Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Such a start to the day....

The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating eight lawmakers who held fundraisers within 48 hours of a major House vote on a Wall Street reform bill or received substantial donations from business people with a financial stake in the bill, according to congressional sources and letters.
A: Guys, we don't give a rats ass what party you belong to; you do crap like this, we want you out.
B: Considering what Charles Rangel has gotten away with- for one example- the OCE isn't a real impressive group.

I keep hearing praise of Gov. Christie of NJ, and on financial matters he sounds good. But all the current "I want to see him running for President!" noise, I got curious about his stand on the 2nd Amendment, and could find damned little; I may just be looking in the wrong places. Found this:
Hannity: “Should every citizen in your state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?”

Christie: “In New Jersey, that’s not going to happen, Sean.”

Hannity: “Why?”

Christie: “Listen, with the Democratic Legislature that we have, there is no way those type of things –”

Hannity: “Would you support it?”

Christie: “Listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves. But I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets. Very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don’t have an abundance of guns out there.” He then finally extricated himself from the issue and turned the focus back to the economy
This on Wiki(yeah, I know, but it's among what I could find):
Christie has said that he supports strict and aggressive enforcement of the state's current gun laws.[44] He however supports the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.
Anyone know of specifics of his stand on the matter? What I've been able to find is NOT encouraging; that 'abundance of guns' quote is very troubling, and how you can square supporting NJ gun laws with 'supporting' the 2nd, I'm not real sure.

Mentioned before, I don't generally watch political speeches; sounds like I didn't miss much last night.

So a former governor of OK, about as corrupt as they come, is getting rich working with Pakistan. Just bloody wonderful.

Lynne Stewart is a traitor, and should be in that cell for the rest of her life.

This crap is not the Hope! and Change!! we're looking for, dammit.

Now that the little birds have flown, I need to try to clean the sparrow nests out of the carport drains; see you later.


GuardDuck said...

Christie has said that he supports strict and aggressive enforcement of the state's current gun laws.

That's been a standard NRA talking point for the last 20 or so years. I'd be willing to bet that anyone who isn't deeply involved in gun rights but who still considers themselves to be pro-gun can make the same statement.

Tam said...

"Office Of Congressional Ethics" is a frickin' oxymoron.

Windy Wilson said...

Yes, but Christie's statement about not wanting a lot of guns out there is not particularly comforting considering the ability of politicians to equivocate, cavil and temporize.

"Lynne Stewart is a traitor, and should be in that cell for the rest of her life."
She still doesn't get that she was stooling for a bunch of bad guys who wouldn't like her having the authority and power she has except it's useful to them.
For now.

Firehand said...

It's precisely that wording from Christie that bothers me; heard that kind of crap from gun-grabbers and hoplophobes before.

Yeah, Tam, it is.

I don't know if she doesn't realize it, or if she considers it appropriate to their culture, so she's happy with it.
Or she's just friggin' stupid as well as treacherous.

Anonymous said...

I know of Christie. He was a prosecutor. Then he was a freeholder. He is not in this for you. He is for himself. Period. The last thing he wants is a populace that can protect themselves. He talks like the average joe but lives in a mansion in Mendham. He was a scumbag when he worked for Morris County. Lepoards dont change their spots.