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by Alan Korwin, Author
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Urgent -- Page Nine Correction Re: Caroline Kennedy

Possibly the greatest error in the history of Page Nine just occurred in the lead story on Caroline Kennedy. In relying on a usually reliable attorney -- whose anonymity is now saving his sorry butt -- I inaccurately conveyed an element of Ms. Kennedy's book, In Our Defense, The Bill of Rights in Action (Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, 1991, William Morrow & Co.). The attorney, whose anonymity I intend to maintain, corrects himself:

"In accusing Caroline Kennedy of shoddy scholarship, I committed shoddy scholarship.

"The quote, 'the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment,' does not appear in U.S. v. Miller, but (absurd as it is) it does appear in Quilici v. Morton Grove, which Kennedy was citing in her book.  She was right, and I was wrong.

"Clearly, Kennedy is hostile to the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms, but she is not guilty of making up a quote, as I alleged.

"I apologize for my unforgivable error."

 

The book's discussion of the right to keep and bear arms rests on an examination of the 1982 Morton Grove gun ban, an act by a small town, supported by courts, that denied its citizens rights they had always had beforehand. That lower-court episode is considered by gun-rights advocates as one of the worst blots on the Second Amendment, but Kennedy and Alderman saw it as a proper stage to examine the issue. It would be hard to characterize their position as anything but hostile to the idea that mere citizens have the right to defend themselves with sidearms. The quotation the authors hinge their discussion upon -- inaccurately attributed in my report but accurately quoted -- is completely disparaging of a citizen's right to have or use handguns (and indeed, the Miller case makes no mention of handguns):

"Under the controlling authority of the only Supreme Court case to address the scope of the Second Amendment, U.S. v. Miller, the court concluded that 'the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment.'"

The erroneous details were published online a few hours ago. I've made every effort to correct this as swiftly as possible. I apologize for letting that slip through, and it serves as proof once again that, despite the rumors, I'm only human.

Sincerely,
Alan Korwin
The Uninvited Ombudsman

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Contents:
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1- Caroline Kennedy's Gun-qualified
2- Shooting Your Foot
3- Economy's Great Elsewhere
4- CNN Poll Nonsense
5- Internet Censorship Coming
6- Story Placement Bias
7- Real Presidential Numbers
8- Bureaucrats Bounce Businessmen
9- Permit Carry Expands
10- SPJ Misses Mark
11- Special Guest Columnist Craig Cantoni --
     Obama to Give Alcohol to Alcoholics

 

OBAMA WANTS YOU
In an extraordinary outreach effort, the president-elect is actively soliciting input from special-interest groups with no holds barred. Shockingly, not a single firearms group has responded (there are 39 pages just listing groups that have filed reports). Have we become so set in our fears that we might fail to ask our president for those values and laws that more than half the country would want? Reach out to your local and national pro-rights groups and make your voice heard. The president-elect's website is loaded with opportunities, but they mean nothing if we don't use them. I'm working on a proposal, will release it soon. Go here to start yourself:
http://change.gov/open_government/yourseatatthetable

 

CORRECTIONS:

In case it wasn't perfectly clear, the proposal to put serial numbers on every round of ammunition and ban all older ammo that isn't numbered was cockamamie nonsense from ignorant deluded dreamers, and did not pass anywhere (it showed up in 20 states). The idiotic/clever scheme would have banned ammunition, and everyone recognized that, especially its proponents. The National Shooting Sports Foundation made it clear: "Bullet serialization -- the process by which each individual round of ammunition is identified and marked with a laser engraved serial number -- is not feasible from a practical standpoint and any legislation mandating such action could rightfully be considered a de facto ban on ammunition." http://www.nssf.org/media/ The most dangerous part of the proposal is that there are people out there thinking that way -- and they have worse ideas, if that's possible -- http://www.gunlaws.com/Left-wing%20Gun%20Plan.htm

 

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1- Caroline Kennedy's Gun-qualified

The lamestream media told you:

Caroline Kennedy, who lacks any serious credentials to replace Hillary Clinton as a senator from New York, nevertheless seeks the seat, has a good chance of securing it because after all she's rich, famous, good looking, a relative of a highly regarded political family and would probably be a good senator.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In the news reports of Caroline Kennedy's aspirations to be a Senator, several reporters have noted that her qualifications include being a "Constitutional lawyer" who "wrote a book about Constitutional law."

