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Old 13th September 2018, 04:33 PM   #1
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Stay Classy, NRA.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/enter...rnd/index.html

WHat the hell does this have to do with the Second Amendment?
This is why I quit the NRA over 20 years ago; they changed from a group protecting private gun ownership to a group promoting right wing conspiracy crap.
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Old 13th September 2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/enter...rnd/index.html

WHat the hell does this have to do with the Second Amendment?
This is why I quit the NRA over 20 years ago; they changed from a group protecting private gun ownership to a group promoting right wing conspiracy crap.
That woman has repeatedly demonstrated that she has no conscience. Color me not surprised (pun intended).
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:04 PM   #3
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Besides the stupidity of National Rifle Association TV coming out against diversity, the message of the imagery is extremely confused. The Ku Klux Klan is completely against diversity (it's pretty much why they exist). So, maybe the point is that the NRA wishes that their friends in the KKK were riding shotgun on the train to take care of any diversity that might show up?
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/enter...rnd/index.html

WHat the hell does this have to do with the Second Amendment?
This is why I quit the NRA over 20 years ago; they changed from a group protecting private gun ownership to a group promoting right wing conspiracy crap.
The NRA need to be on the receiving end of Thomas's new friend Gustav.

https://www.reddit.com/r/trains/comm...e_tank_engine/
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:07 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
Besides the stupidity of National Rifle Association TV coming out against diversity, the message of the imagery is extremely confused...
That's putting it mildly.
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:10 PM   #6
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Jesus. The NRA, Nazis, the Klan, Trump supporters. It's all the same thing now.
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:11 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
Besides the stupidity of National Rifle Association TV coming out against diversity, the message of the imagery is extremely confused. The Ku Klux Klan is completely against diversity (it's pretty much why they exist). So, maybe the point is that the NRA wishes that their friends in the KKK were riding shotgun on the train to take care of any diversity that might show up?
Exactlyt: What the hell does this crap have to do with protecting the rights of gunowners?
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:12 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Exactlyt: What the hell does this crap have to do with protecting the rights of gunowners?
It's about protecting the rights of white gunowners. You hadn't realized that before?
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:13 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
The NRA need to be on the receiving end of Thomas's new friend Gustav.

https://www.reddit.com/r/trains/comm...e_tank_engine/
As a World War 2 buff and an ex Redleg in the US Army:



Now for diversity Thomas needs to get Gustav's twin sister, Anzio Annie, on the show...
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Old 13th September 2018, 05:26 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Exactlyt: What the hell does this crap have to do with protecting the rights of gunowners?
Perhaps the NRA are working on a "Flummox Bomb". Are the new diversity trains also members of the KKK? How or why did the KKK let them in?
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Old 14th September 2018, 03:57 AM   #11
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These people are utterly terrified of anyone not a WASP.

What are they so concerned about?

The only angle I have is that they're concerned that, if white people become a minority, the other races will treat the new, white minority in the same way other minorities have been treated in the past.

They're just in abject terror that payback is going to be a bitch, aren't they?
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Old 14th September 2018, 04:20 AM   #12
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Stay classy? When were they ever classy?
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Old 14th September 2018, 05:14 AM   #13
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"This is horrible," Loesch said of the show's additions. "That's where it gets really strange to me. Am I to understand this entire time that Thomas and his trains were white? Because they all have gray faces. How do you bring ethnic diversity? I mean, they had to paint what I guess they thought was some sort of African pattern on the side of Nia's engine."

Obviously unaware of the series' British origins, so yeah, obviously all the original engines and other characters are British. That's grounds to quibble whether non-British engines should still have grey faces, but can have non-British accents/liveries, but that's about it.

Even so, I don't get how they get from the shock revelation that the original engines were envisaged as being "white" to putting them in KKK regalia - something not particularly common in the UK outside of being ridiculed in TV comedy.

Apparently some other foreign engines were introduced in 2016, but the NRA obviously didn't notice.

In other news. All white characters in The Simpsons are yellow, while non-white characters aren't. Shock! Horror!

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The international body that supports countries that refuse to recognize women and homosexuals, is now telling educational cartoons that they should be more diverse?
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Old 14th September 2018, 05:30 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
It's about protecting the rights of white gunowners. You hadn't realized that before?

Why would you say that? Just because in 1967 they supported a California bill banning open carry that was intended to disarm the Black Panthers?
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Old 14th September 2018, 05:42 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Armitage72 View Post
Why would you say that? Just because in 1967 they supported a California bill banning open carry that was intended to disarm the Black Panthers?
While I won't contest that the NRA is often strangely silent on the matter of non-white people enjoying their second amendment rights (see: Philando Castile), the NRA of 1967 wasn't nearly as hard line about right-to-carry as they are today. The old NRA was very much a sportsman and hunter's group and less concerned about non-recreational issues. 2nd amendment rights, as a political issue, didn't become a primary interest for the NRA until the 70's, culminating with the radical leadership change in the 1977 NRA elections.
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Old 14th September 2018, 09:59 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/enter...rnd/index.html

WHat the hell does this have to do with the Second Amendment?
This is why I quit the NRA over 20 years ago; they changed from a group protecting private gun ownership to a group promoting right wing conspiracy crap.
The NRA was originally a sportmen's organization that promoted enjoying the outdoors and hunting safely. At one time the NRA supported the kinds of basic firearms regulations that it now compares to fascist takeover. The modern NRA is largely a creation of the gun manufacturers, who have used its propaganda to boost their sales, and it has probably done as much as anybody to poison American politics.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b03b55731c2169
http://time.com/4431356/nra-gun-control-history/
http://theweek.com/articles/761135/s...ng-history-nra

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Old 20th September 2018, 04:08 PM   #18
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That woman has repeatedly demonstrated that she has no conscience. Color me not surprised (pun intended).

Isn't she the one who was explaining that the Founding Fathers had automatic weapons in the Revolutionary War?
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Old 20th September 2018, 06:01 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Babbylonian View Post
Besides the stupidity of National Rifle Association TV coming out against diversity, the message of the imagery is extremely confused. The Ku Klux Klan is completely against diversity (it's pretty much why they exist). So, maybe the point is that the NRA wishes that their friends in the KKK were riding shotgun on the train to take care of any diversity that might show up?
It's likely just what they consider friendly programming for children.

I'd like to say I were totally joking, but given Loesh's output with the NRA...
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This is the kind of stuff that makes Thomas cry.

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