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by The Annoyed Man
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

I took this screenshot the day before yesterday:

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by The Annoyed Man
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

Middle Age Russ wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:01 am
Funny thing. I am as white as one can get and the race of a candidate never even enters my mind. I vote for the candidate who best represents my concerns. But I hear minorities often admitting to placing a vote for the person who best fits their race. If I did this it would be called racist. They do this and it is acceptable reasoning. Why is this OK?
Not meaning to derail the topic, but it seems that some isms (Racism, Sexism, Ageism come to mind) come with a double standard built in -- at least for folks with little character, who often appear leading the chants against others. I recall something from scripture admonishing those who'd cast the first stone... A person of any color may be racist against people of any color. Even so and inconveniently so in cases you won't see publicized much, racism of any kind is wrong, full stop.

Back to the topic at hand, Cruz' epic photo picking up Shiner Bock at a Buccee's stop yesterday has gotten some pretty good publicity returns, particularly in relation to Robert O's "cool kid" attempts.
https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/t ... rrectness/
THE RISE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
By: Angelo M. Codevilla
What serves progressive revolutionaries’ interests is not in doubt. Although each of progressivism’s branches differs in how it defines society’s “structural” fault, in its own name for the human reality that it seeks to overcome, and in the means by which to achieve its ends, progressives from the 19th century to our time are well nigh identical in their personal predilections—in what and whom they hate even more than in what they love. They see the culture of what Marxists call “bourgeois morality” as the negation of their identity and authority. That identity, their identity, is to be promoted, endlessly, by endless warfare against that culture. That is why the cultural campaigns of otherwise dissimilar progressives have been so similar. Leninist Russia no less than various Western democrats have tried to eradicate religion, to make it difficult for men, women, and children to exist as families, and to demand that their subjects join them in celebrating the new order that reflects their identity. Note well: cultural warfare’s substantive goal is less important than the affirmation of the warriors’ own identity. This is what explains the animus with which progressives have waged their culture wars.
That’s just one paragraph from a long and brilliant article on the subject of political correctness; and explains why we are, in the long term, doomed. They will have their revolution, sooner or later, and lately, it’s looking like sooner.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

I have (again) changed my keyboard preferences so that the word “beto” is automatically replaced by “Irish Bob O’Rourke”. I know that does nothing for others, but it makes me feel better about the fact that a yutz like Irish Bob can get as far as he’s gotten in the state of Texas. Here’s my observation of local yard signs and bumper stickers. I see about 20x as many NRA and USMC window/bumper stickers on vehicles in my area as I do “beto” window/bumper stickers and yard signs combined. Add in the Cruz yard signs, and Irish Bob O’Rourke is fixin’ to get an old fashioned beat down in this district come November.
by The Annoyed Man
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

infoman wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Let’s talk reality for a moment. Reality is that no one will end License to Carry in Texas. Everyone thought Obama being elected would end “CHL”- WRONG. If Beto wins election (prob won’t anyway), will Texas do Away with “LTC”? Answer: No. Regardless if Texas has a Democrat or Republican, & regardless if the USA has a Dem or Rep President- Texas will still have LTC. Texas has had legal carrying in public since 1995. That’s 23 years according to my math. (We’ve had Dem’s & Rep’s in all levels of Government during that time)
The REALITY is that, if another AWB goes before the senate, Irish Bob would vote for it. If it passed, half of the guns in my safe - all purchased absolutely lawfully - would become instantly illegal. He has already made it clear that he doesn’t think the AR15 is covered by the 2nd Amendment. On that issue alone, I will do everything I can to see that he’s not elected.

You say that his election would not affect LTC. Yet, he is definitely ON RECORD as saying that he’d like to do away with reciprocity with other states .... meaning that Texas LTC holders would not be able to carry in those states when they travel. Furthermore, his understanding of “weak” and “strong” carry laws in other states (his rationale for doing away with reciprocity) is so flawed as to be fundamentally false. So your assertion that Irish Bob’s election would not affect Texas LTC holders is not true. If you’ve bought into that, then you’ve bought into a lie .... and shame on you for that.

Shall I go on?
by The Annoyed Man
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

philip964 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:37 pm
https://www.click2houston.com/news/poli ... ee-debates

First debate tonight. KPRC poll showed Beto won by big margin. But it was a call in poll, not really representative, except that Beto supporters could vote many times.

