ATTN Gun Owners: McConnell & Reid Cutting Deal on the Filibuster. When are McConnell and Boehner going to change their affiliation to Democrat? They’re giving away the country and everyone in Congress just stands around looking stupid. Perhaps in Congress Republican is a code word for eunuch.

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Ruben January 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

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Democrat establishment: testicles the size of watermelons. Goes well with their chutzpah.

Republican establishment: testicles the size of microbeads. Submitting proposal to Webster’s to reconfigure “gonads” to “gone-nads.”

redabogado January 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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Ball-less wonders, McCain types.

Joe January 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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Seriously? And you guys wonder why I’m done with the republican party. Screw this “we don’t need a third party we need a revitalized second party” crap, we need a party that represents the people and keeps these guys in check.

flashingscotsman January 17, 2013 at 8:49 am

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I’ve been a Libertarian for over twenty years, because Democrats are evil, and Republicans are useless.

Then again, if this doesn’t re-vitalize the T.E.A. Party, nothing will.

sa_rose January 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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Except there is no Libertarian party in most areas, so libertarians end up voting republican by default. I am a moderate. No party represents me either. I have to accept a lot I don’t agree with to vote at all.

GhostntheMachine January 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm

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I owed M Command ( West Chester? You’re that close? Beer someday? Steak on the barbie?) and Kick my thoughts on the Speaker, had a bad weekend, sleep-wise, didn’t forget. This does make me sit back in my chair and rethink. Not that my thoughts count for anything.

My thoughts before were more about the job of Speaker, OK you have the newbies Tea Party people over here (who gave their word by the way not to keep on keeping on), the conservatives over here who don’t have to worry about elections, the RINOs who always waffle.

The point I was trying to make was, OK fine, get rid of him, then we have what? Cantor? My thought was his job right now is impossible to advance “our” agenda, but to stop the bleeding, or people like us will get steamrolled in Congress with a fractured party. Imagine that, they’re playing all their cards (the progs) after decades of chipping away, and NOW you’re pissed off at the Speaker of the House?

I’m sorry, it’s easy to throw stones, but I don’t play that. YOU tell me what YOU could and would do differently were you Speaker.

My other thought was we have no, NONE ZIP ZERO NADA, idea of the way the whole thing works in Washington, the deals, the… whatever, and you know what? It’s our fault. (and do NOT say term limits, it’s lazy)

I am not hoarding ammo and food, but I have apologized to my girls, and pray all the time for my future grandkids. These people do not ever quit, when do we wake up, or do we just roll over?

T’anx for letting me vent, didn’t re-read it to check, hope there were no offensive words. Not really, but you know what I mean. Did it make sense? Since I won’t check, now I’m wondering.

Joe January 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm

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Our Republic will cease to exist if we continue to play the two party game. It would be equivalent to saying we need to go along with the British to gain our independence. It’s a casino and we are the fools who keep losing.

Both parties only care about power and keeping the system in place. There are a few exceptions, but neither party represent We The People, only themselves.

Freedom oriented people are slaves to the republican party, unless we choose a different path. We’re loyal and faithful by nature, but eventually, when we’ve been stabbed in the back enough times, enough has to be enough.

If I was speaker? I’d stand up on two feet. I’d realize the media has O’s back but the millions who voted against him have mine. I don’t like the republicans because they don’t have a spine. We need a party with a spine! A party that does not care about winning elections but rather standing on principle and getting the message out. If we don’t have that the Republic is lost. With the dems and the repubs, it’s back and forth nonsense, they both facilitate the loss of our freedoms for their own political gain.

Both parties need to wake up and realize their monopoly is over. I don’t know any other way it can be accomplished but through a third party, a party based on Liberty. It will mean the dems are in control for a while, I know how much that will suck, but if us freedom oriented people continue to vote for republicans because they have an R after their name, we are part of the problem. We need stand on principle and not immediate political gains, we’re playing into their hands if we do.

You apologized to your children, you said “These people do not ever quit, when do we wake up, or do we just roll over?” We wake up when we stop voting for people who do not represent us just because they are slightly better than the alternative.

Let’s face it, we’re in a heap of shit. The only way to dig ourselves out of it is by the shovel full. I personally believe if we continue to blindly vote for liberal republicans, we are only adding shit to the pile. I’d rather let them win than to let them continue to undermine my values.

GhostntheMachine January 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm

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I agree with almost all of it, BUT, my point Joe was what’s going on now, today, the power grab and pissing on the Constitution. Forget about the past and how or why we got here, as hard as that may be, but we’re here, now, today.

