Sunday, January 27, 2013

What, no hearing protection FOR THE CHILDREN?

Other than that moment of amusement, I was not particularly happy with my decision to check the NYT's headlines this morning.

Here's one measure of how crazy desperate to oppose all things Obama some rich wingnuts have become:

The most mysterious of the new groups is Use Your Mandate. Portraying itself as a gay rights group, it has sent mailers to voters in seven states — including New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Montana — and run television ads against Mr. Hagel in New York and Washington. It has sent out posts on Twitter questioning his gay rights record and asking, “Is this what we worked so hard for?”

Which seems like it'd be about as effective as becoming a drag queen to boost Tupperware sales. Oh, wait.

Another measure of their desperation? Michael Goldfarb is a fundraiser in this anonymously funded campaign to Save America From Hagel. If you're giving money to Michael Goldfarb, you've really lost your mind.

I confess I could not make it very far through the article about the pushers.

The pages of Junior Shooters, an industry-supported magazine that seeks to get children involved in the recreational use of firearms, once featured a smiling 15-year-old girl clutching a semiautomatic rifle.

What, and not in high heels and a bikini?


M. Bouffant said...

Steve M. spotted a good one in the pusher item, if you really didn't read through:
In an interview, Mr. Fink elaborated. Semiautomatic firearms are actually not weapons, he said, unless someone chooses to hurt another person with them, and their image has been unfairly tainted by the news media. There is no legitimate reason children should not learn to safely use an AR-15 for recreation, he said.

"They're a tool, not any different than a car or a baseball bat," Mr. Fink said. "It's no different than a junior shooting a .22 or a shotgun. The difference is in the perception of the viewer."

Wow -- if a firearm isn't being aimed at a person, it's not a weapon. How post-modern!

Great title to his piece, too: THIS IS NOT A PIPE BOMB

Brendan Keefe said...

Yes, that title wins. Thanks for the heads-up.