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    And We Wonder What's Wrong With Congress???

    I kinda knew that Boner was just that but I had no idea of the depth of his ignorance!! This is just unfreaking believable!!

    Boehner says he 'absolutely' trusts Obama

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...03-17-12-01-05

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences.

    Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker says they're trying to bridge some big differences.

    One issue they agree on: The U.S. doesn't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt.

    Some conservatives criticized Obama when he said last week that the country doesn't have an immediate debt crisis.

    Boehner says a debt crisis does loom in the years ahead because entitlement programs are not sustainable if they aren't changed.

    He says balancing the budget will help the economy.

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    It's fairly obvious that Boehner is part of the problem, not part of the solution. As are probably 75% of the U.S. Congress. They've been there far too long and have more in common than not. As was said last Saturday, (Sarah Palin) the five richest Counties in the USA surround Washington, DC.

    So if you have served in the US Congress for 20 years, YOU LIVE IN D.C. not out in flyover land! Thus, if you live anyplace else, I don't believe you're being represented very well . . .

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    Thomas Sowell says it better than I ever could . .

    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editor...ce-no-more.htm

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    OK, another "I told you so" . . .

    One of our Congressional Representatives, Diana DeGette is and has, for many years, been writing "Gun Control" bills in the House. In a speech this week she finally showed the public what many of us have said or at least suspected. She, along with many of her Peers, know nothing of what they legislate.

    Here's what she said, and then what one of her aides, who apparently is just as uninformed, came back to spin it into something sensible, said as well.

    The lead sponsor of a bill to ban high-capacity magazines for firearms dismissed concerns that the tens of millions of such devices already in use would render her ban pointless by explaining that that the existing ones would be used up in time.

    "These are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available,” said Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., at a forum hosted by the Denver Post.

    But magazines are re-loadable. That’s kind of the point of them. They are what one puts the ammunition in, not the ammunition itself.

    DeGette revealed the divide between the two Americas on firearms and may have finally sunk Democratic hopes for substantive restrictions on weapons in the process.

    DeGette’s office tried to clarify the blunder, with a spokeswoman saying that DeGette meant to say “clips,” not magazines. But clips, devices for quickly loading ammunition into a weapon, are mostly re-usable too.
    And then you get even a glimpse of the ignorance of the press because they don't understand that the terms "Magazine" and "Clips" are basically interchangeable either.

    The term "Clip" comes from early military bolt action and semi automatic rifles that used internal magazines. For loading this type of rifle (and some early semi auto pistols) a device known as a "Stripper Clip" was devised. This put the capacity of the particular gun's cartridges on a thin bar that was inserted into the top of the magazine and in most cases (M-1 Garand is an exception, it's "Clip" stayed in the rifle until the last round was fired then it was ejected) the "bar" or "Stripper Clip" was then pulled out and the cartridges stayed in the magazine. It made loading the cartridges one at a time un-necessary and increased the firing rate of the weapon being used. After WWII, because of the returning GI's and their jargon, the detachable magazine became known to many as a "Clip", especially when referring to the magazines in semi auto Pistols . .

    Now you know more than Diana DeGette and her entire staff! And probaly most of the other people in and around the United States Congress . .

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    Like when Fiestien /Feintein/or whatever was at that pressor with an AK, finger on the trigger spraying all in the room. ZERO firearms etiquette/knowledge.....They know NOTHING about what they speak of....PURE 100% EMOTION.....
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    Like I said in another thread, half jokingly . . "BAN BLACK PEOPLE!"

    If we'd have done that a few years back, Obozo wouldn't be President.

    Apparently the statistic that shows that 50% of all murders are done by a small minority of a 15% minority reaches to politicians also . . According to another pundit, 50% of all crimes committed by Politicians are committed by Black Politicians . . And our Mocha Messiah seems to be pushing corruption about as far as a Politician can and not be impeached . .

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    When folks start getting all up in arms over something, he creates a new and better 'CRISIS' to divert our attention, thus putting everything prior on the back burner.......and on and on and on.......
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