Monday, November 08, 2010

Divided Congress Bodes Well for Economy

If the recent past is any indication, the American economy will prosper in the next few years with the new Congress divided between the two parties.


From http://www.aei.org/article/102715:

“Since 1970, the levers of federal government — the White House, Senate and House of Representatives — have been in the hands of one party, whether Republican or Democrat, 30 percent of the time,” observes Bloomberg News columnist Kevin Hassett.  “By most any measure, the U.S. economy has been healthier the other 70 percent of the time.”
Since 1981, median GDP has increased 3.3 percent in years when Washington was divided — as it will be now with Republicans in control of the House and Democrats controlling the Senate and White House — and 2.8 percent when it was unified.
Median unemployment has been 6.1 percent under one-party rule since 1970, and 5.7 percent when rule is divided. Since 1993, the spread is even greater — 6 percent compared to 4.9 percent.
Divided rule has proved a boon for the stock market as well. Since 1970, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has risen at a median rate of 13.5 percent per year when Washington is divided, and just 9 percent when it is unified. Since 1993, the spread is again greater — 19.5 percent compared to 9 percent.
Hassett, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and an adviser to John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, offers two possible explanations for the phenomenon:
  1. “Under the ‘politicians are idiots’ view, divided governments tend to be gridlocked, and gridlock is good,” he writes. “A paralyzed government is a boon to the economy because the changes that politicians contrive tend to be harmful.
  2. “Under the ‘politicians are sensible’ view, divided governments produce better lawmaking because only sensible policies can achieve the necessary bipartisan support. When government is controlled by one party, common sense is cast aside as those in power use their muscle to reward friends and punish enemies.” 

-Bob

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wanna bet the $200 million a day is real?

It's all over the news today: Obama's trip to India will cost $200 Million a day.  Of course, Obama and all his supporters are saying "A Gross Over-Estimation", "the numbers reported have no basis in reality".  Let's see what actually happens.  I for one won't be surprised to find the real number are actually close to $200 Million a day.  Of course this wouldn't be the first time that Obama has claimed that something isn't true when it really is.  Think ObamaCare...

-Bob

It's "We the People", not "Me the President"

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

You Scare Me - An Open Letter to President Obama - Lou Pritchett

AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA by Lou Pritchett

Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don't understand it at its core..

You scare me because you lack humility and 'class', always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer 'wind mills' to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use 'extortion' tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O'Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.


Lou Pritchett

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Explaining ObamaCare To Stupid

"ObamaCare has been one of the most widely discussed and debated pieces of legislation in our lifetimes. The public has a pretty good idea about what's in the bill, and they don't like it.

Yes, ObamaCare needs to be explained to Stupid--and I suggest they start with the Democrats who voted for it."

Read the rest here: http://conservativeactionalerts.com/blog_post/show/918

-Bob

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The second amendment is my permit to carry...

Ted says it best:


"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

What's so hard to understand about this?

-Bob

Friday, August 20, 2010

Best Gun Control Commercial Ever

Watch this:


Now do you understand why I call Gun Control a Criminal Empowerment Program?

-Bob

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

URGENT ALERT: ANTI-GUN CONGRESSMAN TO HOLD HEARINGS ADVOCATING FEDERAL CLAMP DOWN ON GUN SHOWS

From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Rabidly anti-gun Congressman Mike Quigley (IL-5) will be holding a public hearing on a bill he has co-sponsored that would put gun shows under the supervision of the federal government. The bill, HR 2324, would subject gun show hosts to a slew of pointless, time consuming regulations in addition to heaping all sorts of red tape and record keeping requirements on gun show hosts and participants. The ultimate goal of Quigley’s bill is to make hosting a gun show too much of a hassle to endure. As a result, this bill would quickly make gun shows disappear all together.

It should be noted that Congressman Mark Kirk (IL-10) is another co-sponsor of this slap to the face of the 2nd Amendment.

THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO SAVE GUN SHOWS:

1. Attend the hearing on HR 2324. The hearing will take place on Thursday, August 19, at 9:00 AM at the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 South Dearborn, Room 2510, Chicago. Be advised that the Dirksen building is a secure facility. You will have to go through a metal detector to get in. So, make sure your pockets are empty of anything that could get you in trouble. Do not do or say anything that could get you in trouble. When you get to the hearing, politely express your disapproval of HR 2324.

2. Contact your federal representative and politely tell him or her that you are a law-abiding firearm owner and that you oppose HR 2324 and that you would like them to vote NO on the bill should it reach the House floor.  (Find your Representative: IL State Board of Elections)

3. Circulate this alert to all your gun owning friends and family. Tell them to show up at the hearing as well.

4. Please post this alert to all internet blogs and bulletin boards to which you belong.

5. Donate generously to the ISRA.

Remember, gun control is a disease – and you’re the cure!

