You can sit there and call me every name in the book. You live in fear of something that will never happen to most of you. And you totally misunderstand your own Constitution. NO ONE IS COMING FOR YOUR GUNS. Just limiting access. You have armed forces and that is the MILITIA the Constitution references. I am not saying gun laws work 100% of the time but the fact is that they work. And the US is the only developed nation that seems too scared or too stupid to get that.
You can tell me the numbers are crap. They are not. So go on collecting guns and living in fear. You have no idea how ridiculous and backwards you all seem to the rest of the world.
February 14, 2013 at 8:36am
You can one-off stories all day.The simple fact is that gun control works.Not perfect but it works.And stop selling the garbage that Obama is trying to take ALL your guns.Because he isn’t.He’s trying to limit WHAT you can buy.All the evidence proves it out.The US is the ONLY developed country without weapons bans.
You all act like your society is under constant and perpetual threat.It isn’t.There are no terrorists at your door. Your government is NOT coming to get you.Crime happens but not as much as you and the media make it out to be.Stop acting scared of everything.The media plays up all the craziness so it seems like anarchy but let’s face it, unless you live in slums where crime is significantly higher, you really are not under this level of threat.This is supposed to be a civilized society. And yes, there are bad people around. But they aren’t breaking into all your houses every day.They aren’t shooting up the local Denny’s every Saturday.You are all convinced that the world is ready to take you down. It isn’t.
US Deaths in Afghanistan in 2012: 2000 – a war zone
USA: 9 guns deaths per 100K citizens
Canada: < 1 gun death per 100K citizens
Same tv shows, same movies, same games.Why?Because we have those limits in place.Canadians own rifles and hand guns.But we don't act like something is going to happen every two seconds.We don't live in fear of what is most unlikely.And we don't feel the need to be armed to the teeth against what 'might' happen.
Yeah gun control works,it's very good at disarming the law abiding citizen and does nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.Cities like Chicago and Washington D.C have total gun bans yet a high murder rate so gun control is very effective in those and other cities as well huh? You can tout all the irrelevant stats you want it doesn't matter because if the constitution was followed like it should be we would have NO gun laws because every 'gun law' created since the second amendment is unconstitutional. Opinion polls,stats none of them are relevant because congress doesn't have the authority to create any law regarding the sale and use of firearms and the key words in the second amendment are,shall not be infringed.
LARRYL2, Well, its so easy to see that Mark Twain was right. There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics. Such a well written diatribe and its still so easy to see so much considering the stats that you simply left out. Those other countries with high death comparisons just don't fit your agenda, do they? Then I read your profile page, and yep, definite agenda. Another funny thing is how so many of these mass murderers in this country have been registered Democrats, and the usual left wing loon liberal. Its so much easier for that mindset to rationalize their actions. One of the few such killers is the one this story is about, that I have not yet found his political leanings. George Hennard may have been apolitical, but I still doubt it.
Larry Larry quite contrary, how does you mind blow. Take a look at Thugcago, NY city, and commiefornia. You want models for what happens with gun control, there ya go, some of the worst gun crimes in the country. No, gun control does not work. Why, because the morons don't enforce the existing ones, and they have a revolving door to prisons that well treat thugs to a nice hotel room with tv, internet, and 3 squares a day. Get over your ignorance. And yes they are trying to take our guns, they want to get universal background checks which in turn leads to universal registration, which in turn historically speaking LEADS TO UNIVERSAL GUN CONFISCATION AND THE ONSET OF TYRANY.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it (demoncrats).
RESIST TYRANY LOUDLY.
Who are you referring to when you say "your "society? We have a Constional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Does this woman look happy? How about her parents? Do they have a right to life WITHOUT INTRUSION FROM AN OVERBEARING GOVERNMENT? I see this Marxist pushing UNCONSTITUTIONAL agendas. He is systematically eliminating all forms of checks and balances.
I will step on you here and voice my opinion. They will not get the ban on ALL guns they are seeking. What they will get is a National registry and very detailed database of every gun, gun owner and gun location. It will do nothing for the safety of our society but it will protect the GOVERNMENT when the crisis is fully developed. And believe me you lib clown it is almost fully developed.
Check out this little goodie. No problems in this once great industrial city.
Cows at the slaughter house don't exactly feel the need to defend themselves either.
BS ! I have a fire extinguisher, and hope I'll never need it. I have car insurance and hope I'll never need it too. Preparation doesn't guarantee success but no preparation guarantees failure. Hope you never have a problem with criminals but you have increased your odds of being a victim. But then again youmay like being a victim
Your comment readily demonstrates your typical liberal mindset of not being bothered by facts and an innate willingness to lie to prove you're "right". If you are canadian....congratulations. Stay there and keep your idiot opinions there as well.
"You all act like your society is under constant and perpetual threat.It isn’t.There are no terrorists at your door. Your government is NOT coming to get you.Crime happens but not as much as you and the media make it out to be."
Until it is.
When you make comments like this, your talking about probabilities, not possibilities. What statistical probability would it have to be before you deem it necessary to be able to protect yourself? That makes you a moron.
You take a position against others to be able to defend themselves as they see fit. A position that puts others at the mercy (which isn't there) of criminals. That makes you a dangerous moron.
You don't understand that your existence in this world brings responsibilities. You have the right to not defend yourself. However, you abdicate your responsibility to help protect those around you. You try to convince others that you care about them, when your actions say otherwise. That makes you a pathetic loser moron.
Seriously, what is your worth on this earth amongst others?
Ah yes Larry the parrot repeats the "nobody is trying to take your guns" condescending meme that's all over the Regressive media.
You sir, are a special kind of stupid.
This way to the showers, sheeple! Puhleeze.
How many crimes are prevented by the lawful ownership and use of firearms? You don't know, Larry, and don't want to know.
Do you know the statistics of gun deaths from "assault" weapons vs knives, hands and blunt objects? Same again, don't know, don't want to know. You want the facts to fit the narrative and they just don't so you keep repeating useless comparisons and bogus statistics.
Gun control only controls legal gun owners, you know Larry, the ones who DON'T commit gun crimes. Why does that fact upset you to the point that you're happy to publicly display your ignorance and bias? Why does my 40 years of legal gun ownership cause you to become unhinged to the point that you support my de facto disarmament? And that's really what it is, maybe muskets and muzzle loading pistols will be unthreatening enough for us to own if you and your cohorts prevail.
Just be honest about it, the US Constitution grants the right for us to be armed and it scares you and your liberal friends because we may just do something crazy like defend ourselves without help from the state or even worse, defend ourselves from the state.
I think the real issue is that you and your fellow Libs really just believe that letting us own and carry guns is like arming a band of apes who may do anything at any time without the mental ability to understand and control our un-evolved urges. You're the superior beings who know what's best for the rest of us and we should just ackn
Psst! Larry! News flash! We've already figured out your progressively regressive tactics. Won't work on us!
