Dave: I believe people who have a mental history should not be able to purchase a firearm. So does the NRA.
"I've still never seen an episode of Duck Dynasty except for a few scenes while channel surfing. I'd rather watch paint dry."
I've watched it a few times and enjoyed it. Its like visited my relatives without having to go to South Georgia.
"I was speechless when you identified Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc. as your sources to bolster your argument. LMAO! That's the funniest thing I've heard lately."
You're welcome. It was meant to be tongue in check. There is no greater gift than a good laugh. Merry Christmas, my friend.
@ Mark from Atlanta
I was speechless when you identified Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc. as your sources to bolster your argument.
LMAO! That's the funniest thing I've heard lately.
And how would they know? And for that matter, how would you know? You ran off at the keyboard before you put your brain in gear.
I'll take your word for it, since I don't listen to them.
But I'll remind you of this the next time you try to rub another poster's nose in the mud for quoting Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc.
"The GA Dome has been used by hundreds of sporting organizations, concert promoters, event promoters, religious groups, etc....basically anyone with enough juice can rent it out. How is that anything like the Cheetah?"
The answer is in the question.
(me Lewis, you Martin)
"you seemed to have replaced it with an equally unrealistic view of the world wherein Tea People and Duck Dynastics are somehow more "authentic" than everyone else."
Hmm...no I was leftward when young and rightward when older...nothing odd or unrealistic there...and I've still never seen an episode of Duck Dynasty except for a few scenes while channel surfing. I'd rather watch paint dry. Nor do I belong to any Tea Party group. I only met some of those folks when I did video work for them, just like I've done video work for the DNC. I do defend them from misinformed attacks on these pages and I do agree with some of the rhetoric, but "more authentic?" *shrugs* Also Purple Haze was mediocre...Windowpane...THAT was the shit!
""That's just nuts." Mark and others, suggest we use this blanket response to Oy from now on. A stadium whose profits go to a private company and that will charge a hefty ticket price for admission is no more of a public amenity than Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton."
Go right ahead. I've been called nuts by greater guys than you, cityzen of Utopialand. And you ARE nuts if you think a towns sports franchise is the same as a strip club or a hotel. True they are both incorporated businesses so I guess that's enough, right? The GA Dome has been used by hundreds of sporting organizations, concert promoters, event promoters, religious groups, etc....basically anyone with enough juice can rent it out. How is that anything like the Cheetah? Oh yeah...they're both incorporated businesses, so...just the same.
There's a conclusion...jump on it!
"That's just nuts." Mark and others, suggest we use this blanket response to Oy from now on.
A stadium whose profits go to a private company and that will charge a hefty ticket price for admission is no more of a public amenity than Cheetah or the Ritz-Carlton.
"I didn't watch baseball, football or basketball for nearly a decade because it was from 'The Man' and I was sure it would all be replaced with Frisbee and Earth Ball."
My friend - I hate to be the one to rain on your soft parade, but your trajectory was already set in motion the entire time. It was inevitable that your purple haze-induced idealized view of the world was to come crashing down. The sad part is that you seemed to have replaced it with an equally unrealistic view of the world wherein Tea People and Duck Dynastics are somehow more "authentic" than everyone else. Maybe one day you will wake up to reality: We all basically want the same things out if life - a warm hug and a hot meal followed by a good shit.
"What about the ITP fans? Are they fat asses...?"
I suppose, but Oy and John Schuerholz seem to think there are a lot fewer of them!
"Some people join unions for philosophical reasons."
All people join unions for philosophical reasons - it just so happens that the core of that philosophy is historic materialism (financial). Whether or not that they admit it, that historic materialism is rooted in liberal capitalism or Marxism and they are "leftists" (at least in the eyes of the Right). Were you not required to take a basic political science course in undergrad?
" I am asking you for your source to prove union members are leftists."
I gave you three - the same three that "prove" Obama is a "leftist" (LOL).
"GO BRAVES! AND KEEP RIGHT ON GOING!...right outta town...."
Finally - common ground!
The fallacy of the low crime "per capita" is exactly that it considers the tens of thousands "inhabiting" downtown, during DAYTIME WORKING HOURS. However, what crimes occur after hours, does so at a far greater "per capita" rate, considering the actual nighttime population.....
Plus, we all know that a certain percentage of crimes "somehow" don't end up finding their way into the compilation of statistics.
It's not an "honest debate" over gun rights but simply submission.
