Even if every gun, knife, car, truck, and any other man-made item that could possibly be used to kill on a mass scale were completely removed from the face of the earth, man’s ingenuity would find a way to make something that would accomplish the same effect using rocks if nothing else. The idea that laws are going to prevent crime of any kind is absurd. Laws only punish bad behavior. They don’t, and never will, prevent bad behavior. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” It simply is not possible to make mental illness a crime. To restrict the liberties of sane people because of the mental illness of a fraction of the population is ridiculous.
First of all, she needs to get rid of the push-up bra. She’s far to (ahem) hefty to wear one.
Secondly, the men in captivity with her father were the ones who named him the “songbird” because it was her father who sang like a bird to his captors. Being a POW is no walk in the park and McCain undoubtedly suffered greatly, but no more so than any other captive. And they didn’t give information to the people beating and torturing them the way McCain did.
But all of that aside, McCain came home to a wife who waited for him and cared for him as he recovered. Then she was in a terrible accident and, when she needed him, this poor, abused POW (who should have known better than anyone else what it’s like to be alone, fearful, and in pain) told her she was no longer attractive to him and he left her.
Then he married a woman who had a lot of wealth so that she could finance his political aspirations. And to reach those lofty aspirations, he played the POW card. He’s a piece of crap and no more of a Republican than Hillary is. His POW status has been overplayed for years.
He doesn’t deserve any more sympathy for having been a POW than he gave his first wife. Now there was a true POW. I can only imagine the mental and emotional pain and anguish he caused her and never gave it a passing thought. He’s no better than the men who caused him so much pain. He’s worse because they were doing what they did as soldiers in time of war and believed in the cause of their country. McCain did what he did to his wife because he wanted to rise in politics for his own agrandizement, wealth, and power.
And what did he do with the power he gained as a senator? Nothing good. He has ignored the people he was elected to represent. He has gone along with the Democrats on every issue. He keeps getting elected based on his POW status and the money he has used to grease the palms of those who should be on the opposite side. He’s as slimy and corrupt as anyone else in politics, with the possible exception of the Clintons.
He has done nothing to keep Arizonans safe from the murderers who illegally cross into our state from the south. Ranchers and their families are in constant danger, real danger, of losing their lives, having their homes burned down, kidnapping, losing their livestock, and many other terrifying dangers from that southern border.
McCain ridicules Trump, but Trump is doing what McCain has never even attempted. McCain is nothing. He has no relevance and his past record in the Senate proves that he is a coward politically. So why would anyone think he was not a coward as a POW?
Response to online comment by calebsmum to article on Blue Lives Matter website, article titled “Nationwide Manhunt For Michael Bullinger After Multiple Dead Women Found On His Property” dated June 21, 2017
Some background: calebsmum was responding to someone who disagreed with his/her favorable stand on gun control which morphed into what his/her true issues seem to be.
calebsmum How do we pollute less? Lots of way. 🙂 Live close to your work so that you can walk or bike instead of commute 30 minutes to an hour, like many people do. Use carpools, public transportation, bikes; use solar or other alternative energy sources to heat/cool your home. If you don’t need it, don’t use it (air conditioning). Many people use it just to be comfortable when it’s not necessary, instead stay cool by closing doors and windows during the heat of the day, using deciduous trees to block the sun during the summer but allow heat during the winter…we CAN do more, it’s just that many people feel selfishly entitled to what they want, instead of what’s best.
My response: You are a very dangerous person. You presume to know what’s “best.” Best for whom? Everyone? The entire world? Just who the hell are you to make such assumptions? You think that everyone should live as you choose to live and everyone should agree with your ideologies. And if they don’t, you call them selfish? Selfish according to your personal judgment? Again, just who the hell are you? You think that you have all the answers to save the world and mankind. You see no problem with infringing on others’ rights or freedoms when it will enforce your personal beliefs.
That is the definition of fascism. You feel it is just fine to tax, fine, and even imprison people if they don’t adhere to your ideas of what is right for all of mankind. God made this planet and presented it to man. God Himself gave man the freedom to choose who to worship and obey, and you weren’t on the list of choices.
Who or what the hell gave you the superior authority to overrule anyone on how they should live, where they should live, how they should heat or cool their homes, what form of transportation they should use or how comfortable they should be while doing any of that?
And none of that has anything to do with whether people have the right to keep and bear arms without restrictions being placed on them when they purchase such weapons. But you think you’re so morally superior and have so much more knowledge that you should be able to dictate that as well.
