Yet another example of why people should have to pass a test prior to voting
January 18, 2013 at 7:17pm
Nice to see 1911s back. Especially “custom” ones like the one shown. I believe the $1,995. was mentioned as a MSRP because their present limited production. Colts are nice Kimbers are better and Wilson Tactical are even better at over$3,100. http://wilsoncombat.com/new/handgun-cqb-tactical-le.asp
January 10, 2013 at 10:14am
Maybe as a result of these Oscars’ some more people will see the movie and be made aware that it was the republicans who wanted to abolish slavery and it was the Democrats who wanted to keep slavery in place.
And that Lincoln didn’t want to impose his will by ordering an executive order to abolish slavery. He understood a mandate would not effectivelly change the hearts and minds of the American people by forcing his will. He wanted the “people’s vote” to make this change.
Now take a look at what has happened since then. Republicans fought integration tooth and nail.
What was the Emancipation Proclamation, if not an executive order? Declaring all slaves in Confederate-controlled areas free, it was almost immediately widely known by most slaves behind Confederate lines, and gave them every incentive to abscond and seek the protection of advancing Union forces. If a 13th Amendment was required to free slaves in loyal slave states, and to perpetuate abolition beyond the end of the war, that was merely a logical extension of what Lincoln had undertaken originally by executive authority.
Marine25, you’re exactly the type of mindless drone for whom this piece of propaganda (i.e., “Lincoln”) was intended. You’re ignorant about history and all you needed was a movie about Lincoln that denigrated conservative Republicans and made heroes of Democrats to be convinced that it truly was Liberals who freed the slaves. You may be a feather in the cap for our State run school system, but you’re an embarrassment to your country. BTW, do you think calling yourself a Marine gives you some kind of credibility on the Internet?
"Republicans fought integration tooth and nail."
On what planet? What books are you reading? It was Republicans that ended slavery, it was Republicans that were the majority vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was the Democrats who wanted to continue slavery. The KKK was created as the military wing of the Democrat party. It was Democrat sheriffs that enforced Jim Crow Laws. Gov. George Wallace, who stood on the steps of the Univ. of Alabama and said, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever", was a Democrat.
Do your homework, everything you believe is wrong.
Here's the party breakdown for the vote on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
House of Representatives:
Democrats for: 152
Democrats against: 96
Republicans for: 138
Republicans against: 34
Democrats for: 46
Democrats against: 21
Republicans for: 27
Republicans against: 6
The measure would not have passed without Republican votes, but it's very clear that in both houses, a majority of Democrats supported it.
None of this absolves the Democratic Party of its racist past, but what happened in 1964 pointed toward the future in which Democrats got the vast majority of the black vote, while Republicans increasingly became the party of the white South.
January 4, 2013 at 11:14am
In the world we now live in… Always nice to see humanity at work.
God bless all involved
November 26, 2012 at 9:28am
Maybe just a world-wide life altering event…
August 15, 2012 at 12:03pm
Good job list his resume.
June 10, 2012 at 1:21pm
Man I just love this guy when he speaks “off prompter”
Me too! That's why I laugh when Libs say "just wait until Obama gets to debate Romney, he'll kick butt". Really, no teleprompters in a debate. Romney just has to keep the moderator from directing the conversation and it will be all over.