A close attorney friend who prefers to remain anonymous happens to have that book: In Our Defense, The Bill of Rights in Action (Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy, 1991, William Morrow & Co.). He bought it (autographed by both Alderman and Kennedy) for $2 at a used book sale. Here is what Constitutional scholars Alderman and Kennedy had to say about the Second Amendment, on page 100:

"Under the controlling authority of the only Supreme Court case to address the scope of the Second Amendment, U.S. v. Miller, the court concluded that "the right to keep and bear handguns is not guaranteed by the Second Amendment."

[NOTE: The attorney had gone on to incorrectly attribute the quote to the wrong case, and took Kennedy to task for the error, when it was the attorney's error not hers. See the error correction notice at the top of this posting.]

 

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2- Shooting Your Foot

The lamestream media told you:

Football star Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg with an illegal handgun, and now faces up to 15 years in prison. He had a handgun permit in Florida but it expired earlier this year, and wouldn't have mattered in New York. The NFL encourages its players to stay away from guns because they're too dangerous, with Hall of Famer Mike Ditka saying, "I don't understand the league, why can anybody have a gun? I will have a policy, no guns, any NFL players we find out, period, you're suspended."

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Sean Taylor was killed last year during a robbery at his house. Darrent Williams was killed in 2007 outside a nightclub. What makes these two events related is that Taylor played football for the Redskins, and Williams was with the Broncos.

While it's "only" two murders in a year, it calculates out to a murder rate of 118 per 100,000 (for pro-football players) compared to "only" 5.9 per 100,000 for the public. In other words, there is a 20 times greater chance of a football player being killed than you or me. It's higher than for even the highest risk group, black kids between 18 and 24 (a complex function of social and government policies, and the government-sponsored war on some drugs).

Rich, high profile, easy-to-spot football players are a natural target of the same perverse maggots that prey on the rest of society. Instead of recognizing this and screaming for their civil right of self defense to remain intact, the corrupt media screams at the man who shot himself in the leg. Then it provides ad space, disguised as "news," for a fat white cat who campaigns to deny the civil rights of black men to keep and bear arms. You have to have sympathy for Mike "Jim Crow" Ditka, since he comes off as wholly ignorant of the issue he addresses, promoting the disarming of the innocent, just like postbellum bigots in the south.

Immeasurable thanks to Dr. John Lott, who brought this my attention with his post for FOX news http://tinyurl.com/5mnfkz, and did all the math and background making my job a snap. John, you rule.

Not a single news story discussed gun safety, how to avoid shooting yourself in the leg, what errors this man made in gun handling, how he carried or anything that would benefit the public and help keep us safe. According to leading experts, that surprised no one.

 

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3- Economy's Great Elsewhere

The lamestream media told you:

The economy is in the pits, hard times are upon us, consumers aren't spending, you should be very worried and there's plenty of blame to go around. Stay tuned for the opinions again of three of our leading opinion talkers.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Economic activity at gun shows is exceeding all records, with attendance 30% to 100% above prior years. The last gun show attended by the Uninvited Ombudsman to sign books (the beautifully organized Crossroads of the West show in Phoenix) was packed to the rafters, ran long (three days not two), and had an astounding 2,300 tables in four buildings and two huge tents. Mountains of ammo were moved out in a constant flow of hand trucks and everyone was carrying packages. The idea that people don't have spending money is pure nonsense -- where there are good buys of desirable products the economy is way robust.

The media, in an effort to scare the public and present its twisted view of reality, took a 3% increase in sales on black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and called it "cautious" "tentative" "limited" and anything but a welcomed increase.

Vigorous sales activity at the gun show -- and around the nation -- have been attributed in part to threats against gun rights made by president-elect Obama. "He's selling more guns than anyone," said one dealer, reflecting on how Slick Willie Clinton had a similar effect. Signs sprang up with Obama's picture and a caption of "Employee of the month."

