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‘Reid to lay out plans for filibuster reform’

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‘Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) are close to reaching a deal to speed the pace of work in the Senate, but some of the details remain unresolved’.

‘The agreement between Reid and McConnell is not expected to include the talking filibuster, which would require senators who want to block action on legislation to actually hold the floor and debate for hours on end’.

‘In recent days, Reid has begun to focus on a proposal to tweak the filibuster rule by requiring the minority party to muster 41 votes to stall a bill or nominee. Under current rules, the responsibility is on the majority to round up 60 votes to end a filibuster’.

‘Reid will insist on reducing delays to motions to begin debate on new business and motions to send legislation to conference talks with the House, according to Senate sources’.

‘Democratic proponents of filibuster reform emphasize that Reid does not yet have a final package. They are holding out hope that Reid can be persuaded to include the talking filibuster after a caucus debate’.

‘Reid will not trigger the so-called nuclear option on Tuesday, as some Republicans have feared. Under the nuclear option, Reid could change the Senate’s rules with a simple majority vote.

‘Reid has extended the first “legislative day” of the 113th Congress for more than two weeks to give him the opportunity to trigger the nuclear option if he fails to reach a deal with McConnell’.
From : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/278419-reid-to-lay-out-plans-for-filibuster-reform

 

But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘GOP Senate Leader: Obama Is In ‘Full Battle Mode’ To Grab Your Guns’

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Senator Mitch McConnell.

‘On the eve of President Obama’s second inauguration, McConnell sent an email to his supporters warning that gun owners were “literally surrounded” and should be prepared for an “all-out assault.”

Two years ago it was this :

McConnell: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”.
@ : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/when-did-mcconnell-say-he-wanted-to-make-obama-a-one-term-president/2012/09/24/79fd5cd8-0696-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_blog.html

Senator McConnell is up for re-election in 2014 and 2 years ago, McConnell had endorsed Trey Grayson over Rand Paul.

Rand Paul won.

Big oops for Mitch McConnell.

Now the tea baggers are coming after him.

See : ‘Conservative group targeting McConnell in Kentucky over fiscal-cliff deal’
@ : http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/276227-conservative-group-targeting-mcconnell-in-kentucky-over-fiscal-cliff-deal

How does Mitch McConnell respond?

Kneels before the Ky tea baggers.

Now it’s this :

‘Dear Patriot’,

‘You and I are literally surrounded. The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights. On your freedom’.

‘Just the other night, President Obama urged them to act. And then he went one step further, spelling out the 23 different Executive Orders he will take to get your guns’.

‘My friend, our freedom is under direct assault’.

‘From those who want take your guns. From those who want to shred our Constitution, and as our good in friend Rand Paul from Kentucky says, from those who want to be King’.

‘Let me tell you, Mitch McConnell is ready to lead the fight to protect your rights. Will you stand with Mitch today’?

‘Our Founders fought a revolution to secure our rights. They would have been appalled by what they heard from an American president the other day’.

‘President Obama has the left wing media in a frenzy. And, like his old Chief of Staff, he is determined to not waste a crisis’.

‘The gun-grabbers are in full battle mode. And they are serious’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/22/1476711/gop-senate-leader-obama-is-in-full-battle-mode-to-grab-your-guns/

 

Conversation with a ‘Conservative’ – Part 2 – “I am amazed at just how many so called “Educated” People think a National Gun ban is going to stop gun crime”.

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A couple of thoughts for ‘Don’.
1. Who is calling for a ‘National Gun ban’?
2. How many people can 1 person (unarmed) kill vs. 1 person armed kill?
3. When 40% of guns are purchased via gun shows where no background checks are mandated, how is that a ‘strict law’?
4. Show me where EVERY gun owner is trained just like you are.
5. Show me were President Obama has asked for legislation banning all guns.

‘Don’ is not as ignorant as Jimbob was but still is like wathcing FOX ‘news’.
Takes a fact and skews it.
Skew it back at ’em.
Show me where your ‘fact’ is an actual fact.

Oh and ‘Don’, I didn’t approve your comments as you spamed me.
5 different comments all along the same vein.
dnrjenkins1959@yahoo.com wrote : “I am amazed at just how many so called “Educated” People think a National Gun ban is going to stop gun crime”.

Me – Don, here’s the problem.
You need to educate yourself.
Aside from yourself and others on the extreme right, no one serious is talking about a ‘National Gun ban’.
What IS being talked about are banning/restricting certain weapons. Military style assault weapons. Clips carring more then 10 rounds.
We have great police forces to protect our communities and a great military to protect our Nation.
We are not in armed conflict with anyone within our Nation again except for those on the extreme right who think the Government is trying to ‘take my guns’.
Much like you seem to think with your ‘National Gun ban’.
Will it stop crime? No. We don’t live in a perfect World. But it will begin to lessen the chances of more Sandy Hooks.
dnrjenkins1959@yahoo.com wrote : ” The true issue is the person with a gun, not the gun its self”.

Me – Really.
OK. Take the gun out of the person’s hand.
How many people can he kill until he (generic) is stopped?

Now put a 6 shot revolver in that person’s hand.
How many people can he kill until he’s stopped?

