Our National Obsession

It was more than 20 years ago when I started a hobby collecting the toy cap pistols which were such a large part of my youth, when western shows were on television every day, and many happy hours were spent pretending to be Roy Rogers, Wyatt Earp, or the Rifleman. They were all good guys who ended up vanquishing evil by the end of the show.
I was first bitten by the collecting bug when I saw a toy from my past on a dealers table at a flea market. We both had good jobs then and enjoyed going to antique malls, flea markets, and especially auctions. Any auction with collectibles drew a lot of people looking to make a living selling on eBay, when it was in its infancy. You could get some good deals if you knew what anything was worth, but you needed experience or some kind of price guide. You needed to start with a warehouse full of merchandise and sell at least 75-100 items a week, shipping things out, while trying to maintain inventory and still make enough to live on.
Nowadays it is nearly impossible to get any kind of bargain at auction. Everybody now carries a smart phone. You no longer need any knowledge at all. See an item, look it up and get an idea of exactly what it’s worth. Fortunately, by the time these electronic gizmos took over the lives of most people in the free world I had retired and sold off nearly everything I had. There is no longer much need for education with a world of information at your fingertips.
This is a potentially dangerous situation, given the possibility our world could be turned to chaos after a serious cyber attack. Now comes the point of this mindless rambling:

Pelosi Reads False Account of Those Who Signed the Declaration of Independence During Press Conference

YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A PHONE. IT ALSO HELPS IF YOU’RE NOT A BESOTTED OLD CRONE LIKE NANCY PELOSI.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was attempting to give a history lesson on the 56 men who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence on Tuesday, but ended up reading a piece that had previously been proven to contain several inaccuracies.
The discredited piece, titled “The Price They Paid,” was a popular essay circulating around the internet on Independence Day. The article outlines the fates of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, but according to the fact checkers at Snopes, “many of its details are inaccurate.”

RUSH’S GRANDFATHER WROTE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT MANY YEARS AGO AND HE OFTEN READS IT ON AIR. EXCEPT HE DIDN’T NEED A PHONE TO REMEMBER IT.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/pelosi-reads-false-account-of-declaration-of-independence-signers-fates/

SPEAKING OF RUSH…
Rush on health-care implosion: The Senate is now being run by three female leftists
I MENTIONED THE “MAINE PAIN” YESTERDAY
(my original thought for this month)
He doesn’t mean Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand. He’s talking about Collins, Murkowski, and Capito, the Republican trio that sank clean repeal this morning. Supposedly the RINOs have mutinied and seized control of the ship of state. You can blame Collins et al. for being first out of the gate in trampling repeal but you’re kidding yourself if you think they’re the only three members of the caucus who oppose it.
I understand the disgust with Murkowski and Capito for having voted for clean repeal in 2015, when they knew it would be vetoed by Obama, only to turn around now and refuse to vote for it when it actually matters. (Collins has opposed repeal all along.) That’s seven years of GOP posturing on ObamaCare in a nutshell: Lots of big talk about undoing Obama’s legacy and then no guts when an opportunity to do it actually arises. They’re shameless panderers. But, if they honestly believe that repeal now without a replacement would destabilize the already fragile ObamaCare exchanges, it’d be foolish to cast a destructive vote purely for the sake of consistency.
http://hotair.com/archives/2017/07/18/rush-health-care-implosion-senate-now-run-three-female-leftists/

Trump: ‘I’m Not Going to Own’ ObamaCare Collapse


TRUMP HAS NEVER TAKEN ANY KIND OF POSITION ON HEALTHCARE; HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT?
HE’LL SIGN ANYTHING CONGRESS SENDS HIM. HE HAS SO FAR. THEY JUST CAN’T STOP THEIR BICKERING LONG ENOUGH TO GET ANYTHING DONE. SCHUMER HAS OFFERED DEMOCRAT HELP TO GET SOMETHING PASSED, AS LONG AS OBAMACARE STAYS IN PLACE.
President Trump said Tuesday that Republicans should allow Obamacare to collapse and wait for Democrats to seek the GOP’s help fixing it now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed.
“And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it,” Trump said. “I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-im-not-going-to-own-obamacare-collapse/article/2628979

