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Old February 24, 2013, 10:32 AM   #76
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Let's keep the focus on his statements and actions. We don't need to sink to ad hominem attacks on the Vice President, no matter how tempting.
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Old February 24, 2013, 12:47 PM   #77
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She's a PhD, IIRC, and can't figure out an AR? Geez.
Actually, she's an Ed.D. -- they're not as smart.

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Politicians can SAY anything. It is what they DO that is really important, and since Vice Presidents don't DO anything, I wouldn't worry about what Biden says.
Not so sure about that. One of the roles of the VP has always been to say the stuff that appeals to the base, but that the President can't get away with. It's true that usually applies to campaigning and not to what passes for governing these days, but this whole thing is a campaign.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:20 PM   #78
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The VP does a lot of things.. he still breaks ties and presides over the Senate. He still runs NASA. And yes, if the President is a magician, the VP is his flashy handkerchief used to distract for the prestidigitation.
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Old February 24, 2013, 01:30 PM   #79
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But what he DOES is not necessarily a separate and distinct problem from what he SAYS. When he SAYS that all anyone needs is a shotgun, what he DOES is round up some support for the idea that "no one needs an AR."
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:03 PM   #80
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Given that he's advocating a crime in multiple jurisdictions, was his speech protected?
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:29 PM   #81
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Joe Biden Shotgun Stage:

1. All shooters wear a nightgown or PJs
2. At the start, run to designated porch area
3. Fire two rounds from double barrel in the air

FTDR - shooting at and hitting the target.
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:50 PM   #82
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I gotta go with Jimdandy on this one. "the VP is his flashy handkerchief used to distract for the prestidigitation."
Yes, unfortunately we do have some legislators that we could gently call willfully ignorant, and not comment on their I.Q.
I'm not at all convinced Joe Biden is in this category. It's amazing how much noise and distraction he creates. On purpose? Who knows? Effective? You bet, I'll agree with that pretty easily.
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Old February 24, 2013, 07:50 PM   #83
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He says that a shotgun is easier to shoot than an AR. I don't know about ol'Joe's shotguns but mine have alot more recoil and take longer to get back on target than my AR.

The guy obviously knows very little about guns and is just shooting his mouth off.
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Old February 25, 2013, 01:02 PM   #84
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In these parts just "shooting in the air"
qualifies misuse of fire arms... too close to other homes, etc.

so the VP is telling us to break the law ?


"But officer...my Vice President said to do it if there was a problem"

it don't think that would hold water
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Old February 25, 2013, 01:09 PM   #85
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I enjoyed his comment over the weekend that "citizens aren't worried about their constitutional rights".

Uh, huh.
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Old February 25, 2013, 04:09 PM   #86
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Biden IS correct...

I'm not WORRIED about my rights..

I'M TERRIFIED ABOUT MY RIGHTS
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Old February 25, 2013, 05:31 PM   #87
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Joe is the court jester and little more... Joe doesn't have a clue on arms...
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:49 PM   #88
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And I think one Joe Biden is more than enough !
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Old February 25, 2013, 09:53 PM   #89
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Joe is the court jester and little more
We make the mistake of assuming that at our peril. Despite his inability to speak with any authority on camera, the man is not stupid.

Let's not forget he was one of the primary architects of the 1994 ban, and he's been hugely influential in gathering support for it (and subsequent big-ticket legislation) from many divergent quarters.
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Old February 26, 2013, 12:22 AM   #90
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Joe Biden Thinks 2 shots is enough

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Joe is the court jester and little more... Joe doesn't have a clue on arms...
We make the mistake of assuming that at our peril. Despite his inability to speak with any authority on camera, the man is not stupid.
Very few court jesters are stupid, especially not ones who get to be Vice President of the United States.

Has anyone every seen a good comedian magician's stage act? The guys drops the balls on the floor like a bafoon and low and behold some completely unexpected dazzling thing appears when he picks them up.

Yeah, that's what these guys are like. Look over here { makes a bunch of distracting racket } and while you're not looking over there *WHAM-O* something completely unexpected happens.
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:13 AM   #91
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I think I would've been happier if we had Sarah Palin as VP. At least we know she's Pro-gun.

Many people made fun of her and think that she's full of air. Compared to Biden, she looks like a genius.
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:35 AM   #92
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There was a posting about
comparing Dan Quayle and Biden, and their "Dumb-ness"

Make NO mistake..

Quayle was Dumb

but Biden is Dangerous... DUMB AND wants to take your Guns !

yes, 'stupid' like a Fox
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Old February 27, 2013, 09:39 AM   #93
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I think it's safe to say that this thread has outlived its utility.
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