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  • Fauxahontas Proposes an IRS Takeover of Tax Preparation

    02/21/2017 2:57:20 PM PST · 61 of 79
    Mr Rogers to SeekAndFind

    “Sen. Warren says taxpayers spend, on average, 13 hours and about $200 for tax preparation services to file their tax returns.”

    Absolutely bogus. Go to IRS.GOV, click on “Free File”, and most Americans with less than $60,000 income can file for free. Takes most people about 30-60 minutes.

    Because of investment income, I spent $40 this year for the software.

  • Congressman Sues Architect of Capitol Over Removal of Controversial Cop Painting

    02/21/2017 12:08:12 PM PST · 10 of 31
    Mr Rogers to ColdOne

    Can I paint a picture of “Piss Hillary” and have it displayed in the US Congress as part of MY “First Amendment rights”?

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/21/2017 12:05:31 PM PST · 216 of 249
    Mr Rogers to MHGinTN

    What did the Father say? “...this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’”

    Dead.

    How can a dead man return to his father? Except, of course, “dead” is used to mean totally alienated, not incapable of action. And while we are described as having been “dead” in our sins, we are also described as acting on our choices.

    When Jesus said, “Repent!” - did he mean it? Or was repentance impossible? If it were impossible, how could He honestly command people to repent?

    What about Peter?

    ““Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!”

    Why exhort a dead man? Hmmm?

    Indeed, the entire Bible teaches we ARE capable of making choices. Genesis 4: “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

    Cain is clearly described as having a choice to make. And so it goes, clear thru the Bible.

    “... Take care how you view that story. The son who stayed behind exposed his heart of jealously ...”

    ????????????????????????????????????

    I have no clue what you are worried about on my behalf.

  • Trump to issue Magna Carta of religious liberty

    02/21/2017 11:07:55 AM PST · 28 of 31
    Mr Rogers to V K Lee

    I voted for Cruz in the primary. Didn’t switch to Trump until Trump had won the nomination.

    But I’m REALLY liking Trump as President!

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/21/2017 10:30:38 AM PST · 213 of 249
    Mr Rogers to kosciusko51
    "To use your analogy, are you saying that God doesn’t know who is going to get in the boat and stay in the boat? And that His Will is secondary to man’s will?"

    God knows. But yes, God has given men the ability to decide. Thus the call to repent is a real call and not a lie. It involves a real choice, as is clearly taught in scripture.

    "Not to mention how they get in the boat, being dead to their trespasses and sin."

    That contradicts its clear meaning in scripture.

    1 And He said, “A man had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them. 13 And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.

    14 Now when he had spent everything, a severe famine occurred in that country, and he began to be impoverished. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

    17 But when he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more than enough bread, but I am dying here with hunger! 18 I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”’

    20 So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

    22 But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.

    Luke 15

    How could the Prodigal Son decide to return to his father? How could he pick himself up and walk? After all: he "was dead", and no one went to him and forced life into his dead body.

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/21/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · 194 of 249
    Mr Rogers to kosciusko51

    “Summary. Concerning election and predestination, we might use the analogy of a great ship on its way to heaven. The ship (the church) is chosen by God to be his very own vessel. Christ is the Captain and Pilot of this ship.

    All who desire to be a part of this elect ship and its Captain can do so through a living faith in Christ, by which they come on board the ship. As long as they are on the ship, in company with the ship’s Captain, they are among the elect.

    If they choose to abandon the ship and Captain, they cease to be part of the elect. Election is always only in union with the Captain and his ship. Predestination tells us about the ship’s destination and what God has prepared for those remaining on it. God invites everyone to come aboard the elect ship through faith in Jesus Christ. [Life in the Spirit Study Bible, pp. 1854-1855]”

    http://evangelicalarminians.org/A-Concise-Summary-of-the-Corporate-View-of-Election-and-Predestination/

    The Captain of the ship is responsible for taking his passengers safely to the destination promised. He is NOT responsible if someone decides they want to jump overboard. Nor does he chain them to the ship...

  • Fat-shaming columnist gets booted from Fergus Falls newspaper

    02/21/2017 7:40:05 AM PST · 30 of 52
    Mr Rogers to Mr Rogers

    “Large numbers of people were upset something like that would run in their paper.”

    Correction: “Large numbers of LARGE people were upset something like that would run in their paper.”

  • Fat-shaming columnist gets booted from Fergus Falls newspaper

    02/21/2017 7:35:49 AM PST · 28 of 52
    Mr Rogers to NorthstarMom

    I liked the article.

