GUNS: Buy guns and ammo now?

Buy, Buy, Buy
by Michael Gaddy

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Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.   ~ Noah Webster

While we stumble along economically with bailouts, buyouts, and poor sales in almost all sectors, two products in America are seeing dramatic increases in sales: guns and ammo. People who never owned a gun before are buying; people are buying multiples of military style weapons and ammo is being bought by the case instead of by the box.

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Forewarned is forearmed. The encrouchments continue. Watched Mel Gibson’s “the patriot” again last night. Seems so obvious. Why can we only learn the lessons of history after something bad happens to us. Look at the TSA and ask “how the hell did this happen?”. I’d suggest it was when the FAA disarmed the pilots. But you might have other opinions.

The RIGHT to Keep and Bear Arms — RKBA — should have been the First Amendment! Ask any tyrant or dictator.

It’s really the litmus test for a politician. Ask that one question and you can tell if they are a socialist or not.

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From the FedEx website tracking my VistaPrint cards

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All shipment travel activity is displayed in local time for the location

To display the shipment travel activity in local time of the scan, please select “Local Scan Time” time zone option.

Date/Time Activity Location Details

Jan 22, 2009 3:17 AM Departed FedEx location EDISON, NJ

Jan 22, 2009 12:00 AM Package data transmitted to USPS KENDALL PARK, NJ

Jan 21, 2009 11:59 AM Arrived at FedEx location EDISON, NJ

Jan 21, 2009 2:11 AM Departed FedEx location MARTINSBURG, WV

Jan 21, 2009 2:42 AM Arrived at FedEx location MARTINSBURG, WV

Jan 16, 2009 11:07 PM Departed FedEx location BELLEVILLE, MI

Jan 16, 2009 9:04 PM Arrived at FedEx location BELLEVILLE, MI

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Why not just mail it from MI?

Gooferment and FedEx.


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RANT: possibility some GITMO prisoners might be set free in America

Why the Gitmo policies may not change
By JOSH GERSTEIN | 1/23/09 4:28 AM EST

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5. The orders downplay the possibility that some prisoners might be set free in America.

Obama ordered that when Guantanamo closes, any remaining inmates “be returned to their home country, released, transferred to a third country, or transferred to another United States detention facility in a manner consistent with law and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.” But Obama’s wordsmiths seem to have deliberately trimmed out any explicit mention of the explosive possibility of freeing prisoners on American soil.

While Obama’s aides seem to prefer trying prisoners in civil courts or freeing them abroad, there are no obvious charges to be filed against some of the detainees. Once Guantanamo closes, letting them loose in the U.S. may be the only option if other countries won’t take them.

Craig said he was “hopeful” that other governments will take many of the detainees, but some nations may not step up until the U.S. does. “One question a lot of countries keep asking is, ‘How many are you going to take?” Waxman said. “There may be some countries that want to earn some credit [with the] new administration…but I don’t expect this problem to go away.”

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I’m speechless!

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JOBFINDING: Sr. HR Director, a Compensation Specialist, and a Training Supervisor

In the spirit of Sergeant Schultz as played by John Banner “I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!” “I know nothing, nothing! Nuthing at all.” I really have nothing to add!

My Facebook friend RG is looking for a Sr. HR Director, a Compensation Specialist, and a Training Supervisor.

Convince me why I should let you use my good graces to annoy my friend and fellow alum.

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RANT: O’s inauguration and private jets

Story #8: Six Hundred Private Jets Land in DC for Inaugural

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RUSH: Now, while this is happening, while the balls for the average guy are being cancelled, from the Wall Street Journal: A record number of private jets landed in the Washington area for the inaugural. “At a time of financial crisis and Green correctness, many of the wealthy are choosing to arrive by private jet. According to an article in Bloomberg, as many as 600 private jets were expected to touch down in D.C. for the inauguration. The runway at Washington Dulles was closed Saturday to allow as many as 100 small planes to park. And the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said it expected a total of 500 small jets to land from Jan. 16 through Jan 21. ‘That would set a record, topping the 300 the airport accommodated for President George W. Bush’s 2004 inaugural,’ an Airports Authority says in the article.

Of course, flying private to a celebration of a populist, pro-environment President is a bit like the Detroit execs jetting to Washington for bailout money,” is it not?

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I like that last line.

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POLITICAL: Selecting interim senators


How about picking some poor taxpayer with an AGI of under 100k, with only a public school education (College is OK if it was a CCNY night school or a community college), with a family of at least two kids?

For one six year term, at which time, the clock will strike 12, the carriage turns back into a pumpkin, and that person — man or woman — returns to private life. I think NY, the country, and the world would be well represented.

Never happen, but an interesting thought experiment!

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How about Lottery losers? Everyone writes their name on a losing lottery ticket and puts it in a big drum. Patterson wouldn’t need a blindfold. Great fun.

How about non-violent felons? They’d be able to tell the other politicians what happens for corruption.

How about a lucky winner form the unemployment office? We know they’d be free and they are looking for work.

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