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NRA Planning ‘The Fight of the Century’ Against Obama

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If you think the NRA’s attempt to drum up fury and hatred for President Obama is already despicable, just wait — you ain’t seen nothin’ yet: NRA Planning ‘The Fight of the Century’ Against Obama.

The National Rifle Association cast its opposition to Obama’s plans as “the fight of the century” in a letter circulated at the 35th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, known in the trade as “the SHOT show,” in Las Vegas.

“I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s fiery executive vice president, wrote in a fund-raising letter to the group’s 4 million members. “It’s not about protecting your children. It’s not about stopping crime. It’s about banning your guns … PERIOD!”

The letter reflected the NRA’s tough, no-holds-barred campaign against tighter restrictions on weapons and echoed a sharp video released by the group that calls Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having the Secret Service protect his two daughters at school while saying that he is “skeptical” about armed guards in all schools.

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125 comments

1 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:30:25am

Fleecing The Rubes, Part 15,872.

2 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:31:39am

Self-sealing logic tanks.

3 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:31:59am

And in other news Generalisimo Ferdinando Franco is still dead.

Sorry, but by this time anyone who thought it would be any less is ignoring the obvious. FWIW I’m sorta surprised that it isn’t, quite, advocating violence.

4 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:32:16am

I’m thinking Jon Stewart was right, and the NRA is a performance piece by Michael Moore to discredit gun owners.

5 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:32:45am

re: #4 Kragar

I’m thinking Jon Stewart was right, and the NRA is a performance piece by Michael Moore to discredit gun owners.

Michael Moore’s not that smart. Heh.

6 Bulworth  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:33:01am

Well at least now there’s a real proposal for them to cry about. About all it does is attempt to return us back to the ‘assault’ weapons ban of a few years ago. But since the NRA and its affiliates run on paranoia 24/7 even when no gun legislation of any kind is in the offing, one can only imagine how they’ll respond, and the lengths to which they will go, when someone dares to suggest that one style of gun be restricted.

7 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:33:42am
Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s fiery executive vice president, wrote in a fund-raising letter

What’s it all about, Alfie…?

8 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:34:04am

re: #7 wrenchwench

What’s it all about, Alfie…?

We need more money!

9 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:34:05am

re: #5 HappyWarrior

Michael Moore’s not that smart. Heh.

It all comes back around to George Soros, and Agenda 21.

And aliens.

10 Sionainn  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:34:13am

Exhibit #1 on why we need psychological testing for all people who wish to own a gun.

11 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:34:56am

re: #9 Kragar

It all comes back around to George Soros, and Agenda 21.

And aliens.

Saul Alinsky. and also Karl Marx.

12 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:35:05am

Cold, dead fingers.

Does the NRA Really Have 4 Million Members?

Writing in 2000, when the NRA claimed to have 3.6 million members, journalist Osha Gray Davidson speculated on some of the group’s strategies for fluffing itself up:

Two years ago, David Gross, then an NRA board member, confided to me that a substantial number of the group’s 1 million Life Members are, well, dead. “There just isn’t that much incentive to go find out when someone passes away,” Gross explained. “Not when the cost of maintaining (a dead member) is minimal and when they add to your membership list.”

Who else is included in that figure of 3.6 million? I may be—although I haven’t been a member for years. Not long ago, I received an NRA form letter stating that in recognition of my previous commitment to the Second Amendment, the gun group had granted me an honorary membership. The mailing even included an NRA membership card embossed with my name.

It’s all part of the NRA’s campaign of smoke and mirrors to make itself appear more formidable in Washington, where appearance often trumps reality. The NRA leadership must offer a silent prayer of thanks to the gods of journalistic sloth and credulity every time a reporter repeats that figure of 3.6 million members and the words “record high.”

13 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:36:05am

This is their standard response, it has worked amazingly well in the past, they seem to be experiencing some discomfort that it is no longer succeeding as it has in the past…

And the most sickening thing is that after the next school shooting (and I am sad to have to say that there probably will be one within a few months) there will be people pointing out that Obama’s measures not only failed to prevent it, but made it even more possible.

