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So Who Knows? Politics, Presidents, and the Second Amendment

I feel obliged, as the presidential race becomes somewhat clearer, to weigh in with whatever semi-useful insights I have.

* Hillary is apparently finished as a presidential candidate. This is good news for us. All her Second Amendment b.s. aside, she despises guns and gun owners. A friend of mine at the National Shooting Sports Foundation ranks her and Chuck Schumer as the two senators who hate the Second Amendment most.

* Barack Obama doesn't hate guns or gun owners, but he doesn't see why there should be guns or gun owners, and would vote for any anti-gun law that landed on his desk. He might consider special exemptions for bitter rural people, but who knows?

* John McCain this past week went to the NRA Convention and revealed what a hell of a pro-gunner he is. However, if John McCain thought it would win him the election, he would go to the NRA and eat his grandchildren at the General Members' Meeting. The temptation, therefore, is to assume that McCain is just shining us on; however, he has the uncomfortable habit of speaking the truth every now and then.

* On the other hand, when he does this, he immediately panics and changes his story. So who knows?

* In 2009, Congress will almost certainly be controlled by Democrats.

* However, Congress will remain just as gutless and feckless as it was under the Republicans. So who knows?

* The Supreme Court decision on the Second Amendment is due next month. Any laws proposed by Congress will have to take into account what the Supremes say, pro or con. So who knows?

I am going off to look at photos of Ms. Jaime Pressley.

--- In response to overwhelming demand, here is a photo of Ms. Jaime Pressly. Ms. Pressly has the power to cloud mens' minds. If you feel dizzy or faint, stop looking immediately and switch to a photo of Rosie O'Donnell until your system returns to normal.



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President Harry Truman was a Democrat and a Liberal….for those who love to reference him. I wonder what Give ‘Em Hell Harry would say about you?

In a way I’m waiting for Senator Jim Webb to come out of the Shadows.

Obama scares me...thats all i got to say. He seems like a poor judge of character.(don't ya know people all we have to do is talk to N. Korea n Cuba n Iran..thats all ..just talk with them and everything will work out..they just want to be peaceful...its us..imperialistic ..know-it-all Americans who are making them feel threatened and defensive...we just need to be more trusting and friendly..if theres a problem the UN will take care of it..................................................................I think ill throw up... Just my opinion.

“I can do any G*ddamned thing I want. I'm President of the United States. I take care of my friends and I *uck with my enemies. That's the way it is. Anybody who doesn't like it can take a hike.”
-Bill Clinton, in a White House staff meeting, as reported by Capitol Hill Blue's Doug Thompson in his column on 1999-Apr-8, regarding sicking the IRS on Ken Starr

Clay Cooper

“Bill Clinton is not the problem. The dismally stupid American people are the problem. It's they I fear.
Let us take comfort in the fact that majority opinion in this country has seldom pioneered greatness. It has nearly always been the minority who cherish freedom. What we are witnessing is a predictable cycle--a law of political science as every bit as unalterable as the law of gravity--as so eloquently explained by Prof. Tyler two centuries ago: that democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government, not due to any one corrupt leader, but to the rule of the masses who become dependent on government. Is it any wonder that the Founding Fathers tried to prevent democracy? Yes. We are nose diving into socialism, not because of Bill Clinton, but because of many of the people surrouding you in rush hour traffic.
It's the masses we must march against, and I can think of no better way than to vote Libertarian and abandon the Republicrats. In addition challenge every Clinton defender you know to name the three branches of the federal government and explain the function of each. When they can't (which in my experience is nearly all of them), simply dismiss them as unqualified to form a serious opinion.”
-poster “JJ”, 1999-Feb-11, from the georgiapolitics Message Board

Clay Cooper

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”
-John Hay, 1872

Clay Cooper

“Facts must be distorted, relevant circumstances concealed, and a picture presented which by its crude coloring will persuade the ignorant people that their Government is blameless, their cause is righteous, and that the indisputable wickedness of the enemy is beyond question.
A moment's reflection would tell any reasonable person that such obvious bias cannot possibly represent the truth. But the moment's reflection is not allowed; lies are circulated with great rapidity. The unthinking mass accept them and by their excitement sway the rest.
The amount of rubbish and humbug that pass under the name of patriotism in wartime in all countries is sufficient to make decent people blush when they are subsequently disillusioned.”
-Arthur Ponsonby, Falsehood in Wartime, 1928

“It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.”
-Ayn Rand

“the individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”
-J. Edgar Hoover, 1956, speaking of communism

“Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of Liberty is a history of resistance. The history of Liberty is a history of limitations of Governmental power, not the increase of it.”
-Woodrow Wilson

“To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.”
-Thomas Paine, 1792

“If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.”
-President Bill Clinton, August 12, 1993

“the purpose of government is to reign in the rights of the people”
-Bill Clinton during an interview on MTV in 1993

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”
-George Orwell

“In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
-George Orwell

“Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.”
-Noam Chomsky, MIT Institute Professor (linguistics), and neo-Nazi of a sort

“The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.”
-Hillary Clinton, 1992 60 Minutes interview



If I can't trust the candidate to protect my first amendment rights, why should anyone trust him to protect our second amendment rights.

The McCain-Feigngold campaign finance law was the biggest attack on the first amendment in recent history. It prevents the NRA from letting voters where candidates stand on issues in the most important last 30 days of the campaign.

The rest of McCain's record is also only so-so on guns.

Luckily we have a NRA Board Member Bob Barr running for President now. He secured the Libertarian Party nominate at the end of May.

Vote Bob Barr http://www.bobbarr2008.com


Hardy: I, and most of the rest of those who read this blog, do not disagree with your comments re McCain. However, IMHO the reality is that any vote for Bob Barr - or any other 3rd Party candidate - is a vote for BHO. As big a bozo as Bush-1 was, those who voted for Ross Perot guaranteed a Clinton election. 3rd Party candidates - at least on a national level - are still not a viable option in this country. I wish it were not so, but unfortunately, we are most often faced with voting for the lesser of two evils. No matter which way this election turns out, we're probably screwed.

That said, I'm not voting so much for McCain as I'm voting against BHO. McCain's only saving grace is that he MAY appoint a Conservative to the SC. You KNOW BHO will appoint only screaming liberal judges. And if that happens, we really are screwed.

Jim in Mo.

Dave, with the hindsight of a month in my favor, I must say BO has the ability and willingness to flipflop with the best of them. And has much as it hurts, Hil would be better than BO. gag,choke,puke.

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