RINO hunting:

Did yer senator vote for this?

Mine did. (at least mine until the next election).

Is there a bag limit on RINOs?

Me, I think that there should be open season.

Again, it is a good thing that dueling is against the law.

What caliber should you use for RINO?

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 2nd Sessions compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 510 as Amended )

Vote Number: 257

Vote Date: November 30, 2010, 10:09 AM

Required For Majority: 1/2

Vote Result: Bill Passed

Measure Number: S. 510 (FDA Food Safety Modernization Act )

Measure Title: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the safety of the food supply.

Not Voting – 2

Bond (R-MO)

Brownback (R-KS)

Vote SummaryBy Senator NameBy Vote PositionBy Home State

Grouped by Home State

Alabama:Sessions (R-AL), NayShelby (R-AL), Nay

Alaska:Begich (D-AK), YeaMurkowski (R-AK), Yea

Arizona:Kyl (R-AZ), NayMcCain (R-AZ), Nay

Arkansas:Lincoln (D-AR), YeaPryor (D-AR), Yea

California:Boxer (D-CA), YeaFeinstein (D-CA), Yea

Colorado:Bennet (D-CO), YeaUdall (D-CO), Yea

Connecticut:Dodd (D-CT), YeaLieberman (ID-CT), Yea

Delaware:Carper (D-DE), YeaCoons (D-DE), Yea

Florida:LeMieux (R-FL), YeaNelson (D-FL), Yea

Georgia:Chambliss (R-GA), NayIsakson (R-GA), Nay

Hawaii:Akaka (D-HI), YeaInouye (D-HI), Yea

Idaho:Crapo (R-ID), NayRisch (R-ID), Nay

Illinois:Durbin (D-IL), YeaKirk (R-IL), Yea

Indiana:Bayh (D-IN), YeaLugar (R-IN), Yea

Iowa:Grassley (R-IA), YeaHarkin (D-IA), Yea

Kansas:Brownback (R-KS), Not VotingRoberts (R-KS), Nay

Kentucky:Bunning (R-KY), NayMcConnell (R-KY), Nay

Louisiana:Landrieu (D-LA), YeaVitter (R-LA), Yea

Maine:Collins (R-ME), YeaSnowe (R-ME), Yea

Maryland:Cardin (D-MD), YeaMikulski (D-MD), Yea

Massachusetts:Brown (R-MA), YeaKerry (D-MA), Yea

Michigan:Levin (D-MI), YeaStabenow (D-MI), Yea

Minnesota:Franken (D-MN), YeaKlobuchar (D-MN), Yea

Mississippi:Cochran (R-MS), NayWicker (R-MS), Nay

Missouri:Bond (R-MO), Not VotingMcCaskill (D-MO), Yea

Montana:Baucus (D-MT), YeaTester (D-MT), Yea

Nebraska:Johanns (R-NE), YeaNelson (D-NE), Yea

Nevada:Ensign (R-NV), NayReid (D-NV), Yea

New Hampshire:Gregg (R-NH), YeaShaheen (D-NH), Yea

New Jersey:Lautenberg (D-NJ), YeaMenendez (D-NJ), Yea

New Mexico:Bingaman (D-NM), YeaUdall (D-NM), Yea

New York:Gillibrand (D-NY), YeaSchumer (D-NY), Yea

North Carolina:Burr (R-NC), YeaHagan (D-NC), Yea

North Dakota:Conrad (D-ND), YeaDorgan (D-ND), Yea

Ohio:Brown (D-OH), YeaVoinovich (R-OH), Yea

Oklahoma:Coburn (R-OK), NayInhofe (R-OK), Nay

Oregon:Merkley (D-OR), YeaWyden (D-OR), Yea

Pennsylvania:Casey (D-PA), YeaSpecter (D-PA), Yea

Rhode Island:Reed (D-RI), YeaWhitehouse (D-RI), Yea

South Carolina:DeMint (R-SC), NayGraham (R-SC), Nay

South Dakota:Johnson (D-SD), YeaThune (R-SD), Nay

Tennessee:Alexander (R-TN), YeaCorker (R-TN), Nay

Texas:Cornyn (R-TX), NayHutchison (R-TX), Nay

Utah:Bennett (R-UT), NayHatch (R-UT), Nay

Vermont:Leahy (D-VT), YeaSanders (I-VT), Yea

Virginia:Warner (D-VA), YeaWebb (D-VA), Yea

Washington:Cantwell (D-WA), YeaMurray (D-WA), Yea

West Virginia:Manchin (D-WV), YeaRockefeller (D-WV), Yea

Wisconsin:Feingold (D-WI), YeaKohl (D-WI), Yea

Wyoming:Barrasso (R-WY), NayEnzi (R-WY), Yea

Will we think this way soon?

We are, after all, slowly heading in the same direction.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

We do, however, have the second amendment. If we choose the time and place to use it, should that time come, that line be crossed.