14 Feline Fearless Leader  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:37:01am

19th century that is…

15 Dr Lizardo  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:37:08am

re: #9 Kragar

It all comes back around to George Soros, and Agenda 21.

And aliens.

Image: ancient-aliens-invisible-something-meme-generator-i-m-not-saying-it-was-aliens-but-it-was-aliens-c549c7.jpg

16 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:37:20am

GOP Memo: Gerrymandering Won Us The House Majority

Call it a gaffe: a slip-up that accidentally reveals the truth.

A recent memo by the Republican State Leadership Committee emphasizes the party’s 2010 victories in state legislatures as central to the House GOP retaining its majority in the 2012 elections.

The reason? Redistricting — or more precisely, gerrymandering.

In the memo — titled “How a Strategy of Targeting State Legislative Races in 2010 Led to a Republican U.S. House Majority in 2013” — RSLC boasts that it “raised more than $30 million in 2009-2010, and invested $18 million after Labor Day 2010 alone” to ensure statehouse victories in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

“The rationale was straightforward,” reads the memo. “Controlling the redistricting process in these states would have the greatest impact on determining how both state legislative and congressional district boundaries would be drawn. Drawing new district lines in states with the most redistricting activity presented the opportunity to solidify conservative policymaking at the state level and maintain a Republican stronghold in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next decade.”

17 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:37:39am

re: #13 Sol Berdinowitz

This is their standard response, it has worked amazingly well in the past, they seem to be experiencing some discomfort that it is no longer succeeding as it has in the past…

And the most sickening thing is that after the next school shooting (and I am sad to have to say that there probably will be one within a few months) there will be people pointing out that Obama’s measures not only failed to prevent it, but made it even more possible.

Classic security problem, proving a negative. Did our locks prevent breakins, or was it just nobody was interested in trying?

18 Geoff with a G  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:38:29am
“I warned you this day was coming and now it’s here,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s fiery executive vice president, wrote in a fund-raising letter to the group’s 4 million members. “It’s not about protecting your children. It’s not about stopping crime. It’s about banning your guns … PERIOD!”

Any chance LaPierre’s language in the fundraising effort could violate consumer protection laws?

19 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:39:02am

SHOT Show Policies
General Policies
Personal Firearms Carry Policy

Per Sands Expo Convention Center (SECC) policy, personal firearms or ammunition are not allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show Safety Advisors) will be permitted on the show floor.

20 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:40:11am

While the NRA is screaming about a Civil War in the streets, the GOP is already waging one against by working to undermine the electoral process.

21 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:40:48am

re: #19 jaunte

SHOT Show Policies
General Policies
Personal Firearms Carry Policy

Per Sands Expo Convention Center (SECC) policy, personal firearms or ammunition are not allowed. Only firearms on display by exhibitors whose firing pins have been removed (and have been inspected by SHOT Show Safety Advisors) will be permitted on the show floor.

ITS ABSOLUTELY HITLERIAN!!!

TYRANNY!11!1!!

22 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:41:17am

re: #17 kirkspencer

Classic security problem, proving a negative. Did our locks prevent breakins, or was it just nobody was interested in trying?

Nothing to do with logic, everything to do with ranting

23 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:41:32am

re: #21 Kragar

WORKING GUN FREE ZONE!!!

24 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:41:44am

Please see:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

I’m now on my last nerve with people who continue posting Islamophobic hate pieces from websites associated with Geert Wilders and Fjordman, despite numerous warnings.

25 stabby  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:43:30am

They just say shit because it sells more guns.

News agencies need to stop giving them free publicity.

26 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:44:39am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

Please see:

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

I’m now on my last nerve with people who continue posting Islamophobic hate pieces from websites associated with Geert Wilders and Fjordman, despite numerous warnings.

I hope the same goes for Blogger.

27 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:45:57am
28 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:46:38am

re: #27 Kragar

NRA President: Terrorists Don’t Buy Guns

They don’t? Yeah and I’m the Easter bunny.

29 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:46:52am

re: #27 Kragar

NRA President: Terrorists Don’t Buy Guns

They use genies to conjure them!
/

30 blueraven  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:47:55am

re: #12 jaunte

Cold, dead fingers.