"And we don't feel the need to be armed to the teeth against what 'might' happen."
then why does law enforcement go armed to the teeth?? duhhhhhhhh !!!
Dr. Hupp's father charged the gunman. He was unarmed. He died.
Just think if that brave would have had a gun. How many lives would have been saved?
How many lives could have Dr. Hupp saved if she had disobeyed the law and carried her gun in her purse?
Has your life ever been threatened by someone with a gun? If you had been one of the patrons at that restaurant would you have prayed that some other patron had a gun? What would you have done? I bet you wouldn't be taking about the gun death per thousands.
(Character counter malfunction) ...acknowledge that fact and let you run things for us.
Folks Larry is a plant.Either that or just plain flat out stupid.Larry dear the terrorists are at our doorsteps and have been for decades.You either don't come from a military family haven't been a target or have been hiding uder a rock for the last 12 years.I''ll be nice an play along that you are of the last category.How may I ask you can you be so unread and ignorant?Its well known they are here.
Criminals?Hum with the rip roaring economy/sarcasism and laughter/ you don't think its gone up do you?
Bye the way I don't want the government telling me what I can't buy or what I must buy simply because they said so.This isn't grade school and they aren't our parents.By the way that attitude only works on small children it doesn't work on teenagers.You need to give them good concrete reasons as to why it needs to be your way.[It actually works better to do the same with small children as well']
Maybe you want to play along with the government being the parent I don't.I realize that we the citizens are the parents and the reps more like our wayward children.Something that needs to be reigned in before they do irreparable damage.If they haven't already.
I will never register a single gun. A National gun registry will lead to gun confiscation, history has proven this. I will not comply.
Resist Tyranny Loudly.
Dont try to sell your "crap" to someone who's home has been rob of all things valuable...3 times!!! Havent had that problem in awhile....bought an AR-15 and a 9 mil....live in country and target practice often...by the way the sheriff officers arrived all three times...just in time to take a report...by the way...amazingly i havent been broken into since I started target practicing...wander why...ummmmmm...beats me
If by "Works" you mean, it makes more victims, makes criminals bolder, and makes it easier for the govt to slaughter its citizens and enslave them...yeah, sure it works.
There is 1 blaring difference sir. In the States we have a 2nd Ammendment that clearly states "shall not be infinged". What is it about that one and only line that you pin heads do not understand. I am assuming from your little data sheet that you are from Canada? If you and your fellow Canadians think gun contol is working for you up there thats great, just do us folks in the States a favor and stfu and keep your opinion on our rights to your damn selves. We do not tell you how to live do not tell me I do not have the right under my Constitution to protect myself with any weapon I deem appropriate.
Switzerland is developed, and all homes are required to have a fully automatic (true assault)rifle, not only is crime low, but , the Nazis did not invade.
Larry, you might not think that the government intends to take all of our guns; but I am not willing to take that as a truth. Feinstein herself said she would like to see total confiscation. Gun control is not just about limiting the types of guns that you can buy, it is also about limiting WHERE you can take them. Right now, we have gun free zones, but that doesn't stop the crazies from taking their guns into those zones and using them.
You say that criminals are not breaking into your house every day...and you are right. But its that ONE time if and when an armed criminal breaks into my house that concerns me. I live in a pretty rural area, lots of farm country where I live. Yet, just in the past 9 months there has been two people found dead packed into 55 gallon drums floating around in the lake in our area. There has been a woman who was found beaten to near death and left on the beach of that same lake. There was a home invasion that occurred where four men, all armed with handguns AND rifles broke into a guy's house....3 got away. Two weeks ago, a woman in our county was reported missing, last Sunday night, they found her....at the bottom of a well. Dead.
Last weekend, there was a group who went to a waffle house after midnight. Witnesses said that the group appeared to be angry, next thing they knew, guns were drawn and the shooting started between the group memebers....with innocent diners at risk. Gun control will not stop these from happen
confutious says,he who has head in sand gets kicked in a$$ first.under islam gets head cut off first.
get a real education van jones.
"You all act like your society is under constant and perpetual threat.It isn’t.There are no terrorists at your door. Your government is NOT coming to get you."
This all boils down to here -- you are naive. Human nature doesn't change. Where there is the temptation to grab power and become the things you claim don't exist, it will happen.
If government is NOT coming to get us, that's BECAUSE we have guns. ;)
You're like the old story of a person who stopped taking medicine the moment they felt better -- so they got sick again.
And the disease that is human nature won't be going away as long as this world lasts.
Obviously gun control tyrants love their children LESS than gun-rights advocates. As parents we are willing to invest in firearms and training to protect our loved ones. People like Pierc Morgan are not.
Thank you for offering an oasis of sanity in this desert of fear and ignorance. It's odd isn't it? If a terrorist were to see the comments on this site, he/she would rejoice at the fact that so many Americans live in such fear, and interpret it as proof of a job well done.
February 14, 2013 at 7:14am
It is really sad to see such a bunch of rabid ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ people on here. I’d like to know if the guy was armed. If not, why would he not apprehend instead of killing. Some facts before you make this guy a hero would be nice.
Screw that. If your in my house uninvited your leaving in a bag. Don't want to leave in a bag, go to Larry's house........he will talk at you
He IS a hero for taking out a burglar. That is one less criminal on the streets, and one less that the honest, hard working, tax paying population have to worry about feeding, clothing, and providing legal assistance to. Sounds like a win/win/win to me.
You sir or madam or what ever are an idiot this off duty cop didn't go out and look for trouble so he could shoot someone. He was in his home when trouble came to him. I only wish this could be the out come of ever BURLARY AND HOME INVASION.
I do not care if he was armed or not. If you are a criminal burglar in someones home - you need shooting. If that was the normal reaction burglaries would be a thing of the past. We are way past time of mollycoddling criminals. People that think like you do are the biggest part of the problem. Chances are this fool has already been caught before but was not punished enough to learn his lesson.
You are welcome to be nice to the home invasion perpetrators. Make sure you announce this on your property that you will not hurt anyone who breaks into your home. You will " hold " them.
Hey why not give them a hug too!
Agreed gentlemen, I find you uninvited ,in my home, you will gain a hole or two.
Because, Larry, we want less home invaders walking around. It's a simple answer to a growing problem. Make burglaries and home invasions a much higher risk/reward situation and less will occur. Somewhere this morning, this dead thugs "posse" is rethinking today's "workload".
sorry he should never have the opportunity for another home invasion. people have been killed by heart attack over lesser issues than home invasion. you give up all rights during a home invasion
LARRY put a gun free sign in your front yard. That will help stop theft. LMAS
So someone has to be armed in order for YOU to be afraid for your life? You must be a giant with stones the size of bowling balls!
