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So Lots of Guns Is Normal, but Explosives Are Only for Terrorists?

This is the article that began my thinking about this topic:

Former Kentucky Creation Museum employee busted for possession of C-4 explosives and arms cache
A Florida man who recently left his job as a public safety officer at the Kentucky Creation Museum has been taken into custody by law enforcement officials for possession of a cache of military grade explosives as well as weapons and silencers, reports the Miami Herald.

According to the report, Joel Ryals, 41, who also previously served as a law enforcement officer in Tampa Bay, was arrested on Wednesday after a package labeled C-4 was spotted on his property.

The Florida man was charged with 14 counts of possession of explosives requiring a license after being taken into custody by federal officials in Mississippi where Ryals was conducting K-9 training for local law enforcement officials.

He had an "arms cache", but it was the package of C-4 that set the wheels in motion to search his residence. In fact, the article does not go into much detail about the firearms he was hoarding (oh, everyone has guns, big deal ). Yet a single block of C-4 is the red flag. So my question is, Why is it that an "arms cache" is viewed as normal while a single block of C-4 instantly signals "terror suspect"? Just think about that for a moment. If it had not been for someone spotting the plastic explosives, he could easily have been the next shooter or supplied the next shooter.

Forget about the C-4. He could have made a few bombs, yes, but I am willing to argue that he could do a lot more damage with an "arms cache". I think we need to stop normalizing this gun hoarding shit.

Ever Hear the Parable of the Prodigal Voter?

Neither have I. And the thing about the parable of the prodigal son was that it was his father who was glad to see him, not some stranger. Furthermore, the prodigal son returned of his own volition; his father did not go out searching for him. True, the prodigal son wasted his inheritance and had no other place to turn, but he was smart enough to realize his mistake when it bit him in the ass. These tRump voters are strangers to me. I owe them nothing lest they prove themselves. They can start by voting correctly in November. They can continue to vote correctly in 2020. Maybe after fifteen or twenty years of correct voting I will accept them. Only by demonstrating they have come to realize their own foolishness and make amends of their own accord may they be redeemed.

Thus endeth the exegesis that any goodly evangelical trumpanzee should be able to understand.

Marx Bro's Guide to Stormy and The Don's NDA

Believe me, if you watch the whole thing, you will notice many, many similarities. And if you make it to the sanity clause, you will cheer. Groucho's "contract" must be as legally binding as Cohen's.

Would June 14th (tRump's b-day) be a good day for a national protest?

Protest the day he was born. Protest his very existence in this world.

MAGAT defined

Thoughts and Prayers for Failing Bridges


Exclusive!!! THE STORMY "STILL IMAGE" (Puke warning)

I have a source who has another source who knows somebody who once met someone in a back alley who knew Stormy. I used my connections to bring you the "still image" that everyone is talking about. You wanted it, well you got it now baby. Don't blame me if you need to use ten gallons of eye bleach after gazing upon this filth. If you are still interested, scroll down...

Ok DUers, How Many of You Have Bought tRump Brand, Stayed in a tRump Hotel?

How many of you have either personally bought or know someone who has bought a tRump brand product, stayed in one of the tRump hotels, or eaten at a tRump restaurant? The de-branding of tRump Panama made me think of this. His brand is now anathema to all but the most toxic deplorables, but it wasn't always that way. So fess up. What did you buy? Where did you stay? And how awful was it?

Presidents Can Be Impeached Because Benjamin Franklin Thought It Was Better Than Assassination

Older article concerned mostly with Bill Clinton, but still worth reading about what the founding fathers thought of impeachment.

The Founding Fathers wrote impeachment—originally a Roman political institution—into the constitution for the purpose of removing an official who had “rendered himself obnoxious,” in the words of Benjamin Franklin. Without impeachment, Franklin argued, citizens’ only recourse was assassination, which would leave the political official “not only deprived of his life but of the opportunity of vindicating his character.”

It would be best, Franklin argued, “to provide the Constitution for the regular punishment of the Executive when his misconduct should deserve it, and for his honorable acquittal when he should be justly accused.”

The founders also debated on the criteria for impeachment, settling on treason, bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors against the state. “High crimes and misdemeanors” was another term that originated in British law, Chafetz writes. Ultimately, he writes, impeachment on these grounds was better for the country than than assassination. “The Constitution’s impeachment procedures make the removal of the chief magistrate less violent, less disruptive, and less error-prone than assassination.”


Schiff Points out President's Insider Trading


President Trump’s close friend and former advisor dumped millions in stock of a steel-dependent company just a week before Trump announced his trade war. That’s an impressive bit of clairvoyance, don’t you think?https://thinkprogress.org/trump-ichan-st

I call it "Operation Cheeseburger!" says The Donald, who hopes the extra loot will keep him well stocked with delicious Big Macs.

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