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Forum: Politics
01-29-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Griswold

Most interesting is Obama's claim that the...

Most interesting is Obama's claim that the Republicans' fear of being castigated by Fox News and Limbaugh is what is preventing gun control legislation from having a chance in the House, all the...
Forum: Politics
01-22-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By Griswold

There is no hope for anyone who can promote the...

There is no hope for anyone who can promote the notion with a straight face that the government has a right to more than half of every dollar someone earns. People like that are not freedom-loving...
Forum: Politics
01-22-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Griswold

When Obama took office four years ago with all...

When Obama took office four years ago with all the pomp and festivity, our unemployment rate was 7.8 percent and our debt was $10 trillion.

Today, our unemployment rate is 7.8 percent and our...
Forum: Politics
01-17-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Griswold

These are my thoughts . . . in fact, this is the...

These are my thoughts . . . in fact, this is the approach I use on a daily basis:

1.) The obvious — make sure you're on a first-name basis with your elected representatives' staffs. Contact them...
Forum: Politics
01-17-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,569
Posted By Griswold

Boy, I sure hope so. Because when Obama spent...

Boy, I sure hope so. Because when Obama spent over $1 trillion of our money with his pork-laden stimulus package, he assured us that the economy would completely heal itself by the LAST presidential...
Forum: Politics
01-17-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By Griswold

Of course Christie blasted the NRA. He got into...

Of course Christie blasted the NRA. He got into bed with Obama in October and hasn't crawled out yet.

One point that gets lost in all the criticism of the NRA over this ad -- besides the obvious...
Forum: Politics
01-17-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Griswold

I don't have a problem with most of those...

I don't have a problem with most of those executive orders. The problem is that they're just feel-good measures, like someone already said. Worse, they're feel-good measures with a price tag.
...
Forum: Politics
01-10-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Griswold

Let's regulate guns like cars

All of us have heard someone say that it's easier to get a gun than a driver's license, right? I say, let's regulate guns like cars . . . or, perhaps more accurately, let's regulate cars like guns....
Forum: Politics
01-09-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,340
Posted By Griswold

The credit card analogy is spot-on. A few...

The credit card analogy is spot-on.

A few of you on this thread should've paid more attention in high school economics class.
Forum: Politics
01-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Griswold

A guy doesn't become a U.S. Army general, much...

A guy doesn't become a U.S. Army general, much less commander of U.S. troops in a war zone, and be that dense on the subject of weapons ballistics.

So, obviously, he's taking up the banner of the...
Forum: Politics
01-08-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Griswold

The cause. Not the means.

I hate to say it, because one would think that after the deaths of 20 small children our leaders would want to get serious about combating crime in this country, but the Obama administration is...
Forum: Politics
01-08-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Griswold

I would like for gun allies in Congress (I say...

I would like for gun allies in Congress (I say that to acknowledge the few Democrats who are on the right side of this issue) to take the true message of the 2nd Amendment to the American people --...
Forum: Politics
01-08-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,579
Posted By Griswold

Re: the Republicans' chances in 2016, the GOP...

Re: the Republicans' chances in 2016, the GOP doesn't need to "reform" so much as it needs to get back to its base. Republicans have put forth "moderate" candidates the past two times and got...
Forum: Politics
01-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By Griswold

Here's my take on it: Talk is cheap. There cannot...

Here's my take on it: Talk is cheap. There cannot be a single gun control law pass the Congress for at least the next two years without some Republican support.

If the Republicans want to unit on...
Forum: Politics
01-03-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Griswold

The next time New Jersey's XXXL governor is on TV...

The next time New Jersey's XXXL governor is on TV blasting politicians who delayed the vote, I would like to see him explain to the American people why he thinks it is a good idea to appropriate...
Forum: Politics
01-03-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,140
Posted By Griswold

Piss on Christie. If I were a congressional...

