Wednesday, October 31, 2007

LDS Singles Blog ward

LDS Singles Blog ward

I'm a new member of the Blog Ward, I generally don't rant about church things or my social life (or lack there of) publicly and if I did feel like doing so would normally rant on my LDS Singles list on Yahoo Groups. This is a quick note as the computer will do it's scheduled weather station reboot in 3 minutes at 11:55 PM and really needs to, it was doing weird stuff today didn't record from 9 AM to 2 PM for some unknown reason.. If you want to know more about me, visit my home page About Scott

I forgot that Firefox has this really cool "Restore Previous Session" if it get's closed unexpectedly so I'm back Although I should do stuff like cook dinner, post my gospel principles lessons for tomorrow to that list, I have a few lists.. I need to go watch my Netfix movie, do laundry, etc. There is always too much to do and not enough time to do it.

Guess that makes me the ward Gospel Essentials teacher! In the last ward I was going to I was the real teacher, the Ward Mission Leader and other than the full time missionaries was THE missionary force for the whole ward.. I was promised some stake missionaries but never got them. I've been that to, twice and a full time mission to Sacramento California 83-84. It meant I had to go to the 7 AM PEC meetings, missionary and Sunday school meetings, split with the missionaries once a week, had weekly meetings with them, etc.. I never had time to do anything else, though it was nice to have some social contact outside of work.

I haven't gone since they disbanded the ward over a year ago, that is twice that happened in that stake. I say that stake because they apparently have disbanded the stake this year too! The ward I live in has moved from the Phoenix west stake (Arizona) to the Glendale stake although I don't know exactly when. I think the west stake has been eliminated. Which is OK with me as the stake center is a lot closer, I've gone to general conference there a couple of times since it is a couple of miles from work. I'm kind of burned out on church, every time I get active in a ward, it's like oh look a RM, let's give him two or three callings... I work 50 Hours a week, and Sunday is my only day off which I mostly spend sleeping because that is the one thing I don't do enough of. There is always more to do around the house than I have time to keep up with. Well enough ranting for now.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Freedoms Voice

Join Like minded consrvatives on Freedoms Voice. Freedom's voice is small (so far) membership list, mostly the hard core people of a local political BBS we used to hang out on before the WWW. I forward all my RKBA email I get to it and some other conservative political posts. Ray Keller posts a lot of stuff and once in a great while someone else posts. Very little chatter on the list, almost entirely forwards from other sources of a political nature.

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NRA board member Nugent nukes gun control deal; Veteran's group's oppose H.R. 2640, too

At least there is one NRA board member that has it right. Thank you Ted!

NRA board member Nugent nukes gun control deal


NRA board member Ted Nugent has come out in opposition to H.R. 2640, calling it Janet Reno's dream.  Here's what rocker Nugent said about H.R. 2640:


In its open letter of May 9, 2007, BATFE makes it clear that this "danger" doesn't have to be "imminent" or "substantial," but can include "any danger" at all. How many shrinks -- using the Pennsylvania standard -- are going to say that a pro-gun American like you, who believes the Second Amendment is the last defense against tyranny, DOESN'T POSE AT LEAST AN INFINITESIMAL RISK of hurting someone else?


As easy as that, your gun rights would be gone forever


(Go here to read Nugent's full comments:



Veteran's group's oppose H.R. 2640


The American Legion and the Military Order of the Purple Heart have joined National Association for Gun Rights, Gun Owners of America and dozens and dozens of state and local gun rights groups in opposition to Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and Sen. Patrick Leahy's massive expansion of the Brady Registration Act, H.R. 2640.


Opposition to H.R. 2640 continues to grow, thanks exclusively to the grassroots activism of gun owners -- like you and me-- across the country.   All of the establishment, and notably the institutional gun lobby that s the NRA and their Gucci-loafered lobbyists are supporting H.R. 2640, the McCarthy/Leahy Gun Control Bill.


The NRA continues to make excuses; using legislative and legal doublespeak to mislead their members about this bill. 