    “I tried. The arm rest. Tried to get it down. He looked at me, kind of grimaced. And when a 300-plus guy has you effectively pinned in and you can’t even run for it, when they grimace at you, your first thought is: “Oh, man. He looks hungry.”

    Been there, done that! When I pay for a seat, I expect to be able to use it. I don’t expect to share it with someone who needs at least 1.5 seats for his belly. I’ll cheerfully make full allowance for anyone who has problems that prevent modest exercise. But otherwise: I buy enough seat for me. Not enough for me and someone else who hasn’t paid to share mine.

    If the guy next to me wants 1/2 of my seat, he can at least offer me 1/2 the price of my ticket. I’ll give him my package of peanuts (do they still offer those) as a bonus.

    That isn’t “fat shaming”. Just property rights!

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/21/2017 6:24:33 AM PST · 190 of 249
    Mr Rogers to kosciusko51; metmom; Elsie

    When studying the Bible, it is important to let the scriptures guide your theology rather than impose an external theology on to the scriptures.

    “For how can those who abandon their faith be brought back to repent again? They were once in God’s light; they tasted heaven’s gift and received their share of the Holy Spirit; 5 they knew from experience that God’s word is good, and they had felt the powers of the coming age. 6 And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.... 11 Our great desire is that each of you keep up your eagerness to the end, so that the things you hope for will come true.”

    Either the writer of Hebrews was talking about Christians falling away, or he was being deceptive. And I don’t believe in allowing an external philosophy (Calvinism) to force me to conclude the writer of scripture is lying.

    Galatians:

    “8 In the past you did not know God, and so you were slaves of beings who are not gods. 9 But now that you know God—or, I should say, now that God knows you—how is it that you want to turn back to those weak and pitiful ruling spirits? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again? 10 You pay special attention to certain days, months, seasons, and years. 11 I am worried about you! Can it be that all my work for you has been for nothing?...8 In the past you did not know God, and so you were slaves of beings who are not gods. 9 But now that you know God—or, I should say, now that God knows you—how is it that you want to turn back to those weak and pitiful ruling spirits? Why do you want to become their slaves all over again? 10 You pay special attention to certain days, months, seasons, and years. 11 I am worried about you! Can it be that all my work for you has been for nothing?”

    We are encouraged, again and again, to stay the course. Why would we need encouragement to stay the course if there was no possibility of doing otherwise?

    And as a practical matter, it makes no difference. I had a friend in college, decades ago, who became a Christian. He led a number of others to Christ. He was active, involved, and NO ONE doubted his sincerity - including him. Three years later, he walked into the living room and told us he had become a Buddhist. He renounced the Gospel.

    You can say he never truly converted. But he thought he had, and everyone who knew him thought he had. Then he renounced Jesus Christ!

    As a practical matter, you cannot know - not when looking at someone else, and not when looking in the mirror - the true heart of anyone.

    The description in Hebrews 6 is a beautiful description of a Christian:

    “When you find men who have been enlightened, who have experienced salvation and received the Holy Spirit, who have known the wholesome nourishment of the Word of God and touched the spiritual resources of the eternal world...” - JB Phillips

    “those once enlightened, having tasted also of the heavenly gift, and partakers having became of the Holy Spirit, and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age,” - Young’s LIteral Translation

    “been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come” - NASB

    Those are concise yet beautiful descriptions OF A CHRISTIAN. “Partakers of the Holy Spirit” - that phrase defines a Christian.

    How does scripture describe a non-Christian?

    “dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.” - Ephesians 2

    How can someone who hates God be a partaker of the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit IS God! Partaker: metochos : “participant, i.e. (as noun) a sharer; by implication, an associate:—fellow, partaker, partner”

    ” For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;” - Hebrews 3:14

    “Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called “Today,” so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end...”

    “For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end...”


    Y’all can believe Calvin if you wish. But the scripture is actually quite clear - IF you let it speak for itself.

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/20/2017 5:55:46 PM PST · 151 of 249
    Mr Rogers to metmom; kosciusko51

    “have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit”

    If that does not describe a Christian, what does?

    “12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.”

