Tagged: National Rifle Association

Outrage slavery

The latest twitter outrage (as reported in The Guardian):

Meryl Streep and three other cast members of the film Suffragette have been the subject of criticism online, after appearing in a photo shoot last week wearing T-shirts featuring a controversial slogan.
“I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” the slogan read, quoting a 1913 speech by women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

Those who can’t comprehend metaphor and/or analogical reasoning will be the ruin of contemporary civilization.

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The dirty secret of the National Rifle Manufacturers Association: mass shootings are good for business.

With his blundering in Ukraine and now Syria Mr Putin has become the Russian version of G. W. Bush.

Democrats appear to be taking seriously polling data suggesting Donald Trump would beat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup. Why? He won’t be elected President. He may not even win the Republican nomination. For now, enjoy the misery of the Republican Party and its Fox News politburo.

The unshirting of the Air France executives, which revealed flabby abs, is the most creative act of popular protest since riding the stang went out of favor.

For all we know

Freedom is merely formal if it isn’t accompanied by economic security. This is the sober reality facing an independent Scotland.

Plebiscites are questionable as a democratic procedure, especially if the outcome is decided by a simple majority rather than a supermajority (two-thirds).

It’s confirmed: peak (Glenn) Greenwald has been reached.

This is not the first death threat issued by the NRA and not the last.

Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning lived on cheap beer and cigarettes in the 1930s and 40s.