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pinktricam


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I think someone should liken Jesus to Charles Manson in a national ad.
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That's a decent price for 124g 9mm rounds.

Oh, and I like the way they put the two black guys next to each other.


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Discuss.

It's brilliant advertising. No one ever went broke by underestimating the idiocy of the average American.


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camhead wrote:
pinktricam wrote:
[image]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/425093/GUN-AD-OBAMA.jpg[/image]

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It's brilliant advertising. No one ever went broke by underestimating the idiocy of the average American.

First thing I saw in that picture was an ad for a burning hot deal on a bullet-type vibrator.


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camhead wrote:
It's brilliant advertising. No one ever went broke by underestimating the idiocy of the average American.

It would be pretty easy to go broke that way, actually.

I'm sure you meant to say that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

I've also seen this great Mencken line quoted as, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

I think both are equally applicable in this case.


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I've also seen this great Mencken line quoted as, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

...and they would be tasty.



Chianti?


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camhead wrote:
It's brilliant advertising. No one ever went broke by underestimating the idiocy of the average American.

It would be pretty easy to go broke that way, actually.

I'm sure you meant to say that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

I've also seen this great Mencken line quoted as, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

I think both are equally applicable in this case.

Woops. That's what I get for answering a PTC post before I've had my coffee.


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ubu wrote:
That's a decent price for 124g 9mm rounds.

Yes, it is... As long as it's not like that corrosive crap from Egypt they used to sell in the early 90's.


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camhead wrote:
scrapedape wrote:
camhead wrote:
It's brilliant advertising. No one ever went broke by underestimating the idiocy of the average American.

It would be pretty easy to go broke that way, actually.

I'm sure you meant to say that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

I've also seen this great Mencken line quoted as, "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public."

I think both are equally applicable in this case.

Woops. That's what I get for answering a PTC post before I've had my coffee.

I find it too painful to answer his posts until I've had a beer. Or two.


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I think Obama has been the greatest thing for the firearms industry since smokeless powder. Everybody's so paranoid that he'll take all their guns away, they've started snapping them up in droves. He's a job creator!


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Discuss.

Id say it's a perfect ad for the intended audience.

Curt


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Wait, guns are still legal? I thought Obama was going to get rid of them when he was elected the first time. What happened?


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pinktricam wrote:
[image]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/425093/GUN-AD-OBAMA.jpg[/image]

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that thing looks like a ammu-nation add from GTA.


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pinktricam wrote:
[image]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/425093/GUN-AD-OBAMA.jpg[/image]

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wait are you reading the huffer?


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Toast_in_the_Machine wrote:
pinktricam wrote:
[image]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/425093/GUN-AD-OBAMA.jpg[/image]

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wait are you reading the huffer?

I've said more than once here that I think Pinky is a gay liberal from NYC portraying a Fundy Whackjob for shits and giggles.

SANTORUM!!!!


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Discuss.

Wow. Forest Whitaker really was a dead ringer for Idi Amin.


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Toast_in_the_Machine wrote:
pinktricam wrote:
[image]http://i.huffpost.com/gen/425093/GUN-AD-OBAMA.jpg[/image]

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wait are you reading the huffer?

Yep...I read and ponder many different news sources ranging from one side of the spectrum to the other.


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I think Obama has been the greatest thing for the firearms industry since smokeless powder. Everybody's so paranoid that he'll take all their guns away, they've started snapping them up in droves. He's a job creator!

That's actually bern a running joke between a few friends of mine since prior to the President's election.


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pinktricam wrote:
petsfed wrote:
I think Obama has been the greatest thing for the firearms industry since smokeless powder. Everybody's so paranoid that he'll take all their guns away, they've started snapping them up in droves. He's a job creator!

That's actually bern a running joke between a few friends of mine since prior to the President's election.

People are friends with you??


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scrapedape wrote:
pinktricam wrote:
petsfed wrote:
I think Obama has been the greatest thing for the firearms industry since smokeless powder. Everybody's so paranoid that he'll take all their guns away, they've started snapping them up in droves. He's a job creator!

That's actually bern a running joke between a few friends of mine since prior to the President's election.

People are friends with you??

Imaginary... In fact, one of his imaginary friends can do magic, and can even be 3 distinct entities, yet at the same time be only 1.


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I just think its political suicide to try to ram through an honest to god gun-control bill. Obama has struck me as a pretty sharp politician so I've always doubted that he'd try to get something passed. What might get passed is a rebudgeting that gives the ATF the funds to actually enforce all of these laws, at which point we can all say "you didn't fight these laws 15 years ago, what's changed?" Enforce the laws we've got, then see about applying stricter ones (or more relaxed ones). The straw purchase loophole is what allowed Fast And Furious (the operation) to get all those guns down to Mexico. Close that first and we can go a long ways towards squeezing off legal gun trade.


