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sasquatch08

Member Since: November 09, 2010

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  • December 19, 2014 at 3:09pm

    Jeeze, The typos are strong with me today. *were to win by 1.

    Yikes! That’s embarrassing.

  • [1] December 19, 2014 at 3:06pm

    It’s a good thing that most thugs can’t shoot for crap. Of course if you talk to any of them they never practice with their weapon.

    Therein lies the difference between an honest person who sees a gun as a tool and someone who thinks it adds inches to their d!#k.

  • December 19, 2014 at 3:01pm

    *where to win by 1 vote…

    My poor proofreading.

  • December 19, 2014 at 2:46pm

    I would have liked to see Hickenlooper go, but overall we did pretty well. Republicans went 4/7 in House seats, gave Udall the boot, took the State House and Senate, won both the Attorney General and Secretary of State positions and came pretty close to getting rid of Hickenlooper. All that when we lost both of the seats we gained in the recall elections.

    That’s as close to a sweep in this State as I think you’re going to get in one election.

    Hickenlooper is also an odd duck. He was totally against gun-control after Aurora but *changed his mind* after getting pressured by the national level Democrats over Sandy Hook. The local politicos say that he was relieved that his party got lambasted in the State House and State Senate elections because it means that the State Democrats and the national level Democrats can’t pressure him to do more things that he doesn’t want to do.

    Personally I don’t see a huge problem with what he said in this clip. 50 years ago this country had a perfectly acceptable public school system, so public education CAN be done properly. It’s a question of having teachers that care, rules that make sense, a modern curriculum, a shifting of focus from “feelings” to “outcomes” and having parents that pay attention and hold the local school boards accountable. In other words; prying education from the grip of the progressive left.

  • [3] December 19, 2014 at 2:31pm

    There’s no need for a “good statistical analysis of early vs. late results”.

    All of the precincts that reported at the end were in Boulder and Denver. At the time I scratched out the arithmetic (morning after poll closing, around 8AM) and Beauprez would have needed 87% of the remaining uncounted votes if he here to win by 1 vote Statewide. The chances that Beauprez could win by that margin in BOTH Denver and Boulder is pretty much 0.

    It’s just another example of how two cities in the Front Range control the entire State.

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  • [4] December 18, 2014 at 9:55pm

    “I will admit I hate the thumbs down. It used to be if you wanted to challenge someone’s point of view you had to speak up. Now it’s anonymity within anonymity. The wussafication of posting.”

    I second that.

  • [1] December 18, 2014 at 8:41pm

    Good catch FMF.

    I wouldn’t know because I don’t have Facebook any longer (I gave it up five years ago), nor do I plan on returning to it at any time in the future.

  • [2] December 18, 2014 at 6:57pm

    The homicide rates between the two countries are not an apples to apples comparison, much as the liberals might like to try to make it so.

    Even before Australian gun control came to be in 1996, the country had a far lower per capita murder rate than did the U.S., and in truth while the rate is currently down to history lows, it was never particularly high. http://www.aic.gov.au/statistics/homicide.html

    Australia has certain things that influence this, as does the United States.

    For example, Australia has borders that are easier to secure due to being an island as well as a more homogeneous population.

    Australia doesn’t have a 3rd world country in the middle of a drug fueled civil war on it’s border, nor does it have many of the social ills that the U.S. has such as a large population of minorities who are constantly fed the line that they are being oppressed and that lashing out at the oppressors is acceptable.

    Look at it this way, the 2-1 murder rates in the U.S. vs Australia are nearly completely made up by black on black murders. If we were to remove the drug murders in several large cities the murder rates would become nearly 1-1.

    Then there’s culture as well. The Commonwealth has very obvious standards for what is socially acceptable behavior. When I lived in NZ, you didn’t see people walking around in flat bill caps with their pants around their knees.

  • [3] December 18, 2014 at 4:00pm

    Agreed! This way districts can find the best practice and it can be emulated.

    If nothing else, it will allow Common Core to sink or swim on it’s own without a gov’t finger on the scale. People will see what districts do well and which don’t.

  • [41] December 18, 2014 at 3:46pm

    The bigger question is how bad of a businessman do you have to be to go broke running a gun store when the current President is the best gun salesman in the history of guns or salesmen?

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  • [9] December 18, 2014 at 12:21am

    One of the funniest movies ever made. Crude, but hilarious!

    Just thinking of it makes my DVD player “ronrey”.

  • [1] December 18, 2014 at 12:17am

    A perfect example of why you can’t let Iran go nuclear.

    At this point what are we really going to do about ANYTHING the Norks pull? Nothing, because we’re afraid they might nuke Japan or Australia.

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  • [4] December 18, 2014 at 12:11am

    *** el-famous…. Neil Patrick Harris?

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  • December 17, 2014 at 5:13pm

    Beat me to it.

