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  #1021  
Old October 14th 06, 03:35 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.autos.driving,alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides
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bill wrote in
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Bush would like to mess with the constitution, not on guns, but other
things, so why not bitch about 'junk' amendments? Ever since 9/11 I
have found excessive police presence. When I turned 55 I went to the
local Social Security office just to see if I was eligible for
anything, since I have paid a ton of income tax and SS tax, and I was
met at the door by a retired cop with a metal detector wand. I said
"What the F..k is this?" and he said he was hired after 9/11 to
prevent a possible terrorist occurrence in the office. A Social
Security office? Get real, there are 3 employees and no money and
there were 4 gray haired people all over 70 just sitting there. Bush
is getting ridiculous with the over policing of the country. As people
on r.b.misc know, I was detained just for riding my bicycle on a
public road too close to an Air Force base and looking suspicious. I
am a totally white third generation American and no way do I look the
least bit arabic, yet I was held until a county sheriff could come and
load me and my bike for a quick ride back home. Bush may not be
anti-gun but he sure as hell wants to take our freedoms away. I am
more worried about being hassled by the Homeland Security people than
being killed by a terrorist these days. Bill Baka


This is the evidence of another of the myriad of Duh-Byah's idiocies.

Just dish/print out money without asking where or when it will come from
because 'we all know terrorists run from money'. But those 'security
contractors' have to pay for those $5000-a-plate Duh-Byah/Bozo-the-Clown
Meals somehow.

It's working in Iraq, too. What is it today? Over $half-a-trillion
served and half-a-million killed?

D'OH!!
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Old October 14th 06, 04:25 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.autos.driving,alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides
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In article ,
Dave Head wrote:

Yeah, what good is it to live in a country where you can't shoot the
people (or government) with whom you disagree?


Disagreement is one thing, abridging constitutional rights is
something else entirely. I'd only shoot the latter group.


You're going to shoot the Republicans?
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Old October 15th 06, 08:47 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.autos.driving,alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides
bill
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Dave Head wrote:
On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 09:07:54 GMT, bill wrote:

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I agree with you on the gun thing since I have a purchased legally and
now illegal semi-automatic and if they think I am just going to walk in
and give them my gun they are nuts. Anybody who demands MY gun is likely
to be looking down the barrel.


Yeah, they want my deer rifle, they're going to get it 220 grains at a time,
very fast. They want my shotgun, they're going to get it 1 1/4 oz at a time,
also very fast.


I think that is what the Constitution meant, to defend yourself against
a bad government, but I don't think they could have foreseen a
government with such a modern technical advantage to be abused.
It just gets more interesting with time.

I'm with you and the NRA on the gun
thing, but just like the stupid abortion arguments, I can't base an
election on only one issue.


I can. I figure there's enough other people like you that balance things in
order to make up for my tunnel vision. My tunnel vision, combined with other's
like-targeted tunnel vision helps protect my gun right. Others, if they're of
a mind to, can tunnel-vision on some other issue. If they can muster 4 million
members in any one organization, like the NRA did, maybe they'll get what they
want, too.


I can't agree or disagree here, since the election of a politician on
one issue may get you one thing you want and ten things you don't. Right
now it seems to be that the parties are going to Hell, both of them, at
the top.

I'm pro-choice and pro-gun but anti Bush and
most of the current administration. If we had some 'better' Republicans
to choose from I would vote for them. I am voting for Arnold for a
second term as California's governor, both because I like him and
because his Democrat opponent looks kind of sleazy. On the rest it is a
split ticket, basically voting for the younger blood and the least
stupid as I have mentioned before. Voting a straight ticket to me is the
dumbest thing a voter can do, by not checking out each candidate. Like
the Democrats, for instance, sometimes you get a Kennedy, and sometimes
you get a Gore and a Kerry. Sometimes the Republicans get a Nixon.
It's all a game of chance, but I do think there should be an age limit
of about 75 for anybody. We have Senators and Congressmen who can barely
remember where they work, yet they keep getting elected.
And there should definitely be a minimum I.Q. standard for anyone who
wants to be president, about 120 to cull the chaff.
Bill Baka


I wouldn't be for an age limit, and an IQ limit I figure could be abused,
faked, or otherwise subverted. I once went to a Mensa meeting and won the
scrabble tournament, but it was time limited, and I don't think that it was
really a great way to determine much. I've never actually taken the Mensa
test, probably never will, but IQ ain't everything, I think.

Dave Head


Mensa is actually kind of an ego trip organization. I had some members
for friends and they were always trying to 'one up' each other, both at
work and at Wednesday night Pizza and beer. They both worked for me, so
try to imagine what happened to the unwary who walked into that snake
pit. Those guys are why I didn't join. I also don't want to spend an
entire day taking the full battery of tests.

Other topic, age!
We had a senator in Arizona who served until he was 99 or 100 and
decided to retire rather than run. He died soon after that. I think the
correct name was Strom Thurmond, and he set the all time age record for
an elected official. He probably would have gotten re-elected had he
run, even at that age since he was popular, kind of like a state
treasure that they did not want to vote out.

Age or I.Q.???

I like Robin Williams statement about politicians being like diapers.
Change them often and for the same reason.
Bill Baka
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Old October 15th 06, 08:50 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.autos.driving,alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides
bill
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Tim McNamara wrote:
In article ,
Dave Head wrote:

Yeah, what good is it to live in a country where you can't shoot the
people (or government) with whom you disagree?

Disagreement is one thing, abridging constitutional rights is
something else entirely. I'd only shoot the latter group.


You're going to shoot the Republicans?


Sounds good to me.
Bill Baka
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Old October 16th 06, 01:45 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc,rec.autos.driving,alt.planning.urban,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides
Dave Head
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On Sat, 14 Oct 2006 10:25:48 -0500, Tim McNamara wrote:

In article ,
Dave Head wrote:

Yeah, what good is it to live in a country where you can't shoot the
people (or government) with whom you disagree?


Disagreement is one thing, abridging constitutional rights is
something else entirely. I'd only shoot the latter group.


You're going to shoot the Republicans?


Shoot any low-life son-of-a-bitch that is trying to damage the Constitution.

Dave Head
 




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