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Happy Birthday Pete
In apparently an accidental moment of self-reflection, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's sociopath-in-chief, said on Dec 21, 2012:
"And here's another dirty little truth that the media try their best to conceal: There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people."
Gee Wayne... ya think???
Oh wait, no one did confiscate my vote or try to. My bad.
Voting is the right analogy to explain the need to register guns. Both are rights established in our constitution and, both are qualified (well-regulated militia/white, propertied men). And, although voting was built into the main body of the constitution, and gun ownership relegated to a mere "bill of rights" afterthought, they are more alike than the more widespread defense offered via the "driver's license" or "car registration" analogies.
Listening to Gun Nuts you might think everything they demand under the Second is a scared right. Yet the members of those original constitutional militias were a public record and during muster, a representative of the government knew what weapon you had... one prescribed by Congress.
So when did all these paranoid demands begin?
The Poor People's Campaign began with groups from several locations around the U.S. setting out for Washington, D.C., to draw attention to the conditions of poorest in the United States. http://bit.ly/16uGqAS
Congress may have made sure their flights won't be delayed, but they are doing nothing to help those being hit hard by Republican austerity. The across-the-board budget cuts are slashing the funding for Meals on Wheels, a vital program that helps seniors who don't have enough money to buy food.
Stupidity does exact a price. But like the mentally ill are too sick to know they are sick, the stupid are too stupid to know the price they pay. Maybe the SCOLA can rule like the SCOTX did, that morons are the standard inteliect in the Big Easy. [TX ruled 65 IQ is not mental defect]
Chile/U.S. = same model.
This protest are related to a model that keeps taking rights away and privatizing public assets and making a business out of every single thing. This model creates such great inequality that at some point it all has to explode.
"Early on he reminded African Americans: ‘I’m not the president of black America. I’m the president of the United States of America…’
So it’s not so surprising that Obama hasn’t done much of substance or impact to ease, let alone end, the depression in the black community. He’s been on the side of the banks and Wall Street since co-signing George Bush’s and Hank Paulsen’s TARP ‘too big to fail’ bank bailout at the expense of underwater homeowners and middle-class taxpayers.
"President Obama may not have realized it, but at a memorial service in West, Texas for the victims of the explosion, he showed how a health care system that puts profits ahead of health is a national tragedy when he said: “America needs towns that holds fundraisers to help folks pay the medical bills. . ..” Of course, if he merely improved and expanded Medicare to cover everyone, fundraisers would not be needed." Zeese/Flowers
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