Fool, I know the GOP isn't any better than the Dems. If I could, I'd toss all 535 Congresspeople out on their ear. Neither side is above lying and cheating to get their way.
One more time, although if it hasn't sunk in by now, it probably never will: Criminals do not obey laws. Make all the laws you want, and only the honest, law-abiding people who are not the problem anyway will obey them. The criminals will still obtain guns, carry them to where they know there will be no resistance, and threaten and take lives with them. The difference is, nobody will be able to defend themselves.
I love how you hoplophobes bleat "Nobody wants to take your guns away" out of one side of your mouth, while out of the other you're demanding to know why anyone needs an AR15, because you don't know the difference and you think it's an assault rifle because it's scary-looking. After you take the AR15, which one will you go after?
Here's how we solve the problem (yes, rather than bitch, I have a solution): Every crime where a gun is used in the commission of it, there's an immediate and non-negotiable life sentence. No time off for good behavior, no "he din't know no better." No exemptions for rich kids. Do that, and watch the gun-crime rate fall. And you know what? After a while of not having to worry about thugs everywhere packing a gun and being willing to use it over nothing at all, you'll see the rate of carry for law-abiding citizens will drop off, too. Many will feel they no longer need them.
That's the common-sense answer to the problem. The extremists on both sides will never agree to it, because they don't get to stick anything up their political opponents' arses. But that's the solution. It will work.
June 24, 2016 at 10:59 a.m.
We need to change the law so cops investigating a crash can immediately access cell phone records. That way, they'll know if the driver was on his phone. Distracted driving is getting worse, not better. It's got to stop.
June 24, 2016 at 1:31 a.m.
Timmy says “People are really now seeing the Republicans holding things up and throwing sand in the gears.” No, Tim, what we see is the Dems acting like a bunch of babies who aren't getting their way. If the GOP had pulled this stunt when you passed Obamacare without even reading it, you'd have howled and cried and stomped your feet.
You people in Congress are supposed to work and compromise to make the best deal you can for us - your constituency. I think you're going to find that a lot of Dems don't want you to take their guns - you might find out you stepped in something if you keep pushing the issue.
Now get up off the floor and go back to work!
June 24, 2016 at 1:23 a.m.
So the GOP should have pulled some childish stunt like this when the Dems passed Obamacare WITHOUT EVEN READING IT. OK, lesson learned. Don't be surprised, and don't any of the Dems dare make disparaging remarks about it, when the GOP throws a tantrum and holds its collective breath when the Dems want to do something they don't like.
We, the People already know we cannot trust our elected representatives to show any common sense at all. And we can't believe a thing they say. How does a body of people with an approval rating of less than 10% get itself reelected, time and again? Our system is badly broken.
June 24, 2016 at 1:10 a.m.
ANY paralytic, in the proper dose, will do the job. Every day those sentenced to die remain alive is a travesty of justice.
June 23, 2016 at 3:18 p.m.
This is what the Dems have been reduced to? Maybe they'll hold their collective breaths until they turn blue if they don't get their way.
Frankly, I'd like to see both parties sent to their room.
June 23, 2016 at 8:12 a.m.
AskmeifIcare, please let go of your obsession with unions.The happiest and the most prosperous most Americans ever were was during the period when unions were in their heyday. But this discussion isn't about unions.
Tell me - how would you identify teachers who "literally do not care on any level" and not allow personalities to enter into the mix?
I've been saying for decades that the schools need a school for the gifted, where they can be challenged. They need a school for the regular, normal students. And they need a warehouse to keep the disruptive ones who not only refuse to learn, but whose mission it is to make sure nobody else learns, either.
June 23, 2016 at 2:40 a.m.
My own informal study shows a lot higher than 11%, or even 17%, are driving distracted. I'd put it more in the neighborhood of 40%.
And cops investigating traffic accidents should be able to access the drivers' cell phone records. That would show if they were distracted when the wreck took place.
June 21, 2016 at 3:22 a.m.
"Illegal refuse dumping will be stopped"?!?! Are you smoking dope? It will get worse, because nobody is going to police the area.
June 21, 2016 at 3:19 a.m.
They shouldn't have been allowed to squat there in the first place. What's it been? 2 years? 3? Enough is enough. They can go to the Rescue Mission - oh, but wait. . . the Rescue Mission has rules the bums have to follow. They don't like living by Da Man's rules. They're perfectly happy accepting his food, clothing, and other gifts like tents and such, though.
June 21, 2016 at 3:14 a.m.