  • [2] December 17, 2014 at 3:44pm

    “The World Would Be a Better Place If We All Stopped Taking Pictures of Ourselves”

    Could have left it there. No need for the attached article.

  • [22] December 17, 2014 at 3:37pm

    I laugh when I about “bear mace”. My cousin and her husband live in Fairbanks and are avid hunters/fishermen.

    They were fishing from kayaks when a Grizzly came out into the river wanting the salmon they had already caught. My cousin’s husband sprays the bear with bear mace and the mace gets everywhere thanks to the wind.

    Long story short, they bail out of the kayaks and come back for them the next day. One kayak is beached but covered in bear mace residue and the bears are literally licking it in between scarfing down salmon. Wouldn’t have believed it without video. It’s hot sauce to them, not effective.

    First thing they do when they get back to Fairbanks? Head to the gun store and pick up a 8″ .500S&W and an Alaska Holster because it’s easier to tote around in/on a kayak/four wheeler/dirtbike than a 12 gauge or rifle.

    Screw mace, use big bullets. Aggressive deer slugs, .45-70 Gov’t, in pistols nothing smaller than .44 mag. Bullets stop them dead and don’t come back at you if the wind is wrong.

  • December 17, 2014 at 3:28pm

    Gas under $3/gallon, we can’t have that now can we Mr. Cuomo? *strokes cat* Mwahahahahaha!

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  • [4] December 17, 2014 at 1:47pm

    This reminds me of something I heard last week. Friday I had to spend nearly seven hours driving around and at one point got tired of commercials on the radio so I flipped over to “Progress” on SeriusXM thinking I could see what the opposition was saying during the ads.

    The third guest was the one that really stood out to me. I don’t remember his name, but I remember what he said. He was your typical angry black guy yelling about whitey and how the snowman is holding the black community back. When he really got going though he started talking about “reparations”. He said that blacks should never accept any thing as “reparations” because he was a lawyer so he knew that if a guy damaged his car and the judge ordered the guy to pay $5000 once he had the $5000 in his hand he couldn’t complain any more. He went to say that this is why no reparations of any kind can be accepted, because then blacks can’t bash whites for slavery any more.

    If you listened to the whole thing it was a defense of being a thug. You’re a thug because whitey made you that way and you should never accept anything at all that might change that because then you have to stop being a thug and blaming whitey.

    Insane! It’s no wonder the black community is in shambles when lunatics like this guy are the “leaders”.

  • [-1] December 16, 2014 at 9:31pm

    I hate to burst your bubble, but the result of this ruling with be nothing.

    First, Obama has repeatedly ignored court rulings that didn’t go his way before (NLRB appointments anyone?).

    Second, this guy isn’t going to get impeached and even if he did he certainly wouldn’t get convicted. Actually removing him from office would require 67 votes in the Senate, a number that couldn’t be reached if there was anything short of a video of him molesting a 6 year old girl while drowning a puppy, murdering an elderly person and smoking crack. Even that might not do it.

    Due to the fact that the world will end before the Senate convicts him, the House won’t bother moving forward with articles of impeachment, and why should they? It stirs up an enormous political hornet’s nest an imperils the chances of making sure a Democrat doesn’t get elected to the Presidency in 2016. We’re stuck with Obama until 2016, just accept it.

    I don’t care who you are on the “right” side of the aisle, this country can’t handle another d!psh%t Democrat in the highest office in the land without going under. I’ll take Jeb Bush long before Hillary Clinton or *shudder* Liz Warren and anyone who disagrees with me about that on “conservative” grounds is bat crap crazy.

    There’s no point in picking a fight you can’t win when it decreases your chances of winning one that you can win. Period.

  • December 16, 2014 at 6:01pm

    @foo:

    To me the really scary thing is the thing that liberal deny is a problem: debt, deficit and unfunded liabilities.

    While Congress can’t bind another Congress, so stupidity can always rear it’s ugly head, the national debt is not insurmountable. With a Congress/President that had some basic knowledge of business and math we could dig out of $17T (I haven’t run the numbers for $18T, but they won’t be hugely different) in a decade or decade in a half with sustained 4% growth. That’s actually doable.

    The real problem lies with the fact that we have $90T+ in unfunded liabilities that come due in the next 20 years. Combine that with the debt and you have a huge problem.

    Considering that the gov’t expect to take in $5.7T this year in taxes and fees that means without significant growth we have to relegate 87% of gov’t revenues to our bills in order to be on track to pay our debts over the next two decades. Even if you assume some growth it’s never getting under 60-70% of revenue.

    That means there’s two options: massively increase taxes and destroy the economy (ultimately meaning you can’t pay anyway) or stiff people what they’re owed.

    Long story short: even if you include the $3.7T other gov’ts take in the only way to pay what we owe is to massively cut what the government does, like shut down well over half of it.

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