In other news, after a two-year drought in California due to especially repressive gun laws, a new pistol has finally been approved for sale in the state. Government efforts to slow the economy by limiting what can be sold is so un-American it defies words.

The SR9 by Sturm Ruger (NYSE:RGR) has also been approved for sale in Massachusetts, another leading anti-gun-rights state. The 9mm striker-fired sidearm offers an internal trigger bar interlock and striker blocker, trigger safety, magazine disconnect, and a visual and tactile loaded-chamber indicator. http://www.ruger.com/News/2008-11-26a.jsp?P=F

Some critics are concerned that California's restrictive approach to firearms is driving the direction of gun makers, and the impediments to sales, increased costs and mandated design features may not be in the best interests of a free market or a well-armed public. Anti-rights legislators often take their cues from the Eureka state, known affectionately as The Land of Fruits and Nuts.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation also notes that Ruger announced that its board of directors has authorized a stock repurchase program that allows the company to repurchase up to $5 million of its common stock from time to time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. Gun stocks are seen by some analysts as a choice investment.

In still other news, Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWHC) announced it has filled orders from three state agencies for duty firearms for its Military & Police (M&P) Pistol Series. The agencies include the Washington Department of Corrections, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations.

 

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4- CNN Poll Nonsense

The lamestream media told you:

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll, "By a 51%-to-49% margin, Americans say China is a 'military threat' to the U.S. 70% say China poses an 'economic threat,' while 30% say it does not."

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Confirming reports that reporters have no understanding of math, CNN has released a meaningless poll and used it to fill space where news is supposed to appear.

The American public's beliefs about communist China -- and especially its military capabilities or intentions -- are almost entirely a function of what the news media spoon-feeds them. Those beliefs have only a marginal relationship to what really occurs in world affairs, and is no rational basis for formulating opinions on the level of military threat the communist Chinese pose. Asking for such opinions is as meaningful as gathering fairy dust. Opinions expressed under such conditions are vapid nonsense, not worth the paper they are printed upon.

A researched report on the economic or military threats posed to us by the communists in China would have taken work, and did not run.

 

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5- Internet Censorship Coming

The lamestream media told you:

The Internet guarantees an uncontrolled flow of information without editorial changes which, though we generally don't like our loss of control, we recognize does provide the public with a valuable alternative source of information to the majestic truth we provide.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Personal emails, websites and blogs escaped tight political-based control by a 4 to 2 party-line vote of the FEC back in 2002 -- with a Republican legislature in control. In a court case soon afterwards, however, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly held the commission's feet to the fire, saying, "The commission's exclusion of Internet communications from the coordinated communications regulation severely undermines," the goals of McCain-Feingold. Those goals are the suppression of free speech concerning elections through complex and expensive federal regulations and spending limits. Failure to comply (and it takes a team to do so) brings crushing fines and jail time.

Anyone who thinks the Internet is the salvation for political thought -- with Hillary "Gatekeeper" Clinton coming into power along with teams of phony-fairness-doctrine statists -- had better wake up and smell the coffee.

 

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6- Story Placement Bias

The lamestream media told you:

Saxby Chambliss won the run-off election for a Senate seat in Georgia, 58 to 42 against his Democrat competitor, making him the 41st Republican senator in the 2008 contest. This denies Democrats their highly desired Senate "supermajority," which would have let them run a liberal agenda virtually unrestricted.  Republicans can now filibuster and interfere with the incoming administration.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

With the national election results hanging in the balance nearly five weeks after the election, and the makeup of a liberal-fueled filibuster-proof Senate teetering on the brink, Gannett news media put this story on page 6 of its #2 rag, featuring instead the financial success of photo-radar speed traps and a change to asthma medicine that doesn't take effect for four weeks, on its front cover.

Cable news CNN ran the nation-changing story fourth the day after the election, behind auto makers who will be begging soon for taxpayer cash to salvage their poorly run businesses, a prison-plea request by disgraced suspected murderer O.J. Simpson, and an appointment to Obama's cabinet, who will have a diverse staff. This is known in "news" circles as getting your priorities straight.