-Bob

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Governor Quinn Steps Up Attacks On Law-Abiding Firearm Owners

From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

CHICAGO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the ISRA Political Victory Fund (ISRA-PVF):

Law-abiding Illinois firearm owners are under a renewed attack by Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign. After receiving the endorsement of a radical gun control group last week, Quinn's campaign is now the apparent mastermind of a plan to place a referendum on the November ballot that would call for the banning of a wide variety of popular hunting and target firearms.

Petition documents filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections show the title of the proposed referendum as being "Petition to Ban the Sale on Semi-Automatic and Assault Weapons." Notarized signatures on over 100 pages of petitions show one "Maz Jackson" as being the petition circulator. Maz Jackson is a top field operative for the Quinn gubernatorial re-election campaign.

"It appears that Pat Quinn plans to attack hunters and sportsmen from every angle," commented ISRA-PVF spokesman, Richard Pearson. "First he throws in with the likes of gun control extremists Jim and Sarah Brady, and now his campaign staff is circulating petitions seeking to ban most of the privately owned firearms in the state. Once again, Pat Quinn has shown himself to be more in step with Mayor Daley and the Chicago power structure than he is with the vast majority of Illinois citizens."

The ISRA-PVF is a political action committee affiliated with the Illinois State Rifle Association. Donations to the ISRA-PVF are not tax deductible. A copy of our report is available for a fee from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL

-Bob

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Old Sea Story

There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad.

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.

The first mate responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear." He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz."


THE MORAL OF THE STORY:


Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.


-Bob

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Written by a 15 yr. old School Kid in Ohio - New Pledge of Allegiance

While this is already all over the place, it still deserves repeating!


New Pledge of Allegiance (TOTALLY AWESOME!)

Since the Pledge of Allegiance & The Lords Prayer are not allowed in Schools anymore because the word 'God' is mentioned...  A Kid in Ohio wrote the attached...

NEW School prayer :

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks..
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

If you aren't ashamed to do this, please pass this on.
Jesus said, 'If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my Father.'

-Bob

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quote of the day

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.  What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.  The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.  When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that, my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.  You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." - Dr. Adrian Rogers

-Bob

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

URGENT ALERT: SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE TO DECLARE THIS WEEK AS “GUN CONTROL WEEK” IN THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY

It appears that the Peoples Republic of Chicago Criminal Empowerment Program is at it again.  From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

According to information obtained by the ISRA, the gun control movement plans a final, all-out push to destroy your rights and take your guns away from you this week in the Illinois General Assembly. Under orders from Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Speaker of the House Mike Madigan may require that the House of Representatives remain in session until it passes Daley’s 2010 gun control package. Among the bills that Daley has demanded that Madigan get passed are the following:

HB180 – a scheme to run gun shops out of business by forcing shops to get licensed and comply with a slew of burdensome regulations.

HB5480 – would ban private firearm sales and force citizens to process private sales through licensed gun shops. (Yes, those are the same gun shops that will be run out of business by HB180 above)

HB5495 – would prohibit law-abiding citizens from purchasing more than one gun per month. Of course, criminals are exempt from this gun-rationing scheme.

HB5751 – would give you 90 days to surrender all your semiautomatic rifles, pistols and shotguns to the state police or face felony prison time.

HB5849 – would make it a felony to use a case other than one designed for a firearm to transport it and give the police greater power to confiscate your guns for “improper transportation” even if you have committed no other crime.

HB6123 – would make it a felony to sell a firearm to someone who looks like a gang member (ie: Black, Hispanic, shaved heads (all races), tattoos (all races), motorcyclists (all races), etc.)

Daley wants these bills passed once and for all before the McDonald v Chicago decision is handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court later this summer. He will spare no expense or dirty trick to get these bills passed THIS WEEK.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO SAVE YOUR GUNS:

1. Phone your State Representative and politely tell him/her that you do not support any of the bills above or any other gun control legislation and that you’d appreciate it if they would vote against all gun control legislation. If you do not know how to contact your legislator, then follow this link: Illinois State Board of Elections website.

2. Copy this alert and send it to all your friends and tell them to act today!

3. Please post this alert to any and all internet blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

4. The ISRA needs to raise $150,000 by July 4th in order to defray expenses of fighting Daley in the General Assembly. That is why we badly need your financial support. Please make agenerous donation today, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a printable form here .

