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squaredance

Well he won't get mine!

Molon Ladle, I say.

NK

BAN PRESSURE COOKERS... for the children.

Dave Schuler

If it will save just one life, it will be worth the time, money, effort, and loss of freedom.

Neo

Just like a "good liberal education" has been distorted completely out of recognition to become "gender studies," "common sense" is now in rather short supply.
Best we rely on "good sense."

matt

First they came for the pressure cookers, but I did not preserve fruit, so I said nothing.

Cecil Turner

From my cold dead stove.

Appalled

What Does Obama's Common Sense Tell Him?

It says the same thing over and over again -- "Why don't you listen to me?" Obama ignores it, because he thinks it's Michele.

'

Obama, Biden and Giffords are disgusting.
The posing is beyond sickening. The 3 of them all somber because a bill that would have done NOTHING to PREVENT SANDY HOOK didn't pass. It's all propaganda. They care, YOU DON'T. The worst part is that people are too stupid to see through it. Gabby Giffords should have been asked about her husband buying an AR-15. Maybe Obama and Biden could comment on that too, with the SANDY HOOK MOMMIES standing there.
It's all about power for libtards.

'

What kind of COLONEL was Col Harland Sanders??
We do know that he was Southern, and wore ALL WHITE. We do know he LOVED HIM SOME PRESSURE COOKER.
If you smell what I'm cooking.

AliceH

To be fair (sorry, I can't help it), a pressure cooker has a non-lethal purpose as it's primary design feature. Ditto knives, cars, baseball bats. The same really can't be said about guns. Guns are designed to be a lethal tool, and it's entirely the role of the gun owner to limit the lethal capability of the tool to that very narrow set of circumstances (self-defense, hunting) that are permitted by law - and society.

In other words - lots of benign things can be made into lethal things. Guns are lethal things that are most frequently used in benign ways.

Rob Crawford

Wait until someone tells Obanner that preppers often own more than one pressure cooker...

Jack is Back!

Its a flyover country staple for canning. Also preppers are starting to do their own canning. I have one for canning also but I keep iit in locked pressure cooker safe.

Stephanie

Think of the poor strawberries, apricots and green beans that were harmed in the pressure cookers!

People Eating Tasty Animals Unite!

Rob Crawford

JiB -- I have a handle lock for mine; not enough room for a safe.

Porchlight

Wondering what you guys think. I enjoyed the beatdown in the Senate yesterday but I am worried that Obama is perfectly satisfied with this result, as it re-engages previously complacent libs heading into 2014.

Seeing a lot of stuff on my FB along the lines of "we are not going to forget this in 2014" etc.

Not that any of these people would have voted for a Repub anyway, but many of them might not have bothered to vote.

Old Lurker

My wife says I am not to have one at home while the children are here. Period. She cares not that I offered to keep the lid separate from the pot.

Old Lurker

Porch I think Rush is right that the plan was to have it fail in the House so it could be used in 2014 to flip that Chamber. They did not want it killed in the Senate and certainly not with Dems voting against it too.

Porchlight

Good points, OL. Interesting that they thought they could get it through the Senate - seemed to me it was hopeless from the start. But I still think they can harness the outrage to help flip the House.

Gus

Alice, no offense, but your logic is seriously seriously flawed.
Police don't carry guns to kill people, Police carry guns so people DON'T KILL people.
Deterrence. Ted Nugent says it best.
"If guns kill people, all of mine are defective".

Captain Hate

Seeing a lot of stuff on my FB along the lines of "we are not going to forget this in 2014" etc.

So what? The JEF won in November because Romney wasn't that good of a candidate and never presented a compelling reason to vote for him. The people who support gun ownership were outraged by Preznit Easy Bake's tantrum yesterday and won't forget that either.

Jack is Back!

Porch.

Its the Red State dems that are the ones protecting their collective asses. They may get primaried by the left which will make it easier for the GOP to run on Guns and win those seats. Lets hope thats the way it works out.

I just don't think Obama has any clout in the off years. He's a one trick pony.

Jim Breed

I was cooking lentils in my pressure cooker last night and thought: What would happen if the Liberals wanted to impose a federal excise tax on pressure cookers to cover the cost of damage caused by use of pressure cookers as bombs? I'm guessing that the increased cost of every pressure cooker sold would be over $100, thus effectively doubling the cost.

