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  •  The Guardian serves up (10+ / 0-)

    the NRA en brochette.

    [LaPierre's] statement may come to mark a Nixon-to-China shift in the American gun control debate. . . .

    I want to make a joke about how, next, he'll be having us hold hands and sing Kumbaya, but holding hands and singing Kumbaya is exactly what we do in these situations. Liberal or conservative, parent or child, journalist or politician, flyover or coastal, when a tragedy of this scale strikes, we hold each other up, we engage in the traditions of community that otherwise seem foreign or old-fashioned. We relearn why it is we argue so passionately – because we care so much.

    That recalibration of moral compasses that has been on vivid display elsewhere in the political sphere has not taken place inside the NRA. While the rest of us were synchronizing our watches to half-past-time-for-bipartisanship, the NRA was locked in a basement room with access only to mid Tarantino-era movies . . . and crappy Flash video games.

    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

    by Mnemosyne on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:11:09 PM PST

    •  too soon, Adam Lanza was a basement dweller (1+ / 0-)
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      the NRA was locked in a basement room with access only to mid Tarantino-era movies . . . and crappy Flash video games.

      yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

      by annieli on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:27:00 PM PST

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