Spoken like someone that has never been a cop. One drunk put FOUR of us in the hospital one night. If this CRIMINAL got the jump on him with or without a weapon he could have been in fear for his life.
Oh, wait! maybe he should have used the Hollyweird tactic of shooting to wound? Then CSI could have came in an cleared the entire case in an hour?
Sorry, Larry, but when I come home, if there is a stranger in my home, I'm not going to take risk the "what if's" and give him the benefit of the doubt and have a conversation with him to find out if he's armed. He's in my house. How dumb am I going to feel if he IS armed and I find myself shot while he's raping and killing my wife and kids? Only way to be sure is to shoot. Why should a piece of s*** like that get the courtesy of me finding out first when he's just forfeited his own life by breaking into another's home?
We're not "rabid" for shooting first and asking questions later. We're prudent. How many family members do YOU risk to keep from offending those who've just broken into your home?
I pray I NEVER have to harm another human being, and so far, thank God, I've been fortunate not to have to. But if I come home and find someone like this in my house, after all the clips are empty, I'm going to beat the hell out of the corpse with a bat until the cops arrive, just to make sure.
If you break into my house, I will consider you a threat to my loved ones, simply by your unauthorized presence. At that point, you will most likely die of lead poisoning, or asphyxiation. I am not going to question your motives, any more than I would question a rattlesnake in my living room. If you are in my house uninvited, I am not interested in what your answers might be.
Larry - don't be so naive. Do you really want to wrestle with a burglar, not knowing if he has a knife, brass knuckles, a crow bar or a gun in his pocket? Do you know if he has two friends in the next room? Are you such a macho man that you think you could take down a young punk or a couple of them? Did you know if he was high on PCP or some other substance that makes him crazy strong? His adrenaline is pumping, he doesn't want to get caught and he sure doesn't care what happens to you.
You would be a fool to mix it up with a stranger like that. And, you would probably come out seriously injured, if not dead. As for me and my house, I'll shoot.
people who break into the home of another person deserve to die. who cares if the prick was armed, he got what he deserved. One less criminal in the world, good ridence. Disagree with me? that's fine, but I won't feel sorry for you for allowing yourself to be a victim.
LARRYL2: Who cares if he is armed, ever had a broken bottle shoved into your neck, been hit over the head with a ball bat, been stabbed with a pair of scissors, been strangled with a ligature, had your neck snapped? None are weapons but they sure will KILL YOU! Foolish Liberal!
LARRYL2 would probably make him dinner and offer him a place to stay for a few weeks.
Yeah Larry wait to see if he is armed with a gun or knife, and you would be the statistic, BRILLIANT post moron.
Larry. Feel free to protect yourself and family any way that you think is proper. You have the freedom of choice. That is the great thing about America, we all get a choice. I am presuming that you have chosen not to have a firearm in your house. I recommend that you give thought as to what you will do if your home is invaded. Talk it over with your family. Agree on a plan of action and practice it. It may be enough to save lives.
It has been 43 years since a person has tried to kill me with a firearm. Fortunately, I had a rifle that I used to defend myself. Larry, when things go bad, they go bad very fast. Count to 12. In that time, your world will have changed forever. 12 seconds is the average duration of a one-on-one gunfight between a law enforcement officer and a criminal. The gunfight is within 15 feet and under poor lighting conditions.
Just one final thought. A cartridge doesn't know if it is in a war zone or your living room. It doesn't matter to the cartridge if it is fired at you in Afghanistan or in your house. The cartridge doesn't care if it is loaded into a 10 cartridge magazine, a 30 cartridge magazine or a chamber in a revolver. The bullet released upon firing doesn't care if missed you, wounded you or killed you. Wounded is wounded. Dead is dead.
The link below contains information on police shootings conditions.
LARRYL2, Obviously you have never been involved in taking suspects into custody on a one-on-one basis. That whole scenario can go sideways in a second. When you're off-duty you normally have no police radio, handcuffs, baton, etc. Criminals who enter homes must assume that a resident(s) would be home at the 11PM hour and they are putting their own lives in danger.
On the face of it, this off-duty deputy did the right thing. Law enforcement officers involved in shootings are placed on "administrative duty" (front desk, etc.) as a matter of routine at least until a preliminary investigation is completed.
10 Things to do when you come home & find it has been invaded by a burglar:
1. Ask if he/she is armed
2. Ask if they are sure they are in the right house
3. Make sure you do not worry about your home & your possessions because its just "stuff"
4. Make sure you have followed all the gun laws so you do not go to jail
5. Once you are sure the burglar does not have a gun - try having a nice conversation - make them a cup of tea & try to use calm and reasoned words to better understand the burglar's needs
6. Ask if he would feel better if you paid higher taxes so he would not have to be addicted to drugs, or be able to find a good job or maybe go back and get some job training
7. Offer to give him 63% of your stuff as a sign that you 'feel his pain"
8. Offer to vote for Democrats so he/she will feel a connection with you
9. Give him/her free tickets to 'Django Unchained'
10. Just let the burglar have your stuff because "what difference does it make" - " you didn't really build that house or work for that your stuff' - 'you are the 1%'
Shouldn't your admonitions be directed at those who break & enter, rather than the victims?
First, have you every considered the fact that criminals are desparate individuals who very often shoot first and ask NO questions-? The criminal was not invited into this mans house he chose to commit the crime of breaking and entering, if he is bold enough to do that you have to assume he is bold enough to kill you to make his escape because it happens all the time--- every situation is unique, but the risks are the same, you have seconds or less to decide whether you live or die in many cases. Your life or family members lives are likely at stake and theres no time for personal interviews and a courteous pat down of the thug. The officer had no way of knowing what he was up against, how many other intruders there may have been --- reports suggest he had accomplices, etc. Most people delusional enough to side with a criminal thats bold enough to break into their home have never been in this situation, im guessing they or members of their family would likely be killed while they attemp to schedule counseling for the misguided individual. When someone decides to cross that line and break into a private home, all bets are off and you have to assume the worst in most cases or you , these are desparate often drug-driven losers of society who have decided they are exempt from the rules we all obey. And if you think its bad now wait until they take guns away from the law abiding citizens, thugs will have nothing to fear then, cops often show in time to count the victims.