Now put a AR15 w/a 30 round clip in that person’s hand.
How many people can he kill before he’s stopped?

So Don, without a gun, maybe 1 person is killed. With a revolver, maybe 6 are killed. With the AR15, maybe 30 are killed.
Seeing a trend here Donny boy?

It IS the gun.

dnrjenkins1959@yahoo.com wrote : “Strict Laws are on the books now, enforce what is there and make stiff mandatory sentencing, capital punishment, and allow people to have the guns they need to protect themselves”.

Me – Don where are the ‘strict laws’ at gun shows? Private sales?
You might be a responsible person but we need background checks on EVERYONE – with ALL gun sales.
You yourself say in a later post that ‘criminals won’t follow the law’ so making the punishment more severe isn’t the answer.
Getting/keeping guns out of the hands (as mush as possible) for those who shouldn’t have guns is the reason.
It’s not a perfect World but it’s a start to making us all safer.
And background checks/militaty assault bans and high capicity clips does not in any way stop good, law abiding citizens from owning the weapons needed for their protection.
Again we have great police forces.

dnrjenkins1959@yahoo.com wrote : ” It is not the way a gun looks or how many rounds it can hold, that makes it lethal. I was trained to strict, exact standards of engagement. 1 well placed shot,1 kill! I can engage at ranges from a few feet to several hundred yards with the same results”.

Me – As to the how a gun looks or how many rounds it can hold does not make it lethal see above. Yes it does.

Now tell me Don how many gun owners are trained as you?
1 out of 1000?
1 out of 10,000?
1 out of 100,000?
The vast majority of gun owners go to a target range and think they are ‘Rambos’.
Firing at a static target that doesn’t fire back.
dnrjenkins1959@yahoo.com wrote : ” Allow the law abiding People to keep and bare arms, this is a right as old as the Nation its self”.

Me – Nobody serious is stopping ‘law abiding people to keep and bare arms’.
How does making background checks for all gun sales stop ‘law abiding people?
How does banning military assault weapons stop ‘law abiding people’?
How does banning high capicity clips stop ‘law abiding people’?

What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Colin Powell Slams ‘Idiot Presentations’ by Some Republicans, Urges GOP Leaders to ‘Speak Out’

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“Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president. I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I’ve been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don’t see the senior leadership of the party say, ‘No, that’s wrong.’ In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they’re encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff”.

“And it’s killing the base of the party. I mean, 26 percent favorability rating for the party right now. It ought to be telling them something. So, instead of attacking me or whoever speaks like I do, look in the mirror and realize, ‘How are we going to win the next election?”
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/colin-powell-slams-idiot-presentations-by-some-republicans-urges-gop-leaders-to-speak-out-2/

UPDATE # 4 – The Citadel: Gun-Loving ‘Americans Signing Up to Live in Idaho Fortress Community’

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From the ‘castle fortress’ in Benwah County, Idaho.

‘Announcement soon’
‘III Arms Company should have an announcement up in the next week or so regarding ‘internal’ business’.
@ : http://iiiarms.blogspot.com/2013/01/announcement-soon.html

With all of the bad pr they’ve been getting, they need to start answering questions, providing actual facts on backing and funding.

Well to all of us who aren’t ‘real’ ‘Patriots’.

And a little out take from them.

Concrete is a great conductor of heat and cold. They will have to really crank up the heat in the Winter to fend off the cold concrete walls up to the point where the walls could be ‘dripping’.

And who isn’t looking forward to a ‘composting toilet’ in their house?

“Hon. Is that chicken I smell?”

“No just the toilet again!”

For a 1/2 acre, 1200 sq. ft ‘home’ with 15′ X 30′ workshop, my ‘lease’ would be $780 a month. (Paid off in only 30 years)

‘Citadel Housing Cost Calculator’
‘Every Citadel home will come with a 2,500 gallon water tank’.

‘A one year supply of food for either 1 or 2 adults’.

‘1 or 2 AR15-variant rifles and 1,000 rounds of ammunition per rifle’.

‘A generator’.

‘A composting toilet’.

‘A vault’.

‘A protective Safe Room’.

‘If you are bringing more than 2 adults, additional ARs, ammunition and food will be added for a tiny fee’.

‘Remember, your home requires zero down payment, zero interest, no background check and no credit check… and your Lease is for Life’.
@ : http://iiicitadel.com/calculator.html

(Yet on this site –   http://www.iiicitadel.com/apply.html –   they say this – “Step Six: You will be informed if your application has been approved or denied somewhere between 120-180 days after submitting your application”.

“Step Seven: Once you have been approved, you must finalize the details of your custom home, including square footage, lot size, et cetera. You will be required to begin paying 25% of your full lease price 90 days after your application has been approved. Once the Construction Team breaks ground on your residence, you will be required to pay 1/2 of the lease price each month”.

Ummmmm. I guess to ‘Patriots’, paying 25% and 50% before you move in isn’t a ‘down payment’. )

‘All homes will be built of poured concrete for exceptional strength and durability. Your home will be built to your specs (details available at this website) with utilities stubbed to the interior’.

@ : http://iiicitadel.com/index.html

 

 

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