But I ask you, where is the line? Is it distinct enough to see?

Or will we allow ourselves, like the frog, to be boiled slowly? Will we even notice the increasing temperature?

Will we one day wake up and see the line, sharply focused, behind us?

Will we lament as he did, too late?

Question:

Does the TSA have police powers? Can they arrest, or even legally detain you? Or do they have to refer cases to the local police?

Inquiring minds want to know…

Why “busting” down MY door at any time would be a bad idea

Because when SWAT or the FBI or ATF acts like this, I would have a hard time determining who was real and (as in this case) who was not.

I would assume that ANYONE entering my home without being invited would be someone such as these folks.

And act accordingly.

I am sure that were the invaders actual LEO, I would find myself either dead or seriously wounded (and up on charges). But how does one tell real criminals breaking down your door from police acting in a criminal manner? (who had better have a damned good reason to invade my home and put my and officers lives at risk….)

Likely never happen at my house. I am (for the most part) law abiding. No drugs, no shady deals, nothing that should interest the “authorities.

But if you enter my house at any time without my permission, especially if you “bust” down my door, it won’t turn out well for any of us.

Just please, don’t shoot my dog.

for all you folks who hate America

First of all, go fuck yourself with something large and preferably sharp edged….

But I digress…….

2nd….Read this. From someone who has a bit of a decent perspective. Who is insightful. Who (with the exception of thinking that a GLOCK is the finest firearm in the world) is quite intelligent and lives OUTSIDE of the US.Who sees the good and the bad in the US, but has enough experience to weigh them in balance and make an informed judgement.

If you hate the US, feel free to leave. Find a socialist paradise if you wish…There are many from which to choose, in many different flavors. Feel free to wallow in the equality and egalitarianism (while it lasts).

BUT LEAVE MY COUNTRY ALONE.

And thus, it begins:

So it would seem that people are pissed off at the Muslim community which fostered Mohamed Osman Mohamud, the attempted bomber at Corvallis OR.

Until the Muslim community purges themselves of practicers of radical islam (is there any other kind??? I mean, seriously, can you be a good muslim and interact well with infidels?)) there will always be hate, and intolerance, and suspicion. Until there are ZERO muslims who attempt this, or at least until each and every one is turned in by other muslims, then incidents like this will continue to happen. I don’t justify it, but I understand it.

It’s not like jews or christians or bhuddists attempt to commit mass murder in the name of their religion often (ever?) lately.

I was raised to be tolerant of others culture. And I am….until your culture fosters those who would harm my countrymen. Then all bets are off.

Your Mileage May Vary.

ETA: Seems the Europeans are feeling the same way……

Go Willie:

While weed isn’t my thing (ahem).No, really. I can’t even drink anymore. I’m old, and my party days are behind me.

I really admire the fact that Willie Nelson just feels that he can tell the LEOs to go to hell.

And when he is caught, he mans up and deals with the consequences.

Go Willie!