And when people refuse to comply with all your high and mighty edicts then the punishments are visited on them. Well, if you wish to call me selfish, that is your label not mine. I am an individual and I have the freedom to make my own choices. I will not comply with enforced morality based on computer models and junk science and consensus rather than empirical, factual evidence. Not when it is in regard to how I live my life or how I defend my life.
You, and those who think as you do, are pompous asses. You seek to rule over people in every aspect of their daily lives and control them completely because you think you have that superior right, much as Islam rules over people. Well, if God didn’t seek to force me to agree with Him and gave me dominion over the earth, if He didn’t try to force me to worship Him, I sure as hell am not about to bow down to you and your ideas of what is important or necessary for the earth to survive and I’m never going to be forced to worship at the altar of man-made computer models which pose as science.
As for your ideas on gun control, stop fearing your fellow-man. The only reason you want gun control is because, when people refuse to do what you tell them to do, you don’t want them armed and able to defend themselves to prevent their being imprisoned for not complying. Even God didn’t go that far. So who the hell are you to think your ideas are more worthwhile than His? You are a fascist and you label others as fascists for not agreeing with you. That’s what the left always does. They paint others with the identifying label before it is used against them. Saul Alinsky much?
You know perfectly well that it isn’t safety against unhinged people having guns that is at the heart of this gun control argument. It sounds all compassionate, but it’s really about keeping the populace under control so that other restrictive rules can be pushed down people’s throats and then, when they refuse to be pushed any further, they won’t be able to defend themselves from being pushed the last few steps into complete domination by tyranny. This isn’t NRA talking points. Read history from ancient times through to the present day. It’s always the same pattern. As I said in the beginning, you are a very dangerous person.
The left only knows how to dish it. They talk the talk all the time, but they can never walk the walk. It’s fine for them to use the most horrific, terrifying, tasteless, obnoxious, outlandish, vile, vulgar, bullying, destructive, and harmful tactics against others, but as soon as anyone says the least insulting word or makes the least unflattering comment about them, suddenly it’s hate speech or needs to be litigated. They can say anything they like and it’s free speech, but no one else can say a word against them. They’re the fascists that they accuse everyone else of being.
According to Merriam Webster, the definition of fascism is: A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.
According to the left, their political philosophy, movement or regime most certainly exalts race above the individual. Example: Michael Brown and any BLM advocate, including Maxine Waters who claims a woman of color cannot be impeached.
According to the left, their political philosophy, movement or regime most certainly stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader (Obama saying he would do what he wanted with his pen and phone regardless of Congress), severe economic and social regimentation (decades of welfare entitlements draining the taxpayers), (affirmative action programs to force people to conform to dictated regimental requirements).
But most telling of all is the left’s political philosophy, movement or regime that forces suppression of opposition, as evidenced by their constant funding of rioters, student protesters, and educators at every grade level who refuse to allow anyone to express their point of view openly and freely if it is in opposition to the left’s point of view.
About the only thing that doesn’t prove the left to be fascists is that they don’t exalt the United States of America. They want to destroy the nation and remake it into their facist utopia.
Griffin is no different from the rest of the leftist liberals. They’re all of one mind and require everyone else to either agree with them or be destroyed, and they don’t hold themselves to any of the standards they require of everyone else. They are the true fascists.
So let’s see now. The left illegally unmasked Trump team members before the election, Obama said he would take it as a personal offense if people voted for anyone other than Hillary, the left smeared Trump for not immediately saying he would accept the results of the election and not challenge them, Hillary was given debate questions in advance (cheating), the media constantly hailed Hillary as the first American queen and Trump as a hateful, knuckle dragging cretan, and yet they lost the election. Wow. Even with the mainstream media on their side doing everything they could to thwart Trump and pump up Hillary, and with all their dirty tricks and arrogance, they lost. And they didn’t just lose the presidential election. They lost gubernatorial elections and congressional seats as well. And yet they still can’t see that their ideology is dying. It isn’t what the people want. They still want to obstruct the government while claiming they want what is best for the people. They are causing great harm to the country.
When the Republicans were thinking of withholding funds to stop Obama’s policies, they were called all kinds of nasty names and the left claimed that the Republicans would rather shut down the government to impede Obama. What the hell are they doing now? They don’t have a majority in either house of congress, so they can’t withhold funding, but they’re causing a massive gridlock situation which, in essence is shutting down the government for all intents and purposes. It is hurting the people. It is telling the people that what they decided doesn’t matter. To the left, the only thing that matters is their socialist agenda, not listening to the people they are supposed to serve. They insist on telling us what to think and what to drive and what to wear and what to eat and which doctor to see and whether we should have that surgery or just take pain pills and how to raise our kids and on and on. THEY are supposed to be doing what WE tell them to do. WE hire THEM. Not the other way around.