Well, who cares if he was armed and why give him the chance to reveal a weapon. Honestly if you break into my house armed or not I will shoot to kill, and ask questions later, day or night if I dont know you and your intentions are bad, then sorry, but you chose the wrong house to break into. Also why try to apreheand and take the chance of him being armed, and you being on the wrong side of that barrell. Think before you speak and quit being a pansy stand up for yourelf, your rights, and your family. I am loaded to the rim with all the weapons I see fit and neccisary. Including hunting rifels protection and hunting shotguns or for protection. I am aquipped with a Ruger Mini-14 tactical, so it shoots .223 and 5.56 rounds ( I got three 10 round clips,always loaded, and four 60 round banana clips) yes I find them all neccisary. Have a 9mm smith and wesson. ( Multiple clips about 9, all loaded) a .38 mag for my wife to carry(6 shooter) I also have a Norinco SKS with junglepaint from the veitnam war. I have a wingmaster Remington 12guage shotgun, and 20guage. a 30-30 a 30-06 and a 7mm mag sniper rifle. I own 1000 rounds of .223 , 1000 rounds of 5.56, 1200 hollow point 9mm rounds, 600 .38mag rounds. About 900 7mm rounds would have more but very expensive, and an unknown amount of shotgun shells. I have been collecting ammo for 2 years now and I wil keepcollecting ammo untill I feel I have enough to last me 5 years of a corrupted econmical and social system. And tons off emer food
Stop crying, lib. You break into my home, you're not there to borrow a cup of sugar. I'm not going to offer you a coke and a smile. You break in, you die. Period. End of sentence. I have no need to waste precious seconds to determine his motives. I see center mass, I shoot. Front sight, trigger press, follow through.
Hey, that's my name! But don't send them to my house - he'll depart in body bag after "assuming room temperature". I agree that there's nothing I own that's worth a human life. But, I value MY life more than that of someone breaking in my house who may be armed and a threat to me. If they've broken down the door, whether he's armed or not I'm not waiting to see if he's from Welcome Wagon!
You people probably pray for a home invasion so you can kill someone. What wonderful Christian people you are.
Christian_33, don't be so melodramatic and obtuse. The fact of the matter is that we conservatives stay vigilant and let people know the danger of messing with our families so that we won't HAVE to ever hurt anyone. Check your data. You'll find the people on THIS site are the ones who are NOT shooting and killing people. It's the bleeding heart "tolerant" liberal whiners that kill folks 99% of the time.
If you don't want to defend yourself, don't. If you think it's bad to shoot thieves, rapists and murderers while they disect and violate your family, then don't. Let them have their way and keep your conscience clear. That's your choice. My choice is to defend my loved ones to the death if I have to, and to pray it never comes to that.
Larry- when you come home and find someone uninvited going through your bedroom drawers and safe, why not offer him your wife and children, then you can have a smoke and drink afterwards and talk about how wonderful it is to make new friends?
Posted on February 14, 2013 at 4:32pm
You people probably pray for a home invasion so you can kill someone. What wonderful Christian people you are...."
Ya know, Christian (underscore 33, not Christian), maybe you should pull the log out of your eye and learn how to act in a Christian manner rather than tell others how un-Christian they are.
@Christian_33 Wow, that's a stupider comment than Larry's. So you're going to ask the home invader to kneel & pray with you for his sins !?! Good luck with that Christian.
"...Police say the incident occurred late Tuesday night in Miami after two black males entered the home with the intent to rob. The dad, identified as Maurice Harris, 36, jumped up and fought the suspects when they attempted to enter his 11-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The dad was fatally shot “several times” during the scuffle..." From the Blaze article here: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/02/13/heroic-super-dad-dies-protecting-his-11-year-old-daughter-from-armed-home-invaders/
There you go, Larry- someone who didn't have a gun in his posession. Of course, he could have called you for advice...
Yeah, breaking into my house is the same as pointing a gun at my head- I will shoot you for that. It's not a shoot first mentality, it's just a defend myself from an extreme danger mentality.
I'm sorry but "shoot first and ask questions later" is EXACTLY what you do if they break into your house to steal your stuff..or worse yet- hurt you....the fact that he was or wasn't armed has nothing to do with anything. YOUR home is YOUR castle...his ass does NOT belong there. I certainly would not check him out first to see what kind of weapon he had. Maybe he would grab a baseball bat or a knife or come at you with his bare hands...if you just shoot his ass, it's over
February 13, 2013 at 5:08pm
NHWINTER – What does what Canada spent matter to your debt? We spent lots on Afghanistan. You may remember Canadian troops took over care of Khanduhar for several years.
To the many who said there are workable solutions. Workable means bi partisan and means right and left vote together, House and Senate. Proposals are everywhere. Nothing is going to work unless both sides work together. That isn’t Obama’s fault. It is just the GOP’s fault and it isn’t just the Dems fault. It’s both sides fault. You want solutions? Ask your GOP reps to work with the Dems instead of blaming Obama and the Dems til the cows come home.
SEEDS12 – I have never used a food stamp and never collected unemployment in my life. I have worked my whole life. So stuff your attitude that Libs are lazy. Half your country isn’t lazy – there are lots of lazy folks on the right and left. Just far fewer than the politicos would like you to believe.
And sorry to burst your Reagan bubble folks. He raised taxes a lot if you check his record. Instead of listening to the media drivel from wither side, try researching some facts. The news orgs on the right and left are corrupt and not looking out for you. Journalism – the presentation of facts without bias, is almost impossible to find but can be done.
February 13, 2013 at 4:47pm
How many times can you ‘purportedly’ and be taken seriously. Why not get the facts before writing the story…
 February 12, 2013 at 1:26pm
Should the President mention every single US serviceman/woman who dies? If so, when is he supposed to lead. He either mentions all or none. Too many dead heroes. Easy to be outraged over one or two but where is the line.
February 12, 2013 at 10:51am
If you want to be informed and make proper decisions on what the truth really is, you cannot stick to a single source, particularly if that source has a clear bias. It’s not just this site, or FoxNews but also MSNBC, CNN. Most of what they consider journalism is simply punditry. You need multiple sources from multiple places to get a clear view.
And don’t be afraid to look outside the US. You get a different perspective when you are looking at it from the outside. CBC is Canada tends to do the best journalism. BBC. The major US networks. Just don’t stick to a side when getting information. For me it’s all about being able to decide what’s closest to the truth.
Obviously that would take a lot of time for every news story. Do it for the stories that matter most. And when someone says crazy things, question it. When people talk about Obama as tyrant or coming for all your guns, that’s extreme. Question it. We live in a completely disfunctional society and the media has been corrupted. Finding reality is difficult since there is so much bias. Journalism is supposed to be about stepping back, giving information without bias. That is very difficult to find. The media is supposed to be on our side. That doesn’t happen any more.
February 11, 2013 at 11:46am
A completely different perspective does not mean the right perspective. Sad that such misinformation and outright lies get spread by this man. I wonder of anyone realizes how much money this man makes out of whipping people into a frenzy over craziness.
I miss the days when the right, Republicans, actually wanted to help the country. The days when parties worked together for the greater good. Where the balance between conservative values and social needs existed. Now we have a bunch of mouthpieces on both sides spouting lies and living in the blind world of punditry. That anyone would support this man’s insanity when you are simply making a very rich man richer, is beyond me.
