I have to admit, satellite radio was pretty sweet (I was a 10-year subscriber). Things started to go downhill, though, when XM was taken over by Sirius. I can almost guarantee none of this happens if XM is still its own entity.
 July 6, 2014 at 12:22pm
That would have happened quite some time ago, as he was very active on Ustream with his “Live From The Compound” stuff. By the way, I can’t wait to see what he comes up with tomorrow.
 July 6, 2014 at 12:20pm
I’m pretty sure SiriusXM made no such calculation. This is caving, plain and simple. How many times do you have to see “fringe left people” taken off the air to understand… oh wait, caving doesn’t happen when a certain element does it. This is not wanting to face boycotts from the usual culprits, which would likely have no ill-effect on SiriusXM.
This is why radio pretty much sucks these days. It won’t be long before SiriusXM becomes the opposite of what it started out as.
 May 27, 2014 at 1:48am
@elizabethsears1971 – I can tell you’ve never even visited the United States if you think “the place must be incredibly violent and full of deranged individuals.”
Like any country, there are bad neighborhoods. FYI – some of the most dangerous places to be are those with strict gun control. The criminals have the guns, whereas the rest of the population does not.
The only way to truly rid the world of gun crime is by banning and confiscating all weapons. And then who gets them? Just the military? The police? And sorry, but if that becomes the case, then you’re merely subjects, not citizens.
May 27, 2014 at 1:44am
Just curious on Australia’s violent crime statistics — in England they’ve gone up since guns were banned.
You mention automatic rifles and semi-automatic rifles.. First of all, automatic rifles (true assault rifles) are very rare. A civilian can obtain one, but it’s a lengthy and costly process. It’s not cheap to own one and fire one.
Why are we “obsessed?” Freedom. Protection. Read a little about the history of the United States. I’d rather have a gun and never need it than not have one and need it.
And as far as this incident goes, you’re discussing the wrong weapon. What about knives? What this does is prove that a murderer will use any means available to achieve their goal, no matter what laws are on the books. After all, murder is illegal. When you’ve committed murder, all other crime is “free” so-to-speak.
June 8, 2013 at 11:09pm
Sorry, Sendthemeteors. Have you actually tried to purchase a gun at a gun show in California? Background check required. Nice try.
California has numerous laws that were supposed to prevent this, but didn’t. I guess we need more, eh? Because the criminal will obey them.
April 12, 2013 at 1:38pm
Steve Ott has never been one of the classier players in hockey, that’s for sure.
April 12, 2013 at 1:35pm
You know, @Canadarocks, Brad Pitt has come out in favor of the 2nd Amendment.
April 11, 2013 at 12:32pm
It’s out of touch to delay something that hasn’t even been read yet? Wow.
April 7, 2013 at 3:07pm
You need to read more thoughts from the founding fathers at the time the 2nd Amendment was written. It definitely was a defense against tyranny.
You like to focus on the WELL REGULATED MILITIA. Fine, I will focus on THE PEOPLE (us). The right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
March 30, 2013 at 1:43pm
“Assault weapons” at the corner store, eh?
I wasn’t aware that the common corner store was an FFL, or that you could just pick one up without any sort of check, ID, etc.
You know, I have one of what you would call an “assault rifle.” I’m still not quite sure what makes it an “assault rifle,” because it’s not fully automatic. When I want to shoot it, I have to actually pull the trigger once for one round to be fired. Amazingly I have to pull the trigger again for another round to be fired.
When I picked it up from the “corner store” (which was one of a very few gun shops in the area), I had to provide identification, fill out a few forms, subject myself to a background check, and then wait 10 days to actually pick it up.
March 20, 2013 at 1:55pm
Reading Zappa’s comments about who wants to ban things is precious considering what goes on in the Bay Area.
Let’s see, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors banned Happy Meals. Not a single conservative voted for that.
A certain CA state senator named Leland Yee was the last to come up with a video game ban. Conservative? Hardly.
Never said liberals/the left do not 'ban' or limit things. They indeed do.
I just find it remarkable the Right thinks all they ever are for is freedom and liberty.
Like the cat calling the dog a hairy arse.
March 14, 2013 at 2:53pm
She behaves like a 6th grader. She knows next to nothing about the weapon she’s trying to ban. She’s deserving of a lecture on guns as well.
March 14, 2013 at 2:50pm
She’s a career politician. Her little foray into her experience is one of the big things that’s wrong with Washington.
As far as restrictions go on the 2nd Amendment, there already are more than enough of them in place. But Feinstein has shown in the past that she doesn’t like the 2nd Amendment, period. She has said she wants to take away all guns (if only she had the votes).
March 5, 2013 at 4:50pm
Let me get this straight, @obamagirl, it’s preferable to just take it if one is getting raped knowing full well that you could be killed as well? So you believe that no one has the right to defend themselves with a gun, period.