Dave Hardy points to a very weird NY Post story. To quote Dave:
The NY Post is reporting that the NRA blocked appointment of NY Mayor Bloomberg's girlfriend to head the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
This sounds very, very, strange. I doubt NRA would know he had a girlfriend, let alone that she was applying for a federal appointment, let alone try to block it in vengence. And the FDIC is not exactly an area where they'd have much clout. Nor the White House Personnel office (just try blocking an appointment that a powerful patron wants!).
The story admits that NRA HQ said it knows nothing of any such event. And it cites nobody as the source of the story (except an unnamed Senate aide, who says it was "obvious" that NRA did it), and can't name anyone as having blocked the nomination (except to say that "Any" of NRA's Senate allies "could have" placed a hold on it).
Yes, that's right. The NRA has nothing better to do than derail Miss Taylor's career plans. And it was actually behind the 9/11 attacks, too! It knew they'd provide its puppet in the White House with a pretext for wars that would benefit gun and ammunition manufacturers. (And to think that the fools really believe it's all about oil! Ha! I hope someone has congratulated the Propaganda Ministry Public Affairs folks for that one.) The NRA is also behind the genocide in Darfur. Soon the West will start buying arms to air drop to the civilians of Darfur, and it'll start receiving its kickbacks from the gun and ammo makers.
Let's see. What else?
The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy is the NRA!
The NRA is really just a front group for the Masons!
The list goes on and on!
In truth, though, as an NRA member I suppose I should be pleased at this sort of silliness. If politicians believe the NRA really has this sort of power and reach, that's probably good for gun owners. It's a bit like the fearsome reputation the Marine Corps enjoys in much of the world: It sometimes makes things a little easier. (Iraqi prisoners during the first Gulf War were reported to believe that killing a member of one's own family was a prerequisite to becoming a U.S. Marine.) But it really is silly.
Posted by Matt Rustler on Feb 01, 2006 at 17:58