Congratulations to Mia Love - I believe you just might have ‘em on the run. I look forward to seeing you fight the Big Government establishment on both sides of the aisle. That truly would be a change (and I could believe in it).
‘Scuse me for skipping to the money quote:
No more should government be funded based on the “it’s always been done this way” method of budgeting. If government were required to justify every dollar, every year, there are hundreds of billions [of dollars] they could not request with a straight face. If Republicans and Democrats truly believe in the programs they fund, then there is no reason not to cosponsor this bill.” - Representative Dennis Ross (FL-12)
Now go read the whole thing:
Sunshine State Sarah: Dennis Ross knows how to solve Congress’ spending problem:
Common sense…in Washington? Whodathunkit?
I’m going to say something here that is going to raise some hackles. Then I’m going to explain my statements and, hopefully, make everyone buy it. Here we go. Ready?
Buy a gun. Get a bat. Own some weapon and have enough skill to use it to save your own life and the lives of your family members. DO NOT RELY ON THE POLICE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE FOR YOU.
Wait. What’s this? What heresy are you speaking of? Officer Smith, are you really telling me not to rely on the police to protect me? What about that “Protect and Serve” horse shit plastered all over the sides of their patrol cars? Aren’t they SUPPOSED to protect me?
Now, let me explain.”
Officer “Smith” speaks the truth and explains it well…
Image courtesy Oleg Volk
Saying it is “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction,” Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.
“It’s the right thing for taxpayers,” Scott said after signing the measure. “It’s the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don’t want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs.”
So – when will the other 49 (or 56, if you prefer) step up and get the job done?
Here we go again…
“According to a USA Today article, tablesaw safety in the United States is getting another look from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and saw manufacturers may get a call to testify as to why the problem has not been addressed sufficiently.
The CPSC says there are about 10 finger amputations a day, and that is in home shops alone. That’s too many, says CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum. “The safety of table saws needs to be improved,” she says, “All options are on the table for CPSC at this time.” ”– RTWT@Fine Woodworking
So Stephen Gass wants the Feds to decree that all saw manufacturers must use his patented technology – remind you of any other recent purchase mandates? YHGBSM. While I think the flesh sensing technology is amazing – I’m blown away by both his and the Federal Government’s hubris.
|Riving knife and Shark Guard|
I woodwork…a lot. I use a riving knife, a blade guard and push blocks or push sticks for any cuts where my hands are in close proximity to the shiny-sharp-whirly-thing. I think about the cut, what my follow-through will be as I push past the blade and how I will return to a neutral position to turn the saw off (or for the next cut). Then the whole process starts anew.
Where am I going with this? Tablesaw ownership is a lot like gun ownership – common sense is the most important accessory you can have. According to the USA Today article (no link to data in the article), the CPSC claims there are an average of 10 finger amputations daily. Anyone care to wager how many of those amputations are due to improper tool use or missing or disabled safety equipment? My bet would be on all of them being rooted in negligence or improper usage.
How about we mandate common sense? Nah, I didn’t think so…then we’d hafta shut Washington, DC down.
*Just found out there is another player in the flesh sensing hazard avoidance end of things…interesting design…and a little competition never hurts