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Fear among the gun extremists

March 7, 2013

To the editor: It is pretty scary that the right wing extremists believe, with all their hearts, that the government will “take their guns awa....

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svensota

Mar-14-13 7:15 PM

Hey, guys. I'm back from my Internet sensitivity training session. Let's all go for a beer. I'm in the mood to hug all of humanity, especially conservatives. Also, hypocrites, the irony impaired, and the humorless. I'd even give ol' Concerned 73 a big smooch.

What the hey, huh?

I love everyone!

The sky is blue and beautiful. Butterflies are coming soon.

I think I'll have another.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-14-13 11:50 AM

MT-the problem is not with my not accepting your opinion-you have the right to that-it is with your refusal to accept facts and admit when you are proven wrong. And I do not believe I have called you stubborn and irrational, I have called you a hypocrite(and provided examples), irony impaired and humorless.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-14-13 9:28 AM

MT-I would take you more seriously if you would hold yourself to the standard you hold others. And if you would admit that you are wrong when overwhelming proof of your error is provided. But to continue to bluster, to demand proof when you provide none, to accuse others of "vague,lawyerly" answers when you often provide "vague, lawyerly" answers just makes it difficult to believe that you are for real. Some of what you say seems to border on self-parody.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 7:44 PM

MIT/PR/JR/Zorrom/et al: I'm going to my first Internet sensitivity training session tonight. I'll be a whole new svensota tomorrow.

I'm sure.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:43 PM

Zorrom: Honestly, I thought MIT was yanking our chains too. Guess I'm not the only sensitive one. Maybe MIT should convert to Liberalism and become even more caring and gentle.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:35 PM

JR: Twelve?

Haven't we discussed my being able to count to 12 before? What you said was a little hurtful. And, I'm a sensitive guy. We liberals are a caring and gentle people.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 3:30 PM

MT-You mean you were serious? Wow, sorry you saw that as mean spirited. but if you do not see the humor in your statement, than you cannot see the meanspirited nature of your own posts. And that is sad. For you to say that you do not argue for the sake of argument is like Bill O'Reilly saying he does not like to critisize Obama. And if you feel that humor is poison then you should not say such blatantly hypocritical (and really funny) things.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 3:27 PM

Warren is selling!?!

Zooks! I'm gettin' out.

Or, was that in a Moneynews article from 2007?

If not, we're doomed. Again.

Maybe I'll get a little land in Texas next door to you, MIT. Buy gold. Buy guns. Build a bomb shelter. Or, at least a concrete bunker. And, convert to TeaPartyism.

Oh, woe is us.

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JReader

Mar-13-13 2:47 PM

Sven:

To come up with eight points one needs to know the problem. So, just what is your problem ? I'm ready to tackle it - heck I might even raise my personal bar and come up with twelve.

Awaiting your instructions, sir.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 2:21 PM

MT-just when I think you have no sense of humor whatsoever you post "I don't enjoy arguing for the sake of arguing. ". Thank you, that is the funniest thing I have read all week. Your humor brightened my day!

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svensota

Mar-13-13 11:48 AM

MIT: Heartwarming indeed, especially the part about the kolaches.

Clearly, we are polar opposites. I'd rather be dead than live anywhere in Lone Star State. May it leave the Union soon.

And, I'll pass on George, as Warren is on the other line buying his brains out.

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Zorromcgee

Mar-13-13 10:13 AM

MT-Why are you posting on here? Are you unaware of whats going on in st paul? They are discussing same sex marriage! Are you not ready to go out and deprive people of their rights? Get with it! Soon you will be forced to marry someone of the same sex if you don't!

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:20 AM

Dianne Feinstein! Well, bless her.

Thanks, PR.

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:16 AM

Ooops, I thought JR wrote the previous post. It was you, MIT!

Hard to tell you two guys apart.

Are you moving to GunWorld, too?

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svensota

Mar-13-13 12:13 AM

JR: I try to stay up-to-date on right wing propaganda, so, yes, I do read the WSJ.

Is your cup half empty (Headwinds Persist) or half full (Thank you, Mark Vitner)?

I'll keep you posted in the coming months of the great recovery.

Are you buying land in Idaho or Wyoming?

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PastResident

Mar-12-13 9:52 PM

"And just exactly who are those congressmen who would ban guns?"

I want their names.

I want to send them some moolah

You could start with Dianne Feinstein.

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svensota

Mar-12-13 9:15 PM

Hey, JR. How about another number for you to grouse about: 236,000.

That would be the number of jobs added in February by President Obama.

Let's listen in:

"The overall 236,000 number is nice, but the breadth of jobs growth across industries tells me that the recovery is broadening and likely gaining momentum. The mix of jobs is also changing. We're creating higher paying ones."

Gosh, must be the words of some Dem party hack, no?

I wonder who said that?

Wanna' find out?

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svensota

Mar-12-13 9:06 PM

PR: And just exactly who are those congressmen who would ban guns?

I want their names.

I want to send them some moolah.

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svensota

Mar-12-13 9:04 PM

JR: No, no,no. We'd ban axes, swords and crossbows. Haven't you been following along?

No, wait. One of us is being sarcastic.

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PastResident

Mar-12-13 6:21 PM

"Let's keep it simple and have only one point: A total ban on guns."

And now we've gone full circle back to the content of the letter to the editor.

The opening line, "It is pretty scary that the right wing extremists believe, with all their hearts, that the government will "take their guns away."

I see youv'e come to the conclusion that this would be the best option. I've showed in a previous post where other legislators thought the same way.

Some of us are not "ignorant and sealing ourselves off from reality" when there are people (some in congress) who believe the solution is "A total ban on guns."

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JReader

Mar-12-13 5:03 PM

Sven would like to see the world regress back to using axes, swords & cross bows. It was such a more peaceful world back in the day when you needed to put on a suit of armor just to go to a convience store.

So Sven, in your land of make believe do the police and military also have to adhere to the ban ? What about terrorists - them too ?

Banning guns worked out so well for Mr. Hitler.

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svensota

Mar-12-13 4:20 PM

PR: Now we're getting somewhere. Let's keep it simple and have only one point: A total ban on guns.

Done.

Excellent. No need for grand gestures to make wimpy liberals feel good.

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PastResident

Mar-12-13 1:26 PM

Sorry sven,

I didn't know 8 points is the minimum for a reasonable plan of action.

I, for one, would like to see as few "points" as possible while still actually trying to make a difference. Not just grand gestures that would apease those who have a fear of guns.

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Integrity

Mar-12-13 8:36 AM

The plan to fix the problem...this leads into places you don't want to talk about at parties. Problems that can't be fixed by a magazine limit or background check. Problems that revolve around something that we've been told doesn't exist in politics. Problems that to resolve would restrict some other freedoms, ones you care deeply about (not just guns). One could spend weeks discussing these, researching these, etc. and debating these. Out comes my crystal ball....pass gun control laws soon-lawmakers move on to next hot issue, majority of voters are now happy, feel safe-minimal impact on actually reducing violence-everyone is SHOCKED when, god forbid, the next nut goes off...with a gun.

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svensota

Mar-12-13 8:29 AM

I think your prescriptions are dinky band-aides that try to obfuscate the problem rather than solve it.

Ameliorate that, O Fair One.

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