    While I believe Hebrews 6 is incontrovertible, it is not the only example. Indeed, there are many:

    “Such warnings cannot be easily dismissed, and the Christian theologian should be diligent in giving full consideration to the entirety of the book of Galatians in formulating his doctrine of continuance in salvation. In particular, hear once again Paul’s words as he winds down his argument: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (6:7-9).”

    http://evangelicalarminians.org/daily-scripture-commentary-continuance-in-salvation-eternal-security-and-pauls-letter-to-the-galatians/

    Also http://evangelicalarminians.org/apostasy-and-perseverence/

    No one simply reading the New Testament would conclude no Christian can leave the Lord. It is filled with warnings about falling away, and full of encouragement to stay the course to the end. It takes an external theology imposed on top of the scripture to make the obvious go missing.

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/20/2017 9:22:00 AM PST · 54 of 249
    Mr Rogers to kosciusko51
    "But does this mean that they were saved, or merely attending religious services and making an outward appearance, but their hearts were not changed?"

    Well:

    "...who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come..."

    Seems pretty clear. Takes a lot of gymnastics to turn that into a description of someone who has never believed.

  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/20/2017 7:29:26 AM PST · 33 of 249
    Mr Rogers to metmom

    4 For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. 7 For ground that drinks the rain which often falls on it and brings forth vegetation useful to those for whose sake it is also tilled, receives a blessing from God; 8 but if it yields thorns and thistles, it is worthless and close to being cursed, and it ends up being burned.

    -—Hebrews 6

  • Under Armour made some huge mistakes that are turning into a nightmare

    02/19/2017 12:16:06 PM PST · 54 of 77
    Mr Rogers to AnotherUnixGeek

    I’m so uncool and unhip that I had to look him up.

    “Curry has been outspoken about his Christian faith.[150][151] Curry spoke about his faith during his MVP speech by saying, “People should know who I represent and why I am who I am, and that’s because of my Lord and Savior.” He also said the reason that he pounds his chest and points up is that he has a “heart for God” and as a reminder that he plays for God.[152] On some of his “Curry One” basketball shoes, there is a lace loop scripted “4:13”.[153] It is a reference to the Bible verse Philippians 4:13, which reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.[154][155] Curry has a tattoo of First Corinthians, 13:8 in Hebrew on his wrist (”Love never fails...”)” - Wiki

    So...devout Christian who was happy to be seen with Obama. Seems to me a contradiction, since Obama did everything he could to destroy Christians and freedom of religion in America.

    I haven’t used UA in years, nor will I. Pro-Trump, then anti-Trump. I’ve no use for weasels. But in truth, I never liked Under Armour stuff.

  • Ding, Dong: The Individual Mandate is Dead ( Obama Care : IRS )

    02/15/2017 7:52:54 PM PST · 13 of 13
    Mr Rogers to lowbridge

    Actually, the IRS is STILL charging penalties for not having health care coverage. Maybe whoever wrote the article needs to contact the IRS...

  • Ethics office calls on White House to discipline Conway

    02/14/2017 1:56:21 PM PST · 35 of 66
    Mr Rogers to mfish13

    President Trump should respond with The Middle Finger Salute!

    Then say he’ll discipline Conway the week after Saint Hillary arrives in her jail cell.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/13/2017 8:12:45 AM PST · 106 of 106
    Mr Rogers to RC one

    The moral of the story is that the only way to incapacitate a person immediately is with a hit to the CNS. Doesn’t matter if you unload 14 rounds of 45 into someone - it will not incapacitate them immediately all the time.

    Thus NO HANDGUN is suitable for guaranteed stopping an attacker from filling you full of holes.

    Further, if a half dozen men rush you, having 17 rounds of ammo just means then won’t have to reload after they take your gun. At self-defense ranges, if they rush you, TIME is your limit. If shooting one person in the face doesn’t discourage them, you ARE going down.

    Lots of ammo is very useful for cops shooting it out with a suspect, and for soldiers. Both of those categories also can ignore “concealed”.

    In the Miami shootout, one of the first bullets fired killed the guy...except he took a long time to die. Platt was incapacitated when bullets hit his spine. He was shot 12 times, including 357. He died from an earlier bullet.

    Luck.

    Shooting many times increases the chances of hitting the CNS, and I’m not knocking having more bullets. I sometimes carry a Beretta 92.

    But I often carry a Model 60. It conceals far better than a full sized gun. I find them instinctive to shoot - maybe because I have been shooting them for decades. I love shooting J-frames and have done it a lot. I don’t need the sights to get hits at self-defense ranges. They are also excellent belly guns.

    I’m not trying to sell anyone else one of my J-frames. If they don’t work for someone, don’t use them. But there are many compromises made in concealed carry because it is CONCEALED carry. And because people face different levels of threat. Going to the feed store to buy hay doesn’t involve a huge risk. Church doesn’t involve a huge risk, although I find it easy enough to conceal my 686 at church.

