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  1. Texas_tea

    Texas_tea Well-Known Member

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    Quote of the day by Dianne Feinstein

    Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."Yep, she really said it on Thursday, 7/25/13, in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
     
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    Snopes says this is false.

    Keep looking, you'll no doubt find some silly things that Democrats have said. This isn't one of them, however.
     
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    Snopes does not have the best reputation for being accurate or non-bias. I can not find anywhere else where it is suggested that Feinstein did not say this. However, there a literally hundreds of sites saying she did.

    Perhaps you know of better site?
     
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    I've never known Snopes to be inaccurate, but let's see:

    Feinstein's actual words:

    The above was in response to a proposal to exempt ex military from an assault weapons ban. I'm not sure just how she was able to conclude that PTSD was something new, or t hat there needed to be an assault weapons ban in the first place, but she didn't saythat all military were crazy (or words to that effect).
     
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    According to your own reference:

    "Feinstein says a veteran may be mentally ill and should be prevented from purchasing firearms."

    Now, agreeable, here she is referring to "a" veteran and not all veterans. But, her bill will deny all veterans. For what ever reason .... the out come is the same!
     
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    It's not her bill, or any bill, but a suggested exemption to a bill.

    Now, you can talk about how a ban on "assault weapons" is not constitutional, how it's not a good idea, and so on, and I won't dispute it.
    But, the issue was whether veterans and ex police should be given an exemption to the ban, and Feinstien said t hat they may have PTSD and so such an exemption is not a good idea.

    From that, we get an internet rumor saying that she says all veterans are mentally ill.
     
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    Again ..... she included all veterans and not just ones diagnosed with mental issues.

    And, it wasn't just an internet rumor. Even the liberal LA Times chimed in on this one.

    Sometimes even the L.A. Times gets it right . . .


    But, regardless ...... we all know how Feinstein feels about the 2nd Amendment.

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    Yes, we know how Feinstien feels about the second amendment, and we know how you feel about Feinstien and about Democrats in general. This time, you have forwarded what amounts to an internet rumor. Now, I'm positive that you can come up with stupid thing s that Democrats have actually said.

    I'm equally sure that Republicans have said some stupid things as well.

    Maybe we could get a dumb quote contest going and see whether the Republicans or the Democrats can come up with the most.

    Here's one from a Democrat:

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    Former mayor of Washington, D.C. Marion Barry, March 24th, 1989, National Press Club speech


    and, one from a Republican:



    President George W. Bush, August 5th, 2004
     
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    Funny stuff there PLC1 ...

    I will have to disagree on the Feinstein quote being an internet rumor. False it may be, however, considering the amount of coverage it received from numerous sites including MSM sites .... I would consider it to be bad reporting over a rumor or even an urban legend. Lots of those out there today.

    However, I started this thread with the intention of quoting not necessarily stupid or dumb things politicians say but, more along the lines of anti-American, anti-Freedom and Liberties.
     
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    OK, let's see what you can find.
     
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    Snopes was famously shown to be wrong on more than a few occasions several years ago. Have not kept up with them since. They msy have gotten back on track.
     
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    That's what I read about snopes .....
     
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    Read the Chilling Note Sent to Gov. Scott Walker’s Wife

    It’s no secret that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is intensely disliked by organized labor and Democrats.

    The letter was addressed to Walker’s wife, Tonette. It read:

    Has Wisconsin ever had a governor assassinated? Scotts heading that way. Or maybe one of your sons getting killed would hurt him more. I want him to feel the pain. I already follow them when they went to school in Wauwatosa, so it won’t be too hard to find them in Mad. Town. Big change from that house by [BLANK] Ave. to what you got now. Just let him know that it’s not right to [EXPLETIVE] over all those people. Or maybe I could find one of the Tarantinos [Tonette’s parents] back here.
     
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    That's not politics, not even nasty politics. That's criminal stalking and threatening.
     
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