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"'I saw a barrel come up on the window, like a single-shot shotgun ... It was either a barrel or a stick.
"'I'm sh***ing bricks, but that's when I reached in my glove box, unholstered my pistol ... and so quicker than a flash I had a round chambered in it, and I shot,' he says, adding that he has owned the 9mm handgun since 1990 and 'always' keeps it fully loaded in his glove compartment.
"He initially fired his weapon four times, Dunn tells police, and the Durango began to pull away.
"'I was still scared and so I shot four more times ... trying to keep their heads down to not catch any return fire. And that was it...'"
Horrible "pizza" brought to you by a horrible person.
The document lists VIP donors—including John Schnatter, the founder of the Papa John's pizza chain—who were scheduled for one-on-one meetings with representatives of the political, corporate, and philanthropic wings of Kochworld.
Death threats on child stars. Jesus.
Had that happen earlier. Comment count was scrolling up right under my eyes. It said we had something like 3450 comments.
Also seems that the poff-orphaned Swmpland cyberspace bubble still happens.
Let's give this bit of propaganda the heave ho. @ahandout .is entitled to his opinion, but spamming MMR with idiotic YouTube videos?
Naaah. Poff away!
And 'wingers have resorted to juvenile name calling. Grow up.
The real truth is hidden in your statement 'It always happens...'
And for you, it's not a very complementary one.
Whats this from? Is there a link?
Yup, that sure is horrible pizza.
Another responsible gun owner?
She isn't selling girl scout cookies.
@ahandout Good to hear the mental institution finally let you out.
@ahandout ...but for teh sake of posterity let's show the entire world how clueless you are:
When you read the comments from the moron liberals that infect this site, keep in mind that this idiot Pelosi was their Speaker of the House.They support her and the disastrous law that she, Barry and Harry rammed through.Pelosi is so stupid, she doesn't even realize that she just showed the world what a moron she truly is, typical liberal Democrat.
Bad ol' puddy tat.
@ahandout I see poffing in your future.
@collioure Nope we are just going with what Paul Ryan said when he debunked your lie.
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@nflfoghorn From top down you can just sense the integrity.
At least Collie insinuates an argument in most of his insults.
I don't think he realizes that us swampcritters are clairvoyant.
He's short 20 cents, but more and more he's morphing into a crude rendition of paulejb.
I know. Just look at the GOP candidates:)
We tolerate most of your garbage. A vitrol laden thing with absolutely nothing resembling a coherent argument will get poffed, though.
You can't claim your foolish commentary is dissent.
It's foolish commentary.
You planned that!
I didn't attribute the $2 trillion over 10 years to any specific facet of Obamacare.
The fact remains that after spending all this money, causing all the uproar and dislocations, the number uninsured will not be reduced.
FYI Ryan called Obamacare a poverty trap.
2 trillion is 200 billion a year. 200 billion is about 1% of the economy which theoretically should be higher than the estimated actual reduction in the salary base and can't possibly be close to the actual reduction in the tax base which is what the CBO indicated was the primary source of the deficit which means that the 2 trillion isn't primarily from salary base reductions.
But at least you're getting closer to facts and actual question marks, but at that point, it's a difference in philosophy. If somebody is working for the sole purpose of being able to afford health insurance for their family and now sees the ability to not have to do so, I think that's actually beneficial for the United States. You keep going on and on about the importance of two-parent households - what do the studies say about two parent households where one parent either is stay-at-home or works part time compared to two parent households where both parents work full time? Well gee, we have an opportunity to let more people have productive house lives? What about a situation that allows people who might want to upgrade their education to do so because they can afford health care? What about a situation that allows people to explore early retirement? Honestly, I see good things.
But then, I believe Government should provide these services. I believe that secondary needs like health care and education should be guaranteed by the government and funded properly so that the things people are working for are the luxuries in life - better food, better housing, better clothes, better entertainment, better life. How people want to live their life and how much they want to avail themselves of these luxuries is up to them. I'm ok with that and any properly incentivized society will have them working and working hard and any properly tax structured society will be able to pay for those who decide to fall back.
But I don't expect you to agree with me on that.
Actually, he is toeing Paul Ryan's new line
Ok, I know you went for your daily dose of right-wing lunacy but I would like to remind you that we disproved it sufficiently that you had to go and start debating short term job losses rather than the CBO report which actually refutes your very own argument in its own text. Just because Fox hasn't stopped talking about it yet doesn't make it any more real.