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Journal Journal: When The Big Lie Runs Out Of Gas

White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked several questions about gun control during his press briefing today. Breitbart summarizes his responses, which were more of the same: endless references to "common sense" reforms which are never specified. Earnest wants to keep firearms out of the hands of "criminals and others who shouldn't have them"; so do we all, but how?
To state the blindingly obvious, mass murder is, and always has been, illegal. All mass shooters violate any number of laws, including, by definition, laws relating to firearms. The burden is on anyone who proposes adding new laws to the many that already exist to show why they would be any more effective than the laws already in place.

It may be the case that Earnest is in earnest and not lying per se. But gun control is part of the overall Lefty platform of collapse. What non-gibbering idiot remains who believes this noise?
Should America survive the current Commie infestation and recover (which I think likely, as an affirmed optimist), such an exceptional recovery shall have been partially predicated upon rejecting just this sort of dedication to failure.
It's not as though people who're paying attention don't know precisely why #OccupyResoluteDesk is flogging this particular dead horse.

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Journal Journal: Back to coding, doing something I haven't done before 6

Does anybody know of a good Javascript, .NET, or HTML5 (or combination of the three) library for doing a user-customizable widget grid?

I've seen it done enough that this *should* be a readily available control, but I don't seem to be able to find one with my first three rounds of google searching, I'm probably calling it the wrong thing.

What I want is to be able to configure a user's home page on the website with their choice & order of several widgets.

Anybody know of a great tool for doing this? Worst case scenario is I roll my own with a three column table built up from a sub table off of the users.

Oh yeah, and mandatory technology for this project is SQL Server Database, Visual Studio .NET Webforms (yeah, after doing MVC the last 4 projects I'm thinking Yuck too with these code-behinds), intended for HTML5 browsers.

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Relationship Change
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Phil Urich (841393) has made you their friend.

I'll admit this hasn't happened in a while, I was really expecting that this was going to be someone instead either foe'ing me or dropping me as a friend. Welcome to the mess, Phil.

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Journal Journal: A Conspiracy So Vast They'll Have To Surgically Remove The Smile From d_r's Face 2

Like Markopolos, Ortel has a background as a financial industry executive in addition to a successful track record of identifying economic trends and systemic problems within companies, most notably General Electric.
Throughout 2015, Ortel has carefully studied and documented a decade's worth of domestic and global fraud, theft, corruption and violations of strict IRS rules being perpetrated by a prestigious multi-billion dollar charitable organization known as the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Unlike Markopolos, who went to the SEC and was largely ignored because of incompetence, Ortel believes that the IRS is actively in collusion with the Clinton Foundation.

Let's stipulate that:
- Her Majesty is pure as the driven snow.
- No one has a subpoena, much less a conviction that has been sustained at SCOTUS.
- This is all just so much right-wing poo-flinging of old news.

Guys, do I pass my Indoctrination Course?

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Journal Journal: Sane, But Impossible 39

If they freeze the budget, we almost balance the budget by 2017. If federal spending is capped so it grows 1 percent each year, the budget is balanced in 2019. And if the crowd in Washington can limit spending growth to about 2 percent each year, red ink almost disappears in just 10 years.

How are you going to buy re-election in such a hostile, austere, un-American environment?

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Journal Journal: Wow, that's in terrible taste 62

The South Park Trump episode: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3247124/Controversial-South-Park-episode-shows-Donald-Trump-raped-murdered.html
Two wrongs don't make a right, but if a couple animators can shock Donald Trump into some reflection, it might be worth rationalizing.
But not watching. Ain't nobody got time for that!
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Journal Journal: The Shortest/Longest Kampaign Ever

Officially, The Kevlar Kandidate sought the oval office for only 70 days (by comparison his friend The Teflon Candidate hung in there for all of 83 official days back in 2012).

That said, we knew The Kevlar Kandidate started his actual Kampaign over a year ago now but usually only the days after the "official" announcement count. It is also worth noting that Teflon Tim started his campaign over three years before election day .

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.