Gunowners must stay organized and informed. Being a member of the ISRA is the best way to achieve that. If you're not an ISRA member, you can join on-line , or over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a printable application form here .


-Bob

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Government is the problem...

“Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem” - Ronald Reagan


Just as true today as it was 29 years ago.

-Bob

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ALERT - CHICAGO POLITICIANS INTENT ON BANNING YOUR GUNS AND DRIVING OUT ILLINOIS BUSINESSES

From the Illinois State Rifle Association:

Despite the economic crisis, Chicago legislators are determined to pass laws that would drive out dozens of Illinois businesses and cost countless Illinois jobs.

This isn't a new tax, this is another attempt by Mayor Daley and his puppets to ban so-called 'assault weapons', semi-automatic firearms common in both competitive target shooting and home defense.

Daley's water bearer Rep. Acevedo introduced HB5751. This bill would ban virtually any semi-automatic firearm that accepts a magazine, but also bans the manufacturing of the guns and their components, putting the jobs of countless Illinois workers in danger as their employers will be forced to either close their doors or move out of state.

To emphasize just how desperate the gun banners are in their efforts to disarm you, to restrict your firearm rights, HB5751 would requires you to register with the Illinois State Police most of your existing guns and magazines with 'proof of ownership'. Did you keep the receipt for that 20 round magazine you picked up at the show 10 years ago? No? You would have to turn it in to the police or become a felon.

HB5751 has already passed out of the House Executive Committee and is headed for a fight on the House floor.

Now is the time to ACT to keep your firearms:

  1. Call your state representative starting Tuesday, March 23, ask them to OPPOSE HB5751. You can find contact info for your representative right from the ISRA's legislative page. If you're not sure who your representative is, please find out at the Illinois State Board of Elections.
  2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family, ask them to make calls as well.
  3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Remember to be polite, you will likely speak with the representative's secretary that may not share the same political views as those she works for.  Phone calls are more effective if made between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, when the phones are staffed.

The ISRA will continue to advocate for YOUR rights as firearm owners and citizens but it does not have the support of taxpayer dollars or the Joyce Foundation like the anti-gun efforts have. If you are an ISRA member, we need your continued support. Please make a donation on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a printable form here.

If you're not an ISRA member, now is the time. You can join on-line, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a printable application form here.

-Bob

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Where I can get my pistol engraved like this?

Does anyone know where I can get my pistol engraved like this?


 

 
Things that I found helpful by living this long.    The purpose of fighting is to win..

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.



1.  Don't pick a fight with an old man.  If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
2.   I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.
3.  A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers.  The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him 'Why do you carry a 45?'
 The Ranger responded, 'Because they don't make a 46.'  
4.  The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm.
 'Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?' 'No Ma'am.  If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.'
5.   Beware the man who only carries one gun.  HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there's more!


I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house.  I said I did.
 She said 'Well I certainly hope it isn't loaded!'  To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can't work without bullets!'

She then asked, 'Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?' My reply was, No not at all.  I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too. 


And Remember:  





I'm a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment!
   
If you are too, please forward..

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ALERT - QUESTION: WHEN IS A GUN CASE NOT A GUN CASE?

ANSWER:  When Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says it's not.

In October, 2009 the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Illinois v Diggins where the court determined that the center console in a vehicle counts as a 'case' under Illinois law.  In response, Rep. Harry Osterman (D-14) filed HB5849 to change the law and nullify the court's decision. 

How they plan to do this is to add language specifying that the case your firearm is in needs to be specifically designed for the transportation or storage of firearms.  Doesn't sound like a problem, does it?  Why would a person oppose such a 'reasonable', 'common-sense' change? 

Why? Because, in the finest tradition of 'gun control' bills, this one includes subjective and loaded language designed to trip up firearm owners and put them at the mercy of prosecutors.  The full language of the change is a case 'designed for the SAFE transportation of firearms'. 

Safe?  What does that mean?  Is a zippered, nylon case from your local sporting goods store considered 'safe'?  Not if this bill passes!  Does it have to be a hard case? Plastic? Metal?  Does it require a lock?  Do you really want that decision to be in the hands of the office that supports the Chicago handgun ban

Please call your state representative this week starting Thursday morning and ask them to OPPOSE HB5849.

Remember to be polite, you will likely speak with the representative's secretary that may not share the same political views as those she works for.  Phone calls are more effective if made between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, increasing the chance your call will be answered in person.

You can find contact info for your representative right from the ISRA's legislative page.  If you're not sure who your representative is, please find out at the Illinois State Board of Elections.

You can find up-to-date information on  this bill as well as the ISRA's stance on other bills at the ISRA Legislation page.

