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#1 dudeone

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

Texas Calls All Gun-Toting Yanks

Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM EST

http://www.thedailyb...ting-yanks.html

A strange new ad promises gun-loving New Yorkers their firearms will be safe in the Lonestar State. David Freedlander reports.

Here’s a silver lining for gun-loving New Yorkers despairing over their state’s new landmark gun-control law: Texas!


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An ad sponsored by Greg Abbot.

“WANTED,” the ad reads in a mock-up of old-style Wild West posters. “LAW ABIDING NEW YORK GUN OWNERS LOOKING FOR LOWER TAXES AND GREATER OPPORTUNITY.”


The ad is the brainchild of Greg Abbot, a three-term Republican Texas attorney general who is widely considered to be considering a run for governor in 2014 if the current governor decides not to seek re-election.


Click on the ad and you’re taken to a Facebook page hosted by Abbott’s campaign committee, with the beguiling promise that “Here in Texas, you will have the liberty and the opportunity to achieve your dreams.”


“We’ll fight like hell to protect your rights,” it intones. “You’ll also get to keep more of what you earn and use some of that extra money to buy more ammo.”


The ad comes on the same day that President Barack Obama proposed sweeping new guns laws in the wake of a mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut that left 26 dead, including 20 children.


“We believe it is never good a thing when politicians try to take advantage of a tragedy when the results is the trampling of constitutional rights,” he added.


Bearse declined to say how big of an ad buy the Abbott campaign was doing, calling it “sizeable.”
After The Daily Beast noted that it was not customary for states to try to poach residents from other states based on recently passed legislation, Bearse laughed and said, “it is certainly a statement that we value freedom down here, including the freedom to defend yourself.”


A spokesman for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo didn’t immediately return a request for comment.


The ad marks the second time in a week that the Lone Star State has taken pot shots at New York over guns and the economy. Addressing a conservative policy group in Austin last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that "I'm sure that I couldn't get all 49 other governors to admit that they would want to be Texans,” and then, referencing Cuomo's support for gun control said, "I'm thinking that Gov. Cuomo would not admit that he'd want to be a Texan."

"But if he were truthful," Perry added, "you could say that the economic climate that has allowed the state to grow and create jobs, he'd dearly love to be able to stand up and say, 'We did this in New York.' But he can't."

Gun-control supporters have come under fire in recent days in New York after a newspaper in the Hudson Valley region published a map featuring the names and addresses of licensed gun owners.

The Abbott ad featured a map too, only one of Texas that was painted all orange. And on the map were written the words, “Each dot represents a Texas gun owner.”

Edited by dudeone, 17 January 2013 - 07:32 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:32 AM

Brilliant idea! Isolate all the gun nuts in Texas, then let them break off, and America's gun problem is solved.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:35 AM

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Hardly woofwoofmoomoo....

Gun ownership rates as of 2007. Doubt they have changed drastically since.
  • 1. Wyoming - 59.7%
  • 2. Alaska - 57.8%
  • 3. Montana - 57.7%
  • 4. South Dakota - 56.6%
  • 5. West Virginia - 55.4%
  • 6. Mississippi - 55.3%
  • 6. Idaho - 55.3%
30. Texas - 35.9%


Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

Edited by thepedestrian, 18 January 2013 - 03:36 AM.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

Noticing that might require introspective reasoning and criticism.. good luck with that on CDC. :lol:

What's very sad is how easy these people are to train into their line of thinking, which is clearly evident every time a shooting happens and out come the predicted arguments right on cue.

Edited by zaibatsu, 18 January 2013 - 07:01 AM.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

Noticing that might require introspective reasoning and criticism.. good luck with that on CDC. :lol:

What's very sad is how easy these people are to train into their line of thinking, which is clearly evident every time a shooting happens and out come the predicted arguments right on cue.


Makes one wonder why you stick around and put up with the cretins around here? .. you are as predictable as the gun-control nuts and the NRA ..
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Having lived in Texas, most Texans I know do not like Yankees.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hardly woofwoofmoomoo....

Gun ownership rates as of 2007. Doubt they have changed drastically since.

  • 1. Wyoming - 59.7%
  • 2. Alaska - 57.8%
  • 3. Montana - 57.7%
  • 4. South Dakota - 56.6%
  • 5. West Virginia - 55.4%
  • 6. Mississippi - 55.3%
  • 6. Idaho - 55.3%
30. Texas - 35.9%


Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

not the only thing we have been conditioned to do..
Like how paying high taxes is a necessity.... yet with some better money management skill employed by the government and its employees not acting like they have and endless supply of money we could lower taxes by a huge margin.

Or that gas prices are high because of supply and demand....

or that humans are the cause of global warming (add another tax)

how about that cars have problems getting 30mpg in 2013 yet 20 years ago we had cars getting that and some even better than that.

or that conspiracies don't exist and if you believe in them you are a crazy..

any one here put all there faith in the flu shot every year..

how about that smoking is the main cause of cancer (sure everyone believes this right)
doesn't have anything to do with the chemicals in everything we touch or ingest into our bodies ie. our water, 90% of all foods, even our air.. also couldn't have anything to do with unnatural amounts of radio waves going through our bodies every second...
but it is smoking that gives you cancer because they say so. (not condoning smoking it is gross)

how about putting fluoride in our water how many time has that been said is a benefit to society.

sorry got carried away... but our society is pretty easy to train to be blind and submissive.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

not the only thing we have been conditioned to do..
Like how paying high taxes is a necessity.... yet with some better money management skill employed by the government and its employees not acting like they have and endless supply of money we could lower taxes by a huge margin.

