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Nine Inch Nails are a rap band? Well, you learn something every day.

Waggish.com has some awesome Robert Bork quotes, mostly from his book Slouching Towards Gomorrah (via):



One evening at a hotel in New York I flipped around the television channels. Suddenly there on the public access channel was a voluptuous young woman, naked, her body oiled, writhing on the floor while fondling herself intimately…. I watched for some time–riveted by the sociological significance of it all.


Plenty of other good ones there too.

The greatest conservative legal mind of the 20th century, folks.

http://www.waggish.org/2012/robert-bork-in-memoriam/

NYT Editorial: N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole

EDITORIAL
The N.R.A. Crawls From Its Hidey Hole
Published: December 21, 2012 250 Comments

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, would have been better advised to remain wherever he had been hiding after the Newtown, Conn., massacre, rather than appear at a news conference on Friday. No one seriously believed the N.R.A. when it said it would contribute something “meaningful” to the discussion about gun violence. The organization’s very existence is predicated on the nation being torn in half over guns. Still, we were stunned by Mr. LaPierre’s mendacious, delusional, almost deranged rant.
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Mr. LaPierre looked wild-eyed at times as he said the killing was the fault of the media, songwriters and singers and the people who listen to them, movie and TV scriptwriters and the people who watch their work, advocates of gun control, video game makers and video game players.

The N.R.A., which devotes itself to destroying compromise on guns, is blameless. So are unscrupulous and unlicensed dealers who sell guns to criminals, and gun makers who bankroll Mr. LaPierre so he can help them peddle ever-more-lethal, ever-more-efficient products, and politicians who kill even modest controls over guns.

His solution to the proliferation of guns, including semiautomatic rifles designed to kill people as quickly as possible, is to put more guns in more places. Mr. LaPierre would put a police officer in every school and compel teachers and principals to become armed guards.

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MORE:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/opinion/the-nra-crawls-from-its-hidey-hole.html?_r=0

Michael Moore: How the truth could destroy the NRA

Michael Moore
‏@MMFlint
If the public could see what a .223 bullet from a Bushmaster does to a 6 yr old face or body, the gun debate would be over & the NRA finished


https://twitter.com/MMFlint/status/282308323951390720

all i want for xmas...

"To Live And Die In America"



The Huffington Post's powerful headline, visually powerful in fact.

It documents the 100 gun deaths in America in the week since Sandy Hook.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://americablog.com/2012/12/one-of-the-most-poignant-huffpost-headlines-ever.html

Look what happened in their pants when they bought guns.


NRA (Not Really Accountable) byMatt Bors



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/21/1171322/-NRA-Not-Really-Accountable

NRA’s LaPierre Calls for Armed Guards in Schools – - - You Know, Like at Columbine

In a bizarre press conference, NRA Chairman Wayne LaPierre called for the immediate placement of armed guards in all public schools. This is classic “fighting the last war” thinking, along with a dash of “think of the children” policymaking.

Just quickly, because you shouldn’t even dignify this with much of a response. One, it would cost $5.5 billion a year to put a guard in every public school in America. If that could come out of NRA dues or a tax on bullets, maybe we can talk. I don’t think that’s what LaPierre had in mind. Second, gun violence doesn’t only happen in public schools. WHILE LAPIERRE HELD HIS PRESS CONFERENCE, four people died in a mass shooting in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where the gunman just ran up and down a rural road. Presumably LaPierre’s response wouldn’t be “armed guards on all rural roads,” but we’ll see what he says at next week’s press conference. Finally, there was an armed guard at Columbine High School http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/12/21/wayne_lapierre_wants_armed_guards_at_schools_columbine_had_an_armed_guard.html when two students shot up the school. He left for lunch when the shooting started, and returned in time to miss the target. The idea that you can place a security blanket around America is ridiculous, aside from the civil liberties degradation.
http://extras.denverpost.com/news/col1123b.htm



MORE PLUS LINKS:
http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/12/21/nras-lapierre-calls-for-armed-guards-in-schools-you-know-like-at-columbine/

MORE HEROIN, Please!!

Ask a heroin addict:
the solution to any problem is, by some strange coincidence, more heroin.




Asked by MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts for his immediate response to the NRA presser, Steele initially appeared speechless.

“I don’t even know where to begin,” Steele said. “As a supporter of the Second Amendment and a supporter of the NRA, even though I’m not a member of the NRA, I just found it very haunting and very disturbing that our country now, that are talking about arming our teachers and our principals in classrooms. What does that say about us? And I do not believe that’s where the American people want to go. I do not believe that is the response that should be coming out of the tragedy in Newtown.”


http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/michael-steele-nra-press-conference-very-haunting-very

Wayne LaPierre Presser: BRAVE Protester holds up sign, shouts "NRA STOP KILLING OUR CHILDREN"



Protester scores points with “NRA Kills Children” sign.
http://twitter.com/Jordanfabian/status/282155315179442176/photo/1

LIVE: NRA's Sandy Hook Press Conference Blames Gun-Free School Zones, Violent Movies And Video Games
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/nra-press-conference-gun-control-sandy-hook-school-shooting-2012-12#ixzz2FhirQFi4
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