Larry, Just keep paying your subscription, we may not like your liberal progressive views but your money will help the cause of the conservative movement.
Ah, the trickled down from talking heads view of a useful idiot. It never gets old!
February 11, 2013 at 8:25am
It would be nice if the GOP had some policies that appealed to Hispanics instead of finding ‘the right words to say’ to convince them they should support them. Okay, someone say ‘amnesty’ and watch the screaming and crying begin at FoxNews headquarters!
February 2, 2013 at 11:52pm
I wish all you so-called Christians would follow in your Lord and Saviour’s footsteps. Loving and accepting of all. Instead you worship Him in word only but you live to hate those you don’t understand.
And if any of you think Jesus said anything about gays, you’re in the wrong testament folks. Follow Jesus’ life and teachings or stop pretending you are Christians. You are not.
he didn't seem hateful. it seems he refused cuz of his beleifs. that also should be "tolerated" god bless.
January 31, 2013 at 12:17pm
So many of you are ridiculous. Many countries, including Israel have female combat troops. They have to be able to handle it, just like men. And for those that want that opportunity, why do you care? If you think allowing women in combat means ANYONE can be on the front lines, you’re an idiot. Training, ability, temperment. Just like anyone else. Grow up. You all sound like leftovers from the 1950′s.
False. Israeli women are support. Sorry.
They've deployed a handful (like, 10) to front lines, and it wasn't a spectacular success. They only had their first female *combat pilot* (not field grunt) get trained in 2002.
Negative. Israel does train their women for combat roles, and they are prepared if the SHTF. They'll have too because the country is being invaded.
HOWEVER! Currently Israel does NOT employ women in active combat roles like infantry. They do allow them roles which puts them in alot of danger. Which we already do as well.
if you got sick of hearing out rape in the election - just wait until females are mixed with forward deployed troops.....
Op, you believe your reasoning is superior to others and demand they grow up. From your comment I can see that your argument is critically flawed in that you believe a woman's decision to go into a combat role will only impact her and you ask why should we care. This statement alone indicates you may be limited to stage one reasoning skills. It is you that need to grow up. I have found that debating those stuck at stage one is futile so this will be my only reply.
The incident of sexual assault and willing fraternization in Iraq is alarming, yet expected. The stats have confirmed my belief that the general unrestricted deployment of our nations daughters to the combat theater has had a significant impact on morale and combat readiness. When the decision was made to deploy women in the combat theater, the risk to readiness took a back seat to political feminist agenda's that deny the biological and emotional differences between the sexes.
As a senior leader, I lost four female soldiers while in Iraq due to pregnancy due to fraternization. One of them was actually prostituting herself. I place readiness over rights. At the end of the day, I am short on my teams due to the female soldiers being sent back and NOT replaced. No matter ones opinion, this is the reality. I can tell you from experience that I have had female soldiers come on to me in order to gain leverage and favors. As a Christian married male, I do not appreciate it and have seen many of my peer's careers ruined due to female initiated seduction.
The negative impact of sexual misconduct to the morale of soldiers both male and female in a combat zone is significant and common. It is bad enough that I have had to deal with male on male sexual assault and misconduct in my unit that has been trending up over the more than twenty years of my military career due to changing moral values.
January 30, 2013 at 5:07pm
If people understood we need to change and were willing to become the innovators the jobs will be there. The real problem is the attitude that because someone is worse, we shouldn’t do anything at all. How do we lead by doing nothing? Makes no sense.
Sad that so many that profess to protect the Constitution have decided that they know what was meant. This whole debate is a twisting of what is really going on. The gun manufacturers and NRA want their money and power to continue to grow. Every developed country has restrictions on weapons allowed and registration procedures. Those countries all have massively smaller gun deaths per capita than the US. That is a fact, not some twisted statistics.
That all of you, including armed forces members don’t seem to understand that armed militia you so frequently refer is not you as civilians but the very armed forces you came from. How do you not get that?
Do you think Obama has mind control over the army and he’s trying to overrun the country? Do you think the generals would let him ‘take over’. Do you seriously not believe Obama has the best interests of America at heart whether you agree or disagree with his policies?
Stop listening to the Beck’s and Limbaugh’s whose sole job it is to make money and stir up the masses. Try reading information from all over, in and out of the US so you have a balanced view. Understand what and why Obama(and a majority of your fellow citizens) want these restrictions and how it works in other countries. Otherwise you are just reacting to pundits and propaganda. There is no fair media anymore on the right or left. It is up to you to decipher what is real. Listening to the rhetoric on either side will never give you an infor
You sound like a good communist who is no longer grounded in his instinctual nature.
“The gun manufacturers and NRA want their money and power to continue to grow.”
You obviously refuse to use your massive intellect and God give human instinct to apply the above quote to government progressives.
You act as this topic is up for discussion. It is not! It was decided over 200 years ago. Thousands of our ancestors have died protecting the the Constitution and the amendments there of.
If you want to change the constitution of the U. S., there is a method for doing so. No, weasels that your are want to nibble around the edges until the pie has been consumed!!
Please put it up for the states to vote on eliminating the 2nd Amendment. It is a RIGHT GRANTED to us to protect us from our government. Come get mine
*sniff*...I smell a scared liberal. Ooh, look. It seems you've p*ssed yourself.
Larry the Liar 2,
Obama wants to take from the makers, ( ie the snowman) and give to his minions, the lazy leeches, of all colors. The deadbeats, slackers, mouth breathers, trolls, miscreants, ball draggers, pipe junkies, fart swalowers, toilet gulpers. In order to rape, one must first have a physical advantage that cannot be overcome. So you see, we care not of your opinion when it espouses tyranny. We say put up or shut up.
January 28, 2013 at 4:45pm
Sadly he’s wrong. Gun laws work everywhere. The ones you have are watered down and useless because of lobbying.
USA 9 gun deaths per 100K citizens
Same games, movies and tv shows as:
Canada: < 1 gun death per 100K citizens
A perfectly reasonable and up right ciizen can snap. Or develop mental health issues. If they don't have access to automatic weapons, they can't use them. No other developed nation ignores this reality, just the US. And why?
And don't get me wrong, having a hand gun or rifle is fine and better for your home and hunting. And I know none of this is perfect and won't prevent everything. But stats don't lie. Having this weapons so readily available IS the issue. You can't expalin away reality. You can just ignore it, which is exactly what is happening here.
You are being manipulated to think your rights are at risk. They are not. This is about money and power. The NRA and gun manufacturers don't want to lose this cash cow. And they spend millions getting laws watered down so they can have you continue to feed their pockets with guns you don't need and have no use for. And those watered down laws are what is not working.
I am not a rabid Obama supporter. I don't like much of what he's done. The media is corrupt on both sides, right and left. As is Congress. Just look outside the US and you can see that automatic weapons bans work.