Does the NRA Really Have 4 Million Members?

Even if they did, that’s like what? less than 1.5% of the population?

31 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:48:05am

re: #27 Kragar

NRA President: Terrorists Don’t Buy Guns

That’s just fucking insane.

32 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:48:37am

re: #27 Kragar

NRA President: Terrorists Don’t Buy Guns

I guess they get them inside every box of Terror-O’s cereal.

WTF.

33 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:48:43am

I hate to sound hyperbolic but I really am getting at the point where I feel people who conspiracy theorize events like Sandy Hook are almost as high on my shit list as the actual perpetrator of said event. Doesn’t matter if it’s 9/11, the Holocaust, Sandy Hook, I wish people would stop looking for a conspiracy in everything that fucking happens. Sorry rant off. Carry on with your day.

34 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:49:33am

re: #26 wrenchwench

I hope the same goes for Blogger.

Unfortunately, it looks like that was a glitch of some kind, not a removal for hate speech.

Blogger doesn’t give a shit about hate speech.

35 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:51:12am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I hate to sound hyperbolic but I really am getting at the point where I feel people who conspiracy theorize events like Sandy Hook are almost as high on my shit list as the actual perpetrator of said event. Doesn’t matter if it’s 9/11, the Holocaust, Sandy Hook, I wish people would stop looking for a conspiracy in everything that fucking happens. Sorry rant off. Carry on with your day.

I consider people like that a hazard to our political system. Not ranking with the perpetrator, but seriously bad.

36 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:51:47am

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to more guns sold and profits to gunmakers and retailers /Darth LaPierre*

*apologies to those who have used this before me…

37 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:52:50am

re: #35 wrenchwench

I consider people like that a hazard to our political system. Not ranking with the perpetrator, but seriously bad.

Yeah they obviously don’t rank par to par with the perp but damn. They just annoy the hell out of me because it’s so annoying. Reading about SH conspiracies just 30+ days after that happened hurts my head. Makes me real angry because it’s a big fat fuck you to the victims and their families and loved ones.

38 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:53:34am

re: #33 HappyWarrior

I hate to sound hyperbolic but I really am getting at the point where I feel people who conspiracy theorize events like Sandy Hook are almost as high on my shit list as the actual perpetrator of said event. Doesn’t matter if it’s 9/11, the Holocaust, Sandy Hook, I wish people would stop looking for a conspiracy in everything that fucking happens. Sorry rant off. Carry on with your day.

The 9/11 truthers were a maginalized band of kooks, and generally seen so.

The Sandy hookers have a national advocacy group and a lobby tacity supporting them. That is the part I find so disgusting about it.

Positive side is that they are helping drag a lot of gun fetishists out into left field with them, way beyond the warning track.

39 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:54:53am
…echoed a sharp video released by the group that calls Obama an “elitist hypocrite” for having the Secret Service protect his two daughters at school while saying that he is “skeptical” about armed guards in all schools.

Gah, I’m sick of hearing people repeat this nonsense. The presidents kids are treated differently than the average kid because the average kid cannot be used to directly blackmail the man who has our nuclear launch codes. It’s about national security, not elitism.

40 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:55:08am

re: #38 Sol Berdinowitz

The 9/11 truthers were a maginalized band of kooks, and generally seen so.

The Sandy hookers have a national advocacy group and a lobby tacity supporting them. That is the part I find so disgusting about it.

Positive side is that they are helping drag a lot of gun fetishists out into left field with them, way beyond the warning track.

Yeah true. Just wish the victims families didn’t have to deal with this though. There’s a CT going around that one of the victims survived but it turns out it was just the victim’s sister wearing her dead sister’s favorite dress. And then reading about the harassment that man who helped the kids is getting from the nuts. Man.

41 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:55:35am

re: #39 Sophist is the VillageGreen Preservation Society

Gah, I’m sick of hearing people repeat this nonsense. The presidents kids are treated differently than the average kid because the average kid cannot be used to directly blackmail the man who has our nuclear launch codes. It’s about national security, not elitism.

It’s easier to cry elitism than look at reality.

