semi-retired architectural designer contemplating the realization that the cue cards in life were a lie.....
Just when you think you have it all figured out....some prick with a pin comes along to burst your bubble.........life is just that way.
An untethered bouy in the shipping lanes of life....
Doesn't it though..........I wonder how Ms. Lewinsky is doing now.
But, Bruce, we all knew it was bound to happen........We've got the mid-term elections coming up, the market is setting new records just about everyday, the deficit is coming down............the Conservatives, short memory spans notwithstanding, have very little to stir the pot with. Nothing like a good dose of scandals to get some face time.
My goodness..... all this effort and you all are right back where you started. You're going in circles, like the dog chasing his own tail.
As to God's existence, you can neither prove or disprove the reality of God.....if you could prove it then it's not much of a God. Like wise, if you disprove something you don't believe in, are you not wasting your time? It boils down to faith, you either believe or you don't believe, neither of which proves you right or wrong.
If abortion is murder, then is not capital punishment not murder, is not a war a massive amount of murders.......? There is no black and white. There is only the choice.
Quite chasing your tails..........you look foolish.
Hey, someone comes busting into my house, identifying themselves as the Police, they'
re going to find me with my hands raised in the air above my head. Just like if I get pulled over while driving, when that office comes to my window, he's going to find both of my hands holding the steering wheel. I'm not going to give them any reason to suspect my movements........especially in this City, and it's not the LEO's that are the problem, it's the majority of the people that they come in contact with every day.......ones with attitudes that they are above the law, are special and in most cases carrying a weapon and a vast majority of those already have records and are just plain stupid. Attitude, weapons, records and stupidity are not the good mixture for a normal conversation or interaction.
You are absolutely right CEBorst.....bearing arms is a right and driving is a privilege and I support your right whole heart to own as many single shot, ball and powder muzzle loading guns that you want....... unfettered even.
Freedom of speech is also a right, but you don't have the freedom to shout fire in a crowded theater when there isn't one and you don't have the right to liable somebody without facing the consequences either.......
I admit, I'm a supporter of the 2nd Amendment. I'm also an owner of a number of guns and I have no problem with background checks and a national data base of people with diagnosed mental illnesses that would exclude any individual from gun ownership. Matter of fact I would have no problem with the requirements for gun ownership to be very similar to obtaining a CDL Class A driver's license (truck driver).
When I acquired my CDL Class A license, I had to take a 4 weeks training program. I had to have a back ground check and drug test. I had to learn the rules and regulations of the road, safe driving practices, the required skills of maneuvering the tractor with a 53' trailer behind it, all the components of a pre-trip or post-trip inspection and what to look for, then I had to take a number of written test, an inspection test, a skills test and a road test.......when I passed those, I had to get a new licenses with my picture on it and carry a valid health exam card with me at all times.............now with a Haz Mat endorsement, I had to be finger printed and another background check via the Homeland Security.......every 2 years I have to get another physical and health exam for a new card..........and that's just for a position as a company driver. If I make the jump to Owner/Operator, then I have a whole new set of hurdles to jump over......insurance, bond, Federal highway registration........
All this for the privilege of driving a 65'+ long vehicle with 18 tires and capable of being loaded close to 80,000 lbs and traveling at speeds of 75 next to your car with your wife and kids on the highways...............but I can go in to just about any sporting goods store, purchase a shot gun or rifle and walk out with it and the ammunition within 30 minutes. I can go to one of those gun shows and purchase just about anything I want from a private vendor. Ridiculous.
I'm surprised Bruce that you see anything dubious about the Legislature's selectivity.........these are the same people who will cherry pick scripture out of context to justify their bigotry and animosity towards anybody not like them.......
Blah, blah, blah...... hey Stephen, you going go after those Farm Subsidies as well as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Oh wait, you did..........to the tune of almost $9M over the past decade.
I'm a firm believer that every politician should be required to join the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)........one fantasy performance is just like another, and the most amazing thing is that just like in the theater, for the moment the audience actually believes it to be real.
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