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Just took a second to overlook my blogroll… On Delaware Way, all her posts are about fighting corporate.  On Delaware Liberal, fighting corporate.  On Delaware Politics… fighting corporate. On Kilroy.. . fighting corporate.  On Delaware Right… fighting corporate.  On Transparent Christina… fighting corporate….  Delaware Libertarian… fighting corporate…

Why is everyone fighting corporate?  Isn’t that what our government is supposed to do? 

Why doesn’t it?

Citizen’s United… 

Funny how some things are so simple when you just look and don’t really think about it?

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We’ve already run through the cost analysis.  It is cheaper for you to pay 10 cents a gallon than not (because of the damage done to your car if the money if not forthcoming).

Now, let us look at who is against it and why.  Pete Schwartzkoph, and the Republicans.  Both have a singular characteristic. Both need to justify their positions to voters back home.

If you are a Republican, for example, you have essentially earned a salary for doing nothing except show up.  You are pointless and take up space, simply because in a blue state, solely because of the smallness of your voting bloc, even if you wished, you could not make any legislative difference.

Since you are so impotent, you seize on this distraction, to pretend to show your voters that you will look after their interests, even though you know what you are saying is just plain wrong. Even though you know that if you were in power, that you would be pushing this 10 cents gas tax, instead, by pretending to be against it you hope to pretend you are tough and standing up to the governor, and hopefully some dummy who will only pay attention to this topic, will be enough to push you over the top in your next election….

You are probably going to lose in the next election.  Then as a civilian, your car will hit potholes too.  And you will be paying far more in repairs, than the 10 cents gas would cost you…  Not voting for ht 10 cents will kick you in the end….

Everyone will  first react negatively.  I did. But everyone who looks at the benefits, sees this tax as a very cheap option to save oneself a whole lot of money….. Truth is, if I hadn’t looked at the wonderful benefits, I’d be against it still.

It’s sort of like this:  if someone says, “hey you, buy this car” you say, “aw shucks, can’t. Not interested. I’m happy with what I got here.” But if someone says, “buy this car, it’s worth $40,000 but right now, it is priced at $10,000… Buy it for that?.”  Then buying a car is a whole different ball game.   The 10 cent gas tax is like that….

Items needed.

2012 Tax Form 990 (filed)
October 15 Quarterly Report To Federal Election Commission
January 31 Year-End Report To Federal Election Commission.

Now compare….

If you do the above on Grover Norquist’s group for Americans For Tax Reform, or ATR…. you will find that Grover’s group reported ATR reported spending $15,794,582 on political ads to the FEC… but told the IRS it spent only $9,791,515 on its 2012 campaign activity, a disparity of $6,003,067…..

ATR spent a total of almost $30.9 million in 2012, meaning more than half of the spending it reported to the FEC for the year was on politics, a clear violation of its tax-exempt status.

Companies in violation, must pay taxes on their income. It’s the law.

Now find your own company to bust… I’m sure you have one, or two, or three….

There was little to report in Sanford.  The big event was a bust. The police would not allow anyone in front of the courthouse and directed everyone to a park far away. Anyone without a GPS got lost.  At most  there were about 45 people at one time and probably 70 total stretched over the two hours.  Everyone was well behaved, and the town is surprisingly not hostile.  In fact, they prefer protesters over the media that has worn out its welcome lately.

A circle of the few gathered, a pastor said prayers, then anyone was allowed to go into the circle to speak.   It was filmed in its entirety  from a roof top on the edge of the park.   Met one really nice Hispanic girl from Jacksonville who had come down to add her culture’s victims to the group. We all understood the importance.

It was a nice gathering, most were Southerners, Miami had the largest contingent I think.  But the world is not going to change, at least from here.  From what I hear, it was 10 degrees cooler here, a thousand miles closer to the tropics. :).

The officers shot in the New Castle County Courthouse shooting speak out, for the first time since the tragic event, in support of the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership.  Their vests were purchased at half the cost to Capitol Police through the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership, which expired last summer. Senator Coons is fighting to bring the grant program back.Coons doesn’t believe law enforcement should have to stand on street corners with a tip cup to get funding.

“I think the federal government owes this to local and state law enforcement,”

So we will make them beg for dollars in a tin cup, but we are too cowardly to ban high capacity clips and assault weapons?

Do you know who the biggest pushers of these two bans are?  Not parents but our first responders…. They were during the 1990’s and are now the ones asking our legislators to do the right thing and step up to ban high capacity clips, and ban automatic weapons….

(Delaware Law will only regulate new purchases and will not impose any hardship whatsoever on current owners )….

But isn’t it the height of hypocrisy that we can’t muscle the stamina to help out a first responder with passing two trite pieces of legislation,  but we can certainly fan the flames to get press coverage of them begging for money so they can please, please have 14 times a better chance of living through a firefight?  Think about it.

Just ban the sale of high capacity clips and assault rifles…  Help a first responder out……

I was just challenged by the owner of a gun blog to illustrate how well gun control works.

Challenge Accepted.