So larry, who gave Mexican drugs lords some of the most powerful guns in the world. Yes that be our Prez and his AG.
Now you really want to talk about laws. Who in their right mind would give 50 cal sniper rifle to drug gangs that have left hundreds dead. Not the NRA fool.
Larry apparently you have not seen what gun bans have done in Australia, Look at Chicago, who have some of the strictest gun laws on the books, yet the crime rate is way up. You need to stop believing in the rhetoric that stricter gun laws reduce crimes, because it doesn't, watch the video below.
They are not automatic weapons, if you are going to make such statements, you should make sure that you know what you are talking about. The ARs are NOT automatic - they are semi-automatic and there is a big difference. Once again fully automatics (what the military uses) can be operated in fully automatic or semi-automatic mode; when in full-auto the operator can hold the trigger in and the gun will continue firing till you let off the trigger. A semi-automatic is 1 bullet for 1 trigger pull. The main difference between the semi-automatic and a bolt action rifle is that with a semi-autos the bullet is pushed into the chamber without having to use a the bolt action. This gun was not used at Newtown and In the theater shooting it jammed after a few shot; he did most of the damage with the other guns. Any cop will tell you ARs are rarely ever used in crimes.
Tell Moe and Curley I said Hi.
 January 28, 2013 at 9:53am
You all are brilliantly insane. The gun death rate in every developed country (all having gun laws but the US) is massively lower (as in 9 gun deaths in the US per 100K, < 1 gun death per 100 K in Canada with same games, tv shows and movies).
This isn't about Japan's culture. It's that you all believe a) Obama is coming after ALL your guns – he's not and b) that nothing needs to change. You are all okay with all the killings and think the answer is more guns. Don't know if you noticed that isn't working.
"The gun death rate in every developed country"
Yes, England is so developed. England - Boot licking serfs since 700-AD.
larry, look at the UK violent crime rate then come back. forget what tool or how the crime was conducted, just look at the numbers.
you don't know jack crap about the world and cultural differences, so stop talking about them. Canda is only 'multi-cultural' in Quebec, beyond that, it's a homogenous culture for the most part, less the native Canadian cultures that pretty much are gone like they are in the US. Anyway. Canada has a lower population, not that it matters so much, but there are some serious problematic enforcement problems w/ 350 million vs 35 million. Don't believe it, wait a couple years on ObamaCare and see how well we implement a fraction of what Canada does for state run healthcare.
You need to get your head out-cha butt and think a little instead of spouting stupid gun related death stats that mean nothing.
Want to crack down and virtually eliminate crime in the first place, somewhat like Japan. Want to change the culture so that kids respect their elders like in Japan. Want to change the culture and be relatively safe walking ANYWHERE in the US like Japan. Great, pull that off and I'll give up my guns...otherwise, take a hike!
@LARRYL2 - You are absolutely insane if you think MS13 is anything like the Japanese Yakuza. You really think that if police crack down on MS13 they will give up their guns? That is just one example of many? A better comparison would be Mexico. Organized crime runs Mexico which also has strict gun laws, and more people die by guns than here. Comparisons of island nations who can control contraband much easier are futile and "insane."
Culture, values, and respect for life have everything to do with it. You insanely repeat the talking points of Dear Leader's lemmings.
You, sir, are a fool...
Maybe OBAMA isn't coming after our guns ,like you say (although he is....), but politicians have had an eye on the 2nd Amendment for a long time... An Armed citizenry is a threat to dictatorial control that almost every politician spends every night dreaming of...
Japan IS VERY different from the U.S... And you cannot compare the two. The mindset of the people is 180 degrees out of phase.
January 28, 2013 at 9:48am
So when China attacks Japan they should defend with handguns? What is this 1932?
January 27, 2013 at 1:14pm
Wow, glad to see you are capable of a cognizant argument.
January 27, 2013 at 12:34am
This is ridiculous. Here’s some real stats:
USA: 9 gun deaths per 100K citizens
Canada has the same games, tv shows and movies but has gun controls.
Canada: <1 gun death per 100K citizens
Why do you suppose that is?
The US has radically more gun deaths then any other developed nation. Hmmm, how is that possible?
For clarity, no one is trying to take away all your guns. Just the semi and fully-automatic weapons. You don't need those for protection or hunting so why is this a big deal?
Gun manufacturers and weapons dealers have convinced you your 'constitutional rights' are being abused. That's bull. This is about money and power. For them. You are being convinced otherwise.
And know my points will be ignored and flamed on. You have no idea how the US looks to the rest of the world on this.
Larry, check out the rape, robberies, home invasions and get back with us. Do you want the whole country to be like DC and Chicago? We have a lot of BAD guys. We have more people in jail than any other country in the world. Explain that please, Larry. Apples to Oranges in so many ways. Disarming Americans would result in a 20% rise in crime as it has in the UK, the EU, and Australia. Take your social experiment elsewhere.
News-flash advanced homogeneous societies have low violent crime rates, so do societies with a notable absence of gangs. Curious... what is the racial make-up of Canada and what is their gang membership per capita?
Eh, how many metropolitan areas, suburbs, urban areas, and highly diverse cities does Canada have? How many violent and dangerous gangs are there in Canada? BTW, our neighbor in the South, Mexico, has a smaller population than us, enforces very strict gun laws, and yet their murder rate is three times more than ours.
The Supreme Court in Heller has already ruled that semi-automatic handguns are constitutionally protected because they are the most commonly used firearm by ordinary citizens. So any confiscation of semi-auto pistols would be unconstitutional and unlawful. I go hunting regularly, people do use semi-automatic rifles for hunting. In fact, many hunters use the famous 10/22 for hunting small game. Hunters in Texas use semi-automatic rifles to hunt wild hogs. Obviously, you don't know much about firearms.
Of course I want gun manufacturers to make more money. I want better guns. I want them to research and improve the usability of my guns. That's America. I pay them for a service. I pay them for a product. They get their "fair share" for the work and energy they put forth. I don't care what the rest of the world thinks about us. Last time I checked, our founders declared that we were "free and independent". Apparently those great words mean nothing to liberals now.
If you love the world so much, and want to be like them, why the hell don't you move to France? I hear Muslims there are great neighbors.
Larry, you're greatly misinformed. Dianne Feinstein, said, and I quote, "If I could've gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the US for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Ms. America turn them all in, I would've done it." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blXkl9YVoHo
Furthermore, NY Governor Cuomo said, and I quote, "Confiscation could be an option". Also, NY Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin exposed a proposal by Democrats to confiscate guns: http://www.therightscoop.com/ny-assemblyman-exposes-real-gun-control-confiscation-agenda-of-democrats/
The threat is very real.
