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by Tom Tomorrow on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:50:07 AM PST
The blood Jefferson was referring to was that of people who rose up and got whupped by an army led by George Washington.
Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?
by blue aardvark on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:54:47 AM PST
by rudewarrior on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:18:03 AM PST
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The tree of liberty must be watered by the blood of idiots who don't know what the fuck they're upset about.
America, we can do better than this...
by Randomfactor on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:48:59 AM PST
GunCrazies want their penis replacements to stand up to a tyrannical government. And the government says it can drone strike anyone, even Americans, if they might someday pose a threat to the United States.........
Good luck against those Reapers, fellas.
I'm a mushroom. Kept in the dark and fed....you know
by The Voice from the Cave on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:55:41 AM PST
types that think guns are about overthrowing tyranny is "Do you support the 2nd amendment right to own a shoulder launched surface to air missile?"
If not why not? It's a type of arms is it not? Your going to need them to shoot down these drones and helicopters and what not of this tyrannical government.
Ask top al Qaeda leaders about Obama's foreign policy. Wait, you can't. They're dead. -Paul Begala
by Fickle on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:40:10 AM PST
better be able to get some too, at a reasonable price, at Wal-Mart!!! Just In Case.
Crazy Gunnutz. We are not in an arms race with our own government. You can't outspend them into oblivion, like USSR either. And all the "assault-type looking" weapons in your basement isn't gonna help you against your U.S. Soldiers when they have to come down your street in a tank, because you have the courthouse shutdown...
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.-Mark Twain
by Havoth on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:25:38 AM PST
According to John McPhee's "La Place de la Concorde Suisse", honorably retired colonels and above from Switzerland's army were allowed to buy and keep their own antiaircraft weapons.
Of course that wouldn't work here.
Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.
by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:47:00 PM PST
guy had over 250 slaves and professed "freedom"
Give 'em Hell, Barack!
by aaraujo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:05:11 AM PST
They were just politicians, probably no better or worse than what we have now.
But the Constitution worship comes from the Founding Fathers worship.
"Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."
by Bush Bites on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:08:14 AM PST
doesn't that contradict the 10 Commandments?
by aaraujo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:20:11 AM PST
that there are 10* amendments, too.
They evidently believe that there's only one, and that one is Holy Writ, although, really, only the last 14 words of it. I didn't see any of them screaming when Bush was wiping his ass with the rest of them.**
* (Yeah, I know, I know, there are more than that. Just go with it... we're only talking about the BoR right now :) )
** (OK, OK, they like that 10th one too.)
by gharlane on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:05:43 PM PST
200 years. Why on earth should anyone care what they thought about . . . anything?
Editor, Red and Black Publishers
by Lenny Flank on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 10:35:33 AM PST
The Federalist Papers show careful thought and knowledge of history. There are plenty of people who could match that today but they're generally not in office.
by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:48:55 PM PST
by the fruit it bears. Try removing the Jefferson Tree from American history.
"There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx
by DJ Rix on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:28:25 AM PST
very hands-on manager.
Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.
by tekno2600 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:54:56 AM PST
and Indian uprisings
by aaraujo on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:08:26 AM PST
to wait until he was RE-elected. Very clever of him to allow free elections, knowing for certain that he would be reelected, THEN go about the dirty work he had planned all along. He was extra tricky in making it appear for a couple of years before the election that there was a good chance that he might lose, what with the economy being in the dumper and all. But he had that ace up his sleeve by throwing the GOP primaries so that he would end up running against the weakest candidate, instead of Gingrich, Santorum or Perry.
He had me fooled, that's for sure. It's too bad I don't have any guns for him to confiscate.
by glesslib on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:11:21 AM PST
who are forcing us to seek help in the form of restrictions.
“liberals are the people who think that cruelty is the worst thing that we do” --Richard Rorty Also, I moved from NYC, so my username is inaccurate.
by jeff in nyc on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:14:32 AM PST
movement, extremism eventually provokes the backlash that destroys it. McVeigh was a anti-government extremist, "sovereign citizen," with delusions that an attack on a government building would spark a new revolution and cause his fellow hateriots to rise up and overthrow the government. It had the opposite effect and caused people to say we've got to do something about these bunker-dwelling gun nuts who are stockpiling weapons and ammunition.
by tekno2600 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:08:57 AM PST
I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.
by JML9999 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:21:56 AM PST
Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!
by JeffW on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:41:19 AM PST
an blow up de houz......
by JML9999 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:58:15 AM PST
by tekno2600 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:11:51 AM PST
by JML9999 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:23:18 AM PST
Yeah, sorry but the government has drones, tanks, a highly trained air force and snipers. You have some second hand military weapon and I'm guessing you probably aren't in the best shape. Guess who wins. Here's a hint: Not the sixty year old Fox viewer who uses a motorized cart to get around Wal-Mart. If the government wanted to take your guns away, they could do it pretty easily. And the most likely scenario of that happening would be a military coup. Which means Obama wouldn't have anything to do with it.
