153 Responses to “Powerful”


  1. March 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Powerful. You don’t need two semi-automatic clips to hunt a deer.

  2. March 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    LL, how do you get into first with 12 words when I can only manage second with one horrible typo?

  3. March 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    How is everybody? What’s for dinner??

    • 15 MightyPamela
      March 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Heritage flakes cereal. With yoghurt. Seriously.

    • March 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Helloooooo Magapie! LL’s cooking for us tonight, waiting for the menu (and he’s really slow producing it).

      • 17 MightyPamela
        March 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        Chipsticks ~ see above, dinner is ready. ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • March 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

          Huh, it might be ready for LL, but there’s nothing on my table yet, MightyPamela. C’mon LL, get a move on.

          • 19 magapie
            March 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

            Here in the “GREAT” SOUTHWEST……………..two chickens on the vertical, beer can roaster thingy in the grill. Spicy rub. Probably should have something with the chicken. Braised spinach!!!

            • March 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

              What is it the young people say? Oh yeah: OMG!

              More food teasing, while I settle down to my cheesy puff salad?

              Magapie, may your chicken incinerate on the vertical, beer can roaster thingy in the grill, to the point where it looks like this:

              No hard feelings, but I will not tolerate delicious menus being thrown in my direction without fighting back, somewhat violently.

              • 21 magapie
                March 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm

                At the risk of being even MORE pretentious, it looks like they cooked it a little too long.

                • March 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm

                  Looks like my standard cooking time for chicken, Magapie – avoids the risk of rawness, I find. And the skin is really crispy.

                  I never knew why anyone found this scene funny, just another day at my dinner table:

          • 25 MightyPamela
            March 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

            eating now…. yum.

  4. March 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Very powerful. The sheer volume of ammo is shocking.

  5. 28 amk for obama
    March 30, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  6. 53 utaustinliberal
    March 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    154 rounds in less than five minutes is the definition of a massacre. Any NRA member or official who learns about this and still defends it is pretty much sanctioning murder.

    • 54 nathkatun7
      March 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      “154 rounds in less than five minutes is the definition of a massacre.”

      That’s the absolute truth, UT! With all the billions of dollars we spend on the military, we don’t need lunatic people possessing weapons of war. These people are not defending the country by massacring children and innocent people. Any one who is passionate about defending freedom should immediately volunteer to serve in our military. All the others defending the right of civilians to own deadly assault weapons and high capacity magazines are defending cowardly murderers of innocent Americans, including our precious children. Enough is Enough! The notion that private citizens, owning assault weapons, will be able to defend our freedom from a tyrannical governments is utter BS!

      • 55 anniebella
        March 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        I sent a email to one Republican Congressman that I have written before and all I said to him was “The shooter in Newtown Ct. shot 154 rounds in 5 minutes as he blew those little kids body to pieces. I said it is shameful that politicians value being in the hip pocket of the NRA more then they value our children.

        • 56 nathkatun7
          March 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

          Thanks for sending that e-mail, anniebella! These Republican politicians (and yes some Democratic politicians too) should be ashamed of themselves. Making it easy for deranged and hateful people to kill innocent people, but especially innocent children, has absolutely nothing to do with defending freedom and the 2nd Amendment. If advocates of the unlimited, and regulated, gun ownership by individual citizens are all about defending freedom, then the government has no business spending billions of dollars on the military. Let’s let each citizen own a gun so that every citizen will participate in defending freedom just in case the country is attacked by a foreign nation. After all, at the time the founders enacted the 2nd Amendment, the country had no regular standing military. Defending the country usually required the President to mobilize State militias.

  7. 57 GGail
    March 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Very brave Mr. DeWitt of you to tell the truth!

  8. March 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    This has been running nationally for a week now on primetime (ABC,CBS,NBC) newscasts and CNN throughout the day

  9. March 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks DF for posting on the last thread.

    This was the opening to one of Rachel Maddow’s segments last night, about a private gun buy-back program in the NYC area.

    Very compelling, and needs more than just “viral” attention.

    Here’s the link to Rachel’s intro last night:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/#51377491

  10. March 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Since Chips is so insistent, here’s tonight’s dinner:

    Homemade lentil soup
    crusty french sourdough bread

    High in protein, nutritious, and easy to make.

    • March 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      LL, did you see the tweet I posted about this time yesterday?

      “Hereโ€™s a clever idea: Piggyback the installation of connected, smart utility meters with free Wi-Fi service for outdoor use. Thatโ€™s exactly what the City of Santa Clara is do.”