US = no gun control ==  14078 gun homicides==0.00446% of the population==. 4.69 per 100000

Somalia = no gun control== 138 gun homicides==0.0000138% of the population==1.38 per 100,000

Yeman = no gun control== 990 homicides (by any means)==0.0000413% = 4.304 per 100,000 (this total includes deaths by swords, stonings, long curved knives and guns).

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Japan = good gun control == 11 gun homicides== 0.00000866% of population == 0 per 100,000

S. Korea = good gun control ==14 gun homicides == 0.0000290% of population == 0 per 100,000

Spain = good gun control == 67 gun homicides == 0.0000565% of population == 0 per 100,000

Finally, Australia. a single country on both sides of the spectrum! One that had no gun control, then passed legislation which controlled guns. In similar terms out of 100,000, it went  from a high ratio of 4.71 to 1.06….  Gun control where you make it illegal to own a military grade weapon works deliciously well…

Now, Mike W.  Prove how homicides go down when you give everyone a gun … Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha…

The stupid NRA has their head wedged so far up their butt, I bet it hurts bad when they try to sit down…

” Benghazi.Benghazi.Benghazi.Benghazi.Benghazi.”

OH SHUT UP YOU STUPID OLD FARTS!

Since  the rampage at Connecticut,  less than five months later — this list includes 137 accidental shootings, 57 of which were fatal. These children and teens were accidentally shot by themselves, by parents, siblings, relatives, friends, neighbors, and caregivers. In other words, these shootings were not by strangers. Many of the guns used in these shootings were obtained by family members for personal protection.

Isn’t that far more important? 137 accidental shootings because we can’t responsibly handle weapons of mass destruction?

137/ 57 fatal Guns in the US are the log in our eye. Meanwhile we try to take splinters out of the eyes of others!

And we’re wasting yet another day of Congress to rehash what the last 17 hearings on the same topic have dug up? One that killed just 4 Americans in a terrorist ambush, something of which we have no control over? And we want to get down to the bottom of who is to blame? But 137 actual shootings occur, and these same people drink champagne and eat caviar while whooping and rejoicing that background checks got defeated?

We have got to rid ourselves of these outdated farting Republicans, either one way or another….. Maybe give them some Beano. For heavens sake, let’s get our nation’s priorities in order.

I missed this on Sunday.

And what are today’s birds telling us? The Audubon Society estimates that nearly 60 percent of 305 bird species found in North America in winter are shifting northward and to higher elevations in response to climate change. For comparison, imagine the inhabitants of 30 states — using state residence as a proxy for species of American human — becoming disgruntled with forest fires and drought and severe weather events, and seeking out suitable new habitat.

Despite what Republicans say:  man-made global warming is here.   The birds are telling us. No wonder the Delaware head of the Republican Party, John Sigler is shooting pigeons in boxes….

President Obama Is A Gun Investors Best FriendPresident Obama Is A Gun Investors Best Friend
Courtesy of Obamarmy

The future looks dark ….(man I tried, but there was just no way I could let that thought go without saying that, lol)…..

Honey! That Black Man's Gonna Win Again.  Better Buy An AR 15
Courtesy of Obamarmy

Just the amount of the increase in gun sales since we got ourselves the best President ever, is more than all the guns sold during the Bush Administration….

If you currently have investments in American (or foreign) gun manufactures, time go get out is now. With such a glut on the market, who is going to buy a new household gun anytime after 2016 when the president is again white? You’ll be able to get them for free on Craigslist….

And, on a completely unrelated topic, with all those guns now out there, without establishing a registry how on earth are we going to keep from having a gigantic bloodbath at some future point? Just imagine if we didn’t have any laws, registration, or insurance pertaining to cars, what a mess we’d have now?

Gun Registry is common sense and one day will be put into action. It is similar to all the great things this nation has done, like freeing the slaves, banning desegregation, breaking apart monopolies, banning tobacco inside of buildings; it is just one of those common sense things that will eventually rise through the filters and become the law of the land.

Without the NRA being so stupid, I don’t think I’d have ever come to that conclusion independently…. So maybe it is a good thing they are daft with brains as smart as pigeons placed inside of boxes…..

Adolphus A. Busch IV, heir to the Anheuser-Busch beer fortune, resigned his lifetime NRA membership last night in a blistering two-page letter that called the gun lobby nothing but a corporate shill!

Acknowledging  the NRA is nothing but a overused scummy prostitute, Mr. Busch asks these questions….

A) Why did the NRA reverse its original position on background checks?

B) How can the NRA disregard the overwhelming will of its members?

C) How do assault weapons and large capacity magazines have any role in the original NRA vision?

D) The NRA I see today has completely, unequivocally, and undeniably undermined the values upon which it was established….

E) Your current strategic focus clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding as irrelavent the opinions of your 4 million individual members.”

So for people like Dan Short, State Senator in favor of guns, as well as for those who sneak off to another state to shoot pigeons in boxes, here is the simple math….

Budweiser =  real manly man.

Budweiser  ≠  NRA

Real manly man  ≠   NRA

Therefore NRA  =   sexless impotent men who wear Victoria Secrets finest under their pants.

Boo NRA people….  no one fears you anymore.  You are just a concubine good for only one thing….

So bend over.