Porchlight

Hope you guys are right and I'm wrong. I have given up predicting good outcomes as I have been so often burned these last six years.

Ignatz

Porch,
Very few libs, as Cecil pointed on another thread, vote on the issue of gun control. Many conservatives/libertarians do.
The perceptive Clinton learned this issue is a dead loser for Dems no matter how they approach it. Barry just isn't that smart, as a little Mark once told me.

Porchlight

Iggy,

I wonder if O got some advice from Bill on this or whether Bill decided to keep his yap shut for a change.

jimmyk

I agree with JiB--there is no chance they flip the house. When was the last time in a midterm election the President's party gained more than a handful of seats? Especially the 2nd term of a not-so-popular President?

Jack is Back!

Another tell-tail on where the Red States democrats are moving, look at Baucus. Not only is he protecting his A+ NRA rating but decided to double down, just in case, by warning on ObamaCare crashing. Montanians are watching and he knows it. Watch for more and more Red State democrat senators taking up more and more right of center positions on ObamaCare, the budget and immigration. May not protect them from primaries though.

Bruce

1) People die riding bikes and motorcycles.

2) Do we ban bikes and motorcycles?

3) No. We make helmets mandatory.

4) People get shot with guns.

5) Should we ban guns?

6) No. We should make bullet proof vests mandatory.

Porchlight

If I had the kind of constitution required for wading in lefty swamps, I'd look for chatter about Dem primary challengers on the lefty blogs.

Gus

Ignatz. President Training Pants was angry because like Obamacare, this Gun measure was designed as the camels nose under the tent.
Never forget that Marxists are not considering TODAY, they are considering TOMORROW.

matt

It is still about the candidates. Manchin and Baucus, and even McCain and others have reputations in their states built up by their own actions or their flacks.

Akin in MO was destroyed by his ill chosen words. Angle and O'Donnell were poor candidates and were crucified on top of it by seasoned pols.

The Repubs really need to identify strong potential candidates and then vet them. With outside money a major concern these days candidates must sustain their viability very carefully.

And incumbent power is tough to fight.

hit and run

Porch:
I'd look for chatter about Dem primary challengers on the lefty blogs.

Or plant them.

Jack is Back!

Well, Boston is still a true Blue hell no matter what has happened. Cardinal O'Malley spoke of Jesus's love for us all even invoking the prayer of St. Fancis Assisi and sat down among solemn silence.

iBammy speaks and gets a standing ovation.

Something terribly wrong about that scene.

NK

Is it possible the feds have got no suspects? Not good right now.

Porchlight

I like the way you think, hit.

Annoying Old Guy

My FB feed, which was thick with same sex marriage posts and profile pictures, has had very little to say about the gun control legislative defeat, just a couple of rather perfunctory "shame!" posters. I tried to start an argument on one and got only one desultory response. Purely anecdotal but I am reading low to zero enthusiasm on this topic from the rank and file.

Porchlight

Thanks AOG. I've probably mentioned before, my FB feed may be an outlier b/c my hometown is next door to Newtown and thus my friends from there are understandably very, very emotional about the subject.

Jane - Mock the Media!

I defer to Clarice. Just how many pressure cookers are you hoarding Clarice?

JIB, I didn't watch but if Cardinal O'Malley spoke first I assume people observed normal ettiquette. When Michelle stood up and hooted following barry's speech the crowd thought they better comply.

Tom Maguire
...a pressure cooker has a non-lethal purpose as it's primary design feature.

You say that not having eaten my cooking.

That said, automobiles have non-lethal purposes, yet mine is registered. OK, the flaw in that analogy (as with cars/guns) is that I can leave my car in the driveway, unregistered, as long as I like. It is only when I take it in public that I need to register it.

Still, how many more children have to die before fence-sitters like AliceH will join me in calling for Congress to act! The Children!

Ignatz

Shouldn't we start with a ban on high capacity pressure cookers since no civilian really needs 10 quarts of canned peaches.

bunkerbuster

If anyone suggests wingnuts aren't really as dumb as they sound, I can simply point them to the infantile logic of this discussion to prove that, indeed, they may well be even more irrational than they sound.

matt

wasn't this memorial service a solemn occasion? Does the president have no dignity whatsoever? Hector Alizondo Camacho Obama?

