Monday, April 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Baby steps to a boiled frog

EDITOR: It was back In 1995 when a relatively unknown U.S. attorney named Eric Holder first announced a public campaign to begin brainwashing Americans against guns and the left has been hard at it ever since.

Of course all we hear from the left is stuff like “Nobody’s trying to take away your guns or “Why is it the NRA is so against any kind of gun control?”

Over the years, liberals have also been fond of using words like extremist and paranoid as they have been quietly erasing our 2nd Amendment from U.S. history. It reminds me of the old adage about how to boil a frog: If you put a frog in boiling water it just jumps right out, but if you use “baby-steps” and put the frog in cool water first, then just slowly turn up the heat bit by bit, the frog doesn’t even knows it being boiled until it’s too late.

In one recent case of frog boiling, right here in California, legislators are in the process of quietly working on what will be the strictest gun control laws in the nation. Democrat state legislators recently rolled out a list of 10 proposals that will instantly criminalize most of the state’s law abiding gun owners. Plus, just yesterday we found out that our Supreme Court may soon hear a case in which they could rule permits allowing people to carry concealed weapons nationwide are not protected by the Second Amendment. A single ruling that would instantly turn another 8 million American gun owners into criminals, but the Libs won’t stop there.

From registration to confiscation, using the same baby-steps, someday they’ll re-classify your deer rifle as a “sniper weapon” then begin to ask “Why anyone would need a “sniper weapon?”

Think how just recently it’s been made illegal to have a 2-liter soda delivered with your pizza in New York City and how this kind of ideology of the left always trumps common sense. The left still refuses to admit that gun violence is a mental health issue despite statistics showing the majority of gun violence in the U.S. is mostly due to the continuous breakdown of America’s family structures inside our large inner-cities.

Was this administration ever concerned about gun violence when it handed over 2,000 weapons to bloodthirsty Mexican Drug Cartels at the Arizona border? AKA Fast & Furious

R.J. CARTER

Shingle Springs

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  • Libs are the dangerMarch 02, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Right on R.J. While Liberals persecute legal gun owners here in the U.S., 14 teenagers were recently massacred at a birthday party in Mexico by men using guns supplied by King Obama's own Fast and Furious program. If you haven't heard about this, you have your Liberal Mainstream lapdog Media to thank for your ignorance. Stop listening to the Liberal lies!!..

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  • James E.March 02, 2013 - 9:16 pm

    R.J., thanks for your thoughts about my little boy. It has now been four days since his operation and he is beginning to come back to life. Guess being split from his little sternum to his pubic bone was a shock to his system. Would be to mine. I have no comment about your letter, but I would like to say something about the frog in the pot. Of course, I've heard about the cooked frog many times over the years and accepted it, because I've never actually seen a frog in a pot. But, perhaps a little experiment might see if the saying is valid. Get in the shower, turn on the water say at tepid level. Then slowly increase to warm and then to extra warm and then to hot and then to scalding hot -- at that point you will be jumping out of the shower (just as the frog would, well it wouldn't jump out of the shower, instead it would jump out of the pot). Experiment completed. Using the example of baby steps, however, is a valid way of describing how something can slowly proceed to a completed act. Thanks again for Fred.

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  • EvelynMarch 03, 2013 - 6:57 am

    TEACH 'EM EARLY: This past week a 7-year-old student who chewed a rectangular shaped strawberry breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun caused the entire school to be shut down and was himself suspended for two full days. HERE You can never be too careful.

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  • James E.March 03, 2013 - 8:41 am

    When you pick up a strawberry breakfast pastry pistol you should always clear it to make sure there isn't a strawberry in the chamber. And, when the little boy saw his teacher approaching he should have bit off the barrel and swallowed the evidence. The strawberry breakfast pastry pistol would then be inoperative without a barrel. This story and the kid's school, both nutso.

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  • Phil VeerkampMarch 03, 2013 - 8:29 pm

    I've been away,Colonel.. . . . I return to find you torturing frogs??? James, just because you have suffered over your little doggy you have not been granted some sort of special dispensation to torture frogs. You seem to be returning to little boy savagery. HEAVENS, James!!! Get a grip.

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  • James E.March 03, 2013 - 11:13 pm

    Phil, no frog torture from me -- frogs have been around probably for a million years and too darn smart to stay in a hot pot and be boiled. Ergo, the old saying is invalid. Just as our human subject jumped out of the shower when the water became scalding, so too will the wise frog hop out of the pot. Hmmm, on the other hand, where do all those frog legs in restaurants come from? Seems this subject needs more study.