Liberal financier George Soros reportedly poured a fortune into Georgia to get blacks out to vote, but the strategy failed. The recipients of Soros' money, mainly TV and radio stations but also all sorts of peripheral promotion outlets like print shops, telephone banks and PR firms were happy to receive the cash windfall, regardless of the failed outcome. Detailed reporting on who got Soros' millions did not appear.

Smart Americans on both sides of the aisle recognize the value of a divided government, preventing either side from forcing its will on the nation unopposed. Really smart Americans recognize that gridlock helps slow down government's encroachment on we the people in everything we do, and is a good thing.

 

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7- Real Presidential Numbers

The lamestream media told you:

Obama won in a stunning landslide.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Obama absolutely took the electoral college, the thing the Democrats wanted to eliminate after the last election, in a lopsided victory, 365 to 173, or 68% of the poorly understood controversial electoral college devised and in place since our wildly successful founding.

The entire election though swung on 3-1/2% of the popular vote (a 7% spread). How many Americans is that?

America has 305 million people presently. Just under 128 million of them voted (which is 64% of those eligible -- the rest are too young, unregistered, here illegally, prisoners, convicted felons who've lost the civil right to vote, etc.). So, only 42% of the citizenry cast ballots. McCain got roughly 59 million, Obama got 68 million, so Obama took the presidency with an affirmative act on the part of 22% of Americans. Sounds fair, right? Hey, don't sweat it. That's the way it's always been, the majority rules, kinda sorta. Got a better plan?

It was a landslide! 22%!

 

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8- Bureaucrats Bounce Businessmen

The lamestream media told you:

Federal lawmakers are proposing a takeover of the Big Three U.S. automakers, and replacing the presidents there with a seven-member federal board that could control every aspect of the operations. It remains unclear if the proposal will be approved, but something has to be done, and the federal government is the only force powerful enough to fix the problems which would otherwise lead to unmitigated disaster, according to federal experts.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In complete violation of the oath of office, and with utter disregard for the Constitution they are sworn to uphold, the Democrat party is proposing to take over and run an entire industry, because they believe it is being run poorly.

"The government power grab aimed at socializing the American auto industry is a travesty of unheard of proportion," said one expert who refused to be named for fear of reprisals. "The Democrats have no authority to take over an industry -- this places them on an equal footing with Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales -- the leading socialists in South America. The hubris defies description. Why aren't the people up in arms?"

A careful search of the olden Constitution confirms there is no authority even in the cracks or shadows that would allow federal officials to appoint a seven-person board to run the companies and force the presidents, who hold their seats at the pleasure of the shareholders, out of office. News media uniformly failed to mention such points or ask the coup d'etat leaders about their planned takeover.

"The worst part is that virtually no one in Congress, and the vast majority of federal employees, have any experience whatsoever in running even a candy store let alone an industry, with profit and loss factors, supply and demand, design and competition... nothing! How they'll go from tax-funded bureaucracy to minding one of the largest industries on the planet is a disaster of unprecedented size in the making."

Government leaders, who have been planning a seven TRILLION dollar bailout of faulty businesses, using money they don't have and a cooked set of books, couldn't be reached for comment. "Just wait till we're running GM, Ford and Chrysler," one of them was overheard saying. "We're confident we can do this right, or at least better than the auto executives." Government officials' phones were set in a endless voice-mail menu loop, with no contact possible at press time.

 

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9- Permit Carry Expands

The lamestream media told you:

Defying logic and any sense of safety, Bush's government has avoided Congress and changed the gun laws through regulatory process. People with concealed-weapon permits will now be allowed to roam the National Parks armed at will. "We should not be making it easier for dangerous people to carry firearms in our parks," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign, in a prepared statement.

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Why Mr. Helmke thinks that trained, FBI-certified permit holders are dangerous people instead of safe people was unreported. Statistics show that permit holders are, on average, five times below the national average for commission of crimes.

