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Stuart G

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Member since: Tue Dec 18, 2007, 12:07 PM
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About Me

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know. And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.

Journal Archives

LaPierre Rant..Odd Christmas Gift for the Country

His rant and his proposal to put armed guards in all schools is so far gone, that most would consider it rediculous. So, now everyone sees this for what it is: a ploy for the gun manufacturing companies and for those who want no regulations. A very small minority against the rest of us. But it was a true rant: everyone else is wrong, our side did nothing to cause any of this. . So clear to the country, that it will hurt their cause far more than they will ever know.

Boehner Yanks Plan B , Cites Lack Of GOP Votes After Final Plea Fails

Source: Talking Points Memo

With his speakership in peril, John Boehner conceded Thursday night that he lacked Republican votes to pass his so-called Plan B and tried to put the onus on President Obama and Senate Democrats to avert the fiscal cliff.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/

This is on the front page of Talking Points Memo..Stunning Defeat for Boehner...

Rest of story is here:

In a stunning defeat, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) called off a vote Thursday night on his Plan B to avert the fiscal cliff, citing a lack of support from his own party. Boehner issued the following statement as an emergency meeting of the House Republican Conference was ending:


Armed Security Guards in Schools...Nope, been there...seen that..

I was at high schools where there were very serious problems. One armed guard was not enough. Stuff would happen in other parts of the school, the guard would get there, too late. so it would take many guards..and I saw that too. Teams of Chicago Police walking the halls in teams of two on each floor. 3 floors. all the time. For a while...a few days or weeks,..it worked...............but...
.. then it became less and less security as it always does. It has to ..there is not enough money for more than one or two full time
guards. sure..metal detectors at a door. but...you got to have people at each door to keep people from sneeking in..all the time..
Many schools have many doors..a kid and his friend sneek to a door to let the friend in..? not rocket science..maybe it would work if you had enough guards and help to watch all the doors... all the time...most likely not..
..I could go on and on..a dedicated nutcase can get around it...they almost always do..if they are reasonably smart. and they often are..
..oh..and even with the guards...I was still attacked three times. after that, I taught another 23 years..no attacks....

Very nice music..sung in a department store..Verdi..flashmob

unusual to say the least...

Five Lies the Gun Lobby Tells Us..Think Progress


MYTH #1: More guns don’t lead to more murders. A survey by researchers at the Harvard University School of Public Health found strong statistical support for the idea that, even if you control for poverty levels, more people die from gun homicides in areas with higher rates of gun ownership. And despite what gun advocates say, countries like Israel and Switzerland don’t disprove the point.

MYTH #2: The Second Amendment prohibits strict gun control. While the Supreme Court ruled in D.C. v. Heller that bans on handgun ownership were unconstitutional, the ruling gives the state and federal governments a great deal of latitude to regulate that gun ownership as they choose. As the U.S. Second Court of Appeals put it in a recent ruling upholding a New York regulation, “The state’s ability to regulate firearms and, for that matter, conduct, is qualitatively different in public than in the home. Heller reinforces this view. In striking D.C.’s handgun ban, the Court stressed that banning usable handguns in the home is a ‘policy choice[]‘ that is ‘off the table,’ but that a variety of other regulatory options remain available, including categorical bans on firearm possession in certain public locations.”

MYTH #3: State-level gun controls haven’t worked........

MYTH #4: We only need better enforcement of the laws we have, not new laws........

MYTH #5: Sensible gun regulation is prohibitively unpopular..........................

Bobby Jindal, "End Birth Control Politics"

Source: Talking Points Memo

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, called for oral contraceptives to be made available over the counter in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal published Thursday evening.

"As a conservative Republican, I believe that we have been stupid to let the Democrats demagogue the contraceptives issue and pretend, during debates about health-care insurance, that Republicans are somehow against birth control. It's a disingenuous political argument they make."

Allowing birth control to be purchased over the counter would put "purchasing power back in the hands of consumers" and take the issue out of the political arena, Jindal wrote.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/bobby-jindal-end-birth-control-politics

Toughest Bridge in U.S.A..... people don't believe in warnings..some people are so sure..they know.


A comedy to human stupidity...watch and enjoy..It just shows that people do not believe in signs..
about 2 and half minutes..(oh, I don't think anyone was hurt, just a lesson learned..)

music from the original Rocky theme...


Something is going on...I missed it..perhaps you can help..What is this Meta-discussion????

When did this start?...Is it really below the lounge? (on the list it is)..Is there some kind of commotion in there? ARe they nuts???
Perhaps there is an explanation..I am sure you lounge people can help...thanks for any insite.....

Krugman ....October 28, 2010...Predicted Republican chaos...


Divided We Fall........
October 28, 2010...

Barring a huge upset, Republicans will take control of at least one house of Congress next week. How worried should we be by that prospect?

Not very, say some pundits. After all, the last time Republicans controlled Congress while a Democrat lived in the White House was the period from the beginning of 1995 to the end of 2000. And people remember that era as a good time, a time of rapid job creation and responsible budgets. Can we hope for a similar experience now?

No, we can’t. This is going to be terrible. In fact, future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness.

Start with the politics.

In the late-1990s, Republicans and Democrats were able to work together on some issues. President Obama seems to believe that the same thing can happen again today. In a recent interview with National Journal, he sounded a conciliatory note, saying that Democrats need to have an “appropriate sense of humility,” and that he would “spend more time building consensus.” Good luck with that.

After all, that era of partial cooperation in the 1990s came only after Republicans had tried all-out confrontation, actually shutting down the federal government in an effort to force President Bill Clinton to give in to their demands for big cuts in Medicare.

If you read this, you will see these assholes haven't changed. He predicted the gridlock of the last two years..
He did not predict our slow economic recovery..but he read them correctly, exactly....
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