Port Arthur in the island state of Tasmania in 1996.
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"It's a completely different context historically, legally and so forth," Turnbull told a news conference following talks in the White House, adding that he was satisfied with Australia's gun control.

"We certainly don't presume to provide policy or political advice on that matter here," Turnbull said, according to a transcript of the news conference released by the prime minister's office.

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1G806A?__twitter_impression=true




Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Feb 24, 2018, 06:35 AM (6 replies)

I have a lot of respect for these kids from Florida. I hope they succeed where others didn't.

https://twitter.com/PoliticusSarah/status/966737377506091009


Sarah Reese Jones

@PoliticusSarah
Stoneman Douglas student shooting survivor Sam Zeif was asked if he felt like he was heard at the White House. He answered, “I know I was heard because I saw it on Trump’s little card.” https://www.politicususa.com/2018/02/22/parkland-survivor-rips-trump-using-notecard-show-empathy.html … #parkland

12:12 PM - Feb 22, 2018
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It seems that they are keeping the conversation going and not letting it drop off the front page.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 02:11 PM (1 replies)

Cabbage Roll Soup. Yum!

It's a cold, rainy day, so I made a pot of soup and it hit the spot. I found this recipe for Cabbage Roll Soup on Pinterest and thought it sounded good. I was right. Luckily, I have a full kitchen at work and the boss has no problem with me using it when I have some slack time.

https://www.cookingclassy.com/cabbage-roll-soup/

I tweaked it a little bit, although I think it would be great just as it's written, but I rarely fix anything just as it's written. For one thing, I added more beef broth because I wanted it to be a little "soupier". I altered some of the seasonings, as well, just to my taste. I'm putting some up in the freezer and sharing some with my boss. I hope the rice doesn't turn to mush, but if it does it won't hurt the taste.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Feb 23, 2018, 01:30 PM (10 replies)

Cops: Elementary kids find loaded gun teacher left in Pa. school bathroom

- A teacher at a Pennsylvania Christian school accidently left her loaded pistol in a bathroom, where elementary school children found it, Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday.

Beth Jean Dixon, 63, put her holstered pistol on a toilet tank when she used the unisex, one-toilet bathroom Aug. 25 at Cumberland Christian School, in Chambersburg, police said. They said she forgot about it and left.


Four children, ages 6 to 8, used the bathroom while the gun was on the toilet. One child told his parent, who told a teacher.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/cops-teacher-left-gun-in-bathroom-elementary-kids-found-it/?__twitter_impression=true


And here we go.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 08:05 PM (13 replies)

Wow, just wow! A 13 year old can buy a rifle, but not beer, cigs, porn or lottery tickets.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/966786595759194118
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:33 PM (1 replies)

What the Second Amendment really meant to the Founders

Love it or hate it, the Second Amendment provides the constitutional framework for American gun laws. As with all things constitutional, Americans are adapting 18th-century laws to fit 21st-century lives. But in reality, the concerns of the Founding Fathers had little to do with either side’s position in the modern gun-control debate. None of the issues animating that debate — from “stand your ground” laws to assault weapons bans — entered into the Founders’ thinking.

Yet because both sides in debates about the Second Amendment invoke what the Founders would have thought, it’s important to look at what they actually intended.

1. The Founding Fathers were devoted to the militia.

Read the debates about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the militia’s importance leaps off the page. Alexander Hamilton, writing in the Federalist Papers, called a well-regulated militia “the most natural defense of a free country.” His anti-Federalist critics agreed with the need for a citizens’ militia, writing that “a well regulated militia, composed of the Yeomanry of the country, have ever been considered as the bulwark of a free people.”

Their disagreement was over how best to ensure that the militia was maintained, as well as how to divide up the roles of the national government versus state governments. But both sides were devoted to the idea that all citizens should be part-time soldiers, because both sides believed a standing army was an existential threat to the ideas of the revolution.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2018/02/22/what-the-second-amendment-really-meant-to-the-founders/?utm_term=.261f9187a79b


Very interesting read. I'm sure that some of the points related to race and availability of firearms are sure to raise some eyebrows.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Feb 22, 2018, 10:27 AM (5 replies)

Great tweet.

https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/966171715670827009?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E1

The Hoarse Whisperer
@HoarseWisperer
People defending the 2nd amendment seem awfully scared of teenagers armed only with the 1st amendment.
10:44 PM - Feb 20, 2018
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Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:48 PM (4 replies)
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