… maybe we should make marriage between handgun owners unconstitutional. Marriage is a stressful institution, one not for sissies. The presence of a handgun makes homicide more possible. As a tax payer, I should not have to shoulder the burden of spousal murder.
I am not saying that people should not own guns. People should have the right to own handguns just like anyone else. They just shouldn’t marry each other.
And being married should be available to everyone, just as long as they don’t own a handgun. I won’t bring the bible into this or its lack of reference to handguns and marriage.
It’s different if you are a shotgun owner like me. Shotguns are heavier and the ammunition is more expensive. It makes people stop and think before they shoot their spouse. But handguns are too easily carried and cheaply loaded. You can shoot someone two or three times with a handgun before you get to the cost of a single round of double-aught buck. Statistics don’t lie.
I would be all for letting people make their own decision about marrying with handguns, but I feel it is my duty to do for them when they can’t do for themselves. It’s because I care so deeply about people with handguns. Many of my friends have handguns and while I love them dearly, and they love each other, I just don’t think it’s right for them to marry. They can still go to Wal-Mart together, go on picnics at the firing range, and do all that handgunny, smoochie stuff they like to do that turns my stomach and freaks me out but hey, it’s a free country!
You can say that their marriage won’t affect mine, but you would be wrong. Say Jeff leaves the toilet seat up one too many times and Meredith has just had enough. Next thing you know they are going at it Matrix-style in the front room. A stray bullet comes through the picture window and caps my wholesome, gunless bride. I’d say that affects my marriage, wouldn’t you?
And the children. Face it. We are a lost generation, so we have to put our last remaining virtue into talking about raising our children right. Could you imagine Jasmine coming home from school saying she wanted to marry a boy who owns a Glock 19? Now I’m as open-minded as the next guy and I know you are too. But when it comes to the “real world,” do we want these ideas coming in contact with our own kids? I mean I raised mine right and they can make their own choices mostly, but do we want our schools recruiting our kids? I saw on the net that one kid went to BudsGunShop.com only once and now he’s running around in a tuxedo and shoulder holster. His parents must be sooo proud.
So think about it. I am.
Thanks Drewby ! ! !
Cat on hood of dude's car gets a rude awakening...
She is trying so very hard to seem tough but sounds ridiculous. I think he handles her quite nicely. This just adds fuel to my theory that the best thing for the US is Obama elected and then martyred. Biden has more experience than any of the others (which is contrary to my statements on the "old guard") but seems to be the most even keeled.
Obama will not be looked upon by the world as a 'strong' leader.
McCain is too hawkish and has said himself his experience is mainly military.
Palin is pretty new curtains on the Titanic.
So as I said before. Vote Obama for martyr in 2008.
Before and After
Palin's latest fumble "wardrobe-gate" is illegal under the campaign finance law McCain helped write! I'm sure they have a battalion of lawyers on the staff that pre-approved the spending and can explain it away but it sure doesn't look good at first glance.
' SEC. 313. USE OF CONTRIBUTED AMOUNTS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.
(a) PERMITTED USES-
(b) PROHIBITED USE-
(1) IN GENERAL- A contribution or donation described in subsection (a) shall not be converted by any person to personal use.
(2) CONVERSION- For the purposes of paragraph (1), a contribution or donation shall be considered to be converted to personal use if the contribution or amount is used to fulfill any commitment, obligation, or expense of a person that would exist irrespective of the candidate's election campaign or individual's duties as a holder of Federal office, including--
(A) a home mortgage, rent, or utility payment;
(B) a clothing purchase;
(C) a noncampaign-related automobile expense;
(D) a country club membership;
(E) a vacation or other noncampaign-related trip;
(F) a household food item;
(G) a tuition payment;
(H) admission to a sporting event, concert, theater, or other form of entertainment not associated with an election campaign; and
(I) dues, fees, and other payments to a health club or recreational facility.'
Read it yourself...
Both of her parents are liberal Democrats and were standing there. So then I asked her, "If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?" She replied, "I'd give houses to all the homeless people."
"Wow - what a worthy goal." I told her, "You don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where this homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward a new house."