      This is the kind of infrastructure building this country could really use. And if done in conjunction of scheduled meter upgrades, would not be an additional cost.
      http://gigaom.com/2013/03/27/santa-clara-launches-free-outdoor-wi-fi-on-backs-of-smart-meters/

      • March 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        I did, and thought it was absolutely cool. It irks me that average download speeds in S. Korea are 50 Mbps. You can get the same here, but in Korea it’s at a fraction of the price. Broadband is not a luxury in today’s world. My patrons at the library depend on us having a relatively fast broadband connection.

    • March 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Ever thought of giving up the library and becoming a chef, LL?? : ))) Guten Appetit!

      • March 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

        Oh, in between careers the missus said I should go to culinary school rather than library school. But restaurants are way too stressful.

        • 66 amk for obama
          March 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

          Private catering service for the moneyed and the mindless ? You could make a killing by making it an “exclusive service”.

          • March 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm

            I put myself through university by working in catering. It is HARD work.

            • 68 andogriff
              March 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm

              Aha! No wonder you are so brilliant in the kitchen!!

            • 69 jacquelineoboomer
              March 31, 2013 at 12:23 am

              LL – My son is a self-taught gourmet chef. I can barely boil water, without forgetting I’m boiling water. It’s been kinda like his own piece of paradise at home, since he’s been a trucker by trade (I call him my Renaissance Man, for more than that one reason). Good for all of you who can cook well (skipped a generation in my family a couple of times over!).

    • March 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      You come here teasing me with “crusty french sourdough bread” and expect me to turn the other cheek?????

      Huh.

      You started it, buster.

      • March 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        As my Man U-loving friend said: “Yeah, Man U is on top, but it’s only the best of a sad lot in the Prem.”

      • March 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

        AND he said “Of course they left Rio off the England squad! He can barely run!”

      • 76 vcprezofan2
        March 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

        But Chips, I’m confused. Did YOU ask for it?

        “LLโ€™s cooking for us tonight, waiting for the menu (and heโ€™s really slow producing it).”

        So why are you not turning the other cheek?

        • March 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

          Because he’s now feeding himself, VC, and not me. He’s a sharp cookie with computers, I have no doubt he could Doctor Who-ish that food to me if he really wanted. But, oh no – he just teases with menus.

      • 79 amk for obama
        March 30, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        Why are the gunners in the list ?

        And more importantly, why are the blues within their kissing distance ?

        Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

        Heard Jose is thinking of going back to the blues. True ?

        • March 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm

          Well, truth is the Premier League is so completely rubbish this season, even Arsenal with 967 defeats are still up there-ish.

          Word has it, Jose wants nothing more in life than the United job, but doesn’t look like Sir Fergie is going anywhere just yet. So, he might go back to Chelsea just to pass the time until the ace job comes along.

          • 81 amk for obama
            March 30, 2013 at 9:17 pm

            Well, at least messi continues to mesmerize us with his records. Scores in 19 continuous games and goals against every single team in the league in one season?

            Eat that ronaldo.

          • March 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

            Sir Alex will be manager of United from beyond the grave. They’ll have his head in a “Futurama” device a la Richard Nixon coaching them for eternity.

            • March 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm

              ๐Ÿ˜† I hope so, LL! He’s almost restored my faith this season ….. well, apart from that hiccup against Madrid.

              • 84 vcprezofan2
                March 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm

                Guess what suddenly dawned on me reading the above? ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ The Chipadees are all soccer/football fanatics!!! Does anybody else know what they are carrying on about other than having a basic understanding of the words on the screen? Lord help us!

                • March 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm

                  ๐Ÿ˜† Is it all double Dutch for ya VC?! We’ll make ta a footie obsessive yet!!

                  • 86 vcprezofan2
                    March 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm

                    Well I used to like football (much better than cricket) because it was generally fast paced and even the dimmest bulb could tell when a goal was scored, but I have never followed any of these teams and wouldn’t recognize one of them if he passed me in the grocery store.

                • March 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm

                  If I’m not mistaken, LovelyPlains is not a football head. But, yes, Chips, me, amk, and UT are all fanatics. First us, then the whole U.S.!!

                  • 88 vcprezofan2
                    March 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

                    ‘First us, then the whole U.S.!!’

                    /voice filled with wonder/ And he isn’t even aiming small. Forget about TOD village, let’s aim for the ‘whole U.S.’ /smh/

                    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Lovely P isn’t even now being (or has already been) indoctrinated! Probably it’s actually in the fine print of his blog resume. What a slick operation!

  11. March 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Scalia and the conservatives on the SCOTUS took these cases only b/c they were afraid of losing 6 months from now….Shady S.O.B.’s

    Then during oral arguments complained about having to rule on the same cases they brought up and attacked PBO………bunch of B.S.

  12. 90 yardarm756
    March 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    The elephant ears of the gop are not equipped with ear drums!

  13. 91 Nena20409
    March 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Wow, what an Honest testimony. This is what We need, people like this gentleman. I thank him.