The ISRA will continue to advocate for YOUR rights as firearm owners and citizens  but it does not have the support of taxpayer dollars or the Joyce Foundation like the anti-gun efforts have. If you are an ISRA member, we need your continued support. Please make a donation on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a printable form here. Even better would be to sign up friends and/or family members with gift memberships.

If you're not an ISRA member, now is the time. You can join on-line, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a printable application form here.

Please post this alert to all internet blogs, bulletin and message boards to which you belong. Pass this alert on to your gun owning friends and fellow sporting club members. You can also join us on our FaceBook page or Twitter along with hundreds of other fellow firearm enthusiasts.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Health Care Freedom Act Passes Missouri House with Strong Vote!

From: Americans for Prosperity:

You Did It! Health Care Freedom Act Passes Missouri House with Strong Vote!
Thanks to your quick responses, House Joint Resolution (HJR) 57, the Health Care Freedom Act passed the Missouri House and is on its way to the Missouri Senate!
The sponsor specifically asked me to tell you thank you for your e-mails, they made a difference. The vote in the House was 113 -40!
This is another demonstration of what “We the People” can accomplish.
Thank you for making a difference!

Carl Bearden
State Director
Americans for Prosperity 

-Bob

Monday, March 01, 2010

ISRA Supreme Court Case on March 2

ALERT - Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in ISRA case
McDonald v Chicago
 




On March 2, 2010, the Supreme Court will hear arguments opposed to and in support of the Chicago handgun ban which has been in place since 1982. This case, McDonald v Chicago was filed by the Illinois State Rifle Association immediately following the landmark 2008 case Heller v DC. Currently 38 states, 305 US Senator and Representatives and over 700 state legislators, to name just a few, have filed briefs in support of the defendants. View all the available filings and briefs at ChicagoGunCase.com.

This case is expected to not only overturn the ban in Chicago but to finally provide incorporation of the Second Amendment to the states. To think that this will end Mayor Daley s attempts to maintain Chicago s draconian gun laws, however, would be to ignore his recent statements made at the US Conference of Mayors:
In the face of strong opposition from the NRA and other gun extremists, we will continue to advocate for the rights of cities to regulate guns and to coordinate efforts with other cities that share our position.
As soon as possible, the ISRA website will have links to the oral arguments. Those links will go out over Twitter as well as an additional email message.

The ISRA will continue to advocate for YOUR rights as firearm owners and citizens (which Mayor Daley considers extremist) but it does not have the support of taxpayer dollars or the Joyce Foundation. If you are an ISRA member, we need your continued support. Please make a donation on-line here, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. If you would like to mail or fax a donation, we have a printable form here. Even better would be to sign up friends and/or family members with gift memberships.

If you're not an ISRA member, now is the time. You can join on-line, or over the phone at 815-635-3198. You can download a printable application form here.

Please post this alert to all internet blogs, bulletin and message boards to which you belong. Pass this alert on to your gun owning friends and fellow sporting club members. You can also join us on our FaceBook page along with hundreds of other fellow firearm enthusiasts. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Critical Care: The Patients' Summit is this Thursday

From Americans for Prosperity:

The battle to stop the takeover of our health care is not over.

On February 25, President Obama will hold a "Health Care Summit" where he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attempt to push their "new" health care plan that was written behind closed doors on Congressional leaders and label it as bipartisan.

This “summit” is nothing more than a public relations stunt by the White House to appease those fighting for free market health care policies.

The Left thinks this “summit” will be a game changer for their health care takeover. It’s important we let them know we are still paying attention and we won’t stand for Washington bureaucrats controlling our health care.

Americans for Prosperity is holding its own Critical Care: The Patients' Summit to deliver a simple message:  the American people have rejected this trillion-dollar takeover of health care. So Congress should start over from scratch, or better yet, focus on policies that create jobs and get our economy moving again.

This is an important event and I want let you know you can watch the live video stream at starting at 11:30am EST at http://americansforprosperity.org

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid publicly said he would use the budget reconciliation process, which requires a simple 51 vote majority, to jam through a health care bill within sixty days.

A lot of senators and congressmen are wondering if the mood of the American people has changed.

We've got to show them that the American people simply do not trust the Washington politicians with our health care.

Please join me and call or email your Representative and Senators by clicking here: http://www.capwiz.com/americansforprosperity/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14705356&type=CO

-Bob

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quote of the day

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
  - Charles Austin Beard

Never mind that this was said over 60 years ago.  I guess a good quote is timeless...

