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Thread #134829   Message #3076680
Posted By: Bobert
17-Jan-11 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
30,000 people are killed with handguns every year in this country, Ol'ster... I'd say that we are way beyond being on the front edge of the repercussions of defunding our mental health agencies and hospitals... Way beyond...

The problem here is that there are forces that just don't wnat to do anything... The folks on the right who hate taxes, regardless of the fact that they are lower now than they have been in the last 50 years, have planted this "hate taxes and hate government" mindset so it is impossible to even discuss it rationally... Same with reasonable gun regulations... That discussion has been taken off the table, as well...

That's what you get when one side so totally controls the conversation... And guess what??? If 20 Congressman were shot nothing would change unless we could get private money out of politics... We have a broken system... Yeah, we can talk all we want about being civil but until the right loosens up it stranglehold on our democracy nothing will change... It will be the Wild West with most of ther cowboys being fringe loonies... Don't believe me??? Come to Richmond for one of the gun shows and just observe and listen??? You will hear more anti-Obama, anti-government, anti-human, anti-environment, anti-sanity conspiracy theorists ranting mindlessly about anything that comes into their minds...

I mean, we have a very sick society... Very sick...

Yeah, 30,000 murders??? Come on... We've not only crossed over the Loonie River but have burned the bridge behind us...


B~