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Heard today that the Florida Senate has passed a bill that prohibits rifle sales to people under the age of 21, and also brings back the 3 day waiting period for sales. So an 18yo woman living by herself cannot purchase a weapon for herself, but can a family member “give” one to her?

– Raise the age to purchase a firearm to 21 from 18;
– Require a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases, with some exceptions;
– Ban the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire more like an automatic weapon;

The bill, H.R. 1865, is euphemistically named the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act” (FOSTA), despite the fact that there’s nothing stopping state authorities from punishing sex traffickers and their allies at present and despite the fact that trafficking victims can already sue abusers in civil court. FOSTA’s actual targets are adults consensually engaging in prostitution as well as web platforms that allow user-generated content.

H.R. 1865 creates the new offense of intentional promotion or facilitation of prostitution while using or operating a facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, such as the internet. A general violation of this offense will be punishable by a sentence of upwards of 10 years.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Missouri), has had bipartisan support in the House from the get-go, despite objections from a wide range of stakeholders, from victims’ advocacy organizations to the U.S. Department of Justice, which has already declared the bill “unconstitutional.”

From my take, they allow 36 oz on premise “tastings” as usual.  Now they can also give a “gift” of a growler (64oz) for off-premise consumption.  Sounds like you have to take a tour first and then also have only one beer type as a single growler, not multiple smaller growlers or possibly bottled beer.

passes the Georgia Senate 51-5!

passes!!!!! A win for and the Georgia People! Now on to the house!

passes Senate 51-5.

Thanks everyone for your support on . Passed Senate Floor 51-5. Amended, but I’ll take it. Now it’s time to hit up the House.

Senate Bill #63 passed overwhelmingly. Now onto the House.

If your employer does not provide you with healthcare insurance (or you are unemployed), you will be REQUIRED to buy that insurance on your own, with your own money. If your income is below a yet to be determined amount, you will be eligible for a tax credit which you can only use to buy insurance at a state-run exchange in the state in which you live. In order to get the tax credit, you must enroll in Medicaid. Following me so far? Good. Because here’s whete it gets complicated. More than half of the states are refusing to set up exchanges and are suing the Federal government to put an end to this. The Federal government only fully funds the state-run exchanges for the first year. The percentage it pays drops the next two years, then disappears altogether. But I digress…
So, you’re back to appying for Medicaid. Except, there is a problem with that, too. Remember when the Supreme Court ruled last year that the new law was Constitutional? Well, they also ruled that the individual states did NOT have to expand Medicaid, which basically was the backbone of the Affordable Care Act. So, you can APPLY for Medicaid, but you won’t necessarily be accepted because your state can’t afford to have anyone else on Medicaid.
Which means you’re back to paying for healthcare insurance on your own. You will have to wade through the dozens of options offered by every insurance company that can lawfully operate in your state. Don’t worry….I’m sure each will send that information directly to your home, since they will be able to find out from the government who doesn’t have employer-provider insurance.
And if you decide that it’s too much trouble and/or you can’t afford it? Well, there’s a penalty, er…a tax…for that. Which will be collected and enforced by the IRS.

The National Rifle Association is pushing its proposal for an armed officer in every school in the country with a new ad that calls President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for his daughters’ security detail.

The 35-second ad, released Tuesday on the NRA’s Website,criticizes Obama for saying he is “skeptical” that armed security is the solution to school violence.

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the ad asks.

via NRA ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’ for daughters’ security detail at school | Fox News.

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

How about that 180 degree turn in 6 years.

Sunday Sales
Polling ABM AIP PRO Total
Number of Precincts 156 0 0 0 156
Precincts Reporting 156 0 0 0 156 100.0 %
Total Votes 71346 2229 6082 0 79657

YES 48721 1355 3847 0 53923 67.69%
NO 22625 874 2235 0 25734 32.31%
President – R REP
Polling ABM AIP PRO Total
Number of Precincts 156 0 0 0 156
Precincts Reporting 156 0 0 0 156 100.0 %
Total Votes 66414 2116 5704 0 74234

MICHELE BACHMANN 99 4 4 0 107 0.14%
NEWT GINGRICH 31576 866 2691 0 35133 47.33%
JON HUNTSMAN 125 3 6 0 134 0.18%
GARY JOHNSON 54 1 3 0 58 0.08%
RON PAUL 4505 120 216 0 4841 6.52%
RICK PERRY 104 5 9 0 118 0.16%
BUDDY ROEMER 72 1 3 0 76 0.10%
MITT ROMNEY 19150 717 1538 0 21405 28.83%
RICK SANTORUM 10729 399 1234 0 12362 16.65%

Gwinnett County, GA : Election Results.

I keep hearing things on the Internet about women not voting with their vaginas, the REAL problem is that people who plan on voting Obama are not voting with the body part they should be, their head.

The more I think about it I think I may just abstain and vote Independent or Green or Libertarian.