    For self-defense, most people need to think “Move” over “Shoot”. You can empty a Glock 10mm in someone and they can be filling you full of holes at the same time. Then you can both be buried together.

    As a rule, if a J-frame & Pico isn’t enough to handle the threat, then I don’t want to go there. Period. I’m not a cop. I’m not a soldier, although the Army did teach me about clearing buildings...just not what I do pushing 60.

    I’m content with my weapons. I can conceal them well, even in the Arizona summer. I shoot them regularly, and a 38 special already does about as much damage as a handgun round can reliably do to a human. If I lived in the Big City...I’d move. I’d as soon be emasculated as live in a city! I live in a place where folks leave their doors unlocked. And I”m free to decide what works well FOR ME, and to share my experiences. Those experiences include teaching my daughter and DIL (both under 5’2”) to shoot J-frames. They do it fine, and both carry. Concealed.

  • CIA freezes out top Flynn aide

    02/13/2017 7:26:50 AM PST · 51 of 56
    Mr Rogers to Covenantor

    People can have dual citizenship and not know it. The idea that someone who moved here as a baby and lived here all their life is less patriotic, by genetics, than Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama is absurd.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/12/2017 12:19:59 PM PST · 97 of 106
    Mr Rogers to RC one
    From the link you posted:

    "Barring central nervous system hits, there is no physiological reason for an individual to be incapacitated by even a fatal wound, until blood loss is sufficient to drop blood pressure and/or the brain is deprived of oxygen...

    ...The human target can be reliably incapacitated only by disrupting or destroying the brain or upper spinal cord. Absent that, incapacitation is subject to a host of variables, the most important of which are beyond the control of the shooter. Incapacitation becomes an eventual event, not necessarily an immediate one...

    ... While penetration up to 18 inches is preferable, a handgun bullet MUST reliably penetrate 12 inches of soft body tissue at a minimum, regardless of whether it expands or not. If the bullet does not reliably penetrate to these depths, it is not an effective bullet for law enforcement use...

    ...If a bullet destroys about 2 ounces of tissue in its passage through the body, that represents 0.07 of one percent of the mass of a 180 pound man. Unless the tissue destroyed is located within the critical areas of the central nervous system, it is physiologically insufficient to force incapacitation upon the unwilling target. It may certainly prove to be lethal, but a body count is no evidence of incapacitation..."

    A good 38 special load, like Buffalo Bore's, will expand and penetrate 12-14". But neither it nor the 45 acp nor the 10mm nor ANY handgun cartridge will "force incapacitation upon the unwilling target". Thus the gun one carries, if a handgun, doesn't defend you. It only gives you a chance of hurting or killing the person who hurts or kills you.

    And thus movement might be better for survival than shooting.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/12/2017 12:06:48 PM PST · 96 of 106
    Mr Rogers to RC one

    “you’re giving shi**y advice and I have a right to say so.”

    Legal right? I suppose so. Moral right? Probably not.

    But much of what you wrote is simply wrong. Lots of folks can shoot a revolver fine. The 38 IS a proven round. And if you carry defensively (CCW), versus offensively (cops and soldiers), then A) You will probably never need ANY gun, and B) If you DO need a gun, it should be one you enjoy enough to practice with. And C) The gun cannot shield you. It can only raise the cost of attacking you to your attackers.

    And with CCW, in many locales, it needs to be a gun you can CONCEAL. I didn’t buy my Beretta Pico for its enormous firepower.

    And who knows? Your 10mm Glock MIGHT be big enough to hide behind. Me? I don’t feel at all under-gunned with a J-frame on my hip and the Pico in a pocket. YMMV, and you are certainly welcome to carry anything you can carry legally that meets your purpose. FWIW, I haven’t met anyone in southern Arizona who agrees with your sterling, gold standard advice. But if you can conceal it and shoot well with it - enjoy. Your advice isn’t “wrong”. It just isn’t universal.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/12/2017 7:55:49 AM PST · 81 of 106
    Mr Rogers to tumblindice
    "So you pull out your Ruger LCP .380, fumble racking the slide while his finger is on the trigger, and the bad guy has a .45 ‘hand cannon’."

    The other guy already has a finger on the trigger. So you pull out your supergun - and he shoots you in the face while you are clearing leather. It will take him 1/4 second to pull the trigger and shoot you, so unless you have an incredibly fast draw...

