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by philbo
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 1566
Views: 64386

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch was the tiebreaking vote.

https://www.apnews.com/f9cab977ee3d452e ... ration-law
by philbo
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical Tips, Questions & Discussions (Computers & Internet)
Topic: Tablet: Upside Down Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Tablet: Upside Down Screen

Likely the way the app was coded causing this.. it's been an ongoing issue for some time. It's possible that there may be a setting in the actual app, but if not there are several apps in the Play store that can allow you to set individual orientation for each app you use that will over-ride the app...
by philbo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Secession?
Replies: 29
Views: 755

Re: Secession?

Texas would be allowed to secede per the treaty that was signed. Whatever the treaty might or might not have said, the point is moot... Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated much more succinctly than I ever could: "If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is th...
by philbo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Rifles & Shotguns
Topic: Houston - Looking for used shotguns for skeet and sporting clays
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Houston - Looking for used shotguns for skeet and sporting clays

In pumps the Rem 870 and Mossberg 500 are hard to beat. Can often be found used, but even new they won't break the bank. I did recently borrow a Winchester SXP Trap in 12 gauge. Handled well, action was smooth, trigger was heavy and could be improved, but for $400 new it was a lot of gun for the mon...
by philbo
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Instructors' Corner
Topic: Lever-action pistol
Replies: 46
Views: 1815

Re: Lever-action pistol

skeathley wrote:In reality, that gun is an SBR.


No, it isn't (at least not until ATF redefines it as such... :roll: ). Whether you allow it to be used in your class is your call and your prerogative, but don't try it justify it as anything other than your personal preference.
by philbo
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Self defense fixed blade
Replies: 32
Views: 1077

Re: Self defense fixed blade

I picked up one if these recently on a whim. Impressed so far, especially considering that it's $20. Sheath is decent as well. https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Survival-RailKnife-Stainless-Lightweight/dp/B078RVH5NT/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&qid=1522512173&sr=8-31&keywords=horizontal%2Bsheath&am...
by philbo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Dem for Sheriff says he has no problem killing legal gun owners
Replies: 28
Views: 1353

Re: Dem for Sheriff says he has no problem killing legal gun owners

I am sure some see him that way. I really doubt even most Democrats see it that way. Most of them that don't like it would probably still justify voting for him for other reasons. This is too true unfortunately. The irony that you are offended by this, but no such reaction when another candidate st...
by philbo
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Anti-gun propaganda and other lies!
Topic: Gun control debate history
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Gun control debate history

The article reads as a synopsis of a book published a few years ago called The Second Amendment: A Biography by Michael Waldman. Follows the same outline and stresses the same events. Historically it's accurate, but like the book the article is focusing those facts in a conclusion that is more left ...
by philbo
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Today in Trump's new term as President
Replies: 1566
Views: 64386

Re: Today in Trump's new term as President

Trump administration sanctions Russian spies, trolls over U.S. election interference, cyber attacks. And about time. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-administration-sanctions-russian-spies-trolls-over-us-election-interference-cyber-attacks/2018/03/15/3eaae186-284c-11e8-b7...
by philbo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

Unconstitutionally discriminates "because it's true cause and effect..."? What basis in law and the Constitution does the judge have in this ruling? Answer, none. Answer, wrong. Executive orders, like other rules issued by the federal government, are subject to judicial review and have be...
by philbo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

If a power is granted to the President by the Constitution or Congress through law, the courts have no proper authority to block the exercise of that power. Especially not by imputing reasons from public statements of a candidate or office holder. And this is where your argument fails. The travel b...
by philbo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

Here is my question, this has had one judge rule against this administration, and one judge rule with the administration, SCOTUS has bowed out, so what stops the administration from going with the ruling in it's favor until SCOTUS steps up and decides the matter? Presuming that you are referencing ...
by philbo
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

And this morning we learn that some more obscure judges in the federal appeals court has upheld the bulk of a Texas law targeting "sanctuary cities" that is backed by the Trump administration as part of a crackdown on illegal immigration. http://abc13.com/politics/us-appeals-court-upholds-...
by philbo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

So, in your mind, the judges preventing POTUS from executing his Constitutionally allowed immigration policies are okay in doing so, because its Trump? How about if judges had issued multiple injunctions against Obama implementing his DACA immigration policies so Trump wouldn't even be trying to ch...
by philbo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?
Replies: 45
Views: 1248

Re: Why Do We Obey An Obscure Judge's Ruling?

Essentially, what Jefferson is saying here is that the federal judiciary is every bit as capable of becoming venal, politically toxic, and acting unconstitutionally as are elected politicians. But unlike politicians, they serve for life. Hamilton and the other founding fathers would have agreed tha...

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