However, continuing the rights-denial policies now entrenched in the halls of federal power, quasi-government agents -- people with perpetually monitored government-issued firearm-carry permits -- will be tolerated in U.S. National Parks for now. The National Park service  banned the possession of working firearms from their entire spread of lands (83 million acres, 376 separate areas, in 49 states) decades ago, with no apparent delegated legal authority to do so.

Now, the one or two percent of the public that has bent over and been granted government permits will be able to keep and bear arms on this federally controlled land with little fear of arrest.

The rights of the rest of the public, supposedly guaranteed under the Bill of Rights, remain denied.

No effort is underway or planned for reinstating freedom for the general population. Any "non-licensed person" caught in National Parks in possession of private property, if the property is a workable firearm, will be subject to fines, confiscation of the property, arrest and prosecution. That part of the plan got no "news" attention at all, but we the people noticed it.

 

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10- SPJ Misses Mark

The lamestream media told you:

According to the Center for Media and Democracy: The Society of Professional Journalists has issued a statement strongly criticizing the National Broadcasting Corporation for its continued use of retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey as an on-air military analyst, while failing to disclose McCaffrey's multiple conflicts of interest." NBC, CNBC and MSNBC give viewers the impression he is an objective observer speaking from the depths of his experience. "What the networks have failed to tell viewers is that McCaffrey has a financial interest in the war." The networks -- owned by defense contractor General Electric, is a powerful reason to be skeptical about their neutrality and credibility. Writing for the Columbia Journalism Review, Charles Kaiser asks if there is any limit to the shamelessness of NBC News, which "has never once disclosed any of McCaffrey's multiple conflicts of interest on the air."
http://www.prwatch.org/node/8069

 

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

It is unusual but refreshing to see SPJ attack one of its own for gross corruption and bias that is endemic in virtually all lamestream media. However, SPJ has found no time or space to issue a strong statement condemning NBC (or the rest of the lamestream) for running stories up to four-to-one in favor of their preferred presidential candidate (or 4 to 1 against the one they hated, who not surprisingly lost by a few percentage points). The McCaffrey deceit concerns a single news item. The twisted coverage of the presidential candidates helped swing the national election, an act that would be typically considered criminal fraud, but apparently not important enough to mention.

 

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11- Special guest columnist Craig J. Cantoni

Obama and Paulson to give free alcohol to alcoholics

Joining with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, President-elect Barack Obama has announced new hope and change for alcoholics.

"The federal government is going to give alcoholics all of the liquor they want," said Obama yesterday from his president-elect office, standing behind a lectern emblazoned with his president-elect seal of office.  In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation, a red-nosed Paulson stood unsteadily by his side, holding a pint of Jack Daniels in one hand and pint of Wild Turkey in the other.

"Here's to you, Barack baby," said Paulson as he took a swig from the Jack Daniels bottle.

Earlier, Obama had announced that as soon as he officially takes office and is the real chancellor instead of the de facto one, he was going to address the American addiction to debt and credit by giving Americans a stimulus package of more debt and credit.

Not to be outdone, the Bush administration announced that it was going to establish a consumer credit facility to finance credit cards, car loans and mortgages.  Americans should start receiving credit card solicitations within a week from the U.S. Treasury, which will issue them through its new subsidiary, Citibank.  The cards will be financed by the communist Chinese government, which has a lot of money, due to a savings rate in communist China of almost 50 percent.

Some economists reacted negatively to the news, saying that easy money is what caused the housing bubble and subsequent financial meltdown in the first place.  They have not been heard from since.  There are rumors that Obama, borrowing a page from his idol FDR, has convinced the Bush administration to send the unpatriotic and disloyal economists to internment camps, as FDR did to Japanese Americans.  Instead of building new camps in the desert, however, Obama plans to use the existing camp at Guantanamo once it is emptied of terrorists.

Mainstream reporters have been enthusiastically supporting Obama's economic plans, perhaps because they are mindful of how another Democrat icon, Woodrow Wilson, handled press criticism during the First World War:  He threatened the press with imprisonment and actually jailed one recalcitrant editor for sedition under his Espionage Act. That might explain the media's double standard in characterizing Republicans as right-wing extremists who violate civil liberties but not characterizing Democrats the same way.

