Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
President Barack Obama has claimed that he goes shooting “all the time”, while attempting to reassure American gun-owners that he respects their rights to use firearms.
“Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time,” he said. “And I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.”
~ Really?? ~
Need proof he has fired a shotgun?....
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
My Collection ~ Vintage Cast Iron ~ Part 1
We all have our little quirks... I collect old cast iron shit.
These are my favorites... I know, I'm weird.... ;-)
What I know so far....
I'm not sure about the value of them. The free weight is about 5 lbs and I haven't found much info out there about similar ones. I wonder if search engines limit the hits because of my igloo. Damn! ;-)
The cannonball I know a little more about. It's Solid Cast Iron. Some are hallow with explosives inside. This one, thank God, is solid. It's a little less then 6 inches in diameter, and weighs about 22 pounds. Heavy little sucker for it's size.
An older American gentlemen who often put on yard sales had it in his garage. I was not for sale. I just happen to notice it hiding in a corner and I just "had to have it." Honestly I did... ;-) Over a couple years, I stopped in every time I dove by and noticed he had a sale on, to see if he still had it. He did, but still not for sale. I finally got him to sell it to me for less then 20 bucks. Then went back home to Canada with my "garage sale items" ;-)
He mentioned a few things to me that the "previous owner" had told him. According to this gentlemen, the cannonball came from the New York area and is dated back in the 1800s. I'm not sure if it has been fired or not.
Now as you all know, I'm no expert in American History and since a lot of you are quite the buffs.... maybe you can tell me if these details make any sense, and which war it could have been part of.....
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.
The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments he made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and hence the five-person board did not have a quorum to operate.
But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intra-session” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks. They said Mr. Obama erred when he said he could claim the power to determine when he could make appointments.
And the court ruled that the only vacancies that the president can use his powers on are ones that arise when the Senate is in one of those end-of-session breaks. That would all but eliminate the list of positions the president could fill with his recess power.
“Issues like this — it’s not about protecting the Congress from the president and the president from Congress,” Mr. Francisco said. “The Constitution draws these lines ultimately to limit the government to protect the people.”
Assault Weapons Ban
Lacks Democratic Votes to Pass Senate
A proposed ban on sales of assault weapons would be defeated in the U.S. Senate today unless some members changed their current views, based on a Bloomberg review of recent lawmaker statements and interviews.
At least six of the 55 senators who caucus with Democrats have recently expressed skepticism or outright opposition to a ban, the review found. That means Democrats wouldn’t have a simple 51-vote majority to pass the measure, let alone the 60 votes needed to break a Republican filibuster to bring it to a floor vote.
A ban on the military-style weapons is among the legislative goals President Barack Obama outlined in his recommendations to Congress on curbing gun violence after the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. Vice President Joe Biden said today it will take “persuasion and information” to garner the necessary support in Congress to enact the White House package.
At that event, Feinstein said it’s unclear whether the fight is winnable. “We don’t know, it’s so uphill,” she said. “It depends on the courage of Americans.”
The courage of Americans??? WTF?!?
To you All...
I express my Heartfelt Gratitude <3
Thank You So Very Much!!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Biden called Newtown “a national tragedy and a window into a vulnerability people feel about their safety and the safety of their children.”
~ FUCK OBAMA & His IDIOT BIDEN ~
"The controversial drone strikes by the CIA
are contributing to swelling the ranks of terrorists.
The controversy regarding the drone strikes, their legality and the number of civilians being killed as collateral damage owing to the strikes is intensifying.
US has been tremendously underplaying
the level of civilian casualties."
List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen..... :-(