42 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:57:47am

Tony Perkins Compares Gay Soldiers To Mass Murderers And Pedophiles Kidnapping Children

Jeremy Hooper uncovered a sermon delivered last July by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. In it, he makes the most odious comparison, juxtaposing gay soldiers marching in a pride parade to the Aurora shooting and pedophiles kidnapping children:

PERKINS: I believe we see a generation rising that proclaims neither a dedication to our nation or Almighty God. I mean, just look at some of the headlines that took place this week:

The most tragic mass shooting in the history of our nation at the opening event of the latest Batman movie.

Yesterday for the first time in the history of our nation’s military, men and women in uniform marched in a gay pride parade in San Diego, California.

Children are being snatched off our streets almost daily, taken from their parents and their families by perverted individuals pursuing their own interests and desires.

I ask you this morning, “Are we a nation under God or are on the verge being a nation gone under?”

The day the nation Perkins believes in is rotting in the dustbin of history will be a good day. The man and his whole organization are a bunch of medieval throwbacks who need to disappear.

43 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:58:58am

re: #42 Kragar

Tony Perkins Compares Gay Soldiers To Mass Murderers And Pedophiles Kidnapping Children

The day the nation Perkins believes in is rotting in the dustbin of history will be a good day. The man and his whole organization are a bunch of medieval throwbacks who need to disappear.

Fucker. Fucker really should have lost any influence he had the second it became apparent that he was using David Duke’s old mailing list to get prospective supporters.

44 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00:09am

Facepalming cognitive dissonance today as #TGDN clutches pearls over Bob Schieffer’s NRA=NAZIS while tweeting and retweeting Obama/Hitler photos.

45 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00:43am

re: #44 Vicious Babushka

Facepalming cognitive dissonance today as #TGDN clutches pearls over Bob Schieffer’s NRA=NAZIS while tweeting and retweeting Obama/Hitler photos.

ONLY WE”RE ALLOWED TO COMPARE PEOPLE WE DON’T LIKE TO THE NAZIS!

46 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00:49am

Senate Judiciary Chair Declares Defeat In War On Drugs

The Senate’s most senior member lamented the utter failure of the so-called “War on Drugs” and other draconian criminal justice policies Wednesday morning. During an address on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 2013 agenda, Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) expressed alarm over high rates of imprisonment, harsh mandatory minimum sentences and federal crackdowns of marijuana laws legal under state law. “We have imprisoned people who should not be there and we have wasted money that should be spent on other things,” he said.

There are too many people, too many young people, too many minorities, too many from the inner city who are serving time in jail for people who might have done the same thing but have the money to stay out and are not there. What I say is if you have a youngster in the inner city buying $100 worth of cocaine for example could end up going to prison for years. If you have somebody on Wall Street buying the same 100 dollars from their local dealer, if they’re caught, they’ll be reprimanded and they may even have to do on Park Avenue a week of public service. That’s not right.

47 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:00:57am

NRA legislative vandalism:

Broken U.S. Senate Rules May Make It Impossible To Ever Confirm A Director Of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

“…In 2006, the NRA successfully lobbied then-House Judiciary Chair James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) to insert a provision into the PATRIOT Act reauthorization requiring the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to be confirmed by the Senate. Since then, the ATF has never had a Senate-confirmed head.

Shortly after the 2006 law took effect, President Bush nominated U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan to head the ATF, but even a Republican president’s choice proved unacceptable to pro-gun lobbyists. The NRA, in particular, accused Sullivan of “overly restrictive legal interpretations” and “overly zealous enforcement activities” because, while Sullivan served as Acting Director of ATF, the agency revoked several gun dealers licenses to sell firearms. Sens. David Vitter (R-LA), Larry Craig (R-ID) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) quickly took up the gun lobby’s cause, placing a hold on Sullivan’s nomination until he agreed to comply with the NRA’s demands. Sullivan was never confirmed.”

48 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:01:56am

re: #45 HappyWarrior

ONLY WE”RE ALLOWED TO COMPARE PEOPLE WE DON’T LIKE TO THE NAZIS!

Only those of us with pure conservative bloodlines have the necessity purity required to ID nazis!