Beto has the Superstar factor like Obama had. Today I saw a guy walking down the street wearing a Beto t shirt.

So he is clearly the idol.

I hope after he loses he will relocate to CA where he could do very well.
....as they may do during the election too......
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

ScottDLS wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:45 am
jar wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 am
My reasoning is pretty simple; I find the other choice dishonest, untrustworthy, unconnected to reality. I also firmly believe that we do need to regulate gun ownership more than is the current standard. Speaking just of the Texas LTC process I think both the written and proficiency tests were pretty much a joke and definitely need to be made far more difficult.

I also understand that political party has little to do with the issue of gun laws; after all it was Ronald Reagan who as Governor of California signed the law making the possession of a loaded fire arm in public illegal in California. In fact I was living there and a gun carrying Californian at the time.
Thanks for the answer. I lived in California under Ronaldus Maximus’s governorship. Yes, he signed a bill into law that was a mistake. He also signed the Lautenburg Amendment into law ... another mistake. He was a better president than some, but he was a flawed human.... as we are all flawed. Let’s just say that I am WAY more libertarian than you are on matters of gun control, and I strongly disagree with everything you’ve said above. One thing I know for sure about O’Rourke, because I’ve heard him say it on video, is that if he had his way, 6 of the rifles in my safe, 5 of the rifles in my son’s safe (we all live under one roof), and probably all 4 of our suppressors would be illegal for us to own. .....and not one single one of my firearms, my son’s firearms, or any of our suppressors has ever been used in a crime. For THAT reason alone, if he’s elected I’ll double my investment in AR/AK pattern rifles and ammunition for them, and my donations to the NRA. Because when the time comes to face banning those kinds of firearms, that will be the time to use them for something other than hunting 4 legged critters or target shooting — to use them for the exact reason for which we have a 2nd Amendment.

That said, one of the beauties of this country is that you have every right to be wrong. Fortunately, the Constitution’s defense of my rights protects me from your folly - up to a point. Beyond that point, it will be the 2nd Amendment that protects me from that kind of folly :mrgreen:

Thanks again for answering honestly, but I can see that we have nothing in common.
I thought the Lautenberg amendment was signed by Bill Clinton....
Scott, you're absolutely correct, and thanks for pointing it out. I meant the Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. Sorry .... I'd only had one cup of coffee this morning.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

jar wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:16 am
My reasoning is pretty simple; I find the other choice dishonest, untrustworthy, unconnected to reality. I also firmly believe that we do need to regulate gun ownership more than is the current standard. Speaking just of the Texas LTC process I think both the written and proficiency tests were pretty much a joke and definitely need to be made far more difficult.

I also understand that political party has little to do with the issue of gun laws; after all it was Ronald Reagan who as Governor of California signed the law making the possession of a loaded fire arm in public illegal in California. In fact I was living there and a gun carrying Californian at the time.
Thanks for the answer. I lived in California under Ronaldus Maximus’s governorship. Yes, he signed a bill into law that was a mistake. He also signed the Lautenburg Amendment into law ... another mistake. He was a better president than some, but he was a flawed human.... as we are all flawed. Let’s just say that I am WAY more libertarian than you are on matters of gun control, and I strongly disagree with everything you’ve said above. One thing I know for sure about O’Rourke, because I’ve heard him say it on video, is that if he had his way, 6 of the rifles in my safe, 5 of the rifles in my son’s safe (we all live under one roof), and probably all 4 of our suppressors would be illegal for us to own. .....and not one single one of my firearms, my son’s firearms, or any of our suppressors has ever been used in a crime. For THAT reason alone, if he’s elected I’ll double my investment in AR/AK pattern rifles and ammunition for them, and my donations to the NRA. Because when the time comes to face banning those kinds of firearms, that will be the time to use them for something other than hunting 4 legged critters or target shooting — to use them for the exact reason for which we have a 2nd Amendment.

That said, one of the beauties of this country is that you have every right to be wrong. Fortunately, the Constitution’s defense of my rights protects me from your folly - up to a point. Beyond that point, it will be the 2nd Amendment that protects me from that kind of folly :mrgreen:

Thanks again for answering honestly, but I can see that we have nothing in common.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

mojo84 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 am
jar wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:04 am
As a long term Republican, gun owner and LTC holder I will be voting for Beto this election.
Care to explain your reasoning?

