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Good news: my apartment complex is getting new washers and dryers.… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
November 2nd, 2010
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Good news: my apartment complex is getting new washers and dryers.

Bad news: loads for each are going to be $0.25 more. If the dryer doesn't do a better job than the old one, I WILL be making a stink.



Oh, and I voted. Now, I know I don't pay much attention to politics, but WTF was that bit about amending the firearms amendment?

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From:geekmom
Date:November 2nd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
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They wanted to remove the part that says they can restrict your right to gun ownership based on mental illness.
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From:solan_t
Date:November 2nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
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I think you are mixing the two. They wanted to remove the wording that currently lets the judicial system removed your right to VOTE if you have a mental illness.


The amendment to the right to bear arms amendment was just to 'clarify' who can own and bear arms. Seems there was some 'activist' Kansas Supreme Court back in 1905 that handed down a ruling that the amendment doesn't actually mean individuals, just that things like militias can have guns. Which I have to admit, is pure BS, as an armed citizenry is to protect against the government, so letting the government be the only ones with guns is.... totally against that amendment.
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From:geekmom
Date:November 2nd, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Ah, so I am. I think I'd read that they were putting a mental illness measure on the right to arms at some point, too.
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From:morgaath
Date:November 3rd, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
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I still want the full meaning to go into effect.

Back in colonial days, any man, woman, or child (Who wasn't a slave) was allowed to own and use any and all weapons they could afford to buy, and/or build. Many a local rich mofo owned bigger cannons then the local army had, equipped his private army with top of the line rifles, and often had a better armed ship then most of the Navy.

This means that if I want to own a pony nuke, or nerve gas, or a slightly used Soviet tank with working cannon (Only used for hunting), I should be allowed to. And no where in the Constitution do they say I need to be sane, or even an American to do so.
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From:silverfae
Date:November 2nd, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Actually the vote regarding mental illness is about the right to vote, not gun ownership.
Two separate issues.
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From:clevermanka
Date:November 2nd, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
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This totally made me LOL.
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From:geekmom
Date:November 2nd, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Every article talks about both of them, so it made a certain kind of groggy morning sense. I did honestly evaluate them as two different measures when voting.
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From:silverfae
Date:November 2nd, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
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Just bringing the State Constitution into agreement with the Supreme Court decision of a year or so ago... the guarantees an individual the right, rather than collectively "the people".
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