That was clearly understood in October 1993, when 76 senators voted for an amendment, offered by Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, to end funding for the military mission in Somalia effective March 31, 1994, with limited exceptions.
None of those 76 senators, who include the current Republican leader and whip, acted to jeopardize the safety and security of U.S. troops in Somalia. All of them recognized that Congress had the power and the responsibility to bring our military operations in Somalia to a close, by establishing a date after which funds would be terminated.
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is." (4/9/99)
"I think it’s also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn.” (6/5/99)
“It doesn’t make any sense to have a timetable. You know, if you give a timetable, you’re — you’re conceding too much to the enemy.”
An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Colt: The original point and click interface.
Gun control is not about guns; it’s about control.
If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
“Free” men do not ask permission to bear arms.
If you don’t know your rights you don’t have any.
Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved.
What part of “shall not be infringed” do you NOT understand?
The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
79,999,987 firearm owners killed no one yesterday. (Based on 80 million)
Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.
Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
You don’t shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
911 - government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
Assault is a behavior, not a device.
Criminals love gun control — it makes their job safer.
If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
Only a government that is afraid of its citizens, tries to control them.
You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
Enforce the “gun control laws” we ALREADY have: Don’t make more.
When you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
“A government of the people, by the people, for the people…”
Labels: common freakin sense
Sheryl Crow is touring with TV producer Laurie David in the hopes of raising awareness and finding a solution to global warming.
Here's one of her ideas (courtesy of Huffington Post):
"Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required. When presenting this idea to my younger brother, who's judgment I trust implicitly, he proposed taking it one step further. I believe his quote was, "how bout just washing the one square out."
Sadly, I just can't look at her the same way anymore, and I don't think I'd want to sit next her to her for any length of time either. Pppppewwwwww
Click on the link above and read the rest at HuffPo, it's hilarious......
Harry said we lost it, so I guess everybody can come home now! What a guy!!
I'm sure our soldiers ducking bullets right now will be thrilled to know they lost. Probably not as thrilled as Al Queda, Islomofascists, Iran, Syria, Robert Rouse, The Democratic Party, Alec Baldwin (truly a sympathetic guy if ever there was one), John Good, Hezbollah, Hamas, Nancy Pelosi, The Reverend Fred Phelps, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, etc, etc,etc.
You know, Harry has always been a whining, cranky, lying, crooked old pantywaist, but I never had him pegged for a full blown America hating traitor, until now that is.
Labels: law and order
To suggest that there is concrete evidence that the general voting public is adamantly opposed to either Harrison Square or the FWCS building project - or well-versed in the intricacies of the financing packages - is misguided at best and intellectually dishonest at worst. Recent history provides a perfect example. When the Allen County Public Library announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion a few years back, the opposition was immediately visible, vocal and vociferous. The library’s trustees were arrogant and wasteful, they argued, and our libraries were already good enough. Believing that their views represented the majority, opponents led a remonstrance against making improvements to the library system. But they were wrong. Voting with their signatures, the majority did want better libraries and didn’t mind paying for them.
Personally, I’m leaning in favor of Harrison Square and leaning against the FWCS project based on the vision and track record of the elected officials at the helm. Do I really believe that a baseball stadium is the cure for downtown? No. But no one ever said it was meant to be. The hotel, condos, retail shops and stadium are only the first in a number of steps necessary to revitalize the city’s core. I don’t pretend to understand the ins and outs of CRED financing and TIF districts – but I know that Fort Wayne city leaders obviously put these financial tools to good use in projects like Southtown Centre without raising my property taxes. Is there good reason to doubt that they can do the same with Harrison Square? Not really.
With Fort Wayne Community Schools, on the other hand, do I believe the superintendent’s claims that the district needs $500-million in repairs? Sure, it’s possible. Do I agree with the district’s argument that the buildings should be considered apart from concerns over academic achievement, contrary to the suggestion of critics? I don’t like the district’s stance, but this is in fact a maintenance issue, not an educational issue.
But do I trust the stewardship of some of the same long-time trustees who presided over the physical collapse of so many school properties? Definitely not. I have yet to hear an elected school board member take responsibility or even talk about accountability for this mess. That is reason for doubt.
I might yet be convinced to support the FWCS bond issue, but it’s going to take leadership that inspires confidence. Leadership - not polls, referendums and ad hoc committees – but leadership that can articulate a vision and move this community in a positive direction.
"Evidence is not the plural of anecdote."
"See, I needed to make some shit up, cause, I've been anointed, er I mean appointed, as Chairman of the newly created House Select Committee on Energy Dependence and Global Warming" remarked Representative Markey, long known for his penchant for stupid shit.
More garbage legislation and bureaucracy creation from Markey and his bi-partisan pal Chuck "I've lost my fucking mind" Hagle. They've all lost their minds.
Click on the title above to read specifics courtesy of the Boston Globe.
Labels: crackhead lawmakers