Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Continuing in the spirit of fairness

Once my curiosity was piqued by Greg this morning, I wondered how may townhalls that our good Congressman was holding were taped and posted to YouTube.  Here is what I have found, in no particular order






This seems to be the list.  I will add to it as I find them. 


Ya know Congressman, you could make this much, much easier.

In the interest of fairness

I went to see Congressman Boswell's local rep at the Vinton Library this morning.  Honestly, he seemed a bit testy.  But, to be fair, I am hammering on the good Congressman pretty good.   I will post a summary of our meeting a bit later.  But, first in fairness to the Congressman, an effort to get the Congressman's comments out.  I shared with Greg a frustration that nothing was posted at the Congressman's website showing video of the Sigourney meeting.  Greg assured me the video was "out there".  I repeated that it was NOT at the Congressman's website.  He suggested that I google it and sure enough, there are 9 segments on YouTube.  Not of the Congressman's doing, but of an attendee.  Why is that??  Why are we doing the Congressman's work?  In any event, in the spirit of fairness, here are links to the most complete set of videos I found.

I also shared with Greg the frustration that some our attendees that went to Sigourney were frustrated at the small number admitted to the library.  In their estimate, around 40 or so.   A review of the video clearly shows there were more than that.  I have not done a head count from the video but Greg estimated over 100 and I see nothing to dispute that number.










Friday, August 21, 2009

Healthcare Town Meeting

We had a great evening Thursday night.  About 40 folks came to listen to our local healthcare providers and to have their questions answered.

For those that couldn't make it, the following are the videos of the night.  Enjoy!






The following is a series of six videos that cover the questions asked by the folks that attended.  Each is around 10 minutes.







Thursday, August 13, 2009

New 2nd Amendment attack

Should Blair Holt's HR 45 become law, it would be illegal to own any firearm (excepting antiques) without a federal firearm license.

H/T Snopes.com

A link to HR 45


Pay particular attention to "Title I - Licensing" beginning on page 5. 

8 (2) QUALIFYING FIREARM.—The term ‘‘quali9
fying firearm’’ has the meaning given the term in
10 section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, as
11 amended by subsection (b) of this section.
13 CODE.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code,
14 is amended by adding at the end the following:
15 ‘‘(36) The term ‘qualifying firearm’
16 ‘‘(A) means—
17 ‘‘(i) any handgun; or
18 ‘‘(ii) any semiautomatic firearm that
19 can accept any detachable ammunition
20 feeding device
; and
21 ‘‘(B) does not include any antique.’’.

Any handgun.  Any semiautomatic with a clip.

Hello???  Anyone??  Hello???