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January 31, 2011

Minding Our Betters – 01/31/2011

Wisdom, as imparted to the peasantry by our political representatives, opinion makers, and others who would seek to lead us:

Chris Matthews, respected MSNBC pundit providing his viewers with a geography lesson:

“[Egypt] is so strategically located. It has of course, the Nile River. It has of course, the Panama Canal…”

Chuck Schumer, Powerful Senior Senator from New York opining on the complexities of the Constitutional separation of powers:

“So I would urge my Republican colleagues, no matter how strong they feel — you know, we have three branches of government: we have a House, the Senate, we have a President, and all three of us are going to have to come together and give some.”

Judith Stone, president of Washington, D.C.-based Advocates for Auto and Highway Safety, commenting on what she believes to be the most important criteria for measuring states’ safety records:

“Stone says the group does not consider fatalities when issuing its annual report card on states. ‘We look at laws and whether they've been passed.’"

Frank Lautenberg, respected Senior Senator from New Jersey, responding to Tucson killings in which the shooter purchased his firearm after passing a full background check:

“While the tragedy in Tucson weighs heavily on the national conscience, it’s business as usual for gun show dealers who continue to peddle dangerous guns without a background check.”

J.

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The voters of NJ should have done a background check on Frank Lautenberg.

Posted by: TheOldMan | Feb 1, 2011 3:50:58 PM

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