Death Of Senate GOP Health Care Bill Is Giving Conservatives A Good Reason To Never Vote Republican Again
ONCE A POLITICIAN HAS SERVED A COUPLE TERMS HIS POSITION IS PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEED IN PERPETUITY. BOTH PARTIES HAVE DEPENDED ON THEIR VOTERS’ LOYALTY FOR DECADES. (THEY WOULDN’T DARE NOT VOTE FOR US, WOULD THEY?)
THE PROBLEM FOR THE GOP IS THAT THEIR BASE IS FAR MORE INTELLIGENT, ENGAGED, AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE. THEY’RE PISSING AWAY THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME PURSUING THEIR OWN SELFISH INTERESTS. WE’RE NOT MINDLESS SHEEP WHO ONLY LIVE FOR THE FREE STUFF WE THINK COMES FROM D.C., THE WAY DEMOCRAT MASSES DO. AS DESPISED AS THEY ARE, PEOPLE LIKE RYAN, McCAIN, McCONNELL, GRAHAM, COLLINS, HELLER, ET AL ARE IMMOVABLE, AS THEY HAVE THE PARTY BACKING, TENS OF MILLIONS IN PERSONAL FUNDS AND FAMILIARITY OF THEIR DISTRICT OR STATE. THERE IS NO BETTER EXAMPLE THAN STUART SMALLEY (AKA AL FRANKEN) WHO LITERALLY STOLE HIS SENATE SEAT IN MINNESOTA AND MANAGED TO GET HIS SORRY ASS RE-ELECTED.

After nearly a decade of campaigning to repeal Obamacare, the GOP is still dragging its feet and fighting factions within the party in the effort to try and get something to President Trump’s desk.Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, conceded Monday night that “the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.” But he said he would move to pass a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act now, then work on a replacement over the next two years. That has almost no chance to pass, either, since it could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoil.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/07/18/death-of-senate-gop-health-care-bill-is-giving-conservatives-a-good-reason-to-nev-n2356223

Some Republicans Want Rule Changed To Stop Dem Obstruction
WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SLIPPERY AND SLIMY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE PROFESSIONALS. IT’S WHAT DEFINES THEM.
Some Republicans hinted Monday they are ready to strike back at Democrats for “abusing” a Senate procedure to slow down President Trump’s nominees.
Although all presidential appointments now only require a simple majority vote (known as a cloture vote) to move forward from debate for a final up or down vote, the minority can still demand 30 hours of non-continuous floor debate before the procedure.
During Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation earlier this year, Republicans changed the cloture rule to include SCOTUS picks to require only a simple majority vote.
However, the 30-hour debate rule remained, and Democrats have used the procedure to drag out Trump appointments over long periods of time — to the frustration of Republicans.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/17/some-republicans-want-rule-changed-to-stop-dem-obstruction/

What do DEMO, the letter C and RATS have in common?
OUR GIRLS, KEEPIN’ IT REAL

My apologies if I’ve seemed long-winded and irritable the last couple days. Things came to a head and emotional release was the only remedy for my deep blue funk. We’re traveling to DeKalb tonight to watch Miss Olivia pitch in a tournament game. I really need to spend some family time with my little girls.