    And no matter what pistol cartridge you shoot him with, after using your super fast draw, unless you shoot him in the brain, he WILL have time to empty his 45 into you before he dies. So you will then die about 5 seconds after he does.

    Might want to rethink your plan of action.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/12/2017 7:47:47 AM PST · 80 of 106
    Mr Rogers to RC one
    "There's a reason that no cops, feds, military folks, or serious gunfighter types carry revolvers anymore. To be brutally honest, people that sit behind their key boards trying to convince other people that revolvers are somehow a better choice than a quality high cap semi-auto are dumba**es."

    CCW is different from being a cop or soldier. CCW is not supposed to be about being a "serious gunfighter type". CCW is not about clearing buildings or taking the offense against bank robbers.

    If a gang rushes you, then the survivors will get your gun with ammo still in it. But the one time I needed to pull a gun, they didn't do the math: "8 - 2 = 6" - because no one wanted to be #1 or #2. On that day, I had a 22 LR. And no one thought a 22 was too small to worry about.

    Guns do not PROTECT you. No matter how many bullets you have and how big they are, if you trade shots, you may still die. As the FBI points out, shooting someone in the heart with a 44 magnum will not prevent them from emptying their Glock into you.

    The biggest myth about guns and self defense is that guns shield the carrier. People want to believe they will protect them, but all they can do is raise the cost of an attack. If the attacker is willing to pay the price - the Miami shootout, or some terrorists - then no handgun will prevent them from attacking for the next 10-20 seconds. A CNS hit probably will, but those depend more on luck than skill.

    When carrying, you don't have the right to pull a gun unless there is significant danger. A gun may persuade an attacker(s) it isn't worth pursuing, and you may get lucky and hit the CNS, but they don't prevent you from being shot. Or stabbed.

    If multiple attackers decide to attack in spite of a gun, you won't have time to shoot more than a couple. But very few gangbangers want to rush someone who is able to shoot back.

    Bottom line? Lots of people live to old age without ever needing to CCW. It isn't just luck. It includes avoiding places that are dangerous, keeping your eyes open, listening when your gut tells you something is wrong, etc. A lot of us still go "naked" because work takes us places where carrying is illegal and where there are searches.

    If I was going somewhere that I believed I needed a Glock 20 with 10mm ammo...I wouldn't go. I sometimes carry a bigger gun - 686 or Beretta 92 - but that happens when my dress allows me to conceal those guns. I've often carried just a Beretta Pico. And I'm often not carrying at all.

    I don't tell ANYONE what to carry. I don't give a rat's rear end what you or anyone else carries. Carry a shotgun if you wish. I don't care. But you are not God Almighty and you don't get to tell total strangers what they must do. Nor do you have the right to attack others for sharing what works for them & why.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/11/2017 7:49:11 PM PST · 41 of 106
    Mr Rogers to RC one

    My S&W J-frames don’t have bobbed hammers. They shoot well, and I’m fine shooting 357 loads out of them. I’m also fine with the 38 special as a self defense load...but I prefer BB’s low power 357 - 158 grain JHP going 1100 fps out of a 2” barrel.

    Many of us carry for SELF DEFENSE. Not for law enforcement, and many of us don’t go to places inhabited by gangs. In 40 years, I’ve pulled a gun in self defense ONCE.

    Not interested in being judged by someone who thinks a 10mm Glock is needed. George Adamson used to go after man eating lions with a double barrel rifle. His advice was to wait until 10 yards...and don’t miss. There is something to be said for knowing you need to make your shots count!

    Do what you wish, but maybe, just maybe, it is OK for adults to make their own risk assessment. AND to choose how to handle it.

  • A good reason not to carry with an empty chamber

    02/11/2017 7:38:37 PM PST · 36 of 106
    Mr Rogers to Strac6

    “the misnomer that a revolver never fails killed a number of FBI agents in the Miami shootout”

    No, what killed people at Miami was a guy who took a long time to die. And unless you blow a guy’s brains out, there will be enough residual blood pressure for him to shoot back - no matter where else hit - for 10-20 seconds. That is enough time for him to empty a gun into your chest.

    Guns are not shields. They do NOT stop other people from shooting you. Period.

    I’ve had two revolver failures in 40 years. I’ve had a S&W Shield jam multiple times...never figured out why.

    There are no absolute rules in self defense.

