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Remember how the NRA won in the Colorado recall elections?? No, they didn't.

Everyone remembers how the gunnuts were hooting and tooting about their huge "victory" in Colorado when they succeeded in recalling two state senators who supported gun control legislation.

Problem is, this is a lie.  The outcome was NOT  a victory for the gunnuts.  Instead, it was a BIG FAIL . . . because:

1.  Colorado still is firmly in Democratic hands . . . governor, house, senate.

2.  The gun control laws are still on the books and will not be removed.

3.  In the short time the laws have been in effect, 28 criminals have been prevented from purchasing guns.

Face it, the NRA ****LOST***.



Recalled Colorado Sen. Angela Giron: We can beat the gun lobby — we already have 
By Angela Giron, Published: September 20 
President Obama has now addressed the seventh mass shooting of his presidency, and we certainly heard the weariness in his voice Monday as spoke about the massacre at the Washington Navy Yard: “It’s a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel. These are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. They’re patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today they faced the unimaginable violence that they wouldn’t have expected here at home.” 
As a state legislator now branded by the word “recalled,” I can identify with that weariness. Gun legislation has stalled in Congress because lawmakers fear the fate I suffered — being targeted, voted out or recalled by extremist political activists because of views on firearms safety that dare challenge the gun lobby. The recall fight that my colleague, Colorado Senate President John Morse, and I lost demonstrated that no matter the cost of our political positions, common-sense gun-safety legislation is achievable. Colorado’s newest gun-safety laws have been in effect for months, and the recalls have no bearing on them. The legislation we helped pass proves that the gun lobby can be beaten. 
Sen. Morse and I started the 2013 legislative session amid a constituent outcry to curb gun violence in our communities. The movie theater shooting in Aurora last summer and the Newtown massacre in Connecticut had brought guns to the forefront of our agenda. We passed laws that extended our state’s background-check system to include private sales, to keep guns out of the hands of criminals; limited ammunition magazines to 15 rounds; and made sure that domestic abusers aren’t allowed to buy or keep guns. 
Each of these laws is already making Colorado safer. According to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 28 criminals have been denied a firearm through a private sale in the first eight weeks of the expanded background-check law. That’s more than four criminals a week, when we know all too well that it takes only one person with a weapon to shatter a life, a family, a community. 
These proposals were, and still are, supported by an majority of Colorado voters. But our experience here in Colorado has been that, while extremist groups have a hard time making their case to general-election voters, they have far more control in low-turnout special elections. 
A good friend in Pueblo told me about the school drills her young children must endure after the Newtown massacre. Kindergartners crouch behind overturned tables while an adult knocks on the door, pretending to be an “active shooter.” She said she struggles to decide what is most absurd about this scenario: that a particleboard tabletop would protect her children from automatic gunfire, that a shooter would take the trouble to knock on the classroom door or that her 5-year-old son now uses phrases like “active shooter” in everyday conversation. 
Those kinds of stories compelled my votes in favor of gun-safety legislation. Hosting multiple town halls, touring a gun show and accepting an invitation to go shooting with a women’s group helped me understand many of the concerns of gun enthusiasts. I even amended our legislation to further accommodate the giving of firearms as gifts within families. In the end, I don’t believe — and I don’t think any legislator, anywhere, believes — that it is better to teach children to use a table as a shield than to enact public policy to protect us all from gun violence. 
Our 2013 legislative session was the most productive in a long while. We modernized the way we fund schools and conduct elections. We raised renewable-energy standards and allowed undocumented Colorado high school graduates to get in-state tuition to attend college. We passed laws to regulate and tax recreational marijuana after voters legalized the drug in a 2012 ballot measure. And we extended equal rights for all couples by allowing civil unions. I find it helpful to remind people that 95 percent of the legislation we passed had bipartisan support. 
A wide range of special interests that have never been concerned about efforts to curb gun violence were more than happy to let the national gun lobby take the lead in the campaign to remove us from office. The industrialist Koch brothers were also heavily involved in the recalls, which probably owed more to our efforts to limit harmful carbon emissions than our efforts to limit gun violence. 
Legislators fearful of speaking their conscience should remember that various supporters came to our aid as well. While the news media seemed to care only about contributions from Michael Bloomberg, equally robust support came from organizations supporting workers, conservation groups, women’s groups and thousands of individual donors, to say nothing of the efforts of groups such as Colorado Ceasefire, Americans for Responsible Solutions and Moms Demand Action. 
I didn’t seek elected office with an agenda to address gun safety. I entered the state Senate intent on advocating for women, children and communities of color. Their demand for safe gun laws is not going away, and neither am I. 
Our story is not the cautionary tale the gun lobby would have you believe it is. Beneath the disappointment of not starting the 2014 legislative session with our colleagues, I feel a sense of peace and pride. There is now a counterbalance to the national gun lobby and a growing base of outspoken supporters. Politicians who have the courage to do the right thing and stand up to the gun lobby will from now on have the support of organizations willing to stand with the majority of Americans who want common-sense gun laws. 
As Robert F. Kennedy said, “It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain.” Today, Colorado is safer because of the laws we passed. I have no regrets about that. One day Washington, D.C., and states that lack sensible gun laws may be safer as well.

Thirteen Benghazis that occurred while G. W. Bush was president . . . and not a peep out of Fox or Darrell Issa. Why not??

The Republican inquisition over the attacks against Americans in Benghazi has never really gone away.

Lindsey Graham and Fox News Channel in particular are each shrieking over new allegations from an alleged whistleblower, while they continue to deal in previously debunked falsehoods about the sequence of events during and following the attacks. Fox News is predictably shoveling the biggest pile of hooey on the situation -- turning its attention to Hillary Clinton in an abundantly obvious early move to stymie her presidential run before it even begins.

So I thought I'd ask an impertinent question:  Why are these clowns so obsessed by this one attack yet they entirely ignored the dozen-plus consulate/embassy attacks that occurred when George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were allegedly "keeping us safe."

The Benghazi attacks (the consulate and the CIA compound) are absolutely not unprecedented even though they're being treated that way by Republicans who are deliberately ignoring anything that happened prior to Inauguration Day, 20 January 2009.

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of "Bali Bombings." No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including nine Americans.  The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. (I wonder if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name "David Foy." This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what's considered American soil.)

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar" storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.

And not a word on Fox.  Not a single Congressional investigation headed by Grand Theft Auto Issa.

Is this an impeachable offense?

A recent photo showing President Obama with his feet on his desk in the Oval Office has sent the rightwing into fits of rage.  Some are even suggesting he should be impeached for this offense.

What do you think?




Maybe this will help.



Rumsfeld is an expert on chemical weapons in the hands of brutal dictators





Rumsfeld meeting with Iraq's Saddam Hussein, 20 December 1983. 

In this meeting, Rumsfeld provided Hussein with information needed to enable Iraq to use chemical weapons against Iranian troops and Kurdish civilians.