A Great Nation

Does not behave like this.

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This is what they came to Washington to do — to break the government of the United States. It doesn’t matter any more whether they’re doing it out of pure crackpot ideology, or at the behest of the various sugar daddies that back their campaigns, or at the instigation of their party’s mouthbreathing base. It may be any one of those reasons. It may be all of them. The government of the United States, in the first three words of its founding charter, belongs to all of us, and these people have broken it deliberately.
FOCUS | The Reign of Morons Is Here (via Shawn King)

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The film opens with the words “Based on Firsthand Accounts of Actual Events.” But the filmmakers immediately pass fiction off as history, when a character named Ammar is tortured and afterward, it’s implied, gives up information that leads to Osama bin Laden. … In fact, torture led us away from Bin Laden.

Torture, Lies and Hollywood - NYTimes.com

I repeatedly have this argument with liberal friends who say “I’m against torture, but it’s obvious it works. But I’m still against it because it’s bad!”

But it doesn’t work. It doesn’t actually work.

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James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response who recently said “I’m gonna start killing people” if President Obama takes executive action on gun violence, advertises his services as a firearms instructor with a long list of state and federal certifications. One of the more prominent claims is innacurate, according to Tennessee law enforcement.

Tactical Response CEO Lists False Firearms Training Credentials Online, State Says | TPM LiveWire

Remember the NRA’s old ad campaign featuring average Joes who said “I’m the NRA!” This guy really is the NRA.