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  •  NRA bigwig shoots elephant & compares critics (7+ / 0-)

    to Hitler.  Almost 100 elephants have died due to poachers' poisoning of them for their ivory and many other herds have been devastated by warfare and conventional poaching with firearms and snares.

    http://www.rawstory.com/...

    Tony Makris, NRA lobbyist lashed out at critics wanting to shut down his cable TV show over his big game hunting, said that Hitler would have opposed shooting elephants too.

    He also claims critics are racists as well since they did not oppose shooting pigeons

    •  Pretzel logic. (1+ / 0-)
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      OrdinaryIowan

      Even without making a "smart animals" defense of elephants (they can recognize themselves in mirrors--dongs see another dog; they can use tools, scientists are beginning to see that they have language skills; it would seem that the hunters are closer to the Nazis than those who want to shut down the show.

      The NRA is the establishment. They have a lot more power to shut down opposing views than the anti-huntung organizations. Their purge of two Colorado legislators may be far from Gestapo tactics, but it's a lot closer to putting the fear of speaking into opponents' heads than any anti-NRA group can dream of accomplishing.

      Freedom's just another word for not enough to eat. --Paul Krugman's characterization of conservative attitudes.

      by Judge Moonbox on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 08:33:58 AM PDT

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      •  They have an established, compassionate society (1+ / 0-)
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        a2nite

        which obviously is far more than wingnut Republicans can claim.

        Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

        by OrdinaryIowan on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 12:22:14 PM PDT

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