Piss on Christie. If I were a congressional leader, I would let him sit up there in N.J. and stew all he wants. That pork-laden bill is a prime example of the spending problems that are wrecking this...
Forum: Politics
01-03-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By Griswold

I read that last week and was pretty shocked that...

I read that last week and was pretty shocked that it even made print. Irresponsible of the editors at the Des Moines rag to allow that to be published.

If you've read the comments sections of...
Forum: Politics
01-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Griswold

My question is why do the Republicans feel like...

My question is why do the Republicans feel like they can't play hardball with Obama?

Obama continues to use his victory as some sort of a mandate, arguing that the American people are on his side...
Forum: Politics
01-02-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Griswold

I am not overjoyous about anything. My...

I am not overjoyous about anything. My congressman, who I voted for, voted for this deal after campaigning on a platform of tax fairness, reduced federal spending and entitlement reform. I'm pretty...
Forum: Politics
01-02-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Griswold

I would have preferred to see Republicans hold...

I would have preferred to see Republicans hold their ground and refuse to give in to any bill that doesn't balance tax increases with decreased spending.

This bill is not beneficial to America. It...
Forum: Politics
01-02-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Griswold

I've said it over and over: if you vote party...

I've said it over and over: if you vote party line, you'll be let down, because there isn't a great degree of separation between politicians, regardless of the letter after their name. Republicans...
Forum: Politics
12-30-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Griswold

Sure, a high tax levied on ammo would stop...

Sure, a high tax levied on ammo would stop criminals. Look at how much our high tobacco taxes have reduced smoking.

Oh, wait . . .
Forum: Politics
12-30-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,676
Posted By Griswold

No kidding. I might keep my hunting arms...

No kidding.

I might keep my hunting arms and sporting arms in a safe -- for their own safety (from burglars); not my own -- but if I wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of intruders...
Forum: Politics
12-27-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By Griswold

Feinstein's rambunctiousness may very well sink...

Feinstein's rambunctiousness may very well sink her chances of this bill passing before she even gets started.

Current owners of legal guns that meet the specifications of this legislation must be...
Forum: Politics
12-27-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Griswold

Yep. That was my original point. Obama is trying...

Yep. That was my original point. Obama is trying to play hardball. He'll blame it on Republicans and if recent history is our guide, he'll be successful. Unfortunately, the average American citizen...
Forum: Politics
12-27-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,676
Posted By Griswold

If handgun permit records are public record,...

If handgun permit records are public record, which is probably the case, there is no legal standing for a lawsuit.



As Charlie P said, that's only the case if the guns were stolen from a...
Forum: Politics
12-27-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Griswold

Looking at it from the independent position IS...

Looking at it from the independent position IS the intelligent decision. Partisanship tends to blind people to reality.

It's easy to say that there should be no compromise on anything and on some...
Forum: Politics
12-27-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Griswold

There was a ton of erroneous information that...

There was a ton of erroneous information that came out in the immediate aftermath of this incident. More than anything else I think it was a sign of the times. With so much competition amongst media...
Forum: Politics
12-26-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,676
Posted By Griswold

I'm unfamiliar with the laws in New York and New...

I'm unfamiliar with the laws in New York and New Jersey but in many states it is public record.

A few years ago, the newspaper in Memphis decided to put up a database of every handgun permit...
Forum: Politics
12-26-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Griswold

I love it. David Gregory is the new face of...

I love it. David Gregory is the new face of irony.

Think about it. For years, gunowners have claimed that gun laws do not stop criminals from obtaining prohibited weapons; they only serve to...
Forum: Politics
12-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By Griswold

StormyDay, I don't know which party is most to...

StormyDay, I don't know which party is most to blame for getting us to this point. Each party has its fair share of the blame to shoulder. I know that, and that's good enough for me.

But here's a...
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By Griswold

As Falcon has already pointed out, Bob is dead...

As Falcon has already pointed out, Bob is dead wrong about non-dealers being able to set up booths at gun shows. That is regulated by law.

With that said, I would not be opposed to laws banning...
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By Griswold

I have said for the past two years that we are...