Next time, please don't make uneducated statements based on leftist propaganda BS.
I don't care how the U.S. looks to the rest of the world. If it was a popularity contest we win hands down. Why do none of these statistics talk about the racial makeup of a country. Everyone thinks that diversity is so great it is a sham. You think a neighborhood is racist because it's mostly white and you assume it is the whites who won't let in blacks, hispanics, asians,etc. That is crap. It is the diverse who don't want to live with others. Do you know that a majority of blacks extremely dislike hispanics. So let's get to why diversity plays into this! No one talks about how most of these gun crimes are committed in areas where there is a high gang population. Why is Chicago in the news? If we just give Chicago to Canada then there murder rate would immediately be higher than ours!
Wow, glad to see you are capable of a cognizant argument.
January 25, 2013 at 10:42am
Way to mix together two different issues. And yes, McCarthy is an idiot. But keep the two stories apart. Women in the military is one thing. Assault weapon ban is another.
There’s nothing in the gun control debate about women and assault weapons. And McCarthy was right on one thing, assault weapons are not your best bet in a personal attack.
Lots of countries have women in combat and very successfully (none of this ******** about being able to handle the weapons – they can). I hope this doesn’t devolve into some stupidity like women who are in combat don’t want to be there. If they choose it, just like men do, they have to perform.
January 24, 2013 at 11:54pm
wahhhhhhh, wahhhhhh, wahhhhh, we lost the election, wahhhhh, wahhhhh how can this horror happen wahhhhhhhh. This is a pathetic display. And instead of thinking ‘oh maybe we should stop being so out there’, you all whine and cry and keep on acting like the world has ended.
find middle ground. Stop acting like Obama is the enemy. He’s your President and working for you. He’s not a communist, socialist nor Nazi. He believes in health care for all (The US is the ONLY developed nation that does not provide this – in the 21st century, ridiculous), that citizens should not have army grade weapons (every developed nation has gun control EXCEPT the US) and that the rich corporations who have steadily paid less and less taxes as you watch them take massive bonuses and send all YOUR jobs overseas pay 3% more (of course you think that’s unfair and will destroy jobs – except the jobs are already destroyed – not by Obama).
And by the way, people who are rich are not job creators. Corporations and small businesses are. Money that is taxed outside the businesses is not directly related to company jobs. So why do you have an issue with them paying more? Makes no sense.
ummm...maybe you haven't noticed...he IS the enemy! Did you hear the inaugural speech? There is no middle ground. You'll see it...eventually. Too bad you won't until it's already over.
Why do you come to a onservative site?? Just to be a jerk right! Thats all you lefties ever do.. you go to conservative sites and try to pick a fight.. How very pathetic.. that you have nothing to do but bug people.. you must have a sorrowful life and nothing to do with your time.. Then again, maybe your one of those living off entitlements and just spend your days trying to anger people with your asinine comments. Really, I just pity you!
Wow, where to begin... I guess what doesn't make sense are some of your facts there. You might want to go look some of what you said up instead of regurgitating talking points from the left.
what is an army grade weapon? The rifle you are referencing are not the same thing the military uses and they are functional no different then any other semi automatic hunting rifle. It is nothing but a fear tactic and all a big lie.
And you sir are one of Obama's useful idiots, after socialism and then communism you will become the completely useless idiot.
becoz for 1/2 of the country he IS the enemy--he is divisive and so liberal that there is nothing to compromise on--hitler had nothing on him! they think the same--what he holds dear i find repulsive and evil---obamadoesn'tcare will destroy the best healthcare in the world--remember ppl come here for our medical help--google just how great the hc is in the uk--ppl being left to die including children-a one size fits all is not a good idea--and why should i have to pay for the women who do not know how to either keep their legs shut or at least get their free pills from planned parenthood(which i don't support either)--the old,disabled and the babies will pay the price for this obmination--remember they can't 'contribute' to society they just take kinda like the occupiers and welfare ppl
It's funny listening to a liberal idiot talk about guns. They spout things they've read, or heard on the news thinking that "Well it must be true because journalists are experts and research these things."
They are completely unaware that they've given themselves away by talking about a subject that they have zero knowledge of. It utterly destroys their argument, but they are too ignorant to even know.
Yes and usually the next line they spout is everyone that doesn't lean left is uneducated.
You really are a freaking moron. That healthcare crap you are so highly touting will be the financial death of this country. Why do you think that all those european countries are as bad off as they are? You keep right on thinking that taxing those "evil" rich people will bring this country out of the stinking hole we are in. It will fund the government for 8 freaking days you moron and all you have managed to do is send rich people running for the hills so that they don't have to give away over half of the money that they make. This government could tax everyone of us 100% and it wouldn't do a damn thing because they would spend every cent of the increased revenue. If you honestly think that the moron that you elected has your best interests at heart you are dumber than a bag of hammers. He doesn't give a damn about how his decisions effect you, he has a strict ideology and if it totally screws your world over so be it, the ends justify the means.
I am not going to talk about your guy. I am going to talk to you about the healthcare act.
It's like this Lar- under half the country will be paying for the whole country to have health care. We are going to run out of money to pay for it. They are going to raise taxes to pay for the administration of it and so many other things that have nothing to do with healing people. They redistributing your wealth and you will recieve little or less of the benefit. Would you accept that from an employer. NO, you would not.
Lar, I have a suggestion, research socialized health care in Europe and look at what a large number of Canadians say about their healthcare. THAT Lar, is why he who will not be named is accused of having socialist tendencies.
Further, after socialism, communism (historically) or a dictatorship follows.
No one is making this up...it's an educated assumption.
So Lar, wake up.
Well we know what side of the fence your on.
@LARRYL2 - perhaps you need to sober up or get some rest or pull your head out of the sand and pay attention!
The US has the best health care in the world. It is true that most western nations have socialized medicine. It sucks. As a doctor, I can tell you horror stories from countries with government run health care systems. America was founded on four cornerstones: limited federal government, personal incentive, the free market and property rights. The US has become the greatest nation on earth using these principles. Why would anyone want to fundamentally change that? On corporations, why should they be taxed at all? The profits are either saved (taxes are paid on interest), given out as salaries (income taxes paid), given out as dividends to shareholders (capital gains taxes, raise them to high and people won't buy shares and invest in a company, which is a risk), or re-invested in capital (sales taxes). For American companies to remain competitive, they must be able to recapitalize periodically. Higher corporate taxes drives them to place their capital investments in foreign countries. If the US had NO corporate taxes, we would attract corporations (and jobs) and tax revenue from the aforementioned taxes. You are lost. Read Ludwig Von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Murray Rothbard, Frank Chodorov, Henry Hazlitt, Ayn Rand and visit Mises.org. Government can't take care of us. Someone has to work. If you destroy the incentive to work through theft of property, there will be no one left to tax. Thus, I give you the Western European nations you want to emulate, all of them broke.
