Monday, December 31, 2012

Something to Know - 1 January

1.  Here's one that is guaranteed to stir it all up.  It is an acknowledgement that the United States Constitution is flawed and out of date.   We need to do it over.   Has this got your attention?   Well, I agree that most of our problems are a result of how the document is interpreted by the Supreme Court.  If we have a Conservative group, we go backward, and fail to address the pressing issues of the present.  If we have a Liberal group, we go forward and attempt to stay with the changing times.  But, why should we have to depend or put up with the political temperature of the day?  The founding fathers had a good idea, but even then it was created in a contentious political.  Can we acknowledge that we can do better, or do we just struggle and muddle along?:

2.  Let's take a look at the agency of Alcohol. Tobacco, and Firearms - the guys who are supposed to be watching out for our gun laws and safety.   The NRA would lead you to believe that we don't need new laws, but that we need to enforce the ones that we already have.  Okay, let's take them up on that one for starters, and go from there.  Let's have a full time head of the ATF, and allow the agency to do its job.  The NRA does everything it can (buying up legislators) to effectively defeat the laws at every turn:

3.  Bill Keller puts in a hypothetical conversation regarding the NRA'a reaction to the shootings at Newtown.  From a marketing perspective the NRA can take advantage of the predicted time period in which the nation will forget the horrors, and buy into a program called "A.O.K" - Arm Our Kids.  Yep, you can read all about it here:

4.  There appears to be some deal agreement.   What will the House Republicans do with it?  Is it a good deal or not?:


"As a matter of principle, I never attend the first annual anything."
       -- George Carlin
"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it."
       -- Laurence J. Peter
"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
       -- Will Rogers
"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."
       -- Dick Cavett

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