We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"In Illinois, gun owners are required to get a Firearms Owners ID card, or FOID. It’s good for 10 years, and then you need to renew it. But if you don’t renew your card, or if you do something that displeases the powers that be, your FOID is NULL and VOID. Which means you can’t own guns legally.
Cook County police officers have become increasingly worried that when someone’s FOID card is revoked, their guns aren’t instantly confiscated. So they’re doing exactly what gun control advocates have said that registration would never result in — door to door confiscation."
Well it is true that if global cooling takes over, warming will be delayed...hopefully. Even if we have another mini or total ice age, we will be hoping one day for warming to resume. Probably, hoping so much we pull all the CO2 scrubbers off in hopes of counteracting the deficiency in the sun.
So, is it ok to ask what the Republican party plans to do to "REALLY" make a difference? To get the vast majority of the white middle class to organize? To help our military get quality service from the contractors?