Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's for the children!!!

Yet another story of how a gun saved a life!

How many times have you heard people say "it's for the children", in regards to yet another liberal agenda, like banning guns?  Well, here's another story you can use to explain why preserving the Second Amendment is "for the children!"

Clerk in Fla. kills would-be robber, saves baby

The woman pulled out the gun when the man tried to head out the door with her baby

A convenience store manager grabbed a gun from under the counter and shot a robber in the knee when the man scooped up the clerk's infant daughter, deputies and family members said Wednesday.

The robber tried to get into the cash register Tuesday afternoon at Del's 24-Hour Food Store in Naples but he couldn't open it. He grabbed a stroller with Elizabeth Easterly's 1-year-old in it and headed for the door, according to a sheriff's report and family members. Easterly shot the man and he died at a hospital.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

so true, is it not?

Received this picture in my email this morning.  It's sad that this is so funny ... but it does seem to be true!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

He Left His Mark ...

Our founder, Senator H.L. "Bill" Richardson, is a good man.  He is honest and outspoken; never afraid to go against the grain.  He made more than a few people mad in his 22 years in the Legislature; which is probably why he is still a topic of conversation around the building.  He did what he thought was right for the people {what a concept}; and not what was right for his personal election.  Politicians like that are rare these days ... much too rare.

If you haven't had an opportunity to read any of Senator Richardson's books, you should.  He made it a point to educate his constituents of what life was like at the Capitol.  Richardson gave an honest account of what the Legislature is like; which might have been the cause of a few strained relationships.  That didn't stop him.  For instance, he wrote a book called "What Makes You Think We Read the Bills?"  Just the title alone rats out his esteemed colleagues.  They take the time to run a campaign, speak on our behalf, and vote for what they think is better for us.  But, Senator Richardson blows their cover.  He let's us in on a secret that they don't want us to know about ... they don't even read the bills that they vote on {and pass}!  Thus, what are the chances that they even understand what the bill will do once passed?  

The article below shows even the Governor trying to protect their cover ... 

Dan Walters: Fiona Ma's words echo book on California Capitol

Published: Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 3A
Bill Richardson was a very conservative Republican state senator from Southern California who single-handedly changed the political dynamics of his house – although whether for better or worse is still debated.
For decades, Senate leaders adhered to an unwritten understanding that they would never challenge incumbent senators of the other party.
Richardson – a former advertising man, ardent hunter, anti-crime advocate and pioneer user of campaign technology – rebelled at the nonaggression pact and sponsored challengers who unseated three liberal Democratic senators in 1976, 1978 and 1980.
The ousters so unnerved Democratic senators that they abandoned bipartisanship, threw out their longtime leader, James Mills, and elected a new leader, David Roberti, who promised to fiercely defend Democratic seats.
While he was doing all of that, Richardson, known to friends and foes alike as "Wild Bill," wrote a humorous little book called "What Makes You Think We Read the Bills?" that remains one of the most insightful accounts of Capitol dynamics. One of its points was that legislators rarely read, and often don't understand, the measures on which they pass judgment.
Richardson's book about how bills pass and fail comes to mind because of something that occurred recently in the Capitol room where many news conferences are staged.
Just before this year's session ended, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed an overhaul of corporate taxation that he said would encourage California-based businesses to invest more in the state while eliminating an unfair tax advantage for out-of-state firms.
It would have reversed a corporate tax law passed just two years earlier.
Naturally, reporters pressed Brown and the Democratic legislators on why they were doing such a turnaround. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said it was because the 2009 bill was passed with "a gun to our heads" by Republicans as part of a budget deal that included tax increases.
But Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, said the 2009 bill was "drafted incorrectly," thereby implying that she and others didn't know what they were doing when they voted for it.
That was patently false since everyone, as Steinberg acknowledged, knew the implications of the tax measure. If Ma didn't know, she was the only one. But when a reporter zeroed in and asked her point-blank whether she didn't know what the 2009 bill did, Brown came to her rescue.
"I want to step in here," the governor said, figuratively leaping in front of the bullet. "Trying to discern the motives of those legislators who created this is a fool's errand because they all have a different story."
Brown's measure, incidentally, didn't make it. Legislators knew what it did, and not enough of them liked it.
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