Happy Boxing Day, everybody!
I hope everyone got what they wanted this year, and if they didn’t, may the New Year treat them (and all of us) kindly. How’s your family?
The Six Day Coup at FreedomWorks shows that wingnuts really are crazy, greedy, destructive SOBs, even behind the closed doors of their own organizations. More details: It’s an establishment vs wingnut fight, too, with Dick Armey as the Establishment Guy vs. Matt Kibbe as the Tea Party Renegade.
The guy who shot 4 firemen on Christmas Eve used a Bushmaster rifle, just like Adam Lanza, and left a note indicating his intent to burn down the neighborhood because “killing people” is what he likes “doing best”. He eventually shot himself, and was on parole for killing his grandmother in 1980. So far it’s unknown how he obtained the guns, which is a good indicator of why we need to close the gun show loophole regardless (how would we ever know – gun shows don’t report sales or the identities of purchasers).
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