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Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:
Section 1. W.S. 8-3-124 is created to read:

8-3-124. State firearm.

The Model 83, 454 Casull, first manufactured in Freedom, Wyoming in 1983, is the state firearm of Wyoming.

Text of Wyoming House Bill 73, sponsored by Reps. Cannady(R), Gay(R), Halverson(R) and McKim(R), which seeks to establish the state firearm.

First, I was shocked we didn’t have one already. Second, they’re made in Freedom, Wyoming. FREEDOM. Third, if you’re looking for a phallic substitute handgun that makes a statement, you can outshoot Dirty Harry and get this bad boy with a 10” barrel:

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Not masculine enough? Well, they’ve made one with a 18 1/2” barrel before, and the founder says it has “amazing accuracy” even from several hundred yards:

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This is so goddamn American I can hardly stand it.

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That gif. It wins.

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Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:
Section 1. W.S. 8-3-124 is created to read:

8-3-124. State firearm.

The Model 83, 454 Casull, first manufactured in Freedom, Wyoming in 1983, is the state firearm of Wyoming.

Text of Wyoming House Bill 73, sponsored by Reps. Cannady(R), Gay(R), Halverson(R) and McKim(R), which seeks to establish the state firearm.

First, I was shocked we didn’t have one already. Second, they’re made in Freedom, Wyoming. FREEDOM. Third, if you’re looking for a phallic substitute handgun that makes a statement, you can outshoot Dirty Harry and get this bad boy with a 10” barrel:

image

Not masculine enough? Well, they’ve made one with a 18 1/2” barrel before, and the founder says it has “amazing accuracy” even from several hundred yards:

image

This is so goddamn American I can hardly stand it.

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Gov. Gary Johnson Files Complaint In Federal Court Against Commission On Presidential Debates

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October 19, 2012, Washington, DC – Citing survey data showing former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson has in fact achieved the narrow criteria required for inclusion in the Monday debate, earning more than 40 percent of the vote in “head-to-head” polls against President Barack Obama, the Libertarian Party nominee’s campaign today filed a complaint in Federal Court in the District of Columbia maintaining that Johnson has, in fact, met the Commission on Presidential Debates’ criteria for inclusion. The complaint asks the Court to compel the CPD to include Johnson.

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Why not let him and Jill Stein debate? God forbid we hear more than two people.

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Because America totally gets a ctrl+alt+delete on Inauguration Day.
Either that, or she’s a firm believer in the Etch-a-Sketch theory.
Remember that one time right before Barack Obama took office and gas prices immediately dropped, the bailouts under George W. Bush were erased, the national debt reset, foreclosures immediately stopped, every single person had a job, and eagles flew out of Joe Biden’s ass, singing “God Bless America” as he danced with sparklers? And then Obama went and undid all that stuff, instituted the dreaded “Sharia Law,” made being a Christian illegal, and replaced the American anthem with “O Fortuna,” and Joe Biden cried as Obama dunked his sparklers in the tears of good patriots? Remember that?
Yeah, neither do I.

Because America totally gets a ctrl+alt+delete on Inauguration Day.

Either that, or she’s a firm believer in the Etch-a-Sketch theory.

Remember that one time right before Barack Obama took office and gas prices immediately dropped, the bailouts under George W. Bush were erased, the national debt reset, foreclosures immediately stopped, every single person had a job, and eagles flew out of Joe Biden’s ass, singing “God Bless America” as he danced with sparklers? And then Obama went and undid all that stuff, instituted the dreaded “Sharia Law,” made being a Christian illegal, and replaced the American anthem with “O Fortuna,” and Joe Biden cried as Obama dunked his sparklers in the tears of good patriots? Remember that?

Yeah, neither do I.

(Source: facebook.com)

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stfuconservatives:

bitchhofliving:

This literally made me sick.

The right to… not be grossed out by gay people? What right was stripped away? Seriously, somebody explain to me how a law that allows people to get married “strips away” rights from others.

Oh, hello there Rick Santorum. Did you read the decision? You might be interested:
Proposition 8 worked a singular and limited change to the California Constitution: it stripped same-sex couples of the right to have their committed relationships recognized by the State with the designation of ‘marriage,’ which the state constitution had previously guaranteed them, while leaving in place all of their other rights and responsibilities as partners—rights and responsibilities that are identical to those of married spouses and form an integral part of the marriage relationship…
By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the People of California violated the Equal Protection Clause. We hold Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional on this ground. We do not doubt the importance of the more general questions presented to us concerning the rights of same-sex couples to marry, nor do we doubt that these questions will likely be resolved in other states, and for the nation as a whole, by other courts. For now, it suffices to conclude that the People of California may not, consistent with the Federal Constitution, add to their state constitution a provision that has no more practical effect than to strip gays and lesbians of their right to use the official designation that the State and society give to committed relationships, thereby adversely affecting the status and dignity of the members of a disfavored class. The judgment of the district court is
AFFIRMED

Sounds like some people got their rights stripped, and it wasn’t the people who voted for Prop(H)8. But I can see how you’d get confused, Rick. With your head so far up your own ass, I bet your view of the world around you is rather limited.

stfuconservatives:

bitchhofliving:

This literally made me sick.

The right to… not be grossed out by gay people? What right was stripped away? Seriously, somebody explain to me how a law that allows people to get married “strips away” rights from others.

Oh, hello there Rick Santorum. Did you read the decision? You might be interested:

Proposition 8 worked a singular and limited change to the California Constitution: it stripped same-sex couples of the right to have their committed relationships recognized by the State with the designation of ‘marriage,’ which the state constitution had previously guaranteed them, while leaving in place all of their other rights and responsibilities as partners—rights and responsibilities that are identical to those of married spouses and form an integral part of the marriage relationship…

By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the People of California violated the Equal Protection Clause. We hold Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional on this ground. We do not doubt the importance of the more general questions presented to us concerning the rights of same-sex couples to marry, nor do we doubt that these questions will likely be resolved in other states, and for the nation as a whole, by other courts. For now, it suffices to conclude that the People of California may not, consistent with the Federal Constitution, add to their state constitution a provision that has no more practical effect than to strip gays and lesbians of their right to use the official designation that the State and society give to committed relationships, thereby adversely affecting the status and dignity of the members of a disfavored class. The judgment of the district court is

AFFIRMED

Sounds like some people got their rights stripped, and it wasn’t the people who voted for Prop(H)8. But I can see how you’d get confused, Rick. With your head so far up your own ass, I bet your view of the world around you is rather limited.

(Source: taylorareyouokay, via stfuconservatives)

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For the anti-choice, I believe the heart of the abortion controversy is not about the fate of unborn babies. It’s about the value of women in society. In North America, for example, many anti-abortion leaders oppose ideas and programs that could help women achieve equality and freedom, and protect the health and well-being of families. For instance, they oppose affirmative action programs that help women gain equity in the job market. They force poor women to have babies and then cut off their welfare. They lobby against health and nutrition programs for children. They condone the bombing of clinics providing reproductive services, and the killing of doctors and staff.

These uncivilized actions reveal the true nature of anti-choice goals. They want a return to the days when women had few choices in life. They don’t like women having too much freedom, especially in controlling their reproductive lives. They’re convinced that women can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. And they certainly don’t like women having sex for fun without paying for it.
Joyce Arthur, summing up the anti-choice movement well.

(Source: prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org)

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