Make no mistake; H.R. 2640 is a massive expansion of the unconstitutional Brady Registration Act.   This gun control legislation gives unprecedented new powers to the federal government s NICS system to open up supposedly private mental health records to government scrutiny.   This bill aims to criminalize our nation's combat veterans and anyone who s sought help for depression or other mental concerns normally associated with combat.  They are working hard to give the Federal Government and their uncontrollable beast, the BATFE-- the tools they need to persecute and prosecute gun owners.


In a Capitol Hill publication yesterday, even the President of the Brady Campaign was singing the praises of the NRA for supporting this gun control measure: (Go here to read the full article: Article)


The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Paul Helmke, said he remains optimistic that the Senate impasse can be cleared, ascribing it to the everyday difficulty of moving a complex bill through Congress.


While the NRA has not tapped its extensive grassroots membership to help the background-check measure pass, Helmke said the premier gun group s support was enough.

Their concern is that some of their grassroots feels the same as the GOA on this, and they don t want to risk alienating some of their members, Helmke said. They re taking the right position here, which is that not everybody should get a gun.
[Emphasis added]


That's right: the Brady Campaign and the NRA are giving the federal government even more power to decide who should not have firearms.


But the Washington insider publication betrays the achilles heel of this battle: the NRA hasn't gone to their members to sell this, largely because so very few gun owners -- except those who believe the NRA can do no wrong, ever -- can buy into their cut-and-run strategy.  "Let's do it to ourselves (pass gun control in the wake of Virginia Tech) before they do it to us" is a song that has been sung a hundred times by NRA leadership on a state and federal level, and it's become obvious where that strategy leads America.


Just how far has the NRA betrayed gun owners?


The NRA is cutting back room deals with the Brady Campaign and notorious anti-gun legislators like Sen. Chuck Schummer and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy; all in the name of political access.  They keep saying they are improving current gun controls laws.  Gun owners don t want these laws improved , we want them repealed.  The NRA is simply trying to guild the chains that bind us.


The NRA s betrayal of gun owners on H.R. 2640 has been well documented. (For further evidence go here:


  • Don't faint, but the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence have joined forces behind a bill regulating the sale of firearms. -- Gun reform with NRA blessing, The Denver Post, June 17, 2007
  • The difference is that the NRA endorsed the background check improvements, boosting its chances of becoming the first major national gun control law in more than a decade. --Andrew Taylor of Associated Press, NRA Challenges Gun-Control Democrats,, June 27, 2007
  • ' When the NRA and I agree on legislation, you know that it's going to get through, become law and do some good,' says Schumer. -- NRA, Democrats Team Up To Pass Gun Bill ,, June 13, 2007

There is some good news for gun owners:  Second Amendment hero Senator Tom Coburn continues to fight against H.R. 2640.  Opposition is building, but we still have a long way to go.


We need Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) to join Senator Tom Coburn in opposition to this outrageous infringement upon on constitutional rights.


Here s what you can do:


              Call Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Bunning and tell them to join Senator Coburn in opposition to H.R. 2640, the McCarthy/Leahy Gun Control Bill. 


   Call Senator Mike Crapo's office at (202) 224-6142.   To e-mail senator Crapo go here:


   Call Senator Bunning s office at (202) 224-4343.  To e-mail Senator Bunning go here:"


              Call or e-mail the NRA and tell them to stop schmoozing with Sarah Brady and Chuck Schummer and oppose H.R. 2640. 


         Call (800) 392-8683 or e-mail the NRA s federal lobbyist, Chuck Cunningham at and  



For NAGR s extensive analysis of H.R. 2640, go here:   


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Glenn Beck mentioned the Candidate Calculator the other day on his TV show and I had to try it.

It said I matched most with Fred Thompson and Tom Tancredo with a tie between them, in second place was Duncan Hunter and in Third Mitt Romney.

Far and way in last place matching with me was Dennis Kucinich and a little better than him Mike Gravel (Who??), Christopher Dodd, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton, you know the far left Socialist crowd..

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