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by PriestTheRunner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

FYI he stated today that he does not believe the 2A is a right to overthrow a tyrannical government, and that we do not have that right.

https://youtu.be/kIINmv54O24

Pathetic.
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Mods, since its relevant can we re-name this thread "Can Beto really beat Donald Trump?"

I have a feeling that many of the points made in this thread will wind up applying to the next election.

(Sadly) my money is on Kamila, Beto and Bernie winding up as the three main players at the end, with Beto edging out the other two a few months into the primaries. I'm betting Beto 'clinches' on or around the Indiana primary but before the Arkansas, Kentucky, and Oregon primaries... And that the Dem convention sticks with the expected result.

Also concerning, Trump is trying to stick a label on Beto but his first attempt was talking about hand movements... Not terribly powerful stuff. I think he might have lost his edge. "Drunken Irishman" has a nice ring to it.


Adding on to above, Kennedy was very conservative by today's libs standards.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ir ... ative-fjkq
https://badgerherald.com/opinion/2017/1 ... -liberals/
by PriestTheRunner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

WTR wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:45 pm
John Galt wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Ruark wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Oldgringo wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Exactly! People who have yet to finish high school, never had a job or any other familial responsibilities and otherwise, don't know Snit from Shinola are allowed to vote.
Absolutely. I think lowering the voting age to 18 was a huge mistake.
Needs to be 25.
Actually you are correct. Look at the insurance actuarry tabled. Rates are lowered at 25. According to science, the brain is not fully mature until about 25 years of age. Young kids just don’t think as well as adults.
Personally I would like to see a law that all tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, voting and the draft be legally required to apply at the same age. Be it 18, 21 (my preference) or 25.

There is no reason you should be drafted but not able to vote. There is no reason you should be able to vote but not buy alcohol. Essentially they are all constitutional rights (in the sense that government must recognize the rights of a full-bodied citizen) and should all apply equally, as well as buying firearms.

Most people forget but students and minors have several parts of the BOR curtailed for them (free speech, to some extend, freedom of association, to some extent, due process, to some extent). Once a minor become "not a minor" or a full-fledged citizen or legal person in our country, they need to have all the rights and responsibilities that entails. Don't pick and choose based on whats convenient for that voting year.

If you are not mature enough to buy a pistol and carry until you are 21, then you are not mature enough to vote. Make all ages requirements the same...
by PriestTheRunner
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

srothstein wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:34 pm
I like the new voting machine we used in Caldwell county. You get blank paper for a ballot. You insert it into a computer that then shows the various options. You vote however you want and then the computer prints the ballot on the piece of paper with your votes. You take the ballot over to another computer that is a scanner. It reads the ballot and computes the votes. This way there is a paper ballot in case anyone wants a full recount. The paper is clearly printed and readable. No hanging chads or partial markings to be interpreted.

You do have to be careful when you vote before the paper is printed, but you get to verify it twice - once in the voting machine and once after it is printed.
This system sounds GREAT. I wish the whole state would go that way...
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

Flightmare wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:08 pm
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... 3VBIxhy36A

Please VERIFY your ballot before submitting it!
Notice how, again, they are not saying which party is which when it comes to rigging... I mean faulty... election machines.
by PriestTheRunner
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

flechero wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:30 pm
philip964 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:46 pm
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/poli ... 32670.html

Beto will have an hour to him self on CNN, as Ted declined to come on CNN.
I hate for Ted to give him an hour of saying anything he wants, uncontested and unchecked.

I get that it's cnn, but he's giving bo a lot of free lee way in this race. I hope Ted knows something that we don't because I'm a bit nervous.
The CNN Townhall was a booby trap set for Ted. Just consider the Stoneman Douglas town hall.
Kudos to Ted for not falling for the trap. I guarantee the whole thing would have been scripted.

It is funny though that the press is trying to set this up as Ted refusing a debate. He hasn't refused any debates (though Beto has), but the way they are reporting it is as if this was going to be a debate, not a town hall.
by PriestTheRunner
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

flechero wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:27 pm
PriestTheRunner wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm
thatguyoverthere wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
It just occurred to me...

Will "Beto" even be on the ballot? I mean, that's just a nickname, right? Won't a ballot be required to have his legal name on it?

How many people who intend to vote for "Beto" will go into the voting booth and say: "Who's this O'Rourke guy? And where's Beto?!"
I'm still trying to figure out how its legal, but "Beto" is on the ballot: Our example ballot
On the sec of state form you fill out to run it has a blank for your name and another for your name as you want on the ballot (nicknames you to be commonly known by the nickname for 3 yrs prior)
I officially declare my nickname as Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
Take note of the date and time as proof of the three year requirements...

I'm gonna win 2022 in a landslide. :cool:
by PriestTheRunner
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

thatguyoverthere wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:52 pm
It just occurred to me...

Will "Beto" even be on the ballot? I mean, that's just a nickname, right? Won't a ballot be required to have his legal name on it?

