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jasrrt 08-20-2012 04:11 AM

Ben Stein on gun control
 
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7418644n&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed &utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cbsnews%2Ffeed+(CBSNews.c om)

Always thought he is an intelligent man.

LikeABoss 08-20-2012 04:20 AM

Well said, I met Ben Stein when I was working the door of a pub in 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. He walked up to the door in a trench coat said, hello, my name is Ben Stein, do you have a couple of books of matches, I gave them and he swiftly went on his way.

jasrrt 08-20-2012 02:11 PM

I've heard lots of good common sense remarks come from him.

PanBaccha 08-20-2012 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by LikeABoss (Post 909659)
Well said, I met Ben Stein when I was working the door of a pub in 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. He walked up to the door in a trench coat said, hello, my name is Ben Stein, do you have a couple of books of matches, I gave them and he swiftly went on his way.

I would have charged him.

Wiebelhaus 08-20-2012 05:41 PM

This x a million.

Wiebelhaus 08-20-2012 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by LikeABoss (Post 909659)
Well said, I met Ben Stein when I was working the door of a pub in 2002 in Cincinnati, OH. He walked up to the door in a trench coat said, hello, my name is Ben Stein, do you have a couple of books of matches, I gave them and he swiftly went on his way.

Eh' After hearing him lately, I'd give him a few freebies, he's allowed to say things in public that we can't...or rather we can but no one cares lol.

hiwall 08-20-2012 07:21 PM

I don't see anything wrong with his dialog. He wasn't "for" gun control. He came off pro gun. He said it is a complex issue and that's true. What did you want him to do rant and rave about how wonderful guns are?

orangello 08-20-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 909988)
What did you want him to do rant and rave about how wonderful guns are?

Better him than nutty ole nugent. That guy rankles my nose.

bkt 08-21-2012 12:03 AM

My respect for him declined somewhat when he openly laughed at Peter Schiff for accurately predicting the housing bubble bust. (Schiff made money, Stein took a big hit in the shorts.)

Stein is right as far as he takes this, but he doesn't take it where it needs to go.

The difference between small-town Idaho or any other rural location and big-city gangstaville is culture. In big cities, we have a mix of pansies who wouldn't dare risk their good names by trying to use physical violence against someone else even to save their own lives (we'll call these hyper-intelligent, super-wealthy (or so they regard themselves) people "idiots") and the "barbarians" who have been taught for generation upon generation that preying on the idiots and other barbarians is normal.

Neither behavior would be tolerated in small-town Idaho. The culture of both groups is anathema to the very idea of what it means to be a human being. But our big cities destroy that idea. These freaks - idiots and barbarians alike - truly don't know who or what they are. Any big-city idiot and big-city thug would fare equally badly among humans, or just out on their own in the wilderness.

Gun control laws seek to address urban violence. Those laws cannot be effective because they are premised on the idea that criminals obtain their guns the same way anyone else does: jump through a bunch of hoops, pay a lot, register your stuff, and off you go. Legislators, obviously, are of the "idiot" class. Until legislators demand the idiots arm themselves and execute the barbarians after being found guilty of heinous crimes, this lunacy will continue.

And to think...many folks want to do away with the electoral college which would let the idiots and barbarians determine who our elected leaders are.

bkt 08-21-2012 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by orangello (Post 910010)
Better him than nutty ole nugent. That guy rankles my nose.

Nuge had my respect until he endorsed Romney. WTF was that all about?! I'm sure he had his reasons and I'm sure I wouldn't agree with them.


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