49 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:02:59am

re: #48 Kragar

Only those of us with pure conservative bloodlines have the necessity purity required to ID nazis!

LIBERAL SECULAR ISLAM FASCISM TANGO FOXTROT WHISKEY!

50 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:04:16am
NRA Planning ‘The Fight of the Century’ Against Obama

And Saddam Hussein planned “the mother of all battles” against the US in 1991. Didn’t work out too well.

51 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:07:47am

The fucking NRA thinks it’s Marxism to keep uzi’s out of the hands of children

52 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:08:38am

re: #51 SpaceJesus

The fucking NRA thinks it’s Marxism to keep uzi’s out of the hands of children

If kids all had guns, there wouldn’t be any school shootings.

David Barton taught me that.

53 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:10:23am

Republicans Who Tout Mental Health As Response To Gun Violence Opposed Landmark Mental Health Law

Wow, I’m totally shocked and surprised that this was the case.
/

54 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:11:44am

If only Poland had had guns then WW2 wouldnt have happened

55 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:12:15am

re: #51 SpaceJesus

NRA Press Release opposing Andrew Traver to head BATFE:

“The IACP report, generated with Traver’s help, called on Congress to ban thousands of commonly owned firearms by misrepresenting them as “assault weapons,” as well as calling for bans on .50 caliber rifles and widely used types of ammunition.”
[Link: www.nraila.org…]

Because Bambi’s mother might be driving an APC next time.

56 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:13:40am

re: #54 SpaceJesus

If only Poland had had guns then WW2 wouldnt have happened

German Guest: Will you stop talking about the war?
Basil Fawlty: Me? You started it.
German Guest: We did not!
Basil Fawlty: Yes, you did. You invaded Poland.

57 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:13:51am

re: #54 SpaceJesus

If only Poland had had guns then WW2 wouldnt have happened

If only all the major nations in Europe had been protected by huge standing armies, then WWI would never have happened.

58 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:14:41am

re: #55 jaunte

NRA Press Release opposing Andrew Traver to head BATFE:

Because Bambi’s mother might be driving an APC next time.

How can they ban .50 cal!?!?! That’s what Jesus used to hunt T-Rexes with!

59 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:15:14am
60 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:15:32am

re: #52 Kragar

If kids all had guns, there wouldn’t be any school shootings.

David Barton taught me that.

And if slaves had had guns, they wouldn’t have been slaves. Or something.

61 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:15:53am

re: #55 jaunte

.50 BMG

62 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:17:27am

re: #58 Ghost of Tom Joad

If Sitting Bull had used .50 BMG, the Lakota and Cheyenne would have beaten Custer.

63 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:18:02am

Oh wait.

64 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:18:24am

re: #53 Kragar

Republicans Who Tout Mental Health As Response To Gun Violence Opposed Landmark Mental Health Law

Wow, I’m totally shocked and surprised that this was the case.
/

Prefuckingticable. WE NEED BETTER MENTAL HEALTH. Okay, here’s a bill. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

65 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:19:04am

re: #59 Kragar

Matthew Hagee: Massacre at Wounded Knee Shows Dangers of Gun Control

*facepalm*

No, that’s just inept leadership.

66 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:19:17am

re: #54 SpaceJesus

If only Poland had had guns then WW2 wouldnt have happened

I wonder how many examples of armed uprisings against tyrants there are in which said rebels were simply squashed like flies by said tyrant who retained his power? I mean, the Kurds of northern Iraq were armed. They even had a well-regulated militia (the Peshmerga). A fat lot of good it did them when Saddam Hussein just bombed them with chemical weapons….

67 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:19:38am

re: #64 HappyWarrior

Prefuckingticable. WE NEED BETTER MENTAL HEALTH. Okay, here’s a bill. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Right up there with their claims the ATF will handle gun control by enforcing exisiting laws, then they castrate the ATF.

68 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:19:50am
69 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:20:16am

Spending thousands on guns, ammo, and safes is the only way to keep from paying more in taxes!

70 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:20:36am

re: #59 Kragar

Matthew Hagee: Massacre at Wounded Knee Shows Dangers of Gun Control

*facepalm*

Hey, this is progress. At least he’s acknowledging racial minorities might want to arm themselves for protection against crazy whites.

