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Walmart shooters covered officers’ bodies with Gadsden Flag, previously kicked off Bundy Ranch


Racist Tea Party Revolutionaries Kill Cops In Las Vegas: Why Won’t The Media Call It Terrorism?

Does Sex Work Beat Walmart Type Jobs?

Our Phone Obsession Is Turning Us Into Zombies

What's the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?

Details Emerge of Bowe Bergdahl’s Captivity

Insurrection Timeline

Watch: KKK Explain Their Plan For Expansion, Including Military-Style Combat Training

PBS’s Bonnie Erbe Accepts Award from Anti-Immigrant Group

Las Vegas Shooters Told Neighbors They Were Kicked Off Bundy Ranch

Fox's Pirro Demands Obama Be Impeached For Bergdahl Prisoner Swap

Paul Gigot Opposes Minimum Wage Hike Because Workers 'Learn' From Poverty Wages

McCain: Obama Freed The 'Jihadists Responsible For 9/11' In Exchange For Bergdahl

The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers

The Drunken Downfall of Evangelical America's Favorite Painter

Right-Wing Christians and Republican Policies Are Making America Stupid

Former Army Major Tells Fox's Huckabee President Should Have Threatened To Invade Pakistan Over Bergdahl

Here’s where new Americans came from in 2013, and where they live now

Right-Wingers are LYING When They Claim Eight Soldiers Died Looking for Bergdahl


Cliff Notes: "This is a disease, one that the NRA’s leadership is helping to spread"


gun nut disease

My dear friend and mentor, Cliff Schecter, has a new post up; Cliff has given me permission to share his work with you, so I’ll give you the latest edition of what I call Cliff Notes. Here are a few excerpts from his latest at The Daily Beast, with permission. Please read the whole thing, because he has way more than I’ve included here. It's about the utter insanity and carnage attributed to the NRA and their gun-fondling devotees who are blissfully spreading a deadly Gun Disease all over America.

These bits and pieces don't do it justice. Please, link over for the entire post titled "From Las Vegas to Georgia, the NRA Has Created a Monster":

It’s been quite a month for the National Rifle Association: Massacres at universities, in restaurants, and at retail stores from South Carolina to Las Vegas. Gun nuts porting assault weapons to dinner from Chili’s to Chipotle. The leaders of the take-no-prisoners gun-rights organization have been witness to the logical outgrowth of its policies and rhetoric. Much as the GOP helped create the lunatic-fringe Tea Party within its midst, the NRA chieftains have helped birth a beast whose black heart now beats strongly among its most radical adherents. [...]

The result: They’ve watched impotently as this witch’s brew of mental illness, far-right politics, propaganda, and heavy weaponry has led to one shocking—yet wholly predictable—massacre after another, with the most recent targets including the execution-style murders of two lunching police officers in Las Vegas. [Laffy Note: See Sher's White Supremacy and the Bundy Tea Party Terrorize the Vegas Strip] [...]

Just over the past few weeks, we’ve seen mass murders in Isla Vista, Seattle, Myrtle Beach, and Las Vegas. A catastrophe was barely averted at a courthouse in Georgia—you know, the place that in its infinite wisdom chose to pass its “guns anywhere” bill, because clearly if there was something daycare centers and airports were lacking, it was guns.

Somehow this didn’t stop this self-styled “sovereign citizen.”  [...]

But this is America, the NRA leadership’s version, where a man in this mental state was a gun seller and trader (remember how Timothy McVeigh was a gun seller at gun shows?), who got mad because he had—what else?—outstanding firearms charges against him. So yeah, why not kill the authorities and everyone else you can in a blaze of glory? We make it so easy, after all. [...]

In Las Vegas, two shooters, a man and a woman... left a swastika and “Don’t Tread on Me” flag on one of the murdered cops’ bodies... Did I mention the man had lived on Cliven Bundy’s ranch for a bit (and was kicked off… one wonders what it took for that to happen)? [...]

This is a disease, one that the NRA’s leadership is helping to spread. [...]

Put simply, the NRA’s leaders have demonized anyone whose job it is to enforce our laws and protect the United States in its pamphlets, emails, speeches, TV ads, Web shows, radio programming, and anywhere else they can unleash this cancer on the American public. So is it then shocking when their more unstable allies and adherents use the same language when planning or executing the mass killing of policemen, judges or other government officials?

If Wayne LaPierre were instead named Wayne Mohammed, do you think we’d still be hearing from him? Or would he be in a black site in Romania somewhere? [...]

If we want to change things, it starts with not sugar-coating or ignoring the treasonous and murderous role played by the leaders of the NRA, but by acknowledging it and taking them on every day.

Cliff Schecter is a bestselling author, syndicated columnist, and political strategist. He consults for the gun-safety group the National Gun Victims Action Council. 

Follow him on Twitter: @CliffSchecter


Mid-Day Distraction: Beagle Freedom Project


Beagle Freedom Project

From the 'About' secion on YouTube:

On May 6, 2014, Beagle Freedom Project rescued nine beagles from a laboratory in Nevada. Until this day, these beagles had never known a kind touch, been loved or felt safe. Their lives are about to change forever.


Religious Right Worries Republicans Can't Handle Vegas Convention



Why are they worried? Republicans will just lie about whatever happens there and, in their minds, then it won't have happened, right? Republicans: Lying is what they do.

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Here is the original post on Liberaland