Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3113, January 5th, 20016

Attorney Dave Pedri. (Photo: Citizen's Voice)
Since Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton gave his resignation, there was talk that County Solicitor Dave Pedri would be the perfect Acting County Manager. As Solicitor he has seen every challenge that the new form of government in Home Rule has brought. Plus Pedri is reasonable and even handed. We wish him luck.

President Obama signing the Executive Order. (Photo: CNN)
President Obama took Executive Action on expanding background checks for guns. He was very emotional as he said that there needs to be commonsense in checks. This whole thing could have been avoided if in 2013 a few cowardly Senators manned up and made this possible.
Obama hammered congressional Republicans for opposing measures like expanded background checks as he called on Americans to punish them at the polls. He defended his actions to strengthen background checks for purchasing guns, answering critics who say the measure would not make it harder for criminals to obtain firearms.
Here's the deal: In addition to expanding and bolstering the background check system to cover sales that take place online and at gun shows, Obama said the administration will provide more funding for mental health treatment, FBI staff and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agents.
Like a bunch of scared silly asses, Americans are storming gun stores thinking that their gun rights will be taken away.
The GOP Presidential contenders are saying that a Republican President can overturn the Executive Order. Marco Rubio says the President is obsessed with undermining the Second Amendment. Hey Florida boy, WHAT GUN HAS THE PRESIDENT TAKEN AWAY FROM US?? NAME ONE!!! Let's hope reasonable Americans won't let that happen.
No hunter needs an Assault Rifle.
The President said, "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage, but they can't hold America hostage. We can't accept this carnage in our communities."
But as Ed Rendell is fond of saying, the gun lobby is a Paper Tiger. He stood up to them 6 times in his electoral bids in Gun friendly Pennsylvania. Won every time.
The NRA is like Oz behind the curtain. But politicians are soooooooooo scared of them it makes me sick.
The President is doing what a tepid and ineffectual Congress won't do. Lead!
For those who say they aren't for it because it will not work, here's my questions. How do you know and what the hell are you afraid of??? 


At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do we know it won't work?
Take what has happened, see if these new measures would have done anything to prevent those shootings, and you have an idea. Even the president has pretty much admitted this would have done nothing.
This just placates people It doesn't make any of us safer. It is just more control over people.
It doesn't address the cause, hell it really doesn't even address the guns that are used in the majority of crimes.
The problem is the US is a violent culture, all you need do is look at our number one sport. We take pleasure in a game that destroys the men who play it. Why? Becaause we are violent and love violence.
And we see how well sanctions and condemnations have prevented North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doing something, that is not effective, is no better than doing nothing.
It is like a lung cancer patient who continues to smoke, or these days use e-cigarettes. The treatment may work, but the continued activity of the patient will more than likely cause activation and mutation of new cells or breakdown of alveolar walls leading to emphysema. So while chemo and radiation may be effective, the net effect is zero, so why bother.

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kenya lose the crocodile tears, Mr. President?
Putin is still "ROFLMAO".

At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the rape victim who spoke about wanting a gun? Obama said she would be able to buy a gun. Sound familiar?
If she went into therapy to deal with the rape she would be unable to buy the gun she wanted for protection.
There is a hatred of guns that is at the core of these liberal folks. Don't tell me they don't want to take away all guns.
Be attentive.


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