71 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:20:53am
72 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:22:01am
73 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:22:02am

re: #66 Ian G.

I wonder how many examples of armed uprisings against tyrants there are in which said rebels were simply squashed like flies by said tyrant who retained his power? I mean, the Kurds of northern Iraq were armed. They even had a well-regulated militia (the Peshmerga). A fat lot of good it did them when Saddam Hussein just bombed them with chemical weapons….

No militia has ever been able to win a solely military campaign against a conventional military force. They might be able to generate a political solution, or gather enough support to become a conventional force of their own, but pure militia movements have always been crushed utterly.

74 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:22:31am

If only there was a gun seems to be their example to everything. Idiots.

75 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:22:56am

re: #72 Lidane

[Embedded content]

The word “gun” doesn’t appear in the Bible proving that G-D favors gun control!

76 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:23:44am

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

The word “gun” doesn’t appear in the Bible proving that G-D favors gun control!

Television, Radio, and internet do not appear in the Bible.

GET OFF THE AIR, SINNERS!

77 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:23:55am

re: #72 Lidane

[Embedded content]

Neither does ‘space program’
Or ‘Internet’.
Or ‘guns’.
Therefore we were never intended to…
WTF.

78 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:24:09am

re: #75 Vicious Babushka

The word “gun” doesn’t appear in the Bible proving that G-D favors gun control!

And the Leviticus is shockingly silent on maximum magazine clip capacity!

79 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:24:34am

re: #74 HappyWarrior

If only there was a gun seems to be their example to everything. Idiots.

If only the Aztecs had been armed when the Conquistadors came.

80 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:24:53am

Talk about swinging a double edged sword…

81 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:25:16am

Santorum: Colleges ‘Indoctrinating’ Students in ‘Sea of Antagonism Toward Christianity’

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins welcomed former presidential contender Rick Santorum to his “Washington Watch” radio program on Tuesday, where the two discussed the moral decline of the nation. Santorum blamed colleges and universities for “indoctrinating in a sea of relativism and a sea of antagonism toward Christianity,” leading to the “symptoms” of abortion, marriage and pornography:

Setting up for his 2016 run, I see.

82 A Mom Anon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:25:21am

re: #72 Lidane

Says the asshole who doesn’t have to do anything remotely physical except reach for the keyboard to do his fucking job.

I’ve had it with this shit from people who get wingnut welfare and don’t have to do anything but bully for a living. FUCK THEM.

83 allegro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:25:51am

re: #71 Lidane

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We should be surprised? Horrified? Scare the crap out of little kids (those who survive) and then say the only protection is to have a gun. The kid is just doing what he’s told.

84 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:25:51am

re: #81 Kragar

They don’t call it the “Know-Nothing” party for nothing.

85 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:28:40am

re: #71 Lidane

A handgun has been found in the backpack of a 7-year-old student at a Queens public elementary school nyti.ms/VrJTJu
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 17, 2013

Future NRA president.

86 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:28:59am

re: #73 Kragar

No militia has ever been able to win a solely military campaign against a conventional military force. They might be able to generate a political solution, or gather enough support to become a conventional force of their own, but pure militia movements have always been crushed utterly.

You mean like how it happened in the American Revolution, where the British pretty much kicked our ass left and right in open battle and occupied both New York and Philadelphia, but tired of the fight after making a few strategic blunders at Saratoga and Yorktown and opted for a political solution?

BUTBUTBUT FREEDOM! TEA PARTY! TYRANNY! KING GEORGE!!!!111

87 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:29:36am

“Looking at how you treat people you disagree with, and your hypocritical self righteousness, I’ve come to the conclusion that Evangelical Christianity is full of shit.”
“YOU’VE BEEN INDOCTRINATED BY COLLEGES TO HATE US!”
“Nope, you got me there all on your own.”

88 Tigger2005  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:29:41am

Whatevs, NRA.

89 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:29:56am

re: #72 Lidane

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Because the country needs more 69 year old coal miners.

90 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:30:21am

re: #86 Ian G.