Oh lookie -- another TROLL.
Keep drinking the Obama kool aid doggie. Sit, stand, beg, roll over, heel, play dead for your master.
Sit. Stand. Beg. Bark. Whimper. Roll over. Heel. Play dead. All for YOUR master.
Sit. Stand. Beg. Whimper. Roll Over. Heel. Fetch. Play Dead. All for YOUR master.
hey nimrod, you want America to be like all the "other developed" nations, move there, I liked America the way it was, not this fundamentally transformed version our dear leader and the rest of the crooks in DC want it to be...I will continue to "cling" to my guns & Bible, you cling to anything you wish, this is America, and you have that right, right now...take away the guns, and you will not have that right anymore...
It's a damn shame to be that ignorant or history. Switzerland does NOT have gun control - Honduras does and has one of the highest murder rates in the country. Rich people are job creators? Where the hell do you think they come from - out of thin air? You do not have the skills apparently to think critically. I urge you to stay off liberal websites and think logicallly and critically. That's why God gave you a brain
Actually, he meets the very definition of Socialist. Have you ever studied history? It's that big book with small print - but there are lots of pictures...
Larry, try to remember back to when Bush won over Gore. The Left cried and whined for years about how the election was stolen and so forth. My response to your points about so many nations have this and that while the US doesn't is "so what". Many Canadians come to the US to get care that is not available there. We have a number of European ex-pats living here to avoid the high taxes of their country and France is considering arresting anyone who decides to leave (like Sarcozy). There are many examples I can give you more examples from my own experience but I'm not sure I should bother. As for people paying their "fair share" the IRS is always willing to accept more if you would like to send them a check. Your (probable) hero Buffett has always had that option. It is disingenuous of him to roll out the strawman argument of his secretary paying more then he did. If he is so convinced that he should pay more then he is welcome to do so. For me, I am tired of paying more and more taxes to support people who won't work.
" Money that is taxed outside the businesses is not directly related to company jobs." Really? I hate to ask, but where do you get your information on economics. Surely, not from any common sense observations or from any real-world business experience. You need to stay in your Mom's basement, because out in the real world, you are dangerous because you are deluded. Obama wants health care for all? Really? Who can you name in the U.S. that was ever denied health CARE - dolt, everyone was able to get health care because it was the law that hospitals had to treat everyone, regardless of ability to pay. What Obama gave you was the obligation to BUY HEALTH INSURANCE. He basically enriched his contributors at AARP and in the insurance industry (can you say Progressive) with that dictum. He also forced doctors to RAISE THEIR PRICES by forcing them to affiliate with hospitals rather than continue in private practices. So, imbecile who voted for Obama - what do you have? HIGHER health care costs, and FEWER people who are able to afford care because they still CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY HEALTH INSURANCE. Of course, you've also given the IRS the power to GO AFTER these people because unless you BUY insurance you'll get to pay a fine. Good job, Sherlock!
From the start, Obama went out of his way to show he was the president of his base only. "Republicans can come along for the ride but you gotta sit in back!" His infamous hot mic moment further illustrates his contempt for rural America. No Republican president would have survived saying something like that "bitter clingers" comment about say the inner cities but this sycophantic media gave Obama a total pass.
Next Switzerland has more lax gun control than even we do, yet one of the lowest crime rates. Unavoidable fact is that violent crime in America is substantially lower than in say Brittain and gun crimes have continued to drop, even after the expiration of Clinton assault weapon ban. Tax payer health care only works if you offer shitty health care. Any country that goes the free health care while trying to maintain some quality is going broke, as is the case in most of Europe. It's not the sole reason by any means but it's a massive burden every time it's tried. Not something you should try when you're hovering around sixteen trillion in debt already.
Finally we have the highest corporate tax in the world and taxation on capital gains is in theory, money that was already taxed once so Buffets complaints about how low his taxes are are disingenuous. Statistically the top ten percent pay the lions share of the federal governments revenue.
Oh look they deleted my post. I guess I was too harsh and uncaring. My patience is wearing thin for people who adamantly refuse to see reality.
Meg to LarryL2
What in the world have you been drinking for the past so,so, years? You need to get the
blinders off, and look around and see what is going on. This country is in a lot of trouble, and it is people like you, that need to wake up, and see what you can do to help get it back on t6rack.
@LARRYL2- friend, whhhhaaaaaaaaaa,whhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaa,whhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa is exactly, what you, are going to be doing when, you are left out in the cold, by, Obama if, gets his way, & the way things are looking, it is not impossible. He cares only for himself. You, are a sheep being led to the slaughter by a lonnnnnnnnnng & winding road that you are not allowed to see the end of until, your end comes. Are you really, that gullible to believe otherwise? Well, if you are, don't say millions of people tried telling you so, when Obama, let's say, says directly to you, 'GOTTCHA LARRYL2, just like all the others'. Prove me wrong in due time, until then, I suggest you look & really s-e-e what is happening to this country. I will pray for the scales to be dropped from your eyes & you let the TRUTH which is God's Word through Christ, & be, transformed by the renewing of your mind, by putting off the old ways, & ask God throught Christ to come into your heart. THAT, my friend is your ONLY salvation in whatever, comes your way. Try it, you might like it!
you need serious therapy. get out of your mom's basement and wear something other than underwear.
Funny....the libs in my paper are calling me and people who believe like me the enemy. I hear it from trolls like you on conservative/libertarian sites. On other political sites, libs have said they wish folks who believe like me would "burn to death from a flaming tire around their neck". Lib/prog politicians say we're nazi's and worse. And the current president has insulted folks who believe like me, lied and mis-characterized us at every turn, has done almost everything in his power to undermine everything we believe in...and he is looking for even more control.
Yeah, right.... I'm supposed to go Kumbaya, bow down and hand him and folks like him the means to destroy me and folks who believe like me? I'll go with General McAuliffe's reply at Bastogne.... NUTS!
Fear not. Your reward will be greater than theirs.
LARRYL2 - Haven't you heard that Obama is a gay marxist kenyan fascist communist who hates AMerica and is going to destroy America by raising the taxes on the top 2% by 3% and by pushing for the legalization of gay marriage? It's all in the Bible. Of course you wouldn't know that because religious freedom is under attack - just look at how the religious right doesn't get everything it wants any more!!!
Give it a rest Biden....your boss sux someone will be over to fill your liquor cabinet in the morning hope you don't mind the cheap stuff.....of course you don't...
Your comments remind me of what the Rich Jews in Poland told their families when the Nazi's started rounding up the poor Jews to send to the camps. Eventually you will be the problem too. You still have the first amendment to voice your opinion, but you can not make up your own facts. Your dear leader has broken more laws than he voted "Present" for during his short term in the Senate.