"Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one". --A. J. Liebling (I own this Blog, GET-IT?) --DA
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." --Cyril Connolly
"The most important political office is that of the private citizen."--Louis D. Brandeis"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”--Martin Luther King Jr.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Innocents Abroad -- Mark Twain
"It liberates the vandal to travel--you never saw a bigoted, opinionated, stubborn, narrow-minded, self-conceited, almighty mean man in your life but he had stuck in one place since he was born and thought God made the world and dyspepsia and bile for his especial comfort and satisfaction." - The American Abroad speech, 1868 - Mark Twain
Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. - Letter to W. D. Howells, 5/20/1891 - Mark Twain
Bernie Sanders confronts the Federal Reserve Chairman, and predicts the Wall Street Collapse (1998).
Bernie Sanders predicts banks becoming Too Big To Fail (2000).
Bernie Sanders strongly opposes the Iraq War in a hearing before the vote (2002).
Bernie Sanders confronts the Federal Reserve Chairman in (2003).
Bernie Sanders grills Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke (2009).
Bernie Sanders spectacular recession speech on the Senate Floor. (2012)
Bernie Sanders: What happened to the American Dream?? Senate speech (2014).
Bernie Sanders destroys this climate change denier in Senate hearing(2014).
Bernie Sanders (1985 - 2015) Such an inspiring video going through time showing his most memorable moments!
Already I have seen the same NRA-like challenging questions that gun-supporters ask of any / all commenters who suggest increased gun regulation when a mass shooting occurs.
Each time suggested solutions are offered.
Regardless of how thoughtfully crafted, no matter how logical and sensible and even how protective the suggested solutions are to 2nd amendment rights, the opposition remains stubbornly static and predictably offers no compromise.
Offering up suggested legislative solutions for dissection by NRA-canned, preformed, lobbyist-like argumentative replies is pointless.
At this point I personally, as a voter, choose to support any and all legislative proposals which might, regardless of how remotely, inhibit these occurrences.
I have no more patience or tolerance for the debate and I do not wish to hear anymore of the NRA-scripted arguments against regulation because I have heard them all and I have concluded that they are largely nonsensical in the greater scheme of things.
So while questions about what legislation might help will bait some others to reenter that tired, old, debate with NRA-supporters, I won't be one of them.
My mind is made up and I will be as resolute in my support of increased gun regulation efforts as the NRA will be opposed to same.
I have no regard for efforts to shout down the calls for greater regulation. Going forward I will forever support any / all efforts to inhibit the use of guns to kill innocent members of the public and I will never be shouted down by those opposed to greater regulation.
Done & done.
"Drafted by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and co-signed by 46 Republican senators, the letter was a not-so-subtle threat to Iran that any international agreement reached with President Barack Obama on Iran's nuclear program would unravel under his successor."
Tom Cotton is probably too stupid to be aware of the Logan Act.
I would support the Justice Department if they arrested Cotton and his 46 cohorts and jailed them for sedition and or treason. If found guilty I think a firing squad is too good for them.
Don't recycle with Goodwill.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." --Sinclair Lewis
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison
"When the government fears the people it is a democracy....when the people fear their government it is tyranny..." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger." – Herman Goering - Nazi
"patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels." - Samuel Johnson