Sorry, GI Joe, you aren't "protecting the homeland" from anything.
by blueoasisinaredsea on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:23:03 AM PST
They may cause the NRA's own members to think they are John Wayne or some macho hero who is going to save the day from the evil bad guys.
by Fickle on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:43:46 AM PST
Which makes one wonder why they are so obsessed with gay sex also. Is it because they feel "influenced" by the thought of it?
by blueoasisinaredsea on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:42:29 PM PST
me and my buddies from the shooting range versus the 1st Marine Division supported by a Tactical Fighter Wing.
I don't think it ends well.
If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!
by Major Kong on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:52:28 PM PST
(Gun Grabbing Government Magnets)
You see, for the last 35 years, all utility power lines both above ground and below have been manufactured with a highly conductive wire wrap which, when remotely energized by the government, will create a magnetic field so strong it will literally rip firearms from peoples hands from up to 450' away (500' at higher elevations).
What... you thought those "Smart Meters" were being installed to monitor and save electricity? Silly conservatives!
Remember: the same Defense Department that was apparently caught completely off-guard by sequestration is the same Defense Department that's responsible for America's defense.
by here4tehbeer on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 01:32:43 PM PST
I pictured something Wiley Coyote would use to capture the road runner. Some giant "U" shaped magnet attached to some military vehicle that pulls guns toward it!
by blueoasisinaredsea on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:44:27 PM PST
some of the nutter-bagger CT sites like InfoWars or the Canada Free Press :)
If the NRA can't take a bite out of crime with 300 Million guns, why do they think having even more will help?
by here4tehbeer on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:58:34 PM PST
by drmah on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:26:09 AM PST
You mean that overpaid, lazy, shiftless Federal employee? Don't give that gun nut any excuses!
"Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
by SottoVoce on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:36:50 AM PST
to be interviewed in a Commie cartoon.
Arm the mailmen too!!!
We have only just begun and none too soon.
by global citizen on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:42:38 AM PST
the blood of patriots. I just don't like my kids being volunteered for the job.
by archer070 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:45:10 AM PST
1. The Articles of Confederation's federal government was very weak and the states were about to drown in the Revolution's debt. No state could afford to keep a serious standing army and the pre-Constitutional federal government was not authorized force states to donate to one. The new constitution's authorization of a "well organized militia(s)" under federal control was the best alternative. Britain was still seen as an existential threat.
2. Shays' Rebellion scared all the new states to the bone. A 'well regulated militia' was necessary to check any future insurgent uprisings. Slave revolts would fall under this category. Rebellions were a very real existential threat to both individual states and to the federal government.
"The skeleton in the closet is coming home to roost!" Tom Stoppard
by Apotropoxy on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:48:27 AM PST
The framers of the Constitution were leery of maintaining a standing army, since that could easily lead to mischief such as coup attempts as evidenced by European history. At the same time, they realized that it might well be necessary to call up an army. Hence, the well-regulated militia or citizen army (as opposed to lunatics in the hills.)
"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson
by midnight lurker on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:02:56 AM PST
went out with Shay's Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion.
by Major Kong on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:58:39 AM PST
And didn't that turn out well for him? Heavily armed and specifically trained in special operations tactics, he was (literally) toast on the day he started. The NRA and the gun lunatic community should learn something from this episode.
But, of course, they won't.
by Jeff in Milwaukee on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:46:06 AM PST
How many law enforcement personnel deployed to go after him? Quite a few, I expect. Oh, and how many innocent civilians nearly killed along the way by nervous law enforcement? 3, I think. The collateral damage could have been worse.
by dodson on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:02:55 PM PST
by noway2 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 08:59:04 AM PST
they want to kill the Postal Service. Then they won't have to worry about the mailman and can concentrate on their neighbors.
"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"
by Lily O Lady on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:36:00 AM PST
It's funny, but I have yet to see our 2nd Amendment heroes object to the tyranny of Government spying without warrants, or arrests with fair trials.
I guess they're certain that those things will only happen to scary brown people.
USA! USA! USA!
by ifthethunderdontgetya on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 11:48:41 AM PST
So, having unlimited firepower in the hands of the authorities is an excellent thing! They will never use them against innocent civilians! Glad I'm suffering from the Stockholm syndrome, and identifying deeply with our always benevolent rulers.
by dodson on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 11:55:52 AM PST
Many hands make light work, but light hearts make heavy work the lightest of all.
by SpamNunn on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:06:40 PM PST
by SpamNunn on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:10:03 PM PST
...doubles are so blasé ~ and I'm slightly serious...
"Wyh wirte suftf hree abuto yurore dieas aynwyay?"
PS ~ that line drove my spell checker mad on iPad,
just think what that kind of shit would to anal-rets!
by Fulgour on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 10:20:38 PM PST
by SpamNunn on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 12:09:11 PM PST
HOT DILLY BEANS the hobby of Kings!
Spicy Pickled Green Beans. Crisp and flavorful green beans with a touch of heat. So delicious, you can eat them right out of the jar. Also makes a great appetizer for your next dinner party.
No more hollow point dum dums...
Hot & Spicy (crunchy too!) BEANS.
by Fulgour on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 10:12:49 PM PST
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