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Updated on September 11, 2014 at 2:12 PM

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Re: “Mobilizing for gun safety in Arkansas; gun advocate Charlie Collins feels heat

If they are fearful, I will call them fearful, and that isn't abusive language.

The denigration of rights is rather interesting language from someone claiming to have the interests in kids in their hearts.

As some have noted, no right is absolute.

Think about that next time someone feels the need to defend their 'right' to kill a child they allowed in their womb for their selfish convenience.

Such funny statements from hypocrites who gladly take their position as vulture with such pride and ignorance.

If you haven't noticed, either, Kate, when the men here have written the same criticism, my reactions to them have not been any different.

Don't play up the victim, toots, you are not a victim, and I am no tyrant, there are only so many people who can be taken seriously, like plainjim, and mountaingirl and a few others who do not whine about being treated differently, even when they demand to be treated differently.

Trying to use force and emotion to pass long term legislation just because data, facts and reason won't work is the most despicable of tactics.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/22/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A chance to meet the NRA and win an assault rifle in Jonesboro

Cool, a chance to win a Kimber. Already have a Judge, which I am selling (if any of you are seriously interested), and I already have a few rifles, so the Remington is BORING.

Maybe Oaf should go. He may get lucky and win the Henry Survival rifle. It is a good little gun, and pretty much Oaf proof.

I wouldn't mind taking questions from kids. Would be interesting to see if they knew how they were being exploited so thoroughly, and if they could set aside their emotions to discuss other issues that might help them better than simplistic demands for gun bans, and such.

When adults start demanding things from high on an emotional soapbox, we query them and rightfully so. If kids want to get in the discussion, fine, let them also confront those who may be skeptical of their understanding of the issue.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/22/2018 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Mobilizing for gun safety in Arkansas; gun advocate Charlie Collins feels heat

Well, Trump will throw you guys a bone, and ban the bump stocks.

Not bad. Most of us gun owners won't miss them. More toy than anything else.

Fortunately, there aren't enough legislators that will be swayed by unleashed emotional appeal. Bad policy always comes from fact-free emotional appeals. No gun or magazine bans in the future.

Maybe, since this will fail, it would behoove the Everytown goons to demand something that may actually work, like demanding a complete reorganization of the failing FBI, so they can do their jobs competently.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/21/2018 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Tuesday open line

Geez, some of you guys get so myopic, you can only see immediate issues.
My statement was a more of a long term ideal.

Kids know what is going on in their schools. In my time, and I am sure in some of yours, kids would get up in each other's faces about all sorts of things, including problems they observed.

It is beyond tackling the kid when he shows up shooting, it is about tackling the kid when he is distraught, or troubled and trying to talk him down.

"Dude, you okay?" is how we did it in the 70s and 80s. We cared.

Nobody cares, until something happens. Then they demand action.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/21/2018 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Tuesday open line

And yet, the left will also exploit those survivors, playing their cries as if the emotional appeal should suppress all rational thought.

I loathe schmaltz. I despise weepies in movies. I thought Love Story was hilarious, not sad. It was the kind of structured, saccharine movie that avoided all reality, and worked hard to squeeze tears because, somehow, we were supposed to abandon reason and care for those two people.

So, now you have kids that are understandable upset, being exploited by a willing media that demands that we don't think, we base any and all of our actions on emotion.

You would think we had learned. Emotion is how we got saddled with the Patriot Act.

But then, how good IS the media, left or right. Shit, Max hisself fell for that 4chan hoax, like a lot of other sites that had a bias, and sought out anything to feed that bias. So, like a lot of other suckers, max got sucked in.

Fortunately, there are some folks out there who care enough to try and be impartial and HONEST and FACTUAL.

On the media failure to spot a hoax.…

What is disturbing about these kids isn't that they are going before cameras and crying their eyes out, demanding help. They are demanding that SOMEONE else help them.

What are these kids going to do to stop the next shooter? These kids have been taught dependency on Others, on strangers in DC that will make the pain go away, but will they get together to try and talk to their peers? Will they seek out those in need of a friend, or at least try and behave like adults in training.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/20/2018 at 5:13 PM

Re: “George Washington's open line

That reminds me, I have Olphart's phone number. I need to call him and talk with him, especially since he is feeling better.

You ARE feeling better, ain'tcha, Olphart?

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Posted by Steven E on 02/20/2018 at 3:20 PM

Re: “George Washington's open line

plainjim, you wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent soul, do you ever go to Lucy's in Rogers?

I like going there for Breakfast on those odd Sundays when we aren't busy with house work. Other times, Rosie will insist on going to the Waffle House.

I still look forward to sitting and just having a nice conversation with you.

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Posted by Steven E on 02/20/2018 at 11:02 AM

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