Here are a few VERY appropriate quotes from former President Reagan…
‘Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.’ – Ronald Reagan
‘If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’ – Ronald Reagan
Well, as of a few minutes ago a major bank failed… Indymac out in California. The Fed took it over, so if you had less than $100K in there, you’re good to go. Failed mainly because of construction loans apparently.
I’m beginning to wonder if the Dems plan is to, by inaction and default, cause the economy to fail so they can blame it on President Bush… The Democrat controlled House and Senate have basically done nothing other than pass a revised Patriot Act, choosing not to vote on drilling, nor have they done anything as far as helping out the banks etc. on the sub-prime mortages.
Now the situation is that Fannie May and Freddie Mac are in trouble with GOOD loans, because there are so many defaults, home values continue to fall; apparently 18-20% in some regions.
As a side note- On the Second Amendment ruling from SCOTUS, it appears DC is going to write their “own” interpretation into law, which will among other things, make it so that you cannot register semi-automatic pistols (e.g. Glocks, Colt .45’s, Sigs, Brownings) one will only be able to register a revolver.
PRKalifornia is now requiring FFL’s to have approval to ship a gun to Kalifornia, to whit:
As of July 1, 2008, California Penal Code Section 12072(f)(1) [PDF 30 kb / 1 pg] prohibits all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), other than Type 03 or 06 FFLs, from shipping firearms to an FFL in California unless, prior to delivery, the FFL intending to deliver, sell or transfer the firearms obtains a verification approval number from the California Department of Justice (CADOJ) Bureau of Firearms. This includes transfers that occur at gun shows.
The verification approval number, which the Bureau of Firearms provides in a Firearms Shipment Approval letter, confirms that the intended recipient of the firearm shipment is properly licensed and listed in the state’s database of persons/entities authorized to receive firearm shipments. If the intended CA FFL recipient is not listed in the state’s database, the transaction will result in a Do Not Ship letter, and it is a crime for the intended recipient to receive the firearms (Penal Code Section 12083(c)(1)).
Now to my tiny ass mind, this sounds suspiciously like de facto gun registration on a state wide basis… This also means even if I wanted to, I can’t give my daughters a pistol each without going through an FFL… What is wrong with this picture (other than it’s Kalifornia)?
sigh… Glad I’m going to the range this weekend, so I can get rid of a little frustration 🙂