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Campus Question – December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012

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Campus Question – December 21, 2012

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Those hoping the GOP talking sense about the budget and the NRA talking sense about gun safety would herald the dawn of Mayaquarius saw their hopes dashed over the past 24 hours. Instead Speaker John Boehner couldn’t get enough House Republican votes to pass his own budget plan, and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed mass shootings on everything but rapid-fire, high-capacity guns. Was at least half of the title The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 2012 accurate?

  • NCrissieB

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  • addisnana

    Half? There are some whole, complete, entire, stupid idiots out there. They seem to be having their own holidazzle parade. (Holidazzle is a wonderful downtown Mpls. parade but such a good word I borrowed it.)

    Thanks to the courage I took from last night’s question, I wrote a comment on a Public Radio blog today. The question was whether teachers should be armed. I noted that this was a question that played into the language and mission of the NRA. Columbine had armed officers. Ronald Reagan had armed secret service personnel. Virginia Tech had armed officers. The question should not be about more weapons but about fewer weapons.

    • NCrissieB

      I’m glad you spoke up on the Public Radio blog, addisnana. The idea of armed teachers – or even an armed cop at every school – is nothing more than a gun industry plan to …

      … sell more guns and ammunition.

    • Gardener

      Good for you. Thanks, you speak for many of us here!

      • addisnana

        You are most welcome. Thanks for being you.

  • NCrissieB

    The “Guide to 2012″ seems to have missed the mark, but “The Complete Idiots” was spot on. :roll:

    President Obama gave an excellent press briefing a few minutes ago, laying out a sound, moral argument for making a reasoned agreement next week. He emphasized that neither side can get 100% of what they want in that deal, and that’s true.

    President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and House Minority Leader Pelosi might craft a deal that could pass both chambers, but that would require at least 18 GOP votes in the House … and 6 GOP votes in the Senate unless they use budget reconciliation rules to stop a filibuster.

    Even with the Senate budget reconciliation rules, Minority Leader Pelosi will need those GOP House votes, so this will not be a purely “Democratic” deal.

  • Jim W

    Looking at the link, I think the Guide was complete for a book. I doubt that an idiot would get much for it. The Republican party seems to be working from a different script and aiming for different results.

  • Gardener

    I may be one of those idiots……..

    The question here was: Do you want chopped onion in your potato pancake? I answered yes! ;-)

    PW is so grateful because I bought us his and hers brooms today! Even drilled holes in the handles, so we can hang ‘em up, and not distort them by standing them on the floor. Do we know how to party, or what?

    • NCrissieB

      Ooh, his and hers brooms? :grin:

      You just made my evening!

    • Jim W

      Are you reading Harry Potter to learn how to ride them?