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    Just heard on the morning news that congress has announced its suspending all legislative action for ONE WEEK to honor the shooting victims and to mourn.

    Really? A week off?

    We had a trooper shot and killed, and the police kept working. Our hospital had a patient shoot his wife and self in our ICU, and we all kept working. We've all witnessed tragedy and kept working. Who else gives themselves and and an entire institution a week off??

    Don't mean to sound insensitive, but the vast majority of these people were a thousand miles away and many didn't even know the victims. A week off sounds a little excessive.
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    not to worry, if they are not there, they can't screw anything up...
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    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Article [II.]
    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

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    What a phoney excuse! How many of them will actually mourn? Zero!

    They really think the American people are stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    What a phoney excuse! How many of them will actually mourn? Zero!

    They really think the American people are stupid
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    By and large they are....after all look at some of the people that are elected and currently in office
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    not to worry, if they are not there, they can't screw anything up...
    +1

    My thoughts exactly. They can't do any damage when they're not there. That's why their recesses are so great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Really? A week off?
    well at least that will save us a chunk of $$$$ not having to pay um all.
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    The ones who should take the week of are the pundits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    well at least that will save us a chunk of $$$$ not having to pay um all.
    Nope, they're all on salary...
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    hey dave dont forget the game commission officer shot and killed too.. I think we had 4 philly cops shot and killed here too.. i could use a week off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Just heard on the morning news that congress has announced its suspending all legislative action for ONE WEEK to honor the shooting victims and to mourn.

    Really? A week off?

    We had a trooper shot and killed, and the police kept working. Our hospital had a patient shoot his wife and self in our ICU, and we all kept working. We've all witnessed tragedy and kept working. Who else gives themselves and and an entire institution a week off??

    Don't mean to sound insensitive, but the vast majority of these people were a thousand miles away and many didn't even know the victims. A week off sounds a little excessive.
    While I agree with your sentiments; I know we would be better off if they took the whole year off.
    Ship all 535 of em to some palatial all expenses paid island with Obama driving the boat, and I'd bet we would save a bundle.

    I will imagine their first order of business when they return will be to pass some sybolic legislation making it illegal to threaten legislators; which will open a whole new can of worms. It is not like the idiot in AZ didn't already break a number of existing laws with his actions.

    Their myopic mindset makes them believe that they can fix problems by passing new laws in situations like this where there are all ready plenty of laws in place. Laws, old or new don't prevent idiots from acting like idiots

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    I heard a talking head express concern that this nut job was allowed to buy a gun even after expressing disgust at the American Government!

    If THAT were a law, between Bush and Obama, would anyone on POTUS be allowed to own a gun? Or any talking head or pundit in Washington, NYC, or LA???

    I don't think that guy knew what he was saying. What's new?
    God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!

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