You mean like how it happened in the American Revolution, where the British pretty much kicked our ass left and right in open battle and occupied both New York and Philadelphia, but tired of the fight after making a few strategic blunders at Saratoga and Yorktown and opted for a political solution?

BUTBUTBUT FREEDOM! TEA PARTY! TYRANNY! KING GEORGE!!!!111

Don’t forget the massive amounts of assistance the French gave us.

91 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:30:51am
92 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:31:13am

re: #89 jaunte

Because the country needs more 69 year old coal miners.

Ask Rick Santorum, he gave a speech once saying that his gradfather worked until the day he died. he seemed oddly proud of the fact that the fellow had a really lousy pension plan, and probably did not belong to any union…

93 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:31:25am

re: #81 Kragar

Santorum: Colleges ‘Indoctrinating’ Students in ‘Sea of Antagonism Toward Christianity’

Setting up for his 2016 run, I see.

Of course I’m antagonistic to Santorum’s morally bankrupt and clinically insane version of Christianity.

94 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:31:49am

re: #72 Lidane

Rabbi Daniel Lapin says the word “retire” doesn’t appear in the Bible b/c God doesn’t want people to ever stop working: bit.ly/11zNQ34
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) January 16, 2013

‘Anal beads’ doesn’t appear in the bible either. Neither does ‘internet’, ‘NASCAR’, ‘light beer’, ‘iPhone’, ‘NRA’, ‘Brazilian wax’, and ‘Super Bowl’.

95 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:31:52am

If it weren’t for the French, we would all be speaking English right now.

Wait a sec…

96 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:32:02am

re: #91 Lidane

I hope one of the waiters has a cell phone with video capability.

97 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:32:09am

re: #90 Kragar

Don’t forget the massive amounts of assistance the French gave us.

Yes, that too. Yorktown is a minor setback for the British, instead of an unmitigated disaster, if not for the French Navy.

98 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:32:10am

re: #81 Kragar

Santorum: Colleges ‘Indoctrinating’ Students in ‘Sea of Antagonism Toward Christianity’

Setting up for his 2016 run, I see.

Can always count on Frothy for a laugh. Seems like he’s running in 2016.

99 Tigger2  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:32:18am

Myself in the long run I think the hate the NRA is throwing out will hurt them more then help, even more if they ratchet it up.

100 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:32:56am

re: #91 Lidane

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Facepalm
Headdesk
etc.

101 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:33:34am
102 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:33:38am

re: #78 Sol Berdinowitz

And the Leviticus is shockingly silent on maximum magazine clip capacity!

Wait, wasn’t there a chapter on proper procedures about how to accurately arm, aim, and fire a holy hand grenade. /

103 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:33:53am

re: #99 Tigger2

Myself in the long run I think the hate the NRA is throwing out will hurt them more then help, even more if they ratchet it up.

The tragic events of recent months have worked as a powerful emetic, bringing up the wretched green bile that has been lurking in the pit of America’s stomach for too long.

And the GOP will either have to back off or stand its ground in this pile of fetid puke that they have helped create.

104 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:34:21am

re: #102 lawhawk

Wait, wasn’t there a chapter on proper procedures about how to accurately arm, aim, and fire a holy hand grenade. /

Book of Armaments, Chapter 2, verses 9-21

105 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:34:22am

re: #99 Tigger2

Myself in the long run I think the hate the NRA is throwing out will hurt them more then help, even more if they ratchet it up.

I’ve been wondering where the ceiling is. How high can they crank the hate before they either advocate something illegal or lapse into unintelligible gibberish?

106 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:35:01am

re: #91 Lidane

Probably deliberate at this point —- the GOP seems to think its PR efforts can be limited to riling up the base.

107 Ian G.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:35:08am

re: #91 Lidane

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Not the Onion, I see.

108 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:35:53am

re: #105 makeitstop

I’ve been wondering where the ceiling is. How high can they crank the hate before they either advocate something illegal or lapse into unintelligible gibberish?

They have plenty of unpaid volunteers eager to do that for them.

109 HappyWarrior  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:35:58am

re: #101 Lidane

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It’s pretty obvious that some conservatives see the 2nd amendment as absolute. You’re allowed to own any kind of weapon and the government isn’t allowed to regulate anything related to arms and arms ownership at all. I just await the nut who claims he has the right to own an atom bomb.