AliceH

Gus --Alice, no offense, but your logic is seriously seriously flawed.
Police don't carry guns to kill people, Police carry guns so people DON'T KILL people.
Deterrence--

No offense taken. I concur that having a gun is a frequently effective deterrence to violence by others, but note that it does so because of its lethal force.

AliceH

--That said, automobiles have non-lethal purposes, yet mine is registered. OK, the flaw in that analogy (as with cars/guns) is that I can leave my car in the driveway, unregistered, as long as I like.--

Well, that, plus there's no Constitutional right to owning a mode of transportation.

Clarice

Jane, I've two here and one in my vacation house--fast way to make great soups and stews and risottos. None of mine are assault pressure cookers though.

Jane - Mock the Media!

See, I told you so. Clarice if (when) you are apprehended we will bail you out!

Does the president have no dignity whatsoever?

You have to ask? I suspect he's still rattled after yesterday's temper tantrum.

Abadman

"Because of its lethal force"

Knives can have lethal force

So can pressure cookers

Guns are tools all tools, all, or at least most, can have lethal uses

AliceH

Abadman - you're not saying anything I didn't already say in my prior comment. So I guess we agree.

Rich K

That was a trick question right Tom, Obama having common sense? Hardly.

Soylent Red

I like to go out with my friends on the weekend, do a little canning...you know, just to blow off some steam.

I was contemplating this whole thing yesterday. There are two questions that should be posed, that I believe haven't:

1. Why is the solution to every problem "less freedom"?

2. If every bad event requires we give up a little more of our freedom, won't we eventually have NO freedom?

Incidentally, color me shocked - SHOCKED! - to learn that Caucasian Muslims from Chechnya are responsible for the bombing. Maybe Barry can ask Vlad just exactly what kind of "flexibility" is needed to deal with Chechyans.

AliceH

That was and is an excellent column, Donald Sensing. I'm glad you posted it.

anomdebus

PSA to make sure nobody gets the wrong idea (sorry)
You shouldn't use a pressure cooker to can anything. If the food is high acid (most fruits, for example), you don't need any pressure and the extra cooking would probably degrade the product. If the food is low acid, then you need a pressure canner, not a pressure cooker. Yes, people do make this mistake, though if you know what you are doing, this is obvious.
As to whether a pressure canner is as much of a "danger" as pressure cookers, I don't know.

jms

They won't go after pressure cookers because they have nothing to do with guns. They will try to outlaw black powder because that's what shooters use to reload their ammunition. Watch and see.

Mean Granny

I have two pressure cookers I bought at a farm auction in South Dakota for $3 when I used to live there during the '90's. I use both on a regular basis.

Guess obama will now try to confiscate pressure cookers. Good luck with that one.

richard40

But he cant just have background checks on pressure cookers. The bomb was detonated with a cellphone, and was carried to the site in a backpack, so he will have to include them too. After all if it saves just one life.

Private Individual

Two interesting comparisons of mass murder scenarios:

Both kinds of mass killings are by 'radicalized' individuals: One
involves drug-induced psychosis caused by SSRI[+alcohol?]* and the other involves radicalized Muslim psychosis caused by religious indoctrination.

These two causal factors ARE NOT BEING
FOCUSSED ON as THE HIGHLY RELEVANT/KEY FACTORS by media...or government.

I see it as very helpful in helping people think about the root causes, and shift focus to what makes the most sense.
//////////////////////////////////////
*Dr. Anne Blake-Tracy's emphatic statements that SSRI's cause mental psychosis, and when combined with alcohol are enhanced in that effect.
**Likewise, religious education for radical Islamist Muslims causes mental psychosis when young Chechnyan-American men are radicalized to kill infidels.

Private Individual


Two interesting comparisons of mass murder scenarios:
Both kinds of mass killings are by 'radicalized' individuals: One
involves drug-induced psychosis caused by SSRI[+alcohol?]* and the other involves radicalized Muslim psychosis caused by religious indoctrination.
These two causal factors ARE NOT BEING
FOCUSSED ON as THE HIGHLY RELEVANT/KEY FACTORS by media...or government.
I see it as very helpful in helping people think about the root causes, and shift focus to what makes the most sense.
//////////////////////////////////////
*Dr. Anne Blake-Tracy's emphatic statements that SSRI's cause mental psychosis, and when combined with alcohol are enhanced in that effect.
**Likewise, religious education for radical Islamist Muslims causes mental psychosis when young Chechnyan-American men are radicalized to kill infidels.

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