Yes, what was done was illegal. It was felonious. And if the Justice Dept. doesn’t get to the bottom of it and actually prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, there is likely to be hell to pay because the average citizen isn’t going to continue to accept being prosecuted for doing far less when those who are supposed to be our “leaders” get away scot free for doing so much worse. The law is the great leveler. It is supposed to be upheld and enforced for every citizen in exactly the same fair way. This skirting around the law and playing semantics with legal wording must stop. Once a society loses respect for the law it is only a heartbeat away from collapse.
Human nature has always been the same and always will be. We form societies and we try to conduct ourselves in a more productive and less barbaric way (except perhaps for those in the Middle East), but our instinctive human nature will never be done away with. As a species we can make Herculean efforts to overcome instincts, but we are a part of nature just as any other living creature is and we have limitations to what we can accomplish, especially in the face of such a powerful force as nature. Liberals are constantly wanting mankind to defer to nature in all other ways and yet, when it comes to the closest part of man to nature, our human nature, our instincts, they refuse to acknowledge it and scream loudly that we must do away with it. Not only isn’t it possible, but it’s what keeps us alive on the most basic levels. Their cry is “Hate yourself for being a natural man but love and respect everything else that is natural.” What a crock.
This is the major reason why trying to make everyone and everything “equal” and calling for “social justice” will never work. Humans are just as individually distinct from one another as members of any other species. We are not cookie cutter duplicates of each other and we cannot be herded and coralled as if we were. That sort of societal structure will fail every time it is tried. We need to be free just as much as any other animal. That is why liberal goals will never be achieved, at least not for very long, and why conservative goals always seem to be so much more successful.
Conservatives strive for the best but realize the realities that will have to be accommodated due to basic, unchanging human nature. Instead of fighting reality, we try to work with it to achieve more lasting results. We are more patient and willing to allow the process and learning curve to take shape over time. We are aware of possible bumps in the road and willing to adjust and even stop pursuing a course of action if reality shows it is not going to work.
Liberals want what they want right now and what they want isn’t ever going to be possible because they refuse to accept that we are part of nature and will always have basic, natural, instinctive behaviors. Liberals are like children who demand to have what they want and who throw temper tantrums and scream louder when they can’t have it. They are always unsatisfied and unhappy, always pushing for others to give them more and more and never grateful for what they already have. They embody the worst of human nature and they never seem to mature.
If the senators truly were trying to serve their constituents and this nation, they would have a time limit on confirming or denying a cabinet nominee. By refusing to confirm or deny, when it is not a lame duck nomination, they are being petulant children whose only desire is to obstruct and cause problems for the administration for as long as they possibly can. They show absolutely no regard for the strength and health of the nation and total disregard for the wishes of the people who elected the president and thereby showed their faith in his decisions. It is spiteful and can actually cause harm to the nation.
Unless the senators can show legitimate and meaningful reasons for not confirming a nominee, they should move this process along for the benefit of the nation and not be so selfish and spiteful based solely on their dislike of or disagreement with the decision of the voters and their elected representative in the White House. They are supposed to be serving us and doing our bidding. We pay them to do that. It isn’t their place to decide who we should or shouldn’t elect. It isn’t their place to thwart him just because their desires weren’t fulfilled. Their desires don’t mean a thing.
It is the will of the people that matters. This whole great experiment called America was based on the people being able to govern themselves and not be dictated to by a handful of others. We chose Trump. The opposition to Trump, while they shouldn’t rubber stamp everything without consideration first, must stop. It is hindering the will of the people. It is disrespectful to the people and the president and it proves that they don’t care about the people they serve at all. They have no respect for us. They are showing disdain for us and proving that they think they are more intelligent than us and should dictate to us what we should and must do.
Well, I have nothing but disdain for them because of that and I feel they should no longer be paid their salaries because they are not fulfilling their employment contract with us, their employers. They should be fired, not voted out in the next election. They have already broken faith and refused to earn their paycheck, and they’ve done so for purely selfish motives. So they shouldn’t receive another paycheck just because their tenure hasn’t expired yet. They should either start doing what they’re paid to do and show the people that they respect the people’s choice for president or be fired immediately. That’s what would be expected of any employee/employer relationship. This is no different.