Let’s fix our party problems, if the country is still here, another day, my fear is the bastards are winning by splitting us (the opposition) and grabbing everything they’ve always wanted while “we” bitch and moan amongst ourselves, and laughing their asses off while they do it.

You want a third party? fine, so do I, but look how Clinton got elected… thank you Mr. Perot. You want to fracture the only opposition these people have while they’re on the verge of making us a socialists country or worse? They’ve been plotting this for years, and now is not the time to form sects. We’ll hopefully shake it out and fix it later, if it still matters, but for now the pissing match on “our” side does nothing but help THEM win.

Joe January 17, 2013 at 12:56 am

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I just don’t follow party loyalty anymore. If the republicans stood for anything I’d probably agree, but they don’t, and I’m willing to back them if they did. They play us the fool while going along with the tyranny that is afoot. Our founders pledged their Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor for freedom, yet we vote republican and think it makes any difference.

I’m not calling for arms or revolution, just a third party that represents the people, yet that somehow is radical. God forbid if we had a party which stood for something, stood on principle win or lose. How is having a party that stands for something a bad thing? It’s only bad for our two party system.

sa_rose January 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

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Look at the Republican primaries. They all cut each others throats and we lost the election. (shut up crowley, Ron Paul was part of the problem and never had a chance. He just liked hearing himself talk. Kind of like yourself.) We need to start grooming future candidates, instead of rerunning losers that no one wants. If we want young people with us, we need someone with brains and more charisma than a sponge. This is the area of electronic media. Candidates eed to play well on TV and on social media sites. Those are the facts, whether we like them or not. We can change, or we can die. Take your pick.

jacksman January 17, 2013 at 12:00 am

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Dont forget we still have WE the people. Gun sales havent skyrocketed in a down economy due to no ones paying attention. The left is falling apart,they are eating thier own and i think it wont be long before they fall apart. When they are done we can use all the extra ammo to go target shooting.

poppajoe49 January 17, 2013 at 5:44 am

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You have a point about the left Jackman, but the problem is what will cause them to fall apart is what is going to hurt everyone, the economy.
When the flow of free money to the recipient class stops, it will be because the contributors have nothing left to give. Then we will have civil war/anarchy. The only ones with a chance to survive are the ones with the guns. That’s why the ball-less wonder is trying to take them away.
We all know that will never happen, because LE won’t do it, too dangerous for them to piss off the only people that will back them up in an emergency (see Strina’s posts in Tips), and the military won’t do it because they know if we have no weapons, that the Chinese and many other standing armies, would overrun us because of the decimation of the military by the left over the past decades, has made our military one of the smaller ones in manpower. The old line about the Chinese not invading us because there is an American with a gun hiding behind every blade of grass, goes a long way to protecting us, and anyone that tries to change that will not be long for this world.
I can tell you from personal experience that the number of Americans with legally owned machine guns is enough to make someone think twice before trying anything stupid. Two years ago I went to a machine gun shoot at the local sportsman’s club. There were more than 100 machine guns and grenade launchers there on display and available for you to shoot. There was even a minigun mounted on a Humvee! Now realize that this was just one small club in one county in Florida. Knowing this, what is the likelihood that if you were LE, you would want to start trying to confiscate guns? Nice deterrent, isn’t it?

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OH, By the way. These guys were all picking up their spent brass and links for their belts. They reload as well, so ammo restrictions won’t be of much help.

flashingscotsman January 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

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One of the ball-less wonders that I argue with on FB mentioned the other day that we can’t fight D.C., because they have drones.

I brought up the fact that those drones, and other weapons that we the people don’t have, are all operated by people. Men and women that took an oath. My greatest hope is that many of those people take their oath seriously, and will NOT fire on innocent citizens, but will make their drones take a U-turn and fire on the enemy.

ooddballz January 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

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Flash, send him this link, a little long, but worth every second.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5nh1rZIzPm0#

flashingscotsman January 18, 2013 at 9:06 am

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That brings up some good points.

This particular liberal loser also served in the armed forces, although as a paper pusher. So I often bring up his oath, and ask why he won’t honor it. He dances around those question.

sa_rose January 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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They aren’t eating their own as fast as republicans are eating THEIR own. People are buying the bull about the republicans (the war on women, everyone is stupid, everyone is a gun toting maniac, everyone believes the world in only 6000 years old.) They actually believe it because that’s all they hear about. The Republicans do a sorry job of publicizing the reasnable and normal things most Republicans stand for. Learn a little marketing and PR people!

sifi January 17, 2013 at 6:23 am

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Term Limits, sorry GhostntheMachine, is what we need for now. We the people need to push hard for them. We have too many lawmakers sitting on the hill for so long they think it’s a throne. After 20 years they do acquire too much power. Term limits would weaken the lobbyists ability to develop so much power through individuals.

