Wednesday, June 28, 2017

House members, many of who want every American to own a gun, are now demanding taxpayer money to pay for private security in the wake of the Virginia shooting.

Courtesy of McClatchy:  

House of Representatives lawmakers want $25,000 each to hire private security right away to protect them in their home districts, an unusually quick, bipartisan response to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a baseball practice. 

A House panel has approved providing an immediate $10 million for the rest of fiscal 2017, which runs through Sept. 30, for that purpose. 

Representatives could use the money to pay for an off-duty police officer or private security guard at town halls, fish fries, meet-and-greets or other public events in their districts. 

The legislation would also add $7.5 million for Capitol Police to bulk up threat assessment and security measures in Washington for fiscal year 2018 — especially when lawmakers gather in groups — and $5 million for members to invest in cameras, door buzzers, key cards and panic buttons in representatives’ district offices. 

The Federal Election Commission is considering allowing lawmakers to use campaign funds to secure their residences, as well.

Well it's a good thing I've taken my irony shots, or this overload might put me into a coma.

Keep in mind that the House is majority Republican, and that those Republicans have fought aggressively against gun registration, back ground checks, and for allowing more citizens to have conceal carry permits.

But now that somebody has directed the gunfire which kills thousands of Americans each year in THEIR direction they want more taxpayer money to keep them safe?

No, screw that!

If they want to feel safer let them purchase their own gun, and carry it with them wherever they go.

Isn't THAT what they have been telling us to do to stay safe?


  1. Anonymous6:18 AM

    FUK U GOPee!

  2. What a bunch of cowardly assholes the republicans are.
    Eff everyone else in the country who has to contend with their insane laws basically making it easy for any maniac to own guns. Hey---the first person who yells at them in a town hall, they'll make their security shoot 'em.

    You know---'cause they felt threatened.

  3. Anonymous6:48 AM


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  5. Please Proceed Governor Please Proceed7:14 AM

    NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Palin Files Defamation Suit Against NYT For Linking Her To Giffords Shooting

    1. Anonymous7:36 AM

      The NYT shuld question how her "character" could be defamed, after her fake pregnancy, her multiple illegitimate grandkids, her family brawls, and her son beating his baby mamma. The fake pregnancy alone should put the lid on any "character" claims she may have.

    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      Anon 7:36, was her character defamed when she wore her huuge fake breasts in New York when Americans laughed at her? Don't sue me, I didn't laugh.

  6. Who is getting these nutters all wee weed up so they do crazy shit and kill people7:17 AM

    'Sovereign citizens': Is Jared Loughner a sign of revived extremist threat?

    Since 2010 began, 'sovereign citizens' have shot police officers, flown a plane into an IRS building, and stolen a strip mall. Jared Loughner, the alleged Tuscon shooter, may be an adherent.

  7. Anonymous7:34 AM

    Who pays for Jordan's security?

    We already knows who pays for the police runs to the compound at Lake Latrine.

    Can't lawmakers pass a gun stamps law so the taxpayers can help poor people buy guns and ammo? That would do a lot more than forcing the taxpayers to help buy food for hungry children with food stamps. /s

    1. Anonymous8:16 AM

      Who is Jordan?

    2. Anonymous8:43 AM

      @anon 8:16am
      One of Track Palin's Baby Mamas.

  8. Anonymous7:38 AM

    So we have to go shopping, drive the highways, go to colleges and risk being shot because THEY loosened the laws against gun ownership, but THEY want protection? Paul Ryan does not have meet and greets, b=nor does he answer his door in DC, so why does he need protecting? Do the right thing, and we would all be safer, stiffen the gun laws.

  9. Republican politicians, along with the NRA, have been claiming for years that an armed society is a safe society, ergo all those pols have to do is buy some guns and ammo and they'll be perfectly fine.

    I'm taking them at their word on this, so need for that silly bodyguard nonsense. Right? Guns are cheaper, and anybody can buy one--no training necessary. Just point and shoot. Even simpletons handle a gun. Right?

  10. Anonymous8:17 AM

    NOW 12%

  11. Anonymous8:53 AM

    What about the rest of us? Can we get security to protect us from their gun policies, and from the legions of frightened and stupid citizens that Fox News has created? Sometimes I just want to give up...

    (Gryph, it's 'many of whom' -- object of the preposition)

  12. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Between trump and the elected paid servants? They are costing the usa taxpayers extraordinary expense. We may need to cut their benefits to cover this. They have created many problems and now ask for protection?

  13. Phuck these worthless bastards and bastardettes. They undermine civility in this country and then cry to be protected from their very words and deeds.

    They should have the same protection as Black Americans have from being shot in the back while unarmed and Black.

  14. Anonymous10:42 AM

    " two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.”

  15. Was it the Republicans in Oregon or Washington that wanted to hire alt right skinheads to protect them at their town halls?


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