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What kind of "political test" do you think Robert Hicks would have gotten in 1960's Louisiana?


Probably something on the order of the "literacy tests" TPTB were fond of back then, I'm sure...

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Dec 27, 2011, 10:46 PM (0 replies)

Like in Kelo v. New London, where property was taken for corporate enrichment? It feels good.


Still want to rock the associational fallacy?
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Tue Dec 27, 2011, 05:20 PM (1 replies)

I am debating with *you*, and I stand with Bernie Sanders and these Dems in opposition:

Akaka (D-HI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Coons (D-DE)
Durbin (D-IL)
Franken (D-MN)
Harkin (D-IA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murray (D-WA)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Wyden (D-OR)

And I repeat- your agenda is unprogressive
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Dec 22, 2011, 03:21 AM (0 replies)

My opinion is there are a couple of issues that need clearing up before we can talk any further:

Care to address them?


Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sun Dec 18, 2011, 04:57 AM (1 replies)

Handgun ownership surges in new groups

(I found the original source to be *quite* amusing)

Handgun ownership surges in new groups
Women, liberals, gays among those with shifting views of handguns amid post-9/11 fears, marketing efforts.


By Ken Wells
Bloomberg News

Posted: Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

"Robin Natanel picks up a compact black pistol, barrel pointed down range. Gripping the gun with both hands, she raises the semi-automatic and methodically squeezes off five shots. If the target were a person's head or heart, he'd probably be dead.

Natanel is a Buddhist and self-avowed "spiritual person," a 53-year-old divorcee who lives alone in a liberal-leaning suburb near Boston. She's a tai chi instructor who invokes the benefits of meditation. And at least twice a month, she takes her German-made Walther PK380 to a shooting range and blazes away.

Natanel is one of a growing number of people in groups once considered anti-handgun - women, liberals, gays and college kids - who have been buying weapons. They are part of a national trend: Domestic handgun production and imports more than doubled over four years to about 4.6 million in 2009, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

The surge has been propelled by shifting politics and demographics that have made it easier and more acceptable than at any time in 75 years for Americans to buy and carry handguns. Post-9/11 fears seem to be a factor, as are the pro-gun politicking of the National Rifle Association and the marketing, particularly to women, by handgun manufacturers. Events like the Dec. 8 fatal shootings on the Virginia Tech University campus reinforce a feeling that the world is an unsafe place, even as violent U.S. crime rates fall...."
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sat Dec 17, 2011, 02:39 AM (11 replies)
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