I would like to hear what policy positions Beto holds that are attractive to you.
I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you can explain that choice in a rational manner. Mind you, I realize that you don’t OWE anybody an explanation, but I have the same kind of morbid curiosity as I have about looking at tumors and wondering what makes them tick. I don’t mean that you’re a tumor, but I also can’t understand why a rational person would fall for that grifter from El Paso.
by The Annoyed Man
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

dale blanker wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:58 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:06 pm
dale blanker wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:06 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 am
So I’ve been in California since last Friday, and will be flying home this Sunday. A funny thing happened on the way to the beach yesterday. Right in the middle of Pasadena, somewhere along Del Mar Blvd, we drove past a house that had a BETO yard sign out front.

Don’t think for a moment that out of staters with no morals aren’t trying to flip Texas from the comfort of their own homes (assuming they own them). I’m thinking of making a Cruz sign and sneaking over there at night before we leave and putting it in his yard next to the BETO sign. :mrgreen:
Hey wait, what? And you're not even a neighbor? :lol::
How do you know they're immoral? Wouldn't it be better (and safer) to have a talk with the resident(s) and explain the error of their ways?
No. It would not be better. They are California democrats. They deserve the state they’re getting ....because they helped to screw it all up. I’d rather let them stew in it. But that doesn’t change my opinion of their posting a Beto sign in their California lawn. What are they trying to do? Encourage Californians to vote - illegally - in the Texas senatorial election?

But if you want to vote for that lying cretin, be my guest.
Hey wait, what? Aren't Californians Americans too? Shouldn't they be interested in other state's politicians whose vote can effect them? Could that Beto sign belong to a Texan who happens to have a place in California too?
Are they Americans too? Barely. You should spend more time out here .... like I do. Hell, maybe you’d like it better here than back in the free states.
by The Annoyed Man
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

dale blanker wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:06 am
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 am
So I’ve been in California since last Friday, and will be flying home this Sunday. A funny thing happened on the way to the beach yesterday. Right in the middle of Pasadena, somewhere along Del Mar Blvd, we drove past a house that had a BETO yard sign out front.

Don’t think for a moment that out of staters with no morals aren’t trying to flip Texas from the comfort of their own homes (assuming they own them). I’m thinking of making a Cruz sign and sneaking over there at night before we leave and putting it in his yard next to the BETO sign. :mrgreen:
Hey wait, what? And you're not even a neighbor? :lol::
How do you know they're immoral? Wouldn't it be better (and safer) to have a talk with the resident(s) and explain the error of their ways?
No. It would not be better. They are California democrats. They deserve the state they’re getting ....because they helped to screw it all up. I’d rather let them stew in it. But that doesn’t change my opinion of their posting a Beto sign in their California lawn. What are they trying to do? Encourage Californians to vote - illegally - in the Texas senatorial election?

But if you want to vote for that lying cretin, be my guest.
by The Annoyed Man
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

So I’ve been in California since last Friday, and will be flying home this Sunday. A funny thing happened on the way to the beach yesterday. Right in the middle of Pasadena, somewhere along Del Mar Blvd, we drove past a house that had a BETO yard sign out front.

Don’t think for a moment that out of staters with no morals aren’t trying to flip Texas from the comfort of their own homes (assuming they own them). I’m thinking of making a Cruz sign and sneaking over there at night before we leave and putting it in his yard next to the BETO sign. :mrgreen:
by The Annoyed Man
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:14 am
EnyoTX wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:55 am
You may have heard about Beto's DUI history. He himself has mentioned it at his town halls (as journalists love to mention to show how honest of a person he is). Guess what? Turns out Beto has been leaving out some crucial details from his retelling:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/p ... 195088.php
The law enforcement reports show two elements of the incident that have been overlooked: that there was a crash involved, and that O’Rourke allegedly attempted to flee.
The people who will vote for Beto don't care about such things.
They not only don't care, they'd cheer him on, hoping he gets away.
by The Annoyed Man
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 924
Views: 68334

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

2farnorth wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:26 am
Allons wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:34 pm
I don't do social media but I have not heard anything about Cruz in the news at all. It seems like this will be a tight race till the end. I hope Cruz supporters turn out in November.
Bingo .. He's being shunned by the major media on purpose. He's held rallies all across the state but barely gets a mention. VOTE folks, VOTE.
Once again, the 4th Estate has turned into the 5th Column.

Vote like your life depended on it.

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