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Bill Nye gets Emmy nod for show refuting his previous transgender “science” work

    Among the many individuals and groups being honored this year is none other than long time television “scientist” Bill Nye, the science guy (who is actually an engineer, but let’s not get bogged down with pesky facts when we’re discussing science). As the Daily Caller reports, he’s being considered for the Emmy for his work on a show dealing with … “the sexual spectrum.”
    http://hotair.com/archives/2017/07/17/bill-nye-gets-emmy-nod-show-refuting-previous-transgender-science-work/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    She Approved a 10-Year-Old Girl’s Abortion and Now She’s Lost Her Medical License

    In a quiet release online July 7th, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts issued its third order revoking the license of Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who was issuing “second opinions” approving post-viability abortions in Kansas from 1999-2006. The Board also maintained its demand for her to pay approximately $31,000 in legal expenses–which is only a fraction of the costs accrued in pursuing this legal action.
    Neuhaus has not been in active abortion practice for 11 years. She called a press conference in spring of 2015, demanding that (despite a lack of medical license) she still be referred to as “Doctor” and commending herself as “the first woman physician in Kansas to publicly provide abortion care, performing or consulting on over 10,000 procedures.” She then slammed the Kansas legislature’s ban on dismemberment abortions.

    Kansans can only hope that Judge Theis denies any further legal appeals of this license revocation and accepts the Board’s unwavering appraisal of Ann Kristin Neuhaus as “incapable of successful rehabilitation.”
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/07/18/she-approved-a-10-year-old-girls-abortion-and-now-shes-lost-her-medical-license-2/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Lisa Boothe slammed Hillary Clinton for blaming sexism for her election loss.

    BOOTHE ALSO PISSED OFF CHELSEA BY TELLING THE TRUTH
    Lisa Boothe Says Soulless Hillary Would SELL Chelsea Clinton To Become President

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  4. Pistol Pete

    GOP, Dems Plotting ‘DREAM Act’ for Illegal Aliens

    Establishment Republicans and Democrats are teaming up on Capitol Hill to bring back legislation that would give amnesty to hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens in the United States.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dick Durbin (R-IL) are working on a replica version of the Obama-era “DREAM Act,” according to McClatchy, which has long been supported by Democrats and the Republican establishment.
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/07/19/gop-dems-plotting-dream-act-illegal-aliens/

    THEY’RE ONLY LOOKING OUT FOR THEMSELVES….SCREW THE PEOPLE

    Liberal Republican Senators to Block Defunding Planned Parenthood in Obamacare Repeal

    THE STYGIAN WITCHES OF THE GOP;
    Pro-abortion liberal Republican Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Shelley Moore Capito (WV) say they will not vote in favor of an Obamacare repeal bill. That decision puts the effort to both repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood out of reach for the Republican Party.
    In the 2015 Obamacare repeal bill, which passed both the House and Senate, Collins and Murkowski joined then-Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in an attempt to remove the bill’s provision to eliminate much of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/19/2015-clean-obamacare-repeal-bill-defunded-planned-parenthood-one-year/

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  5. Pistol Pete

    FLEISCHMAN: GOP Votes Give Jerry Brown Big Win on Cap-and-Trade

    PITY ANY REPUBLICAN IN THIS COMMUNIST REGIME…THEY HAVE NO ONE TO REPRESENT THEM
    The “shadow presidency” of California Governor Jerry Brown scored a win Monday night as eight Republican legislators crossed the political aisle and voted with most Democrats to extend a key component of the “cap-and-trade” program that has literally shifted $4.42 billion from the private sector to the government since mid-2012.
    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/18/fleischman-gop-votes-give-gov-brown-big-victory-on-state-carbon-emissions-tax/

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Congressional Republicans Create a One-Man Third Party
    Not since President John Tyler was abandoned by his own party has a major political party abandoned its own president. Until now, that is.