Of course, since 90 percent of Americans have been educated and reeducated in government schools under the tutelage of three million members of the National Education Association (aka teachers union), 90 percent of Americans only know the leftist version of history and economics.

Incidentally, the NEA, which supported Obama, has a list of recommended books on its website.  At the top of the list is Rules for Radicals, the book by the radical Jewish-Russian anti-capitalist, Saul Alinsky, who was a mentor to Obama.  The other books on the list are of the same genre.  Books on liberty and free markets didn't make the list. http://www.nea.org/neanow/hcrlib.html

Clueless Republican soccer moms and dads love their public schools, completely oblivious to the values, beliefs and worldview brought into the classroom by the NEA.  Fearing imprisonment at Guantanamo for disloyalty, the press has not connected the dots for the parents, especially the dot of Alinsky with the dot of the NEA with the dot of Obama. It's just a big dot con.

Understanding that the economic policies of Obama et al. will result in hyperinflation and the debasement of the dollar, self-educated Americans have been trying to buy gold coins, only to discover that none are available -- the US Mint and other mints have not kept up with demand. Could it be because their governments know that a shift to gold exposes the fact that they have been printing fiat money to hide their economic frauds?

Sigh! I need a stiff drink. Secretary Paulson, please pass the Wild Turkey.

An author and columnist, Mr. Cantoni can be reached at ccan2@aol.com.

 

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CLOSERS:

The incoming president has made no comment on rumors that his daily top-secret CIA briefings have included news that:

The reason Congressman Ron Paul was denied access to visit Fort Knox and see the people's gold was because all the gold has been removed by government thieves;

24-hour surveillance of 160 active Muslim "sleeper cells" (a phrase that has disappeared from the "news" media), is down from a high of 310, since 150 have been secretly wiped out under orders from president Bush prior to attacks the Muslims were about to commit;

--Ripley's Believe It Or Be Shot

 

WHAT CAN I DO?

1. Begin talking about and demanding disarming criminals instead of infringing on rights of gun owners. Infringe us, meet stiff resistance, arrest and prosecute hardened murderers, we're your ally.

2. Seek "HR 218" for the general public (the national cop-carry law, that protects off-duty and retired police who choose to carry firearms anywhere they go). We were supposed to get it right after ex-cops did, but nothing happened. South Dakota, which attempted to ignore this law even for police, was just rebuked in court. http://www.leaa.org/leosasturgis.html

3. Demand "no arrest for possession of private property" law -- The American Historical Rights Protection Act (AHRPA) http://www.gunlaws.com/lostcry.htm

 

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As always, much to ponder. re: guns & politics: Mike Dillon has always maintained that the Demos have done far more for his business than the GOP ever did; Yes, Rahm Emanuel vacated his elected position, but Joe Biden had gold-plated job security -- he ran for relection to the senate while running as veep and won both.  So much for loyalty to constituents; "Fairness" Doctrine ought to apply to newspapers, TV, or classrooms (especially classrooms), and Love Ain't Science: In the 1980s Time published something like an 8-year study that determined--YES!--men and wimmin are different. Honest. --Barrett T.

 

Item 7 (electorate):  IMHO, I think we should require the candidates to announce at least their "first choices" for their cabinets by, say, 30 days before the election.  That way we'd have a much better idea of what team we're actually getting. --Clark J.
[And I doubt they'd agree because then we'd have a much better idea of what we're actually getting. Why tell the truth and lose votes, when you can lie and get some. -Alan.]

 

Alan....  How can I use some of your logic in future speeches, articles without plagiarizing?  This one is brilliant (Gun Law Update re: Brady plans), and others are so well spoken and reasoned...Tommy T.  SCOPE  N.Y. [Thanks for the compliments Tommy. Tell your friends. Re: what should you do -- Give credit where it's due, use what you will as inspiration, imitate but don't steal, find your own voice and sing out. Alan.]

 

 

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