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  • cookie65March 04, 2013 - 6:01 am

    The system used by the left to "boil the frog" takes place over generations. A new born baby has zero understanding of history. They are a sponge ready to absord what ever they get soaked in. From the time they are first conscience of their surroundings they are exposed to endless attempts to influence their paradigm. I can remember when they started laying on the environmental guilt real heavy in kids television programming. Super Friends, Captain Planet, The Environmental League Sesame Street, and the schools doubled down on the indoctrination with entire curriculums dedicated to environmental studies. Now it has become second nature for kids to believe we humans are destroying the planet. People are exposed to it so frequently they don't even notice. They have systematically done the same thing with those evil guns. Those who were children 20 years ago are now having kids and are passing on the stuff they were indoctrinated and brainwashed (eric holder) with. One of the most effetive ways to get kids to adhere to being told what to believe is by causing them to regect any opposing point of view. Look at what the left says about anyone who disagrees with them to see how that works. Frog Boiled. Glad to hear about your little pal James.

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  • cookie65March 04, 2013 - 6:04 am

    Not a single 20 something has the slightest idea that these headlines ever existed. “a major cooling of the climate” was “widely considered inevitable” (New York Times, May 21, 1975) with “extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation” (Science magazine, Dec. 10, 1976) which must “stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery” (International Wildlife, July 1975)? Remember reports that “the world’s climatologists are agreed” that we must “prepare for the next ice age” (Science Digest, February 1973)? Armadillos were leaving Nebraska, heading south, and heat-loving snails were scampering southward from European forests (Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 27, 1974). Newsweek (April 28, 1975) said meteorologists were “almost unanimous” that cooling would “reduce agricultural productivity.”

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  • Martin SchumannMarch 04, 2013 - 7:48 am

    Cookie they found it wasn’t happening so they changed to global warming; they found that wasn’t working now it is global climate change LOL that covers all possible catastrophes

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  • 1036-FrankMarch 04, 2013 - 8:21 am

    There are a lot of frogs jumping right out of the state due to the liberal meltdown here. There was an old idea of having the Northern half of the state divided from the South and it would of been a great idea to prevent what is going on now. These hidden back room liberal proposed new gun laws will be an outright attempt to register and ban many commonly used deer rifles and target rifles which will further the mass migrations out of the state leaving the few paying taxes paying for the many who refuse to until the few left leave.

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  • MartinMarch 04, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Divide the State vertically all costal area goes to the left all inland belongs to the right. That would work, they would have millions of takers and we would be able to live in tranquility. Name the inland state Independence and the costal state Insolvent

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 04, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Martin...I'd be happy if they would just reposition the Nevada State border from Lake Tahoe to Prairie City Rd.on HWY 50..It would make all that BLUE feel further away...LOL

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  • cookie65March 04, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    My greatgrandmother was a big proponent of the state of Jefferson. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_(Pacific_state)

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  • cookie65March 04, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    This piece is written by a freelance writer who has his work printed in many papers. In this one he talks about the "repeat after me" of higher education and how the taxpayers are paying for the brainwashing. http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2013/03/04/lets-help-academia-destroy-itself-n1523876/page/2

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  • Tom GibneyMarch 04, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    RJ I like your geographic idea!

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  • DB SmithMarch 06, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    I sure like Martin's idea of splitting the state vertically. Some if not all of our military training centers should be relocated along our most vulnerable border areas so that we could multi-task and train while protecting.

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  • R.J. CarterMarch 11, 2013 - 11:18 am

    More frog boiling...Recently a new Bill was introduced in California by Assembly member Ting of San Francisco and Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles... AB 231 would track down and require legal gun owners to purchase liability insurance for each of their firearms..Optional liability insurance might be OK, but mandatory insurance imposed on a Constitutional right???....Lucky for comrades Ting and Gomez this isn't 1776, our founding Fathers would be shooting by now....

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  • EvelynJune 12, 2013 - 6:05 am

    (SEE above, March 03, 2013 - 6:57 am) - SCHOOL REFUSES TO EXPUNGE EIGHT-YEAR-OLD STUDENT'S "EATING A POP-TART WITH THE INTENTION OF TURNING IT INTO A GUN" CONVICTION - HERE

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