    Back in 1841, Tyler – after the death of President William Henry Harrison – became the first Vice President to succeed to the presidency. Remarkably, because he differed with the Whig Party that he represented, the party’s congressional leaders actually managed to expel their own President from their party. This was due in part because Tyler believed in a strong President – one who sets national policy, rather than following Congress’s lead.
    Specifically, by abandoning the man who gave them the White House, today’s Congressional Republicans are repeating the mistake made by Congressional Whigs 175 years ago. In the process, they are creating a defacto third party, forcing their own President to either go his own way or to support congressional and senatorial candidates who – regardless of party affiliation – will support him.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/07/congressional_republicans_create_a_oneman_third_party.html#ixzz4nIMmzXAk

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  7. Pistol Pete

    JESSE WATTERS vs DELUSIONAL ANTIFA MEMBER
    THIS CLOWN IS A REAL PIECE OF WORK

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Bring Obamacare Vote to the Floor – Then Let Republicans Go Home and Explain to Why They Voted No
    Call the liars to the floor — Put them on record lying to American people

    Four Republican senators say they cannot support repeal although they voted on it in the past when Obama was president and promised voters they would repeal the disastrous bill.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/rand-paul-bring-obamacare-vote-floor-let-republicans-go-home-explain-voted-no/

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  9. Pistol Pete

    Run, Kamala, Run

    ANOTHER PHONY BLACK WANNA-BE WHO PLANS TO VAULT FROM THE SENATE TO THE PRESIDENCY IN TWO YEARS.WE’VE SEEN THIS ACT BEFORE,HAVEN’T WE?
    Finding a pol as (or more) obnoxious than Barbara Boxer is no easy feat, but Golden State voters managed to perform it by selecting Kamala Harris as her replacement. Harris is a left-wing dingbat of singular rudeness. A deluded Boxer thought of herself as kittenish and charming; Harris conceives of herself as more of a clawing feline — the relentless prosecutor who is going to bring the conservative dogs of Washington to heel. Except she is too vapid and dim to pull the role off.
    Were it not for her fanatical support for abortion and all things culturally degenerate, NOW and NARAL would see Harris as an annoying and unworthy rival to Elizabeth Warren. A nubile Harris, after all, slept her way to the middle of California politics after she had an affair with a pol thirty-some years her senior, Willie Brown. An open crook with a Cosbyesque marriage to a long-suffering wife, Brown had no problem arranging lucrative state jobs for Harris after they trysted. The legendary San Francisco columnist Herb Caen called Kamala Harris Brown’s “steady.”
    https://spectator.org/run-kamala-run/

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  10. Pete: please tell me you have both a “Fanner 50” and one of those Mattel derringers fitted into a belt buckle, and you’ll be living my dream!

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    • Pistol Pete

      The Mattel Fanner 50 is one of the most popular guns ever made.it was not a particularly well built toy,but it was inexpensive and Mattel advertised their products heavily on Saturday morning cartoon shows.They also looked realistic and were 11 1/2″ long,about the size of a real gun.The first Fanners came out in 1958 and it was actually produced into the 1970’s,the last one being the rare Planet of the Apes Fanner.They came with a fixed and a revolving cylinder,some models took the solid saddle bullets and some did not.They also made 2 versions of the Shootin’Shell Fanners,which took the little 2 piece shell that actually fired the little gray nose piece.i always carried a supply of these loose shootin shells to shows,because everybody had the guns,but didn’t have the bullets anymore.The packages can be found on e-bay,and they originally sold on the checkout counter for .50 each,now unopened packs run up to about $75.The shootable bullets also went into your buckle gun,the shorter version of the Winchester rifle they made and the Dick Tracy snub nose .38,which they stopped making in 1962,because it was so realistic-looking criminals would rob stores with them.At that time you could not be charged with armed robbery because it was a toy.I’ve related this to a lot of cops who passed by while they worked security at some of the toy shows I used to do.They informed me that now you don’t even have to show a weapon,just indicate you have something…like a finger in your pocket that you say is a gun.I’ve had many,many Fanners in the course of my collecting.They can still be found on the internet,but are hard to find in good,working condition.

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  11. Ting

    A pitcher! I’m impressed. My little gal was the catcher, but she is turning 30 years old this weekend and hasn’t played any sports since high school. I kinda miss watching the games, but not the weekend long tournaments.

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