Most Americans do not understand the 20,000+ gun laws that we currently enjoy that regulate the right "to not be infringed". Many Americans are expectedly concerned of their 2nd amendment rights being eroded. Examples of the Heller vs. DC decision: D.C. effectively banned a functional firearm in an honest citizen's own HOME! SCOTUS (5/4) ruled rightly that it was unconstitutional. However there are those who still naively argue the decision. The great concern for anyone who respects any of our rights is the fact that 4 judges in convoluted argument reinterpreted the 2nd. There are 3 other "rights of the people" that are mentioned specifically by name in the bill of rights, care to guess which ones?
Other examples are; get caught in D.C. with an empty fired shell casing and be arrested, jailed, go to court then be placed on a life-time firearm ban list. To exercise your second amendment "right" you must pay >$300. McDonald vs. Chicago was the next SCOTUS decision (5/4) that restored rights stolen by those elected to preserve them.
The dishonest methodology employed by gun prohibitionist, condoned by much of main stream media as well as prominent medical journals that disseminate half-truths, statistical puffery and bold face lies utilized to separate people from their rights sincerely question ethics and morals.
The more onerous the gun laws to "regulate" in order to prohibit, restrict and outright ban firearms of honest citizens actually increase crime.
You are not more likely (43 times) to be injured by your own firearm. Armed honest citizens significantly reduce crime, serious injury and death at a cost savings far exceeding the "gun violence" cost numbers that include the Boston bomber as well as other criminals shot in the commission of a felony.
More guns=more crime is a false misconception propagated to separate people from their rights. In the hands of the unscrupulous, ignorance is a powerful tool.
However, make your own informed decisions, preferably with facts rather than emotional outburst: http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp
NAACP is ironically supporting further gun control to reduce black on black crimes. Sadly they forget the purpose and intent of early gun control in the U.S.A.
The racist roots of gun control: http://www.firearmsandliberty.com/cramer.r…
Most "gun violence" numbers being capitalized upon currently consist of a the majority being suicides. Not what most would define as violent crime and then there is the substitution issue.
Scrutinizing further, most of "honest" "gun violence" numbers consist of low income inner city gang and drug activities. Rather than focusing on gang and drugs Mayor Reed, NAACP, MAIG, VPC, Brady as well as other gun prohibitionist march forward on the ban wagon.
Oy, the subordinate clause is what SCOTUS ignored in Heller (?), the right to have guns is subordinated to the need for a militia.
And if all of you gun guys would read Heller (?) you would see that even the pain in the ass Scalia says that the "right to bear arms" is easily restricted the same as all of the other rights set out in the Bill of Rights.
None of us get to buy Tomahawk missiles and it's a downhill slide on the gun rights front if people decide to enact gun control laws that mean something.
@ Mark from Atlanta
"Ask your buddies Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc if union members are leftists.
Btw, why does anyone join a union? For financial reasons."
Those guys are not my buddies and I don't care what they think. I am asking you for your source to prove union members are leftists.
Some people join unions for philosophical reasons.
Now I'll add another challenge for you. You wrote, "...most of those who go and watch them are fat ass suburbanites.." What about the ITP fans? Are they fat asses and suburbanites also?
"multi-millions for public amenities, civic pride and bragging rights; but, not a penny for "little thing[s]" like food and healthcare for those that don't have it?"
Missed this one...so here you go:
Not a penny? Have you checked the figures on public expenditures or the poor, poor, pitiful poor? Higher than ever....and I'm for it...for the truly needy, anyway.
Every city in America has a large part of its central business district (CBD) that is dead after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. In Boston it's the Financial District, in New Orleans it's the "Central Business District," in New York it's Lower Manhattan, and in Philly it's the JFK Blvd/30th St Station area.
Atlanta's CBD stretches all the way from SCAD to the City Jail. Much of it south of Ponce de Leon Ave is dead after the offices close up, but most of Midtown is thriving all day every day. Take a walk down Peachtree St between 14th St and 8th St on a Friday night. While I am not defending the status quo, there are cities that don't even have a "Midtown." Their entire cores are dead all the time.
What Atlanta really needs is more Midtowns, Back Bays, French Quarters, Battery Cities and Society Hills surrounding Downtown. These high density residential areas will feed pedestrians and bicyclists into Downtown in the evenings and on weekends.
"this picture was instead replaced with Black Men"
No problem...black folk get robbed and killed, too, and have every right to defend themselves.
"do yourself a favor and gain some knowledge about the meaning of "well-regulated""
...soon as you gain some knowledge about the meaning of "subordinate clause."
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