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Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Jan 23, 2013

Wow – and I’m referring not to the privately paid-for Inaugural gown, which was stunning enough, but did anyone happen to catch the actual Inaugural speech – especially since it was not a school day? It was beautifully crafted and delivered; please disagree with the message if you must, but it was, even in the words of conservative columnist David Brooks, the best of the last half-century. Most broadcast pundits got it wrong, as usual – the President’s message was not about civil rights, but the most clear-eyed exposition of what binds us together as Americans that I’ve heard in my lifetime. I thought Fox’s Charles Krauthammer came closest to understanding its significance, in a kind of grudging fashion.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

"Posted by Opine Carey, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, on Jan 26, 2013 at 9:10 am

Talk about begging the question..."

Yeah, OC (Opie?), Nobody seems to want to identify with the NRA stance, and yet everyone acknowledges the organization's incredible influence. So I guess it's easiest for the membership to just keep their heads down, their powder dry, and let the NRA draw the critics' fire for the time being.

And it IS a very big bunch of questions. So next, we'll break it down into separate elements and see if there's any discussion to be had about those, more individually.

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Posted by Opine Carey
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:42 pm

"Nobody wants to identify with the NRA stance..." ?

You really need to get out more.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 28, 2013 at 6:29 am

True. Does that about cover it?

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Posted by Dale
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Why not expound on why Napolitano has put in for over 7000 assault guns. Our founding fathers were aware of the possibility of narcissistic elitists like Obama et al. I'm waiting for the great photo op when Feinstein goes to Oakland, stands on a car, and demands the gang bangers turn in their weapons. Lol!!!!!

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Jan 28, 2013 at 6:07 pm

@ Dale: do you know for whose use Homeland Security wants to deploy those guns? If it's to ensure that Border Guards or others in harm's way aren't out-gunned, is that not a good thing in your eyes?

If this is just a cheap shot to try to make hay out of the fact that the feds buy weapons -- well, then I guess I'm not the ONLY one around here who needs to get out more.

Anyway, the floor is yours -- expound away!

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