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Action would restore confidence

February 7, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: It appears that voting booths are becoming as archaic as the public telephone booth with regard to communicating with governmental officials....

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Feb-08-13 11:41 PM

(PP)- As an ex-Los Angeles police officer killed three people and went on a deadly shooting rampage in a vendetta to punish those he attributed for his firing, California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer pleaded for calm, and asked both law enforcement and civilians to lay down their weapons. hroughout the day, Senators Feinstein and Boxer made desperate pleas for their California constituents to turn in their guns and not confront the crazed gunman because this would be a perfect test of their anti-gun proposals. The Senators feel the best course of action is to remove all weapons from law enforcement and private citizens so no one else gets hurt,” said a Senate communications intern. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in…. that’s just human nature.”---palookavillepost


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Feb-08-13 11:34 PM

"If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier.

Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners -- to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone"---

great! the nice thing is this new rule from the govt will only affect your pocketbook if you buy food. if you dont eat you wont be affected.

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Feb-08-13 11:29 PM

"The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the contents of those devices examined for any reason whatsoever — all in the name of national security....According to legal precedent, the Fourth Amendment — the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures — does not apply along the border. By the way, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches 100 miles inland from the nation’s actual border."---wired,com

maybe someone should be a filibuster to that. lol the 4th amendment is not that big a deal though because the govt is trying to keep us all safe.

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Feb-08-13 10:21 PM

The real problem, is that you people believe, and have faith in, this system of government itself.

That's why you constantly find yourselves complaining about it - because you're expecting something that you will never receive.

Bicker on Drones.


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Feb-08-13 9:02 PM

I think you forgot about the real problem Einstein! Um, The House Maybe? derrr!

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Feb-08-13 11:35 AM

As I previously wrote, "a delaying tactic". The senator knows he does not have enough votes to pass what he favor's. So he delays proceedings and progress is impeded. No vote on the bill is taken even though the majority wants to vote on it. I am not comfortable with that outcome.

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Feb-07-13 5:10 PM

The Filibuster was a much needed tool of the minority to prevent the majority from passing legislation that was designed to hurt or punish the minority. It worked well until the new rules were made which turned the filibuster process into a game of stall and delay. The Senete needs to return to the proper role of the Filibuster. A Senetor must rise, be granted the floor and then SPEAK on the issue without giving up the floor. That Senetor can only be made to relinquish the floor with a 60 vote majority to cut off debate.

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Feb-07-13 2:55 PM

Tommy, what are you trying to say, "You don't like the way things happen when they don't go your way?" Dang dude, it's only gooderment. It always been a quagmire and always will be a quagmire. Gigity, gigity, goo.

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Feb-07-13 11:16 AM

The "fillibuster" is a delaying tactic used for years to stop the voting process. I see it as more of a hinderance to the democratic process than an aid.

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