110 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:36:02am

re: #107 Ian G.

Not the Onion, I see.

GOP Press Office is about to put The Onion out of Business

111 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:36:12am

re: #104 Kragar

Book of Armaments, Chapter 2, verses 9-21

And after the reading from the Book or Armaments, the sermon will continue with an extended homily from the Book of Makers and Takers.

112 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:36:26am

re: #72 Lidane

Even G-d rested after creating the world on the 7th day. The case can be made that’s his retirement from day-to-day activities. He might look in from time to time, but it’s all up to us now.

And it looks like some of us are going to extremes….

113 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:37:07am

re: #111 EPR-radar

And after the reading from the Book or Armaments, the sermon will continue with an extended homily from the Book of Makers and Takers.

I prefer the Book of Smokers, Jokers and Midnight Tokers

114 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:37:53am

re: #109 HappyWarrior

It’s pretty obvious that some conservatives see the 2nd amendment as absolute. You’re allowed to own any kind of weapon and the government isn’t allowed to regulate anything related to arms and arms ownership at all. I just await the nut who claims he has the right to own an atom bomb.

The thinking (I dare not call it logic) is this: if you are convinced that Obama is out to repeal the 2nd Amendment and confiscate our guns, then what he has done is merely the first step in his strategy. (Remember that Wayne LaPierre has already warned us about this)

If you are a sane and normal person, then they are merely sane and normal steps to counter insane and abnormal conditions that the NRA has helped to create.

115 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:38:22am

re: #113 Kragar

I prefer the Book of Smokers, Jokers and Midnight Tokers

Where they speak of the Pompetus of Love. Whatever that is.

116 Tigger2  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:39:12am

re: #72 Lidane

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The God should not have let my health fail to the point I can’t work anymore and had to go into forced retirement. I am sick of fools like that.

117 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:40:43am

re: #115 makeitstop

Where they speak of the Pompetus of Love. Whatever that is.

Pompatus

118 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:32am

re: #117 Kragar

Pompatus

Thanks for the link. I remain mystified, however.

119 Destro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:42:34am

re: #112 lawhawk

Even G-d rested after creating the world on the 7th day. The case can be made that’s his retirement from day-to-day activities. He might look in from time to time, but it’s all up to us now.

And it looks like some of us are going to extremes….

You know, now that I think about it nowhere does it say God went back to work the following day……

That fucking explains everything!!!!!!

120 Lidane  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:45:01am
121 Kragar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:49:45am

re: #120 Lidane

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Know what else could be next? An invasion of flying sheep from hell.

It could happen.

122 celticdragon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:55:15am

re: #10 Sionainn

No.

Not just no, but fuck no.

That gets waaaay too close to poll taxes and “intelligence tests” that the South used to use on black voters.

You cannot be subject to any arbitrary test to avail yourself of a right (like voting), and gun ownership is a right, whether you like it or not. We can have productive discussions on what types of arms should be allowed under that rubric, but you cannot be withheld from exercising a right or tested, measured and examined before the fact.

123 bmiller11757  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 3:43:31pm

re: #94 Dr. Matt

‘Anal beads’ doesn’t appear in the bible either. Neither does ‘internet’, ‘NASCAR’, ‘light beer’, ‘iPhone’, ‘NRA’, ‘Brazilian wax’, and ‘Super Bowl’.

+1 for including anal beads…..

124 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:11:44pm

For the record, one has to ask what it is about this article that warrants a down ding?

The subtitle “Gun Crazed Wingnuts Going Ballistic” appears to be 100% accurate. Is there some nuance I’m missing here?

125 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:44:11pm

re: #124 EPR-radar

For the record, one has to ask what it is about this article that warrants a down ding?

The subtitle “Gun Crazed Wingnuts Going Ballistic” appears to be 100% accurate. Is there some nuance I’m missing here?

It’s Dark’s version of stomping his wittle feets at Daddy Charles for telling him stuff he doesn’t want to hear.

/what was that you were saying about people who post at the end of a dead(ish) thread, Dark?


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