  • Appeals court judge wants vote on whether to reconsider travel ban ruling

    02/10/2017 4:13:51 PM PST · 24 of 104
    Mr Rogers to Travis McGee

    I’ll admit: If one of these three clowns is killed by a terrorist, I’ll laugh.

  • McConnell: We don’t have religious tests in this country [barf]

    01/29/2017 3:29:36 PM PST · 43 of 82
    Mr Rogers to Olog-hai

    Muslims are NOT, to any appreciable degree, doing the square root of squat all to combat terror. So they can kiss my rear...along with Frog Face McConnell - “The Pride of the Swamp”!

  • Man walking barefoot across America killed in Florida

    01/25/2017 6:58:31 AM PST · 41 of 79
    Mr Rogers to RummyChick

    A global warming activist was killed after cold weather caused him to take a bus to Florida.

    I’m having a hard time feeling sympathy.

    “If there wasn’t a shoulder to walk on, he would walk in the road. “The best surface is usually the white line because it’s painted and really smooth,” Baumer said.”

    Yeah, I’m having a hard time feeling sympathy.

  • CNN’s president has fired a warning shot at Donald Trump

    01/23/2017 6:51:29 AM PST · 90 of 170
    Mr Rogers to Zakeet

    I suspect even foreign governments now know CNN is fake. And the idea that the President of the US should be required to genuflect before the boss of CNN is offensive, and would have been equally offensive if Obama was still in office.

    CNN has Megyn’s Disease: “I’m the story!”

    She wasn’t, and neither is CNN.

  • Kellyanne Conway’s Outfit Mocked By Liberals: ‘This Is What Happens When Gays Won’t Dress You’

    01/22/2017 7:00:42 PM PST · 50 of 101
    Mr Rogers to Yo-Yo

    I know which looks like a better bed companion, and it AIN’T the one with fur all over...

  • Fake news Photo of small Trump crowd swiftly followed by MAGA ZOT of sleeper troll

    01/22/2017 6:51:43 PM PST · 60 of 233
    Mr Rogers to Gay State Conservative

    I would have been there but...I work, live over 2,000 miles away, and I haven’t built up my savings by traveling to places to hear a speech live that I can hear better on TV (or Youtube, since I was working that day).

    So...was Obama more likely to attract unemployed people from the Maryland-NY coastal area? Yeah.

    But is the media incredibly corrupt? Yeah, that too!

  • Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Know What America First Means’

    01/22/2017 1:24:25 PM PST · 14 of 127
    Mr Rogers to Altura Ct.

    We’re all thinking the same thing. Of COURSE Swishy doesn’t know what it means!

    But then, if someone could pry Lindsey’s noggin out of Juan McCain’s Cheap Labor Express Butt, maybe he’d learn...

  • Hah-Hah! TRUMP: We Never Asked Tom Ford to Dress Melania – We Don’t Like His Designs

    01/18/2017 7:20:24 AM PST · 16 of 28
    Mr Rogers to Wyrd bið ful aræd
    Never heard of him, so I looked him up:

    Yeah, what the well-dressed homosexual in SF wears.

  • Todd Starnes: Church Won't Mention Trump's Name in Prayers, Fearing Microaggressions

    01/17/2017 3:52:52 PM PST · 46 of 55
    Mr Rogers to ichabod1
    "What’s an ‘episcopal church.’"

    A country club without the golf course.

  • The Left Is Thoroughly Bamboozled

    01/17/2017 7:19:04 AM PST · 22 of 25
    Mr Rogers to Sans-Culotte

    I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980. I believed all the predictions of doom if Ronald Reagan got in office.

    By 1984, it was obvious the predictions were totally wrong. It was obvious the Democrats and media were lying. And I’ve voted GOP ever since (except I voted for the announced Democrat for AZ senator in 2010 & 2016 - No McCain, Never).

    I suspect a lot of snowflakes in their 20s are about to spend 4+ years learning what Ronald Reagan taught me!

  • Thanks, John Lewis. Now Go Away

    01/17/2017 6:58:05 AM PST · 24 of 33
    Mr Rogers to blackbetty59

    I lived in Selma in 1966, at Craig AFB. It was a wonderful place to grow up - the kind of place where kids needed to start home when the street lights came on.

    Now? The old base housing has been largely abandoned. There is a gang called the Craig AFB gang. Murders. Drugs. The population has declined 30%. 2 out of 3 whites have left, and it has gone from 50% black to 80% black.

