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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Geezer on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:09 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Sorry, Breitfart is a no-fly zone for my internet.

shocking
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Geezer on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:17 pm

npv708 wrote:But I don't think the 3 of us will ever agree and I need to go pack my mountain climbing gear so I can be fully prepared to go over this cliff I keep hearing about.

Agreed. I was counting on the Mayan apocalypse to save us from the dreaded fiscal cliff. Most don't agree with me but to me depending on politicians to save us from anything validates my views that less government is good government.
These clowns built the cliff and are now jockeying for position to save us.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Shyster on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:45 pm

A brand-new poll from Gallup shows that a record number of Americans now oppose hangun bans: 74% opposed versus 24% in favor. That's the highest opposition since Gallup started asking the question in 1959. And a majority also opposes a ban on semi-automatic rifles: 51% vs. 44%. http://www.gallup.com/poll/159569/ameri ... -bans.aspx

A 58% majority does say that they would prefer stricter gun laws, but breaking down those numbers reveals a virtual tie between those who want new gun laws (47%) and those who want only a stricter enforcement of existing laws (46%). Thus, there is no consensus on how gun laws should be made more strict.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:46 pm

The change over the last 15 years in public polling re: the assault weapons ban is stunning.
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Postby MRandall25 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:31 pm

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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:37 pm

RIP General Schwarzkopf...
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Shyster on Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:36 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:The change over the last 15 years in public polling re: the assault weapons ban is stunning.

Ownership of so-called assault weapons has also skyrocketed over the last 15 years, and especially since the 2004 sunset of the last AWB. They’ve been some of the hottest-selling guns for years, and that dates back to long before Obama was elected. According to ar15.com, there are over 100 companies that manufacture (or at least assemble) AR-15–pattern rifles. To be honest, I can’t think of anywhere near that many companies making any other sort of gun. I mean, the 1911 is one of the most popular handguns in the United States and has been for years, and there are plenty of companies making them, but I don’t think there are anywhere near 100.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:44 am

http://washingtonexaminer.com/polls-nra ... le/2517024

The NRA has a higher favorability rating than President Obama among the American people.

Now if you polled journalists...
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Tico Rick on Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:55 am

lol the Washington Examiner
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:50 am

Tico Rick wrote:lol the Washington Examiner


lol the Gallup Poll
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:52 am

shafnutz05 wrote:
Tico Rick wrote:lol the Washington Examiner


lol the Gallup Poll


lol LGP PDT.

:)
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:52 am

lol people
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby columbia on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:52 am

Gallup definitely deserved a lol in November.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:53 am

The only Gallup I care about is Simon.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby DocEmrick on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:54 am

I'd turn in my handgun for a new car, $50,000 in cash, and paid-for housing in a suburban neighborhood :pop:

Think they'll go for it?
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Postby columbia on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:55 am

Gaucho wrote:The only Gallup I care about is Simon.


At least he deals in "Accuracy."

:face palm:
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:02 am

columbia wrote:
Gaucho wrote:The only Gallup I care about is Simon.


At least he deals in "Accuracy."

:face palm:


Yes, he's a real figurehead.

Oy...
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Postby Gaucho on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:03 am

And a cult hero.

Ok, enough of that.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:28 am

Take it to JTOR please :)
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:51 pm

There go your taxes.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/whi ... N4GkoaUM0E

The White House said today it has no plans to offer new proposals to avoid the fiscal cliff which looms over the country's economy just five days from now, but will meet Friday with Congressional leaders in a last ditch effort to forge a deal.

Republicans and Democrats made no conciliatory gestures in public today, despite the urgency.

The White House said President Obama would meet Friday with Democratic and Republican leaders. But a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said the Republican(s) "will continue to stress that the House has already passed legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff and now the Senate must act."

The White House announced the meeting after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the budget situation "a mess" and urged the president to present a fresh proposal.

"I told the president I would be happy to look at whatever he proposes, but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here, and as I said, this is a conversation we should have had months ago," McConnell said of his phone call with Obama Wednesday night.

McConnell added, "Republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything Senate Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff."

"That having been said, we'll see what the president has to propose," the Republican Senate leader said.

But a senior White House official told ABC News, "There is no White House bill."

That statement, however, may have wiggle room. Earlier today White House spokesman Jay Carney said, "I don't have any meetings to announce," but a short time later, Friday's meeting was made public.

It's unclear if the two sides are playing a game of political chicken or whether the administration is braced for the fiscal cliff.

Earlier today, fiscal cliff, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Republicans in a scathing speech that targeted House Republicans and particularly Boehner.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby ExPatriatePen on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:33 pm

One of the best, balanced articles on the "Fiscal Cliff" that I've read so far.

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/discussio ... -on-the-fi
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Kaizer on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:38 pm

turned on CNN today and found out that its a big news story when congress goes to work.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby jprolley on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:45 pm

yeah i was watching jeopardy today and cbs had to break in to tell us that there's still no deal, but obama is gonna talk now. pissed me off.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby MRandall25 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:17 pm

Taking a page out of the NHL's PR playbook.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby Tico Rick on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:22 pm

Did Obama say anything about Alex Trebek's mom?
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