I have said for the past two years that we are one high-profile shooting away from major new gun control legislation and as soon as I heard a Bushmaster .223 was used in the Connecticut shooting I...
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,295
Posted By Griswold

I was not impressed with his speech. I thought...

I was not impressed with his speech. I thought the NRA did the right thing by going into lockdown mode for a few days and was hoping for something with a little more pop today, I guess. I thought it...
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By Griswold

It's a shame that New Yorkers elect such...

It's a shame that New Yorkers elect such anti-constitutional fools to govern them. Upstate N.Y. is quite nice and NYC is my favorite city. But as long as gun owners are treated as 2nd class citizens...
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

Game. Set. Match.

Game. Set. Match.
Forum: Politics
12-21-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Griswold

There were multiple reports citing police sources...

There were multiple reports citing police sources of .223 casings being found at the scene. The coroner, however, implied that medical evidence supported his report that all of the victims were shot...
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Griswold

There is a lot that doesn't add up. For a long...

There is a lot that doesn't add up. For a long time the MSM reported that the Bushmaster was recovered from the trunk. The MSM also reported for a long time that there was a second suspect arrested...
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Griswold

Are you saying the coroner lied on the autopsy...

Are you saying the coroner lied on the autopsy reports?

I like a good conspiracy theory as much as anyone, but I find that pretty difficult to believe.
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Griswold

Unfortunately that video was from Saturday,...

Unfortunately that video was from Saturday, before the coroner came out and said that the Bushmaster was the primary weapon used.
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Griswold

We've all gone mad

Seven days later, I would've expected most people to return to reality, but this Sandy Hook fallout really seems to be clouding the judgment of a whole lot of people. I've heard people wailing about...
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

If a majority supports an assault weapon ban it...

If a majority supports an assault weapon ban it is absolutely the fault of the antis and their enablers in the mainstream media. Most Americans don't have a freakin' clue that the Bushmaster AR the...
Forum: Politics
12-20-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By Griswold

I would like to see a few more folks subjected to...

I would like to see a few more folks subjected to cavity searches for throwing cigarettes out the window. Maybe that would put a stop to it.

That is a major pet peeve of mine. Most folks wouldn't...
Forum: Politics
12-19-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Griswold

Of course the mouthpiece of the Chinese regime...

Of course the mouthpiece of the Chinese regime would demand that our citizens be disarmed. If the U.S. is ever again drawn into another large-scale war, it's most likely gonna be against China.
Forum: Politics
12-19-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

If it wasn't for the preceding sentences, what...

If it wasn't for the preceding sentences, what would that sound like? It's the exact argument gun-grabbers are currently making to ban assault weapons.

Hunters and gun owners who are unconcerned...
Forum: Politics
12-19-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

For everyone who says you don't "need" an assault...

For everyone who says you don't "need" an assault weapon to hunt, let me throw out this word of caution.

A few years ago, the Brady campaign had plans to target "sniper rifles." You won't find...
Forum: Politics
12-18-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

The threat to Americans is fools who are willing...

The threat to Americans is fools who are willing to whiz away the constitution on a whim and who attempt to paint peaceful, freedom-loving Americans as a threat.
Forum: Politics
12-18-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,944
Posted By Griswold

Wow. HD, I'm sorry, but you are a fool if you...

Wow. HD, I'm sorry, but you are a fool if you think someone preparing for the collapse of society would cause their son to do what Adam Lanza did.
Forum: Politics
12-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Griswold

Nobody should be throwing in the towel. If...

Nobody should be throwing in the towel. If anything, it should make everyone double down on their fight against what's coming.

But it is what it is. A case in point, a reporter on FNC just now...
Forum: Politics
12-17-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Griswold

Why the gun control fight is over before it got started

If you aren't watching Fox News Channel today, you probably should be. Most probably saw Murdoch's tweet from Friday saying that it's time for "automatic" weapons to be banned. Then over the weekend...
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