    “Fitts, the Selma historian, said the trend was hastened by a controversy involving Selma city schools superintendent Norward Roussell. Roussell, the city’s first black superintendent of schools, did away with a controversial tracking system that grouped students by their ability.

    The majority white members of the city school board voted not to renew Roussell’s contract in December 1989, and the black school board members walked out, the New York Times reported.

    Two months later, the white majority voted fire Roussell, sparking protests by black leaders and student sit-ins that resulted in closures at all of the city’s schools.

    By the time the schools reopened, many of the white parents had removed their children from the city schools, Fitts said.

    “My daughter spent the week off making candy to share with her 19 best friends, most of whom were no longer enrolled when she got back,” Fitts said, calling the resegregation of Selma’s schools “the bitterest defeat” of his life.

    Today, just 2 percent of the students in Selma city schools are white.”

    http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/as_selma_rocks_hollywood_white.html

    That is what liberals call “progress”.

  • “Statistical Evidence Not Required” (Heather MacDonald on DOJ and Chicago Police)

    01/17/2017 6:45:54 AM PST · 20 of 24
    Mr Rogers to RoosterRedux

    This report is going to KILL the poor blacks living in Chicago. Liberals pursue their fantasies, but the poor people living there will pay the price.

  • Dem Rep Grijalva: Trump’s ‘Legitimacy Is in Question’

    01/17/2017 6:41:00 AM PST · 27 of 49
    Mr Rogers to C19fan
    I thought it was unAmerican to question, in any way, the results of an election. That is, at least, what ALL the Democrats said prior to the election...

    I used to wonder if there was a single, honest Democrat left. I've since concluded "No!"

  • CIA director rips into Donald Trump over tweets, Russia

    01/15/2017 11:11:55 AM PST · 72 of 108
    Mr Rogers to E. Pluribus Unum

    “Russia tried to help him win election”

    Compared to the support the MSM gave to Hilary, every damn day for 2 years straight?

    And they continue, with non-stop ‘hacking” nonsense!

    How many Democrat governors were there in 2009? Hint: 29

    How many in 2017? Hint: 16

    “Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the nation, more than twice the number (31) in which Democrats have a majority, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

    “That’s more than at any other time in the history of the Republican Party,” according to NCSL. “They also hold more total seats, well over 4,100 of the 7,383, than they have since 1920.”

    Next year, the GOP will control both legislative chambers in 32 states - an all-time high, according to NCSL - while Democrats will have total control of just 13 state legislatures.

    In 24 of the 32 states with Republican-controlled legislatures, voters have also elected Republican governors. In contrast, Democrats have a “political trifecta” in just six states.

    Since 2009, when President Obama took office, his party has lost a total of 919 seats in state legislatures nationwide, according to NCSL data.Since 2009, when President Obama took office, his party has lost a total of 919 seats in state legislatures nationwide, according to NCSL data.”

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hollingsworth/after-winning-7-more-seats-gop-dominance-state-legislatures-all

    Did the Russians hack every local election for the last 8 years? Or did the Divine Barry drive the Democrat Car off the cliff?

  • Donald Trump purges Obama appointees and lashes out at critics ahead of inauguration

    01/14/2017 5:16:38 PM PST · 33 of 102
    Mr Rogers to arthurus

    When a democrat reaches across the aisle, he has a hammer in his hand.

    When a republican reaches across the aisle, it is usually because he wants to be bitch-slapped - and the democrats oblige.

    Don’t think Trump comes from THAT school of business!

  • GOP senator [Sasse] slams Trump: 'John Lewis's 'talk' changed the world'

    01/14/2017 3:54:20 PM PST · 128 of 139
    Mr Rogers to WilliamIII

    John Lewis is a black racist whose “talk” has less value that used bubble gum.

  • Mika: CNN/Buzzfeed “let their bias get in the way” in running Trump-Russia story

    01/11/2017 8:01:40 AM PST · 26 of 29
    Mr Rogers to cicero2k

    If someone wants to leak a false story attacking Trump, National Review is the place to do it. The NRO folks masturbate at the thought of nailing Trump...

  • Trump: Intel agencies should never have allowed this fake news to "leak" into the public

    01/11/2017 7:10:56 AM PST · 133 of 170
    Mr Rogers to outinyellowdogcountry

    McCain is a snake. He loves democrats and sucks up to them while attacking anyone who is even slightly conservative. There is a reason I voted against him in the 2010 & 2016 general elections!

  • Women’s March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

    01/10/2017 7:40:25 AM PST · 39 of 39
    Mr Rogers to CaptainK

    The picture caption is about all one needs to know about this march:

    “Four organizers of the Women’s March on Washington.

