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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

From Russia With Love: 2:10 video with nearly 1M views as of last night to start your weekend with a hoot: https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2017/10/29/video-trumps-downfall-went-viral-just-beautifully-done/ It’s only a matter of time before alternative reality can be documented on video.

Then check out the Newsweek cover, “Snakes on a Plane” https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/926088011166699520

evergreentree
evergreentree

I don’t have a dog in this hunt but are you that anxious for President Trump to be replaced by President Pence (who is more competent, has a much better work ethic, far more capable as a former congressman and governor, has a much better grasp of policy … and oh yeah is far more partisan AND much more conservative)? I remember thinking the same thing back during the 1990s … that the Democrats actually would have been far better suited by replacing Bill Clinton with Al Gore. As “Clinton fatigue” cost Gore the 2000 election and Trump was able… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s not really the kind of thing you do by choice. If Trump is corrupt and/or incompetent and/or dangerous then we should try to remove him. If Pence turns out to be more partisan or whatever, so be it. None of us should just stand by and accept the march towards fascism (except fascists of course). We’re not talking about leadership of the local Moose Lodge here where the implications are limited.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Couple of thoughts: 1) If Pence were to replace Trump mid-term as the result of impeachment or invocation of the 25th Amendment, you’d be looking at a President with no mandate to govern whatsoever. He could be one of the most skilled legislators of his generation (he isn’t) and he still would face the uphill challenge of being a guy no one elected, a guy with positions less popular than Trump’s, and a guy with none of Trump’s charm. 2) You’re correct in saying that Pence is more competent and capable than Trump. Then again, so is my dog. No… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Keeping Trump would be a no-brainer if it could be confirmed that Trump has the WH garage door opener instead of a nuclear button in hand. It’s a tough call now. Beyond that, there’s another three years denigration of our system of government to consider. There’s not going to be a reset when Trump’s gone—just more of it—it’s currently the GOP’s primary path to office. There’s Roy Moore in AL, whom Trump didn’t even support, in a deep red state, and the campaign of “establishment” Ed Gillespie in purple VA illuminating the GOP way forward. The clip was offered for… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Wednesday senior GOP Rep Hensarling said he wasn’t running for re-election. Yesterday fellow Texan Lamar Smith, the Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman, said, “For several reasons, this seems like a good time to pass on the privilege of representing the 21st District to someone else.” Another senior GOP House member casting off….er…can now move on since America is Great Again.

Raleigh
Raleigh

According to the CDC annual Motor Vehicle deaths, 33,736 and ALL firearm deaths. 33,594
Estimated there are at least 251,454 deaths due to medical errors annually in the United States. 3½ times more than vehicle and firearm combined.

Again now where do we need more control?

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/health/medical-error-a-leading-cause-of-death/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/injury.htm

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Doctors and hospitals are licensed, required to carry medical malpractice insurance, and can be sued by individuals that allege medical error or malpractice.

What more control do you think there needs to be?

The Eiger
The Eiger

Wow, pigs must be flying. Andrew and I agree on a health care related topic.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Knew it would happen some day. Hope you’re well!

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

I knew I felt a distinct temperature drop and the earth move earlier. So this is what caused it.

#signoftheapocalypse

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

More like one step closer to Armageddon. I think we’re up to 3 or 4 of the 7 now.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

For everyone who complained that the week following the Las Vega’s shootings was too soon to discuss new bump stock regulations……. “there has not been a single hearing, vote or regulatory change in Washington, demonstrating once again the power and inflexibility of the gun lobby. Bump stock bills have failed to gain traction in Congress, while the prospect of a regulatory fix from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has faded, too.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/month-after-las-vegas-rapid-fire-bump-stocks-are-untouched-n816761

Will Durant
Will Durant

Bump stocks or slide fire devices should have been disallowed from jump by ATF. I suspect some grease was applied and not just that needed by the devices in question. In lieu of an outright ban the owners should be required to register them and require the same special licensing required for full automatic weapons. This is a no-brainer. There is absolutely no self defense or any other justification that these devices are needed by the average citizen.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But what if 58 people all break into my house at the same time and congregate in the same general area?!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Oh, your other legal methods are still there without even requiring the special licensing needed for fully automatic weapons or grenade launchers. Keep in mind the Orlando shooter killed 49 with two perfectly legal semi-automatics. You can always attach a 100-shot dual drum magazine to your semi-auto AR15 which would be able to fire as fast as you can pull the trigger with more accuracy than bump firing. Or perhaps put a 30 shot drum on your semi-auto Saiga 12 shotgun for a total of 270 .33 caliber pellets from a standard 00 buckshot load without reloading. Or my personal… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/10/31/shots-fired-near-university-of-utah/ Ok, why is Noway posting an article about a Salt lake City carjacking murder? Fair question… Because my NIECE had direct contact with the killer hours before he did the carjacking! Long story short…she was walking her large dogs in a local park. The dogs were rambunctious and becoming difficult to handle getting them back in the car. This A$$hole and a female companion were in the park, too. They helped her get the dogs back into her car! She said they were asking weird questions while helping. “Where do these trails go?” “What time does it get dark… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

That does suck, although your niece is relatively lucky. So, the world cannot be 100% messed up. Maybe over 50%? Also, no problem caused by humans/humanity cannot also be remedied by humans/humanity. No need to abandon all hope.

Ellynn
Ellynn

On the good news, they did catch the man and his wife. They are both being extradited to Colorado for a unrelated car jacking and murder of a Colorado man.

This is my current fav for kitten videos.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=man+feeding+kittens+on+porch&&view=detail&mid=E69D8D7581DA54E78AE9E69D8D7581DA54E78AE9&FORM=VRDGAR

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok!! Here’s mine. Go to YouTube and search “Kittens climb woman like a tree”.
Ain’t nothing better!

Ellynn
Ellynn

When I started college in Savannah during the second term of the Reagan administration, the road to Tybee was scheduled to be widen in the next few years…

http://www.wtoc.com/story/36738304/risky-road-why-is-there-a-delay-in-fixing-hwy-80-to-tybee

Benevolus
Benevolus

Someone here had suggested a few days ago that all mayors since Maynard Jackson were his protoges. I think I might have questioned that, but here is a story describing the lineage:
http://newstome.blog.ajc.com/2017/11/02/mayors-race-could-be-history-in-the-unmaking/

Noway2016
Noway2016

Brazile considered replacing Hilly? Lol! Delusions of Grandeur!! An “acting” bureaucrat, No less!!! I was particularly enchanted by her reference of herself as…wait for it…a Slaveeeeeeeee!!! Lolol! Bring out the old tried and true!!! More, more, more!!!!!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/brazile-i-considered-replacing-clinton-with-biden-as-2016-democratic-nominee/2017/11/04/f0b75418-bf4c-11e7-97d9-bdab5a0ab381_story.html?utm_term=.fd140d52c7c4

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ol’ Noway – says it here, ummm, it come out here…
http://nypost.com/2017/11/03/mark-cuban-draymond-green-owes-nba-an-apology/
And no, it doesn’t get old always being right.