You may have heard, we had a bridge collapse up this way.
It was/is an old bridge in need of updating. But several factors have kept the update on the backburner. Most notably, I would like to point out, the waste of money the Democrats and their Progressive friends keep pouring my local tax dollars and your federal tax dollars into: Light Rail.
Does anyone here remember the American Jobs Act proposed by President Obama in 2011? The one he introduced while standing in front of a bridge in Ohio that was also structurally deficient? The American Jobs Act that Senate Republicans killed with glee and great pride? That one?
You think maybe if they had taken it seriously instead of playing gotcha politics those people wouldn’t be in the water right now?
Is it too soon to ask which Republicans will not only be fired, but go to jail for injuries and or deaths caused by their inattention to our infrastructure? Not for me, it’s not.
Nowhere in that original post or in any of its multiple updates does the original poster or subsequent updaters mention that it was not the bridges lack of structural integrity that caused it to collapse, but that one or more support beams was hit by an overweight and over sized truck.
An oversized truck slammed into the overhead span of an Interstate 5 bridge, causing an entire section of the bridge to collapse. The accident happened north of Seattle, Washington on Thursday night.
The basic information is of no matter to their hatred of those who oppose their agenda.
The problem for the IRS, and for those who support its current level of intrusion in American lives (and its expanded one under Obamacare), is that this scandal is coming at a time when American distrust for government institutions is at incredibly high levels. Consider this poll: http://vlt.tc/vgs 68% of Americans answer “yes” to the question: “Does it feel like the federal government has gotten out of control and is threatening the basic civil liberties of Americans, or doesn’t it feel this way to you?” The sample is plurality Democratic; and the proportion of independents who agree that the federal government threatens civil liberties is a whopping 76%. While overall the IRS scandal is deemed the worst, Independents and Democrats think the White House attack on journalists is the most pressing of the scandals. The ultimate effect of Obama’s second term could be a crumbling faith in governmental institutions, which is only going to spread in an era when no one in government is trusted on civil liberties.
I can’t tell if that’s factory background noise, but it sounds like the opening bars to “Money,” which would be very appropriate! This is a fantastic example of how easy it still is to create wealth from nothing — “nothing” being an idea, well-executed.
Here’s a nice overview and mag test from a fellow who got his already. This thing has even more well-thought-out design features than I’d realized.
I cannot wait to get mine. I suppose I should buy some 7.62x54R ammo one of these days….
Stumbled across a nice Remington 721 from 1952 in .270 at the FFL today and snapped it up. Has a 2.75x scope and a decent, if slightly heavy trigger. Looks well-used but cared for.
I’m not much of a .270 fan, so why?
Being more than 50 years old, once in my hands it’s legal to transfer twixt consenting adult Cali residents without any paperwork –at least until January 1, 2014, when even that loophole gets plugged.
I’m no straw purchaser; just like the idea of owning rifles with some flexibility built in.
We would not allow cities or states to require poor women to spend several hundred dollars on training and licensing before having a child or an abortion and I don’t see how it is any more constitutional to require a woman to spend several hundred dollars to obtain a license to defend herself against rape.