Missile Command January 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

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You folks all make excellent points. Here are my thoughts to add. Sorry about the length…/rant on

The democrats are all hopelessly corrupt. We can expect nothing but the forward march toward socialism-dictatorship with the likes of these. These commies are too well disciplined to change.

The establishment republicans can be changed, but are not really an opposition group any longer. They are just a kinder and gentler version of big government. They play the game to be perceived as nice guys and so as not to lose their current status. Evidence – McCain would not say Obama’s middle name, or hardly anything else mildly critical of Obama when running against him. But wow, did he have plenty critical to say against a republican primary challenger running against him 2 years later. Romney viscously went after Gingrich & co. in the primaries, but played oh so much softer on Obama. He would not mention Bengazi in a FP debate. Why? I don’t know but I am guessing it was so as not to appear too critical. It certainly did not help his chances. Boehner says virtually nothing about Obama while O and his minions deride the house leadership routinely. All of this defensive posturing – only when opposing democrats and not party challenges from within, is IMO done to maintain their jobs, not to advance an agenda better for the country. It is a loser’s strategy for the USA; always playing prevent defense and never trying to win outright. By winning I mean advancing a country-benefiting agenda and opposing these big government democrat idiots.

And when some people like those in the Tea Party do come along and want to change things for the better, along the lines that republicans routinely campaign on, make the system more accountable, fiscal responsibility, etc., they are dissed. They don’t support their candidacy, mock them when they lose, and ignore them as much as possible when they win. They will play hardball against anyone who will challenge thier seat in congress. About opposing bad ideas from the democrat side… no real interest.

So there is no opposition leadership vs. the democrats with the current republicans. Everyone of these guys are afraid of Obama and the democrats. They prefer to lose arguements and remain “nice guys” rather than play hardball and really fight for change that is needed. They only feebly call out the shenanigans of the democrats. They are not true leaders IMHO, just self-serving and cowardly folks in a cushy job. To me it is better to fight and lose, sometimes, and win sometimes, – do the right thing – rather than to lose all the time and pout and make excuses.

I really believe term limits would help alleviate this aspect of the problem. Also have congress live under the same laws they enact and cut out these outrageous pensions. It would make the attractiveness of being in congress much less, forcing these leeches to look elsewhere for nourishment. These parasites really need to be out of government after a while and go home and live under the assinine rules and regulations they promote just to make it look like they are doing real work. This would allow greater opportunity for real civic minded individuals to serve.

We would at this point also benefit from formation of another party who actually will do what’s needed when elected. A party is needed in order to organize as a viable force against these mamby-pamby leaders now in place. It would have to come mainly at the expense of the current republican party, although some renegades from the democrat party will also be attracted. They will need to run candidates agains these do-nothing establishment republicans, and when they win, negotiate for positions of power in exchange or cacussing with the republicans. ../rant off

Ghost – we are really close to eachother. We should definitely meet for a beer and conversation sometime!

GhostntheMachine January 17, 2013 at 10:37 am

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I’m up on 70 about 6 exits west of 75. Oldest lives in Fairfield.

Missile Command January 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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very close. I am about 10 mi SE of Oxford. Yeah, if possible I’d be pleased to meet you.

GhostntheMachine January 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

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Ah, do you still slip and call them the “Redskins”? Still have an old almost mint Miami Redskins sweatshirt I wear with pride from time to time.

[edit] I was guessing before a couple weeks ago, but it really is, what, 40 minutes, door to door?

[again] just had another thought off the top of my head, down by that funky 3-way intersection w the carry-out on the corner? Am I close?

Missile Command January 19, 2013 at 3:27 am

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They are still Redskins to me. But I really don’t follow them so close. I think you know the area roughly where I live. Yes, we are maybe 45 minutes tops apart. One of these days we’ll need to set up a meeting!

Progressive Hemrrhoid January 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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Great posts from all but we have pretty much reached the point where we are going to have to force these corrupt bags of crap out of office with pitch forks. They cover for each other, regardless of which party they are in, refuse to establish term limits even though a huge majority of we the people want them to, and pass laws they are immune to.
No surprise what happened to the Greeks, and the Romans, it’s happening right before our eyes.

Missile Command January 17, 2013 at 5:47 pm

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Right you are PH, time to force the issue.