How many people who intend to vote for "Beto" will go into the voting booth and say: "Who's this O'Rourke guy? And where's Beto?!"
I'm still trying to figure out how its legal, but "Beto" is on the ballot: Our example ballot
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
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Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

RogueUSMC wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 am
PriestTheRunner wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 pm
rotor wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Slightly off topic but Ted Cruz will be in Wichita Falls on Oct. 3, 2018 and apparently Donald Trump Jr will be with him and I plan on going. It will be in a city owned property and I am wondering if concealed carry will be allowed. Secret service might prohibit?
SS has a legal duty to prohibit, though I don't know if that extends to all of their protect-ees or just the POTUS. Might want to call ahead to local PD or just leave it in the car.
They do not have a 'legal duty' to prohibit...
They have a legal duty to provide threat assessment regarding the functions they oversee. If that threat assessment includes the reasonable risk that a pot-shot may be taken at a protectee, then they have the legal authority (and responsibility) to ban all firearms.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/3056
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/879
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-106p ... ubl544.htm
(a) Establishment.--The United States Secret Service (hereafter in
this section referred to as the ``Service''), at the direction of the
Secretary of the Treasury, may establish the National Threat Assessment
Center (hereafter in this section referred to as the ``Center'') as a
unit within the Service.
(b) Functions.--The Service may provide the following to Federal,
State, and local law enforcement agencies through the Center:
(1) Training in the area of threat assessment.
(2) Consultation on complex threat assessment cases or
plans.
(3) Research on threat assessment and the prevention of
targeted violence.
(4) Facilitation of information sharing among all such
agencies with protective or public safety responsibilities.
(5) Programs to promote the standardization of Federal,
State, and local threat assessments and investigations involving
threats.

(6) Any other activities the Secretary determines are
necessary to implement a comprehensive threat assessment
capability.
The Secret Service said Tuesday that it had the authority to ban guns from sites visited by presidential candidates under its protection.
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/30/us/p ... ebate.html
by PriestTheRunner
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

rotor wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:46 pm
Slightly off topic but Ted Cruz will be in Wichita Falls on Oct. 3, 2018 and apparently Donald Trump Jr will be with him and I plan on going. It will be in a city owned property and I am wondering if concealed carry will be allowed. Secret service might prohibit?
SS has a legal duty to prohibit, though I don't know if that extends to all of their protect-ees or just the POTUS. Might want to call ahead to local PD or just leave it in the car.
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

flechero wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:27 pm
mojo84 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Beto going back to his NY sugar daddies for more money.

http://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/12/beto-oro ... htens.html
Man, it seems like there should be some rule against that... we have enough cooks in Tx, we don't need ny influence as well.
#Texit would fix that issue. Constitutional amendment outlawing foreign campaign contributions.
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

flechero wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:18 pm
PriestTheRunner wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:40 pm

Man it would be great if people would start realizing that 'millennials' are very equally distributed and white male millennials actually prefer R over D by 9%. Please avoid wide-brushing vast swaths of people. Source
I never said that there were no R millennials. And my inference was that young dems probably haven't thought about a state income tax and that was my point. There are some attractive pieces to socialism for younger people, especially if they haven't yet figured out how it's paid for.

Either way, you misread your cite:
The online survey of more than 16,000 registered voters ages 18 to 34 shows their support for Democrats over Republicans for Congress slipped by about 9 percentage points over the past two years, to 46 percent overall. And they increasingly say the Republican Party is a better steward of the economy.
:tiphat:
I didn't misread the cite- you misread my quote.

white male millennials prefer R over D by 9%. Look at the chart 'REGISTERED MILLENNIAL VOTERS' and you will see that white males are R 46% to 37% D.

And you blanket statement-ed all 'millennials'. "I bet the millennials will not be too happy about state income tax". Pretty sure I don't see a "most" or "many" quantifier in there.
by PriestTheRunner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

flechero wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Aunt Eva wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:00 pm
TreyHouston wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:23 pm
All Ted Cruz has to do is take a photo or Beto’s website and read it to people- easy.

Take guns
Take down the Mexico wall
Abolish ICE
Free college (start Texas state income taxes)
Shut down all private prisons
That's music to the ears of democrats, socialists, democratic socialists, undocumented foreigners and other criminals.
I bet the millennials will not be too happy about state income tax... that would only dilute the mandatory minimum wages they already feel too small.
Man it would be great if people would start realizing that 'millennials' are very equally distributed and white male millennials actually prefer R over D by 9%. Please avoid wide-brushing vast swaths of people. Source.
by PriestTheRunner
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 928
Views: 71738

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

KC5AV wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:13 am
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 am
The Marshal wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:58 am
I know that Ted needs to step it up! My Wife was mentioning that Beto has a good shot at it.

Now Rockwall is pretty Conservative, and on the local Nextdoor site (a Facebook type board for neighborhoods) someone in my neighborhood asked "Where can I get some Beto signs? "

The responses were surprising and hilarious.
They ranged from "Why would you wanna do that?" to "DO you know where you live?" and the best one, "El Paso. You should go there."

"rlol"
They say the same thing about Cruz signs in North Dallas. Where in the world is Ted Cruz?
Ted Cruz will be in Marshall from 4:00-5:30 this evening. If I could get out of the office in time, I'd go see what he has to say.
He (obviously) isn't including you in his target audience since, you know, you have a job and all.......
:cool:

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