    Today is the 32nd anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s assassination attempt by Hinckley(sp). Mr. Brady, his press secretary was permanently wounded and in a wheel chair today. SService men where there, the Good guys, yet, Hinckley was able to cause so much harm.

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Little bit of trivia.

      Just before the attempt on Reagan’s life, ABC had debuted the show “The Greatest American Hero”, about a schlubby high school teacher who finds an alien supersuit which grants him super powers when he wears it. His name was originally Hinkley. Well, after the events of that fall, his name was changed to Hanley.

      And there you have your piece of Gen X ephemera.

  14. March 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    And also from last night, about the city of Lancaster CA (Mojave high-desert), near where the space shuttle made spectacular landings when the weather in Florida was too stormy or overcast.

    “On Tuesday, the City Council of Lancaster, California approved a mandate that most new homes must produce solar energy. This is the first such mandate in the nation.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/28/1788461/republican-mayor-leads-city-to-first-ever-solar-energy-mandate/

    • 95 isonprize
      March 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Arapahoe, you SURE this guy is a Re-thug? This sounds might scientifically socialist to me…

      • 96 nathkatun7
        March 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

        There are some “Rethugs” in California who are still relatively sane. I am sure the Koch brothers are steaming mad about the mayor’s actions. He may get a tea bag challenger next time he is up for re-election.

      • March 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm

        Don’t know anything about the mayor myself, but the area is DEFINITELY the GOP part of the state (anywhere 30 or more miles inland).

        This article about Mt Shasta (gorgeous area, not anywhere close to Lancaster) gives you and idea of what non-coastal CA looks like from a gun safety perspective.

        • 98 nathkatun7
          March 31, 2013 at 3:20 am

          The Shasta area is definitely a conservative stronghold. It is obviously not as as densely populated so it does not have as much impact on statewide offices. To tell you the truth, Arapaho, there are sizable parts of San Diego County that as right wing as Texas and Oklahoma. Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr’s Congressional district is as right wing as it comes. Then there is Darrell Issa’s district, which represents parts of San Diego County and parts of Orange County. Yes, we do have our share of nasty people, and some are heavily armed

    • March 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I saw that too. We rock in this state!

    • 100 vcprezofan2
      March 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜Ž Right?

  15. March 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    This my task for Chips, so that she can have a mini-me who will make her meals:

  16. 102 amk for obama
    March 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  17. 104 amk for obama
    March 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  18. March 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    And if CarolMae is still hanging out here, a picture of snowy Wyoming.

  19. March 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Soup is bubbling, drink is in my hand, life is good.

  20. 142 nathkatun7
    March 30, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Jerry DeWitt’s statement is indeed very powerful! Thanks, Chipsticks, for sharing it on the front page. It’s going to take more and more people like him, who are long-time gun owners, to come out and voice their support for the President’s common sense solutions to the out of control gun violence, which is taking the lives of too many innocent people; and especially too many children.

  21. March 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    So, since I posted “Matchmaker” to the thread, I’ve been singing it on and off ever since. Missus just said “Too fucking late, we have shared debts.” Ah, romance.

  22. 144 anniebella
    March 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Ohio State just lost. This has been one crazy NCAA tournament.

  23. March 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    More “Fiddler on the Roof”. The cycle of life.

  24. 148 anniebella
    March 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I wonder if the First Family will be going to Easter service tomorrow.

  25. 149 amk for obama
    March 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    A man went into a pharmacy and asked to talk to a male pharmacist. The woman he was talking to said that she was the pharmacist and that she and her sister owned the store, so there were no males employed there. She asked if there was something which she could help the gentleman with.

    The man said that it was something that he would be much more comfortable discussing with a male pharmacist.

    The female pharmacist assured him that she was completely professional and whatever it was that he needed to discuss, he could be confident that she would treat him with the highest level of professionalism.

    The man agreed and began by saying, “This is tough for me to discuss, but I have a permanent …. ummm, how do I put it ?… I am permanently excited. Yes, that’s it. … It causes me a lot of problems and severe embarrassment. So I was wondering what you could give me for it?”

    The pharmacist said, “Just a minute, I’ll go talk to my sister.”

    When she returned, she said, “We discussed it at length and the absolute best we can do is, 1/3 ownership in the store, a company car, and $3000 a month living expenses.

    And I am outta here.

  26. 151 isonprize
    March 30, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    PrettyFoot and anyone close to Pennsylvania…

    This is what I meant to post about “One Term TOM” Gov. “Cut it” Corbett

    @vaf102 @hunter_maxin @helenmag HEY PA! Get your ‘ONE-TERM’ TOM CORBETT bumper sticker here: kennettdemocrats.org/donate-to-kad/— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) March 30, 2013

  27. March 30, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    More videos, since my neighbors are having a bbq and playing some SLAMMING music.


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