Or that gas prices are high because of supply and demand....

or that humans are the cause of global warming (add another tax)

how about that cars have problems getting 30mpg in 2013 yet 20 years ago we had cars getting that and some even better than that.

or that conspiracies don't exist and if you believe in them you are a crazy..

any one here put all there faith in the flu shot every year..

how about that smoking is the main cause of cancer (sure everyone believes this right)
doesn't have anything to do with the chemicals in everything we touch or ingest into our bodies ie. our water, 90% of all foods, even our air.. also couldn't have anything to do with unnatural amounts of radio waves going through our bodies every second...
but it is smoking that gives you cancer because they say so. (not condoning smoking it is gross)

how about putting fluoride in our water how many time has that been said is a benefit to society.

sorry got carried away... but our society is pretty easy to train to be blind and submissive.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?


Maybe cause in Canada, when we think about our rights, owning a gun is pretty far down the list, or non-existent.

Definitely not second on my list I can tell you that. But I guess everyone has their priorities...
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:34 AM

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Hardly woofwoofmoomoo....

Gun ownership rates as of 2007. Doubt they have changed drastically since.

  • 1. Wyoming - 59.7%
  • 2. Alaska - 57.8%
  • 3. Montana - 57.7%
  • 4. South Dakota - 56.6%
  • 5. West Virginia - 55.4%
  • 6. Mississippi - 55.3%
  • 6. Idaho - 55.3%
30. Texas - 35.9%


Edit: Did you notice how you've been conditioned to label every person that believes that they shouldn't give up any of their constitutional rights is a "nut"?

I'm sure when they hear about the gun utopia that is Texas, they will move there enmasse immediately, and America's gun nut problem will become Texas exclusively.

Edited by woofwoofmoomoo, 19 January 2013 - 04:38 AM.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

And they have plenty of Mexicans for target practice too.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

And they have plenty of Mexicans for target practice too.

Who's they?
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Texas stands to the left of states I'd want to move to, go Arizona!

Anyways, Texas is over half brown, nobody is using Mexicans as target practice there, except for other Mexicans.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Texas stands to the left of states I'd want to move to, go Arizona!

Anyways, Texas is over half brown, nobody is using Mexicans as target practice there, except for other Mexicans.

There is also inner city black on black violence.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

There is also inner city black on black violence.


That's why we need to ban "assault" weapons, because a bunch of ghetto/barrio outlaws are shooting each other with handguns and shotguns!
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

That's why we need to ban "assault" weapons, because a bunch of ghetto/barrio outlaws are shooting each other with handguns and shotguns!

The media doesn't extensively cover that, so not much head of steam for the knee jerk who bandwagon on such topics.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

The media doesn't extensively cover that, so not much head of steam for the knee jerk who bandwagon on such topics.

Got a nice little racist echo chamber going amongst your screennames in here, don't you? Is this where you get your tin foil hat conspirasies over gun control too?
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

That's why we need to ban "assault" weapons, because a bunch of ghetto/barrio outlaws are shooting each other with handguns and shotguns!

I know. Really makes a lot of sense.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Got a nice little racist echo chamber going amongst your screennames in here, don't you? Is this where you get your tin foil hat conspirasies over gun control too?


How's that old saying go? The theif believes everyone steals, Mr 64 posts.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

How's that old saying go? The theif believes everyone steals, Mr 64 posts.


So the more posts you have, the more lucid you are? .. spam away!!
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:10 PM

So the more posts you have, the more lucid you are? .. spam away!!

But that does not mean that one can spell...


How's that old saying go? The theif believes everyone steals, Mr 64 posts.


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I guess if number of posts is the standard that makes me the "lucidest" poster??? :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

So the more posts you have, the more lucid you are? .. spam away!!

No, its that folks with a few dozen posts are much more likely to be doing as he is accusing than folks with substancial histories.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

No, its that folks with a few dozen posts are much more likely to be doing as he is accusing than folks with substancial histories.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Come on now, I'm trying to type on my smartphone while running trails with gloves on, anywau, I'm glad your career as a spelling cop has proven more fruitful than as an actual cop.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

Come on now, I'm trying to type on my smartphone while running trails with gloves on, anywau, I'm glad your career as a spelling cop has proven more fruitful than as an actual cop.

Excuses for being unable to spell. So sad.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Excuses for being unable to spell. So sad.

Pssh!You're probably as dependent on your spellchecker as you are on regurgitating cut-and-pasted information...
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Pssh!You're probably as dependent on your spellchecker as you are on regurgitating cut-and-pasted information...


Actually, there was a time when people learned how to spell correctly, how to use correct grammar etc and didn't have to rely on spellcheck in order to put together coherent and correctly put together sentences.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

Pssh!You're probably as dependent on your spellchecker as you are on regurgitating cut-and-pasted information...

And you would be wrong. Spelling and grammar was a huge part of my early education.

As was learning how to put together a rational and reasoned argument.

Even if your excuse for bad spelling was true... and I have my doubts; it does not explain the lack of rational foundation in the post where this all started.

I judge people by the content of their posts not the number of the posts. Unlike yourself it would seem when you said:


How's that old saying go? The theif believes everyone steals, Mr 64 posts.



In your case I am often left shaking my head over the content of your posts, regardless of the number "Mr. 5,971 posts".

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

Actually, there was a time when people learned how to spell correctly, how to use correct grammar etc and didn't have to rely on spellcheck in order to put together coherent and correctly put together sentences.

Yep. Unfortunately, it seems to be a lost art these days...

Once upon a time we had to learn to write with pens and pencils too.....in a manner that could actually be read by someone other than the author.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Yep. Unfortunately, it seems to be a lost art these days...

Once upon a time we had to learn to write with pens and pencils too.....in a manner that could actually be read by someone other than the author.

In my case it was a pen, nib and ink beginning in Grade 3. Desks in those days had an inkwell hole Something unfamiliar to many I would suppose.

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