Sunday, February 17, 2008
... because they discriminate against gay dudes.
You can't make this stuff up.
I think they are finally at the end of the road:
... A joint task force.
It's Back To School On Gun Safety
New York Post Wire Services
February 17, 2008 -- In the wake of the latest mass slaying on a school campus, Sen. Charles Schumer yesterday said he would push for legislation to come up with national school-safety guidelines.
He was to announce his backing for the creation of a joint Department of Education and Justice Department task force to create the guidelines.
The legislation would set aside resources for schools across the country to help them beef up security, improve campus emergency communication, and implement training programs for students and teachers so they can spot violent students before they strike. (link)
... Throw more money at America's colleges and universities.
But at least he's not advocating further restrictions on our fundamental freedoms (or insulting our intelligence with talk about unrelated matters). At least not yet.
We make progress.
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I got a chuckle out of that line about implementing training programs for students and teachers so they can spot violent students before they strike. Was there anyone on the Virginia Tech campus who DIDN"T know that Seung-hui Cho was psychotic? What did that knowledge accomplish?
Obama Supports Individual Gun RightsBeing an extreme liberal, of course, Obama considers a complete ban on handguns - the one type of defensive weapon that might have prevented the Virginia Tech and NIU massacres - to be "commonsense regulation":
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
Milwaukee (AP) — Barack Obama said Friday that the country must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence following a campus shooting in his home state, but he believes in an individual's right to bear arms.
The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun ownerships only to militias, but he believes it grants individual gun rights.
"I think there is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation" like background checks, he said during a news conference. (link)
At his news conference, he voiced support for the District of Columbia's ban on handguns, which is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court next month.This from a "former constitutional law instructor." Now we know why he quit his day job.
"The notion that somehow local jurisdictions can't initiate gun safety laws to deal with gang bangers and random shootings on the street isn't born out by our Constitution," Obama said.
Americans never had it so goodCallous. Even by my standards.
By Don Surber, writing in the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
Every night, Lou Dobbs gets on CNN and drones on and on about how the middle class in America is shrinking. It is disappearing along with our jobs at the textile mill.
Woe is us.
Having actually worked at a textile mill, I say the people in Bangladesh are welcome to make my shirts.
I'll sit here in my smoke-free, air-conditioned-in-the-summer office where I don't have to worry about brown lung. (link)