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Valkyrie_of_Reason (Kathy Getto)

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Paul Davis makes it official: He's running for governor

Bigdog, please cite the votes that backup your notion that Paul voted against the 2nd Amendment.

September 17, 2013 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

It's hard to have honest conversations about racism when folks aren't compelled to accept the truth.

September 15, 2013 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

But, ribs, what is racist about remembering these precious little girls whose lives were cut short?

September 15, 2013 at 9:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

I totally agree, cynic. I also believe those who keep their head buried in the sand and refuse to shine a light on the continuing racism in our country to be less than honest.

September 15, 2013 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

I am disappointed that you didn't mention the grandfather clause of her proposal as jafs pointed out. Why did you ignore that part?
I imagine you think I am all for banning all guns, but that couldn't be further from the truth. I was raised in a household with guns, taught how to respect, clean, handle and shoot from an early age. My sons and grandson have been taught as well. I believe a person should be able to protect their home and hunt for food. I would really like to understand fear you have of the unknown, but it just doesn't make sense to me. Don't you realize you have a ring in your nose, unable to think for yourself, and are being led around by the media? What is it that you fear? Civil unrest? A race war (few will be honest about this one), or do you believe Palin's bogus claim that the government is stockpiling weapons and ammo in order to kill us all?
Thank goodness my dad also taught me to consider my associations and their intentions!

September 14, 2013 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

Thanks, jafs. That is exactly what I meant. I was kindof in a hurry, and obviously forgot I was dealing with the comprehension challenged. :-)

September 14, 2013 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

Coebam: we certainly do understand where the problem lies. Unfortunately, your argument emulates the lies presented by the extreme right, i.e., "if all guns were banned", in order to instill irrational fear. If anyone understands the social aspects of violence, it would be us leftys, right? LOL

September 13, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

I can't find, in the comments, where anyone wants to ban guns. Nobody wants to take away your guns, bubba.

September 13, 2013 at 2:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

I think the key words are "trained" and "organized".

September 13, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right to bear arms isn’t unlimited

...and the pearl that you must have missed. :-)

mi·li·tia noun \mə-ˈli-shə\
: a group of people who are not part of the armed forces of a country but are trained like soldiers

Full Definition of MILITIA

1
a : a part of the organized armed forces of a country liable to call only in emergency
b : a body of citizens organized for military service
2
: the whole body of able-bodied male citizens declared by law as being subject to call to military service
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Origin of MILITIA

Latin, military service, from milit-, miles
First Known Use: 1625
Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical
militia noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Military organization of citizens with limited military training who are available for emergency service, usually for local defense. In many countries the militia is of ancient origin. The Anglo-Saxons required every able-bodied free male to serve. In colonial America it was the only defense against hostile Indians when regular British forces were not available. In the American Revolution the militia, called the Minutemen, provided the bulk of the American forces. Militias played a similar role in the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. State-controlled volunteer militias in the U.S. became the National Guard. British militia units, begun in the 16th century for home defense and answerable to the county sheriff or lord lieutenant, were absorbed into the regular army in the 20th century. Today various paramilitary organizations, from U.S. white supremacists to revolutionaries in the developing world, use the term militia to accentuate their populist origins.

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September 13, 2013 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )