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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:50 PM

Wow... The New York Daily News Takes On Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association will forever now be known as America’s maddest gunman. In style and substance, his performance Friday in delivering his organization’s response to the Newtown massacre revealed the obsessive, lunatic paranoia behind its worship of firearms.

A week after a gunman armed with an assault rifle murdered 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and ever so shortly after the bells there tolled for the dead, LaPierre lashed out at everyone and everything but the weapons that were used to kill. Still worse, in his arrogance and in his sense that terrible forces are out to get him, LaPierre was callous to the raw agony of the families of the slain. The hell with them — he made clear that he will fight to maintain the easy availability of assault weaponry of the kind that killed their kids.


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And, exhibiting a level of insanity that qualifies people for commitment as a danger to themselves or others, he called for stationing armed cops at every school in the United States. You see, in Wacko Wayne’s world, the only answer to death by guns is to flood the country with more guns and stand ready for the shootouts. His zeal is worse than nuts; it’s a peril to life and limb. All this springs from LaPierre’s dark vision of America as a country where psychopaths roam free and plot even now to kill.


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By the time LaPierre insisted on a national database of the mentally ill, one could be forgiven for wondering whether it should include the paranoid, delusional man himself, because his description of people “so possessed by voices and driven by demons that no sane person can possibly ever comprehend them” surely fits the hard core of the NRA.


More: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/america-mad-gunman-article-1.1225123?print





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Reply Wow... The New York Daily News Takes On Wayne LaPierre (Original post)
WillyT Dec 2012 OP
Berlum Dec 2012 #1
valerief Dec 2012 #14
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #2
Hoyt Dec 2012 #3
Skittles Dec 2012 #4
DemoTex Dec 2012 #13
Skittles Dec 2012 #16
DemoTex Dec 2012 #19
Skittles Dec 2012 #35
WillyT Dec 2012 #24
Skittles Dec 2012 #33
WillyT Dec 2012 #34
Skittles Dec 2012 #36
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #5
WillyT Dec 2012 #8
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #9
WillyT Dec 2012 #20
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #44
NewJeffCT Dec 2012 #21
WillyT Dec 2012 #23
thucythucy Dec 2012 #26
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #28
thucythucy Dec 2012 #31
JHB Dec 2012 #38
thucythucy Dec 2012 #43
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #41
NYC Liberal Dec 2012 #25
yellerpup Dec 2012 #42
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #6
WillyT Dec 2012 #7
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #12
WillyT Dec 2012 #15
Mr.Bill Dec 2012 #17
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #10
Liberalynn Dec 2012 #11
neverforget Dec 2012 #18
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #22
libdem4life Dec 2012 #27
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #29
Bonhomme Richard Dec 2012 #30
sarcasmo Dec 2012 #32
George II Dec 2012 #37
WillyT Dec 2012 #39
Care Acutely Dec 2012 #40

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:51 PM

1. "Wacko Wayne's World"

The News has always had a way with words...


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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:56 PM

14. But Wayne is way smarter than Wacko Wayne

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:54 PM

2. They hit the nail square on the head!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:58 PM

3. Do we want folks like this walking around in society with a gun strapped on?

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:04 PM

4. he is a class-A coward

and he represents class-A cowards

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Response to Skittles (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:55 PM

13. Indeed

With a hellofa port-side combover. Ugh!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:01 PM

16. I have made every combover guy I have ever befriended ditch that damn thing

Last edited Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:23 PM - Edit history (1)

women (and men too) will take bald over a display of no-confidence ANY day; yes INDEED!!!

edited to add men!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:10 PM

19. Bwaa Haa Haa!

No comb-over here, Skitt!

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:25 PM

35. aw no WAY would you have one

your a man's man - and a ladies man too

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Response to Skittles (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:19 PM

24. ROFLMAO !!!

Why am I NOT surprised ???



What do you do with guys with receding hair-lines???






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Response to WillyT (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:22 PM

33. eh - receding - I leave it to them

I think going shorter is better but I have seen some mighty attractive receding long hair pony tails

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Response to Skittles (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:24 PM

34. That... Would Be Me...






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Response to WillyT (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:27 PM

36. that's the way to do it Willy T

WORK with that hairline, don't hide it!!!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:05 PM

5. Is that a conservative news org? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:15 PM

8. You May Be Thinking Of The New York Post... A Murdoch Rag, Founded By Alexander Hamilton

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Response to WillyT (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:24 PM

9. Just last week, I took a photo of a guy at Hamilton's gravesite

It was for one of those deals where they hand you a list of things to do/get and the first one to fill the list wins. Some kind of contest for the guy's Union and the winner gets a week's pay.