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The straw purchase loophole is what allowed Fast And Furious (the operation) to get all those guns down to Mexico.

I think it was the Justice Department green lighting those sales that allowed all those guns down to Mexico.


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So you're saying the gun sales themselves were illegal, or just the smuggling out of the country part? Because as far as I'm aware, the gun sales themselves were legal. It was the spectacularly shitty job of the ATF following those sales that's really the scandal here.

I'm uncomfortable with the concept of gun registration, but I feel that there needs to be a clear chain of custody with every firearm, for exactly this reason. I see absolutely no legal reason why a straw purchase is EVER necessary. You don't get out of car registration just because you bought it as a gift for somebody else. Hell, I can't give my girlfriend a puppy without expecting her to register it. If you're buying the gun as a gift, why shouldn't it be registered? If you're buying the gun for somebody who cannot legally own a gun (to be differentiated from somebody who can't legally buy a gun, like a child), then you are breaking the law, and aiding somebody else in breaking the law, and we shouldn't have to wait for that person to do something shitty for that law to be enforced.


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I'm saying the Justice dept allowed knowingly allowed hundreds, if not thousands of guns to cross the border illegally. That's fucked up.


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Discuss.

I think they forgot to include this guy:



Former glorious leader of Australia, comrade John Howard. Complete disaster for Australia: staunch conservative, kneejerk reactionary, viciously anti-intellectual and anti-education, anti-choice, climate change denier... you would have loved him, if it wasn't for that pesky gun thing.


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My my, even the mainstream media wears tinfoil hats!

http://www.cbsnews.com/...for-gun-regulations/


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That's a pretty damn good investigative story...the best one I've seen in the mainstream media covering this scandal to date.


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Wonder what happened to the tumultuous outrage I expected from the political "intellectuals" that normally post in this forum?

The only sound I hear are crickets.


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Wonder what happened to the tumultuous outrage I expected from the political "intellectuals" that normally post in this forum?

The only sound I hear are crickets.

Well your trolling skills have suffered greatly in the past couple of months so I think it's your own fault.


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Wonder what happened to the tumultuous outrage I expected from the political "intellectuals" that normally post in this forum?

The only sound I hear are crickets.

It's too ridiculous to take seriously. I think the only actual effect Obama's had on gun control is loosening restrictions on guns in national parks, and you're still going to compare him to a bunch of dictators, even to the point of trotting out the old Hitler comparisons.


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styndall wrote:
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Wonder what happened to the tumultuous outrage I expected from the political "intellectuals" that normally post in this forum?

The only sound I hear are crickets.

It's too ridiculous to take seriously. I think the only actual effect Obama's had on gun control is loosening restrictions on guns in national parks, and you're still going to compare him to a bunch of dictators, even to the point of trotting out the old Hitler comparisons.

Uh, I'm not comparing anyone. I posted an ad and opened it up to discuss.

The non-existent "outrage" was in reference to Tradpuppy's posted article link.

I guess it's okay for a libertard US attorney general to have a Sgt. Schultz defense though.


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One is the lonliest number...


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Sorry, I was sipping margaritas on a beach in Cancun...


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Also, I voiced my opinion already.

My view on gun control is this: we've done such a piss-poor job of enforcing the laws that already exist that claims about the efficacy of those laws are produced, completely assembled, from the ass of the speaker. I *think* that the straw-purchase loophole is embarrassingly flawed, and makes it impossibly easy for those people who shouldn't be able to get guns otherwise. I don't think that a uniformly armed populace is necessarily a good thing, and while I think pink's dedication to firearm training to be a little bit creepy, its also the level of training that should be an absolute minimum for the person who plans on consistently carrying a concealed firearm. I feel that keeping guns out of the hands of bad people is more important than putting guns into the hands of good people if the level of mandatory training isn't high enough to make those good people useful. I think "I'm fearful of home invaders" is not a sufficient reason to have a concealed-carry permit, and it horrifies me that Wyoming no longer has a CCW licensing process. I think that if you're depending on a gun to deescalate a situation, you will eventually be shot (or stabbed) by someone who is more afraid of captivity than death. I think that if you continue to frequent areas where a concealed weapon might be useful, and you can afford the ammunition and time to make it useful, you continue to frequent the area in the hopes that you will need that gun. I agree with William Ruger's stance on high capacity magazines. I don't think that private citizens constitute a well-regulated militia, and furthermore that the firepower of the military is such that the weaponry we are permitted to purchase is basically powerless against a military intent on putting down a rebellion. Moreover, I think that leveling the playing field would lead to either even more powerful and effective weaponry reaching the wrong hands, or a dangerous weakening of our armed forces.

Above all else, I feel owning a firearm is most importantly a responsibility, although we have the constitutional right to choose to take on that responsibility. A right is by no means an obligation.


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