-Bob

Sunday, February 07, 2010

URGENT ALERT - YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED - HB180

ISRA URGENT ALERT - YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

DALEY FORCES LAUNCH RENEWED ATTACK ON YOUR GUN RIGHTS
LATEST EFFORT WOULD SHUT DOWN ALL GUN SHOPS

 

Late last week, Daley sympathizers in the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB 180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday.

Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY!

HB 180 would include the following:

1. Require all Illinois gun shops to secure a license to operate issued by the Illinois State Police. Under this bill, the State Police may issue a license to a gun shop and would establish all rules and regulations required to keep the license. You know what that means either nobody would be granted a license, or those who did get licenses would be so burdened by regulations that they could not make a profit.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 would shut down all gun shops in Illinois.

2. HB 180 requires that all your gun purchases be registered with the state police.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 is a licensing/registration scheme designed to keep track of how many guns you own so they may be easily confiscated at a later date.

3. HB 180 allows any police officer in the state go to any gun shop in the state to conduct so-called record reviews.
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago CAGE Unit could, and would, inspect gun shops across the state doing these record reviews. Shop owners, no matter where they are located, would be forced to cooperate with the CAGE unit or lose their licenses. The true purpose of these visits is to cost gun shops time and money and ultimately cause them to go out of business.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE YOUR GUNS:

1. Starting Monday morning, call your State Representative and politely tell him/her that you oppose HB 180 and that you would like to see him/her vote against the bill when it comes to the House Floor. If you do now know who your state representative is, go to the following web site and follow the directions for looking up your legislators: Illinois State Board of Elections.  If you know who your State Representative is, you can look up the phone numbers of their Springfield and district offices here.

2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family, ask them to make calls as well.

3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Thanks in advance for your help in this matter. The future of lawful gun ownership in Illinois depends on you!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Why would anyone want to sell Gasoline?

I was filling up the car a couple of days ago and ran across this sticker on the gas pump:


If the store is making only 1% on their fuel sales, they why are they even bothering?  Someone help me understand.

-Bob

Monday, February 01, 2010

How do you "unread" an e-mail?

I ran across the following demand in a "silly disclaimer" today:

"If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by reply e-mail, and delete the original message, and all copies, from your system, without reading it" (my emphasis added)

Given that this disclaimer appears at the bottom of the e-mail, how could I have possibly had knowledge of the demands of the disclaimer without having read any of the e-mail?  Given this, I can only assume that the author of the disclaimer thinks it's possible to "unread" something.  How does that work?

-Bob

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Miss this guy yet??



MISS THIS GUY YET?




 "Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." -Ronald Reagan

'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: 

We win, they lose.' 
- Ronald Reagan


'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help..'
-Ronald Reagan


'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'
 
 -Ronald Reagan


'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the   U.S. was too strong.'
- Ronald Reagan


'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.'
 -Ronald Reagan


'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination....'
- Ronald Reagan


'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'
- Ronald Reagan



'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.'
 - Ronald Reagan


'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'
- Ronald Reagan


'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it'

 - Ronald Reagan


'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'
- Ronald Reagan


'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'
- Ronald Reagan


'If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'
-Ronald Reagan







IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE THIS ALONG.

IF NOT,  READ IT AGAIN.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Are you Happy?

From my friend Hank:

Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel " pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the promised land".

Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the promised land".

Now Obama has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of camels, and mortgaged the promised land!

Furthermore, I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc... I called Lifeline, the suicide help line. Got a freakin' call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal.  
They all got excited and asked if I could drive a truck...

-Bob

The world does Not owe you a living

Emergency Weather Bulletin

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan after a severe snow storm ...

The Mining Journal,Marquette, MI 

WEATHER BULLETIN 

Up here in the Northern part of Michigan we just recovered from a Historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands


 


FYI: 


Obama did not come. 


FEMA did nothing. 


No one howled for the government. 


No one blamed the government. 


No one even uttered an expletive on TV. 


Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit. 


Our Mayor's did not blame Obama or anyone else. 


Our Governor did not blame Obama or anyone else either. 


CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit - or even report on this category 5snow storm. 



 

Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards. 

No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House. 

No one looted. 

Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something. 

Nobody expected the government to do anything either. 

No Larry King, No Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera. 


No Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand, 
No Brad Pitts, No Hollywood types to be found. 





 


Nope, we just melted the snow for water.


Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars. 


The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny. 


Local restaurants made food, and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snow bound families.. 


Families took in the stranded people - total strangers. 



 

We fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns. 

We put on an extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die". 


We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks. 


Even though a  Category 5 blizzard of this scale is not usual, we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves. 




 


I hope this gets passed on. 

Maybe ..... 
SOME people will get the message ...... 
The world does Not owe you a living.