We were in NYC for Prairie Home Companion.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:12 PM

20. Sounds Cool... How Was Prairie Home Companion ???




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Response to WillyT (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:04 PM

44. Great, as always

Every December, GF's NY client has an annual conference and dinner. We trek out (we live in Wine Country, CA) to NYC and hang out in Manhattan for a couple of weeks. We always catch PHC at Old Town Hall.

We then return to the Bay Area and catch the show a few weeks later at The Great American Music Hall in the city. Due to scheduling conflicts, that, unfortunately, is not going to happen for us in January. However we have tickets to Pat Donohue's gig at Eric Schoenberg's guitar shop on Jan5. Eric has the coolest small guitar shop on the planet.

www.0M28.com

It's great to listen to players like Jorma, Kottke, Geoff Muldaur, etc., in a room with twenty other folks. When the tuning and timing is perfect and all of those fine guitars on the wall start to hum harmonically, is a guitar player's dream.

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Response to WillyT (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:14 PM

21. The Post is arch conservative, but I believe

the NY Daily News is more moderate Republican. Unless they've changed, they're certainly not liberal.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:17 PM

23. Good Info... Thanks !!!


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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

26. When I was very young

(and I won't say how long ago that was) and living in New York, the Daily News was considered far right conservative. The NY Times was left of center, Newsweek (from the 'burbs) was "progressive." The Post was a gossip rag, "Aliens have landed" mindless crap.

I guess things have changed, as far as the Daily News is concerned.

Wow. Just wow.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:46 PM

28. You forgot the Brooklyn Eagle

LOL

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:06 PM

31. LOL indeed.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:36 PM

38. I think you mean Newsday, not Newsweek n/t

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Response to JHB (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:04 PM

43. Yes indeed, my bad!

Thanks for the correction.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:07 PM

41. I know what you mean.

I know that things have changed a bit, but living here about 80 miles from NYC, I get to see these papers, albeit much less frequently than I did when I lived there (shortly after the Brooklyn Eagle went under), and I would expect this sort of statement to come from the Village Voice. Well it might have come from the NY Times too.

Sometimes I just can't tell where the NY Daily News can come out for an issue any more, but that's just me.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:21 PM

25. Used to be okay...just your run-of-the-mill local rag.

Earlier this year or last year they hired a new chief editor who had previously worked for News of the World and the NY Post.

So...

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:08 PM

42. It's not as rabid as Murdock's NY Post.

But, it is conservative. Hubby's dad retired from there after 60 years and we were both surprised at their editorial. Pleased, but surprised.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:09 PM

6. I wonder if he had a gun on him during the press conference. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:11 PM

7. Guns Were Not Allowed At The Press Conference... Ironic...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:34 PM

12. Have you got a link to that?

I know some websites where I could have a lot of fun with that.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:56 PM

15. Thought I Saw It Here Earlier Today... But I Keep Getting A 403 Error When I Use The Search Function


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Response to WillyT (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:03 PM

17. Thanks. n/t

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:27 PM

10. There's a guy on Ed, right now, who is tearing Wayne a new one

"He's a salesman, pure and simple."

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:32 PM

11. Fantastic article

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

18. Insane Wayne is part of the paranoid right wing hate machine.

Fuck him and the NRA

.....and Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America too.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:14 PM

22. A prof called for lapierre's "head on a pike" (in a purely rhetorical fashion) & is now under threat

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:41 PM

27. La Pierre crossed the Rubicon !!

TSA was created out of an equal and justifiable outrage, as were a host of laws and societal horror/upheaval we had never experienced. Difference was, it was "them", not "us".

And there is a lot of money in the gun industry and 80,000,000 owners (?) and a massive "support system". They pay the tab.

Treat guns like we treated gold in the 30s. Life has changed. Our society has changed. Here are the new rules.

If you're legally registered, fine, yet it will include heavy taxation and periodic re-registration with fees. Whether we like it or not, we can not "un gun" 300 million of them and most are law-abiding citizens who believe the Constitution protects their rights to have a gun. But it in no way spells out what will be required to get, keep or sell that gun.

The Constitution didn't provide for car ownership or rights to own a car or the price of a car or even how many one can own, but we figured it out.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:54 PM

29. K&R

''....revealed the obsessive, lunatic paranoia behind its worship of firearms.'' =
FEAR

- Anyway you slice it, that's what it comes down to......

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:55 PM

30. Actually maybe Wayne has had a change of heart. The Newtown shootings really did...

touch his soul and he did what he thought could be the worst damage he could do to the NRA.
Nah. He has no soul.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:21 PM

32. Kick!

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:29 PM

37. Those words about him from the New York Daily News are POWERFUL!

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Response to George II (Reply #37)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:48 PM

39. I Thought So Too !!!



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:53 AM

40. K & R. Fuck the NRA and their idiotic right-wing parrots.

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