Since she is only 6, she thought that over for a few seconds. While her Mom glared at me, she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?" And I said, "Welcome to the Republican Party."
Her folks still aren't talking to me.
From Knuckle Draggin My Life Away
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You can now vote for the baby’s name at the zoo’s website. Your choices are Sesi (sister), Zuri (beautiful), or Shani (marvelous) - all are translated from Swahili: Link
You know what that means?
She is now qualified to be an astronaut
The GOP has a vested interest in seeing their folks win and paying for whatever they need to get the right image is expected.
Remember when McCain's campaign was nearly bankrupt and he had to let people go in order to continue? Of course the GOP has stepped in and is funding his current--doomed--campaign.
So without much ado here is the story
So this lady says that the other day she saw a man driving down the interstate at high speed with a dog hanging on to the tail gate for dear life.. She said if he hadn’t been going so fast in the other direction she would have tried to stop him. A few weeks later her son see’s the same truck at the Bass Pro Shop!
Not only is this FUNNY but it looks like the new BassPro here in Manteca ! ! !
Thanks Jonco and Gene at Bits and Pieces
The Yes on 8 folks are lying and twisting the facts to scare people into voting yes on their flawed proposition.
Why would they lie if they were trying to do something good? Why?
The No on 8 folks are only saying one thing really. Prop 8 is legalized discrimination--and that is all.
Would you vote yes to keep African Americans from owning homes?
Would you vote yes to keep Jews from owning businesses?
Why would you vote yes and place discriminatory practices in the California constitution?
Saying you cannot "blank" because you are "blank" is discrimination plain and simple.
There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the Pope offered a deal. He would have a religious debate with the leader of the Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy, if the Pope won, they would have to convert or leave.
The Jewish people met & picked an aged but wise Rabbi Moishe to represent them in the debate. However, as Moishe spoke no Italian & the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they all agreed that it would be a “silent” debate.
On the chosen day, the Pope & Rabbi Moishe sat opposite each other for a full minute before the Pope raised his hand & showed three fingers.
Rabbi Moishe looked back & raised one finger.
Next, the Pope waved his finger around his head. Rabbi Moishe pointed to the ground where he sat.
The Pope then brought out a communion wafer & a chalice of wine. Rabbi Moishe pulled out an apple.
With that, the Pope stood up & declared that he was beaten, that Rabbi Moishe was too clever, & that the Jews could stay.
Later, the Cardinals met with the Pope, asking what had happened. The Pope said, “First, I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity. He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there is still only one God common to both our beliefs. Then, I waved my finger to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us. I pulled out the wine & wafer to show that God absolves us of all our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of original sin. He had me beaten & I couldn’t continue.”
Meanwhile the Jewish community gathered around Rabbi Moishe. “How did you win the debate?” they asked.
“I haven’t a clue,” said Moishe. “First he said to me that we had three days to get out of Italy, so I gave him the finger. Then he tells me that the whole country would be cleared of Jews & I said to him, we’re staying right here.”
“And then what?” asked a woman.
“Who knows?” said Moishe, “He took out his lunch, so I took out mine.”
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify that they were on official business.
The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.
In all, Palin has charged the state $21,012 for her three daughters' 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006. In some other cases, she has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.
As governor, Palin justified having the state pay for the travel of her daughters — Bristol, 17; Willow, 14; and Piper, 7 — by noting on travel forms that the girls had been invited to attend or participate in events on the governor's schedule. But some organizers of these events said they were surprised when the Palin children showed up uninvited, or said they agreed to a request by the governor to allow the children to attend.
On Aug. 6, three weeks before Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain chose Palin his running mate, and after Alaska reporters asked for the records, Palin ordered changes to previously filed expense reports for her daughters' travel.
In January, the governor, Willow and Piper showed up at the Alaska Symphony of Seafood Buffet, an Anchorage gala to announce winners of an earlier seafood competition.
When Palin amended her children's expense reports, she listed a role for the two girls at the function — "to draw two separate raffle tickets."
When Palin showed up at the luncheon with not just Piper but also Willow and Bristol, organizers had to scramble to make room at the main table, said Janet Bartels, who set up the event.