Re: one of the largest bank failures in American history
I'm waiting for them to change the name to Average Dans.
The NRA...wow. Years ago I purchased a Winchester 300 magnum for elk hunting. Somehow or another the NRA got my name and sent me literature for about fifteen years.
I used to shake my head at that stuff whenever I'd look through it. I remember they'd conduct "polling" so they could let the politicians they were lobbying know what the "voice of the people was".
Some of their polling questions were so outrageously worded I coudn't believe that anyone wouldn't see through their alleged agenda. Their questions were often structured near as ridiculous as the following example:
NRA Polling Question: Do you, as a gun owner, believe those who are against gun ownership are:
b. Unpatriotic Americans
c. Cowards and traitors
You must pick one of the above.
Nope. Not for me. I own guns but I don't support the NRA or any lobbying group masquearding as a citizen's rights group when what they really are is the lobbying arm of big business gun manufacturers who care not a whit for anything but profit.
Harsh I know, James. I call them the way I see them. If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck then by god it's a duck.
By the way that Win. 300 was the best by golly carbine for the money I've ever come across. I ended up "pawning" it to a friend years ago and when I went to buy it back he'd sold it, the bum. Oh well. we've been friends for over 40 years so I let it pass.
Today I don't hunt anyway but do try to flyfish when I can. A fair amount of nice lakes and streams in the Pacific Northwest there are.
But to your original point, yes, I stand corrected. people give to the NRA, Unions, internet deals like Common Dreams, From The Wilderness, and my personal favorite Democracy Now! which is the only media outlet that consistently tells the truth with exception of PRI's To The Point with Warren Olney ( KCRA, Santa Monica, CA ).
Ole Warren has discussed the banking fiasco with accredited guests to a degree much deeper than any other media source, that's for sure.