    From left, Tamika Mallory, a gun control advocate and board member of the Gathering for Justice, a nonprofit founded by Harry Belafonte;

    Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York;

    Bob Bland, founder of Manufacture New York;

    and Carmen Perez, executive director of the Gathering for Justice.”

    And this from the article:

    “Even as they are working to ensure a smooth and unified march next week, the national organizers said they made a deliberate decision to highlight the plight of minority and undocumented immigrant women and provoke uncomfortable discussions about race.”

    IOW, “Brain Dead Liberals March on Washington to Demand Money and Get Their Asses Kissed”...

  • TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time

    01/09/2017 9:53:13 AM PST · 28 of 214
    Mr Rogers to Leaning Right

    Steve Martin’s picture for Sgt Bilko (#17)?

    Some interesting choices, though.

  • Ford confirms return of Ranger pickup and Bronco SUV

    01/09/2017 7:23:42 AM PST · 23 of 131
    Mr Rogers to Snowybear

    I had a Ranger for years. I’d buy a new one in a heartbeat. I’ve got a 2008 F-150, but smaller would work for much of my driving.

  • Graham calls Republicans Celebrating Russian interference a 'political hack' - 'you're not a patriot

    01/09/2017 7:15:31 AM PST · 57 of 91
    Mr Rogers to HomerBohn

    “that put our troops at risk”

    I’m opposed to ANYONE leaking information that could kill our troops.

    So...what does that have to do with someone leaking DNC emails? And why is Swishy upset about leaked DNC emails when Hillary gave foreign governments access to TS/SCI info on her illegal server?

    And when will videos emerge of John McCain and Swishy in bed?

  • Donald Trump: "Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood"

    01/09/2017 6:46:21 AM PST · 57 of 176
    Mr Rogers to katana

    Streeps’ acting has always been “Meryl Streep performing as X” rather than simply “X”. That is bad acting, but it is often praised. It often wins awards, too. Actors who simply become “X” don’t stand out. They don’t get attention. And awards go to ‘performances’ that are noticed.

  • Arguing about whether the F-35 can dogfight misses a really big point

    01/08/2017 8:19:04 PM PST · 68 of 98
    Mr Rogers to OldMissileer

    “History repeats itself as the F-4 Phantom was not designed to have a gun....I guess none of these current crop of geniuses have ever studied the history of whatever it is they are currently developing.”

    This isn’t 1967. Missiles have improved somewhat in the last 50 years...and I write that as someone who fired AIM-7Es and AIM-9Ps. And yes, the AIM-7F I live fired left the rail stupid - never opened it’s eyes. But that was a live fire done some 30 years ago with a missile out of date when I fired it.

  • Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators

    01/08/2017 7:29:53 PM PST · 62 of 88
    Mr Rogers to jazusamo

    The Father of Lies is the Father of Liberals. When one has ANY dealings with a liberal, it is best to assume they are lying. Saves time and usually proves true.

    “Because They Hate” is a book about Islam, but it applies to liberals. Even more so to Democrats in office.

  • The title:Worlds Fastest Woman

    01/08/2017 12:22:35 PM PST · 12 of 30
    Mr Rogers to freedumb2003

    I thought this thread was about Megyn Kelly...

  • Will Megyn Kelly's Career be Doomed by the "McLean Stevenson Effect?"

    01/08/2017 12:12:31 PM PST · 95 of 159
    Mr Rogers to PJ-Comix

    I was thinking more along the lines of Pernell Roberts:

    To a Look magazine reporter, Roberts clarified what “state of resignation” meant: “I don’t read (the scripts) anymore. I just get on, ask somebody for the lines and say them. That’s all the attention this kind of operation deserves.” Asked if he was worried about looking bad as an actor, he scoffed, “You can get up there and put out one tenth of what you’re capable of and they all think it’s great. No, I won’t try hard.”...

    ...After a year away from Bonanza, he was forced to accept guest shots in The Virginian and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. “because I have to make a living like anyone else. It’s the business that I’m in and I don’t have to appreciate the artistic level of what I’m doing.”

    So it went for another 13 years.

    Bonanza, meanwhile, did just fine without Adam Cartwright...The show reached number one in the ratings during Roberts’ final season, stayed there for two additional years, and remained in the top ten through 1971.”

    http://betterlivingtv.blogspot.com/2009/05/restless-ballad-of-pernell-roberts-part.html