Merv's Politically Incorrect Audio Blog

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  1. Armaegis

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    Saw this while driving... you may need to zoom in.
     

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    D'oh, let me try this again...
     

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    ^ you spotted winders and his car that will beat anyone at the track.
     
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    @purr1n getting some love from our friends north of the border!

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    Lots of SBAF'ers up in Manitoba?
     
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    At least two of us
     
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    Here we go with the white supremacist drum.
    How come you didn't link information about the dayton shooter and his leftist views?
    Or the Sanders supporter who literally shot up a congressional softball game?
     
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    Same CDC study is cited a lot, but most estimates of the number of US defensive gun use are significantly higher than the number of violent crimes.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhs...-asked-about-defensive-gun-uses/#4756a02a299a
     
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    On that note, I highly recommend The Gatekeepers to anyone who hasn't seen it.
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309788/
     
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    You've also referenced gun deaths and not homicides about 5 times in this thread. The bulk of gun deaths are suicide which distorts those figures.
     
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    Not really. It's mostly common sense. If you're not dependent on the government for more than the bare essentials, anything else they spend is more money out of your own pocket and it's usually redistributed to "not you". Considering many people are retirees who ideally have done some amount of reasonable retirement planning, they don't need those government services.
     
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    I figured I’d wait until the fire (pun intended) in this thread died down before posting. But I’d be professionally derelict as an American historian if I didn’t recommend Adam Winkler’s Gunfight for anyone interested in the history of this debate, going back to the Founders. It won’t (and can’t) answer values-based issues, but it does debunk some misconceptions (including some in this thread) about the history of the writing of 2A, etc.
     
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    Would be happy to let this fluffer check my car at the border for banned fruits and vegetables.
     
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    Totally!

    Reminds me of a great Steven Wright joke:

    When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
     
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    A Rando who posted five times in a row, how cute. I hope you aren't on your Ambien.

    No, it isn't fully common sense. It's people who don't want to pay for services period because here in FL we want to keep as much of our money as possible. Since you don't live in FL, you don't know how it is like here. I'm not saying how things are done in TX because I DON'T LIVE THERE. In the really crowded counties the line to the DMV for example takes a while to get serviced. If you ask the question to the majority of people that if they want to raise their sales tax to hire more workers to speed up the process, most will say no.

    A few recent sales tax votes in certain counties here in FL was done in order to fix some of the really terrible roads we have here in FL. All of those votes were the majority no. Hell, in my county there's a major fight over raising the sales tax to only half a cent to fix some of our crappy schools. Personally I don't like School Boards or government in general, but I'm paying into the system and I believe we have a say into this matter.

    Also you will be surprised on how many retirees want government services. Now first off let me tell you that there's plenty of poor retirees in FL. I met a lot of them in my years, and yes they never made high income to actually retire by themselves. I been noticing more workers who are retired working more nowadays at my shopping centers. I do know some of them, and without any government benefits they would be on the street. Those who have retirement planning are going to be the Upper Middle-Upper Class Retirees who move to the higher class parts of this state. They are mostly going to be white and stereotypical right-wing. I hang out with them a lot. They must have their golf & cigar sessions and Fox News on and saying racist crap.

    My Father is a Middle Class retiree. Medicare paid for his heart operation, which was billed at over $100,000. Except for the Upper Class Retirees who can afford their own insurance, you'll soon find plenty of retirees who rely on SSI & Medicare A LOT. Last week at my Cigar Shop we have a huge crow of retirees that I talk to a lot. As a joke they say thank you for working so your income can pay for our Medicare and SSI.

    Fun fact: Majority of them vote Republican and have no problem with the GOP reducing SSI and Medicare benefits, until it effects them. Even when it make sense to keep the programs afloat by increasing their co-pays, they will bitch and say nooooooo.

    This is why I thought Medicare/Government Healthcare is a mistake to begin with. People are cheap to pay anything to begin with.
     
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    Perma. You join, never intro yourself or follow the rules, and 5 of your 8 first posts are in this totally unrelated thread. Obviously not the right forum for you.
     
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    Hah! Didn't take long for that to get inconceivably worse!

    :drunk:
     
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